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The 2013 Polaris Music Prize gala goes down tonight in Toronto. Since 2006, the prize is awarded to the best album in Canada with no regard to genre or sales, as decided by a jury of the music press.

We decided to look back and imagine what the Polaris Music Prize would look like in the 1990s. Think of it as Canadian music fan fiction. We reimagined the design, picked some '90s-era sponsors and chose winners and shortlisted albums based on what we’ve learned from the past eight years of the prize.

And what have we learned? Sometimes the underdog wins. Sometimes the favourite wins. Sometimes genres are completely ignored. Sometimes the awards are accused of tokenism. Sometimes losing albums become classics while the winner is forgotten. Sometimes huge albums don’t make the short list. Sometimes tastes vary from year to year. Sometimes they don’t.

Check out our picks in the gallery above.

This, along with rampant speculation about tonight's Polaris Music Prize gala, is the topic of conversation on CBC Radio 3 today. Who do you think would have won the Polaris in the '90s? Do you agree with our choices? Let us know in the comments below.

Tune in here tonight to see full coverage of the Polaris gala. We'll have a live online stream of the show, plus Radio 3 hosts will be reporting from the scene.

While you wait check out our pre-Polaris coverage:

2013 Polaris Music Prize short list announced

Who is the ultimate Polaris Music Prize winner? 

Who would have won the Polaris in the 1990s?

What have past winners done with their winnings? 

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Shonica
#1 posted by
Shonica
on Sep 23, 2013
Good morning,! Happy Polaris Music Prize Day!
hedgeway
#2 posted by
hedgeway
on Sep 23, 2013

Big Shiny Tunes 1 and 2? Come on. lol

Graham Wright
#3 posted by
Graham Wright
on Sep 23, 2013

Big Shiny Tunes 2 could win the Polaris this year and nobody would have any right to complain.

Graham Wright
#4 posted by
Graham Wright
on Sep 23, 2013

Truly the most influential CD of a generation.

Graham Wright
#5 posted by
Graham Wright
on Sep 23, 2013

It also just blew my mind that Big Shiny Tunes 2 and Rufus Wainwright's s/t came out the same year - two very different phases of my musical youth.

Yuletide
#6 posted by
Yuletide
on Sep 23, 2013

I didn't know Voivod was Canadian.  Amazing!  They're Pink Floyd cover and video was super cool!  

vraets
#7 posted by
vraets
on Sep 23, 2013

Esthero made the short list eh? I could never find any other fans of hers in the smaller town where I grew up, but I sure wore that CD out on my discman.

tea&cartography
#8 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 23, 2013

@vraets

she's all plastic surgery-ed up in the lips these days.

 

vraets
#9 posted by
vraets
on Sep 23, 2013

Weird.

vraets
#10 posted by
vraets
on Sep 23, 2013

Well, not that weird actually. She always was a bit done up I guess.

CDNz1
#11 posted by
CDNz1
on Sep 23, 2013

Good Morning!

owen0223
#12 posted by
owen0223
on Sep 23, 2013

How can you include the Big Shiny Tunes series? All various artists - most of whom are not Canadian (I believe that's part of the criteria, right?). Graham's "most influential" BST2 was less than 30% Canadian.

Benoit from Ottawa
#13 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 23, 2013

Good morning. Plastic surgery.

Whenever I run across Real Housewives of _______ -- what a title, since they're neither real nor housewives -- anyway, when I run across the four of them arguing, the thought of how bitchy and self-centered they are competes heavily with "yeeewwwwww, look at their faces (and other parts, occasionally): plastic women indeed".

Fish lips, and a mask for a face. It's sad, really.

Benoit from Ottawa
#14 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 23, 2013

Well, after my engaging number 13, I'm off!

Errands...

Old Abe
#15 posted by
Old Abe
on Sep 23, 2013

Good Morning Folks.

Michael Wynn
#16 posted by
Michael Wynn
on Sep 23, 2013

appropriate to play Metric after all that loud talk, so far they are the only band I've heard at my desk thru the Q studio walls

tea&cartography
#17 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 23, 2013

this song kills me.

Shonica
#18 posted by
Shonica
on Sep 23, 2013
I can't stick around the blog this morning I will see you all later!
hedgeway
#19 posted by
hedgeway
on Sep 23, 2013

16 - I hope that's not some kind of sign for tonight....

Graham Wright
#20 posted by
Graham Wright
on Sep 23, 2013

@Owen That's the benefit of running a fantasy competition, creative license! Also, I bet there's a whole interesting thought you could come up with regarding the artistic merit of a well curated compilation, although I'm not having it right now...

tea&cartography
#21 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 23, 2013

Shonica.

I see you make borscht.

My Granny is not open with her recipe, and my mom's isn't that tasty.

Can I bother you for the recipe later?

Shonica
#22 posted by
Shonica
on Sep 23, 2013
Old Abe I saw a that Jason Collette's Basement Review is hitting the road and heading north to Avening Hall. That is fairly close to you and Mark & Krista. If I was closer I would love to go to that show!
Shonica
#23 posted by
Shonica
on Sep 23, 2013
T&C, I made this one yesterday http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/roasted-beet-borscht-recipe/index.html
Old Abe
#24 posted by
Old Abe
on Sep 23, 2013

@Shonica - Mark told me about it, but I won't be going.  Looks pretty cool though.  Mark and Krista will be out of town, so won't be going either.

Shonica
#25 posted by
Shonica
on Sep 23, 2013
Old Abe, Okay, that is too bad!
tea&cartography
#26 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 23, 2013

apple eh.

that sounds really tasty with the dill.

I have some golden beets to deal with, I might try it tonight!

tea&cartography
#27 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 23, 2013

so borscht-love is a blog killer.

good to know.

Graham Wright
#28 posted by
Graham Wright
on Sep 23, 2013

@t&c it's a weird glitch in the matrix, the mere mention of borscht cause everyone to go catatonic for 30-45 minutes

vraets
#29 posted by
vraets
on Sep 23, 2013

@T&C

email me (john at vraets dot ca) and I'll send you a recipe we use later today. The result is always super tasty.

laurita.snow
#30 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

@ Tea: I like borscht!

vraets
#31 posted by
vraets
on Sep 23, 2013

To clarify, later today I can send you a copy of the recipe that we use in our house. I am not suggesting in a weak, stereotypical eastern european accent that we'll make borscht later today.

laurita.snow
#32 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

grawr. bit too electronic for me this mornin.' oh, well.

tea&cartography
#33 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 23, 2013

@vraets

awesome!

I will do that when I get home this evening.

This is exciting!

tea&cartography
#34 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 23, 2013

@graham

looks like you're right (re 28).

I guess we have 10 mins to go before people awaken from their second round of catatonia of the morning.

smalliebigs
#35 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 23, 2013

My sister and some of my cousins are having what they call a borscht-down next weekend. I guess it's like a ho-down but with the making of borscht? I am going to go near the end because boiled beets are not my bag. 

flannel tom
#36 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

When is the actual Polaris Prize? Without it being a daily subject on the R3 for the past two months, I'm terribly out of the loop.

I thought this was hilarious, in the "long lsit" for 1999: Face Down by Serial Joe

Remember them. Oh man, the greatest.

flannel tom
#37 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

Not a fan of Borsht, and I live in Canada's "Little Ukraine".

hedgeway
#38 posted by
hedgeway
on Sep 23, 2013

FT - Tonight!

Graham Wright
#39 posted by
Graham Wright
on Sep 23, 2013

@tom The Gala is tonight at 8 EST. 

And Serial Joe are fellow Newmarketers, I jammed with their drummer Dan in high school. He's incredibly talented and a swell dude to boot.

"Mistake" is a jam.

flannel tom
#40 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

Re: Serial Joe - Their hair was very typical of the late 90's... everyone at CEC had that 'do.

flannel tom
#41 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

Also, it's tonight? Well how about that. I'm assuming that as in past years, it's available to stream online? Will it be aired on R3? Or is this why we haven't heard much about it on the radio here, R3 got cut out of the mix?

flannel tom
#42 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

I had 5 of the 10 albums in 1994's list... will reconsuslt the other years and see what the ratio is.

smalliebigs
#43 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 23, 2013

I thought Edmonton AKA Edmonchuk was Canada's little Ukraine? 

I am not of Ukrainian ancestry but due to this whacky and wonderful cultural mosaic we have in Canada some of my aunts married Ukrainian gents and we've incorporated several of their culinary treats for the holiday menu. 

flannel tom
#44 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

6/10 in '95

flannel tom
#45 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

4/10 in '96

flannel tom
#46 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

only 2/10 in 1997, and what the fuck? Big Shiny Tunes is in there? Get out.

flannel tom
#47 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

1/10 in '98 (Vertex by Buck 65... although I probably didn't own this until the year 2000)

Graham Wright
#48 posted by
Graham Wright
on Sep 23, 2013

@tom I will brook no insult to the venerable Big Shiny Tunes franchise in the comments section for my show.

flannel tom
#49 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

....aaaaand 4/10 in 1999.

so there you go, all my personal updates for you. One comment at a time. (I blame the slideshow separate window thing)

flannel tom
#50 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@graham - hahaha, ok. I take it back. It was pretty great... however... it's a compilation! There must have been others that could have filled the void.

That said, if I see BST in a jukebox, it's getting some play!

hedgeway
#51 posted by
hedgeway
on Sep 23, 2013

Maybe if I burn a few CD-Rs of some music I like it can get nominated for the (fake) Polaris Prize.

flannel tom
#52 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@smallie, 43 - It very well may be. Eastern Sask is referred to as being "Behind The Garlic Curtain". And judging by the Ukrainian Co-Op and all the hilarious last names of people here, I assumed we were doing pretty well in the Ukrainian dept.

