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WHAT. A. WEEKEND.

If you're a music fan, it was a busy weekend for sure...

- The Juno Awards were in Regina all weekend long.

Winners included Elliott BROOD , Classified and David Myles, Monster Truck, Rose Cousins, Metric, and Leonard Cohen among many others. Losers included bahamas, Kathleen Edwards, Hannah Georgas, and Danny Michel. Maybe most surprisingly, The Sheepdogs also walked away empty handed in their own province! Outrageous!

- Record Store Day on Saturday across the country shattered sales numbers for many stores.

- ...and for Black Mountain fans, 4/20 fell on this past Saturday as well.

What do you think of the Juno winners and losers? Did you watch? What was your favourite moment of the show? Did the Junos get it right? Did you take part in Record Store Day or 4/20?

Let me know by posting on our blog, tweeting me up @grantlawrence or emailing me grant.lawrence@cbc.ca and listen to the conversation and the music on CBC Radio 3 with Grant Lawrence, 9am PT / noon ET.

Related:

Hockey rockers at the Juno Cup

A Juno photo gallery of the big night

Complete list of 2013 Juno Award winners

Complete list of Record Store Day events 

 

 

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flannel tom
#1 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

Sorry, what's the Black Mountain news????? Did they release new material!!??

kirkofdoom
#2 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 22, 2013

Didn't watch the Juno's, didn't really care enough to pay attention. My entire reaction to them was pretty much:

Elliott BROOD won? Cool!

nitz
#3 posted by
nitz
on Apr 22, 2013

Yay for the Broods!

 

StephRamsahai
#4 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 22, 2013

YEAH! MONSTER TRUCK!

I hope Grant kicks off the show with Righteous Smoke. That would cure my foul mood!!!

nitz
#5 posted by
nitz
on Apr 22, 2013

Turn this crap off Grant!

 

flannel tom
#6 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

Saw some good Junofest shows though.... highlight of the weekends music was Friday nights 6 Shooter Records thing, Gun somethings and Slingers... something like that anyway. It was a real good night of music.

Was having a smoke with NQ Arbuckle and chatting him up for a while towards the end of the night. He's a funny guy, he was regaling me with horror stories from the road.... it sounds like he's had a few, haha!

GRANT PLAY SOME NQ ARBUCKLE TODAY!!!!!!

Cicero
#7 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 22, 2013

Hey Grant! I didn't watch the Junos (no cable) so I'm looking forward to the update!

westcrunch
#8 posted by
westcrunch
on Apr 22, 2013

Oh lawdy, I've been away from the blog so long that my computer has forgotten my username and password. This makes me sad.

But HEY!

 

flannel tom
#9 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

FRIG RIGHT OFF WITH YOUR NICE WEATHER REPORTS

kathyjean
#10 posted by
kathyjean
on Apr 22, 2013

Juno goers - Did you see Shooting Guns??

laurita.snow
#11 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

AAAAAAAAAAAAH GO ROSE COUSINS!!! I heart her lots.

kathyjean
#12 posted by
kathyjean
on Apr 22, 2013

FT - I KNOW. IT WAS -11 this morning!

jojodillon
#13 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 22, 2013

GRANT IS BACK!

laurita.snow
#14 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

Howdy, Westcrunch!

kathyjean
#15 posted by
kathyjean
on Apr 22, 2013

Hi-lo westcrunch!

laurita.snow
#16 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

@ FT: it's 13 degrees here. teeheehee...*ducks flying objects*

flannel tom
#17 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

@KJ missed them on Saturday night.

westcrunch
#18 posted by
westcrunch
on Apr 22, 2013

#12 x2

Grant Lawrence
#19 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@flannel tom re #1 Black Mountain? It was 4/20 on Saturday. Sounds like you indulged?

westcrunch
#20 posted by
westcrunch
on Apr 22, 2013

You know what was shocking about the Juno's? That Mariana's Trench won. Before last night, I had not heard their name, their content or their annoying voices for years. Where did that one come from?

kirkofdoom
#21 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 22, 2013

I only sort-of took part in Record Store Day. I went to Zulu to see Portage & Main and The Belle Game play in store, before heading to the commodore to see Rich Aucoin.

During the day, I was too busy at the Vancouver Fan Expo where I MET STAN LEE!!!

laurita.snow
#22 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

I sadly didn't partake of record store day or 4/20, I was feeling kindof sick. I did audition for 2 fringe shows somehow, yesterday, though. whatever the frick that means.

smalliebigs
#23 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 22, 2013

I'm wondering if Emily Haines will be joining the rest of Broken Social Scene at Field Trip -- the core and the other big names (Feist, Amy Millan, Jason Collett) are all there!

evensteven
#24 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 22, 2013

Glad METRIC won! Love 'em! Rockin' music and amazing voice.

TheRadioHead
#25 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 22, 2013
I am glad you are on fire GL, as it's pretty tepid here when you are gone.
kathyjean
#26 posted by
kathyjean
on Apr 22, 2013

I went to Library Voices on Friday... twas good. then worked all weekend. WOOP.

EricR
#27 posted by
EricR
on Apr 22, 2013

@BatmanOfDoom [#021] -- that's pretty cool!  Was it just a signing thing, or a more formal meet & greet?

hedgeway
#28 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 22, 2013

Junos? I coudl care less. Record store day was fun as always though despite the snow :/. I had a decent haul.

westcrunch
#29 posted by
westcrunch
on Apr 22, 2013

@Kirk

You should see my friend Anil's photos from Fan Expo. Hilarious! Find them here

Cicero
#30 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 22, 2013

Hey Westcrunch

flannel tom
#31 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

performers on Friday night (all on one stage) included: The Strumbellas, Corb Lund, NQ Arbuckle, Rose Cousins, Belle Star, Danny Michel..... There was a shit tone more who I can't recall at the moment. But it was all good. The crowd was a hilarious mix of big city Juno industry Schnobs, regina style hipsters and a smattering of good ol' boys straight off the farm ready to giv'r. (There was a group of dudes who showed up, crushin' Pils and wearing t-shirts (it was cold as fuck). They were awesome, they came to party. Rose Cousins dedicated a song to them, it was pretty funny.

garfielduk
#32 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 22, 2013

I couldn't watch the Junos, no coverage in the UK (or live online stream)

 

(<-- The Blog Signal)

flannel tom
#33 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

@grant, #19 - Ooops my bad, I must have forgot to clean out the bong!

PhilipST
#34 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 22, 2013

I followed the Junos on Twitter, and was real glad for Elliott Brood and Rose Cousins. Most of the weekend I was involved with the Brooklyn Folk Festival, a great annual event here in NYC. I heard a lot of oldtime fiddle and banjo jams, and a great gospel group, Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens. Record Store Day for me melded in to the festival, as there was lots of music and some LPs for sale. I'll post a new profile pic later from the folk festival. 

westcrunch
#35 posted by
westcrunch
on Apr 22, 2013

Hi Cicero! And KJ! And Laurita!

laurita.snow
#36 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

@ FT: she WOULD too.

Grant Lawrence
#37 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

WOW. Am I the ONLY person who watched the Junos and studied every millisecond of them? Even rewinding to analyze certain parts?!?!

Grant Lawrence
#38 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@flannel tom were the Good Ol' Boys crushin' cans and talking over Rose Cousins?

nitz
#39 posted by
nitz
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant.  re#37 It would appear so...sorry.

 

EricR
#40 posted by
EricR
on Apr 22, 2013

@hedgeway -- that BtS Live album is pretty awesome; I haven't listened to it in years, but a great addition to your collection.

@Grant [#037] -- in a word, "yes".

kirkofdoom
#41 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 22, 2013

Eric, he was at a table signing, it was $50 for an autograph or a picture -- I am too broke/cheap for either, but I just went up and thanked him for everything and shook his hand. Later on he did a Q&A.

west french prairiecrunch, Nice! I've got a bunch of pictures up on my instagrams 

flannel tom
#42 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

Grant sez: "Even rewinding to analyze certain parts?!?!"

Are you referring to the picture of Kathleen Edwards' boobs (blog header photo)?????

kathyjean
#43 posted by
kathyjean
on Apr 22, 2013

37 - No, Grant! My friend Mike did too!

laurita.snow
#44 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

@blog: hey you guys! I found a website which contains delicious snacks you can microwave in a mug. there is a recipe for french toast, cinnamon rolls, meatloaf, and all sorts of warm cakes. you're welcome.

PhilipST
#45 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 22, 2013

Welcome back, Grant, we missed ya!

laurita.snow
#46 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

@ Grant:  i have no life and work 'till late every Friday night :(

kirkofdoom
#47 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 22, 2013

Grant [37], yup. I was too busy watching live music to watch a self congratulatory ceremony! 

