Canada’s Birthday Present To The World: Great Music!

Well, it wouldn’t be Canada Day if I didn’t post a playlist to celebrate the grand occasion so here is your third installment of Canadian Eh? music.

Medley of tunes by the RCMP Pipes & Drum Corps and Scottish Dancers.  RCMP stands for Royal Canadian Mounted Police or also known here as our Mounties.

“The Weight”   ∼   The Band.  I think you might recognize the song, but did you know they were from Canada?

“Somewhere Down The Crazy River”   ∼   Robbie Robertson.  The guy who wrote “The Weight”, above.  World-renowned in his own right too.

“Hallelujah”   ∼   Leonard Cohen.  One of my favourite writers of song.  So many great covers of this out there too.  Bon Jovi’s is my pick.

“Button Box”   ∼   Walter Ostanek.  Canada’s Grammy award-winning Polka King.
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It’s His Party And I’ll Cry If I Want To

A friend of mine has a very serious health condition.  He’s had it for some time but has been able to live life with it relatively on the norm.  It took a turn for the worse recently and the outlook was not good.  Hearing this news was the last time I was moved to tears over something sad.

His doctor wanted him to try a certain medication that, although still very new, was showing promising results.  The challenge:  qualifying to be eligible to receive the drug. About 6 weeks ago, I received a text from him saying he was approved and the pills were being sent by courier.  Reading his message was the last time I was moved to tears over something beautiful.

This was written in response to today’s Daily Prompt.  It’s my friend’s birthday today.  Coincidence?  I think not.

I am blessed to have you in my world dear friend.  I wish you a very happy new year of your life.

Photo source:  April Marai,