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When you're a university student, your days are mostly spent nourishing your mind. You're learning more facts and theories and thoughts and feelings than you ever dreamed could exist, cramming information into every spare corner of your brain, trying desperately to keep any of it from spilling out and vanishing forever. When the day ends and the studying's done, there's no better way to unwind than by nourishing your soul. And how better to do that than like the Greeks did: with live music?

The best universities understand the importance of concerts to the student experience, and go out of their way to host great bands at their own facilities, which have the added benefit of being stumbling distance from the dorms. And, for the student intrepid enough to venture off campus, many university towns have bustling live scenes to offer in local bars and theatres. If you play your cards right, you can see live music every night of the year! Just don't blame me when you fail your morning class.

Today, we shine the spotlight on five schools with exceptionally great live music scenes, and the shows and venues that put them on the map. Learn more about them in the gallery above. 

While you're here, take some time to check out some up-and-coming artists in Rock Your Campus: our hunt for Canada's best new campus music act. Decide who deserves that title, and the $10,000 cash prize that goes with it. You can also register to win a Samsung tablet. 

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garfielduk
#1 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

Good Morning Caaaaaanaaaaaadaaaaa

garfielduk
#2 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

There is 1 space left in the hockey pool if anyone is interested

CDNz1
#3 posted by
CDNz1
on Sep 11, 2013

Good Morning!

Old Man Luedecke was fantastic! He remembered the #R3 gang from London!

tea&cartography
#4 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 11, 2013

5$ caesar night was fantastic

this morning, not so fantastic.

Shonica
#5 posted by
Shonica
on Sep 11, 2013
Good morning!
hotpatch
#6 posted by
hotpatch
on Sep 11, 2013

mornin amigos,

 

last night about all i could handle was a new episode of Top Gear and sleep

Shonica
#7 posted by
Shonica
on Sep 11, 2013
Blog, my favourite coffee shop is opening a second location today in the village!! They have a turntable and I would love some suggestions of what vinyl to buy for the shop as a gift!
hotpatch
#8 posted by
hotpatch
on Sep 11, 2013

Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (a totally awesome double album)

CDNz1
#9 posted by
CDNz1
on Sep 11, 2013

Shon - ANY Elliott BROOD!

TheRadioHead
#10 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Sep 11, 2013
I spent the evening with my kids last night, and of course the conversation was dominated by music. Made me think about the great bands that I am aware if in this city that are the product of the students in the music schools. That's another element to great music scenes from universities.
tea&cartography
#11 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 11, 2013

Miles davis goes well with warm beverages. so does feist?

TheRadioHead
#12 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Sep 11, 2013
T & C Caesar's have so much salt and sugar in them that the price you pay for drinking them is way higher than 5 bucks.
hotpatch
#13 posted by
hotpatch
on Sep 11, 2013

800 mgs sodium goes good with vodka, olives, celery and worcestershire too

tea&cartography
#14 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 11, 2013

@TRH

yeah. caesar nights are few and far between.

the hangover is awfully similar to a wine hangover, i put it off to all the sugar.

hotpatch
#15 posted by
hotpatch
on Sep 11, 2013

ahhh, what's a Caesar?

centropomus
#16 posted by
centropomus
on Sep 11, 2013

@garf --- what's the story on the hockey pool?

 

Caesers - the gift that keeps on giving...and giving...

erinev
#17 posted by
erinev
on Sep 11, 2013

garf- I am interested inthe hockey pool!

hotpatch
#18 posted by
hotpatch
on Sep 11, 2013

if you tell me what a Caesars is i'll tell you how to make a Guinness Float

CDNz1
#19 posted by
CDNz1
on Sep 11, 2013

Garfy - May we see an updated list of pool entrants?

centropomus
#20 posted by
centropomus
on Sep 11, 2013

@hotpatch --- think Bloody Mary, except with Clamato.

Shonica
#21 posted by
Shonica
on Sep 11, 2013
Hotpatch, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesar_(cocktail)
hotpatch
#22 posted by
hotpatch
on Sep 11, 2013

centro, thanks, i used to know that

 

hotpatch
#23 posted by
hotpatch
on Sep 11, 2013

Guinness Float : 1 pint Guinness, 1 jigger Irish whiskey, 1 jigger Bailey's, 1 scoop vanilla ice cream.

put the ice cream in last (& use only a small scoop of ice cream) let sit for 5 minutes. this beverage is not for the faint of heart.

 

centropomus
#24 posted by
centropomus
on Sep 11, 2013

Sounds good to me!

garfielduk
#25 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

@centropomus, in quick terms each of the 10 players get to pick 3 teams from the 30 available teams and the player whos selection totals the most wins is the champion.

 

@Russ, so far it's

flannel tom, Old Abe, hedgeway, Gibsonguitarist77, CDNz1, deiru, himymothra, erinev, JonDixon and possibly  centropomus

garfielduk
#26 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

If that is the final 10 I'll arrange a date a time for the draft

Benoit from Ottawa
#27 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 11, 2013

The Bloody Caesar is to Canada what the Bloody Mary is to the U.S.

 

I still think it's strange that the Caesar remains quite unknown in the U.S., where that surprising tomato juice variant that is Clamato comes from.

It's probably a conspiracy. They pretend not to know, but really, they've created a friendly, steady market for their excess clam juice.

Benoit from Ottawa
#28 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 11, 2013

23: bjork

stevierayk
#29 posted by
stevierayk
on Sep 11, 2013

@shonica – may I suggest The Beatles Rubber Soul (or Revolver or The White album or etc.). Every coffee shop needs some Beatles.

Old Abe
#30 posted by
Old Abe
on Sep 11, 2013

Good Morning People!

centropomus
#31 posted by
centropomus
on Sep 11, 2013

@garf --- so it's just 3 teams? OK, sounds simple enough. What does the winner get, and what's the ante?

 

PS - If there's only one spot left, give it to erinev.

tea&cartography
#32 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 11, 2013

@shonica

little girl blue- nina simone

garfielduk
#33 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

@centropomus #31,

The winner gets a prize pack (from whomever I can beg one from)

The ante is nothing.

Erinev is already on the list

hotpatch
#34 posted by
hotpatch
on Sep 11, 2013

Benoit, 28/23 i didn't invent that one but i did invent the Borg : 1 jigger Jagermeister + 1 jigger Bailey's (you will be assimilated)

erinev
#35 posted by
erinev
on Sep 11, 2013

woo! thanks Garf!

centropomus
#36 posted by
centropomus
on Sep 11, 2013

@garf -- ok, I'm in. Depending on when you do the draft, I might just have to email you a ranking and have you assign me teams (I travel a lot).

Benoit from Ottawa
#37 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 11, 2013

hotpatch, how does the Borg turn out?

centropomus
#38 posted by
centropomus
on Sep 11, 2013

Oh, and if you get another request from someone to join the pool, feel free to kick me out.

Benoit from Ottawa
#39 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 11, 2013

centropomus, don't be s'goddamn assertive!

hotpatch
#40 posted by
hotpatch
on Sep 11, 2013

Benoit, wasted

Benoit from Ottawa
#41 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 11, 2013

40           HAHAHAHAHAHA...

hotpatch
#42 posted by
hotpatch
on Sep 11, 2013

Garf, i thought i got in on the pool early yesterday?

garfielduk
#43 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

@centropomus #38, NO!

garfielduk
#44 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

@hotpatch, so did I, I'm going to have to think about this.  Sorry.

centropomus
#45 posted by
centropomus
on Sep 11, 2013

Give my spot to hotpatch

garfielduk
#46 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

@centropomus #45, OK but email me your address and I'll mail you something.

vraets
#47 posted by
vraets
on Sep 11, 2013

Bah, I can't wait to see these guys (Wintersleep) on Friday. Going to be an epic weekend.

centropomus
#48 posted by
centropomus
on Sep 11, 2013

I should have said give my spot BACK to hotpatch. What's your email?

garfielduk
#49 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

garry at garfielduk.co.uk

centropomus
#50 posted by
centropomus
on Sep 11, 2013

OK, sent

garfielduk
#51 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

@centropomus #50, thanks, do you drink tea?

CDNz1
#52 posted by
CDNz1
on Sep 11, 2013

Have never seen Wintersleep.

Would like to see Wintersleep.

jdurley
#53 posted by
jdurley
on Sep 11, 2013

@hotpatch re: BORG - I approve of this beverage. It would be cool to serve it in little glasses with steampunk gadgetry attached to them.

jdurley
#54 posted by
jdurley
on Sep 11, 2013

CDNZ1 - YOU MUST SEE WINTERSLEEP!!  Even I, who have seen almost nothing compared to most of you, have seen Wintersleep!  They have so many hits!  And they just keep coming!  It's pretty intense.

 

@vraets - at supercrawl right?  I remember thinking the Friday night line-up looked pretty epic.  ENJOY!

vraets
#55 posted by
vraets
on Sep 11, 2013

@CTNZ1 I don't know where you live, but if you're in Southern Ontario, Supercrawl music and art festival is happening this weekend in Hamilton and is 100% free (though I highly suggest tossing a few bucks in one of the donation bins). Wintersleep is the Friday night headliner.

 

@jdurley, you bet! I'm way too excited about this weekend...in case it wasn't obvious.

vraets
#56 posted by
vraets
on Sep 11, 2013

Speaking of, here's another Supercrawl act (Diamond Rings) that I am looking forward to.

Shonica
#57 posted by
Shonica
on Sep 11, 2013
CDNz1, You should have come with us to see Wintersleep at NxNE. I can't remember where did you go after the shows at the Silver Dollar?
Shonica
#58 posted by
Shonica
on Sep 11, 2013
I would go to Supercrawl if I was closer!
jdurley
#59 posted by
jdurley
on Sep 11, 2013

#57 - yeah, what Shonica said!

