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The Rural Alberta Advantage
"On the Rocks"

It’s been three long years since the Rural Alberta Advantage released their critically acclaimed sophomore album, Departing. So far, all we’ve heard from the threesome by way of new material is “Terrified,” the lead single from their forthcoming Mended with Gold LP (September).

Today we premiere “On the Rocks,” which gives us another side of the album. While “Terrified” was all about the frantic guitar strumming, soaring vocals and explosive percussion, “On the Rocks” is more of a ballad. It opens with a droning synth before Nils Edenloff sings, “Our love was on the rocks, the day we let it out,” right before the percussion really kicks in and the song begins to build in signature RAA fashion.

“One of the events which inspired ‘On the Rocks’ is related to my first trip out to Newfoundland well over a decade ago,” says Edenloff. “So I'm also pretty happy with the double entendre as it relates to the song. We may be the Rural Alberta Advantage, but anyone who knows northern Alberta (i.e. Fort McMurray) will understand that Newfoundland isn't too far out of my wheelhouse.”

Taken together, the two songs are getting us really excited about the upcoming album, which the band says will be a more complete, fully realized Rural Alberta Advantage than we’ve ever seen before.

What do you think of “On the Rocks”? Share your thoughts on Twitter: @JesseKG

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Nana aba Duncan
#1 posted by
Nana aba Duncan
on Aug 19, 2014

We're fixed! And with new RAA to boot!

Emma Godmere
#2 posted by
Emma Godmere
on Aug 19, 2014

Whoops. Now it's Emma.

hotpatch
#3 posted by
hotpatch
on Aug 19, 2014

Good morning ladies

garfielduk
#4 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

Good Morning, I take it Rock The Campus was intended for Grants show.

Thank you

 

"I've decided to sell my Hoover... well, it was just collecting dust" - Tim Vine.

Tim Vine wins funniest Edinburgh Fringe joke award

hotpatch
#5 posted by
hotpatch
on Aug 19, 2014

good morning garf

garfielduk
#6 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

Good morning hotpatch

Emma Godmere
#7 posted by
Emma Godmere
on Aug 19, 2014

Thanks for tweeting us about it, garf!

Also, that was me accidentally co-opting Nana aba's account. SORRY NANA ABA.

hotpatch
#8 posted by
hotpatch
on Aug 19, 2014

I'm going to take my morning walk to Starbucks a little early today, can I get you anything?

garfielduk
#9 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

@Emma #7, Quality control for now, next step hosting spot?

 

@hotpatch #8, I'll have a large hot chocolate.

garfielduk
#10 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

please

hotpatch
#11 posted by
hotpatch
on Aug 19, 2014

garf, no tea for thee? I thought it would be close to tea time there, where you are

Emma Godmere
#12 posted by
Emma Godmere
on Aug 19, 2014

But hot chocolate is perfect for tea time. Best of both worlds: hot cuppa + tasty chocolate

garfielduk
#13 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

@hotpatch #11, not for another 2hrs or so but I don't drink a lot of tea or coffee

hotpatch
#14 posted by
hotpatch
on Aug 19, 2014

ok, I'm gonna step out for a minute or 15

garfielduk
#15 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

How could I say I wasted my summer when I got to meet you Emma?

laurenelizabeth
#16 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Aug 19, 2014

Good morning! I'm not a huge RAA fan, mostly lack of exposure on my part so I'll have to give this new tune a spin. Right now I'm listening to the sweet sweet sounds of Bahamas is Afie! So happy its finally out.

Nana aba Duncan
#17 posted by
Nana aba Duncan
on Aug 19, 2014

Emma STOP TRYING TO BE ME. HA!

Nana aba Duncan
#18 posted by
Nana aba Duncan
on Aug 19, 2014

Also good morning Emma and all. YAY for Emma on air!

laurenelizabeth
#19 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Aug 19, 2014

Good morning Nana aba! Wishing right now I hadn't missed hotpatch's coffee order ;)

Nana aba Duncan
#20 posted by
Nana aba Duncan
on Aug 19, 2014

Same. I need a short mocha STAT. Okay I don't need it exactly, but I would like one.

garfielduk
#21 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

@lauren #19, I don't think hotpatch delivers this far so I gave up and made myself an apple tea.

Emma Godmere
#22 posted by
Emma Godmere
on Aug 19, 2014

@garf - You are the SWEETEST. It was so awesome to see you!!

Emma Godmere
#23 posted by
Emma Godmere
on Aug 19, 2014

@laurenelizabeth - YES - happy Bahamas release day!!!

He played an amazing session here in studio 211 a few weeks back - that should be going live online soon, it was such a treat. I'm so excited for this album.

laurenelizabeth
#24 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Aug 19, 2014

Emma: Uh, we need that session online STAT! ... I love Bahamas.

 

Garf: I'm on coffee #3 ... a co-worker of mine just resigned and then I went on vacation and returned to work today so I am swamped with a capital S.

garfielduk
#25 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

I can't remember the last time I had a coffee

hotpatch
#26 posted by
hotpatch
on Aug 19, 2014

I'm back from Starbucks. I got the (same old) venti Earl Grey, they put 2 tea bags in the venti, it brews fast and strong, then add some milk to top it off.

My morning routine is really more about the walk than the beverage, and so, sometimes I imagine my blog buddies walking over there with me. Cheers!

Shonica
#27 posted by
Shonica
on Aug 19, 2014
Good morning everyone, it's nice to get here and find a good crowd hanging out!
garfielduk
#28 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

@hotpatch #26, I gave up waiting  so I am having some of this in one of these

hotpatch
#29 posted by
hotpatch
on Aug 19, 2014

looks good garf but i don't do herbal tea - it makes me sleepy

garfielduk
#30 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

@hotpatch #29, I have a bag of pure caffeine in the kitchen if I need a pick me up.  (it has a tiny spoon inside)

sbarbara
#31 posted by
sbarbara
on Aug 19, 2014

hi blog.. oh i am going to do this coffee run.. actually will try the earl grey!

and so excited about bahamas record:) if you're in toronto, he'll be playing at soundscapes on college.. thurs @7pm.

Shonica
#32 posted by
Shonica
on Aug 19, 2014
Hotpatch, sorry I missed your coffee run but, I've just brewed a pot of coffee, my daughter is on her way over to hang out for the day.
Emma Godmere
#33 posted by
Emma Godmere
on Aug 19, 2014

@sbarbara - No WAY. I was definitely out of the loop on the Soundscapes thing. May just have to go check that out.

hotpatch
#34 posted by
hotpatch
on Aug 19, 2014

garf, 30, "I tried your cocaine just to know what it could do, I had to try it again just to give it a second chance, but it tore out my soul past out, crashed out, on a matt and that was the end of that"

garfielduk
#35 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

@hotpatch I tried snorting coke once, the bubble tickled my nose.

hotpatch
#36 posted by
hotpatch
on Aug 19, 2014

Joel Plaskett, your drunk again!

hotpatch
#37 posted by
hotpatch
on Aug 19, 2014

(you're)

hotpatch
#38 posted by
hotpatch
on Aug 19, 2014

re. 35, the thing is, he was covered in coke fizz

hotpatch
#39 posted by
hotpatch
on Aug 19, 2014

this Dying Arts reminds me of the Arctic Monkeys. Too bad, cause I'm not too keen on the Arctic Monkeys (sic)

Emma Godmere
#40 posted by
Emma Godmere
on Aug 19, 2014

Is anyone else just like "oh hey Beetle Roadtrip theme song" every time they hear this Yukon Blonde now or is it really just me

garfielduk
#41 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

@Emma It's not just you

garfielduk
#42 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

I wonder what she tastes like?

hotpatch
#43 posted by
hotpatch
on Aug 19, 2014

you Taste Like Sugar - too bad sugar is bad for you 

sbarbara
#44 posted by
sbarbara
on Aug 19, 2014

#33 emma, afie was personally selling his new vinyl on craigslist.  he had a few copies.. and anyone who inquired and didnt get one he send an email saying, stay tuned for a last minute show.  so the soundscapes show is it! :)

hotpatch
#45 posted by
hotpatch
on Aug 19, 2014

you taste like a Tim Hortons doughnut?

garfielduk
#46 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

great, now I want timbits

Emma Godmere
#47 posted by
Emma Godmere
on Aug 19, 2014

@sbarbara - Saw that craigslist thing, totally the best. And that's so awesome to hear he's doing that. Back for his Barchords release, he did a last-minute-announced release show at the Dakota, and it was perfect.

marie_curious
#48 posted by
marie_curious
on Aug 19, 2014

What ever happened to the chocolate coated sour cream doughnut?

garfielduk
#49 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

@MC #48, I ate it, sorry.

sbarbara
#50 posted by
sbarbara
on Aug 19, 2014

@emma.. yeah i was out at the dakota show too! it was soo perfect!

stevierayk
#51 posted by
stevierayk
on Aug 19, 2014

Remember when Tim Hortons didn’t suck so bad? Ah the 90’s.

hotpatch
#52 posted by
hotpatch
on Aug 19, 2014

a couple years ago Afie and Joel Plaskett did a small workshop together at Home County, that was pure awesomeness!

stevierayk
#53 posted by
stevierayk
on Aug 19, 2014

Remember when the Colonel was alive? Ah the 70's

stevierayk
#54 posted by
stevierayk
on Aug 19, 2014

That was a good Home County.

