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Have you noticed more pictures of brides and grooms in your Facebook feed lately? Do you feel like every weekend you're off to another wedding? That's because June is wedding month!

To celebrate, we asked some of your favourite Canadian musicians what their wedding songs were. So, whether you're heading to a wedding this month, are getting married yourself, or just love love, prepare yourself, maybe grab some tissues, because it's about to get romantic in here.

ListenFor more wedding songs, check out the Wedding Songs playlist!



1. Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet (of Whitehorse) 

This musician couple's wedding could have nearly doubled as a concert. Before the ceremony, the Ladybirds played Neil Young's "Harvest." While McClelland walked down the aisle, her old violin teacher played "Meditation" by Thais, and after they said their vows, Doucet's daughter and father played the Beatles' "In My Life." Finally, they had their first dance to Peggy Lee's "Fever."


2. Kid Koala 

Eric San — also known as Kid Koala — chose Ella Fitzgerald's "Blue Room" for his wedding song. 


3. Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk

When these two Canadian music stars had their first dance, it was to "Across the Universe" by the Beatles. 


4. David Myles

Roots musician Myles also had music-filled nuptials. Kim Dunn sang "At Last" as Myles and his wife walked down the aisle, and Old Man Luedecke sang "Yodelady" during the ceremony.


5. Murray Lightburn and Natalia Yanchak (of the Dears)

Another musician couple! Their wedding song was "Baby I Love Your Way" — the Big Mountain version, not Peter Frampton. 


6. Royal Wood and Sarah Slean

These two didn't have a wedding song, but Wood has written a song that several fans have asked to use for their weddings. It's called "I'm So Glad." Wood says:

"'I'm So Glad' was written for my oldest brother's wedding. It was to be used for when they walked down the aisle and exchanged their vows. To find inspiration at the time, I wrote it about my parents and the honest love I saw in them every day growing up. Something that continues to this very day."


7. Jill Barber and Grant Lawrence

For the grand finale, an artist and a CBC Radio 3 host! When Barber and Lawrence got married, their song was "Night Windows" by the Weakerthans. Doesn't get much more Canadian than that!

 

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garfielduk
#1 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 17, 2013

What about the wedding of Mr & Mrs Hagan that took place at the NxNE picnic on Saturday.

stevierayk
#2 posted by
stevierayk
on Jun 17, 2013

Who did what now?

Hedgehogfriend
#3 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 17, 2013

Shred Kelly played a waltz for Russ and Cathy's first dance: Fossils and Tin -- their surprise wedding was the most sincere. lovely and loving ceremony I have ever witnessed, it was a real privilege to be there!

Hedgehogfriend
#4 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 17, 2013

There was a bit of concern when Grant announced that the surprise of the picnic involved his most cherished fantasy -- after all the nudie pics from the road trip who can blame us? 

stevierayk
#5 posted by
stevierayk
on Jun 17, 2013

That's too cool - congrats to the Newlyweds.

Hedgehogfriend
#6 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 17, 2013

xcanuck officiated, tb3 stood for the groom, TRH stood for the bride, and Steph was the (little Trinidadian) flower girl!

marie_curious
#7 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

That was such a great day!

Hedgehogfriend
#8 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 17, 2013

So great!  It would have been great without the wedding, but that was certainly the icing on the cake (so to speak!)

tea&cartography
#9 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jun 17, 2013

it was lovely.

even as a stranger I had damp eyeballs.

marie_curious
#10 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

I got a little misty too. Weird how that happens...

Hedgehogfriend
#11 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 17, 2013

Our wedding song was Elvis's Ku'uipo "Ku'uipo I love you more today/More today than yesterday/ But I love you less today/Less than I will tomorrow"

Hedgehogfriend
#12 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 17, 2013

@TandC no stranger you!  It was lovely to meet you -- thanks for the cookies they were delish! I was totally teary-eyed!

Hedgehogfriend
#13 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 17, 2013

At the wedding, not the cookies as good as they were...

tea&cartography
#14 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jun 17, 2013

@marie

we missed each other, but word in the park was your brother had a good t-shirt.

hotpatch
#15 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 17, 2013

hurray! it's aboot time somebody got married around here (again) eh!?

garfielduk
#16 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 17, 2013

@T&C #9, There are no strangers in the R3 family. (OK, so Grant is a little strange)

tea&cartography
#17 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jun 17, 2013

@hedghogfriend

It was good to meet you too!

 

markgage
#18 posted by
markgage
on Jun 17, 2013

G'morning,  I am suffering from post NX blues.  Can you help me?

And Contrats to Russ and Cathy.  What a great couple!!

marie_curious
#19 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

@T&C: Yeah, he had more comments on his shirt that day than he has in the entire year and a half he's had that shirt. (I bought it for him for Christmas one year)

Hedgehogfriend
#20 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 17, 2013

Cheers @teaandc -- did you see any NXNE madness later on?  I saw catl then had some food then decided to go back to my hotel to wash up a bit -- it took so darn long to get there on the streetcar (squished by a sumo wrestler the whole way but I guess it was better to be sitting down..) I got to my room, decided to have a nap, and hours later ended got up to put my pjs on and make it official...I'm so lame!  At least I saw a lot Thursday and Friday...d'oh!  Finally got to see Loon Choir -- they were amazingly awesomely good!

EricR
#21 posted by
EricR
on Jun 17, 2013

Good morning,

For those who haven't seen the picture (of the wedding) yet, here you go.

So... curse of the FotY: vanishing from the blog the year you win; blessing of the FotY: getting married?  C-Mac... any news you'd like to share?   ;)

CDNz1
#22 posted by
CDNz1
on Jun 17, 2013

Good Morning!

#1 - Almost, Garfy.

Hedgehogfriend
#23 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 17, 2013

Yay @CDNz1 well done youse!

EricR
#24 posted by
EricR
on Jun 17, 2013

@Russ/CDNz1 -- contrats to you and Cathy!

garfielduk
#25 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 17, 2013

@Russ #22, I fear respect Yort more.

tea&cartography
#26 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jun 17, 2013

@hhf

yeah, jdurley and I did some puttering, ate some awesome nepalese food, caught up with the iceman and zoila (sp?) for a couple of shows, shonica's husband saved me, I thought I had a bunch of time to catch the last train home, but it turned out my watch had stopped working. so I had 3 minutes to run from wintersleep to the subway, figure out what direction to get on, and then get to the GO, it all worked out though!

 

Hedgehogfriend
#27 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 17, 2013

It was so great to see you and Krista, Mark!  Hope you had a safe trip home -- I hear there was some interesting weather up your way?  It is hard getting back to the old grind, isn't it?

Old Abe
#28 posted by
Old Abe
on Jun 17, 2013

Hey Folks!

Yes, Saturday was a great day indeed! I am SO glad I decided to make the day trip.  It was fantastic to meet you fine people.

Hedgehogfriend
#29 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 17, 2013

That sounds awesome @t&c -- way to pack in as much fun as possible, I'm so glad it all worked out! 

Hedgehogfriend
#30 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 17, 2013

Yay @oldAbe!  So great meeting you-- I'm so glad you came! 

markgage
#31 posted by
markgage
on Jun 17, 2013

Thanks HHF! (it feels weird not to call you your real name)  We did have some crazy weather.  Ask Old Abe about that. 

It was great to see you again too.

hotpatch
#32 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 17, 2013

Contrats Russ & Cathy! 

tea&cartography
#33 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jun 17, 2013

@russ

happiness and all that to you!

it was nice to finally meet!

marie_curious
#34 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

@Old Abe: For some reason I expected you to be older. I wonder why...

markgage
#35 posted by
markgage
on Jun 17, 2013

m_c he looks younger than he is too.

CDNz1
#36 posted by
CDNz1
on Jun 17, 2013

Thanks everyone! It was a true pleasure to see old friends and finally meet the new ones.  

tea&cartography
#37 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jun 17, 2013

@marie re old abe

yeah.

 

Old Abe
#38 posted by
Old Abe
on Jun 17, 2013

Ha! Yes, my blog name is a little confusing :P

I believe I am an old soul. ;)

 

hotpatch
#39 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 17, 2013

exciting possibilities....R3 weddings seem to be happening at a fairly regular pace now, maybe the R3 family will begin to expand exponentially, radicchio! 

tea&cartography
#40 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jun 17, 2013

@old abe

You left before I could ask: I was expecting you to be 40 odd.

You look younger than me.

(you are awfully nice too, along with eveeryone else)

Old Abe
#41 posted by
Old Abe
on Jun 17, 2013

@T&C - I am a 1979 baby.

Benoit from Ottawa
#42 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 17, 2013

(Raina, about a statement in the first marriage music blurb, up there, the Meditation is from the opera Thaïs, by Jules Massenet.)

tea&cartography
#43 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jun 17, 2013

@old abe

bullshit.

Hedgehogfriend
#44 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 17, 2013

Hey OldAbe I picked up catl's CD but for the same price I got the vinyl and the CD: Mark told me he thought you might like the vinyl -- I'd be happy to send it to you as a souvenir of Greek restaurant terrace NXNE rock and roll, feel free to send me your mailing address CarolMcGimpsey@yahoo.com if you're interested!

KristaMark
#45 posted by
KristaMark
on Jun 17, 2013

Monday morning blahs.....I want to go back to NxNE! 

I love our R3 community so much!!

 

Hedgehogfriend
#46 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 17, 2013

Love you too Krista -- let's do that every weekend!  Loved the Rebbey doll shenanigans!  Is there any way to see the pics if one is not on FB?

marie_curious
#47 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

@Old Abe: You and my brother were born the same year, and you both have that younger-than-you-are look. Maybe '79 was a magic year.

Benoit from Ottawa
#48 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 17, 2013

Wow, I just read up on stuff. An eventful Saturday in Toronto!

(For me, it was my father's "official" 100th birthday celebration -- beautiful weather, went really well; 100 people, catered appetizers and drinks.)

stevierayk
#49 posted by
stevierayk
on Jun 17, 2013

I suffer from looking younger than I am but I was born in '69. Must be the 9 that does it. (in fact on Saturday night I got the ol' 'When did you join the band young fellow' from someone younger than me.

KristaMark
#50 posted by
KristaMark
on Jun 17, 2013

@HHF    Ha ha...the Rebbey doll shenanigans were so fun! I'm going to put an album together on facebook hopefully this week.  I can send you the Link to the album and you can view the photos even without a profile. I just got your email above so will email you! Just too busy with work right now; I shouldn't even be blogging but screw it!  I'm still in my NxNE come down....

Benoit from Ottawa
#51 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 17, 2013

SRK, that's just AWFUL, in this society, being afflicted with youthful looks.

hedgeway
#52 posted by
hedgeway
on Jun 17, 2013

@stevierayk 49 - I was born in 89 and I think I look 23 at the moment. Maybe I'll just stay stuck at 23 forever though?

