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The time of year is upon us when we tackle the arduous task of getting the perfect gift for everyone.

On one hand, we want to include a piece of ourselves in what we share with others. On the other hand, our gifts still need to actually suit the people we're shopping for. . .

It's serious business. This is Christmas. You don't want to be the one to mess up Christmas!

To help you out, we've created R3's holiday gift guide for the music lover.

Find gifts that are perfectly suited to the different characters in your life: from the do-gooder to the thrill-seeker to the deep-thinker, we've got you covered.

We know the songs that will get stuck in their heads, the books that will inspire them, the ugly sweater they'll proudly flaunt and more.

The best part of the guide is that it's full of items from your favourite R3 bands, which means you can impart your advanced music knowledge upon your giftees.

Here is your 2013 Radio 3 Christmas gift guide...

What recipients are missing from the list? What other artists' music would make a great gift? Let us know in the blog comments section below, or tweet at us: @cbcradio3

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garfielduk
#1 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 09, 2013

Good Morning Crazy et al

stevierayk
#2 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 09, 2013

Sssshhh. We’re trying to sleep on this continent.

 

garfielduk
#3 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 09, 2013

If I had my own way I'd be asleep on this one.

stevierayk
#4 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 09, 2013

You can go your own way.

tea&cartography
#5 posted by
tea&cartography
on Dec 09, 2013

go your own way

krib
#6 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

You can call it another lonely day

stevierayk
#7 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 09, 2013

Another lonely day

stevierayk
#8 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 09, 2013

Dm, Bb, C. For those of you who’d like to play along

 

Michael Wynn
#9 posted by
Michael Wynn
on Dec 09, 2013

@stevie, thanks I'm now... playing those chords.

Benoit from Ottawa
#10 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

Good morning!

For those of you who may be interested, a 4Chan "prank" will brick your new Xbox One if you try it.

And, for general amusement, the last paragraph.

"The Xbox One advice is just one of the latest technologically-themed pranks to emerge from 4Chan. In September, the site was the source of a fake advert purporting to come from Apple, which claimed that iPhones updated to iOS 7 would become waterproof."

stevierayk
#11 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 09, 2013

Rock on rocker

tea&cartography
#12 posted by
tea&cartography
on Dec 09, 2013

@stevie

how was your outdoor musical thing on friday?

 

stevierayk
#13 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 09, 2013

Ok. Chilly. 

We rocked out a good "Tonight's the Night" with Danny. Twas fun.

tea&cartography
#14 posted by
tea&cartography
on Dec 09, 2013

I am done christmas, except the person who said 'we don't need to do gifts this next year' and then let it slip they had bought me stuff over the weekend, and so I still have 2 weeks to get them something.

thanks for the hint.

marie_curious
#15 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 09, 2013

...Bacon-stache?

jdurley
#16 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 09, 2013

Good morning!  Ha ha, thanks for that little Fleetwood Mac serenade up there.  You guys are awesome.

 

jdurley
#17 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 09, 2013

@teacart - ha, yeah, it's so hard to stop doing gifts - it's like quitting smoking - often takes a few tries before you can give it up for good.

jdurley
#18 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 09, 2013

oh, hey @Graham - This weekend my 15-y-old said "Oh, mom, I finally decided what I want for Christmas" and then listed off a whole bunch of music, mostly canadian indie, including TPC. 

stevierayk
#19 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 09, 2013

 

My Mom wanted me to pick up something for my brother, so I bought him a Bluray player and the Dark Knight Trilogy. The movies cost more than the player. That’s not right. Take that you overseas underpaid workers, We Canadians aren’t willing to pay more than 70 bucks for fancy electronic device with frickin lasers in it.

tea&cartography
#20 posted by
tea&cartography
on Dec 09, 2013

my 16 yr old sister requested several things from the victorias secret catalogue.

i am torn between getting her a flannel ankle length granny nighty instead.

or getting her the granny nighty and the stuff she wants.

is 16 too young?

jdurley
#21 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 09, 2013

Haha, you are asking the mom of a 15 year old, so I'm going with TOO YOUNG. 

tea&cartography
#22 posted by
tea&cartography
on Dec 09, 2013

@jdurley

that's what i thought, but as a family member i'm biased.

kids these days...

zammachus
#23 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 09, 2013

Augh! 60 per cent test in an hour 20!!!

krib
#24 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

so, had a good weekend, despite the deathly cold temps. Grant was flogging his book here in town at Amigos Friday, and he mentioned in passing that he was going out to Bruno the next night and jokingly suggested that if anyone had a vehicle and wanted to do a road trip...

so kathyjean and Grant and I did a road trip to the Bruno Arts Bank. It's a cool little place. At standing-room only, it would hold about 20 people. I will watch and head out again when something cool is going on, although probably not if it's -4- wind chills like it was Saturday. It is one desolate place in temps like that.

stevierayk
#25 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 09, 2013

@T&C - Too Young. Man am I glad I have no kids.

marie_curious
#26 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 09, 2013

Siblings can't buy underwear for each other. It's an unwritten rule.

CDNz1
#27 posted by
CDNz1
on Dec 09, 2013

Good Morning!

This is what I get to face in a year?

hotpatch
#28 posted by
hotpatch
on Dec 09, 2013

Santa has a BLT (Bacon, Lip, Tongue) thing!

tea&cartography
#29 posted by
tea&cartography
on Dec 09, 2013

now i feel better about feeling awkward about this.

i was wondering if i had just been turning into a massive prude.

krib
#30 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

the high today is actually going to break -20 today!!

stevierayk
#31 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 09, 2013

@Krib - You live in the wrong part of the world. So very very wrong.

krib
#32 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

yes. yes I do.

I tried changing that last year but it didn't work out. Maybe in the next couple of years I'll finally crawl out of this icehole

the last two winters have really, really sucked

hotpatch
#33 posted by
hotpatch
on Dec 09, 2013

kirb, do you live in a ice fishing shanty?

krib
#34 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

feels like it a lot of the time

Chopz87
#35 posted by
Chopz87
on Dec 09, 2013

I got an 8 hour shift as a gift for my birthday today.... yay!

jdurley
#36 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 09, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHOPZ!

Hey, look at it this way: Shift now = money later!

Chopz87
#37 posted by
Chopz87
on Dec 09, 2013

Gracias jdurley!

marie_curious
#38 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 09, 2013

Have a great one, Chopz!

hotpatch
#39 posted by
hotpatch
on Dec 09, 2013

:) birthday Chopz!

Shonica
#40 posted by
Shonica
on Dec 09, 2013
Happy Birthday Chopz!
Shonica
#41 posted by
Shonica
on Dec 09, 2013
Good morning R3!
Chopz87
#42 posted by
Chopz87
on Dec 09, 2013

Thank you everybody!

hotpatch
#43 posted by
hotpatch
on Dec 09, 2013

mornin Shonica

krib
#44 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

Feliz Navidad Compleanos

 

I know there's supposed to be an enje in there, but I don't know how to do that on my keyboard

Chopz87
#45 posted by
Chopz87
on Dec 09, 2013

Off to work, have a great day blog!

carlyg
#46 posted by
carlyg
on Dec 09, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PEDRO!!!

stevierayk
#47 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 09, 2013

Happy Bday Chopz

mcfflyer
#48 posted by
mcfflyer
on Dec 09, 2013

And good morning for very cold Sacramento, California (-6C overnight!).  Well, at least its cold for us.  No broken sprinkler pipes yet, but they had to sand the freeways around town this morning - the first time I've eaver heard that happening.  But good news - my daughter returned from Peru on Friday, and so for eight days, my little girl is home!

<<< Taken on Friday night at a local sushi restaurant

Cicero
#49 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

Mornin' Y'all! It's another fine (blizzardy) day in Calgary! so glad I decided to wear a dress...

fictionjunkie
#50 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Dec 09, 2013

Good Morning everyone

Happy Birthday Chopz!

fictionjunkie
#51 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Dec 09, 2013

@cicero - I opted for a skirt and tights this morning and have been questioning my sanity ever since (and I don't live where it's really cold). Of course it's Monday morning so my sanity is just hanging on by a thread anyway.

fictionjunkie
#52 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Dec 09, 2013

Graham - that was the most delightfully random story! (flamethrower vs snow).

krib
#53 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

Cicero,

yeah, same here...well, except for the dress part. I opted against that this morning

kathyjean
#54 posted by
kathyjean
on Dec 09, 2013

Howdy, all. Hope the day is treating you well!

Cicero
#55 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

WHAT?! CHOPZ IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY?!!!?! ¡Feliz cumpleaños!

kathyjean
#56 posted by
kathyjean
on Dec 09, 2013

@krib - Twas a fun road trip avec GL!

Cicero
#57 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@Fiction - [re:51] - ditto pretty much all of your post. I got a fancy new dress and wanted to wear it to dinner/book signing, but I won't have time to go back home after work, and I thought it was long enough that it didn't need tights, so I have bare legs in a blizzard.

Cicero
#58 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@Krib - Well, it's hard to be fancy on a monday. Go for it tomorrow, though. ;-)

Cicero
#59 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@Lee - great picture of you and the girls!

fictionjunkie
#60 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Dec 09, 2013

cicero - oh dear! I bet you look fantastic though! You work anywhere close to someone that sells tights or nylons for a quick lunch break purchase? Even London Drugs would work.

Cicero
#61 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@Fiction - I do, but it would require trekking across a parking lot that's knee deep in snow. I'm not going to do that any more than I have to. I'll just live with my bad decisions ;-)

mcfflyer
#62 posted by
mcfflyer
on Dec 09, 2013

Dear Auntie Natasha - Have fun this weekend?

kathyjean
#63 posted by
kathyjean
on Dec 09, 2013

cicero - I wore a dress the other day, but I also had extra pants on because it was -223423523 outside. haha

Cicero
#64 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@Lee - Oh my god, so much fun! Those kids were adorable and crazy! I wish I could siphon off just a quart of their energy, it would keep me going for a month!

JonDixon
#65 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 09, 2013

I only wear my cocktail dress to work on Fridays.

