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[This show was originally broadcast on May 3, 2013]

Just the other day, the full tracklisting for the soundtrack of what may very well be this summer's blockbuster, The Great Gatsby, was revealed. It's pretty intriguing -- you should give that "Back in Black" cover by Beyonce and Andre 3000 a spin -- but naturally, I couldn't help but wish there was a Canadian act or two on there.

Of course, there are scores of Canadian acts that have performed and recorded plenty of covers previously: sometimes it's of a fellow Canuck, like Elliott BROOD's killer take on Feist. Other times, it's an entire release of (mostly) non-Canadian songs -- like what Zeus has done with their recent Cover Me EP. They take on Michael Jackson, The Flaming Lips, Stone Temple Pilots, even R. Kelly.

I don't know about you, but I love hearing homegrown bands cover other beloved acts. And sometimes I'll whip up some dream matchups of my own. Honestly, ever since Serena Ryder's latest album, and since hearing that Gatsby track, I can't help but wish that, someday, we'll hear Ms. Ryder rip out a Winehouse cover of her own. Wouldn't that be perfect?

What other perfect matchups of Canadian artists and non-Canadian songs have you envisioned? Who would you love to see take on some classic covers? Better yet, have you caught any killer covers live?

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kirkofdoom
#1 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 03, 2013

For their Toque Session, beekeeper & Sidney York did a great cover of one of my favourite songs, Your Ex-Lover Is Dead. They swapped out the strings for woodwind -- Sid's oboe and bassoon -- and it sounded pretty awesome.

Hopefully their session is up soon and people will be able to hear it online...

morgana
#2 posted by
morgana
on May 03, 2013

gutan morgan 

Emma Godmere
#3 posted by
Emma Godmere
on May 03, 2013

@kirkofdoom - Maaaan, Ben Gibbard does a cover of that too and it makes me swoon every time.

garjoh
#4 posted by
garjoh
on May 03, 2013

I like Emma Godmere.  

I think this time slot should have a new slogan:

"Hello, I'm _______ filling in for Grant Lawrence"

Ba-BOOM!

kirkofdoom
#5 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 03, 2013

Rich Aucoin covering The Flaming Lips would probably make the universe implode from awesomeness and joy. 

nvp
#6 posted by
nvp
on May 03, 2013

 

Emma Godmere is like the star-trek-voyager-emergency-medical-hologram of radio hosts.

and i mean that in the most complimentary-she-always-sounds-awesome-and-enthusiastic sort of way.

marie_curious
#7 posted by
marie_curious
on May 03, 2013

@Kirk [1]: I would like to hear that, it sounds pretty sweet! I think Owen Pallett's version of Your Ex-Lover is Dead is incredible

Funhog
#8 posted by
Funhog
on May 03, 2013

My ear drums hurt from driving into work this morning with We Are Wolves cranked!

BaldBrain
#9 posted by
BaldBrain
on May 03, 2013

I picked up Wintersleep's Hello Hum and and Young Galaxy's Ultramarine last week.  Great driving music. I am a little disappointed in the Ultramarine album cover.  It's so blah after the awesome cover to Shapeshifting.

Oh Canada
#10 posted by
Oh Canada
on May 03, 2013

I've seen the Arkells cover Smokey Robinson, Hall and Oates, The Clash and Bryan Adams live, and they also have covers on soundcloud covering everyone from Fran Ocean, to Kathleen Edwards! All of them absolutely amazing!

Emma Godmere
#11 posted by
Emma Godmere
on May 03, 2013

@kirk - I actually just clapped my hands in glee at that idea! Someone start an email campaign to Rich. Subject line: "DO YOU REALIZE??"

deiru
#12 posted by
deiru
on May 03, 2013

@Oh Canada, I've seen them cover Stevie Wonder with Yukon Blonde! So GOOD!

morgana
#13 posted by
morgana
on May 03, 2013

@funhog didn't hear from you last weekend so we will try again another more upbeat time, maybe when grant is coming through nelson you can come this way too.  hope it was a good celebration and not too overwhelming for you and your wife.

marie_curious
#14 posted by
marie_curious
on May 03, 2013

@nvp [6]: You'll remember that Voyager's Emergency Medical Hologram was given greater memory and sentience. Hopefully Emma Godmere will have the same honour bestowed (or the R3 radio host equivalent).

garjoh
#15 posted by
garjoh
on May 03, 2013

@nvp: Nice!  

True though, Emma is pleasant and down to earth. She doesn't have the sarcastic edge of some other hosts that grates on me.  Looking forward to hearing her more on R3.  

deiru
#16 posted by
deiru
on May 03, 2013

METZ covering Clash or DOA would be good.

hotpatch
#17 posted by
hotpatch
on May 03, 2013

i'm going to ride my bike..see yous after lunch

Oh Canada
#18 posted by
Oh Canada
on May 03, 2013

@Deiru That sounds awesome! They do full cover sets sometimes. I would LOVE to be able to go and see that!

morgana
#19 posted by
morgana
on May 03, 2013

My daughter has been wanting to watch Glee so we checked it out last night ... they were covering Stevie Wonder.  Does that count?  Oh, save me from the land of tweenies!!

Emma Godmere
#20 posted by
Emma Godmere
on May 03, 2013

@nvp @marie_curious I will now open every show with "please state the nature of the musical emergency"

fictionjunkie
#21 posted by
fictionjunkie
on May 03, 2013

Good morning!

Re #20 - that would be awesome, you should totally do that!

Funhog
#22 posted by
Funhog
on May 03, 2013

Thanks Morgana. It was good. Definitely a whirlwind trip. We stopped in Nelson briefly to pick up some Citri-Solv at the Co-Op. Walked around the block with a friend who lives there and then moved on. We went to a friend's baby shower here in Salmon Arm the next day so the weekend was all about life, full circle.

JonDixon
#23 posted by
JonDixon
on May 03, 2013

Emma that damn you tube link has me in a rabbit hole of covers!  Currently listening to Whitehorse cover Dark Angel!

tea&cartography
#24 posted by
tea&cartography
on May 03, 2013

new paper shredder!

it is stealthy.

i like it a lot!

TheIceman
#25 posted by
TheIceman
on May 03, 2013

Emma #20 +1M

nvp
#26 posted by
nvp
on May 03, 2013

 

[20] perfect!

kirkofdoom
#27 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 03, 2013

Thinking about this question more, and it's tough to answer.

One of my favourite things, actually, is to see bands do covers (especially in their live show), but my favourites are always the unexpected ones.

Like, who would have called BROOD covering Metric or Zeus covering R Kelly?

Leif Vollyball Vollebekk doing Sigur Rós recently was awesome, especially because he used a bow to play it.  

marie_curious
#28 posted by
marie_curious
on May 03, 2013

@Emma [20]: Yes! I fully endorse this idea!

morgana
#29 posted by
morgana
on May 03, 2013

@t&c #24 stealthy paper shredder?  i have this image of it creeping around and grabbing paper to shred that it is not supposed to.  i know what you mean though, nothing like a new machine that actually works.  i can't even begin to calculate the amount of time i have spent on my knees trying to unjam those darned things.