 

Mainly because of Joel’s red Led Zeppelin hat.

hotpatch
#55 posted by
hotpatch
on Aug 19, 2014

Afie sat down the whole time and Plaskett stood up to deliver his songs, they hardly spoke (to each other at all), it was a really neat contrast in styles.

Emma Godmere
#56 posted by
Emma Godmere
on Aug 19, 2014

Afie + Joel = dream team. Collab record, please.

hotpatch
#57 posted by
hotpatch
on Aug 19, 2014

honestly I don't know if they get along 

canadajanes
#58 posted by
canadajanes
on Aug 19, 2014

Morning! Hope everyone is doing well!

sbarbara
#59 posted by
sbarbara
on Aug 19, 2014

@hotpatch. i wish i saw that one!   i almost made it to home county that year.

Shonica
#60 posted by
Shonica
on Aug 19, 2014
SRK, #51 that was when the doughnuts were still made in each location from scratch, now they come in frozen.
Emma Godmere
#61 posted by
Emma Godmere
on Aug 19, 2014

Hey CJ!

stevierayk
#62 posted by
stevierayk
on Aug 19, 2014

@Shonica - Yeah, the good ol’ days.

 

garfielduk
#63 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

@Emma, I've just recently started to read the Life with Archie 2010 comics (I'm 5 issues into them) and hope to be caught up before the final issue later this year.

stevierayk
#64 posted by
stevierayk
on Aug 19, 2014

I was really happy with our Cuff the Duke workshop that year. Having a theme can make those things come together better. Nothing worse than everyone taking turns (IMO).

 

StephRamsahai
#65 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Aug 19, 2014

Hey people! :)

garfielduk
#66 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

HEY STEPH!!!

Sunny Pompeii - Garbage IslandSur Une Plage - Restaurant
garfielduk
#67 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

I deleted that second line!

stevierayk
#68 posted by
stevierayk
on Aug 19, 2014

Hi Steph

StephRamsahai
#69 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Aug 19, 2014

Hey Garf!

Hey Steve!

canadajanes
#70 posted by
canadajanes
on Aug 19, 2014

I'm pretty excited to see New Pornographers in October! It'll be my first time!

And in these situations, I never know if I want to buy the album right away so I can listen to it all before the show, or save it to buy at the show. Thoughts?

garfielduk
#71 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

@CJ #70, Listen online and then buy at the show

stevierayk
#72 posted by
stevierayk
on Aug 19, 2014

good call Garf - that way you know the tunes but make all the album money get to the band

canadajanes
#73 posted by
canadajanes
on Aug 19, 2014

Garf - Yeah, right as I was writing that I hear Emma say something about streaming the album, so pretty good solution.

hotpatch
#74 posted by
hotpatch
on Aug 19, 2014

srk, yup, the workshop with The Kramdens and Cuff the Duke was the best!

Emma Godmere
#75 posted by
Emma Godmere
on Aug 19, 2014

@canadajanes + garf - We got yo' back.

stevierayk
#76 posted by
stevierayk
on Aug 19, 2014

@Hotpatch - oh you say that to all the bands

garfielduk
#77 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

@Emma Aw yeah playa.

hotpatch
#78 posted by
hotpatch
on Aug 19, 2014

srk, Teebs told me to say that

Emma Godmere
#79 posted by
Emma Godmere
on Aug 19, 2014

No but seriously, how psyched are you guys for this New Pornos. It's like Mass Romantic on speed. I'm even liking the Dan Bejar tunes, which -- I will admit -- aren't always my faves.

canadajanes
#80 posted by
canadajanes
on Aug 19, 2014

Emma - Haven't listened yet! Will have to give it a go!

Emma Godmere
#81 posted by
Emma Godmere
on Aug 19, 2014

@canadajanes - Where are you seeing them in the fall?!

MrFussyfont
#82 posted by
MrFussyfont
on Aug 19, 2014

@canadajanes #70, if you buy it at the show, the band will benefit more. Maybe just listen online before the show?

I'm going to see them at Riot Fest in a few weeks!

kirkofdoom
#83 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Aug 19, 2014

dammit, this New Pornos stream is just another of many reasons I do not want to be at work right now!

 

(I don't want to listen for the first time with one earbud and a bunch of distractions)

Emma Godmere
#84 posted by
Emma Godmere
on Aug 19, 2014

@MrFussyfont: SO jealous. Everyone I've ever loved ever is playing at Toronto's Riot Fest, and I don't think I can make it. Second-last Death Cab for Cutie show with Chris Walla in the band!!!

@kirk: Kick those distractions in the pants and slap on a big ol' pair of headphones!!

kirkofdoom
#85 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Aug 19, 2014

Would that I could, Emma! Would that I could... :(

Benoit from Ottawa
#86 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Aug 19, 2014

Arggh!    I have trouble with the repetititousness of this Caribou tune. More like Daphni, for sure.

Benoit from Ottawa
#87 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Aug 19, 2014

(Please spell that 6th word, 2nd sentence, better. Thank you.)

kirkofdoom
#88 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Aug 19, 2014

Hmm. I might have to listen to New Pornos, cos I can't get the stream streaming...

garfielduk
#89 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

@BfO #87, nope

MrFussyfont
#90 posted by
MrFussyfont
on Aug 19, 2014

@Emma, yeah, Metric, The Mounties, New Pornos... can't wait!

 

Also, Stars last night in Stratford was awesome despite sound problems.

Benoit from Ottawa
#91 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Aug 19, 2014

recalcitrant.

Benoit from Ottawa
#92 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Aug 19, 2014

(Same blog for Grant, if the current, new picture link doesn't lie.)

Christine McAvoy
#93 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

Guys! Hey guys! Hey! Hey guys!

The new Taylor Swift song is stuck in my head (the chorus)... and now I want you to listen to it because it sounds like they sampled the Arkells "whoo-whoo-whoooos".

I want confirmation that you all agree.

 

Also, I'm not crazy, I thought she was a country artist...no? I know nothing Jon Snow...

Grant Lawrence
#94 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

Uh... no Rock The Campus? Did the launch get pushed back? 

JonDixon
#95 posted by
JonDixon
on Aug 19, 2014

@CMac I think she's a pop artist that started out in the country scene.  Kinda like that other blonde woman there...whatshername from one of those idol shows

Christine McAvoy
#96 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

Carrie Fisher Underwood?

nvp
#97 posted by
nvp
on Aug 19, 2014

 

ok, i missed the intro 'live', but i've created an oh_hello batch file to record the stream if i think i'll be away from my desk, or otherwise engaged. 

it works!

 

Benoit from Ottawa
#98 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Aug 19, 2014

94   "I said "don't look a' me", 'cause he was lookin', my way"

 

 

*Rickie Lee Jones, an early hit.

PhilipST
#99 posted by
PhilipST
on Aug 19, 2014
Hi All--so excited to be able to pick up today's show w/Grant as I travel via Amtrak's Lakeshore Ltd train from Cleveland home to NYC after a 2-week sojourn to St Louis, Chicago and northeast Ohio. I don't think I'll be able to post much to the blog, so hope this message I can at least share this one message. Grant, I hope you had a great post-Beetle Road Trip vacation!
Christine McAvoy
#100 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

Oh herro new Elliott Brood!

JonDixon
#101 posted by
JonDixon
on Aug 19, 2014

@CMac yeah, that's the one!

laurenelizabeth
#102 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Aug 19, 2014

HELLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOO GRANT!

kirkofdoom
#103 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Aug 19, 2014

Weird. The Rock the Campus blog post came up in my RSS feed this morning, but now it's gone from the CBC Music website.

I'm still looking at the blog post in my RSS though…

Benoit from Ottawa
#104 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Aug 19, 2014

Philip, sounds GREAT! Do you have to change trains at Albany? (Said he full of freah knowledge, having pulled up the right site, with a google map and the itinerary an' everything...)

Benoit from Ottawa
#105 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Aug 19, 2014

freah = fresh

 

I like "freah" though, it should mean something.

Ballack13
#106 posted by
Ballack13
on Aug 19, 2014

 Really liking this new FCF!  Dream pop! 

BWill
#107 posted by
BWill
on Aug 19, 2014

Hey everyone! RAA's new album is "Mended with Gold" eh? That is interesting as Hey Rosetta!'s new single Kintsukuroi in Japanese is "golden joinery/repair". The art of repairing pottery with precious metals. The breakage and repair became part of the history of the object... that is deep indie we got here

PhilipST
#108 posted by
PhilipST
on Aug 19, 2014
@BfO--the Boston-bound passengers change at Albany, but we get to stay put. It's been a great ride so far. This train started in Chicago, picked us up in Cleveland around 7am, and we're due in NYC around 7pm. A comfortable ride so far, with my wife. Great to be back in touch w/you and all pals here!
garfielduk
#109 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

@KoD #103, Emmas image linked to it when her show started but the page was missing.

evensteven
#110 posted by
evensteven
on Aug 19, 2014

Hi Everybody!

