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The weather is getting warmer, the buds on the trees are blossoming, the sun is shining —  which can only mean one thing: music festival season has arrived!

To celebrate festival season, and our upcoming CBC Music Festival on May 25, we asked you what bands you'd have in the lineup for your Canadian dream festival. You were allowed to choose any Canadian bands you wanted (even if they don't exist any more), at any venue you could imagine. 

The result: the Too Good To Be True Canadian Music Festival!


Of course, it's too good to be true, so it's not actually going to happen in real life, but this playlist includes songs from the bands on your dream festival lineup. All you have to do is use your imagination, and it will be like we're hanging out at the best festival that never happened! 

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Listen to the Too Good To Be True Canadian music festival playlist

 To help you really get into it, here's the map of the venue, the spectacular Canada Island.


Mountains to the west! Tundra to the north! The Canadian Shield! Beaches! And all of the Canadian activities you could ever want! This is a festival where anything is possible — ice fishing, skiing, canoeing, camping in trees. Oh, and all of the porta-potties are made of solid gold. 

So, what bands are you excited for? Who do you think would have the best set? What zone will you be hanging out in? What real festivals will you be checking out this summer? 

Related:

Sam Roberts Band, Of Monsters and Men, Kathleen Edwards, Sloan, more to play inaugural CBCMusic.ca Festival

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tea&cartography
#1 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 24, 2013

happy hump day!

The 'seal club dance tent' is making me chuckle.

Benoit from Ottawa
#2 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2013

This is the Day for Happy Humps?

Goodie goodie...

Benoit from Ottawa
#3 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2013

I really like the happy leaning building, just to the right of the Raccoon stage, lower left.

And yes, the Seal Club Dance Tent is the best!

daa1982
#4 posted by
daa1982
on Apr 24, 2013

There needs to be a denim clothier and tailor station.

Benoit from Ottawa
#5 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2013

4: of course! A real oversight.

CDNz1
#6 posted by
CDNz1
on Apr 24, 2013

Good Morning!

daa1982
#7 posted by
daa1982
on Apr 24, 2013

What about a maple syrup jacuzzi?

tea&cartography
#8 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 24, 2013

so: organic water.

am I just being a crusty cynic or is the world gone mad with all things organic?

is the marketing man buying into it, or is he laughing all the way to the bank?

stevierayk
#9 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 24, 2013

For second there I thought someone booked a gig that I didn’t know about. Freaked me out.

 

Benoit from Ottawa
#10 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2013

t&c, "everyone" has gone into producing "organic" because a lot of people go for that meliorating adjective. Fair basis (no chemicals*), but definite market exploitation by all interested.

 

* But then again, chemicals are everywhere in life; and all life is organic. Language is too coarse sometimes.

Old Abe
#11 posted by
Old Abe
on Apr 24, 2013

Organic Water??? That's funny.  Something has to be alive (or have carbon in it) to be organic doesn't it?

tea&cartography
#12 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 24, 2013

@old abe

that's what I always thought!

sbarbara
#13 posted by
sbarbara
on Apr 24, 2013

this looks like a pretty good gig :-)

Benoit from Ottawa
#14 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2013

"Organic": sense 1, carbon, anything that is or was alive.

"Organic", sense commercial: no chemicals. It's a code word.

The French is even 'worse': biologique. Des carottes biologiques.

Almost identical to the English in its nonsense.

Benoit from Ottawa
#15 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2013

"Organic water" is, of course, hilarious.

daa1982
#16 posted by
daa1982
on Apr 24, 2013

I only drink molecular water, that's water with molecules in it.  Mmmm, tasty molecules.

Benoit from Ottawa
#17 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2013

16: BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Molecular water! I loooooooove, I'll have to start drinking that!

 

(It's not made by Coke or Pepsi, is it?)

Benoit from Ottawa
#18 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2013

Okay, not for everyone: maybe it's "organic water" because the fish piss in it? (stoopid fish)

tea&cartography
#19 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 24, 2013

I am still a little sad that my oats (quaker) are a pepsico product.

TheRadioHead
#20 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 24, 2013
"The weather is getting warmer, the buds on the trees are blossoming, the sun is shining". That is a dream! I got Chastised for complaining about the weather on FB, so I'll do it here. That said it does look like we will be over the hump today. It truly is hump day for us.
stevierayk
#21 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 24, 2013

We'll hate the weather with you Pat. Stupid weather.

Shonica
#22 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 24, 2013
Good morning!
TheRadioHead
#23 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 24, 2013
I knew I could count on you guys, Stevierayk. You are my AA.
Benoit from Ottawa
#24 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2013

TRH: ARE YOU GUYS ACTUALLY THAWING?

How about Saskatchewan?

Benoit from Ottawa
#25 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2013

24: sorry, I'd misread.

TheRadioHead
#26 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 24, 2013
We are supposed to have 8 tomorrow and 18 by Saturday, and our weather travels from west to east so in theory Saskatchewan should get it first, BfO! I hope for Them it holds true. As bad as our winter has been, the it's has been so very much worse. They are still buried in snow:(
Benoit from Ottawa
#27 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2013

TRH; thx.

Yup, deep frozen them.

Off cycling before the rains!

erinev
#28 posted by
erinev
on Apr 24, 2013

Whoever put together that venue map...pure genius!

Shonica
#29 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 24, 2013
TRH, Is Mountains and the Trees doing a Winnipeg show?
marie_curious
#30 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 24, 2013

I wish Canada Island was a real venue. Though if it existed in real life it would be called "Rockstar Energy Drink, in conjunction with Frito Lays, presents Rogers Wireless's Canada Island"

I would also add Portico and Library Voices to that fanstasy list.

erinev
#31 posted by
erinev
on Apr 24, 2013

Also, right now, I am most excited to see Broken Social Scene at Field Trip in June! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

TheRadioHead
#32 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 24, 2013
Shonica, he hasn't said anything of that sort to me!
Pedro Mendes
#33 posted by
Pedro Mendes
on Apr 24, 2013

@erinev - This whole thing is the brainwork of Raina, including the map!

