Hiatus Update

“Well, the cops have been lookin’ for the son-of-a-gun,
That’s been rippin’ the tar off the four-O-one.”

I’ve learned a lot in the last week and a half.  I think I have mastered this “driving the 401 to Toronto” thing.  It really boils down to three easy steps:

  1. Watch the signs and you won’t get lost.
  2. Stoppy-starty traffic is perfectly normal.
  3. Motorcycles can and will drive between lanes of stopped traffic.

See?  Easy.

Timing is also fun.  What takes 80 minutes on a good day takes 120+ minutes on another day.  It’s like a guessing game you can enjoy with your friends.

OH!  And last Saturday in Toronto, I dropped my brand new glasses into a pissy hotel toilet.  Thankfully, it was my own piss.

When we have something to update you on, we’ll update you!  Until then, keep watching the roads….



A sampling of Road Tunes:

  • Deep Purple – Burn
  • Deep Purple – Stormbringer
  • Deep Purple – Come Taste the Band
  • Blotto – Combo Akimbo
  • Thin Lizzy – Renegade
  • Thin Lizzy – Dedication
  • Stompin’ Tom Connors – Bud the Spud


Well it’s Bud the Spud from the bright red mud
Rollin’ down the highway smilin’
The spuds are big on the back of Bud’s rig
They’re from Prince Edward Island
They’re from Prince Edward Island

Now from Charlottetown or from Summerside
They load them down for the big long ride;
He jumps in the cab and he’s off with the Pride Sebagoes
He’s gotta catch a boat to make Tormentine
Then he hits up that old New Brunswick line
Through Montreal he comes just a flyin’
With another big load of potatoes

The Ontario Provincial Police don’t think much of Bud

Well, the cops have been lookin’ for the son-of-a-gun
That’s been rippin’ the tar off the four-O-one;
They know the name on the truck shines up in the sun – “Green Gables”
But he hits Toronto and at seven o’clock
He backs her up again at the terminal dock
And the boys gather ’round just to hear him talk
About another big load of potatoes


    1. Nothing represents Canada and family mto me more than Tom so his inclusion here is awesome.

      I was in a t bone accident when I was visiting my dying father-in-law back in the day, so please drive safe. I know from experience how foggy and numb you can get during those times.

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      1. Good advice. Thank you.

        I have an emergency overnight bag packed in my car at all times. If I need to stay in a hotel, I can. Jen is doing the same, carrying an emergency bag whenever she’s visiting in Toronto. We’re making it up as we go, but I think we’re actually doing remarkably well all things considered.

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    1. For me, Loverboy has been pushed on us Canadians 3 times a day for 40 years on the radio.
      That kind of makes me sick of them.

      I may revisit an album one day to hear the b sides though. Maybe Loverboy will Get Lucky.


  1. 3 times a day sounds like a lot. Bet they love the royalties coming from that. Or are the songs too old for them to get paid anymore?


  2. Big Earl (Son) were just reminiscing about Stompin. Earl is partial to ‘Big Joe Mufferaw’. See what I exposed my youngins to. Boppin and I were also remembering Tom. Now you. It must mean something.


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