October 15, 2014
Midweek Metal Mashup Meltdown: Judas Maiden or Iron Priest?

You decide.

October 14, 2014
Thanks for all the birthday wishes, everyone. You are all loved! (A Tuesday Music Multiple Meltdown)

You know who you are.

Some of you have been co-workers.

Others, neighbours.

And of course, my friends and acquaintances.

But you are all here.

And with 51 years under my belt, I should give you a little gift in return.

In no particular order, here are the tunes that I’ve enjoyed all these years (at least when I started to love rock ‘n roll).

Enjoy. Be happy. And always enjoy being here.

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October 13, 2014
Other People's Work: Malala's Paradox.

What if a simple request were to be a matter of life and death?

Expand on this and ask yourself on what price you were you willing to pay to make such a request.

Go even further and ask whether you’re willing to be a pariah for standing up for your beliefs.

Malala Yousufsai must have asked these questions so many times. She may have calculated the risks and costs that would have resulted from her actions.

I wonder if the hipster leftists truly support her efforts to bring Pakistani society into the 21st century. If not, what are they fearing?

According to the author of this article, it would seem that most people in that country support the Taliban or at least fear it enough to colour their attitudes.

Would people be willing to be fat and silent, or starve speaking out? That is the paradox of fighting for one’s rights. It is the question we all face.

October 13, 2014
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving. A Monday Musical Meltdown.

Today is Thanksgiving in Canada.

I’m thankful for just one thing.

In spite of all I had to endure in my life, I’m thankful to be alive.

That doesn’t mean that I’m not thankful for the love and support of my family and friends. That will always be around regardless of the wear and tear brought on by time.

But after 2 heart attacks, and going into the first year of my next half-century, I’m just happy to be here.

To you and yours, my respect and my love. Be blessed. Be happy.

Jacques.

October 11, 2014
Other People’s Work: Will Arnett Bleeds Blue And White

We all bleed Blue and White.

And in this season, we shall prevail.

Go Leafs Go.

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