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At first, making a list of Sloan's best songs didn't seem like it would be a particularly difficult task, given our staff's collective insanely high level of Sloan expertise. Once we started trying to make this list however, we realized that this was actually going to be an incredibly difficult task because of our staff's collective insanely high level of Sloan expertise.

Going over a catalogue that spans over 20 years was overwhelming. It should be noted that Sloan is perhaps the only Canadian band that started in the '90s that has not yet had to make a comeback, due to the fact they've been consistently releasing music for the past two decades that has kept them on the Canadian music landscape.

So, long story short we had to up the list from top 15 to top 20 and and yes, we know, lots of great Sloan songs did not make the cut. Our follow-up playlist might be ranking the best second-best Sloan songs of all time (which, in case you're interested, already contains "She Says What She Means," "The Rest of My Life," "The Other Man" and everything else off Twice Removed).

Amazingly, we not only have every single one of the songs available on our site, but we have the complete Sloan catalogue up to 2010 (as well as their latest release Commonwealth) available to be streamed as you read this.

We've made a playlist of our 20 favourites below.

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The 20 best Sloan songs (so far)

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What are you favourite Sloan songs? Did we miss any on our list? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @cbcradio3.

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garfielduk
#1 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 02, 2014

Good Morning

Emma Godmere
#2 posted by
Emma Godmere
on Sep 02, 2014

Morning!

garfielduk
#3 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 02, 2014

How was your long weekend?

garfielduk
#4 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 02, 2014

If anyone is interested in playing this let me know and I'll put a draft together for Thursday

Emma Godmere
#5 posted by
Emma Godmere
on Sep 02, 2014

Pretty great! Saw The F Word (released as What If, I believe, in the UK) which was terrific if for no other reason than the music. Patrick Watson, Rich Aucoin, score by A.C. Newman. Bliss. Errryone go see it.

garfielduk
#6 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 02, 2014

Yeah, it's title was changed and it was re-edited with extra scenes being filmed because the focus groups wanted to see more of Toronto when it was picked up by an American distribution company.  It just makes me want to find the version that showed at TIFF last year.

garfielduk
#7 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 02, 2014

I still need to see The Fault In Our Stars

Nana aba Duncan
#8 posted by
Nana aba Duncan
on Sep 02, 2014

Morning! Wish I wasn't working at all so I could TIFF it up all week! Also, was just informed Rich Terfry is sick and I'll be filling in for him today on R2. Meaning, you won't see much of me today.

HI EMMA

Emma Godmere
#9 posted by
Emma Godmere
on Sep 02, 2014

WOOOOO Nana aba!

garfielduk
#10 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 02, 2014

@MsDuncan #8,  I may have to tune into R2 later unles Alanna is hosting her show and not that fill in host we have had the last 2 weeks in which case I will be torn.

laurenelizabeth
#11 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Sep 02, 2014

Emma: I saw The F Word last weekend! Amazing. Loved the music ... also Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan and ADAM DRIVER. 

tea&cartography
#12 posted by
tea&cartography
on Sep 02, 2014

morning sunshines!

Emma Godmere
#13 posted by
Emma Godmere
on Sep 02, 2014

@laurenelizabeth: You know, sometimes I fear Adam Driver is being typecast but then I realize I AM OKAY WITH IT BECAUSE HE JUST DOES IT SO WELL.

laurenelizabeth
#14 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Sep 02, 2014

garf: Oh man, that fill-in host was the worst... 

laurenelizabeth
#15 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Sep 02, 2014

Emma: Typecast until he became the villian in Star Wars Ep. VII 

Adam Driver is the best. My favourite line of the movie: "I JUST HAD SEX AND AM ABOUT TO EAT NACHOS! THIS IS THE GREATEST MOMENT OF MY LIFE" 

I also look forward to seeing him in the new Jason Bateman/Tina Fey flick.

