Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Interesting YouTube videos

1.    Zeppelin Bar - During the summer of 1984, my sister performed at the Churchill Arms Motel, located at  Churchill Avenue and Carling Avenue in Ottawa. She is a talented country-rock singer, guitarist and songwriter. Her song list included: "Help Me Make It Through The Night" by Sammi Smith; "Take Me Home, Country Roads" by John Denver;" Stumblin In" by Suzi Quatro; "Stagger Lee" by Lloyd Price; "People Are Strange" by the Doors"; "Seven Year Ache" by Roseanne Cash and "Your Cheatin' Heart" by Ray Charles and Hank Williams.
My sister Nancy Shaw at the Churchill Arms Motel.
Led Zeppelin were the headliners at an April 14, 1970 concert in Ottawa. The group was booked at an upscale hotel, either the Chateau Laurier or the Skyline. However, Led Zeppelin and their crew allegedly spent time at the "small, dingy" Churchill Arms. Before the motel was demolished, the bar was sold to someone who was remodeling his basement.
2..   Snow Music: "Color/Dance" by George Winston-A drive through the Central Experimental Farm.
3.    MARVIN GAYE & TAMMI TERRELL - "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - the video was taped at Expo '67.
4.    CBC Archives: John Lennon and Yoko Ono meet Trudeau.
5.    Princess Diana in Ottawa, Canada - I was there, see the photos I took of Princess Diana, which are posted on my November 2012 blog.
6.    Tower falling after plane crashes into it - The tower was owned by the CBC.
7.    Movin' In (From Montreal by Train) - by Stompin Tom Connors (from 1973.) -  The Canadian National Railway was "The People's Railway" before it was privatized; now CN Rail is "North America's Railroad". American Bill Gates owns 12% of CN Rail, valued at $4.7 billion dollars.
8.     We become our own wolves - Music provided by Canadian independent artist Rae Spoon. Corrections Canada shut down the Isabel McNeil half-way house for women in Kingston, Ontario, which is across the street from Kingston Penitentiary.
9.    GARDENCITY LANDS by SAFEDRIVERMAN - is a rap song about land that was owned by the Canadian Coast Guard in Richmond, British Columbia.
10.   This Land is Your Land "Canada" by The Travellers - "This Land: The Travellers Centennial Album" (1967) features songs that were composed by American and Canadian writers:
     Early Morning Rain by Gordon Lightfoot.
     This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie.
     What Did You Learn in School  by Tom Paxton.
     Where Have the Buffalo Gone by Buffy Sainte-Marie.
11. 140+ Year Old Limestone Buildings in Stonewall- (Manitoba) - many of Kingston, Ontario's endangered landmarks were constructed with limestone--the Kingston Penitentiary, Prison for Women and the Rockwood Lunatic Asylum.


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