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No Longer Lurking
#1 posted by
No Longer Lurking
on Jul 09, 2013

If Evening Hymns' "Spectral Dust" doesn't make the shortlist then I'll eat my hat (by not my CBC toque).

hedgeway
#2 posted by
hedgeway
on Jul 09, 2013

I haven't quite listened to all the longlist albums yet, but if I had to pick 5...

1. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light

2. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

3. Purity Ring - Shrines

4. Mac DeMarco - 2

5. METZ - METZ

Something like that.

tea&cartography
#3 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 09, 2013

I am out of caffeiney tea.

The world is ending.

No Longer Lurking
#4 posted by
No Longer Lurking
on Jul 09, 2013

@teaandcartography re #2 - Pour Red Bull / Soda / Coffee into your tea, problem solved?

tea&cartography
#5 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 09, 2013

@davoud

I have none of those thngs.

stevierayk
#6 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 09, 2013

I'm drinking a delicious Americano and working on artwork for La Senza. Goodtimes.

tea&cartography
#7 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 09, 2013

Titty Tuesday!!!!!!!!!!!!!

marie_curious
#8 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 09, 2013

[7]: Is that a thing?

tea&cartography
#9 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 09, 2013

@marie

tis now!.

How was camping?

pjrocksmb
#10 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Jul 09, 2013

Getting WFF tickets today for $150 full weekend :)

happy happy joy joy

let's hope this deal doesn't fall through.

marie_curious
#11 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 09, 2013

@T&C: Great! The walk in sucked, it took about 5.5 hours to hike 11km, and we didn't quite make it to our site before we had to stop and set up camp at another site. But the weather was great and it was really relaxing spending two days being the only two people for miles around.

pjrocksmb
#12 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Jul 09, 2013

my list

The Besnard Lakes

Hayden

Lee Harvey Osmond

Corb LUnd

Metric

Dany Micheal

OML

Rah Rah

Whitehorse

tea&cartography
#13 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 09, 2013

@marie

sounds awesome.

did you get any visitors? Algonquin is the only place I have had a bear on the site.

marie_curious
#14 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 09, 2013

[11] addendum: I was wearing brand new hiking boots, so my feet are covered in blisters. The backs of my heels are just these gaping, red, open wounds.

marie_curious
#15 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 09, 2013

@T&C: No bears or racoons or anything like that. We mostly saw chipmunks and loons and butterflies. And once we saw a crane.

marie_curious
#16 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 09, 2013

I hope Peter Peter wins that thing we're talking about.

tea&cartography
#17 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 09, 2013

@marie

jealous!

next camping trip for me is the weekend after home cunty county. silent lake, so front country. but still!

stevierayk
#18 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 09, 2013

@M_C – wow. You two are brave. My wife will absolutely will not back country camp.

marie_curious
#19 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 09, 2013

@srk: I don't know if I'd call it brave, exactly. I'd never done it before, but even if I never go again, I can at least cross it off my list.

markgage
#20 posted by
markgage
on Jul 09, 2013

Hi all,  Camping is great.  Blisters are not.  I get them all the time so now i never go hiking without a roll of sports tape.  It works.  You just have to get it on the spot as soon as you feel anything going on.

No Longer Lurking
#21 posted by
No Longer Lurking
on Jul 09, 2013

I've been lucky, whenever I've gone hiking I've escaped blister free.  Now if I could only escape the wrath of winged insects which treat me as a walking buffet...

Shonica
#22 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 09, 2013
Good morning!
marie_curious
#23 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 09, 2013

@NLL: Same boat. The mosquitoes leave my boyfriend mostly alone, but they flock to me like a bloody mosquito Mecca.

stevierayk
#24 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 09, 2013

You get used to family campground type trails and hikes when you camp in and around the S. Ontario region, never anything too rugged. Once we went to Quetico PP on the other side of Thunder Bay, we took a hike on the French River Falls portage route. Pretty freakin’ crazy (and it was once the way to the west).

 

markgage
#25 posted by
markgage
on Jul 09, 2013

NLL and m_c  The winged creatures don't bother me but Krista gets welts the size of Loonies.  I feel bad for her.  She still loves going though (or at least pretends to).

hotpatch
#26 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 09, 2013

Arugula!

markgage, 20, that's good advice! i was going to hike into the Grand Canyon with my brother a couple months ago but had to let my sister do the trip with him cause the dates didn't work out with my kids school schedule. next year i'll feel good about doing it with some sport tape in my pack

Raina Douris
#27 posted by
Raina Douris
on Jul 09, 2013

Hey friends! Technical difficulties in the Toronto studio at the moment (I'm blaming it on the flood)... working on it. Just music until it's fixed because I can't get on air. Sorry!!!

stevierayk
#28 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 09, 2013

Once in Bon Echo the bugs were so bad that we couldn't leave the screen tent. My dog was sick from the sheer amount of bites she had. She's not too keen on camping anymore.

I'm not too keen on Bon Echo in June. Crazy Blackflies

tea&cartography
#29 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 09, 2013

@bon echo we had a screaming mouse on site.

he would run over to a stump, climb it and then make a super loud sound.

this happened every night around sundown.

marie_curious
#30 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 09, 2013

I didn't know there was a flood in TO until this morning. Crazy thing. We had a power out in Hamilton last night, but it was only on my block and seemingly unrelated to any rain (except that it started to rain lightly shortly after the power failure). Some poor folks got stuck in the elevators of a few apartment buildings, including mine. My boyfriend and I just sat out on our balcony drinking Crabbies ginger beer and enjoying some fine conversation. It was lovely.

CDNz1
#31 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 09, 2013

Good Morning!

Okay, now ALL of the gardens are watered.

flannel tom
#32 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

I just voted in the "Who Should Get on The Shortlist" poll.

I only made one tick in all the boxes.

