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Apparently, the perfect song length is two minutes and 42 seconds. According to "scientists" in an article posted on The Morning News, the perfect song length is closer to three minutes than two, "but definitely shorter than three minutes" (that's when "song bloat" sets in).

The example that set the time was The La's "There She Goes," clocking in at 2:42. According to the article, other examples include "This Charming Man" by The Smiths"Get Up" by R.E.M. and "California Dreamin'" by The Mamas & the Papas.

Writer Joshua Allen sums it up with this:

"Let's look at Sgt. Pepper. 'Lovely Rita' is two minutes, 42 seconds. It delivers that psychedelic vibe and a coda but then gets the hell out of your life."

We took a look through our record library to see if this theory holds true. Click through the gallery for some well-known classics and Radio 3 favourites that clock in at the perfect song length. Maybe there is something to this magical number...

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QCbusdude
#1 posted by
QCbusdude
on Apr 09, 2014
Good morning! I honestly think there is no perfect length of a song. It totally depends on each song, as a piece of art. When is an abstract painting finished? That said, if I had to pick one time for length, I'd pick 4:20.
stevierayk
#2 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 09, 2014

 

your comment smells like Otto's jacket.

 

 

himymothra
#3 posted by
himymothra
on Apr 09, 2014

well qcbusdude has said what i was thinking.

 

also 69 seconds is a good song length.

QCbusdude
#4 posted by
QCbusdude
on Apr 09, 2014
They won't let me wear "that" jacket at work. Something about scent-free work place and a uniform.
marie_curious
#5 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 09, 2014

I think people need to stop putting "science" and "scientists" in quotations. It's a strange habit of science deniers. If you're not talking about science, use a different word.

Benoit from Ottawa
#6 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

Obvious conclusion: R3 should cut off all songs at 2:42.

 

Call it the Lovely Rita Rule.

marie_curious
#7 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 09, 2014

Meat Loaf thinks songs should be 9:00 minutes or more, and he's been doing it since the 70's.

stevierayk
#8 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 09, 2014

After contemplating their hands for a few hours a group of stoners or ‘scientists’ concluded that 2:42 was the perfect song length

stevierayk
#9 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 09, 2014

The discovery was then celebrated with some Cool Ranch Doritos.

stevierayk
#10 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 09, 2014

and a coke.

himymothra
#11 posted by
himymothra
on Apr 09, 2014

oh man cool ranch

QCbusdude
#12 posted by
QCbusdude
on Apr 09, 2014
All of the songs on In The Future are the perfect length. Maybe Sexy Socialite would be better if it ended at 2:42?
marie_curious
#13 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 09, 2014

According to "scientists," Cool Ranch is the perfect flavour of Doritos.

Benoit from Ottawa
#14 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

When actually, the bestest flavour is torula yeast.

marie_curious
#15 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 09, 2014

[14]: In my imagination, that's what Vegemite tastes like.

Benoit from Ottawa
#16 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

From thye Urban Dictionary:

Vegemite

Delicious Australian spread, made from used brewer's yeast. Non-Australians tend to give descriptions of it similar to 'tastes like a mixture of salt and battery acid'. This is because they are wimps, and need to drink more beer, eat more pies, and of course, eat more Vegemite. 

Benoit from Ottawa
#17 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

in 16, "Australian" should be pronounced "Strine".

Benoit from Ottawa
#18 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

Oh great. Ben Johnston and Sam Tarasco (Sam in Trailer Park Boys) are on Rob Ford's team.

Doug Ford says "just a second", figuratively speaking.

marie_curious
#19 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 09, 2014

[18]: Guess who is going to win the next election.

Benoit from Ottawa
#20 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

Some big fat fock?

Benoit from Ottawa
#21 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

Man, there's a folk song just a-waitin' to be written about that person. He's supplied so many verses already!

Benoit from Ottawa
#22 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

I'm stepping out for a few errands.

Talia Schlanger
#23 posted by
Talia Schlanger
on Apr 09, 2014

@Benoit from Ottawa #6 is BRILLIANT. Possibly a gong at 2:42 to let you know it's over. 

stevierayk
#24 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 09, 2014

De-extinction? Pass the Cool Ranch Cheech.

 

Talia Schlanger
#25 posted by
Talia Schlanger
on Apr 09, 2014

Riiiiiight @stevierayk? I couldn't help talkin' nerdy today. The all-day post inspired me. 

garfielduk
#26 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

Good morning,  Sorry that I'm late for class Miss Schlanger.

Talia Schlanger
#27 posted by
Talia Schlanger
on Apr 09, 2014

That's ok @garfielduk but don't let it happen again. And next time, please don't forge Emily Haines' signature on your tardy note. 

tea&cartography
#28 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 09, 2014

yum.

cool ranch doritos are the best flavour of dorito.

krib
#29 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014

re #6

they do that at the end of every show now ;-)

krib
#30 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014

given that the guy who wrote that article offers no references to an actual study (that I saw), "science" and "scientists" seems appropriate

use of quotes is appropriate for a quite a lot of what people call science (no quotes).

Lana Gay
#31 posted by
Lana Gay
on Apr 09, 2014

@tea&c I agree with you re: Doritos. 

Talia Schlanger
#32 posted by
Talia Schlanger
on Apr 09, 2014
garfielduk
#33 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

Are Air quotes when you use lyrics from Air tracks?

krib
#34 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014

this is brilliant.

what's the riff they're playing at the very end? anyone?

Cicero
#35 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 09, 2014

Hi Y'all! Miss Schlanger, I'll go ahead and seat myself at the back. *slips the shades down*(<- because I'm a cool kid obviously. Yep. Was totally super cool in school...not a big ol geek at all...)

Cicero
#36 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 09, 2014

re: The Lovely Rita Rule - It depends on the genre of song I think - like, a punk rock song shouldn't be top out at more than 3 minutes, in my mind. But classic rock (Think Inna Gadda Da Vida, Black Betty, Kashmir, etc) should always be at least 7 minutes with at least one face-melting solo somewhere. Folk songs...I think maybe 5 minutes, but that's because they're usually ballad-y things with a story and stuff. Gotta get to the end of the story.

Wow, I am thinking way too hard about this...

Talia Schlanger
#37 posted by
Talia Schlanger
on Apr 09, 2014

@krib #34 - that IS amazing. I spent almost two years of my life head-banging every day  in the Canadian company of We Will Rock You. But hearing the tune performed that way didn't make my neck hurt again!

@Cicero #35 - go for it. I'll be at my desk eating an apple.

Cicero
#38 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 09, 2014

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! JAAAAAAAAAPAAAANDROOOOOOOOOOOOOOIIIIIIIDS!!!!

himymothra
#39 posted by
himymothra
on Apr 09, 2014

yeah you are overthinking it

 

stop thinking

 

use that energy for something useful, like breaking rocks into smaller rocks

Talia Schlanger
#40 posted by
Talia Schlanger
on Apr 09, 2014

Hey, all you Vancouverites - do you have your music festival tickets yet?! It's gonna be insane.

himymothra
#41 posted by
himymothra
on Apr 09, 2014

this song will always remind me of ahl hockey, the hamilton bulldogs used this as a goal song and it was perfect.

