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Who doesn't love a road trip?

CBC Music wants you to explore the country coast to coast, one song at a time, thanks to the numerous musicians who have paid tribute to our cities, provinces, parks, small towns and waterways.

To help you visualize where you're going, CBC Music designer Samantha Smith has created this incredible song map of Canada below, and provides close-up illustrated map points in the gallery above.

"On the back of a cartoon coaster/ In the blue TV screen light/ I drew a map of Canada."
Joni Mitchell’s “A Case of You.”

Follow Samantha Smith on Twitter: @_SamanthaLeigh.

Follow Andrea Warner on Twitter: @_AndreaWarner.

Tell us what tracks are essential to your song map of Canada in the comments below.

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

morning morning.

Maps are awesome!

 

Nice job samantha!

garfielduk
#2 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

The Unofficial Radio3 Listener Map

If you are not on the old map or would simply like to move your mark just add yourself to the new map.

 

Please feel free to ask questions.



garfielduk
#3 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

Good Morning

stevierayk
#4 posted by
stevierayk
on Jun 26, 2013

@garf  -why don't I like zucchini?

How come cheese is so good?

Why can't I get this thing here to work?

Why can't I just go home? 

garfielduk
#5 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

@Stevie

You don't like zucchini because you have good taste.

That is the umami flavour found in good cheese.

It's cheep crap,don't worry about it.

You could go home but you don't because you are a good person with a strong work ethic,

 

I hope that helps.

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

@stevie

zucchini while being tricky to spell is delicious.

Do you like loaf?, have you tried grilling it?

Or is it just mushy peas bad?

garfielduk
#7 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

@T&C #6, I like mushy peas!

daa1982
#8 posted by
daa1982
on Jun 26, 2013

@Garf - of course you do. 

What about eel pie?

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

@garf

you're from across the pond.

you're supposed to!

garfielduk
#10 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

@daa #8, Eel pie is more a Cockney thing.

Benoit from Ottawa
#11 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 26, 2013

In French, "zucchini" is spelled c-o-u-r-g-e-t-t-e.

It's a fact!

garfielduk
#12 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

@BfO #11, That's how we spell it here as well.

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

@benoit

are you in my computer?

all my youtube ads are in french now. I have no idea why.

Benoit from Ottawa
#14 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 26, 2013

The word I'd been wondering about for a while is "eggplant", as in why the heck was it ever called that?

Just found the answer: "From egg + plant, originally applied only to the white-colored variety."

Oh, that makes sense... 'Cause aubergine-coloured eggs are rare.

Benoit from Ottawa
#15 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 26, 2013

13, t&c: nope; interesting. Did you click on a link I supplied yesterday through a French browser? Would that be enough to do it?

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

@benoit

at home and at work.

hytumb69
#17 posted by
hytumb69
on Jun 26, 2013

Good morning!

bengineer
#18 posted by
bengineer
on Jun 26, 2013

Good morning!

Old Abe
#19 posted by
Old Abe
on Jun 26, 2013

Good Morning!

hotpatch
#20 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 26, 2013

Arugula!

Old Abe
#21 posted by
Old Abe
on Jun 26, 2013

@GFUK - Do you folks call bell peppers capsicum?  The Kiwis do.

hotpatch
#22 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 26, 2013

garf, how does this clicky thing work?

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

@oldabe

were you on the blog yesterday for this?

it is nice and loud, mentions plowshares and swords and sorcerers.

it may be my favorite album discovered in 2013.

 

Benoit from Ottawa
#24 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 26, 2013

t&c: it's a MYSTERY!

The NSA's been messing with your puters at night! Or the CIA...

garfielduk
#25 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

@Abe #21, No but the chemical that gives any peppers their heat is called capsicum.

@hotpatch #22, It's due to the thrusting flange pressing against the trundle pinion causing the clicking sound.

QCbusdude
#26 posted by
QCbusdude
on Jun 26, 2013
Good morning! For the record, I don't know anything about making them, but I love maps.
QCbusdude
#27 posted by
QCbusdude
on Jun 26, 2013
I just gotta say, (while blogging on my iPhone is working,) I dig this song until the flutes come in. Flutes are great in some rock, but not this one.
Benoit from Ottawa
#28 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 26, 2013

Blood Ceremony by Witchwood sounds so much like old Jethro Tull stuff!

Benoit from Ottawa
#29 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 26, 2013

25 and "pepper spray" is capsicum spray.

Benoit from Ottawa
#30 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 26, 2013

And this The Dears song (Raise the Dead) sounds much like Crowded House. (Song over just now.)

bengineer
#31 posted by
bengineer
on Jun 26, 2013

There's a new North Lakes video that they filmed at the Charlottetown Farmers' Market on Saturday. Very nice. 

stevierayk
#32 posted by
stevierayk
on Jun 26, 2013

@T&C - zucchini is not delicious, because if it was I'd like it. Although zucchini loaf is an acceptable form of loaf, it can't compare to the likes of a carrot cake.

CDNz1
#33 posted by
CDNz1
on Jun 26, 2013

Good Morning!

garfielduk
#34 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

Carrot Cake FTW! 

 

(now I want Carrot Cake)

xcanuck
#35 posted by
xcanuck
on Jun 26, 2013

Howdy.

Old Abe
#36 posted by
Old Abe
on Jun 26, 2013

@GFUK - Yeah, I knew about the capsicum being the hot in peppers, but I was a little confused in the grocery stores in NZ when red bell peppers were labeled red capsicum.  I thought it must be an English thing, guess it's just a Kiwi thing?

Old Abe
#37 posted by
Old Abe
on Jun 26, 2013

@T&C - I saw the Swords talk yesterday, didn't get a chance to listen yet.  I will check it out, thanks!

garfielduk
#38 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

@Abe #36, It's the first time I've heard that so I'm guessing it's a Kiwi thing.

Benoit from Ottawa
#39 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 26, 2013

I've just visited a site that, further, confused hot peppers with bell peppers, to wit (my bolds):

Capsicum is the proper name given to the group of annual plants that includes the jalapeno, cayenne and other bell peppers. Red capsicum refers to the varieties that turn a red color when they are mature.

Read more: http://www.ehow.com/facts_5577182_red-capsicum.html#ixzz2XKX9BHLM

 

Whereas in the civilised world genrally, "bell pepper" means the fat, sweet ones.

I think there is confusion out there.

One problem is that calling all such peppers "capsicum" is correct, because of their common family and its Latin name.

Wiki puts it well:

The fruit of Capsicum plants have a variety of names depending on place and type. The piquant (spicy) variety are commonly called chili peppers, or simply "chilies". The large mild form is called red pepper, green pepper or bell pepper in North America and Britain and typically just "capsicum" in New Zealand,[3] Australia, and India. The fruit is called paprika in some other countries (although paprika can also refer to the powdered spice made from various capsicum fruit).

Raina Douris
#40 posted by
Raina Douris
on Jun 26, 2013

Uh oh - did that last time a talked sound really strange? Had a tech problem on my end!

stevierayk
#41 posted by
stevierayk
on Jun 26, 2013

If you are as old as Benoit or I another acceptable form of loaf is Sugarloaf

stevierayk
#42 posted by
stevierayk
on Jun 26, 2013

Wouldn't all peppers belong to the genus Capsicum? 

Nevermind.

centropomus
#43 posted by
centropomus
on Jun 26, 2013

Arugula!

Benoit from Ottawa
#44 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 26, 2013

SRK: yes (cap)

Benoit from Ottawa
#45 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 26, 2013

Sugarloaf: ah, Green-Eyed Lady was SO overplayed for about ten years or more...

stevierayk
#46 posted by
stevierayk
on Jun 26, 2013

I was thinkin' more Don't call us we'll call you

Benoit from Ottawa
#47 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jun 26, 2013

Wiki has several juicy bits.

The 1975 album Don't Call Us, We'll Call You was a re-release of their 1973 album I Got A Song, with one of the tracks on the earlier album replaced by the title track of the later album, which had become a hit single.