MorganAlecBurton
#60 posted by
MorganAlecBurton
on Sep 11, 2013

Sackville is way over-rated on this list. Sappyfest is in the summer and the amount/and quality of bands that stop at George's is low... Mostly garbage metal bands from Saint John and the like. It's a cold barren wasteland. Any of the Halifax universities would rank far above Sackvegas for music lovers. 

CDNz1
#61 posted by
CDNz1
on Sep 11, 2013

Friday - Al Tuck at Phog (Windsor)

Sat - Phog Phest Phive

 

stevierayk
#62 posted by
stevierayk
on Sep 11, 2013

Hey Guelph is on that list! I’m from Guelph. I’m in a band! I feel so….included.

 

flannel tom
#63 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

@hotpatch #15, gtfo

@shonica - get the Stars and Bars album. It has this song on it, which rules.

@morganalecburton - I sort of agree with your assessment of Snackville. (Sackville NS is Sackvegas btw, not the NB one) However - I am pretty sure that when Shotgun Jimmie was living there, he'd bring in bands all the time. He and BA Johnston are actually very adept at booking shows.

 

flannel tom
#64 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

It's hilarious that Toronto is on this list of University towns. Because that's all they have going for it. And the university's are the only ting drawing bands in, Must be.

garfielduk
#65 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

Hey Guelph  Durham is on that list! I’m from Guelph  Durham. I’m in listen to a band! I feel so….included self deluded

vraets
#66 posted by
vraets
on Sep 11, 2013

@stevierayk

Woo Guelph! One of my absolute favourite places.

flannel tom
#67 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

Yeah, I would have chosen Fredericton over Sackville. And Kingston over Toronto. And Sherbrooke QUE over Montreal. Because those are university towns....

really, the word "University" could have been left out of this description and then you could just list Montreal, Toronto and VAncouver as the top places for the live music lover.

tea&cartography
#68 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 11, 2013

woo

sir T&C is making a surprise Palak Paneer delivery.

it will be delicious

laurenelizabeth
#69 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Sep 11, 2013

Sackville? I think Halifax or Fredericton would have been WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better than Sackville.

Fredericton for instance has the Capital Complex (which was in the Top 10 in Searchlight for best venue a few years back) and the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival every September which always sells out and there's other summer festivals that are starting to attract a lot of people i like Folly Fest Canada Day Weekend.

laurenelizabeth
#70 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Sep 11, 2013

oh, and Fredericton has the Shivering Songs festival in the dead of winter!

stevierayk
#71 posted by
stevierayk
on Sep 11, 2013

@garf - search Durham in Ontario. You're not too far from Guelph

flannel tom
#72 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

Peterborough, Ontario should have been the Ontario rep for this actually.

OUTRAGE

It's a boppin' small city that is fully driven by Trent University and they get lots and lots of touring bands as welll as a healthy dose of locals.

OUTRAGE

garfielduk
#73 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

@Stevie #71, I just did a search on the college but I thought I may be too old.

tea&cartography
#74 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 11, 2013

I LIVE IN DURHAM TOO!

jdurley
#75 posted by
jdurley
on Sep 11, 2013

#68 - He's a good egg, that Sir T&C.

flannel tom
#76 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

There's Durham the village/town then there is Durham Regional Municipality. Featureing the Shwiggity-Shwa!

hytumb69
#77 posted by
hytumb69
on Sep 11, 2013

@FT - I second your peterborough outrage.  OUTRAGE

flannel tom
#78 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

Kawarthas represent.

Graham Wright
#79 posted by
Graham Wright
on Sep 11, 2013

Big fan of your Dairy, Kawartha.

Shonica
#80 posted by
Shonica
on Sep 11, 2013
#78 +1
hedgeway
#81 posted by
hedgeway
on Sep 11, 2013

Prediction for tomorrow:

Best university music programs.

tea&cartography
#82 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 11, 2013

@graham

have you gone through the drive through?

flannel tom
#83 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

I just noticed that this is the 3rd day in a row for the Topic of Canadian University Towns Music Something (I've been voting for NSCAD I guess)

Must be Back II School season?

2 for 1 Hoody's you guys!

Shonica
#84 posted by
Shonica
on Sep 11, 2013
Graham, yes my sister and her husband are dairy farmers in the Kawarthas!
flannel tom
#85 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

@T&C = Is the Mustache Club as great as it sounds?

tea&cartography
#86 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 11, 2013

@flannel tom

yes.

I will be seeing jenn grant there next friday.

flannel tom
#87 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

Kawartha Dairy Ice Cream is second only to Farmer's.

I enjoyed being able to go through a Drive Thru window in Ptbo and getting bags of milk. (I only did it once cause I don't really drink milk but still...)

hedgeway
#88 posted by
hedgeway
on Sep 11, 2013

Speaking of Sackville, Sappyfest resched it's fundraising goal yesterday. Awesome news.

flannel tom
#89 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

@hedgy - Is that for the Coffee Table photo book thing?

hedgeway
#90 posted by
hedgeway
on Sep 11, 2013

@FT - Yep. Great to see them reach their goal.

Shonica
#91 posted by
Shonica
on Sep 11, 2013
Moose Tracks!
flannel tom
#92 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

@shonica - you should also get Parlour in the Village or whatever it's being called, Zuma on vinyl. I'd buy coffee to Cortez The Killer.

Emma Godmere
#93 posted by
Emma Godmere
on Sep 11, 2013

@flannel tom (83): Indeed - we'll be revealing the winner of this poll tomorrow!

Shonica
#94 posted by
Shonica
on Sep 11, 2013
Okay thanks for the suggestions everyone I'm off to see what I can find at the record store! Bye for now!
deiru
#95 posted by
deiru
on Sep 11, 2013

@hedgeway if your prediction of best music programs is true then I hope UBC isn't on the list. Some of my friends were in their music program there but then left for better music schools after first year.

flannel tom
#96 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

One last thing Shonica, try and find this one.

centropomus
#97 posted by
centropomus
on Sep 11, 2013

@garf --- I do drink tea, but I'm kinda snobby about it. I only drink 'first leaf' Chinese green tea. I don't like the stuff you Brits drink.

garfielduk
#98 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

@centropomus #97, So no point in sending you some Twinings then, is there anything you would like?

centropomus
#99 posted by
centropomus
on Sep 11, 2013

I also agree that TO and Montreal shouldn't be on the list of 'college' towns. Kingston, which is certainly a college town, really doesn't do much for me from a music standpoint. Other than the Wolfe Island festival, there isn't much going on, and most of the bands I like seem to skip Kingston for some reason.

centropomus
#100 posted by
centropomus
on Sep 11, 2013

@garf -- nah, I can get Twinings here anyway. No need to send me anything. Just stop by Kingston next time you're over this way, and we'll trade buying beers for each other.

deiru
#101 posted by
deiru
on Sep 11, 2013

I would like to point out that there is no reps for BC or Alberta.

garfielduk
#102 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

@centropomus #100, I need to find something we have that is difficult to get over there.

Graham Wright
#103 posted by
Graham Wright
on Sep 11, 2013

@t&c Not that I can recall - I haven't been in years, not since I went to the cottage as a kid. I still buy the ice cream whenever I see it for sale though.

flannel tom
#104 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

I don't think they have any University's in Alberta and BC.

flannel tom
#105 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

BEsides, you should just vote for NSCAD anyway.

deiru
#106 posted by
deiru
on Sep 11, 2013

@FT other then Lethbridge and Kelowna I can't really think of any other Uni towns for the two. Would Victoria count as a Uni town? If it does it should be on the list.

flannel tom
#107 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

No wait, you're right. Olds, Alberta has a college.

Emma Godmere
#108 posted by
Emma Godmere
on Sep 11, 2013

@deiru: Victoria totally counts! Hence we gave 'em a tip o' the hat on Monday.

kirkofdoom
#109 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 11, 2013

If my weekend there this summer was any indication, Kelowna is more of a BroTown. 

madeleine9
#110 posted by
madeleine9
on Sep 11, 2013

It may not be a true university town, but Montreal does have the legal drinking age of 18, which allows first years to get into all the venues they please. Coming from Ontario, where I was prevented from 19+ places, I had a blast in Montreal, where I saw over 75 bands during my first year at McGill!

centropomus
#111 posted by
centropomus
on Sep 11, 2013

@garf #102 --- any suggestions? I've never been over there, so I don't know what you have that we don't.

flannel tom
#112 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

re: the school in Olds, Ab:

Horse School.

Say that quickly a few times. It's fun.

smalliebigs
#113 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 11, 2013

Oh, hello there, blog. And a Happy Humpday to you. 

Shonica
#114 posted by
Shonica
on Sep 11, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/manitoba/scene/food/2013/09/11/little-sister-coffee-maker-brings-artisan-coffee-to-osborne-village/
Old Abe
#115 posted by
Old Abe
on Sep 11, 2013

@Kirk - #109 - Bro Town

garfielduk
#116 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

@centropomus #111,apart from some crisp chip flavours and Cadbury Flake I can't think of anything.

smalliebigs
#117 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 11, 2013

@Garf: I've heard from many people that the chocolate over there is superior. They tell me ours is "waxy" here or lacking in some other way. 

garfielduk
#118 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

@smallie #137, I shared out some Hershey Kisses over here once and received some negative feedback about the taste.  I kept all of the Hugs for myself.

I think it's because we add vegetable oil to ours.

Graham Wright
#119 posted by
Graham Wright
on Sep 11, 2013

UK chocolate is absolutely better. Eat a Mars Bar in London and you'll never be able to eat one Stateside again.

