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We're continuing with our countdown of the 100 greatest Canadian albums ever. Last Monday we revealed 60-41, and now we're ready to move on to 40-21, featuring writeups from model-turned-author Christy Turlington (Burns), author-artist Douglas Coupland, alt-rocker J Mascis, country superstar Gord Bamford and more.

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It may be an impossible task to accurately quantify the greatest, but we’ve given it our best: CBC Music presents the 100 greatest Canadian albums. Ever.

The talent in this country is unparalleled, the scope of our music as vast and diverse as the landscape. A strong foundation of musicians and bands have worked hard and continue to work hard; they are known and proven quantities who hold their own on an international scale, making Canada one of the biggest and most exciting music hotspots in the world. Need proof? Look no further than the gallery above.

We’ve asked a diverse array of musicians, writers, actors and artists to write about each album on the list. From Oscar Award-winning actor Russell Crowe to R&B singer Zaki Ibrahim to graphic novelist Bryan Lee O’Malley to playwright/author Carmen Aguirre, it’s a star-studded list of contributors who will help us roll out the 100 greatest Canadian albums over the course of the next five weeks. Make sure to check back every Monday, as we’re counting down from 100, 20 albums at a time, until we get to number one!

What would your number one Canadian album be? Tell us in the comments below. And discuss the first batch on Twitter using #CBC100, or leave a comment on our Facebook page.

Previously:

100 greatest Canadian albums (100-81)

100 greatest Canadian albums (80-61)

100 greatest Canadian albums (60-41)

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garfielduk
#1 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 22, 2013

Good Morning (I'm going to hibernate until this baby story goes quiet)

40, Not Fragile (1974) - Bachman–Turner Overdrive

39, Rufus Wainwright (1998) - Rufus Wainwright

38, Court and Spark (1974) - Joni Mitchell

37, Reckless (1984) - Bryan Adams

36, Mass Romantic (2000) - The New Pornographers

35, Shine a Light (2003) - Constantines

34, Symphony in Effect (1989) - Maestro Fresh Wes

33, Falling Into You (1996) - Celine Dion

32, Come On Over (1997) - Shania Twain

31, Fogarty’s Cove (1976) - Stan Rogers

30, Barber, Korngold, Walton: Violin Concertos (2006) - James Ehnes with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

29, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (2000) - Kid Koala

28, Four Strong Winds (1964) - Ian & Sylvia

27, Apologies to the Queen Mary (2005) - Wolf Parade

26, The Band (1969) - The Band

25, Gordon (1992) - Barenaked Ladies

24, The Old Prince (2007) - Shad

23, L’heptade (1976) - Harmonium

22, The Suburbs (2011) - Arcade Fire

21, Failer (2003) - Kathleen Edwards

 

hedgeway
#2 posted by
hedgeway
on Jul 22, 2013

Once again... this is such an odd combination of albums.

hedgeway
#3 posted by
hedgeway
on Jul 22, 2013

But there are a few albums here that I absolutely love. Apologies, Shine A Light, Mass Romantic.

CDNz1
#4 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 22, 2013

Good Morning!

Home County was a BLAST!

stevierayk
#5 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

Woah. List.

xcanuck
#6 posted by
xcanuck
on Jul 22, 2013

Good morning. I'm waiting to live vicariously through the stories of people who were at HC this past weekend. Any new blog shnogs we should be aware of?

stevierayk
#7 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

RE: Home County - Nice to see you all again. I drank too much Friday night. Ack.

Benoit from Ottawa
#8 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

Hi people!

Beautiful day in Ottawa: temperate-tures (hah!), finally, sunny, gorgeous summer.

 

TECH NOTE: screwup in the link from the Alanna pix, on the "previous" (main R3) page; it links to an obsolete Top 100 page, not to this one.

(Check the dates of the 3 comments there.)

Benoit from Ottawa
#9 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

1, garf, baby? Who's having a baby?

 

 

 

 

;)

abmacd
#10 posted by
abmacd
on Jul 22, 2013

aaaaaaand, it's Monday again.  Time for another 20 randomly chosen Canadian albums.  I wonder when they're going to bring out Raffi. 

stevierayk
#11 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

@BfO - re:weather - agreed. It's about time summer showed up

garfielduk
#12 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 22, 2013

@BfO #9, Oh you don't know them but they seem to be a nice young couple from the village.  He works for the family (that sounds fishy to me) and she has something to do with the media but other than that I don't know much about them.

EricR
#13 posted by
EricR
on Jul 22, 2013

Good morning!

What do you mean, Garfield?  Are you not anxiously refreshing the Twitter feed for the Clarence House every minute or so?!  ;)

(There is something very odd about the Royal's tweeting... at least, to me)

EricR
#14 posted by
EricR
on Jul 22, 2013

@StevieRayK -- you, Craig and the band seem to be rockin' pretty hard Friday night, despite the rain (instagram pic via our own tb3)

TheIceman
#15 posted by
TheIceman
on Jul 22, 2013

Hmm Alanna's blog link goes to another dead blog.

Hi Folkz!

EricR
#16 posted by
EricR
on Jul 22, 2013

One more: Craig (w- the band) and Basia Bulat jamming at a workshop (instagram -video clip via tb3)

garfielduk
#17 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 22, 2013

@EricR #13, I look forward to hearing that they have had a happy and healthy child but I don't need 24hr rolling coverage of a person stood outside telling us nothing has changed.

stevierayk
#18 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

@EricR - yup, Rockin in the rain.

EricR
#19 posted by
EricR
on Jul 22, 2013

@GarfieldUK -- it's amazing what "journalism" has become in this 21st century, eh?  The fact that you can get 24-7, non-stop coverage of an empty board outside a hospital, broken up only by old clips and interviews, ready to be interrupted at a moment's notice.

Benoit from Ottawa
#20 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

13, Ya, non-twitterese: "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London in the early stages of labour."

 

(My lame attempt at modernisation. Other attempts welcome.)

-----> HeY! RoyHi CamB DUCHESS: off the St Mary's Hospy, PaddingT, to pop the kid.

Benoit from Ottawa
#21 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

PEDRO? 8, 15.

Thx!

Benoit from Ottawa
#22 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

19: electronic papparazzi-ism

EricR
#23 posted by
EricR
on Jul 22, 2013

@Benoit [#020] -- Challenge accepted!  My lame attempt:

HRH D/Cambridge -> St. Mary's H, Paddington: Kate's having the baby! Code Blue or Code Pink alert to follow.

Pedro Mendes
#24 posted by
Pedro Mendes
on Jul 22, 2013

Link fixed, sorry about that.

Benoit from Ottawa
#25 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

Thanks, Pedro. Better funneling to here...

jdurley
#26 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 22, 2013

This is the weirdest record list of all time.  Interesting, but baffling.

Kudos to Kathleen Edwards #21!

marie_curious
#27 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 22, 2013

I didn't know where the active blog was, even though I've been listening.

hytumb69
#28 posted by
hytumb69
on Jul 22, 2013

Found you guys!  Morning!

Benoit from Ottawa
#29 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

m_c, they try to cleverly hide it from us. Dissimulate it, even.

garfielduk
#30 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 22, 2013

I knew we should have hidden ourselves better.

marie_curious
#31 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 22, 2013

@Garf: I like your blog photo!

smalliebigs
#32 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 22, 2013

@SRK: did you lay down some wild guitar licks over Royal Wood tunes? 

How did the workshops go? 

stevierayk
#33 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

@Smallie - they didn't give us much to grab onto. Basia in particular, she played all her tunes by herself. I licked a couple of Sex Vest's songs though.

Benoit from Ottawa
#34 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

edit from 33: "I licked a couple of Sex Vest"

smalliebigs
#35 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 22, 2013

@SRK: like a lot of "folk fest" attendees, my favourite parts are typically the workshops where various artists manage to play one of their respective songs together as though they've been doing it for years. 

I imagine that even with the high levels of skill in the mix it would still be tough as a musician--do you jump in? Do you want to avoid stepping on someone's toes? Could be hard to read. 

Benoit from Ottawa
#36 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

Green-labeled Coca-Cola in Brasil. The hype:

"'Coca-Cola Life is the first soda from the Coca-Cola family that is naturally sweetened with sugar and Stevia, which adds to our portfolio a delicious taste with a proposed low in calories,' Coca-Cola stated on its Argentinean website.

A mid-calorie Coke using stevia, extracted from a Paraguayan plant.

Also (same page): "Ice, ice, baby: Coca Cola has released a bottle made entirely of ice that is currently only available in Colombia"

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2372792/Sure-real-thing-GREEN-Coke-launched-Argentina-natural-sweetener-fully-recyclable-bottle.html#ixzz2ZmnfznFz Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook"

 

 

Benoit from Ottawa
#37 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

(The "ice bottle" part of my 36 includes moans about the product too: excessive watering, timing, contamination. The Second World is becoming the First.)

stevierayk
#38 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

@Smallie - the idea is too chose songs that aren't too difficult (i.e. - too many chords, odd time signatures etc.) this way everybody can find a spot. Some artists don't seem to understand the concept. It's a workshop, not a song circle.

stevierayk
#39 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

choose not chose. It says you cho-cho-choose me and it's got a picture of a train on it.

smalliebigs
#40 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 22, 2013

@BFO: were you sleeping on that one? 

