Here are all of Swampy's jams.

Harperman

Harperman

by Tony Turner

Once one of the world's peacekeepers and stewards of natural beauty, Canada is now languishing under the iron grip of its Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a war-mongering, out-of-control control freak who recently solved climate change by getting rid of our environmental scientists who pointed out the errors of flogging dirty oil on the world market. One of them, Tony Turner, wrote this song as Harperman heads into a fall election ...

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Jammed: 20th Sep 2015

16 plays

8 likes

3 comments

Crack Smokin Mayor

Crack Smokin Mayor

by Rusty Ford

This little gem of Canadiana that fletchero posted is just too good not to rejam. No relation to Rob Ford, Toronto's mayor in exile, Rusty Ford is the inspired stage name of Mitch Anderson, hot talent in back country bars ... Check out https://www.facebook.com/rustyfordmusic

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Jammed: 28th Mar 2015

9 plays

9 likes

2 comments

Billie Jean

Billie Jean

by The Bottle Boys

Here's Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' performed entirely on beer bottles from the spiritual depths of Heart Thames Valley ... Thanks for your note, @pez, and others wondering where I am ... I'm wondering too.

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Jammed: 3rd Nov 2014

15 plays

6 likes

2 comments

Bossa Nova Baby

Bossa Nova Baby

by Rita, Fred & Elvis

Tip for those who want to bump into people: Try this on a crowded dance floor. Kudos to Rita Hayworth, Fred Astaire and Elvis Presley in this video with remixed sound ...

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Jammed: 18th May 2014

21 plays

14 likes

2 comments

God Is Love

God Is Love

by The Innocence Mission

Feeling nostalgic. I think this was my very first jam ...

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Jammed: 8th May 2014

45 plays

14 likes

6 comments

Heyr himna smiður

Heyr himna smiður

by Árstíðir

Want to feel a shiver up your spine? This 800-year-old Icelandic hymn rendered here in a train station recreates the chill of a wind blowing across an iceberg in the North Atlantic ...

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Jammed: 1st May 2014

24 plays

14 likes

4 comments

Birds on the wires

Birds on the wires

by Jarbas Agnelli

You've heard of found art. Here's some found music. Jarbas Agnelli spotted some birds sitting on five wires and wondered what they would sound like if translated into musical notation. Winner of the YouTube Play Guggenheim Biennial Festival ...

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Jammed: 22nd Apr 2014

22 plays

9 likes

No comments

Imagine a Band on the Run

Imagine a Band on the Run

by Lennon Wings Mashup

Imagine Lennon and McCartney together again. This is what happens when you speed up one classic by John and slow down another by Paul, and lay the tracks down together ...

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Jammed: 13th Apr 2014

23 plays

16 likes

4 comments

Sham-A-Ling-Dong-Ding

Sham-A-Ling-Dong-Ding

by Jesse Winchester

Just heard that Jesse is in hospice care. Here he is on on Elvis Costello's "Spectacle".

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Jammed: 7th Apr 2014

17 plays

12 likes

2 comments

Grounds For Violence

Grounds For Violence

by Bartley Kives

Sorry to keep harping on the meteorological injustices of the polar vortex, but just have to share this plaintive bleat from frost-bitten reporters from the Winnipeg Free Press. Not bad for pixel-stained wretches ... @fletchero @flaneur

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Jammed: 30th Mar 2014

34 plays

13 likes

8 comments

You Can Never Hold Back Spring

You Can Never Hold Back Spring

by Tom Waits

Ever hopeful ... but getting desperate ... I'm appealing to the music gods to free us from The Winter That Will Not Quit. Maybe Tom will usher in a crack in the icicles ...

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Jammed: 24th Mar 2014

28 plays

27 likes

1 comments

Facebook Woman

Facebook Woman

by Harpdog Brown

It was bound to happen ...

