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When you were a kid did you have a friend who went to Disney World? Did you wish you could go and were a little jealous? Did you want to make sure they knew about the infamous peanut butter and marshmallow sandwich at the Epcot Centre? Have I confused you yet?

Tracks on Tracks kicks off June 8th and a great group of bands and music fans will be heading across Canada to NXNE. If you can’t go, you might be a little jealous (just me?) but still want your friends to have a great time and perhaps try that great sandwich/ see that cool sight you’ve heard of.

With stops in Kamloops, Jasper, Edmonton, Melville, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Sioux Lookout and finally Toronto, where would you recommend our Tracks on Tracks travelers visit?

Where should they eat (snacks off tracks?)
What sights should they see?
Where should they NOT go?

Post your comments on the blog or tweet @CBCRadio3

Coming up we’ll hear from one of the artists who will be on board, Chris Ho!

Also, if you ever wanted to ask Dave Bidini a question, there is a CBC Music live chat starting at 12pm E.T./ 9a.m. PT right here.

 

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morgana
#1 posted by
morgana
on May 23, 2012

Oh my T o T in peril?  CBC news shared with me this morning that via rail is having to bus people out of kamloops due to a strike that started last night by cp rail workers ...

I am headed out side to build a heptagon raised bed for strawberries but you all sort this out and let me know what is up!!

nvp
#2 posted by
nvp
on May 23, 2012

yes, and yes.  my friend brought me back mickey mouse ears.  i still have them.

i still haven't been to Disneyland.  or Disneyworld.  it's not looking good for Tracks on Tracks either.

carlyg
#3 posted by
carlyg
on May 23, 2012

I have been to Disneyworld and never had that sandwich. I feel ripped off.

kirkofdoom
#4 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 23, 2012

sixteen days!!!!

(i may be a little excited for this)

smalliebigs
#5 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 23, 2012

PB + Marshmallow sandwich = Fluffernutter.

carver49
#6 posted by
carver49
on May 23, 2012

I was confused what photo to click on to get to this show.. but i'm here.

Fredryk
#7 posted by
Fredryk
on May 23, 2012

Sorry if this has already been explained, but I've been away for a while…

Where are Grant and Lisa?

Not that I don't love your show Lana… just curious.

iamRobSmith
#8 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 23, 2012

I would suggest not even getting off the train in Edmonton. Skeeeeetchy.

 

kidding, kidding...

fictionjunkie
#9 posted by
fictionjunkie
on May 23, 2012

I am jealous! Kamloops has a brewery (Kamloops and Noble Pig) - have no idea what the Noble Pig beer is like or if they do growlers but I plan to find out around the same time as ToT rolls through since we're driving to Kamloops.

iamRobSmith
#10 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 23, 2012

@smallie I was thinking about your workout 'side effect' yesterday and have a suggestion if you're interested.

MikeV
#11 posted by
MikeV
on May 23, 2012

Hello!

I would recommend travelling where there are tracks otherwise the train will not move.

garfielduk
#12 posted by
garfielduk
on May 23, 2012

@Fredryk #7 Grant is working on a Summer replacement show for Radio1 (The Wildside) and Lisa left about 2 weeks ago and is rumoured to be working for Radio 1 in the future

smalliebigs
#13 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 23, 2012

@RobSmith: all my 'Nucks bashing feels entirely justified now. That said, given the part of town where the train stops in Edmonton, you might be right. It'll actually give an awful impression of a city with more urban parkland than anywhere else in North America.

carlyg
#14 posted by
carlyg
on May 23, 2012

@Kirk - How come you aren't going to Sasquatch??

garjoh
#15 posted by
garjoh
on May 23, 2012

@Lana has become @Vish!!  Speaking of which, what happened to that guy? 

iamRobSmith
#16 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 23, 2012

Vish, Lana? Lana, Vish?

iamRobSmith
#17 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 23, 2012

I always thought Lana was much better looking than that.

Soooooooooooo dissapointed.

smalliebigs
#18 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 23, 2012

@Rob: it's funny you should mention that because it was a close call (but this was after a 2 mile run, 4 different weight exercises and towards the end of a 10 exercise abdominal set...) I will gladly accept guidance please, sir!

kirkofdoom
#19 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 23, 2012

at carly

they botched my press request :(

on the plus side, that means i get to see the zolas, we are the city, wake owl and zeus all in one day.

screw sasquatch, i'll have my own festival. with blackjack! and hookers! ... in fact, forget the festival.

PhilipST
#20 posted by
PhilipST
on May 23, 2012

Hi folks, been working all week. Welcome back, Lana!

Lana Gay
#21 posted by
Lana Gay
on May 23, 2012

Oops! Vish was logged into the computer here! My bad.

@Fredryk Grant is going to be hosting a summer show on Radio 1 called "Wild Side", so I'll be filling in for him for the next little while.

Fredryk
#22 posted by
Fredryk
on May 23, 2012

Thanks Vish & Garfield… I leave for two weeks and everything's different when I get back.

When's Grant's new show start? Glad to have more Vish, Lana and Dave. What's Tariq doing these days?

zoot aloors
#23 posted by
zoot aloors
on May 23, 2012

Dave Bidini is being interviewed LIVE for Vish's What'cha Readin'? Book Club today at 12:00 noon, right after Craig's show. Join in on the chat with the BidiniBand frontman and author of Writing Gordon Lightfoot, ask the guy ANY question you can muster, he's unflappable.

Fredryk
#24 posted by
Fredryk
on May 23, 2012

@Lana… That makes more sense… I was wondering why Vish was saying he was filling in.

mcfflyer
#25 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 23, 2012

Morning, Lana!  Soooo good to hear your voice once again.  The sunshine has returned to CBC Radio3.  (With Grant, it almost sounds like the hangover had returned on some mornings!)

Since I have ridden the train twice across Canada in the last eight months, that's one reason why I'm on board, to provide some "tour guide experience".  There really are only two stops where you can really "do something".  Jasper for about 90 minutes at 4pm, a stop designed for walking around the town.  Winnipeg for 1:45 from 8:45-10:30pm.  Stops in Edmonton (11:00pm) and Saskatoon (8:00am) are on the outskirts of town, and nowhere to walk to nearby.

iamRobSmith
#26 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 23, 2012

@smallie cool. First, what time of day do you typically work out and what do you eat/drink approx. 0-2hrs before working out?

zammachus
#27 posted by
zammachus
on May 23, 2012

Not to steal you away from Lana's show but our old friend Vish is hosting a live-chat interview with Dave Bidini about his book Writing Gordon Lightfoot. It's on CoverItLive now. Check it out here.

http://music.cbc.ca/blogs/2012/5/Whatcha-Readin-live-chat-with-Dave-Bidini

carlyg
#28 posted by
carlyg
on May 23, 2012

@Kirk - Blackjack and hookers... my kind of party!

canadajanes
#29 posted by
canadajanes
on May 23, 2012

iamRob - Trust me, Lana is much better looking than Vish...

fictionjunkie
#30 posted by
fictionjunkie
on May 23, 2012

@mcfflyer - what day/time is the Kamloops stop?

smalliebigs
#31 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 23, 2012

@McFlyer: again, the stop in Edmonton is really not in the part of town where one would want to get out and walk around even if there was time. It's a shame, really.

@Rob: you could set your watch to it, post-work workout starting at about 5:00 PM. In the 2 hours previous I don't eat much at all--maybe a granola bar if anything. Sometimes right before the workout I'll have an orange juice (to complicate things further I'm a juvenile diabetic, so I need to maintain blood sugar levels).

mcfflyer
#32 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 23, 2012

@Morgana [1] - Not to worry.  The CPR strike does NOT affect the VIA Rail Canadian, as the ToT train runs entirely on the CN.  Just verified that with VIA Rail.

garfielduk
#33 posted by
garfielduk
on May 23, 2012

@CanadJanes #29, I dunno, Vish is quite hansome in the right light

Shonica
#34 posted by
Shonica
on May 23, 2012

@mcfflyer

How is your knee today?

mcfflyer
#35 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 23, 2012

@Fictionjunkie.  The train doesn't even really stop in Kamloops.  I believe it's across the river and the station is really named Kamloops North.  Besides, the stop there is at 6:00 to 6:35am, and I seriously doubt that anyone involved with ToT will be up at that hour - unless they haven't gone to bed yet!

Here is the link to the actual timetable of the Canadian:

http://www.viarail.ca/sites/all/files/media/pdfs/schedules/rock-pacific/Vancouver-Jasper-Winnipeg-Toronto.pdf

kirkofdoom
#36 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 23, 2012

You know, every time that promo plays (which is often) I really want to know what an old French medieval dance sounds like. 

iamRobSmith
#37 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 23, 2012

@smallie and the OJ is enough to sustain you for about 1.5hrs?

mcfflyer
#38 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 23, 2012

@Shonica - I went to physical therapy yesterday, and more importantly, got some anti inflammation meds and the difference is dramatic.  Back at work, and about 75% better than yesterday morning.  Arthritis?  Isn't that just for old people?  ;)

TheRadioHead
#39 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 23, 2012
Lana, thanks for putting that spin on T on T. Don't think I haven't been feeling bad for the People who can't go that there is so much emphasis on it. Tough to listen to but I understand the need to promote it. Anyone wanting a good burger should dash across Main Street and hit up VJ's! I have never desired to go Disneyland. Disney always kills off the Moms in his movies.
jdurley
#40 posted by
jdurley
on May 23, 2012

@IAMRS and Smallie - I'm totally lurking on your discussion, since I sometimes suffer nausea during workouts, too.

smalliebigs
#41 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 23, 2012

@Rob: depending on what my level is going in to things I sometimes slam back another can part way through (had to do this yesterday).

jdurley
#42 posted by
jdurley
on May 23, 2012

This song is kind of like "Radiohead Light"

maattt
#43 posted by
maattt
on May 23, 2012

@TheRadioHead yes! VJ's.... so good!

astorrrmt
#44 posted by
astorrrmt
on May 23, 2012

had a bit of a 5 day bender this past weekend. im responsibly pre-training my liver for ToT.

mcfflyer
#45 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 23, 2012

@smalliebigs [31] - I wouldn't know if "that part of Edmonton" is bad or not, as there is nowhere nearby to go to.  Out by the old airport.  Seems more industrial area than anything. 

canadajanes
#46 posted by
canadajanes
on May 23, 2012

Never been to any of the disneys. Never really had any desire to go, even when i was a kid.

carver49
#47 posted by
carver49
on May 23, 2012

I shall leave on these notes.

kidcauley
#48 posted by
kidcauley
on May 23, 2012

dear all: I am eating the world's most delicious salad

kirkofdoom
#49 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 23, 2012

since c-mac isn't here (probably hungover, hehehe) i should probably make another mention of the Tracks on Tracks Facebook Group that she made for people on the train. 