Cicero
#48 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 22, 2013

@Garf [re:32] - TRES AMAZING MON AMI!

laurita.snow
#49 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

@ Grant:but I am going to see Rose at the Black Sheep in a few weeks!

flannel tom
#50 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

@grant - Rose told them to pay attention and to sing along, which, they surprisingly did! She was like, "Corb will be up in a few minutes, just pay attention and sing these lines....." she then did the eagle eyes finger motion towards them.... pretty good.

jdurley
#51 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 22, 2013

@laurita - that website is the source of several in-microwave explository messes perpetrated by my resident teenager.

wedgeport
#52 posted by
wedgeport
on Apr 22, 2013

I watched the Junos, intermittently at least. Really liked Hannah Georgas, as well as Serena Ryder's performance and (a half with Billy Talent). However, earlier in the day, I took in a concert by Grant's bro-in-law at the Blacksheep Inn, so, I had already had my live music fix of the day.

laurenelizabeth
#53 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 22, 2013

No Junos for me ... since we don't have cable and it is OUTRAGEOUS that CTV doesn't live stream it. but I did watch the CBC Music updates. Besides at 10 it was time to watch Daenerys Stormborn kick some ass on Game of Thrones.

mcfflyer
#54 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 22, 2013

Best I could do was go to two record stores on Friday, saw that The Beat in downtown Sacramento had Mother Mother's Sticks in the rack, and then went to see them at Grant' old haunt, Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco on Friday night.  Home by 4:30am.  I'm still tired . . .

stevierayk
#55 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 22, 2013

I went to Record store day. I bought –Chet Atkins, The Cure, Judas Priest, Miles Davis, Willie Nelson and Public Enemy. I think I covered all my bases there.

Couldn't care one bit about the Junos.

 

neuromancer
#56 posted by
neuromancer
on Apr 22, 2013

So, as a well documented Bahamas booster, was disappointed he got shut out from yet another award. 

On the upside, his new iTunes ep is really good, with an awesome R&B cover (Please Forgive my Heart)

tea&cartography
#57 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 22, 2013

Attended record store day. Picked up Feist's Metals, and an old sesame street record I'd had the cassette of as a child.

laurita.snow
#58 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

@ Jdurley:...so what you're saying is that I should do this when I am home without any parents around so I can A) clean up the mess without any judgement and B) enjoy several mugs without any judgement?

garfielduk
#59 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 22, 2013

@Cicero #48, Thanks, I just needed something to do while I'm avoiding working on restarting the R3wiki with a new host site.

laurita.snow
#60 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

@ Wedgeport: wait wait who did you see at the Sheep?? that's my neck-o'-the-woods, man! sortof...

laurita.snow
#61 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

@ Wedgeport: wow. WOW. stupid me. Matt Barber, obviously. sorry, Stoopid moment over.

Cicero
#62 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 22, 2013

@laurita - I think it was Matthew Barber Wedgeport saw!

@Garf - it's super cool!

@Grant - I'm with Lauren_Elizabeth. Seriously, no live-stream? FOR SHAME CTV!

neuromancer
#63 posted by
neuromancer
on Apr 22, 2013

I watched it. Buble looked drunk. 

kirkofdoom
#64 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 22, 2013

From what my twitter feed told me, Hannah Georgas' performance was hands down the highlight of the show. 

flannel tom
#65 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

Did they have some shots of the city of Regina during the show? Freezing of the balls, snowing of the Sky,etc?

laurenelizabeth
#66 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 22, 2013

Cicero: this is the internet age! I know very few people under the age of 30 with cable! Get with it CTV ... 

darbarspecial
#67 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant - I was there and then watched it later. It is much better in person. I am happy that there seems to be more of the indie artists I love that were involved and nominated. I would like if more of them one, but it was still great fun to be there.

Benoit from Ottawa
#68 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 22, 2013

Laura, Matthew Barber & acolytes were SO GOOD yesterday. Don't miss 'em next time, if possible: the guy's performance is so clean in every respect; some of us who've seen him many times were re-impressed as to just how accomplished an act he (and a great pedal steel player, and an equally excellent bass player) put on.

laurita.snow
#69 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

awww, Grant. We still like you.

garfielduk
#70 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 22, 2013

@EvenSteven, Should I just give you my pull list for Saturday now?

darbarspecial
#71 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

The sound was much better there than on my tv.

TheRadioHead
#72 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 22, 2013
The Junos are corporate shilling. I realize that CBC wants to play in the big leagues, but I am disappointed in how CBC Music is covering and promoting them while no longer being the media partner for Polaris, which at least has it's basis in musical merit. It's not the only way I'm disappointed in what CBC Music is becoming, I never would have imagined that on it's inception. Anyways, I turned social media off and tuned out. My "Stompin' Tom" protest.
Cicero
#73 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 22, 2013

@Lauren - I literally stream or download everything I watch, and have for years. There seems to be a big disconnect between networks/broadcasters and their actual audience.

Christine McAvoy
#74 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 22, 2013

oh hai everybody!

laurita.snow
#75 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

@ BfO: I wish I'd gone! I sortof wanted to avoid the Sheep that weekend because I was supposed to be there on the 19th, originally. but come May, 't will be good to visit again!

Cicero
#76 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 22, 2013

Oh no way! that is controversial - I like Serena, but I prefer Kathleen and Bahamas...

flannel tom
#77 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

oh yeah, Royal Wood played at the thing on Friday night and I was amazed that I liked him. I thought he was a piano playing snoozefest but he played his guitar and it was good. He did a cover of Heart of Gold by Neil Young and a cover of.... oh shit I don't remember now.

 

Grant Lawrence
#78 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@TheRadiohead whoa whoa whoa... so Elliott Brood and Monster Truck and Rose Cousins shouldn't have shown up in Regina and should have turned down their Juno Awards? Hannah Georgas and the Sheepdogs should have said "no" when asked to play? Wha?!

TheIceman
#79 posted by
TheIceman
on Apr 22, 2013

Serena Ryder is a very dedicated musician and artist. She has also been very vocal about promoting music in schools and her own battle with depression.

laurita.snow
#80 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

hmmmm...I normally really like Serena Ryder...but I'm not sure how I feel about this popier sound...hmmm...

smalliebigs
#81 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 22, 2013

I'm not sure how Bahamas didn't win. Maybe if his album was produced by Patrick Carney he'd have a better shot at it. I once loved (!) the Black Keys but the sound is getting tired and seems to be impressed on everything that Carney touches as a producer. 

kathyjean
#82 posted by
kathyjean
on Apr 22, 2013

Hi Cmac!

kirkofdoom
#83 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 22, 2013

cicero and/or grant,

Stompa is played on, like, every radio station here. Bahamas is played on one, which also plays Royal Wood & Kathleen very infrequently.

So... not surprising in the least. 

laurita.snow
#84 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

@ TheIceMan: huh. I didn't know that about her. I normally really like her (she's a complete powerhouse  when she performs) but now I like her even more.  wooo! still not sure about this song, though...

flannel tom
#85 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

@laurita this is serena ryders biggest hit... what other "sound" are you talking aboot? Shes a nice lady but her music is not necassarily my cuppa tea. That said, I was captivated by her performance last summer at the folk fest.

jdurley
#86 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 22, 2013

@laurita re mugs:  Just be prepared for explosions.

laurita.snow
#87 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

@ Grant: hey now! no hatin' on the short people and their tiny guitars! she is fiercesome!

Grant Lawrence
#88 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@kirkofdoom yeah but the jury who decided Adult Alternative (not to be confused with your fave section of the comic book store behind the rear curtain) was a jury of about six people, of which I WAS ONE.

neuromancer
#89 posted by
neuromancer
on Apr 22, 2013

The flying V Gibson was awesome. Insta crush to see a girl rocking an axe like that. 

laurita.snow
#90 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

@ FT: I tend to look her rootsier stuff, although I guess it's kinda 'old' now. 'Sweeping the Ashes' and 'All For Love' and all that.

smalliebigs
#91 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 22, 2013

To be clear: despite the fact that I think Bahamas should have taken the Juno, I still have a MONSTER crush on Ms. Ryder. 

garfielduk
#92 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant #88, Is that where they hide the Tintin books?

darbarspecial
#93 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

She was more folkie before.

Cicero
#94 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 22, 2013

@FT and @Laurita- Serena Ryder has been a lot more Folky in the past - I agree, I like it a bit better than this song.

@Kirk -I still like her, and am happy she won a Juno, I'm just partial to Kathleen and Bahamas. She's always had more radio play I find, for some reason.

Cicero
#95 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 22, 2013

@Laurita - on her first Album, didn't she cover Sisters of Mercy? or am I crazy?

 

Benoit from Ottawa
#96 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 22, 2013

She does a GREAT Sisters of Mercy!

darbarspecial
#97 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

Where I was standing in the pit last night, I could gawk at some of the VIP in the stands. Carly Rae seemed like a sweet girl. She came over and took some pics with a few kids in the area until security shut that down. I said hi to Jian as he walked by. It was kind of fun picking out the people sitting right there. Oh there is Kathleen, and Royal Wood behind her and over there is Bahamas, Metric, Monster Truck, Tom Cochrane....you get the idea.

TheIceman
#98 posted by
TheIceman
on Apr 22, 2013

Serena also does a nice cover of Racing in the Streets by Springsteen.

Cicero
#99 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 22, 2013

@Benoit - I remember being like "SING ALL THE FOLK SONGS!" When I first got that album, but that one stuck with me. I've since lost it in successive moves/computer crashes, but I remember just loving it.

flannel tom
#100 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

oh and one more thing: Ol' Corby Lund led the entire bar in a singalong of The Good Old Hockey game as a tribute to Stompin' Tom. He said he'd been in America since he learned of his death and hadn't had a chance to do a propoer tribut to him yet. It was pretty amazing, Mike Plume joined him on stage, who is no slouch either. (Plume sang a song for all us maritimers who go to 'the patch' (west) and work only to dream of headin' er back to the coast) A real foot stomper that was.

Benoit from Ottawa
#101 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 22, 2013

I think it's clear, going by Tegan and Sara, and Serena Ryder, that the "pop" segment of music holds much more promise of making a good living than the "folk" segment (including alt-country, etc., call it the standard singer-songwriter segment).