Cicero
#41 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 22, 2013

Hey Y'all! Happy Monday! This week Laurita's coming down for CFF!!! I can't wait!

kathyjean
#42 posted by
kathyjean
on Jul 22, 2013

Cicero - WOOT! Have fun!

Benoit from Ottawa
#43 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

smallie, I no longer do simple tyops; I try to only do bad bad word use. Even then, I don't do anything about who's-whose, it's-its, etc., because they're too common.

Although, yeah, I was on another screen.

Cicero
#44 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 22, 2013

@Kathy - I will! I was worried for a bit that I broke the blog :-S

CDNz1
#45 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 22, 2013

I thought that all the workshops went very well, especially Kramden Wood Bulat.

kathyjean
#46 posted by
kathyjean
on Jul 22, 2013

Cicero - Cannot speak for anyone else, but I be SUPER sleepy today.

Cicero
#47 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 22, 2013

@KJ - Jesus, me too. It's ridiculous. I almost went back to bed.

kathyjean
#48 posted by
kathyjean
on Jul 22, 2013

Also, I hope all you Home County-ers had a blast! I got a text from Andy the other day who said he and Alisha finally got to see Royal Wood. We attempted to go while they were here but it was rained out. There was a show at someone's condo that was spurred by social media, but we didn't get the in. :( haha

marie_curious
#49 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 22, 2013

Is it the afternoon?

Holy crap it's already 11:40...

kathyjean
#50 posted by
kathyjean
on Jul 22, 2013

Cicero - I've been teetering on the edge of this annoying cold and I haven't been sleeping super well for over a week. *wahh*

Cicero
#51 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 22, 2013

@KJ - Awww! I hate that. It's so much worse to be sleep deprived and almost-nearly-but-not-quite-there sick!

mcfflyer
#52 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 22, 2013

Good morning everyone!  Back from a rather spectacular weekend camping in the mountains.  Back to *sigh* work.

Cicero
#53 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 22, 2013

Also, in the realm of big news (which most of you probably either A) already know about, or B) don't really care about)

 

THE TRAILER FOR THE VERONICA MARS MOVIE!!!!

EricR
#54 posted by
EricR
on Jul 22, 2013

@Cicero!  I know!  Marshmallows, unite!  It's freakin' awesome!  I didn't get in on the Kickstarter, but I'm super-excited to see the finished product. 

kathyjean
#55 posted by
kathyjean
on Jul 22, 2013

Erts er mergerblerg. 

kathyjean
#56 posted by
kathyjean
on Jul 22, 2013

Questions - there are no more weekend hosts?

deiru
#57 posted by
deiru
on Jul 22, 2013

I actually really like this tune, reminds me of my electro days. Also Hi y'all, hope everyone had a great weekend.

binsy
#58 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

I love this list!

Not the picks necessarily and not the order, but it's just fun to go through so many albums that are so random and remember how many good albums there are from my weird, Canada-centred life.

What's going into the top 20 though?! There are so many missing albums still and only 20 spots left! So stressed out aboot this.

deiru
#59 posted by
deiru
on Jul 22, 2013

@kathyjean, it seems they stopped having weekend host once Raina started being a full time weekday host.

Steve Venegas
#60 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Jul 22, 2013

@kathy We haven't had weekend hosts for a while. It might be something we revisit in the future, though. 

kathyjean
#61 posted by
kathyjean
on Jul 22, 2013

deiru - I didn't really notice until now when I went back to look for Grant's Friday blog post and saw that there were NONE in between. Hm. 

kathyjean
#62 posted by
kathyjean
on Jul 22, 2013

Steve - I thought so! Cool, thanks! I listened on occasion on the weekend but mostly on my phone. Understandable.

Cicero
#63 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 22, 2013

@Eric - I put a few dollars towards it, nothing major, but HOLY CRAP AM I EVER EXCITED!!!! I can't believe Weevil got married, and appears to have become all kinds of straight-laced!

EricR
#64 posted by
EricR
on Jul 22, 2013

@Cicero!  I know ... well, right up until he decks Dick at the reunion party!  But, yeah... hearing him say the "don't make me look band in front of my wife" -line floored me!

Cicero
#65 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 22, 2013

@Eric - right?! I was like "Waaaait, WUT?!" and also, Veronica NOT in the FBI? that seems like crazy talk.

kirkofdoom
#66 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 22, 2013

*comes to blog*

*sees veronica mars spoilers*

*flees screaming*

EricR
#67 posted by
EricR
on Jul 22, 2013

@Cicero!  I understand that; it doesn't seem like her to be part of a group like that; she's too independent.  However, I do love her responses to the FBI interview.

mcfflyer
#68 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 22, 2013

How was Grant's "last show" on Friday?  Really sorry I missed it.

TheIceman
#69 posted by
TheIceman
on Jul 22, 2013

@Lee 68 - Me too :(

...and the only baby birth I am concerned with is Jill and Grant's.

Cicero
#70 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 22, 2013

@Eric - was that an FBI interview? I thought it was just a random Law Firm job interview, but if that was FBI (YAY!) then I hope something major comes of it. I agree, she's definitely independent, but I think she could see the benefit of that kind of resources and backing. I'm also just in love with the idea of Veronica Mars: Rogue Federal Agent.

Cicero
#71 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 22, 2013

@Kirk - they're not spoilers if they're part of the official trailer!!!

binsy
#72 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

@mcfflyer

The real party was on Thursday's request show (which you were here for, right?). Friday was pretty tame by comparison. 

pinky_leigh
#73 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Jul 22, 2013

does anyone watch black is the new orange?

kirkofdoom
#74 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 22, 2013

I avoided the trailer on purpose!

Cicero
#75 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 22, 2013

@Pinky - I want to, but I've been obsessed with The Sopranos recently. It's on my To Watch list.

marie_curious
#76 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 22, 2013

Who's Veronica Mars?

mcfflyer
#77 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 22, 2013

@binsy - Yeah, I was here on Thursday, and it was amazing how it felt like CBC Radio3 "back in the old days".  Just a wonderful, fun time.

kirkofdoom
#78 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 22, 2013

On another note, you haven't lived until you've seen Justin Rutledge do Don't Be So Mean, Jellybean. 

Backed by Miranda Mulholland on fiddle.

And also joined by Del Barber, Cold Specks, and Phildel

Probably one of the best performances of the Folk Fest, along with Jasper by Aidan Knight, with Hannah Georgas, Mo Kenney, and Tim Chaisson joining in. 

TheIceman
#79 posted by
TheIceman
on Jul 22, 2013
pinky_leigh
#80 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Jul 22, 2013

cicero awww the sopranos! its been awhile since i watched that soo good tho!! i have only watched the first 4 episodes of orange is the new black but i cant wait to find the time to watch more. there is quite a bit of lady on lady sex if that helps you start watching it sooner

garfielduk
#81 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 22, 2013

@Mr.V, So is it all reruns or just the music selection and R3:30 over the weekend (where can I find a weekend schedule?)

 

@Lee & Ian, I have recorded the show but I would chastised for sharing it with you.

 

Shhh... I'll send you the link via the book of faces later, just don't tell anyone.

EricR
#82 posted by
EricR
on Jul 22, 2013

@Cicero -- I have no idea if it was an FBI interview; it looked to me to be something along those lines.  Whatever the case, it was classic Veronica.

@Kirk -- sorry if anything was spoiled for you; I subscribe (for the most part) to Cicero's thinking of it being in the trailer and thus 'fair game'

@Marie_C -- the best, greatest, most amazing TV show ever, starring Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars, the teenage rogue detective... which is probably a terrible description of the show, but still.

@Pinky_Leigh -- I didn't, but my wife powered through the whole season in about a week and really enjoyed it.

Cicero
#83 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 22, 2013

@Marie_curious - That's just you being witty and joking, hey? You know who Veronica Mars is, right?

marie_curious
#84 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 22, 2013

Re: Baby Leave: I've decided that if/when I ever poop out a baby, I will will take no more than a few weeks off to recuperate, then go back to work 2-3 days a week on the days when the future Mr. Curious is off from work. Being away from other grown-ups for too long would surely kill me.

Cicero
#85 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 22, 2013

@Pinky - I'd prefer man on lady action, should there be action on my screen, but I'm cool with whatever - it looks like they have a lot of multi-layered female characters, and that doesn't come around super often. I've been reading a lot of great review of it, so I'm definitely interested!

pinky_leigh
#86 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Jul 22, 2013

@Eric  your wife sounds like a smart lady! its good.

