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Wherever you go, over the next 2 weeks you’ll see waves of pink and red hearts in every store window and complete aisles of chocolaty goodness in every grocery store – which means it’s almost Valentine’s Day! The worst! Just kidding. (Sort of.)

Seeing as you don’t need to be in love to enjoy a good love song in life:

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CANADIAN INDIE LOVE SONG?

What song best exemplifies the butterflies and elation?
What song is lovely in its subtleties?
Any songs that are the equivalent of those weird roses made out of rolled up panties? (The Weeknd, I’m looking at you.)

Post your comments on the blog or tweet your favourite love songs to @CBCRadio3


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This will get you prepped for our Valentine’s Day All Request Show Thursday, February 14th when we’ll be playing your dedications! Call our toll free number 1-877-955-6565 (ext. 2) and let us know what song you want us to play, and who you’re sending it out to.

You don’t have to be in love to dedicate a song, really. 

 

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dempstergirl
#1 posted by
dempstergirl
on Feb 06, 2013

I have lots of favourites, but Sarah Harmer's Open Window is definitely high on the list!

stevierayk
#2 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 06, 2013

Red - Treble Charger

dempstergirl
#3 posted by
dempstergirl
on Feb 06, 2013

Treble Charger! Oh man! I am suddenly filled with high school angst! Great choice.

hedgeway
#4 posted by
hedgeway
on Feb 06, 2013

Treble Charger is the one thing I liked when I was 10 years old that I still think is half decent.

Hayfay
#5 posted by
Hayfay
on Feb 06, 2013

Basket - Dan Mangan

hedgeway
#6 posted by
hedgeway
on Feb 06, 2013

I'm gonna say "I'm With You" by Cold Warps, because I hate sappy sounding love songs.

StephRamsahai
#7 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

Baby I'm Your's by Cadence Weapon and Shad will forever be my favourite indie love song. :)

garfielduk
#8 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 06, 2013

Good Morning

StephRamsahai
#9 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

Also, hello! Good morning!

I think I got about 3 hours of sleep last night.

It's going to be a long day... but it'll end with a kick ass hockey game tonight so it'll be worth it!

Hayfay
#10 posted by
Hayfay
on Feb 06, 2013

Oooh, also Rocky Spine - Great Lake Swimmers! Just saw them again in Guelph, last Friday!

garfielduk
#11 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 06, 2013

Dear StephRamsahai #9, The Habs game tonight is on tv over here, if I can stay awake I plan on watching it

StephRamsahai
#12 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

@Garf - Nice! I hope you can stay up, it's gonna be a good one!

It's not on TSN or CBC here, but luckily I have RDS!! The Montreal station. They show all the Habs games, albeit in French, but it's better than nothing! :D

garfielduk
#13 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 06, 2013

Dear StephRamsahai #12, We must be getting the visitors feed then

stevierayk
#14 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 06, 2013

  Treble Charger – High School?  Oh I wish. I kinda connect that song to the time when I met my wife

 

dempstergirl
#15 posted by
dempstergirl
on Feb 06, 2013

Ha ha, sorry stevierayk. Steph made me feel old yesterday, though (Backstreet Boys was to her what New Kids were to me....please don't lose too much respect for us....). I think perhaps the new goal might be to make Steph feel old.... ;)

StephRamsahai
#16 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

I'm super old guys! Trust me.

garfielduk
#17 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 06, 2013

Dear StephRamsahai #12, According to NHL.com it's also on TSN followed by the Edmonton game

StephRamsahai
#18 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

@Garf - Word, thanks dude. I don't get TSN anyway so... RDS it is! 

stevierayk
#19 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 06, 2013

@Steph -at the rate you're going you'll be older than me in just a couple of years.

TheRadioHead
#20 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Feb 06, 2013
I love Patrick Breally's (sp?) How Would You Choose To Be Loved. The more sinister Cupid in me loves Portico's Sincerely, though.
StephRamsahai
#21 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

@stevie - It's too bad I won't have the kick ass history you do though! I should join a band ASAP!

stevierayk
#22 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 06, 2013

@Steph - c'mon you're totally kick ass sister.

StephRamsahai
#23 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

@Stevie - Ah shucks, thanks bud! :)

Old Abe
#24 posted by
Old Abe
on Feb 06, 2013

Wenzdee

marie_curious
#25 posted by
marie_curious
on Feb 06, 2013

Drinking Games by Library Voices: "It's the way that she smiles and winks 'til you're red in the cheeks, yeah. Until you're saying that you love bands that you can't stand... Until you're walking her home, with her shoes in your hand and your sweater over her shoulders."

StephRamsahai
#26 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

MARIE_CURIOUS!!

YOU'RE BACK!!!

Michael Wynn
#27 posted by
Michael Wynn
on Feb 06, 2013

@StephRamsahai has become the new Grant Lawrence!!

dempstergirl
#28 posted by
dempstergirl
on Feb 06, 2013

Steph you ARE older than I thought! (Just kidding Grant...)

garfielduk
#29 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 06, 2013

Dear Michael Wynn #27, Apart from being better looking and having the ability to hold her beer Steoh would be a perfect stand in for Grant.

Old Abe
#30 posted by
Old Abe
on Feb 06, 2013

@Garf - I like the profile pic!

erinev
#31 posted by
erinev
on Feb 06, 2013

City and Colour's "The Girl" is a clear choice here!

garfielduk
#32 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 06, 2013

Dear Old Abe #30, Thanks, it was just thrown together yesterday

Michael Wynn
#33 posted by
Michael Wynn
on Feb 06, 2013

@garfielduk: BABOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMM!!!!!

StephRamsahai
#34 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

@Wynnzie/Garf - I drink real beer, that's why I can hold it!

Old Abe
#35 posted by
Old Abe
on Feb 06, 2013

@StephRamsahai #9, Big game Saturday.  Watch out, the Leafs are killing it on the road!

garfielduk
#36 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 06, 2013

Dear Old Abe #35, I thought they played on ice not the road

StephRamsahai
#37 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

@Old Abe - Habs are killin' it everywhere!! They won't let what happened during that first game happen again, plus, PK!!!!!!

Old Abe
#38 posted by
Old Abe
on Feb 06, 2013

@StephRamsahai #37, Should be a good one...I hope.

Old Abe
#39 posted by
Old Abe
on Feb 06, 2013

@garfielduk #36, ;)

StephRamsahai
#40 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

Oh and also...

FUCKED UP!!!!

WOOOOO!

kathyjean
#41 posted by
kathyjean
on Feb 06, 2013

M_C: "Drinking Games" is the intro for my radio show. LOVE that song. 

I use it for the opening line "There she goes again, mixing melody with the memory, she's gotta song for every living song everyone she meets."

kathyjean
#42 posted by
kathyjean
on Feb 06, 2013

every living thing 

kathyjean
#43 posted by
kathyjean
on Feb 06, 2013

Safe and Sound by Hawksley 

Looking for Someone by Sarah Slean

Soft Place to Land by Kathleen Edwards

Baby's Been Away by Jenn Grant

kathyjean
#44 posted by
kathyjean
on Feb 06, 2013

Took me by surprise by Jill Barber. We all know who THAT was about. ;)

kathyjean
#45 posted by
kathyjean
on Feb 06, 2013

Allo? Anyone out there?

