Lonzo Ball – Get Off

Ooh, ooh
Sit back, sit back, sit back turn the music up
Hey, diamonds on my neck and wrist, they get off
Let me get off, get off
Hey, I had no choice you know I had to get off
Ooh, ooh
Working on my game, I tune it up just like a bike
Z-O get off, get off

Hey, woah, yeah, hey, woah
Hey, I had no choice you know I had to get off
I always kept it real, I ain’t never been no actor

[Hook]
Z-O get off, get off
Ooh, ooh
People asking what I’m doing, money convos keep it flowing
Walking in Gucci, they rack it up
I put in early mornings, yeah, and I’m grinding late night
Let me get off, get off

Hey, diamonds on my neck and wrist, they get off
I ain’t on the corner, I ain’t selling rock, I ain’t selling rock banging with the thugs
Z-O get off, get off
Diamonds wet but they never clouded
[Verse 1]
Hey, woah, yeah, hey, woah
Except for when they losing, then I gotta keep it moving
Married to the game, I tattoo it like I [?] my wife
[Verse 2]
I’m with your girl when she back it up
Z-O get off, get off
[Hook]
On the court I’m making plays, and in the booth I’m making slappers
Hey, I came this far, you know I had to get off
Claiming you [?] cracking up
Hey, woah, yeah, hey, woah
Hey, woah, yeah, hey, woah
Hey, diamonds on my neck and wrist, they get off
Cause balling, balling, balling what I love
Ooh, ooh

I be on the court, yeah I push the rock
Hey, woah, yeah, hey, woah
[Hook]
Z-O get off, get off
Mo’ money, got less problems

Ooh, ooh
Hey, I had no choice you know I had to get off
Do it for fans and the clapping up
Let me get off, get off
Let me get off, get off
You rent it, I buy it
Hey, woah, yeah, hey, woah
I said I had to get off, so what you think I’m doing?
People looking like, "How about it?"
Z-O get off, get off
Let me get off, get off
I swear these Benjamins standing up

Hey, diamonds on my neck and wrist, they get off
I’m a rebel, them [?] rowdy
Hey, I came this far, you know I had to get off
Hey, I came this far, you know I had to get off
Hey, diamonds on my neck and wrist, they get off
Blue faces, buying gold, always been a Bruin
Shooting 2s and 3s, but nah homie, I ain’t talking dice
Pass me the sticks and I’m acting up, knocking it out and she [?]
Best believe we ’bout to bout it
Best believe my [?]
Pay attention, listen closely I won’t say it twice
But you can catch me in the G, and you know it’s all-white
Let me get off, get off
Balling hard with no boundaries
Ooh, ooh
Hey, diamonds on my neck and wrist, they get off
I put up to sleep when I’m stacking up
Straight crack, I spit that, but nah homie, I ain’t talking drugs

Beats International – Dub Be Good To Me

Be together
You never do them to me
The time is calling
We talk about it and I’d

Just be good to me
I’ll be good to you
Just be good to me
People always talk about reputation

I don’t care about your other girls

Just be good to me
You are all mine
‘Cause I feel you’re already mine

You’ll never be mine
Friends are always telling me
I won’t tie you down
Whenever you’re with me

I don’t care about your other girls

We could be together
Just be good to me
Friends tell me I am crazy
Friends are always telling me
Just be good to me
That’s not the way I see it
In the morning
I’ll be around
Rather have a piece of you
I don’t care what you do to them
You’re a loser

To the bad things that you do

Friends seem to always listen
That I’m wasting time with you
In the afternoon all evening
You’re a loser
You may have many others
Just be good to me
So I’ll take my chance with you

Love is a game of chances
Than all or nothing
Just be good to me
People always talk about reputation
I don’t care what you do to them
When you need me
And you boy won’t ever change
But I know when you’re with me