 

HA i just reread my post #73 and i have it all backwards oh well you all seem to know what i meant

mcfflyer
#87 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 22, 2013

@Garf - Thanks Garry!

marie_curious
#88 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 22, 2013

Ohhhh... Veronica MARS... I know -of- it...

deiru
#89 posted by
deiru
on Jul 22, 2013

Sounds like a missed on lot on Thursday and at the VFMF, stupid night shift screwing with my sleeping pattern.

pinky_leigh
#90 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Jul 22, 2013

@marie #84 poop out a baby?? something tells me we got different sex ed classes

flannel tom
#91 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

Pretty Great Rough Rider victory last night, 37-0 over Ha-Ha-Hamilton!

Nice evening to be at the football field with 37,000 of your closest friends.

binsy
#92 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

@mcfflyer

It was like the good ol days. It was a good time! 

Friday was more low key. 

mcfflyer
#93 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 22, 2013

@binsy - Did Grant cry?

flannel tom
#94 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

I wonder why the CBC wouldn't just release this 100 Albums list all at once, it's a major bummer to see it in chunks like this.

I would suggest releasing the list all at once, and in an actual list form instead of these horrible slideshow things that cbc music is obsessed with.

binsy
#95 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

@mcfflyer

For like, half an hour. 

marie_curious
#96 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 22, 2013

@Pinky: My sources tell me that pooping is inevitable, regardless of where the baby comes out of.

Steve Venegas
#97 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Jul 22, 2013

@81 correctamundo

pinky_leigh
#98 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Jul 22, 2013

i dont really want to go to work today, i felt like you all should know this. i really just want to hula hoop, play my ukulele, and go to the lake. possibly but not limited to being all at once.

garfielduk
#99 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 22, 2013

@FT #94, Then they would only be able to use it as a day long topic once instead of five times.

binsy
#100 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

It's weird to put classical music into the mix. Are those really "albums?"

What I mean is, doesn't the album as a piece of artwork really lend itself to popular music? On a classical music album, the musician(s) play one piece of music usually, right? So it's not really put together the way albums are.

flannel tom
#101 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

@pinky - I have the perfect solution: Call in sick with a terrible case of heartburn. It's weird enough that they won't question it.

Steve Venegas
#102 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Jul 22, 2013

@81 also, the weekend varies, but for the most part it's a morning show from the week repeated at 9am ET followed by the R330 on Saturday, and the R330 at 9am ET followed by a different morning show from the week on Sunday.  

binsy
#103 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

@pinky

Say that it was caused by your "fried chicken smootie."

flannel tom
#104 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

@binsy - exactly. I thought the same thing a couple weeks ago? How can you rank pop records in the same breath as an classical piece? Doesn't seem to jive in my mind.

pinky_leigh
#105 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Jul 22, 2013

@marie i have heard that, which dose strengthen my belief that babies are weird and that i dont think i like them

flannel tom
#106 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

re 83 - I have no fucking clue who Veronica Mars is.

garfielduk
#107 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 22, 2013

@Mr.V #102, Thank you, I'll update the schedule page on the wiki

binsy
#108 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

It also creates this weird thing where now you have to figure out how to rank Glenn Gould. 

Snarf
#109 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 22, 2013

Was that the only classical album on the list so far? If so, I question the idea that only one Canadian classical album was as good as Celine Dion's Falling Into You.

binsy
#110 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

@Snarf

I think there have been two. 

garfielduk
#111 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 22, 2013

@FT #106, I think she invented that candy bar, you know the one, what's its name, erm.... oh yeah Milky Way.

binsy
#112 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

@Snarf

I have to just choose not to think aboot the order. 

binsy
#113 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

Another thing I love aboot the list is the people they chose to write aboot each album. 

kathyjean
#114 posted by
kathyjean
on Jul 22, 2013

WELL THIS IS EXCITING! YOUNG BENJAMINS!

flagpole music
#115 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 22, 2013

<----so I got that piece of wonderful sent yesterday morning from HCFF in London.  so Russ & Yort win at everything!

also, I'm sorta turned purple that Music from the Big Pink is #26?!?!  the only thing appeasing me is that the eponymous album will finish higher. like top 5.  i mean, I'll defend the barenaked ladies against a lot & honestly Gordon has a huge place in music but ahead of Big Pink? um.... 

glad to see Failer up there tho. well deserved

 

TheIceman
#116 posted by
TheIceman
on Jul 22, 2013

Did anyone else go out the door metaphorically speaking, and right back in through Graham's blog? There's a bunch of wasted mouse clicks I'll never get back.

mcfflyer
#117 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 22, 2013

@Iceman - Yeah, Ian, I did exactly that. 

pinky_leigh
#118 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Jul 22, 2013

@flannel tom & binsy  i wish but i work seasonally so i kinda need to go and make money when i can. i dont start till 1 and i have tomorrow off so it really isnt that bad. it will just be a long day at the end, plus i dont know if Kevin made it back to work from being in Saskatchewan. oh the joys of working in a mountain lodge... its beautiful tho

flannel tom
#119 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

I've enjoyed some of the write-ups, but I'm going to proclaim how anti-photo gallery thing I am again. Makes it super annoying to read in a hidden window at work.

And I think there has been at least one "classical" album per grouping so far. Yeah, Glenn Gould, #1? Where's Oscar Peterson? Or that one guy who waves his wand and is known internationally for being good?

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

Where, oh where do wasted mouseclicks go? Is there a heaven for unused mouseclicks? Does each create an alternate universe? What the heck was God thinking, anyway?

Just a few thoughts.

binsy
#121 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

@pinky_leigh

Yeah, I don't feel that bad for you being at work. Though I can see how tough it would be. 

flannel tom
#122 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

@pinky - yeah that looks ok, I guess.

garfielduk
#123 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 22, 2013

@FT #119, Harry Potter!?

binsy
#124 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

I was wondering aboot Oscar Peterson too. Are they really going to put that in the same list as Gordon?

deiru
#125 posted by
deiru
on Jul 22, 2013

That set made me think of three artists which aren't in "the system" that should be: Wil , Jon and Joy, and Current Swell.

binsy
#126 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

It seems like the top 20 will have to be mostly other albums by artists already mentioned. 

kirkofdoom
#127 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 22, 2013

Makes it super annoying to read in a hidden window at work.

YES!

Also, the galleries don't show up in my RSS feed. Just the main post. 

Benoit from Ottawa
#128 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

deire, that's Ron and Joy, isn't it?

kirkofdoom
#129 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 22, 2013

Dieru,

there are a couple Wil songs in the system, but not nearly enough.

I am okay with no Current Swell or Jon & Roy. :p

Benoit from Ottawa
#130 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

deire = deiru, sheesh!

Snarf
#131 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 22, 2013

I just checked out the other lists, and this is the third classical entry.  I don't think I saw any jazz, blues, big band, other things that are not pop or classical.  Which makes the inclusion of classical odd.

BUT there is one world music-ish entry: Lhasa de Sela's La Llorona.  I love that album.  Didn't know it was Canadian.

mcfflyer
#132 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 22, 2013

While we were off camping in our Feather River Canyon country over the weekend, we listened to the 2012 Bucky Awards podcast.  That was the first podcast where they used all three remaining R3 hosts, not just Grant doing all of the awards. 

Just listening to that podcast, made me realize what we lost when Craig moved on.  Being a morning host is a very demanding and crucially important host slot, and no one did it better than Craig did.  And even on the podcast, it was the same old Craig coming right through.  I mean, only Craig would come up with the idea of describing Said The Whale's Bucky award winning video of We Are 1980 as he was watching itHilarious!

deiru
#133 posted by
deiru
on Jul 22, 2013

@BfO, Yes. and @Kirk, WHAT!! How can you not like Current Swell.

flannel tom
#134 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

Man, I hate the Barenaked Ladies but I suppose I do understand how Gordon can be on the list. But it should have been #98 or something.

pinky_leigh
#135 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Jul 22, 2013

@binsy it can get crazy busy, and people expecting you to be a little more proper. i'm tired at the end of it plus its 30mins to drive up the mountain and 30 more to get back down ... we use company trucks and thats my whole commute so thats not bad. my shifts are just all over the place and im not getting 2 days off in a row right now, but i work lots now so i can go to the island at the end of august

pinky_leigh
#136 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Jul 22, 2013

@flannel tom yeah the foods alright too

pinky_leigh
#137 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Jul 22, 2013

so is anyone going to come/ pass threw fernie this summer???

kirkofdoom
#138 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 22, 2013

deiru,

I actually really like the slide guitar bit in Cursed, but other than that, I don't like that whole Vancouver Island Surf Rock sound. Them, Jon & Roy, Vince Vacarro... not a big fan. 

 

jdurley
#139 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 22, 2013

@mcflyer - I really miss Craig Norris too.  I just met him for the first time on the Teeter porch of infamy on Saturday night!  He is a genius.

kirkofdoom
#140 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 22, 2013

Another random Vancouver Folk Fest thought: Hayden is really boring live. 

deiru
#141 posted by
deiru
on Jul 22, 2013

I don't really like Vince Vacarro either. But in general I like the Vancouver Island sound. CBC music should have an anarchy day on R3 where they only play songs not on "the system" (or they could make a stream for it).

mcfflyer
#142 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 22, 2013

@jdurley - You were at Teeter's?  And Craig was there?  Were the Kramdens playing there in London?  Wow.  Wish I'd have been there.  How was it?

