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More than two months ago, bands across Canada began to make their way to CBC Music and, with a few clicks, entered Searchlight 2014: the Hunt for Canada's Best New Artist.

More than 4,000 acts entered, spanning genres and regions, and creating a massive showcase for talent in this country. The odds for any of them to come out on top and be named Canada's best new musical act was around 1/50th of one per cent.

Today, the Searchlight judges revealed their winner: Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk of Brooks, Alta., have been crowned Searchlight champions!

They have won $20,000 in new music equipment from Yamaha Canada Music, a showcase slot at the CBC Music Festival in Vancouver on Saturday June 14 along side Tegan and Sara and Spoon, and a professional recording session with CBC.

Their song, "I Lost Myself," couldn't be more appropriate. Lauren Mann wrote it at a time when she had stopped performing, without realizing what she had lost. The song and this win are milestones in a remarkable journey.

"I wrote 'I Lost Myself' a few years ago after I had just moved away from home for the first time, was getting married, and started a new job," she says. "So I had a bunch of changes happening in my life and it was kind of crazy and through it all I stopped playing music for a little while. I just forgot about it. I forgot that I wanted to play, and I just got busy and occupied with other things."

She left Calgary, her home of 12 years, to move to Rocky Mountain House, a camp in a provincial park, with her husband. The new phase in her life was exciting and distracted her from music, though she felt the loss mixed up with pangs caused by separation from her friends back home.

"It was beautiful but it was very isolated and there was only whoever was working at the camp around there," she says. "So you're in this very small community so I guess that kind of setting contributed to me feeling separated from my friends and family ... I do remember going for a walk in the evening and seeing all this beauty, and appreciating it, but still having this incomplete feeling. 'I really appreciate where I am and all that's around me, but I still feel like something's missing.'"

Mann says she wasn't fully aware of how much she missed music until she stumbled back into it with some prompting from her husband.

"One day my husband set up my piano for me and suggested I play, so I did, and one of the first songs I played was one I had written a few years previous about feeling at home in many different places. It made me realize that I loved playing music, and I had forgotten about the dreams I had of touring and recording. A few months later my husband and I left Alberta to travel across Canada, and through that, decided to pursue music full time. And that's how it all started!"

The listeners certainly supported her decision, as the band powered its way to the top of the Calgary regional contest and into the national round. The judges immediately took note, though the group had enough voter support to make the national top 10 without being saved from elimination by the judges.

When the time came for the judges to pick, Sarah Slean chose to take them into the finals.

"The reason I chose them as my pick," Slean says, "they could really blossom and evolve and become a classic killer live group. I could see them writing the Blue Rodeo songs of tomorrow, where you know every word. They're made for that."

Kardinal Offishall was also an enthusiastic supporter.

"I could see this song being played in festivals around the world," he says. "It's one of those songs to me that has the most widespread appeal. I think that this group has the best chance to become one of our biggest exports."  

Torquil Campbell says the group is tailor-made for a Canadian audience.

"There is a history of song in this country, it's what we are addicted to," he says. "People in Canada would love that band, for many years ... they're going to find an audience. The investment will be paid back because that's a band that will find an audience in this country."

Now, Mann has completed a journey she started on a piano bench in northern Alberta. Her next tasks will include sharing a bill with Spoon and Tegan and Sara at the CBC Music Festival in Vancouver, and choosing $20,000 worth of gear from Yamaha Canada Music.

"We've thoroughly been enjoying being part of this contest, not just for the increased connections with our fans, but it's been great to connect and re-connect with some amazing acts across Canada," Mann says. "It's so great to see that even in a competition, Canadian artists and bands are so supportive of each other."

That support will be one more thing to help Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk as they continue their pursuit of musical dreams.

What do you think of the Searchlight 2014 winner? Who were you rooting for? Let us know in the comments below!

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mt232415
#1 posted by
mt232415
on May 09, 2014

Congratulations to Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk!  And all the other bands that made the top 4 and who entered the contest!

mcfflyer
#2 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 09, 2014

Knock 'em dead today, Grant!

Shonica
#3 posted by
Shonica
on May 09, 2014
Good morning!
Shonica
#4 posted by
Shonica
on May 09, 2014
Congratulations Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folks!
I_am_bean
#5 posted by
I_am_bean
on May 09, 2014

classic CBC Vancouver radio weather this morning: "brightening-up to mostly cloudy"

 

 

kirkofdoom
#6 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 09, 2014

What do you think of the Searchlight 2014 winner? 

Last time I gave my opinion Grant yelled at me, so I'll just skip to:

Who were you rooting for?

I had no horse in the race for the top 4, but in the top ten I was rooting for Crissi Cochrane.

There were a few others I've been vocal about that dropped out at various points.

Chersea from Vancouver (she made the vancouver top ten, which is impressive considering her debut EP came out AFTER she dropped out)

Highs from Toronto (their EP is super poppy summer jams)

Wil from Victoria (don't care if he's not "new", he deserves to be Canada's Ray Lamontagne) 

deiru
#7 posted by
deiru
on May 09, 2014

What is this??!! three separate blogs today, just like the old days

Grant Lawrence
#8 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on May 09, 2014

@kirkofdoom I "yelled" at you?!? Never.

deiru
#9 posted by
deiru
on May 09, 2014

@grant if you follow CBC Radio 3 or CBC Music on twitter you would also know the winner

flannel tom
#10 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

I KNOW WHO WON!!!!!!!!!

Shonica
#11 posted by
Shonica
on May 09, 2014
I listened to the east coast feed of Q to hear the winner!
KristaMark
#12 posted by
KristaMark
on May 09, 2014

Congrats to Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk!    I was voting for both them and Fitness Club Fiasco.  

GRANT, you should get Lauren Mann to play the R3 picnic at NxNE! 

MrFussyfont
#13 posted by
MrFussyfont
on May 09, 2014

Oh, I voted for Lauren! I thought she was the best of the 4. I rarely vote for winners.

Shonica
#14 posted by
Shonica
on May 09, 2014
Bonus I got to hear July Talk on Q this morning too! I love them!
alsace lorraine
#15 posted by
alsace lorraine
on May 09, 2014

I wasn't really following Searchlight much this year, but I was behind Crissi Cochrane. However, I am happy that the band from Calgary won. I do like them, and they are from Calgary.

flannel tom
#16 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

I feel like this Goldmine song is a lot like, say, Glitter Mountain or whatever they are called. It's the "in" sound I guess.

I miss guitars and (real) drums.

TheRadioHead
#17 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 09, 2014

That was a great interview with Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk on Q.  They certainly seem motivated and dedicated and I think they will take this prize far into a career in music.

 

It is a lovely morning here, sunny and mild.  Trees are finally beginning to show a little green, at least a couple of weeks late.  Tomorrow will be open window weather!

 

I am painting.

KristaMark
#18 posted by
KristaMark
on May 09, 2014

@Shonica    I listened to that too! July Talk seem like fun people, besides being great musicians. 

JonDixon
#19 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

Well shit, everyone left me and garf sitting at the other blog.

alsace lorraine
#20 posted by
alsace lorraine
on May 09, 2014

As I side note, I think Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk is a terrible name. I don't like bands with a "So-And-So and the Something's" title.

And finally, I also like that Lauren Mann has the same first name as me. Laurens deserve to win everything.

TheRadioHead
#21 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 09, 2014

I can tell you that July Talk's shows at SxSW were insane.

Leah climbed up onto the shoulders of audience members and rode around the room singing from their shoulders!

flannel tom
#22 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

@Grant - If you could squeeze some Chixdiggit into the lineup today (I Feel Like Gerry CHeevers perhaps) that would be great! I have a hockey tournament this weekend, starting later today, and the wind-up afterwards. Need a hockey song to get the motivational juices flowing.

alsace lorraine
#23 posted by
alsace lorraine
on May 09, 2014

@Shonica, I'll have to make sure I get around to listening to Q today. I have come from not really liking July Talk to liking them a lot.

Grant Lawrence
#24 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on May 09, 2014

@alsace lorraine Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk are from Brooks, Alberta... 

KristaMark
#25 posted by
KristaMark
on May 09, 2014

@Radiohead     You must have had so much fun at SxSW! Can't wait to hear all about it when we see each other in June. 

PhilipST
#26 posted by
PhilipST
on May 09, 2014

Happy Friday, Blog. I was rooting for Fitness Club Fiasco, but I'm happy to see Lauren Mann win it. She looks familiar from the R3 picnic last year.

alsace lorraine
#27 posted by
alsace lorraine
on May 09, 2014

@Grant. Originally, but they are also from Calgary at some point in time. Anyway, there is nothing to Brooks, no one voluntarily stays there.

deiru
#28 posted by
deiru
on May 09, 2014

@Grant what really, like them a bit more now. Brooks is where my parents met and got married

TheRadioHead
#29 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 09, 2014

It was a real experience!  I can't wait to tell you and Markgage about the boobs vs guns protest march.

kirkofdoom
#30 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 09, 2014

I like "So-And-So and the Something's" band names. I miss those, and there doesn't seem to be enough left anymore.

It lets someone be a solo artist, but also gives credit to the band backing them. 

flannel tom
#31 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

the guy who played guitar in this band (BDR) produced the meligrove band albums, i think.

zammachus
#32 posted by
zammachus
on May 09, 2014

Canada just lost to France in the World Championships in a shootout.

alsace lorraine
#33 posted by
alsace lorraine
on May 09, 2014

@TheRadioHead. I have no idea what you are talking about, but I really want to know more.

morgana
#34 posted by
morgana
on May 09, 2014

happy friday morning.  garfielduk has not come up for breakfast yet so i thought he was on the blog … breakfast time Sir B

Grant Lawrence
#35 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on May 09, 2014

@PSTNYC good eye! Lauren informed me that she DID show up at the end of the R3 NxNE picnic last year and was hoping to play! I hadn't met her before (can't remember who she showed up with) but I certainly know her now! And now she's probably too big to play the picnic!

morgana
#36 posted by
morgana
on May 09, 2014

@KOD maybe something like Kirk and Company

Grant Lawrence
#37 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on May 09, 2014

@Morgana "come up"? Do you have him locked away sequestered somewhere?! 

