I am a big fan of their music and especially Downie who really knew how to put on a good energetic show. The group seemed to have been around forever despite never achieving the fame outside of Canada that I always felt they richly deserved. There music doesn't sound like everything else out there. They sung songs with meaning behind them. Bobcaygeon and Ahead By A Century are two of my favorite songs that I always choose for Karaoke because I can sing them so well but also because the songs are two of the beautiful written tunes I have ever heard. I hate to see the young and talented die so early. I wish the gods would take some assholes off the planet for once. I know I will spend more time on the You Tubes this week catching up on their concert footage and remembering all the enjoyment I got out of the band's music.
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.