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Coming up today on Grant Lawrence Live, 3PM ET / noon PT on CBC Radio 3's web radio:

Today's Guests: Mamma Yamma, Big Hamm

Interview with Mamma Yamma:

I think I used to be a lot more stylish than I am now. I used to wear Converse All Stars... now I wear Orthotics. I used to wear a leather jacket... Now I wear gortex. I used to be an aspiring rock star... now I interview them.

I complained to a co-worker the other day that I wasn't sure what my style is anymore. She said "aging hipster". This brings us to our...

Poll Question of the Day: HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOUR SENSE OF STYLE?

Nerd? Surfer? Sex In The City? Awesome old dude? American Apparel Zombie? Plant Lady? Goth? Hipster? Jock? Hoser? Banger? Guy who wears a hockey jersey to work? Hipster Grifter?

Let us know by posting on our blog or email to feedback@cbcradio3.com and we'll discuss your comments throughout the show!

Our show today also features the return of Mamma Yamma to CBC Radio 3... find out the incredible list of bands she's booked into her Kensington kitchen on her upcoming season on Kids CBC!

If you (or your kids) have a question for Mamma Yamma, let us know by posting it on our blog or emailing feedback@cbcradio3.com!

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mattyjames2001
#1 posted by
mattyjames2001
on Apr 16, 2009
I wear jerseys outside of the stadium... but only on game days. Luckily the jays play almost daily (but never in Regina...)

P.S. Love that Wesley Willis song!!! I was actually telling my friend about "Rock&Roll McDonalds" not that long ago!
jillenium00
#2 posted by
jillenium00
on Apr 16, 2009
Functional, unique, DIY.
MikeV
#3 posted by
MikeV
on Apr 16, 2009
one word 'sad'
rocknrollloser
#4 posted by
rocknrollloser
on Apr 16, 2009
I'm a tshirt, jeans and sneakers kind of girl and I intensely hate dressing "business casual" for work. Oh...and white socks. Always white socks.
Dear Alice
#5 posted by
Dear Alice
on Apr 16, 2009
My mom says I'm a really sharp dresser. She may have also used the word snazzy in the past.

I don't have a name for my style. Practical? I wear jeans a lot, well made shoes, well fitting shirts and I collect interesting and inexpensive jewelry. Snazzy.



tb3
#6 posted by
tb3
on Apr 16, 2009
"asshole"
Raven88
#7 posted by
Raven88
on Apr 16, 2009
Functional. Need to be ready to do anything anytime. You never know when the next opportunity will pop up to hit the trails!
teamquentin
#8 posted by
teamquentin
on Apr 16, 2009
Damn straight I wore my Penguins' jersey to work yesterday. We won too. Therefore, when I wear my jersey to work, my team wins. Awesome.
mcfflyer
#9 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 16, 2009
Thanks, Grant, for rubbing it in.

By definition, "old dude".

Lee Hower
Sacramento, California
Jason Neve
#10 posted by
Jason Neve
on Apr 16, 2009
the Neon Pink Sweatshirt Story!

Seriously - that was about the funniest story I have ever heard!

It was a story on Sook Yin Lee's show; DNTO - the color podcast......

still laughing!
MSteve
#11 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 16, 2009
Yeah, whoever wrote that article obviously hates sports. If you are going to pay $100 for a jersey, and only wear it the 2 or 3 times a year you see a game then you are not getting your money's worth.
Enialedam
#12 posted by
Enialedam
on Apr 16, 2009
Hey!

Being a student, I've had relatively little time (or cash) over the past four years to keep-up with the changing fashion world. Now, with final exams ... Well, lets just say all hope is lost. Yoga pants, sweatshirts - and a prayer that they haven't started to smell too badly.

Can't wait for summer and the MEC "outdoorsy hippy" clothes packed away at my parent's house in Victoria ... Edmonton is still far too cold for beach wear!

Good luck to all those writing exams!

-HR
kate123456
#13 posted by
kate123456
on Apr 16, 2009
I love to wear dresses I find at value village and am attempting to make some.
Then there are the jeans and band t-shirts
voytheknife
#14 posted by
voytheknife
on Apr 16, 2009
My style is what my grandpa in Poland wore 25 years ago.

Jerseys are alright at the stadium or at a sports bar on game day, but not outside of that.
Raven88
#15 posted by
Raven88
on Apr 16, 2009
If you want an interesting style, check out the Besnard Lakes! And by the by - they put on one hell of a live show!
tb3
#16 posted by
tb3
on Apr 16, 2009
Ha! I wore Pens too! Not cause I am a huge fan, though I like Sid, but because it was gift and the only team I had that was still actively pursuing the cup.

