Wednesday, July 27, 2011


"V-A... C-A... T-I-O-N; We're gonna have a ball!"
That was a line from a hit song by Connie Francis one summer back around 1959 or 60. I remember hearing it over and over that summer on the car radio while my family and I were camping around the New England states.
Seemed a good way to introduce the news that many of us 'regulars' at the Sunday afternoon jam at 'Amazing Coffee' will be taking a brief vacation from the jam this week in order to visit Blue Skies music festival over near Sharbot Lake. When we looked around to see who among us would still be available to host the regular jam in Madoc there was just no-one willing to make that commitment, so we decided it was best to declare this Sunday a holiday.
Be assured the Madoc jam will be running again as usual the following Sunday (August 7).
In the meantime, for any of you who just can't stand to miss out on the music, a drive (east) down the Highway #7 to Road #509 (just about 1 km west of Sharbot Lake) then north to Clarendon (and follow the signs) will bring you to Blue Skies music festival. There are usually a few day passes for sale at the gate on the Saturday and Sunday morning (I think the cost is $30 per pass), but they sell out fairly early. The best recommendation for any keeners who want to come and visit this amazing long-running musical gathering (the festival started in 1973) is to be at the gate first thing in the morning when it opens at 8 o'clock. If you do decide to make the trip, please be sure to bring your instrument with you because we will (for sure) be making lots and lots and lots of music up there: at our campsite (if you ask around, you should be able to find me) and all over, just about everywhere at the festival. The on-stage programs and the workshops are pretty remarkable too.
A couple of things to be aware of: Blue Skies is a musicfestival. It is a community, and very much a family inclusive event. Even though it was started by long-haired freaky people way back in the mists of the 1970's (and some of us even rememberthe 60's) Blue Skies is NOT a place to go to consume alcohol or use drugs. Be warned, people with day passes are NOT allowed to bring alcohol on site.
We'll be playing and singing again at the Amazing Coffee in Madoc on Sunday, August 7. I do look forward to see you then.
James Reid

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Just heard that new Eminem song "A Kiss" on YouTube.

I was really into Eminem back in high school. However, he should have hung it up nine years ago. I guess he can't do that now since he spent so much of his money on cocaine, but maybe this time he should save up his money and retire for good.

The only good line in this song is "Tell Lady Gaga she can quit her job at the post office, She's still a male lady" and even then, in his younger days Mathers would have said "She's still a male lady" with more subtlety.

And what the heck kind of handle is Royce De 5 ft 9.

Saturday, July 23, 2011


Singer Amy Winehouse was found dead today at the age of 27.

When I first heard her, it ticked me off that this Jewess was singing this black music.

Winehouse is quite a historically significant singer. Her rise to stardom marked the end of the music industry. Winehouse was many times more famous for being an alcoholic and drug addict than a singer.

Winehouse was 27, the age at which a lot of rock stars have died, so this might possibly have been murder by her fellow Jews in high places.

Friday, July 22, 2011


Elwy Yost, the former host of TV Ontario's "Saturday Night At The Movies" died yesterday in West Vancouver at the age of 86.

TV Ontario was such a huge part of my childhood. I'll always remember the promos:

"Hi, Elwy Yost here, and this Saturday night at the movies we're showing (insert name of movies and stars; followed by a clip from the films to be shown.) So make a date and join me Saturday night at eight."


The Joker: Comedian Ron James incorporated lyrics from this song into one of his routeens.

I think I also remember Homer singing this on The Simpsons.

You're Sixteen: This song is so horrible.

The Way We Were: Barbara Streisand is truly the worst singer in the world.

There was a sketch on the CBC Radio show "Double Exposure" about people protesting logging in British Columbia. Barbara Streisand started singing as part of the demonstration and the trees fell down.

Sunshine On My Shoulders: John Denver was also a terrible singer.

They did a bit on "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" years ago that went something like "Scientists estimate that by the year 2000 many speces of monkies, tigers and parrots will be extinct. In other horrible news John Denver is touring again."