Emma Godmere
#16 posted by
Emma Godmere
on Sep 02, 2014

@laurenelizabeth: YES TO ALL OF IT!

garfielduk
#17 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 02, 2014

@Lauren #!4, Wasn't he!?  Asking listeners impertinent questions about income yet being upset when they are asked of him.

laurenelizabeth
#18 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Sep 02, 2014

Emma: So I think we're solidly in the Adam Driver Fan Club. 

garfielduk
#19 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 02, 2014

I wash I could edit my comments

laurenelizabeth
#20 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Sep 02, 2014

So, on today's blog topic. Kind of sad that Grant is in PEI while we're doing a Sloan Top 20 blog ... of course if he were here We'd probably have an hour long Sloan set (Though not the worst idea in the world) so its probably for the best.

markgage
#21 posted by
markgage
on Sep 02, 2014

I cant stop myself I have to respond to what i just heard about Kevin Drew.  

Protest album?? What a joke.

What a hypocrite!! That guy is so full of himself.  The only reason he doesn't want people looking at their phones is because he wants them to look at him.  EGOMANIAC!

Ok so I guess i just dropped in with some anger.  Sorry about that folks. 

 

 

Emma Godmere
#22 posted by
Emma Godmere
on Sep 02, 2014

@markgage - Hey, a passionate response is a passionate response!

laurenelizabeth
#23 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Sep 02, 2014

Markgage: You may have just made my day!

Benoit from Ottawa
#24 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

#19       Yes, there's a period missing.

Here: .

 

 

(Seriously, I remember people asking for an edit (preview) function, back in the days before the budgetary seppuku.)

Benoit from Ottawa
#25 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

Kevin "Good Body-Butter Sex" is self-centred? Really?

 

 

;)

markgage
#26 posted by
markgage
on Sep 02, 2014

Thanks Guys!

I guess i don't have to worry about speaking my mind.

Sometimes i feel like i don't drop in much so when i do it probably shouldn't be negative.  Kevin Drew makes my blood boil for some reason.  I can't stand him.

laurenelizabeth
#27 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Sep 02, 2014

Kevin Drew also makes my skin crawl ...

Sless
#28 posted by
Sless
on Sep 02, 2014

@garfielduk Re: #4

I'm interested. How should I reach you?

garfielduk
#29 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 02, 2014

@Sless #28, you just did, I'll add your name to the list

jdurley
#30 posted by
jdurley
on Sep 02, 2014

Kevin Drew comments +1

 

But wait..... SLOAN DAY??!!!  WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

SamaraS
#31 posted by
SamaraS
on Sep 02, 2014

Kevin Dr-eewwwww!

Benoit from Ottawa
#32 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

ISWYDT

 

(I figure if it doesn't yet exist, we need a shorthand form for "I see what you did there".)

markgage
#33 posted by
markgage
on Sep 02, 2014

@laurenelizabeth

@jdurley

@SamaraS

I am not alone.  :)

Sless
#34 posted by
Sless
on Sep 02, 2014

@garfielduk

Thanks!

I hope it's not a requirement to know anything about football. :/

SamaraS
#35 posted by
SamaraS
on Sep 02, 2014

@Benoit, - Re: ISWYDT - I checked with the twitters and it seems there is indeed a hashtag for that! Which makes sense, since "I see what you did there" is a real tweet killer at 24 characters. 

garfielduk
#36 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 02, 2014

@Sless @34, Just pick several teams* that you think will win the most games and at the end of the season the play with the largest total of wins through the 16 game season wins

*the number of teams will be decided based on how many people enter

Benoit from Ottawa
#37 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

Samara       Yeah, the moment I wrote that, I got to thinking the usual, web-age "of course it already exists"!

Posted it anyway...

Benoit from Ottawa
#38 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

Out. Later!

garfielduk
#39 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 02, 2014

@BfO #32, I feel that the problem with using acronyms like that  is that they can be a little exclusionary.

 

 

I am thinking of creating a acronym page on the wiki to point new users towards.

jdurley
#40 posted by
jdurley
on Sep 02, 2014

PLANET SMASHERS!!!

garfielduk
#41 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 02, 2014

@jdurley #40, Vogons?

jdurley
#42 posted by
jdurley
on Sep 02, 2014
garfielduk
#43 posted by
garfielduk
on Sep 02, 2014

@jdurley #42, I was thinking more along the lines of this lot

jdurley
#44 posted by
jdurley
on Sep 02, 2014

@Garf - Ah. Of course.