KristaMark
#38 posted by
KristaMark
on May 09, 2014

@TRH      Love it! Not sure if Markgage would have been won over by the boobs or the protest itself. Lol 

TheRadioHead
#39 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 09, 2014

Are we seeing each other anywhere this summer Alsace? 

flannel tom
#40 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

I look at the World Championships as a Rookie Training Camp, essentially. It is a fun, mean nothing tournament, as far as national pride goes.

In other news, I sneezed all over my computer monitor just now.

morgana
#41 posted by
morgana
on May 09, 2014

@grant the dungeon is pretty cozy actually.  best wifi as well.

JonDixon
#42 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

@FT I hate it when things like that happen and you are reminded how gross some things actually are.

alsace lorraine
#43 posted by
alsace lorraine
on May 09, 2014

@TheRadioHead. Not unless you visit me in Calgary. All of my vacation time and money are being saved for my Iceland trip.

 

reginula
#44 posted by
reginula
on May 09, 2014

Moooorning. 

flannel tom
#45 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

i super dig this new CVG song

flannel tom
#46 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

@JD - haha, I'm disgusting!

jdurley
#47 posted by
jdurley
on May 09, 2014

Yeah that CVG song was pretty rad.

KristaMark
#48 posted by
KristaMark
on May 09, 2014

@GRANT           On the blog yesterday, I mentioned that I got to chat with Lauren Mann at the picnic last year. She was so lovely and gave me a postcard with her music download on it. I'm happy for them. 

JonDixon
#49 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

Guys, I have a phone that actually do things besides receive work emails - are there any newfangled "apps" that my life has been incomplete without for the past few years? (work gave me an iphone 5 if that matters)

flannel tom
#50 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

speaking of scary bears - a black bear killed a patch worker up north of fort mac yesterday.

that's scary.

reginula
#51 posted by
reginula
on May 09, 2014

Archipelago? Did Grant just said that? Great day to learn new english words.

morgana
#52 posted by
morgana
on May 09, 2014

i can not hear or say the north west passage without hearing stan rodgers in my head

reginula
#53 posted by
reginula
on May 09, 2014

say* Great day to forget english grammar.

flannel tom
#54 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

@JD - the Simpsons Tapped Out game. Wildly addictive. Add me; Rambo709

as far as actual apps, banking, music and sports are all I have basically.

TheRadioHead
#55 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 09, 2014

JonDixon-the NFB app!

The shorts are great if you need something to do while killing a little time.  Like in line or something.

Also This American Life, every show ever available easily and for free.

McS
#56 posted by
McS
on May 09, 2014

I'd like to go back and listen to more of the bands that didn't win. how can I find them? 

kirkofdoom
#57 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 09, 2014

It seems weird that CBC is "rolling out" the announcement of Searchlight. It's 2014, it's the age of the internet. The announcement should be simulcast across the whole country at once...

JonDixon
#58 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

@FT I heard that - a black bear the news story said.  I wonder if it was protecting cubs or if it was a "dump bear" as we used to call them

flannel tom
#59 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

@morgana - I love Stan Rogers. a true legend. Here is a video of the most spine tingling of Stan Rogers performances I've ever seen. It's in a cabin, recorded live off the floor. Here it is. Check it out. Really.

fictionjunkie
#60 posted by
fictionjunkie
on May 09, 2014

hi again I was watching the other blog...and "working"

@jondixon - not sure if it's available on iphone apps but if it is, get Google Sky, it would be great for up your way for star watching

iamRobSmith
#61 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

Goooood morning!  Hey when does Searchlight voting begin?

flannel tom
#62 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

oh yeah, the NFB app - and the netflix one. and Funny or Die.

NFB reminded me the other day there is a new "Devils Toy: Redux" I will have to see it!

JonDixon
#63 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

Google sky would be neat, but likely next to useless until.....September or so.  Still that one sounds worth grabbing

flannel tom
#64 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

What is the new thing I have seen iPhone advertising? Something to do with motion or something? Attach it to your guitar and bam something happens?

Snarf
#65 posted by
Snarf
on May 09, 2014

Hello, Blog.  My 'no radio at work so I can focus' experiment failed.

FT - I don't know (#64) all I get from that commercial is that the Pixies sold out, but maybe I should be happy they are making money off their music.

morgana
#66 posted by
morgana
on May 09, 2014

@FT i will click that link for sure.  i have seen his brother perform twice but i was too young to see stan before he died. thanks!

Shonica
#67 posted by
Shonica
on May 09, 2014
FT, Did you ever post a link to a video by B. Rich and Shark Tank - Out for a Rip on here? The Boy just showed me a version of that song with the TSN crew and B. Rich.
JonDixon
#68 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

That goddamn song gets stuck in my head all the goddamn time - likely due to the volume of hockey I've been watching lately.

flannel tom
#69 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

FUCKED UP

WHOOOOOO

kirkofdoom
#70 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 09, 2014

Snarf,

science has scienced that listening to music at work actually makes people MORE productive.

No one, however, has yet sciened if listening to Grant makes you more or less productive...

jdurley
#71 posted by
jdurley
on May 09, 2014

@snarf - I have also failed at that same experiment.

himymothra
#72 posted by
himymothra
on May 09, 2014

the pixies aren't even a thing anymore and have been co-opted by every young 20 something now so they might as well keep food on the table and the lights on.

himymothra
#73 posted by
himymothra
on May 09, 2014

pixies shows were awesome

morgana
#74 posted by
morgana
on May 09, 2014

 I am stepping out for a minute.  i am going to do a little background check for a friday night show to see if it is worth going to work on about five hours sleep for.  

http://www.kootenaymusicawards.biz

Shonica
#75 posted by
Shonica
on May 09, 2014
Pixels just announced a show here!
TheRadioHead
#76 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 09, 2014

Himymothra, I hope you won't be offended I ask.  Are you a boy or a girl?

JonDixon
#77 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

I heard that science has scienced that listening to Grant results in an average of 120% increase in exposed genitals in the workplace.

The more you know.

Shonica
#78 posted by
Shonica
on May 09, 2014
Sorry, PIXIES
iamRobSmith
#79 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

Yeah I'm with @himymothra on that Pixies comment.  I listed to them a lot in my high school days, back when Frank Black was putting out albums and the top 40 peeps didn't know the connection.  At some point you just got to put away for retirement!

flannel tom
#80 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

@snarf - I didn't even notice the Pixies were in that ad. They are coming on tour this fall, new Kim Deal-less album. It's OK.

@morgana - I never saw Stan either. I've seen his son Nathan, last summer. And one day, I will actually make it to StanFest in Canso, NS. The best folk fest in Canada - incredible lineuip this year.

@Shonica - I may have posted it here, I definitely watched it about 30 times in a row when it first came out a few months back. Pretty great.

himymothra
#81 posted by
himymothra
on May 09, 2014

oh i thought they broke up

iamRobSmith
#82 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

@TRH obviously it's a rabbit!

jdurley
#83 posted by
jdurley
on May 09, 2014

@iamRobSmith - how's the baby?

flannel tom
#84 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

saw the Pixiies a couple years ago when they did the Doolittle tour. It was great.

himymothra
#85 posted by
himymothra
on May 09, 2014

@radiohead: i am a boy.

 

AND WHAT A BOY! hiiiiyyyyooooooooo

 

is there a reason or just curiosity?

alsace lorraine
#86 posted by
alsace lorraine
on May 09, 2014

@Kirk. I believe that. Listening to music at work definately makes me more prouductive, mostly because it prevents me from spending all of my time listening to other people's conversations.

iamRobSmith
#87 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

@jdurley Leighton is doing great thanks!  I'm loving every moment of being a Dad.

flannel tom
#88 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

Obviously Q is more popular because Jian has a lovely head of hair and a sensual 5 o'clock shadow.

himymothra
#89 posted by
himymothra
on May 09, 2014

@robsmith the rabbit in the pic is also a boy actually

himymothra
#90 posted by
himymothra
on May 09, 2014

jian creeps me out a bit

TheRadioHead
#91 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 09, 2014

Himymothra, no reason, just context. I trust you are quite a boy to behold!

It would have been way more interesting if you were a rabbit though.  We coulda made a movie about you.

jdurley
#92 posted by
jdurley
on May 09, 2014

#87 - Awesome! What is Leighton's latest accomplishment?

alsace lorraine
#93 posted by
alsace lorraine
on May 09, 2014

@himymothra. You're just intimidated by him manlines, aren't you?

iamRobSmith
#94 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

I choose to believe himymothra is a talking rabbit that can also type.  

himymothra
#95 posted by
himymothra
on May 09, 2014

like... "don't leave your drink with jian when you go to the washroom" vibe. dunno why.

himymothra
#96 posted by
himymothra
on May 09, 2014

i wish i was a rabbit i could just chill at home and sleep all day and eat hay whenever the hell i wanted

flannel tom
#97 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

To help the CBC in this time of austerity, Jian should come out with his own line of Made In Bangladesh Jean Jackets. To be sold at Dundas Square on Saturday Mornings by Jian look-a-likes.

iamRobSmith
#98 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

hahahahaha!  Comment #95 wins today's blog.  We can all go home now!

TheRadioHead
#99 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 09, 2014

HHF has quite an anecdote about when her cousin interned at CBC, and Jian.  #95 is no too far off.

stevierayk
#100 posted by
stevierayk
on May 09, 2014

 

Are we talking about the use of Gigantic in a commercial?

