Aquarius – the Water Bearer


Courtesy of Wikipedia

The eleventh sign of the zodiac

Its symbol represents a stream of water, symbolizing the servant of humanity who pours out the water of knowledge to quench the thirst of the world. It may also symbolize an electrical current which is associated with Uranus, its ruler.

The Sun is in Aquarius annually from January 21 to February 20. Astrologically and astronomically it is the second thirty-degree arc following the Sun’s passing of the Winter Solstice, occupying a position along the Ecliptic from 300° to 330°.

It is the Fixed quality of the Air element, in which the will is largely motivated by reasoning processes — whether sound or unsound.

It is positive, hot, moist, sanguine, rational and obeying.

Ruler: Uranus.

Exaltation: Mercury.

Detriment: Sun.


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Canada’s Unsung Hero?

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Bryan Adams

Although Bryan was born in Kingston, Ontario in 1959, it wasn’t until he moved to Burnaby in British Columbia that he became the Rock ‘n’ Roller that he is now.

His first hit, and video, was “Cuts Like A Knife” in 1983.



Because we were living in BC at the time, he became a local celebrity. But it was his 1984 album that caught us totally unprepared.


Although Bryan was only 10 years of age in 1969, his next hit spoke of that special year.



Another song on this album seemed to speak directly to me.



It became my anthem.

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Here is a link to the story behind the song “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” We were now living in the UK when this hit the music charts. I like to think that I had a small hand in keeping at #1 for 17 weeks.



This collaboration was different: there were two ‘foreign’ elements to it (the composer of the theme and the producer of the record) and that meant that it didn’t get recognized as a Canadian content hit, and therefore missed getting a Juno for that year. Bryan was recognized with an International Achievement Award instead.

Duets and Other Groupings

Bryan has had a few hits that he’s shared with others.

Tina Turner



Rod Stewart and Sting



Melanie C




This is a man who is an international superstar. But he’s still humble and unpretentious. Would it surprise you to know that he rides a bicycle to his concerts?

In short, he is Canadian.


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Early Sunset

Early sunset

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Woody Allen: Time’s Up?


Dylan Farrow

This ‘story’ has been around for a long time now. When a child tries to explain something that happened to him or her, there is an almost automatic judgement made that it’s just imagination on the child’s part.

Look at that young girl’s face. Really look at her. Is she happy with her life? Does she feel safe?

He Said/She Said

When there are no witnesses, the world expects that the adult is the one telling the truth. The child must be mistaken somehow. And when the adult is a world-renowned writer, producer and director of films, everyone seems to side with him. After all, this came out when Mia Farrow was fighting for custody of her children after breaking up with Woody Allen.

But now Dylan is a grown woman, and she wants Woody to admit that he’s been lying all these years about what happened way back when.

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I would say that we’re not dealing with a well man, here.


No matter which side you and I are on in this delicate matter, one thing seems abundantly clear: Woody Allen will never work in Hollywood again.


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Raiders of the Lost Archives

Secret of the Incas

Secret of the Incas (1954)

The title of this post has been rattling around in my head for the past day or two. When I started to do my research this morning, I realized that “Raiders of the Lost Ark” was based on this film from 1954. Now why doesn’t that surprise me?

“There’s nothing new under the sun”-burst.



The Other One




I know that we like our heroes to be perfect (or at least slightly flawed), but to have Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones be a rip-off of Charlton Heston’s Harry Steele is a crime.

To show you how ridiculous this is, watch this fake mock up of a preview:



See what I mean?

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It’s a Wonderful…

Bedford Falls Company logo

Bedford Falls

Here’s a sequence from “It’s a Wonderful Life”:



The house they threw rocks at became the family home of George and Mary Bailey.


Forty years later, it ends up a the vanity card at the end of the credits of a television show, including a snip from the song “Buffalo Ladies (Won’t You Come Out Tonight)”:



It’s Life Wonderful?


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Winter is Back

Winter is back

Sugar-dusting the trees

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