 

now they use fallout boy and it sucks as bad as they do.

stevierayk
#42 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 09, 2014

A sub three minute Paranoid Android would be bad, almost as bad a 7+ minute Sheena was a Punk Rocker

 

Cicero
#43 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 09, 2014

@Stevie - and I love Sheena was a punk rocker! I would still be like "Wow. This is just repetitious."

evensteven
#44 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 09, 2014

Hello from Jersey (however was never a big Springsteen guy).

QCbusdude
#45 posted by
QCbusdude
on Apr 09, 2014
Cicero re:36 - I think you're exactly right.
garfielduk
#46 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@evensteven #44, Happy NCBD Sir

himymothra
#47 posted by
himymothra
on Apr 09, 2014

whatever happened to taking a single song an giving it parts? like... yes albums were 3 songs but they had distinct parts. how does this apply to the rule?

Benoit from Ottawa
#48 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

47    Rock operas are an exception?

(As are songs by Meatloaf, credit to m_c, above)

Cicero
#49 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 09, 2014

@QCbusdude - thanks man!

 

@Himymothra - Like rock/folk/punk-rock operas? (nearly wrote that as pun rock, which I then realized would be my mother's favorite genre of music. And also be really annoying...)

fictionjunkie
#50 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Apr 09, 2014

Good morning!

I think the 2:42 minute song works for some songs (say ones with two verses and a chorus sung three or four times) but for others it's not long enough, like story songs (so sue me, I like Corb Lund style country music).

garfielduk
#51 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

Can you imagine Bohemian Rhapsody if it was only lasted 2:42?

Cicero
#52 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 09, 2014

@Fiction - Corb Lund makes me happy. I refuse to sue you. But I might make you pie. (though granted, I am liable to make many people pie. I just like making it.)

fictionjunkie
#53 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Apr 09, 2014

@garf - can you imagine Wayne's World if Bohemian Rhapsody only lasted 2:42?

fictionjunkie
#54 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Apr 09, 2014

@cicero - I like eating pie so should we ever meet I propose a pie eating & Corb Lund listening party.

krib
#55 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014

I know the Ramones are now in the past tense, but the song isn't

Sheena IS a punk rocker

Cicero
#56 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 09, 2014

@Fiction and @Garf - Both of those statements are sacriligious and I refuse to awknowledge them for fear of the sadness even contemplating them will bring me.

@Fiction - DONE AND DONE LADY.

krib
#57 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014

I think the overall tone of that article sums up a lot about the world today

"I don't have time for that..."

Benoit from Ottawa
#58 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

(Alanna, Malajube rhymes with jujube.)

evensteven
#59 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 09, 2014

Garf... Happy New Comic Day to you too!!

It's a beautiful Sunny Day in New Jersey today.

The door to FUNNYBOOKS is open!

And DEADPOOL gets married in today's DEADPOOL #27

Steve Venegas
#60 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Apr 09, 2014

Brian Posehn is great and all, but my favourite Deadpool writer is Christopher Hastings from Dr. McNinja. 

fictionjunkie
#61 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Apr 09, 2014

@cicero - someone I follow on Instagram was making strawberry basil pie. I think this sounds very intriguing. 

kirkofdoom
#62 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 09, 2014

Nope, Joe Kelly is still hands down the best Deadpool writer. Gail Simone was up there, too. 

Benoit from Ottawa
#63 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

58   oops, I was obviously thinking ahead: Talia, not Alanna!

tea&cartography
#64 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 09, 2014

@fiction

strawberry basil tea is delicious, and so are strawberry preserves in leftover herb-y stew biscuits, so i assume a pie would be awesome.

evensteven
#65 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 09, 2014

#60 & #62

What... No Rob Leifeld?

Sorry bloggers that have no idea what the comic book guys are talking about.

Also, Hi Talia!

garfielduk
#66 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@EvenSteven #59, I didn't even buy him a gift!

Benoit from Ottawa
#67 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

Month of May could be of many lengths.

Talia Schlanger
#68 posted by
Talia Schlanger
on Apr 09, 2014

@ Benoit from Ottawa thank you! Now where are my jujubes?!

 
stevierayk
#69 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 09, 2014

Wait. It's Sheena IS a Punk Rocker?

I fuckin firing my research dept.

evensteven
#70 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 09, 2014

Garf... I'm pretty sure he likes Tacos.

stevierayk
#71 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 09, 2014

I'm not I.

I'm firing my proofreaders as well.

fictionjunkie
#72 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Apr 09, 2014

@T&C - ooh never had strawberry basil tea but now  I want some! I've made spinach salads with strawberries and basil and feta and on the weekend I did a strawberry basil shortcake for dessert so I am a fan. 

 

Strawberry season needs to hurry the hell up!

Steve Venegas
#73 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Apr 09, 2014

@kirk still not my favourite. 

Benoit from Ottawa
#74 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

68, Talia, here.

garfielduk
#75 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@EvenSteven #70, I'm not falling for that one... again.

Talia Schlanger
#76 posted by
Talia Schlanger
on Apr 09, 2014

Benoit #74 thank you. Now if only I could find an assistant to pick out the yellow ones.

kirkofdoom
#77 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 09, 2014

I don't buy it. Maybe it's the perfect length for radio consumption, that's not a perfect length for me. A lot of my favourite songs are long ones. Not repetative-long, but like how Matt Mays' Terminal Romance is a heartbreaking epic, or Sigur Ros' Untitled 8 (Popplagið) is the perfect example of slowly-building-to-a-balls-crazy-ending, or My Morning Jacket's Dondante is a gorgeous winding song of bursting intensity. 

Looking at my music collection, I have twenty songs that clock in at exactly 2:42. The three best are possibly: Love Is A Dirty Word by Jason Collett, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood by Neko Case, Escape Artist by The Zolas. 

And I also agree with the depending-on-genre statements above.

fictionjunkie
#78 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Apr 09, 2014

@Talia - I'll take your yellow ones if you'll take my green ones. Also sour jujubes are the only way to go.

krib
#79 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014

yes, the chorus is:

sheena is a punk rocker [repeat x3] now

SamaraS
#80 posted by
SamaraS
on Apr 09, 2014

Vegemite is delicious on hearty toast with either a good spread of butter, or cheddar cheese melted on top.  I don't mind saying that and I am a New Zealander.  I like it better than Marmite, Marmite is too sweet.  

That is all.   

Alanna Stuart
#81 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Apr 09, 2014

afternoon friends...were you surprised by the 2:42 song length?

I always thought it was 3:30, no? 

We've got less time to make an impact with! How does a song breathe in that time?

Benoit from Ottawa
#82 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

Wow, it takes a Kiwi to call Marmite too sweet. Go after her, garf!

kirkofdoom
#83 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 09, 2014

Interesting. I just flipped through the gallery, and there were some songs in there that I have in my library that don't say are 2:42

My Google Music tells me New Pornos Streets of Fire is 2:41 and The RAA The Deadroads is 2:44.

I wonder if it's just the way I ripped my CDs to my computer or what...

Talia Schlanger
#84 posted by
Talia Schlanger
on Apr 09, 2014

@fictionjunkie #78 we will get along well.

fictionjunkie
#85 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Apr 09, 2014

Is anyone else having stream staying on issues?

Benoit from Ottawa
#86 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

My iTunes-mediated stream isn't failing.

TheIceman
#87 posted by
TheIceman
on Apr 09, 2014

Hi,hi,hi!

Ola!