Hedgehogfriend
#53 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 17, 2013

Awesome, thanks a million Krista!

stevierayk
#54 posted by
stevierayk
on Jun 17, 2013

@BfO - it can suck in a work situation. But I'm not complaining

Hedgehogfriend
#55 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 17, 2013

I never seem to change, which is working in my favour -- when I was young I looked old and now that I'm old I look young, not a bad trend! 

Old Abe
#56 posted by
Old Abe
on Jun 17, 2013

@HHF - WOW! That is very generous! Thanks! I will e-mail you.

I am SO glad I went to see CATL with you folks. It was a lot of fun for me.

KristaMark
#57 posted by
KristaMark
on Jun 17, 2013

@m_c    Its true. Jeremy and I are both '79 babies, and I still get asked for ID all the time! It must have been a magical year ;)

Great to see you at the picnic this year! sorry we didn't have more time to talk... things were a little crazy and I was drinking beer at 1230pm ;)

Benoit from Ottawa
#58 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 17, 2013

SRK, yeah, I suppose.

stevierayk
#59 posted by
stevierayk
on Jun 17, 2013

@hedgeway - that's pretty much what happened to me. The guy at the club thought I was 24 instead of 43

Hedgehogfriend
#60 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 17, 2013

Great Jeremy -- I'm glad you had a good time!  You were saying it was a nice day for a drive but I hear it was pretty messy on the way home, hope that didn't cast a pall on your outing!

Hedgehogfriend
#61 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 17, 2013

It's all that Rebbey-doll's fault, @Krista -- she is a bad influence!

CDNz1
#62 posted by
CDNz1
on Jun 17, 2013

Yikes! I guess we just missed some crappy weather on our drive home.

marie_curious
#63 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

@Krista: It always makes me a little sad when someone in line in front of me gets asked for ID, but I just get waved through. I usually go to the trouble of pulling out my wallet, but they usually don't ever want to see it.

hotpatch
#64 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 17, 2013

Bfo, 48, my dear departed great grandfather lived 103 years, when we got together for his 100th b-day he decided he wanted to take a drag off somebodies cigarette, he coughed so hard i thought it might kill him but it didn't. he was an awesome old dude

KristaMark
#65 posted by
KristaMark
on Jun 17, 2013

@Russ     So happy I got to be at yours and Cathy's wedding! Best picnic ever! 

marie_curious
#66 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

When there are so many people around and so much going on, it's really difficult to chat about much of anything. Here, on the blog, we have the luxury of time and anonymity. But in a huge gathering like the one this weekend, I find it's really loud and overstimulating.

Old Abe
#67 posted by
Old Abe
on Jun 17, 2013

@HHF - I had a great ride home.  Missed the bad weather. 

Yesterday though, it HAILED LIKE CRAZY!!!  Really hard for about 10 minutes.  Only 2 hours before, my wife and I were standing in the sun admiring how awesome our garden was doing.  The hail didn't completely destroy our veggies, just a few casualties.  Our Hostas (sp?) look like they were shot with a machine gun!

KristaMark
#68 posted by
KristaMark
on Jun 17, 2013

@marie    that's surprising as you look young to me. i'd have to say most of the time I don't because I live in a small town, and most likely they already know me. But I did get asked for my ID four times this weekend! 

Hedgehogfriend
#69 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 17, 2013

Wow @OldAbe that's crazy!  Glad you made it home before it hit!  It's been a pretty crazy summer weather-wise so far that's for sure!

hytumb69
#70 posted by
hytumb69
on Jun 17, 2013

Wow... all this sounds like a pretty amazing weekend!  Glad y'all had fun!!

Old Abe
#71 posted by
Old Abe
on Jun 17, 2013

My Hostas

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

marie_curious
#72 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

@OldAbe [71]: What happened to them?

marie_curious
#73 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

[72]: oh... nevermind.

stevierayk
#74 posted by
stevierayk
on Jun 17, 2013

@Old Abe – those were my Hostas last year, hail is a bitch. Shredded our pepper plants as well, although they did rebound after a couple of weeks

 

marie_curious
#75 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

The Hostas will bounce back. You can't destroy them. They scare easily, but they'll be back. And in greater numbers.

tea&cartography
#76 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jun 17, 2013

@old abe

jeez.

no hail here. just buckets of water from the sky.

Old Abe
#77 posted by
Old Abe
on Jun 17, 2013

@SRK - My veggies will rebound, I figure this has set them back about a week.

Old Abe
#78 posted by
Old Abe
on Jun 17, 2013

@M_C - Ha! Nice Star Wars reference!

marie_curious
#79 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

@Old Abe: Those were the days when Star Wars -destroyed- acting careers instead of unjustly boosting them. With the exception of Harrison Ford.

hedgeway
#80 posted by
hedgeway
on Jun 17, 2013

ALVVAYS - "Archie, Marry Me"

I can stop listening to this song at it seems appropriate today given the title. Molly Rankin's voice absolutely makes my heart melt.

Laura Beth
#81 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jun 17, 2013

Oh my goodness, everyone! It was so nice to meet people at the picnic this weekend, I didn't want it to end! I left to catch Sarah Harmer though and her set was wonderful, I was shaded by the giant disco ball so it wasn't too hot.

Old Abe
#82 posted by
Old Abe
on Jun 17, 2013

@Laura Beth - Sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you.  Next time!

Laura Beth
#83 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jun 17, 2013

@Old Abe yes! ditto! I saw above that you were there! That's too bad.... if I had known I would have said hi. I think we need some big name tags next time! 

marie_curious
#84 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

Last year someone brought name tags and markers. I'm not sure how successful it was. I did a lot more talking this year without a name tag than the year before -with- one. Whether or not that is a true correlation requires further study.

Laura Beth
#85 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jun 17, 2013

@Marie_Curious! Interesting! It might be that without a nametag you actually have to go up and ask someone's name, thus starting a convo?  You can't avoid anyone because you don't know their name (not that I was about to avoid anyone)!

loweeda
#86 posted by
loweeda
on Jun 17, 2013

Blog!

Rather than feel the intense ROMO about missing NXNE (I tried to get there. OH, I tried...) I decided to dive right in and post here. Because I've missed you all so much. So tell me your stories! I want to hear EVERYTHING.

garfielduk
#87 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 17, 2013

@loweeda #86, Can we be ROMO Buddies?

CDNz1
#88 posted by
CDNz1
on Jun 17, 2013

Crissi Cochrane played!

loweeda
#89 posted by
loweeda
on Jun 17, 2013

garfield: we can certainly be buddies, but I refuse to feel ROMO! I got enough texts and saw pictures that I could imagine I was there. and I'm sticking to that attitude as hard as I can.

So what bands did everyone see? I heard Mikal Cronin was off the hook, and a lot of people seemed to be having fun at The Matinee.

 

jdurley
#90 posted by
jdurley
on Jun 17, 2013

Hi Hi Hi!!  To all of you LOVELY and AWESOME and WONDERFUL people I met at the picnic - you are all LOVELY and AWESOME and WONDERFUL!!  To all that I somehow missed meeting, and I know that was quite a few - I'm so sorry to have missed you!  This situation must be rectified ASAP!

Special thanks to Tea&Carto, TheIceman and his wife and daughter for the hangouts, food, wristband, advice, company, rescue from creepy dude during Wintersleep, and more!

I'm too busy at work today to be on here much, so I'm afraid I'm just posting this and then leaving, but YOU ARE ALL THE BEES PAJAMAS AND THE CAT'S KNEES (except for Pat's scooter, which is the CAT'S ASS) and I'm so glad you are in my life!  Cheers!

flannel tom
#91 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

The two people in the Blog's title photo thing look absolutely miserable.... fitting I suppose then that they are the image used for a show about Marriage!

Benoit from Ottawa
#92 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 17, 2013

(64, hotpatch, post has been read)

marie_curious
#93 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

@FT: ZING!

hytumb69
#94 posted by
hytumb69
on Jun 17, 2013

@ FT - ouch!

flannel tom
#95 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

re: the whole Russ and Cathy getting married at the picnic = WHOA! Crazy. Didn't see that coming. But then why would I have, I don't actually know them. But Contrats anyway!

KristaMark
#96 posted by
KristaMark
on Jun 17, 2013

@loweeda    DONNA you were SO missed! such a bummer about your flight drama. I was cursing like a sailor when Pat told me the news. honestly our tribe was incomplete without you, Rebbey, Garf, Moniski, Patrick, Darlene, Tom, Matty....I could keep going here....

KristaMark
#97 posted by
KristaMark
on Jun 17, 2013

@LauraBeth    Did we fail to meet at the picnic too?! that's the trouble with these things getting bigger and bigger every year. 

@tea&Cart    it was nice to meet you this year! and yummy cookies btw! 

loweeda
#98 posted by
loweeda
on Jun 17, 2013

Krista: oh man, it was such a ridiculous situation.  I was SO SORRY not to be there, but I had to laugh at it all. KEEP YOUR PHOTO ID WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES, PEOPLE! This is the lesson I learned.

It felt very good to be missed, though. I'm sure all of us who couldn't be there feel the same.

garfielduk
#99 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 17, 2013

@KM #97, I hope to be there next time even if I have to sell my body to pay for the flights*

 

 

 

*that's the peanuts paid for.

flannel tom
#100 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

@loweeda - You had travel plans fall through? That sucks... But I'm with you... no ROMO or anything like that. If I really really really wanted to be there, I would have went. Or tried at least I suppose.

Glad that those who went had a ball and a half though. I want to see more pics! Anybody got a good link of action shots?

hotpatch
#101 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 17, 2013

Bfo, 92, thx for that.

i'm enjoying all the NX stories that are trickling in.. too busy here today to do much more than listen in but it's entertaining

KristaMark
#102 posted by
KristaMark
on Jun 17, 2013

@Donna   well I'm glad we can laugh about it now. It makes a good story! Although Pat was so upset for you! As we all were...So much change for you this year with school/moving....maybe next year you'll have your head on straight ;)

loweeda
#103 posted by
loweeda
on Jun 17, 2013

flannel tom: oh man, I really really wanted to be there, and I really really tried. I tried about as hard as a person could try, but it wasn't meant to be. I have Wpg and Regina folk festivals to look forward to, so I'm doin alright.

I want to see pics, too! there's a few on Facebook and Instagram, but keep em comin, folks!

loweeda
#104 posted by
loweeda
on Jun 17, 2013

Krista: haha, I'm glad you have faith that I will eventually get my head on straight! I'm not sure I have that faith, but I appreciate it ;)

flannel tom
#105 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

yup I can't wait for Neko Case to blow my mind.