 

Everybody needs to get paid. I’m pretty sure most of us wake up every morning and go and do something we don’t really want to because we’ve all got to eat.

 

Sellouts.

stevierayk
#101 posted by
stevierayk
on May 09, 2014

Jian looks like he smells oily, like a deep fryer but way WAY less delicious.

 

iamRobSmith
#102 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

Do we have a host today?  I'm not actually listening (I am rocking a pretty badass playlist on Rdio right now) and I don't see Grant commenting.

JonDixon
#103 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

@SRK a friend of mine that used to be a report editor for us recently posted that she no longer gets worked up about people's poor spelling/grammar in emails/internet posts.  She now only corrects spelling/grammar when she is getting paid for it - I called her a sellout.

But I agree with you, if making music is how you make your money, then make some damn money.  Sell it to whoever will buy it, I'm not going to judge you.

iamRobSmith
#104 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

I feel like the term 'sell out' was cool in the '90s.  You know, till those same people started to realize you had to eat and buy yourself some pants.

Grant Lawrence
#105 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on May 09, 2014

@IamRobSmith um... hello?

alsace lorraine
#106 posted by
alsace lorraine
on May 09, 2014

I am joining a walk-a-thon team, and my teammates have just vetoed all of my team names that I took from gangs in the Warriors. I need a new team. Come on, who doesn't want to be the Satan's Mothers?

flannel tom
#107 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

I LOVE YOU GRANT LAWRENCE!

carrieg
#108 posted by
carrieg
on May 09, 2014
Good morning all, And @iamrobsmith - I just read you have a baby now? Wow, congratulations to you and your wife!! How wonderful!
TheRadioHead
#109 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 09, 2014

Is that naked profile picture ever going to get old?

Grant Lawrence
#110 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on May 09, 2014

Is "Gigantic" a Pixies song? I never knew! The girl who's singing it in the commercial is cute (not a sexist comment).

PhilipST
#111 posted by
PhilipST
on May 09, 2014

#35 Grant, I think Lauren Mann could play the picnic this year.

Love that James Younger song.

flannel tom
#112 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

AS MUCH OF A BRUIN HATER AS I AM, I LOVE HOCKEY HISTORY AND GERRY CHEEVERS (WAS A BRUIN) IS A LEGEND

CHIXDIGGIT, YOU OWN A PIECE OF MY HEART FOREVER

Grant Lawrence
#113 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on May 09, 2014

@TheRadiohead

<----------- this one? I forgot it was there! Hang on...

JonDixon
#114 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

You know he's just going to change it to the shirtcocking one, where he absolutely degrades my fine city.

TheRadioHead
#115 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 09, 2014

I'm thinking he may enlarge it.

iamRobSmith
#116 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

"I forgot it was there! Hang on..." I bet you said that right when you emerged from that frigid lake.

krib
#117 posted by
krib
on May 09, 2014

so the mood of the blog today is libelous?

iamRobSmith
#118 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

Thanks @carrieg!  How's things?

krib
#119 posted by
krib
on May 09, 2014

congratulations to Lauren Mann and her Odd Folk, too.

It was my personal favourite of the ones left.

flannel tom
#120 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

Woo - garage rock! Ketamines. This isong is fun.

himymothra
#121 posted by
himymothra
on May 09, 2014

@grant i would never construe calling someone cute sexist, is that a thing?

 

cause if so i am truly a monster

krib
#122 posted by
krib
on May 09, 2014

is it me, or was Searchlight this year shorter than last year? It seemed interminable last year, for some reason.

StephRamsahai
#123 posted by
StephRamsahai
on May 09, 2014

Congrats Lauren Mann!

carrieg
#124 posted by
carrieg
on May 09, 2014
@iamrobsmith - great thanks! Aside from still being out of my house from a flood I had in January!
kirkofdoom
#125 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 09, 2014

Does this mean we get Grant back for Mondays & Tuesdays now?

Or will Grant be using those days to nap in the office all day prep the Beetle Road Trip?

iamRobSmith
#126 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

@carrieg oh no!  What happened?

carrieg
#127 posted by
carrieg
on May 09, 2014
@Grant- will you be having another beetle send off from Van?
reginula
#128 posted by
reginula
on May 09, 2014

Wait. If Searchlight is over, does this means Grant's show will be Monday-Friday again?

reginula
#129 posted by
reginula
on May 09, 2014

#125 or that.

Snarf
#130 posted by
Snarf
on May 09, 2014

Music at work: if i REALLY need to focus I put on classical or jazz for all the science reasons.  But R3 + blog does not = productivity.

I want the Pixies to have $, but I also want the people targeted by that ad to pay the Pixies for thier music (soooo 90's)

Also, it is not that i am short, it's just just that I am not tall.

mcfflyer
#131 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 09, 2014

@Grant - You know, I guess yesterday's all-positive comments blog was a one day thing.

alsace lorraine
#132 posted by
alsace lorraine
on May 09, 2014

@Krib, it felt shorter to me this year too (which is a good thing).

flannel tom
#133 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

I missed most (ok, pretty much all) of yesterdays show but I saw the pics etc - the one of Garfield UK by the steam clock in gastown reminded me of the Evaporators song: Gassy Jack

TheRadioHead
#134 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 09, 2014

Oh, he still is.

garfielduk
#135 posted by
garfielduk
on May 09, 2014

OK, I'm here now, what did I miss?

flannel tom
#136 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

(he was more critical of the"circle jerk" about the polaris prize and whatnot, was he not?)

deiru
#137 posted by
deiru
on May 09, 2014

What I missed chixdiggit?!! Damn

TheRadioHead
#138 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 09, 2014

You need to follow him on Twitter Tom. 

He recently made what appeared to be a relatively nice comment about CBC Music, but then linked to a picture of a toilet.

carrieg
#139 posted by
carrieg
on May 09, 2014
@Iamrobsmith - big rains beginning of January caused city sewer backup into my basement - just dirty water ... Nothing else, but caused 8" of water. I was relocated to a condo and still waiting to move back home.
kirkofdoom
#140 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 09, 2014

Tom

I think his blog was going down the list of artists playing NXNE and ripping each one apart. Numerous times he brought up R3 and/or Grant Lawrence in a... less than positive context.

flannel tom
#141 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

I almost get a C'mon vibe from Napalmpom - which is A O K by me.

JonDixon
#142 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

who are we talking about here re: toilet picture

flannel tom
#143 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

@trh/Kod - oh. I don't really pay attention to stuff anymore. It's all dumb. I just like what I like and there you have it. (also I'm not on and won't be joining twitter)

PhilipST
#144 posted by
PhilipST
on May 09, 2014

Napalmpom really rocks.

TheRadioHead
#145 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 09, 2014

Paul K Lawton from The Ketamines. 

kirkofdoom
#146 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 09, 2014

tom, 

I'm all for snark, but his blog and what I've seen from his twitter gives me more of an "our band isn't very good so I'm just going to trash other, more successful bands" vibe.

kirkofdoom
#147 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 09, 2014

There's a pretty nifty Searchlight infographic elsewhere on CBC

114 bands failed to vote for themselves. 24 bands weer disqualified for not being from Canada. Over one million votes were cast. 

TheRadioHead
#148 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 09, 2014

Tom, that's how I feel about him, too.  He likes what he likes and is entitled to.  I've paid close attention to what he says is good, and it all has a similar quality.  So his opinion of good taste is relative just like everyone else's is.

 

I like sarcasm, it's my second favourite asm.  So I really appreciate his sensibilities and dry humour.

krib
#149 posted by
krib
on May 09, 2014

TRH,

He who?

flannel tom
#150 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

I bought a new car yesterday!

I really wish I could say it was something like a '77 Turbo Charged Thing-a-ling but Mr. Responsible (that's me!) got a Ford Focus instead. 

(my cousin used to play bass in Ketamines when they were based in Lethbridge but then Paul moved and took the band to Toronto.)

Also, Paul does Mammoth Cave Records, which has put out the last couple BA Johnston albums - BA is in town at the end of May! Whoo!

krib
#151 posted by
krib
on May 09, 2014

ah...okay. is there new stuff up there? I went to something the other day and it was still about the Dan Mangan letter

JonDixon
#152 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

I could use a turbo charged thingaling too.

My truck is fine though, does not need replacing

carrieg
#153 posted by
carrieg
on May 09, 2014
@kirk - I just saw that info graphic on twitter as well
flannel tom
#154 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

the time my brother gave me a Tricky Woo cd for my birthday was the day when i realized he really knew me.

himymothra
#155 posted by
himymothra
on May 09, 2014

focus is cool.

 

i'm thinking of ditching my subaru for an 80s bmw 6 series

stevierayk
#156 posted by
stevierayk
on May 09, 2014

My midlife crisis (yes I’m living until I’m 90) shall be quenched next year with a motorcycle because Supercharger Heaven cost too much.

 

JonDixon
#157 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

sidenote: my truck is turbocharged.  Twice.

JonDixon
#158 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

@SRK I've wanted to get a motorcycle for a while but my better half says that if I get a motorcycle she gets another dog.

kirkofdoom
#159 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 09, 2014

Grant

Here's a Top Three News story for you: Morrissey is a jerk.

No, wait! There's more! Last night he was playing a venue that had two rooms, and apparently he demanded that the show in the other room not happen while he was playing.

We Are Scientists (one of the bands in the other room) laid into him on twitter, and Paws (their opening act) wrote a long facebook note that's quoted in the above article

flannel tom
#160 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

I wonder how the Tragically Hip felt when Gord-o ditched them for The Sadies?

himymothra
#161 posted by
himymothra
on May 09, 2014

we are scientists are rad

alsace lorraine
#162 posted by
alsace lorraine
on May 09, 2014

@flannel. I bet they felt pretty tragic, and not very hip.