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Jammed: 13th Mar 2014

21 plays

10 likes

3 comments

Who Drank My Beer (While I Was in the Rear)

Who Drank My Beer (While I Was in the Rear)

by Tommy Duncan

Humanity in the 21st century is beset by numerous questions of skyhigh gravitas, the most urgent of which is posed by this reprise of an old fave rave from a 4-CD set “Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys, thanks to the vigilance of fellow jammer fletchero …

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Jammed: 5th Mar 2014

28 plays

18 likes

7 comments

Emmylou

Emmylou

by First Aid Kit

This was playing as I wound my way back down the mountain from Whitewater ski lodge, the pines droopy from freshly-fallen snow, a muted but moody colour spectrum hanging over all, the song in my heart. Just had to share ...

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Jammed: 16th Feb 2014

27 plays

28 likes

8 comments

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Bridge Over Troubled Water

by Simon & Garfunkel

The all-wise city fathers want to tear down our beloved footbridge that crosses over the beer-dark North Saskatchewan River and put up a new train crossing to service the suburbs. I've no problem with Light Rapid Transit, but they should locate its bridge a quarter of a mile upstream where it belongs. Check out my agonized bleat at http://www.riverdalians.net/SELRT_tweak.pdf

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Jammed: 10th Feb 2014

28 plays

40 likes

9 comments

Creep

Creep

by Daniela Andrade

Who woulda thunk it? This shy, bespectacled 21-year-old from my hometown has become a raging Youtube cover queen. Here she does Radiohead. Check her out her 160+ videos from the last five years. You may even want to subscribe to her channel, Youtube.com/danielasings

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Jammed: 25th Jan 2014

18 plays

12 likes

3 comments

Baby Blue

Baby Blue

by The Chocolate Watch Band

Takes me back to an imaginary past with these guys in a parallel universe ... Good stuff, indeed, Baby Blue!

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Jammed: 24th Jan 2014

14 plays

13 likes

3 comments

Hideaway

Hideaway

by Cayley Thomas

Remember that kid ... well, now a young lady ... whom I featured last Edmonton Folk Fest who's been singing down here in the valley since she was four? Well, here's a taste from her first album!

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Jammed: 3rd Dec 2013

23 plays

16 likes

10 comments

Little Girl Blue

Little Girl Blue

by Janis Joplin on the Tom Jones show

All the JFK footage today has been getting me thinking of all things Texan. One of my best memories is my honorary "big sister" from Port Arthur. Never did manage to see her in Calgary when she blew through on the Festival Express in 1970 and blew everyone's mind ...

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Jammed: 22nd Nov 2013

31 plays

29 likes

7 comments

Pagosa: Colorado wildfires in time-lapse video

Pagosa: Colorado wildfires in time-lapse video

by Matt Johnson, vimeo & Salomon Lighthelm, music

Feeling apocalyptic today. Thinking of Colorado swept up this summer in biblical sorrows: drought, wildfires and now a once-in-500-year flood.  Maybe they even had a plague of locusts ...

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Jammed: 15th Sep 2013

28 plays

7 likes

7 comments

Four Strong Winds

Four Strong Winds

by Edmonton Folk Fest crowd

Well, the 2013 version of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival has come and gone, and young Cayley Thomas from last week’s jam acquitted herself with flying colours both in workshop and on main stage. Unfortunately, this year the weather gods didn't allow the traditional singing of Ian Tyson’s Four Strong Winds to wrap up the prairie festival. A rollicking thunderstorm sent everyone packing, the rain so heavy it turned the roads around the site into instant rivers. So here’s an inspired amateur video to capture the fest’s closing song from 2009. Can’t watch this without getting all choked up …

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Jammed: 12th Aug 2013

26 plays

14 likes

7 comments

Ash Mountains Teaser

Ash Mountains Teaser

by Cayley Thomas

Here`s a promo from that feisty kid who lives a few blocks over who I ran a jam of last year. Opening night of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival now underway across the river, she was featured on the main stage to much acclaim. Good timing! She`s just put her first pro album online http://cayleythomas.bandcamp.com/ and will be releasing the EP itself at the end of the month just up the hill ... http://yeglive.ca/events/cayley-thomas/aug-31-2013/artery She`s been singing down here in Riverdale since age 4 ...

