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There's a lot going on with Toronto indie label Arts & Crafts, the record company that brought us Broken Social Scene, Feist, the Stills, Stars, Zeus, Jason Collett and Dan Mangan, among others. The label is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a compilation album, as well as a summer concert that will feature a reunion by the band that started it all, Broken Social Scene.

To help celebrate, we've put together an infographic to show the creative span of this supergroup. The band has had more than 20 members who have formed their own bands, and in some cases those bands have featured members of other notable acts. To emphasize the collective nature of the scene, we've also included several members who simply collaborated on recordings. For instance, KC Accidental was Kevin Drew and Charles Spearin's band, but their recordings feature at least seven other BSS members.

Oh, and if you're curious, BSS is only two degrees removed from Kevin Bacon.

Click on the image to see the full-size graphic.

This post will be Radio 3's editorial focus for the day. We want to know: of all these offshoots, who's your favourite and why? Let us know by posting on our blog or tweeting us up @cbcradio3.

LISTENListen live as Radio 3 hosts Lana Gay, Grant Lawrence and Raina Douris spin tracks by almost all of the artists related to Broken Social Scene.

Related:

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tea&cartography
#1 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 29, 2013

Happy Monday!

Nice infographic,

My favourite offshoot that I had forgotten about is 'The Happiness Project'.

TheRadioHead
#2 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 29, 2013
This is super interesting. I won't be able take Advantage of it until I get home though. I need a magnifying glass to see it on a 2x3 phone screen!
tea&cartography
#3 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 29, 2013

Michael Feuerstack is a fucking great lyricist.

Where is everyone this morning?

hytumb69
#4 posted by
hytumb69
on Apr 29, 2013

'Present' (said like Murray from FOTC!)

Lana Gay
#5 posted by
Lana Gay
on Apr 29, 2013
@t&c well, I'm here... In Toronto! ;) Also, my favourite song on Happiness Project was 'Vittoria', so adorable!
Shonica
#6 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 29, 2013

Present! 

Good morning!

I have too much work to do to stick around this morning! I will be listening though.

tea&cartography
#7 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 29, 2013

@hytumb

oh man!

I haven't watched flight of the conchords in years!

I will do that tonight.

tea&cartography
#8 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 29, 2013

@lana

I love all of them, but especially Mr. Gowrie and Mrs. Morris.

hytumb69
#9 posted by
hytumb69
on Apr 29, 2013

@T&C - I know... every once in a while I have to do a FOTC marathon session.  So fuckin funny...

marie_curious
#10 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 29, 2013

Dan Mangan had a baby?! I didn't even know he was pregnant! ;)

Congrats to Dan!

Also, "Prizzunt!"

Old Abe
#11 posted by
Old Abe
on Apr 29, 2013

Business Socks. That is all.

stevierayk
#12 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 29, 2013

Re:12 - things that are scratchy?

Benoit from Ottawa
#13 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 29, 2013

Hello goodbye (once more).

I'll just drop this in for fun and interest: Antibiotic protects men against attractive women's wiles.

Hah.

Sarahmouche
#14 posted by
Sarahmouche
on Apr 29, 2013

Love the graphic, it illustrates what I have been trying to explain to many people for years. I have a few favourites for very different reasons.

The performance of Vanessa by The Happiness Project at Toronto’s The Music Gallery is the best piece of art I have ever seen, and I would venture to say will ever see - making The Happiness Project a sentimental fave.

Amy Millan’s voice and Torquil Campbell’s lyrics have saved my soul on many an occasion – and Stars are my favourite currently active (recording/touring) band.

Bahamas  easily made what I believe is the best album of the last 5 years in Barchords. And I’m not just talking best album in Canada, I mean internationally. Barchords is beautiful and perfect.

Ohad Benchetrit is a freaking virtuoso and the first time I listened to his Years album I was in my office and I had to close my door as I was crouched on the floor crying it was so magnificent. I will forever be jealous of his talent.

 

And DMST write and perform the kind of music I would write if I was granted 1 wish. I love the richness of the tones they achieve and the beautiful lines they paint.

 

flannel tom
#15 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 29, 2013

I always knew that the core of BSS had worked with many-a-band but apparently it has taken an infographic to really make me notice!

Personal favourites of these offshoots/relations/what-have-yous would be (in no particular order): Do Make Say Think (and Godspeed! You Black Emperor); Barr Brothers; any of the Ian Blurton and Matt Murphy related side projects... I mean, also, bands like Fembots, Arcade Fire and The Weakerthans all have some relation there too.

Its crazy.

I'm not sure about the "why" to this blog question. With the Blurton projects (c'mon in particular) I always enjoyed the riffs and the melted faces. And the Hobo Chic stylings of Ian Blurton.

So that's all I got.

hedgeway
#16 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 29, 2013

I think my fav on that list is Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Lots of other great ones though, most noteably Aracde Fire and The Weakerthans. Can't freakin' wait to see BSS this summer!

flannel tom
#17 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 29, 2013

The one time I saw BSS live (circa '06) I was entirely underwhelmed. But I still like their records. I think the venue was mostly to blame for that misfire.

hedgeway
#18 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 29, 2013

@FT - What kind of place did you see them at?

flannel tom
#19 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 29, 2013

I could also tell you my very least favourite BSS person: rhymes with Schmore-will Hamstrell.

I really don't like the Stars, the Memphis or anything he touches, musically. Stylistically, his music just ain't my thing and his persona reminds me of a real hoity toity art dealer.

marie_curious
#20 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 29, 2013

I tried to see broken social scene once at Supercrawl, but it was super packed and the stage wasn't high enough, so I couldn't see anything. And the whole time all I could hear was the rumble of thousands of voices and a vague sound of instruments being played in the distance. It felt like an hour long sound-check, and so I left.

flannel tom
#21 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 29, 2013

@hedgeway - at the Forum Muli-purpose room in Halifax. They would be much better outdoors in the summer, I think.

hedgeway
#22 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 29, 2013

@FT - Hah, I've never seen a show there, but I'm hoping you're right.

tea&cartography
#23 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 29, 2013

new braids !

if you're into that kind of thing.

hedgeway
#24 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 29, 2013

New Braids song is a big change in direction. I'm really not sure what to think of it.

flannel tom
#25 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 29, 2013

I also heard recently that Dennis Hopper is more connected in Hollywood than Kevin Bacon, in the game of degree separation.

I have no way of knowing if this is true, as I tend to suck at those types of games.

StephRamsahai
#26 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 29, 2013

Good morning!

I'll have to wait til lunch to check out the info graphic and by then this show will be over but I'm sure it's very neat!

How was everyone's weekend??

tea&cartography
#27 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 29, 2013

@hedgeway

agreed.

it is falling more into the 'mindless computer work listening music' than flake out with headphones music.

 

Lana Gay
#28 posted by
Lana Gay
on Apr 29, 2013
@flannel interesting! I now have to figure out my 6 degrees...
flannel tom
#29 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 29, 2013

@steph - MegaBlag

flannel tom
#30 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 29, 2013

@lana - Hi! Been a while since I've been able to tune in to your show.

Here's the Hopper Link...

StephRamsahai
#31 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 29, 2013

@flannel tom - AH! Wonderful.

Habs/Sens on Thursday.... GON' CRUSH 'EM!!

erinev
#32 posted by
erinev
on Apr 29, 2013

31- let's not get ahead of ourselves.. :P

Alex Redekop
#33 posted by
Alex Redekop
on Apr 29, 2013

Happiness Project and Years take my pick for favourite off-shoots. Ohad and Charles know what they are doing with textures. Naturally, DMST combine both of those concepts to an incredible end.

This infographic is pleasantly thorough!

Any members been left off the list? I remember Sebastien Grainger played drums live for a couple tracks, but definitely not a full member. K-os also joined for that one track off s/t. 

StephRamsahai
#34 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 29, 2013

@erinev - Hahahaha! I've been ahead of myself since the beginning of the season. :P

StephRamsahai
#35 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 29, 2013

Off topic:

Trying to decipher doctor's scribble is going to make me crazy.

smalliebigs
#36 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 29, 2013

I had no idea that Brendan Canning had anything to do with Shad. Cool. 

Also: good morning, and to all you people who can actually enjoy having a team in the NHL playoffs, I envy you. I vaguely remember how that feels. 

erinev
#37 posted by
erinev
on Apr 29, 2013

steph... something perhaps we can agree on: go bruins?