Benoit from Ottawa
#143 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

An article on the Canadian Communications Security Establishment; it comes from the World Socialist Web Site, but seems mostly "regular", not hyped, in tone and information. Required reading?

flagpole music
#144 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 22, 2013

@FT - yeah - i don't hate them. but that's awfully high.  at the time it came out, it for had an effect on Canadian artists getting air play & they have been ground breaking as a team in how a band can use the internet for promotion. like, crazy smart about it.  but top 25?  naw.

i don't know if i'm worried that Stunt will or won't finish higher.  i think Call & Answer still is maybe their best song. it's pretty crushing live.

kirkofdoom
#145 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 22, 2013

I love BNL, and I am okay with Gordon's placement. It was the first independent record to go gold in canada! 

Benoit from Ottawa
#146 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

Yeah, the list of top 100 is some funky. Just 4, in reverse (normal) order:

 

37, Reckless (1984) - Bryan Adams

38, Court and Spark (1974) - Joni Mitchell

39, Rufus Wainwright (1998) - Rufus Wainwright

40, Not Fragile (1974) - Bachman–Turner Overdrive

 

Helluva sandwich! I really don't know how one can even choose a top 100, let alone rank them. I am nonplussed. Or yeaminussed, or something.

jdurley
#147 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 22, 2013

@mcflyer - The Kramdens played friday night at HC and a workshop on Sat. but I missed both performances. :( I was only there for Saturday from 5pm on. 

jdurley
#148 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 22, 2013

"Gordon" is a brilliant record title.  It's kind of too bad how cheesy the album cover design is, though.

nvp
#149 posted by
nvp
on Jul 22, 2013

 

@BfO [143] yup.

stevierayk
#150 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

@Jdurley - Craig a genius? I don't think so. Where the hell were you btw? 

mzkerrydee
#151 posted by
mzkerrydee
on Jul 22, 2013

Good morning Blog! Well, after meeting Christine & Kirk at the VFMF over the weekend, I decided I'd better at least get on here during my coffee breaks so I'm not such a lurker (was going to use Lurk No More, but that was already taken!).

Fantastic weekend at the Vancouver Folk Fest, have to say that my favourites were many of the musicicans/bands I heard here first on Radio3! Cold Specks' improvised song with Hannah Georgas singing backup accompanied by Mo Kenney on guitar was definitely one of the most amazing musical moments I've ever experienced...so far!

flannel tom
#152 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

@flagpole - #144 does not compute.

For me, back in the mid to late 90's/early thousands when Barenaked Ladies were all over Much Music and the radio etc, they were representative of everything that was Horrible about Canadian pop music. Maybe in America they meant things like "oh a Canadian band is on the radio" but to me, and I'd say most people of an age in and around 30 who seek out alternative/rock music, Barenaked Ladies are just the worst.

Christine McAvoy
#153 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jul 22, 2013

Morning all!

Speed-cleaning before Inlet Sound's arrival! 

Benoit from Ottawa
#154 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

Snail slime as beauty aid.

"This client has already ordered three tons of slime," Guedon said."

Yes, of course the article features pictures of escargots gliding on a model's face.

darbarspecial
#155 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 22, 2013

Hello mzkerrydee! Welcome to the blog!

Hello all!

jdurley
#156 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 22, 2013

@stevierayk - I'm very, very sorry.  Where the hell were you after 5pm Saturday?  

jdurley
#157 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 22, 2013

@Christine - don't bother - just give them rum ham sandwiches, and they'll be happy.

flagpole music
#158 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 22, 2013

@FT - i meant for bands crossing over here into the States. not Canada radio play. Gordon wasn't as huge a break for them like Stunt was here, but particularly in 'border' areas like Buffalo & Detroit & Chicago - the ability for them to tour & get known & start getting played broke a ton of ground for other bands in the States.  lots of bands you probably do like.  

in the liner notes of Gordon, they mention a list of bands they love & had played with & would recommend like Bourbon Tabernacle Choir & er, Stephen Fearing. It's actually where I heard of him. that little list is one of the 2 or 3 events that led me here.  

I honestly think it belongs on the list but i know there's people who just loathe htem. & some of the reasons are probably justified.  i think Gordon holds up just fine. I just don't necessarily think that say "Be My Yoko Ono" is on par with "I Shall Be Released" for it to finish above that fine Band album

flannel tom
#159 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

@kirk, 140 - I am anticipating that at RFF. I mean, he's mostly pretty boring to even just listen to, I can't imagine live.

Christine McAvoy
#160 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jul 22, 2013

"You know what? Maybe we all need some space, to pull the knife out of the back of the most celebrated Canadian alt-rock band of the mid 90s, you selfish, jaded, ass!"

flannel tom
#161 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

excuse me?

kirkofdoom
#162 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 22, 2013

Tom,

I bailed after two songs to find friends in the beer garden. I have never been a big fan (I never disliked him either, though) but he just had no energy and seemed like he didn't want to be there. Even his banter between songs was just... flat and monotone. 

garfielduk
#163 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 22, 2013

Good Morning Dexter & Miss McAvoy 

mzkerrydee
#164 posted by
mzkerrydee
on Jul 22, 2013

Maybe it's just a folk fest hangover, but surely Blue (Joni Mitchell) will be in the top 5, if not number one...I confess I didn't really read the rules for the list about how the albums were selected/rated, and what makes in "Canadian" - is it the nationality of the artists or something to do with the producers?

binsy
#165 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

@mzkerrydee

I think that's a likely prediction. Blue would be in my top 5. 

hedgeway
#166 posted by
hedgeway
on Jul 22, 2013

164 - We already decided the list was chosen from a draw from a hat.

Benoit from Ottawa
#167 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

eso-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        teric

jdurley
#168 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 22, 2013

There's gotta be some Walter Ostanek in this list somewhere.

flannel tom
#169 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

but why should we celebrate something that becomes popular in the USA, just because it became popular in the USA?

I don't need to claim or care about BNL, they were what they were and I never liked them because I thought they were cheesy.

That's a problem with Canada and Canadians, we are always get so excited about when "one of us" makes it big in the USA we overlook how crappy it actually is.

Benoit from Ottawa
#170 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

jdurley: HAH! most excellent!

binsy
#171 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

@Snarf

For jazz albums, there's also Diana Krall. Is Holly Cole on there at all?

I was really happy to Lhasa included there too. That's gets at the exact thing I love aboot this list. I see Lhasa and I can dig. Then Nomeansno, Sloan, Weakerthans, then Bryan Adams, then Stan Rogers, then Neil Young, the Band, BTO, Rush, Bruce Cockburn, and Barenaked Ladies and I can honestly say I appreciate all of those albums even though they are all SO different. Top 100- British or American albums wouldn't be as crazy. 

binsy
#172 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

Sean Cullen is right that I still love hearing "If I had $1 000 000" every single time.

binsy
#173 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

It is of course ridiculous to rank the Band, just below BNL, but I'm just ignoring that. The top 10 is really the only ranking where I will be interested in the order. 

flannel tom
#174 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

@kirk - unfortunately at RFF the entire place is a beer garden so there will be no escape during Hayden's set.

flannel tom
#175 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

I know I sound pretty worked up about BNL, but let's be honest, I don't really care.

binsy
#176 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

Hayden just isn't festive in any way. 

tea&cartography
#177 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 22, 2013

guys i'm back at work after a great home county weekend.

the music was lovely and so were the people.

i like music.

i hate lists.

we should all just drink some gin and forget about them.

 

 

 

i got called in to work because there are too many deadlines.

fucking maps.

fictionjunkie
#178 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Jul 22, 2013

hi

I think the list is pretty interesting and the variety is pretty crazy. I also like checking to see who has spoken for which album - like Bif Naked picking Kathleen Edwards. I kind of smirked that Chantal Krev.... pick Our Lady Peace though.

And I have always liked Barenaked Ladies. 

Christine McAvoy
#179 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jul 22, 2013

@Tom oh they're BNL now?! (watch this)

binsy
#180 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

@teaandcartography

What are you top 5 gin drinks?

flagpole music
#181 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 22, 2013

@FT - if you're weighing in account sales in addition to artistic merit, then the ability to sell in the States can have an effect on sales/popularity in Canada.  I'm not saying it's right. it just is.  & there's people like Chantal Kreviazuk who've opened for them & were probably grateful for the exposure & recognition & money from touring the States.

back in those hated 90's, pre - internet radio that was source of exposure. if a band I like suggested another band. when they would come to say Baltimore & bring along another Canuck band (i think it was Chantal we saw in Baltimore)

i can say from living in Nashville & Baltimore & Kentucky back in the 90s when they were first breaking, they were the band my pals all knew in those cities. & they were happy that Celine wasn't the only thing Canada had on offer. 