Switters
#30 posted by
Switters
on May 03, 2013

I was at a Wooden Sky show and for an encore they played some Nirvana.  After I got passed my initial surprise, I really liked it.

neuromancer
#31 posted by
neuromancer
on May 03, 2013

this song makes me uncomfortable 

morgana
#32 posted by
morgana
on May 03, 2013

@funhog a baby shower follow up sounds perfect.  full circle indeed.  i am sure we will eventually meet!

Funhog
#33 posted by
Funhog
on May 03, 2013

neuromancer - Me too! So much so that I switched the channel.

neuromancer
#34 posted by
neuromancer
on May 03, 2013

RE covers:

The new Bahamas EP has an R&B cover (Bobby Womack, used to write songs for Sam Cooke I believe). It's a great song, and a really good take. 

JonDixon
#35 posted by
JonDixon
on May 03, 2013

I also hope to one day own this watch

But its much more expensive

neuromancer
#36 posted by
neuromancer
on May 03, 2013

@Funhog: while I was living in US (Wisconsin) I was out at some weird country-themed undergrad bar. Madison is very liberal, and not very country. Anyway, as the band was wrapping up after last call, they played that "Proud to be and American" song, and the whole bar started singing it. Immediately after that they broke into the Star Spangled Banner, and everyone linked arm-and-arm and started singing it. 

I've never felt more out of place in my life. 

kirkofdoom
#37 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 03, 2013

Switters,

Ali Milner* does an awesome, jazzy cover of Lithium.  

*I don't think R3 plays any Ali, but they should.

tea&cartography
#38 posted by
tea&cartography
on May 03, 2013

neutral uke hotel is pretty fun.

a uke band covering neutral milk hotel.

Funhog
#39 posted by
Funhog
on May 03, 2013

JonDixon - I just bought a watch from that website! I really like it. That is probably the most I've ever spent on a watch.

tea&cartography
#40 posted by
tea&cartography
on May 03, 2013

@jon

if i bought a fancy watch would it die less quickly than the 50 dollar ones i seem to go through yearly?

JonDixon
#41 posted by
JonDixon
on May 03, 2013

Emma, have you filled this show with cover songs for us to listen to? (sorry, still stuck in this youtube rabbit hole, currently listening to Cuff the Duke cover 5 Days in May)

JonDixon
#42 posted by
JonDixon
on May 03, 2013

@T&C yeah, if you get one made by a reputiable watch maker it should last.  I'm currently replacing the one I have that's made by Swiss Military. It still works just fine but it goes through batteries faster than I'd like and its currently in the shop because one of the numbers on the face is loose and its stopping the minute hand from getting past it.  I've had it for....8 years now?

Funhog
#43 posted by
Funhog
on May 03, 2013

neuromancer - Run!

Emma Godmere
#44 posted by
Emma Godmere
on May 03, 2013

@JonDixon - We've kept it to the Zeus track for now HOWEVER because I've already fawned over Serena Ryder I should at least also pass along this Band of Horses cover she did with the Beauties. If you guys haven't heard it yet, oh boy, give 'er a spin.

JonDixon
#45 posted by
JonDixon
on May 03, 2013

@Funhog I was looking at that one, I might get the same but with a green face

Funhog
#46 posted by
Funhog
on May 03, 2013

JonDixon - The user submitted image of the wristshot with the snow and snowboard in the background on that link I posted is....mine.

JonDixon
#47 posted by
JonDixon
on May 03, 2013

Funhog so you are basically an amazon celebrity!?!

NICE

Funhog
#48 posted by
Funhog
on May 03, 2013

amazon watch model

JonDixon
#49 posted by
JonDixon
on May 03, 2013

Order placed!

Don't tell my wife

Switters
#50 posted by
Switters
on May 03, 2013

@KoD [37] - That was pretty great, thanks.  I'm going to check out more of her stuff.

deiru
#51 posted by
deiru
on May 03, 2013

@Jon and Funhog, my Seiko 5 was the green one! Loved that watch.

morgana
#52 posted by
morgana
on May 03, 2013

@funhog did you get the survival tool as well?  for only .99 you get 11 functions!  i hope it comes with some instructions because it looks very odd.  and nice chair lift photo.

TheIceman
#53 posted by
TheIceman
on May 03, 2013

This is rather disturbing. Someone is trapping in Toronto's Don Valley, and left 2 skinned beaver carcasses. The thing about this is that it is very public parkland, no one has applied for a license, no one knows who it is, and the traps are potentially dangerous.

kirkofdoom
#54 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 03, 2013

Oh, I can't believe I forgot about one of the all time best ever covers...

Common People as interpreted by William Shatner (with Joe Jackson & Ben Folds)

Funhog
#55 posted by
Funhog
on May 03, 2013

JonDixon - Oh man, was it hard to convince my wife to buy that watch. It was so much trouble that I ended up declaring that I get $10/pay cheque to put in savings spending account for discretionary spending. But since I'm starting off in the hole (didn't have money saved for it), she gets the first $100 saved. After that, it's all mine! MINE!

morgana
#56 posted by
morgana
on May 03, 2013

@Kirk #54 that is way too good!  I am so glad I am a common person?

Funhog
#57 posted by
Funhog
on May 03, 2013

deiru - May I ask, what happened to it?

 

deiru
#58 posted by
deiru
on May 03, 2013

@Funhog two words, mosh pit.

Funhog
#59 posted by
Funhog
on May 03, 2013

deiru - Dang!

Funhog
#60 posted by
Funhog
on May 03, 2013

morgana - No, I skipped the shard.

deiru
#61 posted by
deiru
on May 03, 2013

Also lost my left shoe, but found it at the end of the night.

JonDixon
#62 posted by
JonDixon
on May 03, 2013

Funhog - HA, thats actually not a bad plan.  I'll use it as a backup

Funhog
#63 posted by
Funhog
on May 03, 2013

I wrote a blog entry on my blog for the first time in like 5 years. I want to try to do this more often.

kirkofdoom
#64 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 03, 2013

morgana,

I love the original Pulp version, but I think Shatner's cover is legitimately better, just because of the emotion. When Joe Pulp Jarvis Cocker sang it, he was really detached and blasé about this rich girl trying to be poor like him. But in Shatner's version? He's pissed about it.

morgana
#65 posted by
morgana
on May 03, 2013

what is all the fuss over a watch.  my husband is getting this in a few weeks.  i am such a cool wifey!

Citroen_DS_21_1965_003.jpg

 

you can bet there is a huge back story and many years of saving but it is finally happening for him.

smalliebigs
#66 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 03, 2013

Given her beautiful voice and love of the band, I think it would be fantastic to hear Hannah Georgas cover something by the National. Maybe "Slow Show"? 

smalliebigs
#67 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 03, 2013

@Emma: YES! I was just about to post about that! That's one of my favourite Band of Horses songs and when Serena did it live it was pretty spine-tingling. 

deiru
#68 posted by
deiru
on May 03, 2013

@morgana. that is one of the best cars ever made. period. (did you know for the 25 odd years the DS was in production they didn't really change a thing, cause it was already perfect)

kirkofdoom
#69 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 03, 2013

smallie, Hannah covered Jesus & Mary Chain's Just Like Honey at her show here last weekend.