 

Graham Wright
#53 posted by
Graham Wright
on Sep 23, 2013

@hedgeway Anything is possible if you believe in yourself!

smalliebigs
#54 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 23, 2013

@Ftom: I've never heard of this Garlic Curtain. I like it. 

hedgeway
#55 posted by
hedgeway
on Sep 23, 2013

@garaham - hah... watch out for me at next years gala as I pop my CD-R into a CD player and just let it play. 

flannel tom
#56 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

It's time for a story from Uncle Flannel Tom's Cabin:

The year was 1997 and it was the day that One Chord to Another by Sloan came out. I went to the mall and bought the CD from (most likely) CD Plus with my saved up money (CD's were like $20 in those days). That day was also the first time I ever got drunk. That evening, we were at a party at one of the girls in my class' house and someone had a bottle of Captain Morgan white rum and we drank that and practiced fence jumping and slam dunks on the 6 foot basketball net. It was the magical time between the end of class but before exams in my grade 9 year.

kirkofdoom
#57 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 23, 2013

1997 should have been won by Songs in the Key of Springfield.

Discussion over. 

flannel tom
#58 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

..... hold on.... it had to have been 1996, not 1997..... oh well, details, schmetails.

laurita.snow
#59 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

Hey Flannel Tom, that conversation we had earlier about Wolfville/Acadia keeps naggin' at me. I looked up the program I applied for last year and it really did look awesome. Could I ask you more about what it's like to live there sometime?

flannel tom
#60 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@LS - well, I never lived in Wolfville, I lived in Kentville though which is the shitty part of that area. Wolfville is really nice. Ummm.... they have a lot of pumpkins and apples and things at this time of year.

laurita.snow
#61 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

@ FT: heh okay, fair enough. I just know nothing about the place and wanted to get a feel for it that wasn't provided by a tourist-y website.

flannel tom
#62 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@LS - the annapolis valley is pretty hippy-styles and you can get everything to eat from a less than 100 mile radius for sure.

I like tubing down the Gasperaeu River.

krib
#63 posted by
krib
on Sep 23, 2013

well, kudos to whomever came up with this idea.

You really think Hayden would've beaten Jagged Little Pill?

It also seems unrealistic in that there aren't nearly enough repeat bands on the list.

And, despite your love for BST, Graham, it's still not cricket to have a compilation on there

 

TheRadioHead
#64 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Sep 23, 2013
Graham, wanted to tell you I added Shirts vs Skins to my Rdio collection. You can expect the cheques to start rolling in anytime.
flannel tom
#65 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

$CHA-CHING$

hedgeway
#66 posted by
hedgeway
on Sep 23, 2013

It's interesting that whoever made this list put a comedy album for 1995 (Shame-Based Man by Bruce McCulloch)

flannel tom
#67 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

Bruce McCullough is a living God and that album was amazing.

hedgeway
#68 posted by
hedgeway
on Sep 23, 2013

I can't sau I've heard it... but I love kids in the hall. I'm watching through them all right now on netflix.

flannel tom
#69 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@LS - one last thing abut Wolfville/Acadia - The school itself is very good. No doubt about that. You would like living in the town of Wolfville if you like: small towns, living in a certified Fair Trade Community, a town with no "chain" restaurants/big box places, a school centered town. Everything there evolves around Acadia. And don't worry if you want Micky D's, you can catch a bus to New Minas a few km's away.

krib
#70 posted by
krib
on Sep 23, 2013

FT,

Wolfville sounds like a cool place

krib
#71 posted by
krib
on Sep 23, 2013

also,

Big Harvest came out in 1990? Man, I'm old

mcfflyer
#72 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 23, 2013

Good morning.  Wolfville, NS.  Had the opportunity to stay there for two nights in 2003.  Loved the place - a really nice community with some spectacular old Victorians.  And just over the hill to Halls Harbour, home of the Halls Harbour Lobster Pound.  Mmmmm!

Lana Gay
#73 posted by
Lana Gay
on Sep 23, 2013

Why I am so excited for the Polaris Gala tonight: http://instagram.com/p/em7hZpqH8k/

krib
#74 posted by
krib
on Sep 23, 2013

so, what do people think of these huge cell phones, like the new Samsung Galaxy Mega.

It's got a 6.3 inch screen.

Seems a bit big to have as a cell phone

flannel tom
#75 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@hedgeway - Check this out. (From Shame Based Man). Maybe you already are a fan of it but just don't know it yet.

krib
#76 posted by
krib
on Sep 23, 2013

although, who really uses a cell phone as a phone these days? maybe 6.3 inches is good

flannel tom
#77 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@lana - it would be all kinds of confusing if shad and whoever the other person is that are dressed up as the Teegs and Sarah all went in for a group hug. Wouldn't know where one ended and the other began.

laurita.snow
#78 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

@ FT: thanks for the tips, man! I will consider it further! it'd still be a really big move, geographically, economically and psychologically for me, but the program is so perfect I  can't stop thinking about it. "Bachelor's in Community Development with a specialization in Sustainability Studies" *swoon*

laurita.snow
#79 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

@ Krib: I think I'd be one of those people...I have a flip phone still.

laurita.snow
#80 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

oh, also @ FT: one last thing...is it hard to find a place to live off-campus? I really don't like the idea of living in residence with a bunch of 18 year olds. they're fun, to be sure, but to live with, when you're 25? eep!

kirkofdoom
#81 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 23, 2013

I almost got mad that Beautiful Midnight wasn't in the 1999 list... but it came out in late '99, so I guess that means it would have been eligible for the 2000 Polaris? 

nvp
#82 posted by
nvp
on Sep 23, 2013

 

@Lana [73] that's pretty cool.  first thing that's made me smile this morning ..

Lana Gay
#83 posted by
Lana Gay
on Sep 23, 2013

@kirk - Yep, the cutoff is May 31st!

 

flannel tom
#84 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

77 cont... with the real teegan and sarah (i didn't finish my sentance)

flannel tom
#85 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

re 83 - hence my confusion over 1996 and 1997 for One Chord To Another.... because it definatley came out June-ish of 1996.....

flannel tom
#86 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@LS, #80 - haven't the foggiest really although I suspect that it's easy to find a place to live with other grad students or whatever just as it is anywhere else.

deiru
#87 posted by
deiru
on Sep 23, 2013

Hi all, hope everyone had a good weekend. I tried to take my girlfriend to see Islands and Bear Mountain on saturday but it was sold out :(

krib
#88 posted by
krib
on Sep 23, 2013

FT re:77

I think the other person is Kathleen Edwards.

flannel tom
#89 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

1995's imaginary short list totally left off the best canadian punk rock album of the 90's

Too Late.... No Friends by Gob

Old Abe
#90 posted by
Old Abe
on Sep 23, 2013

Re: Polaris Gala - Vish is co-hosting the backstage stuff.  Should be good.  Anyone remember the Braids introduction?

flannel tom
#91 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@krib, 88 - oh snap.it is.

flannel tom
#92 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@old abe - vaguely. It was a little rapey if I remember correctly.

Lana Gay
#93 posted by
Lana Gay
on Sep 23, 2013

@flannel That's Kathleen Edwards! They're both hosting tonight, which is going to be awesome!

flannel tom
#94 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

So, is the Gala being aired on R3? Or just via the Much Music website as it was last year?

nvp
#95 posted by
nvp
on Sep 23, 2013

 

i'm pretty sure Vish's introduction is what eventually led to Katie's departure from the band!

well, maybe.

laurita.snow
#96 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

@ FT: cool man. cool cool.

Old Abe
#97 posted by
Old Abe
on Sep 23, 2013

I think AUX is streaming the Gala.

flannel tom
#98 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@Ls - Yeah, I don't know you so I don't know what to suggest you do but moving is always a big dchoice. OI say do it because why the hell not?

KristaMark
#99 posted by
KristaMark
on Sep 23, 2013

Hey R3 peeps! 

 

HAYDEN totally deserved the Polaris for this album. 

"Everything I Long For" is still my absolute favourite, and I own every album he's ever made.  

smalliebigs
#100 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 23, 2013

Shad is so funny and smart as an MC and he's great on his feet (see freestyles) so I can't imagine he'll be anything less than A1 tonight. I have no doubts that KE will be right there with him, too. 

krib
#101 posted by
krib
on Sep 23, 2013

how can a "creepy love song" list not have Every Breath You Take on it?

laurita.snow
#102 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

@ FT: no worries, Tom, I was just tryin' to get some advice about the place and all; you don't need to solve my life's problems. I appreciate the help!

laurita.snow
#103 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

@ Krib: I hope Blurred Lines made that list.

TheRadioHead
#104 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Sep 23, 2013
I am excited about Polaris tonight, there are a many contenders I would be happy with winning, and really only one that I do not. That's 90% chance I'll be happy, but I have this funny feeling it's gonna go the way of the 10%.
kirkofdoom
#105 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 23, 2013

There's a free fancy Polaris party here in Vancouver, at the Cobalt. They're steaming the gala and there's going to be a panel of music-y people talking about music-y things. Including Christine. And hosted by Lisa Christiansen.

Which doesn't really help many other people here right now...

krib
#106 posted by
krib
on Sep 23, 2013

Nope. One of these days, I should watch this Blurred Lines thing; see what the hubub is about

or not

Lana Gay
#107 posted by
Lana Gay
on Sep 23, 2013

Hey all, you can stream the live video feed on CBC Music tonight at 7pm!There will be a blog post up this afternoon, and it will be easy to find on R3. We'll also be keeping you posted via social media (twitter/instagram/ facebook) So stay in touch and let us know what you think, okay?

flannel tom
#108 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

Aside from it getting way overplayed as radio is wont to do, Blurred Lines isn't all that bad. I don't pay attention to all these dumb analysis type articles....it's a fuckin' pop song.

flannel tom
#109 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@lana - Good to hear! I'll be watching it tonight I imagine. Something to have on while I hone my cover letters/resumes up for a couple gigs I'm applying to.

laurita.snow
#110 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

@ Krib: it is very scary.

also, almost all of my favourites didn't make the short list, except for Whitehorse, woooooooo!

laurita.snow
#111 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

@ FT: I heartily disagree, but I don't want to rant until I'm blue in the face, so...  perhaps we can agree to a difference in opinion?

kirkofdoom
#112 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 23, 2013

on one hand, the fact that the "song of the summer" is kind of about date rape is kind of disconcerting.

On the other hand, it's not like it's anything new. I mean, Sublime, anyone? And that one isn't even subtle. 

krib
#113 posted by
krib
on Sep 23, 2013

FT, WinteRp3g gigs?

