Someone I’m connected with on the Twitter machine asked about fave Canadian hit songs. Well, I’m not up on the pop hits of the day, but the first thing that popped into my head was “the log driver’s waltz pleases girls completely”. I think Wade… Read More
Since I was up north canoeing, I’ve had the late great Wade Hemsworth’s songs jumping around in my head. I’ve shared this one before. It’s Murray McLauchlan with the McGarrigles performing The Shining Birch Tree with Mr. Hemsworth sitting on stage taking it in. I… Read More
I’ve got this one on the brain…..so now you will too. The McGarrigles performing the Wade Hemsworth’s classic on that fantastic NFB Canada Vignette.
Enjoy this short about the late Wade Hemsworth, one of my fave songwriters and singers. Boys save your money or you’ll all be like me, in the land of the Muskeg and the Shining Birch Tree, The Shining Birch Tree.
Here’s the late great Wade Hemsworth…
Here’s Los Straitjackets… And now, Wade Hemsworth…. It’s a cage match….who wins?
I was thinking about Wade Hemsworth’s songs today. My friend Richard posted a tune on Facebook called The Cry of the Wild Goose (performed by Frankie Laine, no less), and the title immediately brought to mind Mr. Hemsworth’s haunting song, The Wild Goose. Of course… Read More
I was talking with my friend (and current houseguest) Anthony yesterday about Wade Hemsworth and how a couple of his tunes, such as the Long Driver’s Waltz and the Blackfly Song seem like they have been part of the Canadian experience for a very long… Read More
I was thinking about Wade Hemsworth today. I was trying to concentrate on something else, from which my mind needed a little break, and old Wade came to the rescue. His music just kind of crept in when I wasn’t expecting it. A lot of… Read More