The Ramones ruled when it came to amping up the energy

Trail
#88 posted by
Trail
on Apr 09, 2014

I 've got to say.... I do love long songs. I used to have a play list filled with songs that were 10 minutes or longer.  I can just really get into them.  Unless they are "jams" or whatever where it is long segments of the same beat or rythem over and over again. I have to be in the right mood for that... I guess I need to be high to enjoy that. But otherwise I love a good long song

tea&cartography
#89 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 09, 2014

@fiction

the tea is amazing. it smells like shortcake and tastes just as good.

do you have a recipe for the pie? as in are their rogue basil leaves in with the berries? or are they just in the crust.

i am curious!

Benoit from Ottawa
#90 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

I suppose Moonface's Fast Peter would have trouble obeying the Lovely Rita Rule.

tea&cartography
#91 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 09, 2014

bursting intensity sounds so much classier than climactic finish.

Trail
#92 posted by
Trail
on Apr 09, 2014

tgroaI just read the article above and it is kinda funny because I love either really long songs or songs under 3 minutes.  I like that I can get through an entire album by the clash during my morning commute

krib
#93 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014

Alanna re: #81

surprised by what? that some guy on some website wrote an article proclaiming that 2:42 is the perfect song length because he doesn't have the patience to site through something as long as More Than a Feeling?

I went searching and couldn't find any links to observational studies about what the "perfect" song length might be; it's all just links to this one article

krib
#94 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014

oops...sit, not site

Benoit from Ottawa
#95 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

Mac DeMarco sounds very good in person. A bit rough, perhaps, but tuneful indie rock.

Turned my crank.

krib
#96 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014

saw a great bumper sticker on the walk in today

God wants to harvest spiritual fruit, not religious nuts

evensteven
#97 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 09, 2014

It's a little early in the day for my solo but I'll give er a shot

BRAY--AYAY-YAYS

BRAY--AYAY-YAYS

TheIceman
#98 posted by
TheIceman
on Apr 09, 2014

When all the analysis of successful pop songs has been put together and fed into a computer, the "perfect " pop song can be produced effortlessly and endlessly. That is the music executive wet dream. But they will all sound dead and lifeless with no soul. 

stevierayk
#99 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 09, 2014

Religion – Together We Can Find a Cure.

krib
#100 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014

these guys figured it out. it only takes 8 hours, including time to go grab a bite to eat

fictionjunkie
#101 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Apr 09, 2014

@T&C - sorry got distracted. The instagrammers making the pie were using a cookbook - Teeny's Tour of Pies. I did a google and got quite a few hits. the photo did show basil leaves mixed in the berries.

stevierayk
#102 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 09, 2014

The ingredients for a hit song are simple. Add equal parts of John and Paul, mix, then Let It Be until it Comes Together.

 

kirkofdoom
#103 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 09, 2014

Forget two minute songs. I want more twenty minute songs, like that new one that The Darcys are working on. Or any Godspeed You! Black Emperor song. Or that one Sufjan Stevens song. 

 

(actually, not sarcasm. I like the latter two and am interested to hear what The Darcys do)

flannel tom
#104 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 09, 2014

Why is there no Grant Lawrence show on today?

I flipped through the gallery and all it made me want to do was listen to Tom Petty (so that's what I'm doing)

2:42 is a perfectly cromulent length for a song.

Trail
#105 posted by
Trail
on Apr 09, 2014

@ KOD - I saw god speed live a while back and I loved their long long songs.

Alanna Stuart
#106 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Apr 09, 2014

if not song length, what makes for the perfect song? Voice? Lyrics? Loose playing? Super tight drum beats?

himymothra
#107 posted by
himymothra
on Apr 09, 2014

taking the bass for a walk makes a song great.

krib
#108 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014

Dave Wallace, one of the guys behind that 8-hour challenge, does a great a capella cover of Such Great Heights by the Postal Service 

kirkofdoom
#109 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 09, 2014

I don't think there is any one (or two, or three) qualifiers for a "perfect song". I think you just know it when it happens.

Hell, a lot of the songs I consider "perfect" don't follow the same standards as each other. And I'm sure others wouldn't consider them "perfect". 

darbarspecial
#110 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 09, 2014

That is how I felt about you Alanna!

Benoit from Ottawa
#111 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

98, Iceman, that was true of the "new" Beatles song that someone concocted, back when the Beatles Anthology came out. It's called Real Love. Bit of a crashing bore.*

There's often good reasons discarded, or uncompleted songs, are so.

 

*  Anthology 2 and 3 (which I own) indeed contain some less interesting stuff, but there's also some nice demos and early versions. Plus the complete You Know My Name (Look Up The Number). Only place it exists, apparently.

krib
#112 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014

I don't think there's such a thing, Alanna. Music's a personal thing. One person's "perfect song" is another person's "meh"

flannel tom
#113 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 09, 2014

the lineup for Pemberton Fest looks pretty good hey? Modest Mouse, Kendrick, OUTKAST, Fucked Up, Violent Femmes... etc etc etc

 

Benoit from Ottawa
#114 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

107   Fish can't walk, silly. That's "taking the bass for a drag."

flannel tom
#115 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 09, 2014

Do posthumous releases of unfinished songs freak you out? they freak me out. I listened to the "new" MJ song this morning. It freaks me out because it's "his" song but he never put the final OK on it... I don't know, it's just weird.

kirkofdoom
#116 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 09, 2014

I'm really on the fence about Pemberton. The "big four" headliners (NIN, Outkast, Soundgarden, Deadmaufive) along with a couple others (Snoop Dogg) make me thing "What year is this???"

But a lot of the smaller-font bands I want to see. TV on the Radio, Flaming Lips, Matt Good...

But it's the same weekend as the Vancouver Folk Fest, so instead of a two hour drive up to Pemberton (which, last time they had it ended up a NIGHTMARE, apparently) I'll take a twenty minute bus ride to the beach. 

flannel tom
#117 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 09, 2014

I personally think that a song is pushing it's limits if it's more than 3 minutes. A perfect song would have a catchy hook, a great riff, good melodies/harmonies and a memorable rhythm.

evensteven
#118 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 09, 2014

#106... Unpossible to answer.

flannel tom
#119 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 09, 2014

oh frig I didn't even see the Flaming Lips on there. or Dino Jr, CAge The Elephant or Blondie. Whoa! That's quite the thing.

stevierayk
#120 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 09, 2014

I’ve seen NIN and Soundgarden (together). It was nothing to write home about.

 

garfielduk
#121 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@BfO #82, British and New Zealand Marmite taste different, from what I have been told.  I'm not a big fan of Marmite other than as a potato chip flavour, I prefer Bovril.

flannel tom
#122 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 09, 2014

also... so why is there no GL live show today, I thought he did this time slot Wednesdays-Frdays?

Alanna Stuart
#123 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Apr 09, 2014

ok, answer me this...hear in your mind one of your fave tunes. Can you share with us what you standouts when you hear it?

How does it make you feel and why do you think it's great?

I wanna know how you become smitten with a song...

kirkofdoom
#124 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 09, 2014

No idea. I assumed it would be Grant doing his weekly Searchlight roundup, but I guess not. 

garfielduk
#125 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@FT #122, Have you seen how many consecutive days Grant has been to work recently?

flannel tom
#126 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 09, 2014

Actually, the answer to your question "what makes a perfect song?" can be found right in the gallery - The Mama's and The Papa's "California Dreamin'". That song, as well as Del Shannon's "Runaway" are two of the most perfect songs ever recorded.

stevierayk
#127 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 09, 2014

Unsquare Dance has I'll I need in a song. 

stevierayk
#128 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 09, 2014

all I need in  song.