The song "Don't Call Us, We'll Call You" is notable because it contained a practical joke at the expense of CBS Records, which had just turned them down for a recording contract. The song includes the sound of a touch-tone telephone number being dialed near the beginning and ending of the song. Those numbers were an unlisted phone number at CBS Records and a public number at the White House respectively. In addition, the recording includes snippets of the guitar riff of The Beatles' "I Feel Fine," Stevie Wonder's "Superstition," and a line of dialogue from Wolfman Jack stating the call sign of a radio station; numerous tracks of this line were cut to match local markets.

Corbetta later went on to perform with the group Disco-Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes (best known for their hit "Get Dancin'"). In 1980, he became a member of The Four Seasons. He currently performs with The Classic Rock All-Stars, a touring supergroup of hitmakers from the 1960s and 1970s.

garfielduk
#50 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

The shop next door didn't have any carrot cake so I'm having to make do with Genoa cake.

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

@old abe

woo!

xcanuck
#52 posted by
xcanuck
on Jun 26, 2013

Looks like SCOTUS will punt on Prop 8 but so happy that they struck down DOMA. There's a lot of hate in this country, but this was a good victory.

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

genoa cake?

is it full of salami?

smalliebigs
#54 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jun 26, 2013

Good morning, team. 

garfielduk
#55 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

@T&C #53, Why yes it is, how did you know?

 

 

(It's a light fruit cake)

dempstergirl
#56 posted by
dempstergirl
on Jun 26, 2013

Just a quick stop in to answer the blog topic! I am sad that all of NWO was missed, so I would add An American Draft Dodger in Thunder Bay by Sam Roberts Band and Amy Millan's Come Home Loaded Roadie: "I can hear your wheels on the lonely highway, Ice kicked up in the February sun of the town Thunder Bay..."

My new home of Newfoundland is also missing!

Okay, back to listening and working. Good day to all!

smalliebigs
#57 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jun 26, 2013

@Dempster: Come Home Loaded Roadie is lovely. At some point I started liking Amy Millan's solo stuff more than Stars' material. 

dempstergirl
#58 posted by
dempstergirl
on Jun 26, 2013

@smalliebigs - me too. I saw her at Dawson City Music Fest when she was promoting that album and she was very lovely....except that she was always late for shows and hadn't done her sound checks :)

bengineer
#59 posted by
bengineer
on Jun 26, 2013

SCOTUS just ruled 5-4 that there's no standing Prop-8. That means Same Sex Marriage is legal in California now too. The ruling referenced above only pertained to federal law. Here's the link.

hotpatch
#60 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 26, 2013

this conversation is a verbal degustation

hotpatch
#61 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 26, 2013

(i meant the foodie conversation) 

Shonica
#62 posted by
Shonica
on Jun 26, 2013

Good morning everyone!

Smallie, Love, love, love Amy Millan's solo music!!!!! 

Shonica
#63 posted by
Shonica
on Jun 26, 2013

Rah Rah Raina,

Just have to say I have been listening all morning and the music has be fantastic today!

kathyjean
#64 posted by
kathyjean
on Jun 26, 2013

This is a perfect topic for Andy and Alisha! I'm not sure if he'll be checking in today as they're touring around before heading to Regina later today!

smalliebigs
#65 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jun 26, 2013

I wonder what kind of natural disaster the Janes gang will bring in to Regina with them! ;)

@Shonica: her cover of "I Will Follow You in to the Dark" is great. If it weren't so heartbreaking I think "Baby I" would be my favourite. 

Shonica
#66 posted by
Shonica
on Jun 26, 2013
* been
kathyjean
#67 posted by
kathyjean
on Jun 26, 2013

haha - smallie. Royal Wood was rained out yesterday. :(:( There was an impromptu house show, but I'm not high enough on the Saskatoon twitterati to get in. Or it was just random. 

garfielduk
#68 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

1 planck length = 1.61619926 × 10-35 metres

says the googles

kathyjean
#69 posted by
kathyjean
on Jun 26, 2013

57 and 62 + 1223092384

smalliebigs
#70 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jun 26, 2013

@Kathy: that's a bummer--any talk of a makeup show? 

hotpatch
#71 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 26, 2013

planck you very much for the explanation

kathyjean
#72 posted by
kathyjean
on Jun 26, 2013

Smallie - Nah, he opened the night before for someone else, so I doubt it. Was really looking forward to it. Instead of that, Kirby and I took them to a local craft beer ale house!

laurita.snow
#73 posted by
laurita.snow
on Jun 26, 2013

howdy folks!

this is *such* a great topic idea!

mcfflyer
#74 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jun 26, 2013
Greetings from newly liberated California! You want road trip? Right now, this message in being written on my iPhone inside of the Shaggin' Wagon, where I am in the process of loading it for a trip tomorrow!!
tea&cartography
#75 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jun 26, 2013

oh!

there are only a couple of days left of the month to get your bbq AND/OR fish recipes in to the r3cipe page.

hotpatch
#76 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 26, 2013

Raina i know it's late in the show but can you put  a song by Jason Colette called Parry Sound in the hopper so maybe it gets played today?

mcfflyer
#77 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jun 26, 2013
<<<<< Making the cab over bed in this thing is an acrobatic challenge.
laurita.snow
#78 posted by
laurita.snow
on Jun 26, 2013

@ T&C: just added myself to the map! maps are awesome!

Shonica
#79 posted by
Shonica
on Jun 26, 2013

hotpatch, #76 Great song!!!

stevierayk
#80 posted by
stevierayk
on Jun 26, 2013

@T&C - don't close the recipe pages, I've been super busy and I have a good fish recipe I'd like to post. Next week I'm on holidays, hopefully I can get it up there.

Old Abe
#81 posted by
Old Abe
on Jun 26, 2013

@Lee - Does that license plate say what I think it does?

kathyjean
#82 posted by
kathyjean
on Jun 26, 2013

Old Abe - YEP.

garfielduk
#83 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

@laurita #78, Thank you!

kathyjean
#84 posted by
kathyjean
on Jun 26, 2013

Missing Dallas tomorrow night too.. :( WHINE WHINE!

centropomus
#85 posted by
centropomus
on Jun 26, 2013

Good day down south. And Wendy in TX....wow!

mcfflyer
#86 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jun 26, 2013
@Old Abe. That license plate is part of CMac's Photoshop handiwork. Pretty clever of her, but always watch your back - and your wallet around her.
Old Abe
#88 posted by
Old Abe
on Jun 26, 2013

@Lee - Ahhh, I see. I should have read the caption.  So, how much else is doctored?

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

@stevie

I won't close it.

I'm in the same boat as you.

but i have monday off, as opposed to the  whole week.

dempstergirl
#90 posted by
dempstergirl
on Jun 26, 2013

GarfUK - I just updated myself on the new map! I look lonely way out there by myself...

mcfflyer
#91 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jun 26, 2013
@Old Abe - well it certainly doesn't have that name across the front! However, I am considering it ...
Old Abe
#92 posted by
Old Abe
on Jun 26, 2013

@GFUK - I don't see you on the listener map?

garfielduk
#93 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

@dempstergirl #90, Think of that map as induction before you get added back to the old map (the new one can only hold 100 markers at most)

Old Abe
#94 posted by
Old Abe
on Jun 26, 2013

@Lee - Hi-O.

Snarf
#95 posted by
Snarf
on Jun 26, 2013

jdurly - actually zucchini is good on pizza with soprassata and chilli flakes.

And I believe the merits of chocolate zucchini cake (ideally with orange glaze) have been discussed.

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

@snarf

and beets!

dempstergirl
#97 posted by
dempstergirl
on Jun 26, 2013

@Garf - it's like being in quarantine before being let back into the general population ... You can delete my QC entry on the old map in approximately 16 DAYS!!!! WOOOOOO!!!!!

garfielduk
#98 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

@Abe #92, I'm on the old one but I had to back it up and clear it because out of the 100 pins it would hold we had 345.

 

Old Map

Snarf
#99 posted by
Snarf
on Jun 26, 2013

OUTRAGE! I can't be Snarf on the recipe wiki because there is already a Snarf!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Snarf
#100 posted by
Snarf
on Jun 26, 2013

T&C - I assume you mean in chocolate cake.  That sounds good.  On pizza not so much.

laurita.snow
#101 posted by
laurita.snow
on Jun 26, 2013

@ Snarf: and with roasted sweet potatoes!

laurita.snow
#102 posted by
laurita.snow
on Jun 26, 2013

@ Snarf: first of all, they are delicious on pizza. second of all WHAT???? no other snarfs allowed!

stevierayk
#103 posted by
stevierayk
on Jun 26, 2013

Beets and Zucchini! On a pizza? Freak show.