Also, who stole my glasses?

mcfflyer
#66 posted by
mcfflyer
on Dec 09, 2013

Natasha, glad you had a great time - I could see it in your facebook photos!  Its fun having my daughter back home, but it only takes seconds for us to fall into our father-daughter roles.  She went out to meet friends on Saturday night - and I worried about her.  Yesterday, she made dinner for us (pad thai) and asked if I could take her to the store, to which I replied, "You really mean that you want me to pay for it."  But she arrived from Peru with NO cold weather clothes, and this is the first stop on her trip and the warmest!  From here, Portland, then Minnesota!  Girl's gonna freeze.

krib
#67 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

well, maybe. On the plus side, I wouldn't have to shave my legs in this weather

fictionjunkie
#68 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Dec 09, 2013

@jon - I stole your glasses. I'm wearing them with my contacts for that slightly drunk feeling as they aren't actually strong enough for me.

JonDixon
#69 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 09, 2013

@fiction is it working?

My glasses are actually super weak

Cicero
#70 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@JD - I, on the other-hand, stole your cocktail dress. Might I say I find it stunning and curvaceous?

JonDixon
#71 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 09, 2013

@cicero I have this sneaking suspicion that my dress may be too big around the middle and too small in the top for the average lady.

fictionjunkie
#72 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Dec 09, 2013

@jon - If I wear someone else's glasses with my contacts that totally works. Pretty much everyone's glasses are super weak in comparison. 

Cicero
#73 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@Lee - Yeah, gotta get the photo's in when you can! Do you have any of your daughter's cold weather clothes stored away? Maybe you guys can hit a thrift shop to pick some up? Also re: father/daughter roles - The first night I got back home, my dad and I argued about...everything, from politics to movies, for about three hours. My momma got up to get coffee, turns to me and says "Dad missed you, can you tell?" and then winked.

nvp
#74 posted by
nvp
on Dec 09, 2013

 

-6C in Sacremento Lee?!  that's Vancouver cold! ;)  we've definitely already frozen pipe floods in the lower mainland here. 

kirkofdoom
#75 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 09, 2013

Starting to snow in Vancouver (and surrounding suburbs) today.

 

Fuck.

mcfflyer
#76 posted by
mcfflyer
on Dec 09, 2013

@nvp - Yeah, this is the second coldest I've experienced in Sacramento in 25 years.  Since the sprinkler valves are above ground, I had to cover them with a towel and put a light bulb burning under there to keep them from freezing and splitting open.  What's really unusual is how long we've had this cold weather.  But on Saturday, took Peggy and Brittney up to our wine country and one winery was closed due to about eight inches of snow!  Beautiful, and glad I've got brand new tires!

fictionjunkie
#77 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Dec 09, 2013

speaking of burst pipes, apparently we've had that happen here at work this morning.

Cicero
#78 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@Kirk - If I laughed, it would sound vindictive and mean, given the amount of snow currently coming down in calgary. So consider this me not laughing.

Benoit from Ottawa
#79 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

Lee (and good morning all), in the mountains "right behind you" -- not really, I'm looking at a North-America weather map with temperature plots -- RIGHT BEHIND YOU in the mountains, it's gone down to -12 F. exclamation mark

Carson City: 0

North-west of there, mountain top obviously (I just zoomed in some), -17.

Yow.

deiru
#80 posted by
deiru
on Dec 09, 2013

correction to Kirk at #75, YEAH!!! ski/snowboard season is finally here!

Benoit from Ottawa
#81 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

79, source: http://www.intellicast.com/National/Radar/Current.aspx?location=USNY0124

Click on Pan and Zoom, and take it from there on a click-drag map.

nvp
#82 posted by
nvp
on Dec 09, 2013

 

@Lee  my brother in Calgary usually helps out his elderly neighbor by blowing out the sprinklers with a compressor before it gets cold.  Last season her son said he'd do it .. and didn't.  and broke just about every valve and sprinkler head in the whole yard.

kirkofdoom
#83 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 09, 2013

Calgary has the infrastructure to deal with snow, though. You have a snow plow for every person.

We have one.

One of the days it snowed last year, it took me three hours to get to work, because every bridge had shut down due to accidents. 

It was also the day our newest bridge decided to drop giant ice balls on cars

nvp
#84 posted by
nvp
on Dec 09, 2013

 

it is pretty though.  we usually get we snow, but having been in the cold for several days, even a fine dusting was coating the park on my walk in from the train station.  looks gorgeous.  and it's just out of earshot of spinnning tires, breaking glass and crunch metal.

erinev
#85 posted by
erinev
on Dec 09, 2013

Speaking of Christmas...

Home Alone re-enacted by pugs

stevierayk
#86 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 09, 2013

I wore my Unitard to work today. I’m ready to fight crime over here.

 

I had the water pipe (hehehehe) burst in my garage a couple years ago. Sucked, sucked it real hard.

nvp
#87 posted by
nvp
on Dec 09, 2013

 

we -> wet

mcfflyer
#88 posted by
mcfflyer
on Dec 09, 2013

Morning, Benoit!  Yes, it regularly gets sub zero (in "F" terms!) all winter in our mountains.  Right now, near when I go camping, it's 0F.  (I was there once at that temperature, and I experienced ice fog for the first time!)  Yeah, it's a cold one out there.  And as I walked to work this morning from the bus stop, I realized how that since I haven't lived in cold weather areas in over 25 years, how unprepared we are for it now! 

TheIceman
#89 posted by
TheIceman
on Dec 09, 2013

Good morning. Is this Radio3 or the weeathernetwork blog? Just kidding.

Everybody is talking about the weather but nobody does anything about it!

JonDixon
#90 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 09, 2013

Its a balmy -10 here, suck it suckers

fictionjunkie
#91 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Dec 09, 2013

@TheIceman - I prefer to use the weather to achieve a zen like calm that exists nowhere else in my life - I cannot control it, so I accept it, try to dress for it and move on.

CDNz1
#92 posted by
CDNz1
on Dec 09, 2013

The R3 Weather Channel

Changing snow one flake at a time...

Benoit from Ottawa
#93 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

Lee, I've just been looking at the extremely well-resourced Intellicast site, and I'll venture this explanation of your local weather:

The really cold air volume, which currently lies in much of the US Southern 48, running down as far as Texas, is mostly limited by what I'll indiscriminately call "the Rockies"; but the air is spilling over a bit and flowing down into what I'll term the Sacramento Lowlands.

As that cold air mass is sort of stagnating, it keeps feeding some over the mountains.

What do you think?

deiru
#94 posted by
deiru
on Dec 09, 2013

I <3 snow. Just not on the Coquihalla or hwy 3 when I am trying to drive back home for the holidays.

Benoit from Ottawa
#95 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

Benoit: Changing snow tires one at a time.

Lana Gay
#96 posted by
Lana Gay
on Dec 09, 2013

Oh hello! Not sure if you saw this, but Hey Ocean! and Slow Down, Molasses made The AV Club’s Year in Band Names list. 

Some of the names are THE WORST EVER.

TheIceman
#97 posted by
TheIceman
on Dec 09, 2013
kirkofdoom
#98 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 09, 2013

If I could fight the snow by standing outside holding a hair dryer up to the skies, I would. 

Laura Beth
#99 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 09, 2013

Hellloooo world!  Big shout out to Zammy who won tickets to the Junos Showcase at the Horseshoe this weekend and let me come with him! RANDY BACHMAN PLAYED TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS!  Del Barber, Nikki Yanofski, Jeremy Fisher, The Strumbellas, Harlan Pepper, Cuff the Duke, Ridley Bent, Miranda Mulholland, NQ Arbuckle! BAHHH! So good.  

kathyjean
#100 posted by
kathyjean
on Dec 09, 2013

Nice, LB! :)

Benoit from Ottawa
#101 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

I run a small Honda product, an 2002 Acura RSX with full winter tires, or full summer ones, depending.

If I lived anywhere really hilly in these parts or elsewhere in this land, I'd have a four-wheel-drive* machine, or else an all-wheel-drive*, for sure.

 

*Same thing, except for technicalities and nomenclature**.

 

** Good word, "nomenclature". Must use it oftener.

marie_curious
#102 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 09, 2013

Are we talking about weather still? It's about zero celsius here. It was snowing this morning, but now it's all wet and sad looking.

mcfflyer
#103 posted by
mcfflyer
on Dec 09, 2013

@Benoit [93] - Sounds good.  Or actually not good.  We are really short on water - rain and snow in 2013.  As it stands now, the city of San Francisco is only at about 30% normal rainfall for the year, and now it's nothing but cold, dry air out there.  Bummer.  Another dry winter and most of our forests are in grave danger next summer.

Snarf
#104 posted by
Snarf
on Dec 09, 2013

Hello! I am in Victoria today so I am enjoying a latte from Habit. How I have misses Habit lattes.

Benoit from Ottawa
#105 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

99    ooooh, beauty show! NQ and Nikki on the same bill? Just to mention those two.

mcfflyer
#106 posted by
mcfflyer
on Dec 09, 2013

Changing subjects - I haven't seen it yet, but The Graham Norton Show on BBC has the Arcade Fire as his musical guest this past week. 

Laura Beth
#107 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 09, 2013

@Benoit - my first time seeing both!  Nikki blew me away, she really is THAT good! 

jdurley
#108 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 09, 2013

@laurabeth - you are a lucky duck.

TheRadioHead
#109 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Dec 09, 2013
Thanks for the temperature sympathy, Lana. Our coldest months traditionally were January and February, they the have been shifting to December and Jan recent years. It's already warmer in the west so it'll be here soon enough. In the mean time the sky is blue, the sun is blazing and even thought there is not a lick of heat in it, it is beautiful.
Cicero
#110 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@LB - Oooh, that sounds awesome! You guys must have had such a blast!

@Snarf - HEEEEEY LADY!!

Snarf
#111 posted by
Snarf
on Dec 09, 2013

I enjoyed the gift guide even though I am not doing too many gifts this year. The r3 secret Santa US one of the few gifts I am giving!

Benoit from Ottawa
#112 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

LB, I first became aware of Nikki Yanofsky when she was perhaps 14 -- she hadn't yet plucked her eyebrows, I noticed that (in the reverse) 2 years later. (Not being creepy, that's just how young she was.)

And I saw her sing two or four songs, it's vague.

In-cre-di-blllllllllllle voice, and phrasing of a quality far beyond her years, it seemed to me, and very little showboating, considering her talent.

Snarf
#113 posted by
Snarf
on Dec 09, 2013

Helloooo Cicero!