Old Abe
#46 posted by
Old Abe
on Feb 06, 2013

@kathyjean #45, I think you broke the blog

evensteven
#47 posted by
evensteven
on Feb 06, 2013

Happy Wenzdee! (R we still calling it that O_o?)

Favorite Canadian Love song... First thing that pops into my New Comic Day head is HEART by Stars.

stevierayk
#48 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 06, 2013

hilotrons - pretty Shin-sy.

kathyjean
#49 posted by
kathyjean
on Feb 06, 2013

Old Abe: I must've! :(

Stevie: Kinda sounds a bit like Hawksley too. 

Lana Gay
#50 posted by
Lana Gay
on Feb 06, 2013
@kathyjean Yes! Hello! Quite the list of suggestions!
evensteven
#51 posted by
evensteven
on Feb 06, 2013

Second song that pops into my head is is that recent song "Having you Around"

stevierayk
#52 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 06, 2013

@KJ - yup.

StephRamsahai
#53 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

BABY I'M YOURS!

YAY!!

:)

Benoit from Ottawa
#54 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 06, 2013

Hilotrons is now mostly Mike Dubue (Lana, proounced closer to straight "Dubé" than anything else.

I was shaking Mike's hand on Sunday, at the Sheep.)

kathyjean
#55 posted by
kathyjean
on Feb 06, 2013

I be dancin'!

CDNz1
#56 posted by
CDNz1
on Feb 06, 2013

WENZDEE!

stevierayk
#57 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 06, 2013

I saw Craig at practice last night, he's says you're not allowed to call it Wenzdee. You're all going to have to go back to Wednesday. Sorry.

kathyjean
#58 posted by
kathyjean
on Feb 06, 2013

Another suggestion: Et les Mot Croisés by Dan Mangan

Benoit from Ottawa
#59 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 06, 2013

(I'm off, aiming to commit some chainsawing at the family cottage.)

kathyjean
#60 posted by
kathyjean
on Feb 06, 2013

Mots.. t'is plural after all.

Benoit from Ottawa
#61 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 06, 2013

"proounced" is pronounced "pronounced". Thenk yew.

Lana Gay
#62 posted by
Lana Gay
on Feb 06, 2013
@benoit Thanks for the pronouncer! I'm trying harder to get better at names...
StephRamsahai
#63 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

Ohhh! I'm seeing Plants & Animals on Saturday at my favourite venue in London! Can't wait. :)

kathyjean
#64 posted by
kathyjean
on Feb 06, 2013

Sterph: That is a nice picture of you and JR!

StephRamsahai
#65 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

@kathyjean - Thanks!! MusicSoop took it at Hotel Cafe in LA when I was there a couple years ago! :)

kathyjean
#66 posted by
kathyjean
on Feb 06, 2013

@steph: Nice! :)

StephRamsahai
#67 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

CORB!!!!!!!

Pedro Mendes
#68 posted by
Pedro Mendes
on Feb 06, 2013

Have you all called in your Valentine's dedications? Yes? Good.

laurenelizabeth
#69 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Feb 06, 2013

This is a lovely idea! Best song, Never Quit Loving You - Jill Barber. First dance at our wedding.

smalliebigs
#70 posted by
smalliebigs
on Feb 06, 2013

Kathy's pick of "Safe and Sound" by Hawksley and Erin's pick of City and Colour's "The Girl" are both in my top 10. They make me at least a little sappy, although that might be due to my connection of the song with particular people. 

The Feist/Constantines take on "Islands in the Stream" is also up there. "So Glad I Met You" by Royal Wood and "Celebrate" by Rose Cousins are nice ones, too. 

 

StephRamsahai
#71 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

@Pedro! Wait! We have to call them in NOW!?

kathyjean
#72 posted by
kathyjean
on Feb 06, 2013

I LOVE this cover.

Pedro Mendes
#73 posted by
Pedro Mendes
on Feb 06, 2013

@StephRamsahai As soon as possible if you want to hear them on Grant's podcast next wednesday, on air thursday and the R3-30 on friday!

StephRamsahai
#74 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

@Pedro - Ah geez!!! Okay.. I'll try to think of one!

evensteven
#75 posted by
evensteven
on Feb 06, 2013

This Luyas song always has a hipp-o-no-tizing effect on me.

canadajanes
#76 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 06, 2013

LaurenElizabeth stole my suggestion, just as she stole my first wedding dance. We did Jill Barber's Never Quit Loving You. First...

StephRamsahai
#77 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

Request made!

Woo!

TheIceman
#78 posted by
TheIceman
on Feb 06, 2013

"It's Wenzdee, it's Wenzdee, it's Wenzdee!!!" So there Stevie.

I'm hoping if I taunt Craig enough he will come back.

Also, My Girl by Yukon Blonde is a great love song.

laurenelizabeth
#79 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Feb 06, 2013

Andy: Didn't steal it, we just both have amazing taste.

canadajanes
#80 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 06, 2013

Lauren - Fair enough.

jdurley
#81 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 06, 2013

Indie Love Song - With a Bullet by Sam Roberts Band

 

And babe you have nothing to fear for This is as real as the rain 

My love for you is as deep as a coalmine 

StephRamsahai
#82 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

YUS!

Love this song.

smalliebigs
#83 posted by
smalliebigs
on Feb 06, 2013

Bon, c'eszt bon, bon bon, c'est bon bon. 

hgummo
#84 posted by
hgummo
on Feb 06, 2013

My Favourite Book by Stars is my favourite Canadian indie love song. I'm sure I've mentioned this numerous times, but it was the first dance at our wedding. Love that song so much!

smalliebigs
#85 posted by
smalliebigs
on Feb 06, 2013

I love hearing stories about people using good Canadian indie songs at their weddings :)

StephRamsahai
#86 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

Gentleman Reg's voice makes me uncomfortable. 

evensteven
#87 posted by
evensteven
on Feb 06, 2013

Who sings that "Havin' You Around" song anywayZ? I like it a lot.

kathyjean
#88 posted by
kathyjean
on Feb 06, 2013

Another suggestion is "Stars" by Rose Cousins. I adore that song. 

StephRamsahai
#89 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

@evensteven - July Talk! I love that song!

canadajanes
#90 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 06, 2013

Hgummo - Hey, the Colour Run was a lot of fun, glad we went! The only problem was that there were too many people walking, it was like an obstacle course for those of us trying to run.

StephRamsahai
#91 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

Uh oh... I'm gonna tear up.

mcfflyer
#92 posted by
mcfflyer
on Feb 06, 2013

Good morning, lovely Lana, Canada and the rest of you hosers out there.

hgummo
#93 posted by
hgummo
on Feb 06, 2013

@canadajanes - Thanks for the recap! Too bad it was so cramped - it definitely seems like something that people do more for fun than to run it for time, which sucks if that is actually what you're going for. Congrats on finishing your first 5k either way, though! 

flannel tom
#94 posted by
flannel tom
on Feb 06, 2013

Hi people of the world.

