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It's time to decide the song that defines the Canadian summer of 2013.

We've all heard "Blurred Lines" and "Get Lucky," but CBC Music wants to find Canada's indie song of the summer. We're looking for artists to submit their songs for consideration, starting today. All you have to do is sign up for a CBC Music artist page (if you don't have one already) and upload one original song performed by you/your band. You can also submit a song that already exists on your page (we are, however, looking for songs written in the last calendar year). We will then present all the submissions and let public voting begin! 

You may be wondering: what makes a song a summer song? Lyrics about surfing? A melody that makes you feel happiness and joy? Maracas? We consulted our in-house expert Tariq Hussain, who is a Juno-nominated songwriter, professor of music and sometime Radio 3 host. He wrote up a handy description of the six key elements of a summer song for us, which you can see in the photo gallery above.

The winning band will receive a guitar and amp prize package worth more than $1,100 from Yamaha Canada as well as airplay on Radio 3. On top of all of that, of course, the winning artist or band will have the glory of their song joining the ranks of "Patio Lantern," "Summer of '69," "Life is a Highway" and other great Canadian songs of summer.

If you are a music fan with a favourite summer song, you should make sure to lobby the band to enter their song in the contest!

ENTER NOW!

The submission period is from now until Aug. 5. Voting starts the next day, on Aug. 6. For full prize and contest details and to enter, visit CBC Music's Song of the Summer.

Hosts Alanna Stuart, Lana Gay and Graham Wright will be talking about their favourite summer songs all day today on CBC Radio 3. What Canadian song do you think should be in this contest? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @cbcradio3.

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tea&cartography
#1 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 29, 2013

I couldn't come up with one last week that was serious, but I heard one on the weekend that does it for me, it's not canadian, but, oh well.

Laura Mvula: Green Garden.

CDNz1
#2 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 29, 2013

Good Morning!

garfielduk
#3 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 29, 2013

Good Morning

Alanna Stuart
#4 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Jul 29, 2013

Good morning, lovely people!

garfielduk
#5 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 29, 2013

Good morning Miss Stuart

Alanna Stuart
#6 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Jul 29, 2013

I would argue that Bear Mountain's Two Step is pretty summery feeling.

Any song that sounds like it could soundtrack a beer commercial, with people doing jumping high fives and dancing like Matthew Broderick in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, should be a contender for the 'song of the summer' title in my opinion.

 

verborgen
#7 posted by
verborgen
on Jul 29, 2013

Good morning,

I hope ypu all had a good weekend.

I'll have to admit that I don't have a song of the summer so far. But among those songs stuck in my head are Oak Tree from Tommy Alto and Meaning of Love from Two Hours Traffic. And the non canadian section still includes Come away with me by Donots. May have something to do with the lyrics and seeing them live.

darbarspecial
#8 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 29, 2013

Morning all. The Matinee makes good summer songs.

Shonica
#9 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 29, 2013
Good morning!
Shonica
#10 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 29, 2013
Darbar! Your'e here early today!
darbarspecial
#11 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 29, 2013

I am up early. I am worried about my son who is running a high fever. He doesn't get fevers for little things.

garfielduk
#12 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 29, 2013

@DBS #12, I hope this time is the exception that proves the rule.

darbarspecial
#13 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 29, 2013

Me too Garf. I gave him some tylenol and am just waiting to see if it comes down any, but we will probably be off to the hospital soon.

erinev
#14 posted by
erinev
on Jul 29, 2013

holy moly I won all the polaris shortlisted albums. I love R3.

laurenelizabeth
#15 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Jul 29, 2013

Woo! Congrats Erinev!

Shonica
#16 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 29, 2013
Dar, I thought something must be up. I hope it's nothing too serious. There have been a few folks sick this summer with flu like symptoms.
garfielduk
#17 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 29, 2013

@Erinev #15, contrats

erinev
#18 posted by
erinev
on Jul 29, 2013

Yeah, Monday morning sucked until I saw that email from Ms. Lana! woooohooooooo

Shonica
#19 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 29, 2013
Congratulations Erinev!
darbarspecial
#20 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 29, 2013

Congrats erinev!

 

@Shonica - I hope it is just a flu like thing, but fear it is worse. :(

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

15: erinev, so it WAS you! I thought I heard "erin...", the other day, but I didn't think I'd heard an "ev" there, and having been asked if that was you (kidC?), answered that I didn't think so! Just great that you won!

(Private consideration for me: Why doesn't webradio have a REPLAY button somewhere?)

Gouda meringue to everyone.

stevierayk
#22 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

Way to go Erinev. Enjoy them (do you get to choose your format or is it CDs only?)

stevierayk
#23 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

@Darbar - be positive, I'm sure he's fine.

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

Audio format of the 'reture' -- the retrofuture. (Not new news, but reheated)

darbarspecial
#25 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 29, 2013

@stevie - Thanks, I will try. The temp did come down slightly, but I need it to come down more to worry less.

erinev
#26 posted by
erinev
on Jul 29, 2013

Thanks guys! I'm acutally not sure what format I'm getting them in??

CDNz1
#27 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 29, 2013

Contrats, Erin!

 

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

(My editorial) One tiny step forward, but stolid resistance to 'progress'

The tiny step: Pope Francis says he won't judge gays

The rest: Says homosexual orientation is not sinful but gay acts are; also says 'door is closed' to female priests"

Source article (perhaps not worth reading, lots of "theological two-stepping")

Graham Wright
#29 posted by
Graham Wright
on Jul 29, 2013

@Erin you will receive a one (1) year lease on a singing telegram man, who will sing the albums to you on continuous loop. you will be responsible for feeding your telegram man, however the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation will provide any necessary maintenance free of charge. At the end of the year, should you choose to continue enjoying your singing telegram man, you will be responsible for the monthly fee of $26,486 (plus HST). thank you for listening to CBC Radio 3, and we hope you enjoy your Polaris Prize Shortlist Minstrel!!

stevierayk
#30 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

How about Pope Francis doesn't judge anybody?

darbarspecial
#31 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 29, 2013

Haha! Nice Graham!

tea&cartography
#32 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 29, 2013

i am so hungover my keyboard is vibrating.

 

what do you call a fish with no eye?

stevierayk
#33 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

fsh

Shonica
#34 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 29, 2013
WOW Erinev! Your very own minstrel!
erinev
#35 posted by
erinev
on Jul 29, 2013

Graham-- wow! I sure hope my singing telegram man is a 10!

tea&cartography
#36 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 29, 2013

Fssshhh

 

 

(sorry that translated really badly from reality to internet land)

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

SRK, I happened to be going through a wiki articlet on JJ Cale in French; it says:

"Cale est l'un des personnages principaux du roman Visas antérieurs de Luc Baranger, paru aux éditions Gallimard en 1996."

part. transl: Cale is one of the main characters of the novel _____ by ____, ...

Neat.

Shonica
#38 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 29, 2013
T&C, You party animal you! And on a school/work night!
Benoit from Ottawa
#39 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 29, 2013

30: BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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

Ah the Weeknd. I thought the stream had skipped down to Central Rock.

Shonica
#41 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 29, 2013
I just remembered tonight is Shred Kelly, Sidney York and Loon Choir!!!!!!!!!
tea&cartography
#42 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 29, 2013

@shonica

i don't do it alot because I can't handle the 730 mornings.

college friend reunion/camping trip weekend.

 

stevierayk
#43 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

@BfO - interesting. 

 

It's also funny/not so funny how much Clapton 'borrowed' Cale's sound and songs during the 70's. 

tea&cartography
#44 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 29, 2013

up at 4 to take down the tents/tarps/hammocks.

i have a sneaking suspicion I smell like cigarettes and broken dreams.

erinev
#45 posted by
erinev
on Jul 29, 2013

Shonica-- that show is going to be wicked!!!

darbarspecial
#46 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 29, 2013

Gateway Festival in Bengough, SK was a pretty great little festival. Mike Dawson of Library Voices was the Artistic Director. At least I assume it is that Mike Dawson.

It was a pretty cool line up with Rah Rah, Yukon Blonde, Steve Earle, The Wooden Sky, Del Barber, Corb Lund and many more! Del joined Corb on stage for Rye Whiskey/ Time to Switch to Whiskey and it was pretty awesome.

stevierayk
#47 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

@T&C - I believe you mean 'nicotine and disappointment

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

SRK: all's fair in love and music.

I don't think Eric Clapton can be slagged for taking inspiration, style, and songs from Cale. Outside of the basic legitimacy of doing so (imitation being the most sincere form of flattery), he helped him to get known, and then there's the matter of the decades-long flow of royalties he generated for the writer of those songs, JJ Cale.

stevierayk
#49 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

@BfO - I'm not condemning Clapton. He did make JJ some (lots) money, It's just amazing how much he copped his style (they made an album together about 5 years ago, The Road to Escondido, it's great) 

darbarspecial
#50 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 29, 2013

I found out Shred Kelly will be in Regina in Sept. This made me happy. A Tuesday night in Saskatoon isn't going to work for me to get to.