Unfortunately her vocals were a bit low for just that one song :( 

Funhog
#70 posted by
Funhog
on May 03, 2013

morgana - I can't explain the weird obsession that overtook me regarding purchasing that watch. I admit that it is a little strange. There are MASSIVE forums dedicated for watch people (watchuseek) I had no idea existed before about a month ago. At least I know I'm not alone but also know I don't want to get THAT bad.

smalliebigs
#71 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 03, 2013

Your Ex Lover is Dead is one of my favourite songs and I've never heard ANY of these covers.

morgana
#72 posted by
morgana
on May 03, 2013

Kirk, shatner does a good pissed off/cynic type so i agree that this is a good match.  thanks for posting, i quite enjoyed it.  

given there is a draught of gigs when i am in vancouver perhaps a group of R3YVRers could try some theatre and dinner?

morgana
#73 posted by
morgana
on May 03, 2013

@deiru i know way to much about renaults, peugeots and citroens!  especially for someone who does not even drive!  i really do enjoy passengering in them too.

JonDixon
#74 posted by
JonDixon
on May 03, 2013

@Funhog this whole thing started for me when I brought my watch down to see what was up with it.  Then I got a bit pissed because its been having some problems lately, so I started looking for another watch, one that didn't need a battery - deiru pointed me towards the seiko 5 and its been all downhill since.

I found that watchuseek site and spent a good chunk of my night last night cruising around it.  There are some watch crazy people out there.  Stay away from the watches subreddit too - it will only make you feel more justified in your obsession. 

kirkofdoom
#75 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 03, 2013

Every time I hear that OML sting, I think of this.

(and then I get a bit misty because I think of this next)

morgana
#76 posted by
morgana
on May 03, 2013

@funhog odd fact; watches all die on me.  i have tried wind up's, battery, solar, sun dial and motion and they all just give up on me.  i have not owned a watch in about 20 years.  

 

ok, so sun dial is a bit extreme but you get the idea

hytumb69
#77 posted by
hytumb69
on May 03, 2013

Hi everyone - I just thought I would share that I was hit by a rabbit this morning, followed by the dog chasing said rabbit, followed by the hot coffee I held in my hand.  It's been that kind of a day.  Please let me know when its time to go home :-)

Funhog
#78 posted by
Funhog
on May 03, 2013

Morgana - My dad makes the same claim!

Funhog
#79 posted by
Funhog
on May 03, 2013

hytumb69 - That's an awesome story anyway!

morgana
#80 posted by
morgana
on May 03, 2013

@funhog - your dad and i are both timeless that's all.

 

Funhog
#81 posted by
Funhog
on May 03, 2013

80 BABOOM

flannel tom
#82 posted by
flannel tom
on May 03, 2013

Matt Mays used to always close out his sets with a blazing rendition of a ZZ Top song which I can't remember if it was Tush or or Sharp Dressed Man or what song it was... they turned it up to 11 either way. Then, they would pretty much inevitably end it with his own song "We'll Have the Time of Our Lives (til We're Dead)" .

flannel tom
#83 posted by
flannel tom
on May 03, 2013

I'm having a tough time thinking of who I've seen rip into some great cover songs... I know some of the bands I used to go see all the time might sneak one in there somewhere but dammit if I can't think of any right now.

Oh! I recently saw Royal Wood perform as part of this JunoFest show and he played 3 songs, two of which were covers. He covereed Heart of Gold by Neil Young and Bob Dylan's Sunterranean Homesick Blues. Both were really well done... (preferred by me to his original stuff honestly). Also that night, Corb Lund covered Stompin' Tom's The Good Old Hockey Game. Magical.

MSteve
#84 posted by
MSteve
on May 03, 2013

Habs keepin' classy:

Prust on Sens MacLean's comments on Gryba-Eller hit: "We don't care what that bug-eyed fat walrus has to say."

kirkofdoom
#85 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 03, 2013

Whatever you are doing right now, freeze and go watch the new Shred Kelly video for The Bear. It's really cool

JonDixon
#86 posted by
JonDixon
on May 03, 2013

Kirk - perfect timing for something to listen to other than this song

MSteve
#87 posted by
MSteve
on May 03, 2013

Was about to say the same thing

morgana
#88 posted by
morgana
on May 03, 2013

time flies when we are having fun.  i have to head out into the day now but i don't want to shirk my self imposed responsibility to the "what's for dinner" support group.  at the end of the week i frequently make a tray of roasted veg in order to use up all the left over, not so perfect vegi's that are languishing in the crisper drawers.  lather in olive oil, balsamic, herbs, salt and pepper and roast at 425 for about an hour.  this gives you plenty of time to find something to put on the bbq and have a beer!

have a great weekend everyone:)

TheIceman
#89 posted by
TheIceman
on May 03, 2013

@Flannel de Tomaz - I have been listening to the Stanfields, man that is all kinds of awesome!

hotpatch
#90 posted by
hotpatch
on May 03, 2013

would like to hear punk versions of anything by Neil Diamond. there used to be a local band here in ATL called Hot August Nights that did an amped up punkish Neil Diamond show and it was surprising how good that material worked in the punk format 

erinev
#91 posted by
erinev
on May 03, 2013

Happy Friday folks. Congrats to Pens fans on the addition to tonight's lineup.

fictionjunkie
#92 posted by
fictionjunkie
on May 03, 2013

@hotpatch - then you have heard of Me First and The Gimme Gimmes, right? Punk (pop punk maybe) covers of anything and everything. They are awesome!

Funhog
#93 posted by
Funhog
on May 03, 2013

Thanks KOD for sharing. Sage is really pretty.

hytumb69
#94 posted by
hytumb69
on May 03, 2013

I just heard the Sadies and Sheepdogs are playing an outdoor show in Huntsville Jun8th for $10... I'm all over that shit.

deiru
#95 posted by
deiru
on May 03, 2013

@hytumb. Hopefully Huntsville drys out by then.

hytumb69
#96 posted by
hytumb69
on May 03, 2013

Perhaps it's to help raise money or something for all the wetness there!  We still can't get into our family cottage in Dorset and we lost our entire dock... cribs and all :-(

deiru
#97 posted by
deiru
on May 03, 2013

Someone just rolled up in a 1963 E-Type convertible outside my office.... I think I might be drooling. 

hytumb69
#98 posted by
hytumb69
on May 03, 2013

Interesting... it's a run with a concert at the end.  See

hotpatch
#99 posted by
hotpatch
on May 03, 2013

fictionjunkie, no but will have to check them out, and another good one is Richard Cheese  

TheIceman
#100 posted by
TheIceman
on May 03, 2013

Billy Pettinger (Billy The Kid) has s you tube channel for a project she did with a friend in which they covered 31 songs in 31 days. Some of them are pretty cool. You can see them all here. I saw her do a really great cover of the Springsteen song Atlantic City.

TheIceman
#101 posted by
TheIceman
on May 03, 2013

@deiru 97 - That is THE classic British Sports car.