I just finished listening to the Elephant Stone album that's streaming on this here website, somewhere. It's pretty good, a nice little psychedelic sound-scape to fill the crevasses of your mind.

What's up with the sweeping declaration of a pan-cbcmusic theme of "Love Month" for the entire month of February? Not sure I like that...

flannel tom
#95 posted by
flannel tom
on Feb 06, 2013

Who you callin' a hoser buddy?

mcfflyer
#96 posted by
mcfflyer
on Feb 06, 2013

FT - Shoe fit?

hgummo
#97 posted by
hgummo
on Feb 06, 2013

Ahh this song is gorgeous (Jill Barber - Starting to Show)

fictionjunkie
#98 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Feb 06, 2013

Good morning!

 

canadajanes
#99 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 06, 2013

Hgummo - I was pretty happy! It seemed a lot easier than I expected, honestly!

flannel tom
#100 posted by
flannel tom
on Feb 06, 2013

Horribly Awkward question I don't want the answer to:

Wouldn't it be weird if Grant and Jill made out ("necking" for you old-timers) to Jill Barber's records?

jdurley
#101 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 06, 2013

@FT - yeah, "Love Month" is a bit much... 

andaoneandatwo
#102 posted by
andaoneandatwo
on Feb 06, 2013
#chatbomb - I am in Hamilton for a few hours!! Where's a good coffee and snicky-snack?
flannel tom
#103 posted by
flannel tom
on Feb 06, 2013

@hedgeway's #6 post - Now THAT'S a great pick!

kirkofdoom
#104 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Feb 06, 2013

and suddenly the only song I can think of is "Your Ex-Lover Is Dead" by Stars.

That's not much of a "love song", by any means. 

andaoneandatwo
#105 posted by
andaoneandatwo
on Feb 06, 2013
"Tangled & Wild" - Oh Susanna
nvp
#106 posted by
nvp
on Feb 06, 2013

 

[100] probably less weird than if it were Smugglers tunes.  probably.

nvp
#107 posted by
nvp
on Feb 06, 2013

 

also, Tarantulove - Hawksley Workman.

also, also.  not very streamy this morning.  anyone?

fresh ginger
#108 posted by
fresh ginger
on Feb 06, 2013

Good Morning LANA!

tuned in time to say HI & hear you! (is it lunch time for you yet?)

fictionjunkie
#109 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Feb 06, 2013

@nvp #106 - that was my first thought too ;)

flannel tom
#110 posted by
flannel tom
on Feb 06, 2013

@nvp - especially if it was the song Rosie.

aldenoon
#111 posted by
aldenoon
on Feb 06, 2013

marie_curious Drinking games is an awesome love song ditto for that one. Also love Somebody by Hannah Georgas is an unrequited love song which I can't stop listening too.

canadajanes
#112 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 06, 2013

Oh man I am not being productive today.

And I felt the need to share that with someone, furthering my lack of productivity.

Pedro Mendes
#113 posted by
Pedro Mendes
on Feb 06, 2013

Fantastic song suggestions everyone, thank you, and keep them coming!

12stringjess
#114 posted by
12stringjess
on Feb 06, 2013

Loveless by Said the Whale!

darbarspecial
#115 posted by
darbarspecial
on Feb 06, 2013

Morning all. There is an event going on upstairs and some old guy is playing piano. Doesn't sound so great from here.

andaoneandatwo
#116 posted by
andaoneandatwo
on Feb 06, 2013
HELP - I am in Hamilton for a few hours!! Where's a good coffee and snicky-snack?
laurenelizabeth
#117 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Feb 06, 2013

FT [100]: Wow, something I never need to think about ever. Weird.

canadajanes
#118 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 06, 2013

andaone - Sorry, I know nothing about the Hammer!

laurenelizabeth
#119 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Feb 06, 2013

Also, I have the best Valentine's Day planned for my husband, for our first Valentine's day as a married couple.

stevierayk
#120 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 06, 2013

Hamilton eats - Zum Lisner it's a german place if you can find it and get in, it's worth it. Tallest Beers EVER.

laurenelizabeth
#121 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Feb 06, 2013

Pedro: When you call the toll free number, which extension do you pick? I called and then awkwardly hung up before I made the wrong choice.

Pedro Mendes
#122 posted by
Pedro Mendes
on Feb 06, 2013

@laurenelizabeth Please hit extension #2

shufle
#123 posted by
shufle
on Feb 06, 2013

I would say anything by the Superfantastics. They are what love should be: cute and not that serious.

 

darbarspecial
#124 posted by
darbarspecial
on Feb 06, 2013

Love Song:

I'm In Love by Major Maker.

kirkofdoom
#125 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Feb 06, 2013

Is it another MegaBlog today?

EricR
#126 posted by
EricR
on Feb 06, 2013

Yup - looks like it.

fresh ginger
#127 posted by
fresh ginger
on Feb 06, 2013

Love song (sort of?) Old Man Luedecke's Foreign Tongue

TheIceman
#128 posted by
TheIceman
on Feb 06, 2013

@SRK 120 - "Tallest Beers EVER."

FANTASTIC!

laurenelizabeth
#129 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Feb 06, 2013

Pedro: Thank you!

iamRobSmith
#130 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Feb 06, 2013

Morning all!

Are we doing giant blog again?

jdurley
#131 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 06, 2013

#130 - Giant bong is in later, during Lana's show.

Old Abe
#132 posted by
Old Abe
on Feb 06, 2013

@jdurley #131, Giant Bong - Awesome

TheRadioHead
#133 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Feb 06, 2013
Nooooooo! All day blogs function so poorly on a remote device, and on my net book for that matter.
kathyjean
#134 posted by
kathyjean
on Feb 06, 2013

Yep, another super blerg.

canadajanes
#135 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 06, 2013

re: Not Love songs - I was listening to Nick Cave's Murder Ballads album this morning. Those definitely aren't love songs.

laurenelizabeth
#136 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Feb 06, 2013

jdurley: Lana's show just finished! :), but a giant bong sounds cool.

kirkofdoom
#137 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Feb 06, 2013

janes,

well, some are love songs. they're just love songs that end in murder...

Cicero
#138 posted by
Cicero
on Feb 06, 2013

Hey Y'all! What'd I miss?

jdurley
#139 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 06, 2013

@old abe - I saw Raina rushing about during the Hollerado show on Saturday night, clutching what appeared to be a giant bong in her arms.  She claims it was a confetti cannon, but whatever.

Grant Lawrence
#140 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

MEGA BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

iamRobSmith
#141 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Feb 06, 2013

Let it be known that mega blog is the worst idea ever!

The blog question has long been discussed.

The Westerners are like the dudes who arrive at the party when everyone's passed out at the party. 

jdurley
#142 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 06, 2013

@LaurenE - I meant to say RAINA's show - oops!

Also, nice V-day plans!  Your husband is a lucky man.

