Up Close and Piled High

Click to listen, while snow-gazing! A listener said of Stan Rogers,

“To my shock, I didn’t discover Stan Rogers’ music util 30 years after his passing. Shock, because he is possibly the finest singer/songwriter I’ve ever heard, and it’s truly stunning to me that his work isn’t more widely known and revered around the world. It’s been so strange celebrating this life I’d never known, yet at the same time mourning it’s loss.”

And another said,

“I too was late coming to Stan’s music. It was 25 years after his death that I heard him for the first time. It was on CBC radio, and they mentioned “the late Stan Rogers” was the artist. Taken by his “Northwest Passage”, I googled his name and was shocked. In a strange way I had sort of met him. I was working that Cincinnati airspace that night his Air Canada flight caught fire and he along with 22 others perished. When I recalled that night, all these years later, I had tears. We just couldn’t get that plane on the ground fast enough. Eventually, I sent an email to Ariel, conveying my connection and my deep regrets. I am so pleased that his music has been ‘restored’ and available for future generations.”

I totally agree. Stan Rogers – FaceBook

Blizzard conditions again in Salem, MA - Jan. 2015

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Blizzard conditions again in Salem, MA - Jan. 2015

Just so’s you don’t think I’d fallen into the snow pile and never came up…

Blizzard conditions again in Salem, MA - Jan. 2015

although I’ve thought of trying it… but I don’t like to be too cold.

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Cheers for a White World,

Bex

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10 Responses to Up Close and Piled High

  1. TopsyTurvy says:

    How are things in the snow belt ;), Bex?

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  2. TopsyTurvy says:

    Oh, yeah! You’ve definitely out-done us in the snow department, now. I don’t envy you at all!

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  3. Bex says:

    Christos! Amazing that clear across the globe, you are also in love with Stan Rogers! He’s A#1 in my book! I have all his albums — just superb…

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  4. Christos G. Makrypoulias says:

    It was only a couple of years ago that I first came across Stan Rogers (thank you, YouTube!), now I’m hooked! “Barrett’s Privateers”, “MacDonnell on the Heights” and “California” are some of my all-time favorites.

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  5. Bex says:

    Ric,
    I hope now that you know him you will enjoy more of Stan. He is just amazing

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  6. Eric Mayer says:

    I never heard of Stan Rogers, probably because during most of the few years of his career I was living in New York City and focused on punk/new wave music.

    We haven’t had your snow but it has been frigid. This morning I was in the crawlspace under the house thawing out the waiter line with a heat gun. It was four below and worse is forecast. I figured we wouldn’t soon, if ever see awinter worse than last years. Ha!

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  7. Bex says:

    Surely it won’t be, Wendy! And if it is… you’ll have stories to tell for many years to come!

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  8. WendyNC says:

    Sitting here in central Carolina waiting for it to start any minute now–and reminding myself that whatever happens, it won’t be nearly as bad as this!

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  9. Bex says:

    Yes… yes… Maggie. Now if only I were a writer…

    To the dogs, those are just huge snow-cakes out there, just waiting to be eaten by hungry doggers! They just love to eat snow. Maybe I could hire them out to eat ALL the snow in all of New England…. it’s calorie-free, after all…

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  10. “Uncle”, aye Bex! The White Maze, a canine mystery! Could be a book title. 🙂

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