It was for Heartthrob by Teegan And Sarah.

hedgeway
#33 posted by
hedgeway
on Jul 09, 2013

FT - Now the whole poll is RUINED.

stevierayk
#34 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 09, 2013

Murphy's Point outside of Ottawa, we had a woodpecker who played drums on the metal road signs. He was pretty good, at one point I think he was doing some songs from the Graceland album, those are some tough rhythms.

flannel tom
#35 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

I couldn't resist, Senor Hedgeway.

jdurley
#36 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 09, 2013

Hey, friends!  My power has been out since around 6:30 last night - still out.  I'm at work now, which is why I can once again communicate with the world...  

hedgeway
#37 posted by
hedgeway
on Jul 09, 2013

Photos of the flood are crazy. My mom emailed me last night asking if it was raining where I was, we barely got a sprinkle in KW.

laurita.snow
#38 posted by
laurita.snow
on Jul 09, 2013

hey folks! staying home today because of angry pelvic pain issues. argh!

Jdurley: hope you get power back soon! T.O must be going cray-cray!

 

laurita.snow
#39 posted by
laurita.snow
on Jul 09, 2013

awwwwwwwww D.Michel. yay!

flannel tom
#40 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

Can I vote more than once a day for Teegan And Sarah's Heartthrob?

No Longer Lurking
#41 posted by
No Longer Lurking
on Jul 09, 2013

This video shows the strom coming in from a camera on Toronto Island, it's nuts:

 

http://globalnews.ca/news/702927/time-lapse-storm-blows-across-toronto-skyline/

No Longer Lurking
#42 posted by
No Longer Lurking
on Jul 09, 2013

@FT - I can't tell if your're being sarcastic about the T+S album or not...

marie_curious
#43 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 09, 2013

Tegan and Sara are like this year's Drake.

hotpatch
#44 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 09, 2013

it rained here all weekend starting last Thursday.

and i went boating all weekend in the rain (it's warm rain here in GA) on a lake in the mountains north of Atl. we had 2 tubes going most of the time with 4 kids on the tubes and 1 spotter of course.  it tried to ditch them a bunch of times but the kids still can't get enough. also went to boat church Sunday morning with a cup of coffee in my hand and 3 dogs on the party barge! Saturday night the lake got a bit flooded, over the beach and many docks and the road below the dam was flooded for about 100 yards with 6-8" of water 

hedgeway
#45 posted by
hedgeway
on Jul 09, 2013

Except Drake isn't totally terrible.

flannel tom
#46 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

We started from the bottom now we're here/ we started from the bottom now the whole teams fuckin' here

Raina Douris
#47 posted by
Raina Douris
on Jul 09, 2013

ALL RIGHT! Tech problems solved. Don't fear, you'll hear my soothing voice again soon. Hush.

hedgeway
#48 posted by
hedgeway
on Jul 09, 2013

46 - Last time I was in TO I was so amused that I actually saw the "Started From The Bottom" billboard.

flannel tom
#49 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

you guys, for a prize for artistic integrity it totally makes sense that the album which teegan and sarah publicly stated they produced in order to sell more records should win, it all just makes sense. They sold out artistically you guys. let me vote for it in peace, brah.

stevierayk
#50 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 09, 2013

I think Drake is totally terrible. Horrid in fact.

T&S - not my cup of tea either, but I know how Tom loves them

flannel tom
#51 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

I don't like Drake but I don't hate him.

He's got some catchy hits that's for certain.

markgage
#52 posted by
markgage
on Jul 09, 2013

Hotpatch! Boat church?Really??

marie_curious
#53 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 09, 2013

Who says that singing about boys and parties isn't artistic?

flannel tom
#54 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

@srk - I left a link for you yesterday, just wondering if you had ever heard Garrett Mason's Love and Sound and if so, just wondering how you feel about it? For no reason in particular. It was just in my head yesterday and, not knowing you personally, it seemed like maybe something that would suit your tastes? haha.

Raina Douris
#55 posted by
Raina Douris
on Jul 09, 2013

Let the record show: I cannot stand Drake. 

flannel tom
#56 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

careful Rainia, Drake hs a internet dingle thing to alert him of everyone talking about him and responds to all negative remarks with a smashed bottle of courvassier to the forehead.

garfielduk
#57 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 09, 2013

@T&C #7, Titty Tuesday is the breast day of the week!

hedgeway
#58 posted by
hedgeway
on Jul 09, 2013

57 ....

 

.... slow clap.....

stevierayk
#59 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 09, 2013

@FT - Re post me brother, I missed it.

garfielduk
#60 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 09, 2013

@hedgeway #58, Thank you, thank you, I'll be here all week, please do try the fish.

marie_curious
#61 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 09, 2013

When you've got two of them, every day is Titty Tuesday.

flannel tom
#62 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

Titty Tuesday. It sounds almost as good as Sexual Assault Sundays. (it's a joke on my ball team... don't worry, nobody's actually getting SAS'd)

laurita.snow
#63 posted by
laurita.snow
on Jul 09, 2013

@ M_C: teeheehee

 

No Longer Lurking
#64 posted by
No Longer Lurking
on Jul 09, 2013

@FT re #56 - I spat coffee over my screen, damn funny (unless you're at the business end of Drake's bottle).

stevierayk
#66 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 09, 2013

oh it's on the Utubes. I'll have to wait until I get home.

flannel tom
#67 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

@NLL - I'm sorry about you computer monitor. Write it off in the name of comedy I guess.

@SRK - Oh, my bad sorry aboot that. It's worth it though.

flannel tom
#68 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

it's a shame the track listing thing doesn't work, I just tried to shazaam my headphones.

marie_curious
#69 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 09, 2013

re [56] & [64]: For some reason I pictured Drake smashing -his own- forehead. Much funnier, if you ask me.

stevierayk
#70 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 09, 2013

@FT - did I tell you I'm mixing a Speed Metal album? Recorded live in Japan no less.

laurita.snow
#71 posted by
laurita.snow
on Jul 09, 2013

@ M_C: I did that too...

smalliebigs
#72 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 09, 2013

I'm shocked comment #7 didn't come from JonDixon but I know he'll redeem himself. 

laurita.snow
#73 posted by
laurita.snow
on Jul 09, 2013

@ Stevierayk: first La Senza and now this?? what is it that you do, exactly?

hotpatch
#74 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 09, 2013

markage, yup, they do it every Sunday at 9:00 am in the morning on Lake Rabun. the preacher is on a pontoon boat with loud speaker in front of the marina with about 60 people in the gallery above the marina boat house and 20-40 boats come in close in to hear the service. most of the time on the 4th of July weekend our group is too hung over to make it to boat church.