Laura Beth
#106 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jun 17, 2013

@KristaMark BAH! Yes, I guess we missed each other :( Pat was kind and brought me around to meet a few, but definitely didn't meet everyone!  Hopefully we can meet at another time!!  I was blown away by how friendly everyone was, and how family-like! Nice to know next year I'll know a few faces.

stevierayk
#107 posted by
stevierayk
on Jun 17, 2013

 Who's is going to Home County?

KristaMark
#108 posted by
KristaMark
on Jun 17, 2013

@Garf  #99  I'm holding you to that! 

 

@Tom   I've got some crazy photos of Rebbey doll shenanigans to put in an album on FB.  You can see some shots on my Instagram http://instagram.com/kristacurrie

here's the one that takes the gold... http://instagram.com/p/ao-imfwdhk/

CDNz1
#109 posted by
CDNz1
on Jun 17, 2013

*raises hand for Home County.

loweeda
#110 posted by
loweeda
on Jun 17, 2013

Krista:  haha, ya that last pic definitely wins all prizes. oh Grant.

hotpatch
#111 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 17, 2013

did they put out the list of Bands at HCFF yet?

garfielduk
#112 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 17, 2013

@Russ,  What can I get you as a wedding present?  How did you get Grant to keep a secret?

tea&cartography
#113 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jun 17, 2013

@kristamark

nice to meet you guys too!

I second the request for pics! (but I don't have social media)

tea&cartography
#114 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jun 17, 2013

+1 for home county.

flannel tom
#115 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

that pic of grant licking the barbie doll is grody - to the max.

He also wears his hat funny, I've noticed in all these cross-Canada travel pics. I don't know what it is but the way he wears his hat is the same way 6 year olds wear hats haha.

hotpatch
#116 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 17, 2013

not sure how they're going to pull off HCFF without Teebs

Laura Beth
#117 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jun 17, 2013

@TandC so nice to meet you!! Glad you made the icebox cookies, I forgot to ask which delicious variation you made? 

marie_curious
#118 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

I'm really glad I went this year. I almost convinced myself not to go. Don't ask why, I don't have a good reason.

Benoit from Ottawa
#119 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 17, 2013

loweeda, we who don't know your weekend story NEED TO KNOW. Must know. Well, want to know, whaddayawant, I'm curious.

How's that for a de-crescendo?

loweeda
#120 posted by
loweeda
on Jun 17, 2013

Benoit: well, the Reader's Digest version is that I forgot my passport/photo ID and couldn't fly. there was a whole comedy of errors attached to it that I won't share on a public forum, but that about sums it up.

Just don't forget those things when you try to fly on a plane, people. Because you probably won't get where you want to go.

tea&cartography
#121 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jun 17, 2013

@LB

chocolate orange, and the cranberry ones.

flannel tom
#122 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

You know what's crazy...? I got on a plane before without photo ID. I had multiple other ID's.... but no picture one (license). That was a few years ago... but still post 9/11. I guess they just liked me?

Benoit from Ottawa
#123 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 17, 2013

low: stoopid photo eyedee. Ah well. I suppose officialdom's reticence is justified. Some.

loweeda
#124 posted by
loweeda
on Jun 17, 2013

flannel tom: well, you're pretty likeable. I'm not surprised.

I didn't even have other IDs, tho - just credit cards/bank cards. Ya, I'm a winner, alright. :(

marie_curious
#125 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

@loweeda: In my imaginationland, your story has you being tossed out of a zeppelin by Indiana Jones. He turns to a shocked onlooker and says "No ticket."

tea&cartography
#126 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jun 17, 2013

@tom

me too, birth cert, sin card, non photo health card and visa creditcard.

 

EricR
#127 posted by
EricR
on Jun 17, 2013

@hotPatch - my understanding is that, at least this year, tb3 is still involved with HCFF

loweeda
#128 posted by
loweeda
on Jun 17, 2013

marie_curious: In some ways I like that scenario, except for the ways in which it would cause me pain.

loweeda
#129 posted by
loweeda
on Jun 17, 2013

Yep, teebs is making the program for HCFF, if nothing else.  He's still definitely involved in some ways, in any case.

TheIceman
#130 posted by
TheIceman
on Jun 17, 2013

Hi Everyone!

Good Monday Morning to you all!

stevierayk
#131 posted by
stevierayk
on Jun 17, 2013

I'm not sure who else is playing at HCFF but we signed our contract on the weekend.

CDNz1
#132 posted by
CDNz1
on Jun 17, 2013

@Garfy - Best wishes only, please.

garfielduk
#133 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 17, 2013

@FT #122, At the age of 16 I managed to cross between England, Belgium, France and, The Netherlands within a week all without a passport. Pre 9/11 but also pre open boarders.

hotpatch
#134 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 17, 2013

EricR, 127, good, then there's reason to expect a fantastic HCFF!

EricR
#135 posted by
EricR
on Jun 17, 2013

@StevieRayK - umm, do we need anyone else?

flannel tom
#136 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

I like the Indiana Jones scenario too, except that yeah, don't throw Donna off the Blimp.

Benoit from Ottawa
#137 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 17, 2013

Anyone remember when your (extract of) birth certificate was enough?

I haven't had a passport in a dog's age, literally, and I wonder how easily I'd be able to meet the documentary requirements -- I'm sure I could, but it's sometimes interesting to find out what they reject.

For instance, a bank refused my Ontario Health card as one of two I.D.s, even though the card uses the same security features as the driver's license -- double signature, double photo, the second in each case being holographed. Sheesh.

garfielduk
#138 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 17, 2013

@Russ #133, That goes without saying.  Give Yort a hug for me please.

hotpatch
#139 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 17, 2013

srk, good, one band announced and the festival is already worth the price of admission!

KristaMark
#140 posted by
KristaMark
on Jun 17, 2013

Grrr....work is too demanding today!  gotta run folks.  its been nice chatting on a morning where I wish I was still among you in nxne land...

more Rebbey doll/NxNE photos to come soon....

stevierayk
#141 posted by
stevierayk
on Jun 17, 2013

That's very kind

laurenelizabeth
#142 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Jun 17, 2013

I'm a little late to the blog today, Russ and Cathy got married at the NxNE picnic??? Now I have ROMO, not just FOMO! Congrats!

marie_curious
#143 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

@Loweeda: An addendum to my story is that you land safely on a cloud and chill for a while in Coruscant (cloud city).

loweeda
#144 posted by
loweeda
on Jun 17, 2013

flannel tom re 136: thanks, man. I appreciate it.

benoit: WestJet's official line for domestic flights in order of preference is a) passport OR b) two pieces of government-issued photo ID OR c) one piece of govt-issued photo ID plus another piece that doesn't have to be photo. and it's Transport Canada who enforces these rules, not actually the airline itself. 

That paragraph^^is also a summary of what I learned this weekend, fyi.

loweeda
#145 posted by
loweeda
on Jun 17, 2013

marie_curious: well, OK then. in that case I would acquiesce to being thrown off a blimp anytime. It sounds kind of fun, in fact. 

kathyjean
#146 posted by
kathyjean
on Jun 17, 2013

CONGRATS RUSS AND CATHY!!! 

ROMO ROMO ROMO!

Benoit from Ottawa
#147 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 17, 2013

Incidentally, in today's Holy mother of god what's going on??? Depatment, the guy who replaced Montreal's mayor, who basically resigned in disgrace (corruption) a few months back, well that guy, Michael Applebaum, was arrested this morning at 6 a.m.

Fourteen charges.

Benoit from Ottawa
#148 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 17, 2013

For those who missed the MMFAs, here are pictures of Taylor Swift, and of Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger of our fave group of all time.

You're so welcome.

Benoit from Ottawa
#149 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 17, 2013

Please add in:    ,

bengineer
#150 posted by
bengineer
on Jun 17, 2013

Contrats to Russ and Cathy!

bengineer
#151 posted by
bengineer
on Jun 17, 2013

Oh, that SoS article Raina mentioned was in the Dal Gazette a few years ago, about a show they did covering Daft Punk. A weird show. I wonder how many R3 blog people other than me and perhaps Flannel Tom have written for the Gazette?

hotpatch
#152 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 17, 2013

BfO, 147, thanks for reminding us that politics is way dirtier than sex

TheIceman
#153 posted by
TheIceman
on Jun 17, 2013

@SRK 131 - Was sed contract signed in blood?

Also, everyone knows that Librarians are the most radical dissidents on earth! Hahaha sorry Donna.

 

garfielduk
#154 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 17, 2013

@hotpatch #152, ...but not half as much fun!

stevierayk
#155 posted by
stevierayk
on Jun 17, 2013

@iceman - nope, just our usual X's

hotpatch
#156 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 17, 2013

garf, that's why you should never have sex with a politician, it's at least twice as dirty as regular sex

hotpatch
#157 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 17, 2013

srk, make sure to give Craigory a wedgie so he can hit all the high notes when yuz guys play 

garfielduk
#158 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 17, 2013

@hotpatch #156, you could start by changing the sheets more often, that might make it cleaner.

hotpatch
#159 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 17, 2013

political dirt, you can't wash that stuff off!

 

Laura Beth
#160 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jun 17, 2013

@TandC ohhhh, delicious choices!!

flannel tom
#161 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

@bengineer - I have only "unofficially" written for The Gazette... I never went to Dal! I was a SMU'er, and thusly I wrote for the Journal for two years... one year I got to be Features Editor. That was fun. They always told me "you need to write stories about campus life" and yada yada yada, my reply was always that I thought I should "feature" city life to expose the south end jerks to what's happening in the community. I didn't call them jerks outright though haha. Like for example, I wrote articles about The Pinecones, Their Majesties, WoF snowboard crew, Local Source food, Critical Mass Bike rides... etc. Hippy stuff haha.

Lana Gay
#162 posted by
Lana Gay
on Jun 17, 2013

Good afternoon everybody! Who's tired? ME!

Also, CONGRATS RUSS AND CATHY!

deiru
#163 posted by
deiru
on Jun 17, 2013

was thinking about what my wedding song would be. It all depends on who the bride would be, but maybe something by Sloan or the Hip. And what tropic for today.

flannel tom
#164 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

@deiru - Rest of My Life by Sloan wouldn't be a bad choice.

loweeda
#165 posted by
loweeda
on Jun 17, 2013

Hell ya, the Pinecones! sorry, I just noticed Tom mentioned them and I had to be enthusiastic suddenly.

Benoit from Ottawa
#166 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 17, 2013

tropic for today: Capricorn

(better than the alternative)

Benoit from Ottawa
#167 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 17, 2013

Ft, whereas "The Other Guy" would.

marie_curious
#168 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

I think my wedding song would be Staying True by Whole Wheat Bread.

tea&cartography
#169 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jun 17, 2013

(i second pinecones excitement!)

Benoit from Ottawa
#170 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 17, 2013

Hmmmmm, maybe we should choose some "hopelessly inappropriate songs" for given topics. Or tropics.

