Some travelin’ music via Canada, eh?

Sweeping down out of the plains of Alberta came a country voice the likes of which we had not heard since a plane wreck robbed us too early of Patsy Cline. It belonged to one Kathryn Dawn Lang, known as kd lang, for whom Cline had been a role model.

Of course, kd had a bit of a different thing going on — kind of a Patsy Cline as interpreted by Elvis. My favorite kd album was “Shadowland,” an album of country classics released way back in 1988 and produced by the late Owen Bradley, who had been Cline’s producer. It’s a truly great collection of music.

This song, “Luck in My Eyes”, is not on “Shadowland.” But since it’s Friday the 13th, I was looking for a song related to luck, bad or good, and that was excuse enough to post some kd.

Hope you made it through the 13th safely.



– Jay Bookman

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Adam

April 13th, 2012
3:54 pm

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

April 13th, 2012
3:54 pm

Well, I’m one that made it thru the 13th safely. So far. But work’s beginning to get in the way of my breaks.

Have a good weekend everybody.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

April 13th, 2012
3:55 pm

Oh, might as well join the morans. SECOND!

They BOTH suck

April 13th, 2012
4:06 pm

carlosgvv

April 13th, 2012
4:07 pm

Since she’s gay, it will be interesting to see if all the true believer cons will go along with this or think you’ve just made a perverted choice this week.

josef

April 13th, 2012
4:07 pm

Here’s some luck from St. Kitts via the UK

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uhiW5YqM38

BTW, Imam, nice kd cut…

josef

April 13th, 2012
4:10 pm

carlos

Well, I see the FNM t*rd in the punchbowl of life is still aboot as our Canajun neigbors would say…

And not to worry, FNM brings out the best in them all…even old Whiner dedicated a gay song or two to me of a Friday…and Scout has chimed in as well with some good d*ke music…

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

April 13th, 2012
4:13 pm

josef

April 13th, 2012
4:14 pm

Two great Canadians for the price of one…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_9gZEMQ2No

josef

April 13th, 2012
4:16 pm

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

April 13th, 2012
4:20 pm

josef

thanks for the Joan…..

my fave remains “Love and Affection”

godless heathen

April 13th, 2012
4:21 pm

“Since she’s gay, ”

She’s gay?? Just damn. So sexy, too.

Fred ™

April 13th, 2012
4:21 pm

Ain’t no such thing as a good Canadian band or singer………..

Well except for these guy…….. (rare cut)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB6sRQQBH6E

They BOTH suck

April 13th, 2012
4:22 pm

“and Scout has chimed in as well with some good d*ke music…”

That’s funny

Fred ™

April 13th, 2012
4:23 pm

Well I GUESS if pushed I could say these Canucks were halfway decent:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJbFVJvRqOQ

Fred ™

April 13th, 2012
4:27 pm

Here’s another Canadian who I reckon had a LITTLE impact on American rock…….. I think she may be kd langs girlfriend……..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcrEqIpi6sg

josef

April 13th, 2012
4:27 pm

Granny

Love that woman…and “Love and Affection…” Here’s a nice little tune from her for a gay boy back in the day…she’s a lesbian, too, you know… :-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-EiKPrAOHA

(YEAH, for those keeping count, I know I post it a lot, but hey, I love it!)

Fred ™

April 13th, 2012
4:29 pm

Of course only that goober who always plays the Fogelberg would know who this Canadian is………..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqMG3VR5PP4

(been a while since I heard this one)

Matti

April 13th, 2012
4:29 pm

Does it have to be Canadian? May I offer a Finnish folk song instead?
(Warning: Hypnotism probable. There’s a counter at the bottom to let you know how long you’ve been under.)

http://www.leekspin.com/

godless heathen

April 13th, 2012
4:30 pm

For our Canadian friends that weave down I-75 every fall with their blinkers on.

http://youtu.be/aVNj9Pl-i7I

Fred ™

April 13th, 2012
4:32 pm

And if you like really UGLY Canadians who can’t sing and write stupid songs there is this one……..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIXBJM6lDQ0

godless heathen

April 13th, 2012
4:33 pm

“I think she may be kd langs girlfriend……”

She was everyone else’s “girlfriend” back in the day.

josef

April 13th, 2012
4:35 pm

A Canadian woman and breath of fresh air in a decade known for just plain bad music,,,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ8D5Ihe4hg&feature=related

Fred ™

April 13th, 2012
4:37 pm

Geez, it’s like impossible to play one song from ALL those damn Canucks lol. Their have just been so many. Make the British Invasion look like a summer tour by comparison.