 

BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.

reginula
#163 posted by
reginula
on May 09, 2014

#159 Personally, I think We are scientists are way better Morrissey. And I've seen both. Morrissey is just a fat diva.

carrieg
#164 posted by
carrieg
on May 09, 2014
Gord Downie & the Sadies are playing the Greenbelt Harvest Picnic this year
Grant Lawrence
#165 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on May 09, 2014

@kirkofdoom re Morrissey wow his tour is off to a rough start! The night before a fan dive tackled him on stage in San Jose and he stormed off! (was it Lee Hower I wonder?! In driving distance...)

jdurley
#166 posted by
jdurley
on May 09, 2014

#162 - HA HA HA HA HA AWESOME!!

flannel tom
#167 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

What is Morrisey popular for? He is just a name to me. A name that most of my gay friends seem to idolize.

himymothra
#168 posted by
himymothra
on May 09, 2014

the smiths

JonDixon
#169 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

I'm pretty unfamiliar with Morrissey's music.  Is it actually any good?

stevierayk
#170 posted by
stevierayk
on May 09, 2014

@JD – that’s almost as bad as my wife’s threat. Which is “if you get a motorcycle so am I”.

 

kirkofdoom
#171 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 09, 2014

I saw We Are Scientists & Paws last friday, and the show was fantastic.

WAS is one of my favourite bands to watch live and Paws were pretty awesome. It was Paws' first time in Vancouver, but they heard a lot about it from a band they toured Europe with; Japandroids. 

TheRadioHead
#172 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 09, 2014

I said yesterday that until very recently I thought Morrissey was dead.

JonDixon
#173 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

@FT yeah, same for me, except I didn't know that he was popular with gay folks.

JonDixon
#174 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

morrissey is the lead singer of the smiths? is that what you are trying to tell me himy?

reginula
#175 posted by
reginula
on May 09, 2014

Morrissey is what all the annoying people with what-they-think-to-be-an-amazing-music-taste in this city have in common. 

krib
#176 posted by
krib
on May 09, 2014

back in the day, the Smiths were THE alternative band for people in the know. I was never into them and the only song of theirs I can recall is How Soon is Now? and that's mostly because of the Love Spit Love cover for the TV show Charmed.

Love Spit Love had Richard Butler in it, from the Psychedelic Furs, which was my kind of alternative music

Shonica
#177 posted by
Shonica
on May 09, 2014
Morrissey is prima Donna!
loweeda
#178 posted by
loweeda
on May 09, 2014

I'd much rather see We Are Scientists than Morrissey, if that's what we're talking about. Morrissey is just bitter and cranky. He hates eating meat, sex, and the seal hunt.

 

stevierayk
#179 posted by
stevierayk
on May 09, 2014

Morrisey was the singer in the Smiths. The very lame Morrisey sang the very excellent How soon is now.

 

jdurley
#180 posted by
jdurley
on May 09, 2014

@stevierayk - I think she's bluffing. 

stevierayk
#181 posted by
stevierayk
on May 09, 2014

or Hang the DJ

Grant Lawrence
#182 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on May 09, 2014

SEARCHLIGHT WINNER COMING UP LIVE IN JUST A COUPLE OF MINS SINCE JIAN HAS ANNOUNCED IN ALL TIME ZONES!

JonDixon
#183 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

meh - the smiths don't really register on my radar (I'm seriously ignorant of their music) but exploring a bit on youtube, I maintain my opinion of "meh"

Sounds like 80's pop to me.  What is so groundbreaking about this guy that anyone still gives a shit about him?

stevierayk
#184 posted by
stevierayk
on May 09, 2014

@Jdurls – I don’t know, her Dad drives a Harley.

 

JonDixon
#185 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

@grant is the interview coming on right after trust? I must know for unmuting and turning off the smiths.

MrFussyfont
#186 posted by
MrFussyfont
on May 09, 2014

The Smiths were truly great back in the day. They were one of my faves in high school. Saw them at Ontario Place or maybe Canada's Wonderland back then...

loweeda
#187 posted by
loweeda
on May 09, 2014

Contrats to Lauren Mann! I like the name The Fairly Odd Folk. those are my favourite type of folks, as a rule.

I also like the fact that the judges picked her/them because of the potential they heard in the music. All of them said "this band could find a real audience," and I think that's exactly what the judges in this competition should be doing--using their expertise to focus in on talent. so good for them.

JonDixon
#188 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

Oh, I know this How Soon is Now song.  

flannel tom
#189 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

@loweeda - re: the seal hunt: I saw Rebbey posted something the other day about how Sarah MacLaughlin spoke out against the seal hunt and also announced a tour date in St Johns.

She better prepare for backlash and protest.

the rest of canada thinks it's barbaric. the east coast (mostly) understands the hunt.

jdurley
#190 posted by
jdurley
on May 09, 2014

@stevierayk - oh... ha ha I was just trying to stir things up in other people's relationships.  Bad jdurley!  Bad!

stevierayk
#191 posted by
stevierayk
on May 09, 2014

There is nothing interesting about Morrissey anymore unless you’re interested in what is exactly the lamest of the lame. Then Morrissey will definitely be on you radar.

 

garjoh
#192 posted by
garjoh
on May 09, 2014

Are those metric "couple of minutes" or Grant Lawrence "couple of minutes" ? :P

JonDixon
#193 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

Do all smiths/morrissey songs sound like a bitch fest/depression spiral, or is it just the sample set I've managed to find?

MrFussyfont
#194 posted by
MrFussyfont
on May 09, 2014

#193, pretty much.

 

loweeda
#195 posted by
loweeda
on May 09, 2014

FT: ya, hearing the views of East Coasters (like rebbey and balls and yourself, by extension) on the seal hunt really gave me another perspective on it. It's a thing that people far removed from it (*cough*celebrities*cough*) really jump on to complain about, but they don't really understand it.

krib
#196 posted by
krib
on May 09, 2014

re #183

well, hang on a tick...

remember that more than 30 years have passed. It may not sound like much now, but in the early 80s, it was part of a new sound, along with bands like the Housemartins (that Norman Cook - Fatboy Slim was part of).

It wasn't my thing; I wanted either heavier guitars or more synths than that kind of stuff, but people were into it.

iamRobSmith
#197 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

I always thought Morrissey was shit.  

stevierayk
#198 posted by
stevierayk
on May 09, 2014

Smiths = happy music, depressing lyrics

kirkofdoom
#199 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 09, 2014

The Smiths were pretty much the original emo band. 

JonDixon
#200 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

I have a really hard time understanding how shooting seals is any worse than herding cows into a building where an iron spike is shoved through their skull.  IF you are also against beef/pork/chicken farming, then I suppose it makes sense to be against the seal hunt.

himymothra
#201 posted by
himymothra
on May 09, 2014

cause seals are cute and stuff

himymothra
#202 posted by
himymothra
on May 09, 2014

personally i dont really give a damn as long as it isn't cruel, which sometimes it is.

dempstergirl
#203 posted by
dempstergirl
on May 09, 2014

@TheRadioHead [148] "I like sarcasm, it's my second favourite asm."

BAH HA HA HA

YOU now win the blog for today! That was AMAZING. 

Okay, sorry, just blog snooping today...gotta get back to work. Couldn't let that one slip past, though. 

Grant Lawrence
#204 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on May 09, 2014

DEMPSTERGIRL IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

flannel tom
#205 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

I like sarcasm too.

what's "asm"?

JonDixon
#206 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

@krib like they pioneered that sound and most of the other bands tagged on to it?  (not being an ass, legitimately ignorant)  Something like how Nirvana "broke" the grunge sound (lets ignore all the other "grunge isn't a genre," or "bands were making that sound long before Nirvana" arguments)

loweeda
#207 posted by
loweeda
on May 09, 2014

ya, Kirk pretty much sums up the whole Smiths thing in 199. 

dempstergirl
#208 posted by
dempstergirl
on May 09, 2014

@FT it's what nervous, first-year biology profs say instead of "organism" on their first day of work.

iamRobSmith
#209 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

@Thomasthefriendlyflanneltrain it's the end of the org. Both disappointing and the opposite of disappointing at the same time.

stevierayk
#210 posted by
stevierayk
on May 09, 2014

We’re humans, we’re destroying everything. Why should the seals get a pass?

 

garfielduk
#211 posted by
garfielduk
on May 09, 2014

@FT #133, That song is why I wanted to go there for the statue.

flannel tom
#212 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

d'oy

flannel tom
#213 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

i thought it was a thing like brb or lol or whatever

mcfflyer
#214 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 09, 2014

@stevierayk [210] - Well played.  Gave me a good chuckle.

JonDixon
#215 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

"cause they had a landline there"

like its a fax machine or some shit!

iamRobSmith
#216 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

@Tom no!  No it is not!

BRB or LOL are maybe the two worst responses to that type of asm.

Shonica
#217 posted by
Shonica
on May 09, 2014
Off to lunch! Catch you later!
JonDixon
#218 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

"SKIDOO" is probably also an inappropriate response.

iamRobSmith
#219 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

Slow bloooooooooooooooooog today.

flannel tom
#220 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

XL MEATS!

himymothra
#221 posted by
himymothra
on May 09, 2014

so slow

mcfflyer
#222 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 09, 2014

@RobSmith {216] - You win a chuckle for the day too!  :)

garjoh
#223 posted by
garjoh
on May 09, 2014

Amazing that these people are from Brooks. I'm from Medicine Hat and I have drive through Brooks to get to Calgary. As Lauren says, the meat packing plant stinks up the whole place.  

flannel tom
#224 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

Some of the best towns are stinky towns - like my hometown. There's a chicken feed plant there. and a rendering plant.

mmmmmmmmmm... rendered things.

krib
#225 posted by
krib
on May 09, 2014

JD,

yeah, I think that's pretty close. As Kirk so nicely summed it up, they were the original emo band.

there was a lot of stuff going on between about 1978 and 1984 or so. After punk faded away, there was a ton of new stuff that didn't sound like stuff that went before. I can't think of a band before the Smiths that they sounded like, but that wasn't really my sound, and I never really liked Morrissey's voice.

garfielduk
#226 posted by
garfielduk
on May 09, 2014

@RobSmith #219, The topic is far less interesting than yesterday. :)

flannel tom
#227 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

Glad to hear Laura Mann + Fairly Odd Folk are making things happen! Congrats on the W.

garjoh
#228 posted by
garjoh
on May 09, 2014

Congrats to Laura on the big win! Hope to see them in sunny Rochester, NY one of these days!