Althea & Donna – Uptown Top Ranking

Nah pop no style, a strictly roots
Nah pop no style, a strictly roots
See me inna ‘alter back
True you see mi inna pants and ting
Shoulda see me and the ranking dread
Inna we khaki suit and ting
Love is all I bring inna me khaki suit and ting
You shoulda see me and the ranking dread,
See me in me heels and ting
Nah pop no style, a strictly roots
Nah pop no style, a strictly roots
Uptown Top Ranking
Love is all I bring inna me khaki suit and ting
See mi pon the road and hear you call out to me
See me pon the road I hear you call out to me
Nah pop no style, a strictly roots
Sey me gi’ you heart attack

Love is all I bring inna me khaki suit and ting
Gimme likkle bass, make me wine up me waist
Them check sey me come from cosmo spring
Drivin’ through Constant Spring
See mi in a ‘alter back
Dem check sey we hip and ting
Nah pop no style, a strictly roots

Check how we jamming and ting
See me inna ‘alter back
Gimme likkle bass, make me wine up me waist

Sey mi gi’ you heart attack

Sey me gi’ you heart attack
Gimme likkle bass, make me wine up me waist
See mi in mi Benz and ting
Love inna you heart dis a bawl out fe me
True them no know and ting

Nah pop no style, a strictly roots
True you see me in me pants and ting
Watch how we chuck it and ting
But a true dem no know and ting
Check how we jamming and ting
When you see me inna pants and ting
Love is all I bring inna me khaki suit and ting
Uptown Top Ranking
Gimme likkle bass, make me wine up me waist
Dem no know sey we top ranking
We have them going and ting
Nah pop no style, a strictly roots
Nah pop no style, a strictly roots
Uptown Top Ranking

Christos Antoniadis – Pios bori (Кой Може Да !)

Ποιος μπορεί να μου πει η αγάπη πως είναι ένοχη; Ποιος μπορεί να δικάσει, καρδιά μου, το χτες, το γιατί; Ποιος μπορεί να μου πει η αγάπη πως είναι ένοχη; Ποιος μπορεί, τα κλεμμένα φιλιά αν δεν έχει γευτεί; Με το ταξίμι της καρδιάς κι ο πόνος θα πεθάνει. Ποιος μπορεί να μου πει η αγάπη πως είναι ένοχη; Ποιος μπορεί να δικάσει, καρδιά μου, το χτες, το γιατί; Ποιος μπορεί να μου πει η αγάπη πως είναι ένοχη; Ποιος μπορεί, τα κλεμμένα φιλιά αν δεν έχει γευτεί; Η νύχτα σπάει σα γυαλί στου έρωτα την πίστα. Να με φιλάς μη σταματάς κι η νύχτα δε μου φτάνει. Και βγαίνω μ’ ένα σου φιλί απ’ του χαμού τη λίστα. Έλα, πάρε με να πάμε σε ταξίδια μυστικά. Έλα, πάρε με να πάμε σε ταξίδια μυστικά.

Frank Zappa – A Little Green Rosetta

we haven’t forgotten anybody on this song.. .for all of you French the Third World…
they run out of spunk right in the middle of the chorus… Causing the song to sound like this…
A little green rosetta
Rosetta, rosetta, rosetta

Take eight…)
A little green rosetta

[CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER:]
On it
A little green rosetta
This is the CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER… As you can see, MUSIC can get you
a fully-charged icing anointment utensil. And every time a nice little muffin comes
A little green rosetta
And if all else fails, throw keep the record player going by rubbing two sticks together.
the kerosene record player is not a very efficient device.. .And a lot of times they run out of,
You’ll make a muffin betta
Green rositti
A little green rosetta
Now you see, some places in the Third World it might be difficult to dance to this because
With a little green rosetta

wishbone…and then everybody moves to New York and goes to a party with Warren.
Setta, setta
A little green rosetta
but what the fuck. Ed Mann will call him up later, show him the sign. Okay Vinnie, where
A little green rositti

this chorus is for you: (Rang Tang Ding Dong, I am the Japanese Sandman…
A little green rosetta