 

smalliebigs
#50 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 23, 2012

@Lee: that area is an aesthetical wasteland. Nothing to see...and something of a bad area of town. 

Shonica
#51 posted by
Shonica
on May 23, 2012

@TRH

On Sunday June 8 The Forks Market closes at 9 pm and Kidfest is ending at 5pm that day. Have you heard anything about the Winnipeg Tracks on Tracks Collabaration Concert at the Forks?

zammachus
#52 posted by
zammachus
on May 23, 2012

Kid

I wonder what salad shall inherit the title when your meal is done.

iamRobSmith
#53 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 23, 2012

@smallie this is very specific but what type of orange juice and qty?

mcfflyer
#54 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 23, 2012

Regarding Disney - It has never had the sense of wonder to me as it did when I was at Disneyland in 1958, when Disneyland was only three years old.  My last visit there?  1965.  Did visit Disney World in Florida in 1982.  No particular desire to go again, and never took my kids there.

kidcauley
#55 posted by
kidcauley
on May 23, 2012

@zam: the world's 2nd most delicious sald?

StephRamsahai
#56 posted by
StephRamsahai
on May 23, 2012

Hello everyone!

I was also confused about which photo to click on but I am here!

pjrocksmb
#57 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

downtown Winnipeg Times Change(d) has great mexican and lunch buffet sometimes!

TheRadioHead
#58 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 23, 2012
@shonica I was talking to michelle last week when things were still up on the Air. Seems like they have firmed thing up. I will ask again.
zammachus
#59 posted by
zammachus
on May 23, 2012

Kid

But it would be 1st as yours will no longer exist.

mcfflyer
#60 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 23, 2012

Lana, I know you're talking about finding some place to eat near the stations, but my gosh, anyone on the train will eat better on the train than they do in their normal life.  Just go to the website and look at the menus.  Trust me, no one traveling in the sleepers will go hungry on this train. 

http://www.viarail.ca/en/useful-info/onboard-train/meals/menus/toronto-vancouver-sleeper-plus

pjrocksmb
#61 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

In Winnipeg, go to the forks

jdurley
#62 posted by
jdurley
on May 23, 2012

Re: Disney

I wanted to go when I was a kid, but that was really, really out of the question for my family.  Then when I "grew up" I became anti-Disney-princess-movie (can't stomach the portrayal of female characters).  I did not allow my daughter to watch any of them when she was small, and successfully dodged the Disney Princess bullet.  HOWEVER, despite my anti-Disney beliefs, my husband convinced me to take a family vacation to Disneyworld when our daughter was about 5 years old, and I have to admit, we all loved it.  We skipped the princess parts, and enjoyed the dinosaur area, and Lion King-related stuff.  We went back again when she was 10, and enjoyed it again in a different way.  Customer service is top-notch.

smalliebigs
#63 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 23, 2012

@Rob: typically a can of Minute Maid (341 mL, 160 calories, 38 g carb).

@Lana: Fluffernutters don't seem to be big in Canada--I think I was exposed via American TV/etc. I don't think they have anything on a pan-fried pb and banana sanny.

Shonica
#64 posted by
Shonica
on May 23, 2012

@TRH

Thanks, I would like to let others know about the Winnipeg ToT event so we can get more people out to the concert.

marie_curious
#65 posted by
marie_curious
on May 23, 2012

In Winnipeg: You won't miss anything by staying on the train.

jdurley
#66 posted by
jdurley
on May 23, 2012

Just realized I've accidentally kind of been enjoying this Trust song.  What is happening to me?

Fast and Bulbous
#67 posted by
Fast and Bulbous
on May 23, 2012

When I took that train, which is some years ago now, you could get out at Sioux Lookout as well, which is kind of fun if you’ve never been up in the Canadian Shield parts of Canada.  It’s a very small town but a very attractive area.  Lots of rocks and trees

kirkofdoom
#68 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 23, 2012

in Winnipeg there is going to be a "Tracks on Tracks collaboration concert" at the Forks.

in fact, here's the whole platform-shows schedule.

kidcauley
#69 posted by
kidcauley
on May 23, 2012

@jdurley: I think you would enjoy Tiana in the Princess and the Frog, she is in no way a traditional Disney princess. She is a hardworking young woman who wants to open her own business!

mcfflyer
#70 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 23, 2012

Re: F&B [67] - Sioux Lookout is another very early in the morning stop: 5:02-5:42am.

fictionjunkie
#71 posted by
fictionjunkie
on May 23, 2012

I LOVE Disney & Disney parks - I know I shouldn't but I always have. Been to Disneyland twice and Disney World once but it's been a while. We're holding out now for our 3 year old to be big enough to go on the rides and remember the trip. 

Re the princesses - I will be reading all of the source material to her too and there will be a healthy dose of Star Wars and other things thrown in to balance out all those pink princesses.

zammachus
#72 posted by
zammachus
on May 23, 2012

69

I'd say Mulan would also be a good option for a progressive Disney princess.

axis
#73 posted by
axis
on May 23, 2012

Disney? C'mon, guys, Universal's so much more fun.

Lana Michelle
#74 posted by
Lana Michelle
on May 23, 2012

I know I'm way behind on this, but YEAH LANA YOU'RE BACK! 

@Jdurley - i did the same thing with that Trust song. It sort of sneaks up on you... 

Hedgehogfriend
#75 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on May 23, 2012

Hello hello hello!  I'm experiencing extreme ToT envy, but I hope everyone has a great time and look forward to living vicariously through the lucky ducks who are going!

Went to Disneyland when I was 13, my cousin and I had an absolute blast -- old enough to run around and do rides on our own, young enough to enjoy it!

Went to Disneyworld while in Orlando on business found it quite boring and very commercial but the weather was terrible and I only went to Epcot so that might be why.  Enjoyed the fireworks from our hotel every night.  I had a much better time at SeaWorld, although that was before that poor trainer was done in by her orca...

Fast and Bulbous
#76 posted by
Fast and Bulbous
on May 23, 2012

@ mcfflyer

Maybe people can step out for a quick look before they head off to bed. ;)  

smalliebigs
#77 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 23, 2012

@Lana Michelle: no one is quite as happy about YOUR return as that of the other Lana. :)

carlyg
#78 posted by
carlyg
on May 23, 2012

They are playing a platform show in Melville! I think I will have to make the drive out to see it.

garjoh
#79 posted by
garjoh
on May 23, 2012

I'm pretty happy @Lana Michelle is back :P

iamRobSmith
#80 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 23, 2012

@smallie suggestion coming, I altered it due to the blood sugar.

Apologies to everyone for the length of this...

MutinyDK
#81 posted by
MutinyDK
on May 23, 2012

I highly recommend "The Other Paw Bakery" in Jasper. From the train depot, cross the main street and head left. By four, some of the real winners may have already been snatched up though....

Cheap pizza joint that way as well. North Face pizza if I remeber correctly.

smalliebigs
#82 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 23, 2012

@Rob: want to email it to me? mj.hughes@utoronto.ca

Shonica
#83 posted by
Shonica
on May 23, 2012

1990 trip to Disney World Florida, with my husband and his father and our five and three year old kids. We had a great time! Younger one does not remember anything at all. I would say wait until the kids are at least five.

mcfflyer
#84 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 23, 2012

@Carlyg - Station stop in Melville shows the train leaving at 12:40pm, but could arrive an hour earlier.  (There is a huge amount of padding in the schedule!)

iamRobSmith
#85 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 23, 2012

Oh yeah much better...coming.

Lana Michelle
#86 posted by
Lana Michelle
on May 23, 2012

@smalliebigs i'm surprised you can participate on this blog. With all that garbage on your face getting in the way of your eyes i figured it would be quite difficult. But I will give DJ Lana props - she is mostly likely the cooler of the two Lana's here.  

carlyg
#87 posted by
carlyg
on May 23, 2012

@Mcfflyer - The ToT schedule says the stop would be at 1:30 for an hour???

mcfflyer
#88 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 23, 2012

@Carlyg - I'm looking at the VIA Rail timetable, and it shows the departure time for Melville at 12:40pm.  And if they expect to do anything on the platform, expect the train there for up to an hour earlier than that. 

smalliebigs
#89 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 23, 2012

@Lana Michelle: that would be a severe under statement (coolness comparison, not garbage face). In other news: someone recently showed me a video of a "gentleman" at the gym doing some very intense karate--almost spot on. I will forward when I get it. 

TheRadioHead
#90 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 23, 2012
@marieCurious---wow, why so sour on Winnipeg?
carlyg
#91 posted by
carlyg
on May 23, 2012

@Mcfflyer - Hmmm... glad we have you to double check!

Maybe I will plan so we arrive in Melville at 10:30. It would suck to miss the train. I am sure there are exciting things to see in Melville.... okay, maybe not! :)

carlyg
#92 posted by
carlyg
on May 23, 2012

Winnipeg is awesome! I lived there for about 5 months. We went to a different pub/restaurant every week (maybe twice a week) for nachos. It was our quest to find the best nachos in town!

MusicSoop
#93 posted by
MusicSoop
on May 23, 2012

Disney World was pretty fun And I've always heard it's way better than Disneyland.  So despite living in LA for 20ish years, I've never been to Diesneyland.

Marshmallows are gross.  Peanut butter rules though.

Snacks off Tracks.  I like the way you think Lana G.

iamRobSmith
#94 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 23, 2012

@smallie email is on it's way.