Laura Beth
#171 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jun 17, 2013

I always imagined walking down the aisle to Catch the Wind by Donovan! Maybe someday it'll happen haha.

flannel tom
#172 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

@donna/tea and carto: you're aware of the existence of this? (new pinecones)

stevierayk
#173 posted by
stevierayk
on Jun 17, 2013

Our wedding song was These Arms of Mine by Otis Redding.

garfielduk
#174 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 17, 2013

@BfO #170, Something like "Smack My Bitch Up" by Prodigy (again)?

flannel tom
#175 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

167 - haha true! Sloan have a number of appropriate wedding songs, but they also have a equal number of not so good wedding songs.

I'm thinking the one off One Chord To Another with the horns... that would also be a good one.  I think.. I don't know what the lyrics are actually about. And really, The Rest Of My Life, the lyrics aren't really that romantic.... it almost seems like it's a song about settling. And not necessarily because he wants to? Maybe I understand things wrong.

bengineer
#176 posted by
bengineer
on Jun 17, 2013

Wait. FT went to SMU? Mind = blown.

loweeda
#177 posted by
loweeda
on Jun 17, 2013

ya, I saw that new Pinecones album (I think because you posted it on Facebook, Tom) but I haven't listened to it yet. Definitely queuing that up for after-lunch sounds.

My wedding song (which won't happen because no wedding is going to happen) would be It Happens in Florida by The Burning Hell. yes, really.

deiru
#178 posted by
deiru
on Jun 17, 2013

@FT, I could live with that.

@BfO, Other man would be the best wedding song ever!

EricR
#179 posted by
EricR
on Jun 17, 2013

Totally switching topics: a very funny Vine clip from Vish, featuring Gary the Cat.  Oh, and DYK: Vish started a podcast?! Awesome, right?

flannel tom
#180 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

@bengineer - Yup! SMU Geography!

hgummo
#181 posted by
hgummo
on Jun 17, 2013

Hi Blog! Sounds like lots of exciting times were had in TO this weekend. Congrats, Russ and Cathy!

My wedding song was My Favourite Book by Stars... pretty sure I've mentioned that here before once or twice ;).

tiffyleeson
#182 posted by
tiffyleeson
on Jun 17, 2013

just stopped in to say hello!  <3  Was a great weekend!!!!  Nice to meet some of you! 

I'll be sure to stop in more often :)

 

Have a great Monday! 

Christine McAvoy
#183 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jun 17, 2013

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!!!

deiru
#184 posted by
deiru
on Jun 17, 2013

@hgummo, that is a perfect choice.

tiffyleeson
#185 posted by
tiffyleeson
on Jun 17, 2013

ahahaha Christine..  such an entrance always <3

Benoit from Ottawa
#186 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 17, 2013

178, check, other man! Thx.

Ooooooooooooh, 2-bit blues, haven't heard it in a while.

THANKS LANA!

Christine McAvoy
#187 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jun 17, 2013

I'm gonna listen and check in but I have an INSANE amount of work to catch up on...including editing Russ and Cathy's wedding photos! (You know, priorities?!)

 

<3 you all. 

Snowball II
#188 posted by
Snowball II
on Jun 17, 2013

We just got married in our living room, but our handful of guests told us we still needed to dance to something. We put on 'Goodnight Moon' by Said the Whale, and it turned out to be pretty perfect.

Benoit from Ottawa
#189 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 17, 2013

Their wedding pixxes! Good on them to have had you!

Benoit from Ottawa
#191 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 17, 2013

Goodnight Moon is indeed a great song, going from soft & sentimental ------> insane bopping.

Great idea.

(Love your thumbnail, incidentally.)

(This STW song is so un-saidthewhalish!)

markgage
#192 posted by
markgage
on Jun 17, 2013

Sooooo good to hear Lana's voice confirming exactly how I feel.  3am nachos were great!  6:30am Monday morning not so great.

marie_curious
#193 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

Speaking of Wedding songs, STW's "I love you" could soon beat out "We are Family" as the big wedding reception dance song.

TheIceman
#194 posted by
TheIceman
on Jun 17, 2013

So many late nights!

So much fun!

So many great people!

So much amazing music!

 

TheIceman
#195 posted by
TheIceman
on Jun 17, 2013

Two things I know about Lana:

1) She is a sweet person

2) She gives great hugs

Benoit from Ottawa
#196 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 17, 2013

I'm out. Later, arr3ers

Snowball II
#197 posted by
Snowball II
on Jun 17, 2013

Benoit - we were having an awfully good time by the end of it, that's for sure! The way it builds meant we went from 'lovely' to 'party' pretty perfectly.

fictionjunkie
#198 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Jun 17, 2013

Good morning!

CONGRATS RUSS & CATHY!!! Saw all the photos on fb and instagram, so very sweet!

My wedding song was Eric Clapton's Wonderful Tonight.

Lana Gay
#199 posted by
Lana Gay
on Jun 17, 2013

@theiceman You are too kind! It was so great to see everybody! 

CDNz1
#200 posted by
CDNz1
on Jun 17, 2013

Thanks, Lana and everybody.

So nice to see/meet/injure/eat and drink (with) you!

TheIceman
#201 posted by
TheIceman
on Jun 17, 2013

We are Wolves put on an awesome late night set at NXNE, which was witnessed by Me, Yort and CdnZ1, Mark and Krista. Wooot!

tea&cartography
#202 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jun 17, 2013

@flanneltom

I had my visa out by the 3rd song.

Bumped that one to the top of my 'to purchase' list you did!

Old Abe
#203 posted by
Old Abe
on Jun 17, 2013

Well folks, I'm off.

I am VERY happy I decided to make the day trip to the picnic!

It was great to meet a lot of you fine people.  To the ones I missed, next time!

 

Old Abe
#204 posted by
Old Abe
on Jun 17, 2013

@Iceman #195

Lana does give a great hug!

Oh, and your wife's food at the picnic was GREAT!

deiru
#205 posted by
deiru
on Jun 17, 2013

@fictionjunkie, I am assuming that someone brought you a bottle of Said the Ale.

TheIceman
#206 posted by
TheIceman
on Jun 17, 2013

@Old Abe - Good to meet you at the picnic, hopefully next year you can come for the whole shebang.

TheIceman
#207 posted by
TheIceman
on Jun 17, 2013

@EricR 179 - That IS funny, but why does Vish sound like Bubbles?

kirkofdoom
#208 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jun 17, 2013

my first wedding dance would be Come Sail Away by Styx, because Freaks & Geeks.

(though hopefully it wouldn't turn out the same way as Sam & Cindy Sanders...) 

fictionjunkie
#209 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Jun 17, 2013

@deiru - nope found it at the store - I live on the Island and all four beers have been available (took a bit longer for them to all come in after the official release dates). I did have a friend in Surrey pick up the first two for me just in case.

Lana Gay
#210 posted by
Lana Gay
on Jun 17, 2013

@kirk THAT SCENE IN FREAKS AND GEEKS STOLE MY HEART!Really, so good. 

Steve Venegas
#211 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Jun 17, 2013

My wife and I really like Wes Anderson movies, so...

Processional  - Mothersbaugh's Canon by Mark Motherbaugh 

Recessional - David Bowie - Queen Bitch 

First Dance - Ben Folds - The Luckiest

marie_curious
#212 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

My secret shame: I have never seen Freaks and Geeks.

flagpole music
#213 posted by
flagpole music
on Jun 17, 2013

Morning all.  Just catching up. My lovely Toronto pal Dave Borins wrote a song to sing at his brother's wedding a few years ago & used the name as the title for his last ep (which is worth getting. i promise)

here's a little clip from recording his live album at Hugh's Room

"The Lucky Ones"

flannel tom
#214 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

Suuns sounds really boring. It's no surprise they got on the Polaris then, as that is increasingly a proze for boring music.

flannel tom
#215 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

proze = prize, or maybe just crazy poetry/short stories.

nvp
#216 posted by
nvp
on Jun 17, 2013

 

@mariecurious [212] i thought it was a "reality" show until i finally saw reruns on muchmusic.

i think i was confusing it with beauty and the geek or somesuch ..

jdurley
#217 posted by
jdurley
on Jun 17, 2013

FT is full of the ouchy zingers today.  Nice work, FT!

flannel tom
#218 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

@tea and carto - 202, Nice!!! It's an amazing record, isn't it? Are you buying the vinyl?

flannel tom
#219 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

@jdurls - I'm just zinging the truth.

loweeda
#220 posted by
loweeda
on Jun 17, 2013

flannel tom: I now want a t-shirt with "I'm just Zinging the Truth" on it.

KristaMark
#221 posted by
KristaMark
on Jun 17, 2013

@TheIceman    seriously We Are Wolves were prob the hightlight of my whole NxNE music lineup. Wow. Craziness.  

KristaMark
#222 posted by
KristaMark
on Jun 17, 2013

HI Lana!!   

flannel tom
#223 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

Do you swear to Zing The Truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?

jdurley
#224 posted by
jdurley
on Jun 17, 2013

220 + 1

CDNz1
#225 posted by
CDNz1
on Jun 17, 2013

Hot Panda were also a highlight. They covered Nirvana's Territorial Pissing.

loweeda
#226 posted by
loweeda
on Jun 17, 2013

223: I do.

flagpole music
#227 posted by
flagpole music
on Jun 17, 2013

#212 - uh, yeah. you need to fix that, Ms. Marie. so very good.

@StevieRK - are you still here?  that Levon Helm movie. boy......

flannel tom
#228 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

Then you may indeed get one of those T-Shirts.

flannel tom
#229 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

225- now THAT I would have liked to see!

flannel tom
#230 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

bass player in Hot Panda is pretty great.

kirkofdoom
#231 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jun 17, 2013

Lana,

Is this going to be your wedding dance??

Going Steady by DFA1979???

Or will it be Dolly?

EricR
#232 posted by
EricR
on Jun 17, 2013

Death. From. Above. Nineteen-Seventy-Nine.  Woo!

(@Lana - have you heard anything about a new album yet?!)

flannel tom
#233 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

speaking of great bass.... dfa'79!

I remember the first time I ever heard dfa and talking with my friends about how they were blowing my mind that there was so much substance from just two dudes.

There was a real thing there for a while where duo's were the thing. There was Special Noise, DFA, White Stripes obvi, and uh.... just a bunch of others. Superfantastics.... hmmmm....

hotpatch
#234 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 17, 2013

iceman, 201, had i been there i would have been looking out for that show too, where was the venue for the We R Wolves show?

flannel tom
#235 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

Mock Up/Scale Down was one of my favourite records in junior high but I think I have told everyone that a million times already.

flagpole music
#236 posted by
flagpole music
on Jun 17, 2013

Russ - the really important question is did you bring every one Coney's from Lafayette for the reception?