Ditto for Coke!

garfielduk
#120 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

If anyone is interested you can try mysupermarket.co.uk to see if anything interests them so I can add it to my list.

 

Just click the X in the top right corner of the login box.

tea&cartography
#121 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 11, 2013

musical instrument mystery

what is the name of the big gourd thing the guy in the back left corner is playing?

flannel tom
#122 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

@KoD - Why do have such an affliction with "bro's"? Or a Brofliction, if you will. There must be some major life scarring event from your toddler years because the # of times you bring it up, it's almost like Evil Clowns or something.

Which, btw, clowns are the second worst, next to bike thieves.

smalliebigs
#123 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 11, 2013

I've been to the UK but didn't eat chocolate over there. Darn it all. 

Is UK Coke like Mexican Coke--(mu understanding is that Mexican Coke is still made with real sugar instead of corn syrup for sweetening). 

flannel tom
#124 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

You guys should lay off the coke honestly.

stevierayk
#125 posted by
stevierayk
on Sep 11, 2013

You can get real sugar pepsi here these days but not Coke. Pity. UK chocolate is definitely tops, and easily available at the Bulk Barn.

 

smalliebigs
#126 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 11, 2013

@Ftom: Clowns are rivalled perhaps only by angry birds--no, not the ones of the phone game but real life crows and such things that like to attack people just for kicks. It's likely too early for Cmac to read see this here but I'm sure she would (first shudder) and then agree. 

As for bros, if I weren't friends with several of them I think I might be somewhat more judgmental. Hell, I'm judgmental of some of my bro friends (to their faces in a fun kind of way), just as they bust my chops for various things (liking music beyond the top 40, the alleged slim fit of some of my pants, etc.)

deiru
#128 posted by
deiru
on Sep 11, 2013

I agree Mexican coke is the best, why better then that Colombian stuff.

jdurley
#129 posted by
jdurley
on Sep 11, 2013

@stevie - how can you tell what chocolate is from the UK at the bulk barn?

stevierayk
#130 posted by
stevierayk
on Sep 11, 2013

Most bros I know have a problem with hipsters. I think that’s just wrong and I hate everyone equally. You’ve got to be fair.

 

flannel tom
#131 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

New Father John Misty video.

I blame Carly for knowing about this.

verborgen
#132 posted by
verborgen
on Sep 11, 2013

Why did you have to talk about chocolate? You all are responsible that I'm eating gummi bears now. (The chocolate selection wasn't the best.)

stevierayk
#133 posted by
stevierayk
on Sep 11, 2013

@Jdurley - they have packaged Cadbury products from the UK

flannel tom
#134 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

@jdurly - labels?

garfielduk
#135 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

@Smallie #123, I am not sure as I have stopped drinking coke as I was put off by the Canadian stuff and I could taste the same background note when I returned.

mcfflyer
#136 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 11, 2013

Good morning, Canada and the world.  Still tough being back.

flannel tom
#137 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

I guess I wouldn't be identified as a bro but I may be more bro than some.... but only because of my activities and interests? But if having Bros qualifies you as being a Bro, then I'm fully Bro. I love my Bros. A bro needs to have his Bros. Honestly.

jdurley
#138 posted by
jdurley
on Sep 11, 2013

@ft - ha. ha. ha.  You know how the bulk barn has these tubs of UNWRAPPED CHUNKS of chocolate with NO LABELS on them? 

smalliebigs
#139 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 11, 2013

Blame Carly! 

flannel tom
#140 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

@jdurly - apparently I don't know that.

carlyg
#141 posted by
carlyg
on Sep 11, 2013

Whoa whoa whoa..... enough of this blaming Carly bullshit!

carlyg
#142 posted by
carlyg
on Sep 11, 2013

Everyone needs to watch the new Father John Misty video. His dance moves blow my mind.

jdurley
#143 posted by
jdurley
on Sep 11, 2013

@carlyg - I think you just need to re-brand this campaign as "credit carly"

 

carlyg
#144 posted by
carlyg
on Sep 11, 2013

@jdurley - I like it! Also, hi!

jdurley
#145 posted by
jdurley
on Sep 11, 2013

@carlyg - hi!

stevierayk
#146 posted by
stevierayk
on Sep 11, 2013

I’d like to personally thank Carly for making such trouble in the lives of FT and Smallie. These bastards had it coming. Cheers to Carly!!!!

 

carlyg
#147 posted by
carlyg
on Sep 11, 2013

I am glad Saskatoon made the list. I have no idea why I picked Regina instead of Saskatoon.... it was obviously an error.

garfielduk
#148 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

Hip Hip....

Hip Hip....

Hip Hip....

smalliebigs
#149 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 11, 2013

It's too late to re-brand "Blame Carly". It' the "Where's the Beef?" of our generation. 

carlyg
#150 posted by
carlyg
on Sep 11, 2013

hahaha... thanks, Stevierayk! I do my best.

flannel tom
#151 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

if there are people that live in Montreal or whatever, ou could be going to see Wintersleep, Fuckerd Up, and Cadence Weapon for $5.

its the CJLO 5th anniversary party. OCt. 25th.

flannel tom
#152 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

I think we all know why #147 was an error.... and it has something to do with Carly.... and blame....

flannel tom
#153 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

HEY

Reality Check

Carlyg is pretty great and in real life the only things I blame her for are having fun.

kirkofdoom
#154 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 11, 2013

On topic:

UBC has the Pit Pub, and I've seen some pretty good shows there... but I kind of hate going there. UBC is so damn far away (relatively speaking, of course) and a pain in the ass to get to.

And the pub itself is, well, a university pub. So every time I've been there it's been more university kids drinking than people there for the show, which can make it annoying for someone who wants to see the actual show.

carlyg
#155 posted by
carlyg
on Sep 11, 2013

@Tom - But a pretty awesome error... you get the joys of my company since we live in the same city!

And yes, I am pretty darn fun! :)

smalliebigs
#156 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 11, 2013

CarlyG had enough patience not to murder me despite many opportunities (and likely urges) during NXNE, so she gets a thumbs up.

I will still continue to blame her for things, though. 

kathyjean
#157 posted by
kathyjean
on Sep 11, 2013

Oh hells yes, Saskatoon is on there! 

And I MISS YOU FOLKS!

flannel tom
#158 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

@KoD, 154 - 99X, bro! (the only bus I've ever ridden in Vancouver)

carlyg
#159 posted by
carlyg
on Sep 11, 2013

@Smallie - Oh I contemplated it! Konichiwa *dingle*

tea&cartography
#160 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 11, 2013

@kathyg

what are you up to these days?

Lana Gay
#161 posted by
Lana Gay
on Sep 11, 2013

I still can't believe Vancouver didn't make the Top 5!

kathyjean
#162 posted by
kathyjean
on Sep 11, 2013

T&C - I was away for a bit, and then work and life has been hella busy. I need a breath of fresh air today though... in the form of zee blog for a few mere moments.

kathyjean
#163 posted by
kathyjean
on Sep 11, 2013

How've y'all been?

deiru
#164 posted by
deiru
on Sep 11, 2013

@kirk, shows in the SUB ball room at UBC are awesome cause they usually can't get a liquor licence so it only has people who want to go to the show. Oh and if you ever see a Wednesday night show at the Pit Pub DO NOT GO!

kirkofdoom
#165 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 11, 2013

lana,

I dunno, if we're talking about "university town music", I can see Vancovuer not making it.

Aside from UBC, what do we got? I've never been to shows at SFU or BCIT or Kwantlen or Langara or...

BCIT has the best radio program, but for live music? Not so much...

flannel tom
#166 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

Lana - I don't understand how Toronto and Montreal are even on the list either. They are cities of a few million people..... hardly a "University Town"!

flannel tom
#167 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

I just learned that Brits call vests waistcoats and that a vest there is an undershirt.

weird.

laurenelizabeth
#168 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Sep 11, 2013

Tom (166): I agree with you. A university town is a community where the school is pretty central to the community. I live in a "university town" (Fredericton)

garfielduk
#169 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

@FT #167, I thought they were called "wife beaters" there (I hate that term)

TheRadioHead
#170 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Sep 11, 2013
I'm in the waiting room of a medical office and the receptionist's computer is open to CBC radio 3. Lead to a huge convo about the state of the CBC with the whole waiting room.
jdurley
#171 posted by
jdurley
on Sep 11, 2013
#170 - wow
Michael Wynn
#172 posted by
Michael Wynn
on Sep 11, 2013

PUP are a VERY good live band.  I'll be seeing them again this friday.  And yes Toronto & Montreal are university towns, not in the traditional sense but they are FT, they are.

flannel tom
#173 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

@garf - they are but I didn't want to be that guy who said it.

garfielduk
#174 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

@TRH #170, please tell the receptionist we say hello

smalliebigs
#175 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 11, 2013

@Carly: when I woke up that night and saw you standing outside my door and sharpening a knife I just assumed it was for something else. 

kathyjean
#176 posted by
kathyjean
on Sep 11, 2013

Lauren - WOOT! Freddy Beach!

kirkofdoom
#177 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 11, 2013

I can't tell is this Bears Chairs song is the most inane thing ever, or the greatest thing ever.

Benoit from Ottawa
#178 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 11, 2013

If bears were chairs you'd get arse bitten something fierce.

People tend to forget that.

Benoit from Ottawa
#179 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 11, 2013

Besides, bears have more experience as rugs.

Lana Gay
#180 posted by
Lana Gay
on Sep 11, 2013

@kirk It's Jim Guthrie, so it's obviously amazing.

Old Abe
#181 posted by
Old Abe
on Sep 11, 2013

#177 - Answer - Greatest!