Ballack13
#111 posted by
Ballack13
on Aug 19, 2014

@Mrfussyfont I  hope Stars have stepped up their game  again. I saw them in Minneapolis awhile  ago and was bored.  The new single is horrible. I  hope it's not the best track on the album.

lindsey.who
#112 posted by
lindsey.who
on Aug 19, 2014

FIVE MINUTE LUNCH BREAK

Also how did I miss the R3 people last night at Stars?!

Wasn't that church dreamy? I took some photos! 

garfielduk
#113 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

@ES #110, Hello Sir.  Has the last issue of Life with Archie been released yet?

MrFussyfont
#114 posted by
MrFussyfont
on Aug 19, 2014

@Ballack13, I'd never seen them before, but I thought the performance was excellent. It was in a gigantic old church, so very echo-y. They did mostly old material, and only one track from the new album (it was OK, I don't think it was the single). Torq has some history in Stratford, so he was getting quite emotional (he grew up there maybe, at least partly).

MrFussyfont
#115 posted by
MrFussyfont
on Aug 19, 2014

@Lindsey! I thought I saw you! And then I thought, nah, couldn't be...

evensteven
#116 posted by
evensteven
on Aug 19, 2014

GARF... Issue #37? Yes (and I have a #36 for you). I have to run out real quick all of a sudden. B back later.

Benoit from Ottawa
#117 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Aug 19, 2014

Philip, sounds lovelier and lovelier. Trip's long enough, but not ridiculous.

You'll have time to do a bit of many things, perhaps having a nap; and by the time you and your better half get antsy, you'll be an hour away from Grand Central.

Benoit from Ottawa
#118 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Aug 19, 2014

111     Don't soft-soap yer opinion!

*(I thought it is weird also.)

Grant Lawrence
#119 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

HELLO BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just working out a few things as this wasn't the show I thought I was doing today... but it's all good! We're rocking!

Benoit from Ottawa
#120 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Aug 19, 2014

GRANT, now I understand your tendency to want to precipitate blog shnogs a little better!

JonDixon
#121 posted by
JonDixon
on Aug 19, 2014

Good morning team!

A good long weekend for me and nice to return to ol' mail it in Lawrence on the radio!

Grant Lawrence
#122 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@evensteven nice profile pic!

Benoit from Ottawa
#123 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Aug 19, 2014

GRANT, GOOD! Fit in many, many uncharted tunes, pleeeeAz!!!

Benoit from Ottawa
#124 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Aug 19, 2014

evensteven, your store is not huge.

It's very cute. Natty even.

darbarspecial
#125 posted by
darbarspecial
on Aug 19, 2014

So far so good. The stream is working for me right now. I expect my bosses will mess that up some how when the show up.

Benoit from Ottawa
#126 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Aug 19, 2014

Oh, lookee: Spencer Krug not solo.

Nana aba Duncan
#127 posted by
Nana aba Duncan
on Aug 19, 2014

HI GRANT

Grant Lawrence
#128 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

Hello Nana aba!

Grant Lawrence
#129 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@benoit re schnoggin'... what are you referring to specifically, and can I help you out in that department?

kathyjean
#130 posted by
kathyjean
on Aug 19, 2014

Nana aba - I heard you on the Radio 2 countdown the other day while driving! :) 

PhilipST
#131 posted by
PhilipST
on Aug 19, 2014
Grant, sorry you're dealing with some glitches today, but the tunes sound great. I'm listening on an Amtrak train traveling from Cleveland to NYC--what a treat to be able to tune in and hear your show!
Grant Lawrence
#132 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@JonDixon happy belated Discovery Day!

kathyjean
#133 posted by
kathyjean
on Aug 19, 2014

Gah, grant your pic makes me want to go to PEI right now! 

Benoit from Ottawa
#134 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Aug 19, 2014

129   Nothing specifically, no, it was your story about introducing x woman to whomever musician, that you just told, that got me on my previous posting.

I'll let you know if I need an intro, though.

Grant Lawrence
#135 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@PSTNYC awesome that you're listening on the train! Thanks!

Benoit from Ottawa
#136 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Aug 19, 2014

out for a while

JonDixon
#137 posted by
JonDixon
on Aug 19, 2014

@Grant thanks man!

Shonica
#138 posted by
Shonica
on Aug 19, 2014
Hi PST, it's great that you can listen on the train! Was that your sister in the twitter post?
Nana aba Duncan
#139 posted by
Nana aba Duncan
on Aug 19, 2014

@kathyjean great! It's a fun zip through 20 songs.

Christine McAvoy
#140 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

@Grant

Remember when it was mentioned that GOB's new album basically has the exact album art that beekeeper had for their EP?

Here is the photo of that... beekeepers old EP on the left, gob's new album on right.

 

If this happened to you...what would your move be? Devon's chocking it up to coincidence, but it's pretty crazy for that to be the case.

MrFussyfont
#141 posted by
MrFussyfont
on Aug 19, 2014

GRANT, thanks for the shout out and dedication!

Hold on When You Get Love is my new favourite Stars song. In fact I think it rivals Ageless Beauty for the title of best Stars song.

laurenelizabeth
#142 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Aug 19, 2014

Having been away from society for awhile camping in the wilderness this is the first time I've heard this Stars single. Initial reaction: Meh. Maybe it will grow on me.

Ballack13
#143 posted by
Ballack13
on Aug 19, 2014

@CMac I don't think s band would purposely want to copy someone's album art. I totally believe it was a coincidence.

MrFussyfont
#144 posted by
MrFussyfont
on Aug 19, 2014

@Lauren, I'm not crazy about this one either.

And thanks again for getting me The North on blue vinyl for Christmas a coupla years ago (seems like yesterday don't it?)!

TheRadioHead
#145 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Aug 19, 2014
I for one am excited to hear about this college band thing.
nitz
#146 posted by
nitz
on Aug 19, 2014

I assume you'll be spinning the new Elliott Brood single Grant? It's damn good.

 

kirkofdoom
#147 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Aug 19, 2014

At first I was a bit weary that this new Stars was too discoy, but then I realised that they have at least one or two dancey tunes on every album, and this one just happens to be the single.

 

The most I listen to it, the more I'm into it. 

reginula
#148 posted by
reginula
on Aug 19, 2014

Hellooo, how are you all doing?

laurenelizabeth
#149 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Aug 19, 2014

MrFussyfont: YOU ARE VERY WELCOME! :D ... I still have not bought that record for myself yet despite always meaning to. I'm like a small animal, I get distracted by the new shiny vinyls.

garfielduk
#150 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

@CMac #140, If the original photo that they are both drawn from has the hanging light bulb it would help Gobs defence.

Grant Lawrence
#151 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

NITZ IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jdurley
#152 posted by
jdurley
on Aug 19, 2014

#loveforstarsforever

deiru
#153 posted by
deiru
on Aug 19, 2014

Hi gang, so turns out everyone I know is lame. Anyone want to go to Otalith Fest with me? Leaving Vancouver on Friday morning coming back Sunday. Pass is free, camping is something like $30, and of course ferry over to the Island. (seriously I have asked 7 people, all either have to work or they are attending a bachelorette party on the Saturday)

Grant Lawrence
#154 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@laurenelizabeth you were camping? Where? Citadel Hill?

Ballack13
#155 posted by
Ballack13
on Aug 19, 2014

 Now this a great  Stars tune! 

Christine McAvoy
#156 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

@Ballack, i doubt it's the band specifically...unless one of them can draw/did the illustration. it'd moreso be the artist.

reginula
#157 posted by
reginula
on Aug 19, 2014

Two Stars songs in a row? Uuuuuh.

laurenelizabeth
#158 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Aug 19, 2014

Grant: ummm, stars set ... play ageless beauty next. the New, the relatively recent, and the classic

jdurley
#159 posted by
jdurley
on Aug 19, 2014

Ah man, Stars' "The North" is one of my top 5 all time favourite albums, I would say. SO GOOD.

laurenelizabeth
#160 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Aug 19, 2014

Grant: Husband and I went camping for a week on the south shore of Nova Scotia (near the beautiful Lunenberg)

nitz
#161 posted by
nitz
on Aug 19, 2014

Yes Grant, I'm here. I figure, you don't work for the summer...why listen?

Ballack13
#162 posted by
Ballack13
on Aug 19, 2014

@laurenelizabeth  did you make it to PEI? 

Christine McAvoy
#163 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

zzz, this is making me want to nap.

Grant Lawrence
#164 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@nitz you don't consider the six week CBC Beetle Roadtrip work?!?

nitz
#165 posted by
nitz
on Aug 19, 2014

No.

garfielduk
#166 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

@nitz #161, that implies what Grant does is work.

laurenelizabeth
#167 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Aug 19, 2014

Ballack: ugh ... no. Long dramatic story with the friends there we were supposed to stay with. So we went camping in Nova Scotia instead. Looks like you had a fab time though!

