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2010 Covers Project

The Replacements – Valentine

Monday, April 5th, 2010

It was 17 years ago this past week when I got into a gold 1980 Chevy Impala to go for a ride someplace with a girl I had just met a day or 2 previous. I had been in that car before (the night we […]

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Steve Earle – Someday

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

1986 was a weird year for me. I had left home and was trying to figure out what being out alone in the world meant, and basically had no idea. About anything. I was NOT a country music fan – there was lots of that […]

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Big Star – The Ballad of El Goodo

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

I can’t put into words what Alex Chilton and Big Star have meant to me over the years, what kind of influence his music has had on me – by osmosis at first, through the Replacements, Posies, Teenage Fanclub, etc. – and then directly, from the albums #1 Record, Radio City and Third/Sister Lovers.

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Prince – Starfish and Coffee

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

When I was a young pup, I was a dancin’ fool. Yup. You heard it right – me. A dancin’ fool. Every chance I got, I would bust a move, anytime, anywhere. I was even a member of a breakdance troupe for a while, called […]

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Chris Page – Hello, Danger Bay

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Wow. What a week (and a half). I feel so incredibly guilty about being late with this – it’s like calling in sick to work to go race go-karts with yr buddies, or something. Except that I don’t have a job to call in sick […]

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Paul Westerberg – It’s A Wonderful Lie

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Wow. 8 weeks in. My friend Dave was impressed when I did it 2 weeks in a row, so he must be ecstatic now ( his mood on this night will have nothing to do with the amazing OT win this aft, this is all […]

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The Seventy Sevens – The Lust, the Flesh, the Eyes and the Pride of Life

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

As a kid, I was crazy about rock and roll. Not unlike most of you, I would imagine, but most definitely unlike most of you, my dad was a farmer 6 days a week and a Church of Christ minister 7 days a week. Old […]

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Teenage Fanclub – About You

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

I’ve always been a sucker for a pop song. I think it’s because I found solace in my early years in AM Top 40 radio (see last week’s post). I’m not ashamed to admit that when ‘Uptown Girl’ comes on in the Safeway, I’m singing […]

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Gordon Lightfoot – Sundown

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

When I was a kid on the farm in Northern Saskatchewan, I didn’t know all that much about the outside world. My main sources of information were the CBC and 630 CHED (the top-40 AM station) out of Edmonton. CBC was the only television we […]

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Wagbeard – TNT

Monday, January 25th, 2010

(I wrote this last night, but due to tech trauma, was unable to post until this morning – good thing SOMEONE in this household knows a thing or 2 about a thing or 2) This past weekend, our campus/community radio station, CJSW, celebrated 25 years […]

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