Let’s Not Forget Robin Williams’ Humor

In the last few days since the passing of Robin Williams the media focus has been on his battles with substance abuse and depression. While these are no doubt important aspects of Williams’  character, and if discussing them encourages those who face similar problems to seek help then I’m all in favor. But I thinkContinue reading “Let’s Not Forget Robin Williams’ Humor”

Somewhere Jonathan Winters and Robin Williams are Knocking Them Dead(er) …

And the world is a much less funny place today. R.I.P. Robin Williams.       DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, someContinue reading “Somewhere Jonathan Winters and Robin Williams are Knocking Them Dead(er) …”

Gerry Goffin, Songwriter With Carole King, Dies at 75

The world is a less lyrical place today … According to the New York Times: Gerry Goffin, who collaborated with Carole King to write some of the biggest hits of the 1960s, songs that endured through generations and became classics, including “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?,” “Up on the Roof,” “One Fine Day” and “TheContinue reading “Gerry Goffin, Songwriter With Carole King, Dies at 75”

Montreal Mystery Mansion: Redpath Family Home to be Demolished

One of Montreal’s oldest mansions is set to be demolished. The Redpath Mansion in the heart of what is called the Golden Square Mile – that area once inhabited by the wealthy builders of Montreal, business tycoons and captains of industry. According to The Gazette a series of economic and red-tape related issues hamstrung  developmentContinue reading “Montreal Mystery Mansion: Redpath Family Home to be Demolished”

It Wasn’t the Grenadine: Shirley Temple R.I.P.

DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and onContinue reading “It Wasn’t the Grenadine: Shirley Temple R.I.P.”

The Day the Music Died was 55 Years Ago Today

On this day in 1959 – 55 year ago, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. (Big Bopper) Richardson were killed in a plane crash on their way to Minnesota. Some say that all those who came after were merely copies. How fitting for today’s Prompt! DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likesContinue reading “The Day the Music Died was 55 Years Ago Today”

Turn, Turn, Turn: Pete Seeger R.I.P.

Today the world is not only less musical, but it is also a less compassionate  place with the passing of Pete Seeger at the age of 94. DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of YinContinue reading “Turn, Turn, Turn: Pete Seeger R.I.P.”

Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs has died; added security needed on heavenly trains

There are several references to trains and heaven in music. Perhaps the most popular is Curtis Mayfield’s sixties classic People Get Ready that has been covered by hundreds of artists, not the least of whom are Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart. Brad Paisley wrote Life’s Railway To Heaven which has also been recorded by manyContinue reading “Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs has died; added security needed on heavenly trains”

Montreal’s École Polytechnique marks 24th anniversary of women’s murders

As the world mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela,  those of us in Canada and particularly Montreal, should also take a moment to remember the 14 young women who were murdered on this day in 1989 at the École Polytechnique. DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions;Continue reading “Montreal’s École Polytechnique marks 24th anniversary of women’s murders”

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla … peacefully at home aged 95 … perfect

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla … peacefully at home aged 95 … perfect. After a lifetime of fighting it seems only right that he pass away peacefully! Nelson Mandela visited Montreal in June 1990 DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit ofContinue reading “Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla … peacefully at home aged 95 … perfect”