Grant Lawrence
#168 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@CMac re #140 re Gob and Beekeeper. That is CRAZY. As I said yesterday, Gob just cannot escape controversy... it's followed them for better or worse their entire 20 year career. There's no way that can be a coincidence? Unless it's a sketch / takeoff on some famous (and in the public domain) piece of art?

Ballack13
#169 posted by
Ballack13
on Aug 19, 2014

@larenelizabeth  excellent as always. I  think going for another quick weekend for founders week.

Grant Lawrence
#170 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@nitz HOW DARE YOU? We often worked 18 hour days on the Beetle Roadtrip!!

laurenelizabeth
#171 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Aug 19, 2014

Ballack: You need to explore more of Canada ;)

PhilipST
#172 posted by
PhilipST
on Aug 19, 2014
Thanks for the shout-out, Grant! Yes, @shonica, I put out a tweet w/my sister Pamela, where I'm in a blue t-shirt and she's in a reddish top. We spent yesterday in the Cuyahoga Valley Nat'l Park, site of a 19th century canal that linked the Ohio River to Lake Erie. My wife Kyle's in another tweet today.
nvp
#173 posted by
nvp
on Aug 19, 2014

 

Shilohs sounding like Booker T and the MGs.

i've said that before.

nitz
#174 posted by
nitz
on Aug 19, 2014

I know Grant. Work = hanging out with bands in beautiful locales drinking beer.

kirkofdoom
#175 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Aug 19, 2014

Grant, gob/beekeeper

Both sketches are based on a photograph, which gives Gob (or their artist) a little bit of credibility for their claim it's a coincidence. 

TheRadioHead
#176 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Aug 19, 2014
Back to the college thing, I'm hoping it's not just all pop/rock. Universities have music schools and some pretty interesting and creative music come from the students in their leisure time.
laurenelizabeth
#177 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Aug 19, 2014

Grant: I think most of us would switch jobs with you ... even with the "18 hour days"

PhilipST
#178 posted by
PhilipST
on Aug 19, 2014
Thanks for the shout-out, Grant! Yes, @shonica, I put out a tweet w/my sister Pamela, where I'm in a blue t-shirt and she's in a reddish top. We spent yesterday in the Cuyahoga Valley Nat'l Park, site of a 19th century canal that linked the Ohio River to Lake Erie. My wife Kyle's in another tweet today
Christine McAvoy
#179 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

@Grant it's not a famous piece, Devon found a photo (and from what I recall, they couldn't find the photographer) and then gave it to an illustrator to sketch out as you see it on the album.

so if somehow, the GOB people found this random photo that Devon found, and then gave it to an artist to sketch, or they found the illustration that Gina, beekeepers' illustrator did for beekeeper... and then drew off that?

it's really really random. i mean, if it was a band on the other side of the world, it'd be a wacky coincidence maybe, but it's two vancouver bands, and one that has had that art out, and used it for over a year...

 

i dunno. it makes me mad though.

Grant Lawrence
#180 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@kirkofdoom what photograph? Where? Who took it? When?

deiru
#181 posted by
deiru
on Aug 19, 2014

I live the new gob and I can totally see it being a coincidence

PhilipST
#182 posted by
PhilipST
on Aug 19, 2014
Sorry for the double post. Hard to know what gets posted on this train w/Amtrak wifi!
Christine McAvoy
#183 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

hahahahaha Parkdale Hookers? that's an amazing name.

garfielduk
#184 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

@PST #182, No double post here

PhilipST
#185 posted by
PhilipST
on Aug 19, 2014
I preferred the older Stars song in that set to the new one, tho it was the first time I heard it. I do love Torquil's voice.
kirkofdoom
#186 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Aug 19, 2014

Grant

I can't find the original photograph, Devon sent it to me a while ago, and he said they couldn't find the person who took the picture/owns the copyright, so that's part of the reason they got the sketch done.

The other thing that makes me think it's a (wild) coincidence is that the original photo has four people on it, and so does the Gob tour poster.

Still, pretty insane. 

Grant Lawrence
#187 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@Cmac @kirkofdoom crazy story... when did this come to light?

Ballack13
#188 posted by
Ballack13
on Aug 19, 2014

I think Europe releases are all Monday's.

laurenelizabeth
#189 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Aug 19, 2014

Better album title: Bahamas is sexy? No? Ok.

deiru
#190 posted by
deiru
on Aug 19, 2014

@Kirk did Devon see the photo at an art show or gallery around town? It could be that the gob guys attended the same show and saw the same photo. Crazy to think that gob and beekeeper could be running in the same circle. 

Grant Lawrence
#191 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@nitz who says / how do you know I was drinking beer?

nitz
#192 posted by
nitz
on Aug 19, 2014

If you weren't, you failed.

Christine McAvoy
#193 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

Grant/Dale/Kirk etc.

 

I found the image on the internet because i'm a WIZARD!

In Flickr the caption says that it comes from a really old book of cut out monster masks...

So it's nothing famous.

 

And the odds of plagiarism just jumped...IMHO

kirkofdoom
#194 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Aug 19, 2014

Hanging with bands or not, I am pretty sure I wouldn't want to drive from one side of the country to the other in a tiny Beetle in, what, 4 weeks?

Grant Lawrence
#195 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@kirkofdoom took us about six weeks actually.

Grant Lawrence
#196 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@nitz BABOOM! I passed. Out.

Christine McAvoy
#197 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

@Grant you did have that mid-way break with the fam...

Grant Lawrence
#198 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@CMac right! But by the time this summer is "over" I will have crossed it by air and land eight times...

Ballack13
#199 posted by
Ballack13
on Aug 19, 2014

I would suspect Gob  of doing many things but stealing artwork from a bands  that not many have seen  the album cover is not one of them.

StephRamsahai
#200 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Aug 19, 2014

In Grant's defence he seemed pretty damn exhausted when I saw him in Toronto at the Born Ruffians show. And that was only half way!

Christine McAvoy
#201 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

@Ballack like i said before...i doubt the band did the drawing, if anyone did some stealing, it was likely the artist that did the sketch.

and no one noticed they were doing this.

laurenelizabeth
#202 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Aug 19, 2014

Terribly Timed host break! My boss walked into my office just as you mentioned me Grant ... so much blushing... 

Grant Lawrence
#203 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@Ballack13 I worked with those guys! I wouldn't put it past them for a second! Not even a half-second!

Christine McAvoy
#204 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

Brenda and TPClub are on different island unfortunately...

Grant Lawrence
#205 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

STEPHRAM AKA MY LITTLE TRINIDADIAN FLOWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, Toronto was the last stop of the first half of the Roadtrip and I did a LOT of running around and driving that day in the Village with the sweater on (as you can see in the vid), 35+ degrees... I was so, SO tired at the end of that shoot. Fun, though! 

jdurley
#206 posted by
jdurley
on Aug 19, 2014

Yeah, that was WAY too hot a day in Toronto to be wearing that sweater, Grant.  Good grief!

jdurley
#207 posted by
jdurley
on Aug 19, 2014

Anybody got some coffee and chocolate you could lend me? 

stevierayk
#208 posted by
stevierayk
on Aug 19, 2014

chest hair is not a sweater.

Grant Lawrence
#209 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@jdurley 35 degrees outside the sweater, 50 degrees inside.

Ballack13
#210 posted by
Ballack13
on Aug 19, 2014

I still don't think Gob's people would do that either.  Bend Sinister used an image of someone smoking cigarettes on a tour poster. I  see that image on advertisements from another local company  here in Phoenix. I  don't think it's a popular image just a huge cool coincidence.  And that it brings attention to the lesser known band well great for them! 

deiru
#211 posted by
deiru
on Aug 19, 2014

@Grant you know you don't have to wear that sweater at all times right? be reasonable, man.

Ballack13
#212 posted by
Ballack13
on Aug 19, 2014

 Nee Mother Mother song is sexy! 

darbarspecial
#213 posted by
darbarspecial
on Aug 19, 2014

Aww I did miss you Grant. Whoooooo!

Christine McAvoy
#214 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

Speaking from experience, Grant is right. That sweater + summer = way too warm.

 

But it does wonders when the temp drops at night.

It's like having a blanket zipped on to your body.

 

Check me out in mine, with matching cowichan-style leg warmers at Squamish Fest

Grant Lawrence
#215 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@stevierayk BABOOM! Apologies on the sheer level of undone buttons in the Current Swell CBC Beetle Session, by the way. Though this one does feature an ACTUAL HUMAN SKULL we found!!!

Grant Lawrence
#216 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@Cmac where did you get those leg warmers and where can i get a pair?! Are they unisex?

Old Abe
#217 posted by
Old Abe
on Aug 19, 2014

STAIRWAY!!!!! WOOOO!!!

Hi All.

Grant Lawrence
#218 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

Hello OLD ABE!

darbarspecial
#219 posted by
darbarspecial
on Aug 19, 2014

I may have "internet troubles" again if there is an 80s week.

Ballack13
#220 posted by
Ballack13
on Aug 19, 2014

 Awesome I love 80's!  Looking forward to next week Grant.