Hard to criticise, even if I prefer the "it's for the art" types of performers.

Grant Lawrence
#102 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@darbar sounds like you had a great time!

Cicero
#103 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 22, 2013

@FT - Aww, Corb Lund really is a treasure. I didn't realize folks from out east called it "the Patch" too!

darbarspecial
#105 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

I couldn't get into that show Friday night. Almost made it, got so close to the door but was shut down. I did get to see Foam Lake, Two Hours Traffic, Rah Rah, Hannah Georgas, Yukon Blonde instead though. Ran into Matt from The Matinee there with an Acres of Lions guy.

laurita.snow
#106 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

@ Cicero: she DID! and she did it live for us at OFF in 2011! it was fantastic!

PhilipST
#107 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 22, 2013

#101, @BfO I take your point, but if that's so one wonders why it is that so many roots-oriented groups are doing well, especially internationally (Mumfords& Sosn, Lumineers, etc.). Of course, maybe Canada's had strong roots music for so long there's an impulse among some to move on.

Speaking of roots, I just made my profile pic the shot I took with Casey of Elliott Brood last year.

 

flannel tom
#108 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

playing CVG and talking Junos reminds me of a debate I had with my friend many years ago... (it was around when Infiniheart came out.... and Matt Mays had just relesed his self titled) .... anywho, I think we were watching the Junos (or maybe it was the ECMA's)and we were arguning over who was the "new Neil Young of Canadian music". I sad Mays was, my friend said Chad Van Gallen was.

Who's right?

darbarspecial
#109 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant - It was a really cool experience. I hadn't planned on going, but a friend had a ticket she was trying to get rid of. The Songwriters Circle earlier was pretty fricken awesome! I had a great weekend. :D

Grant Lawrence
#110 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@garfuk re Tintin BABOOM! It's certainly where the comic shop would hide Tintin in Thailand.

trefoil
#111 posted by
trefoil
on Apr 22, 2013

@FT - The crowd at the Exchange friday was SO strange. I wish they'd publicized (or really, mentioned in ANY media) that NQ would be there--we drove down after work so we didn't get out til after he played. I may have wept.

Otherwise, highlights were The Matinee and Library Voices at the Owl.

 

CDNz1
#112 posted by
CDNz1
on Apr 22, 2013

Foam Lake are great! 

Cicero
#113 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 22, 2013

@PST - I enjoy roots music probably more than any other genre. It makes my heart happy.

flannel tom
#114 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

@darbar - it was the bees knees. We got there at like, 7 and stood in the freezing cold while they kept the doors shut til after 8... fucking 'tarded. But at least I got in! Real good show. Belle Star blew a lot of minds that night..... tap dancing fiddling babes, yes please!

hedgeway
#115 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 22, 2013

108 - Matt Mays is good, I can dig his stuff, but I think CVG is an evil genius when it comes to making music. I'd take him over Mays any way.

Grant Lawrence
#116 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@hedgeway it could be argued that Matt Mays is far more mainstream that Chad van Gaalen.

Cicero
#117 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 22, 2013

@Laurita - Damn! I'm jealous! I love that song! Her version was just so perfect.

PhilipST
#118 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 22, 2013

#113, #Cicero, I recall we have that roots thing in common. You would have loved the Brooklyn Folk Festival where I spent most of my weekend. [#34 for more info and a link].  

hedgeway
#119 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant - I don't even think that's much of an argument, more of a fact. In that respect he's probably more of the "Neil Young of our time" but Chad is one of my favourite current songwriters.

Benoit from Ottawa
#120 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 22, 2013

Philip, I think it's got to do with the "routes to stardom" that exist. Very different in Canada from elsewhere.

IOW, that a "folk" group from England get well known says nothing about the route for Canadian folk groups, the environs are quite different. I think the same applies to Lumineers vs canuck groups.

Also (and perhaps more important), the coming to the fore of a folk group is a much rarer thing than the same for pop acts. Meaning how long's it been since the previous Mumford or Lumineers?

Every blue moon one comes up and gets popular.

IMO...

TheIceman
#121 posted by
TheIceman
on Apr 22, 2013

What happened to the old Neil Young?

Christine McAvoy
#122 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 22, 2013

Grant, she died like 10 years ago... you need a hell of a new reference :s

laurita.snow
#123 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

@ Cicero/PhilipST: agreed about the roots music! so good!

Grant Lawrence
#124 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@CMac whoops!

PhilipST
#125 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 22, 2013

#115, #116 @hedgeway and @Grant--Given my Matt Mays love, it sounds like I should be digging Chad Van Galen more than I do. Does he do the hard-rocking stuff, too? The thing about Neil Young, for the purposes of this discussion, he has always managed to maintain the acoustic, laid-back stuff and the Crazy Horse reverb-soaked sound. There are few who can pull off and maintain those contrasts throughout a long career like Neil he has.  

evensteven
#126 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 22, 2013

Grant... I would have watched but didn't know how to. Was checking results on twitter tho.

Garf... Nice Blog-Signal!

422 is the New 420! Happy Earth Day!

laurita.snow
#127 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

here's her playing it at that gig that I was at! Levon Helm was playing nearby (eerily close to when he passed away) and his stuff was clearly audible from where we were. She references it at the beginning of the song, and later in the gig, she played 'The Weight' impromptu. It was magical.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuwG7bkWbeM

flannel tom
#128 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

CVG kind has a Neil-esque attitude, like "screw you, I will put out the record I want to put out", whereas Mays evokes some of his folky soul in a rockers body.... Maybe we could morph them together and form a super CVG/Mays animatronic beast.

TheIceman
#129 posted by
TheIceman
on Apr 22, 2013

I did catch the Sheepdogs rocking out on the Juno show, but what is with the Sepia tones that they used on the video of the performance. Hahaha too hokey.

StephRamsahai
#130 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 22, 2013

BLOODY HELL!

My manager came in to ask me something just as Monster Truck came on. 

BALLS!

Christine McAvoy
#131 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 22, 2013

I need to share that today is THE BEST DAY OF THE YEAR (for me) aka the Van Mag Restaurant Awards... ie. eating and drinking all the things with the restaurant industry folk...at 1pm in the afternoon.

Followed by more eating and drinking of things.

I'm so happy.

Grant Lawrence
#132 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@StephRam tell him to GTF out!!!

flannel tom
#133 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

Saturday was loud and hazy.....

I was going to attempt one of those smirky, raised eyebrow punctuation faces, but I don't know how/which one....

Benoit from Ottawa
#134 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 22, 2013

laurita, who's in the cow phot with you? Cow photo, not cow phot. Goodness.

westcrunch
#135 posted by
westcrunch
on Apr 22, 2013

@StephRam

You gots a jobs? Where?

MusicSoop
#136 posted by
MusicSoop
on Apr 22, 2013

Junos? No live stream so I watched them thru Twitter.  Very happy about Monster Truck and Elliott Brood and Rose and Metric. Bummer no win for The Sheepdogs but maybe next time.

Record Store Day? I don't know why they schedule it every year same day as Long Beach Grand Prix AND Coachella.  So no, I was not there.

My musical entertainment on Saturday was... Brett Michaels at the Long Beach Grand Prix. Obviously his tunes are a little more hard-rock-mainstreamy than my tastes but he's friends of friends and a super nice guy and he puts his all into the live performance and the crowd loved it so I can't complain. I had a fun time.

hedgeway
#137 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 22, 2013

@PhillipST 125 - Heck yes CVG can rock!

Grant Lawrence
#138 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@flannel tom what was the best show you saw this weekend in 'Gina?

PhilipST
#139 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 22, 2013

#128 + 1 Thanks, @FTom, yeah, I see that parallel now between Chad Von Galen and Neil Young. It would be hard to come up with another artist who got sued by his label for making insufficiently "commercial" albums. (NY, by Geffen Records in the 80s). 

laurita.snow
#140 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

@ BfO: my ex-roomie and very good friend, potentially my soon-to-be-roommate again heh heh. This was during our PEI trip last summer at Peake's Quay.

Laura Beth
#141 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 22, 2013

Hey all you beautiful people! Happy Monday! How about those Juno's! I wasn't a big fan of Buble hosting but he did a not so bad job (aside from the inappropriate joke about Carly Rae's short shorts!)

flannel tom
#142 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

@steph/grant - If you ever need to get all "GTFO" here is a song/music video to help you invoke such emotion. From Windsors MLSF.

laurita.snow
#143 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

@ Grant: ...'gina...teeheehee.  I am twelve.

MusicSoop
#144 posted by
MusicSoop
on Apr 22, 2013

PrairieCrunch? WinniCrunch? ManitoCrunch?

flannel tom
#145 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant - Friday night hands down!

lindsey.who
#146 posted by
lindsey.who
on Apr 22, 2013

I did record store day with my parents and brother this year. My mom bought a copy of Stars' The North! (and mumford and sons - she wants to be cool). It was pretty fun. My dad bought my brother and I each a used album of our choice. annd my dad won me a Grooves t-shirt in turntable trivia. Woo! 

I also picked up some Japandroids, Whitehorse and catl. 

I didn't watch the Junos. But I did predict them almost perfectly...which never happens for me. I'm really happy about Monster Truck! 

I've got to head to work now :(

flannel tom
#147 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

re 145 - which is to say, the Cowboys and Cowgals party at the exchange...

Grant Lawrence
#148 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@flannel tom yeah but who put on the best show?!?