TheRadioHead
#34 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 24, 2013
Man, no one does a sexy beat like Plants and Animals.
Shonica
#35 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 24, 2013
TRH, Okay, I saw he was on his way to Winnipeg, but I could not find a concert listing for him anywhere! Also those Young & Lazy boys are touring in June but no Winnipeg date in the announcement!
marie_curious
#36 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 24, 2013

It's sad that Young Galaxy has only one good song.

stevierayk
#37 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 24, 2013

@M_C - unless that song is Destroyer, they've got at least two

erinev
#38 posted by
erinev
on Apr 24, 2013

33- well done Raina!

TheRadioHead
#39 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 24, 2013
@Shonica he is arriving Friday and leaving Sunday and staying at my place. I've got a lot on my plate though so he's gonna have to look after himself! I asked The Matinee on FB about a Winnipeg date but they haven't replied. It's not their tour to plan I suppose :(
tea&cartography
#40 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 24, 2013

flugelhorns are awesome.

Shonica
#41 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 24, 2013

I'm having issues this morning with the stream from the CBC music app. Does the stream keep stopping for anyone else?

tea&cartography
#42 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 24, 2013

@shonica

yeah. that's why I am listening to something else.

Lana Gay
#43 posted by
Lana Gay
on Apr 24, 2013

@TheRadiohead Soon spring will get to Winnipeg, and all of your flowers will bloom! Side note, I just bought a fiddle plant for my apartment, mostly because it's called a fiddle plant.

 

xcanuck
#44 posted by
xcanuck
on Apr 24, 2013

What? No beer tent? WTH?

On the other hand, I heartily approve of the Cougar Stage.

xcanuck
#45 posted by
xcanuck
on Apr 24, 2013

TRH - here's a happy thought for you. In two months, the days start getting shorter.

evensteven
#46 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 24, 2013

Good Morning World! It's New Comic Day!

Awesome post / bands / venue, I would love to go!

Glad to see YSP made the list, although they should be listed right under Death from Above :P

hotpatch
#47 posted by
hotpatch
on Apr 24, 2013

TRH, 39, i think you said you're not going to HCFF...so  what music festivals are you going to this summer? me and my lovely wife want to make it up there for another R3 meetup

tea&cartography
#48 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 24, 2013

@lana

I did that on the weekend but with a radiator plant.

CDNz1
#49 posted by
CDNz1
on Apr 24, 2013

45 - Thanks for nothing...

Benoit from Ottawa
#50 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2013

R3 sounded like a darned rock station, for a couple of songs.

I checked.

R3 had flaked out, so the iTunes had gone to Central Rock.

All is  ormal now.

 

(Hee hee hee: "ormal")

hotpatch
#51 posted by
hotpatch
on Apr 24, 2013

xcanuck, 44, yup, they should have beer I.V. backpacks and a whiskey tent with whiskey casks..cask strength and ice cubes from the polar ice bergs..

xcanuck
#52 posted by
xcanuck
on Apr 24, 2013

I'm here for you, Russ. As always.

Shonica
#53 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 24, 2013

WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE STREAM TODAY?

 I switched from the CBC music app to listen with iTunes on my desktop and it keeps jumping to the Central Rock station! GRRRRRRRR!

 

xcanuck
#54 posted by
xcanuck
on Apr 24, 2013

@hotpatch [51] NOW you're talking my kind of festival! Maybe get a corporate sponsor to throw in complimentary ibuprofen packages with your festival wristband?

hotpatch
#55 posted by
hotpatch
on Apr 24, 2013

re 51 ... and don't forget some of Craig Norris's famous ham sandwich whisky in a bag

Benoit from Ottawa
#56 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2013

Shonica, when the R3 signal craps out, iTunes defaults down by one.

I think this phenomenon is our equivalent of the stream crapping out on the app, referred to above.

Shonica
#57 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 24, 2013

Did you all see this?  CBC KW

Shonica
#58 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 24, 2013

Oh that was unpleasant! 

Benoit from Ottawa
#59 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2013

Superweird: it's human, not a space alien, it may have lived 5 or 6 years,

 

(another R3 crapout)

 

but it was like six inches long. HUH?

Benoit from Ottawa
#60 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2013

(Shon, at least we KNEW about it that time)

Benoit from Ottawa
#61 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2013

Shonica, "can't find" your link...

Benoit from Ottawa
#62 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2013

I'm off for a minute. Meaning 20.

Breakfast calls. I mean it's about time, um, the time being 10:30.

xcanuck
#63 posted by
xcanuck
on Apr 24, 2013

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/story/2013/04/23/cbc-waterloo-crtc.html

Shonica
#64 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 24, 2013
Benoit from Ottawa
#65 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2013

64: yup.

Pedro Mendes
#66 posted by
Pedro Mendes
on Apr 24, 2013

There seems to be a technical glitch with the stream this morning, Sorry about that, we're doing everything we can to get it back up and running!

Benoit from Ottawa
#67 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2013

CBCKW: yow.

""This was a regrettable oversight," said Angus McKinnon, a spokesman for CBC. (...)"

Benoit from Ottawa
#68 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2013

I like The Ladies of Montreal more than The Cold Winds of Montreal.

MSteve
#69 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 24, 2013

I don't like either.

Old Abe
#70 posted by
Old Abe
on Apr 24, 2013

@BFO #68 - Get out of my head.

Old Abe
#71 posted by
Old Abe
on Apr 24, 2013

@MSteve #69 - Well, you hate music...so there's that :P

hotpatch
#72 posted by
hotpatch
on Apr 24, 2013

shonica, 64, so we get Craigory Norris back?... i figured it was just a matter of time..

kn0ttyn3rb
#73 posted by
kn0ttyn3rb
on Apr 24, 2013

Gotta say, Canada Island is adorable, but an imaginary stacked Canadian festival line up for me would be WAYYY more interesting than that. Throw in Blue-era Joni Mitchell or something and we'll talk.

Speaking of which, where are the women? And the non-rock-centric acts? (I know there's a sprinkling of them but barely.)