Hedgehogfriend
#95 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on May 23, 2012

Really @muscisoop you don't like marshmellows in your cocoa?

mcfflyer
#96 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 23, 2012

@Carlyg - That's one of my self imposed responsibilities!  Correcting misconceptions about the train!  I'll readily admit, I was highly skeptical about how this trip, as envisioned, could even happen, but since then, I've come around to realize that VIA Rail know what they're getting into, and since they're giving "us" the use of one of the Skyline dome cars for a "music car", it should leave the Park car dome observation on the rear of the train as the sactuary for all of the "innocents" who happened to make reservations on this very different Canadian.  I suspect I'll act as a buffer between these "normal" passengers and the ToT folks!  I figured someone has to do it!  Besides, I just have to see how this comes off!

EP
#97 posted by
EP
on May 23, 2012

You would be surprised how cool places with bad reputations can be.  You just have to ignore the stereotypes and know where to go.

MusicSoop
#98 posted by
MusicSoop
on May 23, 2012

Hedgehogfriend: I forgot about that.  That is the one acceptable place for them.  That and in Lucky Charms.

carlyg
#99 posted by
carlyg
on May 23, 2012

@MusicSoop - S'mores??

Hedgehogfriend
#100 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on May 23, 2012

Yes! They're magically delicious MusicSoop! What about roasting marshmellows at the campfire?

Hedgehogfriend
#101 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on May 23, 2012

I must admit I really hate marshmallow-based Hallowe'en treats, yuck

MusicSoop
#102 posted by
MusicSoop
on May 23, 2012

carlyg: I might be the only person who doesn't like s'mores? Way way too much sugar for my taste. I'd rather just put peanut butter on the graham cracker.

Even though I don't like Marshmallows, I do like roasting 'em.  That part IS fun.

darbarspecial
#103 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 23, 2012

Or marshmallow confetti squares? So yummy.

Fredryk
#104 posted by
Fredryk
on May 23, 2012

Kathleen… What'd ya have for lunch?

Hedgehogfriend
#105 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on May 23, 2012

I agree on s'mores, figured it must be an acquired taste -- too much work, too messy, and chocolate-covered graham crackers are so much yummier...

jdurley
#106 posted by
jdurley
on May 23, 2012

Re: Disney

@zamm:  Doesn't Mulan have to pretend to be a boy to not get killed, but then is discovered to be female, and then left to die on a mountainside?  so...no...

@fictionjunkie:  agree with others - wait until your child is 5 years old and/or 48 inches tall. 

 

kirkofdoom
#107 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 23, 2012

mix cd exchange

we did one a while ago, planned through the blog, headed by Emma Goodmere! It was pretty cool, except I never got mine :(

fresh ginger
#108 posted by
fresh ginger
on May 23, 2012

FlufferNutter! I've never heard of this before or even considered putting marshamllows in a sandwich. But I have a 12 year old who would think this is a dreamy idea. (in my house marshmallows only experience the glow of a bonfire or the bottom of a pot when becoming rice krispie squares)

Steve Venegas
#109 posted by
Steve Venegas
on May 23, 2012

A friend of mine would make mix cds and then dub them to casette. Lazy man's way to make a mixtape.

kathyjean
#110 posted by
kathyjean
on May 23, 2012

Here's a silly question... can I hop on the train from Stoon to Melville? haha. That would be a fun few hours. :P

MusicSoop
#111 posted by
MusicSoop
on May 23, 2012

I seem to recall Fluffernutter being a big deal in the late 70's.  I was, obviously, not on board with that.

fenny71
#112 posted by
fenny71
on May 23, 2012

Lana, 'The Forks' is an awesome spot where the Red and Assinibone? River meet in a 'fork'. Great spot to have a few drinks and watch live music.

EP
#113 posted by
EP
on May 23, 2012

Nutella + Peanut butter sammich beats the fluffernutter anyday.

carlyg
#114 posted by
carlyg
on May 23, 2012

@EP  #113 - AGREED!!!

[G]David
#115 posted by
[G]David
on May 23, 2012

Lana: It's THE Forks. Named after the intersection of Winnipeg's two large rivers (The Red and the Assiniboine). It's the Fork in the road, so to speak.

 

Cheers,

David

garfielduk
#116 posted by
garfielduk
on May 23, 2012

@Lana re:show name, Lanarama Live

MusicSoop
#117 posted by
MusicSoop
on May 23, 2012

kathyjean: I'm sure you can, but without a sleeper cabin I don't think you can access the fun parts of the train?  I might be wrong about that.

jdurley
#118 posted by
jdurley
on May 23, 2012

Re: Fluffernutter

My husband enjoyed them as a kid in the 70's, but then re-tried them as an adult and found them disgusting.  Similar to my childhood enjoyment  / adult disgust of "Fun Dip".

Shonica
#119 posted by
Shonica
on May 23, 2012

@Lana

The Forks

Hedgehogfriend
#120 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on May 23, 2012

Hmm, can't say I have ever tried Flutter Nutter or marshmallow confetti (what that heck is that, @darbarspecial #103? Sounds intriguing...)

fictionjunkie
#121 posted by
fictionjunkie
on May 23, 2012

@jdurley re age for Disney - yeah that's about what we were thinking. The In-laws love Disney too (they've been to both parks in the last 6 years) so we'll see if they get too excited before age 5, but I think that's what we'll aim for!

Fast and Bulbous
#122 posted by
Fast and Bulbous
on May 23, 2012

@ Steve #109

What do you play them on? Cassette players are pretty rare these days. 

darbarspecial
#123 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 23, 2012

Disney really can be a magical place. I went to Disneyland as a teen on a bus trip with a busload of friends. My son had a wish trip to DisneyWorld in 2000. He actually wanted an African Safari, but they sent us there instead. And then last Oct we went back to Disneyland. DisneyWorld is the better of the two, but it was fun still.

Lana Michelle
#124 posted by
Lana Michelle
on May 23, 2012

@smalliebigs - Maybe you can turn the video into a little gif for your profile picture on here. KEEK

 

I'm partial to Lanarama... Maybe for selfish reasons. To replace making real mix CDs/tapes (I miss making tapes!) I use a few websites like 8 Tracks, and Blip FM. Not really the same - but they're are also a great way to kill more time on the internet. And that's what we all need right? 

Fredryk
#125 posted by
Fredryk
on May 23, 2012

Better than the fluffernutter…

French toast for the bread… peanut butter, bacon, banana and honey inside.

kirkofdoom
#126 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 23, 2012

though while you're in Toronto, it should be Lanarama Almost Live.

... Anyone else remember Almost Live? I remember it being terrible, but I have since found out not only was Bill Nye the Science Guy on it, but also Joel McHale... weird.

darbarspecial
#127 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 23, 2012

Here are some images of Marshmallow confetti squares. If you don't like sweet, don't bother trying them. I love them.

andaoneandatwo
#128 posted by
andaoneandatwo
on May 23, 2012

Snicky Snacks 

Kamloops - The Hot House (breakfast burritos)  

Jasper - Smitty's for pancakes then Coco's for coffee

Edmonton - Pyrogy House (perogies within 20 mins walking from the station!! COME ON!!) 

Melville - The Waverly Hotel (This is where the Rheostatics played on their first Canadian tour)

Saskatoon - Gas Station or..... fries and burgers 

Winnipeg - VJ'S !!!!! (THE BEST BURGER IN CANADA! IT'S ACROSS THE STREET!! A BOX OF FRIES!!!)

Sioux Lookout - never been there but I would go to the curling rink, Dark & Dirties with Fries & Burges.

Toronto - All you can eat sushi at AJI SAI (right by the Cameron House)

axis
#129 posted by
axis
on May 23, 2012

@ Soop, my vacation blunder got fixed. I got my guaranteed week-off for NXNE + the following Monday/ Tuesday for recovery and travel days. Sweet, huh? 

Hedgehogfriend
#130 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on May 23, 2012

Oh I see thanks @darbarspecial -- my Aunt makes them at Christmas, I didn't know that's what they're called: I love love love them!

jchampagne
#131 posted by
jchampagne
on May 23, 2012

@Fredryk #125 That sounds like an Elvis sandwich with French Toast instead of a cooking it on a griddle

fictionjunkie
#132 posted by
fictionjunkie
on May 23, 2012

@Kirk - I totally remember Almost Live! Actually I think I liked it more than SNL (or I saw more of it when babysitting). Didn't know Joel McHale was on it but I do remember Bill Nye.

MusicSoop
#133 posted by
MusicSoop
on May 23, 2012

axis: Great news!

evensteven
#134 posted by
evensteven
on May 23, 2012

Hi everyone!

This is unrelated to the current topics but as a comic book store owner on a mostly Canadian blog with a show host (Lana) who is an admitted comic book fan. I have some Canada-related comic book news to share... NORTHSTAR

mcfflyer
#135 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 23, 2012

@kathyjean - Just checked for you.  You can go coach for as low as $49.14, or can get an upper berth" so you can have full train access for $157.82.  Somehow I'll bet we can sneak you into the "music car" for the time you're on the train - 8:25am-12:40pm.  Wear that CBC sweater and it should "give you train access".  ;)  How would you get back from Melville?

kathyjean
#136 posted by
kathyjean
on May 23, 2012

I shall bring gifts of food to the Saskatoon station. <3

Hedgehogfriend
#137 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on May 23, 2012

@Fredryk and @jchampagne it's pretty decadent -- the only time I had one was at Becky's Diner in Portland, ME and it was way better than it sounded.  Not something I'd want to have too often though...what happened to Elvis being a case in point...

Steve Venegas
#138 posted by
Steve Venegas
on May 23, 2012

#122 Casette players tend to be around thrift stores and garage sales. For the longest time I was using one that I bought at a dollar store a few years ago. It was red.

kathyjean
#139 posted by
kathyjean
on May 23, 2012

@lee: I would find a way!! :p

Michael Wynn
#140 posted by
Michael Wynn
on May 23, 2012

Welcome back Lana!  (I haven't posted yet).  

Disney World eluded me until I was almost a 40 yr old!  And at first I thought meeting all the princesses was a BAD idea, didn't take long for me to figure out that it would be the highlight of the visit.

darbarspecial
#141 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 23, 2012

@jdurley - Fun Dip! Oh how I use to love that. So you are suggesting I don't try it again now?

Fredryk
#142 posted by
Fredryk
on May 23, 2012

@jchampagne, @Hedgehogfriend - I'd like to try one the Elvis way… it's really good if you substitute the honey for maple syrup.

kathyjean
#143 posted by
kathyjean
on May 23, 2012

@Lee: If I got on coach, would I be able to come hang with you guys?!