Laura Beth
#221 posted by
Laura Beth
on Aug 19, 2014

Bonjourno! Loving the new RAA! 

Ballack13
#222 posted by
Ballack13
on Aug 19, 2014

@Grant  we are still waiting to hear you play new Brood

Christine McAvoy
#223 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

@Grant they're Casey Jo Loos'! I will ask her where they came from, and I'm sure you can make them unisex by wearing them.

deiru
#224 posted by
deiru
on Aug 19, 2014

@Grant so you're saying I shouldn't bother listening next week then

Laura Beth
#225 posted by
Laura Beth
on Aug 19, 2014

New BROOD?! I didn't hear this! YAY!  

reginula
#226 posted by
reginula
on Aug 19, 2014

I hope the 80s week doesn't mean I'll have to change my picture to a pic of me as an 80s kid. That could be a problem. 

Christine McAvoy
#227 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

80's week...all Louise Burns all the time would be good with me.

darbarspecial
#228 posted by
darbarspecial
on Aug 19, 2014

80s music, been there done that and don't want to go back again. 

Chopz87
#229 posted by
Chopz87
on Aug 19, 2014

That moment when you oversleep and miss the end of an auction on ebay by one dollar.

Grant Lawrence
#230 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

THE EIGHTIES HAS SOME GREAT CANADIAN MUSIC! DON'T WORRY! 

jdurley
#231 posted by
jdurley
on Aug 19, 2014

Needle!

I think this is my favourite Born Ruffians song.

Ballack13
#232 posted by
Ballack13
on Aug 19, 2014

@chopz I feel your pain.  over and over again

kirkofdoom
#233 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Aug 19, 2014

it's too late this year, but someone needs to make a CBC Windbreaker for next summer. 

Ballack13
#234 posted by
Ballack13
on Aug 19, 2014

@Grant  will you be playing Corey Hart.  Hahaha

Christine McAvoy
#235 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

@Kirk we can just steal those red ones that the staff wears at the events...I bet Jess or Char or Lex could nab one ha

darbarspecial
#236 posted by
darbarspecial
on Aug 19, 2014

@Grant - It did have some and I hope you play something other than the synth driven 80s retro sound that is oh so popular on here these days. There was other music in the 80s than that.

jdurley
#237 posted by
jdurley
on Aug 19, 2014

I missed the announcement of 80's week - are you playing ACTUAL stuff recorded in the 80's or 80's-inspired new stuff?  (or both?)

Can I get some Bruce Cockburn up in this joint? Like just play the entire "Rumours of Glory" album on repeat and I'll be OK with that.

reginula
#238 posted by
reginula
on Aug 19, 2014

@Darbar #236 I'm afraid it's going to be Trust on repeat. 

darbarspecial
#239 posted by
darbarspecial
on Aug 19, 2014

Next week jdurley.

Laura Beth
#240 posted by
Laura Beth
on Aug 19, 2014

@LaurenE - this past weekend was the weekend I was in New Brunswick!  I did the Hopewell Rocks in the pouring rain on Friday (which was actually pretty good because there were no crowds), then drove around. Sat I drove from Moncton-Fredericton along the 'fundy coastal drive.' I'd forgotten how beautiful NB is! 

Ballack13
#241 posted by
Ballack13
on Aug 19, 2014

@darbar  Martha and the Muffins! 

kirkofdoom
#242 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Aug 19, 2014

Grant,

What was that old segment called with songs that sound like other songs?

Cos this Mark Mills song and Combat Baby have the exact same... drum line, I guess that is? 

laurenelizabeth
#243 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Aug 19, 2014

Laura Beth: So awesome! Glad you enjoyed it.

JonDixon
#244 posted by
JonDixon
on Aug 19, 2014

80s week?

Fuck.  That sounds horrible.  Unless its all late 70's Heart or all Guns n Roses.

laurenelizabeth
#245 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Aug 19, 2014

Just booked a flight to Montreal where I'll be working for 2 weeks in October.... BUT I'm going to miss all of Halifax Pop Explosion ... booooo.

Chopz87
#246 posted by
Chopz87
on Aug 19, 2014

@Reginal #238 THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!

aiesha jones
#247 posted by
aiesha jones
on Aug 19, 2014

i had the pleasure of meeting louise burns at a wedding earlier this year.  i had been drinking so i hope i didn't smother her with too many hugs, i think she was pretty polite about the whole thing!

Grant Lawrence
#248 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@Laura Beth right on for seeing some sights in NB! It was pretty wet when I was at Hopewell Rocks too... POURING when we went to Magnetic Hill in Moncton... but we didn't drive straight through!

Steve Venegas
#249 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Aug 19, 2014

@kirk the dangers of using beats that came with the casio

Grant Lawrence
#250 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

I'm glad everyone is so excited for 80s week next week!

stevierayk
#251 posted by
stevierayk
on Aug 19, 2014

Best thing about the Eighties is that they’re over.

 

stevierayk
#252 posted by
stevierayk
on Aug 19, 2014

And Twisted Sister of course.

Christine McAvoy
#253 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

What if Michael Bay directed UP!.....a very funny youtube video.

jdurley
#254 posted by
jdurley
on Aug 19, 2014

@Grant - I'm on board for 80's week. Haters gonna hate. Meanwhile, I'll be enjoying the slow burn that is "Diamond Mine" by Blue Rodeo.  Right??

reginula
#255 posted by
reginula
on Aug 19, 2014

I think this is one of my favourite The Dears songs. It makes me thing of being chased by the police after robbing a bank and one of your friends has been injured by a bullet. 

 

When is Murray Lightburn's takeover? I see a The Dears video. 

darbarspecial
#256 posted by
darbarspecial
on Aug 19, 2014

@Ballack13 - I can handle Martha and The Muffins. Jane Siberry, The Tragically Hip, Northern Pikes, The Grapes of Wrath, The Payolas...

reginula
#257 posted by
reginula
on Aug 19, 2014

@Chopz ÑO.

Ballack13
#258 posted by
Ballack13
on Aug 19, 2014

@grant  maybe my friend Leah and are are the only ones that are excited for 80's week.  although not too familiar with Canadian 80's.

Laura Beth
#259 posted by
Laura Beth
on Aug 19, 2014

@Grant I have a pretty strict no highway rule while travelling, I did lots of back road driving! A little eerie hiking by myself sometimes though...

kirkofdoom
#260 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Aug 19, 2014

80s week??

ALL BRYAN ADAMS ALL WEEK!

flannel tom
#261 posted by
flannel tom
on Aug 19, 2014

Will R3 actually be playing 80s music? When it was 90's week, there was no noticable difference in the playlist, it was all same old same old.

The song before the Dears sounded like it was a direct lift of one of BA Johnston's joke electro beats, only this one was set to "serious" lyrics.

Chopz87
#262 posted by
Chopz87
on Aug 19, 2014

TRUST UBER ALLES!

flannel tom
#263 posted by
flannel tom
on Aug 19, 2014

That did sound like Quest For Fire.

Me likey,

Old Abe
#264 posted by
Old Abe
on Aug 19, 2014

80's eh?

Metal On Metal please.

stevierayk
#265 posted by
stevierayk
on Aug 19, 2014

I saw Anvil open for Maiden.

flannel tom
#266 posted by
flannel tom
on Aug 19, 2014

good 80s canaidan music included: DOA, Pointed Sticks, Young Canadians (aka the K-Tels)... um.... probably a couple others.

Old Abe
#267 posted by
Old Abe
on Aug 19, 2014

@FT - #263 - Chad Ross sings for Quest For Fire as well.  Me likey too.

nvp
#268 posted by
nvp
on Aug 19, 2014

 

so, indie rock can be repaired with metal?

 

Laura Beth
#269 posted by
Laura Beth
on Aug 19, 2014

I really want to like this new Hey Rosetta more than I do.. I'm hoping I'll like the album more! 

laurenelizabeth
#270 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Aug 19, 2014

So much new music! I love the fall new releases. So happy for some new Hey Rosetta!

lounge_act
#271 posted by
lounge_act
on Aug 19, 2014
Not to take any attention away from The RAA, but didn't Elliot BROOD also release a single today? (I can't be the first to mention this).
stevierayk
#272 posted by
stevierayk
on Aug 19, 2014

@NVP - if you know how to weld.

Grant Lawrence
#273 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@lounge-act yeah they did! It's up on the blog too... scroll down and you can hear it.

nitz
#274 posted by
nitz
on Aug 19, 2014

@lounge_act Yep. The site is streaming it. Not sure why Grant is avoiding the topic.

http://music.cbc.ca/blogs/2014/8/Premiere-Elliott-BROOD-Jigsaw

 

deiru
#275 posted by
deiru
on Aug 19, 2014

This Hey Rosetta! song breaks my cardinal rule on song titles. 1) Name your song title should be mentioned in the track at some point. 2) If possible the title should be the phrase repeated the most in your song.

Christine McAvoy
#276 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

@Lounge_act #100...I did! :p

Steve Venegas
#277 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Aug 19, 2014

Did anyone tag Grant to do the Icebucketchallenge yet?