by on the belt, he poots forth… And if this doesn’t convince you that MUSIC
They’re pretty good musicians
A little green rosetta
[etc., etc., etc….]
Betta, betta,
A little green rosetta
A little green rosetta
[A LITTLE GREEN ROSETTA]
A little green rosetta
It’s really getting betta
the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen, arrogantly twisting the sterile canvas snoot of
They’re pretty good musicians
A little green rosetta
However we continue in spite of the fact that the fuel may be low on your record player.
(Good God, give the drummer some)
A little green rosetta
A little green rosetta
You make a muffin betta
Steve Gad’s clone to play the out-chorus on this song…lies really outa-site, in spite of
A little green rosetta
It’s betta, it’s betta
They’re pretty good musicians
Because this is a stupid song
Hey! And we’ve flown in, at great expense, (triple scale, no less, ladies and gentlemen),
(Setta, setta, setta, etc….)
You’ll make a muffin betta
You’ll make a muffin betta [Etc., etc., etc…]
pretty fucked up…Take a tip from Joe, do like he did, hock your imaginary guitar
We suggest that in places like the Fourth World where things are really tough that you
A little green rosetta
[Act III]
Betta
I in listening to thefact that the click track is totally irrelevant to what he’s doing now.
With a green rosetta
A little green rosetta
If they’re good musicians

It’s really getting betta
[SCENE EIGHTEEN]
With a green rosetta
(Against the Reggae beat, though… No, it’s still Reggae, but it s all backwards)

Doesn’t give a fuck if there’s good musicians
Green rosetta
And for the people in Spain…who think people…who think that you re outta sight…

A little green rosetta

Green rosetta
But it don’t make no difference
the French people are where its at… And for the people in Mongolia who always
A little green rosetta
is five?
AL MALKIN.

Because anybody who would buy this record
and get a good job…Joe did, and he’s a happy guy now, on the day shift at
A little green rosetta
Zetta..
A little green rosetta
causes BIG TROUBLE…then maybe I should turn off my plastic’ megaphone and
A little green rosetta
It’s betta, it’s betta
the click, yes I’m suffering with the click track right now…this guy is totally out of sync with it,
grass… the grass bone connected to the ankle bone…the knee bone connected to the
[after the song ends]
(Make a muffin, make a muffin, make a muffin,
With a green rosetta
A little green rosetta
A little green rositti
They re pretty good musicians
Make a muffin betta, make a muffin betta, [etc….])
And for those of you in Taiwan who got chumped, wanted to go to Spain for a vacation…
Now the Reggae version, hey, for the People in You’re really jammin! Good God!
It’s really, really meaty
sing the last song on the album in my regular voice…
the record away… build your own green rosetta…try this recipe: Well start with a lump of
A tiny green rosetta
With a green rosetta
(Hey, really out there…really good)
Green rosetta
AND THAT’S THE WAY I LIKE IT
[Etc….]

Easy Star All-Stars – Money (feat. Gary ‘Nesta’ Pine & Dollarman)

Money, get away

When every lickle ‘ting dem want fi done de place
Don’t bodda let it change your ways
Burn down de bridge dat dem cross ovah
Very addictive, watch, be selective
Money, so they say
I was in the right!" "HuHuh!
It came as a heavy blow, but we sorted the matter out"
Ghetto youth, alla man – be a beggah no!

I’m in the high-fidelity first class traveling set
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash
Money will make ’nuff man bad – yah yah yah yas
[Bong/Cough Intro]

Screaming and telling him why he wasn’t coming up on freely

But if you ask for a rise it’s no surprise that they’re
Forget about the good times
Bwoy ya cyan rich today, and broke tomorruh
"You was definitely in the right. That geezer was cruising for abruising!"
Boy if want trouble will get it, ‘pon de double
And I think I need a Lear jet
Money will make ’nuff man bad, yah yah
Mi a not put no money before my bredren

New car, caviar, four star daydream
Money, it’s a gas
Think I’ll buy me a football team
Materialistically dem get cankah
Money!
When Jah Jah come, ain’t nuttin’ funny
No bodda play wit’ yuh life, yah mi friend!
Money, get back
Money, it’s a hit
Money a money and friend a friend

Powah is money, money is powah
"I don’t know, I was really drunk at the time!"

