Railroaded by Metrolinx: Seasick or Seachange: The G8 and G20 Summits

Only when the last tree has been cut down;Only when the last river has been poisoned;Only when the last fish has been caught;Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.– Cree Prophecy, oft-quoted as the rallying cry for the environmental movement A belated happy World Oceans’ Day. A plume of oil 228 km ...

Railroaded by Metrolinx: Seasick or Seachange: The G8 and G20 Summits

Only when the last tree has been cut down;Only when the last river has been poisoned;Only when the last fish has been caught;Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.– Cree Prophecy, oft-quoted as the rallying cry for the environmental movement A belated happy World Oceans’ Day. A plume of oil 228 km ...

Runesmith's Canadian Content: But seriously folks…

This week has been one hell of a ride.  But now that things have settled down and my fifteen minutes of fame is coming to an end, I have a chance to pause and reflect on the issue that sparked all this: the outrageous, growing bill for the G8 and G20 summits. Given the nearly ...

Runesmith's Canadian Content: Holy Crap!!

Well! It’s been quite a day so far. Woke up to 11,000 views of the video (now 17,000+ nearly 20,000 23,601), three interview requests (now five), clips on 680 News, The National and God knows where else, and a really hideous screen shot of me with my mouth open on the front page of the ...

JimBobby Sez: Ballad of Fake Lake – Updated with Video

Whooee! Well, friends an’ foes, I posted up the lyrics yesterday an’ now I got the audio-video with ol’ JB screechin’ an’ a few pertinent pitchers.The Ballad of Fake LakeThe legend lives on from Toronto on downOf a six inch deep pond they call Fake Lake.The lake, it is said, made the blue Cons turn ...

Runesmith's Canadian Content: If I Had a Billion Dollars – The Video!

You asked for it, you got it: the musical stylings of Jennifer Smith, Iain Smith and Lesley Stankaitis with “If I Had a Billion Dollars”. Enjoy. UPDATE – Welcome, Toronto Star readers! Oh, and National Newswatch too. Hello there!

JimBobby Sez: Ballad of Fake Lake (Edmund Fitzgerald)

Whooee! Well, friends an’ foes, ol’ Susan Delacourt put up a twitterin’ tweet how she’d like to see some new lyrics to ol’ Gord Lightfoot’s Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald with a theme all about the G20 Fake Lake. Since I got me a little experience in re-writin’ that there song, I took up the ...