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Spirits & Lyrics


Apr 23, 2020

Canada’s riverside city of Windsor and the concept of Duality is the center of the following episode.

The Spirit Drink: Pike Creek Canadian Whisky
The Supernatural Spirit: The Cemetery
The Lyrics: “Lost” by Pat Robitaille

WINDSOR, ONTARIO

  • [00:01] Intro
  • [00:40] Windsor, Canada
  • [07:26] Windsor's connection to the underground railroad
  • [11:37] Prohibition: WhiskeyTown, Canada
  • [15:48] Windsor fun facts: Pizza, the Windsor hum
  • [21:21] Crissi Cochrane and the Windsor music scene

THE DRINK SPIRIT: PIKE CREEK CANADIAN WHISKY

  • [24:19] Rum Finish by Pike Creek
  • [28:32] Hiram Walker Distillery 
  • [29:41] The release of Pike Creek and import into the U.S
  • [30:33] The Maturation process: Uncontrolled climates
  • [34:49] Temperature fluctuations and the extraction process
  • [39:50] Finishing
  • [43:41] Description and taste test
  • [48:54] Rye and Canadian whiskey 
  • [52:14] Best setting for this type of setting
  • [53:22] Price point
  • [53:55] Head nod rating

THE SUPERNATURAL SPIRIT: THE CEMETERY

  • [56:46] Life and death 
  • [58:45] Speculation: Nature, culture and the cemetery
  • [1:04:18] Valhalla
  • [1:06:10] Cemetery, graveyards and the birth of next of kin
  • [1:14:19] Canadian cemeteries 
  • [1:15:23] Freedmen and forgotten cemeteries
  • [1:18:39] Capitalism and classism's
  • [1:23:18] Alternatives to burials

THE LYRICS: "LOST" BY PAT ROBITAILLE

  • [1:31:00] How Pat Robitaille  learned to play music through TV and church
  • [1:32:43] How growing up learning music in the church is similar to musicians and the communal learning in the Black American musical experience
  • [1:35:28] Gaining inspiration from soul music in the neighboring city of Detroit
  • [1:36:30] Beginning his professional music career at a young age
  • [1:38:00] Canadian cultural centers and comparison with the US
  • [1:40:53] Returning to Windsor and forming The Walkervilles and Hiram Walker’s cultural impact in Windsor
  • [1:42:36] Our personal experience of the name of the album, “The Basement Takes”
  • [1:46:04] The Dragging Ghost of Mackenzie Hall and the hall’s use now
  • [1:48:24] Start of the song, “Lost”
  • [1:49:11] The Duality of man, Full Metal Jacket and duality of individual and collective consciousness
  • [1:51:13] Manufactured performance of reality and its trappings in social media
  • [1:52:28] Getting realization of not living to a particular standard, play of words changing between past and present. Carl Jung’s theory of repressed memories and complexes.
  • [1:55:56] Talking about love versus envy and envy versus jealousy.
  • [2:02:30] The Duality of needing to be lost to truly find yourself and different parts of your life that duality relates to.
  • [2:08:05] Eerie, unfinished, changing state of how the song ends and what I could mean.
  • [2:09:37] Outro

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