TheIceman
#38 posted by
TheIceman
on Apr 29, 2013

Good Morning. This Ghostkeeper is so off the wall, I love it.

 

hedgeway
#39 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 29, 2013

Bruins are going to win in 3.

Old Abe
#40 posted by
Old Abe
on Apr 29, 2013

LEAFS!!!

I HATE THE BRUINS!!!

erinev
#41 posted by
erinev
on Apr 29, 2013

#39-- + 1 000 000

hedgeway
#42 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 29, 2013

May is going to be the best month ever for hockey. Got NHL playoffs. Gonna watch every game of the Fred Page Cup here in Truro this week. All the CHL finals are going on (Go Moose!). Canadian Jr. A tournament in Summerside that I might make it to a bit of, and I have tix to the semi-final and final of the Memorial Cup in Saskatoon. Gonna be busy.

flannel tom
#43 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 29, 2013

I don't think I could ever utter the words "Go Bruins".... I'd much rather see the Maple Leafs win that series.

flannel tom
#44 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 29, 2013

@hedgeway - are you in TdotNS right now? Your going to some of the Mem Cup? I am thinking I might drive up and tix for a Moose game during the Mem Cup... provided they make it of course.

smalliebigs
#45 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 29, 2013

It seems none of the Canucks fans are up yet. 

StephRamsahai
#46 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 29, 2013

I really really really hope that somehow Toronto beats out the Bruins. I hate both teams A LOT but I hate the Bruins more. I think....

TheIceman
#47 posted by
TheIceman
on Apr 29, 2013

When choosing between Ottawa and Montreal, I will have to vote for Montreal.

flannel tom
#48 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 29, 2013

@alex readycop, #33 - I had top stop and think a moment about Seb Grainger, too. If he counts, as a technicality, he'd be up there on my favourite BSS offshoot project thing for sure. His 2008 record, Sebastien Grainger and the Mountains is honestly one of my favourite records of all time, any genre, any nationality, etc.

 

hedgeway
#49 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 29, 2013

@FT - Yep! Back in Tdot for a bit. I finished school and have a job but I probably won't start for another month or so. So I'm gonna take full advantage and cram my schedule full of hockey. I checked out the new rink in Truro yesterday. It looks like a great place and I can't wait to see some games there.

I did the whole Mem Cup thing on a whim last week. I found out that I'd have the time off and the money to do so, so my dad and I are headed ou there just for the semi-final and final. I really hope Halifax is gonna be there, but even if they aren't it should be awesome.

CDNz1
#50 posted by
CDNz1
on Apr 29, 2013

Good Morning - GO WINGS!

erinev
#51 posted by
erinev
on Apr 29, 2013

I am going to game 4 of the Ott/Mtl series, (in Ottawa), and I'm quite certain I'll be one of maybe 10 people wearing sens jerseys in the crowd.

flannel tom
#52 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 29, 2013

@hedgeway - Awesome! Go 'Cats! Go Moose!

 

marie_curious
#53 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 29, 2013

I'm not saying I don't like Michael Buble, in fact I really don't know much about him or his music aside from what I hear from friends, but the ads for his (new?) album available at Target stores really aren't helping.

tea&cartography
#54 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 29, 2013

@marie

i finally got rid of him, and have a kia ad.

it makes me much more comfortable.

flannel tom
#56 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 29, 2013

Kia's are comfortable. Especially the newer ones, they've really upped the luxury quotient.

MSteve
#57 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 29, 2013

Go LEAFS!  Should be a great hard hitting series.

Going to have to give the Sens the nod in the other relevant series as I hate them less.  Kind of glad the Habs/Leafs series didn't happen... even if we match up better against them my heart might not be able to take it (win or lose).

flannel tom
#58 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 29, 2013

So, according to this wiki page for Sebasteien Grainger & the Mountains, Andrew Scott plays on that record. Is that Andrew Scott of Sloan?

binsy
#59 posted by
binsy
on Apr 29, 2013

This should be the best playoffs ever now that they've switched to the fan voting format to find the Best Hockey Team in the World as voted online by YOU!

flannel tom
#60 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 29, 2013

This is the first time MTL and OTT will have met in the playoffs since the days of Horse and Buggies and Bubonic Plagues.... How Exciting!

Go Habs!

binsy
#61 posted by
binsy
on Apr 29, 2013

I would pick Jason Tait out of that science picture as my favourite. He does so much for the Weakerthans, Bahamas, (and I'm assuming those other two bands . . . Broken something something . . .)

flannel tom
#62 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 29, 2013

re #59: ....And the winner of this year's Stanley Cup as voted by you, the internet people.... Lokomotiv Yaroslavl!!!!!!!!!!

binsy
#63 posted by
binsy
on Apr 29, 2013

@flannel tom 

Exactly. 

Actually I've heard that the Leafs have been lobbying for years for the Stanley Cup to be awarded based on fan votes. 

PhilipST
#64 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 29, 2013

Megablog Monday? 

StephRamsahai
#65 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 29, 2013

Woo!

Grant!

PLAY SOME PUNK ROCK!!

TheIceman
#66 posted by
TheIceman
on Apr 29, 2013

Vote for the Leafs!

Although I should be accused of having little faith, but I don't hold out much hope against the Bruins. Sigh.

kirkofdoom
#67 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 29, 2013

I actually did something similar to this for a class project in radio school, but it wasn't nearly as in depth or flashy.

You can also throw The Dears in there, cos Murray appeared as a guest musician on BSS self-titled album. And k-os was on that album as well. 

As for my favourite, Stars. The Happiness Project. The Stills (if we're counting bands twice-removed)

zammachus
#68 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 29, 2013

Ugh... Have you ever had your online banking password inexplicably revoked?

Damn you, TD!

flannel tom
#69 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 29, 2013

@iceman - don't worry, the Bruins stink. Lucic is a slug, Chara is a goon and Marchand has a big schnoz. Those things add up to a Leafs win if Neon Dion rides the pine and Kessel and Lupul can score some goals.

Is this the year a Canadian team wins the cup? Finally?

erinev
#70 posted by
erinev
on Apr 29, 2013

yeahhhh meet me in the basement!!!!!!!!!!!

binsy
#71 posted by
binsy
on Apr 29, 2013

Speaking of Punk Rock and twice-removed, Sloan is releasing an album/7-inch of punk rock covers tomorrow. 

Check it out!

 

(but don't buy it until I get one)

Grant Lawrence
#72 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Weekend?

laurenelizabeth
#73 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 29, 2013

wowza that infographic is very detailed (and hard on my eyes). My favourite musical acts/groups featured in the infographic in order: 

Stars

Feist

Arcade Fire

Bahamas

zammachus
#74 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 29, 2013

I miss The Basement... It was dark and home-y down there. Any of you web developers out there figure out a way to skin CBC Music yet?

TheIceman
#75 posted by
TheIceman
on Apr 29, 2013

It seems the question should be, is there anyone in Canadian Indie Music that hasn't played with or for BSS.

flannel tom
#76 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 29, 2013

I don't feel like re-answering the blog question again for a new show, so you'll have to see my earlier post about favourites from the BSS camp. (Hint, it has to do with DMST.)

Also, anybody know the answer to post #58?

Grant Lawrence
#77 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

@erinev shame on your Senators for ruining the Maple Leafs / Habs first round match up!!!

binsy
#78 posted by
binsy
on Apr 29, 2013

@flannel tom

Do you mean the Stanley Cup champions: Lucic, Chara, and Marchand?

laurenelizabeth
#79 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 29, 2013

Grant: Weekend involved work, a very sick husband, a murder mystery party and spring cleaning. 

Spring cleaning was gross, I'm pretty sure I'm the first tenant in my home to have every cleaned out the stove. The amount of grease in there could have burned my house to the ground in the event of a fire.

erinev
#80 posted by
erinev
on Apr 29, 2013

Grant- It pleases me that we ruined everyone's fun! GO SENS GO!!!!!!!!

TheIceman
#81 posted by
TheIceman
on Apr 29, 2013

@GL 77 - It was the Leafs fault for not playing better when they had a chance to keep Montreal right where they wanted them.

zammachus
#82 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 29, 2013

Grant & Erin

Thank you, Senators for forcing the Leafs to play the Bruins. Now I won't have to watch the Leafs until next season.