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Jammed: 9th Aug 2013

37 plays

16 likes

5 comments

Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday

by The Rolling Stones

Back in the Stone Age, Mick and the lads were kind enough to prepare a timely jam for us today … to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Swampy and his dear Ruby, who still comes and goes. Sorry we weren't in Hyde Park to catch it live, so YouTube will have to do as we step into the wayback machine … Turn up the volume, jammers!

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Jammed: 6th Aug 2013

47 plays

47 likes

22 comments

Blue Canadian Rockies

Blue Canadian Rockies

by Wilf Carter

This time of year the Rockies are irresistible, as is this classic by the father of Canadian country music.

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Jammed: 2nd Aug 2013

40 plays

20 likes

8 comments

Concerto In B Goode

Concerto In B Goode

by Chuck Berry & John Lennon

Love the intro from Chuck Berry. He sez to John Lennon: "Johnny? Be good!" And then they do it. I think that's Yoko in the background in this kinda fuzzy video, but this is definitely the best record of this historic event other than renting a time machine. My apologies to my fellow jammers for my radio silence. Last week's flood didn't wipe us out, but it did Calgary and practically all of Southern Alberta. Then we had a fire just a few houses away ... an arson job on quasi-heritage building. All while I've been nursing Kath through the post-op of her recent knee operation! Thanks for all of your kind comments and best wishes! Mucho appreciado!

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Jammed: 29th Jun 2013

40 plays

26 likes

16 comments

High Water Everywhere, Part 2

High Water Everywhere, Part 2

by Charley Patton

With Southern Alberta pretty much washed away by floods of biblical proportions, the beer-dark North Saskatchewan is now taking on a surly muddy hue and rising rapidly--trees, debris and anything floatable heading towards Hudson Bay. City crews are blocking off the river road three blocks down from here and sandbag trucks are queuing up. I'm taking comfort in the wise words of Charley Patton, who saw his share of inundations ...

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Jammed: 23rd Jun 2013

47 plays

27 likes

4 comments

Hoochie Coochie Gal

Hoochie Coochie Gal

by Etta James, Keith Richards, Robert Cray

It's pretty hard to moan about missing an obscure jam like this one, but -- gosh -- I wouldn't have minded being a fly on the wall ...

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Jammed: 16th Jun 2013

50 plays

32 likes

4 comments

Sugar Man

Sugar Man

by Rodriguez

You can’t really say he was forgotten because he wasn’t noticed in the first place. For the three people out there who don’t know the story of Sixto Rodriguez, the Mexican-Anerican had cut a single “I’ll Slip Away” in 1967 and in the early 1970s released two albums “Cold Fact” and “Coming from Reality” – all of which went absolutely nowhere. For most of the rest of his life he supported himself doing demolition work and renovations in his hometown of Detroit. Fortunately some bootlegs made their way to South Africa where he became bigger than Elvis and the Rolling Stones combined. From there, a following took root in Botswana, Rhodesia, New Zealand and Australia. But the Western world, as we know it, was stuporously unaware of his mega-success -- as was he -- until two South African supporters mounted a search on the early Internet, the story of which is captured in the “Searching for Sugar Man,” see http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/video/2012/jun/21/searching-for-sugar-man-video

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Jammed: 9th Jun 2013

71 plays

42 likes

6 comments

I'll See You In My Dreams

I'll See You In My Dreams

by Joe Brown

Ever regret you were somewhere else in the space/time continuum when something unmissable went down? For me, it was when Joe Brown on ukulele closed out the unforgettable Concert for George on November 29, 2002, at the Royal Albert Hall in London on the first anniversary of the death of George Harrison. George’s son Dhani was there. A dead ringer for his dear departed dad, Dhani shared the stage with an unbelievable gathering of A-listers who answered Eric Clapton’s call to celebrate the life and music of the Beatles’ best guitarist. A constant rain of rose petals hid many an irrepressible tear … Full meal deal at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGivnGv-HXs Search out Concert for George at your local music outlet or find it quick at http://www.amazon.ca/Concert-George-2DVD-Eric-Clapton/dp/B0000CEB4V/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1370023302&sr=1-1&keywords=concert+for+george

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Jammed: 2nd Jun 2013

62 plays

31 likes

2 comments

Midnight Special

Midnight Special

by Jimmy Smith

After poking around the various versions of this, this is the cut I like best — kinda long, no video of note — but definitely the sprightliest touch on Jimmy's trusty old Hammond organ ...