Hell even their one hit wonder bands left a mark………..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1Q7cP3ij5g

godless heathen

April 13th, 2012
4:38 pm

“May I offer a Finnish folk song instead?”

Is she gay, too?

Fred ™

April 13th, 2012
4:38 pm

Amen to that Josef: Although I loved that whole “angry woman” album, my favorite off it was this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPcyTyilmYY&ob=av2e

Fred ™

April 13th, 2012
4:40 pm

Of course if the Genre is Canucks AND Lesbians then I have to toss this one in………. i think it was the Lesbian National Anthem at one time lol.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUgwM1Ky228

Stevie Wonder

April 13th, 2012
4:40 pm

josef

April 13th, 2012
4:43 pm

heathen

:-)

…and we can’t forget this great Canadian…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrLk4vdY28Q&ob=av2e

godless heathen

April 13th, 2012
4:44 pm

Here’s a Canadian singing his lesbian song.

http://youtu.be/QmmPbMNYgXY

k.d. fan

April 13th, 2012
4:44 pm

and ‘member when it didn’t matter who was zoomin’ who when we listened to our favorite singer. ‘course I got turned off by k.d. when she “came out” as a vegan. that said, she never disappoints on stage.

Fred ™

April 13th, 2012
4:45 pm

Stevie Wonder

April 13th, 2012
4:40 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhw_zbvxvb4
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Which is he, a Canadian or a Lesbian?

:lol:

Fred ™

April 13th, 2012
4:47 pm

josef@ 4:43: I started to play that, but even though he wrote it, I don’t like his version as much as old Rufus’s lol.

godless heathen

April 13th, 2012
4:48 pm

josef, Didn’t know he was Canadian. I thought he was just a regular Yankee.

godless heathen

April 13th, 2012
4:50 pm

This afternoon I was musing on what the theme for FNM would be tonight. The Canadian lesbian genre never entered my mind.

Fred ™

April 13th, 2012
4:50 pm

josef, Didn’t know he was Canadian. I thought he was just a regular Yankee.
That godless heathen is because YOU haven’t been………..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9-R9S1m4dA

TM

April 13th, 2012
4:56 pm

I thought Dolly’s “Working 9 to 5″ would have been more appropriate since stay at home mom’s don’t seem to work.

My Party has ALL the answers. Your party is full of poopyheads! (formerly That Black Guy)

April 13th, 2012
4:57 pm

Doomy, from down stairs:

They BOTH suck

April 13th, 2012
4:51 pm
TD

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FlorDeCanaCentenario12YR-LR.jpg

Julio is a Tequila……. They might do rum as well, not sure.

LinkReport this comment.My Party has ALL the answers. Your party is full of poopyheads! (formerly That Black Guy)

April 13th, 2012
4:52 pm
Thulsa Doom

April 13th, 2012
4:31 pm

Flor De Cana – Nicaraguan rum
Prichards – made in TN

LinkReport this comment.My Party has ALL the answers. Your party is full of poopyheads! (formerly That Black Guy)

April 13th, 2012
4:53 pm
Doomy, also Pyrat.

I think it’s made by patron

wet wiccan

April 13th, 2012
4:57 pm

Nice choice, Jay, but I ain’t superstitious (get out your wah-wah pedals)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YxpDEpngko&feature=related

They BOTH suck

April 13th, 2012
4:59 pm

My Party has ALL the answers. Your party is full of poopyheads! (formerly That Black Guy)

April 13th, 2012
5:00 pm

carlosgvv

April 13th, 2012
4:07 pm
Since she’s gay, it will be interesting to see if all the true believer cons will go along with this or think you’ve just made a perverted choice this week
______________________________________________________________________________

What is WRONG with you?

