Younger readers of this site will be unable to comprehend what I’m about to say: there was a time when you might hear a song, really want a copy of it, but be unable to get it and have to wait for – on occasion – weeks before you could acquire it.
And you know what? Although I hate rock videos, I can’t avoid praising this one along with the song it promotes. Because, dammit, The Headpins’ “Just One More Time” – song and video – comes as close to hard-rock perfection as we mortals deserve.
There’s nothing wrong with calling a group a “great Canadian band,” except for the inevitable qualification and diminution that the second adjective always connotes. April Wine, The Guess Who, The Tragically Hip, Triumph, Rush – they deserve better. They are great bands, period. So was Harlequin.
Ideally, and thankfully in the majority, sons look up to their fathers and try to fulfil their expectations. Observation and experience shows us fathers seldom expect more than their children to be good, honourable persons and to live up to their own potentials. This holds true for both sons and daughters, however we seem more inclined to protect our daughters while our sons emulate us more directly in seeking our approval. Think of how very difficult it must be if you have no chance of surpassing or even equalling the achievements of your sire. Well, it's not really that difficult, in fact its quite common. And we don't see it as failure except perhaps if you are famous and since this is a music blog, let's say a famous musician. How do you feel if you are Julian or Sean Lennon? Ziggy Marley, Jacob Dylan, Frank Sinatra Jr. or James McCartney.