 

flannel tom
#238 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

also, the "first" time that The SuperFriendz did a reunion show, I was there, it was at The Grawood at Dal and I couldn't have been more pleased with the whole thing.

That's enough out of me now. I've blabbered on long enough!

CDNz1
#239 posted by
CDNz1
on Jun 17, 2013

Coneyless... Damn.

hotpatch
#240 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 17, 2013

i would also like to know who if anyone from the R3 group had a core breach in public, cause it's so much fun to humiliate them all over again for blowing chunks, making lumpy gravy if you will, in public {:-0.............

flannel tom
#241 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

my player is telling me this is zeus... it is not. who are we hearing?

flagpole music
#242 posted by
flagpole music
on Jun 17, 2013

@cdnz1 - haha. that would've been an interesting border crossing, eh.

also, I'm calling Cath  'Mrs. Gorton' now.  you know. Yort. Gordon. it makes me giggle.

 

Lana Gay
#243 posted by
Lana Gay
on Jun 17, 2013

@eric Haven't heard any new tracks, and the ones that people filmed at live shows I didn't listen to, as they band had asked people not to tape.

@kirk I have no clue what my wedding song would be, but Romantic Rights would be a bit hard to slow dance to, no?

@flannel Going to check out that list of Halifax bands after! I assume you're going to get Mock Up/Scale Down on vinyl?

flannel tom
#244 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

241 - that fuzzed out garagey number wioth the female singer, going "chill out... breathe in breathe out" that is........

flagpole music
#245 posted by
flagpole music
on Jun 17, 2013

#240 - the risk is Toronto is people who don't usually use a streetcar finding out the motion doesn't agree with them after drinking.....

flannel tom
#246 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

@lana - I should buy it! (I don't even own a record player right now...) But at least it will make an excellent gift for my brother.

flagpole music
#247 posted by
flagpole music
on Jun 17, 2013

@russ - i'm also still waiting for you to notice that I used you as an excuse for our short choice for the week on my blog, you goof. #youwerebusy

flannel tom
#248 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

This Yacht Club is BRUTAL

marie_curious
#249 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

[240]: I didn't have a drink all weekend. It's on my list of things to change for next year. Warning: I get either really goofy or really dour when I drink. It's kind of a roll of the dice.

WildWorks
#250 posted by
WildWorks
on Jun 17, 2013

Slightly back on the blog. Forgot to tune but checking thru the comments now.

I had a great time in TO and NXNE. It's awesome to see the R3 peeps again.I posted several photos to my Facebook page, here's the link again, The ones taken on the Instax and the other one. Hope those links work. :)

flannel tom
#251 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

Seriously, it sounds like they are trying to re-write the soundtrack to Ferris Buelers Day off or something.

EricR
#252 posted by
EricR
on Jun 17, 2013

@Lana [#243] -- okay, darn.  I've taken the same stance (not listening to the youtube'd stuff at the band's request), but that was in large hope that it meant new material would (officially) be available sooner than later.  Guess I'll just keep spinnin' Woman/Machine then...

Thanks!

pinky_leigh
#253 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Jun 17, 2013

i think i might get a ukulele today if i can

pinky_leigh
#254 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Jun 17, 2013

just trowing that out there

 

flannel tom
#255 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

253 - Not a bad life choice.

darbarspecial
#256 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jun 17, 2013

Hello All! It looked and sounds like a good time was had at NxNE and congrats again to Russ and Cathy! So wish I could have been there, but I enjoyed following the tweets and fb comments.

pinky_leigh
#257 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Jun 17, 2013

@flanneltom Thank you i am trying to make good life choices... i do think this might be one of the better ones

darbarspecial
#258 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jun 17, 2013

@pinky_leigh - Seems like a good one to me too. Have fun with it!

Steve Venegas
#259 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Jun 17, 2013

@pinky_leigh try to spent at least 50 bucks for a beginners uke. Anything cheaper and it's a toy that'll be more trouble than it's worth. 

MSteve
#260 posted by
MSteve
on Jun 17, 2013

If someone has Woman/Machine on vinyl they want to sell let me know :)

pinky_leigh
#261 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Jun 17, 2013

@steve thats good info to know!!!

flannel tom
#262 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

Is Night Windows a romantic song? I knew this was Grant wedding song as he talks about it every day but I am not good at deciphering lyrics and this one doesn't jump out at me as being romantic? Is it?

darbarspecial
#263 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jun 17, 2013

Night Windows is one of my fav Weakerthan songs.

pinky_leigh
#264 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Jun 17, 2013

@darbar thanks!! it seems all sorts of right for happier people and i like to think i fall into that group

marie_curious
#265 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

@FT [262]: Not really. It's about taking a walk by the home of someone who is no longer alive. But I don't think Grant's a big lyrics guy.

hotpatch
#266 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 17, 2013

pinky, while you're at it you should go the extra mile and get some tights and a little pink tooto, ala Tiny Tim, radicchio! 

flannel tom
#267 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

@m_c - thanks! It did come across as being a sad one sort of, so what you are saying confirms that for me. Weird choice for a wedding slow dance song though. But to each their own!!!

Lana Gay
#268 posted by
Lana Gay
on Jun 17, 2013

@Msteve it came out for record store day last year and I couldn't find it. I went by Last Gang's booth at the record fair they were raffling off a copy *sigh*

laurenelizabeth
#269 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Jun 17, 2013

Jill Barber wedding song: Never Quit Loving You was my wedding song. It was also Canadajanes' wedding song! Jill has tons of great love songs that would be beautiful in any wedding.

pinky_leigh
#270 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Jun 17, 2013

@hotpatch i have a red sparkly  tutu already and a drawer full of tights!!!!!!!!!

tea&cartography
#271 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jun 17, 2013

Night windows is very romantic

Sir T&C and I shared a bottle of gin on the fire escape of my rental in Lindsay to that album post exam.

I dropped my glasses.

Fiasco22
#272 posted by
Fiasco22
on Jun 17, 2013

Speaking of Jill Barber, my wife walked down the lawn to Jill Barbers "Chances".

Our first song as a couple was Hawksley Workman  - "you and the candles"

marie_curious
#273 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

Hasn't Jill's baby thermometer popped yet?

tea&cartography
#274 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jun 17, 2013

Re 271

Add a sarcastic punctuation face after the word romantic.

hotpatch
#275 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 17, 2013

pinky, 270, you go girl? but i'm starting to think you might not be able to pull off the Tiny Tim thing, can you grow a 10 o'clock shadow at 8 am?

flannel tom
#276 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

Lindsay is as romantic a place as has ever been invented.

Not to mention, it's in Ontario's Pineapple Belt, according to Craig Norris.

TheIceman
#277 posted by
TheIceman
on Jun 17, 2013
hotpatch
#278 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 17, 2013

iceman see my #234

Caspianette
#279 posted by
Caspianette
on Jun 17, 2013

Hi all!

Just want to say that it was great to see so many of you this weekend! 

Huge congrats again to Cathy and Russ!

I did get video of the ceremony, and the whole first dance, and I'll get those up on Youtube ASAP!

flannel tom
#280 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

City and Colour's The Girl has potential to be a wedding song

stevierayk
#281 posted by
stevierayk
on Jun 17, 2013

@Flagpole - it was good was it?

pinky_leigh
#282 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Jun 17, 2013

@ hotpatch me in my tutu  no I have been Growing my Movember stache for years and no one can tell.... although at last years 1/2 beard party people ( it was on Canada day and there was a lot of people around..) kept giving me really strange looks.  i had a few friends who weren't part of the 1/2 beard party tell me that i freaked them out because it looked to close for there comfort.. i had given 1/2 my face a 5 o'clock shadow before painting on my beard for effect

TheIceman
#283 posted by
TheIceman
on Jun 17, 2013

@patch of hot - 278 & 234 - It was at Wrongbar  (West end of Queen St., just west of Dufferin). They were super loud, so you could probably hear them outside too.

Another fave - Dinosaur Bones at the Danforth Music Hall. Although they took out all the seats and wouldn't let gimpy me go upstairs with my cadre.

CDNz1
#284 posted by
CDNz1
on Jun 17, 2013

@Caspianette - You ROCK!

StephRamsahai
#285 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Jun 17, 2013

Heeeey guys!

I survived another NxNE! What a kick ass weekend.

Congrats again to my friends Russ and Cathy! You two are too cute! :)

jdurley
#286 posted by
jdurley
on Jun 17, 2013

@TheIceman - I told my daughter about the bands I saw, and she's like, "oh,yeah, Dinosaur Bones, they're good" and I'm like "when did you see them?"  "oh, they opened for Tokyo Police Club that one time..."  

flannel tom
#287 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

Just curious.... how many times has R3 done a "Wedding Songs" show now? I feel like it's a bi-annual thing at least?

Switters
#288 posted by
Switters
on Jun 17, 2013

Hey guys! Great meeting you all this weekend, I'm definitely suffering from NxNE withdrawal now.

carlyg
#289 posted by
carlyg
on Jun 17, 2013

Good morning! I am pretty sure I would pretty much give anything for another 10 hours of sleep today. Damn you, NXNE for making me so sleepy!

hotpatch
#290 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 17, 2013

pinky, 232, yes a ukulele would work with that, you go girl!

iceman, 283, radicchio!

 

kirkofdoom
#291 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jun 17, 2013

Tom,

Probably, but I can forgive R3 reusing topics. New music is always coming out, and people on the blog come and go. 

So long as it's not much more that twice a year. Thrice, tops. 

CVMill
#292 posted by
CVMill
on Jun 17, 2013

Reid Jamieson and I walked down the aisle (or should I say forest path) to a specially recorded acoustic version of John Southworth's Old Soul. That song made me want to get married in the first place!  And then my auntie Suchitra and best man Carlos Gouveia  performed The Beatles 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand' for the big kiss...and our first dance was John Lennon's 'Just Like Starting Over'. After that our great-uncle Howie James played some sweet old fashioned favourites to see the night out - and yes - we sang at our own wedding ;-)

Laura Beth
#293 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jun 17, 2013

@KofD- thanks for that Freaks and Geeks clip above, it made my day! I love that scene! Great wedding song choice. 

StephRamsahai
#294 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Jun 17, 2013

@carlyg - Man, I slept til noon today! Definitely needed it. What an exhausting weekend.

hotpatch
#295 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 17, 2013

mental note..(next year) don't try to got to work on Monday after the NX weekend

flannel tom
#296 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

@KoD - Yeah, no, I agree, it's a topic that definitely has weight behind it.... I could have sworn it was done fairly recently though. But maybe that's my Hawk-Like memory just acting up again.

flannel tom
#297 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

A close friend of mine had Jenn Grant play live at their wedding for their first dance or whatever you call it. I can't remember which song she sung though.... it was nice though. Right on the SW Arm in Halifax. Lights-a-twinkling off the water.

Caspianette
#298 posted by
Caspianette
on Jun 17, 2013

@Russ 'Tis uploading as we speak!