Benoit from Ottawa
#114 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 23, 2013

Hello, argumentative cohort!

Has anyone determined where I can see as well as hear the Polaris fooferaw, tonight? More specifically, does AUX* webcast? (I only saw "listen" on the site.)

 

 

 

* Terrible name, I think. But I wasn't even consulted (gasp).

krib
#115 posted by
krib
on Sep 23, 2013

I thought every Sublime song was about drugs...

kirkofdoom
#116 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 23, 2013

(though the difference is only surfers and dudes who wear puka shell necklaces like sublime, while blurred lines is one of the biggest songs of the year)

laurita.snow
#117 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

@Kirk: not just disconcerting, man. It just makes it that much more normalized into our culture! pretty scary if you ask me.

laurita.snow
#118 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

also...just because it's maybe status quo to have those kinds of songs doesn't make it okay to do...yeah?

Benoit from Ottawa
#119 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 23, 2013

Hokay, here's my answer:

Music Lovers! Prepare to tune in and watch the Polaris Gala live on AuxTV. Show starts at 7 pm ET Monday Sept 23 streaming @ www.aux.tv/polaris featuring hosts Kathleen Edwards and Shad, performances by Zaki Ibrahim, Metric, METZ, Purity Ring, A Tribe Called Red, Whitehorse, Young Galaxy and of course the 2013 winner announcement. 

Linkie above may be kaput; source of above paragraph: http://www.polarismusicprize.ca/article/694/get-in-tune-with-the-polaris-gala-broadcast-on-auxtv-with-the-official-trailer/

TheRadioHead
#120 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Sep 23, 2013
Lana, who from R3 is going to Polaris tonight?
fresh ginger
#121 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 23, 2013

Save This House by Spirit of the West made the 1990 shortlist! That was so my soundtrack that year.

tiffyleeson
#122 posted by
tiffyleeson
on Sep 23, 2013

lol @gram post #3  SOOO true

Benoit from Ottawa
#123 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 23, 2013

(The link to tonight's Polaris webcast, in 119, is good. It's currently a countdown page.)

flannel tom
#124 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

first of all, if you've ever heard the sublime song, it's not about going out and date raing a girl, its' a story about some scumbag who did and is now in jail.

second, how do you get blurred lines to be about date rape? It's a pickup line song at best. "Girl You know you want it?" Has anyone ever been to a club? Jeez. You try and walk like a peacock and flaunt your feathers so that you appear attractive to a lady. Lady's find confidence attractive. Saying "You know you want it", is confidence.Are we such prudes that we couldn't, heaven forbid, imagine that a woman would wat it? aka sex?

tea&cartography
#125 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 23, 2013

I think the video to blurred lines made it a lot more polarizing than it otherwise would have been.

 

Benoit from Ottawa
#126 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 23, 2013

Hokay, the latest grade B movie on Space tonight goes this way.

 

Exploding Sun (2013)

A spaceship with passengers -- including the president's wife -- is on its maiden flight around the moon and back to Earth, but a massive solar storm blows the craft off course and toward the sun.

I wonder (no, I don't really) how "a massive solar storm blows the craft off course and toward the sun" -- y'know, a "solar storm" comes from the sun...

Anyway, it won't keep me from sleeping tonight, after the Oscars Polaris...

Lana Gay
#127 posted by
Lana Gay
on Sep 23, 2013

@theradiohead Myself, Alanna and Graham! 

flannel tom
#128 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

here, for all you penis haters, check out the artwork on this album I read about on Exclaim this weekend.

Jackson and His Computerband Get Hudson Mohawke for Remix EP

kind of whacky.

tea&cartography
#129 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 23, 2013

yum.

i brought a tub of icecream to leave in the freezer at work.

i should have done this years ago.

Benoit from Ottawa
#130 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 23, 2013

128: the Paenis Hatrs

proposed band name.

flannel tom
#131 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@krib, #113 - yuppers! It's going to take a lot of dangles I imagine before I get any bites.

hedgeway
#132 posted by
hedgeway
on Sep 23, 2013

@FT way up there re: Bruce McColloch

Hilarious haha.

Grant Lawrence
#133 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Sep 23, 2013

HELLO POLARIS DAY BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Benoit from Ottawa
#134 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 23, 2013

127: you guys may just have a great time together! Outside of the *stars* constellating the audience...

Grant Lawrence
#135 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Sep 23, 2013

Very proud and humbled to see that CLASSIC Smugglers album "In The Hall of Fame" (album cover design by Neko Case) made the 1996 Polaris Shortlist sponsored by SAAN.

flannel tom
#136 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

127 - Internet Pictures, please!!!

Benoit from Ottawa
#137 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 23, 2013

Hello, papa Lawrence! Any better at the shitdiaper handling? Getting to be an expert yet?

Grant Lawrence
#138 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Sep 23, 2013

@Benoit this morning I removed a diaper that felt like it must have contained at least 15 pounds of shit. And he only weighs 12 pounds!

CDNz1
#139 posted by
CDNz1
on Sep 23, 2013

#107 @Lana - Coooool! Thanks!

laurita.snow
#140 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

@ FT: I wasn't saying I hated penises or guys that had them, Tom.  I didn't say anything like that. And not to be confused with women wanting sex; I think women expressing their desires and liking sex is awesome, how could I not? But personally if I had a guy who came up to me in a club and said "Girl you know you want it" or anything like that I'd be personally quite creeped out.

I also take issue with lots of other lines than that (I've got something big enough to tear your a** in two???)

Benoit from Ottawa
#141 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 23, 2013

Grant: Ah, a HEALTHY baby!

MusicSoop
#142 posted by
MusicSoop
on Sep 23, 2013

Voivod!

flannel tom
#143 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@grant - do you still write songs? You have a lot of shitty material to work with right now.... a power ballad about poo in the works?

laurita.snow
#144 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

@ GL: that is a lot of poop.

Grant Lawrence
#145 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Sep 23, 2013

@flannel tom re #140 where there's at least two of your most common pick up lines to cross off your list.

TheRadioHead
#146 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Sep 23, 2013
Lana, you guys will have a great night! Now that it's open to the public I'd like to go one year, but I can't do it all. I'd have to give up NxNE instead. Looking forward to spending the evening with it tonight.
smalliebigs
#147 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 23, 2013

Most of my top pickup lines were lyrics from Ladysmith Black Mambazo songs. Wildly unsuccessful. 

Steve Venegas
#148 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Sep 23, 2013

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, that's north of Nanaimo, right? 

MusicSoop
#149 posted by
MusicSoop
on Sep 23, 2013

Smallie I've always had great luck with the lyrics from "Homeless":

Emaweni webabaSilale maweniWebaba silale maweniWebaba silale maweniWebaba silale maweniWebaba silale maweniWebaba silale maweniWebaba silale maweniWebaba silale maweniWebaba silale maweniWebaba silale maweni



 

laurita.snow
#150 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

awww. this song is sweet :)

@ Smallie: hahahahaha nice! I sadly, am not usually able to make words come out of my mouth coherently enough to ask people out.

Benoit from Ottawa
#151 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 23, 2013

It's the "Webaba" -- gets to 'em every time.

laurita.snow
#152 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

@ Smallie: bonus points if you also used bongo drums during said pickup attempts.

laurita.snow
#153 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

@ BfO: oh STOP I'm getting weak in the knees!

fictionjunkie
#154 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Sep 23, 2013

OH man Moist - Silver - I still have that album somewhere. It's actually signed too come to think of it. In silver pen no less. I LOVED that album.

flannel tom
#155 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@grant - you still got it! Ba-ba-ba-BOOOOOM!

flannel tom
#156 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@fiction junkie - I did a presentation in grade 9 musiic class about that album! Loved it too. Too bad the rest of their stuff was crappy.

fresh ginger
#157 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 23, 2013

Hoping for a flux capacitor flashback with some vintage Rheostatics.

 

smalliebigs
#158 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 23, 2013

@Soop: I've been bold enough to break those out, as I'm not sure I could handle the droves of women that would no doubt come my way. Webaba silale maweni gets 'em every time. 

flannel tom
#159 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@venegas - not far from Fanny Bay

laurita.snow
#160 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

@ Smallie: you guys shouldn't be tossing around those Webaba's. I'm swooning over here!

flannel tom
#161 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

SmalleBigs hardly needs pickup lines, his SEXVEST does all the talking for him.

tea&cartography
#162 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 23, 2013

@fresh ginger

me too.

fingers crossed....

laurita.snow
#163 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

actually, if the guys from Ladysmith Black Mambazo actually said those things to me, I probably would swoon. their voices make me melt.

kirkofdoom
#164 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 23, 2013

well shit, all of MY "In Da Club Pickup Lines" were based on Scatman John lyrics. That probably explains a lot...

darbarspecial
#165 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 23, 2013

140 +1

Benoit from Ottawa
#166 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 23, 2013

I'm out again.

Incidentally, THE BEST SHOW yesterday at the Sheep -----> Three Metre Day*. Highest recommendation possible if you like thoughtful, beautiful music where the players often play at one tenth their capacity. Sublime in the real sense.

 

*Three Metre Day is an original, Canadian roots music trio whose members are Hugh Marsh, Don Rooke and Michelle Willis. Hugh, violinist, has recorded and toured extensively with Bruce Cockburn, Loreena McKennitt, Jon Hassell, Don Byron and Mercan Dede as well as playing on the soundtracks to countless Hollywood films. Don Rooke is a lap-style slide guitarist who also leads cult Toronto band The Henrys. He has recorded with Mary Margaret O’Hara, Cowboy Junkies, Sylvia Tyson and Gordie Sampson, as well as for movies and TV. Finally there's Michelle Willis, whose singing and portable pump organ playing are the cornerstone of this original band. Source 

The trio is now a quintet, having added the quietest percussionist, and a stand-up bass player.

MusicSoop
#167 posted by
MusicSoop
on Sep 23, 2013

Of course the lyrics to Homeless are very sad and it's by displaying your sensitivity that you draw them in Smallie.  Unlike the dudes hitting on Laurita.

