Ontario is perched on the brink of disaster.
Unless a deal can be reach later this week, the workers of the LCBO will go on strike, cutting us off from our main supply of booze.
The LCBO itself, a body that is supposed to instill temperance and responsibility in us by controlling where we purchase alcohol and charging us a lot for it, is currently encouraging all of us to stock up for the upcoming Victoria Day weekend just in case. Because nothing says temperance and responsibility like telling the masses to stockpile mickeys and wine boxes in our homes like we're survivalists hoarding guns in our bunkers.
At best, though, that's a temporary solution. There's always the possibility that the workers' demands will outlast even the biggest bottle of Arbor Mist strawberry wine. And if we can't turn to alcohol, what will we have then?
The answer is music.
We will still have songs about drinking to try to keep our spirits up when our spirits are gone.
We've put together a list of some of the best homegrown songs on the topic to help us all through this tragic time, stage of grief by stage of grief.