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

SRK: I agree.

tea&cartography
#52 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 29, 2013

@stevie

I was going to bring my copy of quiet collision to HCFF and ask for an autograph as a joke/semi-seriously.

it was one of my first 'branching out' albums given to me by a friends older brother back home.

Shonica
#53 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 29, 2013
SRK, #50 oh yes it is good Mr. Shonica is a fan of Eric Clapton and I picked it up for him at some point as a gift!
tea&cartography
#54 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 29, 2013

(I am on your myspace listening to the talbot trail)

smalliebigs
#55 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 29, 2013

Good morning, team. 

stevierayk
#56 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

@T&C - great. Hope you enjoy it.

deiru
#57 posted by
deiru
on Jul 29, 2013

Morning all. Man getting older is rough. Still hungover from Saturday.

hedgeway
#58 posted by
hedgeway
on Jul 29, 2013

Those multi-day hangovers are the worst.

smalliebigs
#59 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 29, 2013

@Deiru: I remember my 1st 2-day hangover. I was angry and confused at the turn of events. 

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

Glenn Beck’s Nazi exhibit

(Put here for the story, the article's perhaps a bit overwritten.)

What kind of thinking goes on in Glenn Beck's head?)

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

Ooooooops, errant closing parenthesis. I lay claim to it.

deiru
#62 posted by
deiru
on Jul 29, 2013

@hedgeway and Smalliebigs they are the worst. Hope everyone had a great weekend. I have noticed there are two free concerts this Saturday in Vancouver (North Van and English Bay), both with great line ups. Which one will all the R3 people be attending?

garfielduk
#63 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 29, 2013

@BfO #61, The inside of Glenn Becks head must be a very scary place.

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

garf: insane, yet operational?

hotpatch
#65 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 29, 2013

Arugula amigos!

i just got back from a big road trip up-north..unfortunately couldn't get to Home County FF and missed the news about it on the blog last week

hotpatch
#66 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 29, 2013

GLEN BECK =

O      O

N      N

E      K

        E

        R

        S

 

 

westcrunch
#67 posted by
westcrunch
on Jul 29, 2013

Hi-dee-ho blogosphere!

 

@Shonica: Happy Shred, Loon, Sid Day! I ran into the first two bands in Kenora this weekend for a little fundraiser show they did there. I could hear the banjo beats all the way from Mark's island. Woooo!

westcrunch
#68 posted by
westcrunch
on Jul 29, 2013

Sadly, no @kidcauley on this leg of the tour though. Boooo!

Shonica
#69 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 29, 2013
Westcrunch, will we see you tonight?
westcrunch
#70 posted by
westcrunch
on Jul 29, 2013

@Shonica I'm really hoping so!

Also, to clarify, Mr. Westcrunch doesn't own an island. He just has a cabin on an island.

darbarspecial
#71 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 29, 2013

@westcrunch - Owning an island would be pretty sweet, but having a cabin on one is nice too.

kirkofdoom
#72 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 29, 2013

You can buy an island for as little as $500,000, but they usually go for somewhere between one and two million. 

Source

TheIceman
#73 posted by
TheIceman
on Jul 29, 2013

@CabinCrunch - Does he own the land the cabin is on, or is he squatting.

Oh and hello blogophiles.

Alanna Stuart
#74 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Jul 29, 2013

@Erin congrats, Erinev! What Graham neglected to tell you is that HE is the singing telegram man.

Shonica
#75 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 29, 2013
Westcrunch, I hope you make it, I am fairly certain Flannel Tom will be there too!
erinev
#76 posted by
erinev
on Jul 29, 2013

@ Alanna- wow! this prize just keeps getting better and better. hope graham likes Ottawa!

stevierayk
#77 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

The only island I could afford would be Garbage Island.

westcrunch
#78 posted by
westcrunch
on Jul 29, 2013

@Kirk In this part of Canada's cottage country, 2 mil gets you lots but it doesn't get you an island

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

75: she could do worse...

Shonica
#80 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 29, 2013
Okay I off the blog for a bit! See you fine folks later!
Benoit from Ottawa
#81 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 29, 2013

75, erin: you could do worse...

hotpatch
#82 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 29, 2013

SRK, surely you could afford Idiot Island, i will sell it to you for a reasonable sum (whatever you can afford) just send the money to Hotpatch / SunnyDay Realty and Live Bait shop 354354 Dum (fee fi fo fee fi fo dum) ATL, Ga

JonDixon
#83 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 29, 2013

We are getting set up in our new office!  Exciting day!

Also, I have a shit ton of work to do, as would be expected while we are dealing with all the unforeseen things that go along with moving fifty-some people without an interruption in client services...

Lana Gay
#84 posted by
Lana Gay
on Jul 29, 2013

SUMMER SONGS! Get into it!

Laura Beth
#85 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 29, 2013

Hey guys!  Going through major Hillside withdrawal right now.  The Festival was SO amazing this weekend.  Met up with Krista and Mark.  Good god everyone was so good! Said the Whale, Yukon Blonde, Snowblink, July Talk, Diamond Rings, Metz, Lindi Ortega, Aiden Knight, Pack A.D., Martha Wainwright, The Sadies, Brenda McMorrow (I'm probably missing a bunch.. so exhausted). AND! This amazing band called Poor Man's Whisky did a FULL blue grass version of Dark Side of the Moon while dressed in Oz costumes. 

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

Article about a 9-11 museum exhibit. Placed here because I am among the first to sometimes decry American overpatriotism, and this shows the very reverse.

One thing I did not know existed (my asterisk, etc.): "However, it was nearly impossible to determine if one artifact — called “the composite” — followed that rule*. Three feet tall and 15 tons, the composite contains about four or five building stories compressed by pressure and heat into one solid block, with bits of paper and the edges of filing cabinets poking out of the surface."

 

*The rule: to not contain any DNA.

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

86: sounds prime, premium even...

TheIceman
#88 posted by
TheIceman
on Jul 29, 2013

This song by The Dears - The ballad of humankindness has a very Beatles feel to it for me. I like it.

erinev
#89 posted by
erinev
on Jul 29, 2013

Benoit- i'm quite content with this prize package.

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

Summer song: none has hit me more, in that way, than that I Love You, I think it's called, by Said the Whale. BUT: it hasn't grabbed be that much, just some.

Maybe there isn't one supreme summer song, this summer.

I look forward to your contributions and deliberations with great expectations.

gabrielle.archer
#91 posted by
gabrielle.archer
on Jul 29, 2013

@Laura Did you see YT//ST? A friend of mine interviewed one of them on CFRU last week, the band is quite interesting. They have lots going on! I'm curious how their set was at a festival setting. Their show is more suited to a dark indoor venue than a big bright outdoor stage.

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

erin, hahaha, no comment!

kirkofdoom
#93 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 29, 2013

My nominee, for Song Of The Summer

JonDixon
#94 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 29, 2013

Wait, Luke Doucet used to tour with Sarah McLachlan?

stevierayk
#95 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

@JD - he was her guitar player.

Laura Beth
#96 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 29, 2013

@Gabrielle - I did! Forgot that on my list..   they played on the Island Stage so it's more of an enclosed tent, it was still an intimate-ish environment!  As soon as they started their first song I saw MANY people pulling out the schedules to see where they should go rather than watch them. I stayed for a few songs and really enjoyed them, they definitely have a different vibe but it's so interesting to watch.  They had painted masks on! They sing in Japanese, right?   

Laura Beth
#97 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 29, 2013

Ohhh I forgot I saw Jim Guthrie too! 

mzkerrydee
#98 posted by
mzkerrydee
on Jul 29, 2013

Good morning blog! I like a summer song that sounds like something you'd listen to driving down the highway through the mountains or prairies with the windows wide open, a Meet Me in the Basement kind of sound...I can't think of any from this summer yet.

deiru
#99 posted by
deiru
on Jul 29, 2013

@laura, did you check out Reuben and The Dark at Hillside? If not you should give them a listen

gabrielle.archer
#100 posted by
gabrielle.archer
on Jul 29, 2013

@Laura Thats too bad about the crowd. I think they are an acquired taste. I know they have songs in English, but maybe a couple are in Japanese, I don't know them too too well. They started as a performance troupe of sorts. They write operas! Very theatrical group with all sorts of influences.

JonDixon
#101 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 29, 2013

@SRK absolutely he is, I just didn't know that he toured with her (and maybe played on some albums?)