Benoit from Ottawa
#102 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on May 03, 2013

91: hi. And yeah.

But what a subtraction from the other team, last night!

mcfflyer
#103 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 03, 2013

I'm wondering.  Is Emma reading off of a script she was given?  I ask because this sounds exactly like something that Raina would read.

erinev
#104 posted by
erinev
on May 03, 2013

Benoit-- I know. That was awful. :(

smalliebigs
#105 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 03, 2013

You know who did some great covers? This singer/pianist called "Birdy". Fantastic versions of some indie hits, including "Bloodbuzz Ohio" and "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight".

Benoit from Ottawa
#106 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on May 03, 2013
Emma Godmere
#107 posted by
Emma Godmere
on May 03, 2013

@mcfflyer - Haha, everything I say is Emma-original, I can guarantee you! It is possible that young, blonde hosts just happen to sound alike sometimes.

stevierayk
#108 posted by
stevierayk
on May 03, 2013

I know this band that does some great Neil young covers

tea&cartography
#109 posted by
tea&cartography
on May 03, 2013

a coworker brought in nutella stuffed chocolate chip cookies.

this is amazing.

darbarspecial
#110 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 03, 2013

@Emma - You sound great and you sound like you. Ignore the old cynic. ;-)

erinev
#111 posted by
erinev
on May 03, 2013

teaandcartography- well you can't tell us that and not share with the group :)

PhilipST
#113 posted by
PhilipST
on May 03, 2013
Dealing w/a dental situation today so no chance to listen to Emma's show or think about fave covers. I know that covers are great for encores and show closers. Just now saying hi here on the blog. I hope everyone has a great weekend!
mcfflyer
#114 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 03, 2013

Sorry Emma, I meant no insult, but was a legtimate question.  So, do you have to come up with your own themes for each show you host, or is that provided to you?  You, especially as a substitute host have any say in the subject matter?

mcfflyer
#115 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 03, 2013

Thanks, darbar.  Actually, you did nail it.

Steve Venegas
#116 posted by
Steve Venegas
on May 03, 2013

Saw Joel Plaskett cover Hey Ya. It was pretty great.

tea&cartography
#117 posted by
tea&cartography
on May 03, 2013

@erinev

i am going to have to get the recipe.

if we are ever knowingly in the same place, I will probably have cookies on my person.

 

hytumb69
#118 posted by
hytumb69
on May 03, 2013

@T&C - I've been sitting here wanting something... not knowing what... until you said that!  Cruel.

darbarspecial
#119 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 03, 2013

Covers can be terrible and they can be great, but mostly they are just fun and as Philip said great for encores.

 

@Philip - Good luck with the dental situation and have a great weekend yourself.

kirkofdoom
#120 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 03, 2013

Stevie [108]

are they called Every Band Ever?

erinev
#121 posted by
erinev
on May 03, 2013

Also, the Arkells cover of Hall and Oates 'You Make my Dreams" was so damn good I might have ended up on the stage.......

tea&cartography
#122 posted by
tea&cartography
on May 03, 2013

@philip

good luck!

and have a good weekend!

darbarspecial
#123 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 03, 2013

Hehe Lee. Just ribbing you a little there, but you are sounding a bit cynical these days.

smalliebigs
#124 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 03, 2013

@Hedgeway: I actually kinda liked it (caught it last week), although generally I'm not a fan of Mac DeMarco.

smalliebigs
#125 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 03, 2013

@Erin: I'm getting hazy, did the Arkells play that in Montreal? 

tea&cartography
#126 posted by
tea&cartography
on May 03, 2013

taylor knox and his band do some wicked neil young covers.

stopped the drunk cold who was yelling at them.

erinev
#127 posted by
erinev
on May 03, 2013

Smallie- they totally did. it was magical!

kirkofdoom
#128 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 03, 2013

If I had my way, every encore would be all covers and jamming and stuff.

None of this "save the hits for the encore" malarkey. Play a normal set and finish, then come back out and have some fun.

Cover a Beyonce song. Jam out a new song. Improvise something if you're good enough.

Emma Godmere
#129 posted by
Emma Godmere
on May 03, 2013

@mcfflyer - No offense taken! Legitimate question. You bet we get to bring up pretty much whichever themes we feel fit. Like with the Ducky's thing just now - I visited Sackville a couple years ago and absolutely fell in love with the place. Felt it was worth a mention.

deiru
#130 posted by
deiru
on May 03, 2013

WHAT SONG IS THIS??? Haven't heard it awhile and need to add into a playlist.

Emma Godmere
#131 posted by
Emma Godmere
on May 03, 2013

@Steve (116) Link immediately please.

Emma Godmere
#132 posted by
Emma Godmere
on May 03, 2013

@deiru - it's Quiet Parade - Edge of the Ocean!

tea&cartography
#133 posted by
tea&cartography
on May 03, 2013

@stevie

subtle horn tooting over there?

mcfflyer
#134 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 03, 2013

@darbar - I wasn't talking about the "cynic" part.  I was talking about the "old" part.

deiru
#135 posted by
deiru
on May 03, 2013

@Emma, thanks

kirkofdoom
#136 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 03, 2013

Someone in Toronto stole Said the Whale's credit card yesterday.

Charged $2000 for a hotel, $300 at Old Navy, and best of all, $500 at the Lego store.

mcfflyer
#137 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 03, 2013

I know we've heard it before, but is this TNP "Graceland" an Carl Newman original or is it a cover?  I honestly don't know.

smalliebigs
#138 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 03, 2013

I think "cross-genre" covers are the best. An indie band covering a top 40 hit; an alt-country band covering an indie song; pretty much anyone but a rap artist covering a hip hop song. 

darbarspecial
#139 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 03, 2013

Oh Lee, that was only because Emma had mentioned the young blonde thing so I called you the old cynic.

smalliebigs
#140 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 03, 2013

ALSO:

@Tomaz de Flannel (and anyone else who likes either ?uestlove/the Roots or Narduar): here is a fun interview!

NSandblom
#141 posted by
NSandblom
on May 03, 2013

OH I LOVE this cover - cannot believe I forgot about it :) Thanks Emma

mcfflyer
#142 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 03, 2013

Darleen - but I said, you nailed it.  You can't deny the truth!

darbarspecial
#143 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 03, 2013

I need flirting lessons. My frame delivery guy was by again and I still am tongue tied when he is here. I need to be drunk at work on Fridays I think. Sorry....carry on.

jdurley
#144 posted by
jdurley
on May 03, 2013

#143 - and the funny thing is, your company doesn't even use frames - they're just all in a pile at the back of the warehouse

darbarspecial
#145 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 03, 2013

@jdurley - You would think he would wonder why he was delivering frames to a packing plant. haha!

flannel tom
#146 posted by
flannel tom
on May 03, 2013

Re: What Emma Godmere was just talkin aboot: It's weird how music is the one medium where we repeatedly consume the same product [a song] over and over. Like, I can still listen to a song I've heard 100 times. With TV, Movies, books, news, etc. we only occasionally re-watch or re-read the same thing. I've seen certain movies and re-read favourite books, but maybe only once.

