Category Archives for Plum Dozen

Plum Dozen – Favorite Songs – #1

When I got this video for Father’s Day a few years ago, it meant the world to me.  It still does.   In fact, this song and video compilation is so great…Maranda is completely exempt from having to get me anything for Father’s Day ever again.  She still does of course, but if she doesn’t, that […]

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Plum Dozen – Favorite Songs – #2

I might not remember a song that was playing the day Sydney was born, but I do have a cool song I sang to her lots when she was really small…especially when she was playing in the bathtub.   And then she would sing the chorus back to me.  It was pretty darn cute.  Maybe she’ll […]

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Plum Dozen – Favorite Songs – #3

I’ve got a strange knack for remembering what song was playing during significant moments in my life.  I don’t know how but for some reason I can remember what song was playing and then relive the moment whenever I hear the song again.   But then on some days I can hardly remember what I had […]

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Plum Dozen – Favorite Songs – #4

This has been one of my favorite all-time songs since the album with my name was released in 1987.   Rolling Stone magazine ranks this song at number 132 of the best songs of all-time, but it clocks in at number 4 on my list.  It has tension, a rising action feel, it’s kinda haunting and […]

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Plum Dozen – Favorite Songs – #5

When the New York Times said God is dead and the war’s begun… I just love those lyrics.  This song brings out so many emotions, starting with the first piano notes and the orchestral build up.   Elton John songs are like this:  they may not be songs you search out on YouTube but when they come […]

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Plum Dozen – Favorite Songs – #6

One Sunday morning I played this and Sydney asked what song it is?  I said it’s by Fleetwood Mac, do you like it?  She said yes!  I think it’s the piano part at the beginning she likes the best.  I like all of it. Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie singing together is magical, the guitar solo […]

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Plum Dozen – Favorite Songs – #7

When I was researching my favorite songs, this one kept coming back to me…like a recurring dream, a sailor’s dream.  I really looked hard at The Tragically Hip and some of their songs but the only Canadian artist to make my list is Gordon Lightfoot.   This song is classic, it brings me back to my youth […]

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Plum Dozen – Favorite Songs – #8

Have you ever done something so cool you wish you could do it again? And then the second time isn’t as good as the first? Sometimes it’s just best to have the memories.   A few years ago Randa and I drove to Nashville to watch the Predators play the Vancouver Canucks on our wedding anniversary.  We sat […]

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Plum Dozen – Favorite Songs – #9

When I was in high school, there were a group of kids who wore jean jackets, went to the smoke pit at lunch time and had Led Zeppelin or Rolling Stones patches sewn on their jackets.   They usually smelled like smoke and I didn’t like being around them, but one thing for sure is they all […]

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Plum Dozen – Favorite Songs – #10

When I got an iPod years and years ago, this was one of the first songs I downloaded.  I loved my iPod.  It was amazing how I could go grocery shopping, put my earbuds in and cruise up and down the grocery aisles listening to my favorite music.   I’d love to be able to do […]

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Plum Dozen – Favorite Songs – #11

I discovered this song a few years ago on St. Patrick’s Day when I was cruising YouTube looking for cool Irish songs.   I fell in love with it the first time I heard it.  Sometimes I wish this cover song was playing in the background every day of my life, kinda like my personal soundtrack. […]

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Plum Dozen – Favorite Songs – #12

OK Sydney and Trey…here they are.  Daddy’s 12 favorite songs of all time, counting down from number 12 to 1.   Why am I doing this?  I guess it’s a passion project.  Maybe one day you’ll be talking about me with your wives or husbands and you’ll be able to tell them a little more about me […]

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Plum Dozen – Inspiring Business – lululemon

lululemon a lifestyleSit back for a second and think about businesses that don’t sell their products, but instead sell lifestyles.   Hmm…Nike maybe?  The Just Do It campaign is pretty powerful.   For me, the only business I think of is lululemon.  The founder, Chip Wilson, always said he wasn’t selling products, he’s selling a lifestyle.   And it’s true.  I […]

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Plum Dozen – Inspiring Business – Chowdaheadz

Online presence  ChowdaheadzI’ve gotten comments on my favorite hat on the golf course, Disney World, Dollywood, the Outer Banks and Augusta National.  People will walk by me and say ‘nice hat’  or ‘ya Boston.’  It’s an epic hat, and the owner of Chowdaheadz has created a very successful business around his best product.  If you’re a […]

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Plum Dozen – Inspiring Business – Chubbies

check Retailer check ChubbiesUnfortunately I’ve never been a customer of Chubbies…not because I don’t like the product, I think the product is great.  It’s because my legs aren’t my best trait.  Despite being from Canada and playing hockey and soccer, my legs never achieved tree trunk status.  They’re more like…twigs.   But since discovering Chubbies a few years […]

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Plum Dozen – Inspiring Business – eBay

check Online marketplace check ecommerce check eBayWhat do the words…people are basically good mean to you? That was the final question asked to me when I interviewed at eBay about 15 years ago.  Back then eBay was nearing its pinnacle as the worlds online marketplace, a website where anyone could list products for sale and people […]

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