JonDixon
#45 posted by
JonDixon
on Sep 02, 2014

Good morning all.

This script that keeps the player at the top of the page is the fucking TITS!  

Also, good morning.  I have a dilemma, do I listen to Emma or what should be an awesome playlist?

Steve Venegas
#46 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Sep 02, 2014

an Emma dilemma?

JonDixon
#47 posted by
JonDixon
on Sep 02, 2014

Mr. Venegas knows what's up.

JonDixon
#48 posted by
JonDixon
on Sep 02, 2014

Also, you know what would be fantastic?  If that playlist had someone in there explaining the picks, a little bit about the song...

Although I guess that's more like a podcast.

Emma Godmere
#49 posted by
Emma Godmere
on Sep 02, 2014

It's the only word that rhymes with my name! I wrote a poem about it in grade four.

kirkofdoom
#50 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 02, 2014

Hey, this is the first time I've agreed with a #1 in these "[band] best songs" lists! Underwhelmed is definitely my favourite. 

But I don't know how big of a Sloan fan I am. I like their songs when they come on and all that, but I almost never sit down and listen to a Sloan album. 

Steve Venegas
#51 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Sep 02, 2014

@kirk Guess that means you're finally starting to come around

Sless
#52 posted by
Sless
on Sep 02, 2014

I'm really jiving to this song by the Beta Frontiers!

erinev
#53 posted by
erinev
on Sep 02, 2014

What about that sloan song about the love triangle with feist and one of the guys in BSS? i mean, a canadian indie rock love triangle always peaks my interest.

Emma Godmere
#54 posted by
Emma Godmere
on Sep 02, 2014

@erinev: The Other Man! Juuuust didn't make the list. Sadly.

kirkofdoom
#55 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 02, 2014

The Other Man?

That's another one of my faves and should be on the list if it isn't.

(I already can't remember what was on there... still half asleep and recovering from the weekend)

kirkofdoom
#56 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 02, 2014

Oooorrrrr Emma can beat me to answering both things. 

erinev
#57 posted by
erinev
on Sep 02, 2014

yep! that's totally the song!

haha party too hard this weekend kirk?

danielle-m
#58 posted by
danielle-m
on Sep 02, 2014

i can only listen to radio 2 (tempo right now...) because none of the radio3 buttons work for me!

kirkofdoom
#59 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 02, 2014

Erin,

hah, sort of!

Drove up to Sun Peaks this weekend (about 4.5 hours up from Vancouver) and saw Arkells on Saturday and Elliott BROOD & Hey Ocean on Sunday. AND... went "off-road segwaying" which was a lot more fun than I expected it to be.

It was great, but exhausting; I need a weekend after the weekend!

jdurley
#60 posted by
jdurley
on Sep 02, 2014

@danielle_m - try again - there was a tech difficulty there for a while.

erinev
#61 posted by
erinev
on Sep 02, 2014

the weekends were you need a weekend after the weekend are the best weekends... heh

danielle-m
#62 posted by
danielle-m
on Sep 02, 2014

thanks jdurley, it works if i click on alanna's "on air" photo, now.

thank god!!!

krib
#63 posted by
krib
on Sep 02, 2014

when does that university release the list of banned words?

I hope "jam" makes it this year. It's overused and getting quite tired

mcfflyer
#64 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 02, 2014

<<<<

For the record, CanadaJanes is alive and living (quite well) in Denver, Colorado.

Sless
#65 posted by
Sless
on Sep 02, 2014

@erinev

#Lobsterfest2012

deiru
#66 posted by
deiru
on Sep 02, 2014

Oh The Other Man, such a great tune, also morning all still trying to recover from the crazy hike me and missus did this weekend. Turns out the Howe Sound Crest Trail is ridiculously hard and kind of sketchy.