Hedgehogfriend
#144 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on May 23, 2012

Oh boy, maple syrup all the way! Brilliant!

garfielduk
#145 posted by
garfielduk
on May 23, 2012

@Lee, how do they control who has access to the sleeping & dining cars on the train?

mcfflyer
#146 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 23, 2012

@kathyjean - I suspect we'll be able to sneak you whereever we want to take you!  Yeah, I'm sure since you're just on for that short period you'll be hanging with us.  If it were me, I'd buy a coach seat and grab onto the R3 gang.  Who is going to question you?  We'd sneak you in!

Kevinwc
#147 posted by
Kevinwc
on May 23, 2012

This is a great place for pizza in Toronto and its not too expensive ! True pizza experience http://www.blogto.com/announcements/2012/02/kensington_market_gets_in_on_the_neapolitan_pizza_craze/

kathyjean
#148 posted by
kathyjean
on May 23, 2012

@Lee: I think I will be making this a possibility!! I will find a way to get back from Melville. :)

Fredryk
#149 posted by
Fredryk
on May 23, 2012

@Kevinwc - What about the Big Slice? That's my fave.

darbarspecial
#150 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 23, 2012

Woot! Good plan Kathy! :D

Fast and Bulbous
#151 posted by
Fast and Bulbous
on May 23, 2012

@ steve #122

I’m sure you get the good tape hiss effect on those ones!  I still have an old, yellow, Sports Walkman myself. 

mcfflyer
#152 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 23, 2012

Again, kathyjean, you'd immediately hang with all of us, and I'm sure there'd be no problem with you passing through the "Sleeping car passengers only past this point" checkpoint on the train!

Kevinwc
#153 posted by
Kevinwc
on May 23, 2012

@fredryk Big slice is amazing !  Good call

canadajanes
#154 posted by
canadajanes
on May 23, 2012

Wait, handsome furs broke up? Is that what Lana just said?

Fredryk
#155 posted by
Fredryk
on May 23, 2012

I'm still sad about Attack in Black.

Fredryk
#156 posted by
Fredryk
on May 23, 2012

@Kevinwc - Iconic too… it's even in the opening for Kids in the Hall.

darbarspecial
#157 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 23, 2012

@canadajanes - Sad but true. :(

canadajanes
#158 posted by
canadajanes
on May 23, 2012

@darbar - any details? Reasons?

Kevinwc
#159 posted by
Kevinwc
on May 23, 2012

@fredryk I was not aware of that!  The Queen Mother Cafe is also a really good spot, the backgarden area is worlds away from the busy street it is on.

Lana Gay
#160 posted by
Lana Gay
on May 23, 2012

I know we haven't made it there yet, but does anyone care to explain the 500 comment thingy? Throne? Comment throne? Game of Thrones? Joffrey, are you there? I'm so confused.

darbarspecial
#161 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 23, 2012

@canadajanes - That is all I had heard so far. Hopefully someone else can pipe in with some more details.

MusicSoop
#162 posted by
MusicSoop
on May 23, 2012

It's a Lannister thing.

kathyjean
#163 posted by
kathyjean
on May 23, 2012

A little more help, is there something happening in Melville when the train arrives? I was peeking around for a schedule, but I seem to be a bit daft today.

zammachus
#164 posted by
zammachus
on May 23, 2012

 jdurley

Yes, that is the first and middle part of the film but Mulan's also the one who saves the day in the end. She hid the fact she was a woman because the culture she was living in prevented her from doing things, not because she was ashamed of it. She was also left behind because her male colleagues were engrained in that culture.

What I take out of it was that she didn't allow the fact that she was a woman or the fact that society didn't think she was capable because of her sex to stop her from achieving her goals.

darbarspecial
#165 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 23, 2012

@Lana - Oh you know how things get on the blog. A progression of things. A few people had profile pics of them sitting on the Iron Throne, Zammachus being one and hit 500 comments and so it began. Grant granted him a request and so it continued.

kirkofdoom
#166 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 23, 2012

at Lana

Coles notes: Grant arbitrarity decided one day that the person who posts comment #500 gets to request a song.

Music Laura
#167 posted by
Music Laura
on May 23, 2012

@Lana If we get to #500, you play Nova Scotian music from there on out.

CDNz1
#168 posted by
CDNz1
on May 23, 2012
EP
#169 posted by
EP
on May 23, 2012

@Lana|160|:  it was getting old.... I think its run its course.

garfielduk
#170 posted by
garfielduk
on May 23, 2012

@Lana  #160, The person that posts comment #500 is said to be in the Iron Throne, it stared when Grant noticed zammachus had an image if himself sat in the Iron Throne.  The Throne winner gets to request a song.

darbarspecial
#171 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 23, 2012

@Kathy - There will be a show in Melville. It is scheduled at 12:30 arrival, but may be sooner.

zammachus
#172 posted by
zammachus
on May 23, 2012

Lana

The whole Iron Throne thing came about when I changed my profile pic to one of myself 'conquering the Iron Throne' at the TIFF Lightbox AGoT exhibit in Toronto. The comment "I have conquered the Iron Throne" happened to fall on #500 for that particular blog. Since then, we've taken to calling comment 500 'The Iron Throne'.

A few days later, somebody suggested that the blogger who lands the Throne should be rewarded. It was decided that they would get the opportunity to choose any song in the system and Grant would have to play it for them during his show.

Fredryk
#173 posted by
Fredryk
on May 23, 2012

@Kevinwc - Thanks for the suggestion… I'll check it out next time I'm in town.

kirkofdoom
#174 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 23, 2012

i agree with EP.

besides, isn't tougher to do a request type thing while Lana is in the Toronto studio?

EP
#175 posted by
EP
on May 23, 2012

@kirk: thanks for backing me up. I thought I was about to unleash rage. 

smalliebigs
#176 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 23, 2012

I thought the Iron Throne thing was kinda fun. Maybe it was only pleasing to the simpletons.

garfielduk
#177 posted by
garfielduk
on May 23, 2012

@smalliebigs #176, I must be one of the simpletons then.

nvp
#178 posted by
nvp
on May 23, 2012

Lana, were you also informed you have to tell a least one personal story in a combination Stuart McLean/Jimmy Stewart impression?

 

MusicSoop
#179 posted by
MusicSoop
on May 23, 2012

Speaking of Dirty Ghosts.  The CD has been in my car stereo for a week now.  As far as I can tell none of the rest of the album sounds like Ropes That Way.  Just an observation.

smalliebigs
#180 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 23, 2012

@Garf: you're in excellent (and humble) company then, sir.

kathyjean
#181 posted by
kathyjean
on May 23, 2012

@Darbs: Do you know how long the stop is there? I have the schedule, but it doesn't really say a departure time...

canadajanes
#182 posted by
canadajanes
on May 23, 2012

@Russ - Thanks! Good to know.

kathyjean
#183 posted by
kathyjean
on May 23, 2012

I think I might hop the bus back, if it works out. I am so excited. :D

iamRobSmith
#184 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 23, 2012

Can't wait for this album next week.

Benoit from Ottawa
#185 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on May 23, 2012

Just checking in. Hello all. (I'm supping on a Crazy Canuck from Great Lakes Brew. Yummy citrusness. Citrosity?)

darbarspecial
#186 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 23, 2012

@Kathy - The regular schedule says 12:40 but ToT said 1:30 I believe. I hope you can work it out. :)

Fredryk
#187 posted by
Fredryk
on May 23, 2012

@Benoit - It's a goodn! Have you tried the Mad Tom from Muskoka?

Benoit from Ottawa
#188 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on May 23, 2012

I'm in favour of the Iron Throne. Maybe any others, except perhaps 1000 (the Titanium Throne?), should be proscribed.

Oooooh, "proscribed"!

canadajanes
#189 posted by
canadajanes
on May 23, 2012

I'll second BfO's thoughts in #188.

Benoit from Ottawa
#190 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on May 23, 2012

Fredryk, nope, but now noted.

kirkofdoom
#191 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 23, 2012

at lana

internet sluething tells me andaoneandatwo is a certain Victorian drummer who used to post under his own name. 

i figured anyone that well versed in road snacks must be a musician.

(it's marek tyler)

MSteve
#192 posted by
MSteve
on May 23, 2012

Mad Tom's a good brew!

Fredryk
#193 posted by
Fredryk
on May 23, 2012

Do it, Benoit! The Black Tomato has it on tap. Very good on tap.

evensteven
#194 posted by
evensteven
on May 23, 2012

Wow, I did not know that this is the singer from U say party. No wonder I like this song so much.

Fast and Bulbous
#195 posted by
Fast and Bulbous
on May 23, 2012

@ Lana

That's an interesting article on Grimes.  I think there are themes there that will be discussed a lot in the coming months and years.

I gotta run!  Have a good one. 

kathyjean
#196 posted by
kathyjean
on May 23, 2012

@Darbs. I will see what I can figure out. THANKS! :) 

iamRobSmith
#197 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 23, 2012

@evensteven neither did I, awesome-sauce!

Benoit from Ottawa
#199 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on May 23, 2012

(love that mute button on my keyboard)

darbarspecial
#200 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 23, 2012

I love that blog name, andaoneandatwo and it makes very much sense that it is a drummer.

garfielduk
#201 posted by
garfielduk
on May 23, 2012

@DBS #200, or a sound technician

pjrocksmb
#202 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

@M_C - not missing anything in Winnipeg????????????????????????????

zoot aloors
#203 posted by
zoot aloors
on May 23, 2012

andaoneandatwo

[and it makes very much sense that it is a drummer.]

or Lawrence Welk

Fredryk
#204 posted by
Fredryk
on May 23, 2012

The start of this Islands song sounds like Ballroom Blitz.

fresh ginger
#205 posted by
fresh ginger
on May 23, 2012

I think I'm in the simpletone camp.... i don't mind the quest for the Iron Throne. Altho I've never seen the show. (it's a tv show, right?)

if mayor C-Mac was here, I think her addendum to the Throne debate would be "it's void if the post is an attempt to capture the throne by commenting '500!'".

 

fresh ginger
#206 posted by
fresh ginger
on May 23, 2012

*simpleton. (Clearly!)