Old Abe
#143 posted by
Old Abe
on Feb 06, 2013

@jdurley #139, "Confetti Cannon"...so that's what the kids are calling them now...

laurenelizabeth
#144 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Feb 06, 2013

Grant: Welcome back! 

erinev
#145 posted by
erinev
on Feb 06, 2013

everyone, it's KIDCAULEY'S BIRTHDAY TODAY!!!!!!!!!

Cicero
#146 posted by
Cicero
on Feb 06, 2013

Fave Canadian Love Songs....hmmm...

Martha Wainwright - when the day is short? It's all I can think of right now...

kirkofdoom
#147 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Feb 06, 2013

no amount of bold and exclamation points will get us excited about MegaBlog, Grant. 

laurenelizabeth
#148 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Feb 06, 2013

jdurley: DIEHARD V .... Best Valentine's Day ever! 

fresh ginger
#149 posted by
fresh ginger
on Feb 06, 2013

"your eyes radiate lust, why don't we just neck..."

Is lust a love song? If so, The Old Soul > Let's Neck

darbarspecial
#150 posted by
darbarspecial
on Feb 06, 2013

Love song:

Meant for Each Other - The Februarys

Cicero
#151 posted by
Cicero
on Feb 06, 2013

@Kid- HAAAAPY BIIIIIRTHDAAAAY! My big brother is your birthday twin!

nitz
#152 posted by
nitz
on Feb 06, 2013

@Grant Look who decided to show up for work today...

iamRobSmith
#153 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Feb 06, 2013

I have a theory on the mega blog.  Grant was getting so many comments the others were jealous and petitioned to combine blogs:)

Also - English Words are DOPE (that's what the kids say right?)

TheIceman
#154 posted by
TheIceman
on Feb 06, 2013

@LE 136- Actually Lana's show finished last night at 12 PM PST.

We got the slightly warmed over version.

jdurley
#155 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 06, 2013

@old abe - I feel like we had this conversation yesterday...  

laurenelizabeth
#156 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Feb 06, 2013

Ok, I have to leave (lunch break over) in like 15 minutes, but did anyone see THIS Blonde, busty Anne of Green Gables?!?!?! Outraged!

Old Abe
#157 posted by
Old Abe
on Feb 06, 2013

@Cicero #151, Bob Marley was your Brother's birthday twin as well.

kathyjean
#158 posted by
kathyjean
on Feb 06, 2013

LAUREN: I KNOW! SLUTTY ANNE!

CDNz1
#159 posted by
CDNz1
on Feb 06, 2013

WENZDEE MEGA BLAHG!!!

Cicero
#160 posted by
Cicero
on Feb 06, 2013

@Old Abe - What a lucky bastard. He gets all the best birthday twins.

laurenelizabeth
#161 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Feb 06, 2013

TheIceman: semantic :)

laurenelizabeth
#162 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Feb 06, 2013

Kathyjean: Like WTF randomhouse? anger inducing.

jdurley
#163 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 06, 2013

@LaurenE - whatever you do, do not look at the new Jane Eyre cover...

iamRobSmith
#164 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Feb 06, 2013

Slutty Anne is errrm, when does that show air?

kathyjean
#165 posted by
kathyjean
on Feb 06, 2013

Lauren: and she's wearing a damn plaid shirt!?! Like. Ugh. 

canadajanes
#166 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 06, 2013

Kirk of Doom - I suppose that's true for a couple of them. 

smalliebigs
#167 posted by
smalliebigs
on Feb 06, 2013

@LE: that IS a wicked Valentine's Day gift for your husband. 

RE MEGA BLOG: Mega meh. 

@KC: HAPPY BDAY, FRIEND!

RE SASQUATCH: Is anyone going?

canadajanes
#168 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 06, 2013

Not doing anything special for VDay here, probably just go out to eat somewhere and then do some more packing.

Cicero
#169 posted by
Cicero
on Feb 06, 2013

@Smallie - Hey, You still down for coffee when I come up next week?

Grant Lawrence
#170 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

MEGABLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mcfflyer
#171 posted by
mcfflyer
on Feb 06, 2013

Grant, whoever decided to have these mega blogs as a regular thing should reconsider.  As TRH head stated, using a hand held device is difficult, and at this rate, it no longer becomes your blog.  It's the Wednesday, February 6, 2013 blog.  Why bother?  I don't like this road that Radio3 is heading down.

StephRamsahai
#172 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

MEGABLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canadajanes
#173 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 06, 2013

My least favourite thing about the Mega Blog is everyone complaining about the Mega Blog...

Cicero
#174 posted by
Cicero
on Feb 06, 2013

@Lee - Hey! How's the lovely life in beautiful california?

fresh ginger
#175 posted by
fresh ginger
on Feb 06, 2013

#MEGABLERG!!!

Pedro Mendes
#176 posted by
Pedro Mendes
on Feb 06, 2013

RE "Megablog" - We decided on the approach of one blog post for a day for editorial reasons. When we have one topic that we feel is strong enough as a topic for all three hosts, we will use one blog post. Our aim is to have one a week, but sometimes there will be more.

darbarspecial
#177 posted by
darbarspecial
on Feb 06, 2013

I will be taking part in a 1 Billion Rising event on Valentines.

flannel tom
#178 posted by
flannel tom
on Feb 06, 2013

I'm going to make a sweeping declaration that the greatest Canadian Love Song Composing band is and always has been Chixdiggit.

Pretty much all of their songs are love songs, KJ himself has said so on stage. I mean, if you go to their artist profile page on cbcmusic, you'll see for yourself. Such loveladen hits include "Miso Ramen", "Geocities Kitty", "Koo Stark", "Spanish Fever", "Melissa Louise", "I Drove The Coquihalla" and even "Cheevers" could be considered a love ballad of sorts. And this is just from their artist profile page. Imagine what wonders are beholden on their actual Records!!!

True Romantics who believe in the power of love and the power of power chords, Chixdiggit are sure to be your number one snuggle buddy during this Loveliest of Love Months.

Cicero
#179 posted by
Cicero
on Feb 06, 2013

I'll get it out while we're doing it - I dislike the megablog as well, but I don't have a hate out for it, and I don't mind it every now and then, but it's just not my favourite. I don't use a handheld devide on the blog ever, so my complaints aren't really functional. Anyways, now I'm done.

Grant Lawrence
#180 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

There shall be NO further complaining about MEGABLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

darbarspecial
#181 posted by
darbarspecial
on Feb 06, 2013

@canadajanes[173] - Mine too!!!!!

kirkofdoom
#182 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Feb 06, 2013

I am spending Valentine's Day Eve with Sage McBride...

...and the rest of Shred Kelly, since they're playing the Railway Club here in Vancouver on the 13th. 

StephRamsahai
#183 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

@flannel tom - YES!

I love their love songs!

Hot n Horny and Found Love off Safeways Here We Come are both great love songs as well! :)

canadajanes
#184 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 06, 2013

HAZWOPER is by far the best certification I've ever seen on a job application.

mcfflyer
#185 posted by
mcfflyer
on Feb 06, 2013

@Pedro - but what about the difficulties of using the blog on an iPhone or Android.  With 800 posts, finding anything is damn near impossible.  What seems an easy out for you can be a major hassle for your biggest supporters.