Grant Lawrence
#168 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Sep 23, 2013

Also... this is the weirdest Polaris Shortlist yet... right?

laurita.snow
#169 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

@Soop: sorry, dudes? hitting on me??? ha! you, sir, are a riot!

flannel tom
#170 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@LS - I don't want to get into a whole thing here, because I really haven't thought too deeply on it, but you kind of are suggesting a double standard by typing "I think women expressing their desires and liking sex is awesome" and then suggesting the moment a man sings a song about that it's not cool. And you should re-read this line: I wasn't saying I hated penises or guys that had them because I'm of the mind that most (if not all, barring some horrific accident) guys "have them".

Anywho, that's all my thoughts about that, as Forrest Gump might say.

flannel tom
#171 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@kirk - You're the scatman?

laurita.snow
#172 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

@ BfO: holy shit! that group sounds amazing!

@ FT: sorry, I should have typed "or the guys that have them." As in, I don't dislike penises or the guys, personality-wise, who possess said organs. I think y'all are great!

However, I maintain that there are ways for guys to say they like sex and are attracted women that don't also sound so violent and/or degrading as "I've got something big enough tear your a** in half." 

tea&cartography
#173 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 23, 2013

does anyone have a super awesome soup container suggestion that won't let my lunch spill all over my lunchbag?

Not interested in a huge bulky thermos, just something with a reasonable pricepoint that doesn't leak.

MusicSoop
#174 posted by
MusicSoop
on Sep 23, 2013

Grant: You mean BEST Polaris Shortlist yet?

kirkofdoom
#175 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 23, 2013

tom,

ske-be-de-be-yo-n-do-do-do

laurita.snow
#176 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

@Grant: I agree...sorta strange. but my musical tastes are pretty vanilla, so it might just be me.

MusicSoop
#177 posted by
MusicSoop
on Sep 23, 2013

Teacart: Coca Cola bottle?

Steve Venegas
#178 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Sep 23, 2013

@kirk do you mean:

Yo dab dub dub

Ski-Bi dibby dib yo da dub dub

Yo dab dub dub

Ski-Bi dibby dib yo da dub dub

smalliebigs
#179 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 23, 2013

That's some nice scattin'. 

flannel tom
#180 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@ls - may I direct you to "Let Me Work It" by Missy Elliot. (clean edit)

MusicSoop
#181 posted by
MusicSoop
on Sep 23, 2013

I always felt like Sir Mix A Lot really knew how to talk to the ladies.

fresh ginger
#182 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 23, 2013

t&c I often use the glass "anchor" brand containers with a couple of elastics around for added safety. Or the glass jars with the rubber ring and metal closure. If you buy the right kind of dijon, you get a great reusable jar as a bonus.

TheRadioHead
#183 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Sep 23, 2013
If I want to go to Polaris one year, I think in should not Be next year. I have a sneaking suspicion it will be a Reflektor love Fest in 2014.
kirkofdoom
#184 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 23, 2013

holy shit, I did not at all reaslise Scatman John died in 1999. That makes me way more sad than it should. 

tea&cartography
#185 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 23, 2013

@soop

i've dabbled in salsa bottles (too shattery), but coke, that might work. I'd just have to convince someone to drink the pop for me. It would be sad if the meat was too big and got stuck inside the small hole though.

Grant Lawrence
#186 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Sep 23, 2013

@TheRadiohead Re #183 excuse me?

laurita.snow
#187 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

@  FT: Okay, fair point.

But how many female artists are writing stuff like this, compared to the number of male artists? I also (sorry if this makes me a jerk), but I will never ever be down with some guy talking about his penis being so big it'll hurt. 

anyways, I don't want to keep arguing so can we just agree to disagree?

tea&cartography
#188 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 23, 2013

@fresh ginger

I use the anchor ones for squash soup, or thicker things, but for chicken noodle etc that is drippy it gets everywhere.

Lana Gay
#189 posted by
Lana Gay
on Sep 23, 2013

@grant - I think so. 

MusicSoop
#190 posted by
MusicSoop
on Sep 23, 2013

Teacart: That's always a concern.

flannel tom
#191 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

2LiveCrew really knew what the score was, as well..

TheRadioHead
#192 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Sep 23, 2013
This IS THE BEST list so far. It's like the industry is finally figuring out it is a creative prize. Not For "my favourite album."
fresh ginger
#193 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 23, 2013

grant: Reflektor may be too disco derivative for theRadioHead.

laurita.snow
#194 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

mmmmm...so sad. so  good...

flannel tom
#195 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@LS - fair enough. Just remember, it's a pop song. It's not the end of the world.

fresh ginger
#196 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 23, 2013

t&c... you need the fliptop rubber sealing type, those jars are leakproof and almost bombproof.

flannel tom
#197 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@tea and carto - Mason Jars!

kirkofdoom
#198 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 23, 2013

Judging by the fact that I haven't really cared about Polaris at all this year, I think it's the most boring list. But to each their own, I guess. 

laurita.snow
#199 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

@ Tea: Classico  jars?

flannel tom
#200 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

Loud music, rap music and anything that's not popular was ignored on this years Polaris. I'm really "meh" bout it this year, whereas at least in years past if I didn't agree, I was interested.

MusicSoop
#201 posted by
MusicSoop
on Sep 23, 2013

I just like this year's list because METZ.

hedgeway
#202 posted by
hedgeway
on Sep 23, 2013

I presonally prefer 2011's shortlist.

fresh ginger
#203 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 23, 2013

this year's Polaris... I'm mostly just interested in if Tegan and Sarah win it. And all the ensuing drama if this should occur.

flannel tom
#204 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

Whoops, forgot about METZ.

But really... its an idustry insider's prize.... No Propaghandhi is a international travesty.

tea&cartography
#205 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 23, 2013

@tom

all mine are now filled with pickles and jams and salsa and fruits.

@fresh ginger

picture of these flip top ones?

I'm drawing a blank.

flannel tom
#206 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

.........mmmmm salsa.......

smalliebigs
#207 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 23, 2013

You have the seltzer AFTER the salsa (to be read in ridiculous accent). 

Grant Lawrence
#208 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Sep 23, 2013

Hey Blog - some sad news today from our community if it hasn't been mentioned yet... GarfieldUK's mom died suddenly this morning from a heart attack. I think they were quite close and I think this has hit Garf quite hard. I'm sure he'd love some support right now!

Dolphin power activate!

fresh ginger
#209 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 23, 2013

t&c...

pretty sure ikea sells jars like this too, though I suspect that the ones designed to bring mustard across the ocean are sturdier/less prone to breakage than ones designed for pantry use.

flannel tom
#210 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@grant - whoa, heavy news. thanks for the heads up. super sorry to hear that.

tea&cartography
#211 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 23, 2013

@fg

jeez.

i haven't seen one of those jars in years.

where do you get mustard that comes in on of those??

deiru
#212 posted by
deiru
on Sep 23, 2013

The 2010 shortlist is probably my favorite so far. This years list doesn't really do it for me, it's too "safe".

Grant Lawrence
#213 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Sep 23, 2013

@deiru call me an old school fart (actually don't) but I still this the FIRST Polaris Prize Shortlist was the best! 

fresh ginger
#214 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 23, 2013

oh wow, that is so sad about Garfield's mother.

 

garfielduk
#215 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 23, 2013

@Grant & FT, Thank you!

I've been lurking for a bit.  I don't think it has quite hit home yet.  I just wish I knew what I have to do now, apart from run away and hide of course.

 

But enough about me.  What are your Polaris predictions?

garjoh
#216 posted by
garjoh
on Sep 23, 2013

CRANK IT!!!

Polaris Predictions: Colin Stetson. 

fresh ginger
#217 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 23, 2013

t&c, I buy it in the "import" section at Thrifty's. I'm always looking for food which comes in re-usable glass containers, I even put my family through a nutella phase because I liked the little glasses it came in, with lids perfect for leftover food storage.

krib
#218 posted by
krib
on Sep 23, 2013

so, which Sublime song are you talking about?The only one I can think of is Fly

 

MSteve
#219 posted by
MSteve
on Sep 23, 2013

I do worry about Polaris. I was actually fine with Suburbs winning as I thought the album as a whole was brilliant even if popular.  Lost me a bit last year with Feist winning though, but I don't like her so I might be prejudice.  This is the first year I listened to most of the short list and its... meh.

Grant Lawrence
#220 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Sep 23, 2013

@garfielduk was your mother's passing sudden or was she ailing? Very sorry to hear it and I hope you're coping as best you can. Crying is good!

krib
#221 posted by
krib
on Sep 23, 2013

Garf,

very sorry for your loss.

Grant Lawrence
#222 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Sep 23, 2013

@MSteve sexist

MSteve
#223 posted by
MSteve
on Sep 23, 2013

@Grant

I feel the same about T&S.  You might be right.

laurita.snow
#224 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

I LOVE this  song!

 

@ Garf: I'm sorry to hear about your loss;  that's hard :( I usually find a TV show to latch onto for a while when I'm sad.

TheRadioHead
#225 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Sep 23, 2013
It's even worse than that, Fresh Ginger. Reflektor is too derivative for Arcade Fire. But they are only continuing what they started with The Suburbs, being trend followers instead of the innovative leaders they had been. It's little different than what Tegan and Sarah did, and it works.
Grant Lawrence
#226 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Sep 23, 2013

@TheRadiohead @FreshGinger geez how out of it am I that I am more up to speed on Raffi's back catalogue than I am on new Arcade Fire?? (Haven't even heard it)

garfielduk
#227 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 23, 2013

@Grant #220, She was never what you would call healthy and she had complained about headaches all weekend but I didn't know she had a heart condition, in fact I thought it was a stroke when I first saw her.

fresh ginger
#228 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 23, 2013

TRH: aha! I used the word derivative to explain your disdain, and you did too. Feeling like "yep, I know you".

 

Grant: I think a Raffi phase is mandatory. When you return from planet baby you'll find so much great new stuff to listen to.

fictionjunkie
#229 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Sep 23, 2013

@Garfielduk - I am so so sorry to hear about your Mom. I wish I could do something more than offer condolences. 