Hedgehogfriend
#207 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on May 23, 2012

I think it would be bad luck to give up on the Iron Throne -- I would be so disappointed if I ever hit comment #500 without any hoopla!  But then again, as @discothistle noted on Twitter: "I'm pretty sure being superstitious is bad luck"...

marie_curious
#208 posted by
marie_curious
on May 23, 2012

@PJ: That's right. I went there... going on 90 minutes ago now.

zoot aloors
#209 posted by
zoot aloors
on May 23, 2012

DarBar, you won the, er, Bamboo Throne!!! [comment#200]

fresh ginger
#210 posted by
fresh ginger
on May 23, 2012

whadaya know... getting twitter quoted on the blog.

canadajanes
#211 posted by
canadajanes
on May 23, 2012

@Fresh Ginger - Yeah, but she just uses that as a way to try to get her own requests through to Grant...

darbarspecial
#212 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 23, 2012

@zoot - I feel so honoured....or something....

EP
#213 posted by
EP
on May 23, 2012

@fresh ginger:210:  ???

jojodillon
#214 posted by
jojodillon
on May 23, 2012

LANA!

Two rules:

1) Must play Islands at least once a show!

2) Never play The Stand by Mother Mother!

It's not that difficult. ;-)

carrieg
#215 posted by
carrieg
on May 23, 2012

Morning Lana, morning blog,

@Kathyjean - you coming along? that's exciting!  I have a friend that travelled coach and had no problem accessing the other cars. :)

darbarspecial
#216 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 23, 2012

3) ignore jojodillon

zoot aloors
#217 posted by
zoot aloors
on May 23, 2012

speech! speech!

NOW you MUST answer this question - Will you be bringing along a musical instrument on TxT?

fresh ginger
#218 posted by
fresh ginger
on May 23, 2012

@EP: [210] references Hedgehog's [207]

 

darbarspecial
#219 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 23, 2012

@zoot - Haha! I was actually thinking of bringing along a little djembe drum. :p

pjrocksmb
#220 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

yeah m_c I got a bad vibe from you before and now it's confirmed - whatever

zoot aloors
#221 posted by
zoot aloors
on May 23, 2012

This may be your opportunity to sit in with any of the bands! Do it!!

marie_curious
#222 posted by
marie_curious
on May 23, 2012

@PJ: Actually, I went to Winnipeg last summer and saw The Legislative building and Louis Riel's house (that he never lived in). The weather was really nice that day, so a local gent struck up conversation with me about how nice it was and that it was a nice change from the previous week. I said I woudn't know and explained that I was just visiting on vacation from Ontario. He looked at me and said, "You came to Winnipeg for a vacation? ... Why?" I laughed, but he was dead serious.

Fredryk
#223 posted by
Fredryk
on May 23, 2012

@You luck people out west… All this talk of Tracks on Tracks is really making me wish I could go.

I think there should be another next year from Halifax to Montreal.

Hedgehogfriend
#224 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on May 23, 2012

Hope you don't mind @fresh ginger, that was my favourite tweet of late and seemed a propos!

 

darbarspecial
#225 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 23, 2012

@Fredryk - They may try it from the east coast next year.

jojodillon
#226 posted by
jojodillon
on May 23, 2012

@darbar two! Two rules!

kirkofdoom
#227 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 23, 2012

at fredryk

Grant's said a couple times that if this is successful, they'll be looking into doing an east coast one next year. 

So hopefully Lee doesn't blow it for all of us

(kidding!)

darbarspecial
#228 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 23, 2012

Oh sorry jojo. :p

garfielduk
#229 posted by
garfielduk
on May 23, 2012

@Fredryk #223, I think the plan for next year is Halifax to Toron'o

marie_curious
#230 posted by
marie_curious
on May 23, 2012

@PJ [220]: Here I sit, broken hearted...

Fredryk
#231 posted by
Fredryk
on May 23, 2012

Fingers Crossed!!!!

Hedgehogfriend
#232 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on May 23, 2012

Hey I'm making a t-shirt on Zazzle for Home County and was wondering: is it BABOOM! or BA-BOOM!?

Also, would it be copyright infringement to use the CBC Radio 3 logo?

darbarspecial
#233 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 23, 2012

@zoot - I would be too chicken to...unless I have a whole lot of rum in me which I just might.

EP
#234 posted by
EP
on May 23, 2012

@Hedgehogfrieng:232: only if you sell the item, i think.

CDNz1
#235 posted by
CDNz1
on May 23, 2012

@HHF - Don't ask, just create. :-)

Hedgehogfriend
#236 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on May 23, 2012

@canadajanes #211 Busted! Really though, Grant is on Twitter?

mcfflyer
#237 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 23, 2012

@kirk - One of my other responsibilities on ToT is trying to keep you out of trouble.  That could be a full time job. 

jdurley
#238 posted by
jdurley
on May 23, 2012

@darbar re: Fun Dip - it's up to you, but you might want to leave your fond memories intact.

@zamm re: Mulan - fair enough, but I don't think a 5 year old kid is going to be sophisticated enough to "get" that, and the risk of her getting "I have to be a boy to do anything important" out of it instead is very real.

Re: Irone Throne:  I am in favour of continuing the tradition.

pjrocksmb
#239 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

@M_C - I know there are nicer places in Canada but Winnipeg and the surrounding area has much to offer

laurenelizabeth
#240 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on May 23, 2012

Jojo: Stop telling Lana lies!

darbarspecial
#241 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 23, 2012

Has anyone told Patrick Watson I love him yet?

fresh ginger
#242 posted by
fresh ginger
on May 23, 2012

@Hedgehog friend... no I don't mind... I'm honoured. Also, what is Zazzle? A design-your-own-shirt place? I must know more! (and I say definitely throw the R3 logo in there)

Benoit from Ottawa
#243 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on May 23, 2012

232, HDGHFRND, your personal choice. The first is more graphically pleasing, the second pronounces (in one's mind) with more emphasis.

garfielduk
#244 posted by
garfielduk
on May 23, 2012

@Hedgehogfriend #232, Baboom and yes* but don't let it put you off

 

*Trade Mark infringement

pjrocksmb
#245 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

i like Patrick Watson too but I find a whole show of his tunes a little much

carrieg
#246 posted by
carrieg
on May 23, 2012

@Lee - you still here?  or anyone know if the stop in Edmonton late is just for pickup?

 

@232 Hedgehogfriend - or FlannelTom's BABOON!

marie_curious
#247 posted by
marie_curious
on May 23, 2012

@Peej: I like Winnipeg too, it reminds me of Hamilton, and that's why I poke fun at it, like I would poke fun at Hamilton. I wasn't calling YOU at jerk.

Hedgehogfriend
#248 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on May 23, 2012

I think I might just go for it -- I'll have to wait and check the Zazzle policy though: I think that once you've put a design on their site it has to be available to the public so even though I wouldn't personally be selling it, they could...It's possible though that they have a "not for general sale" option...

EricR
#249 posted by
EricR
on May 23, 2012

@Lee -- just promise us all that you'll let your hair down and enjoy the ride a bit as well!  As of right now, I think you're looking out for Grant, Rebbey, Kirk and C-Mac ... sometimes, you'll just have to lock them in their own cabin and walk away.

darbarspecial
#250 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 23, 2012

Patrick Watson at RFF is still one of my favourite shows I have been to. It was not too much at all for me.

carrieg
#251 posted by
carrieg
on May 23, 2012

<3 Paper Beat Scissors

EricR
#252 posted by
EricR
on May 23, 2012

+1 to the love for Paper Beat Scissors!

Hedgehogfriend
#253 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on May 23, 2012

Zazzle is great!  I've done a few things: t-shirts, coffee mugs etc., I used to use http://www.zazzle.com but now there's a http://www.zazzle.ca  It can be kind of pricey unless you're doing something in bulk but so far I haven't been disappointed in anything I've ordered through them.

Thanks for all the advice!

mcfflyer
#254 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 23, 2012

@carrieg - Yes, I'm still here (until 11:30).  Like all schedules, the departure time is the critical time.  The Edmonton stop does show a 35 minute stop, but if the train is late, the stop will be shorter.  But odds are, we'll be much earlier, up to an hour early.  Edmonton is a restocking stop on the train, and backs down the old passenger lead to the old CN downtown depot.  Bring your walking shoes, as you'll have to walk alongside the train for about 15 cars to get to your sleeper!

Have you got anything set up with Kyla yet?

darbarspecial
#255 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 23, 2012

@EricR/Lee - Yes just keep an eye on those ones. Pay no atttention to whatever us prairie folk might be doing. hehe

carrieg
#256 posted by
carrieg
on May 23, 2012

reminds me a bit of Ed Sheeran

carver49
#257 posted by
carver49
on May 23, 2012

What's up nowwww I'm back.

mcfflyer
#258 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 23, 2012

@EricR and Darbarsuperdooperspecial - Trust me, I'll be relaxed and having fun.  And my hair is longer today than it was three years ago, so I've already done that.  :)  I just wish I could bring up a case of California wine to everyone to enjoy, but sadly, that's not possible.