 

Grant Lawrence
#186 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

@flannel tom your email bounced on me like a puck on soggy ice. Are you trying to tell me something?

mcfflyer
#187 posted by
mcfflyer
on Feb 06, 2013

Sorry, Grant, I didn't see your 180 before posting 185.  I'll just log off now.

Grant Lawrence
#188 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

@kirkofdoom re #182 down boy!

laurenelizabeth
#189 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Feb 06, 2013

The new Jenn Grant single. Yes. Love.

Grant Lawrence
#190 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

@McFlyer excuse me? You'll go nowhere and like it! (not talking about the Shaggin' Wagon's last breakdown)

Grant Lawrence
#191 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

@laurenelizabeth thank you for the positive comment!

Pedro Mendes
#192 posted by
Pedro Mendes
on Feb 06, 2013

@mcfflyer - I'm afraid we have to balance a lot of issues right now and this is our best solution.

Cicero
#193 posted by
Cicero
on Feb 06, 2013

@Kirk - Nice!!! Shred Kelly rocks! I'm spending my valentines day crashing my best friend's valentines with his boy - I should feel bad about it, but they insisted, and it's still a great Valentines, I get to spend it with people I love, so do they. Plus me, which makes it even more awesome. There will be so much Ru Paul!

flannel tom
#194 posted by
flannel tom
on Feb 06, 2013

@GRANT - COME AGAIN?

kathyjean
#195 posted by
kathyjean
on Feb 06, 2013

189+1

canadajanes
#196 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 06, 2013

Lee - Got your maps, btw and hope to check them out tonight! Thanks again!

canadajanes
#197 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 06, 2013

Kirk - Tell Shred Kelly that I am Extremely excited about seeing them down at SXSW in 5 weeks or so!

Grant Lawrence
#198 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

Your hotmail email bounces like your last three rent cheques!

laurenelizabeth
#199 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Feb 06, 2013

Grant: You're welcome. Did you see my post above on Slutty Anne of Green Gables? thoughts?

PeanutButter
#200 posted by
PeanutButter
on Feb 06, 2013

Good morning Grant and other bloggers!

flannel tom
#201 posted by
flannel tom
on Feb 06, 2013

@Grant - Oops, caps was on lock down. I meant, come again? I never sent you an email... well, in the past I have but I'm afraid I have no idea what you're talking aboooot.

Cicero
#202 posted by
Cicero
on Feb 06, 2013

Oh hey, speaking of sexy songs (but sadly, not canadian ones) has anyone heard Roseanne Cash before? Man I love her! I just found her recently, and I've been listening pretty often.

nvp
#203 posted by
nvp
on Feb 06, 2013

 

oh hello uniblog

Cicero
#204 posted by
Cicero
on Feb 06, 2013

Hey Peanut!

flannel tom
#205 posted by
flannel tom
on Feb 06, 2013

Also, I pay rent in Cold Hard Cash so your analogy fails! Muahahahahaha!!!!

darbarspecial
#206 posted by
darbarspecial
on Feb 06, 2013

Love Song:

There Goes My Heart - The Weekend

smalliebigs
#207 posted by
smalliebigs
on Feb 06, 2013

@Cicero: absolutely. Coffee or beer, whatever the mood calls for. Which day again?

canadajanes
#208 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 06, 2013

FT - You pay rent in cash? There is something bad-ass about that.

nvp
#209 posted by
nvp
on Feb 06, 2013

 

Slutty Anne of Green Gables sounds more uplifting than Zombie Anne of Green Gables.

mcfflyer
#210 posted by
mcfflyer
on Feb 06, 2013

@Canadajanes - Andy, maybe this or next weekend we can talk on the phone and I can point out some of the suggested places to visit, especially in Death Valley.  You have got to go to Dante's View, the viewpoint directly above - one mile above - Badwater (at 283 feet below sea level, the lowest point in the US).  The view is truly breathtaking.  And don't let Grant's whining about the heat deter you from visiting.

jdurley
#211 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 06, 2013

#208 - or sketchy...

Cicero
#212 posted by
Cicero
on Feb 06, 2013

@Smallie - I'll be coming up on the 14th, but probably the 15th or 16th? I've got no real firm plans at this point, so whenever!

Cicero
#213 posted by
Cicero
on Feb 06, 2013

@Jdurley - My thoughts as well...

jdurley
#214 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 06, 2013

#210 - @Lee - oh, oh, oh, my family is planning a trip to LA and the desert parks in mid-march, so I'd also like to get in on any advice you may be doling out!  Thanks!!

smalliebigs
#215 posted by
smalliebigs
on Feb 06, 2013

@Cicero: why don't we do breakfast on the 16th? Er, brunch, as I have the sleep patterns of a 15 year old and generally am not up for "breakfast" on weekends. 

fictionjunkie
#216 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Feb 06, 2013

@laurenelizabeth - not only is that Anne atrocious but the article isn't much better since it says something about Anne being "normally portrayed" as a redhead - of course she's normally a redhead, it's a defining character trait in the book - WFT?!? 

canadajanes
#217 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 06, 2013

Lee - Sure! We're trying to knock out our Utah, AZ and NM plans first, then we'll be checking out Northern California in more detail.

But we've already got Dante's View on our list for Death Valley! Getting excited!

jdurley
#218 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 06, 2013

@smallie - they have breakfast on weekends?  Who knew?

mcfflyer
#219 posted by
mcfflyer
on Feb 06, 2013

And good morning, Natasha.  Not totally sure about your new Facebook photo.  Kinda scary.

flannel tom
#220 posted by
flannel tom
on Feb 06, 2013

paying rent with a cheque is sketchy. Nobody has used a cheque since the 20th Century, unless of course it's a giant oversized novelty cheque.

Besides, when your rollin' in paper like me, cash rains mang.

kathyjean
#221 posted by
kathyjean
on Feb 06, 2013

I love this song. 

I need a hug. haha 

smalliebigs
#222 posted by
smalliebigs
on Feb 06, 2013

@Jdurley: apparently there is also vacuuming before 11 AM on weekends, too. Or so my housemates think. 

mcfflyer
#223 posted by
mcfflyer
on Feb 06, 2013

@jdurley - My travel advising service is available.  email me - mcfflyer@comcast.net.

smalliebigs
#224 posted by
smalliebigs
on Feb 06, 2013

"Safe and Sound" will always make me think of a bus trip back from Panorama, sitting next to a special lady at the time with an ear-bud a piece. Just a couple of wide-eyed crazy kids in love. 

kirkofdoom
#225 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Feb 06, 2013

the only thing i ever use cheques for is rent. in fact, the cheques i use have my old-old address on them, a place i haven't lived in since 2004.

jdurley
#226 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 06, 2013

@kirk - wait, so you pay your rent with cheques that have a different address on them?  Now THAT's bad-ass

darbarspecial
#227 posted by
darbarspecial
on Feb 06, 2013

@kathy - *hug*

Grant Lawrence
#228 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

@lauren slutty Anne of Green Gables? Excuse me?

