Headlamp Shootout: BioLite HeadLamp 200 vs Black Diamond Cosmo 300 vs Energizer Pro 7 LED 350 Lumen Headlight vs Woods Flair High Output LED Headlamp

L to R: the BioLite HeadLamp 200, Black Diamond Cosmo 300, Woods Flair High Output LED Headlamp, and the Energizer Pro 7 LED 350 Lumen Headlight If you have been in the "Great Outdoors" (whether that is camping, the cabin or a cottage) then you probably know the importance of a good dedicated flashlight. Sure, …

Day 10/10 Album Challenge: The Cars – “The Cars” (1978)

Day 10 of 10 album features a segment from the album The Cars

A wild ride, The Cars' debut album set the template for the future of pop with a trunkful of hits. In our final album for cottagemixtape.com's 10-Day Album Challenge, we have The Cars' debut album, The Cars (1978). A record that comes at so many different angles it's a circle like a car wheel, if …

Day 9/10 Album Challenge: Black Sabbath – “Paranoid” (1970)

Banner for day 9 in album challenge, an excerpt from Black Sabbath's "Paranoid" showing the forest swordsman.

There is nothing paranoid about our day 9 pick, Black Sabbath's Paranoid (1970) For our Day 9 pick in our 10-day album challenge, Black Sabbath's sophomore album, Paranoid (1970). Paranoid altered rock and roll's musical landscape and condemned it a life of eternal damnation. It also influenced us too. I know, I know! Why pick …

Day 8/10 Album Challenge: Rush ‎– “Fly By Night” (1975)

Banner for Day 8 in 10 day album challenge with Rush's Fly By Night (1975)

Rush's second album, Fly By Night is our day 8 pick in the cottagemixtape 10 Day-Album Challenge. You knew Rush was going to be on their, but picking the most influential Rush album is a tough undertaking, especially as a Canadian. In Canada, "What is your favourite Rush album?" is asked at citizenship tests, job …

Day 7/10 Album Challenge: The Rolling Stones – “Their Satanic Majesties Request”

Banner for Day 7 of 10 day album challenge Rolling Stones "Their Satanic Majesties Request"

With its lenticular cover The Stones "Satanic Majesties Requests" showed a different dimension to the Rolling Stones sound. No, I did not spell Exile On Main Street wrong, when it comes to my favourite Stones album, I choose "Their Satanic Majesties Request" (1967), the Rolling Stones short foray into psychedelia. Now, "Majesty" is not considered, …