Hedgehogfriend
#259 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on May 23, 2012

Of course I love Etsy too and like @rebbey was saying it's great when you can get someone to do a custom order, but Zazzle is fun too.  Not sure if the link will work but just in case here's what I've got so far:

http://www.zazzle.ca/cr/design/pt-zazzle_shirt?dz=65f09794-f3ae-484c-8127-cb730bad1ed4&side_name=front&side_front=pckt&side_back=horz&style=basic_ringer_tshirt&color=greyred&size=a_l&context=mfong&view=back

garfielduk
#260 posted by
garfielduk
on May 23, 2012

@Hedgehogfriend,  have this and this

laurenelizabeth
#261 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on May 23, 2012

Also, hi everyone, I shouldn't only berate jojo. :)

Love this song by Marie Pierre Arthur!

carrieg
#262 posted by
carrieg
on May 23, 2012

@Lee - I've been in contact with KY!  She seems pretty confident things will work out.  I've got enough time if it doesn't work.  Maybe I can find that perogie place for dinner!

pjrocksmb
#263 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

@ m_c - just defending my turf - where I was born and where I will most likely die.

carver49
#264 posted by
carver49
on May 23, 2012

1000th is Golden Throne

mcfflyer
#265 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 23, 2012

@pj - I thought when you died you'd be fed to the muskies.  Or the northern pike.  Sort of like the fishies getting revenge!  :)

Hedgehogfriend
#266 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on May 23, 2012

Wow @garfielduk #260 those are awesome!  By the bye, are you going to make it to NXNE? 

krib
#267 posted by
krib
on May 23, 2012

I think if C-Mac were here, she'd say let the iron throne die, please. I'm with her on that one. It's run its course.

that article at Grimes in 195 was what led to my post on FB about a campaign to explain to people how to use "us" vs "we." it's the last paragraph - "...us internet users..."

painful.

smalliebigs
#268 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 23, 2012

For those interested in the forthcoming Cadence Weapon album (@ROBSMITH!), you can stream it here:

http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/cadence_weapon-hope_in_dirt_city_album_stream

pjrocksmb
#269 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

@250 - yeah I heard a show on CBCR2 and it was ok but the same feel for each song got boring and too moody for me, live at the show would be better I imagine.  Perhaps I'll check him out.

smalliebigs
#270 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 23, 2012

Oh, sorry, I'm not using my newfound skills. You can stream it here.

pjrocksmb
#271 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

@265- sounds good to me, but my good bits can go to science or whatever

krib
#272 posted by
krib
on May 23, 2012

hmm...I like KJ's idea of hopping on from toontown to melville. I could still make it back for the conference that starts Sunday evening

darbarspecial
#273 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 23, 2012

@pj - Live is definitely far better, particularily for Patrick Watson. Really really good live. You should check him out when you get the chance.

carrieg
#274 posted by
carrieg
on May 23, 2012

@kirb - do it!

anyone else hopping on in Edmonton?

kathyjean
#275 posted by
kathyjean
on May 23, 2012

@Carrieg - 215: Yes, I'm really hoping to! If I can coordinate a way to get back, I will be on that train from Saskatoon to Melville! haha

darbarspecial
#276 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 23, 2012

@krib - You really should check it out!

carver49
#277 posted by
carver49
on May 23, 2012

black mountain!

westcrunch
#278 posted by
westcrunch
on May 23, 2012

Oh HAI, blog. Stopping in for a short time to say hey. Which might be for the better, since this sorry girl won't be on TxT

My saving grace is that I'm meeting up with y'all at NXNE. 

garfielduk
#279 posted by
garfielduk
on May 23, 2012

@Hedgehogfriend #266, no NxNE for me this year (lack of funds), but I hope to be there next year

kathyjean
#280 posted by
kathyjean
on May 23, 2012

My goal for 2013: NXNE.

kirkofdoom
#281 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 23, 2012

at westcrunch

i still say you bail on all the things and take the train.

Hedgehogfriend
#282 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on May 23, 2012

Me too @garfielduk and @kathyjean -- NXNE 2013 or bust!

krib
#283 posted by
krib
on May 23, 2012

KJ,

one day car rental is about $65 with insurance. don't know if there's a drop fee for leaving it in a different city. a compact is about $20 in gas from melville to toontown

carrieg
#284 posted by
carrieg
on May 23, 2012

@kathyjean - that's great!  I hope it works out! 

@Garf - that's awesome! 

MusicSoop
#285 posted by
MusicSoop
on May 23, 2012

Patrick Watson convo - Saw him at SXSW and it was mind blowing.  Best show I saw there this year.

krib
#286 posted by
krib
on May 23, 2012

there must be a car rental place in melville...

mcfflyer
#287 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 23, 2012

re: Kirk [281] - I agree - this train trip is going to be an experience!

carrieg
#288 posted by
carrieg
on May 23, 2012

@281 + 1

laurenelizabeth
#289 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on May 23, 2012

Include me in that NxNE 2013 or bust! Come hell or high water I will be there!

kathyjean
#290 posted by
kathyjean
on May 23, 2012

@krib. Hm.....

krib
#291 posted by
krib
on May 23, 2012

who's playing this concert in melville?

pjrocksmb
#292 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

looks like the blog might have converted me over!

westcrunch
#293 posted by
westcrunch
on May 23, 2012

@Kirk -- you're like the small devil on my shoulder encouraging me to float through life irresponsibly. I like it. 

Looking back on the comments, I fully laughed out loud at @marie curious' #222 about the guy asking why you vacationed to Winnipeg. Seriously though, why'd you vacation in Winnipeg? 

garfielduk
#294 posted by
garfielduk
on May 23, 2012

I just need to work out who's back garden I will be camping in next year

pjrocksmb
#295 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

car rentals usually charge more for one way

smalliebigs
#296 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 23, 2012

@Lauren: I like your attitude. I can't swing it this year either, but I'm committing to making it happen next year!!

marie_curious
#297 posted by
marie_curious
on May 23, 2012

@Westcrunch: I can't say no to a road trip.

krib
#298 posted by
krib
on May 23, 2012

y'know, I have pretty much zero FOMO with respect to NXNE. I really am not a huge fan of crowded, sweaty, indoor venues. The big thing is missing meeting people, which is why hopping on the train for the jaunt from toontown to melville would be fun

kathyjean
#299 posted by
kathyjean
on May 23, 2012

@M_C Me neither. Every time I go to Winnipeg, it snows. If I tried to go in July, I'm sure it would just to spite me. 

carrieg
#300 posted by
carrieg
on May 23, 2012

I still need to book hotel - where is everyone staying?  Ryerson?

 

and wristbands - for those of you not getting press passes  - what is the best pass to buy?  the $50 pass or the $250 ? MusicSoop? 

suggestions?

jdurley
#301 posted by
jdurley
on May 23, 2012

Can I get in on this NXNE 2013 or bust thing?  I actually live in Toronto (well, Etobicoke, technically) but will be away this year.  Garf, you can totally camp in my back garden if you don't mind being out in suburbia.  Also, no peeing in the fish pond.

hotpatch
#302 posted by
hotpatch
on May 23, 2012

my volume doesn't go loud enough for this song

kathyjean
#303 posted by
kathyjean
on May 23, 2012

@krib: Moi aussi. I have never experienced NXNE so can't say much about the venue bit, but I have family/friends in TO and could make a real trip out of it.

pjrocksmb
#304 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

just thought of the beach boys with this song

kathyjean
#305 posted by
kathyjean
on May 23, 2012

@Lana: Are you in TO or Vancouver?

garfielduk
#306 posted by
garfielduk
on May 23, 2012

@krib #298, I had never suffered from FOMO, I would watch Glastonbury coverage on the BBC and it never bothered me.  I went to NxNE last year and I want need to go back.

laurenelizabeth
#307 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on May 23, 2012

I'm with you kathyjean. I have friends who live in downtown Toronto and a friend who lives in Etobicoke so I would make a visit out of it. Also, I need to meet some R3ers!

darbarspecial
#308 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 23, 2012

@carrieg - There is a bunch of us staying at Ryerson. I ordered a wristband, not sure if it is being mailed or I have to pick it up yet. I would have got the pass, but this trip is going to have me in debt for awhile as is.

pjrocksmb
#309 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

I think she's in TO

krib
#310 posted by
krib
on May 23, 2012

carrieg,

ryerson is nice and cheap. it's an old hotel they bought, so it's hotel-like (but a bit more "worn-out" than your average hotel). good location, though

laurenelizabeth
#311 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on May 23, 2012

Garf: maybe jdurley can adopt you and you'll never have to leave Canada? She could call your tent an 'extension'.

kathyjean
#312 posted by
kathyjean
on May 23, 2012

@lauren: It'd be great to meet you! Maybe I could make the trip home to NB and make it my bi-annual trip home... *sigh*

garfielduk
#313 posted by
garfielduk
on May 23, 2012

@jdurley #301, the burbs are fine, I stayed in Mississauga last year

@lauren #311, I like that idea!

kathyjean
#314 posted by
kathyjean
on May 23, 2012

Living far away from home sucks.

krib
#315 posted by
krib
on May 23, 2012

I think the conference we're hosting this year is in Ottawa next year. Maybe I can make something work. I haven't been back to TO for a few years now, so it would be nice to get back there

westcrunch
#316 posted by
westcrunch
on May 23, 2012

@marie & kathy -- well, I suppose that's as good a reason as any. Next time I'd suggest trying my technique: arrive in the city, see the important things/people, go to a lake for a week. Pure bliss!

@carrieg -- I'm getting the $50 passes. Then again, I'm only there for the weekend. And Ryerson seems to be the place to be, although I'm staying with a friend over in the financial district. 

kathyjean
#317 posted by
kathyjean
on May 23, 2012

Sorry, momentary whinyness. haha

kirkofdoom
#318 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 23, 2012

at westcrunch

doitdoitdoitdoit.

(also, since you're not sasquatching... Zeussaturday, right?)

laurenelizabeth
#319 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on May 23, 2012

kathyjean: whenever you make it home, let me know! We'll find an awesome show to go to.

kathyjean
#320 posted by
kathyjean
on May 23, 2012

@lauren: For sure. My parents live in Cambridge Narrows, so I'm not far from Freddy at all. 

westcrunch
#321 posted by
westcrunch
on May 23, 2012

@Kirk -- my NXNE is a go! It's just TxT that I had to sadly bow out of. Very sadly. 

I could be very in for Zeus Saturday. Isn't there also something else going on? As a side, I saw Arkells are doing a Zulu show coming up in June. 

krib
#322 posted by
krib
on May 23, 2012

Garf,

yeah, it would still be the people more than the crowded, sweaty venues. I almost went last year, but didn't at the last minute. I was watching FB and twitter and, judging from where people were, would've spent a whole lot of music time away from others anyway. Like, say, for instance, at Nathan Phillips square watching DEVO instead of inside at whatever was going on when they were playing

carrieg
#323 posted by
carrieg
on May 23, 2012

@darbar - $50 pass - will that one work for all the other events?  seem too many to choose from and there are no exchanges.