Grant Lawrence
#230 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Sep 23, 2013

@garfielduk that sounds quite traumatizing. You found her? Are you receiving help from other family members or friends at this time?

darbarspecial
#231 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 23, 2013

@Grant - Welcome to parenthood. It is why I have not much to say about 90s music. That is my most out of touch decade.

smalliebigs
#232 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 23, 2013

@Grant: there's been a lot of support for Garry on Facebook, but I think it's a great idea that the rest of the non-Facebooking community around here know so they can show support--especially in light of how much Garf does around here--coordinating hockey pools, Scrabble tournaments, etc. 

fictionjunkie
#233 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Sep 23, 2013

@Grant - this will be weird but my other kid music recommendation is Bobs & Lolo - they're from Vancouver (by way of Nanaimo). Their music is pretty cute and catchy but not dumbed down, if that makes sense.

krib
#234 posted by
krib
on Sep 23, 2013

yeah, I looked at this 90s list and thought "why don't I know any of the 98 & 99 stuff?"

then it dawned on me - kids.

 

mcfflyer
#235 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 23, 2013

@Garry - My friend, get all of the help and assistance that you can.  And know that we all care about you here.

garfielduk
#236 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 23, 2013

@LS #224, I really wish I could run away and hide in a corner with an internet connection and just watch TV.  I've given myself today but as soon as I get the paperwork I have to start contacting people to let them know.

TheRadioHead
#237 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Sep 23, 2013
Grant, I have no doubt that you will have PLENTY of opportunities to hear Reflektor.
Cicero
#238 posted by
Cicero
on Sep 23, 2013

Guys, guys, guys! Crazy news!!!! I just applied for a teaching position - the first one in almost 4 years! It's in this amazing looking private school and I want it sooooooo bad!

garfielduk
#239 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 23, 2013

@Grant #230, I have had my closest friend of 15 years with me most of the day but now it's just me and his dog.  I have had many offers of help from neighbours an I am sure I will take them up on it just as soon as I work out what I am supposed to do next.

Thank you Lee, the outpouring of support from friends, on both sides of the Atlantic, has been a little overwhelming but very much appreciated.

garfielduk
#240 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 23, 2013

@Cicero #238, They'd be lucky to have you.

fresh ginger
#241 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 23, 2013

most excellent groovy tunes today.

TheRadioHead
#242 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Sep 23, 2013
Garry, I'll write you later this evening.
laurita.snow
#243 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

@ Garf :( hugs, friend!

Cicero
#244 posted by
Cicero
on Sep 23, 2013

@Garf - thank you! I'd love to be there, I sent in an application online, and tonight I'll email my resume, my fear is that, should I get an interview (god I hope I get one!), I might not have any of my teaching portfolio stuff any longer, because I never thought I'd teach grade school again! I'm pretty sure I still have it, but I don't know where it is, so I'll be scouring my house like crazy.

Keep your fingers crossed for me!

darbarspecial
#245 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 23, 2013

Good luck Cicero!

Cicero
#246 posted by
Cicero
on Sep 23, 2013

@Garf - Oh my gosh, I just scrolled up and read through your posts - I'm so sorry. I'm sending you internet hugs right now friend.

deiru
#247 posted by
deiru
on Sep 23, 2013

@garf sorry to hear about your lose. If there is anything we can do lets us know!

Grant Lawrence
#248 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Sep 23, 2013

@Cicero good luck!!

garfielduk
#249 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 23, 2013

@Cicero & LS, Thank you both.

darbarspecial
#250 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 23, 2013

I really don't like disco much. It has an adverse effect on me.

krib
#251 posted by
krib
on Sep 23, 2013

Maylee Todd is my go-to for retro 70s disco.

I don't need a go-to for disco all that much, but the Pinball Number Count takes me back :-)

mcfflyer
#252 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 23, 2013

@Natasha - Good luck on landing that job.  Pulling for you!

Cicero
#253 posted by
Cicero
on Sep 23, 2013

@Grant - thanks! I'm really hoping I can make this a reality! teaching and writing again, it'll be glorious. This job is slowly killing my soul and I've literally been dreaming about getting back in the classroom, like, actual wake up in the middle of the night and then remember I'm not teaching, and go "WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE?!"

So yeah, I'm really into it.

garfielduk
#254 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 23, 2013

@deiru #247, If I can think of anything I'll let you know, thanks.

Cicero
#255 posted by
Cicero
on Sep 23, 2013

@Lee - Thank you! I'm just hoping for an interview - I kick ass at interviews, I just want the opportunity so bad.

Grant Lawrence
#256 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Sep 23, 2013

@Garfielduk glad to hear you have support over there!

erinev
#257 posted by
erinev
on Sep 23, 2013

hi blog! happy polaris! My prediction to win the prize is METZ.

on another note, i think i`m in trouble with a couple of you..........

Cicero
#258 posted by
Cicero
on Sep 23, 2013

@Darbs - thanks! How's things going with you, by the way?

garfielduk
#259 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 23, 2013

@erinev #257, who are you in trouble with?

laurita.snow
#260 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

@ Cicero: ARGH, job applications are friggin' ridiculous, man! this job is taking so long to get back to me and I've had other offers (not nearly as good) waiting on me...JEEZ.

laurita.snow
#261 posted by
laurita.snow
on Sep 23, 2013

also...GOOD LUCK! YAY TEACHING! I'm sure you'll kick all the asses :)

darbarspecial
#262 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 23, 2013

@Cicero - Things are going ok in my world. Thanks. :)

I still have some warm fuzzies from a Playing for Change Day on Saturday that I helped organize. It was a fantastic day!

garfielduk
#263 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 23, 2013

@DBS re#258, Yeah, why were you up so early/late, is Devin OK?

darbarspecial
#264 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 23, 2013

@Garf- Hehe. Devin is fine. I just was wiped out from Saturday and drumming on Sunday and had a nap when I got home. Then I was up late. All is good bud.

garfielduk
#265 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 23, 2013

@DBS #264, OK, I was a little worried.

erinev
#266 posted by
erinev
on Sep 23, 2013

Garf- the entire R3 hockey pool. I`m so sorry I was completely MIA! I was on vacation and did not have a computer with me, and I couldnt`turn my phone on without getting crazy roaming charges. I feel like a jerk :(

darbarspecial
#267 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 23, 2013

Thanks Garfy. :)

darbarspecial
#268 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 23, 2013

@erinev - They made you pay for that. :p

garfielduk
#269 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 23, 2013

@erinev #266, That's OK, these things happen :)

erinev
#270 posted by
erinev
on Sep 23, 2013

darbar-- haha thats ok. it`s warranted!

Funhog
#271 posted by
Funhog
on Sep 23, 2013

Good morning blog.

Sorry again garfielduk for your loss. That really sucks.

Cicero - Good luck to you. Some days, I feel like I am in a job that is slowly killing me as well. Have been loosely looking for a way out for awhile now but I always end up back to the status quo when I weigh out the pros and cons and/or consider other alternatives.

Cicero
#272 posted by
Cicero
on Sep 23, 2013

@Laurita - I think the "Tell us about yourself" section will get my foot in the door, I just really want to make sure I can bring some of my in-class samples to the interview (should I get one), in order to show them that I am a good classroom teacher, and that I can and do inspire my students, and that I'm creative and inventive in my approach. Seriously, this school is a freaking dream - they work in interest and grade level cohorts for different subjects, feel strongly about holistic and personalized education, are extremely constructivist and art-centered, it's just everything I believe in when it comes to education.

What other offers have you got on the table?

Shonica
#273 posted by
Shonica
on Sep 23, 2013
Hello!
Cicero
#274 posted by
Cicero
on Sep 23, 2013

@Darbs [re:262] - You helped organize Playing For Change? How cool! That sounds awesome! You should definitely keep those warm fuzzies around.

Grant Lawrence
#275 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Sep 23, 2013

@Shonica hi Shonny!

garfielduk
#276 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 23, 2013

@Cicero #272, Just let me know if you want a Limey for "Show n Tell".

MSteve
#277 posted by
MSteve
on Sep 23, 2013

wait... there are jobs that don't feel like they are slowly killing your soul?

Grant Lawrence
#278 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Sep 23, 2013

@MSteve BABOOM!

krib
#279 posted by
krib
on Sep 23, 2013

Msteve,

yes. Most don't pay all that well, though.

tea&cartography
#280 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 23, 2013

@garf.

Sorry to hear about your mum.

My sympathy goes out to you.

deiru
#281 posted by
deiru
on Sep 23, 2013

@MSteve #277 yes it is true, there are jobs which QUICKLY kill your soul!

Funhog
#282 posted by
Funhog
on Sep 23, 2013

MSteve - I believe here has to be.

krib
#283 posted by
krib
on Sep 23, 2013

Grant,

when do you return?

darbarspecial
#284 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 23, 2013

Hello Shonica!

@Cicero - Just the event we held here in Regina. It went really well and we raised quite a bit of money. Half goes to Playing for Change and half will stay here for music programs for kids run locally. It was a pretty awesome thing to be a part of!

smalliebigs
#285 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 23, 2013

@Msteve: what is this soul thing you speak of? 

Oh, right I had one of those at one point in time. Before law school, perhaps. 

tea&cartography
#286 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 23, 2013

I get a bit of a carto-boner for aerial photographs.

Edward Burtynsky is awesome.

garjoh
#287 posted by
garjoh
on Sep 23, 2013

Metric's "Fantasies" was a fantastic album.  "Synthetica" is a pale shadow and does not deserve to win Polaris.  If you disagree, have a listen to the free album stream on Polaris right now.  Listen to the clunker which is: Metric "The Wanderlust".  

garfielduk
#288 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 23, 2013

@T&C #280, Thank you!

 

flannel tom
#289 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@krib - you were wondering about which Sublime song we were talking about... This one.

Cicero
#290 posted by
Cicero
on Sep 23, 2013

@Funhog - Yeah, that's been me forever, especially when it comes to just becoming an author - I'm not ready to just go out on a limb with it yet, and this, it might be a wild shot in the dark, but I'm happy I took it. I'm proud of myself for putting it out there.

flannel tom
#291 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@Garfy of the UK - I'm really sorry to hear about the loss of your mom, dude. I wish I could offer something more than internet support for you. And don't worry about asking all your friends/family/neighbors for help in a time like this, that's what they are for. Thoughts are with ya bud.