I was just reading the 20-1 top Canadian albums and one of them was a Sarah McLachlan (sp?) album that Luke wrote the little write up for.

TheRadioHead
#102 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jul 29, 2013
We saw Rae Spoon at Btandon Folk Fest this passed weekend. Man she has a voice as clear as a bell. (Yes I call her she) she was a little standoffish, as she was last time I saw her. Too bad for such a small intimate environment. She sure Can sing and tell a joke though.
stevierayk
#103 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

@Jon - one of the records that warrants it's spot on the list. You should check it out.

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

Sarah sp is kee-rect.

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

Rae's really good. What's amusing -- and realised by the person too --, is going from Burn the Disco Down to doing a much more urban style of music, so much closer to disco roots...

Laura Beth
#106 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 29, 2013

@Deiru, I didn't :(  I have seriously fear of missing out because there were so many great bands playing at the same time.  I'm going to check them out RIGHT NOW!  

Lana Gay
#107 posted by
Lana Gay
on Jul 29, 2013

Guys, just found a great interview clip you'll hear in 15 minutes. Wait for iiiiiit!

Laura Beth
#108 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 29, 2013

@Gabrielle,  ah yes, theatrical is the perfect way to describe them!  There was some operatic singing in a few of their songs, it was so ethereal.   All the people on acid were probably losing it! 

Laura Beth
#109 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 29, 2013

@Deiru ohhhhhh I really like them, definitely my style! Sad I missed them. 

kirkofdoom
#110 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 29, 2013

I hope Paper Lions' My Friend* is going into rotation soon, because that's a pretty killer summer jam. 

 

*the new electric version from the upcoming album, not the one from last year's acoustic EP 

TheRadioHead
#111 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jul 29, 2013
BfO - she spoke about her time in Germany and how it influenced her sound. She said Germans call electronic music their "folk" music.;)
Benoit from Ottawa
#112 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 29, 2013

112: "Geez I thought it was krautrock!"

 

;)

flagpole music
#113 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 29, 2013

Good morning, beautiful people.  How's your monday?

@StevieRK - if you're here.  remember us talking about Stephen Fearing's "Yellowjacket" & how it was named after truckers helpers?  well, this Wednesday he's doing a free show via roots on the wire & he's performing the whole album nose to tail. & he swore to me personally he'll be telling the whole story.  Link info here

i'm pretty damn excited about the whole show but the story again for sure!

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

Today's front-runner in the Oh I Feel So Much Safer Department.

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

Told by Druggies

 

 

 

proposed band name; thanks, flagpole.

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

INTERVIEW CLIP!

    INTERVIEW CLIP!

        INTERVIEW CLIP!

            INTERVIEW CLIP!

marie_curious
#117 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 29, 2013

I've heard this Hollerado "So It Goes" explanation -so- many times. It's a good story, but I hear it every single time the song is played.

JonDixon
#118 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 29, 2013

You know who writes a good, catchy song?  Hollerado.

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

thanks, Lana. With bated breath, or maybe baited, I had waited.

kirkofdoom
#120 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 29, 2013

marie,

on R3? I don't think I have never heard that story...

flagpole music
#121 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 29, 2013

@JD - thank god. I need a new earworm. I've had damn Hawksley Workman stuck in my brain all weekend. I no longer care if they decided not to like him or us or not. i just want it to stop.

fictionjunkie
#122 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Jul 29, 2013

I really like Hollerado and have tickets to see them in November!

Also Hello All :)

flagpole music
#123 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 29, 2013

good morning @FJ!

Lana Gay
#124 posted by
Lana Gay
on Jul 29, 2013

@marie I don't think I've mentioned it. And I think it means more when Menno explains it.

kirkofdoom
#125 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 29, 2013

fix to 121: I don't think I have ever heard the story.

As in, I have not before.

 

It's too damn early. 

Laura Beth
#126 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 29, 2013

@KoD it's 1:00 Toronto time and wayyyy to early here still for me. 

Laura Beth
#127 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 29, 2013
Grant Lawrence
#128 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jul 29, 2013

@Laura Beth wow, you beat me to the announcement here on the blog!

Grant Lawrence
#129 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jul 29, 2013

Oh, and since Vancouver is having our best summer in recorded weather history and the rest of the country is -ahem- NOT... the song of the summer should rightly come from Vancouver, and rightly be from the most summery of bands... Said the Whale... and should be their awesome summer song "Barbara Ann". DONE! 

Laura Beth
#130 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 29, 2013

@Grant AH! I am so so sorry I spoiled it!  I just happened to log-on to facebook right when you posted it. 

Laura Beth
#131 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 29, 2013

@Grant - saw Said the Whale at Hillside this weekend! One more check for the ol' music bucket list.

kathyjean
#132 posted by
kathyjean
on Jul 29, 2013

@Grant - Did you see Instagram this morning? :) haha

TheRadioHead
#133 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jul 29, 2013
I love that Au4 album, and I am so glad that R3 introduced me to them. I'm not Sure I would have found not on my own.
Grant Lawrence
#134 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jul 29, 2013

@kathyjean um no... I have not... why??

gabrielle.archer
#135 posted by
gabrielle.archer
on Jul 29, 2013

Is Buck 65 on that Au4 song? Sounded like him doing his thing towards the end there.

kathyjean
#136 posted by
kathyjean
on Jul 29, 2013

I tagged you and Jill in a post I made! :)

Grant Lawrence
#137 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jul 29, 2013

@kathyjean thanks very much! NO BABY NEWS YET. (Today is the due date and there's nothing happening... what are those tips to speed it up again?)

What was Lee Hower's tip? Watch non-stop porn? Or was that just his tip for a great Friday night?

kathyjean
#138 posted by
kathyjean
on Jul 29, 2013

Grant, 138.. haha not my area of expertise, the speeding up process! 

mcfflyer
#139 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 29, 2013

How dare you, Grant Lawrence?!  How would you, watching non stop porn have anything to do with Jill going into labor?

kathyjean
#140 posted by
kathyjean
on Jul 29, 2013

aaaaaaaaaaand this just got awkward haha

mcfflyer
#141 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 29, 2013

@kathyjean - Hey, don't blame me.

Lana Gay
#142 posted by
Lana Gay
on Jul 29, 2013

@mcfflyer Hey, keep yourself in check, this is a family blog! Okay, not really a family blog, but still.

fictionjunkie
#143 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Jul 29, 2013

@Grant - labour encouraging options I have been recommended: walking, raspberry leaf tea, sex. 

JonDixon
#144 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 29, 2013

Ummm....what exactly is going on in this song?  Is this some sort of zombie voice over or something...

MusicSoop
#145 posted by
MusicSoop
on Jul 29, 2013

Song if the summer? That's easy, clearly it's Croque Monsieur by Wordburglar.

mcfflyer
#146 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 29, 2013

Wait a minute, Miss Lana Gay!  Read Grant's post 138.  He started it.  What's more, I said no such thing to him. 

What happened to friendly Canada?  I don't say a single word on the blog today and now I'm getting attacked.

garfielduk
#147 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 29, 2013

@Grant #138 , here are some ideas from a UK parenting site

 

@Kathyjean #141, It's always awkward when Grant is here, it's just the severity that changes.

MusicSoop
#148 posted by
MusicSoop
on Jul 29, 2013

Man, blogging on the telephone sucks.

stevierayk
#149 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

I prefer the sandwich 

erinev
#150 posted by
erinev
on Jul 29, 2013

@ Lana-- Your email truly made my day this morning. you and R3 are the best.

flagpole music
#151 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 29, 2013

@Grant - vodka martini!  way more fun for you & Jill than just a walk

flagpole music
#152 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 29, 2013

@Lana - you should play Croque Monsieur & Tosta Mista back to back as some kind of grilled cheese tribute

TheRadioHead
#153 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jul 29, 2013
@Grant-You know Grant there are lotsOf fun things you can do to encourage labour. That said, my first kid was a month late (yes he was born an old man) and none of them worked for me. We had a good time while we waited though.
deiru
#154 posted by
deiru
on Jul 29, 2013

@Grant if baby Lawrence waits a few more days then his/her's birthday will fall on the civic holiday for most their life, and that would be pretty cool. My birthday is usually the weekend before which makes getting time off work to go back home difficult some times.

TheIceman
#155 posted by
TheIceman
on Jul 29, 2013

@Grant - My daughter was almost born at the Ex (CNE or Canadian National Exhibition). I think it had something to do with all the walking around. Probably the walking around is a good promoter of labour, but it's going to happen when it's going to happen, so don't worry, don't hurry, it'll come in a flurry.

Grant Lawrence
#156 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jul 29, 2013

ERINEV IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

flagpole music
#157 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 29, 2013

@Grant - if she holds on til the 12th, bambina Lawrence can share a birthday with CDNz1!