This festival is not too good to be true, it's more like, take perfectly plausible and common acts on the festival circuit from slightly staggered years and put them all on stage together.

Shonica
#74 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 24, 2013

hotpatch, Sadly no!

nvp
#75 posted by
nvp
on Apr 24, 2013

 

 

i'm waiting for my invitation to the secret cub reunion show during this festival.

hedgeway
#76 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 24, 2013

The only thing there that I feel is too good to be true is The Unicorns.... sigh.

TheRadioHead
#77 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 24, 2013
@LANA do you mean a fiddle head fern, or a ficus lyrata which has giant fiddle shaped leaves? @XCANUCK Aren't you a bluebird of happiness :-P @HOTPATCH NxNE, WFF and RFF. It would be wonderful if you considered WFF. It is a good year for it as many are coming and we are day tripping this year, not camping. You need a car though. Let me know your thoughts! My email address is on my profile.
StephRamsahai
#78 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 24, 2013

Well, that's adorable!

Heh! Love it.

Also, good morning!

evensteven
#79 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 24, 2013

#66PeDrO...  Giving me "the Man behind the Curtain" vibe. Especially with that blog pic.

hotpatch
#80 posted by
hotpatch
on Apr 24, 2013

shonica, i don't want to advocate anything nefarious but a little kidnapping (in this case grownup mannapping) won't hurt nobody..and we can make Norris broadcast 24-7, he likes to dominate the air waves anyway 

Shonica
#81 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 24, 2013

ACK!! An American Idol contestant just assaulted my ears! I think I will get off itunes and back to the CBC music app. Silence is preferable in this case I think!

hotpatch
#82 posted by
hotpatch
on Apr 24, 2013

TRH, 77, we're open for anything right now, it's just a matter of timing with work, etc.  WFF, that's the Winnipeg Folk Festival? (i'm assuming its not the What the Fuck Festival - heard that's sold out anyway)

Raina Douris
#83 posted by
Raina Douris
on Apr 24, 2013

Hey #44 @xcanuck - there's no beer tent because YOU CAN TAKE YOUR BOOZE ANYWHERE YOU LIKE! And guess what? It's BYOB! No $12 cups of crappy beer at THIS festival! (Although, I'm sure you can get some cheap mixed drink in the Seal Club... and if you're not a drinker, there's always the Smoke Shack nestled in those mountains to the West.)

xcanuck
#84 posted by
xcanuck
on Apr 24, 2013

@Raina [83] Truly a festival of the people, for the people, by the people. Cheers!

tea&cartography
#85 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 24, 2013

@raina

Jeez.

That is a great festival.

Nice map!

Raina Douris
#86 posted by
Raina Douris
on Apr 24, 2013

@teaandcartography #85 why thank you!

hotpatch
#87 posted by
hotpatch
on Apr 24, 2013

Raina, 83, your festival is looking better all the time,  think how much extra money i'll have for CD's & T shirts!

Shonica
#88 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 24, 2013

See all of you all later, I have to go and do some errands!

Lana Gay
#89 posted by
Lana Gay
on Apr 24, 2013

This really is the best festival. I want to go to Canada Island.

Ganderboy
#90 posted by
Ganderboy
on Apr 24, 2013

It needs a floating stage so you can swim and float on a tube while enjoying the show. Kaslo has a floating stage.

StephRamsahai
#91 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 24, 2013

You know what's awesome?

We're talkin' summer festivals and it's finally pretty nice out today! FEELS RIGHT! I like.

binsy
#92 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

Are there seal burgers available? If there is, I'll go. 

binsy
#93 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

Oh, it's snowing here, by the way. 

smalliebigs
#94 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 24, 2013

Oh, hi guys. 

 

binsy
#95 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

@Ganderboy

Better than a floating stage, there is a pirate ship that arrives and onboard that ship are all the bands people have mentioned who were not invited to play, but show up and play anyway. They also start a waterballoon/snowball fight with Canada Island. 

 

Let me just add Propagandhi, Nomeansno, Black Mountain, Maestro Fresh Wes, Eric's Trip, Mood Ruff, and Stompin' Tom to that Pirate Ship. 

hytumb69
#96 posted by
hytumb69
on Apr 24, 2013

OMG T&C even your sneaky web link for R3 is cutting out!!!  First time ever since I started using it... @Raina - as a geographer I compliment your map ;-)

kirkofdoom
#97 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 24, 2013

Oh, it's 10 degrees and sunny here, by the way.

binsy
#98 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

I'm not taking that bait Mr. Of Doom!

hotpatch
#99 posted by
hotpatch
on Apr 24, 2013

steph, 91, rise & shine, oh i now see that you where here earlier back at#78. WFF? is that the Winnipeg Folk Festival? oh, and did you hear Craig Norris is coming back (64&72)

binsy
#100 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

CBC:

Fine, if you don't like the way we program the music anymore, you get no music! 

darbarspecial
#101 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 24, 2013

That festival looks pretty great to me. I like the additions to the island too.

binsy
#102 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

I guess a pirate ship needs Coeur De Pirate and the Smugglers as well or else this whole thing is just too implausible. 

Ganderboy
#103 posted by
Ganderboy
on Apr 24, 2013

@binsy

As much as I would like to see Stompin' Tom, I would prefer not to be raising the dead for this show. I don't have any experience in crowd control of the undead.

 

I wouldn't mind seeing Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees.

hotpatch
#104 posted by
hotpatch
on Apr 24, 2013

see ya...Ranger and i are off to lunch

Benoit from Ottawa
#105 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2013

KoD: it's 12 and overcast here. In my little front garden, daffodils are happily yellow.

binsy
#106 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

@Ganderboy

They'll just make him a hologram. It will be very tasteful.

kirkofdoom
#107 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 24, 2013

Wait wait wait.

Looking at the poster...

The Kramdens are playing, but not The Smugglers???

 

smalliebigs
#108 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 24, 2013

Chopz better not get here any time soon. He'd be enraged that Kardi is not on that lineup. 

