Monthly Archives: February 2016

Two Views

Jian Ghomeshi circa 1990 Campaigning York Student Federation President CREDIT: no credit

Jian Ghomeshi circa 1990

The bad news is I came home tonight to find the furnace kaput, and it’s freezing.

The good news is 2 weeks ago I bought an insurance policy specifically for any furnace problems for $20 a month.

The bad news is they have a zillion other clients with busted furnaces and can’t come until tomorrow night.

The good news we have a wall mount a/c unit that also can heat.

The bad news one of the pipes is frozen.

The good news it happened last year and repaired itself 3 hours after I turned on the tap allowing warmer air to travel to the blockage.

The bad news is that doesn’t mean it will necessarily repair itself again and maybe if I go to sleep now the pipe will burst.

The good news is they say Jian Ghomeshi spent $500,000 on his lawyer and has been without employment long enough to be miserable about his current and future losses.


Update:  faucet thawed and pipe no longer frozen. 

Named by Hendrix

When you’re a kid the record collection of older siblings are gateways to other worlds and or me – Spirit featuring Ed Cassidy and Randy California was a special prize. I don’t know why my older brother had it but the weird album artwork got into my head and I often wondered who they were and why I didn’t hear about them through the usual channels.

Let me take you, baby, down to the river bed                                                                      Got to tell you somethin’, go right to your head,                                                                      I got a line, I got a line on you, babe                                                                                         Gotta put your arms around me                                                                                         with every bit of your love If you know what to do                                                                I’ll make love to you                                                                                                                 We got the right line to make it through these times                                                                I got a line, I got a line on you, babe                                                                                    Now listen, our winter’s almost over                                                                                    This summer, she’s comin’ on strong I can love you, love you, love you                          Love you all year long I,                                                                                                                    I got a line, I got a line on you, babe

The more I read about them the more there’s too much that’s amazing. First of all Randy California played with Jimi Hendrix in a band with another guy named Randy so Hendrix called one Randy Texas and the other Randy California. Love that.

2cnd this

3rd this and fresh garbage

and he died saving his son’s life, and they had an amazing concept album, and Led Zeppelin stole Stairway to Heaven from their song Taurus.

Veyzmere – the old folks would say.


Also among my fave moments in Coen brothers films was hearing them use I Got A Line On You in An Ordinary Man only as surreal as a rabbi quoting Jefferson Airplane.