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  • He was known as “The Man of a Thousands Songs,” but the legacy of Ron Hynes is the countless people who sang his songs and the songwriters he inspired to create.  Born in Ferryland, NL in 1950, Ron escaped his outport life to set off for the bright lights of […]

    Ron Hynes Leaves the Stage

    He was known as “The Man of a Thousands Songs,” but the legacy of Ron Hynes is the countless people who sang his songs and the songwriters he inspired to create.  Born in Ferryland, NL in 1950, Ron escaped his outport life to set off for the bright lights of […]

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  • For a time, a Ron Hynes gig in downtown St. John’s was as regular an occurrence as crowded street parking.  Take any Friday night – the month, the day or year doesn’t matter – take any Friday night at the Rose and Thistle, the Water Street hole-in-the-wall with holes in […]

    And Ron Hynes Came On

    For a time, a Ron Hynes gig in downtown St. John’s was as regular an occurrence as crowded street parking.  Take any Friday night – the month, the day or year doesn’t matter – take any Friday night at the Rose and Thistle, the Water Street hole-in-the-wall with holes in […]

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  • Each Friday, it s a trip in the Musical WayBack Machine as I reveal the roots of a big hit song from the  history of Pop Music. This week, the origins of the Patsy Cline classic, Crazy.

    You Heard It Here First – Issue #4

    Each Friday, it s a trip in the Musical WayBack Machine as I reveal the roots of a big hit song from the  history of Pop Music. This week, the origins of the Patsy Cline classic, Crazy.

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  • Each Friday, it s a trip in the Musical WayBack Machine as I reveal the roots of a big hit song from the  history of Pop Music. This week, the origins of Terry Jack‘s 1974 hit, Seasons in the Sun.

    You Heard It Here First – Issue #1

    Each Friday, it s a trip in the Musical WayBack Machine as I reveal the roots of a big hit song from the  history of Pop Music. This week, the origins of Terry Jack‘s 1974 hit, Seasons in the Sun.

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  • If the phrase “the man, the myth, the legend” wasn’t already in common use, Geoff Stirling was the sort of individual for whom it would have been coined.  He was an eidolon, as much a phantom as he was a presence.  The sort of person for whom others create grand […]

    End of An Era

    If the phrase “the man, the myth, the legend” wasn’t already in common use, Geoff Stirling was the sort of individual for whom it would have been coined.  He was an eidolon, as much a phantom as he was a presence.  The sort of person for whom others create grand […]

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  • For the kids from my generation, the only thing we anticipated more than the arrival of Santa, was the Sears Christmas Wish Book. Countless pages of dreams and possibilities starting with several items under $10, then 20 and 50.  Next, the winter boots and gear, followed by pictures of ladies […]

    The Gift That Keeps On Giving

    For the kids from my generation, the only thing we anticipated more than the arrival of Santa, was the Sears Christmas Wish Book. Countless pages of dreams and possibilities starting with several items under $10, then 20 and 50.  Next, the winter boots and gear, followed by pictures of ladies […]

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  • Paul Giamatti Loves You – Episode 1

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  •   This is my recurring book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Monday, April 22, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book: 1982 by Jian Ghomeshi   In this memoir, broadcaster and music impressario, Jian Ghomeshi, reflects on his youth from some 30 years previous.  Utilizing first hand accounts and lists, […]

    First Line-Last Line Book Preview #5

      This is my recurring book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Monday, April 22, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book: 1982 by Jian Ghomeshi   In this memoir, broadcaster and music impressario, Jian Ghomeshi, reflects on his youth from some 30 years previous.  Utilizing first hand accounts and lists, […]

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  • This is my recurring book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Monday, March 4, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book:     For her book, Plutocrats, business writer Chrystia Freeland explores the current growing disparity between the poor, the rich and the Super-Rich.  They seem to a class of people […]

    First Line-Last Line Book Preview #4

    This is my recurring book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Monday, March 4, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book:     For her book, Plutocrats, business writer Chrystia Freeland explores the current growing disparity between the poor, the rich and the Super-Rich.  They seem to a class of people […]

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  • Hi!   This is my recurring book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Wednesday, February 13, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book: In Into the Abyss, journalist Carol Shaben provides a rivetting account of a deadly plane crash in Northern Alberta. Her father was one of the […]

    First Line-Last Line Book Preview #3

    Hi!   This is my recurring book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Wednesday, February 13, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book: In Into the Abyss, journalist Carol Shaben provides a rivetting account of a deadly plane crash in Northern Alberta. Her father was one of the […]

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