Funhog
#292 posted by
Funhog
on Sep 23, 2013

FT - and that's when things got OUT OF CONTROL!

krib
#293 posted by
krib
on Sep 23, 2013

thanks, FT

and I said Fly in my comment before, which of course, was Sugar Ray, not Sublime

who did Scooby Snacks?

flannel tom
#294 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

286 - hot damn that's awesome. I've been really into oblique photos lately.

krib
#295 posted by
krib
on Sep 23, 2013

right...fun lovin' criminals

flannel tom
#296 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

Scooby Snacks! That was a beauty.

Cicero
#297 posted by
Cicero
on Sep 23, 2013

@Garf - I'll let you know! :D

@MSteve - Heh, it's a shock, I know! I just want to get back there! When I write fiction, my soul feels happy. After a good day of teaching, my soul feels happy. These are things that are important.

garfielduk
#298 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 23, 2013

@FT #291, Thanks, it's nice to know there is support out there no matter if it is next-door or thousands of kilometres away .

tea&cartography
#299 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 23, 2013

@tom

Yeah. Have we talked about scheming to send up a weather balloon with a camera on it to take your own?

There are plans online for this.

It would be wicked to do this and make some art with it.

MusicSoop
#300 posted by
MusicSoop
on Sep 23, 2013

Teacart [286]: That's so cool.

Benoit from Ottawa
#301 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 23, 2013

182, reuseable Dijon jars: I got to buy four before my store stopped carrying that fine, inexpensive Dijon. The result: lovely, rubber gasketted and locked top jars for peppermint, Demerara sugar, raisins, and cranberries.

flannel tom
#302 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@t&c - I think that's the first I've heard of it but that would be really cool. I, for one, would like to just take a ride in a hot air balloon someday... and of course take some pics while afloat. First - acquire a sweet DSLR.

tea&cartography
#303 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 23, 2013

@soop

he's canadian, and takes some fucking crazy shots of industrial landscapes.

look him up!

flannel tom
#304 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

182/301 - Grolsh Beer Bottles are awesome, they have flip tops w/suction things.

fresh ginger
#305 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 23, 2013

t&c.. whoa! thanks for sharing those those aerial photos!

 

flannel tom
#306 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

I've definitely heard the name Edward Burtynsky before.... will do some googling...

morgana
#307 posted by
morgana
on Sep 23, 2013

good afternoon blog gang.  i be scraping and washing windows today so am glad to have good music to keep me company.  lurkfest!

Benoit from Ottawa
#308 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 23, 2013

GARFIELDUK, I just learned the news.

Sad. All the best getting through this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Bloggies, ref: Grant's 208)

garfielduk
#309 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 23, 2013

@T&C #303, He was featured on The National last Friday.

krib
#310 posted by
krib
on Sep 23, 2013

the soup would have to be non-chunky to fit in a Grolsch bottle, though :-)

Tea&cart,

you can get smaller, all-steel thermoses that aren't that big and bulky. They hold almost exactly one tin of chunky-type soup, too. You can heat it at home and don't have to worry about have nuclear power handy when you want to eat.

The downside is that they cool off after a while, quicker in winter, too.

Classico pasta sauce comes in a 950-ish ml mason jar, so you can buy new lids

flannel tom
#311 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

Also, how can people judge Reflektor yet? IT'S NOT EVEN OUT YET!!!!!!!!!!

morgana
#312 posted by
morgana
on Sep 23, 2013

@garf uk whoa, scrolling up over todays activity and i see you are hurting my friend over the pond!  i would send an electronic hug but i would have to get you to show me how first so, just close your eyes, take a breath deep and know i am sending you strength.

Grant Lawrence
#313 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Sep 23, 2013

@Krib I'm currently scheduled to return mid-February 2014. Everything will be just as it was when I left... right? ...right? before that I'll be in Saskatoon for a book launch at Amigo's so I hope to see you there!

Shonica
#314 posted by
Shonica
on Sep 23, 2013
Garfy, Oh so sorry to hear about your loss Garry, my thoughts are with you. Big hug (((( ))))
flannel tom
#315 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

311 - which is to say: A lead single often is not representative of the rest of the album when it comes to highly anticipated records. See Sheepdogs Way It Is for that, when it came out, everyone was all "oh, they're the black keys now?" If you listen to that record, it's amazing and (also a Polaris Snub) not a whole lot like the lead single. Record deals are a business where an investment is made and there needs to be returns. Shitty to think like that but c'est la vie..

garfielduk
#316 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 23, 2013

@Shonica & Morgana, Thank you both.

fresh ginger
#317 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 23, 2013

Grant, that sounds really loooong from now. Summer's barely over and you're talking about next spring!

krib
#318 posted by
krib
on Sep 23, 2013

yeah, because for the large majority of Canadians, spring starts mid-Februrary :P

 

Shonica
#319 posted by
Shonica
on Sep 23, 2013
Grant, will you be coming to Winnipeg this fall on your book tour?
fresh ginger
#320 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 23, 2013

sorry krib... but yep, I'm hoping to be planting peas and greens by then.

flannel tom
#321 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

Speaking of the Sheepdogs, they are off to Germany right soon. As are The Stanfields and The Town Heros.

There's a date at White Trash in Berlin, which is the coolest venue, if you go there to eat, get the fried chicken! I did and didn't regret a thing.

flannel tom
#322 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

I wish I could just hibernate for the month of February. It really is the shittiest month of all.

garfielduk
#323 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 23, 2013

@Grant #313, are we talking about return around Feb 17th? (I need to correct this)

Shonica
#324 posted by
Shonica
on Sep 23, 2013
I will be going to see Mo Kenney tonight! I won tickets Whoo hoo!
Laura Beth
#325 posted by
Laura Beth
on Sep 23, 2013

Hey Blog!  Happy Monday.  I hope you all had nice weekends!    @Garf I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, and happy to read you've got lots of support! 

sbarbara
#326 posted by
sbarbara
on Sep 23, 2013

<3 louise burns :)

Lana Gay
#327 posted by
Lana Gay
on Sep 23, 2013

@flannel Are you talking about me? I am judging the upcoming album based on the single. If Reflektor is any indication, it will be a great album. 

flannel tom
#328 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@lana - no, i was referring to comments from the radiohead and darbarspecial, et al.

I too think it will be a great album!

Benoit from Ottawa
#329 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 23, 2013

Shon, great! Loved her free show on the hillside, at the Ottawa FolkFest. Go talk to her!

garfielduk
#330 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 23, 2013

@LB #325, It' nice to know I'm not alone :)

flannel tom
#331 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@lana, see comment #225, etc for the background on what I was talkin' aboot.

carlyg
#332 posted by
carlyg
on Sep 23, 2013

I am going to Mo Kenney tomorrow night in Regina! I am excited.

darbarspecial
#333 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 23, 2013

Me? I made no comment on it. I did make a comment on not liking the Maylee Todd tune. I have said in the past on the Reflektor song, but that I was waiting to hear the album.

Laura Beth
#334 posted by
Laura Beth
on Sep 23, 2013

@Garf - leave it to the ol' blog! Such a nice community! 

Laura Beth
#335 posted by
Laura Beth
on Sep 23, 2013

@CarlyG- JEALOUS!  She was in Toronto this past week and I couldn't go so I'm feeling extra jealous! 

flannel tom
#336 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@darbar - oh whoops... somebody was saying something. Anyway, whatever.

Benoit from Ottawa
#337 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 23, 2013

332: repeat of 329...

hedgeway
#338 posted by
hedgeway
on Sep 23, 2013

@garf - late to the game here, but sorry to ehar about yoru loss.

darbarspecial
#339 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 23, 2013

Missed a bit in 333. I have commented on not liking the disco sound of Reflektor much, but it was growing on me. Then I heard it enough quickly after that.

carlyg
#340 posted by
carlyg
on Sep 23, 2013

@Laura - I have never seen her before and keep hearing such awesome things. I am excited for the show.

hedgeway
#341 posted by
hedgeway
on Sep 23, 2013

re: Reflektor

I liked the single enough to make me pre-order the album.

carlyg
#342 posted by
carlyg
on Sep 23, 2013

@Laura - I have never seen her before and keep hearing such great things. I am excited!

Benoit from Ottawa
#343 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 23, 2013

Okay, guys, let's not pipeline oil to the West Coast, then.

Let's ship it by train.

garfielduk
#344 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 23, 2013

@hedgeway #338, Thank you.

flannel tom
#345 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@carly - I'm thinking it will be a great show! (I'm playing hockey tomorrow night so can't attend)

Benoit from Ottawa
#346 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 23, 2013

The last cd I bought is So Wild by The Shilohs. I really like it.

Lana, if not Airliner Man, you might play (if available) International Appeal of that album. So Wild is so good, sofa king good...

Benoit from Ottawa
#347 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 23, 2013

of = off

carlyg
#348 posted by
carlyg
on Sep 23, 2013

@tom - you are always playing hockey. I do not approve of this.

darbarspecial
#349 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 23, 2013

@carlyg - Where is Mo Kenney playing at?

Cicero
#350 posted by
Cicero
on Sep 23, 2013

This song is very sexy.

Laura Beth
#351 posted by
Laura Beth
on Sep 23, 2013

AHHH! I had this Darcy's song in my head all weekend only I didn't know it was the Darcy's song. I couldn't figure out/remember what it was! Thank god I've figured it out.

carlyg
#352 posted by
carlyg
on Sep 23, 2013

@darbar - The Dodger.

tea&cartography
#353 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 23, 2013

@cicero

I was just thinking that he could sing me to sleep and I wouldn't complain.

flannel tom
#354 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@darbar, re: overplaying - that's why I pretty much allot myself only a few hours a week of listening to the radio... I mean, I hang out here a lot... but I need to communicate with people while I'm at work... grooveshark, youtube, songza, bandcamp and of course, all of my personal playlists here on the cbc music website are what I'm mostly listening to. Maybe 1 hour a day of R3 if I'm being honest. Right now, listening to this playlist. Ginuwine.