No matter the topic, you are the voice of doom.

Get out of the house, get laid, pet a puppy, something…

They BOTH suck

April 13th, 2012
5:01 pm

Fred ™

April 13th, 2012
5:03 pm

Well we ALMOST got a whole page before some asshat has to bring in their silly little fight from downstairs.

So for you asshats that just CAN’T quit fighting even for 15 minutes, here’s another great Canadian 3 man band:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01sOWCVImjg&feature=related

Fred ™

April 13th, 2012
5:04 pm

They Both Suck: Scroll up to my 4:21.

josef

April 13th, 2012
5:04 pm

HEATHEN

Just plumb amazing where FNM will go, ain’t it….?

They BOTH suck

April 13th, 2012
5:05 pm

My Party has ALL the answers. Your party is full of poopyheads! (formerly That Black Guy)

April 13th, 2012
5:07 pm

Fred ™

April 13th, 2012
5:03 pm

Fred, it’s not a fight. Doomy was asking about dark rums.

Wanna shot :lol:

Strong Woman

April 13th, 2012
5:07 pm

I thought Dolly’s “Working 9 to 5″ would have been more appropriate since stay at home mom’s don’t seem to work.

The stay at home mom’s do work but they have it made compared to the mom’s that have to go out of the home and work, come home and take care of the kids, be a wife and balance the check book!!

They BOTH suck

April 13th, 2012
5:08 pm

Fred

My bad……… you beat me to it

Alex Lifeson is one of the most underated axeman in rocknroll

He is a bad man with his axe.. ot if you have ever seen them live…. his 10 or 12 axes

They BOTH suck

April 13th, 2012
5:11 pm

josef and TBG

another t&rd in the punchbowl was thrown in @ 5:07

If someone shows up and says this punch taste like shyte…… it wont be a surprise

Can we leave the politics downstairs and do music and fellowship on FNM?

josef

April 13th, 2012
5:15 pm

FORMAL BLACK GUY

Here’s a Canadian woman singing for The T*rd in the Punchbowl…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWZ-EzgElz4

TaxPayer

April 13th, 2012
5:15 pm

So the theme is gay Canadian music, huh. I din’t know there was any other kind. Of Canadian music. I think it’s a lack of sunlight. :smile:

By Way of Canada and ATL

April 13th, 2012
5:17 pm

Don't Forget

April 13th, 2012
5:20 pm

Both, next time you’re in Knoxville try to get in to eat at the Echo. Great little restaruant, chef comes out to meet each table, great food and it’s not a chain so you won’t find it anywhere else.

Maybe my favorite Canadian musician, it’s a shame he doesn’t tour anymore. One for the Vets.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dufc_BYGS7s&feature=fvsr

They BOTH suck

April 13th, 2012
5:22 pm

Well everyone…… “Sexy Sweet Brown Sugar” is calling…… I might be a little crazy, but I’m no fool…………

Have a great night and and even better weekend

Peace

godless heathen

April 13th, 2012
5:30 pm

Fred: “because YOU haven’t been………..”

Now that’s women in the workplace I can dig.

Oscar

April 13th, 2012
5:31 pm

godless heathen

April 13th, 2012
5:35 pm

Strong Woman: Check out Fred’s 4:50 linkee. Them’s some working women.