Laura Beth
#114 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 09, 2013

OH! I forgot, Harlequin played too! They have definitely still got it! People went nuts! 

Snarf
#115 posted by
Snarf
on Dec 09, 2013

Please ignore typos - I am on my phone

nvp
#116 posted by
nvp
on Dec 09, 2013

 

hey.  this is some set of tunes.

stevierayk
#117 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 09, 2013

Harlequin? Whoa goin' back there.

Lana Gay
#118 posted by
Lana Gay
on Dec 09, 2013

@theradiohead That's some positivity right there!

stevierayk
#119 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 09, 2013

You'll have to speak up I'm wearing a towel

Benoit from Ottawa
#120 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

Georgia O'Queef is my "favourite" bad one, being somewhat more subtle than others.

 

What follows below is not for faint stomachs. Don't read it if you don't want to.

 

 

 

 

 

I won't relate it here, but Grant L., at his Ottawa book launch*, detailed the story behind the (local Ottawa) band's name, Hot Piss.

 

 

* I didn't see a single person throw a book. Disappointing.

fictionjunkie
#121 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Dec 09, 2013

@snarf - you should walk up the block and say hi!

Kidding actually - it's too cold for that nonsense. Plus Monday :(

Laura Beth
#122 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 09, 2013

@Stevie yeah, I think the significance was a weee bit lost on me, being born in '84! 

Cicero
#123 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@Snarf - I've missed you around these parts lately! What's new with you?!

Laura Beth
#124 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 09, 2013

@Benoit seriously. She is amazing, her ability to add improvised scat proves it! 

stevierayk
#125 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 09, 2013

@Laura - Ha. Yeah I guess so.

Cicero
#126 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013
kirkofdoom
#127 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 09, 2013

I don't think I have any new favourite band names, but two of my existing favourite band names released music this year:

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead,

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. 

Laura Beth
#128 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 09, 2013

@Stevie I loved seeing all the older-than-me folk go nuts!  I am definitely a new fan of theirs. 

Lana Gay
#129 posted by
Lana Gay
on Dec 09, 2013

@benoit Eeeeeewww

Benoit from Ottawa
#130 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

Shreddy Krueger

 

(from the linked list)

Snarf
#131 posted by
Snarf
on Dec 09, 2013

Fiction - other location but I guess that is still pretty close!

Cicero - work is busy but I am going to NYC for christmas!

Benoit from Ottawa
#132 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

Under 'Sexy Times', The Assless Chaps made the list.

laurenelizabeth
#133 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Dec 09, 2013

Good afternoon blog!

I got my husband tickets to see City and Colour in Halifax this spring for our anniversary (Dec. 22) so close enough to the gift guide right?

Cicero
#134 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@Snarf - Oh wow! That'll be so gorgeous! Will you go see the giant tree and go skating in central park?

Benoit from Ottawa
#135 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

Another pick from the link. Read the long sentence and watch your mind assssplooooode!

"(name of band) Harsh Toke

Bio: “Like a destructive wind bursting and shredding these six strings of space release some 5,000 notes circleing [sic] and oscillating around timelessly and unremittingly in and out of the beating heart and core groove of the drums, the banging the bashing allows the bass to seem far out as a cosmic buffet of pounding and pummeling and punishing and as if underneath the ocean came an atmospheric astral plane of sounds infinite and fuzzed down to the bone do these keyboard ivories tickle as if lost in space. But out with the bull and in with the real, these 4 music lovers and jam crazed heavy seekers search to get that sound aloud and and make a ton of fucking noise...” That’s 121 words, one period."

laurenelizabeth
#136 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Dec 09, 2013

Snarf: NYC at Christmas is awesome! Very busy though for all things touristy though because all the locals decide to do touristy things with their kids since they have time off school.

nvp
#137 posted by
nvp
on Dec 09, 2013

 

NYC at christmas is on the bucket list for my spouse.  and me.  we've been there in the summer a few times.

 

Snarf
#138 posted by
Snarf
on Dec 09, 2013

Cicero - yes and yes. So excited.

Snarf
#139 posted by
Snarf
on Dec 09, 2013

Lauren - darn I didn't think of that

krib
#140 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

Victoria is full of great places for coffee

2% jazz and Fernwood coffee are two of my faves

Cicero
#141 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@Snarf - please take a bevvy of pictures to share :D

jdurley
#142 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 09, 2013

SLO-O-O-O-OAN!!!

mcfflyer
#143 posted by
mcfflyer
on Dec 09, 2013

I've always wondered who this song was written about.  I asked Andrew once, but he was very non-committal.

fictionjunkie
#144 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Dec 09, 2013

@snarf - there is an old elevated subway line that was turned into a walking park that I've heard it worth checking out in NYC (visiting is still on my bucket list).

TheIceman
#145 posted by
TheIceman
on Dec 09, 2013

If you've got the Facebook and you want to see some cool old pictures of the Toronto Junction District from the 20s and the 50s check this out.

fresh ginger
#146 posted by
fresh ginger
on Dec 09, 2013

but some bacon on it, and let the bird fly.  Pretty sure today's blog photo is inspired by CDNZ1's life mantra.

 

Cicero
#147 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@Fresh ginger [re:146] +1

nvp
#148 posted by
nvp
on Dec 09, 2013

 

i miss David Wisdom's nightlines christmas specials.   weird and wonderful holiday stuff i never heard anywhere else.  somewhere in a box, is a cassette of when i tried to record one of them ..

marie_curious
#149 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 09, 2013

I never get tired of listening to the CBC Radio 3 All-Star Tribute to Sweaters, and if you haven't heard it you should find yourself some time to give it a listen. Dave Shumka hosts.

Snarf
#150 posted by
Snarf
on Dec 09, 2013

Heading into a meeting but wanted to say I am staying really close to the Highline in NYC and will for sure check it out

CDNz1
#151 posted by
CDNz1
on Dec 09, 2013

I'm okay with that.

#bacon

marie_curious
#152 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 09, 2013

[149]: Or, here.

jdurley
#153 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 09, 2013

@cicero - thanks!  I've just spent the last half hour watching and re-watching the Sherlock trailer!

Laura Beth
#154 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 09, 2013

@Marie_Curious CBC? Dave Shumka?  I will definitely listen! 

Laura Beth
#155 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 09, 2013

@Iceman ohhhhh, the vintage junction photo, really amazing! One of my favourite streets to see vintage photos of is University, it was beautiful! 

Cicero
#156 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@Jdurley - you're welcome!!! (also, I just got a date! woo!)

Cicero
#157 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@Jdurley - I especially love the "What life?" Line sherlock says in regards to poor watson.

Cicero
#158 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

I did it. I broke the blog didn't I? Am I the reason we can't have nice things?

marie_curious
#159 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 09, 2013

Way to go, Cicero...

Cicero
#160 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@Marie - I'll just send myself to my room now.

krib
#161 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

that's cool, Iceman.

If you click the Album link at the top, you can see hundreds of them, and they're public so you don't need to log in to FB

marie_curious
#162 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 09, 2013

Your room is where all your toys are; that's no punishment.

Cicero
#163 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@marie - where should i go then? the corner? my snivelling and crying will just annoy everyone more!

stevierayk
#164 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 09, 2013

 

@Krib – I installed Ubuntu on my other laptop last night, haven’t dug into it yet though.

marie_curious
#165 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 09, 2013

Geez, I've never punished anyone... Uhhh... the barn, maybe?

krib
#166 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

yeah? let me know how it works. I'm one of those weirdos who doesn't really mind windows 8, but I miss having a linux alternative to boot into...

stevierayk
#167 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 09, 2013

so you've used Linux before?

Cicero
#168 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@Marie - Are you planning on getting rid of me by making me die of exposure? I mean, I can see the usefulness of the whole endeavour, but they did catch the pig farmer, so you're going to have to get creative with the disposal of my remains.

zammachus
#169 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 09, 2013

Hurray! Everything for marks has been done. One more class discussion and I am FINISHED!

Looking forward to a good talk about activism and reporting.

Happy FriMonday!

krib
#170 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

oh yeah, tons. I've had a dual-boot machine for years. When my last desktop died and I bought a laptop that had w8 on it, I haven't bothered to install linux. Need to fix that.

I used to run Ubuntu but it got so it was graphically challenging my old laptop. Switched to linux mint after that

deiru
#171 posted by
deiru
on Dec 09, 2013

@srk hey I am my planing on doing that tonight, well if Shaw actually shows up to install my internet

marie_curious
#172 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 09, 2013

Oh, yeah. I guess it's cold out. Don't go to the barn.

marie_curious
#173 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 09, 2013

Or, do go to the Barn and pick up some milk and apples.

krib
#174 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

actually, for a while, I had 4 installs: I had Vista, which I used when I had to, my primary linux, which was usually Mint, and then two other distros that I would slap on just to see how they worked

Cicero
#175 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@Marie - chores seems like a much better punishment than, you know, death. I'm in. Galas or Red Delicious?

stevierayk
#176 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 09, 2013

This laptop I installed it on is rather sluggish with Win7, even with all the enhancements switched off. I’m hoping the Ubuntu will be a bit peppier.

 

Krib - Not to sound like an idiot but, why linux? I've never used it. I'm just dipping my toes

marie_curious
#177 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 09, 2013

@cicero: Oh, Galas, please! And knock all those red delicious on the floor so no one can eat them.

krib
#178 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

well, I work in IT, and even though I'm in management now, it's still in my blood :-)

I got a machine that had Vista on it, and it was okay for a while, but it is a bit of a pig, and I had an older machine that I wanted to breathe life into for another year or two, so I installed Linux. I started with Ubuntu, probably 6.10 or so, on that machine. On the Vista desktop, I had lots of disk space so I added a few partitions and went from there.

There's lots of neat stuff you can install for use on Linux. Free software for vector graphics and that kind of thing. Way more music management software and no iTunes to be seen anywhere.

Grant Lawrence
#179 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Dec 09, 2013

HELLO BLOG from Edmonton en route to Calgary!!!!!!!!! Currently staring at a screen that says my flight is delayed by 45 minutes... my first delay on this entire crazy trip.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHOPZ87! 

THANKS to @Krib and @KathyG for showing me an amazing time in outrageously cold weather this weekend in Saskatchewan.