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Jammed: 26th May 2013

42 plays

30 likes

7 comments

Dust My Broom

Dust My Broom

by Elmore James

Every time I do my spring cleaning, broom in hand, I think of Elmore ...

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Jammed: 20th May 2013

54 plays

39 likes

4 comments

Road Regrets

Road Regrets

by Dan Mangan

We drive until the gas is gone And then walk until our feet are torn Crawl until we feed the soil Film the whole thing

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Jammed: 13th May 2013

28 plays

15 likes

2 comments

Seven Lonely Days (1988)

Seven Lonely Days (1988)

by k.d. lang & the reclines

Just led a Jane's Walk in Riverdale, pointed out k.d. lang's old house at the time of her cowgirl punk phase

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Jammed: 6th May 2013

63 plays

28 likes

8 comments

Cows Around

Cows Around

by Corb Lund of the Hurtin' Albertans

This local lad figures there's no sense singing'cowboy songs if thar ain't no cows around ...

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Jammed: 28th Apr 2013

38 plays

25 likes

7 comments

On The Floor Of Heaven

On The Floor Of Heaven

by Billy Cowsill and the Blue Shadows

Missing Alberta boy Billy Cowsill, gone these 7 years. Love the cowboy edge, jangly guitar, heartfelt yearning

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Jammed: 21st Apr 2013

42 plays

19 likes

4 comments

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

by George Harrison & Eric Clapton

Feeling nostalgic for George Harrison, gone these dozen years. Since the tribute cut is barred, this must do.

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Jammed: 14th Apr 2013

61 plays

40 likes

8 comments

Canoe Song

Canoe Song

by Connie Kaldor

More local talent. Connie has enchanted me for decades. Used to typeset her lyrics for her way back when ...

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Jammed: 6th Apr 2013

47 plays

21 likes

4 comments

These Days

These Days

by Cayley Kathleen Thomas-Haug

By a neighbourhood kid a few streets over—now a young woman—who did this up in her basement studio last week

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Jammed: 31st Mar 2013

56 plays

30 likes

10 comments

These Eyes

These Eyes

by The Guess Who

Looking at snowdrifts five feet high, how can you not think of Winnipeg?

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Jammed: 25th Mar 2013

39 plays

25 likes

6 comments

These Days

These Days

by Jackson Browne

Feeling introspective these last few days, this jam seems to help …

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Jammed: 18th Mar 2013

81 plays

44 likes

14 comments

So Long Stompin' Tom

So Long Stompin' Tom

by Mike Plume

To send off Stompin' Tom in grand style, here's a heartfelt tribute done by a guy from my ole hometown ...

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Jammed: 12th Mar 2013

53 plays

26 likes

4 comments

The Hockey Song

The Hockey Song

by Stompin' Tom Connors

The lanky, cranky Canadian C&W legend has stomped through his last piece of plywood ... dead at 77

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Jammed: 8th Mar 2013

22 plays

15 likes

1 comments

The good old hockey game

The good old hockey game

by Stompin Tom Connors

The lanky, cranky Canadian C&W legend has stomped thru his last piece of plywood...

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Jammed: 8th Mar 2013

1 plays

No likes

No comments

Down By The Riverside

Down By The Riverside

by Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Unrecognized pioneer of the 1930s and ’40s who crisscrossed the line between gospel and rock, soul and blues

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Jammed: 28th Feb 2013

90 plays

49 likes

11 comments

Down By The Riverside

Down By The Riverside

by Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Unrecognized pioneer of the 1930s and ’40s who crisscrossed the line between gospel and rock, soul and blues

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Jammed: 22nd Feb 2013

61 plays

41 likes

9 comments

Pardon My Eyes

Pardon My Eyes

by Chloe Albert

As much as the big city beckons, I keep coming back to country. Here's a local lass, getting better every day.