Go Habs!

mcfflyer
#83 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 29, 2013

@Flannel Tom - How's the weather?

Hedgehogfriend
#84 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Apr 29, 2013

@zammachus -- Hi there!  Long time no read, how the heck are you?  I had my online banking password cancelled once because their site was hacked...Hope all's well!

flannel tom
#85 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 29, 2013

@binsy - your not.....turning into... a Bruins fan....are you?

TheIceman
#86 posted by
TheIceman
on Apr 29, 2013

@Zamm 82 - Haha you may not have to watch the Habs either after the Ottawa series. Not a gimme.

erinev
#87 posted by
erinev
on Apr 29, 2013

82- fingers crossed!

binsy
#88 posted by
binsy
on Apr 29, 2013

I bought two Black Mountain cds on the weekend, but then I cranked Wet Secrets a whole lot.

I also saw Ice-T's documentary, the Art of Rap. It was like two hours of deleted scenes, but I still liked it. 

Benoit from Ottawa
#89 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 29, 2013

Saturday night, Lee Harvey Osmond, i.e. Tom Wilson and three superb acolytes, at the Black Sheep Inn.

Sold out, filled with fans. Truly a great concert. I hadn't seen and heard the guy in perhaps two years, and he's slightly mellowed, giving a masterful show. Quieter numbers interspersed with good, rock tunes complete with great grooves. Two sets. Absolutely worth seeing.

 

OTTAWA, (mentioning it because of the nonexistent publcity) The Burning Hell at Raw Sugar this wednesday. With Catriona Sturton & Nick Ferrio.)

erinev
#90 posted by
erinev
on Apr 29, 2013

Benoit- Loon Choir has a show on wednesday at Babylon!

flannel tom
#91 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 29, 2013

@mcflyer - What am I, a meteorologist?

binsy
#92 posted by
binsy
on Apr 29, 2013

@flannel tom

Only in the sense that I hate the Leafs just that much. 

binsy
#93 posted by
binsy
on Apr 29, 2013

That was pretty funny mcfflyer. 

flannel tom
#94 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 29, 2013

Anybody see the new Burning Hell video? It's one of those "insta-classics".

Grant Lawrence
#95 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

ZAMMACHUS IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PhilipST
#96 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 29, 2013

#89 @BfO That sounds like a great show, w/Tom Wilson in his various identities.

darbarspecial
#97 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 29, 2013

Weekend update - I hate my house! Doing laundry floods my basement. Too much snow melt all at once I guess. Piles of dirty wet laundry on my floor. Yuck. I am still waiting for 2013 to get better.

mcfflyer
#98 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 29, 2013

Damn, Flannel Tom, you're so touchy!  I thought the weather had finally warmed up across the border.  Well, excuuuuusssssseeee mmeeeeeeee...

Benoit from Ottawa
#99 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 29, 2013

77, GRANT, wrong wrong wrong, if Montreal had defeated Toronto, it would have been normal (yawn), and if Toronto had defeated Montreal, it would have been awful and against the laws of nature, "hockey" codicil.

As it it, much better with an Ottawa-Montreal bill, it'll feel like the winner deserved to have won.

smalliebigs
#100 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 29, 2013

How many degrees of separation between BSS and the New Pornographers? I feel like this is going to be an easy "duh-doy" type answer, but it's escaping me. 

Old Abe
#101 posted by
Old Abe
on Apr 29, 2013

@Darbar - Eff!! Good, positive vibes coming your way!

Snarf
#102 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 29, 2013

My weekend was a roller coaster: funeral, The Thermals at Fortune Sound Club, wetland restoration, eye infection.

TheIceman
#103 posted by
TheIceman
on Apr 29, 2013

Methinks Lee needs some weather sensitivity training!

flannel tom
#104 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 29, 2013

@mcflyer - no, I'm not touchy. I just think you need a new "schtick". The weather thing has gotten old.

Snarf
#105 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 29, 2013

Darbar - you and me both. Booo 2013, booo.

flannel tom
#106 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 29, 2013

@snarf - on one hand, the Thermals! on the other, a funeral.

Good with the bad, I suppose.

Benoit from Ottawa
#107 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 29, 2013

erinev: carp.

I mean crap.

And durn... Is KidCauley staying close to the band despite not playing? Or is she managing some two fingered bowing?

Hedgehogfriend
#108 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Apr 29, 2013

Beautiful sunny weekend in Montreal -- belated birthday breakfast at my in-laws, completed a bunch of much-needed-to-be-done chores, ran the Scotia Bank 5K with a whole wack of awesome people followed by cheeseburgers and poutine.  Did I mention sunny?  Also, warm!

smalliebigs
#109 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 29, 2013

MY WEEKEND: 

I went for the home inspection of the soon-to-be new residence for J. Smallington Biggs, Esq. 

Also: saw a totally irrelevant hockey team TROUNCE a playoff contender. And almost made it on to the kiss cam (they went with the much more enthusiastic couple in the next row)--my knee was on the kiss cam, though. So, I'm kinda famous. 

TheRadioHead
#110 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 29, 2013
Hearing John K reminds me about the Manitoba Book Awards last night. I was expecting the authors to be on best behaviour, but man did some of them ever drink. John said its because most of Them are sequestered for 11 months a year and this is a big night out for them. I had a great weekend with that, warm weather, family time, got an art project finished, and had John Janes as a houseguest. Life could be worse.
Grant Lawrence
#111 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

@smalliebigs I actually can't think of the separation between the New Pornographers and BSS. The NPs don't collaborate that often! Probably a Neko Case connection in there somewhere...

Hedgehogfriend
#112 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Apr 29, 2013

Hey @Iceman, I know there's no baseball NXNE weekend, but whaddya say to a game the day after the Arts & Crafts Field Trip (June 9th)?

garfielduk
#113 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 29, 2013

@HHF #108, Contrats on running the 5K, what was your time?

Backwater Brewery
#114 posted by
Backwater Brewery
on Apr 29, 2013

@ McFlyer, you can ask about the AR weather anytime! Sat. it rained, I brewed my IPA, Sunday, it was sunny and 75, an awesome spring day. Had the whole family out (even our new pet ducks that had their first swim in the pond

smalliebigs
#115 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 29, 2013

@Grant: I'm doing some mental gymnastics but drawing a blank so far...maybe something through Dan Bejar...Swan Lake...?

Christine McAvoy
#116 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 29, 2013

Good morning everyone. Holy CRAP it's windy out here on the left coast!!!......

iamRobSmith
#117 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 29, 2013

Morning!

Grant - when will the CBC learn Don Cherry is a train wreck?

laurenelizabeth
#118 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 29, 2013

Grant: are the taxes done?

zammachus
#119 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 29, 2013

My Weekend

Grant, I was doing inventory at work. Counting about 8000 batteries, cables, phone cases and USB keys...

Christine McAvoy
#120 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 29, 2013

I still have not finished my taxes. That is today's plan after my exercise class...

Editing, blogging, and stupid stupid taxes.

iamRobSmith
#121 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 29, 2013

@CMac it's nuts eh! The dog and I were barely holding on during our walk this morning.

kirkofdoom
#122 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 29, 2013

smalliebigs & grant: Broken Social Scene/New Pornos connection

New Pornographers member Kurt Dahle was in Limblifter/Age of Electric with his brother Ryan Dahle

Ryan Dahle is in Mounties with Hawksley Workman

Hawksley Workman was (according to the infographic) in Bird with Jason Collett

Who is a member of Broken Social Scene.

jojodillon
#123 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 29, 2013

Greetings friends.

darbarspecial
#124 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 29, 2013

Thanks Old Abe and Snarf. Hoping for brighter days ahead for both of you as well.

Finding a positive for my weekend, I had 3 hours of drumming yesterday afternoon. Started with conga and ended with dumbek. Working towards performing at Cathedral Arts Festival at the end of May. Drumming makes me happy.

mcfflyer
#125 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 29, 2013

@FT, I had nothing to say about our weather here.  I just know that TRH said that all the snow was gone in Winnipeg and was +15.  I thought I was celebrating with you.  Sorry.

jojodillon
#126 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 29, 2013

Is that Mounties album out yet?

kirkofdoom
#127 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 29, 2013

My windows were wide open this morning, and I thought my blinds had somehow gained sentience and were trying to kill me. 

iamRobSmith
#128 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 29, 2013

When does the new book come out Grant?

garfielduk
#129 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 29, 2013

@RobSmith #117, I don't listen to him I just like to see what jacket he has on this week.

