Canada Waits For Christmas – December 15th
Welcome to the 15th day of this virtual Advent calendar of Canadian art and culture. I hope you’re doing well.
Today I have something to tell you that I found out about not too long ago. So, I really like this band, originally formed in Edmonton, called The Pursuit of Happiness. To my delight, I recently found out that I am related to the lead singer and songwriter Moe Berg. We share a great-grandmother, my paternal great-grandmother and his maternal. Our shared bloodline accounts for his acute wit I reckon. 🙂 “I’m An Adult Now” (1986) has highly amusing lyrics backed by a great beat.
“Well, I don’t hate my parents
I don’t get drunk just to spite them
I’ve got my own reasons to drink now
I think I’ll call my dad up and invite him”
Ted Harrison (1926-2015) was an awesome British-born Canadian artist. I first discovered his artwork through the release of poet Robert Service’s picture books. I would use for inspiration the images on those pages to teach students Art and the Service poems as Language Arts lessons.
Thanks, as always, for dropping by. Take care. – Lori 🙂