Category Archives: 1990s

History as written by the losers

I’m in the midst of revising an article on the 2006 film by L’Atelier national du Manitoba, Death by Popcorn: The Tragedy of the Winnipeg Jets, for an edited volume that will hopefully be published sometime in 2013. I’ve been … Continue reading






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“She’s like the swallow”

“She’s Like the Swallow” is a powerful song with a gorgeous melody that has traveled all the way from the outports of Newfoundland to Foxbase Alpha. I was reminded of it this week because it appears on a compilation called … Continue reading






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1991 – Postscript on Record Stores

Another aspect of listening to pop in the provinces that I failed to mention in my previous post is the crucial role that independent record stores played in making things accessible. Halifax in the late 80s and early 90s was … Continue reading






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1991 – Listening to Pop in the Provinces

I was intrigued by the recent call by PopMatters for articles on 1991, but, rather predictably, I didn’t have my shit sufficiently together to submit. It did nevertheless get me thinking a bit about 1991, what it meant to me, … Continue reading






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