After seeing Dan Mangan's, I can't shake that I missed an opportunity with mine.

lounge_act
#278 posted by
lounge_act
on Aug 19, 2014
And I heard the debut from the new Stars album on commercial radio on my way to hockey last night. (Wiffed on not one but two yawning open nets, bummer)
Grant Lawrence
#279 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

For 80s week, we're working on a thing where we match up a current Canadian band with their 80s counterpart... like say

Said The Whale = Pointed Sticks

or

Dan Mangan = Bruce Cockburn

or

Library Voices = Northern Pikes

Any other suggestions?

flannel tom
#280 posted by
flannel tom
on Aug 19, 2014

@Old Abe - I had a slight Tricky Woo feeling when I heard it.

A great era/genre/subculture of Canadian Music.

Laura Beth
#281 posted by
Laura Beth
on Aug 19, 2014

@Steve - Little baby Jude Mangan crying at the end of Dan Mangan's icebucket challenge is the saddest/cutest thing.

Grant Lawrence
#282 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@deiru re #275 those are my rules too!

JonDixon
#283 posted by
JonDixon
on Aug 19, 2014

Arcade Fire = Bryan Adams

flannel tom
#284 posted by
flannel tom
on Aug 19, 2014

Said The Whale is your Pointed Sticks?

Good Grief.

Christine McAvoy
#285 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

@Steve i think you can only challenge someone if you've done it...

 

also, poor jude...so sad after that...

Grant Lawrence
#286 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@lounge act @nitz both the Rural Alberta Advantage and Elliott Brood tunes are cbcmusic.ca exclusives right now... no radio play... yet!

flannel tom
#287 posted by
flannel tom
on Aug 19, 2014

@DixJon - you take that back. Arcade Fire is this generations U2

Grant Lawrence
#288 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

Wait, what IS the icebucket challenge? I don't get it... I missed it...

deiru
#289 posted by
deiru
on Aug 19, 2014

@Grant they are good rules!

flannel tom
#290 posted by
flannel tom
on Aug 19, 2014

Said The Whale is more like MArtha And The Muffins

Laura Beth
#291 posted by
Laura Beth
on Aug 19, 2014

@Grant it's for ALS awareness/fundraising. You get challenged to dump a bucket of ice over your head OR donate $100 to ALS.  It is getting a bit controversial because it's clear that a lot of people are just making icebucket videos for fun now, and not even mentioning ALS or donating. BUT.. it's raised like 15.3 million for ALS in the past few weeks so that's a good thing! 

Grant Lawrence
#292 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@flannel tom it's not MY Pointed Sticks... it's just a possible example! Feel free to share yours!

nitz
#293 posted by
nitz
on Aug 19, 2014

@Grant I am aware of this! So, you're not allowed to play them yet?

Laura Beth
#294 posted by
Laura Beth
on Aug 19, 2014

Hey Rosetta did the challenge today and challenged Tom Power and a few others! 

Grant Lawrence
#295 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@laura beth huh... the things that happen when you go on vacation...

MrFussyfont
#296 posted by
MrFussyfont
on Aug 19, 2014

What does Dan Mangan's T-shirt say in that video? It looks like "Jesus Christ Girl" or something but written to look like Arabic.

lounge_act
#297 posted by
lounge_act
on Aug 19, 2014
Who's a KD Lang counterpart? Mo Kenney?
reginula
#298 posted by
reginula
on Aug 19, 2014

@Laura I wasn't sure about it all, but after I saw Kathryn Calder doing it, I supported the idea. If there's one person who knows about ALS is her.

Grant Lawrence
#299 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@nitz not yet! That's what "exclusive" means. 

Grant Lawrence
#300 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@lounge_act good one!

MrFussyfont
#301 posted by
MrFussyfont
on Aug 19, 2014

Sorry, I was talking about Christine's link. http://instagram.com/p/r0qtaInzI6/

JonDixon
#302 posted by
JonDixon
on Aug 19, 2014

@tom haha, that's actually pretty good.  But who is their 80's Canadian counterpart?

I just wanted to throw Bryan Adams in there and had no idea who his current counterpart would be

lounge_act
#303 posted by
lounge_act
on Aug 19, 2014
Cowboy Junkies = Imaginary Cities.
Grant Lawrence
#304 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@JonDixon Bryan Adams = Bryan Adams

deiru
#305 posted by
deiru
on Aug 19, 2014

80's Neil Young and Elliot Brood?

MrFussyfont
#306 posted by
MrFussyfont
on Aug 19, 2014

@JonDixon I thought you were joking about Bryan Adams.

Laura Beth
#307 posted by
Laura Beth
on Aug 19, 2014

@Reginula I think I heard on the radio that it's raised much more than their normal fundraising campaign last year (like 14 million more).. so, even though people aren't necessarily making the videos with the best intentions, I think it's raising awareness/funds and that can't be a bad thing! 

flannel tom
#308 posted by
flannel tom
on Aug 19, 2014

More like Neil Young = Chad Van Gaalen

kirkofdoom
#309 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Aug 19, 2014

Ice buckets:

Dan's was great, with him laughing at his crying baby at the end

 

Aidan Knight had a good one, too. 

flannel tom
#310 posted by
flannel tom
on Aug 19, 2014

But the question remains: is R3 going to be playing actual 80s canadian music?

JonDixon
#311 posted by
JonDixon
on Aug 19, 2014

@Grant does this mean you're going to play some Bryan Adams next week!?!?!

Laura Beth
#312 posted by
Laura Beth
on Aug 19, 2014

@Grant watch yourself, it seems like the icebucket challenge is hitting the CBC crew! 

lounge_act
#313 posted by
lounge_act
on Aug 19, 2014
Daniel Langlois = Daniel Langlois
flannel tom
#314 posted by
flannel tom
on Aug 19, 2014

It does Cut Like A Knife

stevierayk
#315 posted by
stevierayk
on Aug 19, 2014

Corb = KD

Bourbon Tabernacle Choir = Arcade Fire.

 

jdurley
#316 posted by
jdurley
on Aug 19, 2014

@Grant - Matchups:

Blue Rodeo = Cuff the Duke

Skinny Puppy = Fucked Up

Mitsou = Coeur de Pirate

 

Christine McAvoy
#317 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

Kathryn Calder is my fav. So much love <3

JonDixon
#318 posted by
JonDixon
on Aug 19, 2014

Who is weird enough to be Rush's counterpart?

jdurley
#319 posted by
jdurley
on Aug 19, 2014

@stevierayk - Bourbon Tabernacle Choir was Canadian?  Cool. I'd also suggest Canailles to be their modern-day matchup

Laura Beth
#320 posted by
Laura Beth
on Aug 19, 2014

@MrFussyFont - this is why I have a Master of Information studies - I did a quick look, Dan's shirt is from Father John Misty

flannel tom
#321 posted by
flannel tom
on Aug 19, 2014

I recently saw an article called 11 Things you Didn't Know About Mitsou.

Considering I didn't know a single thing about her (aka, never heard of her) before that article, it was accurately titled.

Laura Beth
#322 posted by
Laura Beth
on Aug 19, 2014

@CMac haha so cute, they all look so nervous!

Grant Lawrence
#323 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

Wow, those are some great match ups, thanks folks!

Steve Venegas
#324 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Aug 19, 2014

@christine & @grant

I did it on the weekend. Used 2/3 on mid-level Canadian music folk.

Grant Lawrence
#325 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

The Evaporators = The Evaporators

Chopz87
#326 posted by
Chopz87
on Aug 19, 2014

@Grant - I so wish I did not know this, I missed Bestie when I was there and now I'm gonna miss them for free.

Grant Lawrence
#327 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

The Gruesomes = ... Les Breastfeeders...? Are they still together? Am I supposed to know that?

laurenelizabeth
#328 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Aug 19, 2014

The Tragically Hip = The Tragically Hip 

alternatively: The Tragically Hip = Sam Roberts Band ?

Christine McAvoy
#329 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

@Steve Hahaha good call with Dan.

I'm scared it is coming my way, so i'm staying out of this...

lounge_act
#330 posted by
lounge_act
on Aug 19, 2014
The Smalls = JPNSGRLS (they really do sound alike)
kirkofdoom
#331 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Aug 19, 2014

Well now I know I have to challenge Christine (if anyone ever challenges me)

flannel tom
#332 posted by
flannel tom
on Aug 19, 2014

Bestie = Vampire Weekend/Bloc Party

Christine McAvoy
#333 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

@Tom I don't think you're playing this game right...

darbarspecial
#334 posted by
darbarspecial
on Aug 19, 2014

I grow weary of these challenges, but they can be good to raise awareness and funds.

Laura Beth
#335 posted by
Laura Beth
on Aug 19, 2014

You could do Shad and any 80s Canadian rapper (I seriously cannot name a single one).

flannel tom
#336 posted by
flannel tom
on Aug 19, 2014

Who were the Pop Explosion bands before it turnedd into the 90s?

Cool Blue Halo? Hardship Post? Were they around in the 80s?