StephRamsahai
#149 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant - I did! She thinks she can just walk in here and interrupt my rock! I DON'T THINK SO!!!

@westcrunch - It's called Pure North S'Energy Foundation... it's a clinic for rich people. I enter some of their data.

Grant Lawrence
#150 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@Laura Beth finally someone besides me saw them!!

Grant Lawrence
#151 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@StephRam how'd that go over?

Laura Beth
#152 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant that'd kind of sad! I guess most people follow the Twitter stream now!  I think K.D.'s speech was the highlight for me. 

Grant Lawrence
#153 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@Musicsoop even though the Sheepdogs got shut out in their own province, they did win a few a couple of years back.

Grant Lawrence
#154 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@Laura Beth k.d. lang's speech was AMAZING! Both my wife and I wept uncontrollably.

Laura Beth
#156 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant and also when my cousin presented (Joel Stouffer from Dragonette!). 

Grant Lawrence
#157 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@Laura Beth my wife is old friends with Joel Stouffer!

kirkofdoom
#158 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 22, 2013

I don't have cable anymore so I literally could not watch the Juno's, since CTV wasn't streaming them, because they are still in the stone age.

 

PhilipST
#159 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 22, 2013

@hedgeway, thanks for #137

@BfO #120 Good points about diff bet Canada and other countries.

@laurita.snow, @Cicero #123 Speaking of roots-rich music, I heard this band in NYC last week, playing an album about the myth and reality of the American West called RIDE. Good stuff.

flannel tom
#160 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

148- I really liked NQ Arbuckle and Corb Lund... that said Rose Cousins was good and Belle Star basically blew everybodys mind. Devan and Jim Cuddy came with some leftover energy from the hockey game... Rose Cousins was great... they all were really. The total night was just good. Everyone sort of played 3 or 4 song sets and then Belle Star and Jim Cuddy played full ones more or less... There was like 20 performers.

StephRamsahai
#161 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant - Well, after a noise complaint last week and now this, I think today's my last day.

 

 

 

 

KIDDING!

I did talk/laugh too much/loud last week though...

Laura Beth
#162 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant yea, I'm going to definitely watch a replay of it. I got teary-eyed! So inspiring for Canadians and all kinds of weird, different, freaky, funky, cool people haha. 

Christine McAvoy
#163 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 22, 2013

@Kirk I cannot believe that NO ONE was streaming it (illegally)...silly canada, no one cares. :(

I reallllly just wanted to watch Hannah. I guess I'll need to see a video of it.

McS
#164 posted by
McS
on Apr 22, 2013

@Garf - I like your blog signal

Grant Lawrence
#165 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@stephram aka my little Trinidadian Calgarian flower ... who complained about you!?!?

darbarspecial
#166 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

Saturday night I had to choose between going where I wanted solo or hanging out with a friend. I chose the friend, but it was still a night of good music. Started with jazz and then Scott Benson band and then Fur Eel. I wanted to get to Classified, but didn't get there. I did drag her to Monster Truck though, who were fantastic and loud!

PhilipST
#167 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 22, 2013

#163 @CMac, @KoD, Worse, someone seemed to stream the pre-game/red carpet, and then not the main event. 

Grant Lawrence
#168 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@CMac @KirkofDoom grow up, move in together, and get LAY SOME CABLE!

Cicero
#169 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 22, 2013

Man, I am really digging Inlet Sound.

Cicero
#170 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 22, 2013

@Steph - Did someone actually talk to you about that??? Folks is crazy.

Laura Beth
#171 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 22, 2013

@darbar, that's quite the combo- jazz and Fur Eel! Same show? 

MusicSoop
#172 posted by
MusicSoop
on Apr 22, 2013

MUCH streamed the red carpet, right?  They seem to have figured out streaming. Maybe can teach CTV.

darbarspecial
#173 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

Oh yeah some a couple songs of a Cuban band too. I enjoyed the evening lots even if it wasn't my first choice of bands to see. Music and friends, how can you go wrong?

Grant Lawrence
#174 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@Musicsoop Much streamed the red carpet? News to me! We couldn't find a stream for it.

StephRamsahai
#175 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant - I don't know who it was but I thought it was pretty funny. 

@Cicero - Yeah, ridiculous. Ah well...

Grant Lawrence
#176 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@Lee Hower gonna share your WILD SATURDAY NIGHT with the blog or do I have to?!?!

evensteven
#177 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 22, 2013

What's Tin Tin doing in Thailand? ... Sorry way behind on reading posts!

Also.. Which song did HannaH perform and how can I see it O_o?

Happy 422!

Grant Lawrence
#178 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@wedgeport thanks for supporting the bro-in-law! How was the show?

Laura Beth
#179 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant oh I didn't realize!  I haven't actually seen him in years but I gather he's a pretty rad dude and I'm definitely supporting his band! The news floats out through family emails from his parents. 

darbarspecial
#180 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

@Laura Beth - Different venues. Jeff McLeod, Scott Benson Band and the cuban one then over to another venue for Fur Eel. My friend's nephew is the drummer.

mcfflyer
#181 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 22, 2013

Well, Mr. Lawrence if you wanted to share my WILD SATURDAY NIGHT, it'd be news to me.  Saturday was pretty subdued after the WILD FRIDAY NIGHT.

flannel tom
#182 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

Belle Starr... you got these pretty attractive gals freakin' on fiddles, tap dancing, playing guitars, harmonizing the fuck out of everything and John Allen Cameron's son backing them up on guitar....it was the most countryish CMT style sounding music I listened to and liked in a long time.

Cicero
#183 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 22, 2013

@Steph - Ugh. Someone is clearly a d-bag with no sense of fun. I say push him/her down the stairs...No one will know!

darbarspecial
#184 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

@evensteven - Hannah did Robotic.

McS
#185 posted by
McS
on Apr 22, 2013

Wow to Kathleen Edwards and the boobs there

jdurley
#186 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 22, 2013

@FT - I saw Belle Starr last Tuesday in Toronto - they were great!

garfielduk
#187 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 22, 2013

@Steve #177, Ask me again tomorrow, I may have finished downloading it by then.

Laura Beth
#188 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 22, 2013

@Darbar, oh cool! I saw them play at Canadian Music Week about a month ago, they were great! I can't remember if it was you who I was talking to when I said I'd seen them on the blog! But someone else agreed they were great! 

Christine McAvoy
#189 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 22, 2013

The red carpet was streamed on Much Music, but not the show.

TheRadioHead
#190 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 22, 2013
Grant---You know you and I don't see this in the same light. There are a lot of artistic compromises to be made if you want to play in those leagues. Am I glad those bands you mentioned got exposure? Of course! But I hope (selfishly) they don't get asked to join the team, as then they are lost to me.
PhilipST
#191 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant, the red carpet was streamed on MUCH. For Canadians abroad, or Canadian music lovers abroad, we were just shut out of the main event.

garfielduk
#192 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant, The red carpet coverage was streamed at MuchMusic.com

flannel tom
#193 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

I kind of love the Sheepdogs style and sound and everything... I bought a sheepdogs ball shirt for this summer if it ever gets here...

westcrunch
#194 posted by
westcrunch
on Apr 22, 2013

@StephRam Awesome! Although these people sound like they don't appreciate your wild-child personality...lame!

@Soop Prairiecrunch sounds about right to me. Although right now it feels a little like wintercrunch.

A quote from Mr. Westcrunch's mother last night: "Honestly, if we don't have a hot and sunny summer, people are going to start killing each other". I thought that was funny...and oh, so true.

darbarspecial
#195 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

@Laura Beth  - It may have been me. They put on a great show Saturday night as well.

Benoit from Ottawa
#196 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 22, 2013

168, BABOOM! (same as laying pipe, I figgerz)

Laura Beth
#197 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 22, 2013

@Darbar, I love the way they bopped around the stage!  They're fun! 

darbarspecial
#198 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

My furnace at home is being fixed right now. Man it was cold. The fan belt broke but we still had some heat on the weekend. My dad changed the fan belt, but it quit working all together. Man it got cold over night. One more added unexpected expense I REALLY  don't need right now!

Christine McAvoy
#199 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 22, 2013

@GRANT! I forgot to tell you, unless you saw my tweet, Rich Aucoin essentially accidentally hot boxed the Commodore with his multi-coloured parachute. (as in he threw it out and there were people smoking pot at one point.

I actually had to come out from under it for a minute. it was intense haha.

Also, such a good show. Short, but really good.

I ended up backstage/hanging out in the greenrooms/showing k'os the photos I took of him haha.

Grant Lawrence
#200 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

Wow, my wife is going to be PISSED to hear she missed the red carpet!! In past years, CTV has aired the red carpet on TV! 

Grant Lawrence
#201 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@CMac Rich Aucoin was in Vancouver this weekend?!?!? I'm out of it!

Cicero
#202 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 22, 2013

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! INDIO!

Benoit from Ottawa
#203 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 22, 2013

WOW, Pirate Tintin! En Thaïlande!

I had no idea...

Grant Lawrence
#204 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@lee hower whoops, what it Friday night?! 

Grant Lawrence
#205 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

WAS it

Christine McAvoy
#206 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant Um YES!!!!! Opening for K'os at the commodore... *shakes head*

darbarspecial
#207 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

@Laura Beth - Justin Sheppard, the lead singer, is very much an entertainer. Nice guy too. He always remembers me and is genuine and nice to chat with. I had told him about Searchlight. I would have liked if they had gotten further in the voting.

flannel tom
#208 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

Re: Red Carpet - They may have forgone the entire red carpet thing as it was in Regina and it is fucking cold and snowy here.... not exactly glamorous.

kirkofdoom
#209 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 22, 2013

Grant

He was opening for k-os.