My Party has ALL the answers. Your party is full of poopyheads! (formerly That Black Guy)

April 13th, 2012
5:39 pm

wet wiccan

April 13th, 2012
5:41 pm

without a doubt, my favorite canadian artist

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVi0UvFu8Yo

josef

April 13th, 2012
5:42 pm

By Way of…

I knew it…Justin Bieber is a lesbian! :-)

Don’t Forget

Some Robertson back atcha…and this is for you, too, ST SIMON’S…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xag1nvbLwLU&feature=related

Oh, and CARLOS…think about it, you can say it with music, you know…
you can contemplate “all that” without slitting your wrists…

getalife

April 13th, 2012
5:46 pm

pogo

April 13th, 2012
5:46 pm

Pretty much sums up the state of our existance under the Obama administration!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ5ob9B9yD4

josef

April 13th, 2012
5:53 pm

Not the biggest fan of Neil (wonder why? :-) ) but it takes a Canadian to put into this one what it takes to make it real, and he does about the best job I’ve yet heard on it…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK7JbQOuUBo&feature=related

wet wiccan

April 13th, 2012
6:06 pm

josef

Is it because of his song “Southern Man” ?!? You are sooo sensitive! (smile)
Thanks for the 5:53!

Matti

April 13th, 2012
6:08 pm

Soothsayer

April 13th, 2012
6:16 pm

josef

April 13th, 2012
6:24 pm

how could we have gotten this far without linking the Greatest Canadian of them all? One of my life’s credo anthems….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JhqdwXkOBs&feature=related

Soothsayer

April 13th, 2012
6:30 pm

Soothsayer

April 13th, 2012
6:36 pm

ty webb

April 13th, 2012
6:37 pm

the song? meh…the jacket she’s wearing? awesome.

josef

April 13th, 2012
6:38 pm

USMC

April 13th, 2012
6:40 pm

I might have missed if someone else posted, but these Canucks used to Knock it out of the park:

Rush: Spirit of the Radio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFpZFnJ6ZT8

Speaking of Canada, RUSH LIMBAUGH (LOL!) always tells us that Canada’s economy is kicking ass ever since they LOWERED corporate tax rates and CUT spending! :-)

Bruno

April 13th, 2012
6:45 pm

They say Canadians are naturally optimistic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uBjpyOLjsc

josef

April 13th, 2012
6:46 pm

And another Canadian woman with a message for us all…Carlos, are you listening? :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXE-vP15cug

TaxPayer

April 13th, 2012
6:47 pm

Bruno

April 13th, 2012
6:48 pm

Haven’t been able to pick through the earlier comments, but I would have to guess these guys have been represented already:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJbFVJvRqOQ

Bruno

April 13th, 2012
6:48 pm

josef–Glad to see you. I didn’t think you were one of the 47. ;-)

Don't Forget

April 13th, 2012
6:49 pm

Josef, thanks for that RR. very talented and creative guy. I’m sure you’ve heard this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7kzJjVZQlo

I’ve always wondered if he was influenced by Ken Nordine/word jazz on that one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxgZ64O6StQ&feature=related

JamVet

April 13th, 2012
6:50 pm

What a day!

Hours rack mounting servers. (The only reprieve was a cute lil’ brunette who for no reason at all seemed kinda interested in what I was doing.)

And then a hellish drive back from McFarland and 400. How do those people stand living up there??? It’s pretty, but it ain’t worth that crap!

OK, got it outta my system (LOL!), cracked my first cold beer and ready to go north of the border. For all of you goofs who don’t get it, of all the awesome Canadian artists that there have ever been, this one is the King of them all…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi2XCsPKlY8

JamVet

April 13th, 2012
6:52 pm

Bruno, awesome.

Yet again you and I are tuned perfectly to the same cosmic vibration.

It is beyond uncanny, my brother.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hY2SFH4Y9c

Bruno

April 13th, 2012
6:54 pm

Some pure Canadian sweetness via Italy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xXIHPUmv3k

josef

April 13th, 2012
6:57 pm

Bruno

April 13th, 2012
7:02 pm

Jam @ 6:52– ;-)

I cheated and pulled up a google list of Canadian rockers. I didn’t know off the top of my head that this singer was from Canada:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unFgFoFebaQ

JamVet

April 13th, 2012
7:03 pm

He’s done a lot of versions of this one, but the dirty, grungy, punked out version is really finely twisted…