Ganderboy
#109 posted by
Ganderboy
on Apr 24, 2013

@binsy

Don't forget to put a "H" on his forehead!

 

I think they just want us to listen to more ads on here.

smalliebigs
#110 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 24, 2013

Also: shouldn't the New Pornographers be involved, too? 

binsy
#111 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

It's working CBC. Now that you've put them just out of reach I desperately want to hear all of these songs one more time. 

mcfflyer
#112 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 24, 2013

@binsy - Snow?

binsy
#113 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

@mcfflyer

Oh sorry. Here you go.

darbarspecial
#114 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 24, 2013

Re The Matinee: They did say in that thread on FB that more dates will be added. I am sure Wpg will be on there. Matt L had told me Friday night that there would be a tour announcement. Yay! Northcote use to live here and it will be great to see him again too. :D

stevierayk
#115 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 24, 2013

@Kirk - Smugglers? never heard of them.

Yuletide
#116 posted by
Yuletide
on Apr 24, 2013

Hello,

I'm digging the bands for that to good to be true music fest! The venue looks cool too!  

Great Map Lana.  Hey GIS nerds, what is the map missing?  

stevierayk
#117 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 24, 2013

A scale.

mcfflyer
#118 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 24, 2013

@Binsy - Oh yeah.  I remember doing a science report on "snow" in grade 7.  Did it for the curiosity element.

Supposed to be 89 here today.  That's 31 the way you measure it. 

StephRamsahai
#119 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 24, 2013

MEGABLOG!!!!!!!

OH YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAH!

 

 

Yuletide
#120 posted by
Yuletide
on Apr 24, 2013

#117 high five stevierak!  

Cool map Raina! 

Hedgehogfriend
#121 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Apr 24, 2013

Hello hello hello!  Happy Hump Day!  Excited to see The Matinee again -- so, Northcote is good @darbar?  Not familiar with him...

Benoit from Ottawa
#122 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2013

Great concert! Features that great band, The Tracheal Drip!

Grant Lawrence
#123 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 24, 2013

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

laurenelizabeth
#124 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 24, 2013

iTunes Radio Stream listeners: Is anyone else having a problem with their iTunes where it randomly cuts out the stream and starts broadcasting CBC Radio One Calgary? suuuuuuuuuuuuuper annoying

binsy
#125 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

Please let me hear this Tegan and Sara song!!!! I'm sorry I ever said they were the worst thing that ever happened to any of my five senses!!!! I take it all back CBC internet lords!!!!

Benoit from Ottawa
#126 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2013

(The Radically Ripped?)

Lana Gay
#127 posted by
Lana Gay
on Apr 24, 2013

@yuletide It was Raina's handiwork! Artist/ band that you'd be most excited to see... GO!

kirkofdoom
#128 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 24, 2013

I've only seen Northcote once, doing a short opening set, but I remember thinking he was a better-than-average generic singer/songwriter type. Think Andy Shauf or Leif Volleyball Vollebekk. 

binsy
#129 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

@mcfflyer

You're usually pretty cool . . .

Benoit from Ottawa
#130 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2013

124: mine starts.... Central Rock. And yes, Pedro knows.

Hedgehogfriend
#131 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Apr 24, 2013

Hey @Benoit are you going to the Writer's Fest thing with Jim Bryson tomorrow?

jdurley
#132 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 24, 2013

@laurenE - everyone using every listening device is having problems with the stream today!

darbarspecial
#133 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 24, 2013

@Hedgehogfriend - I think Northcote is awesome and a really great guy. He was in the Means years ago. He is Matt Goud that was in the Means years ago.

Hedgehogfriend
#134 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Apr 24, 2013

Thanks @kirkO'Doom [128] -- didn't think too much of the last band the Matinee opened for...probably just me though....

iamRobSmith
#135 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 24, 2013

Fuck me, super blogs screw me up every time.  I never know if I'm in the right place.

mcfflyer
#136 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 24, 2013

@binsy [129] - Hmmm.  Kind of an odd way of giving a compliment. 

Don't slip on the ice now. 

Hedgehogfriend
#137 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Apr 24, 2013

Great thanks @darbar!

laurenelizabeth
#138 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 24, 2013

Grant: I immediately thought "Do they like it when you wear shorts to work?" tsk tsk. ... I wish I could wear shorts to work ... I wear cardigans in the middle of July stupid air conditioning.

laurenelizabeth
#139 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 24, 2013

jdurz: Thanks for the heads up.

iamRobSmith
#140 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 24, 2013

Grant, are you wearing your hairy pants?

nitz
#141 posted by
nitz
on Apr 24, 2013

Ive been S.A.W.-ing for a few weeks now Grant!

 

Benoit from Ottawa
#142 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2013

131: um, I guess not. (Jimbo is great, but not a fave of mine.) Also, rather ignorant of the thing.

Currently DuckDuckGoing*.

 

 

*Doesn't work like "googling", does it?

Ganderboy
#143 posted by
Ganderboy
on Apr 24, 2013

I'm thinking CBC needs to hire back some IT Guys.

 

iamRobSmith
#144 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 24, 2013

Oh hey, I just realized Grant is still alive!

You didn't kick the bucket via tainted loaf!!!

jdurley
#145 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 24, 2013

re: SAW - Shorts at Work 

I once accidentally instituted SAW at a workplace that previously prohibited shorts by showing up wearing shorts.  I didn't know about the policy, and it got the conversation started, and lo and behold - shorts at work now A-OK!  This is basically the highlight of my career so far.  

nitz
#146 posted by
nitz
on Apr 24, 2013

I'd be at The Moose Stage with my matching knuckle...

Hedgehogfriend
#147 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Apr 24, 2013

There are going to be several singers there @Benoit, curated by Alan Neal for CBC All in a Day

Snarf
#148 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 24, 2013

I love that The Unicorns got top billing

kirkofdoom
#149 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 24, 2013

I have had a "Too Good To Be True" festival in mind for many years. It would be headlined by Broken Social Scene, and feature all related bands. Stars, Metric, Feist, Jason Collett, Apostle of Hustle, etc etc. 