Strange is all.

flannel tom
#147 posted by
flannel tom
on May 03, 2013

smallie, 140 - sweet link, spank you very much.

darbarspecial
#148 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 03, 2013

I can look at some pictures or artwork over and over again too, but you got me thinking. Strange indeed.

smalliebigs
#149 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 03, 2013

@Ftom: you're very welcome! It's a great interview (to me) and one of THE BEST examples of an artist being blown away by how well prepped/informed Nardwuar is!

Emma Godmere
#150 posted by
Emma Godmere
on May 03, 2013

@flannel tom - I had a great conversation about that with someone once, when I was working on a piece about theatre - how, for some reason, we're so keen to re-listen to music and even often re-watch movies... but when was the last time you saw a play and thought to yourself, "Oh man, I have to see this again right away!"... even if you loved it? It's interesting to think about how we "consume" entertainment and the arts in these different ways.

darbarspecial
#151 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 03, 2013

@Emma - But unless I really love a band, I am not really interested to go see them live again and again.

kirkofdoom
#153 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 03, 2013

I think it's because music can be so passive. Plays and movie, and to a lesser extent TV, demand your attention. You are sitting in a room, staring at people or a giant screen in silence forced to pay attention.

Music can be playing while you're doing almost anything else. Driving? Pop on the local FM station. At work? Stream some R3. Making sweet love? Queue up a sexy slow jam. Relaxing at home? Throw a record on the turntable. 

Reading, doing chores, exercising... all of it can be done while listening to music, few of it can be done while watching a play.

Snarf
#154 posted by
Snarf
on May 03, 2013

Hi Blog

I have said before that Titus Andronicus opening with The Boys Are Back In Town was the perfect start to a great show.  They also closed the set with Do You Love Me.

NERD ALERT: Ballet is a weird one for re-watching.  It is hard to get people out for new works, but how many times can you watch Swan Lake?

binsy
#155 posted by
binsy
on May 03, 2013

PARTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!!!!

binsy
#156 posted by
binsy
on May 03, 2013

oh

Emma Godmere
#157 posted by
Emma Godmere
on May 03, 2013

@darbar - I used to be passionately against such a statement but I find I'm thinking that way a little more, now! Maybe in an effort to save money. Or if I saw a REALLY great set once, and I don't want to ruin that perfection. But there are definitely some bands I'll always continue to see at literally every chance I get.

hotpatch
#158 posted by
hotpatch
on May 03, 2013

aaaaaAAAAAAYYYYY

smalliebigs
#159 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 03, 2013

@Kirk: I'll have you know that it is part of my weekly calisthenics routine to go do a bunch of jumping jacks in the middle of a performance of Death of a Salesman.   

JonDixon
#160 posted by
JonDixon
on May 03, 2013

I wanted my wife to sign up for this, but she is camping with girl guides that weekend.  It looks pretty cool!  

flannel tom
#161 posted by
flannel tom
on May 03, 2013

@smallie - -yeah totally, I love Nardwuars interviews... I mean, he can be a bit much for some but the end product is gold.

@darbar/emma - It is  a weird phenomenon... it would be neat to see a study that was done to track peoples consumer habits for meida/arts. I personally have several library's of favourite songs that I listen to all the time, lets just say this playlist for example. I made that playlist on cbc music and I listen to it all the time. Its not the only one but it fits a certain mood I suppose and so I just hear those same songs a couple times a week probably.

So yeah, strange. I got no other input on that haha! I guess I am having  hard time wrapping my head around all these ideas.

StephRamsahai
#162 posted by
StephRamsahai
on May 03, 2013

BACK JUST IN TIME FOR RUNAWAY LOVE!

YUS!!!!

darbarspecial
#163 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 03, 2013

@Emma - For sure. There are many bands that I have seen multiple times and would probably go again. Money is a big factor for me these days, so that is part of my decisions. But I guess I am thinking more of if you have to decide between going to that band you have already seen or going to something new, I would lean towards the something new. If I have money and nothing else going on, for sure I am going to see that band again.

flannel tom
#164 posted by
flannel tom
on May 03, 2013

Speaking of cover songs and the word "Runaway" just reminded me of it, my ideal cover song in the form of uptempo skatepunk or sloppy garage punk (artists choice) would be someone doing the Del Shannon song Runaway.

I been walkin in the rain

tears are fallin and i feel the pain

wishin you were here by me

to end this misery

and I wonder.

Why.

She ran away and I wonder where she will stay

My little Runaway.

Snarf
#165 posted by
Snarf
on May 03, 2013
deiru
#166 posted by
deiru
on May 03, 2013

@tom, The Jolts would be the prefect band to do that.

erinev
#167 posted by
erinev
on May 03, 2013

Flannel tom- I might be wrong about this, but I think me first and the gimmie gimmies covered that?

kirkofdoom
#168 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 03, 2013

I have seen a few Bowie covers in the past -- some good, some bad -- but I will award a million points to the first band I see do a cover of Space Oddity. 

TheIceman
#169 posted by
TheIceman
on May 03, 2013

@KoD 136 - What is up with Said the Whale? Are they the most ripped off band ever? How does this keep happening to them? They weren't even parked in Lee's hood when this happened.

flannel tom
#170 posted by
flannel tom
on May 03, 2013

I totally forgot that me first did that song, but I suspected it anyway. Still, my statement stands, everyone should just cover that song. It's pretty much the best song ever written so, yeah, it's got a lot going for it..

pinky_leigh
#171 posted by
pinky_leigh
on May 03, 2013

When i was home in Port Hardy BC last I saw an Elvis impersonator... he did make a good fat sweaty Elvis

flannel tom
#172 posted by
flannel tom
on May 03, 2013

@deiru - I'm unfamiliar with the Jolt so I'm going to give them a spin thanks!

 

But I gotta jet, may pop back on later. Peace out.

darbarspecial
#173 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 03, 2013

@pinky - You just reminded me of someone that people go to see over and over and over here in Regina. Rory Allen is an Elvis impersonator and people around here seem to love him. I have never been to one of his shows, but I know he has a big following.

stevierayk
#174 posted by
stevierayk
on May 03, 2013

That is sad about Slayer's guitarist. Slayer rocks

Funhog
#175 posted by
Funhog
on May 03, 2013

pinky_leigh - I met my wife in Port McNeil when I worked for WFP as a summer silviculture student position! The next summer I worked out of Holberg. This was in 2003-2004. Good times.

flagpole music
#176 posted by
flagpole music
on May 03, 2013

Good morning all! (well, it still is here for 10 minutes).

Covers?  how about this rather epic Beastie Boys piece from the Dawson City Festival. It's got Dan Mangan, Donna Grantis, Good Lovelies, Elliott BROOD & Fred Penner. it's a great fun way to close out a weekend

stevierayk
#177 posted by
stevierayk
on May 03, 2013

I've recorded an Elvis impersonator. He always has Elvis hair, no matter where he goes.

kirkofdoom
#178 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 03, 2013

I get tribute acts for bands or musicians that are dead or broken up; no one will ever see Elvis live every again...