MusicSoop
#158 posted by
MusicSoop
on Jul 29, 2013

Shonica: Have fun tonight! I'd list all the people to give hugs to for me but it would overflow the blog.

erinev
#159 posted by
erinev
on Jul 29, 2013

Grant!!!!!! I've missed you!!! Excited for your new book!!!!!

Grant Lawrence
#160 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jul 29, 2013

@theRadiohead a MONTH late? How is that even physically possible???

stevierayk
#161 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

@Grant - and be careful what you wish for, my friend Mike ended up delivering their baby when the labour came on a little too fast.

Grant Lawrence
#162 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jul 29, 2013

@flagpolemusic dare to dream!

Grant Lawrence
#163 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jul 29, 2013

@stevierayk we have a "doula" with us at all times now.

gabrielle.archer
#164 posted by
gabrielle.archer
on Jul 29, 2013

My summer song would have to be either Theory of Relativity or Hold On When You Get Love.... by Stars. Any song by The Matinee would come in close second.

stevierayk
#165 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

@Grant - that will doula.

MusicSoop
#166 posted by
MusicSoop
on Jul 29, 2013

Oh, for a second there I thought that said Grant had a Davoud with them at all times. I bet he could deliver a baby.

StephRamsahai
#167 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Jul 29, 2013

Hey kids! How ya doin'??

flagpole music
#168 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 29, 2013

@Grant - you'd have to name it Russ then. which would be awkward if it's a girl. or Gordon. & then people would think it's after the BNL album

kirkofdoom
#169 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 29, 2013

It's like a bottle of ketchup, right? You just gotta smack the bottom or chop the neck?

TheRadioHead
#170 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jul 29, 2013
I didn't want any medical intervention. I figured he would have to come out eventually. Apparently that is not the Case. It turned into a big medical deal anyways. It was awful but he was worth it. My next kid just about fell out, so it Evened out.
Grant Lawrence
#171 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jul 29, 2013

@Musicsoop I felt like I had a Davoud with me at all times during the NxNE picnic. Oh wait I did!

MusicSoop
#172 posted by
MusicSoop
on Jul 29, 2013

Kirk good idea. Grant have you tried tapping Jill on the 57?

carrieg
#173 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 29, 2013

Hello Blog,

quick hello!

very sad news about JJ Cale - amazing how successful Eric Clapton was because of JJ Cale. I never realized they weren't Clapton's songs.

@Erinev - CONGRATULATIONS!  and a year of your own singing telegram man!  woooo!

@darbar - sorry to hear about your son, I hope whatever it is, he recovers quickly.

@Grant - what's happening?  where's that baby?!

Yay, summer concerts in North Van - I'll be there!

carrieg
#174 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 29, 2013

All Matinee songs qualify for song of the summer! 

marie_curious
#175 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 29, 2013

Apparently, if the baby's coming too fast, you can put a little pressure on the perineum with two fingers, and the baby will usually hold out until you get to the hospital. Paramedic trick.

carrieg
#176 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 29, 2013

btw - did any of you happen to see Shane Koyczan at Hillside?

He's simply amazing!!

stevierayk
#177 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

If yo only hear one song today it should be Clyde

flagpole music
#178 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 29, 2013

My grandpa was working as a volunteer for the town ambulance (that's a scary sentence, eh) & would up delivering twins that I went to school.  When the boy used to torment me, I could say "You be nice! My grandpa brought you into this world & I'll have him take you out!!!

That was fun

 

TheIceman
#179 posted by
TheIceman
on Jul 29, 2013

@MC 176 - Grant has all kinds of experience with that (as long as it's a baby koala).

MusicSoop
#180 posted by
MusicSoop
on Jul 29, 2013

Steph, hi. I just found a sweet photo of you stealing Pat's scooter. Should I twitter it?

nvp
#181 posted by
nvp
on Jul 29, 2013

 

Grant, I hope you're wearing your goalie glove at all times now too.  Doulas need back up too.

Lana Gay
#182 posted by
Lana Gay
on Jul 29, 2013

I think it's safe to say that everyone is excited for baby Lawrence to arrive!

TheRadioHead
#183 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jul 29, 2013
@musicsoop Yes
Grant Lawrence
#184 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jul 29, 2013

@nvp that is a GREAT idea!!!

stevierayk
#185 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

C'mon babies have fragile skin, Goalie glove, sheesh. I'm thinking oven mitts.

MusicSoop
#186 posted by
MusicSoop
on Jul 29, 2013

I'm out. Adios y'all.  Contrats ErinEv.

Grant Lawrence
#187 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jul 29, 2013

@carrieg no signs yet... going for lots of sex walks though!

carrieg
#188 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 29, 2013

@grant, should you be in those neighbourhoods with a pregnant wife? 

#badchoices

garfielduk
#189 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 29, 2013

@Grant #188, Are you going to end Jill your David Bowie tape?

garfielduk
#190 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 29, 2013

lend even

Grant Lawrence
#191 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jul 29, 2013

@garfielduk excuse me? One to many pints of Smithywicks today or what?

Switters
#192 posted by
Switters
on Jul 29, 2013

Morning blog, hope everyone had a good weekend.  Calgary Folk Festival was pretty great, even if I only got to be there for one day.  It was my first time seeing the Brood live, fantastic show.

Grant Lawrence
#194 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jul 29, 2013

@deiru I already feel bad for having a mid-summer baby... at least 15 years of birthdays where nobody shows up because everyone is on vacay.

Laura Beth
#195 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 29, 2013

@Carrie - no to Shane.  Way too many bands to see!  Sad I missed it but I saw so many other amazing bands!

Grant Lawrence
#196 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jul 29, 2013

@Switters what were conditions like on Prince's Island?

garfielduk
#197 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 29, 2013

@Grant #192, Have you forgotten your train line masturbation story?  Weren't you listening to Bowie when "your knees gave out"?

Switters
#198 posted by
Switters
on Jul 29, 2013

@Grant - They were pretty good considering.  A fair amount of the northern part of the island was closed off and they relocated the market and stage 2 to eau claire market downtown. The rest of the island was in great shape though.

StephRamsahai
#199 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Jul 29, 2013

GRANT!

Hello!

Grant Lawrence
#200 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jul 29, 2013

@garfielduk you are completely screwing up the details of that classic story.

carrieg
#201 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 29, 2013

@grant - I was thinking about you this weekend when my son came home with blue hair. 

 

@larua beth #196 if you get the chance to see him - GO!!!!

Grant Lawrence
#202 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jul 29, 2013

@StephRam HELLO TO MY LITTLE TRINIDADIAN FLOWER!!!!

Grant Lawrence
#203 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jul 29, 2013

@carrieg why? Did you embrace him and say "that looks great!"

Grant Lawrence
#204 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jul 29, 2013

@Switters any idea of the status of the River Cafe, on Prince's Island? It's one of Jill's fave Canadian foodie restaurants... must have received a direct hit from the flood since it's about ten feet from the river...?

Grant Lawrence
#205 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jul 29, 2013

In other news, Jian Ghomeshi is in Vancouver and lost/had stolen his ENTIRE GIGANTIC SUITCASE FILLED WITH EVERY ARTICLE OF CLOTHING HE OWNS... so if there are no signs of labour I'm heading out to drive him around to re-up on all the stuff he needs, even a suitcase!

carrieg
#206 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 29, 2013

@Grant, YES.  I've gotten passed the shock stage with what he's done. 

 thankfully he looks good with blue hair!

 

carrieg
#207 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 29, 2013

Jian - seriously, that sucks!!!  stolen or lost at airport?

Switters
#208 posted by
Switters
on Jul 29, 2013

@grant - The River Cafe is still closed and being repaired.  They plan to open back up in mid-August though.

Lana Gay
#209 posted by
Lana Gay
on Jul 29, 2013

Oh man, lost luggage?! That sucks. Surely Jian knows not to pack his valuables, so hopefully everything is easily replaced. 

tea&cartography
#210 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 29, 2013

someones youtube link earlier had a link for Wynton Marsalis - Jazz in Marciac on the side, and it is fucking fantastic.

smalliebigs
#211 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 29, 2013

@Switters: did you say that there was a stage in the Eau Claire Market? How did they fence that off, etc.? I guess there were probably some logistical issues. 

I was sorry to miss the CFF...AND Interstellar Rodeo. 

StephRamsahai
#212 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Jul 29, 2013

I'm going to a festival called The Grove Music Festival this weekend and it has a pretty weird and non-Ramsahai friendly line up except for one band. Here it is:

Phoenix

Girl Talk

Hot Chip

The Gaslight Anthem

Earl Sweatshirt

Wavves

Icona Pop

Palma Violets

Young Empires

Nightbox

 

What!? Hahaha! I love Phoenix, that's why I'm going.

smalliebigs
#213 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 29, 2013

@STERPH: Girl Talk can be pretty darn fun (even for those not on MDMA). He was also the focus of my thesis once upon a time. 