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

@snarf

grate up some pickled beets and roast them in the oven, they make a tasty pizza topping with rosemary and goat cheese.

Shonica
#105 posted by
Shonica
on Jun 26, 2013

While in TO, we ate at Libretto on Ossington, we ordered the Beet Caprese Salad! OH my it was so tasty!

laurita.snow
#106 posted by
laurita.snow
on Jun 26, 2013

@ Tea: mmmmmmmmm....

I just slice 'em up, sprinkle 'em with thyme, provencal herbs, and ginger, then sqeeze lemon on them, chop up some garlic and sprinkle on, then drizzle on olive oil and roast in oven for a bit.

deeeeee licious.

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

@snarf

I can't see another you?

try again?

Old Abe
#108 posted by
Old Abe
on Jun 26, 2013

Re: R3cipe Page - Ian, I have NOT forgotten about that noodle recipe. ;)

stevierayk
#109 posted by
stevierayk
on Jun 26, 2013

I like a roasted beet salad. Just beets, goat cheese and some vinaigrette or just olive oil. Summer time on a plate 

Snarf
#110 posted by
Snarf
on Jun 26, 2013

oh, pickled beets.  I like pickled things.  And they would be soft. I could support/try that.

Shonica
#111 posted by
Shonica
on Jun 26, 2013

#105 Can't stop thinking about it actually, I'm going to get the ingredients and try to make a similar one!

stevierayk
#112 posted by
stevierayk
on Jun 26, 2013

@snarf - you've never had pickled beets? Super sweet and good.

garfielduk
#113 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

@T&C #107, There may be a snarf already using wikispaces.  The user account is with the whole site not just your wiki

Snarf
#114 posted by
Snarf
on Jun 26, 2013

T&C - I am thinking there is a Snarf on another wiki page.  I went with SnarfU.  Because I was feeling snarfy.

TheIceman
#115 posted by
TheIceman
on Jun 26, 2013

Hi Y'all (before the switch), or is it merg-a-blergh?

Snarf
#116 posted by
Snarf
on Jun 26, 2013

stevierayk - they have been one of my favourite foods since before I could talk. (actually)  I just though we were talking about raw beets on pizza, not pickled or roasted, and I was sceptical.

stevierayk
#117 posted by
stevierayk
on Jun 26, 2013

@snarf - gotcha.

garfielduk
#118 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

@TheIceman #115, It's a merg-a-blergh today.

deiru
#119 posted by
deiru
on Jun 26, 2013

@Ian, I believe this will e a mega-blerghery today

CDNz1
#120 posted by
CDNz1
on Jun 26, 2013

MEGAbloog.

jdurley
#121 posted by
jdurley
on Jun 26, 2013

Mega-blergh-o-mania!

laurita.snow
#122 posted by
laurita.snow
on Jun 26, 2013

YYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! I LOVE THIS SONG!!! THANK YOU LANA!!!! <3

kirkofdoom
#123 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jun 26, 2013

City or Area specific songs for Canada?

Just put on Said the Whale's entire Islands Disappear album. Just about every song is either named after or about different places in Canada.

laurita.snow
#124 posted by
laurita.snow
on Jun 26, 2013

I listened to this song nonstop when I first moved back to Ottawa and was missing Montreal like crazy. god, this is wonderful! 

kathyjean
#125 posted by
kathyjean
on Jun 26, 2013

Put yer foot in yer mouth there, eh John K? ;)

kathyjean
#126 posted by
kathyjean
on Jun 26, 2013

(re: Jets) 

Laurita, love this song too. 

garfielduk
#127 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

Elliott Brood - Oh Alberta, covers a lot of ground.

laurita.snow
#128 posted by
laurita.snow
on Jun 26, 2013

I hate that I have to go out now. This has been my favourite topic for a blog post since last summer, basically. Please play "Oh Alberta" for me, if you can, Lana!

smalliebigs
#129 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jun 26, 2013

I've lost count of the number of times I've listened to One Great City as I stared out the window of an office at a grey sky and felt some connection with John K. Samson. 

Also: SO MANY of the Rural Alberta Advantage's songs are are Canadian shout outs -- "e.g.: the Death Bridge in Lethbridge", "Edmonton", "Frank Slide" and so on.

smalliebigs
#130 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jun 26, 2013

I love that merg-a-blergh is a thing. 

PhilipST
#131 posted by
PhilipST
on Jun 26, 2013

Hello Mega Blog. Tuning in to Lana's show following a big morning of US news with the Supreme Court finally doing the right thing on a narrow 5-4 ruling and making marriage equality closer to a full reality here. Lots of celebrating going on here today. Just catching up to Canada, is what I tell my friends in NYC. 

TheIceman
#132 posted by
TheIceman
on Jun 26, 2013

So nice to see Stan Rogers Northwest Passage. For anyone who doesn't know Stan, do yourself a favour look up some of his music to hear one of the legendary voices in Canadian music.

Lana Gay
#133 posted by
Lana Gay
on Jun 26, 2013

Oh, hello friends! Quite a great day, indeed. I love this super Canadian topic too! How are you today?

deiru
#134 posted by
deiru
on Jun 26, 2013

There are so many great Corb song thy can play.

PhilipST
#135 posted by
PhilipST
on Jun 26, 2013

Yay for the late and missed Stan Rogers! What a great voice. 

centropomus
#136 posted by
centropomus
on Jun 26, 2013

Arugulana!

stevierayk
#137 posted by
stevierayk
on Jun 26, 2013

Really all I need is the complete Stompin Tom collection and I could probably make it all way around Canada eh.

TheIceman
#138 posted by
TheIceman
on Jun 26, 2013

Speaking of great voices Weezy Burns is pretty awesome!

centropomus
#139 posted by
centropomus
on Jun 26, 2013

Weezy!

Cicero
#140 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

Love me some Joni! Hi Samantha!

Nrosoce
#141 posted by
Nrosoce
on Jun 26, 2013

Can we all agree that CBC should produce these song designs as posters?

Cicero
#142 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

Finally getting out this week! Taking friday off to make sandwiches and comfort food (lasagna, penne al forno) for the flood victims, and then saturday, heading out to give people food and help them clean. Really looking forward to the weekend!

Cicero
#143 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

woops - a little late for samantha :-( but YAY LANA!

garfielduk
#144 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

@Cicero #142, If I may use an Australian term, Your bloods worth bottling.

Cicero
#145 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

Oh hey blog, that makes me think - any other comfort food ideas?

centropomus
#146 posted by
centropomus
on Jun 26, 2013

Mac and cheese! (Not the KD kind)

Cicero
#147 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@Garf - aww creepifying and sweet - thanks! Please don't ever decide to do that.

Cicero
#148 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@centropomus - noted!

garfielduk
#149 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

@centro #146, There are other kinds!?

Snarf
#150 posted by
Snarf
on Jun 26, 2013

Cicero - chocolate chip cookies?

flannel tom
#151 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 26, 2013

A really quick and dirty list from the top of my head:

(nova scotia/maritimes)

feist - mushaboom

mat mays - city of lakes

               - queen of portland street

classified - the maritimes

jay mayne - glenwood life

the motorleague - every man needs a cape breton

hylozoists - bras d'or lakes

change of heart - halifax facial

the flashing lights - been waiting ("we're known in the valley, we're big back in hali")

josh martinez - going back to hali

al tuck - hello, prince edward island

the guthries - off windmill

                  - harbour queen

lake names - echo

                  - folly

the stanfields - (ballad of) dagger woods

                    - the road to guysborough

hip club groove - bay o funday

(elsewhere)

snfu - head smashed in buffalo jump

josh martinez - bc trees

cadence weapon - oliver square

the smugglers - vancouver, bc

the evaporators - ripple rock

chixdiggit - sikome beach

             - I drove the coquihalla

 

I've left out the obvious ones, like your corb lunds, your elliot broods, your tragically hips... everybody knows about those ones. I'm sure I'm missing a few that in hindsight should be "obvious" to me... but I can't think of them right now.