 

I give up tofday.

definitely

darbarspecial
#129 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 09, 2014

@Alanna - Different things catch my ear at different times, but usually for me it is the percussion that draws me. I am a feels person. It is how the vibe of a song makes me feel that I like. While I can enjoy songs that make me listen and think about lyrics, the songs I like most just make me feel things and it doesn't have to be happy. 

kirkofdoom
#130 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 09, 2014

Alanna, off the top of my head, nine of my "perfect songs" (in no particular order)

Lovely Allen by Holy Fuck

Untitled 8 by Sigur Ros

Dondante by My Morning Jacket

Anthems for a 17 Year Old Girl by Broken Social Scene

Prime Time Deliverance by Matthew Good Band

22: The Death of All the Romance by The Dears

Where The Wild Roses Grow by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

This Modern Love by Bloc Party

The Bleeding Heart Show by The New Pornographers

So, to answer your question, I don't know. Some are tight pop/rock songs. Some are sprawling epics. Some are instrumental or not english. I guess one of the common threads is passion. Passion and raw emotion.

So maybe pour your entire fucking soul into the song and it doesn't matter what other parameters you meet? 

Benoit from Ottawa
#131 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

27    Without looking, I recall that Unsquare Dance clocks in quite short.

(Apparently, they weren't sure of being able to hold it together at the end. Hence someone's, I forget who, someone's chuckle at the very end.)

Benoit from Ottawa
#132 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

27 = 127, SRK

stevierayk
#133 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 09, 2014

just over two minutes of rhythmic bliss.

himymothra
#134 posted by
himymothra
on Apr 09, 2014

ps i love you is legit as can be

Benoit from Ottawa
#135 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

121, garfield, wiki confirms it:

 

Marmite (/ˈmɑrmaɪt/ MAR-myt) is the brand name for two similar food spreads: the original British version, since 2000 a Unilever product; and a modified version produced in New Zealand by Sanitarium Health Food Company and distributed in Australasia and the Pacific. Marmite is made from yeast extract, a by-product of beer brewing. Other similar products include the Australian Vegemite (lighter in taste), the Swiss Cenovis and the German Vitam-R.

The British version of the product is a sticky, dark brown food paste with a distinctive, powerful flavour, which is extremely salty. This distinctive taste is reflected in the British company's marketing slogan: "Love it or hate it."

A version with a different flavour[1] has been manufactured in New Zealand since 1919. This is the only product sold as Marmite in Australasia and the Pacific, whereas elsewhere in the world the British version predominates.



Trail
#136 posted by
Trail
on Apr 09, 2014

I meant to post this ealier when alana asked about what makes a great song but I can alwasy get behind a mean  Sax or trumpet solo in a song. I think I am hooked if there is  some brass!   - also the burning hell has a song called amature rappers that has a short but awesome clarinet solo and I feel that that is something that is missing from rock and roll!

stevierayk
#137 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 09, 2014

my mother in law plays a mean Clarinet

garfielduk
#138 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@BfO #135, I had a good idea that they were different but as I have not tried the Kiwi version I didn't want to imply that I had tasted the difference myself.

Snarf
#139 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 09, 2014

I am a big believer in the golden ratio: that there is an interval a theme or hook can be repeated in/at to maximize enjoyment.  When that hook starts / theme reapers at just the right moment it is so satisfying.

Benoit from Ottawa
#140 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

The clarinet's the best! Great tone, terrific expressiveness, tons of lyricism, I could go on.

Benoit from Ottawa
#141 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

138      You implied no such thing anyway.

krib
#142 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014

hmm...maybe that's why people from down under are always so vegemite > marmite

they don't get the real marmite...?

I've never done a side-by-side taste test, but I never noticed a huge difference between the two, myself

krib
#143 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014

Garf, does Bovril make a spread, or do you use Marmite to make a hot drink, as opposed to eating it on toast?

Benoit from Ottawa
#144 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

From roughly a year ago:

'Marmageddon' is over! New Zealand rejoices over return of Marmite spread

A quotation: To the uninitiated, Marmite looks like axle grease and tastes little better. But plenty love it: New Zealanders were buying 640 metric tons every year before Marmaggedon hit.

krib
#145 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014
garfielduk
#146 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@krib #143, You used to be able to get Bovril in jars the same shape as the Marmite ones and I have been known to use both for drinks and cheese on toast.

garfielduk
#147 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@krib here is an ebay seller (maybe I should put some on the shopping list)

evensteven
#148 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 09, 2014

Alanna... Now that's an easy one to answer...

YOU SAY PARTY is my absolute favorite.

I never get tired of listening to Becky sing and the band is tight.

It's really too bad about their drummer because he was awesome.

nvp
#149 posted by
nvp
on Apr 09, 2014

 

my flaming red bobsled is the perfect song and it's only 2 minutes.  though .. maybe it could use another :42 of that beat at the end.

krib
#150 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014

it's hard to get decent pickled onions here as well

and out here in the wasteland, it's hard to get good mini-onions for picking. All they ever sell are those little silverskin thingies, which are outrageously expensive

stevierayk
#151 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 09, 2014

I've seen all those freaky items in town.

Benoit from Ottawa
#152 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

OXO, among options, manages to place beefcattle inside squeeze tubes. Even harder than bitty jars.

garfielduk
#153 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@krib #150, anything else I should bring over? :)

garfielduk
#154 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@BfO #152, They use small cows and large blenders.

flannel tom
#155 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 09, 2014

ohhhh, I bet Grant is at the Canucks/Trevor Linden press conference.

I've never had Marmite or Vegemite that I'm aware of but it sounds absolutely disgusting.

CCR made some great 2:42ish songs. Succinct and to the point (except for Who Has Seen The Rain, Suzie Q and Heard It Through The Grapevine - those were their hippy jam outs)

 

krib
#156 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014

garf...twiglets

over and above everything else, twiglets.

you can get marmite in a few grocery stores here. and sometimes you can find some okay pickled onions - mostly they're the super-sweet cocktail onions, but sometimes you can find some good English style ones. And if I can ever find a source of small white onions, I'll just make my own. Pickles are super easy to do.

garfielduk
#157 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

Maybe I should start a food import/export business. Twiglets to Canada and Twizzlers back to the UK.  Obviously I would have to visit Canada regularly to find new markets and products.

flannel tom
#158 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 09, 2014

i'm torn in that I really like Linden but I don't like the Canucks (since the bure/linden/mclean era anyway)

Hopefully he does great things there and treats his players better than Gillis ever did.

Grant Lawrence
#159 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Apr 09, 2014

HELLO BLOG! I'll be back on air tomorrow!

garfielduk
#160 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

Hi Grant

flannel tom
#161 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 09, 2014

Why aren't you on today?

Trail
#162 posted by
Trail
on Apr 09, 2014

vegamite is actually quite good as long as you know the taste you are about to experiance. if is is a suprise to you it coudl be pertty bad

 

krib
#163 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014

our Brit Foods import place closed due to the CFIA restricting imports on things. Odd thing is, I see marmite in grocery stores still, so I don't know what's going on there

Snarf
#164 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 09, 2014

Wow I thought for sure the Linden thing was just a rumor.  The Early Edition made the excellent point that Vancouver idolizes him as a player, and a poor performance in management could end that relationship. 

kirkofdoom
#165 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 09, 2014

snarf

i saw someone tweet something along those lines yesterday. a lot of Canucks fans are mean jerks who hate everyone the minute they don't win (see also: Luongo).

will Lindin stop being the golden boy if when they don't win the prize? 

garfielduk
#166 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@krib #163, Hmmm, that's a shame.  I wonder what it was about those products they didn't like, or was it protecting jobs.