 

binsy
#182 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

It takes a lot of guts to admit that you like the Barenaked Ladies. I just do it to show off.

binsy
#183 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

@CMac

I couldn't believe that scene when I watched that episode. 

tea&cartography
#184 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 22, 2013

@binsy.

straight from the bottle

with tonic and cucumber

with lemonade

with cranberry

as Pimms in any of those variations

stevierayk
#185 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

@T&C - sorry I didn't know who you were. I'd never seen your face before. You should have introduced yourself.

flagpole music
#186 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 22, 2013

@T&C - HEY!!! - had a nice note from Yort last night about enjoying meeting you & jdurley at HCFF!

 

also, please know i'm enjoying my discussion & not arguing out of any animus. no one will ever be happy with any list 100%.  Tom's made of stern stuff. he loves a good tussle.

tea&cartography
#187 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 22, 2013

@stevie

i am a lurker

taking it all in from the sidelines.

i will be more social next time now that I know more people

kirkofdoom
#188 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 22, 2013

binsy,

I couldn't care less who knows that I like BNL, or if it's "uncool" to do so, but I have got into internet fights because of it.

I don't even rush to defend them; people are just so vitriolic with their hatred towards them.

Like, they're a goofy and fun and surprisingly deep band but inoffensive, yet people react like they killed and ate your family. 

Snarf
#189 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 22, 2013

binsy - after I posted that I realized I overlooked Diana Krall as jazz. I think my brain classifies her as pop.  But yes, she is representing jazz on the list.

T&C - try adding a bit of mint with tonic and cucumber. 

flagpole music
#190 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 22, 2013

@binsy - because of how much I moved around for work back then & friends I mentioned, I have seen the BNL play in a rather ridiculous # of states, all things considered.  (umm...5 that i can think of, including a rather epic performance at Farm Aid in virginia that included Ed & Ty kissing in front of Tipper Gore)

mcfflyer
#191 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 22, 2013

@T&C - What brand is your preference in gin?

mcfflyer
#192 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 22, 2013

@T&C - I should add that there is always a bottle (or two) of gin along when the Shaggin' Wagon is out on the road.

tea&cartography
#193 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 22, 2013

i gotta work. piles and piles of checking.

Snarf
#194 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 22, 2013

mcfflyer - I forgot the name of the gin you recommended to me. I think it is packed in an interesting bottle? ( like my gin floral, not juniper-y)

stevierayk
#195 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

@Kirk re:BNL - same deal with Rush. Ultra important to the Can rock history yet so so despised by the non-Rush fans. 

As soon as I saw Moving Pictures at 100, this list was dead to me.

jdurley
#196 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 22, 2013

@flagpole - yeah, it was so great hanging out with the legendary Yort!  Others I met for the first time:  Dawnh, ATrain, daa & gf, wapuche & gf, CanadaJanes & wife, TB3's wife Danielle and Craig fuckin Norris! Throw in CDNZ1, teacart and TB3, and I'd say that's not too shabby!

Benoit from Ottawa
#197 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

Someone gave me a bottle of Hendrick's Gin, which was apparently the thing in the US a year or two ago.

I must try it. PUT TONIC WATER ON THE LIST!

mcfflyer
#198 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 22, 2013

Graham - "Shooting milk out of their eyelids"?  Wow.  That'd certainly be a feat.  You write your own material?

flannel tom
#199 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

I like Gin. There were some G and T's available at chez flannel this past weekend. There was a little something for everyone actually, it was quite and eventful weekend.

marie_curious
#200 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 22, 2013

I'm falling asleep on my work.

stevierayk
#201 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

@M_C - I hope you're not a chef

Steve Venegas
#202 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Jul 22, 2013

@lee my social studies teacher could do that

Snarf
#203 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 22, 2013

Hendrick's Gin is Snarf approved. It falls into the 'floral not juniper-y' category. 

I want to try Botanist. I am unabashedly influenced by the name.

jdurley
#204 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 22, 2013

#180 @binsy - some nice work there!  

fictionjunkie
#205 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Jul 22, 2013

Gin - I really like Spirit Bear Gin from the Okanagan. My friend considers himself a gin connoisseur and his ultimate gin is G'Vine, although it's a bit pricey for everyday.

smalliebigs
#206 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 22, 2013

@KOD: I still have suspicions that Ed Robertson may have killed and ate one of our family pets but no human family members. 

RE GIN: drinking expensive gin with tonic seems a waste, just like drinking Grey Goose with coke. Save it for a nice martini or some such thing. 

darbarspecial
#207 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 22, 2013

I was having Gin and tonic with lime on Saturday. I am a new gin drinker(other than that lemon gin of my youth), so this topic is interesting to me.

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

@CHRISTINE, #179 - HAHAHAHAHAHA, nice one!

jdurley
#209 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 22, 2013

Do you think I could find work as a mattress tester?  'cause I'd be great at it.

@m_c - once I get established, I could try to bring you in.

mcfflyer
#210 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 22, 2013

@Snarf [194] - My gin of preference, due to taste and its moderate cost is Bootles Gin from the UK.  However, when I was at BevMo (Beverages and More) on Thursday, it was at full cost ($18.95) for a 750ml bottle, and instead I got a 750 of Bombay Saphhire for the same price.  But that bottle of Saphhire came with a $2 off coupon for any mixer, and since I was there to get margarita mix for Peggy, that coupon came into play! 

But wow - like craft beers, there are dozens of craft gins out there!

And Benoit, I've had Hendrick's Gin too.

binsy
#211 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

@kirk

 I just find that people get so offended by the name. 

flagpole music
#212 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 22, 2013

#196 - Two GIANT thumbs up to that.  i loved my last svisit to HCFF & it was the first place I met a load of those folk in person too.  

Danielle is the advertisement for eating healthy & exercising, eh?  

<---that there is what sir Shaggy messaged me & it sure made my day. according to Yort they went up to say hi & that they were pals of mine & he was all.....well, where's my phone. we have to send her a  photo!

did anyone go hug Steve with Royal Wood's band for me?  he'll be quite sad if not..

garfielduk
#213 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 22, 2013

@jdurley #209, I've been trying to volunteer for that job for years.

flagpole music
#214 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 22, 2013

also. gin? you can have my share. but Hendriks is still pretty popular here

binsy
#215 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

Has Corb Lund been on the list yet? If so, which album?

mcfflyer
#216 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 22, 2013

@Smalliebigs - Totally agree on not wasting pricey gin on a G&T.  That's what the plastic bottles of Gordons Distilled Gin are for!

smalliebigs
#217 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 22, 2013

@MCLee: those prices are stupendously low compared to what we'd drop north of the 49th. 

mcfflyer
#218 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 22, 2013

@smallie - Yeah, when Teeter took me to the local London beer store, I was aghast at what you pay for beer.  Like almost double what we pay here - and we can buy booze damn near everywhere, including the grocery store or the gas station!

mcfflyer
#219 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 22, 2013

@smallie - but if you want to go high end, there are some quite expensive gins at BevMo, easily over $70 per bottle.  You'd want to sip that carefully.

binsy
#220 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

Ms. binsy and I were pretty surpised at the wide variety of booze we needed to bring for a week at a cabin. Like, two kinds of gin, one for sipping, one for G&Ts. 

The last thing you want is to be sitting at the cabin with the perfect drink in mind and realize that you don't have the right ingredients, so we brought it all. 

Snarf
#221 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 22, 2013

even in a G&T Gordons tastes like rotten carrot peels and teenage over indulgence. OK maybe that is my personal association.

binsy
#222 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

@mcfflyer #218

america (and quebec) are very civilized in that way. 

fictionjunkie
#223 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Jul 22, 2013

@snarf - funny that's what smirnoff & silent sam vodkas are like for me (if you replace carrot peels with nail polish remover). 

smalliebigs
#224 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 22, 2013

@MCLee: if I saved that much on beer and other stuff generally I'd be able to spring for a nice bottle more often. 

I remember the first time I saw beer at a depaneur in Quebec. It felt magical. 

kirkofdoom
#225 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 22, 2013

We pay more money for booze to subsidize all the free health care that is used up by drunken accidents.

fictionjunkie
#226 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Jul 22, 2013

In other news: 

 

Corb Lundyup, the idea is shaping up nicely. Corb Lund merchandise garage sale, sept 6-8. be there. all kinds of stuff. RT, willya? stuff has to go.
mcfflyer
#227 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 22, 2013

@binsy - Not "america" as a whole.  California and some other states, like Nevada and Colorado.  Oregon had open sales of beer and wine, but you have to go to the state liquor store for the hard stuff.  And my gosh, don't go to Utah. 

Snarf
#228 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 22, 2013

silent sam = nail polish remover, curdled orange juice*, and being broke

 

*I know orange juice doesn't curdle

mcfflyer
#229 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 22, 2013

@Snarf - what gin do you use in your G&Ts?  I have to say I use Gordon's, if only because I have about 3 liters of the stuff left over from my dad's liquor cabinet. 

mzkerrydee
#230 posted by
mzkerrydee
on Jul 22, 2013

Oh gin! I'm a Hendricks fan (and a Hendrix fan), there are new distilleries poppiing up in Vancouver, so I'm looking forward to trying some new local gin. When I was a kid my grandmother used to feed me the olives from her martinis...it was many years before I realized that the flavour that I had thought was "green olive" was actually gin!

mcfflyer
#231 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 22, 2013

@mzkerrydee - And let me give you the R3 blog welcome.  Don't just lurk.  It's just not morally right. 