I wonder if Grant wore his jersey to work yesterday?
sessions 420
#17 posted by
sessions 420
on Apr 16, 2009
Wow
Never thought I would see any sort of Wesley Willis reference on Radio3!!! Props to you Grant Lawrence for a shout out to a very misunderstood artist!
My sense of style is headbutts a la Wesley!
Grant Lawrence
#18 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 16, 2009
We love you Lee!!
mcfflyer
#19 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 16, 2009
Thanks for saying that.

I may be an old dude, but I AM wearing my Sloan belt buckle today!

Now it's more "old eccentric dude".

Lee
mattyjames2001
#20 posted by
mattyjames2001
on Apr 16, 2009
So I was watching Nardwars (the tribute to Nardwaur) last night and Wesley made a cameo. I wish I had the privelege of a Wesley Willis headbutt before he passed away.

rock over london, rock on chicago!
Jason Neve
#21 posted by
Jason Neve
on Apr 16, 2009
Army and Navy E.Hastings is Vancouver's best kept secret for shopping in Vancouver. You don't pay more than $24.99 for anything!

Nobody will know!
phakingeh
#22 posted by
phakingeh
on Apr 16, 2009
that crazy man is the shit
queencitykid
#23 posted by
queencitykid
on Apr 16, 2009
business casual at work, which I like.

crisp jeans and tees at home. I like to dress functional when the situation warrants.

"quarter pounders will put pounds on you."
ItsCass
#24 posted by
ItsCass
on Apr 16, 2009
Since the late 90's I've been wearing Dickies pants / shorts mixed with whatever free rap shirt and topped off with a carhart hoody (depending on the season). that was all fine as a promoter / youth worker / activist / music industry stooge but now that I'm a office manager its kind of a funny thing to wear.

what would i call that?
tb3
#25 posted by
tb3
on Apr 16, 2009
Can regular folk go watch the show when it is being taped? I think my daughter and her Daddy would get a serious kick out of seeing the show. Especially if Jill Barber were, to perhaps be performing on it…
tb3
#26 posted by
tb3
on Apr 16, 2009
Business in the front, party in the back.
dawn.h
#27 posted by
dawn.h
on Apr 16, 2009
And add that, if so, can people without kids can come too?
Grant Lawrence
#28 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 16, 2009
I need more exact coined definitions of your "look"!
MoniSki
#29 posted by
MoniSki
on Apr 16, 2009
hmmm well Grant. I would have to say my style changes with the season. So since the spring and summer are coming I'd have to say I'm in my "MoniSki cute girl bright smiled polka dot skirt" style at the moment.. and I also like wearing t-shirts with cool prints on them and jeans... I suppose you could call that "regular cool hip girl style".

The Hobo Night Stalkers
#30 posted by
The Hobo Night Stalkers
on Apr 16, 2009
Colin Medley's Hand-Me-Downs
kate123456
#31 posted by
kate123456
on Apr 16, 2009
The girl who wears old man cardigans.
Not a coined term.. but is there one for that?
tb3
#32 posted by
tb3
on Apr 16, 2009
The "ShoLo"
Jason Neve
#33 posted by
Jason Neve
on Apr 16, 2009
I'm a tall person - over six/four.
Its always difficult for me to find great clothes.
There are many brands that I just don't even bother trying on anymore.
Most of the time, I find my clothing at stores that sell brands like Fubu, Roca Wear, LRG, Mark Ecko. I don't buy the bling'ed up logos stuff, just the more straight versions (I'm strictly no-logo).
Something about those brands - they get the for a big guy like me. Once in awhile, someone notices the wee label... and I'm about as Scandanavian as it gets. I bought a ton of great gear in Paris - here in Canada nobody knows the brands.
drock
#34 posted by
drock
on Apr 16, 2009
I am ridiculously cool, as is my style. obviously.
Bio Spice
#35 posted by
Bio Spice
on Apr 16, 2009
my friend Barbara used to see me and say "ooh, very urban hiker"... I'll let you all imagine what that might look like (like i should be out hiking, but maybe wearing a tighter black t-shirt or something...).

she's also the person i stole my blog name from.
MoniSki
#36 posted by
MoniSki
on Apr 16, 2009


Since you're from Kensington Market, a great place for vintage clothing, what is the hippest piece of clothing that you've discovered at one of those shops?
tb3
#37 posted by
tb3
on Apr 16, 2009
Can we use "The Urban Hiker" for the first album title by The Posterifics?
Bio Spice
#38 posted by
Bio Spice
on Apr 16, 2009
only if I don't first!!!! (that's a yes)
jljakobsen
#39 posted by
jljakobsen
on Apr 16, 2009
I often am referred to as a hippie (which drives me nuts) and it is assumed by the way that I look that I am a vegetarian. (I am not) I expressed my frustration to one of my friends and he said that I did not dress like a dirty hippie and that my style could be refered to as "Bohemian Chic".