But what I don't get is tribute bands for bands that are still active. Are people really so rabid to see Tool that they'll go see Loot?

(Seriously, there was a Vancouver Tool cover band called Loot. When I found out about them, this was my reaction.)

Snarf
#179 posted by
Snarf
on May 03, 2013

I like story songs.  I think 'Gimme 3 Steps' and 'Take a Letter Maria' would make could covers.

Funhog
#180 posted by
Funhog
on May 03, 2013

While there up there on North Vancouver Island, I volunteered quite a bit of time at the Marble River Salmon Enhancement hatchery as well as the one in Holberg. Very fun and exciting stuff.

stevierayk
#181 posted by
stevierayk
on May 03, 2013

BNL does a great job of Rebirth by Public Enemy not to mention Fight the Power

pinky_leigh
#182 posted by
pinky_leigh
on May 03, 2013

@Funhog  I used to live in Holberg and my Dad still works out there!!                                          @darbar  The only reason i got to see him was because i was using the civic centers kitchen for a function the next night. if google is correct i believe it was  Darren Lee & The Memphis Flash: The World's #1 Elvis Tribute. But People where going crazy for him! 

stevierayk
#183 posted by
stevierayk
on May 03, 2013

Give me Skynyrd or give me death. I just learned You Got That Right off of the same album as 3 steps

Funhog
#184 posted by
Funhog
on May 03, 2013

I just remembered the name of the one in Holberg! The Cordy Creek Hatchery.

JonDixon
#185 posted by
JonDixon
on May 03, 2013

Update - thanks to Snarf I've fallen down the MFTGG worm hole.  Fuck I love these guys.

stevierayk
#186 posted by
stevierayk
on May 03, 2013

@JD - who? MFTGG?

flagpole music
#187 posted by
flagpole music
on May 03, 2013

@stevie - i always thought that BNL medley of covers was great fun at shows. We saw them at Farm Aid & Larry Gatlin was playing with them:) Just plain good fun seeing what they'd mix together 

 

I have mixed feelings about the cover bands too but my pal Jeff used to be part of Tributosaurus in Chicago. They do a different band every month - sometimes a specific classic album (next up is the White Album). It's pretty cool & an amazing challenge to the musicians 

 

JonDixon
#188 posted by
JonDixon
on May 03, 2013

SRK - Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

flagpole music
#189 posted by
flagpole music
on May 03, 2013

also, CanadaJanes is almost here (or has maybe gotten to Alhambra already)

stevierayk
#190 posted by
stevierayk
on May 03, 2013

@JD - oh. of course.

kirkofdoom
#191 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 03, 2013

BNL has some amazing cover medleys. I remember two or three hard drives ago, I had a collection of a half dozen bootlegged medleys, with stuff like Closing Time and My Heart Will Go On and others

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec88B8vqXyk

StephRamsahai
#192 posted by
StephRamsahai
on May 03, 2013

"two or three hard drives ago"

What a crazy world we live in. Tellin' time passed by how many hard drives we've gone through.

I haven't gone through any hard drives... am I standing still!? OH GAWD I'M SCARED NOW.

flagpole music
#193 posted by
flagpole music
on May 03, 2013

@koD - the little 'near/far' game to lead into My Heart Will GO on is a personal fav. Thanks!

binsy
#194 posted by
binsy
on May 03, 2013

LET SPIRITES RIDE!!!

binsy
#195 posted by
binsy
on May 03, 2013

I AM SITTING ON OUR SUNNY DECK WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN, MS. BINSY JUST PULLED UP WITH THREE SIX PACKS OF COLD BEER ON HER WAY BACK TO WORK! 

smalliebigs
#196 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 03, 2013

"Cover bands" often get a bad rap but doing a good cover can often be damn hard. E.g.: covering a piece by an old funk or R&B band can be very, very hard, given how many instruments are involved and how tight they all need to be--given complicated guitar solos, horn solos, complex vocals, etc.

binsy
#197 posted by
binsy
on May 03, 2013

(she dropped off the beer. It wasn't for work.)

flagpole music
#198 posted by
flagpole music
on May 03, 2013

my lone external is packed & I need to clean house & or buy a larger one. effing short films. i love/hate you.

smalliebigs
#199 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 03, 2013

@Binsy: shut up a you face, ah!

binsy
#200 posted by
binsy
on May 03, 2013

Sorry to see you're playoffs are done Habs fans.

binsy
#201 posted by
binsy
on May 03, 2013

Can someone bring me chips.

 

#NeverforgetBeerOClock

stevierayk
#202 posted by
stevierayk
on May 03, 2013

I have a pile of hard drives at home. Literally a pile, probably not the preferred storage method.

StephRamsahai
#203 posted by
StephRamsahai
on May 03, 2013

@binsy - Between talking about the beer drop-off and Habs season being over, you better just get the hell outta here!!!!

 

 

(I'm kidding, of course, but screw you! THA HABS WILL CONQUER WITH OR WITHOUT THEIR BEST PLAYERS! THE YOUGINS WILL STEP UP TO THE PLATE!!!! YELLING!!!!)

flagpole music
#204 posted by
flagpole music
on May 03, 2013

@binsy - you have one great wifey, sir #neverforgetbeeroclock

kirkofdoom
#205 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 03, 2013

Steph,

Haha! I didn't necessarily mean it as passage of time, just that I had them and my hard drive either crashed or was reformatted, and I never recovered them...

Though I do sometimes tell time in songs.

"How long did it take you to drive here?" "About five songs"

JonDixon
#206 posted by
JonDixon
on May 03, 2013

Kirk I think you would need to sing that to be telling time in songs, no?  

Either way, from here forward when using songs as a unit of time, you should respond in song.

flagpole music
#207 posted by
flagpole music
on May 03, 2013

@smallie - yeah, I actually recall Jeff being particularly exhausted from when they tributed ELO.

stevierayk
#208 posted by
stevierayk
on May 03, 2013

I'm stuck at work for at least 21 songs, maybe 22. 

binsy
#209 posted by
binsy
on May 03, 2013

@Steph

Maaaaaaaaaaybe if they decide to put in their better goalie . . .

 

@flagpole

Indeed.

erinev
#210 posted by
erinev
on May 03, 2013

all i'm going to say about tonight's sens/habs game is that it is going to be absolutely wild.

is it the weekend yet???????????

tea&cartography
#211 posted by
tea&cartography
on May 03, 2013

@erinev

in 11 mins it is!

smalliebigs
#212 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 03, 2013

@Binsy: Steph may be kidding but I assure you I am all too serious when I command that you "shut up a you face, ah!"

Not with respect to the Habs, just with respect to your ability to drink beer when I can't. 

StephRamsahai
#213 posted by
StephRamsahai
on May 03, 2013

@binsy - I HAVE FAITH! HABS FOR LIFE!

I need to calm down. I had some chocolate milk... apparently it's magical.

 

flagpole music
#214 posted by
flagpole music
on May 03, 2013

@smallie - how do feel about my ability to be wearing a vest/tanktop & be drinking a beer if I wanted?