Once while watching CITY-TV, I heard the late great Mark Dailey say "Coming up on Great Movies, it's "The John Denver Story." It's a movie about a down-to-earth country singer who died when his plane suddenly became down-to-earth as well."

Band On The Run: I have the album "Band On The Run." It sucks.

Sundown: I have this album. It sucks.

Rock Your Baby: I have this album, too. It also sucks, but what's interesting is how long the album version of "Rock Your Baby" is.

You're Having My Baby: "You didn't have to keep it" Oh man, this song is so seventies.

I Shot The Sheriff: On "The Fresh Prince Of Bell-aire" I remember Will saying once "OK, Ok. I shot the sheriff, but I _did _not shoot the deputy."

Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Baby: Barry White was such a nigger.

You Ain't Seen Nothin Yet: I have the album with this song. It sucks.

Cat's In The Cradle: This is one of the saddest songs ever.

I was listening to Mix 97 one day during "The All Request Cafe." A guy phoned up requesting "Cat's In The Cradle." When the deejay asked him if he wanted to dedicate the song to anyone, the guy replied, "For my old man."

Friday, July 15, 2011


Pastor Peter John Peters, pastor of the Laporte Church Of Christ in Colorado and shortwave radio preacher, went on to be with the Lord July 7 at age 64.

Pastor Peters had been pastor of the Laporte Church Of Christ since 1978 and had been variously on AM, shortwave and the internet since 1987.

That man taught me more things than any other preacher, Christian author or other minister I have ever come across. Among the most important things he taught me were that the Law Of God is still in affect, the identity truth, that we do have power as Christians and are not helpless, and that you should always stand up for the truth.

Pastor Peters also gave me my first radio job as a copy writer.

Cause of death is believed to have been exhaustion.


This Sunday afternoon we'll be playing and singing again at 'The Amazing Coffee' in Madoc, right there on the corner of Russel St. and Prince Albert; Highway 62 runs right past the door!
Bring your instruments, your voices and your songs and join us for more amazing music at our weekly acoustic jam in Madoc. We'll be starting up the tunes around 2 in the afternoon and running until 4 pm or after.
Thanks to everyone who comes out to join in -- playing music together --"bringing it all back home". Welcome new faces, familiar ones and small faces too, And welcome to all the people whose pleasure it is to stop by 'the Coffee' on Sunday afternoons and listen to the music while they sip their coffees, enjoy their sandwiches and pastries, use the high-speed internet...
You just never know who will be there to share a tune or two, or several...
So come on out this Sunday aft and "get yer lovin' spoonful". Help us make just a spoonful of Amazing Coffee worth 2 or 3 cups of that other stuff from up the road.
See you Sunday!

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Thursday, July 14, 2011


You're So Vain: Who the buck cares who this song's about.

Crocodile Rock: My parents have the tape of "Elton John's Greatest Hits." I can remember listening to it when I was five years old and we still had the farm. It holds a special place in my heart and contains this song.

Love Train: This song is so stupid.

My Love: I have the album with this song. It sucks.

We're An American Band: From every talk show you've ever listened to.

Angie: "Goatshead Soup" refers to Bacus, the Greek goat god.

Midnight Train To Georgia: I once heard this on the CBC Radio 2 show "Tonic", a jazz program. How does this song qualify as jazz?

Keep On Truckin: This song was used in "Reservoir Dogs."


Got a call last night. It was an automated message in French. From the little French I understand (I dropped it after Grade 10), I gathered it was some university students taking a survey about media and new technology. After a while, the message said, "To continue in English, press 3."

Though this may have been perfectly legit, people doing this sort of thing need to know that, with all the telemarketing scams that involve pressing numbers, this is something that will keep people from participating in their survey.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


By Frank Minirth et al. Grand Rapids, Mi: Baker Bookhouse, 1992.

What Is Abnormal?: You know it when you see it.

