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Faith No More's Epic

The other day, right after Raging Storm's second loss in four nights, both of which can be pinned on a certain pitcher who bailed on us, I turned on the car and heard the opening of Faith No More's "Epic". It's been a few years since I've heard "Epic", but
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Colin James' Why'd You Lie Video

My third CanCon song dump led to a discussion about Colin James.  In particular, Al and I were chatting about the song "Why'd You Lie", which is actually a cover of a Morgan Davis tune. It's a cool track from 1988, and if you can handle Colin James' hair, you'll
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The Fratellis Flathead Video

I just lamented about the fact Jill beat me to the punch by submitting The Fratellis' "Flathead" for SLS17 consideration.  It's a catchy as all hell sorta tune and I'm totally digging it. Here are some things I just learnt about The Fratellis. They formed in Glasgow, ScotlandThey go by
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Chalk Circle's April Fool Video

Chalk Circle is already a major part of my personal history because they were the first band I saw live in concert.  When CFNY Edge 102 played the top 102 Canadian new rock songs of all time, Chalk Circle showed up twice. Their highest ranking song on that chart, and
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Hayden's Bad As They Seem

I just posted the video for Treble Charger's "Even Grable".  The video has a cameo appearance by Hayden, an artist I was touting as the next Neil Young.  That got me spinning all my Hayden CDs and searching for his videos. I was hoping I'd find the obscure video for
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Even Grable

I was walking home tonight when I started thinking about "Even Grable".  "Even Grable" was probably the first Treble Charger song I ever heard, but what I remember most about the song was the video.  The video had Toronto street scenes and a cool cameo from Hayden, an artist I
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I'm An Adult Now Video

I liked The Pursuit of Happiness' I'm An Adult Now enough to list it as one of my ten Canadian tracks.  I've always considered this cool song to be the definitive Toronto single. In this video you catch a glimpse of Yonge and Dundas the way it was.  That theatre
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Great Videos: Imagine

I was pretty young when John Lennon was murdered.  I shared my memories of that day last year.  I remember sort of understanding what it all meant and realizing that many of the adults around me were upset about this loss. In survey after survey "Imagine" is honoured as one
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Great Videos: Let Your Backbone Slide

We're actually leaving the 80s for this one.  Maestro Fresh Wes' breakthrough hit "Let Your Backbone Slide" hit the radio in 1990 and remains the best-selling hip hop single in Canadian music history.  I just loved this track, buying the 12 inch and CD and catching this great video whenever
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Great Videos: Money For Nothing

A great song and an instant video classic collided in an explosive frenzy with Dire Strait's "Money For Nothing".  At the time, these computer generated images were pretty cutting edge. In grade seven, my classmate Marc brought in this song to play for the class.  It was all part of
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