My 200 Favorite Songs of the 90s Pt. 1

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My favorite decade for music means a bigger list when compiling the best. I thought I would have a Top 100 list here but when I pulled out all the songs I had labeled “Awesome” I reached 143. Then I had the bright idea of going through the 250 or so “Great” songs and somehow pluck out seven more to get an even 150. It was quickly obvious that I wasn’t going to be able to reduce it to seven. By the time I got through them I had 77 more that I wonder if I should have given the “Awesome” designation to.

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My favorite songs of 2000

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I nearly got demoted in mid-1999. At my job as a retail manager. Not because I was bad at it, but because the regional manager’s position was open and I was one of three people under consideration for it. I didn’t get it, and the person who did saw me as a bit of a threat. The repercussions of this impacted my life – and in the way I listened to music.

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2nd Re-Birthday

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I am taking a quick moment to update you on my battle with leukemia and my recovery from a stem-cell transplant. I state the words “quick moment” and that’s a good thing. It’s not to gloss over anything that I went through or that others are going through, but to state emphatically that I am better, I am healthy and I am strong. I literally have no news to share, and in this case no news truly is good news.

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My favorite songs of 1999

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In late 1998 I met a woman who would become my girlfriend of over four years. It was at a bar in London called GT’s. She moved in with me relatively quickly, because circumstances (on her end) expedited things. We moved quickly in a lot of ways, but slowly in others, not the least of which was emotional attachment. No need to get into that, but she was a big part of my 1999. I got a dog in January, a husky I named Sable. We got the dog, actually. I paid for her, but after our breakup in 2003 I let my (ex) girlfriend have the dog for reasons I may explain in the 2003 segment if I feel it’s relevant to my life in music for that year.

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No, corner store beer won’t cost taxpayers $1 billion. Scare tactics!

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Look at this bullshit headline:

Beer in corner stores could cost Ontario taxpayers $1 billion, industry sources say

Uh, no.

And I’m not some ignorant hack spewing an argument based on gut reaction. Well, okay, it’s a gut reaction. But I really was in the inventory distribution business (I was a planner and an analyst) before quitting to work for myself in the hockey world. I do know what I’m talking about. And logistics and operations took up several courses in University.

industry officials argue that adding thousands of small retail outlets would dramatically increase distribution costs, lowering profit margins for brewers and leading to higher beer prices for consumers

I call bullshit.

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