StephRamsahai
#210 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 22, 2013

Hahahaha!

That "COWBELL!!!" from Grant made me giggle. :) Not too loudly though, I don't think...

Grant Lawrence
#211 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@Cmac wow, that must have been a yin/yang show! Full energy to full snooze alarm?

Grant Lawrence
#213 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@Benoit shhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!

westcrunch
#214 posted by
westcrunch
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant

Welcome to Parenthood (says the woman without children). Say goodbye to hot boxing the commodore with a ton of sweaty strangers...

 

Christine McAvoy
#215 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 22, 2013

full energy! i'd say he made at least 75 NEW fans...(or so he gauged by how many people texted him for his free music after he put his # on the screen).

k'os fan converts! :D

darbarspecial
#216 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

I was proud of Regina for getting out and filling all the venues. I was very disappointed that our weather sucks and the city is so grey and dirty right now.

mcfflyer
#217 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 22, 2013

To avoid the usual Grant Lawrence taking a kernel of truth and stretching it a country mile, Peggy and I went to San Francisco on Friday night to see Mother Mother on the last stop on the tour that began in Los Angeles last month, playing at a venue I'd never been to, Bottom of The Hill.  Unfortunately, the venue was sold out, but we drove to the City anyway, meeting up with KristiArbo, and I was able to get a message to Ryan, who guest listed us all in.  Great show, lots of fun, but what was extra special was just to see them again, and the happiness they all showed to see and talk to me, and of course me to see them.  Hell of a show and really wonderful people.  Ryan and the girls signed autographs and stood for photos for any and everyone.

I was very happy, as was MM, for the enthusiastic turnout in San Francisco, with show announced pretty much at the last minute.  And it was truly a gorgeous evening in the City - and actually warm!

The part of this story that Grant likes the most is that on the way home, at 4:20am, I got stopped after taking my exit by the Highway Patrol "for weaving".  Hell yeah, I was exhausted and fighting to keep my eyes open.  When the officer came to the car checked my driver's license, he said, "I'll bet you're awake now!"  Yeah.  And we were home and in bed in 10 minutes.  And no, I hadn't been drinking. 

Cicero
#218 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 22, 2013

@Cmac - that's awesome!

McS
#219 posted by
McS
on Apr 22, 2013

aw man i'm sad i missed rich aucoin again. that always sounds like a fun show.

Christine McAvoy
#220 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 22, 2013

I missed the Dudes on Friday...the crowd at the Vogue was bonkers. TONS of teenage girls for The Zolas, and even more drunk Bros for The Dudes.

and no where for me to stand/shoot photos...so I bailed after the Zolas...who sounded great as always.

darbarspecial
#221 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

One of the priceless moments at the Songwriters' Circle, Kathleen Edwards asking Tom Cochrane if anyone ever calls him The Cock. Haha!

PhilipST
#222 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 22, 2013

#217 Nice night and show, @mcflyer, and no ticket!

Christine McAvoy
#223 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 22, 2013

@Lee did you pull a Reece Witherspoon and say: DONT YOU KNOW MY NAME?!?!

Christine McAvoy
#224 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 22, 2013

OOoOOOOeeeeOoOoOOOeeeeOOOOOOOO!

PhilipST
#225 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 22, 2013

This new Said the Whale has really grown on me.

TheRadioHead
#226 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 22, 2013
I LOVE that a Musician friend told me she wore a second hand dress for her walk down the green carpet!
Grant Lawrence
#227 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@Lee "Guest List" Hower I'll share your story in a bit...

Grant Lawrence
#228 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

McS is awake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mcfflyer
#229 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 22, 2013

Christine, whose side are you on, anyway?  The side of truth and justice, or Grant's?

kirkofdoom
#230 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 22, 2013

I got a message from my friend in SF the day after the Mother Mother show:

Your CBCRadio3 California friend may have been at last nights show! There was a man in a CBC scarf!

Snarf
#231 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 22, 2013

Darbar - gosh darn unexpected expenses.  Last week Mr.Snarf got $1600 in dental work. (We only had to pay $650 and some of that may be covered by my benefits, fingers crossed).

Also, my fridge is making crazy sounds and I really don't want to tell my landlords, as the washer and stove have broken down in the past six months and I know they can't afford to replace the fridge.

EricR
#232 posted by
EricR
on Apr 22, 2013

I could never learn to love Vol. 2, but I see that NPR is streaming the latest album from Colin Stetson (now a card-carrying member of Bon Iver!?) if you're interested...

Grant Lawrence
#233 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@kirkofdoom and what did you say?

tea&cartography
#234 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 22, 2013

@snarf

does it sound like a rocket?

mine does, and it is a little worrisome.

wedgeport
#235 posted by
wedgeport
on Apr 22, 2013

@178 - He aced it, Grant. Big crowd out for an afternoon matinee. Solid touring mates, and he even played one song on the piano. No embarrassing stories of his bro-in-law were told. 

hedgeway
#236 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 22, 2013

232 - I'vealready listened to it a few times. The thing is absolutely incredible. It's defintely my fav album of 2013 so far.

Laura Beth
#237 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 22, 2013

"walked away losers" sounds so sad! 

Christine McAvoy
#238 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 22, 2013

"walked away losers" - no way to say that nicer? hah. 

mcfflyer
#239 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 22, 2013

Kirk, I never got to see your friend.  The place was really packed, and not that easy to move around in.  Never did see her.  And there were three highly coveted CBC Radio3 scarves at the venue.  Blue one around my neck, red one around Peggy's and a blue one around Kristi's.  Too bad she didn't come up to me and say hello!  Please tell her for me that I'm sorry I didn't see her to say hello.

darbarspecial
#240 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

@Snarf - All these unexpected expenses I have had this year are really getting me down. Just when I think I am getting back on track, something else happens. Ugh. I hope you get most of that dental bill covered! You may be forced to tell the landlords about that fridge at some point.

Christine McAvoy
#241 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 22, 2013

@laura AHHH! hahah

Snarf
#242 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 22, 2013

T&C - kind of, yeah! Or like a small motor struggling to start up (because that is probably what is happening). bbbrrrrRRRUUM! 

darbarspecial
#243 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant - This cold weather is not the usual!

darbarspecial
#244 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

The artists were told to face in the direction of where there seat was for that camera. KD Lang and Carly Rae seemed to miss that instruction and were facing in all kinds of directions.

Grant Lawrence
#245 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@darbar wasn't there a dusting of snow?

kidcauley
#246 posted by
kidcauley
on Apr 22, 2013

Hi friends, where should I apply for summer jobs in Ottawa?

I didn't get to see the Junos :( no cable - life of a student!

Way to go kd lang!

westcrunch
#247 posted by
westcrunch
on Apr 22, 2013

KID!

Laura Beth
#248 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 22, 2013

@CMAC- GREAT MINDS! That did sound so sad though...

darbarspecial
#249 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant - A dusting and really chilly. It is usually warmer than this by now and the whole city is getting grumpy with this fricken weather.

Grant Lawrence
#250 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

KID CAULEY IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

flannel tom
#251 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

@darbar - yeah, the city was hoppin', that's for sure! Good job, 'Gina!

neuromancer
#252 posted by
neuromancer
on Apr 22, 2013

This vibrato still offends my auditory cortex. Which is too bad, because I like this song. 

darbarspecial
#253 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

[244] *their not there

McS
#254 posted by
McS
on Apr 22, 2013

@KidCauley what kind of job are you looking for?

Laura Beth
#255 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 22, 2013

HILLSIDE LINEUP IS OUT!!!!!!!! Who's going? 

flannel tom
#256 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

243 - I was riding my bike and hitting dingers this time last year,.... I still have 3 or 4 feet of snow in my backyard right now. FUCK THIS SHIT!

Laura Beth
#257 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 22, 2013

Wait.. that Hillside news was probably already brought up on the blog! In which case, sorry for bringing up old news!

Christine McAvoy
#258 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 22, 2013

@KidC my baby brother is staying in Ottawa for the summer (goes to school there), he got a job designing a (video) game for people with early onset dimentia and brain disorders. I'm an insanely proud big sister as that sounds so cool.

Not that that helps you haha.

Fun Fact: My other brother is working at... African Lion Safariiiiiiiii (this must be sung)

Grant Lawrence
#259 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@flannel tom "dingers"?!?!

kidcauley
#260 posted by
kidcauley
on Apr 22, 2013

@McS - Information field! Anything really, I am not picky. I would also work at a cool and hip cafe, but only if it is COOL and HIP 

@Westcrunch - CALLLLAANNNNNN

@Grant - GRAAANNNNTTT

laurita.snow
#261 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

@ Kid: come work at summer camp with me!

laurita.snow
#262 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

@ Cmac: that sounds like an awesome gig. 

kidcauley
#263 posted by
kidcauley
on Apr 22, 2013

@CMac - that sounds very very very very very cool. You should be proud! Does he like Ottawa?

Christine McAvoy
#264 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 22, 2013

Funny story.

Near the end of The Zolas show, Zach asked the ladies (and gents) to put on lipstick and leave their mark on the two guys running the merch table, who were leaving for Norway the next day.

THIS IS THE RESULT. hah...

 

(I didn't have a bright coloured lipstick or I would have helped out).