I would describe my style as eclectic which would include skirts, jeans, cozy sweaters, my favorite linen jacket and band tees (and of course my radio 3 tee)

Jenelle
tb3
#40 posted by
tb3
on Apr 16, 2009
Can I answer for Mamma Yamma?

My sis-in-law got me a red, velvetine smoker's jacket, complete with black lapels from her friend's shop that she runs in Kensington.

I gotta think that's probably the best find from there ever.
ItsCass
#41 posted by
ItsCass
on Apr 16, 2009
I coined a term for a fellow-breakfaster on monday at the Nook here in winnipeg.

-Unemployed Quaker-

It looks exactly it sounds.
MoniSki
#42 posted by
MoniSki
on Apr 16, 2009
ooo very cool. which shop was it? When I go to Toronto, i basically live in Kensington.

I found a cute polka dot dress there once... but it was ripped and was just one size too small... not cool.
krib
#43 posted by
krib
on Apr 16, 2009
as in "what's clean today that I can wear?"

tb3
#44 posted by
tb3
on Apr 16, 2009
I am not sure… and I am hazy as to whether it was "her" shop, one she worked at, or one that she frequents. I tuned out at the moment I put on the jacket, because I was by then daydreaming about owning a pipe and opening a franchise of the church of the sub genius.

Another great place to hit up in T.Dot for clothing is Black Market, If for no other reason than the Barbara Striesand 666 tees, and the pre-peed Star Wars pillow cases, stained and faded that lead me to believe someone raided my childhood home.
MusicSoop
#45 posted by
MusicSoop
on Apr 16, 2009
Einstein style, the same thing every day. Vans, Jeans, Dickies button down. We got a dress code at work, thus button down shirts. I guess once I got used to wearing them 5 days a week I forgot to wear something different on the other 2.
Crystal Dee
#46 posted by
Crystal Dee
on Apr 16, 2009
oh hi,
so i will attempt to define my "style"
which is essentially whatever the local thrift
store offers up - i haven't bought an actually new article of clothing (besides footwear) in years - so sometimes i wear lame gap clothing, cool vintage or homesewn clothing -
i currently am wearing this weird fruit of the loom hoodie that someone actually sewn up the pockets on .... weird.... hmmm i don't know that i could come up with a phrase though
loghrin
#47 posted by
loghrin
on Apr 16, 2009
Ooooohhh Grant and Mamma Yamma sitting in a tree!
tb3
#48 posted by
tb3
on Apr 16, 2009
But, before leather jackets, comes JORTs! With the 15" mom zippers, and elasticized waistband.
All That Jazz
#49 posted by
All That Jazz
on Apr 16, 2009
I can definitely see Grant hosting a children's program...radio or television!
emef
#50 posted by
emef
on Apr 16, 2009
I'm pretty sure I'll be wearing the same clothes that I'm wearing now in 40 years.

Also I haven't worn pants in a year!
maybesmith
#51 posted by
maybesmith
on Apr 16, 2009
I wish it was acceptable to wear my old John Olerud Blue Jays jersey to work every day of the week.
MoniSki
#52 posted by
MoniSki
on Apr 16, 2009
man... i love Mamma Yamma so much. She makes me smile ;)
And thanks for asking my question. Now I want a cool jacket like Mamma Yamma.

question.... I've tried to google some of Mamma Yamma clips on youtube but have come up with nothing... any googling suggestions or links?
tb3
#53 posted by
tb3
on Apr 16, 2009
If its circa the Exhibition Stadium years jerseys then I agree and the only thing cooler would be the entire Ooopie (Expo's Mascot) costume.
boots mcgruff
#54 posted by
boots mcgruff
on Apr 16, 2009
Sartorial category: “vancouver special”.

Defined by a perpetually misunderstood attempt to rock $120 yoga pants, self-tanner and flat-ironed blonde-foil-highlighted hair (kits) “ironically” (east van).
rachels
#55 posted by
rachels
on Apr 16, 2009
Dang it, I tuned in too late and only caught the end of the interview with Mamma Yamma. Any chance you could post a list of the upcoming bands she's going to have on her show? I'm a daily viewer of Kids CBC and the the music makes a most welcome break from Busytown Mysteries and Bruno and the Banana Bunch.
chineseriot
#56 posted by
chineseriot
on Apr 16, 2009
Jeans, t-shirt, sneakers. but lots of old pieces of clothing too that are still being rocked, worn and kicked.

whatever works.
dawn.h
#57 posted by
dawn.h
on Apr 16, 2009
Try looking on the official cbc.ca. They are excellent at archiving.
Grant Lawrence
#58 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 16, 2009
So far the bands they've taped for the new season of Mamma Yamma are Sloan, Kathleen Edwards, Jill Barber and Sadie Buck... more to come!
TheRadioHead
#59 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 16, 2009
Is ALL about the soil under the fingernails.
Corbin
#60 posted by
Corbin
on Apr 16, 2009
not to be confused for my demeanor, I'd classify my style as "Cheap'n'Easy."