I’m all right Jack keep your hands off of my stack
It a the root of all evil
Don’t bodda mix up inna de bwoy dem suttin’

Money will make bredren and bredren go to war
Man a defend faith in dollah and cents, yah
Giving none away
If you worship it, destined fi a fall
Don’t give me that do goody good bullshit
‘Pon de paypah chase, boy na watch no face
Well well well – well…

Nevah remember when dem used to dead fi hungah
Cyan’t pay yuh way inna Mount Zion

Dem a rush in and a kill fi de dollah
Money, it’s a crime
Money will make a good man bad, yah yah
Nuh bodda sell ya soul, just fear de money
"Yeah!"
"I certainly was in the right!"
He was asking "I was just telling him, he couldn’t get into number 2.
[Saxophone solo]
Fi de love of money man a kill ‘im owna brodda
If you no careful it will make you lose your mind, yas!
Share it fairly but don’t take a slice of my pie
Money will make a good man bad – yah yah yah yas
Yes! Don’t you know dat’s the way life go?
Now dat dem get rich, dem gwan like big timah
"Yes, absolutely in the right!"
Is the root of all evil today
Not if yah have not ’nuff love inna all ya heart my frien’, yah yas!
Nevah remember when dem used to beg a dollah
Get a good job with good pay and you’re okay
Why he wasn’t coming up on freely, after I was yelling and
"Why does anyone do anything?"

Random Music News for Saturday, October 27, 2017

Here’s another important part of the #MeToo campaign: Loopholes that prevent victims from speaking out. The decision to hold back a bunch of secret JFK assassination documents have me pissed. One theory I’ve heard (and take it with as much salt as required) is that JFK was taken out by the CIA, the FBI and the military following revelations that his Addison’s disease was making him psychotic. This Israeli athlete did the only thing he could when Abu Dhabi officials refused to play his national anthem. And now, the music news for October 27. This church in downtown Hamilton has been reborn as a concert venue. This one features the Slovenian weird art-rock collective, Laibach. What does it sound like? Looking for a different documentary about North Korea? Adele is making £45,000 a day. So what’s the Stones’ “Beast of Burden” really about? This piano cost $225,000. Can’t have Deep State actors exposed, right? This is a bad, dumb idea. Facebook is testing a change that would take all non-promoter posts from newsfeeds. Fans of The Simpsons will appreciate this cover.
Random Music News for Saturday, October 27, 2017