Yesterday I saw @SmallieBigs who was ever so thoughtful to bring me the tastes of home: PHILLIPS BLUE BUCK BEER.

You are all the best. Let's hope I make it to Calgary tonight... !

krib
#180 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

and, yeah, up until W8, there's not a windows system that comes close to operating at the same speed on the same hardware

Steve Venegas
#181 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Dec 09, 2013

Feliz Cumpleaños Chopz! 

Grant Lawrence
#182 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Dec 09, 2013

@Cicero currently staring at a nasty delay on my flight to Calgary! How long does it take to drive from Edmonton to Calgary??

marie_curious
#183 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 09, 2013

Stay warm, Grant!

tea&cartography
#184 posted by
tea&cartography
on Dec 09, 2013

ubuntu gave my poor 2005 acer a new lease on life.

inkscape is fun.

marie_curious
#185 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 09, 2013

[182]: About 3 hours, according to the internet.

krib
#186 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

and, all this virus scan stuff I have to worry about isn't all that fun, either

TheIceman
#187 posted by
TheIceman
on Dec 09, 2013

Hi Grant, don't let anything freeze off your body.

It's a weather blog today with everyone from Lee in Cali to Kirk and Benoit reporting outrageous winter weather.

 

Cicero
#188 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@Grant - Generally about 3hrs, in this weather, I'd say probably tack on an extra hour onto that? maybe two if the roads are icy.

krib
#189 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

it's about 300km. In good weather it's easy

garfielduk
#190 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 09, 2013
Hey Grant!!!!!!!
Cicero
#191 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@grant - http://www.amaroadreports.ca/ - I'd say you're looking at about 4 hours. Nothing too crazy so long as you're safe. Most highways with partial cover.

krib
#192 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

I think everyone needs to come experience what Grant experienced this weekend. You'll never think of "cold" in the same terms again :-)

Laura Beth
#193 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 09, 2013

@Krib NO THANKS!!!!!!!! 

Grant Lawrence
#194 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Dec 09, 2013

@Cicero thanks - I'll stick it out here... but my experience with delayed flights is that they keep tacking on time! Getting nervous... even though the Calgary launch party tonight is still seven hours away... 

Grant Lawrence
#195 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Dec 09, 2013

@krib TRUTH. Never experienced cold like I did this weekend in Saskatchewan. Put it this way...

<-------- this was warmer.

stevierayk
#196 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 09, 2013

Oh but it's a dry cold. 

Cicero
#197 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@Grant - Are flights landing in calgary? I'd say if they're landing in calgary, then give it another hour or so to arrive. If it doesn't, drive. from what I heard, flights are arriving on time in calgary, but I'll check for you.

fresh ginger
#198 posted by
fresh ginger
on Dec 09, 2013

krib... it's been blazing cold here on the coast too. I've been hauling water for the chickens and pigs for a week, all the outdoor hoses froze then got covered in snow which has yet to rain away! We had lows of -8. Can't really imagine what it's like when that number is more like -40.

krib
#199 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

SRK,

you're welcome to come visit anytime

TheRadioHead
#200 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Dec 09, 2013
Linux is the best. On occasion I come upon a site that doesn't accommodate it (like CTV updated their Daily Show site and now the video doesn't run-bad programming) but mostly it is clean and problem free.
Shonica
#201 posted by
Shonica
on Dec 09, 2013
Grant, welcome to winter on the prairies!
flannel tom
#202 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

i was once in detroit, in 1967

Cicero
#203 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@Grant - It looks like flights from edmonton have been arriving in Calgary pretty consistently, so I'd wait.

flannel tom
#204 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

IN MY DREAMS

flannel tom
#205 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

196 - that's what they say. But mahfugger is still -40.

krib
#206 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

I get a kick out of reading lines like that, FG

"...got covered in snow which has yet to rain away"

Honestly, once winter gets here, I'd rather it stayed below zero until it decided to be spring. the freezing and thawing is tough on all kinds of stuff, including the psyche.

Just don't need it to be quite this cold. -10 would be fine, thanks

stevierayk
#207 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 09, 2013

That’s what people from up North always tell me. It’s a dry cold. They complain about the temp in Southern ON. And when you say ‘Dude you’re from the Arctic, how could you be cold?” they  say “Up there it’s a dry cold”, then I say “shut up you’re stupid”. This is why I have no friends

 

kathyjean
#208 posted by
kathyjean
on Dec 09, 2013

@Grant - Thanks for your awesome company! :)

flannel tom
#209 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

I long for the days of brutal icewinds blowing 100kph right in my face. The last few days out here have been nipply, to say the least.

krib
#210 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

Grant,

I lied to you the other day. We needed about 10 more degrees of wind chill before exposed flesh would freeze in under a minute. With the mere -40ish temps, we had a full 5 minutes before that started to happen :-)

laurenelizabeth
#211 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Dec 09, 2013

Chopz and I share the same birthday? Very cool. Happy Birthday Chopz!

nvp
#212 posted by
nvp
on Dec 09, 2013

 

my americano cooled off unseasonably quickly during my walk across the street.  brutal!

Shonica
#213 posted by
Shonica
on Dec 09, 2013
I'm heading out into the bright and sunny coldness, see you all later!
cleaverr
#214 posted by
cleaverr
on Dec 09, 2013

Things have warmed up enough to snow in Calgary. I'm loving this bamly -5C weather (only -15C with windchill. Nothing!).  Hopefully visibility improves enough to get you to town on time for the book launch, Grant.

stevierayk
#215 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 09, 2013

HB Lauren

garfielduk
#216 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 09, 2013

@Lauren, Happy Birthday!

flannel tom
#217 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

I got Shad Flying Colours on hot wax for my brother for Christmas... music-nerd wise. Hope he's not reading this or the surprise will be ruint.

laurenelizabeth
#218 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Dec 09, 2013

Thanks guys! 

erinev
#219 posted by
erinev
on Dec 09, 2013

Kidcauley and I got tickets to see arcade fire when they come to ottawa. i'm not a fan of arena shows, but i'm still pretty excited for this  show. What should we dress up as?

jdurley
#220 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 09, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAUREN E!!!

Cicero
#221 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@Cleaverr - Right? It's not that cold out, just so snowy!@LaurenE - HAPPY GLORIOUS DAY OF YOUR BIRTH! Yay! Celebrations ahoy!

erinev
#222 posted by
erinev
on Dec 09, 2013

HBD Lauren!!

stevierayk
#223 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 09, 2013

I’m happy to see that ‘nipply’ is a cross Canada term. I could have cut glass with mine this morning

 

marie_curious
#224 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 09, 2013

Many happy returns, Lauren!

fresh ginger
#225 posted by
fresh ginger
on Dec 09, 2013

"exposed flesh freezing in under a minute"... so you have a heated tunnel from your house to your car? Oh wait, you have a garage. I'm not that sophisticated.

Grant Lawrence
#226 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Dec 09, 2013

@cleaverr fingers crossed... flight keeps getting pushed back... is there bad visibility in Calgary right now?

laurenelizabeth
#227 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Dec 09, 2013

After hearing weather reports from all of you I am so grateful I do not live in the prairies.

flannel tom
#228 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

@srk - I cut diamonds with my nipples

JonDixon
#229 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 09, 2013

@stevie the difference is that dry cold can be kept out with more layers, the evil wet cold of southern ontario cannot and seeps into your bones.

source: I've been warmer standing on a frozen core dam in -45 dry cold in the middle of nowhere NWT than 100% humidity and -10 or whatever in Waterloo in similar clothes setups (I had an extra fleece under my parka in the NWT but that was it)

marie_curious
#230 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 09, 2013

I feel like the only one in the world pining for some good solid snow.

Grant Lawrence
#231 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Dec 09, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAUREN ELIZABETH!!! You and Chopz are birthday buddies. Too bad you're already taken, eh?

krib
#232 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

there IS something to that "dry cold" thing; however, at wind chills below -40, it really sucks to live our modern type of lives. You're always going in and out of places and needing to remove gloves and can't easily be bundled up because you're always going in and out and it's such a pain in the butt.

If you're going out somewhere and you can bundle up, it's not as bad. I walked up to Amigos Friday to see Grant's travelling road show. It was about 25 minutes. I was wrapped up eight ways from Sunday and was fine. Took a full 5 minutes to get all the layers off when I got there, mind you, but I was plenty warm on the walk.

but yeah, you get temps of -8 and wet, slushy stuff and it is chilly. I'd still take it over -40 because, really, if you're going from your car to your office and carrying shopping bags and stuff, it's nice to be able to remove your glove and not have your fingers freeze.

cleaverr
#233 posted by
cleaverr
on Dec 09, 2013

@Grant I don't know how it is at the airport, but from my 44th floor office downtown things are looking pretty white. No mountain views today.

garfielduk
#234 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 09, 2013

It's a balmy +8c here :)

laurenelizabeth
#235 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Dec 09, 2013

Thanks Grant! 

krib
#236 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

FG,

I have an unheated garage that I have to go outside to get to. It keeps the frost off so I don't have to scrape; that's about it.

and stores bikes and other junk

Cicero
#237 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@Grant - It's pretty poor visibility, but planes keep landing in calgary.

Grant Lawrence
#238 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Dec 09, 2013

@krib well I think my walk from grocery store to hotel was about five minutes... hence my almost total-body-shutdown.

Grant Lawrence
#239 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Dec 09, 2013

@cicero @cleaverr yikes... well fingers crossed I make it. An earlier delayed flight to Calgary is boarding now...

cleaverr
#240 posted by
cleaverr
on Dec 09, 2013

@Grant, but it was worse last week and planes were still landing.

TheIceman
#241 posted by
TheIceman
on Dec 09, 2013

@Grant 238 - Wouldn't the grocery store deliver the crate of cookies to your hotel room?

fictionjunkie
#242 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Dec 09, 2013

Happy Birthday Lauren E!

nvp
#243 posted by
nvp
on Dec 09, 2013

 

Hey Grant, i saw "The Lonely End of the Rink" at superstore yesterday.  Between a Gretzky book, and an Uncle John's Bathroom reader.  is that about right?

krib
#244 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

it's possible Cgy got backed up this morning in the snow and they're still playing catch up

marie_curious
#245 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 09, 2013

Planes depend more on their instruments for navigation than visibility.