Also, The Gaslight Anthem have their moments. Kinda Springsteen-y at times. 

Switters
#214 posted by
Switters
on Jul 29, 2013

@smallie - The stage in eau claire wasn't fenced off, it was open to everyone who wanted to check it out.

StephRamsahai
#215 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Jul 29, 2013

@SMALLIEBIGS! - Yeah, I'm looking forward to seeing Girl Talk.. just cause, but it'll still be weird. I've seen Gaslight Anthem before, they definitely have their moments!

erinev
#216 posted by
erinev
on Jul 29, 2013

anyone going to osheaga this weekend? I'm feeling serious regret that i didn't get a pass this year... despite how crap-tastically organized it was last year

stevierayk
#217 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

@T&C - I saw Wynton at Massey Hall a couple years ago. Actually, Jazz from Lincoln Centre with Wynton

Laura Beth
#218 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 29, 2013

@Steph Girl Talk is actually super fun! But yes, Phoenix is definitely the highlight of that random list!! 

gabrielle.archer
#219 posted by
gabrielle.archer
on Jul 29, 2013

@erinev I'm going on Friday. I agree, I told myself that last year would be the last year because of all the chaos and how crazy big its all gotten, but I couldn't bring myself to break a 4 year tradition just yet. 

TheRadioHead
#220 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jul 29, 2013
Take Jian to Giant Tiger. One stop shopping.
Grant Lawrence
#221 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jul 29, 2013

@TheRadiohead BABOOM! BC has managed to keep that dump (not judging) EAST of the Rockies!!!

StephRamsahai
#222 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Jul 29, 2013

I just looked up Earl Sweatshirt... he's a rapper. This line-up makes no sense to me!! Hahah!

erinev
#223 posted by
erinev
on Jul 29, 2013

gabrielle-- so jealous. i am breaking a three year tradition this year. feeling a little anxiety over it. hahaha. and i really wish i was going friday/saturday.

Switters
#224 posted by
Switters
on Jul 29, 2013

@steph - His newest album is pretty good, worth checking out.

Lana Gay
#225 posted by
Lana Gay
on Jul 29, 2013

@erinev I tried to figure it out, but I couldn't afford it. A train ticket from Toronto to Montreal next weekend is over $300! I'm already having a lot of FOMO.

marie_curious
#226 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 29, 2013

@Grant: Don't knock the G.T. Boutique! Where else can you get flammable pajamas and recordable VHS tapes these days??

erinev
#227 posted by
erinev
on Jul 29, 2013

lana- that's outrageous! VIA can really suck sometimes.

stevierayk
#228 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

@Pat - I think Giant Tiger may carry his fragrances as well. Smells like Egoiste

gabrielle.archer
#229 posted by
gabrielle.archer
on Jul 29, 2013

Theres a Sennheiser contest just in case anyone wants to try their luck at winning a weekend pass to Osheaga. https://www.facebook.com/sennheisercanada

flagpole music
#230 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 29, 2013

DAMMIT** LANA!!!!  I just got this out of my brain after having it be my weekend earworm!!!

**not really. i still adore you but oy. this song.

smalliebigs
#231 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 29, 2013

@Lana: the Megabus from TO to MTL can be really cheap! Although I guess the major costs are in MTL with accommodations and all the fun stuff. 

@Erin: I'm bummed to miss it this year. ROMO or FOMO, not sure. I am giving serious thought to a cheesy Alberta landmark tour. 

Here is an example. 

morgana
#232 posted by
morgana
on Jul 29, 2013

i did not loose my luggage ... i think it may be easier to go and buy new stuff rather than clean everything that is in the vw camper van after a week on the road!

@grant, will you take me shopping too?

TheRadioHead
#233 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jul 29, 2013
I'm guessing he lost his bus tickets as well.
Grant Lawrence
#234 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jul 29, 2013

Pretty sure Jian had his luggage STOLEN either at the Calgary or Vancouver airport. TheRadiohead, will you start up a kickstarter campaign for him?

TheIceman
#235 posted by
TheIceman
on Jul 29, 2013

I'm letting Travis from Thunder Bay couch surf for a couple nights at my place before he heads out to Osheaga. Some of you may know him from the R3 picnic.

Laura Beth
#236 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 29, 2013

@Grant I hope his signature leather jacket and rings and bags of pistachios didn't get stolen. 

tea&cartography
#237 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 29, 2013

@grant

either stolen or air canada effed it.

maybe it's in PEI?

My luggage regularly ended up in Vancouver when my destination was Charlottetown.

TheIceman
#238 posted by
TheIceman
on Jul 29, 2013

Cold Specks sent a real nastiegram out about Delta Airlines screwing up her flight, losing her gear.

"Thinking of flying Delta? Don't! Bunch a goddamn motherfucking yahoos. Newport tomorrow! Here's hoping my guitar turns up."

TheRadioHead
#239 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jul 29, 2013
I'd be prepared for him hitting you up for twenty bucks, GL. Lana, sure Emily Hanes can dance and Sing, but YOU went to the ARTIC CIRCLE!!!
kirkofdoom
#240 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 29, 2013

I've flown, like, three times in my adult life. The first time was a few years back, to Vegas and the airline (Alaska, maybe?) lost my bag. Sent it elsewhere.

Luckily I had a friend who worked at the airport, so I was able to get it back a bit sooner, but I was still really angry and also sad about it. 

loweeda
#241 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 29, 2013

smalliebigs, I want to know about your Girl Talk thesis! 

(this - and the fact that there is no Lawrence baby yet - is what I gleaned from skimming all the blog posts so far. Hi, everyone)

stevierayk
#242 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

I don't think you should toss around Motherfucking, in Tweets or FB posts. I'm getting old.

StephRamsahai
#243 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Jul 29, 2013

@Switters - Nice! I will... maybe. I just watched the video for a song by him called Woah. It was straaaaaaaaaaaange!

carrieg
#244 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 29, 2013

@SRK 243 - gone are the days of being able to take something you say back!

morgana
#245 posted by
morgana
on Jul 29, 2013

had lunch in golden yesterday and saw a poster for an upcoming fetival

http://goldensoundfestival.com/music-line-up/

hmmm, may be planning the next road trip already!

Grant Lawrence
#246 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jul 29, 2013

Here's the trick: DON'T CHECK YOU LUGGAGE. 

morgana
#247 posted by
morgana
on Jul 29, 2013

the last time i came back from vancouver my luggage was lost for a day ... when i got it back it was soaked through to the middle indicating it had been abandoned on the tarmac when the thunder storm that grounded all flights for about an hour hit.  i always carry on my most important stuff!!

kirkofdoom
#248 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 29, 2013

These darn whippersnappers and their foul language these days!

stevierayk
#249 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

And definitely not your GUITAR.

smalliebigs
#250 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 29, 2013

@Locoweed: the thesis was about the (il)legality of sample use in mashups in the Canadian copyright regime. I am just a big enough dork that I really enjoyed writing it. 

In short: mashups are great but they might be illegal. We should facilitate legally made mashups. See hundreds of footnotes. The end. 

morgana
#251 posted by
morgana
on Jul 29, 2013

i hope cold specks writes a song about her luggage loss and includes the words motherfuckers and whippersnappers!

stevierayk
#252 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

I swear like French Hooker but there is a time and a place for everything

loweeda
#253 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 29, 2013

smalliebigs: as a newly-minted music librarian, I am a big enough dork to be interested in that and want to read skim it. is it available online somewhere? 

I think you're totally right, btw.

morgana
#254 posted by
morgana
on Jul 29, 2013

@stevierayk and when did you meet this french hooker to compare swear language use?

carrieg
#255 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 29, 2013

wouldn't a guitar to a musician be like my spare underwear when packing my essentials in case my luggage were lost or stolen?

flagpole music
#256 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 29, 2013

a Janes update for the non-tweety of you. they're crossing Michigan & heading West past Chicago today.  I've directed them to XRT for some US radio fun & told them where the good brewery is in Benton Harbor

 

mzkerrydee
#257 posted by
mzkerrydee
on Jul 29, 2013

#252+1!

deiru
#258 posted by
deiru
on Jul 29, 2013

I miss when banjo o'clock meant I only had an hour of work left.

mzkerrydee
#259 posted by
mzkerrydee
on Jul 29, 2013

Delta is not a nice airline to fly with, I wouldn't be surprised if they had rules about no guitars as carry-on.

 

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

morgana: whipperfuckers, mothersnappers?