 

 

 

 

deiru
#152 posted by
deiru
on Jun 26, 2013

@Lana you must play CGY at some point and Oliver Square. Also haven't heard any Arkells, RAA, or Corb yet.

Cicero
#153 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@Snarf - good choice! Yes! On the list!

centropomus
#154 posted by
centropomus
on Jun 26, 2013

@garf --- YES! KD is NOT mac and cheese. It's some sort of cheese-like gruel with pasta.

flannel tom
#155 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 26, 2013

@stevie, 137 - I've experienced that first hand as a tweenager. My dad had the stompin' tom tapes at the ready for every destination on our cross canada voyage back in 94. (it was a real cross canada one too, NS to Van island and back. NFLD was the next summer so as not to make them feel left out.)

flannel tom
#156 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 26, 2013

just thought of one of those obvious ones I missed - Jenn Grant, Chocolate Lake

Cicero
#157 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

Any other comfort food ideas?? Come on Blog! I know you've got a TON!

flannel tom
#158 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 26, 2013

@cicero - i think the topic is actually about songs about canada, not comfort foods....

garfielduk
#159 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

@Cicero #157, Soup, Pasta Salad, Cake?

Cicero
#160 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@FT - I realize, but I'm trying to crowd-source good food ideas for flood victims. But, to give in, Harlan Pepper, Great Lakes, obviously. and definitely Rural Alberta Advantage :-)

Christine McAvoy
#161 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jun 26, 2013

Good Morning Megablerg!

smalliebigs
#162 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jun 26, 2013

@Cicero: FRIED CHICKEN! 

RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE!

YELLING!  

centropomus
#163 posted by
centropomus
on Jun 26, 2013

@cicero --- a big pot roast always seems to fit the comfort food category. Easy in a CrockPot.

Cicero
#164 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@SMALLIE - WHY ARE WE YELLING AGAIN?! ALSO ALL THE YES TO RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE!!!!!!!

garfielduk
#165 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

@FT #158, I see the "blog topic" as a challenge, not unlike the yes no game, of seeing how long I can go without mentioning it.

deiru
#166 posted by
deiru
on Jun 26, 2013

This hasn't been mention yet and I'm not sure how, but BRUCE PENINSULA!!!!!

binsy
#167 posted by
binsy
on Jun 26, 2013

Garf,

What's the yes no game?

Grant Lawrence
#168 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jun 26, 2013

Great job Sammy Smith on the gorgeous images in this gallery! I want them all on a t-shirt yesterday!!!

TheIceman
#169 posted by
TheIceman
on Jun 26, 2013

@Cicero - Soup is excellent, grilled cheese.

binsy
#170 posted by
binsy
on Jun 26, 2013

@Cicero

Buns. 

binsy
#171 posted by
binsy
on Jun 26, 2013

@flannel tom

Very impressive list!

TheIceman
#172 posted by
TheIceman
on Jun 26, 2013

@Grant 168 - We all hope you get that T-shirt Grant, in the extra long no-shirtcock version.

evensteven
#173 posted by
evensteven
on Jun 26, 2013

Hi Everyone!

Happy Wenzdee / New Comic Day (AGAIN!!!)

Cicero
#174 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@Grant -re 168: Agreed! Those are so great! I love the vintage-y look!

@Iceman - Good point. Grilled cheese is always a good option...:-D

 

Snarf
#175 posted by
Snarf
on Jun 26, 2013

mmm... pasta salad is a guilty pleasure/comfort food for me.

garfielduk
#176 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

@binsy #167, Someone asks you closed questions and you have to respond without saying yes or no.

Cicero
#177 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@Snarf - I can make some potato/pasta salad to go along with the lunch sandwiches... deffinitely! :-)

TheRadioHead
#178 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jun 26, 2013
Lookit' Tom, what a keener. Lookit' me, logged in. I just had someone sing "Running Back to Saskatoon" to me so that's what's in my head and what I'm saying.
mcfflyer
#179 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jun 26, 2013
My camping buddy, Tom, flies in at 12:50, and we leave tomorrow, so unloading the SW right now. And to bring along a little Canadian love, besides the maple syrup, are four hand tied dry flies, tied and given to me by Ben Worchester of Said The Whale.
mcfflyer
#180 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jun 26, 2013
Re 179 - that's obviously loading, not unloading the Wagon.
Cicero
#181 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

Also I think Deiru pointed out another RAA song - The Dethbridge in Lethbridge, but then there's Frank, AB, and Edmonton too. Also Tornado '87, which is about the Tornado that hit Edmonton too.

CDNz1
#182 posted by
CDNz1
on Jun 26, 2013

Ben's Flies...the next big thing?

binsy
#183 posted by
binsy
on Jun 26, 2013

@garf

That sounds fun. Have you seen/read Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead where they play a similar game in which you have to go back and forth answering every question with a question?

garfielduk
#184 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

@binsy #183, I haven't, I'll add it to the must read list. Thanks.

nvp
#185 posted by
nvp
on Jun 26, 2013

 

i feel a lot like just drinking coffee and listening to music right now.

not so much into work.  anyone else?

Christine McAvoy
#186 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jun 26, 2013

@nvp ME! Except tea instead of coffee...I can't seem to start my day yet...

TheIceman
#187 posted by
TheIceman
on Jun 26, 2013

@nvp 185 - Pretty much every day.

TheRadioHead
#188 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jun 26, 2013
NVP, I'm one day away from holidays. Do I feel like working?
Shonica
#189 posted by
Shonica
on Jun 26, 2013

nvp, #185

I'm in, heading out to the best coffee shop in the 'Peg right now!

Cicero
#190 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@NVP - Yeah, pretty much all the time...

TheRadioHead
#191 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jun 26, 2013
That's two logging ins and two comments. Can we hope its fixed?
Hedgehogfriend
#192 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 26, 2013

Sure hope so @TRH!  Hi blogolith!

nvp
#193 posted by
nvp
on Jun 26, 2013

 

@TheRadioHead  i don't know what the plant lady business is like, but for me, the day before vacation is one of the most stressful!  but the finish line is in sight at least .. cheers!

deiru
#194 posted by
deiru
on Jun 26, 2013

LOVE DEATH BRIDGE IN LETHBRIDGE, that song made me fall in love with RAA, and made me a told fan boy when I saw them play back in November at the QE Theater with Dan. I literally went running up to them at the intermission screaming "I'M FROM LETHBRIDGE, AND I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!). I think they thought I was bit crazy (so to did my girlfriend at the time).

nvp
#195 posted by
nvp
on Jun 26, 2013

 

@shonica  what is the best coffee shop in the Peg?  i should plot a cross canada caffeine tour some day.

Cicero
#196 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@Deiru - That's so awesome! Ahahahaha! Well done. What's life if you can't be a little crazy sometimes? I'm sure they appreciated it!

Hedgehogfriend
#197 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 26, 2013

There are lots of songs about Montreal I'm sure you all know, but a fun one is Old Man Luedecke's The Drawing Near.  A couple of other favs: The Matinee's l'Absinthe and Amelia Curran's Bye Bye Montreal. 

Fun theme!

Cicero
#198 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

Cute pic HHF!!

smalliebigs
#199 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jun 26, 2013

"Alberta Says Hello" by Corb Lund covers BOTH Montreal AND some random place in Alberta. It's also heartbreaking, particularly when the listener is going through the exact same thing Corb describes. Stupid, awesome Corb Lund.  

Christine McAvoy
#200 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jun 26, 2013

Ladies of Montreal might have been a good fit too :)

Hedgehogfriend
#201 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 26, 2013

Thanks @cicero -- @darbar sent it to me!

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

tom

why do you have those pigeons?

they were in my inbox this morning.

dempstergirl
#203 posted by
dempstergirl
on Jun 26, 2013

@HHF 197 - I'm planning on listening to that one as I drive away from QC in a couple of weeks to move east! It's a lovely song, for sure.

dempstergirl
#204 posted by
dempstergirl
on Jun 26, 2013

@HHF - I meant Amelia Curran :)

kirkofdoom
#205 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jun 26, 2013

I always get The Dethbridge in Lethbridge confused with Heathrow or Deathrow by The Dears. 

