In Which Aaron Found A Few More Goodies At The Thrift Shoppes And No One Is Surprised By This

Jann Arden – Greatest Hurts: The Best Of Jann Arden At this point in my listening to Jann, this Hits set is probably all I need. I know, I know. Billy Boy Arnold – The Blues Soul Of Billy Boy Arnold This was an instant grab, I mean, yes. Deanna Carter – The Deanna Carter Collection This is a weird one, she only had two albums, so a Hits set is a bit weird. However, I like enough songs here so fair play. Nelly Furtado – The Best Of Nelly Furtado Bought so I can hear something other than I’m Like A Bird. Will see if I like her other stuff.

Heart – These Dreams: Heart’s Greatest Hits Not even my first Hits collection from this band, but do I care? Lol no. Jerry Lee Lewis – Greatest Hits Weird I didn’t have something like in my collection already. At least on CD. John Mayer – Room For Squares This is me slowly buying up all of his albums until I have them all. Reba McEntire – Greatest Hits Another country artist I’m game to try out with a Hits set.

Patricia O’Callaghan – Naked Beauty Here she covers Leonard Cohen, Randy Newman, Neil Young, and others, and Steven Page makes an appearance. Dusty Springfield – A Very Fine Love I do love me some Dusty. Ray Stevens – Greatest Hits Lots I knew on here, had to grab it. Various – Go West: A Vital Collection Of Western Canadian Music (2CD) Tons of bands on here I know, and it’s from 1999. Might be time for an update!

Uncut Magazine 2021-10 Nick Cave on the cover? Hell yeah. CD of new songs included? Hell yeah.


Not a ton of stuff, but some cool things. Give ‘er!

80 thoughts on “In Which Aaron Found A Few More Goodies At The Thrift Shoppes And No One Is Surprised By This

    1. keepsmealive says:

      Yeah I think I only need a couple more, and all (except the newest one) are from thrift shoppes. I see his albums occasionally, but they’re always a dog’s breakfast. Finding copies in excellent condition (which is all I’ll buy) is the real challenge.

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        1. keepsmealive says:

          Man, I have left behind so many great albums, cooler stuff than I put in the posts, often, but I refuse to buy junked CDs just to have them. The condition must be in my (admittedly high) standards range.

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    1. keepsmealive says:

      That IS what she said! Lol Thanks Deke, I needed that. Of course, liking as many types of music as I do, it’s inevitable I’ll find SOMETHING to bring home. It’s why I have to spread out my visits!

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  1. Lana Teramae says:

    I keep forgetting how big Reba’s hair was back then lol! My exposure to Reba was through her TV show (it’s in my top five to 10 TV shows ever). Someone even sang “Turn on the Radio” on ‘American Idol.’


                    1. keepsmealive says:

                      Yeah I suppose. We almost lived in California back in 2005. My lovely wife had job offers in San Bernardino and Napa Valley. The former was meth and crime and prone to mud slides (and earthquakes). The latter was too expensive for us, though the wine might’ve been nice. I dunno, we didn’t wanna live in W.’s Amurica, either. She took the job back here closer to family so we could raise our own family.

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                    2. keepsmealive says:

                      Well, our climate is a lot harder on vehicles. Winters play hell with them, for example. But my wife commutes two hours a day, it adds up to a lot of miles, faster than most drivers would achieve in the same amount of time.

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                    3. keepsmealive says:

                      Canadian winters wreak havoc on vehicles andyeah, more mileage does cause wear and tear and general increased issues. Stands to reason, I’d say. We are OK with a car getting 8 years, the way we drive them.

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                    4. Lana Teramae says:

                      Ok, I googled what a 2021 Subaru Crosstrek looks like and it’s nice. Not a huge car, which should make parking a bit easier and I like that it looks like it has a snout nose lol.


                    5. keepsmealive says:

                      Yeah it’s car-sized just up higher, which she likes. It handles really well, and the Subaru full-time AWD drivetrain is the main selling feature, especially for our winters.

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                    6. keepsmealive says:

                      Well sure, when viibility drops to zero in a white-out, absolutely. Happened on our way back from Maiden in 2016. We got detoured into the countryside because someone drove head-on into an 18-wheeler and died. Couldn’t see anything. You know in Star Wars, when they jump to hyperspace and all the stars fly past them? Looks like that.