PhilipST
#130 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 29, 2013

Before I was following the Canadian music scene closely, I read this long 2006 NY Times Sunday magazine article on Broken Social Scene. I remember thinking then how cool it was that a band had lots of members and all liked each other. Re-reading it today, I see the reporter took a very snarky tone--making fun of what she considers to be their earnestness and huge revolving cast--but it's kinda still worth reading, also for its references to such bands as Hidden Cameras, Peaches, and Royal City.  

hedgeway
#131 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 29, 2013

@smallie Probably a shorter path, but thsi is what I found

Dan Bejar (New Porns/Swan Lake) -> Spencer Krug (Swan Lake/Wold Parade) -> Dante DeCaro (Wolf Parade/Hot Hot Heat) -> Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat/Mounties) -> Hawksley Workman (Mounties/Bird) -> Jason Collett (Bird/BSS)

Whew.

Hedgehogfriend
#132 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Apr 29, 2013

Thanks @garfieldUK [113]!  I'm pretty slow (42.38) but it was my first real run of the year -- getting ready for the BlueNose 10K in Halifax in May, the Midsummer's Night Run 15K in TO in August, and the half at the Toronto Waterfront run in October. Yikes! It was a great weekend for the R3RunClub actually -- @reloweeda ran the half and @lindseywho ran the 10K this weekend in London!

hedgeway
#133 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 29, 2013

Dammit. I got beat with a shorter path.

Christine McAvoy
#134 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 29, 2013

@Rob / Kirk there's this tree out front that is really light and always goes crazy when there is wind...it was bending halfway over when I sat down out at my desk.

 

I really don't want to leave my house in a bit... :S

binsy
#135 posted by
binsy
on Apr 29, 2013

New Pornographers ---> BSS

Cathryn Calder's second solo album featured Ford Pier, who has collaborated with a lot of people, including the Rheostatics. 

There has to be some connection between the Rheostatics and Broken Social Scene, but I can't find it. 

laurita.snow
#136 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 29, 2013

howdy folks! hope you had a better and more productive weekend than me...argh.

Benoit from Ottawa
#137 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 29, 2013

Don Cherry: not trying to shut down any discussion, but I personally don't find Don Cherry and his opinions worth talking about. It's always the same thing. Gadzooks, he's almost 80 years old and thrives on controversy! Enough said about the wonder-suited hockey talking crabhead!

darbarspecial
#138 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 29, 2013

After years of getting all the income tax I paid back, due to being a low income single mother I have to actually make sure I am getting all the deductions I can now. I am still a low income single mother supporting my kid, but the kid is 20 now.

zammachus
#139 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 29, 2013

Benoit 137

+1

+ another 1 for 'Gadzooks'

Benoit from Ottawa
#140 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 29, 2013

zamm, thx! ;)

PhilipST
#141 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 29, 2013

Grant, I hope proofing of the manuscript went well. That can be frustrating work, since having written it you tend to be so familiar with it you may overlook mistakes. Let me know if you could use a hand. 

binsy
#142 posted by
binsy
on Apr 29, 2013

The only problem with Don Cherry is that there aren't more 80-year-olds who have the whole country's attention every week while they tell you their outrageous opinions. 

TheIceman
#143 posted by
TheIceman
on Apr 29, 2013

@Robosmith 117 - I don't understand why there are still locker room interviews. Nobody should be in the locker room when the players are showering and dressing. End of story. There is nothing that can be said that can't wait until after players are dressed.

TheIceman
#144 posted by
TheIceman
on Apr 29, 2013

Stand in the place where you live.

Yaa REM

Snarf
#145 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 29, 2013

flannel tom - funeral and Thermals were on the same day! With a ferry ride home for the Island in between! That was a looong day.

Also, Vancouver did NOT come out for The Thermals.  The place was half full.  Not that it slowed the band down - their drummer is pretty entertaining and went crowd surfing at one point.

hedgeway
#146 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 29, 2013

Some cool down time would probably keep some players form saying stupid things. Not sure Duncan Keith would have said what he did if he had some more time between the game and the interview.

kirkofdoom
#147 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 29, 2013

Another New Pornos/BSS link:

Jessie Zubot played violin (and other stringed instruments) on both Kathryn Calder's Bright & Vivid and Stars' The North.

So, New Pornos -> Kathryn Calder -> Jessie Zubot -> Stars -> BSS.

 

Hedgehogfriend
#148 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Apr 29, 2013

I'm pretty sure the CBC is counting on Don Cherry being a train wreck, it's good for ratings...Sorry that's pretty well the extent of my cynical streak...

Benoit from Ottawa
#149 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 29, 2013

binsy, IMO, it doesn't matter, because free speech is this wonderfully two-edged sword: it allows you to state your opinion, yes, very true, but also to show what an outmoded, reactionary old fool you are.

Here, "you" = Cherry, of course!

Free speech is a great thing. Even when the opinion is somewhere out in left (or right) field.

Benoit from Ottawa
#150 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 29, 2013

HHF, yes of course, though scandalous statement or not, Don Cherry is a great "brand" on his own! Certainly CBC would hate losing him, probably more than it hated losing that great Hockey Night in Canada theme.

iamRobSmith
#151 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 29, 2013

I agree, the locker room should be for players and staff, that's it. 

TheIceman
#152 posted by
TheIceman
on Apr 29, 2013

@HHF 112 - I actually bought tickets for the June 21st game against Baltimore.

I'll have to think about the June 9th game.

Benoit from Ottawa
#153 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 29, 2013

(And here I am "talking" about Don Cherry!)

Grant Lawrence
#154 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

@laurenelizabeth I am 99% done (just waiting for one figure from Jill) and I owe, I owe, I owe, and I blame you!

Benoit from Ottawa
#155 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 29, 2013

151: I agree. You should be able to be sweaty, maybe stinky, and unguarded, perhaps emotional, when in the dressing room. You should be able to say "fuck".

carlyg
#156 posted by
carlyg
on Apr 29, 2013

Ugh.... taxes! I paid mine last weekend. It hurt.... a lot!

carlyg
#157 posted by
carlyg
on Apr 29, 2013

Also, hi! Good morning!

mcfflyer
#158 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 29, 2013

@Grant - Peggy asked me yesterday when you expected your next book to come out.

Grant Lawrence
#159 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

CARLY G IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Christine McAvoy
#160 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 29, 2013

Funny story. I've been IN an NHL locker room (Leafs post practice) while my mom interview Kyle Wellwood (dating this story)...

And I SAW a naked player (by chance) while I was standing their holding all her stuff... 

Didn't care, wasn't phased...did tell my mom who told my whole family and they tormented me b/c it was a player that I did NOT like.

 

Cherry is an ass and needs to shut up.

Grant Lawrence
#161 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

Book is scheduled to come out in October 2013... some how.

kirkofdoom
#162 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 29, 2013

I got money back from my taxes because I'm ridiculously poor! :D

Also because I still had some "credit" (or whatever?) left over from school. 

TheIceman
#163 posted by
TheIceman
on Apr 29, 2013

RE: Cherry as a spokesman for CBC/Hockey. It seems that people are more interested in hearing the wrong headed opinions of a loudmouth, overbearing, chauvanist than someone who actually knows what they are talking about.

Benoit from Ottawa
#164 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 29, 2013

Grant, me, I'm getting 350 bucks back BUT OF COURSE IT'S MY MONEY that the government is kind enough to give back.

You, YOU OWE TAXES! It's a privilege, in a way, meaning that you have a good steady recognised job that pays decently. Lucky to be able to pay taxes. Sorta weird, but it's true.

We are well off in this country, by and large, and it's got to be paid for.

marie_curious
#165 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 29, 2013

I had my taxes done at the start of March.

PhilipST
#166 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 29, 2013

My current events report: On Q today, the media panel discussed Don Cherry, dismissing him as a crank basically, and then moved on to talk about the female American college basketball player (Britney Gryner is her name, I think) who'd come out casually as being gay. One of Jian's guests mentioned how there still had not been a male pro athlete in a team sport to say he's gay. A few minutes after the show I saw a tweet from our pal @kaydeela reporting news that NBA player Jason Collins said he's gay. 

carlyg
#167 posted by
carlyg
on Apr 29, 2013

I am back! I missed the blog.

kirkofdoom
#168 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 29, 2013

Everyone is talking about Don Cherry right now. Why would CBC want to get rid of someone that gets attention on a national level every week, good or bad?

