29 August 2017
Gordon Pinsent's "Roots"
As you fuckers who read the Dope City Free Press know, I like old records. I get to play them on my record player and drink a beer or two.
You same fuckers know how much I love my big fat country. Old records I like best, therefore, were performed by Canadians and both pressed and printed here. If it is fucking Canadian it is fucking best.
Which, today, brings us to Gordon Pinsent's "Roots" - the only album he ever recorded to my knowledge. All traditional Newfoundland songs recorded at Bay Studios in motherfucking T.O. Truly lovely bit of music I would have to describe as maybe the best Canadian record ever not counting all Ian Tyson's.
And "Not a snap, crackle or pop on the whole fucking [49 year old] thing," as Sonja put it as it spun round in the corner of our living room.
I could not be happier if Leonard Cohen knocked on my door.