The authors say that incidents of people with mental illness haven’t increased. I’ll give them that one because this was written in 1992. However, these days’ people are getting crazier and crazier all the time.

There has always been stress in life. Stress is necessary. If you touched something hot and didn’t burn yourself, you wouldn’t know to run your hand under cool water. When you went out in the cold in your speedo and flip flops and didn’t feel it, you’d freeze to death. However, it’s like a table. You can put something heavy on the table, and it can withstand the stress the heavy object produces. However, if you put heavier and heavier things on the table, it will eventually collapse. That’s how it is with people today. There is more and more pressure in society and people can’t take the stress.

What Causes Psychological Problems?: Demons do cause at least some psychological problems.

While the book of Deuteronomy makes it quite clear that the sins of the fathers are visited on the children, we should not blame a lot of psychological problems on a bad environment. The reason for many psychological problems is simply that the person is a sinner.

The Jim Jones incident was a CIA plot. Jones and his cult were murdered. Proof of this can be found in the Guyanese coroner’s report.

Depression And Extreme Moods: In all cases, either directly or indirectly, depression is caused or at least exacerbated by Satan and his demons. Satan loves to cause or exploit sadness and other negative emotions in our lives.

Rates of depression among women are higher because women are generally more easily led. When they see the commercials on TV for antidepressants, they are more likely to think they have depression.

Rich people are more subject to depression because they tend not to have as much to do as other people and thus have more time to dwell on things.

Depression during menstruation can be cured by smoking marijuana.

Antidepressants are horrible things. They have horrible short term side effects. Also, we don’t know nearly enough about the human brain to be able to determine what affects these drugs will have in the longer term.

Post-partum depression can be cured by eating the placenta.

Anxiety is a form of fear. Thus, it comes from Satan because we are told in 1 Timothy that fear is an evil spirit.

One key to preventing depression is to realize that we live in a fallen world. In a fallen world, parents aren’t going to be all they should be at times. Realize that other people will sin against you.

Problems with Stress And Adjustment: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a legitimate problem. People are likely going to be traumatized after an event such as an earthquake or plane crash. However, in our society today we are carrying this trauma thing way too far. Every slightly bad thing that happens to someone, particularly a child is analyzed as if it were on the level of an earthquake or plane crash. See the above paragraph about developing a thicker skin about things.

Hypnosis is wrong because it involves relinquishing control of your mind. When you do that, you open yourself up to satanic forces.

In cases of rape, the victim needs to forgive the rapist because that is the only way she will be set free from the trauma. However, she and a pastor or other strong Christian can take the man before the Heavenly courtroom and ask God to put the rapist to death in accordance to His law.

It is worth noting here that, according to God’s law, if a woman is getting raped and doesn’t scream for help, which I take to mean literally scream for help or at least do something to try to summon help or fight off her attacker; she deserves the death penalty, too. By not calling for help or trying to fight him off, the woman is saying it’s OK for the rapist to do what he did.

As far as memory healing is concerned, I don’t think it’s a good idea for the mother to ask the baby for forgiveness. This borders on communication with the dead, to my way of thinking. The woman should just rest in the sure knowledge that God has forgiven her.

For someone counselling a woman who has had an abortion, I wouldn’t recommend empathy. If you make it so you totally identify with the woman, you’ll be an emotional wreck and won’t be able to help her. Sympathize with the guilt and trauma the woman feels and the pressure she was very likely under, but know that, in the end, it was ultimately the woman’s choice to have the abortion, which she chose to undergo.

Anxiety Disorders: There is a difference between what we think of as “fear” and “concern.” We eat because we’re concerned that, if we don’t, we’ll die. We don’t stick our hands into a lit fireplace because we have a healthy fear, read respect for what fire can do.

John Watson is a bastard for making that boy afraid of the rat on purpose. He was a true snake or at least a twofold more son of Hell.

There is no doubt that multiple personality disorder comes from Satan. Even though the symptoms don’t entirely mimic demonic possession, demons would gladly conceal some of their traits to make someone think they weren’t there.