Snarf
#167 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 09, 2014

Kirk - well we will find out.  I don't think one person can turn that ship around, so when they don't miraculously win the Cup next year we will see just how loyal the city is to him.

TheIceman
#168 posted by
TheIceman
on Apr 09, 2014

Arrgh posting on phone is a pain. I can't use the mobile app since for BlackBerry it doesn't support blogging. 

Marmite v. Vegemite- I really like Marmite but cannot stand Vegemite. To me it smells like old sweat socks and tastes the same. 

krib
#169 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014

Garf,

evidently, it was an issue with a bunch of stuff being shipped to Canada that shouldn't have been. They have "Canadian compliant" versions that they ship over here, and these weren't meant to be sent because they contain things not allowed here. British beef, for example, even though it's probably some of the safest on the planet after what happened over there...

safest of the "factory produced" meat industry, that is...buying locally farmed beef that ISN'T fed ground up parts of other animals is probably much safer overall

krib
#170 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014

not sure why it meant our Brit Foods closed. Maybe he ordered really really a lot of those things and had them confiscated, and can't afford to re-order

you'd think the exporter would figure into it, as in, supplying more at a reduced rate or something since they sent stuff not intended for Canada

reginula
#171 posted by
reginula
on Apr 09, 2014

Hello! How are you doing? I have a new boss! So I may not get a press pass for NXNE, but I'll behave so I can get my days off!

garfielduk
#172 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@krib #170, It looks from the story like nobody will supply him in case it brings closer inspection on themselves.  It's a shame.

Does anyone know if theses products can be consumed in Canada but not sold?

reginula
#173 posted by
reginula
on Apr 09, 2014

And Trevor Linden - WOW.

SamaraS
#174 posted by
SamaraS
on Apr 09, 2014

People trying Vegemite for the first time often approach it as they might Nutella - the more the better.  Such is not the case..... 

I have to eat Marmite here in Canada because I cannot get my hands on Vegemite.  My parents brought over a big jar last year but that is all gone.... long gone.... 

Marmite taste sweet to me because I really notice what I think must be all the super-caramelized onions.  

Sorry to be picking up on old topics.... not really at the computer today.  

VEGEMITE 4 EVA!

garfielduk
#175 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@Samara #174, Do you get Kiwi or Limey Marmite over there?  (I'll see if I can bring some Vegemite with me)

Trail
#176 posted by
Trail
on Apr 09, 2014

@ Samara - I know some serious vegemite addicts due to time spent living in australia and they have freinds mail them vegemite and/or have a concsistant flow coming into canada through friends of friends travelling out of Austraila.  Luckily for her Austrailians are constant travellers

krib
#177 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014

SamaraS,

there's here, and they have a store in TO

and here, in Mississauga

nvp
#178 posted by
nvp
on Apr 09, 2014

 

this song stimulates a desire for robot rock

garfielduk
#179 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

Well I've just emailed the CFIA to see if there is anything I shouldn't bring with me as gifts.  I'll let you know what they say (if anything).

nvp
#180 posted by
nvp
on Apr 09, 2014

 

@Garf can you bring Kate Beckinsale over with you as well?

Trail
#181 posted by
Trail
on Apr 09, 2014

I've heard (although I do nto know that it is true) that the vegemite you get in canada is made somewhere else and is not the same as the australian product. I worked at an outdoor center where we always had Ausies come and work with us and they would have their parents send out tubes of the stuff b/c the did not like the Canadian version. I have not idea if it really is actually different but they swore it was

SamaraS
#182 posted by
SamaraS
on Apr 09, 2014

@Garf #175 - I just checked and it is made in Leatherhead, Surrey, UK.  So I'm eating the original Limey Marmite.  Still tastes sweet to me, but that is just compared to the intensity of salty yeasty tanginess.  Interesting to know that the NZ stuff is different.... I mean, I know it is made by Sanitarium but I thought it was just how brands pretend they are still local when they are in fact multi-national.... which it likely is, and also a different blend made to appeal to kiwis.  

Kiwis generally prefer Marmite to Vegemite, but I often think that is largely based on the fact that Vegemite is Australian.  hahaha 

 

@krib - Well there you go!  Pretty expensive.... yows!  I guess I will have to try not to eat it on every piece of toast I make until it is done....  Better make Vegemite shopping part of the plans for NxNE weekend....  That will save Garry risking Vegemite smelling luggage, should the jar break in transit.  ;)

Corey Isenor
#183 posted by
Corey Isenor
on Apr 09, 2014

Surprise example, I didn't even know: http://coreyisenor.bandcamp.com/track/bend-in-the-river

garfielduk
#184 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@Samara #182, I'll add Vegemite and Twiglets to the list of things to bring with me.

hytumb69
#185 posted by
hytumb69
on Apr 09, 2014

Have you GIS'ers watched this lately?  makes you feel better

krib
#186 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014

hey, I want ALL the Twiglets, man

garfielduk
#187 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@krib #186, I know! I'm just saying I will add them both to the list.

garfielduk
#188 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@nvp #180, She just told me she is busy then, sorry.

nvp
#189 posted by
nvp
on Apr 09, 2014

 

thank you for checking, Garry!

shufle
#190 posted by
shufle
on Apr 09, 2014

re 185. That is perfect

 

garfielduk
#191 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@Smara #182,  I've just been looking at the markups myself.  I think I could make a living at this.  I can buy the same size jar of Vegemite over here for about $3.59 and they want $7.95.

SamaraS
#192 posted by
SamaraS
on Apr 09, 2014

Twiglets.  

I'm all like: "awwww, Twiglets! Keeee-ute!"  ;) 

 

@garf - The smallest jar would be beyond exciting, but I don't want you spending your travel budget on me!!!  AND you have to lug everything around the globe....  just bring yourself!  I can't wait to meet you!!!  Vegemite excitement fades into the background in comparison. :)  

SamaraS
#193 posted by
SamaraS
on Apr 09, 2014

#191 Ooo, garf!! There you go!  SELL ME the Vegemite to INCREASE your travel budget!!  hahahah!

garfielduk
#194 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@nvp #189, That's OK, it was easy enough to do but I think I nudged her a bit too hard to wake her up.  She isn't happy with me.

garfielduk
#195 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@Samara #193, You can buy (or make) me some Kiwi food in exchange while I'm there.  Travel budget?

krib
#196 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014
garfielduk
#197 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@krib #196, I'm just looking for my "blue jeans to Russia" item so I can make trips to Canada pay for themselves.

SamaraS
#198 posted by
SamaraS
on Apr 09, 2014

I like to throw the word "budget" around.  Seems grown up.  

KIWI FOOOOOOD!!!!  So it's sausages wrapped in white bread with tomato sauce for tea then?  :P  

I jest.  YOU ARE ON GARFIELDUK!!!!!!  Vegemite or no Vegemite, I shall cook up some kiwi classics.  I use my Edmonds Cookery book all the time!  The recipes are so bland, but that is good for inspiration.... it's got the basics of kiwi kuisine.  