Cicero
#229 posted by
Cicero
on Feb 06, 2013

@Smallie - That sounds awesome! I might bring a tag along, depending on his work hours ;-)

@Lee - It's such a creepy cover photo hey? but I like how spooky it is.

@KJ - I love this song. It makes me want a boyfriend.

Grant Lawrence
#230 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

@flannel tom did you or did you not email me about the R3 Hockey team?

evensteven
#231 posted by
evensteven
on Feb 06, 2013

hey, Grant!

Okay, this "safe and sound song" is along the vibe I'm looking for in a love song.

Sort of like the July Talk  "Having you around" vibe.

Would still love to hear that last one :)

jdurley
#232 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 06, 2013

@kathy - *more hugging!*

 

@mcflyer - thanks!  I will definitely email you!

mcfflyer
#233 posted by
mcfflyer
on Feb 06, 2013

@Tash - Yeah, Creepy.  But somehow, I can see why you're attracted to it. 

Cicero
#234 posted by
Cicero
on Feb 06, 2013

@Lee - I do write horror/fantasy/sci-fi/gothic fiction. It makes sense. I think it'd be lovely if someone got productive in the garden, and the sun was shining.

kathyjean
#235 posted by
kathyjean
on Feb 06, 2013

Thanks gals! haha. 

 

flannel tom
#236 posted by
flannel tom
on Feb 06, 2013

@@Grant - I did, like a couple weeks ago. But I'm not going to end up playing anyway so don't worry about it too much. It was a pipe dream mostly as it will be difficult to accrue the funding for a pan-canadian journey to partake in this tournament, considering the current expenditure on the table, one of which is a quick trip to Vancouver I booked for early March! I'm planning on getting some snowboarding in and eating sushi. 

darbarspecial
#237 posted by
darbarspecial
on Feb 06, 2013

Love Song:

I Think You're Gonna Feel My Love - Matthew Barber

Grant Lawrence
#238 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

@McFlyer who is "Tash"!?!?

Grant Lawrence
#239 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

@darbar down girl!

jdurley
#240 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 06, 2013

@smallie re: 222 - oh, that's a tricky spot to be in.  Complain, and they may never vacuum again.  Don't complain, and they may vacuum again.

mcfflyer
#241 posted by
mcfflyer
on Feb 06, 2013

@Grant - She knows who she is.  That's all you need to know.

flannel tom
#242 posted by
flannel tom
on Feb 06, 2013

further to 236 - Snowboarding and sushi - although available, these are not the strongest leisure offerings Saskatchewan has to give.

Cicero
#243 posted by
Cicero
on Feb 06, 2013

@Grant - I'm tash.

mcfflyer
#244 posted by
mcfflyer
on Feb 06, 2013

Cicero is Natasha.  Shortened, Tash.  (big eye roll in having to explain it)

kirkofdoom
#245 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Feb 06, 2013

If I call in to the hotline and request something like "22: The Death of All the Romance" by The Dears, will it get played on this fancy VD all request show?

Also, can I request "22: The Death of All the Romance" by The Dears to be played today. Right now?

Grant Lawrence
#246 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

@flannel tom way to be a team player! SO... to recap... you DID email me... and your hotmail account is bouncing like you will be, head over heels down the side of our West Coast mountains when you attempt to snowboard them!

Grant Lawrence
#247 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

@kirkofdoom if you request it to someone it will be.

nvp
#248 posted by
nvp
on Feb 06, 2013

 

i haven't actually noticed a problem with megablogs on my android device.  but i don't spend much time there.  a looong time ago i think it simply stopped working after a certain number of posts, but i don't think that's a problem now.

what's the issue? is it iphone only?

laurenelizabeth
#249 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Feb 06, 2013

Grant [228]: See comment 156 (I think)

Cicero
#250 posted by
Cicero
on Feb 06, 2013

@Grant - Ooooh! Can I request "Let's Fall Asleep Together" by Teen Daze?!

lindsey.who
#251 posted by
lindsey.who
on Feb 06, 2013
Agh huge blog to read through. I'm in class. Shhh! But I pick Robots! By Dan Mangan. Or hold on when you get love etc. by Stars.
smalliebigs
#252 posted by
smalliebigs
on Feb 06, 2013

@Jdurley: I sure won't complain, as it is their house in which I'm renting a room. They are fantastic but we just have different approaches to weekend sleep. They don't sleep in (seemingly a point of great pride) and then take extended naps later in the day, whereas I sleep in but generally I'm then up for the day. 

At any rate, they're currently in Thailand, so I've got the whole house to myself. Time for some 1980s hosue party style shenanigans. 

Shonica
#253 posted by
Shonica
on Feb 06, 2013

Good morning everyone!

Grant Lawrence
#254 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

@nvp there is NO problem with the MegaBlog, nor has anyone ever reported any.

Cicero
#255 posted by
Cicero
on Feb 06, 2013

@Grant - and I'll send it out to the whole blog. In a 12 year old sleep over kinda way. Because I love y'all.  (can I do that? Does it count if it's not romantical?)

Grant Lawrence
#256 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

@Nitz re #152 how dare you?!?!

mcfflyer
#257 posted by
mcfflyer
on Feb 06, 2013

@Shonica - Sjaan, are you coming back out to California this year?

canadajanes
#258 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 06, 2013

Smallie - Are you living with your parents?

I have a friend (about 28 years old) who still lives with his parents. Calls them his Roommates.

flannel tom
#259 posted by
flannel tom
on Feb 06, 2013

@grant - if it's bouncing, it must be a spelling mistake or something? I have no idea.

Also, "when I attempt to snowboard them"? Ha! I'll have you know sir, that I am in fact an accomplished sideways slider. My mom told me so.

nvp
#260 posted by
nvp
on Feb 06, 2013

 

@grant [254]  surely you'll forgive me if i insist on a second opinion :)

besides, you still have a blackberry, don't you?

Grant Lawrence
#261 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

@nvp yes, I "still" have a blackberry.

jdurley
#262 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 06, 2013

@smallie - YES!  SHENANIGANS!!

Cicero
#263 posted by
Cicero
on Feb 06, 2013

@CJ - I have fears that will be my little brother in a few years o.0

Grant Lawrence
#264 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

@flannel tom um yeah there's a slight difference between the snowboarding "hills" of Saskatchewan and the Lord of the Rings like jagged mountains of BC! We sir shall hand your ass to you on a frozen platter!

Grant Lawrence
#265 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

@laurenelizabeth how dare you suggest that a blonde, well endowed gal is a "slutty" Anne? Extremely sexist of you!

StephRamsahai
#266 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

Grant is FEISTY today!!

Cicero
#267 posted by
Cicero
on Feb 06, 2013

GUYS! WE NEED THESE.