Benoit from Ottawa
#67 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

#66     Keeps the riff-raff away.

Benoit from Ottawa
#68 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

krib, have you noticed how everyone's "curating" now?

Used to be you put together a show or, if you wanted to be technical, you programmed it maybe you just made up the playlist.

Now people "curate" things. A question remains, are they really "curators"?

mcfflyer
#69 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 02, 2014

Wow, this place is quiet today.  Is it still a holiday in Canada?

Benoit from Ottawa
#70 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

#69        (scabrous number, shame, mcffflllllll)

No, of course not (holiday), but the count on R3 afternoons has tended to be up on Grant days.

darbarspecial
#71 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 02, 2014

I wish Lee. 

Hello all!

Benoit from Ottawa
#72 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

(and as to words to retire, I'M STILL WAITING FOR AWESOME TO GO AWAY.

 

Grumble. Everyone should take up as a resolution to substitute another adjective whever they think of "awesome".

That would be so awesome refreshing, restful, interesting, different, novel...

Benoit from Ottawa
#73 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

oops:              )

mcfflyer
#74 posted by
mcfflyer
on Sep 02, 2014

Well, I was just wondering.  :)

Just back from an 8 day trip to Colorado and Wyoming, and we had a fabulous time.  Looks like Andy and Alisha Janes have settled in Denver.  Both like it there, and like the young hipsters they are, they're in the hipster zone in Denver.  Great to see them both again.  (They stayed with us on their epic road trip a year ago.) 

darbarspecial
#75 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 02, 2014

80s week is over, back to the usual pic.

zammachus
#76 posted by
zammachus
on Sep 02, 2014

First day of classes: Done. Several hours ago, in fact.

Benoit from Ottawa
#77 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

Go straight to the 3rd photo from the bottom: it shows Vladimir Putin shaking the Ukrainian President's hand, and looking really uncomfortable.

(Yes, it's a still picture, and those can misrepresent. Still.)

zammachus
#78 posted by
zammachus
on Sep 02, 2014

Oh my goodness. There is so much PINK on the court with Bencic and Peng.

The particular shade of pink demands all caps.

darbarspecial
#79 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 02, 2014

@Lee - Nice. I am glad you enjoyed your trip. Andy has popped on here a few times of late.

erinev
#80 posted by
erinev
on Sep 02, 2014

@ sless-- i'll never forget

krib
#81 posted by
krib
on Sep 02, 2014

Benoit,

can't say I've noticed that one. I have noticed an abundance of "this is my jam" or "this is a jam"

 

Emma Godmere
#82 posted by
Emma Godmere
on Sep 02, 2014

@krib: I'll try to switch in "this is a jelly"

krib
#83 posted by
krib
on Sep 02, 2014

here's an idea, Emma...

how about "I like this song"? ;-)

darbarspecial
#84 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 02, 2014

So me saying "This song is so awesome, it's my jam!" would not go over well with you guys?

JonDixon
#85 posted by
JonDixon
on Sep 02, 2014

To me when you call something a jam it's a song that makes you stop what you are doing and rock out a bit.

Not like a 15 minute guitar jam or anything like that.

I wonder what kind of song would be a marmalade? 

Emma Godmere
#86 posted by
Emma Godmere
on Sep 02, 2014

@JonDixon: I'm not a fan of marmalade. Who even likes marmalade?!

krib
#87 posted by
krib
on Sep 02, 2014

darbar,

fo'shizzle it won't with me

Steve Venegas
#88 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Sep 02, 2014

Paddington Bear

JonDixon
#89 posted by
JonDixon
on Sep 02, 2014

@Emma Godmere #86, people who also like jazz.

I don't know why that is, it just is.

deiru
#90 posted by
deiru
on Sep 02, 2014

@Emma #86 I DO! Left Field Cider (well actually the dad of the sisters who run Left Field Cider) makes a mad blueberry marmalade.

krib
#91 posted by
krib
on Sep 02, 2014

marmalade is great stuff.