CDNz1
#182 posted by
CDNz1
on Sep 11, 2013

#181 + 1

stevierayk
#183 posted by
stevierayk
on Sep 11, 2013

If chairs were bears, ridiculous. A bear is more of a couch sized animal, possibly a table.

 

Old Abe
#184 posted by
Old Abe
on Sep 11, 2013

Attention F1 fans (if there are any)

 

deiru
#185 posted by
deiru
on Sep 11, 2013

I think by the wiki definition of a "university town" Toronto and Montreal don't count.

laurenelizabeth
#186 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Sep 11, 2013

Kathy: woot woot! 

deiru
#187 posted by
deiru
on Sep 11, 2013

@Old Abe Kimi has always been my favorite drive since I started watching F1 but I have never liked him at Ferrari. So -1.

mcfflyer
#188 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 11, 2013

Oh my gosh.  I've just discovered that Coeur de Pirate is performing on Friday in San Francisco.  I want to go.  I ordered her LP from Montreal, but I'm also exhausted from all of the traveling.  Oh, to be young again.  But then again, when I had the endurance, I didn't have the money. 

smalliebigs
#189 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 11, 2013

@Lee: a highlight of her NXNE performance for me was seeing her sing "You Belong To Me". Easily my favourite version of the song now. 

Old Abe
#190 posted by
Old Abe
on Sep 11, 2013

@deiru - Kimi is my fav as well.  Not sure about this though...I've never seen two number one drivers on one team work.  Remember Alonso and Hamilton?

nvp
#191 posted by
nvp
on Sep 11, 2013

 

well, a cub could be an ottoman.  but that'd be cruel.

garjoh
#192 posted by
garjoh
on Sep 11, 2013

@mcfflyer: Alas! I have plans to go to San Diego this weekend or I'd strong-arm you meet me in SF Friday ;)

PS: I highly recommend using SongKick to let you know when the artists you like are in town. 

mcfflyer
#193 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 11, 2013

Hey smallie, morning.  She's playing at The Great American Music Hall, a sit down venue that I've never been to, nor heard of any of "our" bands playing at.  I only heard about it a few minues ago when I got an email from her publicist regarding her nomination for the 2013 ADISQ award.  It's another popular vote thing, but it made mention that she's playing shows in California.  Looked it up - San Francisco, LA and San Diego. 

Hey MusicSoop if you're up yet - know about this?

jdurley
#194 posted by
jdurley
on Sep 11, 2013

So I went to the Harry Potter Experience near London, and this happened. (2 min. mark)

Benoit from Ottawa
#195 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 11, 2013

One F1 fan here. They're the only races I follow.

Thanks. Raikkonen has shown himself to be a great driver despite never reaching the top. Quality stuff.

mcfflyer
#196 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 11, 2013

@Garrett - Hey!  She's in San Diego on Sunday!!

And we're still on for October 12-13, right?  Looks like you're going to miss Teeter up here by one week, but he may be coming to Cupertino at that time, so maybe you can meet up with him down there in Silcon Valley.

flannel tom
#197 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

it's 11:20 and I'm done all the work I have to do for the day. unless of course, I get a new project but that's been rare lately. I wish I could just cut out early and go drankin' or something.

jdurley
#198 posted by
jdurley
on Sep 11, 2013

@flannel tom - I think you're getting a migraine, and you should really go home and rest.

kirkofdoom
#199 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 11, 2013

tom,

that is every day at my job.

nvp
#200 posted by
nvp
on Sep 11, 2013

 

@FlannelTom  you just start breaking stuff and creating more work.  some days it seeeems like that's what happens where it work.  could just be my attitude though.  maybe i should be drinking too.

nvp
#201 posted by
nvp
on Sep 11, 2013

 

it->i

you -> you could

hytumb69
#202 posted by
hytumb69
on Sep 11, 2013

@FT - if you're done perhaps you could just entertain the rest of us here for a spell?

smalliebigs
#203 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 11, 2013

Things are slow here, too. It's foolish to do too much work when something is on the verge of going away (for whatever reason). 

darbarspecial
#204 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 11, 2013

Woot!

hotpatch
#205 posted by
hotpatch
on Sep 11, 2013

jdurley, 914, impressive flying the broom there ----woooooshhh >>)))

garjoh
#206 posted by
garjoh
on Sep 11, 2013

@mcfflyer: We are still on for Oct 10-11.  A couple days after my birthday.  Will be fun!! 

Unfortunately Coeur de Pirate's show starts after my plane leaves San Diego on Saturday.  In fact my flights coincide with her shows both chances to see her. Le sigh.

jdurley
#207 posted by
jdurley
on Sep 11, 2013

@hotpatch - it was fun!

Shonica
#208 posted by
Shonica
on Sep 11, 2013

Afternoon folks I have returned from my coffee trip!

Our friends at Little Sister Coffee Maker loved the album I found!

laurenelizabeth
#209 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Sep 11, 2013

jdurley: I went to the Harry Potter Experience in Time Square last Christmas. Amazing!

mcfflyer
#210 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 11, 2013

@Garrett!  Bummer!  But get a hold of John tb3 Teeter.  You might be able to meet up with him.

flannel tom
#211 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

ok I'll entertain for a minute. Here's the one joke I know how to tell. WintR3peg have heard this one.

There was a pirate who was out for a stroll, just walking down the street. He happened to have a steering wheel stuck in the zipper of his pants.

A passerby who was walking in the opposite direction noticed the steering wheel and said to the pirate, "excuse me, pirate, uh, you have a uh, steering wheel stuck in your pants."

The pirate replied, "Yarrrr, t'is driving me nuts!"

kathyjean
#212 posted by
kathyjean
on Sep 11, 2013

Will be at Amigos tonight! (For a meeting... haha)

Yuletide
#213 posted by
Yuletide
on Sep 11, 2013

Lana, I missed some of that, did you just mention a mix drink of gin and beer?  What's it like?  

nvp
#214 posted by
nvp
on Sep 11, 2013

 

[208] our corporate internet proxy doesn't like that link!  but it does show a thumbnail and that looks like Ron Jeremy and a skinny blonde dude.  but i'm guessing it's Simon & Garfunkel.

jdurley
#215 posted by
jdurley
on Sep 11, 2013

@laurenE - yeah, I remember you talking about that!  Awesome! 

fresh ginger
#216 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 11, 2013

Awesome pirate joke. Now if only I can remember it, I might have a moment of being funny.

stevierayk
#217 posted by
stevierayk
on Sep 11, 2013

I don’t have time for the entire joke, so here is just the punchline. You figure out the rest. So the one says to the other horse, “Holy fuck a talking dog”

hotpatch
#218 posted by
hotpatch
on Sep 11, 2013

jdurley, and now your kids are vindicated if they ever accuse you of "flying in here on a broom" to tell them to clean their rooms, do the dishes, etc.

flannel tom
#219 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

Gin and Beer - that is a thing apparently!

In Saskatchewan, they are called Boh-Gin's because they use Bohemian only. They were the drink special at the last show I went to at the Dodger. Weird.

stevierayk
#220 posted by
stevierayk
on Sep 11, 2013

horse says to the other......awwww blew it.

Benoit from Ottawa
#221 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 11, 2013

ft, that was actually used as a Robot Chicken flash skit.

Shonica
#222 posted by
Shonica
on Sep 11, 2013

nvp, yes, it's Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits. 

Yuletide
#223 posted by
Yuletide
on Sep 11, 2013

@ FT #211 Nice one!  The best woman at our wedding told that joke, it was a crowd favourite.

Benoit from Ottawa
#224 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 11, 2013
deiru
#225 posted by
deiru
on Sep 11, 2013

@Old Abe you could just say Alonso and anyone else. Alonso is kind of a dick and not that good in my books.

vraets
#226 posted by
vraets
on Sep 11, 2013

If we're hopping on the bad joke train:

What time does Sean Connery arrive at wimbledon?

 

 

Tennish.

smalliebigs
#227 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 11, 2013

What do you think is behind that door marked "pirate"?

kirkofdoom
#228 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 11, 2013

I won't be listening, but I am sure there are a few people here that would be interested to know that Tegan & Sara are on the latest Nerdist podcast. 

flannel tom
#229 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

@bfo - I've never seen that before but in my opinion they fucked up the timing and everything else. I never really liked robot chicken, hence maybe only ever seeing a few things here and there.

kirkofdoom
#230 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 11, 2013

smallie,

I see a door marked "Private". Is that the door you're talking about?

hotpatch
#231 posted by
hotpatch
on Sep 11, 2013

an old cowboy went to the country to visit his girlfriend but things didn't go as planned, and they had a little spat, after and hour or two his girlfriend finally said "what did you come all the way out here for, are you going to fuck me or the horse you rode in on?" the cowboy gave it some thought and and answered; well, the horse is going to give me a ride out of here...

flannel tom
#232 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

@vraets - pretty great.

Yuletide
#233 posted by
Yuletide
on Sep 11, 2013

What do you people think? Cool or cruel?  

 

smalliebigs
#234 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 11, 2013

@KOD: bingo.

What'd you think of the season opener? I was...underwhelmed, but my expectations for that show tend to be high. 

fresh ginger
#235 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 11, 2013

why did the bicycle fall over?

it was too tired.

.

.

.

sorry.

Benoit from Ottawa
#236 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 11, 2013

233     it seems quite a few animals enjoy going on wheels; it's been shown on t.v.

Cool.

garfielduk
#237 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

What's yellow and dangerous?

Shark infested custard.

kirkofdoom
#238 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 11, 2013

smallie,

I liked it. As it went on I was getting more and more wary; it was getting a little too... "not Sunny". I was thinking "Really? Dee's going there?"

