In 1980 I was only 17. I was a Punk/New Wave snob. I wouldn't listen to anything that wasn't new. I talked about how dinosaur rock had to go, I wanted to see young and inventive artist take over the stage. I thought I knew everything about music.

Then I heard a song that I wasn't supposed to like, it was Heavy Metal. It went against everything I thought music was supposed to be about. I started to grow up real quick and realize that music is music and you can like whatever you want to and that you don't have to be part of a clique to express your tastes in music. (Though I admit it does help to have other people backing you up when you are faceing down another group of teens that may not like you becuase of the music your listening to and the way you look ... fists and boots hurt)

download/listen to -> Mot├Ârhead, Ace of Spades.mp3 {Buy} 1980

Ace of Spades Tabs

Happy Canada Day and have a great 4th of July


Hey not sure if you've heard this song from a great Toronto punk band known as Hostage Life. This Song Was Written By A Committee. {Buy}

It was on a 2006 album/CD "Walking Papers", Which got a lot of air play on Toronto radio over the last two years. I definitely am looking for more from this band.


Long ago when I was a kid, in grade five we had a music teacher who made us learn this song, by Tex Ritter, Blood on the Saddle {Buy}

Don't ask me why I remember this song 35 years later, but I can sing almost every word and note (off key of course)

There was blood on the saddle and blood all around
And a great big puddle of blood on the ground

A cowboy lay in it all covered with gore
And he never will ride any broncos no more

Oh, pity the cowboy, all bloody and red
For the bronco fell on him and bashed in his head

There was blood on the saddle and blood all around
And a great big puddle of blood on the ground


Bad Manners - Lip Up Fatty {Buy} Though I got this off of Bad Manners (MCA Records / America) (1982) ( I found it in a delete bin back in '84) I ripped it with my new Numark TTUSB. Love it, great fun though it has lead to some late nights .. the only thing I can say against it is that it doesn't have a dust cover and don't let your kids near it. I had to replace the needle in the first week. 8 year olds, have to love em.