Cicero
#246 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@Grant - can you get on it? Because you should if you can...

fresh ginger
#247 posted by
fresh ginger
on Dec 09, 2013

geez Grant, I've heard you say musicians don't tour across Canada during winter due to the weather... but you are. Hope you continue to survive!

kirkofdoom
#248 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 09, 2013

From an email I just got:

The debut album from Mounties, entitled “Thrash Rock Legacy” will be released on March 4, 2014 via Light Organ Records. Recorded in part in Vancouver and in the middle-of-nowhere Ontario this summer. The band shared space together and on occasion worked independently in different studios, online and across time zones.

Mounties also confirm a national tour for March 2014 with Rich Aucoin opening from British Columbia to Manitoba and The Zolas across Ontario. Further album and show details and new content from the band will be released soon.

jdurley
#249 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 09, 2013

"I'm Grant Lawrence, King of the Forest, you have to let me on this flight!"

Laura Beth
#250 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 09, 2013

Happy Birthday Lauren + Chopz! 

laurenelizabeth
#251 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Dec 09, 2013

Thanks Fictionjunkie, Laura Beth and everyone else! :)

krib
#252 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

SRK,

thing that drives me most crazy about Ubuntu is their ridiculous, bass-ackwards window closing buttons. For a Mac user, no big deal, I guess, but man...there is a setting to change it back; it takes a bit of searching but pretty much everyone hates it and switches it, so it's easy to find the instructions

Grant Lawrence
#253 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Dec 09, 2013

@nvp re #243 BABOOM!!!!

cleaverr
#254 posted by
cleaverr
on Dec 09, 2013

@marie_curious I'm coming from a place like Castlegar where visibility is very much an issue. But you're likely right in the bigger airports like Calgary

@Grant It looks like only one Edmonton flight was cancelled today, with everything else landing. So you'll likely get here. Eventually :) Enjoy the Edmonton airport in the meantime.

nvp
#255 posted by
nvp
on Dec 09, 2013

 

my spouses family always has angel food cake with 7 minute frosting for birthdays.  if the birthday person likes some other kind of cake, then there's usually both.  i'm ok with adopting this tradition.

Grant Lawrence
#256 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Dec 09, 2013

@cicero one of those situations where I have checked bags (breaking another one of my rules of travel) so I couldn't hop flights... fingers crossed mine should be boarding soon... 

flannel tom
#257 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

and whoever said Mac C was washed up? He's killing it, at present.

Grant Lawrence
#258 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Dec 09, 2013

@fresh ginger yes, breaking all the rules...

laurenelizabeth
#259 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Dec 09, 2013

Macaulay Culkin needs to go back into child star obscurity and collect royalties off of all of the TV networks airing Home Alone this month ...

Grant Lawrence
#260 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Dec 09, 2013

@cleaverr the airport is nice! All the big oil towns have nice airports.

Lana Gay
#261 posted by
Lana Gay
on Dec 09, 2013

@grant Put some clothes on! 

TheIceman
#262 posted by
TheIceman
on Dec 09, 2013

Happy Birthday suit day Lauren E! Just kidding you can wear whatever you want on your special day.

Grant Lawrence
#263 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Dec 09, 2013

Rock on all... Calgary, hope to see you tonight... doors at 7pm, event at 730pm. Further updates on twitter!

flannel tom
#264 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

@grant - you know that there are literally millions of people who live in those nipply conditions year round, right? they are called prairie people (and they are slightly loony). They have been known to wear 2 pairs of LJ's at all times and keep a flask on them at all times to warm up the insides.

Steve Venegas
#265 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Dec 09, 2013

@grant Are there still taxidermy wildlife scenes at the baggage claim? 

Laura Beth
#266 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 09, 2013

Safe travels Grant!

Cicero
#267 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@Grant - Alright, well fingers crossed! Think about all the tasty food you're going to eat at the local R3 hangout, the Palomino (or the Pal, as we like to call it), when you get here. I recommend the Grits.

flannel tom
#268 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

use the force bossman

(hint: the force is liquor)

deiru
#269 posted by
deiru
on Dec 09, 2013

@Steve V the last time I flew into Cow Town (last summer) they still had them

nvp
#270 posted by
nvp
on Dec 09, 2013

 

hey, my nephew's band The Goodtime Specials plays the Palomino sometimes ..

flannel tom
#271 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

saddle up the palomino

krib
#272 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

Prairie people wear 2 pairs of long johns? I've been doing it wrong all these years. Kathy and I both shocked Grant Saturday when we told him we didn't even bother with long johns to go out to brunch. It was just in town and who knows how warm it might be in the restaurant?

Definitely had them on for the drive out to Bruno, though

flannel tom
#273 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

I acquired a coupla Corb Lund discs this weekend, that made the ol' boys day.

Plus, I was at the company christmas party (open bar) and ther was a band called the dead south and they were ok. Hillbilly style banjo and songs about doing your cousin. Seriously.

flannel tom
#274 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

@krib - I've just got onepair on but they are Stanfields and built to keep the fellas nice and toasty.

Cicero
#275 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@FT [re:273] - That makes me nostalgic for Cold Lake. Did I ever tell you about the time I went to a wedding for my best friend's sister? 16 at the time and knocked-up by her first cousin. They're still married. They have three kids. :-S

kathyjean
#276 posted by
kathyjean
on Dec 09, 2013

Bahah! Yep, I had extra pants on Friday most of the day. Saturday I chanced it, but then for the Bruno road trip I brought my extra pants again.

If I'm walking any distance or will be waiting outside at all, double pants/tights/long-john's+pants it is.

Upon arriving home on Friday, I proclaimed to my roomie and her boyfriend "I wore pants today!" When I meant to say two pairs...

flannel tom
#277 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

I've always suspected that Alberta was slightly inbred.

stevierayk
#278 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 09, 2013

My only experience with the Calgary Airport.

We leave TO at 4 am. Pearson is already packed with animals gnashing their teeth and spitting poison. Four hours later in the Calgary airport I think I saw a tumbleweed roll by.

 

 

nvp
#279 posted by
nvp
on Dec 09, 2013

 

for those of from the west coast may not have long johns, you may want to practice the sumo configuration of the radio3 scarf.

flannel tom
#280 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

if I'm being totes honest, the CGY airport is one of the nicest, better ones in Canada (that I've been to - and I've been to a lot of them!)

Lana Gay
#281 posted by
Lana Gay
on Dec 09, 2013

@stevierayk I am so happy I don't have to fly home for xmas this year. December in airports is a nightmare. (three cheers for the train!)

Benoit from Ottawa
#282 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

My long johns* are Stanfields superwash merino wool. Da best.

 

I was told years ago that it used to be "long johns" meant the all-in-one, top and bottom with a butt trap, type. Any opinions on that?

flannel tom
#283 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

#kj, 276 - Contrats on wearing pants!!!! We all knew you could do it!

kathyjean
#284 posted by
kathyjean
on Dec 09, 2013

I've never been home for Christmas in the 8 years I've lived here in Antarctica Saskatchewan, simply thanks to the reports of others and news stories about the horrendous nature of travelling this time of year.

flannel tom
#285 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

@kj/lana - I'm flying on the 23rd of Dec

stevierayk
#286 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 09, 2013

I'm partial to the fleece lined jeans

Cicero
#287 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@FT - Only the really isolated parts...yay?

cleaverr
#288 posted by
cleaverr
on Dec 09, 2013

@cicero Is there a big Calgary R3 contingent?

Cicero
#289 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@Stevie [re:288] WHAT MAGIC IS THIS YOU SPEAK OF?!

jdurley
#290 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 09, 2013

My brother says almost NO ONE is flying on Dec. 26th, so if your people don't mind seeing you a little late...or if you have to make a quick getaway afterwards...

Benoit from Ottawa
#291 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

"Butt Trap" -- another band name up for grabs

fictionjunkie
#292 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Dec 09, 2013

@benoit #291 - no pun intended?

 

 

 

 

(butt grabbing)

Cicero
#293 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@Cleaverr - There's a decent sized one! It's usually me, Alsace.Lorraine, Switters, and sometimes Left&Leaving, when he's around - there's a couple more people who listen, but who don't really get together for shows or anything, Lounge_act, Hgummo (I'm pretty sure she's still in calgary), and I *think* Balls, but I'm never sure with her. Sometimes Smallie comes down from Edmonton, and CarlyG might come in from Saskatchewan.

TheIceman
#294 posted by
TheIceman
on Dec 09, 2013

@Cicero 289 - Mark's Work Wearhouse stocks them for men, and probably women too. I've got 2 pairs.

stevierayk
#295 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 09, 2013

@Cicero - Marks Work Warehouse can fix you up sister.

hotpatch
#296 posted by
hotpatch
on Dec 09, 2013

years ago folks would literally wear their all-in-one, top and bottom with a butt trap type long johns on all winter long, day and night, that's what i heard 

laurenelizabeth
#297 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Dec 09, 2013

jdurley: My sister got some cheap-o flights on Christmas afternoon as well.

tea&cartography
#298 posted by
tea&cartography
on Dec 09, 2013

@CICERO

or eddie bauer.

they are awesome.

Cicero
#299 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@Stevie and @ValKilmer(AKA Iceman) - Thanks dudes. I appreciate that - I think i'll take advantage of the boxing day sales...

cleaverr
#300 posted by
cleaverr
on Dec 09, 2013

@Cicero Thanks! I moved here a few years ago, but am finally back in a job where I can listen to CBC at work. Perhaps I will see a few of you tonight at NMC.

deiru
#301 posted by
deiru
on Dec 09, 2013

@BfO those are referred to as onesies, I have a Stanfields one, it is the best thing I have ever bought.

Cicero
#302 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@TandC - Good to know - Eddie Bauer is closer to me but probably also a bit more pricey...

flannel tom
#303 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

Does Tap-Out make longjohns or fleece lined pants? I need to maintain my image.

garfielduk
#304 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 09, 2013

@nvp #279, I would, but the scarf isn't long enough.

@SRK #278, You should have seen the "airport" my last return flight stopped off at, I think they had to move the cows off the runway before we could land.

Laura Beth
#305 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 09, 2013

@Stevie ughh that reminded me of that awful Mark's campaign where they "welcomed women to Mark's"

flannel tom
#306 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

DICK AUCOIN!!!