P.S. i suppose there is a long naval tradition of priests going out and blessing ships at sea before a voyage and certainly captains on older sailing vessels would routinely perform a Sunday service, but it does seem odd to find boat church happening in the mountains of north Georgia. then again it can be a very long drive around the lake to get to church so the convenience of doing a service on the water eliminates a lot of excuses about why you can't be there.

smalliebigs
#75 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 09, 2013

Also: big ups to Raina for her comment and potentially incurring the wrath of Drake. 

In other news, the Wrath of Drake is a forthcoming pamphlet I'm producing on the pitfalls of eating too many coffee cakes. 

laurita.snow
#76 posted by
laurita.snow
on Jul 09, 2013

@Smallie: but...but I love coffee cakes!

kathyjean
#77 posted by
kathyjean
on Jul 09, 2013

NLL - You're the famous Davoud!

Benoit from Ottawa
#78 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 09, 2013

This "sellout" thing (Tegan and Sara) seems based on the premise that performers do it all only for their "art", as the listener understands it.

That is untrue.

Being a musician is also a job. You've got to make a living. You're continually trying to make a living, as in "to not be poor", especially if you forgo having a day job and try to live off your music. (Cf. Julie Doiron not being able to afford living in Toronto)

We audience members tend to forget that, thinking mostly, if not exclusively, about the performer's "art" -- that is to say their playing and singing the way we have become accustomed to. By them.

In other words, I think that Tegan and Sara, must be allowed to make stylistic changes, as many others have done, for career crafting purposes, without being slagged. After all, they've been at the indie game a long time, what, ten years or more? And they've realised they'd hit somewhat of a ceiling...

We, the Peanut Gallery, are just sitting on the sidelines, passing easy judgment. They, the performers, whether Serena Ryder, Feist, or Dan Snaith, have a perfect right to shape their futures without being tarred with clichéed expressions like "selling out".

Besides, T&S didn't "sell out": they're gambling on, and investing in (one could say), a change of direction in their career path. Not a stupid move considering they're no longer 19 or 23.

 

Sorry about the length of this, but it seems to me we often forget such considerations when making sweeping judgments.

 

(SRK, you have special dispensation to pop in with any comment, given... All others too of course, it's just that Mr SRK  ----> Kramdens)

flannel tom
#79 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

further explanation needed, regarding the promotional pamphlet please.

(i.e.is it deeper than Drake and Cake rhyming?)

flannel tom
#80 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

I dunno, BfO, I mena I hear your argument and I realize all this, but Heartthrob is a classic example, nay, a dictionary definition almost, of Selling Out.

 

tea&cartography
#81 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 09, 2013

@stevie

I have to ask.

are you actually photoshopping tits and ass or is it something else?

smalliebigs
#82 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 09, 2013

@BFO: I'm inclined to agree with you on T&S. A part of your submission that I think really needs to be underscored is the fact that they have been in "the game" a long time. It's not as though they started writing bubblegum pop after one year of touring. 

@Ftom: I was going for the Drake's Coffee Cake, a Seinfeld classic. A little too inside (outside?) perhaps. 

laurita.snow
#83 posted by
laurita.snow
on Jul 09, 2013

@ BfO: I still don't like their new 'direction', just personally, but your comment did make me think a lot. Having dated a musician in a band (okay okay, a WAY lesser-known band than T&S, but still!) I heard about the 'trying not to be poor' side of the job way more than I ever heard about the whole 'making art' side of things, and you're right; a job's a job no matter what it is, and poverty is a scary place no one wants to live in for long, or at all. so yes, choosing new 'directions' for a band's sound is as much about money and business as it is about creativity and such. thanks for the reminder :) 

hedgeway
#84 posted by
hedgeway
on Jul 09, 2013

The reason I don't like the T+S album isn't because they "sold-out"

The reason is because I think it's horrible.

markgage
#85 posted by
markgage
on Jul 09, 2013

@Hotpatch  I am a heathen but i certainly think that there must be no better place for a sermon than out on a lake in the mountains.  Very clever way to get the masses out too.  Much more enticing than sitting on a pew on Sunday morning,

laurita.snow
#86 posted by
laurita.snow
on Jul 09, 2013

@ Markgage: I'm kindof a mishmash of beliefs meself, but I hafta say, I wholeheartedly agree!

flannel tom
#87 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

I sold out so there you go it happens. It's all about the John A MacDonalds, y'know what I'm sayin'?

MSteve
#88 posted by
MSteve
on Jul 09, 2013

Selling is out fine, its a career choice.  Probably a good one.  But you shouldn't win an award for artistic merit for it.

hedgeway
#89 posted by
hedgeway
on Jul 09, 2013

88 - And $30,000 in addition that award for srtistic merit.

laurita.snow
#90 posted by
laurita.snow
on Jul 09, 2013

@ FT: I'm not sure I understand that comment, but...I like MacDonald's chicken mcnuggets sometimes?

laurita.snow
#91 posted by
laurita.snow
on Jul 09, 2013

@ Hedgeway: mmm, fair point.

markgage
#92 posted by
markgage
on Jul 09, 2013

@laurita  If church were held outside I may have been more interested as a kid.  A.D.D. and church don't work well together. 

kirkofdoom
#93 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 09, 2013

If Tegan and Sara changed their sound for their new album because they wanted to explore their Top 40 Pop Side, I would be fine with it. I still wouldn't like it, but I would be fine with it.