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Jammed: 19th Feb 2013

31 plays

17 likes

7 comments

Bach’s Goldberg Variations 1981

Bach’s Goldberg Variations 1981

by Glenn Gould

Canadian pianist gets a Grammy 30 years after his death a year after he made channeling Bach here look easy

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Jammed: 11th Feb 2013

48 plays

27 likes

14 comments

Russian video cartoon for 3-11 month-old kids

Russian video cartoon for 3-11 month-old kids

by Tiny Love  DVD Magiq (Развивающий мультик)

The Russian equivalent of Sesame Street develops a gentle video that captures the attention of wee ones ...

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Jammed: 3rd Feb 2013

28 plays

12 likes

6 comments

Devil's got a gun

Devil's got a gun

by whitehorse

Here's a young Canadian band making musical waves that I discovered thanks to @fletchero

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Jammed: 27th Jan 2013

59 plays

27 likes

4 comments

What the Fox!

What the Fox!

by Back Porch Swing

Just back from his gypsy fiddle world tour, my neighbour Cam Neufeld cuts loose downtown on New Year Eve..

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Jammed: 21st Jan 2013

41 plays

18 likes

7 comments

I Will Follow You Into The Dark

I Will Follow You Into The Dark

by Austin Criswell

Special talent to make morbid speculation sound like a warm-hearted love song ... and mentions Calgary, eh?

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Jammed: 13th Jan 2013

51 plays

21 likes

8 comments

Frank Mills (video)

Frank Mills (video)

by Lara Mainier

Best cover ever of original 1967 Hair that I remember, sigh, from my misspent golden youth on University Ave.

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Jammed: 6th Jan 2013

55 plays

17 likes

4 comments

A Very Cellular Song

A Very Cellular Song

by The Incredible String Band

Rejammed by popular demand: While Christmas trees are tall, amoebas are very small ...

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Jammed: 31st Dec 2012

74 plays

29 likes

14 comments

A Very Cellular Song

A Very Cellular Song

by The Incredible String Band

While Christmas trees are tall, amoebas are very small ...

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Jammed: 24th Dec 2012

50 plays

21 likes

8 comments

Hallelujah Chorus (Video)

Hallelujah Chorus (Video)

by Robert Cooper and Chorus Niagara

Christmas flashmobs are now dime a dozen, but this one at the Welland Seaway Mall in 2010 is sweet and simple

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Jammed: 17th Dec 2012

40 plays

16 likes

14 comments

Tonight You Belong to Me

Tonight You Belong to Me

by Ukulele Cayley & Mama Thomas

A talented kid from across Riverdale and her mum just too cute to keep quiet ...

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Jammed: 11th Dec 2012

42 plays

17 likes

3 comments

For the Damaged

For the Damaged

by Blonde Redhead

Back from the bush and dying of a killer cold, I need strong medicine. This will do ...

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Jammed: 5th Dec 2012

35 plays

15 likes

2 comments

Atlantic City

Atlantic City

by Bruce Springsteen

In the pristine backwoods for lessen a week and I'm already hungering for big city sleaze and corruption ...

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Jammed: 23rd Nov 2012

43 plays

26 likes

7 comments

Sisters Of Mercy

Sisters Of Mercy

by Leonard Cohen

Hope Saint Lenny plays this tender tune about two local girls when he rocks the northside hockey rink Sunday.

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Jammed: 16th Nov 2012

66 plays

31 likes

23 comments

My Boys

My Boys

by Taken by Trees

As the trees outside slowly disappear behind northern snow blasts, my thoughts turn to ... tightrope walking!

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Jammed: 8th Nov 2012

49 plays

18 likes

3 comments

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