But then right when she pulled back the curtain, it all fell together and I loved it. 

Shonica
#239 posted by
Shonica
on Sep 11, 2013

Hey Blog did you see this yet? New Shed Kelly video

kirkofdoom
#240 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 11, 2013

Hey! I heard a great joke;

A man walks into a dentist's office and says "I think I'm a moth" and the dentist says "If you think you're a moth, then why are you in a dentist's office".

So the moth says "That's a good question...what kind of dentist are you" and the dentist says "Well, I'm a general dentist, but I do dabble in Orthodontry, braces and such" and the moth says "Orthodontry? I hear there's great money in that...

but to answer your original question, which was "If I think I'm a moth, why am I in a dentist's office?" The answer is, because the light was on

garjoh
#241 posted by
garjoh
on Sep 11, 2013

Far be for me to complain about the lack of Polaris over promotion, but I enjoyed hearing interviews with critics explaining the value of individual albums.  Funding cuts? 

Funding cuts cut the 'fun' out of 'funding'.  Ding!

nvp
#242 posted by
nvp
on Sep 11, 2013

 

pretty cool profile pic, Benoit.  (from Ottawa)

 

Yuletide
#243 posted by
Yuletide
on Sep 11, 2013

@Benoit 236. Yes, totally cool! I'd like to see the mice landing and rolling away. 

garjoh
#244 posted by
garjoh
on Sep 11, 2013

Reflektor is on the playlist!  More please!  Woot!

erinev
#245 posted by
erinev
on Sep 11, 2013

Reflektor is the only song i've listened to on my iphone since Monday

CDNz1
#246 posted by
CDNz1
on Sep 11, 2013

Cool! Now we have a #R3F1Club!

darbarspecial
#247 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 11, 2013

There I go roller skating with the mirror ball lighst all around me again.

bengineer
#248 posted by
bengineer
on Sep 11, 2013

I tuned in just in time.

garfielduk
#249 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

@Russ #246, Can I join?

TheRadioHead
#251 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Sep 11, 2013
I can't say it conclusively yet, but I'm pretty sure Arcade Fire has jumped the shark for me.
hotpatch
#252 posted by
hotpatch
on Sep 11, 2013

how many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? only one.... but the light bulb really has to want to change

garfielduk
#254 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

@hotpatch #252, How many existentialists does it take to change a light bulb?

100, 1 to hold the bulb and 99 to turn the room around.

Yuletide
#255 posted by
Yuletide
on Sep 11, 2013

@bengineer, I missed you at switch Dartmouth, it was a lot of fun.  How did the last Halifax switch go?  We were out of town.  

stevierayk
#256 posted by
stevierayk
on Sep 11, 2013

 

I guess I’m just disappointed with the direction the AF has taken. I don’t dislike this new song, I just wish it was less derivative and more ‘band’ oriented. They no longer sound like a bunch of freaky musicians, now (to me) it sounds like everyone is playing keyboards.

 

I felt the same way when Kid A came out. 

Benoit from Ottawa
#257 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 11, 2013

nvp, thanks, it's (in case someone doesn't know) a self-portrait cartooned by Kurt Vonnegut.

bengineer
#258 posted by
bengineer
on Sep 11, 2013

@Yuletide I skipped out. I went and paddled the Blue Mountain/Birch Cove Lakes system instead. Switch Halifax went really well. We think it was the biggest crowd yet, despite the weather. We're hoping for big things next summer!

nvp
#259 posted by
nvp
on Sep 11, 2013

 

BfO, ha, obviously i didn't, because i thought it was you.  that does explain why i couldn't find all the letters in Benoit.  and now i don't have to ask if you smoke.  or if you did in '81.

stevierayk
#260 posted by
stevierayk
on Sep 11, 2013

How many lead singers does it take to change a light bulb? Just one, they just need hold onto it because the world revolves around them. (#bitterguitarist)

 

TheRadioHead
#261 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Sep 11, 2013
In my opinion, AF has gone from being innovative leaders, to trend followers. It certainly happened on The Suburbs, and this new song leads me to believe this wont be changing on this next album. I'm very disappointed in them. But it will garner them commercial success, which must be what they want over artistic success.
nvp
#262 posted by
nvp
on Sep 11, 2013

 

this Decades song always reminds me of The Organ.  except with dudes.

fresh ginger
#263 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 11, 2013

well, being a pop-culture loser, I had to google "jump the shark". I now know that it references Happy Days and the Fonz. Thanks RadioHead!

Fiasco22
#264 posted by
Fiasco22
on Sep 11, 2013

Guelph Farmers Market - not near as good as downtown Kitchener Farmers Market - FYI

Old Abe
#265 posted by
Old Abe
on Sep 11, 2013

@russ - #246 - Yes!!

garfielduk
#266 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

How many Englishmen does it take to screw in a light bulb?

What do you mean change it? It's a perfectly good bloody bulb! We have had it for a thousand years and it has worked just *fine*.

deiru
#267 posted by
deiru
on Sep 11, 2013

I think Guelph is great place for band to form cause in Guelph weird is the norm.

nvp
#268 posted by
nvp
on Sep 11, 2013

 

i just read "Woman scalded by tea wants regulation of hot drinks"

now, the woman was pretty horrifically burned.  but i think hot drink regulation is misguided.

be careful out there.

Yuletide
#269 posted by
Yuletide
on Sep 11, 2013

@ bengineer 258. Cool.  Yes, switch seems to be gaining momentum.  It's a great event, nice work. 

hotpatch
#270 posted by
hotpatch
on Sep 11, 2013

garf, 254, i like it.

BTW while i have you on the line; do you ever listen to Captain Sensible - the Universe of Geoffrey Brown..it popped up on my phone while i was biking at lunch..i really like his stuff and this effort in particular gets e every time

 

garfielduk
#271 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

How many Australians does it take to screw in a light bulb?

One, but you have to pry him off the sheep first.

stevierayk
#272 posted by
stevierayk
on Sep 11, 2013

Guelph Farmers Market – it’s better now that it at Exibition park (and it’s 2 minutes on foot from my house)

 

hedgeway
#273 posted by
hedgeway
on Sep 11, 2013

Somebody posted a minute long clip of the Arcade Fire show from Montreal on vimeo (even though I don't think they wanted anybody to take pics of record anything).

That one minute looks like more fun than I've had in my entire life.

garfielduk
#274 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

@hotpatch #270, I haven't listened to Captain Sensible in years, thanks for the reminder.

 

 

vraets
#275 posted by
vraets
on Sep 11, 2013

Great jokes all around.

 

What do you get if you drop a piano down a mine shaft?

 

A flat minor.

vraets
#276 posted by
vraets
on Sep 11, 2013

@NVP

I heard about the lap-scalding story this morning. I think I have a sure-fire solution to the whole problem...no more fucking drive-throughs.

stevierayk
#277 posted by
stevierayk
on Sep 11, 2013

Down with swiffers and drive thru's!!!!!!

stevierayk
#278 posted by
stevierayk
on Sep 11, 2013

thru's = through is. time to go back to school.

garfielduk
#279 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

Q: How can you tell if the drummer's platform is level?

A: Drool is coming out of both sides of his mouth.

TheRadioHead
#280 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Sep 11, 2013
Fresh Ginger - for the most part my brain considers pop culture references disposable information, but on occasion something sticks.
roccotrip
#281 posted by
roccotrip
on Sep 11, 2013

The Grad Club at Queen's University continually has the best live bands in the canadian music industry.

stevierayk
#282 posted by
stevierayk
on Sep 11, 2013

 

@garf what’s the difference between a guitar player and a pizza?

 

A pizza can feed a family.

 

 

verborgen
#283 posted by
verborgen
on Sep 11, 2013

How does the clarinet sound the best?

 

Crackling in the fireplace.

 

garfielduk
#284 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

@stevie #282, I once asked Vish why he turned his back on music and became a drummer.

garfielduk
#285 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

Q: What is every Amish woman's fantasy?

A: Two menanite

kirkofdoom
#286 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 11, 2013

How many hipsters does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Just one. Two if it is a high light bulb, so one can hold the ladder for safety. 

garfielduk
#287 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

Knock knock?

Who's there?

Wurlitzer.

Wurlitzer who?

Wurlitzer one for the money, two for the show...

garfielduk
#288 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

and finally from me

Knock, knock.

Who's there?

Myth.

Myth who?

I myth you too!

tea&cartography
#289 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 11, 2013

@kirk

i don't get it

Steve Venegas
#290 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Sep 11, 2013

@286 best enjoyed if read in a Norm MacDonald voice. 

vraets
#291 posted by
vraets
on Sep 11, 2013

What's the difference between a trampoline and a nickelback cd?

 

You take your shoes off to jump on a trampoline.

tea&cartography
#292 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 11, 2013

Is it just supposed to be funny that hipsters care about safety?

i'm drawing a blank on this guys.