Hedgehogfriend
#206 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 26, 2013

Oh cool @Smallie [199] thanks! I'm pretty sure I hear Corb Lund in the Carolyn Marks/NQ Arbuckle song Saskatoon Tonight but I'm not 100% sure...

Snarf
#207 posted by
Snarf
on Jun 26, 2013

wait, is the Deathbridge that insanely high bridge you see as you drive into town? I think I know what you are talking about.  It seemed out of place.

Hedgehogfriend
#208 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 26, 2013

How far east @dempstergirl?!  To quote @steph "What's going on?!"  Hope it's a happy move!

dempstergirl
#209 posted by
dempstergirl
on Jun 26, 2013

@HHF - all the way east! I'm moving to St. John's!! I AM VERY EXCITED!

evensteven
#210 posted by
evensteven
on Jun 26, 2013

Has anyone mentioned / requested (or played?) Ohbijou's NIAGRA yet O_o?

Cicero
#211 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@Snarf - yeah, that's the one everyone throws themselves off of when the winds drive them insane.

Hedgehogfriend
#212 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 26, 2013

Wow @dempstergirl that's entirely awesome!  Maybe I can see you there this Fall! So happy you'll get to hang out with The Awesomeness That Is Rebbey!

Cicero
#213 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@Dempstergirl - AHHHHH!!!! CONGRATS!!! Jealous!

Hedgehogfriend
#214 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 26, 2013

A great Newfoundland band but a song about Northern Ontario: All the Wiles "Radio"

dempstergirl
#215 posted by
dempstergirl
on Jun 26, 2013

@HHF - Definitely we'll get together this fall! We almost got together at the Black Sheep for Jeremy Fisher but I couldn't make it at the last minute....hopefully it will work out better in another province. And yes, Rebbey is going to show me the ropes of St. John's and being a Newfoundlander!

Hedgehogfriend
#216 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 26, 2013

Has anybody mentioned Jeremy Fisher's Marengo, Saskatchewan? Or Ain't Got Nothing But Plenty of Time? (Lake Louise!)

flannel tom
#217 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 26, 2013

Andrew Vincent's Canadian Dream covers a lot of ground.

deiru
#218 posted by
deiru
on Jun 26, 2013

@Cicero, I know that I am actually crazy, cause I sort of miss the wind.

Cicero
#219 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@Smallie - re: corb - I haven't heard that one. I'll have to check it out...

Hedgehogfriend
#220 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 26, 2013

Absolutely, @dempstergirl -- I was sorry you didn't make it to the Black Sheep Inn, but we'll make up for it in St. John's!  You couldn't ask for a better mentor than our Rebbey!

Shonica
#221 posted by
Shonica
on Jun 26, 2013
nvp, Parlour Coffee on Main St.
dempstergirl
#222 posted by
dempstergirl
on Jun 26, 2013

@cicero - thanks! I'm really excited. The big-kid grown-up job is a bit scary, but I can't wait to live in one place for a very long period of time and I think I'm going to love NL.

Cicero
#223 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@deiru - no man, not crazy, just nostalgic. I missed it for a bit when I left too.

flannel tom
#224 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 26, 2013

@tea/carto, re: 202

just a pretty great Google Streetview image I read about/looked up. It's a Pigeon People Parade in West Tokyo.

flagpole music
#225 posted by
flagpole music
on Jun 26, 2013

Because I wouldn't want you to think I was slacking off, any list of great Canada songs should include Stephen Fearing's "The Longest Road".  It was picked to be the first tune played on the 6String Nation on Canada Day back in 2006, fer PEte's sake.  

also i will now flat out advertise because his summer concert podcasts start tonight on "Roots on the Wire"

& so @Grant  knows I would never forget his brother - in - law, Matt Barber's "Easily Bruised" does have the line "Join this travelling circus from PEI to BC"

Snarf
#226 posted by
Snarf
on Jun 26, 2013

cicero - I guess that is what happens when you only have one precipice to choose from.  Here in Vancouver people have a few bridges to choose from....

Shonica
#227 posted by
Shonica
on Jun 26, 2013
Greenfield Main has a great song about the Red River Valley!
TheRadioHead
#228 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jun 26, 2013
Shonica, it really appears that the site is fixed. Give it a try.
flagpole music
#229 posted by
flagpole music
on Jun 26, 2013

also, good morning all (well, it still is here)

Shonica
#230 posted by
Shonica
on Jun 26, 2013
See you all later!
flannel tom
#231 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 26, 2013

@nvp, re: best coffee in weinerpeg: Binsy's house.

Hedgehogfriend
#232 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 26, 2013

The Good Lovelies Backyard about TO

Melissa McClelland Victoria Day about Hamilton

Buck 65 Blood of a Young Wolf not about but mentions Sable Island....

Hedgehogfriend
#233 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 26, 2013

See you @Shonica!  Have a good one!

Cicero
#234 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@Dempstergirl - I'm sure you'll love it! So much history! And yeah, big girl jobs can be scary, but once you settle in, you'll feel a lot more comfortable. And if I know anything about you, you'll shine from day 1! I want to go out to MUN for a Folklore M.A. and Ph.D eventually. One day. After the book's done (hopefully!)

TheIceman
#235 posted by
TheIceman
on Jun 26, 2013

Has anyone mentioned Montreal -40°C by Malajube?

Shonica
#236 posted by
Shonica
on Jun 26, 2013
TRH Yes I am using a mobile device !!!!!!! WOO HOO Thank you!!!!!!
smalliebigs
#237 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jun 26, 2013

@HHF: I LOVE "Saskatoon Tonight"! One of my faves. And I am, in fact, an honorary cowboy. 

Hedgehogfriend
#238 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 26, 2013

Ooooh good one @Iceman [235] Brrrrr!

dempstergirl
#239 posted by
dempstergirl
on Jun 26, 2013

Has Jason Collett Love Song to Canada really not made the list yet? Maybe it has too many places. I will reiterate my Thunder Bay nominations way back from comment #56. Gotta represent my home town!

flannel tom
#240 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 26, 2013

Holy Shit, I just realized why this topic/theme is happening: It's almost Canada Day!!!!

(which is good, b/c Canada Day = fun; yet, it's bad b/c Canada Day means the summer is already half over? FAHK.)

smalliebigs
#241 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jun 26, 2013

@Iceman: someone should have by now--such an awesome song. 

Hedgehogfriend
#242 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 26, 2013

Awesome @smalliebigs!  Yee haw!

Hedgehogfriend
#243 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 26, 2013

A couple of political ones: Sarah Harmer's Escarpment Blue and Tom Fun Orchestra's Tar Pond Tango

smalliebigs
#244 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jun 26, 2013

@Beigewash: not HALF over! We've barely had a taste in these parts. I think Canada Day in Edmonton is when things really get rolling in terms of outdoor events/festivals, etc., so I dig it. Plus, there must be free pancakes in the mix somewhere. 

Somewhere, somehow, free pancakes. 

Cicero
#245 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@Snarf - I have a short story bumping around in my head, where the deathbridge in lethbridge is actually a portal across the river styx, but you only get there if you throw yourself off the bridge. It's sort of a 'Dante's inferno meets suicide attempt' story. Haven't gotten around to it yet. Well, that's not exactly true. I started it, but with a slightly different premise, and it kind of died around page 30.

Hedgehogfriend
#246 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 26, 2013

blue=blues

flagpole music
#247 posted by
flagpole music
on Jun 26, 2013

#232 - +1 for Victoria Day!  & "When the Lights Went Out in Hogtown" from that same album is about Toronto.

then there's Luke's "Aloha Manitoba"

(just got here so some of these may easier be repeats. i haven't caught up at all)

dempstergirl
#248 posted by
dempstergirl
on Jun 26, 2013

@cicero - Aw, you're a sweetie! I have a friend in the folklore program and she has loved it. Go for it!! We can be in-person crafty friends!  :)  Plus my blogging is going to go even more downhill with the big-kid job so at least we'll be able to chat in person!

Christine McAvoy
#249 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jun 26, 2013

seriously though, Vancouver, BC by The Smugglers...I'm appalled it's missing from the list!