Grant Lawrence
#337 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@Laura Beth uh... Maestro?

darbarspecial
#338 posted by
darbarspecial
on Aug 19, 2014

Men Without Hats

jdurley
#339 posted by
jdurley
on Aug 19, 2014

Kim Mitchell = Dan Mangan

flannel tom
#340 posted by
flannel tom
on Aug 19, 2014

335 - lol, all rappers are the same.

Sarcasm font, big time.

darbarspecial
#341 posted by
darbarspecial
on Aug 19, 2014

The Spoons

loweeda
#342 posted by
loweeda
on Aug 19, 2014

The Tragically Hip = Sam Roberts Band, definitely, laurenelizabeth. Both bands have equally obnoxious fans, as demonstrated by SB's fans at the Regina Folk Fest afterparty.

Also, stevierayk, good call on the Arcade Fire/Bourbon Tabernacle Choir matchup.

(yes, I've been lurking. hello. and soon I'll be leaving again. goodbye) 

laurenelizabeth
#343 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Aug 19, 2014

LauraBeth: Maestro Fresh Wes!

Grant Lawrence
#344 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@flannel tom no bands existed in Halifax before the Pop Explosion except the Hopping Penguins.

Steve Venegas
#345 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Aug 19, 2014

@darbar with this one, you're supposed to donate money if you make a video or not. I've heard they've made something like 15 mil in 2 months

flannel tom
#346 posted by
flannel tom
on Aug 19, 2014

344 - lol

laurenelizabeth
#347 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Aug 19, 2014

loweeda: Agreed with the obnoxious fans! There were so many at Halifax's Canada Day celebrations.

Laura Beth
#348 posted by
Laura Beth
on Aug 19, 2014

Okay, Shad and Maestro Fresh Wes!   

deiru
#349 posted by
deiru
on Aug 19, 2014

maestro fresh wes = grand analog

kirkofdoom
#350 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Aug 19, 2014

Steve/Darbar

Compared to the same period last year where they made 1.7mil in donations.

So clearly it is working. 

Laura Beth
#351 posted by
Laura Beth
on Aug 19, 2014

@Steve yep, and they made 1.4 million in their entire fundraising campaign last year, so it's pretty phenomenal.

Laura Beth
#352 posted by
Laura Beth
on Aug 19, 2014

oops! 1.7, thanks KOD

Christine McAvoy
#353 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

@Laura also, not the entire year, just at the same time period last year...

JonDixon
#354 posted by
JonDixon
on Aug 19, 2014

@laura beth where was your fancy Master's in #351?

Laura Beth
#355 posted by
Laura Beth
on Aug 19, 2014

@FT Haha I seriously don't know rap at all.. I just figured Shad could probably be compared to a rapper of the 80s if they needed more match-ups.

nitz
#356 posted by
nitz
on Aug 19, 2014

@Grant. Exclusive? No radio play?  KEXP out of Seattle played it at 9am this morning. 

Chopz87
#357 posted by
Chopz87
on Aug 19, 2014

@LauraBeth - Dream Warriors, Michee Mee, Get Loose Crew

Laura Beth
#358 posted by
Laura Beth
on Aug 19, 2014

@JD at U of T! 

Grant Lawrence
#359 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@nitz how dare you listen to that station?

Laura Beth
#360 posted by
Laura Beth
on Aug 19, 2014

@CMac, sorry.. that's what I meant, during their campaign period! Not the entire year, no. 

Chopz87
#361 posted by
Chopz87
on Aug 19, 2014

Shad was not around in the 80's

Grant Lawrence
#362 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

Is Tragically Hip 80s? Do they go that far back?

darbarspecial
#363 posted by
darbarspecial
on Aug 19, 2014

@steve/kirk/laura beth - That's great. If it gets people involved, it's a good thing. 

darbarspecial
#364 posted by
darbarspecial
on Aug 19, 2014

@Grant - They certainly do. The end of the 80s.

laurenelizabeth
#365 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Aug 19, 2014

Grant: Tragically Hip goes to 1983

stevierayk
#366 posted by
stevierayk
on Aug 19, 2014

Bourbon TC was an Andrew Whiteman band 

nitz
#367 posted by
nitz
on Aug 19, 2014

@Grant I only did cuz the Brood boys tweeted the link. I obey them at all times.

flannel tom
#368 posted by
flannel tom
on Aug 19, 2014

KEXP does what R3 used to... sort of. It's a great station, I download their WEEKLY podcast all the time! (R3 puts out what, 2 a year??)

Laura Beth
#369 posted by
Laura Beth
on Aug 19, 2014

@CMac are you still BB16-ing? Getting close to the end now! 

lounge_act
#370 posted by
lounge_act
on Aug 19, 2014
Corey Hart = DFA1979 (retire/comeback)
flannel tom
#371 posted by
flannel tom
on Aug 19, 2014

FUcked Up = DOA

Shadowy Men on A Shadowy Planet = Legato Vipers

garfielduk
#372 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

Here is my favourite Ice bucket challenge

Chopz87
#373 posted by
Chopz87
on Aug 19, 2014

Bidini wrote me asking where I was, so I'm guessing I'm getting something in the mail from him

stevierayk
#374 posted by
stevierayk
on Aug 19, 2014

Moxy = The Kramdens

garfielduk
#375 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

@Chopz #373, I am very curious as to what he plans on mailing out

Grant Lawrence
#376 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

Kramdens = Kramdens

Christine McAvoy
#377 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

@Laura yes! i'm excited for Thursday/whomever comes back because UGH...this season. Derrick is my fav but I also like Zach.

(Right Steve?)

Christine McAvoy
#378 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

Hannah is homeeeeee!!!!!

Grant Lawrence
#379 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@flannel tom I was thinking Fucked Up = Slow 

Christine McAvoy
#380 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

I love this song...so good. I'm going to dance now....

Christine McAvoy
#381 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

Okay, I'll be back...gotta go make a playlist on the VIA account.

stevierayk
#382 posted by
stevierayk
on Aug 19, 2014

Rush = Protest the Hero

 

 

Chopz87
#383 posted by
Chopz87
on Aug 19, 2014

@Garf - A plane ticket back to Toronto, I hope.

stevierayk
#384 posted by
stevierayk
on Aug 19, 2014

For a second I thought that said Fucked Up = SNOW. Now that’s fucked up

 

lounge_act
#385 posted by
lounge_act
on Aug 19, 2014
I read that as Fucked Up = Snow.
lounge_act
#386 posted by
lounge_act
on Aug 19, 2014
Snow is pretty fucked up, I assumed stevierayk.
JonDixon
#387 posted by
JonDixon
on Aug 19, 2014

@SRK that's what I read too!  Then I was like, "well, who would be Snow's counterpart?"

garfielduk
#388 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

@Chopz #383, I could use one of those.

jdurley
#389 posted by
jdurley
on Aug 19, 2014

Well, I heard a fear-mongering weather report that we could get Snow in September this year, and THAT's Fucked Up, so...

stevierayk
#390 posted by
stevierayk
on Aug 19, 2014

@Grant no the Kramdens = Lowest of the Low and Barenaked Ladies if I’m to believe the reviews.

 

flannel tom
#391 posted by
flannel tom
on Aug 19, 2014

maybe Fucked Up would be more of a Forgotten Rebels?

Laura Beth
#392 posted by
Laura Beth
on Aug 19, 2014

@CMac same. Derrick is a criminal mastermind and no one realizes it yet, it's amazing! 

Chopz87
#393 posted by
Chopz87
on Aug 19, 2014

Snow = Michie Mee

stevierayk
#394 posted by
stevierayk
on Aug 19, 2014

@Jon - Classified.

stevierayk
#395 posted by
stevierayk
on Aug 19, 2014

Fucked up = Dayglo Abortions.

 

JonDixon
#396 posted by
JonDixon
on Aug 19, 2014

Ok, seriously, can anyone describe or explain the appeal of this Caribou song?  

I cannot mute it fast enough.

jdurley
#397 posted by
jdurley
on Aug 19, 2014

Instead of pairing Fucked up with EVERYONE, how about some matchups for METZ? 

flannel tom
#398 posted by
flannel tom
on Aug 19, 2014

D-Sisive = Snow

JonDixon
#399 posted by
JonDixon
on Aug 19, 2014

@Grant you should just hire SRK for this 80's counterpart stuff.

flannel tom
#400 posted by
flannel tom
on Aug 19, 2014

I'm having a total joke lol at myself for #398, btw

aiesha jones
#401 posted by
aiesha jones
on Aug 19, 2014

i'm with you jon, i am not a fan of this caribou song.

Laura Beth
#402 posted by
Laura Beth
on Aug 19, 2014

@JD Samesies!  It sounds like a horrible mash-up.

stevierayk
#403 posted by
stevierayk
on Aug 19, 2014

Metz = Katrina and the Waves.

 

jdurley
#404 posted by
jdurley
on Aug 19, 2014

Platinum Blonde = The Sheepdogs.

ahhahahahahahahaha

(sorry for laughing at own joke)

flannel tom
#405 posted by
flannel tom
on Aug 19, 2014

METZ are not the same genre as Fucked Up - we are trying to find a band whose equally important in their own time.