Grant Lawrence
#265 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@CMac great trick to get people to go to the merch table!!!

McS
#266 posted by
McS
on Apr 22, 2013

@Cmac that's adorable

Grant Lawrence
#267 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

The Smugglers trick was to tell the crowd it was our merch guy's birthday... every night of the tour. 

PhilipST
#268 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 22, 2013

#259, @Grant, for @FTom, dingers are home runs in baseball. I assume that's what he meant.

TheRadioHead
#270 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 22, 2013
kd lang is a class act.
Cicero
#271 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 22, 2013

@Cmac - that's my favourite thing ever. Such goofy grins!

Oh Canada
#272 posted by
Oh Canada
on Apr 22, 2013

@Cmac I'm sure most radio station in town are hiring their promotions team for the summer. It's no coffee shop, but you get to drive around all day and do fun stuff!

 

Oh Canada
#273 posted by
Oh Canada
on Apr 22, 2013

*#272 directed at Kid Cauley...

Grant Lawrence
#274 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

re Junos: contrary to TheRadiohead thinking the Junos are all about "corporate shilling" (how offensive!), I was personally impressed at the female representation on yesterday's show... Serena Ryder, Metric, Hannah Georgas all getting prime time performances!

kidcauley
#275 posted by
kidcauley
on Apr 22, 2013

@Oh Canada - jobs are for me!

kidcauley
#276 posted by
kidcauley
on Apr 22, 2013

hehehe

westcrunch
#277 posted by
westcrunch
on Apr 22, 2013

@Radiohead DID YOU SEE THIS?!? CAN IT BE?

westcrunch
#278 posted by
westcrunch
on Apr 22, 2013

#277

McS
#279 posted by
McS
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant good mornin'! I woke up before 7 today!

Christine McAvoy
#280 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant totally, but I doubt that was actually their intent. those girls would have gone anyways haha...

westcrunch
#281 posted by
westcrunch
on Apr 22, 2013

ack! why is my computer sending things before I'm ready to send them...

#277 con't (referring to the +17 weather approaching)

stevierayk
#282 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 22, 2013

the only thing worse than Shatner with a Les Paul last year was Serena Ryder with a Flying V this year.

kidcauley
#283 posted by
kidcauley
on Apr 22, 2013

So at Ottawa Bluesfest Bahamas is playing at the same time as Jimmy Eat World, as I saw Bahamas with Callan this past year, Jimmy Eat World is getting my attendence. It is going to be the highlight of bluesfest for me! Beyond excited!

PhilipST
#284 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 22, 2013

#264 @CMac, that is a clever kissing ruse. Nothing surprises me from a musician who would climb a tree to play music at the Radio 3 picnic.

Grant Lawrence
#285 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@CMac huh? They all got to perform on the show!

laurita.snow
#286 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

Hey you guys! this is totally unrelated (kindof) but I was wondering...I am thinking of visiting Vancouver for a few days in May while my friend is there to work on an internship. It is expensive, which sucks, but I could *really * use a change and some time to do that whole Thinking about Stuff thing. and Vancouver is awesome. Any tips on where I can (cheaply) stay? someplace preferably close to the YWCA where my friend is staying?

laurita.snow
#287 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

@ Kid: serena ryder will  be there too!!

Grant Lawrence
#288 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@laurita.snow any member of the YVR3 will happily billet you. 

Oh Canada
#289 posted by
Oh Canada
on Apr 22, 2013

RE Junos: Hannah Georgas performace was chillingly amazing! I think she should have given Carly Rae some vocal tips...

MusicSoop
#290 posted by
MusicSoop
on Apr 22, 2013

Laurita: Kirk lives in the cellar at the YWCA! You can totally stay with him.

Cicero
#291 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 22, 2013

@Laurita - When are you going down in May??! I'm going down in May too!!

mcfflyer
#292 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 22, 2013

Grant, stopped by the Highway Patrol at 4:30am at my exit for "weaving", totally because I was trying to keep awake, as I'd been up almost 23 hours.  I wasn't even given a warning more than "don't drive if you're that sleepy."

So, how are you going to spin that?

laurita.snow
#293 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

@ Soop:...wouldn't that be cold? being a cellar and all?

Grant Lawrence
#294 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@Oh Canada agreed, Gorgeous Hannah Georgas was great! And did you notice Holy Fuck's Graham Walsh on keyboards???

kirkofdoom
#295 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 22, 2013

laurita, when in may? cicero is here the last weekend (25-27)

soop, "live" is a strong word. more like "lurk"

laurita.snow
#296 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

@ CIcero: oh wait what I forgot about that AHHH! YAYYY! I'd probably get a flight wherein I could land late the night of Thursday the 16th, and fly out again on the 21st or thereabouts? the 21st is when my friend leaves for Seattle, anyway, and dont' really have the funds to go with her heh.

laurita.snow
#297 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

@ Kirk/Cicero: DANGIT!

laurita.snow
#298 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

@ Kirk: considering that is considered an affordable place for ladies in need...a bit creepy much?

Oh Canada
#299 posted by
Oh Canada
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant Whaa! No I didn't notice! I guess I was just too hypnotized by the whole performance! 

I did enjoy Serena Ryder singing with Billy Talent as well

Christine McAvoy
#300 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant oh, that comment was about the Zolas telling the girls to kiss the merch guys, not about the junos. (Iso I meant that I dont think that was Zach's intent to direct them to the merch table, those girls would have gone to it anyways)...

hah. confusing.

Benoit from Ottawa
#301 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 22, 2013

291: BABOOM! AND BABOOM again!

kirkofdoom
#302 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 22, 2013

I guess I shouldn't say that I texted Rich Aucoin to get guest list for the show Saturday (but that was only because I only wanted to see him, not k-os, and tickets were $40 and I got shot down for press)

Laura Beth
#303 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 22, 2013

I WANT A CBCR3 OR CBCR2 OR CBC IN GENERAL SCARF!

Christine McAvoy
#304 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 22, 2013

@Lee re sides: by TELLING those stories you open yourself up to Grant re-telling them in a Grant-fashion.

like right now.

 

It's a risk we all run telling Grant ANYTHING...so, really, I'm on the side of entertainment. Just dont give him (or us) ammo haha.

Benoit from Ottawa
#305 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 22, 2013

Hoo boy, Lee, the exaggerations are piling up like snow before a plow in Saskatchewan!

Grant Lawrence
#306 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@kirkofdoom re #302 ...and?

jdurley
#307 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 22, 2013

Record Store Day:

My kid went to Record Store day and came back with: Metric (Fantasies), The Strokes (Comedown Machine), Radiohead (Kid A), Danny Michel (Valhalla), Said the Whale (Howe Sound / Taking Abalonia) and Hollerado (White Paint).  Not bad for a 14-year old.  

Christine McAvoy
#308 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant see comment #300

flannel tom
#309 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

The Junos - it is what it is... no point in giving the event grief. We all know Simple Plan sucks but apparently they sell records... Avril and co. need award shows too. I don't watch them but I guess I do look at who won after the the whole shebang is over.Some people like the glitz and glam, obviously the average CBC listener is too "smart" for that, won't stoop down to the lowbrow entertainment industry that isn't in it to be a starving artist. I'm no fan of the actual show but I don't hate it either. It is what it is.

garfielduk
#310 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 22, 2013

@Lee #292, You just had to ask didn't you

laurita.snow
#311 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

@ Jdurley: your daughter is talented! that's a good haul!

and on that note, off to work with the kiddos. later y'all!

McS
#312 posted by
McS
on Apr 22, 2013

@Jdurley I love your photo!!!

Grant Lawrence
#313 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@jdurley holy smokes! Please tell me your 14 year old listens to Radio 3!

mcfflyer
#314 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 22, 2013

Grant, I have several sets of tickets for shows that I never made it to.  But I bought them. 

Corrections: I drove my van, NOT the Shaggin' Wagon.  Ryan told me three visits ago that I would always be on the guest list due to my support for them, and I have Ryan's phone number from when he called ME to help to get some replacement equipment here in Sacramento.  However, he left his BC based phone at home, so getting on the list was no big deal.  Plus, we only decided to go to the show the day before, as we both have had bad colds.

It was not the same cop.  Different CHP district. 

And this song got the biggest sing-along of the night!

hedgeway
#315 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 22, 2013

@jdurley - If your kid likes Kid A at 14 then your kid is obviously one of the coolest 14 year olds around.

StephRamsahai
#316 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 22, 2013

I just got razzed for re-using a plastic water bottle. Wtf?!

Grant Lawrence
#317 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@Lee Hower you were awake for 23 hours straight?!? You're the Hunter S. Thompson of indie rock!

darbarspecial
#318 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

@flannel tom - Are you saying I stooped by being there?

kirkofdoom
#319 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 22, 2013

Grant, 306, and he said sure and I got in no problem.

kidcauley
#320 posted by
kidcauley
on Apr 22, 2013

@jdurley: two of those records are ones I considered buying on record store day! and then realized I am moving for the summer, and should just buy 'em in Ottawa

laurita.snow
#321 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 22, 2013

@ Grant: k, had to  come back because Hunter S. Thompson references are awesome.

alrighty, really gone now.

jdurley
#322 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant, she doesn't listen to R3 as such, but listens to all lot of the same music played here.  She had some friend over on the weekend, and stuck her ipod on shuffle on our sound system, and it was pretty rockin'!  

Also, today's her birthday, so I should upgrade that to 15 year old!

mcfflyer
#323 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 22, 2013

Yes Grant, 23 hours - including driving 200 miles, and working a full work day.  Your point?