Hedgehogfriend
#250 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 26, 2013

"I hold tight to memories of Spencer Smith park"!  I do too!

flannel tom
#251 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 26, 2013

Old Man Luedecke has a few in is repertoire, perhaps one of the most obvious being Spoons at Kate's about a joint that apparently everyone has worked at, up in Whitehorse.

xcanuck
#252 posted by
xcanuck
on Jun 26, 2013

For me, no other band evokes images of Canada like The Wheat Pool do. I listen to them and am instantly transported all over the country. Their second album was titled Hauntario so there's that (which has a song with the line "Goodbye Toronto, so long Ontario" which runs through my head every time I head north on the Ambassador Bridge).

Wheat Pool songs that specifically reference Canadian places include "Peniel, SK" and "Whyte Avenue". And of course, "Geographic Centre of Canada". As an FYI, technically, the geographic centre of Canada is Yathkyed Lake, Nunavut although a spot outside of Landmark, MB lays claim to the honour.  I would think the song refers to the latter.

dempstergirl
#253 posted by
dempstergirl
on Jun 26, 2013

@FT - That's Klondike Kate's in Dawson City, YT! Best hangover breakfast EVER and Caesar's served right at opening. Not that I know from experience...

flannel tom
#254 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 26, 2013

@christine, # 249 - it made my list! (in #151)

dempstergirl
#255 posted by
dempstergirl
on Jun 26, 2013

@ft - my enthusiasm was over my love of Kate's, OML, and Dawson, not at correcting you :) I've eaten breakfast at Kate's at the same time as OML during a Music Fest. It was like I was in a song....

Hedgehogfriend
#256 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 26, 2013

Rats, lunch break is over, listening but working -- check in with y'all later!  Love the Canadian song suggestions, so much fun!

flannel tom
#257 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 26, 2013

there used to be a band back in Halifax called York Redoubt that featured prominent members of the scene. York Redoubt for those not in the know, is a National Historic Site of Canada near Purcells Cove, NS (pretty much Halifax). It's an old military spot that guarded Halifax Harbour.

flannel tom
#258 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 26, 2013

@dempster - Yeah! totally hear you there! I've never been so I wasn't sure exactly where it is... I just knew it was "up north". I've literally had like, 5 people I know who have worked there.

Shonica
#259 posted by
Shonica
on Jun 26, 2013
Flagpole, yes! There are several others in the Luke Doucet catalogue too!
Cicero
#260 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@Dempster - I really really want to! But I've got to have the cash and some cash-flow first ;-) But it would be so awesome to be in-person friends too! Either way, if your blogging does fall off, drop me a line over FB to let me know how you're settling in and all the adventures you get into and such!

StephRamsahai
#261 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Jun 26, 2013

GOOD MORNING!

StephRamsahai
#262 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Jun 26, 2013

:) It's afternoon... my bad..

GOOD AFTERNOON!

flannel tom
#263 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 26, 2013

....and if we are going Band Names over song themes, there's Rain Over St. Ambrose and Caledonia and North of America and the sainte catherines and...... and..... and.... many others

nvp
#264 posted by
nvp
on Jun 26, 2013

 

@FT, Binsy [231].  i'll put it on the list.  Binsy, let me know if you move.

TheIceman
#265 posted by
TheIceman
on Jun 26, 2013

Listening to the Blue Jays 2-0 for the Jays in the 6th inning.

flannel tom
#266 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 26, 2013

GET IT TOGETHER STEPHANIE RAMSAHAI!

darbarspecial
#267 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jun 26, 2013

Still morning here Steph, but Good Afternoon to you!

Hey all!

Christine McAvoy
#268 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jun 26, 2013

@Steph it's morning out here still...only 10am! Good morning! :)

StephRamsahai
#269 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Jun 26, 2013

I'M TRYING FLANNEL TOM!

My morning was spent listening to some guy try to be cool while training me on how to promote beer. LIKE I NEED HELP WITH THAT!!!

Hahaha! But seriously, I feel all weird. I never spend that much time on the phone.

darbarspecial
#270 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jun 26, 2013

DIVINE FITS!!

garfielduk
#271 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

@Steph #262, It's always after noon here when I say good morning on the blog.

deiru
#272 posted by
deiru
on Jun 26, 2013

I should point out that OML meet his now wife at Kate's.

Cicero
#273 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@steph - phone training is awwwwkward. Just get through it, and then go on and do your thing ;-)

Christine McAvoy
#274 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jun 26, 2013

@Steph you will get used to it. When I had to call people for photoshoots at Toronto Life I felt SO AWKWARD on the phone but eventually after calling a ton of people it felt like just part of the job/second nature.

:)

Beer please!

flannel tom
#275 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 26, 2013

@lana - who's having a good time in the studio? you are!

Cicero
#276 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@Lana - Aww yes. I love Old Man Luedeke!

smalliebigs
#277 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jun 26, 2013

I remember when I first started working office jobs in which I had to call people. I was nervous and would try to plan out what I would say, etc. Now it's much more "by the seat of my pants" or lack of pants, depending on how many people are around the office. 

StephRamsahai
#278 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Jun 26, 2013

@Cmac - Luckily, I don't have to do that often. That was just training. I'll be promoting beer in various LCBO locations. I am much better at in person interactions. 

flannel tom
#279 posted by
flannel tom
on Jun 26, 2013

I'm heading to east end regina over the lunch hour... for those who don't know/don't care, it's fucking hell on earth (big box land/cookie cutter burbs)

wish me luck.

Cicero
#280 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@Smallie - Sometimes it worries me that as a lawyer, as a professional, you wear so little clothes in the office. :-P

darbarspecial
#281 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jun 26, 2013

Good luck Tom! I always feel I have gone to some other place when I am out there.

bengineer
#282 posted by
bengineer
on Jun 26, 2013

Good luck, Tom.

garfielduk
#283 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

@FT #279, Good Luck Sir.

smalliebigs
#284 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jun 26, 2013

@Cicero: with fewer cumbersome items of clothing I can focus more of my energies on justice! 

Glorious, breezy justice! 

binsy
#285 posted by
binsy
on Jun 26, 2013

@flannel tom, nvp

Always unlimited free refills at my house, 24/7.

darbarspecial
#286 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jun 26, 2013

i took my son into an IKEA last night, just so he could have that experience. He found it odd that I was using IKEA as a tourist attraction. He may be right.

binsy
#287 posted by
binsy
on Jun 26, 2013

@darbar

We used IKEA as an outing with the kids in the dead of winter. We bought nothing, just took the kids to the toy section for a while, then went home. 

Cicero
#288 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@Smallie: I can just see the local commercial now: "Smallie Biggs, Naked lawyer, streaking for truth, justice, and the Canadian way! TRUTH AND JUSTICE ARE HIS ONLY ARMOR! CALL TODAY! (and, ahem, ladies, eyes up here. He's not a piece of meat!)"

erinev
#289 posted by
erinev
on Jun 26, 2013

Hi Blog! It's been forever! I've missed you.

kirkofdoom
#290 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jun 26, 2013

People keep trying to convince me there are actually things to to in the prairies.

You guys aren't helping that...

garfielduk
#291 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

@DBS #286, I could understand WalMart being a tourist attraction if only to study the wildlife there.

smalliebigs
#292 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jun 26, 2013

@Cicero: I like it! You can shoot the commercial. 

@Erin: LOVE THE PICTURE! :D

TheIceman
#293 posted by
TheIceman
on Jun 26, 2013

@DBS 286- Go to the local supermarket, don't buy anything, just eat and drink your way around the store.

Cicero
#294 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@Kirk - there's tons to do. Huntin', Fishin', Hikin', ATVin', Shootin' cans on fences, riding horses, going to rodeos, the agriplex - or is this not what you consider fun things??!

darbarspecial
#295 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jun 26, 2013

HA! Good ideas! We did go to the supermarket yesterday, but I paid for some food.

Today we are going to BioWare and U of A to wander around. And then maybe try to find Shred Kelly at Work's Fest.

erinev
#296 posted by
erinev
on Jun 26, 2013

Smallie-- good, good times. I trust you made it beck west safely? Has the flooding impacted edmonton at all??!

Also, are there Calgarians on the blog?

Christine McAvoy
#297 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jun 26, 2013

I'm neglecting you guys...somehow I started doing real work, but now got distracted by an email that required a visit to CBC Music. :)

Cicero
#298 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@Erinev - hey lady! We missed you too! How's things??

