Saturday, June 10, 2017


I spent a year living in the Caledon Hills in this big, funky house in the middle of a 33 acre field... long dirt driveway, etc. etc. I was working in Bill Davis's law firm in Brampton... Tho once he was Premier he had to disassociate himself from the firm... Did a lot of real estate in those days, but I digress. I spent many long hours by myself in this amazing place with a 2 story stone wall, huge hearth.... Hell, if you swallowed some hallucinogen and started reading Shakespeare in the place beside this tall stone structure --- you thought you were THERE in the play... and you got to  know the characters (people) like neighbours, liked they lived next door and might pop in at any time...Later I got a few actor friends in and we did some of the bard's plays in that amazing atmosphere with the fire blazing   One thing I am certain about... Shakespeare knew Polonius personally; he was not just a character William created.But I digress.
            I wrote some of my best songs there in that atmosphere of drama, solitude, and loneliness. I'd go and sit on a stump in the middle of the field and start to write. I wrote COLD, COLD, COLD there, and also: "HYMN TO PAN DIONYSUS" I also wrote, "NO REST FOR THE INNOCENT", a song I'm still trying to find. None of these songs are short songs. But I make no apologies for this. They are all exceptional songs. I say this in all modesty...Ha! Ha!

At any rate, here's one version of COLD, COLD, COLD, which I like, especially with Peter Rowland's lead guitar work... tho I think the song otta really be produced in 2/4. More on this later.
(C)1990-2017 by W.G. Milne and John Rock Corporation. All rights reserved.

This song isn't just about me dicking
around with my guitar, feeling lonely about a woman I loved who I never saw again... It's a song about the NORTH and CANADA, that's what it is. That's what it's meant to be.
Hope you enjoy it.

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