Benoit from Ottawa
#169 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 29, 2013

I had my taxes done (by someone else, 40 bucks) ten days before deadline. As every year, last minute stuff.

laurenelizabeth
#170 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 29, 2013

Grant [154]: You blame me??? How Dare you!

TheRadioHead
#171 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 29, 2013
One of the members of Metz works for Arts and Crafts.
garfielduk
#172 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 29, 2013

@PSTNY #166, Did he come out or was it done for him?

Benoit from Ottawa
#173 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 29, 2013

TheIceman: Don Cherry is not spokesman for the CBC. period.

iamRobSmith
#174 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 29, 2013

It's almost like Don Cherry saw a CBC Exec doing something bad and now he can't fire him.

Hedgehogfriend
#175 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Apr 29, 2013

Okey dokey @Iceman [152] Baltimore sounds like a better choice than the Rangers, but I try to go and see a game wherever/whenever I get the chance...Sure miss the Expos...Are you going to the A&C Field Trip?

zammachus
#176 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 29, 2013

You guys all know that getting money back from taxes means you're losing money, right?

You gave the government money. They made interest on it then gave it back to you. The ideal equation is a $0 return.

Grant Lawrence
#177 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

re Don Cherry: what keeps being overlooked in this controversy is that the players must be fully dressed by the time the media is allowed in, including shirts, so this has nothing to do with players being naked in front of female reporters. They're naked in the showers, which are private, not in their player stalls, where the media speaks with them.

iamRobSmith
#178 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 29, 2013

I got my Jays vs Mariners tix last week!

jojodillon
#179 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 29, 2013

@zammachus, what is the interest rate in Canada?

Benoit from Ottawa
#180 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 29, 2013

160, Christine, I understand your point of view about Cherry, but for me, the ass can and should continue being himself. Shooting his mouth off.

I think many people (not necessarily you) who dislike him like to dislike him. He's SUCH a piece of Canadian hockeyana...

PhilipST
#181 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 29, 2013

#172 Jason Collins came out of his own volition. Evidently, he had first chosen a uniform # 98, b/c it was the year Matthew Shepard was murdered in Wyoming, and has now completed the process. After his statement Chelsea Clinton made a supportive tweet--they were classmates in college. Here's a link.

Benoit from Ottawa
#182 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 29, 2013

177: thanks for the point; good one.

nitz
#183 posted by
nitz
on Apr 29, 2013

Heeeeead phooooooones!!!!!

kirkofdoom
#184 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 29, 2013

Rah Rah/Broken Social Scene

Do producers count? The Poet's Dead was mixed/produced by Gus Van Go

Gus Van Go produced all of(?) The Stills albums.

Liam & Dave of The Stills are in Eight and a Half with Justin Peroff

Justin Peroff was in Broken Social Scene.

Laura Beth
#185 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 29, 2013

Hey all- happy monday! Wicked infographic, I had no idea the connection between Leon Kingstone and Planet Smashers, and I also forgot about that band, happy to have the reminder! My favourite offshoot might be ZEUS! 

Grant Lawrence
#186 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

@kirkofdoom outrageous!!!

Hedgehogfriend
#187 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Apr 29, 2013

Sounds voluntary @garfieldUK -- well said, Jason Collins!

PhilipST
#188 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 29, 2013

#177 Grant, do the Flying Vees have a media availability policy for the flocks of reporters trying to talk with you and your teammates? 

Hedgehogfriend
#189 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Apr 29, 2013

Oh sorry PSTNYC didn't mean to blog over you!

PhilipST
#190 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 29, 2013

#184 @KoD Amazing, I scoffed when Grant said Rah Rah but you rose to the challenge!

kirkofdoom
#191 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 29, 2013

Every time I've seen "Jason Collins" today I've read it as "Jason Collett" and have been very confused.

flannel tom
#192 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 29, 2013

I like Don Cherry. I think too many people take his word as gospel, but I kind of view him as a Grandfather figure. He's great. Sure I don't agree on political topics with him but I let him speak his mind because what am thought control police? No, I'm hockey fan who makes sure to be tuned in for Coaches Corner every week! Keep it up Grapes!

TheIceman
#193 posted by
TheIceman
on Apr 29, 2013

@BfO 173 - So the TV personality, that CBC provides airtime during it's heaviest listenership, is not a spokesman for the CBC? Yes, by providing him the airtime, and allowing him to say whatever he wants. Even if there were a standard disclaimer,(which there isn't) of the opinions of the host or commentators do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the the TV network, it still implicitly does.

Christine McAvoy
#194 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 29, 2013

@Grant that is definitely the biggest point...

 

@Benoit that is stupid. really stupid. if he was saying racist comments (already verges on that) instead of sexist stuff - you'd still allow him on the air to offend even more people just because he's famous to hockey? dumb...that's just dumb. 

People think Bob Cole is 'legendary' to hockey and amazing blah blah blah, but that doesn't mean that he can barely follow a play anymore, or knows what is going on, and should PROBABLY retire.

 

PhilipST
#195 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 29, 2013

#189 Oh, not at all @HHF, I had been slow to find that link. I didn't feel at all "blogged over. We all add to the info flow. Thanks. 

PhilipST
#196 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 29, 2013

Jason Collins, Jason Collett, whatever. 

Christine McAvoy
#197 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 29, 2013

@Benoit and that is the last that I will say because now I want to punch something and i have to leave soon.

carlyg
#198 posted by
carlyg
on Apr 29, 2013

Every time I read have read Jason Collins today, I thought it was GibsonGuitarist77!

binsy
#199 posted by
binsy
on Apr 29, 2013

@flannel tom #192

Exactly . . . let's see what Grampa thinks. Why not? 

flannel tom
#200 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 29, 2013

@iceman, 193- by that logic, you want a bespectacled nerd who is politically correct and a card carrying member of the liberal party with a personality that is as dry a nun's fart to be the main attraction on coaches corner?

Benoit from Ottawa
#201 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 29, 2013

TheIceman, I disagree:

Yes, a TV personality to whom the CBC provides airtime during its heaviest listenership is not a spokesperson for the CBC.

b) "implicitly" is something imposed from the outside. One can say something's implied, but that remains an opinion, not something that actually is implicit.

I am some surprised that there is no disclaimer though.

Hedgehogfriend
#202 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Apr 29, 2013

@PSTNYC #195 Cheers! 

smalliebigs
#203 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 29, 2013

@Kirk: AHA! YES! BIRD!

Does anyone have the Bird album? I thought there was only one. I know that one of the songs that Bird did was later re-done by either Hawksley or Jason Collett, but I can't recall which one. 

 

Laura Beth
#204 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 29, 2013

Don's 7 Most Outrageous Moments.  I've lost all respect for him because of "pukes", "left-winged pinkos", and his general association with our idiot mayor Rob Ford. 

garfielduk
#205 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 29, 2013

@PDTNY #181 & HHF #187, Thank you, that's good to know.  I'm glad that he was able to announce it on his own terms.

 

@CMac #194, Doen't Cherry have a tendency to think of players as second rate for be European?

Benoit from Ottawa
#206 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 29, 2013

edit: rephrase:

One can say something's implied, but that remains an opinion, not something that it doesn't actually make the thing factually implicit.

binsy
#207 posted by
binsy
on Apr 29, 2013

Like I said, the real problem is that there aren't enough crazy people on the air. Same situation with Grant Lawrence and radio 3 really, everyone loves the crazy guy, but the station moves steadily toward something more palatable for some reason. 

iamRobSmith
#208 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 29, 2013

@Laura Beth those are pretty well the exact same reasons I can't stand him now also.

Hedgehogfriend
#209 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Apr 29, 2013

Doesn't Ron McLean provide the implicit disclaimer by basically questioning (and rolling his eyes) at everything Cherry says? 

Grant Lawrence
#210 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

@PSTNYC with the Flying Vees, our biggest issue used to be sexy girlfriends coming into the dressing room while guys were naked. Now it's their little kids.

smalliebigs
#211 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 29, 2013

I love that there have now been no fewer than 3 connections traced between BSS and the NPs. Golden. 