@Smallie - DONE. I charge $300 an hour and have no experience (outside of high-school film class...)!

Christine McAvoy
#299 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jun 26, 2013

@Cicero Kirk is what you would call "indoors-y"

darbarspecial
#300 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jun 26, 2013

Yesterday I had him hooked up to a pump for awhile to catch up on what he had missed a bit. Very low key day yesterday.

binsy
#301 posted by
binsy
on Jun 26, 2013

The main thing the prairies has to offer is people who know how to have a good time.

Cicero
#302 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@Erinev - There's a few of us Calgarians on the blog - looks like just me at the moment, but Alsace, Switters, and L&L are all in Calgary.

darbarspecial
#303 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jun 26, 2013

It rained all day in Edmonton yesterday! There was a little bit of giant puddles around.

Cicero
#304 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@cmac - THIS IS A SHOCKING SUPRISE I WOULD HAVE NEVER GUESSED! ;-)

kirkofdoom
#305 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jun 26, 2013

There's a reason people invented indoors. It's because outdoors is boring. 

erinev
#306 posted by
erinev
on Jun 26, 2013

Cicero! Work's been insanity with Parliament taking off for summer recess... once the Senate decides to rise, my summer fun will finally begin.

Have you or any of the other fine calgarians on here been affected? Is everyone ok?! I'm so out of the loop.

smalliebigs
#307 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jun 26, 2013

@Cicero: we may need to negotiate. 

@Darbar: the Muttart Conservatory is nice if you can check that out. The Legislature and its grounds are nice, too. You can walk across the high level bridge to the Sugar Bowl Cafe on the other side. 

@Erin: surprisingly, I survived NXNE and did make it back safely. Edmonton hasn't been hit by the floods like the southern parts of the province, although my neighbourhood (and only my neighbourhood, it seems) has experienced flooding. I checked on my new place last night (not living in it yet) and it's OK so far. Fingers crossed. 

Cicero
#308 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@Darbs - the river-valley's always nice. Also the Devonian Garden Pyramids are cool for a wander (and free I think?) Hawrelak park has a bunch of trails in the river valley, and if you've got time, and want to see some Bison, head to Elk Island National Park, just north of St. Albert. It's beautiful up there!

 

@Lana - I LOVE MY THROWBACK 80'S SYNTH DANCE TUNES!

Christine McAvoy
#310 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jun 26, 2013

"If it's so great outside, why are all the bugs trying to get into my house?"

CDNz1
#311 posted by
CDNz1
on Jun 26, 2013

ElliottBROOD - The Bridge

Now someone write me a TUNNEL SONG!

kirkofdoom
#312 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jun 26, 2013

I camped a lot as a kid, with family and especially in cubs/scouts. I don't need to do it any more. 

Cicero
#313 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@Erinev - luckily none of the R3 folks were affected - I had to be evacuated, but my apartment is fine. I think maybe L&L had to be evacuated, but I'm not sure. He was pretty safe in his location. Everyone else was on high ground, so no need to worry.

It's pretty devastating though. I'll be making sandwiches and comfort food friday/saturday to take out to the flood victims, and hopefully pitch in and lend a hand. The numbers are pretty good though - the community is pulling together hugely, and in the city, we've only had one flood-related death (though I think some guys were hospitalized with CO2 poisoning after they ran a generator inside - no sure if they've survived or not), and our of 75,000 evac'd on the first night, only 1,500 needed to use the evac centres - everyone else was put up by friends, relatives, and strangers. That generosity of spirit has carried through, with over 7000 people arriving to volunteer with the city on tuesday, when they called for 600. They've had to turn people and donations away because there was so much and they couldn't take all of it! It sucks, but it's great to see people helping their community.

StephRamsahai
#314 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Jun 26, 2013

Edwin Encarnacion just hit his 22nd homerun of the season. :)

Cicero
#315 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

Okay, grabbing food - see y'all in a bit!

erinev
#316 posted by
erinev
on Jun 26, 2013

Oh goodness, thanks for the update cicero. Relieved to hear everyone's ok.. musta been pretty crazy being evacuated. Sounds like there are some pretty incredible things happening now, post flood.

Smallie- i have my fingers crossed for your new home too! When do you move in?

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

oh!

there are only a couple of days left of the month to get your bbq AND/OR fish recipes in to the r3cipe page.



TheRadioHead
#318 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jun 26, 2013
In the last few weeks as I have been striving to return R3's playlist to it's interesting and diverse roots, I learned A LOT about how and why music is chosen to be played here. So I have promised myself that I won't complain about music on the blog anymore. I will say that Yacht Club is very, very difficult to keep quiet about. ;)
Christine McAvoy
#319 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jun 26, 2013

@T&C WHAT IS THIS?!?!?! :o

Christine McAvoy
#320 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jun 26, 2013

@Tea&C OMG I love this idea. 

Okay, I dont know what you plan to do with this, but I will TOTALLY make all these recipes, photograph them, and we can make an R3 Cook Book with them!!!

StephRamsahai
#321 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Jun 26, 2013

R.A. Dickey with a shutout!! Go Jays!

StephRamsahai
#322 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Jun 26, 2013

(and he pitched a full game)

K, enough outta me! :)

deiru
#323 posted by
deiru
on Jun 26, 2013

@CDNz1, a few of people in my program (Geological Engineering) in university wrote a song called "Tunneling, FUCK YEAH!" trying to find the youtude video for it.

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

@cmac

It just kind of ended up happening.

I had no idea it would work out as well as it has so far (2 mos in).

There were a couple of people interested in doing a recipe swap, and then it snowballed.

 

There is no long term plan, except to share delicious recipes in the simplest way possible for everyone.

smalliebigs
#325 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jun 26, 2013

@Erin: I am getting some flooring changed and painting--as soon as that's done I'll move in. I'm hoping it'll be in the next couple of weeks! 

Once I'm set up, the doors will be open to R3 visitors! 

Christine McAvoy
#326 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jun 26, 2013

@Tea&C okay, this shall totally happen :D

We can make it into an e-book thing or a PDF somehow...

It'll be a while down the road obviously, when we have enough, and we can edit it down to favourites.

 

O_O you just got me so excited. :D

CDNz1
#327 posted by
CDNz1
on Jun 26, 2013

@Deiru - You rock.

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

@christine

you should post your beer cookie recipe (even though it's a month past cookie month)

smalliebigs
#329 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jun 26, 2013

This sounds a bit like the National. I like that because I like the National. 

Christine McAvoy
#330 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jun 26, 2013

hmmmmm...I dont know about that. it's top secret. ;)

Actually I dont EXACTLY have a recipe for it...I've modified one from the internet and it's trial and error mid-process. which is TERRIBLE for baking.

Maybe the next time I make them I'll attempt to record what I'm doing :s

 

I do have a double chocolate chip recipe that I make more regularly that's delicious... oh and all the cookie recipes that leigh and i made when we made moustache shaped/coloured cookies 2 movembers ago haha

erinev
#331 posted by
erinev
on Jun 26, 2013

Smallie- soooo exciting!!! I'm kind of obsessed with home renovation shows, so I'm pretty jealous. :)

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

@cmac

awesome.

 

jdurley
#333 posted by
jdurley
on Jun 26, 2013

Hey so this weekend I'll be heading back to my hometown to visit my mom.  One of the things on my list to do is weed her gardens.  Wondering if something like this will happen.  Ah, hometown, stay classy.

evensteven
#334 posted by
evensteven
on Jun 26, 2013

NEKO!!! purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....

smalliebigs
#335 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jun 26, 2013

@Erin: I'm finding it's less fun in real life. And more expensive BUT I am very much looking forward to getting this place all spiffy. It's very 1992 right now. 

Christine McAvoy
#336 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jun 26, 2013

@binsy good idea or bad idea: wood chips....on a $15 gas hibachi?

:p

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

blog

Anyone have any ideas on how to get strange smells out of a house?

Sir T&C purchased a house last summer, and there was a weird meat like/ floral/ rotting smell that you notice when you enter. There are no carpets, he's repainted the whole thing, and the smell disappeared. Now that we are back in really humid soupy weather, the smell has returned with a vengeance.