 

Grant Lawrence
#229 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on May 09, 2014

@IamRobSmith let people listen to the interview, eh?

fictionjunkie
#230 posted by
fictionjunkie
on May 09, 2014

Congrats to Lauren Mann & the Fairly Odd Folk!

JonDixon
#231 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

@krib - right, so I like Nirvana, but I could understand someone that didn't get into them when they came out not really getting it, since a lot of it is kurt bitching about things and singing terribly.

I could also see, were he around today, his opinion not meaning shit

morgana
#232 posted by
morgana
on May 09, 2014

the odour of nelson ranges from nbc brewing, oso negro roasting to selkirk tofu fermenting … oh, and the odd whaft of bc bud of course.

SamaraS
#233 posted by
SamaraS
on May 09, 2014

Yes, contrats to Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk  :)

JonDixon
#234 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

#231 isn't directed at anyone, just trying to make sense of things is all

TheRadioHead
#235 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 09, 2014

Ya, Searchlight has a history of pretty much providing happy endings.  I wouldn't want to wait 2 months to get there though.

JonDixon
#236 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

The days of me waiting 2 months for a happy ending are long gone as well.

Grant Lawrence
#237 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on May 09, 2014

@TheRadiohead you and the happy endings today eh? (but seriously, thanks for referencing all the Searchlights of yore...)

loweeda
#238 posted by
loweeda
on May 09, 2014

JonDixon, how do you feel about Pearl Jam, though?  Because I think I know someone around here who thinks they ROCK.

Sorry pj, if you're lurking ;)

deiru
#239 posted by
deiru
on May 09, 2014

FINALLY SOME DAN AGAIN!!!!

flannel tom
#240 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

Yeah, whistling is  a nice touch. The only reason I like that PB&J song is the whistles. you know the one... All The Young Folk or whatever it's called. Pretty good.

stevierayk
#241 posted by
stevierayk
on May 09, 2014

Last night my lovely lady friend cooked over 12 lbs of beef ribs, in the house. The dogs we’re starting to eye us up while licking their chops.

 

iamRobSmith
#242 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

What interview?

garfielduk
#243 posted by
garfielduk
on May 09, 2014

It's only a 5 hour round trip from Calgary to Brooks.  ROADTRIP!?

iamRobSmith
#244 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

@SRK 'Last night my lovely lady friend cooked over 12 lbs of beef ribs, in the house.' is that a euphemism? 

JonDixon
#245 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

@loweeda I'm a massive pearl jam fan, more so that Nirvana.

flannel tom
#246 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

ha! I just realized the Peter, Bjorn and John abbreviates to PB&J. Hilarious.

Here is the whistling song video for reference.

flannel tom
#247 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

@garf - you will pass through it on the Trans Canada! You will smell it before you see it. Seriously.

Also, that particular part of the prairie is flat. Capital F flat.

himymothra
#248 posted by
himymothra
on May 09, 2014

pb&j did an awesome cover of the strokes is this it?

Snarf
#249 posted by
Snarf
on May 09, 2014

The winning song seems like a good one - I kind of stopped paying attention after the regional semi-finals.

BUT every time I hear 'Fairly Odd Folk' I start singing the theme to 'Fairly Odd Parents'

himymothra
#250 posted by
himymothra
on May 09, 2014

remove the question mark

iamRobSmith
#251 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

The Strokes!  Man, they used to sound great, now not so much.

krib
#252 posted by
krib
on May 09, 2014

I wonder what would've happened if Andrew Wood hadn't OD'd...there'd be no Pearl Jam. I wonder where Eddie Vedder would be

loweeda
#253 posted by
loweeda
on May 09, 2014

Jon, I'm sure pj has been or will be happy to hear that. PJ was always my favourite of the Big Three grunge bands, too (the "Big 3" being Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden).

FT: I've noticed that PB&J thing before and thot it was pretty cool. whistling song also cool. Double cool points to you.

iamRobSmith
#254 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

Anyone watch Jimmy Fallon?  I have that line 'don't let the door knob hit ya!  Wheeeere the gooood lord ________'

himymothra
#255 posted by
himymothra
on May 09, 2014

i still like them, just less so. they are rad live.

 

this is it is one of my fav albums. i have the import vinyl, with the sexy cover

iamRobSmith
#256 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

stuck in my head I should say...see it's occupying me.

garfielduk
#257 posted by
garfielduk
on May 09, 2014

@FT I am going north from Cow Town to Deadmonton so will miss that part of the Trans Canadian Highway.

Grant Lawrence
#258 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on May 09, 2014

GARFIELDUK! What is the plan today? You head to Calgary?

flannel tom
#259 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

@garf - ah yes, you will be on the Yellowhead. Only driven that stretch one I think, can't say much about it.

JonDixon
#260 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

@krib the world would be a different place eh?  Eddit and Mike McCready joined the band around the same time

Grant Lawrence
#261 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on May 09, 2014

@IamRobSmith I interviewed Lauren Mann. Big Searchlight winner. When interviews come on the blog slows down because people politely listen. IF YOU WERE LISTENING YOU'D KNOW.

krib
#262 posted by
krib
on May 09, 2014

 Garf, if you can convince someone, and have time, do a day trip from Regina to see the tunnels of Moose Jaw.

they're kind of cool, and the road between Regina is 60km and has one bend in it.well, two, I guess because it bends and bends back, but it's all to go around a town and cross the railway tracks

iamRobSmith
#263 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

@Garf on the road again!

Grant Lawrence
#264 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on May 09, 2014

@GarfieldUK are you offering to be our on-the-spot reporter in Brooks to visit Lauren Mann in person today?

stevierayk
#265 posted by
stevierayk
on May 09, 2014

Kurt Cobain suffers from Randy Rhoads syndrome. AKA Died before people forgot about him.

I’d rate them Soundgarden, PJ, Nirvana. Love Soundgarden, just bought a 5 disc 10” vinyl box set.

 

 

TheRadioHead
#266 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 09, 2014

Today is a good day, as are most Friday's.  I'm not at work.

garfielduk
#267 posted by
garfielduk
on May 09, 2014

@Grant I should be leaving for Calgary around 7pm tonight but that may get pushed back a day as I got here a day late.

krib
#268 posted by
krib
on May 09, 2014

JD, have you seen the movie Singles?

iamRobSmith
#269 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

Ok ok @Grant I am not listening.  This better be fu%^ing worth it!

garfielduk
#270 posted by
garfielduk
on May 09, 2014

@Grant Not Today but I could be there some time over the weekend (if I can get a ride)

CDNz1
#271 posted by
CDNz1
on May 09, 2014

Lauren Mann and The Fairly Odd Folk have played Phog Lounge.

How's that for a Searchlight On Searchlight?

JonDixon
#272 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

I always rated them PJ, Nirvana, Soundgarden.  For whatever reason, soundgarden's sound was never really my fave.

garfielduk
#273 posted by
garfielduk
on May 09, 2014

@krib The only plan I have for Regina is to visit "Dog River"

Grant Lawrence
#274 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on May 09, 2014

@CDNz1 BOOM!!! And it was Jon Corbin who introduced me to Lauren Mann at YOUR WEDDING.

jdurley
#275 posted by
jdurley
on May 09, 2014

#267 - a day late and a dollar short?

iamRobSmith
#276 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

Wow, I turned the sound on for that?!

kirkofdoom
#277 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 09, 2014

Who starred in The Blue Lagoon?

BROOKE Shields!

WEIRD!

loweeda
#278 posted by
loweeda
on May 09, 2014

Soundgarden is the only band of the Big 3 that I ever saw live, but it was in a venue with TERRIBLE sound and I had really bad seats, so I think it tainted my love of them ever after.

I don't think I'd see any of them now, though. My grunge days are over, and I'm not one for seeing bands past their prime(s).

loweeda
#279 posted by
loweeda
on May 09, 2014

krib: I loved Singles, and its soundtrack.

Grant Lawrence
#280 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on May 09, 2014

@garfielduk ...and have you asked Morgana if it is ok to stay an extra day?! 

Grant Lawrence
#281 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on May 09, 2014

@IamRobSmith you... are on a MUSIC site... without the sound on?

CDNz1
#282 posted by
CDNz1
on May 09, 2014

First Anniversary Gift is beer, right?

;-)

iamRobSmith
#283 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

What makes the continuous murmuring sound of water flowing over stones?

a Babbling Brook!

Funhog
#284 posted by
Funhog
on May 09, 2014

@Garfielduk - If I didn't have kidlets and a wife, I'd come down to Nelson right now and give you a ride to Calgary. Wish I could man. Would be a great excuse to finally meet morgana, yourself and cicero in person all in one go.

Snarf
#285 posted by
Snarf
on May 09, 2014

Grant - are you practicing parenting on Garf? I am sure he can manage his travel budget and be polite to his hosts.  You don't need to worry so much - all kids grow up.

I_am_bean
#286 posted by
I_am_bean
on May 09, 2014

Amazing show in Nanaimo BC this Sunday

Damo Suzuki from Can backed by an psychedelic army of Nanaimo musicians in a heritage church. Celebrating the release of a double live LP from last year's show.