Benoit from Ottawa
#324 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 22, 2013

Steph: yer not in Toronto anymore!...

Cicero
#325 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 22, 2013

@Jdurley - I think your kid is the coolest of kids. That is an impressive haul!!

kidcauley
#326 posted by
kidcauley
on Apr 22, 2013

Mcfflyer is a renegade!

Benoit from Ottawa
#327 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 22, 2013

kidC, how's the traumatised finger doing?

Cicero
#328 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 22, 2013

@Steph - WOW. Your office sounds super catty. :-(

Oh Canada
#329 posted by
Oh Canada
on Apr 22, 2013

I wish I listened to good music when I was 14....

Grant Lawrence
#330 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@blog do you ALL text the artists you're going to see and expect guest list privileges?!?!?

jdurley
#331 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 22, 2013

@McS - I stole that pic from the internet, but it's so cute and happy, I had to have it!  

Grant Lawrence
#332 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@mcflyer re #323 you forgot the eleven tall boy cans of Pabst you drank at the show.

darbarspecial
#333 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant - No!

mcfflyer
#334 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 22, 2013

And Christine, of course I realize that.  Most of us are targets of Mr. Lawrence.  It was just my turn again because I emailed him the story of the show - with all of the facts stated as they really happened and so I tried a preemptive strike in telling everyone the facts, and we could all sit back and watch of the storymaster respun it.

Incidentally, I have not had a traffic violation in 33 years.

Laura Beth
#335 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant, I'm too scared/shy/awkward to even talk to any artists.. so no, no texting!

Snarf
#336 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 22, 2013

Steph - I thought you live in Calgary, not Vancouver.

fresh ginger
#337 posted by
fresh ginger
on Apr 22, 2013

THAT WAS AN AWESOME STORY GRANT/LEE.

 

kirkofdoom
#338 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 22, 2013

Grant, re: Rich Aucoin's show.

at one point during his set, he jumped in the crowd as he usually does. I was by the front, but a few people back from the circle around him. He was looking and singing right at people, then he spotted me... reached over top of about 5 people to grab me by the scruff of my shirt and yank me into the circle of dancing people. 

MusicSoop
#339 posted by
MusicSoop
on Apr 22, 2013

Grant [330]: Almost never. However Born Ruffians sold out before I could get a ticket for their show at the Troubadour so if anyone has their number...

McS
#340 posted by
McS
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant - are we not supposed to do that?

mcfflyer
#341 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 22, 2013

Umm, Grant, wouldn't one have to be friends with an artist to have their phone number (to text them) to begin with?

xcanuck
#342 posted by
xcanuck
on Apr 22, 2013

Speaking of cool kids, I have to brag about Spawn who went to his first club show last week. He's still only two years old but we got him into the soundcheck for the Black Angels/Elephant Stone show at the Magic Stick in Detroit. The kid was absolutely mesmerized by it all (and charmed the band members!). I hope this link works - here's him watching the Black Angels.

garfielduk
#343 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant #330, Don't be silly... I asked CMac, she has more power than I.

westcrunch
#344 posted by
westcrunch
on Apr 22, 2013

I ONLY text artist's I'm comfortable texting to ask about tickets to their show. Which aren't many. It's really only worked a handful of times.

I'm no Christine McAvoy :)

tea&cartography
#345 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 22, 2013

@snarf

I like that your text is little a lot of the time when you are being sarcastic/snarky.

mcfflyer
#346 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 22, 2013

@Robyn/Ginger - Hey!  Talked to Molly about Quadra Island!  Thought of you!  And the pigs.

darbarspecial
#348 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

I did volunteer for Melissa McClelland to get into the sold out Whitehorse show.

evensteven
#349 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 22, 2013

Goodbye, Goodbye! Goodbye, Goodbye! At the Bus Stop.

kidcauley
#350 posted by
kidcauley
on Apr 22, 2013

@Benoit: He is doing well, waiting for my eschar to fall off. I can't really move it and a lot of the muscles in my hand atrophied so I am working hard at therapy, so far he moves about 10 degrees on his own! I am not allowed to play violin until I have skin again, so I think in about 2 weeks. However, I would like to be able to move the finger more before I try - so I am okay with that. It is strange to look at something and try really hard to make it move - and it just can't. I know what Luke Skywalker feels like when he is trying to move his X-wing fighter out of the swamp on Dagobah. :(

Grant Lawrence
#351 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@darbar re #348 now that's the way to do it! Lee thinks the highly coveted scarf is a get-in-to-all-gigs-free card!

Grant Lawrence
#352 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@kidcauley how's that finger?!?!

Snarf
#353 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 22, 2013

T&C - I DON'T KNOW HOW THAT HAPPENS! I am not doing on purpose, really. But it works on two levels:because the comment is snarky and because I am soft spoken.

kirkofdoom
#354 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 22, 2013

I've only texted the actual artist a couple times, and I always feel bad/awkward doing it.

Usually it's a last resort, if I can't get press or buy a ticket. 

(And then there was one time Alex Kapranos put me on the guest list for a Franz Ferdinand show via twitter. That blew my mind.)

mcfflyer
#355 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 22, 2013

Oh, one other correction: I had one Anchor Steam beer with the Vietnamese Dinner we had.  I did not drink at the show because I knew that drive home was coming up. 

Oh, and I don't think I've had Pabst Blue Ribbon in my life.

fresh ginger
#356 posted by
fresh ginger
on Apr 22, 2013

Lee... Ryan and Molly were super sweet last time they played here... my 12yo really wanted an autograph on her MM poster, but the last ferry was imminent... we were allowed in the green room and they signed her poster and told us they had a place in their hearts for Quadra kids. And we made the ferry. Lol.

hope Molly had nice things to say about Quadra?

 

kidcauley
#357 posted by
kidcauley
on Apr 22, 2013

Dear R3, feel free to text me should Loon Choir ever play a show you want to attend. I would actually be hurt and sad if you did not contact me :(

kirkofdoom
#358 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 22, 2013

snarf, are you copy/pasting text from somewhere else? that would explain the wacky font & size changes...

Benoit from Ottawa
#359 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 22, 2013

Thanks, KidC. Hopefully, in five years*, just healed-looking and almost forgotten about!

 

*I picked a number, any number...

kidcauley
#360 posted by
kidcauley
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant: See my reply to Mr. Benoir #350 :) Doing better!

Benoit from Ottawa
#361 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 22, 2013

Benoir? balls!

westcrunch
#362 posted by
westcrunch
on Apr 22, 2013

Yay Frankenfinger movement! Glad to hear it's on the mend, Kid!

 

 

Snarf
#363 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 22, 2013

Kirk - sometimes that, but now it changes the font size if I delete stuff, too (like I write three lines and delete the one in the middle).  Or if I drag and drop lines within a post. But not always. Just sometimes.

kidcauley
#364 posted by
kidcauley
on Apr 22, 2013

wups! Benoit* I only have 9 functioning fingers! give me a break!

kirkofdoom
#365 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 22, 2013

Grimes was at Coachella, no?

MusicSoop
#366 posted by
MusicSoop
on Apr 22, 2013

Kirk: Yes?

mcfflyer
#367 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 22, 2013

Robyn, of course they had good things to say about Quadra.

BTW, I'm still waiting for your email for your story of your pigs!

darbarspecial
#368 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

I did get on my drum instructor's guest list for his band Molten Lava. I didn't ask him to though and then I bought merch.

evensteven
#369 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 22, 2013

Good for GRIMES! She helps define 2012 for me.

fresh ginger
#370 posted by
fresh ginger
on Apr 22, 2013

"went home a loser" Grant?

Isn't getting nominated a kind-of winning? 

flannel tom
#371 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

darbar - no, I'm saying people should stop railing on them... they are a glitzy thing so if you are turned off by glitzy things, pay no mind. I got no problems with it.

darbarspecial
#372 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

Danny Michel's facebook comments were amusing. He posted a pic of how he just realized he was sitting right behind KD Lang and then how awkward he felt when the cameras went on her for her award and he didn't know when to stand and have a crotch shot behind her. He ended up kind of photo bombing her and finally standing up as she stood. hehe.

mcfflyer
#373 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 22, 2013

<<<<<<<<

Vancouver friend Kyla Kier asked me to get a photo with Ryan..  Here we all are with Ryan and Molly.

flannel tom
#374 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

I like how McFlyer just sets himself up for Grantzagerations

evensteven
#375 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 22, 2013

Wow! New Becky/YSP, T&S, Grimes and now HannaH? I must have died and gone to Canadian siren heaven!

Christine McAvoy
#376 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 22, 2013

At my exercise class on the weekend they dipped into a lot of the music I sent them, Grimes, Half Moon Run, Wake Owl...

Hard to pay attention and not just sing along.

mcfflyer
#377 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 22, 2013

@Flannel Tom - Yeah, I do set myself up on a regular basis, don't I?  But hey, Grant needs material.  Consider me one of his writers.

darbarspecial
#378 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

@flannel tom - I know. Just ribbing you a bit. I hadn't planned on going, but decided to take the opportunity and do it. I am glad I did. It was a whole lot of fun. I didn't know I would be standing the whole time though and wore high heel boots. My feet are still hurting today.

darbarspecial
#379 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

I even wore a dress! So unlike me.

flannel tom
#380 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

@darbar - yowza! did you get a close up of Bieber Buns?