I like hearing this sweet sweet jam

flannel tom
#307 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

@garf - That one still looks bigger than the Regina Plane Station

Benoit from Ottawa
#308 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

292, well, it came from my expression in the long johns post, but good names are often very suggestive of various things, and that's why I put it up... So, no in particular, but yes in general, as to "intentions".

flannel tom
#309 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

I would really like one of those DFA79 Cosby style sweaters, as pictured in the gallery for this blog topic

laurenelizabeth
#310 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Dec 09, 2013

Wait. Shouldn't Grant's book be on the Radio 3 Gift Guide? 

nvp
#311 posted by
nvp
on Dec 09, 2013

 

idea:  spray foam suit

flannel tom
#312 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

Uncut, the band

easy to tell which religion they are not. am i right? eh.

That said, I've been listening to this band a lot lately.

Benoit from Ottawa
#313 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

296  you're damn' tootin! Before central heating AND insulation, some people were cold from October to May.

Benoit from Ottawa
#314 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

310    Conflict of interest.

Grant as host v. Grant as bookseller, to use the term.

jdurley
#315 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 09, 2013

@FT - Yeah that sweater is pretty awesome.

laurenelizabeth
#316 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Dec 09, 2013

BfO: Meh... CBC Radio shamelessly promoted Jian's book. 

kirkofdoom
#317 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 09, 2013

maybe because Grant's book is about hockey not music? 

*shrug*

laurenelizabeth
#318 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Dec 09, 2013

Kirk: Better point. 

garfielduk
#319 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 09, 2013

@FT #307, Regina can park 5 planes in front of the terminal while Exeter can only park 2 (it is the the part just to the north of the marker)

marie_curious
#320 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 09, 2013

Jian's book was really boring.

(Apologies for the preceding negativity)

And it was not really about music.

stevierayk
#321 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 09, 2013

^That’s what she said

 

flannel tom
#322 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

Jians book got ALL KINDS of push from the Corporation. Just get the radiohead talking about that one!

flannel tom
#323 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

(it's her favourite topic)

;)

flannel tom
#324 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

In fact, as part of his book promotion, Jian got his own music stream, which may or may not still exist. I have never listened to it.

I'd listen to one curated by Grant Lawrence though, I trust his taste in music (for the most part)

nvp
#325 posted by
nvp
on Dec 09, 2013

 

tip from Vancouver Fire Department:  don't put candles on your Christmas tree.

TheRadioHead
#326 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Dec 09, 2013
Everything was wrong about how CBC promoted Jian's book, and I took it right to the top arguing it For weeks. They circled the wagons and insisted he didn't get any preferential treatment, while he kept on getting royalties for that tripe. It was appalling behaviour on the Ceeb's part. They even had book events in major cities for him, you might recall.
marie_curious
#327 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 09, 2013

[325]: Does -anyone- still do that?

stevierayk
#328 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 09, 2013

Jian’s stream was the suckest piece of sucking to ever suck the suck. Boy it sucked. Hard.

 

Benoit from Ottawa
#329 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

325      Wow. The obvious dangers of candles in fir trees has only been known for over one hundred years, but I suppose there ain't no idea poor enough that someone won't try it for romantic reasons.

stevierayk
#330 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 09, 2013

@M_C - re:327 - Only when I'm sleeping

kirkofdoom
#331 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 09, 2013

Well, about ten times as many people in Canada know who Jian is over Grant. 

So there's that.

garfielduk
#332 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 09, 2013

@FT #324, I was thinking of asking for a Beer O'clock stream (or huge playlist) with every track chosen so far for holidays.  But I don't know how popular it would be.

nvp
#333 posted by
nvp
on Dec 09, 2013

 

@m_c [327]  my mom said they did, but yeah, i suspect it's dropped off a bit in the last 60 or 70 years, eh?

Cicero
#334 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@garf - I'd listen to it!

marie_curious
#335 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 09, 2013

Another fire safety tip: Don't put a dead, dried out old tree inside your home and wrap live electrical wires all over it.

(But do it anyway because nothing beats the smell of a real tree!)

flannel tom
#336 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

That ol Gomershi fella is the captain of the cbc's dreamboat

flannel tom
#337 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

great fire tips, M_C! I've been wondering how to burn my place down and now I know!

Benoit from Ottawa
#338 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

Get a fresh tree, and stand it in water; don't let it run dry (there are now GOOD stands, as opposed to the cruddy ones that existed when I was a kid), and all will be fine. Especially since cool LCDs have come to replace conventional bulbs.

garfielduk
#339 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 09, 2013

This is the fire hazard decoration that the BBC would show children how to make each December.

flannel tom
#340 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

What if Grant Lawrence got married to Jenn Grant and then took her last name so it would be Grant Grant.

WHOA

stevierayk
#341 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 09, 2013

And everyone loves getting pine sap in their carpets. It rocks!

Benoit from Ottawa
#342 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

FT, well, Jian is a superlative interviewer. Not that he's not self-aware (heh), but I don't find him half as smarmy as some others probably do, going by their reactions.

flannel tom
#343 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

I come from a family of foresters and a land of christmas tree farms so it's only ever and always will be a real tree. They are the proverbial bees knees.

stevierayk
#344 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 09, 2013

sellotape, glass baulbes? who wrote that? Bill Shakespeare?

TheRadioHead
#345 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Dec 09, 2013
Many, many people employed by CBC are also writers, it's got nothing to do with Grant. But I assure you I armed him with every thing CBC used in their defence.
deiru
#346 posted by
deiru
on Dec 09, 2013

go with a smaller live tree, in a pot. After Christmas plant it in your yard. A live Christmas tree is both easier to look after and is a great addition to the yard.

marie_curious
#347 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 09, 2013

My boyfriend and his family are mostly firefighters and paramedics, so I get the fire safety rigamarole every year.

tea&cartography
#348 posted by
tea&cartography
on Dec 09, 2013

@cicero

they always seem to be having 20-40% off sales, so that makes it reasonable.

so does their clearance rack.

Benoit from Ottawa
#349 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

346    So, in twenty years, you'll have a piney forest there?

nvp
#350 posted by
nvp
on Dec 09, 2013

 

[346] ooh, i've done that too!  we had it on our balcony in the last apartment we rented, but now that we have a house, it's about 25 feet tall in our back yard.

Cicero
#351 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

@TeaandSea - Alright, I'll give'm a look this weekend!

flannel tom
#352 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

I do love a good rigamarole.

flannel tom
#353 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

This Gold and Youth song... MAYBE the #1 worst song on R3.

deiru
#354 posted by
deiru
on Dec 09, 2013

@BfO then you cut them down for fire wood, my girlfriends family is starting to run into that issue. A lot of their former Christmas trees are now 20' tall.

fictionjunkie
#355 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Dec 09, 2013

@Flannel tom #353 - that's a contentious statement!

fresh ginger
#356 posted by
fresh ginger
on Dec 09, 2013

real tree... of course. though a sparkly pink one has a certain allure.

In fact, there are so many trees growing up all over our property friends often to come cut one; I only ask that they cut a spare, to spare me the regenerating forest. (I'm aiming for more sun).

Benoit from Ottawa
#357 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

354   Unfortunately, it's crappy firewood: the resin creosotes the inside of your chimney.

 

Still, don't mind me, I'm just exploring stuff.

flannel tom
#358 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

@fictionjunkie - It is, isn't it? Well, there are several runners up and the race is tight. In fact, this Digits song... nah, nevermind it's too subtle and unremarkable to even notice.

fictionjunkie
#359 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Dec 09, 2013

@flannel tom - we'd have to start narrowing it down by worst ever or worst in current rotation. Either way I think anything by Crystal Castles would get my vote...or the weekend (I refuse to spell it wrong but I won't add the capital either - I rebel!)

darbarspecial
#360 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 09, 2013

WOOHOOO! I GET SO HAPPY WHEN LOVELY ALLEN COMES ON!

 

HELLO ALL!

flannel tom
#361 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

someone should keep a spreadsheet of R3's worst songs ever

 

not it!

fictionjunkie
#362 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Dec 09, 2013

not it!

besides I think it's lunch time. ttfn!

Old Abe
#363 posted by
Old Abe
on Dec 09, 2013

Hello Folks!

flannel tom
#364 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

NAP TIME

Cicero
#365 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 09, 2013

Hey Abe!

canadajanes
#366 posted by
canadajanes
on Dec 09, 2013

Hello Old Abe and other folks!

krib
#367 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

Jian's New Wave is now under the Luminaries collection of feeds

 

garfielduk
#369 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 09, 2013

not it!!!!!!

kirkofdoom
#370 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 09, 2013

I'll make the list, but I'd just do it out of spite and make all the "worst" songs a list of Tom's favourites. 

flannel tom
#371 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

have you guys seen this story about SpaghettiO's and Pearl Harbour?

 

My question is, Who in the flying fuck follows spaghettiO's on twitter?

flannel tom
#372 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

@koD - In that case, I might just be Gold and Youth's biggest fan!

Benoit from Ottawa
#373 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

FT, I ask myself that question every time I see a corporation saying you should follow it on Facebook or Twitter. Really? Are you kidding me?

Benoit from Ottawa
#374 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

PS I Hate You.

canadajanes
#375 posted by
canadajanes
on Dec 09, 2013

Flannel Tom - On the other hand, having a ridiculous tweet like that got them a lot of publicity.

However, what exactly does SpaghettiOhs get out of additional publicity? Are there people out there who might be them that have never heard of them and yet are on twitter?

Benoit from Ottawa
#376 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

"Oh, geez, Kraft Dinner is on Twitter, I should definitely get some cool K-D for supper."

(Personally I think it's delicious if you're hiking and you haven't eaten since breakfast. In the city though, pour, boil, mix in, stir, and pour directly into step-on garbage can.)

fresh ginger
#377 posted by
fresh ginger
on Dec 09, 2013

spaghetti-o's: irrelevance confirmed.

flannel tom
#378 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

the bass player guy in the band I saw on Saturday was gaga for royal canoe, I found out afterwards. He was also drunk and dropped and broke his glass on the table right in front of me, getting the contents all over us. I didn't see him after that.

marie_curious
#379 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 09, 2013

Dave Shumka follows Fanta (soda pop) on twitter, but that's for an ongoing comedy bit on Stop Podcasting Yourself.

flannel tom
#380 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

I know what you're thinking: A drunk bass player? Couldn't be!

flannel tom
#381 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

@m_c - that's true - I thought of that while I typed my original question but still... I just don't understand WHY Fanta or SpaghettiOs would even have a twitter account?

krib
#382 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

haha...KoD with a big baboom!

krib
#383 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

KD's pretty good for hangovers, too, I seem to recall. Right after Lipton chicken noodle soup

it's the salt

Laura Beth
#384 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 09, 2013

@M-C I am listening to SPY right now!  Hawksley! 