However they pretty much went on the radio and said they made a pop album for the sole reason of selling copies. That, to me, is selling out and no, they shouldn't be awarded for integrity or "artistic merit"

(disclaimer: I've never really been a fan of T&S, but I could vaguely tolerate their older stuff. Every song I've heard from the new album has been an insta-mute for me)

jdurley
#94 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 09, 2013

@laurita - the $100 bill has John A. MacD on it.

loweeda
#95 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 09, 2013

I saw the question about the shortlist, clicked on the blog link, and saw No Longer Lurking's comment at #1, which sums up my feelings completely.

My work here is done, I guess. Evening Hymns, yo!

laurita.snow
#96 posted by
laurita.snow
on Jul 09, 2013

@ Markgage: heh heh good point!

I might have been more interested if a) my parents were both of the same religion, b), the one christian parent pushed me harder to get into it and c) if catholicism didn't make me feel bad about being a woman.

garfielduk
#97 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 09, 2013

@Mark #92, My idea of ADD and an outdoor church service...

 

Our Farther, who art in heaven hallowed be th... SQUIRREL!

jdurley
#98 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 09, 2013

The "reward" for selling out is making $$ from sales.  I agree that the record should not be in consideration for "artistic merit" unless it also happens to actually have artistic merit.

markgage
#99 posted by
markgage
on Jul 09, 2013

GFUK bahahaha!  That would be me for sure.

flannel tom
#100 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

John A is on the Ten. AKA a Purp.

Borden is on the 100.

I think.

loweeda
#101 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 09, 2013

Everything jdurley said in 98^^^.

I just need to copy and past other peoples' comments today, it seems.

smalliebigs
#102 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 09, 2013

"This never would have happened had you been married in a church instead of in the cheap, show-i-ness of nature!"

Benoit from Ottawa
#103 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 09, 2013

laurita, thanks for 83...

(I will read on down, but I'm still short one breakfast at 11:22!)

hotpatch
#104 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 09, 2013

markgage, and church would be a lot better if we could bring our pets, it would break up the monotony 

markgage
#105 posted by
markgage
on Jul 09, 2013

@laurita,  my parents were hippies when i was young.  Dad atheist and mom was born a Roman Catholic, gave up on religion then converted to Judaism to marry my step-father.  

I like nature.  Its my religion.  The rules are pretty straightforward and you always know who holds the power; no one but mother nature herself.

flannel tom
#106 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

You guys, The Gooch is a Jet? Nice. How did that slip by me...? I'm going to try and go to a Jets game this season. Maybe when MTL is in town...?

markgage
#107 posted by
markgage
on Jul 09, 2013

@hotpatch, at first i thought you were going to say "beers" instead of pets.  Both would make thing more fun.

smalliebigs
#108 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 09, 2013

When I hit legal age I could no longer bear being Catholic. One sip of wine? What a tease. 

Saying nothing of the clear germ ickiness of sharing a cup with an entire congregation. 

hotpatch
#109 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 09, 2013

i'm recovering from Catholicism and don't go to church very much anymore

markgage, 105, does that make you your own (Jewish) mother in law?

stevierayk
#110 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 09, 2013

      RE: Tegan and Sara – making music to make money is not selling out. Making music you don’t like or want to play for money is selling out. We all want a raise after all

1.       I’m not PS tits and ass, I was designing a packaging tape for La Senza.

2.       I’m not an artist I’m a production manager.

 

loweeda
#111 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 09, 2013

Recovering evangelical over here, if we're talking about religion. 

markgage
#112 posted by
markgage
on Jul 09, 2013

@Hotpatch  Confused is what that makes me. 

flannel tom
#113 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

I'm technically a Roman Catholic. Fuck it. I only ever go to chuch to make my mom happy. That's right I'm a mama's boy. And apparently my mom has been shopping around for a new church at the behest of my sister who cares about these things.

 

No Longer Lurking
#114 posted by
No Longer Lurking
on Jul 09, 2013

@kathyjean - re #77 - Is that a good or bad thing?

flannel tom
#115 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

P-Shoppin' T'n'A the new album from The Kramdens. It's got glossy production and guest beats by deadmau5 and Drake.

jdurley
#116 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 09, 2013

I've yet to find a "religion" that is accepting of people of all sexual identities and orientations, so that's been a barrier for me.

smalliebigs
#117 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 09, 2013

@Ftom: my sister and I go at Christmas time for that very reason--to appease the moms. Of course, we invariably end up just goofing around and/or finding something in the church to rag on so maybe our altruistic efforts are somewhat poorly executed. 

loweeda
#118 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 09, 2013

115 ftw.  Tom's in the lead for Comment of the Day so far*

 

*this is an arbitrary award I just created, that I just decided I can choose to award arbitrarialy.

 

Benoit from Ottawa
#119 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 09, 2013

Hedgeway & MSteve: the other factor is that there are other people than I and you, who think their latest record is just buttered popcorn. With caramel sprinkles.

It's not the same one thing, it's two separate things:

1. Being allowed to change your career, previously discussed ("freedom of professional self-determination").

2. Artistic merit of the new stuff: some people, maybe more than ever before, I don't know, say their new stuff is just great.

It's pretty logical: if you (and I) liked their previous stuff, you (and I) may not much like the new. But that's you and me, and our taste doesn't rule over their increasing numbers of more commercial-music-liking young fans. We must have the humility to put up graciously with being outvoted, without indicting the very system we tend to celebrate when it gives results that suit our tastes.

 

Freaking hell I'm sermonising a lot today.

No Longer Lurking
#120 posted by
No Longer Lurking
on Jul 09, 2013

@loweeda - re #118 - Does FT now get a cheque from you for $30k?

hedgeway
#121 posted by
hedgeway
on Jul 09, 2013

BfO 119 - You're getting at why I think the phrase "artistic merit" is silly. It's all taste.

nvp
#122 posted by
nvp
on Jul 09, 2013

 

[78] [119] (Benoit)   amen.