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                    7. keepsmealive says:

                      Yeah it’s no fun. I remember coming home from a hockey tournament in Tiverton, when I was a kid, and we followed the telephone poles home because we really couldn’t see much else and at least they let us know approxinmately where the ditch was.

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                    8. keepsmealive says:

                      I loved this:

                      “The heaviest accumulations usually happen in the Bruce Peninsula, which is between Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. So long as the Great Lakes are not frozen over, the only time the Bruce Peninsula does not get lake-effect snow is when the wind is directly from the south.”

                      My town is right at the base of the Bruce Peninsula.

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                    9. keepsmealive says:

                      The wind is rarely (very rarely) directly from the south. But yeah, I am always saying the lakes need to freeze over. It moderates everything and stops all that crazy crap from happening. In a good winter they do freeze over.

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                    10. keepsmealive says:

                      Mostly. Mind you, there are times when it rains so hard we need to pull off to the side of the road for a bit, but I assume that happens everywhere. We also had two tornado warnings this past summer (we went to the basement), really high winds though they didn’t touch down near enough to us to cause damage (about half hour away both times).

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                    11. Lana Teramae says:

                      Well, we’ve had flood warnings in Hawaii, if that counts? I’ve never experienced a tornado warning before; I’ve only seen tornados in movies and TV shows. How long did both tornados last?


                    12. keepsmealive says:

                      Flood warnings are no joke. No tsunami or hurricanes?

                      We don’t get too many tornadoes here, not ones that actually touch down, but one this summer did, over at the beach we like (45 minutes from here). The high winds are enough, but they tend to blow out of their peak speeds pretty quickly while the whole storm can last hours.

                      I’ve also lived through a (minor) earthquake (when I was a kid) and a hurricane (on our honeymoon). And more snow storms than I can even count, at this point. Hell, I scraped snow off the steps this morning. It’s starting up again.

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                    13. Lana Teramae says:

                      No tsunamis or hurricanes in Hawaii (from what I remember), but we have experienced lighting.

                      I’m hoping no one was in that ocean when the tornado hit?

                      A hurricane on your honeymoon? Talk about weird timing.


                    14. keepsmealive says:

                      Glad there are no tsunamis or hurricanes for you. Those islands are pretty vulnerable out there in the ocean!

                      I doubt folks were in the lake when the storm hit. At least, I hope so too!

                      Yup, hurricane Juan (2003) hit Halifax while we were down East. Lots of damage. I slept through it, reasoning that if the place blew down my being awake and worrying about it wasn’t going to help at all. My lovely wife stayed up, though, because of course she did… never lets me forget it either lol. We had four days without power, so we missed out on a lot of stuff we were planning to do, but that’s OK. Nothing to do about it.

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                    15. Lana Teramae says:

                      I’ve seen the damage that tornadoes and hurricanes can do, so yeah!

                      That would’ve been bad if people were in the ocean at the time.

                      You must be a good sleeper if you can sleep through a hurricane? If there was no power for four days, what did you guys do on your honeymoon?


                    16. keepsmealive says:

                      Yeah Point Pleasant Park and the harbour were all torn up.

                      Pretty sure they called all boats in with plenty of warning.

                      What did we do on our honeymoon with no power and nowhere to go? Hm. Lol.

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                    17. keepsmealive says:

                      Ha nope. We were living in Saskatchewan at the time, travelled to Ontario for the wedding, a few days in Quebec to see friends and visit the city, then Nova Scotia for the rest, before heading back to Saskatchewan. A lot of travel but so worth it.

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                    18. keepsmealive says:

                      Nah, I’ve got lots of friends from my 5-and-under years, still to this day. Our parents were friends, and we just hung out. Then we played hockey together, and so on up to now. We still have several friends from kindergarten. Heck, my lovely wife was in my kindergarten class so…

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                    19. Lana Teramae says:

                      Wow, I guess it really it is possible to have long lasting friendships. It just depends on the circumstances and how willing you are to keep the friendship going!


                    20. keepsmealive says:

                      Thanks, I guess I don’t think about it (though I never take it for granted) so it’s good to have outside perspective on things. Mike’s a “new guy,” and I’ve known him since probably ’97 lol.

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                    21. Lana Teramae says:

                      That’s another reason why you guys have stayed friends all these years, you don’t think about it! The friendship just happens without even thinking about it!


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