Patti Labelle liked it so much she sang about it

she pronounces it "marmelahd"

Benoit from Ottawa
#92 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

I loooooooove marmalade. Bitter Seville oranges, yum.

Thick-cut Robertson's Marmalade, oh yes.

Emma, do you not like the bitterness?

Benoit from Ottawa
#93 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

#91     I think it was to distinguish what was referred to from semi-sweet, citrussy jam.

Or, perhaps more likely, because of Franch in Noo Ohlens.

kirkofdoom
#94 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 02, 2014

On one hand, I don't care if a song is a person's "jam". It doesn't bother me, let them describe it however they want.

 

On the other hand, I literally want to kill everyone who says a band is currently "killing it", especially in regards to a live show. 

krib
#95 posted by
krib
on Sep 02, 2014

ginger marmalade is pretty great, too

krib
#96 posted by
krib
on Sep 02, 2014

BfO,

yeah, since the opening lines about about New Orleans, I'm thinking it's the latter and not the former

JonDixon
#97 posted by
JonDixon
on Sep 02, 2014

Also, I thought amazing took the place of awesome, didn't it?

And then amazeballs took the place of amazing?

Am I out of touch?

Benoit from Ottawa
#98 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

Well, krib, the Lady in question is also, as Terry Pratchett puts it, a woman of negotiable affection.

Benoit from Ottawa
#99 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

JD    I believe "awesome" remains far more frequent that "amazing", though that latter is my second pet peeve.

Benoit from Ottawa
#100 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

Number of Google hits

amazing: 458 million

awesome: 1 billion, 300 million

remarkable: 156 million

Steve Venegas
#101 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Sep 02, 2014

@kirk how do you feel about "crushing it"?

Benoit from Ottawa
#102 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

But KoD, (not to argue but) "killing it" seems to me to be related to the phrasing "this album is (a) killer" -- an expression long grounded in hip parlance.

Benoit from Ottawa
#104 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

krib, ginger marmelade: agreed.

And candied ginger is ummmmmmmmmmmm.

jdurley
#105 posted by
jdurley
on Sep 02, 2014

Oh are we talking about jam?  I made my own raspberry jam from my garden raspberries on the weekend! (I froze 'em when I picked em, and then thawed them out to make jam once I had enough). It's pretty delish, and pesticide-free!

krib
#106 posted by
krib
on Sep 02, 2014

...great for the stomach. I keep candied ginger around and munch on it when my stomach's bothering me

deiru
#107 posted by
deiru
on Sep 02, 2014

@BFO what about excellent? My girlfriend and her dad use that one a fair bit. 

deiru
#108 posted by
deiru
on Sep 02, 2014

And speaking of jazz.... MODERN MUSIC!!!!!

darbarspecial
#109 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 02, 2014

How about "melt your face off"?

laurenelizabeth
#110 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Sep 02, 2014

JAM! I made Strawberry jam this summer... unfortunately living in a city we're so far away from the U-Picks now. In fredericton there was an urban u-pick in the neighbourhood next to mine ... I made strawberry, raspberry and blueberry jam last summer :( Finished the last jar of blueberry last week.

krib
#111 posted by
krib
on Sep 02, 2014

is it a surfer-dude kind of "excellent" or a Mr. Burns one?

kirkofdoom
#112 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 02, 2014

I'm okay with "crushing it", I guess.

I use "melt your face off" occasionally. But I usually add "literally" to it (mostly just because I like annoying the pedants who still think literally only means "happens exactly")

fresh ginger
#113 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 02, 2014

Zucchini ginger marmalade, that's my jam.

deiru
#114 posted by
deiru
on Sep 02, 2014

Cloudberry (aka Baked Apple, Knotberry, Aqpik) jam is the best jam in the land.

fresh ginger
#115 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 02, 2014

(tho I also make strawberry and raspberry... for other people)

deiru
#116 posted by
deiru
on Sep 02, 2014

@Kirb my girlfriend's "excellent" is halfway between surfer-dude and Mr. Burns, here dad's is definitely a Mr. Burns.   

darbarspecial
#117 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 02, 2014

I don't like marmalade and I do say awesome. Deal with it because that's the way I roll and whatever other phrase you want to put in there. 