(or ramen, for canadajanes)

 

loweeda
#123 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 09, 2013

No Longer Lurking: pending the results of my (still imaginary) Kickstarter/Indiegogo cocktail, he may get even more than that!  Keep those witty comments coming, kids!

And vote with your dollars. thx.

hotpatch
#124 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 09, 2013

benoit, you should lead our new church, the Church Of the Sub Genius, we can have service under the stairs like that Brendan Canning song

stevierayk
#125 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 09, 2013

@FT – What can I say? We’re sell-outs*

 

 

*that said, I’d rather play guitar in a pop band than work in this place making garbage (all packaging materials)

 

 

Brautigan
#126 posted by
Brautigan
on Jul 09, 2013

Kid Koala should be on the short list.  He should be a favorite to win

loweeda
#127 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 09, 2013

I would totally join the Church of the Sub Genius. Is there a sign-up sheet? Do I get to wear a funny hat?

Benoit from Ottawa
#128 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 09, 2013

An interesting and long article on scrota.

Yes, you figured it out, it's the ballgame: why "descended and external", rather than internal?

Aye, there's the ballsy question.

Does the vervet monkey's aqua day-glo scrotum explain things?

marie_curious
#129 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 09, 2013

I would probably go to church if it was on a boat.

That said, I am only recently comfortable admitting that I subscribe to no religion and choose to establish my moral code through philosophy and community mindedness.

jdurley
#130 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 09, 2013

*MUTE

loweeda
#131 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 09, 2013

and really, marie_curious, philosophy and community-mindedness (and goodwill to ones' fellows) should be at the heart of all religions, anyway, if we look at their essences and not what has become so fucked up about them.

So I endorse your personal moral code. Altho I think you could join the Church of the Sub Genius, too, if you wanted to.

Cicero
#132 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 09, 2013

Hey y'all!

garfielduk
#133 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 09, 2013

Hi Kirk Cicero

Cicero
#134 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 09, 2013

Are we talking religion?

mcfflyer
#135 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 09, 2013

Good morning, Natasha.

markgage
#136 posted by
markgage
on Jul 09, 2013

Religion is a dangerous topic, kinda like music.  Both are subjective.  Both have opinionated followers and leaders who think they know better.  I could take this far i think.

No Longer Lurking
#137 posted by
No Longer Lurking
on Jul 09, 2013

I'm going to keep well clear of saying anything about religion for fear the certainty of offending people.

Cicero
#138 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 09, 2013

Hi Lee! How's california?

Cicero
#139 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 09, 2013

Hey, Toronto bloggers - I just heard about the flooding, how's things going???

marie_curious
#140 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 09, 2013

I want to be a subgenus.

markgage
#141 posted by
markgage
on Jul 09, 2013

R3ligion. 

loweeda
#142 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 09, 2013

I want to be a phylum.

Not really.

flannel tom
#143 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

When I visit Subway, they make me feel like a Sub Genius.

But they are artists so, it's for the love of the sandwich.

marie_curious
#144 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 09, 2013

@markgage [141]: Best thing of the day!

flannel tom
#145 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

@srk - 125 - I'm just having some fun with you! I would rather play guitar for Myley Cyrus than click buttons for the man but alas, here I am.

garfielduk
#146 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 09, 2013

@Mark #136, When I see 2 religions disagreeing all I hear is "My Dad is better than your Dad"

tea&cartography
#147 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 09, 2013

I got excited by the idea that they put guac on subs now. but it isn't as delicious as I as hoping.

mcfflyer
#148 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 09, 2013

Well, Tash, it's sunny and pretty warm down here.  Fortunately, when we got hit with our really hot spell when it got up to almost 110F on July 4, I was up in the mountains camping right next to the river to go swimming in.  Wish I was there right now.  You really ought to come and visit!

hotpatch
#149 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 09, 2013
No Longer Lurking
#150 posted by
No Longer Lurking
on Jul 09, 2013

Subway do not sell sandwiches, they sell 6 inch or foot-long bundles of disappointment.

stevierayk
#151 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 09, 2013

It's all Kingdom for me, maybe some phylum just for class and a bit of order, to keep it in the family....ah screw it genus and species.

mcfflyer
#152 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 09, 2013

As for religion . . . leave that subject alone, as it truly is a no-win scenario, regardless where you stand or sit.

garfielduk
#153 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 09, 2013

#141, I have heard of us being described as a cult before.

Lana Gay
#154 posted by
Lana Gay
on Jul 09, 2013

Hello friends!

hotpatch
#155 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 09, 2013

maybe we should just go with R3ligion

garfielduk
#156 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 09, 2013

Well Hello Dolly

kirkofdoom
#157 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 09, 2013
mcfflyer
#158 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 09, 2013

Good morning from California, Lana!

No Longer Lurking
#159 posted by
No Longer Lurking
on Jul 09, 2013

Hello Lana Gay!

loweeda
#160 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 09, 2013

It seems we all agree on R3ligion, the Church/Cult of the Sub Genius.

I'm totally on board. 

markgage
#161 posted by
markgage
on Jul 09, 2013

@NLL  I totally understand that position.  It is so easy to offend people when it comes to religion.  I was a bit worried about the few things i have said today.  But at least i feel like this place is open and accepting so i hope no one feels offended by anyone else s choices.

hotpatch
#162 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 09, 2013

not to good the first time try this 

Church Of The SubGenius 

jdurley
#163 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 09, 2013

@cicero - my power is still out (blogging from work) but otherwise I have not been affected by the storm.  My house is in the one remaining pocket without power.

Thanks for your concern.  I just kept thinking the whole time that it was nothing compared to what Calgary and High River went through.  But I really don't know what's going on, since my power was out all last night and now that I'm at work I can't be spending all my time on news sites, y'know?

kirkofdoom
#164 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 09, 2013

One hundred percent, I want Evening Hymns – Spectral Dusk to win. That is my top pick, but since only once in Polaris history has my top pick won, I am not too optimistic. 