StephRamsahai
#299 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Jun 17, 2013

Wedding song!

How about Safe and Sound by Hawksley Workman? :)

flagpole music
#300 posted by
flagpole music
on Jun 17, 2013

@stevie - yes......Please don'tdon'tdon't miss it.  But to tell you the truth, it was tough to watch. Not because I know he's gone now.  It was mostly filmed a few years ago.  before he relapsed. There's a lot more about the Band than I expected.  The medical stuff is tough to watch.  But seeing him talk about Rick & Richard is....

I walked out & got on the phone with Tom & told him I felt like my heart got broke about 17 different ways.  Don't get me wrong.  There's a bunch of performance & he's such a funny cheeky guy. lots of great great stuff.  but you'll need a drink after. well, I sure did.  it has a few flaws as a film from a craft sense but a don't miss. for sure.

flagpole music
#301 posted by
flagpole music
on Jun 17, 2013

also, I'll probably never get married but trust that a range of 1-3 Rodeo Kings will sing at my wedding/reception.  & it will include Stephen Fearing's "When My Baby Calls My Name".

however, probably not Colin doing "April Come She Will".  but there you go. A Canadian musician singing at a wedding in a movie  (erm.. Coen Brothers. Intolerable Cruelty)

flannel tom
#302 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

....and just to prove how out of touch I am, it's the NW Arm, not the SW Arm, not that any of that matters to any of you.

KristaMark
#303 posted by
KristaMark
on Jun 17, 2013

I.... need..... sleep.....

carlyg
#304 posted by
carlyg
on Jun 17, 2013

@steph - You slept until noon?!?! I am soooo jealous! I hope you had a good trip back home. It was lovely to meet you!

StephRamsahai
#305 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Jun 17, 2013

@carly - Yeah! It was so necessary. Haha! Lovely to meet you as well! 

darbarspecial
#306 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jun 17, 2013

I am very tired and I wasn't at NxNE. I can just imagine how you guys feel.

Benoit from Ottawa
#307 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 17, 2013

(Technical note, not that it's important: my R3 start page still features a picture of Raina as link to this page; no Lana picture. Oopsies)

Switters
#308 posted by
Switters
on Jun 17, 2013

@Carly - How late did you get in last night?  It was around 10 when I finally got to my house.

StephRamsahai
#309 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Jun 17, 2013

@flannel tom - Your ramblings about arms that go NW or SW or whatever are making me laugh. Mostly becasue I have no idea what you're talking about, but that's okay. Keep it up!

carlyg
#310 posted by
carlyg
on Jun 17, 2013

@Switters - At about 9pm. I should have immediately went to sleep, but it was much later after I had unpacked, watered some plants, collected the four parking tickets off my car (Yes, FOUR!!!), and watched the end of the basketball game. Silly me!

flagpole music
#311 posted by
flagpole music
on Jun 17, 2013

@dar- #306 - me too!  i slept for crap last night. maybe only about 2 hours.  our new tenant showed.  she's here til Thursday or Saturday. and boy does she like the sound of her own voice....

also, unless it was an event like my own wedding, I have never spent 2 hours getting ready for any event.  it's apparently a daily event for this woman. My bathroom will never be the same....

mcfflyer
#312 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jun 17, 2013

@Benoit [307] - Hi.  Carry over thoughts from Friday, eh?

hotpatch
#313 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 17, 2013

i'm spending most of my time on the Forearm lately, it's a little prickly but  ok

hotpatch
#314 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 17, 2013

didn't mean to gross ya'll out there, but it's really ftoms fault for starting it if i did

Switters
#315 posted by
Switters
on Jun 17, 2013

@carly - Ouch, rough homecoming.  At least you were productive when you got home, all I did was drink wine.

carlyg
#316 posted by
carlyg
on Jun 17, 2013

@switters - I like the way you roll.

Christine McAvoy
#317 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jun 17, 2013

@Switters/Carly is see your 10 and 9pms and raise you 12:30am...

And (after showering) I tried to go to sleep but my brain would not shut up (It's still singing bear mountain)...I think I got maybe 3 hours sleep total...and back awake at 8am to get some work done.

Oh and I had terrifying dreams in the hours i DID sleep...I'm so broken.

 

 

BUT I MISS YOU GUYS!

TheRadioHead
#318 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jun 17, 2013
Look at me, finally logged in and nothing to say. Yes, NxNE was an amazing event. I strongly Recommend people plan ahead to go every year, it is wonderful to meet people in Person. And who knew there would be a wedding? Well, me I guess. It was so fun, and I was honoured.
flagpole music
#319 posted by
flagpole music
on Jun 17, 2013

@lana - well, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings are named after the Willie P. Bennett song of the same name that they recorded.

the Who's "Who Are You?"  is the other one that comes to mind

flagpole music
#320 posted by
flagpole music
on Jun 17, 2013

#318 - er, well me.  so i was sat here all morning SAturday waiting for the news/pictures to break the interwebs.  such an awesome thing.

kirkofdoom
#321 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jun 17, 2013

Lana,

Grinderman has the song Grinderman on the album Grinderman.

Young & Sexy vs The Arc by Young & Sexy on the album The Arc? Sort of? 

And of course, Sufjan Stevens' song A Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens Has an Existential Crisis in the Great Godfrey Maze

Christine McAvoy
#322 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jun 17, 2013

To answer the poll question, at ONE POINT in my life, this might have been my first dance song.

I haven't really ever thought about it since...except when I shoot weddings. Hah. :P

Switters
#323 posted by
Switters
on Jun 17, 2013

@Christine - You showered? Well, colour me impressed.

Switters
#324 posted by
Switters
on Jun 17, 2013

I was hoping I'd be able to find videos of the Shad & Skratch Bastid show from Saturday but no luck so far.  Maybe they'll pop up in the next few days.

Christine McAvoy
#325 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jun 17, 2013

@Switters dirty camper right here.

running around in the sun + not washing my hair = fine, I have a hat

sitting on a plane for 5 hours in recycled air = blech.

I missed the soft water out here too...hair is bouncy again

tea&cartography
#326 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jun 17, 2013

On the GO back to Oshawa at 1am, I met some bros from the 'Shwa who had gone to the city to try and pick up chicks (or their moms according to one of them) outside the Taylor Swift concert. Apparently that was a little rough and they ended up at the Shad/Skratch show, there the proceeded to 'grind on a whole bunch of chicks'.

Oh Oshawa.

 

jdurley
#327 posted by
jdurley
on Jun 17, 2013

Air travel always makes me feel filthy, so I try to be as clean as possible before starting out.  Also handy in case you get stranded, then you're not already gross...

Christine McAvoy
#328 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jun 17, 2013

I made the gif of Jordan and Ian from Shred Kelly from the picnic.

Sad that I dont have the Davoud/Eric one...who are RENTING A LIMO IN TORONTO TODAY!!! Jebus...

TheIceman
#329 posted by
TheIceman
on Jun 17, 2013

@T&C 326 - Keepin' it classy in the 'shwa!

marie_curious
#330 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

I think would get Wax Mannequin, Steve Sinnicks and B.A. Johnson to play my wedding, to make it a truly Hamilton experience.

CDNz1
#331 posted by
CDNz1
on Jun 17, 2013

@MC - Wax AND B.A. would be a riot!

flagpole music
#332 posted by
flagpole music
on Jun 17, 2013

if we're talking weddings, I sure hope banjo'clock is something Shred Kelly for the newlyweds. hint. hint. hint.

laurenelizabeth
#333 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Jun 17, 2013

flagpole: Yes. I actually just found out Shred Kelly are putting on a free show in Fredericton on Canada Day! Very excited.

Switters
#334 posted by
Switters
on Jun 17, 2013

@Christine [328] - To get to the airport? Or are they just going to drive around the city drinking champagne?

tea&cartography
#335 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jun 17, 2013

@theiceman

yep.

Where did you guys get to post wintersleep?

carlyg
#336 posted by
carlyg
on Jun 17, 2013

Oh, Davoud! I am still upset there was no BBQ at the picnic! Ridiculous.

flannel tom
#337 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

@steph - re: arms: I do what I can.

@carly - I think your biggest mistake was watching basketball. I mean really, basketball?!? haha. Hey wanna go to bushwhackers this week? Been a while since we;ve had the crew together.

kirkofdoom
#338 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jun 17, 2013

Has everyone heard Motherfuckers, the first track "from the electronic pop opera soundtrack, Murray A. Lightburn's MASS:LIGHT. "

 

M.A.L. who is, of course, from The Dears. 

flannel tom
#339 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

@steph - a visual for my ramblings of arms... this is the NW Arm.

KristaMark
#340 posted by
KristaMark
on Jun 17, 2013

@Christine  #328   why am I not surprised?  Oh Davoud....

carlyg
#341 posted by
carlyg
on Jun 17, 2013

@Tom - But it's the finals! COME ON!Bushwakkers might work. It would have to be tomorrow.... but I think Jenelle's dance recital is on Tuesday. Maybe before or after in celebration! I am in Swift Current Wednesday to Monday.

EricR
#342 posted by
EricR
on Jun 17, 2013

@Kirk - no, but I'm listening now... thanks for the link.

KristaMark
#343 posted by
KristaMark
on Jun 17, 2013

@Carly     I am a MESS today! 

flannel tom
#344 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

Basketball: But I need those baskets baaaaack!

carlyg
#345 posted by
carlyg
on Jun 17, 2013

@Krista - Me too! I might have been an hour late for work this morning. NOT ENOUGH SLEEP!

ps. I missed you guys at brunch yesterday.

Switters
#346 posted by
Switters
on Jun 17, 2013

@FT - I think they should start showing those Canadian Heritage Moment commercials again.  Unless they never stopped and I"m just watching the wrong channels.

Christine McAvoy
#347 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jun 17, 2013

re: limo...they're driving around...making a stop to get my credit card, which i figured out was at supermarket!...but god knows what else they will get up to.

eric keeps texting me...davoud got him a hat that looks like mine apparently.

eric also seems to be forgetting that I can't text back to america...(all the $'s)

 

---

 

re BBQ at the picnic, next year. the MAJOR threat however, is Davoud is saying he's going to get a bouncy castle. I'm scared that will bring attention to our illegal park drinking.

oh and that i'll hurt myself of course

hotpatch
#348 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 17, 2013

my lovely irina picked our wedding song for the 1st dance; "Love & Happiness" by (the Reverend) Al Green

flannel tom
#349 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

@swiiters - I agree! I needs my heritage!

kirkofdoom
#350 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jun 17, 2013
kirkofdoom
#351 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jun 17, 2013

(the above link can also be for Tom, and anyone else who needs minutes of our heritage)

Laura Beth
#352 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jun 17, 2013

@switters- they released one new one this year, and are working on more! 