And I'm blown away with all of this Hendricks gin love today.  I had no idea!

Benoit from Ottawa
#233 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

217, smalliebigs: yes, here, we've been taxed away from sinning with alcohol since forever. More so in Ontario than in Québec, I'm told.

nvp
#234 posted by
nvp
on Jul 22, 2013

 

[232] also, a poutine.  or two.

mcfflyer
#235 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 22, 2013

@steve v [202] - Your social studies teach could do what?  Shoot milk out of his eyelids?  Or do you mean out of his tear ducts?  Is this something you're taught in Canada?  And this special skill is useful how?

Snarf
#236 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 22, 2013

mcfflyer - Bombay, more often than not. 

Also, my memory may be faulty.  It might be Beefeater that I hate.

flagpole music
#237 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 22, 2013

hey - @Kirk - have you been looking at Comic-Con photos anywhere?  the Doctor Who folk brought David Bradley along.  he's having a helluva year, eh?  GOT. Broadchurch. Doctor Who.  not at all shabby.

Benoit from Ottawa
#238 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

218: yeah, isn't drinking* and driving the subject of an amendment to your Constitution?

 

 

 

*for cheap

 

 

;)

mcfflyer
#239 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 22, 2013

@Benoit - I have no idea what you're talking about here [238].

kirkofdoom
#240 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 22, 2013

flagpole,

I have seen next to nothing from Comic-Con so far. I was too busy at the folk fest, but also kind of avoiding/ignoring everything for sadness of not being there reasons. 

mcfflyer
#241 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 22, 2013

@binsy [220] - Your cabin is my motor home.  I bring it all with me when we're camping because I can!

mcfflyer
#242 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 22, 2013

@Kirk - He's everywhere, he's everywhere!  Looks like MusicSoop is down in San Diego for CC! 

Benoit from Ottawa
#243 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

I've mentioned this before, discovering "La Trappe" in Gatineau: a specialty food store crammed with expensive foods quite unlike the ones in Ontario, not that I know those all that well, but you can tell the different provenances; they have beers from a raft of Québec craft breweries, one on which (Les Trois Mousquetaires) produces not one, not two, but three (price) ranges of brewed excellence.

I think I should go by there later on today. Just to see.

flagpole music
#244 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 22, 2013

@kirk -ha. yep. i haven't seen a ton but possibly the one thing EW does well is event galleries for stuff like that.  i had a bit of ROMO but honestly not sure i'd ever actually go.  not so much for crowds & costumes.

pretty sure i saw his shot in one of their galleries.

did Whitehorse just kill it at VCFF?  saw lots of people raving about them on the interwebs

garfielduk
#245 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 22, 2013

@Lee #218, It would be interesting (for me at least) to see how much certain beers, wines and spirits are sold for and try work out how much is paid per litre to create an index of sorts not unlike the Big Mac Index but for alcohol.

Benoit from Ottawa
#246 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

239: being able to drive to your corner store for more hard stuff. Ah well, an attempted joke. No matter.

mcfflyer
#247 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 22, 2013

Actually Benoit, I think you can go to a drive up window to buy booze in Texas!

mzkerrydee
#248 posted by
mzkerrydee
on Jul 22, 2013

@mcfflyer, I know! I didn't mean to lurk, I swear! I did blog during one show when there was a particularly personal topic being discussed, for that very reason! Honestly, when I'm at work my computer is running so many things that this site just doesn't work, but I think I've figured it out now! I CAN do it all!

garfielduk
#249 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 22, 2013

oops

*ow much is paid per litre in each area to create an index *

mcfflyer
#250 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 22, 2013

@mzkerrydee - But I'm really happy that you've joined us all.  Some of the finest people on the planet are here.

flagpole music
#251 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 22, 2013

@mcfflyer - #247.  i'm not sure if you still can but my cousin used to cashier at a drive thru liquor store in Kalamazoo.  it was an old converted garage.

 

 

Benoit from Ottawa
#252 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

(small edit to 243: one on which = one of which)

mzkerrydee
#253 posted by
mzkerrydee
on Jul 22, 2013

I didn't see Corb Lund on the list yet, so I'm hoping he's on there somewhere! And I would have included an album from SNFU on my top 100 for sure..

binsy
#254 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

One great thing about eating cherries is that I have a spitoon on my desk for the pits. 

binsy
#255 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

@mzkerrydee

There has to be a Corb Lund album!

See that's the kind of thing that concerns me here. There are only 20 spots left. At least half of those will go to the better albums by people already mentioned, which leaves so few spots left for anyone who's been left off the list so far! 

flagpole music
#256 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 22, 2013

the cast of Get Shorty are dropping like flies. I hope Gene Hackman's had a check up recently.

sorry, that's a tacky way to say it appears Dennis Farina died.

Benoit from Ottawa
#257 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

Years ago, in Ontario, you couldn't buy beer or "spirits" on Sundays or legal holidays. You still can't on legal holidays, today. No kidding. And they open late on Sundays, noon I think.

Of course, in Ottawa, if there's a crisis in matters of beer or (cheap) wine, there IS Hull (now an area of Gatineau) just across the river.

Benoit from Ottawa
#258 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

254:  poittt ding!

mzkerrydee
#259 posted by
mzkerrydee
on Jul 22, 2013

Oh, and happy birthday to Rufus Wainwright! His dad, who unbelievable had never played the Vancouver Folk Fest until yesterday, announced that it was his 40th today.

Benoit from Ottawa
#260 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

One or two t's in spittoon? (googles furiously)

2

binsy
#261 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

#258

Exactly. 

binsy
#262 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

#260

More exactly. 

garfielduk
#263 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 22, 2013

@BfO #258, Marvellous shot Sir, kudos.

flagpole music
#264 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 22, 2013

i have adored Loudin since back in his M*A*SH* days. what a treat for VCFF.

ok, here's Rufus. aged 12. Tommy Tricker. just because that makes me giggle.

binsy
#265 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

This buddy of mine missed a wedding party on the weekend and we were all wondering what happened to him.

Turns out he and his girlfriend were camping on an island and in one of those crazy storms we've had lately their canoe blew away! They found marks left by the canoe on trees and rocks 12 feet away and figure it must have been picked up and just tossed by the wind. 

It got serious. They were rationing food. They tried (and failed) to build a raft! My buddy told his girlfriend that he loved her! They contemplated putting on their life jackets and trying to swim home! 

Finally the wind let up enough that more people paddled by and helped them get out. Whew! 

flagpole music
#266 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 22, 2013

SHAD!!!!!!

binsy
#267 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

Really glad that Old Prince is on the list, but not TSOL

Benoit from Ottawa
#268 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

binsy, wow!

and what about Dave Shumka*, just the other week?!

What's this about the world getting serious, anyway?

 

*http://daveshumka.tumblr.com/, scroll down to July 10 -- sensitive souls (who haven't already seen) be warned

Benoit from Ottawa
#269 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

Seeing I brought it back up, here's the CBC story on the Shumka shooting referred to in 268:

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/survivor-random-shooting-says-flinch-saved-life-015756950.html

Pffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffftt

Benoit from Ottawa
#270 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

(man if I didn't break the blog with that...)

darbarspecial
#271 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 22, 2013

All busy reading I guess.

flagpole music
#272 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 22, 2013

K, you lot.  off to the bus. should be back for the afternoon show for a bit

have a good day!

kirkofdoom
#273 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 22, 2013

I think most people saw it last week, when we discussed it, and don't have anything else to say? 

Benoit from Ottawa
#274 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

carburetor, dear lad? Tune it with a stethoscope, perhaps?

Been fuel injection for years...

binsy
#275 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

I had no idea aboot the Shumka incident! Just read the links you put up Benoit. 

That is shocking.

garfielduk
#276 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 22, 2013

@BfO #270, Sorry, I'm still playing with sketchup.

Benoit from Ottawa
#277 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

yup

Benoit from Ottawa
#278 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

garf, at least it's not called "scatsup".

 

 

(That may be funnier for mcfflyer, dunno.)

garfielduk
#279 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 22, 2013

@BfO #278, I get it, I don't want it, but I get it.

flannel tom
#280 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

I just quickly scanned some coments and I would most surely agree that an SNFu album should be on this list. And a Dayglo Abortions album. and anything else that will be looked over because it's too fringe.

In all seriousness though, Gob Too Late No Friends missing from this list is a travesty. It's a quintessential 90's punk rock album. Same goes for Chixdiggit! S/T. They won't be in the top 20 I'm assuming.

Also Priestess Hello Master should be on this list but I fear it wont be.