Grant Lawrence
#212 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

@binsy are... you calling me "the crazy guy"? 

Benoit from Ottawa
#213 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 29, 2013

Christine, no free speech isn't dumb. Many things, but dumb is not one of them.

Now go out and punch something.

binsy
#214 posted by
binsy
on Apr 29, 2013

This would be an excellent time to play "Dear Coaches Corner" by Propagandhi. 

binsy
#215 posted by
binsy
on Apr 29, 2013

@Grant #212

That's cool right?

Grant Lawrence
#216 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

Don Cherry is OLD SCHOOL, fearless, speaks his mind, and doesn't care about politics. How many on air personalities can you say that about in Canada?

smalliebigs
#217 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 29, 2013

@Kirk [147]: you also just laid the foundation for a Dan Mangan-BSS connection, as Zubot toured with Mangan. 

smalliebigs
#218 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 29, 2013

CARLY G!

FREE COOKIES!

garfielduk
#219 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 29, 2013

@Grant #212, How many other radio hosts could get away with some of the things you do on air?

iamRobSmith
#220 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 29, 2013

@Grant, there's a difference between speaking your mind and sounding like a crazy senile old man.

binsy
#221 posted by
binsy
on Apr 29, 2013

@iamRobSmith

Definitely not always true!

kathyjean
#222 posted by
kathyjean
on Apr 29, 2013

MAYBE!!!!

kathyjean
#223 posted by
kathyjean
on Apr 29, 2013

220+1

Christine McAvoy
#224 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 29, 2013

@Grant there's STRICT policies in minor league rinks in Ontario (or at least in southern ontario there were the last time I was there). Parents used to try and get into the dressing rooms - shit's crazy there. (ie Minor League Parents (Moms and Dads) are insane)

 

 

---

UGH I'm getting so irritated I can't even type. I'm going to go get dressed and go to my barre class - maybe I can blow off steam there hah.

zammachus
#226 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 29, 2013

I'd forgotten how quickly you all talked...

PhilipST
#227 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 29, 2013

#210 Funny, Grant.

Lots of current events today: report of the CBC's Kristen Stewart leaving the corp to run Canadian office of Twitter. 

 

kirkofdoom
#228 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 29, 2013

smallie

Zubot played on Oh Fortune, too. And the last two Mother Mother albums. 

Hedgehogfriend
#229 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Apr 29, 2013

Gotta get offa this train and focus on work but I'll be listening -- love youse guys!  Great tunage Grant!  Have a great week everyone!

garfielduk
#230 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 29, 2013

Is Cherry still put on a 7second delay for coaches corner?

binsy
#231 posted by
binsy
on Apr 29, 2013

Here's "Dear Coaches Corner" just in case it doesn't get played and you need to hear it so bad right now. 

 

Also, Youtube is advertising yoghurt to Propagandhi fans. Whoops. 

Benoit from Ottawa
#232 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 29, 2013

If I may add a thought to the geneal kerfuffle I don't want to be involved in (bekuz Don Cherry; sigh), there is no right not to be offended. Oh sure, we're heading that way, but it doesn't yet exist in law. (only in some school regs, for instance.)

(Someone above railed at me about organisations allowing persons who "offend people" to stay.)

Grant Lawrence
#233 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

@HHF thanks! Rock on! (where are you?)

jojodillon
#234 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 29, 2013

Also I disagree with Zammachus's statement in post #176, "You gave the government money. They made interest on it then gave it back to you. The ideal equation is a $0 return."  The ideal situation would be to owe as much as possible at the end of the year, provided you owe neither penalty or interest with your return.

#taxtalk

#keepingitreal

Christine McAvoy
#235 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 29, 2013

Funny thing that I brought up Bob Cole, because Brendan Canning wrote me on twitter when I expressed my HUGE dislike for him as a commentator...

I love that there are two mindsets on him:

CON) He is NOT good at calling a hockey game anymore, like, at ALL

PRO) But he's a legend!

*shakes head*

Snarf
#236 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 29, 2013

hey grant - I missed Vinyl Cafe, care to give me the Cole's Notes on the Sunshine Coast controversy?

binsy
#237 posted by
binsy
on Apr 29, 2013

@smallie Mangan --> BSS

  . . . and they're on the same label. 

Grant Lawrence
#238 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

@PSTNYC re #227 yup, that's left a lot of us shocked here at CBC!

Benoit from Ottawa
#239 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 29, 2013

Out; back in half an hour.

smalliebigs
#240 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 29, 2013

@Binsy: pff, you need more than just the same label, you Flame-loving goof! 

OK, let's try some more genre crossing here. 

Choclair to BSS. And...go. 

binsy
#241 posted by
binsy
on Apr 29, 2013

@smallie

The way I see it, the Flames have basically gone with the Superman strategy to win the Cup. Their planet was crumbling so they sent one survivor off to preserve their memory. 

Go Penguins!

Laura Beth
#242 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 29, 2013

@Grant @Snarf, re: #236 yes, I was curious too! I heard half the intro but then arrived at my destination and had to turn it off! 

PhilipST
#243 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 29, 2013

@38 I had an exchange on Twitter with @loweeda about it. She had said could Jian or Strombo be next to decamp for the US and I pointed out Kristen Stewart's not actually leaving Canada to work for Twitter, but she said the main thing is she's leaving the CBC. I see her point. 

PhilipST
#244 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 29, 2013

I meant to refer to post #238 in #243.

binsy
#245 posted by
binsy
on Apr 29, 2013

I was disappointed that Stuar McClean wasn't listed in that infographic as one of Julie Penner's side projects. 

binsy
#246 posted by
binsy
on Apr 29, 2013

Actually if you put in Stuart McClean collaborations you'd have a lot of connections. 

zammachus
#247 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 29, 2013

I am applying for college again. Hopefully I can afford to go this time...

flannel tom
#248 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 29, 2013

Jian Ghomeshi could bnever survuve on American Airwaves.

smalliebigs
#249 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 29, 2013

@Binsy: ha! I'd actually like to see Iggy get a cup. 

I guess he's selling his house in Calgary, so the theories that he intended on going back seem shaky at best. 

 

Grant Lawrence
#250 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

@CMac what's wrong with Bob Cole? He's awesome!

flagpole music
#251 posted by
flagpole music
on Apr 29, 2013

are we sharing news? I have a new apartment as of Wednesday. in Silver Lake. It's awesome. massive kitchen so baking heaven for me. my new title is #defaulthipster  #amsonotwearingblackwatchcaps

Christine McAvoy
#252 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 29, 2013

Whoa, just looking at facebook, it's both John Sponarski of Portage & Main AND Jeff from Yukon Blonde's birthdays today!

 

@Grant bday set?

Oh GOD. do NOT get me started on what's wrong with Bob Cole. I don't know when the last time you watched a game that he was calling was but he cannot do it anymore.

You need more than a VOICE to do that job. *sigh*

Christine McAvoy
#253 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 29, 2013

Back around noon!

TheIceman
#254 posted by
TheIceman
on Apr 29, 2013

The only reason to watch Don Cherry is to see what ridiculous suit he will embarrass himself with.

And, to those who say that Don Cherry is not implicitly a spokesman for CBC, lets suppose that they decided to let that nutjob from the Westboro Baptist Church have free reign during prime time to vent his opinions.

smalliebigs
#255 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 29, 2013

Racism and sexism are never OK. When Grapes descends into that territory he does not get a pass from me. 

Beyond that, I have to admit to sometimes having a soft spot for him--in the same way that one might have a little time for a completely inappropriate drunk of a great uncle or some such thing. He's been around for ages and is a part of some important family traditions. 

smalliebigs
#256 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 29, 2013

(For the record: I don't see his occasional claims that some European players are "soft" as racist. They're nationalist in the worst case scenario, which is, arguably, slightly less repugnant.)

markgage
#257 posted by
markgage
on Apr 29, 2013

Hello,  I just stopped in to brag about my Saturday night.  I watched Elliott Brood play the ACC North while hanging with my buddy Sarah. 

<--------------

 

neuromancer
#258 posted by
neuromancer
on Apr 29, 2013

Quick! Need help remembering names of bands that are derived from places that DON'T suck (Chicago, Toronto, Boston). So far the only thing that springs to mind is Manitoba, but I'm sure there are others. 

Grant Lawrence
#259 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

@snarf this week's Vinyl Cafe was from Powell River BC.

