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    One last time.............

    I think my guardian angel drinks...
    I'll tell you what's wrong with society....nobody drinks from the skulls of their enemies anymore.
    Ever look at somebody and say.."Yup, they've got bodies buried in the basement."
    If you are going to fight, fight like the third monkey on the ramp to Noah's Ark.....and brother it's starting to rain.

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    The girls are at the bingo and the boys are getting stinko
    And nobody thinks of Inco on a Sudbury saturday night

    He will be missed!

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    He should be given a State Funeral, with all the pomp he deserves.

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    as Canadian as maple syrup,he will be missed.

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    it's bud the spud from the bright red mud
    rollin' down the highway smiling
    the spuds are big on the back of bud's rig
    and they're from prince edward island

    ***

    hello out there, we're on the air, it's 'hockey night' tonight
    tension grows, the whistle blows, and the puck goes down the ice
    the goalie jumps, and the players bump, and the fans all go insane
    someone roars, "bobby scores!", at the good ol' hockey game

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    two of my all time favorites

    thank you buddy...
    believe nothing of what you hear, and only half of what you actually see - question EVERYTHING...

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    It's been interesting today reading news sites and comments -- one topic on which everybody seems to agree. I will bet there is no other subject which joins together all Canadians the way the memory of Tom does.

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    At work today, somebody would start singing a Stompin Tom song, and without exception, the rest of the gang would finish singing along with the song.
    Amor Vincit Omnia

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    The first time I saw him on tv they had a shot of a piece of plywood nailed to the stage he was performing on. I understand he was pretty tough on the woodwork. He was a true die hard Canadian. "He strongly opposed artists who conducted most of their business in the United States being nominated for Junos in Canada. Connors, who referred to these particular artists as "turncoat Canadians", felt that in view of the fact that they had chosen to live and work in the U.S., it was only fair that they competed with Americans for Grammy Awards, and left the Juno competition to those who lived and conducted business in Canada.

    His protest caught national attention when he sent back his six Junos accompanied by a letter to the board of directors:

    "Gentlemen:

    I am returning herewith the six Juno awards that I once felt honoured to have received and which, I am no longer proud to have in my possession. As far as I am concerned you can give them to the border jumpers who didn't receive an award this year and maybe you can have them presented by Charley Pride. I feel that the Junos should be for people who are living in Canada, whose main base of business operations is in Canada, who are working toward the recognition of Canadian talent in this country and who are trying to further the export of such talent from this country to the world with a view to proudly showing off what this country can contribute to the world market.

    Until the academy appears to comply more closely with aspirations of this kind, I will no longer stand for any nominations, nor will I accept any award given.

    Yours very truly,
    Stompin' Tom Connors
    "

    He didn't pull any punches. His music was truly Canadian. He will be missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms. Sarah View Post
    Two cases of Moosehead beer: friend recalls being on the road with Stompin Tom

    VANCOUVER - When Stompin Tom Connors arrived at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa on what would be his final cross-country tour of Canada a few years ago, staff were concerned and a little flustered.

    Tim Hus, Connors' opening act on that tour, recalls arriving to a packed arena and staff members who hadn't received Connors' "rider," the list of his hospitality requirements for the night.

    Connors insisted he'd sent the rider, and staff were apologetic.

    "They said, 'Oh but Mr. Connors we didn't get your hospitality rider, all we got was a fax that said two cases of Moosehead beer,' and he said, 'Well, then you got my rider,'" Hus says with a laugh.

    "They just couldn't believe it. They said they'd never seen anybody who could fill a stadium full of people and his only requirements were two cases of beer — one for the band and one for him."

    Connors, who rose from a tragic childhood to a Canadian icon, never forgot his humble beginnings, says Hus.

    At a smoked meat shop in Montreal, the owners pulled out all the stops for the country music legend and his entourage. Nearby, a man down on his luck with a bicycle laden with cans for recycling was leaning against a wall.

    "Tom, he said, 'You see that guy over there, that guy with the bicycle? I'd like you to go over and give him a beer.' That's the kind of guy he was," Hus says.

    "I think he really identified with people like that because he'd been to the school of hard knocks and spent a lot of years just hitchhiking around with his guitar. I guess he'd been on the receiving end of that; he'd been the guy people had bought a beer for when he was down."

    Connors was incredibly smart, Hus remembers, and tour members passed many hours losing to him at chess and Scrabble.

    If the weather was good and there was a patch of grass to be found behind a hotel, he'd set up a game of croquet, planting and replanting a stand-up beer holder as he tapped the colourful balls through the course.

    Connors, who wrote several books about his life and his loves, seemed to live pretty simply, Hus says. He liked his cigarettes, his beer and his country.

    To pass the time, Hus would sometimes name a town somewhere and the country singer would easily recount a tale of someone he met or something he did there in the decades he'd been criss-crossing this big land.

    To join the tour, Hus and band members had to sign a contract that included after-show festivities.

    "Famously — and infamously — he makes you sign a contract that you're going to stay up with him, drinking beer and socializing until five in the morning. You think that's kind of funny when you sign on... but then he actually holds you to it," says Hus.

    Even well into his 70s, Connors slept little and kept a pace difficult for his juniors to match. It wasn't easy to meet that particular contractual obligation, Hus says.

    "For a lot of people obviously it would be the thrill of a lifetime to stay up and drink beer with Stompin Tom, and it was. It was really great," he says.

    "But believe it or not, you'd be surprised once you get about six weeks into the tour and it's getting to be about four in the morning and your eyes are starting to fall shut and he's like, 'Hey, buddy, you've still got an hour left. You signed the contract.'"

    http://ca.music.yahoo.com/two-cases-...175603526.html
    Holy fuck... I had no idea he was that amazing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HankQuinlan View Post
    It's been interesting today reading news sites and comments -- one topic on which everybody seems to agree. I will bet there is no other subject which joins together all Canadians the way the memory of Tom does.
    Who is he? Never heard of him before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tugela View Post
    Who is he? Never heard of him before.
    This is a "troll play", right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickoshadows View Post
    This is a "troll play", right?
    Give him the benefit of the doubt.......not everybody watched Don Messer's Jubilee.
    I think my guardian angel drinks...
    I'll tell you what's wrong with society....nobody drinks from the skulls of their enemies anymore.
    Ever look at somebody and say.."Yup, they've got bodies buried in the basement."
    If you are going to fight, fight like the third monkey on the ramp to Noah's Ark.....and brother it's starting to rain.

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    So many great Stompin' Tom songs but I think this one is regionally appropriate

    Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened- Doyle Brunson

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickoshadows View Post
    This is a "troll play", right?
    No. They were talking about him on the radio this morning, he was some kind of singer as far as I could gather, but I had never heard of him before.

    If he was some sort of country singer from the 60s, that would explain it, since I have zero interest in that sort of music and it was before my time anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tugela View Post
    No. They were talking about him on the radio this morning, he was some kind of singer as far as I could gather, but I had never heard of him before.

    If he was some sort of country singer from the 60s, that would explain it, since I have zero interest in that sort of music and it was before my time anyway.
    If you are in some kind of advance force for others from your galaxy, it is not good to admit these things. It would be wise to google some other terms: "Tim Horton's," "Molson's," "Hockey" -- or the neighbours will start to become suspicious.

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