Benoit from Ottawa
#281 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

This headline may or may not read right:

U.K. to compel customers to opt-in for internet porn

smalliebigs
#282 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 22, 2013

Sharon, Lois & Bram are also conspicuously absent. 

flannel tom
#283 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

re: drive-thru liquor stores - they have them in Dartmouth.

Benoit from Ottawa
#284 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 22, 2013

Off for now!

stevierayk
#285 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

@tom – there will be no Dayglos or SNFU. At this point there is just no way.

 

StephRamsahai
#286 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Jul 22, 2013

SHARON, LOIS & BRAM!

stevierayk
#287 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

Has there been a 54-40 album yet?

stevierayk
#288 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

or Teenage Head?

flannel tom
#289 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

@binsy - whoa! crazy story about your pals stranded on an island. Glad things worked out for them. And, awwwww, he loves her!

marie_curious
#290 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 22, 2013

This fake ham tastes more like fake salami to me.

jdurley
#291 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 22, 2013

I DARE YOU TO FIND ME A CANADIAN WHO DOES NOT KNOW AND LOVE THE SKINAMARINKYDINK SONG.

flannel tom
#292 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

@srk - I think there was a 54-40 album but I don't remember which one. And I don't recall Teenage Head being on there. but again, if CBC Music just made an actual list, we'd be able to conform or deny this!

Snarf
#293 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 22, 2013

stevierayk - yes and yes

jdurley
#294 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 22, 2013

I will back up Snarf - pretty sure I remember both 54-50 and Teenage Head being on the list.

stevierayk
#295 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

OK then, back to what you were doing.

Snarf
#296 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 22, 2013

is this going to turn into Raffi v. SL&B?

darbarspecial
#297 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 22, 2013

@jdurley - That song is always lurking in my mind and you have just brought it out again. Thanks for that. I think.....

jdurley
#298 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 22, 2013

@darbar - you love it.

flannel tom
#299 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

What about 1995'S The Age of Electric?

Has that made an appearance? It should.

stevierayk
#300 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

or limblifter?

smalliebigs
#301 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 22, 2013

We would have to throw Fred Penner in this mix, too. 

garfielduk
#302 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 22, 2013

@jdurley #298, Is knowing that song a sign that you are Canadian?

StephRamsahai
#303 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Jul 22, 2013

They were all a part of my childhood and mean a lot to me. They're equal in my eyes. :) (Sharon, Lois & Bram, Raffi and Fred Penner I mean.)

hytumb69
#304 posted by
hytumb69
on Jul 22, 2013

Is it time to go home yet?

kirkofdoom
#305 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 22, 2013

Charlotte Diamond. Hands down.

darbarspecial
#306 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 22, 2013

It was far better than Barney, that is for damn sure!

garfielduk
#307 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 22, 2013

Not yet Hank, sorry.

stevierayk
#308 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

@GARF - - no it's a sign that soul is being tortured. 

hytumb69
#309 posted by
hytumb69
on Jul 22, 2013

*sigh* long Monday...

stevierayk
#310 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

your soul

Snarf
#311 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 22, 2013

No Limblifter.  No Age of Electric. (that I recall)

OK, now I agree. They need to make single list for reference.

Snarf
#312 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 22, 2013

No. Charlotte. Diamond.

Kirk - you must be younger than me.  My sister loves her but I detest her.

flannel tom
#313 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

Remember The Gandharvas? They were a pretty influential 90's Canadian band. Pretty sure they were Canadian? Probably won't be pn this list, need to make way for 3 BNL albums.

smalliebigs
#314 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 22, 2013

@Ftom: I do remember them. They had a big single..was it "Downtime" or something like that? 

kirkofdoom
#317 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 22, 2013

Gandharvas? Are we adding one hit wonders to the top 100 list now? 

flannel tom
#318 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

as long as that one hit was a classic, then why not?

smalliebigs
#319 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 22, 2013

@NVP: my favourite part of that story is that by leading the horse in to the restaurant and having it poo this lady basically justified the other side's behaviour from the outset. 

stevierayk
#320 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

Or Sons of Freedom!

 

Half of the acts on this list haven't even had a hit single. So one up for the Gandharvas.

flannel tom
#321 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

HOw is anybody supposed to argue whether or not #23 L’heptade (1976) - Harmonium should be on the list. It's not like anybody knows who or what that is.

jdurley
#322 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 22, 2013

To Beiber or not to Beiber, that is the question.

darbarspecial
#323 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 22, 2013

I have an album by Harmonium.

binsy
#324 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

I have that Harmonium album!

 

(but I've never listened to it)

binsy
#325 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

"First Day of Sping" by Gandharvas is a great tune.

binsy
#326 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

54-40 self titled was way way down on the list somewhere. It's the one with "Baby Ran" and also "I go blind" (I think).

darbarspecial
#327 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 22, 2013

I discovered Harmonium when I was in Katimavik from my group leader. I loved it and bought the LP when I got home. I still have the LP, but don't have my record player hooked up and haven't listened to it in years.

flannel tom
#328 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

I think it's a general consensus though with music critics everywhere that Moxy Fruvous' legendary opus should be in the top ten.

stevierayk
#329 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

Or the Poppy Family or Triumph or Trooper or The Stampeders. Not saying I like these but really they have all been way more popular than Shad or Kathleen Edwards

binsy
#330 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

Oh man! Imagine the RadioHead OUTRAGE if Moxy Fruvous is anywhere in the top 20! Imagine!

stevierayk
#331 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

@Binsy - better frickin' not be in the top twenty. Utter shite.

flannel tom
#332 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

@binsy - that's what I'm pulling for!

hytumb69
#333 posted by
hytumb69
on Jul 22, 2013

OK... now Garf... now it's time to go home... right?

smalliebigs
#334 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 22, 2013

I think if she saw Moxy Fruvous and Joel Plaskett on the same list she'd spontaneously combust from rage. 

binsy
#335 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

332

Ooohhh ME TOO!!!!!

Imagine the outrage!!!

mzkerrydee
#336 posted by
mzkerrydee
on Jul 22, 2013

I was wondering when Moxie Fruvous would get a mention! And what, no Loverboy, Headpins or Trooper? Martha and the Muffins? Wow, I have got to get out of the 80's...

binsy
#337 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

Has Corey Hart been mentioned?

binsy
#338 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

Anne Murray?

flannel tom
#339 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

The Headstones, Smile and Wave?

That's a classic. Is it on the list?

binsy
#340 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

On the weekend we heard the INXS song "Never Tear Us Apart" and had the idea that someone should make a country duet of that song. It would be so good. Think aboot it.

jdurley
#341 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 22, 2013

Facebook chat exchange with my kid who is trying to find something:

My kid: Mom im not saying that you put it away somewhere weird but i havent seen it since u took it home from grandmas and put it somewhere weird.

Me: I'm not saying that your room is a mess, but it's probably somewhere in that mess in your room.

tea&cartography
#342 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 22, 2013

the watchmen?

 

binsy
#343 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

Mom: 1

Kid: 0

flannel tom
#344 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

Rita MacNeil, John MacDermott, The Rankins..... [to play devils advocate]

there's  a million that could but they failed to say the best pop/rock albums of all time and now they have to please everybody by having a little classical music, a little french music, etc.

garfielduk
#345 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 22, 2013

@Hank, OK go on then.

kirkofdoom
#346 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 22, 2013

my room was always a mess, but I still knew exactly where everything was.

binsy
#347 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

Isn't Rita there?

(We have no way to find out because there is no list)

 

I could see the Rankins making the top 20. 

hytumb69
#348 posted by
hytumb69
on Jul 22, 2013

Thanks!  I'm outta here... until tomorrow people of the blog!

carlyg
#349 posted by
carlyg
on Jul 22, 2013

Oh hi, folks!

 

flannel tom
#350 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

They should make this 100 Greatest list an actual list. In list form. That would be great.

binsy
#351 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

Can't believe Tomorrow People of the Blog isn't on the list!

flannel tom
#352 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

Hi Craly! How was Ness? You looked like you were having a GREAT time in that one photo you posted.

garfielduk
#353 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 22, 2013

@jdurley #341, How do you know my room is a mess?

jdurley
#354 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 22, 2013

@garf - because I break in there at night and watch  you sleep.  No, wait, that's Tom Hiddleston's house. And it's pristine.

carrieg
#355 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 22, 2013

Good afternoon everyone!

 

it's a boy

binsy
#356 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

Just checked the OR. 

Not on the list so far. 

carrieg
#357 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 22, 2013

best Van folk fest moments - Kathleen Edwards calling some guy laying in front the the stage - referring to him as "Urine McSockey"

 

The Waterboys & Steve Earl & the Dukes!!!   AMAZING!!

 

carlyg
#358 posted by
carlyg
on Jul 22, 2013

@tmo - Overall it was pretty great! Lots of fun was had. Sunday morning though, not to awesome. We had torrential rains on Saturday night and our tent was no match for the downpour. We slept in my car...... well I didn't sleep at all, hence the unhappy Ness!