The show started off with a pretty amazing "Ode to the Sunshine Coast" by Stuart McLean that -ahem- sounded somewhat familiar to -cough- someone's book... it was really cool to hear it, but McLean only included the LOWER Sunshine Coast in his ode (Gibson's, Sechelt, Earl's Cove), and didn't mention the upper Sunshine Coast spots like Powell River, Lund, or Desolation Sound at all... even though he was actually IN Powell River! This did not go over well with Powell River residents who filled the theatre and they have been filling the local Powell River paper with letters complaining about Vinyl Cafe ever since!

Or something like that...

PhilipST
#260 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 29, 2013

#248 @FTom Jian is doing pretty well picking up US stations such as WNYC that broadcasts for NY and NJ. Q is carried on PRI, a distributor of public radio programs worldwide. 

Grant Lawrence
#261 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

@neuromancer Chilliwack?

garfielduk
#262 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 29, 2013

@Smallie #256, So in your mind the is no such thing as a European race of people?

binsy
#263 posted by
binsy
on Apr 29, 2013

@neuromancer

Whitehorse!

neuromancer
#264 posted by
neuromancer
on Apr 29, 2013

@Grant ennhh. that music makes my skin crawl. I was aiming for more R3-type bands. I thought there were others for some reason. 

zammachus
#265 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 29, 2013

Application submitted. Commence frantic re-checking of acceptance page.

neuromancer
#266 posted by
neuromancer
on Apr 29, 2013

@binsy right! thanks!

hedgeway
#267 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 29, 2013

I love Bob Cole. There are far too many announcers in the NHL who lull me to sleep when I hear them, Bob Cole doesn't do that.

garfielduk
#268 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 29, 2013

Have you filled in you NHL Playoff Bracket yet?

Snarf
#269 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 29, 2013

Grant - thanks for the update! That seems like a big oversight, missing all those places, including the host town.  

erinev
#270 posted by
erinev
on Apr 29, 2013

BLOG... anyone doing the toronto half marathon/marathon this weekend? I'm pretty much scared shitless!

binsy
#271 posted by
binsy
on Apr 29, 2013

@neuromancer

Never been there, but:

Bahamas?

 

kathyjean
#272 posted by
kathyjean
on Apr 29, 2013

265 - Good luck!!

kirkofdoom
#273 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 29, 2013

neuromancer

The Wilderness of Manitoba? 

binsy
#274 posted by
binsy
on Apr 29, 2013

On the other hand I can confirm that both Portage and Main and Rural Alberta are not great places. 

pinky_leigh
#275 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Apr 29, 2013

@Grant

Chilliwack played a free show in Fernie for the end of the ski season it was a good time all around 

Old Abe
#276 posted by
Old Abe
on Apr 29, 2013

I like Bob Cole too.  Classic voice.  I find a lot of newer play by play people talk too much.  Just do the play by play and let the colour person fill in the rest.

neuromancer
#277 posted by
neuromancer
on Apr 29, 2013

oh fuck. of course. Bahamas! how did i forget that?!

smalliebigs
#278 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 29, 2013

@Garf: the concept of race, in any event, is questionable at best. I suppose if one wanted to, he/she could try to classify a European "race" on the basis of the majority population of the area...but it is all pretty shaky. 

ALSO, @ALL: DOES ANYONE HAVE THE BIRD ALBUM? IS IT AVAILABLE OUT THERE SOMEWHERE?

Laura Beth
#279 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 29, 2013

@neuromancer JAPAN(droids). 

neuromancer
#280 posted by
neuromancer
on Apr 29, 2013

Speaking of Bahamas 

 

Bahamas --> Fesit OR Jason Collette --> BSS. 

smalliebigs
#281 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 29, 2013

@Erin: knock 'em dead! Why are you scared? Are your knees OK? Some kind of other injury? 

Laura Beth
#282 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 29, 2013

Did we ever figure out baby Mangan's name? 

neuromancer
#283 posted by
neuromancer
on Apr 29, 2013

i guess that's in the infographic though. silly me. 

pinky_leigh
#284 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Apr 29, 2013

@neuromancer Kansas?

EricR
#285 posted by
EricR
on Apr 29, 2013

@SmallieBigs [#281] -- I'm guessing that it's a "post- Boston Marathon" thing, but I don't know...

erinev
#286 posted by
erinev
on Apr 29, 2013

Smallie- scared because I've never done one!! also, had strep throat last week. thanks though!! :)

pinky_leigh
#287 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Apr 29, 2013
smalliebigs
#288 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 29, 2013

@Eric: I was hoping that was not the case but definitely thought of the possibility. 

smalliebigs
#289 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 29, 2013

@Erin: you'll kill it (assuming your strep's gone)!

TheIceman
#290 posted by
TheIceman
on Apr 29, 2013

Broken Social Scene Mangan. That is all. Awww little BSS, so cute.

stevierayk
#291 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 29, 2013

I seem to have missed something with BSS, they've never done anything for me.

TheIceman
#292 posted by
TheIceman
on Apr 29, 2013

@SRK - You are not alone my friend.

Grant Lawrence
#293 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

PINKY LEIGH IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Grant Lawrence
#294 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

Did everyone hear about Baby Mangan's name??? 

JUDE SLENNING MANGAN (no hyphen)

PhilipST
#295 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 29, 2013

#287 @pinky_leigh That's a nice feature on band/place names. Thanks. I like the name for the Philly band, A Sunny Day in Glasgow. (There aren't lots of sunny days in Scotland's largest city.) 

flagpole music
#296 posted by
flagpole music
on Apr 29, 2013

#282 @Laura Beth - Grant said "Jude" on Friday. I believe that's correct.

Also to all, love from Luke & Melissa (aka Whitehorse) to all of R3!  They were awesome Saturday here. nice R3 crowd of 5 & we made pals with a couple of Aussies. They were fun. kid had a Six Shooter hoodie.

it was all good but damn did Melissa just do the hell out of Passenger #24.

binsy
#297 posted by
binsy
on Apr 29, 2013

Did you know that you can google kevin bacon degrees of separation with anyone? 

Laura Beth
#298 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 29, 2013

@Grant CUTE name! I wonder if the Jude is for the Beatles!!

smalliebigs
#299 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 29, 2013

Is Slenning Dan's wife's maiden name?

Also, @SRK and Ice: it's funny, it wasn't until Forgiveness Rock Record that I really got in to BSS. I started there and worked my way back. I am not a fan of the uber experimental stuff, but beyond that I think it's gold.

StephRamsahai
#300 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 29, 2013

Just reading a form from a client who thinks living in Saskatoon is a medical condition. Hahahaha.

Grant Lawrence
#301 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

@StephRam BABOOM!

TheIceman
#302 posted by
TheIceman
on Apr 29, 2013

@Steph 300 - Saskatoonitis?

Grant Lawrence
#303 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

@smalliebigs yeah, Slenning is Dan's wife's maiden name. At first I assumed the baby's name was hyphenated, but nope... middle name! 

binsy
#304 posted by
binsy
on Apr 29, 2013

I haven't found anyone yet with a smaller degree of connections to Kevin Bacon than 2 and I even tried Don Cherry. 

pinky_leigh
#305 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Apr 29, 2013

@philipST i have never been to Scotland but i figured they didnt have very many sunny days... that name gave me a chuckle. I am going to have to check out a few bands from that list i havent heard before 

neuromancer
#306 posted by
neuromancer
on Apr 29, 2013

also K-OS

StephRamsahai
#307 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 29, 2013

CRANKED!!!!!!!!!!

hotpatch
#308 posted by
hotpatch
on Apr 29, 2013

binsy, 304, don't eat too much of that Don Cherry bacon .yuk

pinky_leigh
#309 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Apr 29, 2013

@grant haha i never really left... its just the slow season in a ski town so its easier for me to participate

markgage
#310 posted by
markgage
on Apr 29, 2013

Ok I get it.  No one like a bragger but...

<--------- 

She is great and one of the nicest musicians i have ever met.

 

smalliebigs
#311 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 29, 2013

YELLING!!

@Steph: the inspection of the townhouse revealed no rodents. SCORE! MORE YELLING!

pinky_leigh
#312 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Apr 29, 2013

AHHH i hate that addias fetus line in this song

neuromancer
#313 posted by
neuromancer
on Apr 29, 2013

who was K'Naan's backing band for a while? did they have any ties to BSS? 

smalliebigs
#314 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 29, 2013

@Mark: NICE! 