 

EricR
#353 posted by
EricR
on Jun 17, 2013

@Kirk re: Lightburn -- it's a solid enough track, a little less rock than The Dears material, but that's okay for a side-project.  The video is kinda arty, and the title seems overly sensational, however the song has kept my interest in the release.

What'd you think?

KristaMark
#354 posted by
KristaMark
on Jun 17, 2013

@Carlyg      honestly I feel like my face is going to hit my desk, and I really shouldn't be blogging as I'm getting nothing done. I'm not sure how I'll explain my timesheet!  haha. whatever...I need my R3 family for support today! 

we were SOOO bummed to miss bluegrass brunch this year! Just couldn't swing it with father's day and a 3 hour drive home :(  

flannel tom
#355 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

I did not attend Dave Myles wedding but I hear from a couple friends who were there that it was the event of the summer of...'08?

Switters
#356 posted by
Switters
on Jun 17, 2013

@Christine - msg him on facebook and tell him to take pictures to document the good times

@KoD - Indeed it does. As bonus, I'm no longer in any danger of getting any work done today. Thanks!

marie_curious
#357 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

@Switters: I always had a soft spot for the parody versions they played to fill commercial time in the very early days of the Comedy Network.

"But I need these gotchies back! Couldn't you just use the peach baskets instead??"

Switters
#358 posted by
Switters
on Jun 17, 2013

@LB - That just might give me a reason to watch shows on tv again

garfielduk
#359 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 17, 2013

@KoD #350, Thanks, I need to catch up on those.

mcfflyer
#360 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jun 17, 2013

Proof of Love is the only song I've ever heard that mentions model railroading and railfanning.  Alas, the CN pulled the track up through OML's home town of Chester, NS>

Switters
#361 posted by
Switters
on Jun 17, 2013

@Krista - I was disappointed I missed the brunch too. Somehow I didn't know it was happening until it was over.

kirkofdoom
#363 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jun 17, 2013

Eric,

I loved it, but The Dears are one of my favourite bands, so that's not surprising. I like it when "solo" albums have a distinctly different sound than the "main" band, and while this wasn't radically different, it was unique enough to be interesting.

I am really looking forward to the album (which I think is only being pressed on vinyl and all handmade... so I hope there is a download code for us non-turntable-peoples.

flannel tom
#364 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

360 - a million years ago.. there haven't been trains down the south shore since..... way before my times. Or ever? Not sure.

Switters
#366 posted by
Switters
on Jun 17, 2013

@marie - I completely forgot about those.  Looks like I have some more youtube-ing to do.

KristaMark
#367 posted by
KristaMark
on Jun 17, 2013

@Switters    Next year then!! you are coming back in 2014 right? 

jdurley
#368 posted by
jdurley
on Jun 17, 2013

Re: Davoud and the Bouncy Castle

Hopefully this is not a ploy to attract more toddlers that he can creepily offer donuts to... 

KristaMark
#369 posted by
KristaMark
on Jun 17, 2013

THE MATINEE!!! 

mcfflyer
#370 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jun 17, 2013

@Flannel Tom - The South Shore?  Nova Scotia?  Halifax to Yarmouth?  If that's what you mean, then yes, the CN had the south shore line (built as the Halifax and South Western), and the Dominion Atlantic (CPR) ran along the Bay of Fundy.  Both are gone now.

Laura Beth
#371 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jun 17, 2013

I have a horrible headache, cutting out of work early! Bye guys! 

Switters
#372 posted by
Switters
on Jun 17, 2013

@jdurley - In his defense, he only offered the donuts after Christine ran up to the kid and tried to get them to take a picture with a group of strangers.  Not sure if that makes the donuts better or worse...

TheIceman
#373 posted by
TheIceman
on Jun 17, 2013

@T&C 335 - I wanted to go hear an artist called Steve Hill who is supposed to be a fine blues guitarist musician at the Rivoli, but sadly the standing all night at the Danforth Music Hall took its toll and my foot was very sore, so we just headed home.

@JDurley 368 - Haha too funny, I really wanted to say that "We're not English we don't give giant sugar doughnuts to toddlers", but I feared he would be greatly offended.

Switters
#374 posted by
Switters
on Jun 17, 2013

@Krista - Yup I'll be there next year

flannel tom
#375 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

@mccflyer - yep that's the south shre I refer to... you've saved me having to dig out the old Canadian History books with your train knowledges. Thanks!

Christine McAvoy
#376 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jun 17, 2013

I have an amazing shot of Davoud smushing the filling to a donut all over Eric's face.

And one of him dancing with the kids at the Audio Blood party.

 

Every now and then I get to a photo and go: OH YA! THAT HAPPENED!

only...1000 more to get through.

 

just ordered a pizza. I bet GL's ears are burning right now...or whatever happens when someone buys pizza for lunch...

flannel tom
#377 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

Prince Innocence is guilty of making me mute the radio (ok, put on my own playlist, not actually muting)

jdurley
#378 posted by
jdurley
on Jun 17, 2013

@switters - your commentary at that moment (toddler donut) was priceless!

garfielduk
#379 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 17, 2013

@TheIceman #373, What are you trying to say about my people?  We use puppies and sweets to lure children not doughnuts.

Switters
#380 posted by
Switters
on Jun 17, 2013

@jdurley - watching that poor mom look first at the donuts and then at the Death Cock hat...

mcfflyer
#381 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jun 17, 2013

@Flannel Tom [375] - You're welcome.  When I last visited NS in 2003, I followed the old CN line down to Liverpool, then across the province to Digby, and followed that back up to Halifax.  So sobering to follow an empty right of way, and stations all used for something else.  Heck the Liverpool station is now the Hank Snow Museum!

flagpole music
#382 posted by
flagpole music
on Jun 17, 2013

OK, you lot.  onward to some work. I should have something more productive to show for my weekend than converting a Dutch horror filmmaker to being a Life on Mars fan (honestly, I do)

Have a great afternoon. thanks for sharing your NXNE stories.  happy to go out on that lovely Rollie & Chloe story from the Doucet/McClelland union.

flannel tom
#383 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

@mccflyer - and along those lines, the old station in Tatamagoucehe is now an inn and the old station in Elmsdale is a library.... I'm sure there are other examples too!

flannel tom
#384 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

And actually, now that I think about it, a lot of the former rail lines have been converted to Trans-Canada trails.

MusicSoop
#385 posted by
MusicSoop
on Jun 17, 2013

Laundrytimes, laundrytimes... exciting and thrilling last day of Vacation. Maybe I'll watch this Netflix DVD of SAW that's been sitting around, after lunch?

Royal Wood's whole catalog is excellent wedding songs.

 

flannel tom
#386 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

can I just say that Indio is my absolute favourite track of recent memory. Like, no exaggeration I listen to it daily, sometimes multiple times per day.

carlyg
#387 posted by
carlyg
on Jun 17, 2013

@Tim - And stretch out on the couch??

EricR
#388 posted by
EricR
on Jun 17, 2013

@Kirk -- yes, yes, I agree.  Also a huge The Dears fan myself; and yes, a side project should be 'the same but different' or, totally different -- see, Thom Yorke's solo album, or even Dallas Green's solo stuff, for example.  I'd kinda forgot that this was coming, but this single will keep me interested until the whole album is released.

MusicSoop
#389 posted by
MusicSoop
on Jun 17, 2013

Carly: Yes!

EricR
#390 posted by
EricR
on Jun 17, 2013

@Kirk -- oh, but wait ... what's this about vinyl only?!  Yes, download codes please Mr. Lightburn!

carlyg
#391 posted by
carlyg
on Jun 17, 2013

I would like to live in Tatamagoucehe... simply because it has an awesome name!

TheRadioHead
#392 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jun 17, 2013

That was a great afternoon of listening Lana, thanks.  Varied and interesting.

 

And I had hopes for a little while there that logging in from iPhone was fixed, I stayed logged in for over an hour.  No such luck, I can't get back in anymore.  Patience. Patience.

carlyg
#393 posted by
carlyg
on Jun 17, 2013

@Tim - Mozo! (I said it this morning.... no one danced. It was very upsetting!)

MusicSoop
#394 posted by
MusicSoop
on Jun 17, 2013

Carly: I danced

flannel tom
#395 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 17, 2013

@carly - it's a hot spot! my folks cottage is right near there. so c'mon out some time we'll hit up big al's for some dranks. And check out the anna swan museum. (she was a giant)

Also, i spelled it wrong. let me try again. Tatamagouche.

there that's better.

And yes to Bushwhackers... tomorrow night or whenever! I'll fb a thing to see who's interested.

jdurley
#396 posted by
jdurley
on Jun 17, 2013

Re: Tatamagouche - sounds like something a character from Firefly would say as a swear word.

Grant Lawrence
#397 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jun 17, 2013

Hey blog! Back tomorrow! For those that were there, what a weekend at NxNE eh??

TheRadioHead
#398 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jun 17, 2013

Grant, what time slot? 

carlyg
#399 posted by
carlyg
on Jun 17, 2013

@Tom - You should also trying spelling Bushwakkers again. Double K that shit!

Tatamagouche does sounds lovely. One day I will visit and it will be glorious!

Grant Lawrence
#400 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jun 17, 2013

4pm ET, 1pm PT. Gonna break down that R3 Wedding IN DETAIL.

KristaMark
#401 posted by
KristaMark
on Jun 17, 2013

@Grant    I'm sad I'll only catch an hour of your shows from now on. I leave work around 5pm ET.

But I'll take it :) 

carlyg
#402 posted by
carlyg
on Jun 17, 2013

I don't want to be a downer about NXNE, but I definitely think the company was way better than the actual festival. The venues are so spread out that too much time was wasted getting to different venues to see specific acts. I still got to see a ton of great music, but it could have been better.

marie_curious
#403 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

[401] +1

TheRadioHead
#404 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jun 17, 2013

Personally, that's a good time slot for me, particularly since commenting from phone still doesn't work.  It'll be like the early days.

KristaMark
#405 posted by
KristaMark
on Jun 17, 2013

@Pat   #404   that's true (early days).  I will have to log back in while making dinner for the family or something.  That usually happens Saturday and Sunday so will have to get used to turning R3 back on at weeknights. 

MusicSoop
#406 posted by
MusicSoop
on Jun 17, 2013

I always think it's an interesting contrast to SXSW. Bigger city but way more spread out shows at NXNE.  I think years past had more than a few nights where you could just hang at one venue for the whole evening. Didn't do that once this year.

garfielduk
#407 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 17, 2013

@carlyg #402, I think it's a good idea for the NxNE festival to be held around the same time as the R3 family reunion.

Christine McAvoy
#408 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jun 17, 2013

oh MAN Grant!...I had JUST forgot about that Lake Louise photo. Boo!

Grant Lawrence
#409 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jun 17, 2013

@krista thanks! 