Promo Video

Bring your mom!

flannel tom
#287 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

dog river aka Rolou (Roleau?) was one of the first things I saw when I moved to the prairies

krib
#288 posted by
krib
on May 09, 2014

I loved Singles, too. It was a great movie and, yeah, had a fantastic soundtrack. It's what got me to go hunt down Mother Love Bone's album

jojodillon
#289 posted by
jojodillon
on May 09, 2014

Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns!

garfielduk
#290 posted by
garfielduk
on May 09, 2014

@Grant It was Morgana as there is a local award show in Nelson tonight.  The Kootenay music awards

@Funhog #284, You could always ask permission (I understand, it's kind of you to even entertain the idea)

flannel tom
#291 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

"psychedelic army" sounds amazing! If I were in Nanaimo, I'd check that out.

garfielduk
#292 posted by
garfielduk
on May 09, 2014

it was Morganas idea

 

krib
#293 posted by
krib
on May 09, 2014

I think it put me on to Screaming Trees, too. Shame they didn't make it bigger

loweeda
#294 posted by
loweeda
on May 09, 2014

yaya, jojo, I loved that song! LOVED it.

kirkofdoom
#295 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 09, 2014

Singles is good. It's probably my... third favourite Cameron Crowe movie. Fourth, maybe.

I went to Seattle a few years ago with a friend that is a HUGE grunge/Pearl Jam fan, and she made sure we stopped at the apartment complex it was filmed at. It still exists and looks pretty much the same.

(Or, it did four or five years ago)

garfielduk
#296 posted by
garfielduk
on May 09, 2014

Also Suki the doge like the cat treats I keep feeding her.

iamRobSmith
#297 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

@Garf stop feeding that dog cats treats right meow!

krib
#298 posted by
krib
on May 09, 2014

Matt Dillon was very funny in Singles.

I'm walking down the avenu-u-u-ue

and I'm looking at the garbage cans

Steve Venegas
#299 posted by
Steve Venegas
on May 09, 2014

Top 3 Cameron Crowe films:

Vanilla Sky

Elizabethtown

We Bought a Zoo

krib
#300 posted by
krib
on May 09, 2014

what dog wouldn't like treats made out of cats

garfielduk
#301 posted by
garfielduk
on May 09, 2014

@krib #300, exactly!

jojodillon
#302 posted by
jojodillon
on May 09, 2014

Almost Famous is Cameron Crowe joint, no?

iamRobSmith
#303 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

@jojo can you call it a 'joint' if Spike Lee wasn't involved?

mcfflyer
#304 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 09, 2014

I suppose that I should mention that tomorrow is Peggy and my first anniversary!

McS
#305 posted by
McS
on May 09, 2014

Congrats Lee & Peggy!

himymothra
#306 posted by
himymothra
on May 09, 2014

wtf why are so many more songs not able to be added to playlists now?

iamRobSmith
#307 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO MR LEE AND MRS PEGGY!

flannel tom
#308 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

why do they call it the city of dirt? sounds like slander.

himymothra
#309 posted by
himymothra
on May 09, 2014

drugs and alcohol have ruined my memory so if i dont add them to a playlist they will be lost to time...

jojodillon
#310 posted by
jojodillon
on May 09, 2014

Probably my favorite Smashing Pumpkins song too, Drown.

iamRobSmith
#311 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

@FT the City of Crap Hockey Team was too long to fit on the welcome sign.

iamRobSmith
#312 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

A bunny that does drugs and alcohol.  Now that's something you don't see everyday.

jojodillon
#313 posted by
jojodillon
on May 09, 2014

RobSmith, Spike has the market cornered on joints?

Grant Lawrence
#314 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on May 09, 2014

@McFlyer HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO YOU AND THE PEGSTER! #PeggyLee

krib
#315 posted by
krib
on May 09, 2014

Cherub Rock is mine. Great way to open an album

himymothra
#316 posted by
himymothra
on May 09, 2014

drown is a sick pumpkins tune.

 

i loved their b-sides album a lot, pisces iscariot

himymothra
#317 posted by
himymothra
on May 09, 2014

siamese dream era pumpkins was something else.

mcfflyer
#318 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 09, 2014

Thank you all.  It's been a rough week for Peggy.  She went down to northern San Diego County about 500 miles away, to be with her sisters as their mother passed away on Wednesday.

garfielduk
#319 posted by
garfielduk
on May 09, 2014

@Mcfflyer Happy Anniversary Sir

himymothra
#320 posted by
himymothra
on May 09, 2014

my condolences, that is never an easy trip to make under those circumstances

loweeda
#321 posted by
loweeda
on May 09, 2014

Oh, sorry to hear of Peggy's mother passing away, but contrats to you both on your anniversary, Lee. 

that's life in a nutshell, right there, I guess. Death and love

garfielduk
#322 posted by
garfielduk
on May 09, 2014

@Lee please give Peggy a hug for me

stevierayk
#323 posted by
stevierayk
on May 09, 2014

Pumpkins – I always liked Muzzle. Kick ass freakin drumming from the junkie.

I saw Pearl Jam at the Kitchener Aud. One of my fave concerts ever. When I got home you could purchase the ‘official bootleg’ online for 10 bucks. An excellent souvenir.

 

iamRobSmith
#324 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

Bah every time I hear this intro I think it's Japandroids!

stevierayk
#325 posted by
stevierayk
on May 09, 2014

Cameron Crowe - Fast Times at Ridgemount High. by a long shot.

 

fictionjunkie
#326 posted by
fictionjunkie
on May 09, 2014

@Lee - Happy Anniversary to you both (and my condolences on the loss of Peggy's mother). 

stevierayk
#327 posted by
stevierayk
on May 09, 2014

@Lee –so sorry to hear that, but happy anniversary.

 

Grant Lawrence
#328 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on May 09, 2014

@IamRobSmith you ARE listening! Whoo hoo!

mcfflyer
#329 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 09, 2014

Thanks again.  Peggy lost both parents (they were in their 90s) over about six months.  But was not unexpected.  I'm fortunate that I had a chance to meet them both last August.  Her mother's final words to me as we were leaving, "And I know we'll learn to love you too."  Looking at her, I saw my own grandmother.  :) 

mcfflyer
#330 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 09, 2014

It's funny about this strange little R3 blog world.  When we learned about the Peggy's mom failing, one of the first friends I emailed was Grant.  Amazing the friends I've made through this blog.

mcfflyer
#331 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 09, 2014

Hey.  Anyone have any experience using a hammer drill?  I've got some concrete I need to drill some anchor holes into.

iamRobSmith
#332 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

And the oddest blog comment transition goes to Lee from #330 to #331!

mcfflyer
#333 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 09, 2014

@Rob Smith - And you're on my case - and YOU weren't even listening to Grant all show long!  Talk about nerve!! 

jojodillon
#334 posted by
jojodillon
on May 09, 2014

I like the Replacements, but Dyslexic Heart was pretty weak!

mcfflyer
#335 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 09, 2014

Looks like I'm the guilty party in killing the blog now!  Ha!

sbarbara
#336 posted by
sbarbara
on May 09, 2014

@Lee hugsXO

PhilipST
#337 posted by
PhilipST
on May 09, 2014

#291 Speaking of psychedelic, the other day I got a notice from Twitter of a new follower:

@MAPS The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (@MAPS) has been supporting #psychedelic and #marijuana research since 1986.

 

iamRobSmith
#338 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

@Lee to my defense I thought Grant was on holiday after putting two solid days of work in.

stevierayk
#339 posted by
stevierayk
on May 09, 2014

@Lee - re: hammer drill - of course, what's your question?

himymothra
#340 posted by
himymothra
on May 09, 2014

going to sneak out early today i think. hangover has subsided. life is okay.

McS
#341 posted by
McS
on May 09, 2014

@Lee so sorry for Peggy's loss. Hugs to you both!

also I have never used a hammer drill.

loweeda
#342 posted by
loweeda
on May 09, 2014

lunchtime! bye folks.

I hope you have a great weekend, full of beer o'clocks, or whatever kind of o'clock you prefer.

mcfflyer
#343 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 09, 2014

@stevie - How easy is it to use?  I've a lot of experience with a regular drill, and have drilled into concrete and through tile before, but the bolts are designed for concrete and suggest a hammer drill.  Does it drill faster and does it wear out masonry bits slower than a regular drill!

@RobSmith - I was teasing, but 339 proves 330.  :)

iamRobSmith
#344 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

Have a great weekend Loweeda!

kirkofdoom
#345 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 09, 2014

Searchlight lives on?

Voting for Searchlight 2015 starts MONDAY!

jojodillon
#346 posted by
jojodillon
on May 09, 2014

@kirkofdoom Sounds about right!

iamRobSmith
#347 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

@Kirk 48 weeks of voting commences Monday!

TheRadioHead
#348 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 09, 2014

I wanted to like Mounties, I really did.  Bought the ticket (so to speak) waited for them, stood in front.  But I just couldn't really get into them. Too pop, and Steve Bays really gets under my skin.

HOWEVER Hawksley Workman drumming was a joy to behold.

stevierayk
#349 posted by
stevierayk
on May 09, 2014

@lee – easy enough to use, it just jack hammers a little while its drilling. If you’re drilling half inch holes 6 inches deep it speed things up, if you just need to make some small holes, your regular drill would be fine. You can usually rent one if you only need it for a couple holes.