And in the same vein as the Bonfire Ball or the Monsters of Folk tour, the show wouldn't necessarily be one band after the other, but maybe two or three distinct sets of members coming on and off stage, playing on each others songs and collaborating.

BUT, now it seems like the closest thing to this possible will be happening at that Field Trip thing AND I WON'T BE THERE. :( :(

Hedgehogfriend
#150 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Apr 24, 2013

I mean from All in a Day

binsy
#151 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

@mcfflyer

Don't . . . trip  . . . on good weather  . . . stuff . . .

Dammit!

jojodillon
#152 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 24, 2013

I'D PAY $2,000 TO ATTEND THIS FESTIVAL!

Hedgehogfriend
#153 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Apr 24, 2013

Hey yeah Grant did you ever find out whence came the loaf?

mcfflyer
#154 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 24, 2013

@binsy - Well, when I go for a walk in Capitol Park across the street I do have to watch where I step.  Oranges fall out of the trees.  And on windy days, the falling palm fronds can impale you.

binsy
#155 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

I had music just long enough to catch the Unicorns. I guess this simulates moving from one stage to another.

Yuletide
#156 posted by
Yuletide
on Apr 24, 2013

@ Lana 127; Top 3 would be Thrush Hermit, Death from Above, and Handsome Furs.  

The Thrush Hermit reunion show was super fun!  

darbarspecial
#157 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 24, 2013

Northcote's video series about his new album coming out.

TheRadioHead
#158 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 24, 2013
Anyone paying attention knows that I've been pretty frustrated at The lack of ingenuity around this place these days. NOT TODAY! This is fun and fun to think about. (Even tho it is F'ing snowing) 18 by Saturday!
xcanuck
#159 posted by
xcanuck
on Apr 24, 2013

It's f**king snow right now! (channeling my inner TRH). I mean, I know we're north of Windsor but seriously....

Benoit from Ottawa
#160 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2013

Triple-H: it's sold out. Neal, while wuite worthy, is not a fave either. Thats said, the idea and the (sold-out) show seem like fun.

Over the next while, I'm looking forward to Shotgun Jimmie on Friday and The Burning Hell (both at Raw Sugar), and in the middle, Tom Wilson & al. at the Sheep on Saturday.

binsy
#161 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

@mcfflyer

Yeah, well how are all of California's NHL teams doing? Not good I bet! Probably not even in the playoffs!

Grant Lawrence
#162 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 24, 2013

@TheRadiohead do you need help with plans for Phoenix?

smalliebigs
#163 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 24, 2013

@Kirk: that Bonfire Ball tour was unreal. I think I paid all of $20 and saw it in a tiny venue. Easily one of my favourite concert experiences. 

iamRobSmith
#164 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 24, 2013

Grant has posted anything yet - GRANT DID THE LOAF/CAKE TAKE YOU?!?!?!?!?  IS THIS AN IMPOSTOR?

nitz
#165 posted by
nitz
on Apr 24, 2013

#159 - North of Windsor is still south of Vancouver. We feel for you.

iamRobSmith
#166 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 24, 2013

Oh, there you are...phew!

Benoit from Ottawa
#167 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2013

160: edit out one sold out, please.

wuite = quite

laurenelizabeth
#168 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 24, 2013

Ugh, 3rd time my stream has cut out in 12 minutes!!! 

jojodillon
#169 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 24, 2013

I don't really have $2,000, but in MI we have $.10 deposit on pop cans and bottles...I'd find my way to this festival and you could call me the Can Man!

Grant Lawrence
#170 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 24, 2013

@RobSmith OMG the lemon loaf, I forgot about it! Shit! It's at my desk...

iamRobSmith
#171 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 24, 2013

What the arf is going on with the stream today?  Did it eat bad cake?

Benoit from Ottawa
#172 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2013

Pedro: IT'S GETTING MORE FREQUENT!

laurenelizabeth
#173 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 24, 2013

5th time in 13 mins ...

Benoit from Ottawa
#174 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2013

It's completely gone, kaplooie! I need a shower.

Later campers.

binsy
#175 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

@theRadioHead #158

I agree. I really appreciate the creativity. 

iamRobSmith
#176 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 24, 2013

Hello out there!

NSandblom
#177 posted by
NSandblom
on Apr 24, 2013

I think there will need to be more fembots later, so sad to have them cut out three times :(

smalliebigs
#178 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 24, 2013

Bad stream today, yeah. 

iamRobSmith
#179 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 24, 2013

I guess I'll go brush my teeth.

Hedgehogfriend
#180 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Apr 24, 2013

Very cool @darbar [157] -- now I am definitely doubly excited.  Cheers!

Ganderboy
#181 posted by
Ganderboy
on Apr 24, 2013

Trying to work and listen is a chore. Going to go now. Maybe it will be fixed in the afternoon. Backl to the podcasts.

 

Peace

Hedgehogfriend
#182 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Apr 24, 2013

No stream so I'm going to go listen to Colour Code's "May" in honour of @TRH...

burgessjackie
#183 posted by
burgessjackie
on Apr 24, 2013

Awwww I am SO bummed to be missing the Dawson City Music Festival this summer! :( My best friend decided (in her infinite wisdom) to book her wedding on the same weekend!!!!! There are only a few must-do activities and events up here in the Yukon in the summer, and DCMF definitely is one of those things. It's like an unwritten rule that everyone who cares about music and partying heads up to Dawson for the Music Festival. I even tried to reason with her to get her to change the date - to no avail. Since I'm in the wedding party I can't bail on the wedding, but every time I hear about the festival I get sad/mad all over again...

Grant Lawrence
#184 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 24, 2013

OH NO! Stream interruption trouble?! We're not talking about McFlyer trying to pass another stone are we?

jojodillon
#185 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 24, 2013

Toronto Island is a pretty cool place for a festival!

Grant Lawrence
#186 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 24, 2013

Keep me posted on the stream issues... (blog, not mcflyer)

Hedgehogfriend
#187 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Apr 24, 2013

The CBC app seems to be working now...

iamRobSmith
#188 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 24, 2013

Stream seems to be back and working well now.