Also, if one more person had said "Happy Ness" to me, I was probably going to punch them in the face. Oh Happy Ness!

garfielduk
#359 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 22, 2013

@jdurley #354, Cool, can you bring some Timbits and the Globe & Mail next time please. You do know it would be cheaper to install cameras right.

tea&cartography
#360 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 22, 2013

*best moment of home county

the family workshop with the sadies/good brothers was crazy wicked good.

they had an elderly fangirl who got up on stage and danced.

carrieg
#361 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 22, 2013

@Kirk - festival moment - when Del Barber's Dad stood up in the crowd and cheered for him.  "the guy with the tattoos - that's my dad"

garfielduk
#362 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 22, 2013

@Carrieg #355, I had hoped you meant baby Lawrence.

carrieg
#363 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 22, 2013

@garf - lol, nope 

carlyg
#364 posted by
carlyg
on Jul 22, 2013

Best Ness Creek moment - A crazy hippie couple insisting on a group hug in hopes that my "amazing energy" would fill them with joy and happiness. It was so beautiful......or something....

But seriously, Elliott Brood was outstanding, as always! Definitely a highlight for me.

flannel tom
#365 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

Fresh Pots!

I've got one.

binsy
#366 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

@carlyg

Re: hippie hugs for your amazing energy.

Do you get that a lot?

flannel tom
#367 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

remember the Steve Adamyk Band and they had a song "Wait For Your Number" that people were wishing was playlistable back when it was in rotation this past winter? Maybe that was just me wishing it was playlistable. Anywho, it is now. And so are a bunch of other songs on their page.

stevierayk
#368 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

I hate when Hippies try to steal my sunshine

carrieg
#369 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 22, 2013

I got a Mo Kenney hug! 

carrieg
#370 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 22, 2013

@SRK - did Royal Wood like his nick name?

binsy
#371 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

@carrieg

Did Grant join in?

flannel tom
#372 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

@binsy, 356 - So... you like it so far?

@carly - 358 - haha, Im glad your Ness was mostly Happy and that you found some hippy love. Or dished some out I should say.

binsy
#373 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

@flannel tom

Thanks for not leaving me hanging there. 

carlyg
#374 posted by
carlyg
on Jul 22, 2013

@binsy - hahaha sadly no!

binsy
#375 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

I always wondered how hippies got their powers. Now I know. 

binsy
#376 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

Oh whoops. Guess not. 

carrieg
#377 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 22, 2013

@binsy - lol - she had a bodyguard.  

kidding.  

she's adorable and crazy ass good!

stevierayk
#378 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

@carrieg - I plan on making him hold up a sex vest sign so i could get a picture. He was too nice to put on the spot like that. I let him be. 

smalliebigs
#379 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 22, 2013

Royal Wood can't get overzealous and put his nickname on T-shirts and such. I wouldn't want him ruining the reputation of a certain bar with the same name. 

binsy
#380 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

Is Blue Rodeo missing from the list so far?

carlyg
#381 posted by
carlyg
on Jul 22, 2013

I am pretty excited for Calgary Folk Fest this weekend! Alabama Shakes on Thursday!!!!!

tea&cartography
#382 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 22, 2013

@binsy

or doug and the slugs, spirit of the west or the northern pikes?

jdurley
#383 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 22, 2013

#380 - yes,  and if they don't show up in the top 20 (5 days in July, I'm expecting you!) there will be BLOOD.

kirkofdoom
#384 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 22, 2013

my brain, just now:

"This isn't music, what is this?!"

"Oh, Colin Stetson, of course"

stevierayk
#385 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

planned not plan. 

smalliebigs
#386 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 22, 2013

@Carly: I couldn't get tickets to Interstellar Rodeo for Friday so I'm missing Alabama Shakes. 

Also giving serious thought to bailing on that wedding. 

marie_curious
#387 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 22, 2013

I should get into the Hammock business.

nvp
#388 posted by
nvp
on Jul 22, 2013

 

as with Polaris, i don't care much about the list, but i'm sure enjoying the discussion it has stimulated ..

stevierayk
#389 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

Or Stompin Tom? or Hank Snow? 

jdurley
#390 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 22, 2013

@m_c - as a tester?

carlyg
#391 posted by
carlyg
on Jul 22, 2013

@Smallie - You should bail on the wedding. It sounds lame.

tea&cartography
#392 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 22, 2013

@marie

i can make hammocks anad hammock chairs, can you handle the business end of things?

stevierayk
#393 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

Have we seen Gordon Lightfoot on there yet?

carlyg
#394 posted by
carlyg
on Jul 22, 2013

hammocks are pretty much the best things ever!

smalliebigs
#395 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 22, 2013

@Carly: I'd feel super guilty and don't want to risk the friendship but I have so many things to do to go all the way there and hangout by myself for the better part of the day!

mcfflyer
#396 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 22, 2013

Uhhh...who is this new guest host?  (I know her name, but who is she?)

stevierayk
#397 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

hammocks are pretty much the best things ever! 

Agreed.

jdurley
#398 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 22, 2013

@smallie - I once faked a migraine to get out of a wedding.  

binsy
#399 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

Stompin Tom and Hank Snow haven't appeared yet, but that's top 20 fodder for sure. 

Spirit of the West was there I think but it wasn't Save this House it was the "Venice is Sinking" album. Again, there's no way to check sadly. 

 

What aboot Colin James?

carlyg
#400 posted by
carlyg
on Jul 22, 2013

@Smallie - who needs friends anyway??

binsy
#401 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

Hammocks are my way of knowing whether I'm living right. If I'm in one, I am. 

binsy
#402 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

Gordon Lightfoot has appeared. It was the one called Lightfoot I think. 

binsy
#403 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

Islands are SO CLOSE to being amazing.

tea&cartography
#404 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 22, 2013

@binsy

you need to get backup hammocks going in your vehicle trunk (if you don't already)

spontaneous hammocking is great.

carrieg
#405 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 22, 2013

@SRK -he was here for VFF last year, he seemed so serious....really kept his band in check the whole time.

When he played Jazz fest a few weeks ago, he was way more relaxed, and seemed to have much more fun.

He just looks so nice and polite!

binsy
#406 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

@teaandcartography

I do. It is. 

stevierayk
#407 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

Go Figure is the Spirit West album that has D for Democracy (Scoure the House). 

It would be in my top 30 at least.

smalliebigs
#408 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 22, 2013

@Jdurley: I feel like I don't need to fake anything, although I've been told my excuses aren't adequate.

@Carly: I blame you for this. Blame Carly. 

carrieg
#409 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 22, 2013

@jdurley #383 - agreed!!  that's a great one.  

I'm really looking forward to seeing them when they come for our blues & roots fest in August.

stevierayk
#410 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

Oh yeah...Save this House.....now i remember that one.

binsy
#411 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

When they post the top 20 I am hoping everyone will post their personal top 5. 

garfielduk
#412 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 22, 2013

@Lee #396, She is an associate producer for CBC Music.

flannel tom
#413 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

That's a good idea, Mr. Binsy.

Although it's a pretty tough thing to do.

binsy
#414 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

@flannel tom

Really tough! I was kept awake for hours one night last week trying to come up with mine. 

flannel tom
#415 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

I always hear myself saying things like "oh yeah, that's in my top 5."

The problem is though, I've said that about 200 albums.

mcfflyer
#416 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 22, 2013

@Garf - Thanks.  And the reason that she's filling in for Grant is . . . ?  I'm not being critical, I'm just asking.  Grant is the top voice at Radio3.  Certainly there should be someone of similar drawing power to sub for him. 

carrieg
#417 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 22, 2013

SRK - two guys we were sharing a table with in the beer tent yesterday were in town from Guelph & one from KW.

Snarf
#418 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 22, 2013

my landlords bought a new fridge for my suite (after I gave notice...) One of the delivery guys is fasting for Ramadan and it has been in the high 20s / low 30s for most of the month. 

When my landlord asks if he gets dizzy carrying fridges up stairs, he said 'no, just angry.' 

Also, I spent my lunch break moving fridges and now I am angry.

stevierayk
#419 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 22, 2013

@carrieg - diehards!

tea&cartography
#420 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 22, 2013

@binsy

good idea.

i always think I should and then get overwhelmed.

 

I don't think the majority will be r3 material if we keep it to top 5 can. albums

flannel tom
#421 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

In beer related news from this psst weekend: I bought a 6 pack of a beer called Muskoka Mad Tom IPA this weekend because, well, because it has my namesake  in it.

It was hoppy as all get out. Pretty good though.

flannel tom
#422 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 22, 2013

@mcflyer, 416 - She's filling in for Grant Lawrence because Grant's on Paternity Leave.

carrieg
#423 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 22, 2013

peoples - didn't we hear that this was the training place...

binsy
#424 posted by
binsy
on Jul 22, 2013

@teaandcartography

Are you thinking classic can-rock picks? 

kirkofdoom
#425 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 22, 2013

Has there been any Matt Good (Band) on the list? If Beautiful Midnight isn't on the list, I will be disappointed.

I haven't really cared or been invested in the list, but that omission would make me flip the pool.