 

garjoh
#350 posted by
garjoh
on May 09, 2014

YOUNG GALAXY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

stevierayk
#351 posted by
stevierayk
on May 09, 2014

@TRH – what is it about that Steve Bays? His stuff always rubs me the wrong way.

mcfflyer
#352 posted by
mcfflyer
on May 09, 2014

@Stevie - I need to drill 15 holes about 3" into concrete, and it has to be rather small.  I saw one at Home Depot for under $50, and had decent reviews.  Most of the rental ones are pretty big.  Thanks!

flannel tom
#353 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

oh fridays. good and bad. good because it's friday. bad because of unreasonable work requests...

keep the rockin tunes rockin and whatnot.

binsy
#354 posted by
binsy
on May 09, 2014

So . . . Sherman Laur-Mann Downey and the Odd Case of the Ambiguous Folk is like the ultimate Canadain band?

Grant Lawrence
#355 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on May 09, 2014

@kirkofdoom re #345 BABOOM!

stevierayk
#356 posted by
stevierayk
on May 09, 2014

@Lee - you can also turn the hammer off and use it as a normal corded drill

binsy
#357 posted by
binsy
on May 09, 2014

@mcfflyer

I used a hammer drill once and it felt no different from a normal drill. 

Grant Lawrence
#358 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on May 09, 2014

@binsy waaaaatch it.............

kirkofdoom
#359 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 09, 2014

Bays voice was mostly the reason I never liked Hot Hot Heat, but it actually doesn't bother me at all in Mounties. I don't know if it has changed with age or if he is consciously singing different, but I dig it. 

And it's funny you say "too pop", TRH. The reason why I like the album so much is that is isn't as pop as I thought it would be. 

TheRadioHead
#360 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 09, 2014

I can't put my finger on it SRK.  It's lots of little things, I guess.  His voice is annoying, but I am like that with voices.  He has an air of arrogance.  I dunno, I tried.

iamRobSmith
#361 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GRANT I LOVE YOU!!!!

himymothra
#362 posted by
himymothra
on May 09, 2014

ahhhh bulldogs hockey...

iamRobSmith
#363 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

CRANK THIS MOFO IT'S FRIDAY!!!

stevierayk
#364 posted by
stevierayk
on May 09, 2014

@Binsy - you have to flip the switch, then it's Hammertime

kirkofdoom
#365 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 09, 2014

Bays voice is super nasal. That's what bugged me about it. 

binsy
#366 posted by
binsy
on May 09, 2014

Steve Bays got me throught grade 11 french. He's rad! 

TheRadioHead
#367 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 09, 2014

Ha, Kirk. It's all just so relative, eh?

binsy
#368 posted by
binsy
on May 09, 2014

@stevierayk

Oh, I flip that switch to Hammertime every day of my life!

himymothra
#369 posted by
himymothra
on May 09, 2014

i loved hot hot heat. nothing but good memories associated with them

stevierayk
#370 posted by
stevierayk
on May 09, 2014

Oddly I like the Mounties and I have no love for Bays or Hawksley. I always like Limblifter though and most of Dahl’s other stuff.

stevierayk
#371 posted by
stevierayk
on May 09, 2014

@Binsy - it's the pants.

Grant Lawrence
#372 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on May 09, 2014

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kirkofdoom
#373 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 09, 2014

It's funny, though... I never really liked Hot Hot Heat. But I love Mounties. I am digging The Gay Nineties and am really interested to hear their upcoming stuff. Even Fur Trade, I find pretty groovy.

iamRobSmith
#374 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

Thanks Grant, way to make me weep like a baby again.

flannel tom
#375 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

I'm here for Steve Bays hair

flannel tom
#376 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

hot hot heat is the canadian strokes

not as good but still not too bad

TheRadioHead
#377 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 09, 2014

I was going to add Steve Bays hair to the list of things that annoyed me about him, but I thought that would prove me superficial and shallow.  But yes, I hate his hair.

flannel tom
#378 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

@binsy - Hi!

nothing got me through grade 11 french. Why, you ask? I stopped taking french in grade 10!!! Hahahahahahaha

garfielduk
#379 posted by
garfielduk
on May 09, 2014

@Grant, Just out of interest how many complaints did you receive about the theme of yesterdays show?

flannel tom
#380 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

hair goes on top of the head!

CDNz1
#381 posted by
CDNz1
on May 09, 2014

What was wrong with yesterday's show?

#hotelsex

Grant Lawrence
#382 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on May 09, 2014

@garfielduk nothing but really interested fans! I must have sent your interview out via email about fifty times yesterday, got a little bogged down with it actually.

Grant Lawrence
#383 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on May 09, 2014

@CDNz1 DOWN BOY!

flannel tom
#384 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

granmt - I missed the interview and would like to hear it! possible?

JonDixon
#385 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

SRK knows what's up re: Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Also - Lee I used to use a hammer drill all the time to put in anchors so I could core through concrete.  Pretty simple - if you are doing 15 holes (what diameter?) then a standard cordless might get your through, might need an extra battery, the hammer function really kills the battery.

Wear some gloves, the vibration in the hands can be a pain sometimes.

Grant Lawrence
#386 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on May 09, 2014

Anyone who wants the GarfieldUK interview from yesterday can email me: grant.lawrence@cbc.ca. Swamped today with Searchlight but will send it out monday first thing

flannel tom
#387 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

according to R3 - cultural appropraition is NOT ok at festivals anymore (i.e. native head dress) but it IS ok to play a song called Indian Summer?

flannel tom
#388 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

you're a peach grant - I'll email ya

SamaraS
#389 posted by
SamaraS
on May 09, 2014

IT'S 25 DEGREES IN MEAFORD ONTARIO!!!  "FEELS LIKE 28"

I thought this last winter had sapped my will to live [in Canada] but I feel SO ALIVE!!!!!  I am sorry if I seem to be gloating, I am just so freakin relieved to be warm. 

TheRadioHead
#390 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 09, 2014

Oddly, even though I am not at work I am still commenting from a bathroom.

I'm prepping this room for painting, and honestly I think there are a dozen different screw heads holding things up in here. No more than 2 the same.

garfielduk
#391 posted by
garfielduk
on May 09, 2014

@FT #388, Are you saying Grant is small round furry and perpetually stoned?

Grant Lawrence
#392 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on May 09, 2014

@SamaraS AMAZING!!! Enjoy it! That's #shirtcockin' weather, eh??

JonDixon
#393 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

Man, imagine if the white man told native americans that they couldn't wear a style of hat!

^ that comment is not meant to be taken seriously.

garfielduk
#394 posted by
garfielduk
on May 09, 2014

@TRH #390, Contrats on the laundry today. :)

Snarf
#395 posted by
Snarf
on May 09, 2014

#387 /FT !!!! I was going to say that but then I thought I was being a PC west coaster and no one wants that.

In case anyone doesn't know - Indian Summer = racist.  The origin is that the summer was lazy and never left. 

iamRobSmith
#396 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

I'm pretty sure one of the dudes that works in my office is wearing a baby t.

garfielduk
#397 posted by
garfielduk
on May 09, 2014

@JD #393, It is an interesting thought how cultural re-appropriation can be evil one way but fine the other.

TheRadioHead
#398 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 09, 2014

Ah, getting to know Instagram eh Garf?

JonDixon
#399 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

@garf as a heterosexual white male I'm not allowed to point out things like that.

JonDixon
#400 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

@Grant I have the email of Garry's interview - does it break any laws (written or unwritten) for me to forward it along to Tom?  I'll even pinky promise to not send it along to any others.

garfielduk
#401 posted by
garfielduk
on May 09, 2014

@TRH #398, In a round about way because I don't have a supported phone so I have to use a 3rd party app on my Blackberry Curve.

 

Speaking of which, does anyone fancy adding me to their family cell phone plan?

#ShyBairnGetNowt

marie_curious
#402 posted by
marie_curious
on May 09, 2014

Working from home sucks.

iamRobSmith
#403 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

@marie not if you do it correctly.  #nopantsworking

himymothra
#404 posted by
himymothra
on May 09, 2014

id be sooo high if i worked from home right now

garfielduk
#405 posted by
garfielduk
on May 09, 2014

@JD #399, I am a BuySexual white male, If I want sex I have to buy it.

himymothra
#406 posted by
himymothra
on May 09, 2014

cause its friday and no one is around for whatever reason so.... productivity is low

Snarf
#407 posted by
Snarf
on May 09, 2014

PC WEST COASTER RANT - headdress are not like baseball hats, they are like a Cardinal's hat. Not really cool to wear them as a fashion statement.  Not even like a yamaka or turban, that people of faith wear, but something a person or religious/cultural importance wears at special occasions/ceremonies.  Or so says the white woman.  Contradict me - I am happy to lean.

flannel tom
#408 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

wha was that last song: "see the pother guy"? I just caught the end of it.

Hey - Grant - is Bishops Green still in your system? They were added the other week I think. Cool band.

JonDixon
#409 posted by
JonDixon
on May 09, 2014

@snarf the only real argument that I have is so long as you have things that are only for you, people will continue to treat you differently.  For better or for worse.

iamRobSmith
#410 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

This Bestie song is all caps FUC&!NG AWESOME!

flannel tom
#411 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

Bad Band name (Bestie) however, not a bad song.

Snarf
#412 posted by
Snarf
on May 09, 2014

Jon - so men and woman won't be equal until men wear dresses and purses?  Sounds good - you are really missing out on summer dresses.

kirkofdoom
#413 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 09, 2014

Remember when they made Breakfast at Tiffany's and everyone thought it was okay for Mickey Rooney to dress up and play the Japanese neighbour like he did?

garfielduk
#414 posted by
garfielduk
on May 09, 2014

@Snarf #407, I have no intention of wearing a full on head dress (in the same way I would not wear a kilt) it is not part of my culture.  However I am left wondering how it seems to be OK for people with no Scottish blood  to wear a clan tartan but it seems to be frowned upon going the other way.  (I am not intending to single out any culture)

kirkofdoom
#415 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 09, 2014

I have been saying for YEARS I wish men had an equivalent to a summer dress both in style and comfort. 

iamRobSmith
#416 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

@Garf but is it so much about wearing a kilt or more about letting the twig giggleberries have a night out for a change?

himymothra
#417 posted by
himymothra
on May 09, 2014

just wear a dress dude

McS
#418 posted by
McS
on May 09, 2014

@Grant when do you head out on the beetle road trip?

flannel tom
#419 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

imagine how wonderfully "the guys" could breathe if we all wore summer dresses.

