Category Archives: Stompin’ Tom Connors

Hockey Fans Versus Wallace Stevens

Hockey Fans Versus Wallace Stevens One must have a mind of winter To regard the frost … … and not to think Of any misery in the sound of the wind…. —Wallace Stevens, The Snow Man. Hockey? I’d rather watch … Continue reading

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Paul Lawton Rightfully Slagging Off the Canadian Music Industry

About a month ago Paul Lawton of The Ketamines started a then-anonymous tumblr blog called Slagging Off: Death to the Canadian Music Industry (go read the whole damn blog) on which he, and eventually others, attempted to critique in alphabetical order all … Continue reading

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The Stompin’ Tom Syndrome: Parochialism

Stompin’ Tom Connors died yesterday (March 6, 2013) and the world lost a great voice and a great songwriter, one whose body of work is at least equal to most of his contemporaries in any musical genre. And that brings … Continue reading

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