 

***disclaimer - i'm still on coffee.  just checking the 'ingredients pile' so I can maybe do a bit of baking today instead of leaving it for tomorrow

JonDixon
#215 posted by
JonDixon
on May 03, 2013

You guys all shut up about beer!  And the weekend!  And all other fun things!

We must focus on what the hell I'm going to have for lunch

MSteve
#216 posted by
MSteve
on May 03, 2013

I'm going to need someone to head to my house and take down my Christmas lights!!

DO IT! I want to drink on the patio instead...

stevierayk
#217 posted by
stevierayk
on May 03, 2013

beer is still 90 minutes away. So close, yet so far.

Steve Venegas
#218 posted by
Steve Venegas
on May 03, 2013

tacos

Steve Venegas
#219 posted by
Steve Venegas
on May 03, 2013

@jon tacos

Steve Venegas
#220 posted by
Steve Venegas
on May 03, 2013

@everyone tacos

tea&cartography
#221 posted by
tea&cartography
on May 03, 2013

im torn between tacos or bbq for supper.

JonDixon
#222 posted by
JonDixon
on May 03, 2013

tacos

I SHOULD GET TACOS

HOLY SHIT

stevierayk
#223 posted by
stevierayk
on May 03, 2013

Msteve - as long as you swap out my snow tires

tea&cartography
#224 posted by
tea&cartography
on May 03, 2013

whoa

steve scooted in there.

 

stevierayk
#225 posted by
stevierayk
on May 03, 2013

How about BBQ'd Tacos?

StephRamsahai
#226 posted by
StephRamsahai
on May 03, 2013
JonDixon
#227 posted by
JonDixon
on May 03, 2013

Operation taco is a green light.

Peace

Snarf
#228 posted by
Snarf
on May 03, 2013

I am torn between tacos and green curry for dinner.  If I don't decide soon it is curry by default due to defrosting time

Jon - I was going to say sushi, but it is probably 30 degrees colder where you are, so pho

CDNz1
#229 posted by
CDNz1
on May 03, 2013

Beer + tacos in :90.

CDNz1
#230 posted by
CDNz1
on May 03, 2013

Library Voices do a mean cover of Misfits - Where Eagles Dare.

tea&cartography
#231 posted by
tea&cartography
on May 03, 2013

@stevie

I was thinking about that.

If i have enough charcoal for tonight AND tomorrow i will do it.

smalliebigs
#232 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 03, 2013

@Flag: my jealousy is somewhat tempered by the fact that it is actually almost 20 degrees here. That's downright tropical compared to this time last week. 

@Steve: thanks for the taco.

I am having grilled cilantro lime marinated flank steak for dinner, with some grilled peppers, and quinoa--because I"m trying to cut out other grains for now. That flank steak would be wicked in a taco, SO: I guess I could have BBQ'd tacos. 

tea&cartography
#233 posted by
tea&cartography
on May 03, 2013

weekend!

have a good one guys!

stevierayk
#235 posted by
stevierayk
on May 03, 2013

Oh yeah, grill up your meat, chopper up and into the taco she goes. That lime would set it off in the right direction as well.

hytumb69
#236 posted by
hytumb69
on May 03, 2013

Later all!  Sun is still shining... I'm out.

MSteve
#237 posted by
MSteve
on May 03, 2013

My friend was making his kids tacos... without cheese. Because he doesn't like cheese and thus doesn't own any.  We called him a bad dad.

MSteve
#238 posted by
MSteve
on May 03, 2013

2 games for Gryba

flagpole music
#239 posted by
flagpole music
on May 03, 2013

@smallie - hells yeah. 20C is a damn heatwave for you folk at this point.

also. tacos. yum. I have move dangerously close to El Siete Mares. wickedly dangerously close. hmm....shrimp taco....

stevierayk
#240 posted by
stevierayk
on May 03, 2013

My Latino place closed down. Bastards.

We bought a Rick Bayless cookbook, all Latino stuff like Tequila infused cheese dip that you light on fire. Not too shabby.

flagpole music
#241 posted by
flagpole music
on May 03, 2013

7Mares shrimp taco goodness

<------

Snarf
#242 posted by
Snarf
on May 03, 2013

TEAM TACO! I took the fish out of the freezer.  I am committed now.

flagpole music
#243 posted by
flagpole music
on May 03, 2013

@stevie - Bayless is a chicago home boy. he's got the couple fancy places but he always had XOCO now in the West Loop where you can get tortas, etc. one of my fave places to take visitors when I was there.

 

pinky_leigh
#244 posted by
pinky_leigh
on May 03, 2013

@jondixon  i just had homemade split pea and ham soup

stevierayk
#245 posted by
stevierayk
on May 03, 2013

The problem is finding the ingredients in Guelph. I have to go to Kitchener or Milton just to get banana leaves, etc.

smalliebigs
#246 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 03, 2013

@Msteve: I don't like cheese, although, any girls I've ever dated liked it and I imagine if I end up having kids one day I'll get over-ruled on any cheese related decisions. 

stevierayk
#247 posted by
stevierayk
on May 03, 2013

Don't like Cheese? All cheese? Not even Beemsters? 

smalliebigs
#248 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 03, 2013

I'll tolerate it on pizza. Apparently there are a few of us out there like that. There's even a Facebook group. 

TheIceman
#249 posted by
TheIceman
on May 03, 2013

Chicken wings for dinner for me!

@SRK - snow tires, me too. Grass cutting also, poop and scoop. Yeah gonna be a busy weekend.

I don't understand the NHL - 2 games for Gryba - They are handing out punishment based on injury not intention or action. The Ference elbow to the head of Grabovski was flagrant and intentional, the hit by Gryba was massive and inflicted greater injury, but was a hockey play. So 1 game for Ference, 2 games for Gryba.

darbarspecial
#250 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 03, 2013

How can you not love cheese? It makes no sense!

kirkofdoom
#251 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 03, 2013

Dangit, now I need lunch. I think there's a Taco Del Mar near...ish to work.

That's close enough to real tacos, right guys? Right??

pinky_leigh
#252 posted by
pinky_leigh
on May 03, 2013

@smalliebigs  just play the its an allergy card

stevierayk
#253 posted by
stevierayk
on May 03, 2013

mmmmm Beemsters

binsy
#254 posted by
binsy
on May 03, 2013

@smallie

Cold beer in the sun is totally overrated. I'm not really enjoying it actually. I was thinking of heading to work for a bit. 

MSteve
#255 posted by
MSteve
on May 03, 2013

@TheIceman

Re: 249: Nail on the head.

mcfflyer
#256 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 03, 2013

@stevieray - Can't you just get Craig to pick some banana leaves in Kitchner on his way home from work?

stevierayk
#257 posted by
stevierayk
on May 03, 2013

@Msteve - I had Wed. off so I did the maint. on my tractor and cut the grass. The poop can take care of itself.

flagpole music
#258 posted by
flagpole music
on May 03, 2013

I'm going to have to give in to taco-ness also. it's too tempting. & we have a couple bottles of Pacifico in the fridge.