Shonica
#268 posted by
Shonica
on Feb 06, 2013

@Lee 

The event we were coming for has been postponed until mid Feb 2014. However you never know we may just come out on our own at some point cause that is how we roll!

canadajanes
#269 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 06, 2013

Cicero - You'd be even more afraid of making that comparison if you knew this friend of mine.

laurenelizabeth
#270 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Feb 06, 2013

Grant: Ok, Have you seen the article on the oversexualized, completely inaccurate, blonde Anne of Green Gables?

flannel tom
#271 posted by
flannel tom
on Feb 06, 2013

@Grant - I used to live in Banff and ride almost 100 days a year buddy boy!!! plus I got my training on the icy and unpredictable mounts of the east coast!

nitz
#272 posted by
nitz
on Feb 06, 2013

@Grant Sorry man, I know you're the hardest workin man in Canadian broadcasting.

left and leaving
#273 posted by
left and leaving
on Feb 06, 2013

There was a song in the rotation a year or two ago that I always had a soft spot for as a love song.

"This Old House" by Matt Epp

It's a really nice one. I ended up seeing him (he was opening for another band that I went to see) and he said he wrote it for his new wife. It's a beaut.

smalliebigs
#274 posted by
smalliebigs
on Feb 06, 2013

@Andy: ha! No, I'm living with a married couple of friends.  If I were living with my parents pre-11 cleaning would be the least of my grievances.  

To be clear: these friends are not my parents. 

marie_curious
#275 posted by
marie_curious
on Feb 06, 2013

Boy, I wish "partying" was part of MY job description...

Cicero
#276 posted by
Cicero
on Feb 06, 2013

@CJ - Please don't tell me. just keep me blissfully ignorant. My little brother has a job interview for a job out in Weyburn, Sask, and it's looking good so far - He's like, thisclose to be out!!

jdurley
#277 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 06, 2013

Now that it's lunch time, I regret having eaten my sandwich at 11.

smalliebigs
#278 posted by
smalliebigs
on Feb 06, 2013

There is no party like a labour law party because a labour law party don't stop. 

flannel tom
#279 posted by
flannel tom
on Feb 06, 2013

@cicero - Rig Piggin' in Weyburn?

Grant Lawrence
#280 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

@nitz humble apology accepted. And nice job on the 5 (five) points at the Flying Vees game on Saturday night?!? Like Luongo, you're back from the dead!!!

StephRamsahai
#281 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

Love this July Talk song!!

Buh! 

ITS SO NICE.

Cicero
#282 posted by
Cicero
on Feb 06, 2013

@FT - Nope, working as an equipment room coordinator for Matrix Solutions. fingers crossed man, fingers crossed.

darbarspecial
#283 posted by
darbarspecial
on Feb 06, 2013

Love Song:

I Wanna Love You - Michael Rault

canadajanes
#284 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 06, 2013

Smallie - Good to know! Looking forward to meeting your "roommates" when we crash on your floor in June...

StephRamsahai
#285 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

@Grant - Are you able to play (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams?

left and leaving
#286 posted by
left and leaving
on Feb 06, 2013

@Steph - bahahaha. Fuck it, just play the whole Reckless album Grant!!

smalliebigs
#287 posted by
smalliebigs
on Feb 06, 2013

@Janes: I'm very much hoping to have a new place by then! 

Refresh my memory: you guys aren't in AB between the 7th and the 16th are you? I'm going to be gone for Field Trip, NXNE, etc. during that stretch. 

nitz
#288 posted by
nitz
on Feb 06, 2013

@Grant HOW DARE YOU!? Are you insinuating that my play of late had been that of a corpse? Scored the winner with 5 mins left on a one-handed "wild-stab" at a long pass.

StephRamsahai
#289 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

@left and leaving - Wow! It's like you read my mind! I didn't wanna go overboard but I'm really glad you did!

Grant! Hit it!

flannel tom
#290 posted by
flannel tom
on Feb 06, 2013

A 5 point night Nitz? Very Nice! I had two of those this season, although a rarity I'm afraid... I play tonight, will have to see what kind of damage I can do! We're playing our arch rivals, the Leafs! So far this season we are 0-3 against them, last season, we never lost a game to them!

Grant Lawrence
#291 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

@StephRam aka my little trinidadian flower... unfortunately NOT! But I know YOU are going to call in a long distance Valentine's Day request, right?!? 1-877-955-6565! Possibly an iconic Weakerthans song that is also the title of an album of theirs from 2000?

PhilipST
#292 posted by
PhilipST
on Feb 06, 2013

Hello blog! Welcome back to hosting, Grant. 

#273, @L&L I like Matt Epp a lot, and will make sure I listen to that song, "This Old House."

Fave love song: Cuff the Duke's "Follow Me"

Fave song involving a failed relationship: "Sincerely" by Portico.  

kirkofdoom
#293 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Feb 06, 2013
left and leaving
#294 posted by
left and leaving
on Feb 06, 2013

I have a Sunday morning game this week -- at 10:30am. ??? On the plus side, according to the team, I play way better hungover or already a few beers in.

Brautigan
#295 posted by
Brautigan
on Feb 06, 2013

What kind of artsy joel plasket is this?

canadajanes
#296 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 06, 2013

Smallie - We'll be in Calgary June 18-20 and Edmonton June 21-23. We'll be camping in Banff and Jasper before that if you feel like coming camping upon getting back from the Field Trip!

Grant Lawrence
#297 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

@PSTNYC thank you!

Snarf
#298 posted by
Snarf
on Feb 06, 2013

Hello, you are a chatty bunch today.

I am still thinking about paying rent in cash.  The first place I lived I was the only room mate with cheques (we were 18) so they gave me their portion in cash.  Which they delivered to me at work.  In a department store.  Where I was monitored by security cameras.  Amazingly no one ever called me on counting $600 in cash in the middle of the store. 

Grant Lawrence
#299 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

@Brautigan this is ROCKIN' Joel Plaskett and the best song on his last album Scrappy Happiness!

StephRamsahai
#300 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

@Grant - What's a weakerthan!?!?!

Cicero
#301 posted by
Cicero
on Feb 06, 2013

@Steph - I might miss your awesome call in! :-(

@Blog - Meeting time y'all. be back (hopefully) soon!

Grant Lawrence
#302 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

@nitz awesome stuff! And Kenny Hegan with the hattie?!?

flannel tom
#303 posted by
flannel tom
on Feb 06, 2013

Oh how I was hoping the link in Kirks #293 was going to be the band Gob doing a cover of Everything I Do (I Do It For You). How awesome would that have been?

Speaking of Gob, they have a nice story of unrequited love in the form of their song B Flat

Grant Lawrence
#304 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

By the way, Roberto Luongo is, BY FAR, the best story of the shortened NHL season, right gang?

nitz
#305 posted by
nitz
on Feb 06, 2013

Yep, the old chrome-dome was clicking. We had one shift we scored 3 in about 40 seconds.

StephRamsahai
#306 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

@Grant - Just out of curiosity... who hears the messages left on the R3 hotline?

Brautigan
#307 posted by
Brautigan
on Feb 06, 2013

@Grant - it is pretty rockin, but one of the more unstructured songs I have ever heard of his.  Was scrappy happiness the song a week album?