U2’s 12″ “The Blackout” RSD Release – Feels Like 1983 Again

Detroit, MI 48201) as well as two U.K./Ireland record stores to be announced. So when I heard that U2 was releasing “The Blackout” (from the forthcoming Songs of Experience album) for Record Store Day, it brought back that memory. More info here. As a relatively early adopter of U2, one of my favourite songs of theirs was “Two Hearts Beat As One”. I can recall having “Change Your Mind” by Bill Sharpe and Gary Numan. “The Blackout” marks the first physical release from U2’s eagerly awaited new album, SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, due later this year. AND IRELAND
“THE BLACKOUT” ARRIVES ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH
This looks to be a pretty interesting release. Third Man co-founder Ben Blackwell said, “The sound quality of this incredibly special record is a perfect example of the caliber of product Third Man Pressing is capable of producing. Black vinyl editions will be available at all participating Record Store Day shops, with 750 colored vinyl editions on offer exclusively at Third Man Records’ Nashville Storefront (623 7th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203) and Detroit Storefront (441 West Canfield Street. Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a dynamic new track,” “The Blackout” was revealed this summer via a surprise live video, filmed during U2’s blockbuster Joshua Tree Tour 2017. That 12″ single was played until its ultimate demise. Here’s more info from Third Man Records:
THIRD MAN RECORDS ANNOUNCES NEW U2 12″ IN CONJUNCTION WITH ISLAND RECORDS
“THE BLACKOUT” SET FOR RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY 2017
ONE PRESSING ONLY EXTREMELY LIMITED EDITION VINYL
MARKS FIRST PHYSICAL RELEASE
FROM U2’S UPCOMING NEW ALBUM, SONGS OF EXPERIENCE
TMR 12″ INCLUDES ORIGINAL LP VERSION
AND EXCLUSIVE JACKNIFE LEE REMIX
BLACK VINYL TO BE AVAILABLE AT ALL PARTICIPATING RSD STORES
COLORED VINYL VERSION TO BE ON SALE EXCLUSIVELY VIA
THIRD MAN STOREFRONTS IN NASHVILLE AND DETROIT,
AS WELL AS 2 VINYL RETAILERS TBA IN THE U.K. The 12″ includes both the original album version backed by an exclusive remix by the band’s longtime collaborator, Jacknife Lee. The limited edition U2 12″ will be available for Record Store Day Black Friday, November 24th. I owned a handful of 12″ singles back in the early 80’s as I had limited cash and so only invested in things that really caught my ear. Third Man Records is proud to announce the release of “The Blackout,” a limited edition U2 12″ in conjunction with Island Records. We couldn’t be more proud.” TMR’s “The Blackout” 12″ will be extremely limited, with just one single pressing at Third Man Pressing, the label’s state-of-the-art vinyl production facility in Detroit.
U2’s 12″ “The Blackout” RSD Release – Feels Like 1983 Again

Canadians Finally Get a Study on Podcasting Habits

There seems to be an appetite for Cancon, too. The whole study can be viewed here. They can repurpose all kinds of material for podcasts–and they have the staff and resources to do it. Almost half of those polled say they want to know more about what Canadian podcasts are out there. When we get to the older demos (+55), women listen more than men. Click for more. Via RAIN. (Good. Still, 10 million-ish podcast listeners isn’t a small number–and the number of people into podcasts is growing. No real surprise there. Entertainment, information and to learn something new. That’s finally happened thanks to a couple of research companies, Audience Insights and Ulster Media. I’ve been advocating for the creation of podcast strategies in this country lest we’re swamped with foreign content leaving Canada with a tiny podcast footprint in our own country.)
The biggest podcaster in the country? Households with incomes of $100K or higher also listen quite a bit. Why do Canadians listen to podcasts? Interestingly, four of the top ten podcasts of the last month were Canadian. The CBC. Details came out this week in a document called “The Canadian Podcast Listener,” which looked at the podcasting habits of 4,000 people across the country. That’s great, but could we please get some numbers that are relevant to Canada? The takeaway is that more than a third of Canadian adults have listened to a podcast in the past year. About 41% started over just the last year. Which group is the biggest consumer of podcasts? We’re told that podcasting is hot, a statement that’s backed up by all kinds of American statistics and studies. Want more? Let’s start with a chart. People 18-34, usually men (there’s a 46-31 gender split) with a university education. More than 70% of those polled just started listening to podcasts in the last three years. Again, no real surprise there. At the same time, nearly the same amount know that podcasts exist but can’t be arsed to listen to one.
Canadians Finally Get a Study on Podcasting Habits

The Busker Who Offers Personalized Songs

The Busker Who Offers Personalized Songs
If you live in Toronto, you might recognize the dude. This clip of a Toronto busker is more than five years old, but it’s started to circulate once again.

