The Past

Happy Christmas To You And Yours - 2020 Wednesday December 25, 2019

From my family to yours, have a Happy Christmas and a wonderful 2020. Love and joy to everyone across the world.

Categories: The-Personnal, The-Past,

ctoverdrive's Top Five Records of 2019 Saturday December 14, 2019

That time of year again kids. Yup, it is time to dust off those pretentious hats and come up with my top five records of the year. I won’t bother you with my usual spiel from the past five years of being old and out of touch and instead this time, I’ll just cut to the chase and get to the beef of my list

5. Baroness – Gold & Grey

The first record in ye’ old #top5of2019 list is Baroness’ Gold & Grey. Probably one of the best ‘rock’ albums I’ve heard in a long, long time. While the rock/alternative/metal genre feels dead and buried nowadays, it was nice to hear someone carrying the torch for the few of us still craving some early Queens Of The Stone Age-inspired ‘stoner’ rock.

4. Bon Iver – i,i

If feels like you’re either a pre-Kanye Bon Iver fan or a post-Kanye fan. I fall smack dab into the Post-Kanye Bon Iver fandom. 22 A MILLION is still one of my favourite records of the past decade and this year’s follow up doesn’t disappoint at all.

3. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-verse Soundtrack

Technically this is a 2018 record, but it was released last year after everyone put together their ‘best of’ lists. If you haven’t seen the movie or listened to the soundtrack by now, I’m not sure there is much I can do to help you on the pop culture front. It’s pretty much perfect from beginning to end and for an old fossil like me, it gave me a better understanding of the appeal that the next generation of hip-hop artists are bringing to the masses.

2. Beck – Hyperspace

While not as energetic or as exciting as ‘Colors’ from a few years ago, ‘Hyperspace’ is probably my second favourite record of the year and one of my favourite Beck records. A weird mix of 80s-synth-pop and ‘B’ sides from earlier Beck albums, but still something that still feels like a great Beck album.

1. IGOR – Tyler, The Creator

… and the final record of #ctoverdrivetop5 goes to Tyler, The Creator’s IGOR. Not going to lie, I had zero expectations this would be any good, but instantly fell in love with its quirky early-N.E.R.D. soulful crooning vibe. Easily my favourite and most listened to record of the year.

Categories: The-Music, The-Past,

Happy Christmas To You And Yours - 2018 Tuesday December 25, 2018

For however you celebrate, with large gatherings or quiet private moments, I want to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and all the best in 2019.

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Happy Christmas To You And Yours - 2017 Sunday December 24, 2017

Sometimes traditions don’t really need an explanation. The Pogues – Fairytale of New York is one of those.

So from my family to yours, have a Happy Christmas and a wonderful 2018. Love and joy to everyone.

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Lest We Forget Tuesday November 11, 2014

While a million and one articles will be written today – some political, some opinion pieces and some news stories. Many people will argue about the meaning of today or the actions of a few. There will be many proclaiming that there are right ways and wrong ways to remember. There will be arguments and debates. But at the end of the day, whether you are young or old, 4th generation Canadian or first generation, male or female, the biggest thing today is to just Remember.

But to remember in a way that means something to you personally. Think about the sacrifices that others have made for the country we call Canada today. Take time to think about what others in the past have done to ensure the lifestyle we all take for granted. Because at the heart of it all, that is what today is all about.

It’s a reminder to never forget and honour the sacrifices of others before us.

Lest We Forget.

Canadian War Memorial

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