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Just an idea that came to me during one of my free thinking sessions I practice to try to think of interest, slightly radical ideas to keep my mind open and abstract as I aged.🙂

What if there were a radio station that only played popular music by musicians who were deceased? Its repertoire could literally grow all the time, to include entire catalogs of new musicians having just passed away. In fact, it could do tributes to them by introducing new catalogs over several hours each day following the deaths.

I understand it might seem morbid to have that cloud of thought overhanging your listening enjoyment, that all these people were dead, but I get quite reflective some time listening to music by people no longer with us. And you might get a few surprises to hear songs by people you didn’t know had died. That’s when the reflection would kick in for me.

As for groups, play songs people who passed away had a hand in writing if they didn’t sing, or only songs they sung, and make it clear at the beginning and/or end, of course.

And hopefully, nobody listening will hope someone will die soon so they can hear their music on the station. Just turn the dial, eh?🙂

So, someone found a popular song for which lyrics were not online! And it was on my site, of a song for which I posted a video! At their request, I typed out the lyrics and they are below the video.

Sing along folks cause it’s a great singalong tune!

There was a town, so quiet and still
Then came the folks, from Capitol Hill
San Clemente’s not the same
Mr Nixon, you’re to blame!

You made our town , your summer home
You crowned it with, the Capital dome
You took a step, out on the beach
Now Cotton’s Point, is out of reach

There was a town, so quiet and still
Then came the folks, from Capitol Hill
San Clemente’s not the same
Mr Nixon, you’re to blame!

At nine we used, to close the bar
That was OK, with F.D.R.
Oh Mr Nixon, you’re so great
But must your guest, stay out so late?

There was a town, so quiet and still
Then came the folks, from Capitol Hill
San Clemente’s not the same
Mr Nixon, you’re to blame!

Before we close, I’d like to say
Oh, neighbour we’d, like you to stay
But would you take, us off the map
And give us back, our noon day nap

There was a town, so quiet and still
Then came the folks, from Capitol Hill
San Clemente’s not the same
Mr Nixon, you’re to blame!

Mr Nixon, you’re to blame…

Mr Nixon, you’re to blame…

What beautiful lyric writing! To start out with a first verse that opened the story, but also served as a repeatable chorus! You try writing a story where the intro can be repeated to finish off each section!

A few days ago, my friend Jack from the Halifolks site (and Facebook page) that tells wonderful stories of Haligonians, got a video made of me racing the #1 bus in Halifax on foot for about 4 miles. It has turned out to be shockingly popular as I didn’t think that many would care for me and my running routines! The YouTube version below that I can embed here only has over a thousand views at this point.

However, the Facebook version currently has over 98,500 views, something like 2400 Shares, 2000 Likes and a couple of hundred comments!

It’s gotten enough positive reaction that the local media have even asked me to do stories with them!

Kelland Sundahl of CTV News, and camera man Jay, did this really fun report!

Steve Silva of GlobalTV was kind enough to accommodate my work schedule and put together this great story without a lot of time with me.

The local Chronicle-Herald newspaper interviewed me for more than just the racing and running in this article by Jacqueline Arsenault.

I also did radio interviews on the Sheldon MacLeod show, and FX101.9 country station!

Phew! What a whirlwind of a couple of days!

Thank you so much to Jack from Halifolks for the video, and egging me to do it cause I’ve done this for at least a decade and never cared enough to get anybody to document it. I do it for the training benefits, honestly! Keeps my running fun. It’s a hard physical workout, but also a tough mental workout for when that bus passes me in the second half of the route that it usually does. It’s only a matter of luck to get the right stops and lights that if I run hard, I can come back to win. Jack had the insight this was going to be popular with the people so credits to him for it, and the fantastic job with limited equipment that he had!

The bus driver, Brad, was definitely a co-star with his fantastic attitude and sense of humour! Thanks to him, for sure! He wants a rematch and I’ll be glad to oblige. Considering I win about half the races and have beaten him twice now, he’s due for a win!

Of course, I have to thank all the people who were supportive online to watch, react, comment, Share and such. You’re all too kind!

Special thanks go to my Facebook friends who not only did the above, but had to put up with stories, tags and such of me relating to this story clogging their newsfeeds worse than Donald Trump’s media hogging could ever do to them!

And last but not least, thank you to all the media people who gave me a chance to be in the media, spending time with me to create their journalistic pieces!

I’m enjoying my 15 minutes of fame, but secretly hoping I’m not going to use it all here!🙂

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