Swiss Chalet: A Christmas Tale Of Two Different Buns

A Christmas Tradition: Remember the old Swiss Chalet Bun from the 70s, 80s, 90s? What kind of bun was it? There are many time-honoured Canadian traditions and institutions around Christmas time, including The Festive Special by Canadian chicken chain, Swiss Chalet. Let's just say, the times have changed. Gone are the 80s brown plates and …

Day 3/10 Album Challenge: Ween – “Quebec” (2003)

From the onset of Ween's Quebec with its Motorhead-esque "It's Gonna Be A Long Night", you know you are in for a treat but what follows is some sublime writing that often gets overlooked. No, Ween are not a bunch of glue sniffing bozos, that they painted themselves (in a corner) to be. Sure, there …

The 10-Day Album Challenge: Albums That Influenced The ‘Cottage Country Mix’ Series

Recently, going around the socials is the 10-Day Album Challenge, where you post albums that have most influenced you. So, my buddy, Brendan, threw down the glove, and like that: it's a list-off (*not a competition). Needless to say, its a daunting task (picking favourites) but I wanted to do one for the Cottage Country …

Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith Pens Forthcoming Autobiography About… Fishing?

Iron Maiden guitarist's new book is all about a popular outdoor pastime: playing giant outdoor festivals to millions of fans and... fishing. Adrian Smith, guitarist for Iron Maiden has a new book coming out about his love of fishing... oh and about playing in one of the biggest Heavy Metal bands in Rock and Roll …