It is a rock song by Neil Young. Combined with its acoustic counterpart “My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)”, it bookends Young’s successful 1979 album Rust Never Sleeps. Inspired by proto-New Wave group Devo, the rise of punk and what Young viewed as his own growing irrelevance, the song today crosses generations, inspiring admirers from punk to grunge and significantly revitalizing Young’s then-faltering career. The song is about the alternatives of continuing to produce similar music (”to rust” or — in “My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)” — “to fade away”) or to burn out, as John Lydon of the Sex Pistols might be considered to have done by abandoning his Johnny Rotten persona.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-G7j8zmjw4&feature=related

godless heathen

April 13th, 2012
7:04 pm

Jam,

Beer makes men smarter: study

Males solve brain teasers better after consuming alcohol, researchers say

By Corky Siemaszko / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
_______________________________________________

Yea, give me a few and I know everything.

Bruno

April 13th, 2012
7:06 pm

josef @ 6:38 and 6:57–You going soft on us???? All I can say is Thank God the Muppets aren’t Canadian……..

josef

April 13th, 2012
7:07 pm

BRUNO
@ 6:54

I was gonna post that one as a Canadian lesbian… :-)

Not following that on the one of the 47…fill me in…

DON’t FORGET

Big fan of his since forever back when…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMy3AbpkYvw

JamVet

April 13th, 2012
7:07 pm

This Neil Young song always reminded me of Todd Rundgren’s Love is the Answer. The super sweet cover were the ones that everybody just went crazy over.

From Helena, Montana with some of the finest pipes I ever heard. So good they reminded me of Linda Rondstat…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unFgFoFebaQ

Bruno

April 13th, 2012
7:08 pm

josef–Back at your 6:28, with PB in mind.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5eOoiVlaVM

Bruno

April 13th, 2012
7:09 pm

Not following that on the one of the 47…fill me in…

Headline last week stated that as the number of APS teachers suspended/fired.

JamVet

April 13th, 2012
7:13 pm

Heathen that’s excellent news!

So good that I’m gonna go get another!

B, just loved that BS&T when I was a kid. A spiritual for us young rock kiddies!

Hey, he’s only got 34 studio albums in his catalog, so it’s not like it’s hard to find some tasty stuff. Throw in the Buffalo Springfield, sound tracks and other oddities and the guy is pretty much a one man radio station.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAdtUDaBfRA

Bruno

April 13th, 2012
7:13 pm

I was gonna post that one as a Canadian lesbian…

Some more Canadian soft rock:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ym3RlvVR9M

Martin the Calvinist

April 13th, 2012
7:14 pm

what? not one peep from Canada’s greatest pop rocker?!!!!??!?!?!?!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gF5LaVkDhyk

Bruno

April 13th, 2012
7:15 pm

Hey, he’s only got 34 studio albums in his catalog, so it’s not like it’s hard to find some tasty stuff. Throw in the Buffalo Springfield, sound tracks and other oddities and the guy is pretty much a one man radio station.

No Neil Young channel just yet on XM radio. Springsteen, Buffett, Pearl Jam and the Dead each have their own channel.

Martin the Calvinist

April 13th, 2012
7:17 pm

or Canada’s greatest grunge act???????!!!!!!!!!!????????

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CBBtorFg2I&ob=av2e

JamVet

April 13th, 2012
7:18 pm

jo, B, et al, when I was about 16, my older brother and I were BIG time into the Canadian troubadour, Lightfoot. He was in that awesome mold of Harry Chapin, but to me, even more talented and much more enjoyable. I used to know all the words to all of the songs on those early albums and probably still do.

But tonight is pretty much gonna be a Neil night for this zealot.

With his three famous pals…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9cHkX5Ng2o

Bruno

April 13th, 2012
7:19 pm

Martin–Was just ready to put that one up. Good call.

On the other hand, whoever put that 5:17 up needs to be banned permanently.

Bruno

April 13th, 2012
7:21 pm

DF–Good one @ 5:20. I like Robbie’s solo stuff, though not a lover of the Band.

Martin the Calvinist

April 13th, 2012
7:24 pm

which one Bruno….thanks in advance!