It's just clothes after all no sense in blowing my income on clothes I'll probably dirty up, or lose on the road. Otherwise, comfort and functionality are paramount.
rachels
#61 posted by
rachels
on Apr 16, 2009
Yeeps! So exciting! Thanks for the list.

As for my style, perhaps "penniless alterna-mom" would sum it up best these days.
Liar
#62 posted by
Liar
on Apr 16, 2009
You're right. I can use this cup and plate again.
TheRadioHead
#63 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 16, 2009
You clean up pretty good.

Just never wear a bow tie.
Grant Lawrence
#64 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 16, 2009
OK, we've had a guest drop out so I'll tell the sweatshirt story.
AlexOfAnders
#65 posted by
AlexOfAnders
on Apr 16, 2009
I don't know if I have a style, I'm one of those band t-shirt whores which has been taking over my closet to the point where I have more concert tees than all my other shirts combined (dress and casual). As for pants, I used to have good choices then a pen exploded in the laundry. Finally I just bought a bunch of cheap pants at a department store since I was sick of looking.

sooo, I'm gonna say my style is the "After After-party" style. I've got stubble and my naturally wavy hair looks messy more often than not.
Corbin
#66 posted by
Corbin
on Apr 16, 2009
It is a lot less "why bother washing, when it'll get dirty anyway," and a lot more "I'm not about to do dry cleaning on the road."

I suppose I am an advocate of a "low maintenance" wardrobe. You know, something I could wash in a stream if I had to.
MoniSki
#67 posted by
MoniSki
on Apr 16, 2009
So since Mamma Yamma said that Real Ladies wear polka dots... I suppose my style can be classified as "Real Lady" Style.
maybesmith
#68 posted by
maybesmith
on Apr 16, 2009
It is from the glorious World Series years when Olerud was flirting with .400. I would also settle for being allowed to wear a batting helmet to work.
krib
#69 posted by
krib
on Apr 16, 2009
okay, this is unrelated to today's topic, but I just saw something on Gawker saying Twitter's big announcement tomorrow will be that Oprah is now going to be a Tweep.
Grant Lawrence
#70 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 16, 2009
"Tweep"? Is that someone who twitters?
MoniSki
#71 posted by
MoniSki
on Apr 16, 2009
awww Grant. That was an adorable story. hehehe.

Since you shared that... I must admit that in elementary school I wasn't very good with picking my clothes and I had this pair of purple sweatpants with white stars. I wore them EVERYDAY. And one day I was skipping rope with friends, and I fell and ripped my favourite sweatpants. I cried so much, and my friends just laughed at me because I wore those pants everyday. From then on I started liking jeans, and never looked back.
krib
#72 posted by
krib
on Apr 16, 2009
It's a version of Tweeple, which is a mangling of Twitter People. I just looked it up and realized it's a specific kind of Tweeple, instead of just a shortening of Tweeple. silly me...

There's an entire dictionary about mangled Twitterized English words.

http://twittonary.com/



mcfflyer
#73 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 16, 2009
That 90 second egg with Tegan and Sara was terrific, and very funny. I loved it when one of them said in the background, "What a liar."

The 90 second egg is one of the features on Radio3 that I find to be exceptionally entertaining and what makes radio3 really special. Radio3 might be all about the music, but it isn't just music. It's the connection to the artists - and the r3 staff - that makes this all so enjoyable.

Lee
krib
#74 posted by
krib
on Apr 16, 2009
is there a 90-second egg podcast? that might be an idea. collect up a bunch of them and release them together
Bio Spice
#75 posted by
Bio Spice
on Apr 16, 2009
your purple sweat-pants with white stars just about made me bawl right now (crazy crying urban hiker). glad it had a happy ending. after the sad ending of the pants.
whethergirl
#76 posted by
whethergirl
on Apr 16, 2009
I have three styles:
1 - Whatever (most common)
2 - Sunshine (my favourite)
3 - Classic with a Twist

I keep missing the first 2.5 hours of the shows today. Arg!
whethergirl
#77 posted by
whethergirl
on Apr 16, 2009
The Egg Podcast should have come out over Easter!! It could have been the Easter Egg Castet

(castet like basket...yes? no? ohh.)
tb3
#78 posted by
tb3
on Apr 16, 2009
We're talking those plastic, non protective, for looks batting helmets, right?

If so, motion seconded!
maybesmith
#79 posted by
maybesmith
on Apr 16, 2009
The ones they used to serve ice cream in.
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