Brautigan
#308 posted by
Brautigan
on Feb 06, 2013

@ Grant - I love that Lou is playing well, but I AM VERY happy he is not a leaf.  Those rumors scared me

Grant Lawrence
#309 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

@Brautigan indeed it was

left and leaving
#310 posted by
left and leaving
on Feb 06, 2013

@Grant -- Yeah, but what do the Canucks do now?? Trade Schneider??

Best hockey story of the year is tonight. Habs-Bruins. Best rivalry in sport!!! Gonna cream 'em!

nitz
#311 posted by
nitz
on Feb 06, 2013

@Grant Just checked, it was a "3 goals in 23 seconds shift". Bill Mosienko-esque!

jdurley
#312 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 06, 2013

Re: writing rent cheques - back in our student days, my now-husband shared a house with a bunch of guys.  I'm not sure the exact details, but he had to collect money from his housemates for certain expenses that he paid.  His one roommate would always write joke names on the cheque, like "Mike "the exterminator" Smith".  Only they would be really off-colour, disgusting things that I shall not type on this blog.

left and leaving
#313 posted by
left and leaving
on Feb 06, 2013

I had to give my landlords post-dated cheques. Such a pain because of course I can't just buy twelve of them, have to get a book of 50 or whatever from the bank. I tried to use one once just for fun. The bartender thought it was funny. But did not accept it.

kirkofdoom
#314 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Feb 06, 2013

On the off chance I have to write cheques for other people, for non-rent purposes, I will write something funny and/or slightly embarrassing in the memo line. 

StephRamsahai
#315 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

@left and leaving - HABS-BRUINS! \m/

Grant Lawrence
#316 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

@nitz re #311 outrageous!!!

darbarspecial
#317 posted by
darbarspecial
on Feb 06, 2013

Sounds like me and my frame delivery guy.

TheIceman
#318 posted by
TheIceman
on Feb 06, 2013

Grant stop relating your personal stories about your man love for the UPS guy!

I hope Jill isn't listening.

mcfflyer
#319 posted by
mcfflyer
on Feb 06, 2013

"Ginger lumberjack".  Indeed.

nvp
#320 posted by
nvp
on Feb 06, 2013

 

they're starting Luongo while he's hot to make him more attractive for a trade, no?

i like Luongo, but it seems to be already decided.  and i feel bad for Schneider, but his time will come.

you can't trade an expensive goalie if he's been sitting on the bench, right?

stevierayk
#321 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 06, 2013

I use cheques to pay for our practice hall. My address on the cheques is old and the branch on the cheques is closed. Oh well only 200 more to use up.

Grant Lawrence
#322 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

@darbar a HA!!!!! Call in now.

Grant Lawrence
#323 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

Wait until this blog hear's @TheRadiohead's story about her pool boy adventure!

TheIceman
#324 posted by
TheIceman
on Feb 06, 2013

@nvp - Vancouver has a big problem still. They can't afford to pay 2 number 1 goalies and Schnieder is not playing like a #1 goalie, so how can you trade Luongo?

Snarf
#325 posted by
Snarf
on Feb 06, 2013

some of you may know that my neighbour's cat, Cricket, hangs out at my place.  Well today Cricket's friend Monkey is visiting and she plays fetch!

StephRamsahai
#326 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 06, 2013

I tried to pay March rent with a post-dated cheque and then it showed up under my door the next day. Love when you forget you already paid for your last month!!

Snarf
#327 posted by
Snarf
on Feb 06, 2013

Steph - that is great!

Last time we moved our landlord called a week or so before we were going to give notice and told use we were being renovicted.  We got one month free rent.

nitz
#328 posted by
nitz
on Feb 06, 2013

@TheIceman If they were smart, they'd keep Lu for a potential playoff run as insurance for a Schneider injury or vice versa. Their "championship window" is closing rapidly (if you ask me, it's long been slammed shut). They'd be served better to resolve the situation in the summer.

Grant Lawrence
#329 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

@nvp I really don't think a perennial all-star goalie who has won a gold medal and went to game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final needs to be showcased! Canucks are playing to win!

Grant Lawrence
#330 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

What IS the KirkofDoom / Cicero status update anyway? 

And how was the Matinee Friday at CBC?

TheIceman
#331 posted by
TheIceman
on Feb 06, 2013

@nitz - Agreed, but they seem to have backed themselves into a corner at the end of last season.

@Cicero - I finished reading My Ántonia, and I loved it. You must read it. As soon as I finished I wanted to start reading it again.

Right now - in transit to my library - The Broom of The System - David Foster Wallace's first book.

flannel tom
#332 posted by
flannel tom
on Feb 06, 2013

Re: Canucks - Shit or get off the pot so to speak. Worst run team ever (only the Habs last year were more of a circus). Trade Lu or don't, we don't need to hear fabricated stories every day about the state of his trade negotiations!!!

KristaMark
#333 posted by
KristaMark
on Feb 06, 2013

Welcome back Grant!

Too busy to blog, but just wanted to come to say I'm such a Love Junkie!

Also, my song of choice for my special "Moose" of a Valentine, is the most romantic song ever:  

By & By, by Kevin Fox 

kirkofdoom
#334 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Feb 06, 2013

Grant, You missed it; we broke up friday on the blog. Irreconcilable musical differences.

And The Matinee show was pretty great. It was seated, so not as rowdy as some other shows of theirs, but still pretty good. I think they played almost all of the new album (but not in order) - (blog post shameless self promotion)

TheIceman
#335 posted by
TheIceman
on Feb 06, 2013

'Nucks are probably hoping some team loses their #1 and are desperate enough to ante up enough to land Luongo.

Grant Lawrence
#336 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

@flannel tom Canucks are the worst-run team in the league? Are you kidding me? WE WIN

left and leaving
#337 posted by
left and leaving
on Feb 06, 2013

@Iceman -- enjoy DFW! Was just listening to him read some of his nonfiction yesterday. Laughing my ass off at my desk

@FT -- thoughts on this evening's match?

TO to LA
#338 posted by
TO to LA
on Feb 06, 2013

On the topic of Goalies, anyone see this "definitive" Goalie Mask ranking on Buzzfeed? How definitive is it really?

Grant Lawrence
#339 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

@KristaMark thanks! 

TO to LA
#340 posted by
TO to LA
on Feb 06, 2013

also, <3 Magneta Lane

left and leaving
#341 posted by
left and leaving
on Feb 06, 2013

@Grant -- The President's Trophy...

They're turning into the Sharks. Always the bridesmaid...

Christine McAvoy
#342 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Feb 06, 2013

Love'n'stufff!?!?! Maybe I'll go back to sleep...

Grant Lawrence
#343 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

@left and leaving The Sharks? Another team we left in the ice spray of the playoffs!

Grant Lawrence
#344 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 06, 2013

CMac: cross-eyed crazy for the Maple Leafs!

nitz
#345 posted by
nitz
on Feb 06, 2013

@Grant That was two years ago...Window, closed.

kirkofdoom
#346 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Feb 06, 2013

cmac, didn't you get the memo? it's love month on R3!