The Edmonds Cookery Book "International Dishes" chapter is hilarious.... NZ has come a long way since I was a little kid in the '80s.  

garfielduk
#199 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@Samara #198, Or we could go fancy and have a meat pie with sauce?

himymothra
#200 posted by
himymothra
on Apr 09, 2014

this odonis odonis album is rad as hell

Trail
#201 posted by
Trail
on Apr 09, 2014

Ya. I was listening the Odonis album at 6:00am this morning while I was getting ready to wake up the kids. It was totally rad

 

SamaraS
#202 posted by
SamaraS
on Apr 09, 2014

@Garf - Old Abe & I are vegetarian, however I used to try making meat pies regularly because I missed them.... bakeries are plentiful in En Zed and the scent of pies wafting from every cluster of shops is a kiwi thing to me.... That said, I made a venison stew for my bro-in-law last week and he swears it was restaurant worthy, best venison stew ever!  So perhaps I will try my hand at making a meat pie for you.  I have gotten so much better at making gravy since going vegetarian.  (Odd, perhaps, but making vegetarian gravy has been eye-opening).  I would make an exception for you the way I did for my hunter bro-in-law.  I can't promise I will eat any though.... I'd make a vegetarian pie to go with it.... if I am making pastry I make lots.  I am sure I will make some tasty eats for you.  :)  

garfielduk
#203 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@Samara #202, I like cheese and onion pies.  I plan on bringing some quorn with me.

evensteven
#204 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 09, 2014

Garf.. Just was thinking...

It's nice to see someone win CBC3 fan of the year and not disappear from the blog.

With your victory tour Are U trying to repeat? It's never been done here before.

himymothra
#205 posted by
himymothra
on Apr 09, 2014

the blog used to be much more active during the days where it was in the basement

garfielduk
#206 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@EvenSteven #204, I was worried that I would have to leave if I won FotY but nobody has told me I have to go yet.  The paperwork states that you can't have more than one term ion office.

garfielduk
#207 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

in office not ion office

himymothra
#208 posted by
himymothra
on Apr 09, 2014

holy shit i wanna hear tagalog metal baaaddd

himymothra
#209 posted by
himymothra
on Apr 09, 2014

where is it?

garfielduk
#210 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

Well the CFIA got back to me and I can bring everything I want to bring and in amounts I couldn't afford to bring with me.

SamaraS
#211 posted by
SamaraS
on Apr 09, 2014

@garf - Never heard of quorn before.... I don't experiment with fake meat much, but I try things out from time to time when I am pining for some old favourite meat dish.... I made tempeh sausage recently so I could use it to top a pizza and it was pretty great. 

garfielduk
#212 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@Samara #211, I just thought you might be interested in trying some because I don't think it is available in Canada.  It's something I enjoy eating even as a meat eater.

tea&cartography
#213 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 09, 2014

@hytumb

that was fucking awesome.

on that note, hometime!

SamaraS
#214 posted by
SamaraS
on Apr 09, 2014

@garf - Totally!  It seems really versatile, and from the comments section I see many non-veg enjoy it, which is always a good sign.  :)

kirkofdoom
#215 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 09, 2014

i never really noticed it before, but this Ketamines song sounds like they're trying to be The Evaporators...

krib
#216 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014

SamaraS, if you're pining for sausage, Tofurkey does pretty decent knock-offs

garfielduk
#217 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@Samara #214,  I would probably still be a vegetarian but I keep being tempted back by the gateway meat.

evensteven
#218 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 09, 2014

Ok... the new thing driving my brain crazy...

What song from the 70's does the beginning of this Lowell "69" song remind me of? Anybody?

SamaraS
#219 posted by
SamaraS
on Apr 09, 2014

I don't miss those occasional bits of gristle and vein in sausages (or any meat) but there are meals that call for sausagey-ness.... I'll give the Tofurkey stuff a try sometime.  I try to avoid processed foods generally, but cravings happen!  

Gateway meat, hahaha. 

QCbusdude
#220 posted by
QCbusdude
on Apr 09, 2014
Anybody else think Lowell is a serious contender for the Bucky for sexiest artist?
evensteven
#221 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 09, 2014

#220... don't know what LOWEL looks like but the music is sexy, so YES!

krib
#222 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014

EvenSteven,

is it this, maybe?

kirkofdoom
#223 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 09, 2014

Lana, the hunger thing:

that was my life while at BCIT. "Whoops, I've been here for ten hours and haven't eaten anything!"

It was a great diet though...

Trail
#224 posted by
Trail
on Apr 09, 2014

oh man,,, just put my head phones in at the end of Lana's intro and all of the sudden I started to think it was Friday and I was super confused for a second.

evensteven
#225 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 09, 2014

Lana, Doesn't it suck when you're so hungry, and then you eat, and you feel WORSE cause you ate so much. #theworst

SamaraS
#226 posted by
SamaraS
on Apr 09, 2014

I am getting hungry.... must be from mentioning gristle.... NOT!!!  It's Lana talking about Indian food!  MMMMMMMM!!!!!  It's only just 4pm....  Still, I am going to go open cupboards and look about for dinner inspirations.  Some kind of curry, I think....  :)  See yous later, I'll be listening!

krib
#227 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014
garfielduk
#228 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

I'm waiting for the hausemate to return with the shopping.

evensteven
#229 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 09, 2014

Krib... THATS IT! Thank You! I knew what it was but couldn't place it!

QCbusdude
#230 posted by
QCbusdude
on Apr 09, 2014
I work with a guy who works a 10hour shift, like me, and doesn't eat the whole time. I don't know how he does it.
nvp
#231 posted by
nvp
on Apr 09, 2014

 

i used to drink coffee all day and not eat until dinner.

not good.

Trail
#232 posted by
Trail
on Apr 09, 2014

yikes.. I eat ALL day at work. it is terrible. I mean, I love to eat so it is great but since I am sitting a good portion of the day I don;t think it is ideal.  And to top it all off I also drink coffee all day.

Snarf
#233 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 09, 2014

Around 12:15 today I wondered if I should go get lunch or just keep drinking coffee.  Happy to report I did go for solid food.  I felt much calmer afterwards.

darbarspecial
#234 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 09, 2014

How do you not eat for 10 hours? I feel ill if I don't eat regularly, like actually nauseous. 

kirkofdoom
#235 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 09, 2014

Because work is boring, I took a screenshot of all the 2:42 songs in my library (via Google Play) and here they are

But like I said way before, this morning, there were already time discrepancies with New Pornos and RAA so who knows if these are right?

Trail
#236 posted by
Trail
on Apr 09, 2014

KOD - that is great.  I still cannot access google play. it is super frustrating. I wanted it but ended up with Itunes match which is okay but there are aspects about it that I am not in love with.

kirkofdoom
#237 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 09, 2014

Trail,

I had to use a VPN to trick it into thinking I was in the states to originally sign up, but it works perfectly without it now. Streaming anywhere on any browser and on my android is super nice. I also signed up around when it launched, so it might be trickier now? 

Snarf
#238 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 09, 2014

If Cadbury mini eggs magically appeared on my desk right now I would happily eat them all.

Snarf
#239 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 09, 2014

Damn it.  I like this Japanese Grills song.  That name is so stupid I wanted to not like them.

Trail
#240 posted by
Trail
on Apr 09, 2014

KOD - ya I followed some steps to try and trick google but I think google has caught on becuase it imidiatly sent me notices to my account that it was going freeze my account b/c it appeared that somone had taken it over ...

kirkofdoom
#241 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 09, 2014

yesssss, japanese grills!