(Idle thought: how come "sisterfucker" and other variations aren't ever heard, anyway? No answer required, but...)

gabrielle.archer
#261 posted by
gabrielle.archer
on Jul 29, 2013

@Lana I think I may have mentioned this already on the blog but I had this BSS song stuck in my head for 4 days after Arts & Crafts Field Trip fest. 4 DAYS! But its incredible. I've still been listening to it on a daily basis ever since.

smalliebigs
#262 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 29, 2013

@Locoweed: here it is, in all of its verbose glory. After skimming it you might just realize that, really, just about anyone can get a masters in law ;)

garfielduk
#263 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 29, 2013

@morgana #255, We watch French hookers on TV along with English, Irish, Italian, Scottish and Welsh ones for about 2 months of the year.

Laura Beth
#264 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 29, 2013

@Loweeda - you're a music librarian? Cool. I have a Master's of Information Studies and some of my colleagues went into the music-library field! I'm an archivist. @Smallie - one of my co-workers wrote a really similar essay on the topic of samples in songs, specifically John Oswald using samples in songs and copyright! I'd love to read your thesis as well, I deal with copyright all the time!  

morgana
#265 posted by
morgana
on Jul 29, 2013

@deiru #259 pretty sure i hear some plucking in this song ... not the same, i know:(

smalliebigs
#266 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 29, 2013

@Gabrielle: you did--"Anthems..." right? There is a fantastic cover of that floating around. 

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

Last January: Musician whose vintage guitar was smashed by Delta gets check from airline, new one from Gibson

SRK, DO NOT LOOK. Make you cry. (Nice solutions, in the end.)

smalliebigs
#268 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 29, 2013

@Laura: link at my 263 if you're feeling ambitious...or need a nap. 

stevierayk
#269 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

@Morgana - back in my pimpin days, before I found Little House on the Prairie. 

morgana
#270 posted by
morgana
on Jul 29, 2013

@garfuk phew, i though for sure that i was going to see some nasty carpet hooking grannies when i hit your link!

Laura Beth
#271 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 29, 2013

@Smallie - thanks, I'll take a look.  Ohhhh Master's at U of T! moi aussi. 

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

264's hookers: not for me, rugby.

 

"Hookers can be many shapes and sizes, but tend to be smaller versions of props, powerfully built, medium to tall.

lots of muscle is good

tough is good

strong is good

intimidating is good

also

a muscular neck which is short and thick is good

no neck at all is excellent because of all the pressure and twisting in the scrum "

loweeda
#273 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 29, 2013

woah, thanks, smallie. Ima give it the ole skim right about now.

gabrielle.archer
#274 posted by
gabrielle.archer
on Jul 29, 2013

@smalliebigs by who?

stevierayk
#275 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

@BfO -re: Gibson ES 335 - If it had gold hardware, it deserved it.

 

hotpatch
#276 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 29, 2013

garf, i thought Detroit hookers look sketchy but your hookers look like rugby players! yaawzer 

morgana
#277 posted by
morgana
on Jul 29, 2013

@b from o #261 time to start a swear word revolution.  if we can say arugula as a welcoming here, surely we can say"sisterfucker","whipperfuckers and mothersnappers"

my father is well known for say things like "left on!"

smalliebigs
#278 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 29, 2013

@Gabrielle: Young Buffalo. Check it out. 

StephRamsahai
#279 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Jul 29, 2013

@smallie - Cool! I'm also going to 'skim' your thesis!

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

SRK, do you have the same opinion of Luke Doucet's White Falcon?

tea&cartography
#281 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 29, 2013

i swear a fair bit

I have learned to tone it down and class up if the situation calls for it.

but don't startle me or i string syllables together.

'nunf*cking son of a transvestite whore'

morgana
#282 posted by
morgana
on Jul 29, 2013

@stevierayk #270 that little red head with her pig tail braids could really turn some heads ... wasn't the old broad at the grocery store the brothel matron?

Laura Beth
#283 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 29, 2013

@Smallie - this is my friend's thesis on the same-ish topic (different point of view!): http://pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/caml/article/viewFile/35130/31876

stevierayk
#284 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

@BfO - yup, hate gold hardware

Laura Beth
#285 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 29, 2013

@Smallie - eek, not thesis, article, short article.

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

SRK, I must admit I don't like gold badges etc. on cars. Never have.

Except perhaps if it's Mexican or chicano and overdone. Then gold is o.k. Or a white Cadillac with infinifins.

garfielduk
#287 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 29, 2013

@hotpatch #277, How about these rugby players?

smalliebigs
#288 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 29, 2013

@Sterph: I'm currently working on a thesis about not giving an eff. It's mostly just that picture of us. 

morgana
#289 posted by
morgana
on Jul 29, 2013

i must attack this stinking pile of laundry, dishes and floating stuff in the cooler.  

i'll be lurking and looking for opportunities to procrastinate 

stevierayk
#290 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

@morgana -get to work half pint

gabrielle.archer
#291 posted by
gabrielle.archer
on Jul 29, 2013

@Smallie thanks! great cover!

smalliebigs
#292 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 29, 2013

@Laura: I've started skimming the article. It's interesting. My supervisor wanted me to argue that mashups very well could be legal in Canada but (as much as I wanted to) I just couldn't find legal support for that. A person can contend that the law needs to be changed but that doesn't change the strictures of copyright system as it is--somewhat archaic and geared more to written works than the many new media forms. 

StephRamsahai
#293 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Jul 29, 2013

@smallie - Bahahahah! I love it. That's the only thesis the whole world ever needs ever again.

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

Inner Ninja's probably a worthy candidate, even though it started long before summer, seems to me.

BUT IT HAS MUSICAL CONTENT, which satisfies me. Killer hook too, of course.

Laura Beth
#295 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 29, 2013

@Smallie - copyright is so complex, this very topic could be argued for years and years with no answer.  My opinion changes every time I read something!

evensteven
#296 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 29, 2013

Just tunin' in. Nice to hear the hip hop!

hotpatch
#297 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 29, 2013

garf, 288, ok, i'm in, where do i sign up?

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

LB, it must be decideable though.

garfielduk
#299 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 29, 2013

@hotpatch #298, The queue forms behind me.

evensteven
#300 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 29, 2013

+s

/741d

7'\

0-=ZV   1`1234567890

Translation: cleaning my keyboard

stevierayk
#301 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

@smalliebigs -A question regarding your thesis. Who the fuck is Michael J. Hughes? 

smalliebigs
#302 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 29, 2013

@Laura: yeah, it's quite byzantine at times. I think that interpretation of the act in its current form is less complicated than the debates about how it should be changed and why. 

There was to be a major overhaul of the Copyright Act, but it seems other things became bigger priorities. 

smalliebigs
#303 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 29, 2013

@SRK: I've asked myself that very question every day for years. 

stevierayk
#304 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

In short - I don't think that Danger Mouse should be able to just take this and add it to that without paying for the use of said material, after all he will make money off of it. 

But I do think you should be able to sample small bits of stuff and use it. Public enemy style, like a collage of sounds.

JonDixon
#305 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 29, 2013

I heard Michael J. Hughes wrote 14 candles, the wildly unsuccessful precursor to 16 candles...

Reality or unreality?  

loweeda
#306 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 29, 2013

I want to state publicly how much I enjoy JonDixon's post in 306. 80s pop culture references ftw!

Laura Beth
#307 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 29, 2013

@Smallie, yes, my professional association (Association of Canadian Archivists), has a copyright officer, and her sole job is to track changes in legislation as it would apply to archives.  My worst nightmare of a job.  Although the debates are thought-provoking.

smalliebigs
#308 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 29, 2013

@SRK: the test in copyright, basically, is whether or not the sampled material is recognizable. If it is, then the sampling artist has infringed the copyright of the sampled artist. The difficulty is that in both hip hop and various other mashups the whole idea is to take a bit of something that people will recognize...making so many of those works inherent infringers. 

smalliebigs
#309 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 29, 2013

@JD: correct. It was the timeless tale of a young lady attempting to get her learner's permit. 

Replete with all of the racist stereotypes of the original, though. 

stevierayk
#310 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

I also heard that Michael J. Hughes tried out for the part of Alex P Keaton on Family Ties but came to the audition wasted and reeking of mothballs

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

HEY YOU GUYS! Steve, whomever!

On the "start page" the "dark picture-link" to this page says, still, that Alanna is on-air.

