Bless Me Now With Your Fierce Tears XI

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sherpa-finn

... "Stuart always emphasized that the world is a good place, full of good people, trying to do their best. He believed in people’s extraordinary capacity for love and generosity. And he had faith in our ability to work together for the common good...."

https://www.vinylcafe.com/

 

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quizzical

It is with deep sadness that the Vinyl Cafe family announces that Stuart McLean passed away today, February 15th, 2017, at age 68.

lagatta4

Very sad to hear that as well. I never met him, but he was an important figure in fostering Indigenous and in particular Cree culture.

http://aptnnews.ca/2017/02/14/cree-activist-actor-tyrone-tootoosis-58-di...

bekayne
Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

From the linked article about Ms. Mitchell:

"When Mitchell raised concerns about domestic abuse 35 years ago in the Commons, her comments were met with laughter."

Anybody know if PET joined in the "hilarity"?

 

Left Turn Left Turn's picture

http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/richard-wagamese-obit-1.4020899
Ojibway author Richard Wagamese dead at 61|CBC

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Award-winning author and journalist Richard Wagamese, an Ojibway from the Wabaseemoong First Nation in northwestern Ontario whose work was deeply influenced by Indigenous experiences in Canada's residential school system, has died.

Wagamese, 61, called himself a second-generation survivor of the government-sponsored schools, attended by his parents and extended family members.

lagatta4

Oh dear. I have a very personal connection with him, through relatives. I'm not surprised that he died relatively young, but still, it comes as a shock.

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josh

The one, the only, King of Rock n Roll, Chuck Berry.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7728700/chuck-berry-dead?utm_sour...

 

Unionist

Oh. My. God. Chuck Berry!

May his music resonate forever in heaven as on earth.

josh
Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

He seems to have had a hiccup or two in his long career.  But I'll never NOT smile listening to "My Ding-a-ling".

Left Turn Left Turn's picture

I'll always consider Johnny B. Goode to be the quintessential Rock n' Roll song. It doesn't get much better than this. RIP.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFo8-JqzSCM

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Veteran Canadian comedian Bob Robertson dead at 71
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bob-robertson-dead-1.4033337

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Veteran Canadian comedian Bob Robertson has died at 71.

Robertson and Linda Cullen have been called the funniest married couple in Canada.

They met in Vancouver at CKNW radio where both worked — Robertson as a weatherman on the Frosty Forst morning show where he used his knack for vocal impersonations to spoof many a public figure.

Together Robertson and Cullen created the popular CBC Radio series Double Exposure, which launched in 1987 and ran for over 10 years.

I was a huge Double Exposure fan back in the early 90s. My brother and I had piano lessons at 12 and 12:30 respectively, and my mom and I used to sit in the car and listen to Double Exposure while my brother had his lesson.

Bob Robertson did the best Jean Chrétien impression. It was so good it was often indistinguishable from the real thing.

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Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

Before there was Triumph, The Insult Comic Dog, or Ed the Sock, there was Don Rickles.

"Goodbye, Dummy!"

josh

Walter Becker of Steely Dan.

josh

Tom Petty.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

There are now reports that Petty is still physically alive, though brain-dead.  

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I was surprised to see the retraction about Tom Petty. Still, 66 years is too damn young. Just Jeff Lynne and Bob Dylan left of the Traveling Wilburys.

 

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Tom Petty did, in fact, die at 8:40(Pacific time) Monday night, as confirmed on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tompetty/photos/a.191936770904.124578.197035809...

 

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Rafe Mair Leaves Extraordinary Legacy

Politician, broadcaster, advocate died today at 85

cco
Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

Most of the summer I like to wander around my yard in long pants and no shirt, and I sometimes call it "doing a Mr. Lahey."  No, I have no Randy, and I don't put the word "shit" in front of everything I say, but still.

RIP, Mr. Lahey.

ed'd to add:  I guess I had it wrong all these years.  Why did I think Mr. Lahey was shirtless too?  Ah well, RIP anyway.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

At least you weren't wandering around in a long shirt and no pants-that I know of, anyway.

WWWTT

Gone too young with still lots say. Taken away by an eigth ball a day. Rock'n roll ain't hear to stay as the media brushed your sad tears away. Piss on their words and piss on their banners piss on everything they say, it's not you it's not me it's the ones that the people don't see that have faded away!

This guy fronted the most Canadian band and too bad he was white, he should have been African or Cree, but would he be what he became to be?

RIP Brother!

https://youtu.be/FhpezwGtDEg

 

NorthReport
Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Adding the BBC link on this as well.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41669610

I know most of Canada has taken this very personally.  You'd known it was coming but that couldn't have made it easier.  And let me take this opportunity to say, as I say often on hearing of those taken by this disease: "Fuck YOU, Cancer!"

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