Canadian Content report

Since writing these condescending tidbits, I’ve become a moderate fan of both Bruce Cockburn’s and Chilliwack’s catalogs. Also own two April Wine LPs, and one by Trooper! (More pointlesss Canada condescension here, if you’re a glutton for punishment or poutine.)

Singles Again: New Wave Dogs Movin’ In

So has it occurred to anybody that the guy who let the dogs out might be the same guy who stole the keeshka? (Who might be the same guy who’s on first?) Just a thought. Mystikal: “Shake Ya Ass” Most gluteuteusly maximal butt song since the also-Louisianan “Back That Azz Up,” mainly because of how wound-tight… Continue reading Singles Again: New Wave Dogs Movin’ In

Pop Nostalgia Eats Itself

Some mom I know on Facebook was freaking out a few weeks ago because her kid’s class had been asked to dress up “’00s style” for some costume occasion that the schools all have these days (or maybe always did—I recall Fonzied-and-poodle-skirted “’50s Days” at my ’70s high school). But how the heck are people… Continue reading Pop Nostalgia Eats Itself

Singles Again: Lunch Goes On

Lonely hearts who’ve misinterpreted this column’s heading on the Voice Web site are welcome to skip directly to the rather pervy L.L. Cool J single, if they want. Chumbawamba: “Enough Is Enough (Kick It Over)” “It wasn’t hip anymore/They were playing our tune, but it was clearing the dancefloor”: “Tubthumping” didn’t last long, did it? But struggle goes on,… Continue reading Singles Again: Lunch Goes On

Singles Again: Age of Discovery

The presence below of a few as yet commercially unsuccessful records should not be construed as fashionable dissatisfaction with what’s now on the radio (much of which—Backstreet Boys’ “Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely,” Dixie Chicks’ “Goodbye Earl,” Dr. Dre featuring Eminem’s “Forgot About Dre,” M2M’s “Don’t Say You Love Me,” Third Eye Blind’s… Continue reading Singles Again: Age of Discovery