Thanks Callan

@Kirk - is that the festival in New West?  that looks good!  I'll be at that one and then to the WCBF.

krib
#324 posted by
krib
on May 23, 2012

not getting a lot of hits on "car rental melville"

does the train stop in Yorkton?

pjrocksmb
#325 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

Del Barber is gold

westcrunch
#326 posted by
westcrunch
on May 23, 2012

Also, anyone in #YVR3 doing Bon Iver on Friday?? I know, I know, not Canadian, but Justin Vernon is dating a Canadian so I'll assume it's safe to mention here. 

jdurley
#327 posted by
jdurley
on May 23, 2012

lol, sure, I'd be happy to adopt Garfield.   

darbarspecial
#328 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 23, 2012

@carrieg - Yes that $50 wristband. No guarantees you will actually get in to the venue you want, but you won't have to pay at each one. That is my understanding anyways. :- /

laurenelizabeth
#329 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on May 23, 2012

Del Barber!

Kathy: You're from Cambridge? hahaha, awesome. I'm from Coles Island.

fresh ginger
#330 posted by
fresh ginger
on May 23, 2012

@krib... I know nothing about the province in question, but maybe Melville has a tourism info centre you can contact, they should know about car rentals?

kirkofdoom
#331 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 23, 2012

at westcrunch (and carrie)

yeah, there's some music thing happening in New West. The Zolas, We Are The City and a bunch of others (No Sinner, The Left). But that ends in plenty of time to get food and then head over to the Biltmore.

darbarspecial
#332 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 23, 2012

@krib - I don't see a Yorkton stop on there.

krib
#333 posted by
krib
on May 23, 2012

I don't see much for rentals in yorkton, either. Certainly nothing that would allow a one-way rental back to toontown

kathyjean
#334 posted by
kathyjean
on May 23, 2012

@lauren: I'm actually from SJ, but my parents now live at our camp (I know you understand my NB lingo for "cabin" haha). They moved up a few years ago and rent in SJ or travel in the winter.

kathyjean
#335 posted by
kathyjean
on May 23, 2012

@krib: Maybe the bus is the only option....

laurenelizabeth
#336 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on May 23, 2012

kathy: very cool. and yes, only uber rich people have 'cabins' ... its a camp.

Chopz87
#337 posted by
Chopz87
on May 23, 2012
Posting with an Iphone sucks!!!!!!!
kathyjean
#338 posted by
kathyjean
on May 23, 2012

Lauren: When I say camp to people here, they are like... "what? Summer camp?" 

krib
#339 posted by
krib
on May 23, 2012

KJ,

yeah, just looked at the schedule. you go to Yorkton and spend the afternoon in Yorkton, then get to Toontown at 9:50 PM

westcrunch
#340 posted by
westcrunch
on May 23, 2012

@Kirk & Carrie -- I actually think I have tickets to a VCBW for Saturday night. But I may be able to do both, depending on times. Also, I'd be down for heading to New West (you'll never hear me say these words again, for the record) to check out the Zolas/We Are the City. 

 

iamRobSmith
#341 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 23, 2012

This is a pretty f???in' good tune.

krib
#342 posted by
krib
on May 23, 2012

funny, that same lingo gets used in N. Ont. I have relatives in Sudbury who always went to "camp"

I grew up with a beach cottage instead

CDNz1
#343 posted by
CDNz1
on May 23, 2012

@carrieg - Grange Hotel

Google it, we stayed there last year and it's quite central.

 

kathyjean
#344 posted by
kathyjean
on May 23, 2012

@krib: But the Sunday sched says it leaves at 2....  haha I'm confused.  can call for sure.

canadajanes
#345 posted by
canadajanes
on May 23, 2012

Are we actually going to get to the Iron Throne today? Only an hour left and we haven't even hit 350...

Hedgehogfriend
#346 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on May 23, 2012

Take care everyone!  I'm off to the candy store step class catch you on the flip side!

krib
#347 posted by
krib
on May 23, 2012

wait, I was wrong. you'd have to go to Regina...the yorkton one leaves too early.

then back to toontown at 8:15

kathyjean
#348 posted by
kathyjean
on May 23, 2012

Hmmm...... what time is your conference?

MSteve
#349 posted by
MSteve
on May 23, 2012

Re: camp/cabin/cottage

There was actually an article in the Globe last weekend about how the term changes regionally throughout Canada.  85% of Newfoundlanders use cabin and think a cottage is snooty.

Chopz87
#351 posted by
Chopz87
on May 23, 2012
Only something this good could come out of Hooded Fang
Benoit from Ottawa
#352 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on May 23, 2012

(I suppose 350's link is contemporary. No date seen.)

carrieg
#353 posted by
carrieg
on May 23, 2012

@CDNz1 - thanks will do. Will you be at NXNE?

@Kirk - that's the one! 

@Callan - want to see Bon Iver, but don't have tickets yet.  Still up in the air.

@Kirk & Callan - I'll be doing the same thing - New West street festival - 4 stages and then heading to the VCBW Saturday evening.

pjrocksmb
#354 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

Lana it's a good one no worries and you are doing a great job but I still miss Grant!

krib
#355 posted by
krib
on May 23, 2012

CDNz1,

and then you can sing

rumor spreadin' 'round, in that Texas town, 'bout the shack outside la Grange...

 

the best part is that you can unconsciously do the "hmm hmm hmm" and "how how how" parts to yourself for the entire week

garfielduk
#356 posted by
garfielduk
on May 23, 2012
kathyjean
#357 posted by
kathyjean
on May 23, 2012

Ohh I love me some Rah Rah!

kirkofdoom
#358 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 23, 2012

callan & carrie

i might only go for the zolas and watc. aside from the Dan Moxon* Trio, there aren't too many others I want to see... 

*Guy from Bend Sinister

canadajanes
#359 posted by
canadajanes
on May 23, 2012

Oh man, I love Rah Rah!

TheIceman
#360 posted by
TheIceman
on May 23, 2012

@Lana - I love the Camoflage Nights!

fenny71
#361 posted by
fenny71
on May 23, 2012

#356 - Love the Test Kitchen

carrieg
#362 posted by
carrieg
on May 23, 2012

@Garf - that's how I cook skinless, boneless chicken breast for salads etc.  It's quick and turns out awesome!

carrieg
#363 posted by
carrieg
on May 23, 2012

@Kirk - I'm going for the Zolas & beer garden!

Fredryk
#364 posted by
Fredryk
on May 23, 2012
hotpatch
#365 posted by
hotpatch
on May 23, 2012

GREASE ants

MusicSoop
#366 posted by
MusicSoop
on May 23, 2012

carrieg: I still don't know where I'm staying!  I was trying to priceline something fancy but no luck so far.

TheRadioHead
#367 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 23, 2012

I'm also in the let the Iron Throne die camp. It makes people (in my observation, mostly the guys) so competetive in order to "win".  It just goes against my grain, I prefer collaboration to competition.

 

@PJRocks and @M_C

Marie, that's a rash judgenent to make in a short visit here. I believe we talked about this last year. 

I have heard it said about Winnipeg, stay three days and you won't like it, but stay 3 weeks and you won't want to leave. Winnipeg is a great place, it is easy to live here.  It is a place where artists can thrive for that reason.  It's got lots going on below the surface once you put down roots. 

I have a musician friend who moved here from Calgary and she's never looked back. She worked more in her first  year here than the last 5 in Calgary.  It is One Great City.

MSteve
#368 posted by
MSteve
on May 23, 2012

Love this tune, feel like its been in rotation forever though.  A bit of variety would be nice.

darbarspecial
#369 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 23, 2012

That stage collapse was last summer I believe?

krib
#370 posted by
krib
on May 23, 2012

KJ,

the opening reception is at 7:00 PM on Sunday. I could probably drift in late. I don't know if I can really pull it off, though.

CDNz1
#371 posted by
CDNz1
on May 23, 2012

@carrieg - YUP!

@Krib - Howm howm howm howm...

pjrocksmb
#372 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

@TheRadioHead - you did a better job in selling it than I did.  10 years ago you could buy a house downtown for $50k or less.  It's cheap to live here and our music scene is great, even though I don't know it that well.  We are a big city but not too big, still room for the little guy to make it!

iamRobSmith
#373 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 23, 2012

I think the people who don't want the Iron Throne were never able to win it;)

laurenelizabeth
#374 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on May 23, 2012

373+1

carrieg
#375 posted by
carrieg
on May 23, 2012

I have never been, but these photos make me want to go to Winnipeg!

 

http://www.winnipeglovehate.com/

laurenelizabeth
#376 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on May 23, 2012

*joking of course*

garfielduk
#377 posted by
garfielduk
on May 23, 2012

@Rob #373, or never wanted to win it

hotpatch
#378 posted by
hotpatch
on May 23, 2012

i'vs always wanted to mount the poutine throne

garfielduk
#379 posted by
garfielduk
on May 23, 2012

@hotpatch #378, HI-O!

EP
#380 posted by
EP
on May 23, 2012

@Radiohead:  see #97

krib
#381 posted by
krib
on May 23, 2012

TRH,

might still depend on which 3 weeks :P

3 weeks during the stinkin' summer humidity (don't kid yourself that last year is the new norm, unless Wpg is on its way to becoming a desert), or 3 weeks at the end of January might not convince some people.

I was amazed at how humid Winnipeg is in the summer

carrieg
#382 posted by
carrieg
on May 23, 2012

@Soop, CDN1z & all - thanks.  I've never been to Toronto nor NXNE and would like to be near all you guys and close to the events. 

@Soop - when do you and Rebby arrive in Vancouver? 

TheRadioHead
#383 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 23, 2012

You know it, EP! 

kirkofdoom
#384 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 23, 2012

i told grant he should give the request to the person that had the Last Word, or make it content based, as opposed to a random round number where more times than not the post ends up saying "500???" or "did i get it?!" or something like that.

but no dice.

flagpole music
#385 posted by
flagpole music
on May 23, 2012

#202 - agreed. somebody's been going to the Peg with the wrong people. I always enjoy my time. & 2 of those visits have been in January.

Shonica
#386 posted by
Shonica
on May 23, 2012

@carrieg #375

Love Bryan Scotts work!

 

kathyjean
#387 posted by
kathyjean
on May 23, 2012

@krib. HM. Well, I'll do a little more digging and keep you posted on my findings.

kirkofdoom
#388 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 23, 2012

The one time the Polaris long list is being revealed in Vancouver is the one year I am in Toronto...

also, Polaris makes me think of Owen Pallett/Final Fantasy.