Laura Beth
#293 posted by
Laura Beth
on Sep 11, 2013

Hello Team! What's happening?

tea&cartography
#294 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 11, 2013

(Kirk I am not belittling your joke at all, I just want to understand so I can repeat it properly)

fresh ginger
#295 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 11, 2013

t&c, glad I'm not the only one that didn't get it. I guess I don't know enough about the stereotypes of hipsters?

kirkofdoom
#296 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 11, 2013

T&C,

it's an anti joke. the setup is a normal joke setup, but the punchline is intentionally mundane or boring, subverting what you're expecting.

the most famous anti joke? "why did the chicken cross the road? to get to the other side"

Laura Beth
#297 posted by
Laura Beth
on Sep 11, 2013

@roccotrip Grad Club! Yes, definitely! I'm going to throw my vote behind that....

hotpatch
#298 posted by
hotpatch
on Sep 11, 2013

yes, don't bemoan hipsters, you might resemble one

tea&cartography
#299 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 11, 2013

@kirk

well then. i didn't know that was a joke genre.

thanks!

bengineer
#300 posted by
bengineer
on Sep 11, 2013

What is this noise doing on R3?

garfielduk
#301 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

@ben #300, I would say he's hosting but Grant isn't here.

darbarspecial
#302 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 11, 2013

Don't diss Kinnie.

stevierayk
#303 posted by
stevierayk
on Sep 11, 2013

When i started my stream i thought the CBC figure skating commercial was Kinnie. oops.

bengineer
#304 posted by
bengineer
on Sep 11, 2013

I'm dissing Kinnie and see no point in stopping.

bengineer
#305 posted by
bengineer
on Sep 11, 2013

Actually I'm pretty disappointed in this entire set.

bengineer
#306 posted by
bengineer
on Sep 11, 2013

Of course I say that and then Cadence Weapon comes on, partially redeeming it.

flannel tom
#307 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

I just tuned in... Born Gold is the worst. Not sure about Kinnie because I have never heard them.

Cadence is great though.

 

fresh ginger
#308 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 11, 2013

my two cents: that set drove my eardrums to find alternate tunage.

stevierayk
#309 posted by
stevierayk
on Sep 11, 2013

Kinnie Starr is a gal, poet/singer. Two guys that used to be in the Kramdens play(ed?) with her.

TheRadioHead
#310 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Sep 11, 2013
Cadence Weapon is playing the new Union Sound Hall and I am over the top Excited. Hope In Dirt City was one of my favourite albums last year.
kirkofdoom
#311 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 11, 2013

Colin Cowan's new thingie is on R3 now?? Neat!

darbarspecial
#312 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 11, 2013

I like Kinnie Starr, but very much get why a lot of people wouldn't like this latest stuff of hers. It's definitely taking me a few listens to enjoy it more.

flannel tom
#313 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

Oh yeah, Kinnie Starr.... that was a nmae I remember from.... somewhere. The 90's? Still, I have never heard her/them.

flannel tom
#314 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

I posted this earlier and it's on the topic of University Music Jams, becasue it's CJLO's 5th anniversary, but you can see Cadence Weapon, Wintersleep and Fucked Up for 5 bucks in October in Montreal.

flannel tom
#315 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

David Myles is playing here tomorrow night.... for 25 bucks.

canadajanes
#316 posted by
canadajanes
on Sep 11, 2013

Does Kenneth Starr have a new album out?

kirkofdoom
#317 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 11, 2013

Either this is a nice coincidence, or the person that programmed Colin Cowan and Chris Kelly back to back has a nice sense of humour.

darbarspecial
#318 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 11, 2013

I don't know about Kenneth, but Kinnie does. haha

kirkofdoom
#319 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 11, 2013

(Colin and Chris used to be the main guys in Analog Bell Service)

nvp
#320 posted by
nvp
on Sep 11, 2013

 

@canadajanes.   i'll bet it's a scam.

canadajanes
#321 posted by
canadajanes
on Sep 11, 2013

nvp - wouldn't surprise me.

bengineer
#322 posted by
bengineer
on Sep 11, 2013

I'm sure Kinnie is a wonderful woman/poet.

I'm really digging this Feist/Timber Timbre collaboration.

Lana Gay
#323 posted by
Lana Gay
on Sep 11, 2013

@kirk T'was I! Of course!

Laura Beth
#324 posted by
Laura Beth
on Sep 11, 2013

Random question - are Dave and Abby Shumka siblings or spouses? 

flannel tom
#325 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

husband and wife

flannel tom
#326 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

@laurabeth - were you just listening to the most recent of SPY? I was. That's weird. (she was on it).

Laura Beth
#327 posted by
Laura Beth
on Sep 11, 2013

@FT - Thanks. I'm just getting into Stop Podcasting Yourself and she was a guest this week so I was wondering! 

Laura Beth
#328 posted by
Laura Beth
on Sep 11, 2013

@FT you gotter dude! 

kirkofdoom
#329 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 11, 2013

lana,

i had a feeling it was!

flannel tom
#330 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

@laurabeth - Yeah I literally just finished listening to that episode before tuning in here like, 5 minutes ago! I flippin' love that podcast.

krib
#331 posted by
krib
on Sep 11, 2013

joke day? it isn't Friday

 

krib
#332 posted by
krib
on Sep 11, 2013

girl walks into a bar and asks for a double entendre

 

so the bartender gave it to her

Laura Beth
#333 posted by
Laura Beth
on Sep 11, 2013

@FT haha I'm listening as we type! I just got into it around the time of the shooting, and I'm definitely hooked!  I can't remember who, but someone on the blog recommended it to me, I was looking for something funny.

Lana Gay
#334 posted by
Lana Gay
on Sep 11, 2013

@theradiohead How is that venue? Is it too early for it to have a vibe or character yet? Shiny and new.

 

Laura Beth
#335 posted by
Laura Beth
on Sep 11, 2013

@Krib- bahahhahah such a good one! I love a good clever joke.  Reminds me of one I've already said on the blog - You can't explain puns to kleptomaniacs because they take things literally. 

Alanna Stuart
#336 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Sep 11, 2013

hey guys!

 

garfielduk
#337 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

Hi Alanna

canadajanes
#338 posted by
canadajanes
on Sep 11, 2013

Alanna - Hey back!

krib
#339 posted by
krib
on Sep 11, 2013

good one, laura beth

nvp
#340 posted by
nvp
on Sep 11, 2013

 

hi Alanna.

i'm imagining a big Lana-Alanna high five during the transition set from one slot to another.

if that's not exactly the way it happens, don't spoil it for me.

flannel tom
#341 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

That Colin Stetson song really made me wanna believe in the future of music, it was just so melodic and rhythmic and whatever balh blah blah

stevierayk
#342 posted by
stevierayk
on Sep 11, 2013

@FT - I missed that Stetson song. his music usually makes me want eat krill.

flannel tom
#343 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

@srk - it was the in betweener song that sounded like film equipment gears being cranked or something.

flannel tom
#344 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

"song"

I have nothing against a/v art but c'mon, that wasn't a song.

smalliebigs
#345 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 11, 2013

@Krib: nicely done. 

flannel tom
#346 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

@smallie - Does SEXVEST offer a Double Entendre?

kirkofdoom
#347 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 11, 2013

if colin stetson is the future of music, i'll stick with the past i think. 

canadajanes
#348 posted by
canadajanes
on Sep 11, 2013

Ahh, Hey Rosetta. Now I know what I'll be listening to on the bus up to trivia tonight.

smalliebigs
#349 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 11, 2013

@Ftom: only on Wednesdays. 

garfielduk
#350 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

@FT #346, I don't know but I did hear that they will give you a warm hand on your entry.

smalliebigs
#351 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 11, 2013

Garf's reply is what I should have crafted, if not for the post-big-Chinese-food-lunch-logy-brain. 

Alanna Stuart
#352 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Sep 11, 2013

here's the question, though..does music have to come in song form? it's probably true that it's not a proper song-song, but it's music, no?

garfielduk
#353 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

@Smallie #351, In your defence it is a line I stole from Julian Clary.

Old Abe
#354 posted by
Old Abe
on Sep 11, 2013

Whoa! Octoberman Backlash...haven't heard this one in a while.

canadajanes
#355 posted by
canadajanes
on Sep 11, 2013

Alanna - Hard to know when to draw the line between music and noise (like drawing the line between art and some shit you threw together).

garfielduk
#356 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

@CJ #355, That's easy

Shit = Stuff I or Gilbert & George made

Art = Stuff someone else made

stevierayk
#357 posted by
stevierayk
on Sep 11, 2013

As my friend Lewis Melville would say "you need to put on your big ears to listen to that"

 

And yes, the Rheos album was named after him.

flannel tom
#358 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

I don't understand why some people don't like music just for the music's sake, i.e., they pre-judge something based on all these parameters they have constructed and dismiss it based upon it not meeting those parameters. Like, if a song has a nice bass line, or some good harmonies or maybe it's just got a uplifitng tempo, or whatever - if that person has a vendetta against any music that is not "ground breaking" (whatever that is) or is not artistic enough (again, whatever that is) - then the music is automatically dismissed. You know? Like, people are allowed to like both TLC's Waterfalls and Arcade Fire's new jam and The Sheepdogs' Feelin' Fine and Kendrick Lamar and Beethoven.... as examples.... like, if you get rid of your barriers and just listen to/feel the music...

It just pisses me off when things are dismissed for some pre-constructed judgey reason...

well, that was quite the blerg blurb. pardon moi.

canadajanes
#359 posted by
canadajanes
on Sep 11, 2013

FT - You are just bitter that you are regularly dismissed for being from Regina...

darbarspecial
#360 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 11, 2013

@canadajanes - No that would be me. :p

flannel tom
#361 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

that rambling dialogue [#358] was an indirect response triggered by the talk of the new arcade fire [trh's #261 comment] and colin stetson, etc etc.

 

Laura Beth
#362 posted by
Laura Beth
on Sep 11, 2013

@FT AMEN TO THAT! 

Alanna Stuart
#363 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Sep 11, 2013

I agree with flannel_tom, but ha ha @canadajanes all the same...

darbarspecial
#364 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 11, 2013

@flannel tom[358] - I agree!

mcfflyer
#365 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 11, 2013

Alas, there is a limit.  This summer has been crazy.  Camping, visitors, trips, including three in the last four weekends, topped off by the extravganza last weekend.  Just found out earlier today [188] that Coeur de Pirate is performing Friday evening in San Francisco.  What an opportunity - a show on a weekend night - and an artist I want to see . . . but there just isn't enough gas in the tank to go.  This is the curse of getting older - stamina just isn't what it once was.  Alas.  Sure hope she comes back again.  But a weekend staying at the house? - What an exciting throught!  At least I have some new music I brought back, including Chris Kelly's new EP and digital download.

