Rock and roll and fiddleheads

I gave my contractor three rock and roll music videos yesterday. They are the best and all Canadian.

The Last Waltz (sure the drummer and vocalist was from Alabama, but one spent his summers on the Six Nations reserve in my hometown of Brantford, Onatrio, that’s in Canada, and the bass player was from Simcoe, Ontario, also in Canada, about 30 miles south).

The other’s were Neil Young and Tragically Hip.

Every time we played hockey in Simcoe, me, the goalie, would get in a brawl.

I had a Last Waltz revival yesterday, and it made me ask, how do individuals or groups get so good, to create stuff that last for 50 years or longer.

And why do goalies get in fights?

To bring it back to Canadiana, the fiddlehead season is out there.

Julia Bayly of the Bangor Daily News reports that as foragers take to the woods and riverbanks in Maine to collect the spring’s first tender fiddlehead shoots, their counterparts across the border are being warned of health risks associated with this year’s wild crop.

Last week the New Brunswick Department of Health issued a warning that fiddleheads found growing in areas hit by the provinces’ record floods this spring may be contaminated and unfit to eat.

According to a report by the CBC, the ferns may have been exposed to raw sewage, fuel and chemicals leaked into the rivers during the flooding.

Maine fiddleheads are safe to eat.

Yeah, and it’s safe to play goalie with shitty equipment.