Grant Lawrence
#381 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@lee hower great pic of you and the gang with Mother Mother! You're looking very clean cut!

darbarspecial
#382 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

No Bieber buns, Buble buns though. I actually only took a couple pictures and then was so annoyed with all the phones I put the camera away and decided to just take it all in without having to document it.

mcfflyer
#383 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 22, 2013

Grant, I've always been clean cut.

BWill
#384 posted by
BWill
on Apr 22, 2013

Damn the man I LOVE this Acres Of Lions song!

flagpole music
#385 posted by
flagpole music
on Apr 22, 2013

Morning, Grant & all!!! didn't watch Junos but fun getting updates via the social world & certainly the damn neighbors thought I'd lost my mind when I yelled BROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!  super loud. 

i didn't do much for RSD but one of our super lovely lot picked up the Whitehorse 7" for me in the Peg & I'm sorta beside myself in awe at the thoughtfulness of that (it may or may not but probably most definitely was Shonica)

& we get Luke & Melissa here Saturday. deciding on a good treat to congratulate our marathon boy.

mcfflyer
#386 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 22, 2013

BTW, in all of my visits to San Francisco for shows, I've never been there with the weather so clear, calm and warm.  Must have been 75 when we got there, and couldn't have been lower than 65 when we left.  Just awesome.

And to those of you dodging the snowflakes, supposed to be the warmest day so far this year here today - 88.  That's 31C.  :)

Grant Lawrence
#387 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

BWILL IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, the new Acres of Lions song is a total anthem!!!

Grant Lawrence
#388 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@lee hower what about your shaggy makeover years when you were trollin' TooManyFish.com?

flannel tom
#389 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

California is the Sunshine State, so....... yeah we get it. It's always perfect weather in California. No need to update us daily.

mcfflyer
#390 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 22, 2013

Grant, pick on Kirk's beard for awhile, why don't you?

flannel tom
#391 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

@darbar - some of my co-workers were chasing Buble Buns all weekend long, to no avail. That Buble is one sharp looking man though, I guess it's no surprise why he's on TV all the time haha!

flannel tom
#392 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

391 - that said, Buble and Royal Wood should have a "handsome off". Its too close to call.

mcfflyer
#393 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 22, 2013

@Flannel Tom.  No, Florida is the Sunshine State.  California is the Golden State.  Just a friendly correction.

But you're right.  And our weather today here in Sacramento is really not unusual.  However, the warm evening in San Francisco was notable. 

flagpole music
#394 posted by
flagpole music
on Apr 22, 2013

@flanneltom - LA is horrible. ok I lied to make you feel better. I've spent most of the weekend in shorts & tanktops & in fact was still drinking an iced coffee on Saturday when I found out BROOD won. we had vodka in the house so I tossed that in. I'm calling it "Without Kahlua Again" on their behalf.

<-----the drink

iamRobSmith
#395 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 22, 2013

Oh hey y'all! 

Was Grant the only one who watched the Junos?

flannel tom
#396 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

I lke New Hampshire's state motto: Live Free or Die.

Sounds like a Bruce Willis movie.

Grant Lawrence
#397 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@iamRobSmith YES!

Grant Lawrence
#398 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@flannel tom re #396 baboom!

mcfflyer
#399 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 22, 2013

Flannel Tom - California's state motto is named after Mother Mother's last album - Eureka!

stevierayk
#400 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 22, 2013

I drove to RSD in the effin' snow.

kathyjean
#401 posted by
kathyjean
on Apr 22, 2013

Buble, hands down.

flannel tom
#402 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

@rob - too many socialists around these parts to watch such corporate filth

;)

iamRobSmith
#403 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 22, 2013

Mad Men was on.  Otherwise I still wouldn't have watched the Junos.

fresh ginger
#404 posted by
fresh ginger
on Apr 22, 2013

All the Juno w I caught was via Twitter. I didn't know you could watch them. Not that I have a tv. 

kidcauley
#405 posted by
kidcauley
on Apr 22, 2013

@iamRobSmith: I just packed my lovely lovely map of Canada! You should see how nice it looks near my copy of Blue Spruce by Lawren Harris

jdurley
#406 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 22, 2013

I'm still sad I lost this album (CD) right after I bought it.  :(

kidcauley
#407 posted by
kidcauley
on Apr 22, 2013

Mad Men rulz

iamRobSmith
#408 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 22, 2013

@kid nice!  Are you moving out of Montreal?

flannel tom
#409 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

whar' ya to that you/ll be needing a map?

neuromancer
#410 posted by
neuromancer
on Apr 22, 2013

I got to catch the Junos before Mad Men came on. A good evening for plunking myself infront of the TV. 

kidcauley
#411 posted by
kidcauley
on Apr 22, 2013

@Rob: Only for the summer, then back in Sept. I want to be close to the band, the friends and the boyfriend for the summer - so back to Ottawa I go!

darbarspecial
#412 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

No he was not the only one that watched! I was there and then watched it at home later.

Grant Lawrence
#413 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

DARBAR WAS FRONT ROW AT THE JUNOS, IN THE PIT, WHILE WEARING A DRESS!

darbarspecial
#414 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 22, 2013

I watched Game of Thrones first though.

evensteven
#415 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 22, 2013

This mah favorite BROOD song.

iamRobSmith
#416 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 22, 2013

@kid sounds awesome - best of luck!

Grant Lawrence
#417 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@evensteven it's a great one. Do you stock Tintin in Thailand?

flagpole music
#418 posted by
flagpole music
on Apr 22, 2013

@Dar #414 - last night's GOT?  OMG!!!! i don't want to spoil since it's been less than 24 hours but holy cow.

stevierayk
#419 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant is that the one where Tintin gets the clap?

neuromancer
#420 posted by
neuromancer
on Apr 22, 2013

ah Jim Guthrie. Such a familiar sound. 

Christine McAvoy
#421 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 22, 2013

@Darbar OMG...Dany was so epically bad ass at the end of that episode. I read they books so I knew it was coming but sooooo good. This season is just going to get better and better.

 

However it was UNACCEPTABLE that there was ZERO Jon Snow in that episode. *sigh*

iamRobSmith
#422 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 22, 2013

@stevie mwahahahahahah!

westcrunch
#423 posted by
westcrunch
on Apr 22, 2013

Mmmmm Donovan Woods. Such a lovely sultry sound...

deiru
#424 posted by
deiru
on Apr 22, 2013

Who is this?/ not sure if the tracker is working today.

evensteven
#425 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 22, 2013

Grant... Not after following BFO's link at #212!

Grant Lawrence
#426 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@stevierayk pretty much! Tintin and the gang have to rescue Chang from a lady man club in Bangkok!

flagpole music
#427 posted by
flagpole music
on Apr 22, 2013

@CMAC - #421 that was epic. i haven't read the books but I was still sorta expecting that. but that turn at Crasters caught me off guard. that was the bit that had me screaming.

still love the end. it was badass.

westcrunch
#428 posted by
westcrunch
on Apr 22, 2013

@Deiru Donovan Woods

Grant Lawrence
#429 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@deiru that was Donovan Woods... my wife LOVES him.

Grant Lawrence
#430 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

WESTCRUNCH!!! Where are you?

jdurley
#431 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 22, 2013

Oh, hey!

deiru
#432 posted by
deiru
on Apr 22, 2013

@grant and westcruch, thanks

stevierayk
#433 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant if I had a dollar for everytime I've to rescue Craig from a lady man club in Bangkok!

stevierayk
#434 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 22, 2013

had

 

flannel tom
#435 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

the photo of Kathleen Edwards and her "two awards" keeps reminding me of the scene in FUBAR 2 where Deaner says he's got "two skills - this one and this one" *flexes biceps and kisses each as he says it*

So essentially I'm picturing Edwards going, "I got two awards - this one and this one" *hence the picture*

Grant Lawrence
#436 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@flannel tom re #435 babooms all 'round!!!

Christine McAvoy
#437 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 22, 2013

it is really weird getting dressed up with full nighttime-ish makeup at 11am...but when the party starts at 1pm, you do what you gotta :s hah

flannel tom
#438 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 22, 2013

unrelated tactical question: if you "unfollow" someone on fb, is that the same as unfriending them? And if you unfollow them, are they still seeing your stuff?

garfielduk
#439 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant, I've just finished reading Tintin in Thailand and I have to say it was better than I had expected.

Grant Lawrence
#440 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@CMac so those Vancouver Restaurant Awards are tonight? Like a gala thing? Am I invited?! Am I hosting?!?

Grant Lawrence
#441 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@garfielduk down boy!

westcrunch
#442 posted by
westcrunch
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant

At my home. In Winnipeg! I'm back to living the prairie life!

Grant Lawrence
#443 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 22, 2013

@westcrunch do you hang out with theRadiohead?!

PhilipST
#445 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 22, 2013

#438 @FTom, I don't think there's exactly an "unfollow" on Fb, more of an "unfriend" thing; I think there's an "unsubscribe" where you're still friends, but you don't automatically get everything they post. 

Christine McAvoy
#446 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant

not tonight grant...it starts at 1pm.

and no, you'd have got an invite. but you should try and crash it. "DONT YOU KNOW WHO I AM!?"

you need to go home and get your suit though...or dress up a bit at least. :p

westcrunch
#447 posted by
westcrunch
on Apr 22, 2013

@Grant Saw her on Saturday at a show. And the #wintr3peg group does Friday coffee so I see her there too (when I make it, that is)

Christine McAvoy
#448 posted by
Christine