He was also known for his vivaciousness - he famously had disputes with the Juno Awards (he opposed Canadian artists doing all their business in the States and returning to collect awards) as well as the CBC (who refused to air a 2005 special he recorded for the network). His dedication to Canada through his music, his message, and his actions, will be remembered long after his death.
He wrote this message to pass along to his fans after his death:
Hello friends, I want all my fans, past, present, or future, to know that without you, there would have not been any Stompin’ Tom.It was a long hard bumpy road, but this great country kept me inspired with it’s beauty, character, and spirit, driving me to keep marching on and devoted to sing about its people and places that make Canada the greatest country in the world. I must now pass the torch, to all of you, to help keep the Maple Leaf flying high, and be the Patriot Canada needs now and in the future. I humbly thank you all, one last time, for allowing me in your homes, I hope I continue to bring a little bit of cheer into your lives from the work I have done.
A list of my various accounts on a variety of media websites.
•DeviantART —— My “home base” so to speak. Most of my major works will end up on here, and the best place to get a hold of me.
•Tumblr —— “Home away from home”. Just starting this one up. I tend to stick my more impulsive/spammy stuff on here, along with my major works.
•Pixiv —— Not terribly active on here; but I put up stuff from time to time.
•Youtube —— Needless to say videos go here. Will be my stompin grounds if I ever decide to go major gung-ho in the animation department.
•Patreon —- My panhandling page. If anyone feels up to tossing a buck or two my way each month that’d be great. I do plan on starting the voting processes once there is enough people to make it feasible.
Possible logo for HHA, depicting the founder of the town and possibly its academy: a former galley chef turned pirate captain.
It’s a really stupid joke: Boucane Academy uses the word “boucane,” a French twist on “buccan,” an Arawak word for a wooden frame used to smoke meat. Buccaneers were originally just folks who cooked meat in Hispaniola, but fled to Tortuga where they would eventually amass forces strong enough to not only drive away the Spanish but eventually start taking over and pillaging surrounding areas.
So, Buccaneers are a bunch of meat-loving and meat-cooking and meat-smoking pirates who are tired of people stompin’ on their shit, and what better name to base an academy off of?
hell yeah i felt so cute today! when i walked into class this morning a girl came up and told me that she loves my wardrobe and whenever she sees me walking around campus i ‘look like a goddamn model!’ i guess that’s what i get for having resting bitch face and listening to hard beat stompin’ music all the time!