MrFussyfont
#406 posted by
MrFussyfont
on Aug 19, 2014

@Laura Beth #320. Thank you. I hadn't heard of Father John Misty. Looks like a very interesting artist, judging from his website!

darbarspecial
#407 posted by
darbarspecial
on Aug 19, 2014

@flannel tom - It is John Stamos's birthday apparently. I thought you should know.

jdurley
#408 posted by
jdurley
on Aug 19, 2014

@FT - didn't mean to imply that they were, just that we'd done, like several matchups for Fucked Up and maybe we should move on to someone else different

laurenelizabeth
#409 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Aug 19, 2014

Darbar: John Stamos is also an appropriate topic of discussion for 80s week! Uncle Jesse, the fantasy of every girl growing up in the 80s and 90s

flannel tom
#410 posted by
flannel tom
on Aug 19, 2014

fussyfont - FJM is great, check out their stuff!

Laura Beth
#411 posted by
Laura Beth
on Aug 19, 2014

By the way.. for any Sarah Harmer fans, she recently collaborated with some local Kingston musicians and people incarcerated at Pittsburgh Institution (one of Kingston's prisons), for an album:  Postcards from the County

stevierayk
#412 posted by
stevierayk
on Aug 19, 2014

Believe it or not. Platinum Blonde started as a Police cover band. Not sure what happened there.

 

JonDixon
#413 posted by
JonDixon
on Aug 19, 2014

Who does Joel Plaskett =??

krib
#414 posted by
krib
on Aug 19, 2014

library voices and northern pikes?! because they're from SK?

how 'bout library voices and streetheart? There's a connection, because Paul is the nephew of the keyboard player from Streetheart

 

have to disagree with Bourbon Tabernacle Choir and Arcade Fire.

I'd say more like No Sinner

Grant Lawrence
#415 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@JonDixon good question... 

Christine McAvoy
#416 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

2 Rich Aucoin songs in one show = happy Christine

jdurley
#417 posted by
jdurley
on Aug 19, 2014

JP has no equal

darbarspecial
#418 posted by
darbarspecial
on Aug 19, 2014

Is there a connection with the ice bucket thing and ALS? Like this is how it feels kind of thing or just a random thing? Just curious. I still need to think of a way to raise funds and awareness for my son's rare bowel disorder. Bowel disorders are "shitty" things to talk about though. 

Christine McAvoy
#419 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

@lauren STAMOS! There goes my whole day...

stevierayk
#420 posted by
stevierayk
on Aug 19, 2014

@Jon - hopefully his wife.

jdurley
#421 posted by
jdurley
on Aug 19, 2014

Bruce Cockburn = Danny Michel?

laurenelizabeth
#422 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Aug 19, 2014

Bryan Adams = Joel Plaskett

Laura Beth
#423 posted by
Laura Beth
on Aug 19, 2014

@Darbar I have wondered that before.. I'm not sure if there is a connection! 

stevierayk
#424 posted by
stevierayk
on Aug 19, 2014

Starling = Danny Michel

Christine McAvoy
#425 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

What about Chilliwack, and 54-40 etc.

garfielduk
#426 posted by
garfielduk
on Aug 19, 2014

@DBS #418, Sponsored speed eating or sitting in chocolate pudding?

krib
#427 posted by
krib
on Aug 19, 2014

how about doughboys? who can they pair with?

Shine is like the earliest days of the pop/snot punk sound

Laura Beth
#428 posted by
Laura Beth
on Aug 19, 2014

@Grant I think Bedouin Soundclash also formed at QueensU!

Chopz87
#429 posted by
Chopz87
on Aug 19, 2014

Men Without Hats = Anything with Dan Boeckner

lounge_act
#430 posted by
lounge_act
on Aug 19, 2014
...very Footloose.
Grant Lawrence
#431 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@Laura Beth yes! That's another one for Queens!

Christine McAvoy
#432 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

SUUUUUUper excited to see the Arkells and Elliott Brood in two weekends time.

laurenelizabeth
#433 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Aug 19, 2014

Loverboy = Arkells (well at least thing song)

Laura Beth
#434 posted by
Laura Beth
on Aug 19, 2014

@Grant don't forget about my dad's bad... Anthem. They did a Canadian tour once.

MrFussyfont
#435 posted by
MrFussyfont
on Aug 19, 2014

Danny Michel = The Rhinos (his early band)

Chopz87
#436 posted by
Chopz87
on Aug 19, 2014

#432 That post made me think of Wu-Tang

Christine McAvoy
#437 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

@Laura I just went on wiki about that (jay's page) and saw this: "He met Eon Sinclair at Queen’s and after discovering their mutual love of reggae music"

reginula
#438 posted by
reginula
on Aug 19, 2014

This reminds me of something I wanted to ask you earlier: Are you all fond of your Alma maters? You wear its merch (?) and think back to your days at college/university (still not sure of the difference) and feel proud of choosing that place to spend several years of your life 'cause it gave you the best memories?

 

('Cause I don't) 

krib
#439 posted by
krib
on Aug 19, 2014

Grapes of Wrath + Arcade Fire?

they both seem to like that bombastic production

flannel tom
#440 posted by
flannel tom
on Aug 19, 2014

this arkells song has a nice guitar lick. it's also guaranteed that anytime I've turned on R3 in the last little while that I will hear it at least twice.

 

darbarspecial
#441 posted by
darbarspecial
on Aug 19, 2014

More Canadian 80s bands:

Aldo Nova

Parachute Club

Harlequin

Laura Beth
#442 posted by
Laura Beth
on Aug 19, 2014

@CMac haha how they would do that in Kingston is beyond me, soooo not a multicultural town.

krib
#443 posted by
krib
on Aug 19, 2014

Mac Demarco = Dire Straits - melodies

Grant Lawrence
#444 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@laurenelizabeth re #433 GREAT ONE!

laurenelizabeth
#445 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Aug 19, 2014

Grant: You better use that one! I'm 2 for 2 I think.

lounge_act
#446 posted by
lounge_act
on Aug 19, 2014
@reginula: I wear Lakehead merch just to catch people sneering.
Grant Lawrence
#447 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@reginula Lee Hower wears his alma mater's merch HEAD TO TOE 365. Not really a Canadian thing.

stevierayk
#448 posted by
stevierayk
on Aug 19, 2014

Sons of Freedom = No one’s as good as Sons of Freedom.

 

Grant Lawrence
#449 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@laurenelizabeth what was your other winner?

krib
#450 posted by
krib
on Aug 19, 2014

parachute club + doomsquad? (I think, I can't always keep the names straight)

Christine McAvoy
#451 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

I bet you could do a elementary/high school/teenages version of this (bands forming)...

Lots o' Vancouver bands in there...said the whale, hey ocean, zolas (well, lotus child)

laurenelizabeth
#452 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Aug 19, 2014

Grant: Tragically Hip = Sam Roberts Band.

Laura Beth
#453 posted by
Laura Beth
on Aug 19, 2014

@Reginula nah.. I did my undergrad at McMaster and my Master's at University of Toronto and don't wear any merch.  It drives me insane they they contact you almost immediately after graduation to donate money! I refuse to advertise! 

Grant Lawrence
#454 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@CMac thank god the Zolas changed their name!

reginula
#455 posted by
reginula
on Aug 19, 2014

@Lounge_act Why? Is it an unpopular school? Too many rivals?

darbarspecial
#456 posted by
darbarspecial
on Aug 19, 2014

Rough Trade

Luba

 

Christine McAvoy
#457 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Aug 19, 2014

@Laura I have some Ryerson gear still (a sweater i never wear). My baby brother got me a Carleton sweater that I wear around the house I lot ha.

I love having one from a place I never attended.

fresh ginger
#458 posted by
fresh ginger
on Aug 19, 2014

good day!

Dropped in to check out the #firstplay of the New Pornos. but GRANT is actually on air! Cool.

deiru
#459 posted by
deiru
on Aug 19, 2014

@Reg I don't particularly like my old University but I loved my program and the people which made it so awesome. I continue to wear all my old Georox (The Geological Engineering Club) shirts but that's about it. I now only wear my Engineering jacket when I attend certain alumni events.

laurenelizabeth
#460 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Aug 19, 2014

Laura Beth: I hear ya on the donations ... I used to work in the donor office as a student, so when I got my first call 4 months out of university I told the poor student to get their boss (my old boss) to give me a call to discuss my donations and then I chewed him out saying that I just graduated and was making $28,000 and that it was ridiculous. They should wait at least 5 years, if not 10 years ... 

Grant Lawrence
#461 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@fresh ginger I'M HERE! Question: the bugs are starting to get at our apples as we wait for them to ripen. If we pick them now, will they ripen further on their own in the fridge or whatever?

jdurley
#462 posted by
jdurley
on Aug 19, 2014

Jane Siberry = Grimes

(not because they sound the same but because they are serious, artsy, original, etc.)

Grant Lawrence
#463 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Aug 19, 2014

@jdurley interesting one!

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