Does Your Band Love Hockey? Hometown Hockey Gigs Still Available

For more information about the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour, click here. They are looking for local artists and bands from the following cities (or a nearby community) in Ontario, and here are the deadlines to apply:
Oakville:               November 25-26              (Deadline to apply: November 3, 2017)
Belleville:             February 24-25                  (Deadline to apply: January 12, 2018)
Markham:           March 3-4                           (Deadline to apply: February 3, 2018)
Brampton:           March 10-11                      (Deadline to apply: February 3, 2018)
Cornwall:             March 17-18                      (Deadline to apply: March 3, 2018)
If you have any questions, please contact Sam Rayner at samr@cimamusic.ca
For more information and to apply, please go here. This is a paid opportunity. They are searching for local artists and bands to perform at their tour stops which will include an outdoor viewing party of an NHL game, and will be broadcast live every Sunday on Sportsnet and Sportsnet NOW. – AC]
If you’re a musician who enjoys performing in front of a live audience or you’re looking for an opportunity to do so, then MusicOntario and Rogers Hometown Hockey has the perfect opportunity for you! Or if you’re an NHL fan, drop by the weekend festival in your area for free activities for all ages, along with prizes and giveaways. [Intern-in-residence Dorothy Lee wants to help your band’s love of hockey get it a cool gig this season.  
Does Your Band Love Hockey? Hometown Hockey Gigs Still Available

I Like This: c0ndu1t and “I’m Not Dead Yet”

I Like This: c0ndu1t and “I’m Not Dead Yet”
Not Dead Yet by c0ndu1t C0nd1t–pronounced “conduit”–is the musical vehicle for multi-instrumentalist/producer/programmer Brian Hogue and has been around the Canadian industrial scene, like, forever. Spread the word. A new track showed up on Bandcamp over the weekend and deserves wider attention.

A Musical Fantasy for the Anti-Trump Crowd. This Video Editing is Quite Brilliant.

A Musical Fantasy for the Anti-Trump Crowd. This Video Editing is Quite Brilliant.
Brilliant, really. The things you can do with video editing these days. This is amazing. Someone with the Twitter handle @AgentHades has created this anti-Trump musical fantasy based on what he wishes would happen with Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s Russian investigation into the Trump administration. #MuellerTime #Comeyday pic.twitter.com/67x9M76bUG
— AgentHades (@AgentHades) October 28, 2017 (Make sure you have the sound unmuted for full effect.)

Thought in light of todays news this would be very fitting.

Sonos Gets into Musical Activism and Advocacy

The initiative will be led by Deji Olukotun.  
In an open letter from Sonos CEO Patrick Spence, the company has announced that they are launching a new initiative called Listen Better to “support grassroots activist and advocacy work with small, strategic grants”. – AC]
Sonos is committed to promoting artistic freedom and protecting the future of music. Sonos has committed $1.5 million in unrestricted grants to fund groups all over the world who are working on the following key objectives:

Fight censorship and promote free expression for underserved artists
Defend digital rights and access to information for musicians and other artists
Provide space and tools so that musicians can be heard
Support music education in underserved communities
Inspire the next generation of artists, engineers and scientists

Sonos will be working with six organizations who will help to advise them and identify issues as they develop this program, and they have awarded an inaugural round of Listen Better grants to these organizations:

Access Now
Article 19
Creative Time
Freemuse
Future of Music Coalition
Index on Censorship