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

Are blacks, or whites, better at racial stereotypes?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't answer, it's a trick question.

smalliebigs
#313 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 29, 2013

If you know of a better way to combat pre-audition jitters than drinking vodka in your grandma's broom closet I'd like to hear it. 

flagpole music
#314 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 29, 2013

Off topic but super fun!!!

a little Alamo Drafthouse video from the Cornetto trilogy boys

stevierayk
#315 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

@Smallie - you've got me there brother. I can think of no better way.

loweeda
#316 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 29, 2013

audition, what? elborate, mr. bigs.

loweeda
#317 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 29, 2013

(or is that a pop culture reference I didn't get? distinctly possible, btw, especially if it's from The Simpsons)

smalliebigs
#318 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 29, 2013

@Locoweed: no, just riffing with SRK. Although the way I phrased it was a little Simpsons-esque. I can vaguely remember Homer saying "If you know a better way to (insert), I'd like to hear it" after he was caught doing something stupid/outrageous. 

Brautigan
#319 posted by
Brautigan
on Jul 29, 2013

Who was the song that just finished?

JonDixon
#320 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 29, 2013

Man, I fell down a Garfunkel and Oates youtube wormhole for a while there...

garfielduk
#321 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 29, 2013

@JD #321, They can be difficult to get out of.

flagpole music
#322 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 29, 2013

@JD - Riki (aka Garfunkel) is in the Whedon "Much Ado About Nothing" .  as Conrad. she's great actually. one of the best things about an uneven work overall

loweeda
#323 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 29, 2013

I love everything Joss Whedon, so even if Much Ado is uneven I'm sure I'll love it. And as far as "movies made in the director's house and back yard" go - and I'm just guessing here, but - it's probably one of the best.  

kirkofdoom
#324 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 29, 2013

Oh shit, I forgot about this Meredith Shaw song. It would be in my contenders for song of the summer, I think.

 

I need to find this EP...

JonDixon
#325 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 29, 2013

Meredith Shaw - is that the one who sang about being a bitch back in the day?

flagpole music
#326 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 29, 2013

@loweeda - there's actually a lot to like. if you're a Whedon fan.  i think Amy Acker's probably a very good actress but I wasn't on board with her Beatrice.  I'm anxious to hear what you think once you see it.

some of the modernization, like Riki playing a character that's traditionally a man work really well. there's one thing they left in the name of tradition they shouldn't have & it points out something really lacking in the whole production. please let me know when you see it!  I don't want to spoil anything else

Laura Beth
#327 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 29, 2013

@JD that's meredith brooks, no? 

fictionjunkie
#328 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Jul 29, 2013

@JD #326 - think that was Meredith Brooks.

kirkofdoom
#329 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 29, 2013

No, that was Meredith Brooks.  

And that reminds me, I need to put that in my "to do at karaoke" list...

Laura Beth
#330 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 29, 2013

@KoD perfect song for a male to sing a la karaoke! 

loweeda
#331 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 29, 2013

Ok, flagpole, will do. I'm very intrigued by it, but I'll have to wait until it is available via streaming, etc. because it will never come to a theatre near me, alas.

Laura Beth
#332 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 29, 2013

I'm a bitch, I'm a lover, I'm a child, I'm a mother, I'm a sinner, I'm a saint......make up your damn mind Meredith! 

verborgen
#333 posted by
verborgen
on Jul 29, 2013

@KoD: Does that mean there exists a "not to do at karaoke" list, too?

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

LB, they add up... Who ever said it was either-or?

JonDixon
#335 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 29, 2013

Oh right.

I suck at names.

flagpole music
#336 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 29, 2013

@loweeda - it was here in LA a ridiculously short amount of time. My pal Nicole is a huge Nathan Fillion fan so that was her birthday treat from me. It has Reed Diamond from Homicide:LOTS in, so I got a little treat too:)

hopefully will be available to you soon. it's one of my fav plays so I was maybe overly critical of some points?  i like the David Tennant/ Catherine Tate version pretty well but it's got it's flaws too.  as does the Branagh (Keanu. Robert whatshisface from House)

loweeda
#337 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 29, 2013

flagpole: I liked the Kenneth Branagh version, mostly because I loved watching him and Emma Thompson do those lines.  They were still married then, weren't they?

flagpole music
#338 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 29, 2013

@loweeda - yep. last thing they filmed together. she's amazing in that & it's one reason i'm extra hard on other actresses. she was perfection. that scene where Denzel Washington proposes & she turns him down? one of the best of his career too. Gosh, I love Emma Thompson. seriously, my fave. ever.

the guy who plays that part in the Tate/Tennant version is really good & that scene is a highlight. & it's Reed Diamond in the Whedone.

stevierayk
#339 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

I suck at lawn darts, but then again who doesn't

flagpole music
#340 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 29, 2013

Ok. Thanks for all the chat. music & Shakespeare & everything!

Have to be off to the bus & a bit of running around. might be back later.  if not, see you tomorrow!

loweeda
#341 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 29, 2013

lawn darts are a(n unintentional) lethal weapon in my hands. Beware, all ye foolhardy R3ers.

JonDixon
#342 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 29, 2013

@SRK I always thought the whole goal of lawn darts was to not get killed/maimed and not not kill/maim your partner.  So far I'm perfect.

Laura Beth
#343 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 29, 2013

@Benoit - you're right.  I guess it was just the general annoyance of the song. I don't like the term bitch being used and I think it gets thrown around too much to describe females! 

deiru
#344 posted by
deiru
on Jul 29, 2013

I have learned a new level of hatred towards American spelling. Nothing like working on a report of an American client then just as the report is almost done realizing American spell grey with an 'a'.

JonDixon
#345 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 29, 2013

You know what I hate about American/stone age clients?  Having to convert everything to feet or kips or tsf.

stevierayk
#346 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

Realize? With a Zed? What are you, a madman? That's the American spelling

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

LB, I agree as to b. Much overused as meaning "attractive woman", by males, in rap notably.

But in that paryticular song's context, it sort of rides out nicely, balanced by the other strong words.

Off now. Must go shower to smell pretty, well, acceptable for drinks at my dad's.

deiru
#348 posted by
deiru
on Jul 29, 2013

@SRK, see they are starting to corrupt my own spelling now...

@Jon, don't forget psf

Laura Beth
#349 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 29, 2013

@Benoit you're right, she's owning it! have fun at your dad's! 

stevierayk
#350 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

Once I was watching some deathly dull show on PBS about the 'book' of spellings that goes to the different newpaper publishers each year. These guys were discussing the new spellings and one fellow remarked 'well you wouldn't spell realise with a zed' to which the other remarked 'Well I'm not a mad man'

 

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

SRK, I suspect more Canadians spell it with a zed than with an ess. The British, well, that's another story.

Graham Wright
#352 posted by
Graham Wright
on Jul 29, 2013

Hey guys, can I crowd source you a question? I'm compiling a list of the weirdest opening acts ever - bands that just do not make sense together. Whether it's one of your favourite bands opening for some awful mainstream act, or a bizarre opening act you had to sit through to see the band you wanted to see. Any memorable stories??

stevierayk
#353 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

@BfO - re#352 - well then, I guess you have your work cut out for you.

stevierayk
#354 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

I told them Spinal Tap then Puppet show

kirkofdoom
#355 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 29, 2013

Graham,

OH man, I could probably come up with dozens of stories. But the one that always comes to mind first is from a Chad Vangaalen show a few years ago. I went to see him at Richard's here in Vancouver, and the first band up was a guy called Nut Brown. He was like... I don't even know how to describe it; he just had looped and sampled beats and... sort of rapped to them? He wasn't very good, at any rate. 

But the best part was the guy that jumped on stage to hug him. With his pants down. Flapping in the breeze.

AND WITH LUCK, I just found a video. (You can't really see anything, but... yeah) 

TheRadioHead
#356 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jul 29, 2013
Stevierayk, what do you do for a Living besides being a rock star? Something with ink, I know.
Benoit from Ottawa
#357 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 29, 2013

Ah, I'm back, fresh and dewey, and smelling like Pears Transparent Soap™.

stevierayk
#358 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

@Pat - I'm a production manager in a paper converting plant. We print, gum and slit larger roll into smaller stuff. Problem is, it's all garbage.

 

Sad Face.

Grant Lawrence
#359 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Jul 29, 2013

Shopping with Jian...

Laura Beth
#360 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 29, 2013

@Grant buy him a nice, touristy, airbrushed wolf tshirt! 

JonDixon
#361 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 29, 2013

I was going to make a snide remark about Jian getting some skinny pants in Vancouver, but then I realized that I'm not even sure if he's a hipster, or if hipsters are even still wearing skinny pants...

I am behind the times, man.

Laura Beth
#362 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 29, 2013

@JD Ohhh that's still going on, you're still hip to the hipsters! 

Laura Beth
#363 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 29, 2013

Honest Ed's is the worst and that's what makes it amazing! It's iconic! 

kirkofdoom
#364 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 29, 2013

Graham again,

I also once say Final Fantasy open for Bloc Party.