Snarf
#189 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 24, 2013

STUPID CBC IS MAKING ME USE IE AGAIN!!

(on a less yelly note, the stream seems to work better in IE)

darbarspecial
#190 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 24, 2013

@burgessjackie -What the hell is with people planning weddings on folk fest weekends. I have missed a few Regina Folk Fests due to weddings. Ugh.

xcanuck
#191 posted by
xcanuck
on Apr 24, 2013

We really need to setup a TICKETS link on here which redirects to the CBC R3 Picnic Beer Fund paypal account.

iamRobSmith
#192 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 24, 2013

Balls it's gone again.

 

xcanuck
#193 posted by
xcanuck
on Apr 24, 2013

OK - about tenth time the stream has cut out for me in the last few minutes. Going to lunch.

jdurley
#194 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 24, 2013

@iamRS - you just jinxed my stream!

xcanuck
#195 posted by
xcanuck
on Apr 24, 2013

(was that petulant enough?)

darbarspecial
#196 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 24, 2013

I really enjoyed the Two Hours Traffic set Friday night at the Junofest. :)

smalliebigs
#197 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 24, 2013

@Darbar: i give bad gifts to people who have weddings on Folk Fest weekends. Or long weekends. Or weekends with Saturdays in 'em. 

Hedgehogfriend
#198 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Apr 24, 2013

Oh hey Grant -- congrats on finishing your book *high five*!

TheRadioHead
#199 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 24, 2013
Grant #162. YES! Thanks! I need you to KEEP YOUR NOSE OUT of my holiday!
darbarspecial
#200 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 24, 2013

WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!

mcfflyer
#201 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 24, 2013

@binsy - Hockey?  It's baseball season, son.

Laura Beth
#202 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 24, 2013

Hey ya'll- happy hump day! 

PhilipST
#203 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 24, 2013

Hi blog, good day! When the stream is problematic, I keep different devices cued up (IPod, IPad, Logitech Internet radio), so if the stream dies on my computer (my first choice), I have other options which then seem to work. I realize I'm in a home office, so I have more flexibility than folks working regular jobs, but if you can create any redundancy it may save you the annoyance of losing Grant's dulcet tones and tunes. 

Laura Beth
#204 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 24, 2013

@Grant, saw your Facebook post- congrats on finishing the book! 

smalliebigs
#205 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 24, 2013

@Lee: hey now, the playoffs haven't even started. 

westcrunch
#206 posted by
westcrunch
on Apr 24, 2013

Happy Wenzeeday! Wait, wrong show?

jojodillon
#207 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 24, 2013

"The System" is a joke if it doesn't have Wolf Parade's very best song, "I'll Believe In Anything" in it!

kirkofdoom
#208 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 24, 2013

AS for real festivals, I've actually been pretty UN-stoked by most lineups this year.

I'll probably be going to Live at Squamish The Squamish Valley Music Festival. But I am really only excited to see Queens of the Stone Age. The rest of the lineup is... okay...

I will definitely be going to the Keloha Festival, though, the one lineup that has me most excited. Mute Math, Arkells, The Trews, then a bunch of local bands like The Zolas, Yukon Blonde, The Matinee and more. 

Hedgehogfriend
#209 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Apr 24, 2013

Yay Wild Wild Westcrunch, Queen of the Road!

Laura Beth
#210 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 24, 2013

Also, are there any lemon loaf updates?  

binsy
#211 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

@mcfflyer

I watched a baseball game once. I haven't checked lately to see if it has ended yet. 

westcrunch
#212 posted by
westcrunch
on Apr 24, 2013

I'm excited for the WFF lineup. Or perhaps that's just because it'll be my first year there in over a decade

Hedgehogfriend
#213 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Apr 24, 2013

There is no one I would not want to see on the WFF lineup -- it will be my first! 

Hedgehogfriend
#214 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Apr 24, 2013

Waiting for lemon loaf update, @LauraB

darbarspecial
#215 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 24, 2013

WFF looks pretty great. I really hope I can make that happen.

vegangoalie
#216 posted by
vegangoalie
on Apr 24, 2013
Wow. All men, all the time. C'mon Canada, make an effort. Grimes, Kathleen Edwards, Braids, Hannah Georgas, The Luyas, Oh Susanna, Pack AD, Cœur de Pirate, Kathryn Calder, Feist...
binsy
#217 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

This heart's off line. 

Grant Lawrence
#218 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 24, 2013

@Laura Beth the lemon loaf sits at my desk and remains unopened!

Grant Lawrence
#219 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 24, 2013

@BINSY  you can't hear anything?!?

binsy
#220 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

@vegangoallie

Wait 5 minutes. 

fictionjunkie
#221 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Apr 24, 2013

popping on to ask if anyone else is finding the stream really glitch-y today or if it's just my connection?

binsy
#222 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

@Grant

Gone again. 

smalliebigs
#223 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 24, 2013

@FJ: join the chorus. 

binsy
#224 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

The worst is going through another ad every time I need to restart the stream today. 

Hedgehogfriend
#225 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Apr 24, 2013

Oh gosh @darbar I'm keeping a good thought, hope you can make it!

nitz
#226 posted by
nitz
on Apr 24, 2013

crickets

darbarspecial
#227 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 24, 2013

@vegangoalie - Most of these came from who was listening to the show a week or two ago. Should have been here. :p

kirkofdoom
#228 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 24, 2013

I haven't had to go through any ads when I restart. Just click pause then play, and it comes back.

nitz
#229 posted by
nitz
on Apr 24, 2013

C'mon Grant! I'm paying for this shit with my tax dollars!

binsy
#230 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

@kirkofdoom

Sometimes that works, but most of the time I've had to start over. 

garfielduk
#231 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 24, 2013

I thought the stream issues were just caused by my connection crapping out.