Sonos will also be working with Q-Tip on this program, an artist who has been making music to achieve social good for quite some time now and has been advising the company for several years. However, as a result of such, musicians and artists are often under attack by those who fear music’s potential and seek to close down civic space. [A report from intern-in-residence Dorothy Lee. Sonos’ work to promote and protect the future of music aligns powerfully with Creative Time’s championing of artists voices and their biggest dreams.”
– Alyssa Nitchun, Acting Executive Director of Creative Time
Index on Censorship:
“Some say silence is golden but at Index on Censorship – where we all too often see musicians attacked, interrogated or imprisoned – we stand proudly alongside Sonos in supporting those who strive to be heard.”
– David Heinemann, Head of Fellowship
Article 19:
“For 30 years, ARTICLE 19 has worked to defend the right to freedom of expression and freedom of information worldwide, and we are encouraged by Sonos’ commitment to protecting artistic expression, which is increasingly critical in a new digital era where companies have become major actors in people’s ability to communicate, send and receive information, and express themselves. In addition to providing financial support, they also plan to use the company’s unique resources and talents in their future work on this program. We welcome the launch of ‘Listen Better’ and look forward to working with Sonos in the protection of the right to freedom of expression.”
– Thomas Hughes, Executive Director of Article 19 Until then, any interested organization can contact Sonos here. While music is “at the heart” of their mission, they believe that more freedom of expression in music means more freedom for all other forms of expression. Sonos will also be launching a program in early 2018 that will allow eligible organizations from anywhere in the world to apply for a Sonos grant. Here are some quotes from some of the initial grantees:
Creative Time:
“We’re excited and grateful to be one of the first Sonos Listen Better grantees. Music and artistic expression are powerful forces in challenging widespread oppression and marginalization — they have the ability to move people in ways that other mediums cannot. In this climate, it is critical that we protect core human rights principles on openness, inclusiveness, and diversity. For more information and to view the open letter from Sonos CEO Patrick Spence go here.
Sonos Gets into Musical Activism and Advocacy

Gord Downie’s Death and the End of the Hip Inspire Canadians to Express Themselves in Poetry

Gord Downie is all of us
He’s our winter jacket
Our frozen mitts
Our sneakers in the snow
Our Hockey Night in Canada
And all the things we know
He’s our 99
Our 87
His beloved #4
Our Bob and Harry in the booth
Our guy who shoots and scores
He’s our Stanley Cup
Our morning skate
Our mullets fit to groom
Our local minor hockey teams
Our beers in dressing rooms
He’s our bonfire chairs
Our Blue Jays games
Our fishing at the camp
Our CBC, our Double-Double
Our card games ’round a lamp
He’s our Bay of Fundy
Our Hudson Bay
Our tides and waves and breaks
Our rivers, streams, and puddles too
He’s all of our Great Lakes
He’s our Group of Seven
Our Hugh MacLennan
Our Atwood and MacLeod
Our David Adams Richards
And all who make us proud
He’s our Secret Path
Our dew in grass
Our sunlight and our glow
Our morning rain
Our pleasure pain
He’s everyone you know
He’s our 401
Our CN Tower
Our fields and forests too
He’s everything Canadian
He’s all of me and you
-Jerrod Edson
(We love you, Gord!)
 
This one came from Alex. Some, like Jerrod Eson, are trying to express what they feel through poetry. For we get what we get
If we’re not careful
If we do not move forward
As loving individuals
Because this is hard
 
No doubt
But indeed,
We are strong enough
And we may see
If we think long enough
 
That you both
Taught us different ways to be
Kid and the Cloth
 
From Montreal to Kingston
Upper and lower
Of this old nation
We’ve lost you, dear lovers
 
Of its peoples
Of its land
Bringing us together
And the truths at hand
 
Of our family
Of our hate
Of our triumphs
Of Bocaygeon’s lakes
 
The Partisan
The Ladies’ man
The broken
The Canon of Cohen
 
Making others blush with envy
With a lust for life
A joy de vie
Its quiten’ time
 
I didn’t walk out on my job
Today
I re upped with them instead
In Gord and Leonard’s memories
 
I told my dad I will
Make money and write poetry
He advised me to travel
Around Quebec and the Valley
 
I walk in my hero’s footsteps,
(Though they not really be),
Just people I respect
Who helped teach me,
To live peacefully
 
RIP Many Canadian music fans are mourning the death of Gord Downie in many different ways. Gord and Leonard’s Song
On the way
Down the Queensway
Listening to Cosmo
On Chez
They played Gord
Singing, ‘Halleluiah’
We’ve got Terror and Trump
In lieu, ya
Two, now go
And teach us how to keep our eyes
Bigger than horizons
And for all the times
We get sucked into the past
Urge us gently
With calm
And with sincerity
To live! More than 25,000 people have viewed this on his site.
Gord Downie’s Death and the End of the Hip Inspire Canadians to Express Themselves in Poetry