Who the fuck is Tim Brent? It’s a question that has circulated in the Barilkosphere – sometimes semi-seriously, mostly in jest – since some time after he signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization as a free agent on July 6, 2009. Now, there’s “Ilya Kovalchuk free agency”, and then there’s “Tim Brent free agency.” [...]
Met up with a few of the folks from Pension Plan Puppets last night for the very first time in person. Thanks to the organiz-y efforts of @kidkawartha, Spouse and I were able to meet him and @kimjorn for dinner at Mitzi’s Sister on Queen St. W. in Toronto before Them Blades took the stage [...]
Yes, yes, I know. I’ve been neglecting you for a few days. Aside from the occasional tale of nocturnal chaos, it’s been pretty slim pickin’s around here. As usual, it’s been busy , but I’m not going to rely on that old excuse for my postFAILage. I’ve been doing quite a bit of writing over [...]
After many years of searching, last night I managed to find (thanks to the glory that is teh Intarwebs) not one but TWO copies of Johnny Bower’s vocal masterpiece, Honky the Christmas Goose. Recorded for charity in 1965, the tune gave the Beatles a battle on the CHUM charts in Toronto for a while that [...]
A couple of days ago, I congratulated myself for sticking with this blog project fairly consistently. I then promptly disappeared for a couple of days. So it goes. A few things: As I type this post, I am seated out back of the family estate here in Juniorvania on a Muskoka chair that needs a [...]
Hey, my ode to another lost season got front paged at Pension Plan Puppets!