 

ungooglable: I saw NO as part of the Arts & Crafts thing, and that is a pretty tough band name to google. And also rife with Abbott & Costello-like possibilities. 

Who's on stage? NO. The band playing right now, what is their name? NO. And so on, and so forth. 

evensteven
#242 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 09, 2014

That sadies rocked!

TheRadioHead
#243 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 09, 2014

Have we gotten an explanation as to why Grant and Lana aren't around today? 

I'm wondering if it's meeting about the budget reduction announcement tomorrow.

QCbusdude
#244 posted by
QCbusdude
on Apr 09, 2014
RH - I forgot all about that upcoming announcement. Now I'm sad. And nervous.
TheRadioHead
#245 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 09, 2014

They are being eviscerated. It's going to take some pretty inventive rethinking to keep them viable.

Steve Venegas
#246 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Apr 09, 2014

Grant's working on a project for Radio 1 and this is a new Lana show .

Trail
#247 posted by
Trail
on Apr 09, 2014

ya I am a curious as to what the cut backs are going to look like... I honestly don't care too much at CBC TV or even radio 1 that much but I hope they leave R2 and R3 alone. their budgets must be SOOO small compared to CBC television.  I also have a friend who is a reporter for the CBC in toronto and he has only been there for a few years so I hope he does not loose his job. he just had a kid too

 

TheRadioHead
#248 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 09, 2014

I hear ya, Trail.  CBC does radio really, really well. I love Radio One.

Personally I think that they should walk away from television.  Appointment television is a dying platform and they can't compete with the majors. Focus on quality programming and offer it on demand on line.

Someone told me that ABC (Australia) has done this already.

Trail
#249 posted by
Trail
on Apr 09, 2014

At TRH-  ya, I was being a bit harsh. there is a lot about R1 that is so good. It has helped me drive across Canada a few times now. I think you are bang on with your point about appointment televison.  I do not have cable or anything.  All the CBC I watch I do online.  they could jump ahead of the curb and start moving their television to be all online.

Trail
#250 posted by
Trail
on Apr 09, 2014

umm did I write "ahead of the curb"???  that is not right...

TheRadioHead
#251 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 09, 2014

umm did I think "ahead of the curb" was fine???  ;)

TheRadioHead
#252 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 09, 2014

Fast Romantics are on my friend's label, Pipe and Hat.  He started with just a couple of local bands, but he's been taking more on and just quit his day job to do this exclusively.

 

Well I'm out, I just stopped in for a bit.  Music lesson day, I better practice.

 

darbarspecial
#253 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 09, 2014

I don't like everything that Owen Pallett does, but I did like that song.

Lana Gay
#254 posted by
Lana Gay
on Apr 09, 2014

Hi, hi all!

Trail
#255 posted by
Trail
on Apr 09, 2014

this is an adorable rap song. you don't get to say that much...

Trail
#256 posted by
Trail
on Apr 09, 2014

Cuff the dukes "Head smashed in buffalo jump is 2:49... that's pretty close but they have a lot of songs that hover right around the 2:42 mark

 

nvp
#257 posted by
nvp
on Apr 09, 2014

 

LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLana.

Snarf
#258 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 09, 2014

Lana - how many times a day someone say your name like Archer? Or work 'danger zone' into the conversation?

nvp
#259 posted by
nvp
on Apr 09, 2014

 

while trying to focus on conference calls today, i've been distracted by this:

http://www.minimallyminimal.com/blog/sony-walkman-tps-l2

burndt jamb
#260 posted by
burndt jamb
on Apr 09, 2014

I prefer SNFU's Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump, but it clocks in at 3:19.

Trail
#261 posted by
Trail
on Apr 09, 2014

"I want to rub my tongue over the body of the nation"  - did I hear that right? I like it!

krib
#262 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014

Snarf,

do you mean Lahna instead of Lana, or more like

Lana, Lana, Lana, LANA!!!!!!!!!

interesting that Americans pronounce Lana that way, yet pronounce vase so it rhymes with face

Benoit from Ottawa
#263 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

262   A lot also say "my ont"  (aunt) and "peekons" (pecans).

darbarspecial
#264 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 09, 2014

Some of the 2:42 songs in my iTunes at work:

In The Bedroom In The Daytime 2:42 Hawksley Workman

Kill January 2:42 Shuyler Jansen

London Halflife 2:42 Metric

You'll Go Far 2:42 Jenn Grant

Love Is A Dirty Word 2:42 Jason Collett

Fear of the unknown and the blazing sun 2:42 Colin Stetson

Everything I Saw 2:42 The Weather Station

At The Break Of Dawn 2:42 Young Rival

Cool Thing To Do 2:42 Peter Elkas

krib
#265 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014

Novia Scotians use the high falutin' pronunciation of aunt as well. I had a roommate from there once upon a time who liked to make fun of westerners for saying "ant"

krib
#266 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014

or at least people in the wolfville-kentville area said it that way

Snarf
#267 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 09, 2014

krib.  yes - both, but intentionally as a reference to the show.

Lana Gay
#269 posted by
Lana Gay
on Apr 09, 2014

@darbar That is a great list BUT how do you not have Dolly Parton's 'Jolene'?!?! ;)

 

morgana
#270 posted by
morgana
on Apr 09, 2014

just came in from a long day so far and was looking/listening forward to some great tunes … what the heck is this screaming all about!!

nvp
#271 posted by
nvp
on Apr 09, 2014

 

this tune, Off, alerted me to a problem with my windows batch code to scrape the playlog page.

i was using the echo command to write the text to a file, without protecting the string from the command, hence: echo off.

garfielduk
#272 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@nvp #271, <cough>nerd</cough>

Snarf
#273 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 09, 2014

Morgana - some of us are having screamy days* and Off is just right.

*Nothing terrible, Mr.Snarf's shoulder, which we hoped was just a strain, requires surgery.

darbarspecial
#274 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 09, 2014

Haha Lana! I will check on my iTunes at home, maybe it will show up there. (Not likely)

nvp
#275 posted by
nvp
on Apr 09, 2014

 

[272]  oops, was that [271] out loud?

Old Abe
#276 posted by
Old Abe
on Apr 09, 2014

That Gsts! song was pretty awesome.  Not playlistable!

 

Hey Guys! Hope all is well with everyone.

 

 

morgana
#277 posted by
morgana
on Apr 09, 2014

@snarf well that is scream worthy!  so sorry to hear surgery is in his future.  does this mean he is out of commission for moving day?  regardless, was that "scream" really helping?

garfielduk
#278 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

How bad is it when you call someone a nerd in pseudo html?

morgana
#279 posted by
morgana
on Apr 09, 2014

calling all wordsmiths; i am doing a treasure hunt for half a dozen teenagers and need to make clues.  some of the stops that i am needing to write clues for still ….

eclectic circus

canadian two for one pizza

reo's video

gogh van custom framing

nelson and district community complex

these are the names of local businesses that are going to be holding the next clue.

morgana
#280 posted by
morgana
on Apr 09, 2014

@gary pseudo bad is very,vary bad in deed.