TheRadioHead
#410 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jun 17, 2013

Krista, you'll get into the habit. It's just for a few weeks, anyways.

Grant Lawrence
#411 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jun 17, 2013

@TheRadiohead have you seen our off-matching poses at the front of the group photo for the picnic?!?!

carlyg
#412 posted by
carlyg
on Jun 17, 2013

@Tim - I am totally comparing to SXSW. I love that almost all the venues are within a ten block radius (or something like that). I shouldn't compare the festivals, it's tough to beat SXSW!

kathyjean
#413 posted by
kathyjean
on Jun 17, 2013

Christine - How were Dexter hangs? :) #dextertweets.

@NxNers: I will be making it a personal goal to get there next year! You make it look wayyy too much fun! <3

garfielduk
#414 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 17, 2013

@TRH #410, I think it's Grants new permanent time when he returns from paternity leave.

TheRadioHead
#415 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jun 17, 2013

Ya, I did. That's pretty funny, in some ways we think alike.  Pretty sure I was there first, though!

marie_curious
#416 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

The opening riff of "Can't Keep Your Mind Off" Sounds like "Stand By Me"

Switters
#417 posted by
Switters
on Jun 17, 2013

Mega-blog?

darbarspecial
#418 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jun 17, 2013

Yup

deiru
#419 posted by
deiru
on Jun 17, 2013

@switters, yes

flagpole music
#420 posted by
flagpole music
on Jun 17, 2013

hey - just popped back in for a second. for those of you who like the electronica & entering contests, Porter Air is doing a big draw for the Digital Dreams festival.

you have to have a VIPorter membership but they're free.  you can sign up for that here . I got the contest info via email but once you do that you should get an email with entrance info too (there wasn't a link)

so there ya go.  ok.  out. again.

marie_curious
#421 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

No matter how old I get, I still enjoy Teddy Grahams (actually they're knock-off brand "Honey Graham Bears" but they're still good.)

kirkofdoom
#422 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jun 17, 2013

I put my headphones back in and I swear the guy was just reciting the konami code. what is this!?

kirkofdoom
#423 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jun 17, 2013

(i know it's kid koala, i was being rhetorical)

marie_curious
#424 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

@kirk: it wasn't the konami code, but I briefly thought the same thing.

darbarspecial
#425 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jun 17, 2013

I do enjoy some Kid Koala, but I am not sure if I would enjoy a whole album or not. I will have to try it out sometime to see.

marie_curious
#426 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

@darbar: I liked his Space Cadet book/CD, but it's not a whole lot like the other stuff I've heard from him.

Grant Lawrence
#427 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jun 17, 2013

Switters! Great to meet you on Saturday!

stevierayk
#428 posted by
stevierayk
on Jun 17, 2013

I saw Kid Koala open for Radiohead and I loved it. I wouldn't listen to it at home though. Kinda like dance music, a time and a place.

kirkofdoom
#429 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jun 17, 2013

"the more you drive, the less intelligent you are"

I refute that, because he's the one on the loser cruiser. 

Switters
#430 posted by
Switters
on Jun 17, 2013

@Grant - Thanks, you too! I tried to make it for the Beetle party on Friday but got there just as things were coming to a close unfortunately.

Grant Lawrence
#431 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jun 17, 2013

@kirkofdoom re #429 ummm... I just drove 7,000 kilometres.

darbarspecial
#432 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jun 17, 2013

@marie_curious - I will have to check it out.

@stevie - That is kind of what I was thinking about. I would love to see him live.

Grant Lawrence
#433 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jun 17, 2013

@switters no worries, it was great you were in Toronto!

Grant Lawrence
#434 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jun 17, 2013

Now how bout that Davoud guy?!?

kirkofdoom
#435 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jun 17, 2013

Grant,

That was the last line in whatever (terrible) song was before this one. It was about being on the bus and thinking, then ended with that line. 

Switters
#436 posted by
Switters
on Jun 17, 2013

@Grant - Pretty sure Davoud and Arickadams(sp?) are driving around Toronto in a limo today just for the sake of it.

CDNz1
#437 posted by
CDNz1
on Jun 17, 2013

@Grant - Overheard at Bluegrass Brunch: "Davoud makes Russ look like an introvert."

marie_curious
#438 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

@Grant: Sorry I didn't get to meet you on Saturday, but I was there! (In the grand scheme of things, I didn't get to meet a lot of people)

kirkofdoom
#439 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jun 17, 2013

So, wait... am I supposed to know who this Davoud guy is?

jdurley
#440 posted by
jdurley
on Jun 17, 2013

@marie_curious - I missed meeting you too!

Switters
#441 posted by
Switters
on Jun 17, 2013

@KoD - Nope, he was never on the blog. First time people met him was for the Steamwhistle tour.

KristaMark
#442 posted by
KristaMark
on Jun 17, 2013

@Grant

Tim @MusicSoop  has the BEST photo of Davoud from NxNE... suit with flower boutineer, briefcase, standing solo at a streetcar stop....

 

marie_curious
#443 posted by
marie_curious
on Jun 17, 2013

@jdurley: It was such a huge crowd and it was hard to know who was who. Next year I'm bringing the name tags!

Grant Lawrence
#444 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jun 17, 2013

@CDNz1 BABOOM! How is married life?!?

Grant Lawrence
#445 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jun 17, 2013

@kristamark you know that "Davoud" came within a whisker of breaking my nose at the picnic?!? Or at the least causing a nasty nose bleed???

kirkofdoom
#446 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jun 17, 2013

Hopefully by this time next year CBC and/or The Peak will wise up and hire me, and I'll be able to afford the trip to Toronto.

Or I can get them to send me.

Or people should just come to Vancouver for a big meet-up.

Grant Lawrence
#447 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jun 17, 2013

@kirkofdoom have you seen the job postings for CBC Music and Radio 3? Hiring a host right now!

Switters
#448 posted by
Switters
on Jun 17, 2013

@KoD - I'd be down for a Vancouver meet up so long as it's not too soon.  Need some time for my finances to recover from NxNE.

darbarspecial
#449 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jun 17, 2013

@kirk - Do it!

kirkofdoom
#450 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jun 17, 2013

Grant,

It's not posted on CBC Jobs website thingie!!!

Should I just email Pedro and harass ask him about it??

darbarspecial
#451 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jun 17, 2013

I need a very long time for my finances to recover.

fictionjunkie
#452 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Jun 17, 2013

What are finances?

CDNz1
#453 posted by
CDNz1
on Jun 17, 2013

Diggin' it, Grant. Thanks for everything!!!

Switters
#454 posted by
Switters
on Jun 17, 2013

@fictionjunkie - Something I wish I had

fictionjunkie
#455 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Jun 17, 2013

@switters - yeah that's pretty much what I was thinking. And since I see the lotto max is at 30 mil this week I guess I didn't win the 20 mil last Friday :'(

kathyjean
#456 posted by
kathyjean
on Jun 17, 2013

447!!

Switters
#457 posted by
Switters
on Jun 17, 2013

Time for me to take lunch/dinner. Be back in a bit.

TheIceman
#458 posted by
TheIceman
on Jun 17, 2013

Hi Grant, are you still around?

What's the story about Davoud almost breaking your nose? I didn't see that.

Christine McAvoy
#459 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jun 17, 2013

Got distracted by work...oops

Switters
#460 posted by
Switters
on Jun 17, 2013

And I'm back. Anyone still hanging out?

TheIceman
#461 posted by
TheIceman
on Jun 17, 2013

Still here.

darbarspecial
#462 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jun 17, 2013

Still here as well.

morgana
#463 posted by
morgana
on Jun 17, 2013

ahh, wooo

werewolves in london or what ever

i am here just chopping up many, many pounds of strawberries

nvp
#464 posted by
nvp
on Jun 17, 2013

 

lurk

Switters
#465 posted by
Switters
on Jun 17, 2013

@Iceman - I want to hear the near-broken nose story too.  I wonder if it involves the frisbee.

Benoit from Ottawa
#466 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 17, 2013

Here. Sort of. A little bit of the old in and out.

The door. In and out the door.

TheIceman
#467 posted by
TheIceman
on Jun 17, 2013

@Switters - That sounds like a good possibility. Brenda was pretty killer with the frisbee as would befit an accomplished Ultimate competitor.

kirkofdoom
#468 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jun 17, 2013

I am reading Mitch Hurwitz's'es' Reddit AMA

(creator of Arrested Development)

 

and also totally working.

mcfflyer
#469 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jun 17, 2013

I'm here.  No longer listening.

TheIceman
#470 posted by
TheIceman
on Jun 17, 2013

@Lee - Confirm or deny. I have heard some rumours.

kirkofdoom
#471 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jun 17, 2013

Iceman,

He & Peggy had to one-up Russ & Cathy after they one-upped them with their surprise wedding.

mcfflyer
#472 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jun 17, 2013

Ian . . .  (shakes head in total disbelief) 

darbarspecial
#473 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jun 17, 2013

I was shaking my head too Lee.

TheIceman
#474 posted by
TheIceman
on Jun 17, 2013

@Lee - So true?

mcfflyer
#475 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jun 17, 2013

Ian - So true what? 

CDNz1
#476 posted by
CDNz1
on Jun 17, 2013

TRUE: #W3DDING

FALSE: #PreggyPeggy

mcfflyer
#477 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jun 17, 2013

Thanks, Russ - and congratuations again.

Nice try, Ian.

TheIceman
#478 posted by
TheIceman
on Jun 17, 2013

@Russ - Okay I will take that as the final word.

@Lee - I wouldn't want to be the one to spread false rumours.

mcfflyer
#479 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jun 17, 2013

@Ian - Aren't you?

TheIceman
#480 posted by
TheIceman
on Jun 17, 2013

@Lee - Nice try? What is that about? I'm not trying anything.

TheIceman
#481 posted by
TheIceman
on Jun 17, 2013

@Lee - Find one place where I have said anything along those lines and I will eat my words. I asked you directly.

CDNz1
#482 posted by
CDNz1
on Jun 17, 2013

Thanks, Lee!

Ian, I think the broken nose thing involved:

A) Grant walking into the path of a frisbee.

B) Davoud throwing a frisbee.

C) Beer.

D) All of the above.

Grant Lawrence
#483 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jun 17, 2013

#preggypeggy

CDNz1
#484 posted by
CDNz1
on Jun 17, 2013

BABOOOM!

tea&cartography
#485 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jun 18, 2013

Michael Wynn

can you wake up Tuesday's blog please? It seems to be napping, and late to the stage.

KristaMark
#486 posted by
KristaMark
on Jun 18, 2013

@T&C    are you still there megan?  where's the blog?

tea&cartography
#487 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jun 18, 2013

@krista

Hiding, it hates us.

tea&cartography
#488 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jun 18, 2013

One of the comments on the other one has disappeared, so someone is poking around.

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