Category Archives: Music

I broke the windows at the logging company, just to get a little release

These girls from Van have  a courage and a sensitivity I truly admire.  They understand the lowlives  and can only wish them the best in their future careers.

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Getting Old Ain’t For Sissies

  I’ve been admitted to the hospital 3 times in the last months, 6 times in the last 5 years.  Makes one ponder mortality, it does.  Which isn’t such a bad thing unless you are 21.  Indeed, it makes you … Continue reading

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Shameless Nepotistic Plug

With reluctant but insufferable pride (and a little ambivalence) I am forced to confess that, @ 20 years-old, it may be too late for my eldest daughter to become a true lowlife.  Stunningly talented & beautiful, smart enough to pay … Continue reading

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Carpe Diem (Lyrics from a too-long season on the street)

Carpe Diem (Lyrics from a too-long season on the street) These streets are my cathedral. Every pipe’s a sacrament. One-eyed Jack’s been giving that sermon since the seventh day of Lent. Ah, but this morning broke so brilliantly in my … Continue reading

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“Rise Against” Waits On Ottawa’s Homeless

Chicago punk rockers and eclectic activists, Rise Against, explored a couple of new venues during their latest trip to Ottawa.  Last night’s show at the CE Centre (out by the airport just a few miles past the boondocks) wasn’t the … Continue reading

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The More Things Change … The More They Stay The Same (“Deportee”)

Woody Guthrie penned the lyrics in 1948.   A decade later, schoolteacher Martin Hoffman put music to the words. “Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)“, tells the story of the 1948 plane crash over Mexico which killed 28 migrant farm workers … Continue reading

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the hobo song ~ oshinn reid (reblogged)

the hobo song ~ oshinn reid rubbertramping one homeless girl’s photoblog  

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