Lana Gay
#281 posted by
Lana Gay
on Apr 09, 2014

@morgana It won't be aaaallll screaming!

morgana
#282 posted by
morgana
on Apr 09, 2014

@lana scream on mcduff.  you do what you need to do.  i have the power of a mute button:)

garfielduk
#283 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@Morgana #279, gogh van custom framing = In need of a picture frame, get one ear.

 

morgana
#284 posted by
morgana
on Apr 09, 2014

@gary i knew you would be all over this!  nice one.  do you think tweenies will get it?  i could add a pictoral hint i guess.

morgana
#285 posted by
morgana
on Apr 09, 2014

where is benoit from ottowa and snarf?  come on you wordy folk, help a lady out here.

Benoit from Ottawa
#286 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

#3       Speedwagon T.V.       ???

 

krib
#287 posted by
krib
on Apr 09, 2014

Lots of these would work well for older people, not so much for teenagers

 

eclectic circus - a muchmusic reference would work for anyone older. how about something referencing cirque de puree?

canadian two for one pizza - ?

reo's video - something about Rio Grande or Rio de Janeiro? REO Speedwagon would be too dated

gogh van custom framing - something about cutting off an ear backwards

nelson and district community complex - reference to Lord Nelson? would teenagers get that?



Benoit from Ottawa
#288 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014
garfielduk
#289 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@Morgana #284, It's just that I like puns. I aint edumicated na nuffinck. You could just print one of his self portraits and ask where would be the best place to get it framed.

eclectic circus = image of lightning hitting the big top.

reo's video = Where Brazilian parrots rent movies? (OK, it's spelled Rio, but it sounds the same.)

 

garfielduk
#290 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

Canadian two for one pizza $=PI*2

 

nelson and district community complex (how is their French?)



morgana
#291 posted by
morgana
on Apr 09, 2014

ope, the twerp is home.  i will keep above suggestions on a back screen until tonight when i can get back to it.  thanks for your help gary and krib!

Benoit from Ottawa
#292 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

A designer's dream, a little crazy, but quite something.

It's 4 knives.

garfielduk
#293 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@BfO #292, I've been looking at those for a while but I want to live in a tiny house so they would be perfect.

kirkofdoom
#294 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 09, 2014

Lana, I have no doubt the longer songs on my list wouldn't be considered perfect by many. Not everyone would like a sprawling My Morning Jacket song, or have the patience for a twelve minute Sigur Rós song.

And there's nothing wrong with that... but I just might not have patience for them. :p

Snarf
#295 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 09, 2014

I just googled Hidden Cameras because I wanted to know the singer's name.  At the last second I added 'band'because I really didn't want to see the search results for Hidden Cameras.

garfielduk
#296 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

241 pizza?

Snarf
#297 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 09, 2014

Morgana - I was away doing things.  Shoulder surgery might tip the scale in favor of no moving day.

And I am drawing a blank on search clues - but that is super cool you are planning a scavenger hunt!

kirkofdoom
#298 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 09, 2014

one time I tried to google Young and Sexy without adding "band" to the end. It didn't go well.

(or did it?)

Lana Gay
#299 posted by
Lana Gay
on Apr 09, 2014
I did a google search and misspelled New Pornographers twin cinema once.... It's their album name! But yeah, happy the boss wasn't walking by at that time.
garfielduk
#300 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@Lana #299, is that the excuse you were going to use?

evensteven
#301 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 09, 2014

This Eating Out song had some system of the down guitar sounds

darbarspecial
#302 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 09, 2014

Looking at my music it appears my most liked songs are closer to the 4 min mark.

Snarf
#303 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 09, 2014

Does anyone watch Modern Family? This Born Ruffians song reminds me of the song Hailey's boyfriend wrote for her.

Trail
#304 posted by
Trail
on Apr 09, 2014

good night friends.

 

garfielduk
#305 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

Night Trail

darbarspecial
#306 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 09, 2014

Not I Snarf.

Night Trail.

Hi Garf.

darbarspecial
#307 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 09, 2014

Snarf and Garf. Hmmm. Should be the name of something.

garfielduk
#308 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

HI DarBar

garfielduk
#309 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

How are you and Devin?

CDNz1
#310 posted by
CDNz1
on Apr 09, 2014

NEVER Google "Les Jupes" at work.

CDNz1
#311 posted by
CDNz1
on Apr 09, 2014

I wonder what "Wet Secrets" would produce...

garfielduk
#312 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@CDNz1 #311, Good music usually.

darbarspecial
#313 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 09, 2014

Well Garf, we've been better but we have also been worse.

garfielduk
#314 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@DBS #313, I'm sorry that it could be better but I'm glad it isn't worse.

morgana
#315 posted by
morgana
on Apr 09, 2014

@benoit #292 i just looked at those knives; deluxe!  did you happen to glance down at the "customers who viewed this also viewed this" section?  i did no know that amazon carried mens g-strings …...

Benoit from Ottawa
#316 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 09, 2014

315     "one size fits most"...

evensteven
#317 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 09, 2014

8pm EST ... Even Steven Time

darbarspecial
#318 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 09, 2014

Thanks Garf. Night all!

Snarf
#319 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 09, 2014

OK cheerio, blog.  I am off home to be a supportive spouse to a sulky prospective surgery patient.

garfielduk
#320 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

@EvenSteven or 1am BST Benfolds Supper Time

CDNz1
#321 posted by
CDNz1
on Apr 09, 2014

HockeyTime!

garfielduk
#322 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 09, 2014

G'night folks (only 22 more sleeps)

CDNz1
#323 posted by
CDNz1
on Apr 09, 2014

WOOOOOOK!!!

evensteven
#324 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 09, 2014

#320... made me laugh!

Good Night World!

evensteven
#325 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 09, 2014

Gary didn't you forget something after your post at #314?

evensteven
#326 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 09, 2014

for Gary #314... Key Lime

garfielduk
#327 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 10, 2014

Shoot, I hadn't noticed, sorry.

kuros_overkill
#328 posted by
kuros_overkill
on Apr 10, 2014

I'm sorry but no. Wierd Al's Franks 2000" TV, the best bit happens at exactly 2:42,

Queens Bohemian Rhapsody clocks in at 5:53, and the build up to the best guitar solo of the late 80's - early 90's doesn't even start until 3:01

Meat Loafs Bat out of Hell Clocks in at 9:52

and Harry Chapin's There only was one choice (What I consider to be a definitive telling of the story of a folk artist) clocks in at a whopping 14:03

 

sorry but 2:42 seconds might be too long for trite pop trash, but solid lasting music takes more.

kuros_overkill
#329 posted by
kuros_overkill
on Apr 10, 2014

(sorry for double post, there does not appear to be an edit button:)

- Here is one for the ages: "Let it Be" clocks in at 3:50, and do not DARE say that it is too long.

Word Dude
#330 posted by
Word Dude
on Apr 11, 2014

That depends on the song.  There are several songs by Meatloaf that are roughly 10-12 minutes long that are fabulous. 

mikel357
#331 posted by
mikel357
on Apr 12, 2014

  I have a pretty innocent question.  If its the 'perfect' song, why the heck would you want it to quickly 'get out of your life'?  If its that short, doesn't it mean that it sucks?  My most listened to track would be Genesis' "Supper is Ready" which clocks in at 22 minutes, and during the seventies in a british poll was ranked as the second greatest rock song of all time after "Stairway to Heaven", which clocks in at 8 minutes.  Heck, I could listen to 'apocalypse in 9/8' all day long.  So I think the writer may have meant "its the perfect song for ADD sufferers".

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