Which was great for me, because I love them both (and Owen does a great cover of This Modern Love)

But I am pretty sure there were a lot of brit-indie-post-punk guys there wondering what this solo looping violin guy was doing there. 

stevierayk
#365 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

I saw Quiet Riot open for ZZ top. There were leg warmers on stage. ZZ fans were not impressed.

Shonica
#366 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 29, 2013
Good afternoon!
stevierayk
#367 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

Sum 41 opened for us at the Horseshoe.

Graham Wright
#368 posted by
Graham Wright
on Jul 29, 2013

@SRK seriously?? damn...

stevierayk
#369 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 29, 2013

Just buy a big bag and put Jian in there. Just a big Jian Bag

 

@graham - scouts honour

StephRamsahai
#370 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Jul 29, 2013

I just read Horseshoe as Horses-hoe. I'm still laughing.

loweeda
#371 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 29, 2013

I'm still laughing about putting Jian in a big bag. 

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

Step, damn, that's good.

Bye all.

StephRamsahai
#373 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Jul 29, 2013

Speaking of the Horseshoe, I was there on Saturday. Man, I love that place.

Laura Beth
#374 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 29, 2013

Ahhhhhh it finally happened.  Got caught dancing at my desk by my co-worker.

mcfflyer
#375 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 29, 2013

The most mismatched opening/main act was my very first in San Francisco in 2007.  Joel Plaskett opened for The Tragically Hip.  I introduced myself to Joel before the show, and he told me that I would be the only one there who knew who he was.  What made it such a mismatch is that Joel sings a lot of story songs, and The Hip, who I know very little about, are just deafeningly loud.  The result is that Joel sang his songs equally deafeningly loud, and all of the nuance of his songs was lost.  And he was right.  No one in that crowd of about 800 at the Warfield in San Francisco either knew or cared for him. 

TheRadioHead
#376 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jul 29, 2013

Is he showing you everything he tries on? Tell him everything makes him look fat.

deiru
#377 posted by
deiru
on Jul 29, 2013

@mcfflyer, sounds like you should listen to some of the Hips albums. Cause most of their songs are story songs. And they have two albums in the top 100 Canadian Albums Ever (surprised Up to Here was in that list). 

TheRadioHead
#378 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jul 29, 2013

SRK, ah I see.  Garbage as in it's crap, or garbage as in it's all disposable?

mcfflyer
#379 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 29, 2013

@deiru - I don't deny that I am ignorant on The Tragically Hip.  And certainly to listen to a show where I know none of the songs certainly didn't help.  But my god, do you have to have the volume turned up to 11?  I have no doubt I got hearing damage from that painfully loud sound system. 

But it's still the same - if its so loud that earplugs aren't enough, can you really hear what they're singing?

deiru
#380 posted by
deiru
on Jul 29, 2013

@mcfflyer, I agree. Overly loud shows suck. When I saw the Hip a few years ago it wasn't like that. Maybe they are getting quieter in their older years.

kirkofdoom
#381 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 29, 2013

Okay, last one. And this one isn't the slightest bit Canadian, let alone R3, but it's one of the weirdest.

I went to go see Grinderman, a side project of Nick Cave and a couple of the Bad Seeds. Unlike The Bad Seeds, this project is a lot... louder. It's heavy, messy, garage rock and was one of the loudest shows I have ever seen. (And one of the best)

So who opens for this show? Armen Ra. A thereminist. He was pretty much the exact opposite; quiet, beautiful theremin music (sometimes with recorded classical music backing him up). Still good, but such a bizarre pairing. 

Graham Wright
#382 posted by
Graham Wright
on Jul 29, 2013

@lee Do yourself a favour and listen to Fireworks by The Hip sometime- if you like Joel I think you'll love that song, very similar DNA.

mcfflyer
#383 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 29, 2013

@deiru - The big problem that I saw is that Joel can sing some pretty quiet, almost personal songs.  But they were totally blasted out of the speakers, and he was singing loud and hard as he could to match The Hip. 

And that's the way The Hip must have wanted to play, as when I met Joel, he was outisde of the venue by the stage doors, having to remain outside until The Hip finished their sound check.  And that sound check was loud ouside of those closed stage doors. 

mcfflyer
#384 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 29, 2013

@Graham - I'll give it a shot.  There's a friend here at work who is a Hip fan.  I'll get him to load me the CD.

I should add that in 2007, I was just getting back into current music after about 20 years of wearing out my old albums.  I knew of The Tragically Hip, but had never heard any of their songs or really anything about them. 

kirkofdoom
#385 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 29, 2013

Yeah, I haven't seen The Hip live, but on paper that pairing makes total sense to me.

JonDixon
#386 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 29, 2013

Every time I've seen the Hip its been great - mind you I think I've only ever seen them in an out door setting...

verborgen
#387 posted by
verborgen
on Jul 29, 2013

I'm gonna lurk a little bit longer. All those mismatched acts don't fit in here...

kirkofdoom
#388 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 29, 2013

I really hope Brendan's boss doesn't listen to R3. 

Graham Wright
#389 posted by
Graham Wright
on Jul 29, 2013

@kirk He told it on the radio for How To Do It, so I'm guessing the statute of limitations has expired...

Laura Beth
#390 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 29, 2013

Quittin' time. Goodnight folks!

verborgen
#391 posted by
verborgen
on Jul 29, 2013

Before I quit, I'll leave a short note.

Graham, I liked todays set.

Good night. (Shoot, midnight again!)

Graham Wright
#392 posted by
Graham Wright
on Jul 29, 2013

Thanks!!

deiru
#393 posted by
deiru
on Jul 29, 2013

Man where are the West Coast people at? We still have an hour and half of work left.

Steve Venegas
#394 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Jul 29, 2013

I'm here :)

kirkofdoom
#395 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 29, 2013

i am also present. 

Steve Venegas
#396 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Jul 29, 2013

Hi Kirk!

kirkofdoom
#397 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 29, 2013

What's the haps, Stevie Vee?

(Can I call you Stevie Vee?)

Steve Venegas
#398 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Jul 29, 2013

You'd be the first 

Steve Venegas
#399 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Jul 29, 2013

Anyone coming down to CBC Vancouver to see The Fugitives  tomorrow at noon? 

deiru
#400 posted by
deiru
on Jul 29, 2013

I am still trying to think back to shows with mismatched opening bands. So far the only one I have come up with is when I went to the Dreadnoughts Anti-St.Paddy's show at Fortune Sound Club here in Vancouver. The opening group was a high school trumpet band, who were good, but didn't really fit with the punk atmosphere. (disclaimer: we don't know if they were actually a high school band but all the member looked to be about 12-16 years old).

kirkofdoom
#401 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 29, 2013

I would absolutely be there if not for this cursed job. They're a heck of a band live. 

deiru
#402 posted by
deiru
on Jul 29, 2013

I am in the same boat as KoD. If I still worked downtown I would be there.

CDNz1
#403 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 29, 2013

We're listening from the SiriusXM Garage Unit whilst we tend to the caterpillar ranch and the garden.

mcfflyer
#404 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 29, 2013

I'm here, but heavily involved with work, and don't have my iPhone plugged for the last hour.

kirkofdoom
#405 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 29, 2013

Graham,

Why was your solo album not called "Wright Here, Wright Now"? 

Steve Venegas
#406 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Jul 29, 2013

The Wright Stuff 

Steve Venegas
#407 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Jul 29, 2013

All The Wright Moves 

CDNz1
#408 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 29, 2013

Wright On!

kirkofdoom
#409 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 29, 2013

Mr. Wright.

Wait, no, hold on...

Steve Venegas
#410 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Jul 29, 2013

You Got The Wright One Baby. Uh Huh! 

CDNz1
#411 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 29, 2013

Bloody Well Wright.

kirkofdoom
#412 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 29, 2013

the kids are all wright.

Steve Venegas
#413 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Jul 29, 2013

All Wrights Reserved 

CDNz1
#414 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 29, 2013

The Wright Album

Steve Venegas
#415 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Jul 29, 2013

Canadiana Rock Album: Wrights and Freedoms 

CDNz1
#416 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 29, 2013

New Craig Norris show!

Know Your Wrights.

 

Graham Wright
#417 posted by
Graham Wright
on Jul 29, 2013

I'm Graham Wright and I approve this message.

deiru
#418 posted by
deiru
on Jul 29, 2013

Quite Wright

CDNz1
#419 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 29, 2013

We are not...

deiru
#420 posted by
deiru
on Jul 29, 2013

Good night folks.

AudioBlood
#421 posted by
AudioBlood
on Jul 30, 2013

We're enjoying some The Balconies "The Slo", and Murray Lightburn, " Mother****ers" for a darker summer playlist! Also pretty stoked on Edgefest tomorrow in Toronto. Some GREAT Canadian talent!

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