Hedgehogfriend
#232 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Apr 24, 2013

Ok kids catch up with you in the car (if Sirius is working) -- off to get my tires changed.  Spring has arrived (no matter what the thermometer says!)

robin_m
#233 posted by
robin_m
on Apr 24, 2013

Grant, it's like you planned this set just for me.  All my favourites!!!

darbarspecial
#234 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 24, 2013

@Hedgehogfriend - It is a high priority for me, so I think I can do it. :)

darbarspecial
#235 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 24, 2013

@robin_m - You and me both sista!

binsy
#236 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

cbc.ca is messed up for me as well. Most of the headlines don't show up. Anyone else?

fictionjunkie
#237 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Apr 24, 2013

@smallie - I see that now. Didn't want to get caught in blog vortex by reading previous posts ;)

 

Hedgehogfriend
#238 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Apr 24, 2013

Yay @darbar! 

mcfflyer
#239 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 24, 2013

@smalliebigs [205] (psst) Just between you and me, this is just a tit-for-tat exchange with Binsy and me, started off with him complaining that it's snowing again up there.  (Who knew?)  It escalated into a dis on California NHL hockey teams.  But down here, it's the Boys of Summer time. 

I've been to many hockey games in my life and think the sport is thrilling.  But don't tell Binsy that.

darbarspecial
#240 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 24, 2013

WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!

Laura Beth
#241 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 24, 2013

I've been using this blog for like a month now, and JUST figured out that I can do newest first and read them from the bottom of the screen. I've been scrolling down to comment and getting lost every. single. time.  It's the small things! 

Grant Lawrence
#242 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 24, 2013

WFF: is Danny Michel playing with his Belize orchestra? I think that might be the folk fest "circuit" sleeper hit this year!!!

binsy
#243 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

@mcfflyer

And the fact is that California has three teams in the playoffs, so no real dis there. Canada has 4 at the most. 

Backwater Brewery
#244 posted by
Backwater Brewery
on Apr 24, 2013

Grant, who is going to be playing by the beer garden, that's where I"ll be at, so hopefully someone great...here we go!

darbarspecial
#245 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 24, 2013

That is the word on the street Grant!

Grant Lawrence
#246 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 24, 2013

@nitz what's going on?!?

mcfflyer
#247 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 24, 2013

@binsy [243] - Who knew?

binsy
#248 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

@mcfflyer #247

That "who knew?" is the worst burn of the day!

nitz
#249 posted by
nitz
on Apr 24, 2013

@Grant I'm hearing NOW. It's gone out at least 6 times though...it's OK, Jays game is on in half an hour.

darbarspecial
#250 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 24, 2013

@Backwater Brewery - No beer garden. We can byob and drink wherever we want!

nitz
#251 posted by
nitz
on Apr 24, 2013

Aaaaand gone again, Jays PRE-game show here I come!

Grant Lawrence
#252 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 24, 2013

@nitz sorry bout that! Missing some hella good music!!!!

darbarspecial
#253 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 24, 2013

I just keep hitting pause/play to get the stream going again.

binsy
#254 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

Yep. Gone here too. 

laurenelizabeth
#255 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 24, 2013

2 more stream cut outs in the last minute ... oh boy. I was really looking forward to this show, may need to switch to rdio this afternoon.

jojodillon
#256 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 24, 2013

Hey Grant, the stream keeps cutting out for me!

jdurley
#257 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 24, 2013

First of all:  Grimes is awesome

 

Secondly: @binsy - my trick to not listen to ads is to keep clicking the "play" button until I get the 5 second "you're watching CBC" ad.  Or sometimes after 3 or so clicks, it just starts playing the stream without an ad.

smalliebigs
#258 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 24, 2013

@Lee: Anaheim is actually likely a force to be reckoned with in the playoffs! I don't much care for them because that's where one-time beloved (and now despised) D-man Chris Pronger left Edmonton for, but the quality of the team can't be denied. 

@Grant: what's the story on Danny Michel's Belize Orchestra? I know he's been great previously. 

Laura Beth
#259 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 24, 2013

Stream problems for me too :(  Is there any way that is working? 

Grant Lawrence
#260 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 24, 2013

SORRY FOLKS!!! I'll open up the back of the computer and make sure the squirrel is still running on the wheel...

westcrunch
#261 posted by
westcrunch
on Apr 24, 2013

I think we can safely say the system is glitched for almost everyone today.

Old Abe
#262 posted by
Old Abe
on Apr 24, 2013

@Grant - re:Stream Issues (not Lee's) I usually have a VERY reliable stream...but I have had to "pause, play" about 8 times in the last ten minutes.

garfielduk
#263 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 24, 2013

@Grant #260, did you give it some of the cake?

 

PhilipST
#264 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 24, 2013

Yeah, it's cut out on all my devices. On my IPad: "unknown stream error has occurred"

Old Abe
#265 posted by
Old Abe
on Apr 24, 2013

@Grant - Also, I have the bangers swapping my snow tires for summer tires today.  I will inspect the job closely.

PhilipST
#266 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 24, 2013

Just came back . . .

 

binsy
#267 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

Pretty sure there's no such thing as Cowichan Lake, Vancouver Island. 

Laura Beth
#268 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 24, 2013

Yeah, @GarfieldUK, I think CBC's computer ate @Grant's lemon loaf. 

jojodillon
#269 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 24, 2013

Hey Grant Canada Island has a replica CN Tower, but is missing a blog schnog headquarters?  What gives?

jdurley
#270 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 24, 2013

I would have thought KE would be playing the "Beaver" stage, but whatever stage she's at, that's where I'll be!

jojodillon
#271 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 24, 2013

A chance to get a beer and use the can!

Grant Lawrence
#272 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 24, 2013

@binsy what's it called them, Mr. Trebek?

Grant Lawrence
#273 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 24, 2013

@jdurley BABOOM!

gruvn
#274 posted by
gruvn
on Apr 24, 2013

@binsy - you're being a tad picky, no?

 

binsy
#275 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

@Grant

Cowichan Bay or Cowichan Valley are places. Dante DeCaro is from Cowichan Valley, I think. Not sure aboot Dan Boekner.