Benoit from Ottawa
#385 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

FT, 381, I think they'd do anything to get their products onto the new media (besides, so cheap, nothing to lose), and they are tone-deaf as to what is cool, and as to the fact they're not.

marie_curious
#386 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 09, 2013

@LB: That episode was so good! I was pimping it pretty hard for a few days after.

Benoit from Ottawa
#387 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

385,    they = the executives

krib
#388 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

huh...Jian's New Wave is playing Love is the Drug right now. Wouldn't have considered that to be New Wave, given that it was from about 1975

flannel tom
#389 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

Where's our man in Whitehorse at? The Sheepdogs are playing the Sourdough Festival there in late February.

Not sure what kind of festival that is but it sounds delicious.

Old Abe
#390 posted by
Old Abe
on Dec 09, 2013

@R3F1 - They are going to award double points in the last race of the season...

 

Not sure how I feel about this.

 

Also, they are going to allow the drivers to pick their own numbers next year.

deiru
#391 posted by
deiru
on Dec 09, 2013

I was hoping to head up to Whitehorse for both Sourdough and Frostbite (and to visit a very close friend of mine) but now that Frostbite isn't happening I probably wont go. (my friend also came down last month so need to see her has lessened). 

deiru
#392 posted by
deiru
on Dec 09, 2013

*the need

Benoit from Ottawa
#393 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

Old Abe: (Double points in last race) WTF?  Seems completely unfair. You could get an upset just due to that. I suspect it may be let go of. (Even though I do not have any idea of where the decison's at right now.)

garfielduk
#395 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 09, 2013

@Abe #390, I don't like the idea of double points for the last race but I guess they want to reduce the risk of the championship being decided before then. They may as well offer each driver a joker that they can play once a season for any race they feel strongest at (I also don't like this idea).

 

I don't mind the idea of drivers picking their own numbers, it works in some other forms of motorsport.

deiru
#396 posted by
deiru
on Dec 09, 2013

I love this song, and I don't even know why.

cleaverr
#397 posted by
cleaverr
on Dec 09, 2013

Sounds like Grant made it to Calgary.

Benoit from Ottawa
#398 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

So, one win at the slower Interlagos (Sao Paulo, Brasil) will equal one win at (I pick two toughies) Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium plus one win at Monza, Italy! (Both are fearsomely long-fast, or fast, circuits.)

Alanna Stuart
#399 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Dec 09, 2013

hey guys, I did think about adding Grant's book. I can't recall why I didn't! But, I certainly promote it during the show. I even bought my signed copy!

Down for G

garfielduk
#400 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 09, 2013

Renault give their engines a big send off after the Brazilian GP (video)

deiru
#401 posted by
deiru
on Dec 09, 2013

Re: F1, I stopped watching years ago cause Bernie kept on making silly rule changes and bad calls.

deiru
#402 posted by
deiru
on Dec 09, 2013

@Alanna I really want to check out the details about that TGLTP Christmas Party on Wednesday but I don't think it's a good idea googling their name while at work.

Benoit from Ottawa
#403 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

Child to ride Nativity donkey 'wearing a crash helmet'

Children have been forced to wear a hard hat while riding a donkey in a Nativity play, it has been reported. The so-called ‘elf and safety’ rules* mean that rather than just a simple shawl, the child playing Mary will arrive in a hard hat, the Daily Mail reported.

 

Yuletide laughter. I hope it's made of historically-correct material, like papyrus or rushes.

 

*heh

Alanna Stuart
#404 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Dec 09, 2013

No need to get you fired over a Google search! Here are the details: https://www.facebook.com/events/191318434391654/

garfielduk
#405 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 09, 2013

@deiru #401, I think the biggest mistake they made was reducing mechanical grip with grooved tires put more emphasis on airo grip so that the cars couldn't draft so they brought in push to pass DRS and KERS.

flannel tom
#406 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

@BfO - I saw someone had posted a picture of a nativity scene made out of meat. Baby Jesus was a chunk of sausage.

flannel tom
#407 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

the intro (and only the intro) of this Creepshow song sounds a whole heck of a lot like Stranger Than Fiction by Bad Religion.

deiru
#408 posted by
deiru
on Dec 09, 2013

@Alanna thanks!

YEEEAAAAHHHH!!!! CREEPSHOW!!!!

deiru
#409 posted by
deiru
on Dec 09, 2013

@garf I stopped just as they brought in the grooved tires. I want old F1 back, but I agree that somethings had to change for driver safety concerns.

canadajanes
#410 posted by
canadajanes
on Dec 09, 2013

Need more rockin' tunes like this to help me get through applying for all these crap jobs I don't want.

Laura Beth
#411 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 09, 2013

@MC Yes, loving it! Hawksley is keeps bringing up deep subjects. Love all the bird/bear/looking out the window talk.

jdurley
#412 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 09, 2013

@CJ - Ha! Same, except "doing current crap job"

Benoit from Ottawa
#413 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

My example in 398 is wrong, as Interlagos is no longer last.

From the article linked to by OA, above:"The cancellation of Mexico, which would have been the penultimate race, sees Brazil’s Interlagos and Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina swap places with the Middle East circuit now due to end the season on Nov. 23

So it's Abu Dhabi that's going to be worth twice as much.

canadajanes
#414 posted by
canadajanes
on Dec 09, 2013

Jdurley - Hope you have more success with it than I am!

marie_curious
#415 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 09, 2013

Oh yeah, if there are any architectural professionals out there, my office is hiring. It's in Oakville, but aside from that it's a good work environment.

mcfflyer
#416 posted by
mcfflyer
on Dec 09, 2013

@canadajanes - Have you ditched those Texas license plates?  That could be part of your problem.

flannel tom
#417 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

@canadajanes - isn't that the best? I hate applying for jobs. Its soul depleting.

canadajanes
#418 posted by
canadajanes
on Dec 09, 2013

Lee - Did that in my first month here.

garfielduk
#419 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 09, 2013

@MC #415, I'm good with Lego, does that count for anything?

marie_curious
#420 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 09, 2013

@garf: I'm sure we've designed more juvenile projects.

jdurley
#421 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 09, 2013

@CJ - Hang in there, buddy!

mcfflyer
#422 posted by
mcfflyer
on Dec 09, 2013

Andy - Well, good luck.  I have my own memories of being unemployed in Denver.  Not fun.

flannel tom
#423 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

I believe the correct term is FUNemployed.

Well, it's fun for a little while and then it gets stressful. Things'll work out, they always do. Chin up old chap.

kirkofdoom
#424 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 09, 2013

I preferred "freelancing" when I was between jobs. 

krib
#425 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

7 months for me. I was lucky that I worked at a place that had fabulous severance, though, so I wasn't living in the street or anything.

Looking for work when you have a job is okay. Not so much fun otherwise

mcfflyer
#426 posted by
mcfflyer
on Dec 09, 2013

*sigh* Two Hours Traffic. 

Have my 1976 Kenwood receiver back in service on the shelf and I put on the new Foolish Blood LP from THT only to find a spot where the needle would stick at one groove.  Click, click, click.  Damn, haven't had that happen, especially on a brand new album, in years and years.  Going to have to replace it. 

canadajanes
#427 posted by
canadajanes
on Dec 09, 2013

I'm lucky, was working two part time jobs. One is about to end and the other has virtually no hours in Dec, Jan and Feb. Not completely unemployed, but feels like it right now. Sorry about the complaining though, folks. Just have had a lot of rejections this past week.

Definitely FUNemploying it up though. Volunteering with birds of prey, taking a class on dinosaurs, drinking...

Old Abe
#428 posted by
Old Abe
on Dec 09, 2013

@Lee - when I got Yukon Blonde's Tiger Talk, it had a skip on the brand new record.  I contacted Dine Alone Records and told them.  They sent a new one no charge.  Solid folks there!

krib
#429 posted by
krib
on Dec 09, 2013

the pop stream has a sub-stream called Saddest Songs. It's playing Father Figure by George Michael. Doesn't seem like such a sad song to me

mcfflyer
#430 posted by
mcfflyer
on Dec 09, 2013

@Old Abe - I suppose I ought to contact Bumstead Records.  I don't think I had ever played it before since I had no stereo amp when it was delivered!  Thanks for the suggestion!

flannel tom
#431 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

Slowburn........

that was a grunge band in the 90s maybe? I'm pretty sure I saw them play with Rusty in grade 9 or so.... but i can't remember if that was their name or not... I remember liking them though. Obviously, if i can still remember that.

Alanna Stuart
#432 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Dec 09, 2013

guys, the most important question is...what do you get a R3-diehard for Christmas? You know all these bands already! What musical gift would you like? Or, what's missing from the list?

Curious minds are wondering...

flannel tom
#433 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

@canadajanes - perhaps this is old news, but I just found out about it and it's shaken me to the core.

There was no such thing as a Brontosaurus. It was an Alosaurus (sp?) or something all along...

I had no idea.

nvp
#434 posted by
nvp
on Dec 09, 2013

 

wow.  just pulled out of a black hole of F1 rules after finding out what the heck KERS and DRS are, and wondering about the history of grooved tyres in F1. 

flannel tom
#435 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

@alanna - I'd like one of those DFA79 sweaters please. Size Large.

And I bought Shad's Flying Colours on vinyl for a gift to give.

That's about it for me so far.

Last year I got a good music book - the one about punk rock in canada history... the name is escaping me at the moment...

garfielduk
#436 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 09, 2013

@Alanna #432, This will give you an idea of what I am missing musically.  I am also working on my button badge collection (it is small but growing.... slowly)

Alanna Stuart
#437 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Dec 09, 2013

@uncle jesse aka andre aka zisou aka flannel_tom...those are some good buys.

I like the DFA sweater cause it's got a nice cut, but with juuuust enough kitch in the design...

mcfflyer
#438 posted by
mcfflyer
on Dec 09, 2013

Alanna - Can't go wrong with a CBC Radio3 belt buckle.  If there are any left...