All manners of deodorizers have been tried out

Help?

Cicero
#338 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@jdurley - love it! bahahaha!!!!

Cicero
#339 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@tandC - you might want to call an inspector - it could be mold...

garfielduk
#340 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

@T&C #337, Have you tried bicarbonate of soda?

smalliebigs
#341 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jun 26, 2013

@T&C: maybe cleaning of the vents? Or steam cleaning of the hard surfaces that haven't been painted? 

As discussed, the place I just bought is "fragrant", so I'm hoping to take care of it with new paint/carpet, potpourri, a young priest, an old priest and good old fashioned elbow grease. 

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

@cicero

his uncle is a house man and thinks it might have something to do with the dogs the guy had or all the flavoured cigars he smoked.

binsy
#343 posted by
binsy
on Jun 26, 2013

@CMac

Good idea. 

Cicero
#344 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@tandc - ahhh. maybe just fumigate?

 

kirkofdoom
#345 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jun 26, 2013

Could be a dead body hidden under the floorboards.

Is Sir T&C tormented by the sound of a beating heart that no one else can hear? 

nvp
#346 posted by
nvp
on Jun 26, 2013

 

@T&C crawlspace? attic? basement?

also pour some water down any drains that don't get used very often.  if the trap dries out, you can get odours feeding back from the sewer/drain field/drain tile ..

garfielduk
#347 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

@T&C It could also be the loft insulation.

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

@smallie

Maybe he needs more priests, there was much scrubbing and vent clearing.

It just lingers away.

Cicero
#349 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

@tandC - maybe not fumigate? ithink that's the wrong word...

Cicero
#350 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

Ventilate! that's what i meant. like professional ventilators?

 

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

@nvp

unfinished basement, little attic.

house is from 1922

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

@kirk

that's the running joke.

hotpatch
#353 posted by
hotpatch
on Jun 26, 2013

t&c, check the attic for a dead squirrel 

Old Abe
#354 posted by
Old Abe
on Jun 26, 2013

Anyone who (like me) are into Fat Freddie's Drop might want to check this out.

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

@hotpatch

too much asbestos.

hytumb69
#356 posted by
hytumb69
on Jun 26, 2013

@TC - you need an ionizer.  Google it.  don't breathe it in though but it works.

MusicSoop
#357 posted by
MusicSoop
on Jun 26, 2013

I don't know about the whole country, but I love songs about Toronto, be they by Kardinal O, The Good Lovelies, Ohbijou, or anyone else.  Oh yeah, Spadina Bus. I'm going to write a song about my NXNE experience called Dovercourt Overdrive.  It's about attempting to speed walk from Queen to Dundas to catch Shred Kelly WHILE ATE THE SAME TIME downing a pulled pork poutine from Poutini.

bengineer
#358 posted by
bengineer
on Jun 26, 2013

@T&C It could be a rodent. They often pass in the walls of old houses.

stevierayk
#359 posted by
stevierayk
on Jun 26, 2013

T&C - re: stink town - run a dehumidifier on high untill it produces no water. Can take months. Our house was like that when we moved in. Years of dampness.

The Year of Dampness - that would be a good/bad album title. Decide for yourselves.

CDNz1
#360 posted by
CDNz1
on Jun 26, 2013

@Soop - I think i'll write a poutine song, too. While enjoying it on a boat.

I'll name it "Smoke's On The Water."

smalliebigs
#361 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jun 26, 2013

@Abe: I like Fat Freddie's Drop--thanks for the heads-up. 

@Soop: that song would be a nice companion piece to the "Milkshake Incident", "Screw Your Wedding, I've Got Cans to Pick!" and, of course, the club banger of the summer "The Mozo Shuffle". 

garfielduk
#362 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

@Russ #360, *groan*

smalliebigs
#363 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jun 26, 2013

That's how I want to go--passing in the wall of an old house and living on forever as an inescapable odour. 

Old Abe
#364 posted by
Old Abe
on Jun 26, 2013

@Smallie - It says the stream starts at 8:00PM GMT, which is now I think.

Old Abe
#365 posted by
Old Abe
on Jun 26, 2013

This reminds me of Cypress Hill

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

Sweet

I will pass it on.

Thanks guys!

garfielduk
#367 posted by
garfielduk
on Jun 26, 2013

@Abe #364, It's 8pm British Summer Time only 7pm GMT.

deiru
#368 posted by
deiru
on Jun 26, 2013

@CDNz1, couldn't find it, I'm sure it was taken down at some point in the past 5 years. But the song was good, it was set to the tune of "America, FUCK YEAH!". Our tunneling classes were never the same after we made that song. Every time the prof said tunneling you could hear the class whisper "fuck yeah".

Old Abe
#369 posted by
Old Abe
on Jun 26, 2013

@smallie - they changes it to 3:30 my time (EST)...So 25 min from now

Old Abe
#370 posted by
Old Abe
on Jun 26, 2013

Thanks GFUK

Christine McAvoy
#371 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jun 26, 2013

There, fish and BBQ recipes added :)

I've run into a snag that I dont eat red meat, so I'll have to get the gang to bbq things hah

bengineer
#372 posted by
bengineer
on Jun 26, 2013

@CMac the souvlaki recipe looks interesting. There's lots of stuff that can be done on the grill without red meat.

Hedgehogfriend
#373 posted by
Hedgehogfriend
on Jun 26, 2013
Cheers Lana!
CDNz1
#374 posted by
CDNz1
on Jun 26, 2013

#368 - Too funny!

fuckyeah

PhilipST
#375 posted by
PhilipST
on Jun 26, 2013

Bye guys, gotta run to the doctor for a mundane check. Catch you later during Grant's show. Thanks for great selections, Lana. Love the geography lessons!

evensteven
#376 posted by
evensteven
on Jun 26, 2013

Thanks for the shout out out,, Lana! My customers are very impressed!

binsy
#377 posted by
binsy
on Jun 26, 2013

Hey deiru, 

You're from Lethbridge? Like, born and raised? I'm from Milk River. 

Christine McAvoy
#378 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jun 26, 2013

@Binsy, oh I know, I meant I've been saying (^^^up there) to T&C that it's be cool if I made these recipes and photographed them, and we could make an e-book recipe book, or a pdf with some of the recipes with my photography. :D

but obviously I'm not going to make a rack of ribs, because I'm not going to eat them. hah.

Will inlist the YVR3 :)

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

@deiru

similar to the 'fuckyeahcartography' tumblr blog.

In the same vein, we had a prof that would get all worked up over certain styles of maps. Someone coined the term 'cartoboner'. Things were never the same after that.

 

Christine McAvoy
#380 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jun 26, 2013

@begineer, not binsy sorry, brain is tired...

MORE TEA!

gee_whiz
#381 posted by
gee_whiz
on Jun 26, 2013

Hey Lana Gay!

Do you know the song that is pretty bluegrass, and does a bit of a tour through the Great Lakes, with some good rhymes? I have no idea who it is, just heard it once.

bengineer
#382 posted by
bengineer
on Jun 26, 2013

@CMac R3cipes e-book with instagrams? Sure!

dempstergirl
#383 posted by
dempstergirl
on Jun 26, 2013

@gee_whiz - is that Harlan Pepper Great Lakes?

dempstergirl
#384 posted by
dempstergirl
on Jun 26, 2013

Harlan Pepper Great Lakes

I'm a Lake Superior girl so I keep my eye on these things ;)

kirkofdoom
#385 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jun 26, 2013

I don't know what's going on (i skimmed the above) but i will eat all the ribs.

dempstergirl
#386 posted by
dempstergirl
on Jun 26, 2013

@gee_whiz: also, I can't read your blog name without getting Buck65 stuck in my head! FYI.

Lana Gay
#387 posted by
Lana Gay
on Jun 26, 2013

@geewhiz It's Harlan Pepper "Great Lakes" (but I suppose you already know, as the other folks beat me to it!) It has some sweeeet banjo!

Cicero
#388 posted by
Cicero
on Jun 26, 2013

Hey Y'all! I'm back!

deiru
#389 posted by
deiru
on Jun 26, 2013

@binsy, not born but raised, we moved to Lethbridge when I was 8 (moved from Fergus, Ont.).

@T&C that is awesome.