This blog segment is about two things.
#1) Holding your hand and hopefully helping you discover a new song for your playlist each week.
#2) Seeing if we can’t keep it semi relevant to either what’s happened in the last week, or what’s about to happen in the next week…(let’s not be too sticky on that one).
We’re just about ready to go for the unofficial kickoff to summer…May Long Weekend (May 2-4 back in Ontario). For my friends and I, this marks the first big camping trip of the season. A couple of us might have been out once or twice already, but May Long is when EVERYBODY makes a point to gather round the fire, sing some songs, drink tons of beers, and generally just love life and each other.
When there’s not a guitar sing along going, there’s always the camping playlist in the background. I’m sure you have your own songs sussed out and ready to go, but it never hurts to discover a couple of new gems that you’ll take with you for years to come.
First thing’s first, we’re Canadian, and that good old Canadian rock is ALWAYS appropriate in the woods. Even the trailer park boys know that, so take a cue from them and rock some Mitchell.
Actually get a few of those Canadian songs that you don’t really listen to every day on that list.
Okay now that we’ve got the patriotic spirit covered, let’s venture out into the world a little bit. I just discovered this great song this year, and the first thing I thought was ‘This will be played numerous times while we camp, even if after multiple plays, I’m not allowed to touch the stereo anymore’.
Let me make one thing clear. You can NEVER go wrong with CCR when you’re setting up your tent. I wouldn’t doubt it if they actually recorded this song while camping.
To be honest, this list could on forever, so I’ll spare you having to sift through a bunch of songs and we’ll come full circle to the Canadian spirit. One of the best things about being way out in the middle of nowhere for a few days is breaking the routine by heading out for a rip. These guys exist in every single part of Canada that isn’t a city, they define the word stereotype and I’m damn proud to say that not only do I know multiple versions of them….I am them!
Have a great long weekend!!