Chopz87
#389 posted by
Chopz87
on May 23, 2012
Long live The Throne!!!!!!!!
Shonica
#390 posted by
Shonica
on May 23, 2012

Winnipeg

I moved here in October 1984 after living in BC, Alberta and Ontario and you won't get me out of here now! 

jdurley
#391 posted by
jdurley
on May 23, 2012

Don't worry, Garf, my back garden doesn't have any of these.

pjrocksmb
#392 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

lots of nice parks and rivers to expore in Winnipeg as well

garfielduk
#393 posted by
garfielduk
on May 23, 2012

@jdurley #391 we call them short legged long nosed hairless dogs here

pjrocksmb
#394 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

@Shonica - yeah! I'm a Manitobian for life, unless Harper decides to close down DFO in Winnipeg and then I'll go where my wife get relocated to!

Shonica
#395 posted by
Shonica
on May 23, 2012

@pjrocks

I noticed on Craig's blog you have a birthday this weekend, me too! Sunday!

TheRadioHead
#396 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 23, 2012

@krib #381

Are you forgetting it's the Tropics of Winnipeg?  Palm trees in January, remember? 

Oh ya...be sure to include one of these-- ;-P

 

carrieg
#397 posted by
carrieg
on May 23, 2012

Grand hotel looks nice and has rooms left. 

pjrocksmb
#398 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

@Shonica - have a good one, I think I'll be forced to stay home and work on car but that's ok.  Would be rather fishing but gotta make $$$ and I don't mind getting the hand dirty after sitting at the desk all week!

carrieg
#399 posted by
carrieg
on May 23, 2012

oops - that's not the one :(

krib
#400 posted by
krib
on May 23, 2012

oh right, thanks for reminding me. I guess I need to relocate to Wpg.

Most of what I know is from visiting and talking to my brother, who lived there for something like 17 years. He really liked everything but the weather and the traffic

marie_curious
#401 posted by
marie_curious
on May 23, 2012

@Theradiohead: I don't hate Winnipeg. I was being a smartass.

flagpole music
#402 posted by
flagpole music
on May 23, 2012

@carrieg - I've stayed at the Strathcona before. it's really close to Union & accessible to King, Queen, etc.  It's not fancy but it's clean & I actually got really decent room service food from the pub.It's not too far from where peeps stay at Ryerson. 

pjrocksmb
#403 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

@m_c - so we started all this pro Winnipeg talk for nothing?!?

pjrocksmb
#404 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

now you know how I feel when the blog attacks

Shonica
#405 posted by
Shonica
on May 23, 2012

@pjrocks 

Thanks, you too!

smalliebigs
#406 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 23, 2012

@PJ: not at all, it's been educational.

darbarspecial
#407 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 23, 2012

@carrieg - The Grand looks very nice and looks way out of my league. :p

pjrocksmb
#408 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

@Krib - Winnipeg is not all the humid, are summers are pretty dry and hot in general but we do get humid days!

carrieg
#409 posted by
carrieg
on May 23, 2012

@darbar - yeah, me too!  wrong hotel!

westcrunch
#410 posted by
westcrunch
on May 23, 2012

@carrie --- Ohmigod. I love that you found winnipeglovehate. Mr. Westcrunch and I bought our families photos of Scott's for Christmas. Also, what Craft Beer Week event are you hitting up? 

@Kirk -- I'll keep you posted on my Saturday plans. On the weekend I also have to (a) head to the library and study (b) do a 18km run (c) recover from Friday, all before flying to Montreal on Sunday morning. Yikes!

MSteve
#411 posted by
MSteve
on May 23, 2012

Winnepegers are fiercely defensive of their home turf, not sure why that is. Probably beacuse it has a slightly negative reputation I guess.

pjrocksmb
#412 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

@406 - great!

so it's +1 for open debate! -

BTW - the Times Chage(d) isn't doing lunch anymore but go there for great mexican in the evening and great tunes!

 

TheRadioHead
#413 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 23, 2012

@marie_curious

Oh. Huh. Whatta you know.

Clearly that tone went right by me.  Oh well, at least we got to hump Winnipeg over it. Not a bad thing.

pjrocksmb
#414 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

@411 - yeah to make up for the negative nillies we have to be extra positive

marie_curious
#415 posted by
marie_curious
on May 23, 2012

@PJ: Yeah, but I'm not going off on a rant about how no one understands me because I'm abrasive. Some jokes win, and some jokes lose.

pjrocksmb
#416 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

if you are going to hump Winnipeg, use a rubber.

flagpole music
#417 posted by
flagpole music
on May 23, 2012

@carrieg & others. I also use airbnb on a regular basis. lots of it is staying in homes but sometimes you can get apartments to yourself. a couple of you might be able to share in on something like that & it would be cheaper. It's worth a look I think.

krib
#418 posted by
krib
on May 23, 2012

PJ,

yeah, I know. Much more so than here, though. And I spent quite a few years in Calgary as well, where there's really NO humidity. The first year moving back to AB after living in Mtl and TO, I never put shorts on the whole summer.

SK is somewhere in between. If winters were a little milder it'd be the perfect place

marie_curious
#419 posted by
marie_curious
on May 23, 2012

[416]: Win.

westcrunch
#420 posted by
westcrunch
on May 23, 2012

#416 HA!

pjrocksmb
#421 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

@Krib, can't beat a hot Winnipeg summer at the lake or beach! Sunny skies and nice ladies!

krib
#422 posted by
krib
on May 23, 2012

so, humping Winnipeg is a good thing?

pjrocksmb
#423 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

only when it's dry

nvp
#424 posted by
nvp
on May 23, 2012

also moog.

cool.

Fredryk
#425 posted by
Fredryk
on May 23, 2012

@nvp… srsly… I lost myself on the Google home page this morning. SO MUCH FUN!

pjrocksmb
#426 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

double play on this one! not a bad thing but I prefer variety.  Grant got mad at me once when I said R3 double plays tracks, show to show.  He said there is a system in place to avoid that but I'm not so sure.  I'll take it up with him on his return!

westcrunch
#427 posted by
westcrunch
on May 23, 2012

Humid days happen in Winnipeg, but one of it's most redeeming qualities as a city is that in the summer the weather can be sunny and 30 degrees for 6 days straight. 

I remember summers as a kid and teenager, I would be sitting in the city working all week and then the weekend would come and I'd do nothing but lay around the lake. Litterally, shift on Friday would end and my car would already be packed, and whether it was Lake of the Woods or Victoria Beach or Miami Beach (in the Woodlands) I was b-lining it for the countryside. 

It's hard to beat Winnipeg in the summer. It's hard to beat Winnipeg in general. And that's saying something, because when I was 18 I wanted nothing more than to leave the city and never look back. Funny how things change. 

carrieg
#428 posted by
carrieg
on May 23, 2012

@westcrunch @ Shonica - I agree, his photos are beautiful! 

 

@TRH - thanks - those are great options!  anyone for renting a house!?!

 

krib
#429 posted by
krib
on May 23, 2012

ooh, PJ is hot today! where's the rimshot guy?

pjrocksmb
#430 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

Nothing wrong with -30 in Feburary in Winnipeg either, ice fishing on a sunny day in the ice shack @ plus 30 either - slamming walleye and wine :)

pjrocksmb
#431 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

@krib, in a good mood, not the sand paper today!

krib
#432 posted by
krib
on May 23, 2012

interest how the expression beeline is used

because, really, a bee flies any direction except for in a beeline

pjrocksmb
#433 posted by
pjrocksmb
on May 23, 2012

@m_c - looks like we are one in the same, we can sometimes be 40 grit sandpaper on the blog, I take back what I said about you, not sure why I was so harsh at first.  I don't know you and I shouldn't judge you based on a few blog comments!

Peace?!

marie_curious
#434 posted by
marie_curious
on May 23, 2012

@PJ: Always.

Fredryk
#435 posted by
Fredryk
on May 23, 2012

Mute buttons rock.

flagpole music
#436 posted by
flagpole music
on May 23, 2012

@carrie - just had a quick lookon airbnb & there's stuff as cheap as $50 a night for a room. most hosts don't care about what time you come & go & are really helpful for people who don't know a city. They probably won't want you bringing folk back tho, unless 2 of you book together.

good luck

fresh ginger
#437 posted by
fresh ginger
on May 23, 2012

Winnipeg sounds really extreme. Homes must have lots of storage for the completely different wardrobes you require between winter and summer? (just to be canadian and continue this convo about the weather)

kirkofdoom
#438 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 23, 2012

i wonder if this Ninja High School knows about Ninja High School...

EP
#439 posted by
EP
on May 23, 2012

Thanks Lana, great show today!

kirkofdoom
#440 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 23, 2012

for my NXNE lodgings, i am staying with a friend i have never met before in real life; only the internet.

I know that's not a foreign concept to R3, but I had to talk creatively when i had to tell my mom i was staying in TO with a girl I met on the internet...

garjoh
#441 posted by
garjoh
on May 23, 2012

 Great having Lana back.  Looking forward to the full live experience upon your return from T-dot. 

Shonica
#442 posted by
Shonica
on May 23, 2012

@fresh ginger #437

From parkas to sundress sometimes in the same week ; )

 

westcrunch
#443 posted by
westcrunch
on May 23, 2012

@kirk -- a situation we are all familiar with. I still haven't told my friend that I'm staying with her, but we've been "besties" since gr. 3. I think i'll be good. 

carrieg
#444 posted by
carrieg
on May 23, 2012

@Kirk - that's awesome - does Grant know about this?

 

@TRH - thanks - I am trying to contact one of the owners now. Are you at Ryerson? Being on my own I just don't want to be away from everyone else and having never been to the city and all.

kirkofdoom
#445 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 23, 2012

at carrie

it's not an R3er, so it can't be a blog schnog

and there's no schnogging, so it can't be a blog schnog. :p

TheRadioHead
#446 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 23, 2012

@CarrieG  Many of us are staying at Ryerson!  It will be the party hotel! 

It is the cheapest we could find, and Loweeda and I liked it a lot last year. It's older ie-carpets and drapes.  But the beds and bathrooms were nice, and it came with a good breakfast included. 

Sless
#447 posted by
Sless
on May 23, 2012

Bahhh!! The Iron Throne is a lottery!

They didn't even make it to post 500 today. 

One day, soon, I will assume the throne. One day.

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