The rest of "my" top ten would include: 

AC Newman – Shut Down The Streets

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

Hannah Georgas – Hannah Georgas

Louis-Jean Cormier – Le Treizième Étage

Metric – Synthetica

Rah Rah – The Poet's Dead

Whitehorse – The Fate of the World Depends On This Kiss

Young Galaxy – Ultramarine

 

But I'm sure the real short list will include more smooth jazz electronica, since that seems to be the sound de jour. Or Besnard Lakes, because for some reason, people find them interesting? 

loweeda
#165 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 09, 2013

yikes, jdurley, I hope the power situation is resolved by the time you get home from work, and that everything is OK in your home.  As OK as it can be, anyway.

This weather be crazy.

Cicero
#166 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 09, 2013

@Lee - Aww, I really want to! That sounds amazing, though today I would settle for being at home in a blanket watching old movies and drinking tea, and hopefully having some antibiotics to knock this horrible horrible cough/cold right out of me.  But I could definitely do with some time basking in the sunshine.

Also, re: religion - yeah. It's a topic I try not to get into too much, at least not on the internet/not in person. People seem to be more polite and accepting in person than behind a computer screen, and usually body language tells you when you should probably change the topic.

jdurley
#167 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 09, 2013

re: the guac on Subway subs.  Somehow they manage to have completely tasteless green goop that's marketted as guac.

No Longer Lurking
#168 posted by
No Longer Lurking
on Jul 09, 2013

Since we are talking about religion, where would be the right time to break out the most bizarre video I've seen since I last watched an Aphex Twin video:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tIwYNioDL8 - you'll need to be patient and watch almost the whole thing

 

 

stevierayk
#169 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 09, 2013

My religion - be nice to people and don't push your beliefs on others

smalliebigs
#170 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 09, 2013

No one seems to respect my devotion to Zeul. 

No Longer Lurking
#171 posted by
No Longer Lurking
on Jul 09, 2013

@kirk re #164 - Yes to everything bar the Besnard Lakes comment

kirkofdoom
#172 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 09, 2013

Zuul?

jdurley
#173 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 09, 2013

I like British comedy writer John Finnemore's take on life:  Be kind, and have fun.

smalliebigs
#174 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 09, 2013

Ah, my mistake. Zuul! Zuul will be angry with me for this grave mistake. 

Cicero
#175 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 09, 2013

@Jdurley - I hope you get power soon! I haven't been following it super closely myself, but I hope everything is okay - be safe out there :-)

jdurley
#176 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 09, 2013

There is no fridge, only Zuul.

Cicero
#177 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 09, 2013

@Smallie - Aaaaaand that is why I love you. Because you always know the appropriate time to pull out a cult 80's movie reference. Man after my own heart.

No Longer Lurking
#178 posted by
No Longer Lurking
on Jul 09, 2013

Zuul or Zool? (computer nerds need only click)

smalliebigs
#179 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 09, 2013

Wait, this could be like the equivalent of the Protestant Reformation (vis-a-vis Catholicism) except for followers of Zuul. There are now two camps--those who worship Zeul and the more orthodox Zuul-ites. 

loweeda
#180 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 09, 2013

I don't know who Zuul is, but I like comment 176 anyway.

stevierayk
#181 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 09, 2013

these are not the bloggers you are looking for.

No Longer Lurking
#182 posted by
No Longer Lurking
on Jul 09, 2013

@smalliebigs re #179 - Do you know how hard it is to nail a list to a fridge door?

stevierayk
#183 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 09, 2013

or Zork ultra nerds only

mcfflyer
#184 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 09, 2013

Hey Stevie - how are things with the band?  (And am enjoying the merch!)

flannel tom
#185 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

I have no idea what is going on anymore so I'm gonna go ahead and search for something to listen to because I'm bored as shit with everything.

Suggestions welcome.

smalliebigs
#186 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 09, 2013

@Cicero: well, being essentially an empty vessel in terms of original comedic contributions, I'm left to rely on references. If, from time to time, these references are delivered with reasonably good timing then it's likely due to luck. And even then, they still arrive replete with spelling mistakes. REPLETE! 

kirkofdoom
#187 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 09, 2013

Zuul/Zeul

I swear I have seen or read something, some work of fiction, that consisted of a religion breaking into two sects because of a typo in their bible.

Something like, one went to worship God, and the other went to worship Gord but that's not the exact example, and for the life of me I can't remember where this is from. 

garfielduk
#188 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 09, 2013

@Stevie #183, How nerdy are you if you don't need to click that link to know what it is?

TheRadioHead
#189 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jul 09, 2013
If we're still talking religion, I once went through a Hindu phase. If you think it's hard keeping one god happy... That's when I was a George Harrison devotee. He was my favourite.
Cicero
#190 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 09, 2013

@Smallie - I promise not to correct them*

 

 

*much....

garfielduk
#191 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 09, 2013

@KoD #187, In Red Dwarf the Rimmer family were Seventh Day Advent Hoppists because a print run of the Bible had a typo for hope.

 

Faith hop and charity, the most important of which is hop.

Benoit from Ottawa
#192 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 09, 2013

jdurley, to be fair, "guac" sounds like something that everyone should stay away from eating.

I will refrain from writing down the comparison that just came to mind.

marie_curious
#193 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 09, 2013

Toronto residents turn to their mayor for guidance and strength... wait, sorry, that was Calgary.

smalliebigs
#194 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 09, 2013

@Kirk: that brings to mind a story from a cabin party a few years back. After knocking back a few (dozen?) cocktails, a friend of ours was "feeling no pain" and decided that this would be a good time to pontificate about various things. When he decided to outline his strategy to be tough on crime he uttered the now classic phrase "shoot 'em all and let GORD sort 'em out!" 