Shonica
#355 posted by
Shonica
on Sep 23, 2013
Darbar, are you on twitter?
flannel tom
#356 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@carly, 348 - it's good for my beer belly. (hardly but I keep telling myself that)

Cicero
#357 posted by
Cicero
on Sep 23, 2013

@TeaandSea - Indeed. That would not be a bad thing to fall asleep to.

Laura Beth
#358 posted by
Laura Beth
on Sep 23, 2013
canadajanes
#359 posted by
canadajanes
on Sep 23, 2013

Hello all! Happy Polaris day!

Shonica
#360 posted by
Shonica
on Sep 23, 2013
Darbar, I sent you a DM!
Cicero
#361 posted by
Cicero
on Sep 23, 2013

Oooh, look! SCIENCE!

darbarspecial
#362 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 23, 2013

@carlyg - Thanks!

@Shonica - Got it. Thanks. :)

@flannel tom - There are some songs I don't mind hearing over and over, that is not one of them. I don't hate it, just not my taste and it doesn't have lasting power with me.

jdurley
#363 posted by
jdurley
on Sep 23, 2013

@laurabeth - I, too, was upset that I couldn't go see Mo Kenney in Toronto on Friday. We must make a pact to see her next time!

garfielduk
#364 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 23, 2013

@Cicero #361, Does that mean we can use less candles on the next cake?

tea&cartography
#365 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 23, 2013

@jdurley

how goes the dog hunt/how was the trip?

jdurley
#366 posted by
jdurley
on Sep 23, 2013

@teacart re: thermos for soup - I have one like krib is describing. It keeps things hot enough until lunch if you prime it first, and keep it in as warm a place as you can. Lid seals really well...sometimes too well... but you are strong of arm so you'll be alright.

smalliebigs
#367 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 23, 2013

I wouldn't have minded even more Murphy fingerprints on Reflektor. Who knows how LCDish the rest of the album will be. 

jdurley
#368 posted by
jdurley
on Sep 23, 2013

@tea cart - yeah, the dog hunt - need to get back at that. Trip was very nice except for the face plant I did in Penn Station. Only my pride and bag of Funions were hurt.

Chopz87
#369 posted by
Chopz87
on Sep 23, 2013

I dont even know who got listed this year

Laura Beth
#370 posted by
Laura Beth
on Sep 23, 2013

@Jdurley - It's a deal! I can't miss her again!!  

Cicero
#371 posted by
Cicero
on Sep 23, 2013

@Garf - hahaha yes, the next birthday party we have for the moon, deffinitely let's try to conserve candles ;-)

jdurley
#372 posted by
jdurley
on Sep 23, 2013

@laurabeth - I know! I was on a plane to NYC, otherwise I would have gone! Also missed the Junction music festival.  I missed ALL THE WEST END shows.  #loser

Laura Beth
#373 posted by
Laura Beth
on Sep 23, 2013

@Jdurley - I didn't make the Junction Fest either, I had prior commitments to partying for a friend's birthday. PLUS it was unfortunately pouring rain.   How was M&M's??

canadajanes
#374 posted by
canadajanes
on Sep 23, 2013

Can't remember, is there any rebroadcast of the Polaris event? It's still made into a podcast, right?

jdurley
#375 posted by
jdurley
on Sep 23, 2013

@LauraBeth - you'll find out next time you check twitter.

flannel tom
#376 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

Chopz-rino:

2013 Polaris Music Prize short list

Godspeed You! Black Emperor, ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!

Zaki Ibrahim, Every Opposite

Metric, Synthetica

METZ, METZ

Purity Ring, Shrines

Colin Stetson, New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light

Tegan and Sara, Heartthrob

A Tribe Called Red, Nation II Nation

Whitehorse, The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss

Young Galaxy, Ultramarine



Chopz87
#377 posted by
Chopz87
on Sep 23, 2013

WAIT WHAT?  YOUNG GALAXY MADE IT TO THE SHORT LIST?!?!?!?!?!?!?  GO YOUNG GALAXY!

marie_curious
#378 posted by
marie_curious
on Sep 23, 2013

@GarfieldUK:

I'm very sorry for your loss, Garry. I don't know if this is the best place to express my sympathies, but just know you've got a lot of friends on this side of the globe thinking of you today. <3

krib
#379 posted by
krib
on Sep 23, 2013

who is Steve Bays? Fake Shark Real Zombie (feat. Steve Bays)

flannel tom
#380 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@krib - he's the sexy guy from Hot Hot Heat.

flannel tom
#381 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013
Shonica
#382 posted by
Shonica
on Sep 23, 2013
Cj, there is a live steam on AUX TV you tube channel, I saw Musicsoop ask if it was blocked in the US and the response from AUX was no!
garfielduk
#383 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 23, 2013

@MC #378, Thank you.  I'm starting to think I was born in the wrong country.

canadajanes
#384 posted by
canadajanes
on Sep 23, 2013

Shonica - That's awesome! But I actually made plans tonight, so not sure I'll be able to watch it anyway!

fresh ginger
#385 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 23, 2013

Seeing the Polaris list good ol' Flannel Tom posted above reminds me to heartily concur with whomever mentioned earlier that Synthetica was not the album Fantasies was.

Laura Beth
#386 posted by
Laura Beth
on Sep 23, 2013

@JDurley - ohhh okay! I'll do my usual twitter-catch up on the subway ride home!

flannel tom
#387 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

Whoever wins the 30 g's, it will be fun to see. That's a lot of dough and it's reaffirming to know that you're hard work over all the years has paid off.

mcfflyer
#388 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 23, 2013

Good afternoon, Alanna.

smalliebigs
#389 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 23, 2013

@Tomaz de Flannel: Bberry is kinda toast, as we know it anyway. It seems as though it will still be operating just under different (albeit, still Canadian) ownership, though, no? 

Assuming the deal goes through, which it might not. 

garfielduk
#390 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 23, 2013

Hello Alanna

 

kirkofdoom
#391 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 23, 2013

Mostly, I don't want T&S to win... but a small part of me does want to see them take it, just to see how many heads actually explode when it happens. 

smalliebigs
#392 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 23, 2013

When apathy overcomes a participant in a contest such as this, sometimes the prospect of exploding heads is the very best outcome. 

smalliebigs
#393 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 23, 2013

Or an observer, as it were. 

flannel tom
#394 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@smallie - true... I didn't read it too carfully, but it looks like their time is coming up. I think there is still room on the moarket for a device with a keyboard though... it's lame but I love my BB for that reason - the keyboard. Albeit, my model is old and I like iPhones too but, somewhere, I figure there myust be a place for a phone with a keyboard. I hear good things about the Q10... it just didn't sell because of the stigma and how cool iPhone ads are.

garfielduk
#395 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 23, 2013

@FT #394, That's the main reason I own a Blackberry.

smalliebigs
#396 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 23, 2013

@Ftom: agreed re real keyboards. That's one thing I miss about my old Bberry. That and the chat thing which is escaping me at the moment. You know the one. It was big for a while, what with giving people your pin and all that. 

flannel tom
#397 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

the BBM.... which is pretty great. However, I now only have a few people left on it b/c everyone has an iPhone!!!

Is there an app for that?

Laura Beth
#398 posted by
Laura Beth
on Sep 23, 2013

Yeah @FT, Smallie, etc.  my  brother has epilepsy, and his hands shake, and he could never use the touch screen of an iphone! He loves the keyboard function of BB.  

nvp
#399 posted by
nvp
on Sep 23, 2013
kirkofdoom
#400 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 23, 2013

BBM launched on iphones and android this weekend (or, it was supposed to; I think they may have botched it)

but with text messaging, google hangouts, facebook messenger, twitter, whats app, and the million other chat applications... I see absolutely no point in getting it. 

flannel tom
#401 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

bbm is way better than plain old texting for pictures/multimedia and also there's no limit on charachters like there is on sms. Also, the encrption is/was pretty great, meaning that Big Brother couldn't read your messages... however, I think Big Brother has caught up. For now.

flannel tom
#402 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

I'm sure there are other features too but honestly, I am not the guy to be arguing for or against such tech things....

Grant Lawrence
#403 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Sep 23, 2013

Sorry, checked out there for a bit... probably back around the beginning of Feb, Garry... and Shonny, yes to Winnipeg. Ginger, I'll be in CRiver in October!

Grant Lawrence
#404 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Sep 23, 2013

GO WHITEHORSE TONIGHT!

Chopz87
#405 posted by
Chopz87
on Sep 23, 2013

GO YOUNG GALAXY!!

deiru
#406 posted by
deiru
on Sep 23, 2013

GO A TRIBE CALLED RED!

Benoit from Ottawa
#407 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 23, 2013

Off subject

So how much will it cost the US army to ship back the war materiel in Afghanistan?

3 billion dollars. Take a gander at the numbers.

kirkofdoom
#408 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 23, 2013

GO BANANA!

kirkofdoom
#409 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 23, 2013

tom,

i think plain old texting has caught up to BBM in those regards; i've rarely had issues sending pictures/videos/audio files, and the only character limits are on older phones. 

Funhog
#410 posted by
Funhog
on Sep 23, 2013

So I bought some new headphones on Friday cause my old ones bit it. Liking them so far. This song - Zaki Ibrahim - Kids are talking - sounds even better with them.

Laura Beth
#411 posted by
Laura Beth
on Sep 23, 2013

I am seconding Grant - WHITEHORSE FTW! 

smalliebigs
#412 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 23, 2013

Ha!

fictionjunkie
#413 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Sep 23, 2013

#404 & #411 - thirded - motion carries- WHITEHORSE FTW!

Shonica
#414 posted by
Shonica
on Sep 23, 2013
Add to the Whitehorse camp as well!
fresh ginger
#415 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 23, 2013

Campbell River loves their hockey, so that should be a good stop for you Grant. As a kid I watched bits of the odd game with my dad; I recall bunny ears on the old set being frequently fussed with, the image was perpetually snowy. (We lived too rural/hippie to have cable available). Guess those memories did not instill a love of "canada's game".

I could come say though! Maybe buy a hockey book for my dad?

