Tag Archives: Canada

Canada’s Unsung Hero?

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 … Continue reading

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Contemporary Canadian Folk Musicians

One is Gone but Most Remain Growing up, music played a tug-of-war with my heart and my mind. I like most genres. But the soft spot is the category “Old Folkie”: I aspire to that one. (Harry Chapin wrote a … Continue reading

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The Lucky Ones: a manufactured hit

  The Launch A new television reality show was launched last night. Initially I wasn’t going to write about it, but the process of selecting a singer and matching the week’s chosen song to their recorded and live performances in … Continue reading

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Borrowed Stars: Canada Hitmakers

Heart Originally from Seattle, Heart got their start in Vancouver with Mushroom Records. In time, they gained fame in the States and all over the world.       Shari Ulrich Born in San Rafael, California, Sharon (Shari) Ulrich became … Continue reading

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Guns, Guns, Guns

God Speed, Mother Nature When the Guess Who produced this song, there was an awareness that there were differences between the USA and Canada which couldn’t be more defined than in the rights of citizens to bear arms, or not. … Continue reading

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Steve and Me

On the eve of the Canadian election in 2015, my wife was at the Fredericton airport, checking her bag, before her flight back to Toronto. Off to one side, she noticed a small gathering of people. The person at the … Continue reading

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Other Points in Time: The Battle of Vimy Ridge

The History The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a military engagement fought primarily as part of the Battle of Arras, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, during the First World War. The main combatants were the Canadian Corps, of four … Continue reading

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