Alanna Stuart
#366 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Sep 11, 2013

also, I've developed a cookie addiction and make these basically once a week

flannel tom
#367 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

Shad should give the Polaris Prize to himself!

canadajanes
#368 posted by
canadajanes
on Sep 11, 2013

FT - rAmen to that!

darbarspecial
#369 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 11, 2013

@Alanna - I might have those if it was real chocolate. They look good otherwise and much healthier than the cookies I use for my addiction.

flannel tom
#370 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

@CandyJanes - The Regina, it's in me now. I can't shake it!

smalliebigs
#371 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 11, 2013

Re 367: YUP! Though, he's way too cool to do that. 

flannel tom
#372 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

Carob chips are delish... @darbar, you can't even tell the diff!

canadajanes
#373 posted by
canadajanes
on Sep 11, 2013

Oh man, the job hunt is not happening today...

flannel tom
#374 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

@smalliebigs - Yeah, that's true. Damn humbleness.

smalliebigs
#375 posted by
smalliebigs
on Sep 11, 2013
flannel tom
#376 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

Get a job with the Colorado Avalanche, season starts soon! You could be an assistant to Patrick Roy or Joe Sakic or something.

darbarspecial
#377 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 11, 2013

I haven't had Carob since the 80s and I hated it. Maybe it is time to try it again. I am a big chocoholic though, I might get the shakes.

mcfflyer
#378 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 11, 2013

@CanadaJanes - The Colorado gun stores are hiring.

flannel tom
#379 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

Mr.D is a good rapper.

canadajanes
#380 posted by
canadajanes
on Sep 11, 2013

FT - Haha, I actually like that idea...

Lee - Just because the recalls won, doesn't mean Colorado is that gun crazy. Especially compared to Texas.

 

Anyway, I'm outta here. Have a good one!

flannel tom
#381 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

au reservoir senor Bo-Bandy!

flannel tom
#382 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

Soory, should have been linked

Mr. D is a good rapper

stevierayk
#383 posted by
stevierayk
on Sep 11, 2013

All types of guns and weaponry are legal in Colorado. Friggin' sharks with lasers for eyes are legal there. 

Funhog
#384 posted by
Funhog
on Sep 11, 2013

Hi

flannel tom
#385 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

Road Trip next year? Also, Rick Steeves, really? huh.

nvp
#386 posted by
nvp
on Sep 11, 2013

 

wow.  now i want a Rick Steeves clip with him saying "Do I look like I smoke Marijuana?"  a la mr harper.  then again, one could be a proponent of legalization without being a smoker ..

garfielduk
#387 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

@nvp #386, I have never smoked anything but I think it should be legalized.

stevierayk
#388 posted by
stevierayk
on Sep 11, 2013

time to get over it and legalize the weed.

 

nvp
#389 posted by
nvp
on Sep 11, 2013

 

@Garry i'm similarly inclined.  but i don't think i'd ever receive the Dr. Lester Grinspoon Lifetime Achievement Award for continuing contributions to the legalization of marijuana.

Alanna Stuart
#390 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Sep 11, 2013

sweetened carob, darbar! 

and they're reallllllly good...

garfielduk
#391 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

@nvp #389, from what I understand he is too busy being addicted to OJ for anything else, apparently he is powered by the stuff.

flannel tom
#392 posted by
flannel tom
on Sep 11, 2013

OH! Heavy Blinkers. This reminds me, I was going to post this earlier....

The Heavy Blinkers, "When You Go" (with Jenn Grant)  shot last night at The Seahorse in Halifax at the Album Release party for "Health."

Alanna Stuart
#393 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Sep 11, 2013

anybody got 2 million big ones laying around? got an underground layer I've been eyeing: http://www.messynessychic.com/2013/09/05/the-1970s-cold-war-era-home-built-26-feet-underground/

 

 

Steve Venegas
#394 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Sep 11, 2013

Blast from the Past!

(the movie!)

garfielduk
#395 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

@Alanna #393, Hang on while I check the chesterfield for loose change.

 

 

Did I do that right?

darbarspecial
#396 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 11, 2013

That house is crazy. I really hate the idea of living underground, but it might be nice to have that option in some cases. If my bosses decorated my work area in the basement like that, it might be more pleasant down here in my dungeon.

I am still waiting for my millions to come in. I have no idea what is taking so long.

kirkofdoom
#397 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 11, 2013

That Nigerian prince wasn't real, Darbar. It was a scam. Your millions are never coming. Sorry to be the one to inform you...

darbarspecial
#398 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 11, 2013

Damn it!

deiru
#399 posted by
deiru
on Sep 11, 2013

@Alana This is a better underground home. It started life as a missile silo. It appears the company selling it specializes in convert old nuke bases to homes.

darbarspecial
#400 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 11, 2013

He seemed like such a nice honest guy.

garfielduk
#401 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

The Nigerian Prince has stopped emailing me but now loads of single women think I am the love of their life, apparently.

darbarspecial
#402 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 11, 2013

Some of those women think I am too.

Benoit from Ottawa
#403 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 11, 2013

401, 402, maybe it's love at foresight?

garfielduk
#404 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

Darn, just when I thought I'd found someone(s) that loved me.

garfielduk
#405 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

With all this activity on here I think I'll go and watch Compass.

Funhog
#406 posted by
Funhog
on Sep 11, 2013

Fine, leave.

deiru
#407 posted by
deiru
on Sep 11, 2013

@darbar, finally getting around to listening to your hip-hop suggestions. Really digging Eternia.

CDNz1
#408 posted by
CDNz1
on Sep 11, 2013

Lucky you, Garfy. I still need enlargement drugs so my new Russian brides will wake the neighbours.

garfielduk
#409 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

I will then!

Alanna Stuart
#410 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Sep 11, 2013

curious, R3 parents, is this true? (long article): http://nymag.com/news/features/67024/

garfielduk
#411 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

I wonder if sending emails to Canadian women would work for me?

garfielduk
#412 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

@Russ #408, But you have already gone for American made. (Yort will kill me for that)

darbarspecial
#413 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 11, 2013

@deiru - Glad you like her. I had only heard a couple of the songs before and liked them, so I had to check out more. I had checked out Notes to Self some more on the weekend as well. So much undiscovered music to be found!

Funhog
#414 posted by
Funhog
on Sep 11, 2013

Alanna, I skimmed through probably too fast to really get all the key points. I can offer my own feelings as a father of two boys (2.5 months and 3). I feel that the words I used to describe myself have faded away. My identity had morphed quite rapidly into "Dad". I don't have much time to do much of anything besides being a dad now. My focus is to be a great dad while also maintaining some form of physical fitness so that I can a) continue being a dad (i.e. don't die young) and b) stay in shape so that when I do have time to do the things that I love again (mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking, climbing) , I am still in good enough shape to do so.

I think it would differ depending on the timing that people have kids. If I had a kid when I was 20, my kids would now be in high school and be ready to leave in a few years. I'd also wouldn't have had time to become used to doing the stuff I want to do. But when you live 15-17 years after leaving home with no kids, you get used to having lots of time to do the stuff you want to do.... I could go on but that's all I can really afford right now.

BTW - I am so proud of my boys and they do bring me so much joy.

mcfflyer
#415 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 11, 2013

@Alanna - I only read the first page - no time now, and frankly, losing interest in it.  My children are now 29 and 26, and I raised them to be successful adults, or at least as successful as you can expect.  What's more, as my children were growing up, I was separated from them for six months due to a job loss, and was the sole nurturer for them as my marriage to their mother deteriorated.  I was the one who got up when they were sick, made their lunches, and went to school when something went wrong.  When the marriage ended, with my son 14 and daughter 12, I ended up with custody of them both, something I fought for. 

But you know what?  Long after it was over, both of my children have thanked me for the sacrifices I made for them.  My honest response?  "What sacrifices?  I made no sacrifices.  I did exactly what I wanted to do.  I wanted to be the best father I could for you both."  And a couple of years ago, bringing my father's ashes to be put into the Gulf of Mexico with my mother's, I looked out to see my now long adult children "playing" togther, floating out in the bayou together.  It was then that I realized that I did do it right.  :)

mcfflyer
#416 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 11, 2013

@Funhog - if I missed a "congrats" please accept it now 2 1/2 months late.  Been there, done that, and now I look at two people who I am soo proud of.  Proud of their accomplishments and proud of myself for helping guide them there.

CDNz1
#417 posted by
CDNz1
on Sep 11, 2013

@Alanna - I recently inherited a 14 year-old. So far, so good. I'll keep you informed.

mcfflyer
#418 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 11, 2013

<<<<<<<

Proof that I still know how to hold babies.  That's Joshua Lawrence, last Saturday.  (And it's so heart warming to see Grant light up when he looks at him!)

mcfflyer
#419 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 11, 2013

@Russ - My friend, you have a far harder job than I ever did.

mcfflyer
#420 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 11, 2013

And Alanna - this is what really should be asked: Why are you asking this question?

Funhog
#421 posted by
Funhog
on Sep 11, 2013

Last week, Mica was saying "copy that" actually pronouncing it "coffee dot" because he heard the firefighters saying that over the radio. I told him that firefighters do say that but they really shouldn't (instead they should repeat back what they heard in a truncated form). I told him that I want to train the firefighters not to say that anymore. I told him that I'd like to get him to help me train the firefighters and he said he would like that. This week, he remembered this just before I went to fire practice and asked "Dada, can I come to fire practice to tell the fire fighters not to say coffee dot?"

