“I have no money or I.D., but that’s the way it’s supposed to be”
“On Echo Beach, I watch the sun go down”
“Can I touch you to see if you’re real?”
“Nothing is a dream until you wake up”
“Might as well go for a soda - nobody hurts, nobody drowns”
“It’s the same line, all the time - tell me, when can I see you again?”
“Have you got your freedom, or just another view?”
“I’ll kiss you when it’s dangerous.”
“She feeds me love and tenderness and macaroons”
“Let’s see if we can get very hot today”
“Breakfast, coffee - whoops! In your eggs! Nevermind”
“I stand, transfixed before this streetlight”
“Don’t even think it over…just say yes”
“They say I should approach you with caution”
-Line of lyrics all from Canadian Artists from the 1980s.
“Sheriff” - Tenants
“Echo Beach” - Martha & The Muffins
“Eyes of a Stranger” - Payola$
“Phasors on Stun” - FM (70s)
“Go For a Soda” - Kim Mitchell
“When Can I See You Again?” - Toronto
“I Want You Back” - Sherry Kean
“Kiss You (When It’s Dangerous)” - Eight Seconds
“Sweet City Woman” - The Stampeders (70s)
“Wave Babies” - Honeymoon Sweet
“Walk Away” - The Box
“Hasn’t Hit Me Yet” - Blue Rodeo (90s)
“Just a Motion Away” - Gino Vanelli
“Strange Animal” - Gowan
First trailer for Arrested Development - Season 4!
Oh my god.
Via The Bluth Company
A Google Earth satellite image of Barrhaven in Ottawa, and (on the bottom) my attempts via Adobe Photoshop to make it look like it was taken at night.
All the street light positions are real, and the tiny white globes or spots in the neighbourhood represent lawn drive way lights, etc. I think it was a pretty good effort.
Completely based on the 1992 re-issue of the Madness ‘My Girl’ album cover. Not easy finding bright-background high-key studio images in my archives (Brian’s is Photoshopped so that a white background replaces the dark-grey one originally).
‘Time After That’ is a song I’ve composed and written. ‘Unknown Individuals’ would be the umbrella name for the people who helped me record or play on it.
Photo taken by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.
Ottawa at Night!
Kanata at the far left, Orleans at the far right, Barrhaven at lower left…virtually all communities are discernable by the orange-lit arterials that bind them.
Grenfell Glen - or ‘Nomorbrook’ in my stories - in 1965.
What’d I tell you? No trees within the pathways.
The neighbourhood (along with Pineglen) started construction in 1956 by land subdivider Elmer Brown. As he went ahead and developed without submitting plans and proposals to the Nepean Planning committee (as it was thought that no registration to the land office outside the urban control area was required), he went on the ‘metes-and-bounds’ description, meaning to simply designate a lot by measuring the distance from an existing rural boundary. By not submitting a subdivision proposal for approval, Brown was finagling his way out of the signing of the road agreement, which required the developer to lay down gravel streets with the supervision of a road superintendant at their own cost. Until 1958 Grenfell Glen would lack roads until council ordered the road superintendant to finish them and recover the cost from Brown’s guarantee bond.
-The City Beyond: A History of Nepean, Birthplace of Canada’s Capital 1792-1990, pp. 271-272
‘Pass ‘round the gossip now let’s wait and see
Pass ‘round the tray now let’s have some tea
My boys haven’t seen him, is he working away?
Don’t bother looking he’s not home today
Not home today.’
My final piano cover of ‘Not Home Today’ by Madness, a song I love for its piano, particularly during the chorus (it sounds very much like modern life during the day to me, both hopeful and endearing but struggling at the same time).
It’s the Final Countdown | Bringing Up Buster
“Everyone’s laughing, and riding, and cornholing except Buster.”
Via The Bluth Company
15 Episodes, May 26.
Only thing that gets me is the date…May 26? Really? I asked out…anyway, I did something life-changing on that date four years ago.