 

iamRobSmith
#420 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

Yeah Kirk, rock a dress man!

Snarf
#421 posted by
Snarf
on May 09, 2014

Garf - I am pretty sure non-Scotts wearing clan tartan offends lots of Scottish people.

If it was acceptable I would be all over wearing saris. So jealous.

garfielduk
#422 posted by
garfielduk
on May 09, 2014

@RobSmith #416, I would me uncomfortable wearing tartan pants and have been know to wear a skirt a few times during my life. :)

kirkofdoom
#423 posted by
kirkofdoom
on May 09, 2014

I've been tempted to wear a kilt before. But I don't want to be "that guy". (You know, the guy you see on the bus wearing a black leather utili-kilt who clearly hasn't bathed in three days)

Same as how they ruined a perfectly good hat (the fedora)

 

iamRobSmith
#424 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

Ok, quick end of show poll here fellas.

If you could, would you wear a summer-like dress for men so the fellas could enjoy the summer as much as you?

stevierayk
#425 posted by
stevierayk
on May 09, 2014

Yes it's totally HOT today in Ontario.

I'm home, it's the weekend. Tonight the Guelph Storm will win the OHL Championships (hopefully)and I'll be there, drinking beer. Woo.

Trail
#426 posted by
Trail
on May 09, 2014

hey team... just popping on to say hi for a couple minutes.  shits been crazy so I have not been on the blog much.@FT - I used to were a sarong in the summer a lot and geez it was nice! lol

stevierayk
#428 posted by
stevierayk
on May 09, 2014

My boys need a home, some shelter and protection from the wild.

Trail
#429 posted by
Trail
on May 09, 2014

RE# 424  I vote Sarong.  They are great!  I used to wear them a lot but I started biking more and so I kinda just got out of the habit.

 

krib
#430 posted by
krib
on May 09, 2014

except that there's a tartan for everything these days. Every city in the world that's had ANY connection to Scotland at all has a tartan

morgana
#431 posted by
morgana
on May 09, 2014

SUMMER DRESSES FOR DUDES come to nelson and try it out.  you won't be the only guy wearing a dress/skirt/serong so it may help you see how it feels for you minus the ridicule of passer by-ers.

flannel tom
#432 posted by
flannel tom
on May 09, 2014

it's honestly not too weird to see men in kilts in parts of nova scotia. moreso at fancy events or gatherings and the like rather than day to day. a few of my scotsmen friends have worn kilts at weddings/proms/etc

SamaraS
#433 posted by
SamaraS
on May 09, 2014

Lots of New Zealanders who may or may not be of Pacific Island descent wear lava-lavas, which are sarongs, essentially.  

krib
#434 posted by
krib
on May 09, 2014
alsace lorraine
#435 posted by
alsace lorraine
on May 09, 2014

If Vin Diesel can wear a skirt, any guy can!

 

marie_curious
#436 posted by
marie_curious
on May 09, 2014

Remember when Red Hot Chili Peppers wore wrap skirts and no shirts? That looked pretty masculine to me. Like Egyptian Deities.

garfielduk
#438 posted by
garfielduk
on May 09, 2014

@Snarf #421, Only the VERY VERY militant Scots would be upset about clan tartan, most of the time they assume you have a link and anyone can wear our chiefs (in this case the Queens) tartan. Who do you think sells all of the tartan to the tourists :)

Trail
#439 posted by
Trail
on May 09, 2014

You can really make man-skirts look pretty masculine - especially if you are a tattoo, piercing type. You can make them  pretty "punk" or "Grunge" if done right.  

krib
#440 posted by
krib
on May 09, 2014

hey, there's a whiskey called An Cnoc. Never had it

you're also allowed to appropriate anything from Dr Seuss, because Mr Knox is a key character in Fox in Socks

morgana
#441 posted by
morgana
on May 09, 2014

um, the red hot chill peppers also wore nothing but socks

stevierayk
#442 posted by
stevierayk
on May 09, 2014

I must have that whiskey said Mr Knox, it will go so well with this fox who happens to be wearing socks.

krib
#443 posted by
krib
on May 09, 2014

Come now, come now Mr Knox

have this whiskey on the rocks

have this whiskey and you'll find

all your cares are left behind

TheRadioHead
#444 posted by
TheRadioHead
on May 09, 2014

Well I'm out.  I have to go have my boobs squished.

ttys

Trail
#445 posted by
Trail
on May 09, 2014

good luck with that TRH! 

iamRobSmith
#446 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

I grew up with the three sisters.  When it came to Halloween my Mom would usually make four costumes that were all the same.  When she made cavepeople costumes I basically wore a cheetah patterned dress!!!

In hindsight I should have enjoyed the "freedom" provided by that dress.

iamRobSmith
#447 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

@TRH I hope you at least get a top two asm out of it.

morgana
#448 posted by
morgana
on May 09, 2014

@TRH happy mamo.  

iamRobSmith
#449 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

Yeah, um, so Davids is crap.

PhilipST
#450 posted by
PhilipST
on May 09, 2014

Fun show, Grant. I'm going out to the store, see everybody later. Have a great weekend!

garfielduk
#451 posted by
garfielduk
on May 09, 2014

@RobSmith, I was raised by 2 generations of women so if I wanted to dress up I only had womens clothes to choose from.  On the plus side I did learn to walk in heals.

stevierayk
#452 posted by
stevierayk
on May 09, 2014

@Krib- ok. you win.

But, I will not drink this whiskey on the rocks

Nor will i share with the fox in socks

I like my whiskey neat,

That's Mr Knox's treat.

Trail
#453 posted by
Trail
on May 09, 2014

My little one LOVES dressing up and right now he loves to dress up as the ice princes from Frozen so we tie a huge bed sheet around him into a dress - he insists it has to have a long train

 

krib
#454 posted by
krib
on May 09, 2014

SRK,

that's my experience reading Dr Seuss to kids. You never stood a chance :-)

iamRobSmith
#455 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

Who is at the controls?!?  The music is ummmm, errrmmmm....

alsace lorraine
#456 posted by
alsace lorraine
on May 09, 2014

@Trail, that is adorable.

SamaraS
#457 posted by
SamaraS
on May 09, 2014

Trail, you sound like a really fun dad.  :)  

Old Abe
#458 posted by
Old Abe
on May 09, 2014

Yo! It's hot out here!

@SRK - Re: Soundgarden vinyl box set - Jealous.

 

Have a good weekend all!

garfielduk
#459 posted by
garfielduk
on May 09, 2014

Have a good one Grant, will you be here on Monday?

SamaraS
#460 posted by
SamaraS
on May 09, 2014

I try to be gender neutral with kids.  The have a lifetime ahead of them for people to tell them what to do, how to be, so I like to just go with whatever their little heads dream up.   

iamRobSmith
#461 posted by
iamRobSmith
on May 09, 2014

Have a great weekend all!

garfielduk
#462 posted by
garfielduk
on May 09, 2014

Samara #460, I remember having dolls as a young child and much later I was informed of the questions my mother received about that choice.

morgana
#463 posted by
morgana
on May 09, 2014

@ grant enjoy your weekend.  we started celebrating the impending weekend last night with cupcakes of course.

CDNz1
#464 posted by
CDNz1
on May 09, 2014

#444 - May I buy a vowel, please?

garfielduk
#465 posted by
garfielduk
on May 09, 2014

ttys

talk to you soon

CDNz1
#466 posted by
CDNz1
on May 09, 2014

Wait for it...

krib
#467 posted by
krib
on May 09, 2014

#464

booobs?

stevierayk
#468 posted by
stevierayk
on May 09, 2014

@@CDNz1 - you may.

stevierayk
#469 posted by
stevierayk
on May 09, 2014

that double @ was an ironic typo.

SamaraS
#470 posted by
SamaraS
on May 09, 2014

@garf #462 - Yes, I can imagine.... my sister and I were surprised when our uncle objected to the fact that we let his son (our very young cousin, probably around 3? I was about 16) play with some barbie-type dolls we had still laying around in our big toy chest.  (We actually had a vintage Barbie doll.... cut all her hair off, of course.... oops)  Uncle E did not think girl-dolls were appropriate for his boy.  :P

CDNz1
#471 posted by
CDNz1
on May 09, 2014

So was #469.  

stevierayk
#472 posted by
stevierayk
on May 09, 2014

It's like I'm in ZZ Top.

garfielduk
#473 posted by
garfielduk
on May 09, 2014

@Samara #470, I have remember some male adults making comments about me having an Action Man when I was a child and how it was just another doll.

SamaraS
#474 posted by
SamaraS
on May 09, 2014

@garf - When you stay at our house you can spot the action figurines (dolls!) that Old Abe and I situate in various scenarios around the place.  :)  You are allowed to move them to another spot, if you are inspired!  I have had ongoing games like this for as long as I can remember.  

From where I am sitting I can see Batman, GI Joe, and Obi Wan Kenobi (the Liam Neeson version).

Snarf
#475 posted by
Snarf
on May 09, 2014

OK floating in and out of the blog.

I think we all agreed sarogns are unisex? So now we just need to make them acceptable office attire and we will be golden.

(Garf, re: militant Scots, my Grandparents can be pretty uppity about tartan wearing, but their Scotland is stuck in the 60's when they left)

garfielduk
#476 posted by
garfielduk
on May 09, 2014

All chnge for the R3:30 blog

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