StephRamsahai
#315 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 29, 2013

@SMALLIE!

THAT'S GREAT NEWS!!!!!!

I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT! :D

OFF TOPIC: THINK YOU'RE GONNA COME TO COWTOWN FOR THAT FREE RAA SHOW?? 

Grant Lawrence
#316 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

@pinky leigh not a huge fan of that lyric either

CDNz1
#317 posted by
CDNz1
on Apr 29, 2013

@Garfy - Is there an R3 Playoff Team?

Grant Lawrence
#318 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

@markgage wait, who is that? Sarah Harmer??

Grant Lawrence
#319 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

@neuromancer is K-OS on that chart? Right I guess Emily Haines collabed with K-OS...

markgage
#320 posted by
markgage
on Apr 29, 2013

@Smallie  It was pretty awesome to see her just hanging out watching E.B.  She stayed for the whole show.  It was to support the old community center in Avening Ontario that is faced with some pretty serious upgrades and needs to raise money.

smalliebigs
#321 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 29, 2013

@Steph: I want to, but I'm going to have to see about work! It's on the Sunday, yeah? I do love the RAA to death...

garfielduk
#322 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 29, 2013

@Russ #317, Yes Sir, 4650

kirkofdoom
#323 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 29, 2013

Grant

k-os was ON the self-titled BSS album. And Kevin Drew was on Valhalla with Sam ROberts.

markgage
#324 posted by
markgage
on Apr 29, 2013

@Grant, yep Sarah. 

smalliebigs
#325 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 29, 2013

@Grant: and Sam Roberts collaborated with K-os, so that gives a Sam Roberts-BSS link. 

Benoit from Ottawa
#326 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 29, 2013

markgage, 310: agree; a quietly luminous person.

darbarspecial
#327 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 29, 2013

@pinky leigh - I detest the fetus line still.

darbarspecial
#328 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 29, 2013

WOOOHOOO!!!!

erinev
#329 posted by
erinev
on Apr 29, 2013

yessss! great set grant!

Laura Beth
#330 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 29, 2013

I had Inner Ninja in my head alllllllllllllllllllllllllll weekend. Ear worm! But a good one!

NSandblom
#331 posted by
NSandblom
on Apr 29, 2013

INNER NINJA HURRAH! I was just going to push my luck by asking for it :)

flagpole music
#332 posted by
flagpole music
on Apr 29, 2013

@Dar, grant & pinky  - a +1 on that from me. ugh. that line.

StephRamsahai
#333 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 29, 2013

@smallie - Yeah, on a Sunday! But probably early... I'm not totally sure. There's LOTS of time to sort it out. And it's not like it'll sell out cause uh... IT'S FREE! WOO!

flagpole music
#334 posted by
flagpole music
on Apr 29, 2013

also <---whitehorse cupcakes.  that was luke's 'finishing the Boston Marathon' reward. beer & chocolate baked into wonderfulness.

 

pinky_leigh
#335 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Apr 29, 2013

I cringe every time i hear that line no joke

neuromancer
#336 posted by
neuromancer
on Apr 29, 2013

wasn't K-OS on one of the tracks on the self-titled album? 

kirkofdoom
#337 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 29, 2013

k-os/BSS songs: (other than Uptown Girl)

Broken Social Scene - Windsurfing Nation

k-os - Valhalla

 

PhilipST
#338 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 29, 2013

#295 & #305 @Pinky, BTW, a great band from Philly is called Marah; I especially love their album "Kids from Philly." And a great band from Scotland is called Runrig.

pinky_leigh
#339 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Apr 29, 2013

just to temped you all in to coming to FERNIE this summer!!we have WAPITI music fest! 

neuromancer
#340 posted by
neuromancer
on Apr 29, 2013

S/T wasn't the first album, Grant....

pinky_leigh
#341 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Apr 29, 2013

@ philipST sweet i shall have to check it out

lindsey.who
#342 posted by
lindsey.who
on Apr 29, 2013
I'm heading to work momentarily but I just wrote my last exam of my undergrad!!!!! Over the weekend loweeda and I both ran in the forest city road races! I'm exhausted from the race/study/work combo. I need sleep.
flagpole music
#343 posted by
flagpole music
on Apr 29, 2013

Bands named after places?  I love the band Texas.  They're from Scotland. & since they went for the whole state it doesn't all suck. it does have SXSW. and it used to have our @CanadaJanes.

they're a great band tho for sure.

Grant Lawrence
#344 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

@neuromancer getting seriously BSS confused today! Infographic making me car sick!

NSandblom
#345 posted by
NSandblom
on Apr 29, 2013

How can I get any work done today - great tunes :)

Grant Lawrence
#346 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

@flagpole great Texas gag in the first season of the British Office! (can't find the clip)

gruvn
#347 posted by
gruvn
on Apr 29, 2013

@Grant - you called it re: this Said the Whale single.  I love it.  I wasn't sure at first, but it's awesome.

stevierayk
#348 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 29, 2013

I watched an interesting doc on climate change last night, it was rife with radiohead tunes as well

 

Grant Lawrence
#349 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

@gruvn it's a good one!

Grant Lawrence
#350 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

Ok so SOMEONE please clarify K-OS's BSS connection because I'm thoroughly confused. He sang on the first record or the self-titled record? Getting angry tweets!

Benoit from Ottawa
#351 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 29, 2013

“Our history as a human species is, in a lot of ways, the history of fermented beverages,” McGovern says. “Fermented beverages were right with us in the beginning, and they’ve had a lot to do with how we’ve developed over time.”

Meet the scientist!

Sarahmouche
#352 posted by
Sarahmouche
on Apr 29, 2013

k-os sang on S/T - not 1st album.

Grant Lawrence
#353 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

@Sarahmouche thanks! Where is your profile pic?!

Benoit from Ottawa
#354 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 29, 2013

"angry tweets" makes me laugh.

The sparrows are angry. Chirp, and <tweet>...

garfielduk
#355 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 29, 2013

@Grant #350

Broken Social Scene (album)

In addition to the musicians who contributed to the band's prior release You Forgot It in People, new contributors on Broken Social Scene include k-os, Jason Tait (The Weakerthans) and Murray Lightburn (The Dears).

 

Wikipedia

Benoit from Ottawa
#356 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 29, 2013

Darned good handle, "sarahmouche"!

JonDixon
#357 posted by
JonDixon
on Apr 29, 2013

Hey everyone!

 

Grant Lawrence
#358 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

@benoit I get LOTS of angry tweets!

Grant Lawrence
#359 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

Yo Dixy Dick!

PhilipST
#360 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 29, 2013

@Sarahmouche--I love your blog name, which reminds me of the classic swashbuckling novel Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini.

garfielduk
#361 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 29, 2013

@Grant #358, I can't think why

JonDixon
#362 posted by
JonDixon
on Apr 29, 2013

I return to Grant Lawrence stirring the pot once again eh? 

Did you guys know that it is definitely still winter in Inuvik?

Grant Lawrence
#363 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

@jondixon are you in Inuvik? Are you hanging out with BALLS???

Sarahmouche
#364 posted by
Sarahmouche
on Apr 29, 2013

@PhilipST, more in reference to Bohemian Rhapsody in my case.

flagpole music
#365 posted by
flagpole music
on Apr 29, 2013

@grant - Thanks! i'll hunt a bit!  i vaguely remember that. I saw them open for...wait for it... John. C(ougar) Mellencamp on the Lonesome Jubilee tour. Pine Knob. just outside Detroit.

He used to bring great supporting acts on tour but that was for sure the best. There's some cool BBC stuff of them with orchestra . & one of their members Craig Armstrong did the score for you not favorite holiday movie, Love Actually

pinky_leigh
#366 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Apr 29, 2013

@grant 358 i dont doubt that

JonDixon
#367 posted by
JonDixon
on Apr 29, 2013

@Grant no, I was in Inuvik (and Tuktoyaktuk) for the past two weeks.  Well, actually I was living in a sleigh camp between the two, but now I'm back in sunny Whitehorse

smalliebigs
#368 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 29, 2013

Welcome back, JD!

Grant Lawrence
#369 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 29, 2013

@jondixon WHAT?!? Why???

stevierayk
#370 posted by
stevierayk