REALLY! he remembered that? He just only turned 3 for crying out loud! so smart! #ProudDada

darbarspecial
#422 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 11, 2013

@Alanna - I haven't gotten all the way through it yet, but it depends on the day for me. I feel like I am happier after having my son than I was before, but it certainly has it's ups and downs.

Funhog
#423 posted by
Funhog
on Sep 11, 2013

Thanks Lee!

darbarspecial
#424 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 11, 2013

@Funhog - So cute!

darbarspecial
#425 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 11, 2013

@Funhog - So cute!

mcfflyer
#426 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 11, 2013

@funhog - It was a bit of a jolt for me.  Peggy's a grandmother two times over, and her (and now I guess my) grandson just turned one.  When he was tiny, I was handed him to hold, and realized that I hadn't held a baby, since my Brittney was little.  Whoa. 

mcfflyer
#427 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 11, 2013

@funhog - I just went to your profile page to look at that photo and it's just simply adorable!

mcfflyer
#428 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 11, 2013

@funhog - Although the headphone photo is pretty hilarious!

Funhog
#429 posted by
Funhog
on Sep 11, 2013

@mcfflyer - He almost always looks that startled..like he saying "WTF is going on here?"

mcfflyer
#430 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 11, 2013

@Funhog - Well look at the expression on Joshua in my arms.  Same 'WTF' expression.  :)

mcfflyer
#431 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 11, 2013

Hey Alanna - You asked a question.  That's it?  No follow up?

Funhog
#432 posted by
Funhog
on Sep 11, 2013

Ya I saw that on Grant's FB page (or one very similar). Grant's caption was pretty funny.

Alanna Stuart
#433 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Sep 11, 2013

I come across interesting articles and like to chat with you guys about it. that's all :)

mcfflyer
#434 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 11, 2013

Yeah, that Grant can be a funny guy.  (And damn, but I miss him here on Radio3.)

Alanna Stuart
#435 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Sep 11, 2013

As a non-parent, I'm curious to hear what parents have to say about everyday life. I was talking to a friend yesterday and I laughed at the fact that many non-parents say "oh I read this. you should try this with your kid".

 

Just conversatin!

mcfflyer
#436 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 11, 2013

@Alanna - I just wanted to see if you were still here, that's all.

Alanna Stuart
#437 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Sep 11, 2013

Not goin anywhere! ;)

mcfflyer
#438 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 11, 2013

Alanna - one of my (many) gripes about the direction of Radio3 is the handling of the blog.  Many of us don't care for the "all day blog" as it removes your individuality.  (And you know I've commented about that to you.)  But at times, I've seen hosts throw out a topic and disappear, like walking by a cage of animals, throw in some food, have them go after the food, but there was never any interest in anything else.  And after the activity, things go back to normal.  There was never any attempt to try to do anything, learn anything, try anything. 

We love that you're here - I mean, we really love it.  At times, we feel that the blog community that Radio3 developed is almost unwanted now.  We are glad you're here, but at times I feel that the hosts do it half heartedly. 

Eh - I'm rambling again.  . . .

darbarspecial
#439 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 11, 2013

More on parenting, I do know for certain that it made me a better person. I also know that the people that think they are experts on how you should raise your child are people with no kids and old ladies.

CDNz1
#440 posted by
CDNz1
on Sep 11, 2013

DAR²

*DRINK!

 

darbarspecial
#441 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 11, 2013

Hehe

nvp
#442 posted by
nvp
on Sep 11, 2013

 

i'm still here.  childless.  trying to learn something.

Alanna Stuart
#443 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Sep 11, 2013

I'm not a parent, but a proud aunt to many. My proudest moment is when my nephew Jalen started requesting to fall asleep to Peter Elkas's ep. :)

Alanna Stuart
#444 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Sep 11, 2013

back to music, though...have i missed all the Arcade Fire chatter on here? i could search through all the comments, but....

Funhog
#445 posted by
Funhog
on Sep 11, 2013

Kinnie Star is beautiful.

CDNz1
#446 posted by
CDNz1
on Sep 11, 2013

Wendyort (THE CHILD) sings Buck 65 and is a fan of Old Man Luedecke.

I think I'll keep her.

darbarspecial
#447 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 11, 2013

I follow Kinnie Starr on facebook and she does have interesting things to say. I enjoy her thoughts on finding her way in the world and how she fits in it.

darbarspecial
#448 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 11, 2013

I would like Peter Elkas to sing me to sleep too.

nvp
#449 posted by
nvp
on Sep 11, 2013

 

it's late Alanna!   there were a couple of yay!s and a couple of meh!s that i heard, but i think you'll need to parse the comments above or ask again tomorrow.

myself, i've heard it, but i haven't really listened to it yet, if you know what i mean.

new music, particularly much hyped music, can take some time to steep with me.  not always, but often.

Alanna Stuart
#450 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Sep 11, 2013

@funhog...that is the cutest pic

darbarspecial
#451 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 11, 2013

Alanna, there hasn't seemed to be a lot of favourable comments on Arcade Fire's new song on here. I am still not sure, still not really jumping for joy over it. I am not a disco fan, so that direction doesn't thrill me. The song isn't bad though.

darbarspecial
#452 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 11, 2013

I also haven't checked out the interactive video yet.

CDNz1
#453 posted by
CDNz1
on Sep 11, 2013

@Lee - "...the blog community that Radio3 developed..."

WE developed it, Radio3 just lets us play here.

 

darbarspecial
#454 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 11, 2013

[453] +1

mcfflyer
#455 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 11, 2013

I think its both, Russ.  Radio3 developed and the hosts nurtured it with management's blessing.  And true, together we made it what it was, but without management's encouragement, this blog would have never developed and I feel that on its current trajectory, will die.  There is hardly any incentive for anyone new, and I mean really new to Radio3 to even come here, much less join, and many regulars have faded away. 

But when it all clicked and everyone was on the same page, it was magic. 

Alanna Stuart
#456 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Sep 11, 2013

@nvp totally! that's a good strategy to let the hype die down. it can muddle a song experience, either in favour of or against it, unfairly.

some weird grammar there on my part, but you get the idea.

That being said (and this is to you, too, Darbar)...they're great at creating a whole music experience with the visuals and live performances. Everything feels like an event with purpose

fresh ginger
#457 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 11, 2013

can't read the parenting article, somehow the address doesn't work for me? Which is probably good, because you said it's long, and I'm at work, lol.

But I'll say parenting has changed me, made me less selfish and more compassionate. And I'm grateful for everything I've learned from the pressure and uncertainties of being a parent.

 

darbarspecial
#458 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 11, 2013

@Alanna - I am a fan of Arcade Fire and did get to see them live once. It was a fantastic experience. I haven't written them off. I will definitely be checking out the whole album.

darbarspecial
#459 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 11, 2013

@fresh ginger - When you have time, just delete the last part that goes in the when you paste it. Must be from a tablet or phone?

CDNz1
#460 posted by
CDNz1
on Sep 11, 2013

WE seek each other out at shows, WE coordinate meet-ups at Canadian indie events.WE drive and perpetuate the Radio 3 community and recruit the new and the shy.

Let me see if CBC Radio ANYTHING is part of Phog Phest this weekend, BRB.

Benoit from Ottawa
#461 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 11, 2013

45:         remove the %%% that may have stuck at the end of the URL, after copying.

darbarspecial
#462 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 11, 2013

@Lee - Participation of the hosts is nice, but I agree with Russ it is us that formed this community and us that will keep it going.

mcfflyer
#463 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 11, 2013
Did we simply make this blog materialize out of thin air? Of course not. It has been part of the web experience since I joined in 2007. And didn't Radio3 actively encourage us to post on it? I still say that it was both. But there is little incentive for anyone new to join any longer. And without a doubt, my frustration is how the importance of the blog has declined to r3.
CDNz1
#464 posted by
CDNz1
on Sep 11, 2013

Nope, NOTHING!

Radio3 was a sponsor last year and helped create Phog Phest in 2009 as PHOG was the Searchlight winner. I thought that CBC Music might be a part of this great tradition as Windsor supplies THE WORLD with some great fucking musical talent.

*Besnard Lakes guitarist is from Windsor. 

http://phoglounge.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/screen-shot-2013-08-24-at-1-06-15-am.png

fresh ginger
#465 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 11, 2013

ciao my friends.... catch you sometime soon!

CDNz1
#466 posted by
CDNz1
on Sep 11, 2013

"...as Windsor..."

:-)

CDNz1
#467 posted by
CDNz1
on Sep 11, 2013

**Richard White

Geez, get me fired up.

darbarspecial
#468 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 11, 2013

Bye fresh ginger!

CDNz1
#469 posted by
CDNz1
on Sep 11, 2013

@Lee - I get what you're saying, and yes, WE did not create it.

WE, however have developed it...WE breathe life into it...and WE will keep it going and continue all of or social activities.

"Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?...HELL NO"

WE will encourage the new visitors to join in. WE will get the lurkers to come out and speak. This is what WE do and WE are really good at it. There is not a community like this anywhere, and WE will continue to thrive.

garfielduk
#470 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 11, 2013

#469 should be read with the voice Diefenbaker in the style of Churchill with the Canadian national anthem slowly fading from the "WE, however" to reach full volume on or just after "thrive"

 

Not this Diefenbaker or this Churchill.

CDNz1
#471 posted by
CDNz1
on Sep 11, 2013

I'll work on the proper "narrator voice."

mcfflyer
#472 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 11, 2013
Russ - just emailed you.
binsy
#473 posted by
binsy
on Sep 11, 2013

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