Shonica
#416 posted by
Shonica
on Sep 23, 2013
Add me*
flannel tom
#417 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

I just realized this... isn't Colin Stetson American? Why/how is he on this list....?

Funhog
#418 posted by
Funhog
on Sep 23, 2013

So I bought some new headphones on Friday (my old ones bit it): Sony MDR-ZX600 for $45 from the Source. Liking them so far. Makes listening to R3 even better! My only hang up is that the cord is a bit short. Will have to buy an extension.

hedgeway
#419 posted by
hedgeway
on Sep 23, 2013

FT - He's a permanent resident of Canada. 

You're right though. I believe he was born in Michigan somewhere.

flannel tom
#420 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@hedgeway - ahhh. I see. I suppose if we were to get technical, Win Butler is American as well.

hedgeway
#421 posted by
hedgeway
on Sep 23, 2013

re: BlackBerry

I remember 5 years ago when I first moved to Waterloo and RIM was the place that EVERYBODY wanted a job.

5 years later... not so much.

kirkofdoom
#422 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 23, 2013

1g. Canadian definition.

Artists must be Canadian citizens or Canadian landed immigrants. For bands, at least 50% of members must be Canadian citizens. Proof of Canadian citizenship includes:

a) Valid Canadian passport. 

b) Canadian citizenship papers.

c) Canadian Birth Certificate.

smalliebigs
#423 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 23, 2013

@Hedge: I came THIS close to getting a job with RIM (friends were even getting ready to make me a shirt with respect to my first RIM job, but I digress). Life lobbed a couple of odds pitches my way and here I am NOT fearing for my job (as much). 

flannel tom
#424 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

I need to renew my passport... oh wait, I need to re-apply for my passport! Dammit!

kirkofdoom
#425 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 23, 2013

Also, Shad was born in Kenya.

(there's a "long form birth certificate" joke in there somewhere, but it's about three years not relevant) 

flannel tom
#426 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

RIM opened a place in Halifax a few years ago...with millions in NS gov't assistance... I wonder how many of them are off the job now?

flannel tom
#427 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

I'm pretty sure the politics in Nova Scotia must make it one of the worst places in the country to do business.

krib
#428 posted by
krib
on Sep 23, 2013

y'know a great place for headphones? XS Cargo.

They carry lots of last year's models, usually pretty cheap

hedgeway
#429 posted by
hedgeway
on Sep 23, 2013

@smallie: Yeah, I defintely tried to get in at RIM, had a couple interviews and such, thankfully that's not how things worked out for the better. I can see all of Blackberry's buildings out my window at work now... good reminder how things work out sometimes in life.

Funhog
#430 posted by
Funhog
on Sep 23, 2013

Krib - Another great place is Monoprice (for monoprice branded headphones).

TheRadioHead
#431 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Sep 23, 2013

26 flippin' degrees.  It is glorious. 

I bought iPhone ear buds, and I was surprised what a difference they made over Sony.  I was reluctant to spend that much as I work with scissors all day. I did not for one minute put cutting through them passed me. 

canadajanes
#432 posted by
canadajanes
on Sep 23, 2013

I really need to get this Imaginary Cities album.

TheRadioHead
#433 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Sep 23, 2013

The guy from Cannon Bros is in Haunter.

My volunteer crew went to see Haunter at the Jazz Fest beer tent, and we all resoundly went "meh".

flannel tom
#434 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@Pat - Nuit Blanche this coming weekend!!! See ya there, eh?

flannel tom
#435 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

anybody out there an experienced GIS/Mapping Manager type person? Opening at the Calgary office of my company as of... oh, Friday apparently.

TheRadioHead
#436 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Sep 23, 2013

Yes Tom! 

I need to find a schedule and I'll send it along, you can see what looks appealing.  It's a big deal, lots to choose from. 

I  won't do the WAG this year, it was an elitist event to see and be seen.  I didn't have a good time.  It was a friend choice.

garfielduk
#437 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 23, 2013

@FT #435, I have no experience or qualifications for the job but I am available and willing to work for minimum wage.

deiru
#438 posted by
deiru
on Sep 23, 2013

@kirb, I got my last two pairs of headphones from here. Shop is located in Vancouver, but I do know that you can buy stuff on his website and he will ship anywhere in the country. He sometimes sells demo models for super cheaps so keep your eyes out for them, he is also one of the nicest shop owners around.

flannel tom
#439 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@garf - from what I know, this job pays, well, a little better than min wage. Like....3 Escalades big.

TheRadioHead
#440 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Sep 23, 2013

Tom, here's a good schedule.

flannel tom
#441 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

@pat - awesome! I'll have a looksy....

flannel tom
#442 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 23, 2013

mmmmokay, I'm off to some sort of meeting... have a good day y'all.

garfielduk
#443 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 23, 2013

@FT #439, But they'll expect things like work out of me for that much money.

Laura Beth
#444 posted by
Laura Beth
on Sep 23, 2013

TOO COLD IN TORONTO. Yes Alanna! 

TheRadioHead
#445 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Sep 23, 2013

Royal Canoe.  There's next year's Polaris winner. Everyone else can just not bother.

Funhog
#446 posted by
Funhog
on Sep 23, 2013

flannel tom - can you provide more info on that job? not for me, for a co-worker.

Alanna Stuart
#447 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Sep 23, 2013

Hi guys! pre-taped today as I'm off to Polaris. 

 

Any questions you guys want me to ask folks? Or any photos you want to see? Will see if I can sneak them in

garfielduk
#448 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 23, 2013

@Alanna, I wish I could think of a good question.  Have fun.

kirkofdoom
#449 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 23, 2013

Alanna,

when you go up to interview a tribe called red, make sure you're wearing an authentic headdress. just to see what happens.

; )

TheRadioHead
#450 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Sep 23, 2013

I'm sure you guys will have it covered.  Have a great night.  Colin Stetson or Tribe Called Red FTW!

 

I'll have to re-follow R3 on Instagram, as I have to admit I unfollowed on Said The Whale Day.

darbarspecial
#451 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 23, 2013

Have fun Alanna!

garjoh
#452 posted by
garjoh
on Sep 23, 2013

Purity ring puts on a heck of a live show.  You are in for a treat. 

Instead of a keyboard, the 'keyboard' line is played by the artist hitting plastic coloured lights with drum sticks.  It's great! 

fresh ginger
#453 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 23, 2013

dear Flannel Tom

your playlists are keeping well entertained this afternoon.

so thanks.

Laura Beth
#454 posted by
Laura Beth
on Sep 23, 2013

Heading out- have a great night, guys!

kirkofdoom
#455 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 23, 2013

Arcade Fire just posted their Reflektor tracklist to facebook/whatever.

Which means absolutely nothing to me, since I don't know any of the new songs, so it's really just a collection of random words.

TheRadioHead
#456 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Sep 23, 2013

Ha, just announced that Monster Truck is playing here in December. Sponsored by the local Power station.

darbarspecial
#457 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 23, 2013

@kirk - That was pretty much my reaction to the tracklist.

TheRadioHead
#458 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Sep 23, 2013

I'm out, too.  Need to get my nails done for Polaris night.  Ciao all.

darbarspecial
#459 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 23, 2013

@TRH - Ha!

Shonica
#460 posted by
Shonica
on Sep 23, 2013
FT, FYI not sure if you are aware or interested, Shred Kelly will be playing Friday night at the Cavern on Osborne.
tea&cartography
#461 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 23, 2013

Flanneltom

hytumb_ was enquiring the other day about something like that. she has 11 yrs experience I think?

darbarspecial
#462 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 23, 2013

WOOT! CONSTANTINES!!

deiru
#463 posted by
deiru
on Sep 23, 2013

Man I wish that Bear mountain + Islands show wasn't sold out when I showed up on Saturday.

darbarspecial
#464 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 23, 2013

@deiru - Hate when that happens.

darbarspecial
#465 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 23, 2013

WOOHOOO!

garfielduk
#466 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 23, 2013

I take it we will get a rerun of Grahams show rather than live coverage of Polaris

CDNz1
#467 posted by
CDNz1
on Sep 23, 2013

@Garfy - Lana said there would be links on the page somewhere.

 

Funhog
#468 posted by
Funhog
on Sep 23, 2013

Is this new Arcade Fire (Crown of Love)?

garfielduk
#469 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 23, 2013

Hey, I recognise that Vish looking bloke on Aux

Funhog
#470 posted by
Funhog
on Sep 23, 2013

nope google told me

Funhog
#471 posted by
Funhog
on Sep 23, 2013

I guess it's new to me then.

nvp
#472 posted by
nvp
on Sep 23, 2013

 

oh hey.  is everyone here instead of .. here?

i guess  that's where i'm going.

darbarspecial
#473 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 23, 2013

Oh hey. I was just going to go look for the link. Thanks nvp.

nvp
#474 posted by
nvp
on Sep 23, 2013

 

actually, here's the direct youtube live link (for the AUX feed - Vish and ?), for anyone that hasn't got it from one of the previous 472 posts:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3sUG8RfkKA#t=672

nvp
#475 posted by
nvp
on Sep 23, 2013

 

so, #472 if you want the chat box  (bonus points if you heard that in a Grant Lawrence voice) and #474 for the bare youtube link.  but there's a youtube chat there ..

 

deiru
#476 posted by
deiru
on Sep 23, 2013

The AUX hosts commentary seems like just a lot of rambling to me, no real sense of purpose or flow. I am not really a fan. I do like the video segments though.

CDNz1
#477 posted by
CDNz1
on Sep 23, 2013

I should just pick ONE stream to watch/listen to.

#thingsthatwillneverhappen

garjoh
#478 posted by
garjoh
on Sep 23, 2013

Is the conversation here?

 

deiru
#479 posted by
deiru
on Sep 23, 2013

sorry nothing but us chickens here Garjon

deiru
#480 posted by
deiru
on Sep 23, 2013

Finally got a chance to look at the image gallery, cause quite the argument between my girlfriend and I. But we both agreed as awesome as the Big Shiny Tunes were they shouldn't count.

garjoh
#481 posted by
garjoh
on Sep 23, 2013

ha! have a good night @neiru.  I'm satisfied with the winner, I thought they were one of the better options. 

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