I have never heard of anything like the case Minirth describes.

Upon further research, I don't think all multiple personality disorder is caused by the devil, though at least some of it-if not more, is. I have come to believe, in fact, that some people with multiple personality disorder are actually quite sane because there are those who have deliberately developed multiple personalities to cope with trauma in their pasts.

Psychosis: I am convinced schizophrenia is frequently caused and/or exploited by demons due to the religious nature of the delusions many sufferers have and because of case histories of schizophrenics I have heard about.

Medication is not recommended. See above paragraph about how antidepressants aren’t recommended, although of course don't solely take my word for it. At this point I'd have to say medication may be helpful in some cases but I would advise anyone whose doctor wants to write them a prescription to research the particular drug being recommended and to consult a reputable alternative medical practitioner about whether there are any options that are more natural.

Physical Problems: Anorexia can be treated with zinc.

Sexual Problems: Fetishes in and of themselves are not bad. They become a problem when they become the primary means of initiating sexual activity; for example, if a man can only get aroused by touching his wife’s shoes. Sex is about enjoying your partner, not primarily enjoying a nonsexual object.

Child and Adolescent Disorders: Most so-called cases of ADD are due to the following factors: lack of a place to play and burn off energy, learning differently, poor nutrition. The whole ADD phenomenon is also a plot to keep boys down. In a lot of cases of ADD, the children are just normal active kids.

Many learning disabilities are not actually disabilities. It is just that the child learns differently than other children. In a previous post, I talked about how the public school system is one size fits all learning.

Vaccines do cause autism. Yeah, the Wakefield study turned out to be fraudulent. Now they just have to disprove the other studies, the anecdotal evidence, the fact that most doctors won’t vaccinate their own children, and the fact that the Amish, who don’t get their kids inoculated don’t have cases of this condition.

Oppositional Defiance Disorder has got to be one of the most ridiculous psychological disorders I’ve ever heard of. Your kid’s just a little brat. In other cases, a boy is labeled as having ODD if he is suspicious of what authority figures, such as teachers tell him to do. A child such as the one I am describing will probably also ask a lot of questions. Hopefully, these “symptoms” are because parents have taught the boy to have a healthy suspicion of authority figures, since authority figures have been known to perpetrate so much evil in the name of “good intentions” or for people’s “safety and protection” in the past.

In many cases, bedwetting/encopresis are caused by the way we toilet train children in our society. We tell them it’s all right to go in their pants for the first two years of their lives, then we flip a switch and tell children they have to use the toilet. Things have gotten even worse with the advent of Pullups. Now we teach children that they should use the toilet, but here’s this diaper-like thing (it’s actually a diaper that just looks a little different) in case you have an accident, and if you can’t make it to the bathroom or it’s not convenient for me to take you, you can go in it like your diaper as well.

Now parents, let me ask you one question. Think hard. Do you really expect a two-year old to grasp the difference between a diaper and a Pullup?

For the above reasons, parents should practice elimination communication as much as it is possible with their babies.

Shyness may just be part of a child’s personality.

The bottom line is Satan wants your children. He will use things like worry and fear to enter them. Parents need to pray for their children constantly.

Personality Disorders: In this sin-sick world, we fallen humans don’t know how we should act. We need to put our faith in Jesus Christ because only he knows the proper way people should conduct themselves.

Demons were most likely involved in Jane’s case as evidenced by the incident of her cutting her back with a razor blade.

Sociopathic Disorder is definitely caused by demons.

Psychology is to blame in large part for our narcissistic culture. Don’t deny it. Psychologists and psychiatrists can tend to be arrogant egomaniacs think they are the only ones who know how you feel or what your reasons or intentions for doing things are. Notwithstanding, since first writing this post, I have had experience with a couple of psychologists who were genuinely helpful and even one who seemed pretty into asking the patient what they had already done to help themselves. I have also since learned that psychologists don't do the whole Freudian thing or the lie on the couch thing anymore.