A bold new era for Canada, in which Gord Downie determines the fate of criminals from coast to coast. 

laurenelizabeth
#195 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Jul 09, 2013

Good afternoon!

I've listened to all 40 long list albums and here's my picks: 

1. Mac DeMarco

2. Evening Hymns

3. Hannah Georgas

4. Chilly Gonzales

5. AC Newman

6. Old Man Luedecke

7. Rah Rah

8. Whitehorse

9. Colin Stetson

10. Young Galaxy

Benoit from Ottawa
#196 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 09, 2013

I find religious beliefs hamper the use of one's (optional: God-given) brain, including feelings and humanity.

The same goes for political beliefs.

 

 

(I'm not saying that's all there is to them, though, but it's one big characteristic.)

jdurley
#197 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 09, 2013

@loweeda - please go and watch Ghostbusters right now.  

marie_curious
#198 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 09, 2013

@TRH: I once read a Christian children's website that had some pretty horrible things to say about Hinduism. There was a cartoon elephant wearing a sari and the caption said "Hey Babu, how many Gods do you have?" and the elephant replied, "I don't know, I lost count!" then underneath it read, "Wouldn't you rather have one God who loves you, rather than a hundred who don't?"

And many more equally offensive statements on a number of different subjects from Atheists to incest.

stevierayk
#199 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 09, 2013

@smallie - re:let gord sort them out - at least your friend is a realist

laurenelizabeth
#200 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Jul 09, 2013

jdurley: Is that what all the Zeul talk was about? Also, This is why I don't like mega-blogs ... I was so busy all morning I missed Raina's show and now I feel out of the loop!

Brautigan
#201 posted by
Brautigan
on Jul 09, 2013

I was a bit sad that Julie Doiron didn't make the long list. I don't think it is good enough to be on the short list, but would have loved to see her represented. 

TheRadioHead
#202 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jul 09, 2013
Benoit, the flip side to that thinking is without the fear of god, what motivation is there to behave well. Your perspective presumes humans innately will behave well. I'm just playing devil's advocate. I constantly struggle with this question and have not resolved it.
laurenelizabeth
#203 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Jul 09, 2013

City and Colour - this album better be on NEXT year's list ... I could listen to it all day everyday.

flannel tom
#204 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

Nobody likes music and has a recommendation of something cool to listen to?

stevierayk
#205 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 09, 2013

@M-C - one only has to look at the response in the US from the right wingers regarding same sex marriage to understand how intolerant religion can make a person.

tea&cartography
#206 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 09, 2013

@tom

I am listening to esperanza spalding on grooveshark.

she might not be up your alley, but I find her awfully sunny.

Snarf
#207 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 09, 2013

Good Morning!

Sort of on topic: I decided to improve myself (from which nothing good ever came) and took out "Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story."  I feel more inferior with each page.

stevierayk
#208 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 09, 2013

@FT - Matt Osborne

Snarf
#209 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 09, 2013

Flannel Tom - well I was going to recommend brushing up on Titus Andronicus as they are back on tour, but then I remembered that Vancouver is their only Canadian stop.

Also, WOOO! Titus Andronicus at the Media Club!!!

flannel tom
#210 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

@snarf - JEALOUS AS HECK

@t and c - will look into... I feel like I've heard her before...can't remember for sure though.

@srk - will also look into it. Don't know the name off the top of my head.

thanks guys!

[ps - i've been listening to swamp thing for the last little bit... good "sci-fi" rap.]

kirkofdoom
#211 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 09, 2013

tom,

what are you looking for? anything?

The Strumbellas, Mutemath, !!!, Rachel Zeffira, Dirty Three, Gogol Bordello...

markgage
#212 posted by
markgage
on Jul 09, 2013

@FT  I saw Chairs (from Montreal) at NXNE.  I thought they were interesting and different.  Not sure what you'd think.  Subjective right?

jdurley
#213 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 09, 2013

@snarf - you need to be broken down before you can be built back up?  (or some such?  I dunno.  )

tea&cartography
#214 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 09, 2013

woo

nofrills for lunch!

south Oshawa excitement.

loweeda
#215 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 09, 2013

jdurley: Oh, Zuul is a Ghostbusters thing. I've seen that movie, I just have a terrible memory, so thanks for the reminder.

tom: I just discovered the wonderful Winnipeg project Indicator Indicator, and I think everyone should listen and love this music. If you're still looking for some.

smalliebigs
#216 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 09, 2013

@Snarf: quit your braggin! (re titus andronicus)

I missed my opportunity to see them in Toronto in 2011 (I think?) and I will never forgive myself. 

Snarf
#217 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 09, 2013

flannel tom - Greggory Peppers and His Problems/Common Grackle?

jdurly - haha.  I have a feeling this book is going to improve my vocabulary.

laurenelizabeth
#218 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Jul 09, 2013

The Radiohead: I totally understand what you mean about the Fear of God being motivation to 'be good'. From my perspective that is the completely wrong way of thinking and is a huge fault of many Christian churches.

As a self-professed Christian, my own personal belief is that my natural pre-disposition is to be a sinful, selfish person, not a generous, loving person (though I do have those capabilities). However,I believe that Jesus has a supernatural transformative ability and because of my relationship with him I now have the ability and desire to be good. My motivation is not fear of God, but love of God. 

Anyway, I'll stop weirding people out and go back to talking about music.

flannel tom
#219 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

Appreciate all the suggestions guys! I've got some new to me stuff to look into thanks to you guys. Should keep my ears busy for a while!

[i've been super restless with music lately, I don't know what's up with that.]

flannel tom
#220 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

ALSO

you CAN vote for Teegan and Sarah as many times as you like on that Who Should Be on The Shortlist Poll!

markgage
#221 posted by
markgage
on Jul 09, 2013

@lauren,  i don't think you are weirding this group out at all.  Take a close look at all these people.  What a bunch of freaks!!   But we can all be weird freaks together right?!

Benoit from Ottawa
#222 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 09, 2013

202, TRH: agreed, that's why there was that last little reservation in my previous post, or one of them.