@stevie - yeah, I can see that might be an issue. that's partly why he has a garden on the roof of Topolobampo there. not that he's growing banana leaves in Chicago. but there's a long established community there & great grocers for that kind of thing

also @smallie - someone not liking cheese makes me a little sad. i must say. this is how people feel when I tell them I don't care for avocado

darbarspecial
#259 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 03, 2013

Nice try binsy.

stevierayk
#260 posted by
stevierayk
on May 03, 2013

I mean @Iceman.

pinky_leigh
#261 posted by
pinky_leigh
on May 03, 2013

so i have decided to be a super slacker at work today not only am i going to sit here and blog im going to sit here and knit the toque im making

mcfflyer
#262 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 03, 2013

@smalliebigs - how do you prepare quinoa to make it something actually worth eating.  We've had it, but its so blah.

stevierayk
#263 posted by
stevierayk
on May 03, 2013

@Lee - Craig who?

Actually he does work right around the corner from the Market. Good call. 

binsy
#264 posted by
binsy
on May 03, 2013

@MSteve

That is bad parenting. 

Diaz should be the one missing games for making that pass. 

StephRamsahai
#265 posted by
StephRamsahai
on May 03, 2013

I have this stupid Born to Ruin song stuck in my head ALL THE TIME. I always wondered why, but I think I just figured it out. Radio 3 plays it ALL THE TIME. I don't even listen as much as I used to and I hear it multiple times a day. ugh.

binsy
#266 posted by
binsy
on May 03, 2013

Have excellent weekends everyone. Consider not going back to work ever. 

marie_curious
#267 posted by
marie_curious
on May 03, 2013

You've convinced me. I'm having tacos for dinner.

(FYI: This is the kind of talk that annoys people like our friend infinityloop.)

darbarspecial
#268 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 03, 2013

@binsy - I consider that all the time. Have a great one!

pinky_leigh
#269 posted by
pinky_leigh
on May 03, 2013

@binsy JEALOUS! its my monday

Snarf
#270 posted by
Snarf
on May 03, 2013

flagpole - I was thinking of pacifico to go with the tacos! But if I want Mr.Snarf to pick it up that won't fly.  I suggested Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA instead.

flagpole music
#271 posted by
flagpole music
on May 03, 2013

@lee - i sprinkle it on top of salads & stir in with other veggies like grilled squash & stuff

darbarspecial
#272 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 03, 2013

Yup, now I want tacos too. Way to go Steve.

TheIceman
#273 posted by
TheIceman
on May 03, 2013

@Lee - Liberal amounts of soya sauce and or hot sauce, or juice from the meat you are cooking.

darbarspecial
#274 posted by
darbarspecial
on May 03, 2013

[272] and I want beer and sunshine and no work with those tacos.

mcfflyer
#275 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 03, 2013

@flagpole - Oh.  Peggy tried to replace rice with quinoa, and it was so bland that we ended up not eating it all. 

BTW, tonight, as about Andy "baby" Janes.  You'll get a chuckle.

flagpole music
#276 posted by
flagpole music
on May 03, 2013

@snarf - ha! i'm not a lover of mexican beer mostly but pacifico is the exception. I like it lots. & it's what's on hand. I'm  waiting to see what's up with the Janes as we've talked doing some brewery visiting so I might pick up a growler at Golden Road. or there's an Artsfest tomorrow at Angel City down in Little Tokyo. it's awful close to PieHole. and Spitz. mm......yummy foods.

mcfflyer
#277 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 03, 2013

@Ian - Is that even legal in Canada any more?  Liberal anything?

flagpole music
#278 posted by
flagpole music
on May 03, 2013

@lee - it doesn't bother me. have you tried cooking it in stock instead of water? my mom used to do that with coucous & i still do sometimes.

mcfflyer
#279 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 03, 2013

@Snarf - I've forgotten.  Where are you located where you can get Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA?  I got some Sierra Nevada Old Chico Crystal Wheat beer that was delicious.

flagpole music
#280 posted by
flagpole music
on May 03, 2013

not sure if I'll see the JAnes tonight but plenty over the weekend & will ask for sure. There are 4 beer events this weekend in LA so we've got tons of options but the Angel City is probably the best as we can sight see around downtown also with that.

pinky_leigh
#281 posted by
pinky_leigh
on May 03, 2013

@lee have you tried with lemon juice, feta, and mediterranean spice and veg??

mcfflyer
#282 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 03, 2013

@pinky - No, I've never ever cooked with it.  Peggy wanted to try something different, so we got it.  Need to try some recipes, like the one you gave, and use it in conjuntion with something, not by itself.

Snarf
#283 posted by
Snarf
on May 03, 2013

mcfflyer - Vancouver. It is in pints and/or 6-packs in most stores.  It is not cheap here but it is good and I think it will go well with fish tacos.

What I should do is make some strawberry lemonade to really recreate our trip down the Oregon coast. 

TheIceman
#284 posted by
TheIceman
on May 03, 2013

Does anyone else think that Kyprios sounds like Don Cherry in that sting?

"Listen here I'm telling ya ta keep it locked"

smalliebigs
#285 posted by
smalliebigs
on May 03, 2013

@Flagpole: you can have my share of all the cheese and I can have your share of all the avocados. Deal?

@Lee: RE quinoa--admittedly, it's not something I'm in love with taste or texture wise, but I know it's a little better for me, so during phases when I try to clean up my living a little (I don't go on cleanses, just tighten the screws a bit) it's a good substitute for rice or potatoes, given the protein and fibre. 

The texture is something that just can't be helped, really. As for the taste, I generally use some low sodium chicken broth rather than water to cook it. Not awful. 

mcfflyer
#286 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 03, 2013

Wow.  Sierra Nevada sure gets around.  I think I saw it in the beer store in London, ON too.  Come visit, there's a cafe attached to the brewery!

mcfflyer
#287 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 03, 2013

Thanks, smallie.  Going over to Raina's blog...

Snarf
#288 posted by
Snarf
on May 03, 2013

mcfflyer - California is on the drawing board! But so is Hawaii and a road trip across Canada.

flagpole music
#289 posted by
flagpole music
on May 03, 2013

@smallie - done. any time. it's pretty sad here because well, it's pretty available. i've tried. just. meh.  

funny, it's a texture/taste thing. it's like paste to me. ick.

but cheese?  yeah. hell yeah. any time.

JonDixon
#290 posted by
JonDixon
on May 03, 2013

<-------burritro instead of taco

riddle me this - whats the diff between the two?

JonDixon
#291 posted by
JonDixon
on May 03, 2013

smallie - it sounds like you and I are on similar diet clean ups (please disregard above oversized burrito)

I've started replacing mayo with avocado in some things.  Some places its worked well, others not so much.

morgana
#292 posted by
morgana
on May 03, 2013

@jondixon #291 potato salad would be one place not to do that!  

morgana
#293 posted by
morgana
on May 03, 2013

i am in the process of giving up carbohydrates.  pasta is gone, bread and muffins are gone.  corn chips and baby potatoes are mostly gone.  i still have quinoa and steel cut oats on occasion.   

Maurey
#294 posted by
Maurey
on May 05, 2013

I would like to see Danny Michel do a cover of Johnny Cash's A Boy Named Sue.

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