Grant Lawrence
#276 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 24, 2013

WHOA! I was told that the stream cut out is because of the graphic for the fake festival going viral! Wha...?!?! Not sure how the two are connected... where is Prince Farming?!?

binsy
#277 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

@gruvn

Give me a break, it's snowing!

Grant Lawrence
#278 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 24, 2013

@binsy are you going to go head to head with me on Canadian music trivia? Dante DeCaro is from Cobble Hill, Vancouver Island, and Dan Boeckner is from COWICHAN LAKE, VANCOUVER ISLAND! STEP DOWN, FLATLANDER!

robin_m
#279 posted by
robin_m
on Apr 24, 2013

What's up with the stream today?

jojodillon
#280 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 24, 2013

At Grant, this is B.C.!  I pay a lot of good money for R3 and this crap hap-wait I don't pay anything-carry on.

Grant Lawrence
#281 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 24, 2013

@jojodillon you're totally right, there absolutely should be a blog schnog shack. And the Ice Fishing tent should be called "PJ's Hotbox".

binsy
#282 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

@Grant

Yowch! 

 

(Cobble Hill is in the Cowichan Valley though, so technically . . .)

kathyjean
#283 posted by
kathyjean
on Apr 24, 2013

Voice double - Dan Mangan and dude from Mumford and Sons. I have to check every time I hear them now. 

Grant Lawrence
#284 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 24, 2013

Word from our techies: "we are aware of the problem with both our web stream and Lee Hower's urine stream cutting in and out and we are working on both issues and hope to have them resolved as soon as possible". 

Laura Beth
#285 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 24, 2013

I heard a rumour that there is a new Dan Mangan song somewhere on the CBC website, does anyone know about this?  Or where I can find it? 

Jonas Woost
#286 posted by
Jonas Woost
on Apr 24, 2013

Sorry for the streaming issues today, something is up...

We're all looking into it right now.

darbarspecial
#287 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 24, 2013

You will find me hanging out at the Cougar stage. rawr.

Christine McAvoy
#288 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 24, 2013

Ooo a megablerg...

kirkofdoom
#289 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 24, 2013

This is still my favourite Mother Mother tune.

With The Stand a close second.

kathyjean
#290 posted by
kathyjean
on Apr 24, 2013

sure didn't need to read 284. You're gross GL. haha

Snarf
#291 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 24, 2013

binsy - for shame.  You are from the Island and should have known that was a place. Granted, having Cowichan Bay, Valley, and Lake all in the same area is silly and confusing

mcfflyer
#292 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 24, 2013

Dear Grant.  Just remember that I took the time to record and send you the DVD on Johnny Carson, your hero. 

Just remember that.

binsy
#293 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

I don't know aboot all of you, but I was blaming Jonas Woost(?) this whole time. 

Laura Beth
#294 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 24, 2013

@Kirk me too, in that order! NEED TO SEE IT LIVE.

PhilipST
#296 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 24, 2013

#286 Thanks, @Jonas. It's been okay for me the past ten minutes. Not so good before that. 

binsy
#297 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

@Snarf

Thanks for cutting me some slack there. It was actually Jonas Woost who told me that Cowichan Lake is not a place. 

Grant Lawrence
#298 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 24, 2013

Jonas Woost is one of our executive producers here at CBC Music!

burgessjackie
#299 posted by
burgessjackie
on Apr 24, 2013

the stream pauses remind me of frustratingly listening to my parent's satellite radio on Yukon road trips through constant periods of 'no service available'

binsy
#300 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

@Grant

There's no such thing as Jonas Woost!

Grant Lawrence
#301 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 24, 2013

@Mcflyer thank you for that! 

jdurley
#302 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 24, 2013
binsy
#303 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

Ok, now I'm worried that just my stream is being cut off for being obnoxious. 

Laura Beth
#304 posted by
Laura Beth
on Apr 24, 2013

@jdurley wow, that shark and duck just made my week! 

jojodillon
#305 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 24, 2013

Grant is there an Iron Throne today?  If so, it's only right that you subtract out every post that mentions the stream cutting out...but not this one.  This one counts! 

Jonas Woost
#306 posted by
Jonas Woost
on Apr 24, 2013

Cutting out for me too now. I just started to enjoy Maylee Todd.

TheRadioHead
#307 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 24, 2013
Binsy#300. Email him and you will find that is true!
jdurley
#308 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 24, 2013

@binsy - now I'm picturing Jonas Woost sitting at his computer, watching the blog, and every time @binsy posts something obnoxious, hitting a big red "cut stream" button, and then laughing maniacally.  

Jonas Woost
#309 posted by
Jonas Woost
on Apr 24, 2013

@jdurley: one of the perks of the job.

MSteve
#310 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 24, 2013

Now he's just messing with grant.

kathyjean
#311 posted by
kathyjean
on Apr 24, 2013

309+1 haha

Snarf
#312 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 24, 2013

haha - the 'gaps' (hard stops?) in this song sound like the stream is cutting out

jojodillon
#313 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 24, 2013

Passenger 24, am I the only moron who thinks the Melissa McClelland version destroys the Whitehorse version?

Grant Lawrence
#314 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 24, 2013

@jojodillon yes!

binsy
#315 posted by
binsy
on Apr 24, 2013

Honestly the only reason I keep mentioning that the stream is out, is just so that "Jonas Woost" (not real) knows what we're hearing. I'm hoping it's helpful, not just complaining. 

Grant Lawrence
#316 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 24, 2013

@MSteve who is messing with me now?

jojodillon
#317 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 24, 2013

Now I've lost my stream, Jonas didn't like my Passenger 24 comment!

Christine McAvoy
#318 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 24, 2013

wow...the stream really is WAY worse than normal.

well, good thing I chose today to do most of the work on my taxes...less distractions?

flagpole music
#319 posted by
flagpole music
on Apr 24, 2013

@jojo #313 - nope. you're not. i do too. i like those remixes they did for the Whitehorse ep (broken is pretty great) but her original or P24 is awesome

garfielduk
#320 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 24, 2013

Maybe Jonas is upset about Grant ge