Six Feet Apart

A Song written and contributed by Duncan Fremlin, RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd.duncan@morethanahome.ca

When the pandemic hit, my work as a Realtor wasn’t affected since it was declared an essential service.  However, I was forced to retire from my life as a touring musician (Whiskey Jack), as well as my shinny hockey games at Moss Park.  That left me with hours of free time, so I reached for a book about logotherapy, a psychology/philosophy based on Victor Frankl’s famous book, “Man’s Search For Meaning”.  What does Dr. Frankl suggest we do to find meaning in our life?  The first on his list is “create something”.
So, I called my music partner, Douglas John Cameron and suggested we create something.  The result was a song called Six Feet Apart, a Cameron melody with Fremlin lyrics about a variety of subjects.
One topic that inspired us was the CBC.  Those verses go like this:

 
Things are topsy turvy down at the CBC
Millions are tuning in each day, from Newfoundland to BC
We rely on Enright and Galloway,
to cut through all the crap
And Carol Off to clarify,
the different colours on the map

Things are topsy turvy, down at the CBC
Enright, Power and Carol Off,
they entertain us all for free,
We need their news, we keep it on, we never change the dial,
As the rest of the world – turns to us,
for a reason to keep a smile

 

Chorus:

 
Until then we’re, Six Feet Apart,
that’ll do the trick
We measure off the distance
with the ol’ hockey stick,
Well it’s Doogie and Dun,
and our band Whiskey Jack
We’re stayin’ 6’ apart,
until we’re allowed to come back

In the morning we have Galloway,
later Deacon’s dulcet tones,
As It Happens fills the gap,
we never feel alone,
Tremonti’s gone, so is Frum,
replaced by the young and bright
If only I could remember who they were,
I’d tune in every night
Cabbagetown resident Duncan Fremlin is a long time contributor to PSN.  Videos based on the above song can be viewed at www.doogieanddun.com

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