T. Rex: 45 Years Ago, Rock Music Changed Forever

In 1968 an event took place which changed rock music very much for the better. Marc Bolan and Steve Peregrin Took released the then Tyrannosaurus Rex’s debut album My People Were Fair And Had Sky In Their Hair…But Now They’re Content To Wear Stars On Their Brows. This album launched a band that at one point during their careers, in 1972, were selling 100,000 units a day. That, even to this day, seems unimaginable. This version of the band, a psychedelic duo, recorded four albums and flirted with success and on occasion even landed on the top 40 charts. The band took off with the release of the single Ride a White Swan which peaked at number two in the U.K. This began a dizzying journey that lasted until the untimely death of the band’s linchpin member, Marc Bolan, in a car crash on September 16, 1977 at the...

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As a Canadian, I Apologize for Unleashing Justin Bieber Upon the World !

As a Canadian I believe that we have so very much to be proud of…….a whole whack of really funny comedians, very good looking women, manners second to none, small egos, Steppenwolf, William Shatner, Ryan Gosling, kick ass beer that’ll get you shit faced by two in the afternoon, 4 seasons and football that’s played on a really big field with one less down. There is, however, a few things that we are collectively ashamed of……Ted Cruz, Jim Carrey (post 2005), Alex Trebek, Allen Thicke, Avril Lavigne, Nickelback, and Celine Dion. But the thing we are most sorry for above everything else, is this insidious little snot-nosed brat who goes by the name of Justin Bieber. As hard as this may be to believe for the rest of the world, we hate this child more than you do. He has damaged our collective national image and devalued our good...

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An Open Letter to Kim and Kanye From Your Newborn Daughter

I suppose congratulations would be in order for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, but I just can’t muster the willpower to do it.  I can only put words on paper that I’m sure the little, as yet unnamed, child would like to say to the new mom and dad. Dear Mommy and Daddy, I know how you both are attracted to any spotlight that glows brighter than a 40 watt light bulb, but please don’t drag me into that ego trip.  I need my sleep and my tender skin will surely burn. Mommy, please tell me that my butt won’t look like two pigs fighting in a burlap sack when I grow up.  I will have enough baggage to deal with and I don’t think carrying that around behind me helps with any endeavors I may attempt. Daddy, please tell me you know how to smile and that, that...

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Bill Clinton & DOMA: His Biggest Regret ?

DOMA (The Defense of Marriage Act) was signed into law on September 21, 1996 by President Bill Clinton without cameras present at 1:00 AM.  Surely not his proudest moment.  He had little choice.  It was politically expedient to do so less than two months before the general election.  To use the veto pen on such a contentious and divisive issue could have been beyond detrimental.  Why rile up a GOP base and risk defeat?  Surely, no one would have done anything differently. In order to better understand what this piece of legislation was intended to do, one needs look no further than two sections of the bill. Section 2 of DOMA allows states to establish policies regarding the rights of same sex couples.  Section 3 states that the federal government has the power to over-ride the same state’s decisions to allow equal access to certain federal laws and programs....

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