Alanna Stuart
#439 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Dec 09, 2013

@gfuk, WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?

Benoit from Ottawa
#440 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

Apatosaurus is the ex-bronto. The Allosaurus is a bipedal carnivore, not your extra-large herbivore.

canadajanes
#441 posted by
canadajanes
on Dec 09, 2013

Flannel - Yeah, Brontosaurs and Apatosaurus were identified (falsely) as separate species from incomplete skeletons. The Brontosaurus version was much more complete, but the Apatosaurus naming happened first, so following the rules of scientific naming, that's the official name. The pro-Bronto backlash is much like the Pluto=planet stuff, imo. But much more effective, Brontosaurus has been out for 20 plus years, and most don't realize it...

Benoit from Ottawa
#442 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

437, The DFA sweater is a definite winner, not only because of the design, but also because of the unmistakeable logo (or graphic) from that album.

fictionjunkie
#443 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Dec 09, 2013

I am quite literally falling asleep at my desk. Help!

garfielduk
#444 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 09, 2013

@Alanna #439, It's my Mostly CanCon CD Collection Database with what I have and what I would like.

Benoit from Ottawa
#445 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

I like the unrealistic graphic on this page.

 

You don't wave hi through the 4th wall when dinosaurs are trying to gobble you down.

flannel tom
#446 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

does anybody know of a internet thing for matching font styles? I'm trying to draw logos fro some clients but I'm having a heck of a time replicating their font

flannel tom
#447 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

@BfO  ...Outtakes from Jurassic Park...

Benoit from Ottawa
#448 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013
Benoit from Ottawa
#449 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

448... There's a page full or more if you Google match a font, but I've never used any.

Benoit from Ottawa
#450 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

Dang, but Sloan does good pop. Great tune.

jdurley
#451 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 09, 2013

Ah, yeah!  SLOAN!!!!

jdurley
#452 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 09, 2013

OK all you fine folks, I'm closin'er down with Sloan!  Cheers for Beers!

garfielduk
#453 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 09, 2013

all hail for the ale

flannel tom
#454 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

@Bfo - that whatfontis thing is ok! Handel Gothic is what I think I'm looking for. Thanks mister internet 2013.

Benoit from Ottawa
#455 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

Heart Brainless TSA Agent!

 

TSA agent confiscates sock monkey's toy pistol 

The "weapon" was two inches long.

“She said ‘If I held it up to your neck, you wouldn’t know if it was real or not,’ and I said ‘really?’” said May.

JonDixon
#456 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 09, 2013

A burger and two beers at lunch.  Any little spoons up for a nap?

nvp
#457 posted by
nvp
on Dec 09, 2013

 

html5, bitches

oh, sorry if  that was offensive.  it seemed appropriate in the moment.

Benoit from Ottawa
#458 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

FT, I've often found that the main use for others, re the internet, is that the "other" googles while one simply didn't, that time.

I've been on both sides of the phenomenon, and it still surprises me.

"Two heads are better than one" probably applies. It's not being brilliant, it's simply having the thought to do it, that often is useful in having a helper. As in carpentry or plumbing.

(I'm just thinking this out loud, manner of speaking. Understanding it.)

garfielduk
#459 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 09, 2013

@FT & BfO, Also the second person doesn't tend to be as invested in the problem so can often come at it with a different mindset.

kirkofdoom
#461 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 09, 2013

I'm going to write a response article to that entitled Man Forced to Watch Performing Band at Concert, Not People Around Him.  

fresh ginger
#462 posted by
fresh ginger
on Dec 09, 2013

hey kirk, did ya figure out a topic for your next podcast?

Benoit from Ottawa
#463 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

459  Agreed

I have the private dictum (not real, humourous) that "other peoples' problems are easy to solve. Mine, on the other hand, are so shaded, so complex..."

deiru
#464 posted by
deiru
on Dec 09, 2013

WTF am I listening too?

Benoit from Ottawa
#465 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

Pretty amazing HTML5s, I've had fun with the fabric one. Very good. The "fabric" even got entangled once, once I'd liberated the corners, after initially pinning them. I "hit" it, and it untangled. I was impressed.

Benoit from Ottawa
#466 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

Slim Twig, Mansion Haunting

TheRadioHead
#467 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Dec 09, 2013

I love hearing this Slim Twig.  

JonDixon
#468 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 09, 2013

FYI, this is the accent I read flannel tom's comment in, in my head.

deiru
#469 posted by
deiru
on Dec 09, 2013

god that was a weird song, reminded of that Ceramic Hello song Climatic Nouveaux that R3 was in love with about this time last year... which is not a good thing.

flannel tom
#470 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

whoops, sarry! Didn't mean that in any sarcastic way or anything... I just meant that if there was a pageant, you should have won Mister Internet for the year 2013 because that link really helped me (except in the end it wanted me to buy those fonts... I jerry rigged them instead!)

Laura Beth
#471 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 09, 2013

Heading out guys, good night and good luck to you all! 

zammachus
#472 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 09, 2013

Hello, goodbye LB

Benoit from Ottawa
#473 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

FT, I didn't take it as sarcastic. (But I did react seriously, as indicated.) I thought you gave me a winky compliment.

fresh ginger
#474 posted by
fresh ginger
on Dec 09, 2013

sometimes a little speakeasy swing is the only thing that rocks a sneet-ful* Monday afternoon. Don't worry -- I'll be back listening to R3 in a bit!

 

*It's been sneeting here for hours: snow falling, yet zero accumulation.

flannel tom
#475 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 09, 2013

I'm out too, later!

TheRadioHead
#476 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Dec 09, 2013

I'm out.

Going to see if I can remember how to play Christmas carols on cello.

garfielduk
#477 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 09, 2013

@FG #474, I've never heard of sneet before, sleet and snirt but not sneet

 

Snirt = snow + dirt

Benoit from Ottawa
#478 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 09, 2013

The expression I love-hate is "car boogers". You know what they are.

zammachus
#479 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 09, 2013

Saw these guys in a nearly-empty Horseshoe Saturday. Didn't play any of their own music though.

CDNz1
#480 posted by
CDNz1
on Dec 09, 2013

Dammit, Garfy! We were going to give you T & S - Sainthood, but you already have it. 

zammachus
#481 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 09, 2013

The wind up here on the 20th floor the swaying of the building is rocking our chandelier.

zammachus
#482 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 09, 2013

There should be a 'is so strong,' in there.

garfielduk
#483 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 09, 2013

@CDNz1 #480, Sorry,  I didn't know.  I won that from Vish, I think it was when they were on the Polaris short list.

kirkofdoom
#484 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 09, 2013

For the three people still here,

Lindi Ortega is on this week's Nerdist podcast

kirkofdoom
#485 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 09, 2013

aww, Zerbin made it into R3 rotation? damn. i liked it being a Zerbin-free zone here.

(they're played to death on The Peak, and are kinda boring)

mcfflyer
#486 posted by
mcfflyer
on Dec 09, 2013

@kirkofdoom - Kirk, I have a question, and I'm just curious to know: when do you listen to Radio3 and when to The Peak.  Anyone else?  I ask because you make references to musicians on The Peak when they cross over to R3. 

I used to listen to R3 from when I came in to work in the morning until I left, but now, I can be easily distracted and go elsewhere.  And there are times when I don't even have my headphones on.

Alanna Stuart
#487 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Dec 09, 2013

@kod DEDICATION!

deiru
#488 posted by
deiru
on Dec 09, 2013

The new office plays The Peak in the washrooms, it's weird... first time I went in Closer was playing.

kirkofdoom
#489 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 09, 2013

When I'm at home (and not listening to albums) it's The Peak. It's just easier to turn on the radio instead of streaming R3, and evenings are reruns or no hosts anyways.

When I am at work, I literally listen to both simultaneously. The office radio is on The Peak, but I have one earbud in with R3 playing. It sounds like it would be chaotic, but I can usually focus on one or the other.

When a song I don't like comes on R3, I just mute and listen to the Peak. When the Peak is playing a song I don't like, I turn up my earbud volume.

When they are both playing songs I don't like, I cry. 

deiru
#490 posted by
deiru
on Dec 09, 2013

@Kirk I am imagining a double take of Reflektor with the audio from one station being a few seconds off the other... it would be hell on earth. At least R3 has slowed down in playing Reflecktor, unlike The Peak who mush play 4 times an hour.

mcfflyer
#491 posted by
mcfflyer
on Dec 09, 2013

@KOD - Thanks, Kirk.  Since I have to listen on my iPhone, if something comes on I don't care for, I'll either go back to listen to an old podcast, either Grant's or Craig's, or just go to music I have on it.  Don't have that need to catch every host break any more

mcfflyer
#492 posted by
mcfflyer
on Dec 09, 2013

@Alanna - Come down to California and half of the radio stations, especially AM radio stations, are all Hispanic stations. 

kirkofdoom
#493 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 09, 2013

There have been a few times where the exact same song is playing on both R3 & the Peak.

The last time it happened, the song was at different parts, but the chorus synced up perfectly and It was wrinkling my brain. 

 

nvp
#494 posted by
nvp
on Dec 09, 2013

 

i usually listen to R3 all day at work, and when i'm in front of a screen at home, and the peak when i'm in the car, or not in front of a screen at home.

i still like to hear an artist i first heard on radio3 get played on the peak.  though, it sometimes means i hear the same song get h e a v y rotation first on r3, then the peak, and i think, geez have these guys not singled a new tune yet.  (Mounties!)

but similarly, i never used to miss a host break  ..

CDNz1
#495 posted by
CDNz1
on Dec 09, 2013

Has anyone listened to Sonica?

Why is it every time the sting/bumper says "your source for new music" we hear Alannis Morrisette?

nvp
#496 posted by
nvp
on Dec 09, 2013

 

is it ............ ironic?

kirkofdoom
#497 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 09, 2013

The Peak is actually a little better than R3 when it comes to replaying songs (for the most part).

Listening from about 8-5 on The Peak, it's rare you'll hear the same song twice, unless it's a featured song (they play a specific new song every day at a set time).

R3 is a bit different because you can have the same song in each host's show, so it's possible to hear something at the end of Graham, middle of Lana, and start of Alanna. 

garfielduk
#498 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 09, 2013