Since 1992 when this book was written, The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (
The Big Book of Crazy) has added a whole bunch more disorders, including a disorder that people have characterized by not wanting to see a psychiatrist because they don’t have psychological problems. Unless the American Psychological Association is stopped, they will soon have us all on their couches; a whole society crippled by all its imagined psychiatric disorders.

While threats of suicide should be taken seriously in many cases, a lot of people who threaten to take their own lives are just whiners looking for attention. If you called their bluff and got them a knife, they wouldn’t do it. Still others who may mention killing themselves are just blowing off steam or processing feelings related to inadequacies in their lives.

Healing and Preventing Problems: Realize you’re a nobody; then, in Christ, you’ll be a somebody.

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Friday, July 8, 2011


American Pie: This song of course has a lot of hidden symbolism. For example, there is the line "the jester stole his thorny crown." The Jesters were a group of free masons down in Texas.

Steve Martin once made a joke about trying to break the record for most consecutive listenings of "American Pie."

Heart Of Gold: This song is self-absorbed and crummy.

I once saw this awful play about these guys who go out into the woods on a camping trip and talk about things like feminism and their psychological problems. At one point, the one guy has a kind of emotional breakdown and they all start singing "Heart Of Gold."

Horse With No Name: This is one of the best songs ever written.

On an episode of the early nineties sitcom "The Empty Nest", the character of Charlie Deets starts singing this song at a carioke bar. Harry, the main character, turns to Maxeen, the woman/man (honestly, I'm not sure which) he works with and says, "Charlie's really beltin it out." Maxeen replies, "Yeah. If he keeps it up, I'm gonna belt him."

Candy Man: There was a parody of this song on The Simpsons called "The Garbage Man."

Lean On Me: Even though this song sucks, it made me think of a somewhat pleasant memory. In Grade 6, I was walking across the schoolyard, upset about something. I was talking to my friend and she put her arm around me and said, "Lean on me." Then she started singing the first few bars of the song.

Alone Again (Naturally): I have the album with this song. It sucks. It doesn't help that Sugar Ray made reference to it.

Black And White: Here is the thing about desegrigation of schools. Black people generally tend to learn slower. I'm not saying their stupid, I'm just saying they tend to learn slower. When black people were in the all black schools, they would appear on local TV quiz shows (remember local TV programming?) and would do very well. When the schools were integrated, the black students found they couldn't keep up with the pace of learning geared toward the white students, so they began to fall behind. The results are what you see with regards to black children in public schools today.

My Ding-a-Ling: When I was fourteen, my friends and I would talk about this song and laugh.

Chuck Barry's music is bolted to the side of the Voyager spacecraft. Unfortunately, the aliens will all have IPods and won't be able to play it, if they even have any concept of what a bucking record or even what are bucking spaceships look like.

I Can See Clearly: I first heard about this song on one of those direct response ads for CDs. The album was called "Thirty Gay Anthems."

Papa Was A Rolling Stone: Imagine a middle aged white woman singing this at a jam session.

I Am Woman: I have the album with this song. It sucks.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Alex on motorcycle 4

Alex being cool


It was the second week of deer camp. I was dejected I hadn't shot a single deer.

"All right, boys," I said, "I'm going to fire this gun wild until I get a ten-point buck."

"You're flippin crazy," they all told me.

"Oh really?" I said, "watch this."

I fired my rifle wild and knocked down a tree.

The boys stood there amazed.

I continued to fire wild, knocking down trees, shrubs and various forms of wild life, but still no deer.

Finally, after three hours I decided to give it one last shot. I pulled the trigger, heard the rapport of the gun and then heard a cheer swell from around me. I had got my ten-point buck after all.

We celebrated by consuming a large quantity of beer, which come to think of it had been what we'd been doing for the previous week and a half oddly enough.

Alex on motorcycle 3

Alex on motorcycle 2

Alex on motorcycle