But in a way, I think I'd prefer an Attila the Hun, or whichever conquering beast, who kills 200,000 civilians in gruesome ways SO OTHERS WOULD LEARN TO FEAR HIM, to a pope or a king who sends crusaders in (etc.) under cover of "faith" -- but made into orders.

In the first case, he's a mass murderer, but pragmatic; his own people know they'll be killed if they oppose. In the second, he justifies his behaviour by mental, moral, religious gymnastics, in order to remain (in his mind) a good person. Justified by the outside, i.e. God. The people also know they'll be killed or jailed if they oppose him, but the person in power doesn't recognise it, at least officially, and remains not only a good person, but one who "follows the godly will". Which is obvious bullshit, as when you have Israelis and Arabs killing each other sometimes for reasons having to do with reasons supposedly justified by the exact same god.

Makes.

No.

Sense.

 

Man's foolishness, I tell ya.

jdurley
#223 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 09, 2013

I've got to go for a bit now, but have fun, y'all! 

Benoit from Ottawa
#224 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 09, 2013

204, FT, I highly recommend Tegan and Sara's latest.

loweeda
#225 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 09, 2013

Amen, Mark (re 221).

laurenelizabeth
#226 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Jul 09, 2013

Thanks Mark.

kirkofdoom
#227 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 09, 2013

Also, Tom, none of my suggestions are from the west coast, so you don't have to worry about that.

Also, everyone, hey look! new Brendan Canning! 

smalliebigs
#228 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 09, 2013

The threshold for "weirdness" around here is pretty high. Thank goodness. 

garfielduk
#229 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 09, 2013

@smallie #228, I didn't know we had one?

loweeda
#230 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 09, 2013

yes, I appreciate a high weirdness tolerance in the people I like, and also a high display of individual weirdness.

Which is why I like you guys, obvs.

laurita.snow
#231 posted by
laurita.snow
on Jul 09, 2013

@ Blog: awwwwwwww, I'm gone for like, 1 1/2 hours and I miss a really neat conversation about religion??

DANGIT!

also, totally belated at this point, but sometimes when those conversations drive me to the brink of insanity I like to remember that line by Plants and Animals: "we're just typical people; we're hoping to be friends, do cool stuff and be equal." 

nvp
#232 posted by
nvp
on Jul 09, 2013

 

i was raised catholic, but i place most of my faith in science and nature.  there's this origin problem (well, maybe not a problem for some) that keeps both atheism and religion in perspective for me.

laurita.snow
#233 posted by
laurita.snow
on Jul 09, 2013

also @ FT: Carolina Chocolate Drops? (good band, lotsa soul)

flannel tom
#234 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

"...I tried cocaine just know what it would do..."

also from that smae song. That song has a lot of great life advice actually. [plants and animals, the end of that]

marie_curious
#235 posted by
marie_curious
on Jul 09, 2013

I don't think any of you are particularly weird. Unless you're a furry. I think furries are weird.

flannel tom
#236 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

Bo-Bandy Janes and his wife went to a creationist museum in Alberta.

I thought that sounded fun.

laurita.snow
#237 posted by
laurita.snow
on Jul 09, 2013

@ FT: well, yeaaaaaaah...that too.

and there goes the air out of my overly beatific statement.

loweeda
#238 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 09, 2013

getting Andy and Alish to talk about the creation museum and watching them get all agitated about it is pretty fun, too.

loweeda
#239 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 09, 2013

*AlishA. because she has an A at the end of her name.

garfielduk
#240 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 09, 2013

@MC #235, Grant Lawrence furry or costume furry?

mcfflyer
#241 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 09, 2013

@Flannel Tom - You see that beard Mr. Janes is sporting now.  Looks pretty biblical to me.

laurita.snow
#242 posted by
laurita.snow
on Jul 09, 2013

@ Loweeda: awwwww. Now this makes me wish  I could hang out with you guys properly!

y'know, on a summer night on a stoop sipping beers. that kinda thang.

flannel tom
#243 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

oh man, I just remembered I play hockey after work today, first time on the ice since the beginning of May.

Whoo hoo.

flannel tom
#244 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

@laurita - I don't know what you mean, I'm being serious. That song is awesome and has a lot of great advice. It speaks truth. More truth than Sweet Jebus.

flannel tom
#245 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

@mccflyer - I did and it does!!!

TheRadioHead
#246 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jul 09, 2013
Thanks Laurenelizabeth and Benoit for those thoughtful responses. More basis on which to form an opinion. Also, weirdness is a highly desirable quality in a friend IMHO.
laurita.snow
#247 posted by
laurita.snow
on Jul 09, 2013

@ FT: mmmmmmmmmmmmaybe ;)

markgage
#248 posted by
markgage
on Jul 09, 2013

@Loweeda :)  So when are you coming to visit??

@lauren,  It's 'bout respect.  There is no one right way to live.

loweeda
#249 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 09, 2013

laurita: well, you know there are, now and again, opportunities to hang out with other R3ers. Even large groups of us. Just get yourself to Toronto next summer and you can see for yourself.

laurita.snow
#250 posted by
laurita.snow
on Jul 09, 2013

@ Loweeda: arrrrgh, I know! I needz the moneez  :(

loweeda
#251 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 09, 2013

Mark: well, I do have a flight credit from WestJet for my missed NXNE flight, so don't tempt me! I've been talking with Dawn about taking an extended weekend in Toronto sometime between now and Christmas - we should find a weekend with lots of stuff going on when you and Krista can come in, too!  We'll do some town-painting or something.

markgage
#252 posted by
markgage
on Jul 09, 2013

Loweeda, can we paint it Communist blue??  Fall is great.  Summer is too busy.

flannel tom
#253 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 09, 2013

flight searching will be the end of me. or at least my bank account.

I just found a flight from SK to NYC for $278 tax in return on the weekend. Deal is gone thought, it had to be acted on asap.

One day. One day........

loweeda
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