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Review of New Magic, Son Little’s most recent album, in Quip Magazine

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I was really looking forward to seeing what Son Little would do with his new album. His first full length self-titled release established him as someone looking to rework the blues and R&B canon in a new way (or to travel some forgotten byways). That album was spectral, spooky, and a little freaky. It called to mind Screaming Jay Hawkins or Andre Williams. It really grew on me. So, I was looking forward to how he would push things forward on this new outing. Initially, however, [MORE]

POP CULTURE: A Boy Named… Who?

POP CULTURE: A Boy Named... Who?
Johnny Cash’s song “A Boy Named Sue” tells us something true about fathers

I love the Johnny Cash song, “A Boy Named Sue”. You can sing it; it tells a story; and it’s funny as @#$%. It’s about a boy who was abandoned by his father, leaving him with nothing but the name “Sue”. This made for a hard life for young Sue, who had to learn to look after himself on account of his name. Sue swears that when he finds his father, he’ll kill him. Hilarious, right?

http://popculture-superdad.blogspot.ca/2013/10/pop-culture-boy-named-who.html

A version of this post also appears in the October/November 2013 Village Living Magazine: West Village and Village Living Magazine: Mount Pleasant.

 

Pop Culture: Pillow Talk

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Another snapshot of life here at Pop Culture.
As we snuggle at bedtime at lights out, my six year leans over and confides in me.
“Daddy, I know God’s secrets.”
“Huh?!  Really? How do you know that?”
“I saw a wizard today and his shadow told me.”
I alternate between concern that he is totally insane and awe at how incredibly cool that is.

http://popculture-superdad.blogspot.ca/2013/10/pillow-talk.html

New Pop Culture: You Complete Me

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New Pop Culture: You Complete Me now up and in June/July issue of Village Living Magazine (West Village and Mount Pleasant editions). Watch out, this one is about FEELINGS.

“Likely everyone is familiar with the line “You complete me” that Jerry (Tom Cruise) utters to Dorothy (Renee Zellweger) in front of a roomful of hostile divorcees. Women swoon over that line. But the movie never demonstrates that she does complete him. It’s a cheat. So who should McGuire have declared his love to? Dorothy’s son, Ray.”

http://popculture-superdad.blogspot.ca/2013/06/you-complete-me.html

Pop Culture: TO SIRE, WITH LOVE

A Dad, like a family motto or a knife in your boot, can prove useful.
A Dad, like a family motto or a knife in your boot, can prove useful.

 

Pop Culture: TO SIRE, WITH LOVE. Pop Culture is a humourous blog about being a Modern Dad. This post is about Daddy Issues, Game of Thrones and the importance of keeping a knife in your boot. A version of this article also appears in the February/March issue of Village Living Magazine.

http://popculture-superdad.blogspot.ca/2013/01/to-sire-with-love.html

Pop Culture: New Year Reflections and Resolutions

SNOW IS A GREAT BABYSITTER
“… it makes a great place to stick a kid…  They come back in pink cheeked, all their yayas worked out, in much better moods and they sleep well. Even better if you go out with them you can throw snowballs at them yourself and toss them into snowbanks all in the name of good clean fun and working out some of your own frustrations. RESOLUTIONS: Contribute to Environmental Advocacy groups, invest in snow making equipment and keep the kids outside as much as possible in all kinds of weather.”

For more on this post go to:

http://popculture-superdad.blogspot.ca/2013/01/new-year-reflections-and-resolutions.html