Monday, June 2, 2014
When Reading and Current Events Collide With 90s Canuck Rock
Ok so currently I am reading Anthony Beevor's history of the Spanish Cicil War.
Highly recommended - a good read and good history and I am learning a lot about a period that I don't know much about. His Introduction starts with the events of the attempted 1981 Coup which King Juan Carlos played a key role in stopping.
So today Juan Carlos announced that he is stepping down in favour of his son (this seems to be all the rage in Europe these days). I am not always the biggest fan of monarchies in the 21st century but to me Juan Carlos earned his bacon on 21 February 1981.
IF you are Canadian and IF were into indie folk rock in the early nineties THEN you might have asked yourself some questions when you heard this news.
Will he work at Pizza Pizza? Vaccuum the turf at Skydome (ok Rogers Centre)? Or drive the Zamboni?
If not then I present for you education Moxy Fruvous
King of Spain