Benoit from Ottawa
#118 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

112     Yeah, it's only pedants that think "literally" means "literally". Or maybe pederasts.

 

;)

 

(Archer got it right: "Oh, that is figuratively killing me.")

darbarspecial
#119 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 02, 2014

WOOOHOOO! RADIO RADIO!! 

Benoit from Ottawa
#120 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

#117    You certainly may keep on saying awesome. And eschewing marmalade.

Even though marmalade is better chewed than eschewed, and "awesome" means nothing anymore except "I like it a lot".

And now for opinions about "that's the way I roll"...

darbarspecial
#121 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 02, 2014

I was going to keep on stringing a bunch of old phrases for you.  hehe

Benoit from Ottawa
#122 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

121    I figured...

krib
#123 posted by
krib
on Sep 02, 2014

you go, girl!

fresh ginger
#124 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 02, 2014

here's a jolly good, jim-dandy idea... if we look back far enough, maybe there are expressions worth reviving?

fresh ginger
#125 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 02, 2014

or maybe not.

Benoit from Ottawa
#126 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

I like how Merriam-Webster English Learner's Dictionary deals with "literally" in its more recent, figurative sense:

" informal — used in an exaggerated way to emphasize a statement or description that is not literally true or possible"

 

krib
#127 posted by
krib
on Sep 02, 2014

that's swell, fresh ginger

Benoit from Ottawa
#128 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

#124     Spiffy idea.

fresh ginger
#129 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 02, 2014

"spliffy" <updated for the new millennium.

I could get behind using that.

krib
#130 posted by
krib
on Sep 02, 2014

speaking of old expressions, did everyone see that excerpt from an old Marvel Comic where Iron Man and Captain America are talking, and Iron Man says "maybe you need some solid dick from an iron man"?

 

evidently, "solid dick" was a term for "good advice" at one time

darbarspecial
#131 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 02, 2014

Boop-oop-a-doop!

kirkofdoom
#132 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Sep 02, 2014

Literally has been used as figuratively for literally hundreds of years.

Language evolves. Words change meanings. It'd be pretty boring if it didn't.

krib
#133 posted by
krib
on Sep 02, 2014

we should all just talk in beat poet slang and cockney rhyming slang

evensteven
#134 posted by
evensteven
on Sep 02, 2014

Hi ALanna! Hi BLOG!!!

I'm a little late on the Dan Boechner train, but I did a lot of DIVINE FITS, HANDSOME FIRS, WOLF PARADE and OPERATORS listening this week. My kind of Sh*t.

krib
#135 posted by
krib
on Sep 02, 2014

with a few Dr Seuss-like rhymes in there for good measure

evensteven
#136 posted by
evensteven
on Sep 02, 2014

I mean stuff. Forgot I wasn't in Jersey.

darbarspecial
#137 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 02, 2014

I like this set a lot. It is awesome terrific!

deiru
#138 posted by
deiru
on Sep 02, 2014

Solid Dick now there is a good band name 

evensteven
#139 posted by
evensteven
on Sep 02, 2014

#130 Krib Today's life lesson. Thanks!

evensteven
#140 posted by
evensteven
on Sep 02, 2014

#137 Darbs... Did I miss something? are we not using the word "awesome" anymore for some reason?

evensteven
#141 posted by
evensteven
on Sep 02, 2014

Oh wait, I see BFO @ #100 on the awesome subject.

 

darbarspecial
#142 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 02, 2014

@evensteven - There are a few words that are overused and annoy some people. Benoit thinks awesome is long past due for retirement. 

darbarspecial
#143 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 02, 2014

Right.

darbarspecial
#144 posted by
darbarspecial
on Sep 02, 2014

Who couldn't use some "solid dick" from time to time? 

Michael Wynn
#145 posted by
Michael Wynn
on Sep 02, 2014

Awesome is totally overused, awesome-sauce on the other hand...

deiru
#146 posted by
deiru
on Sep 02, 2014

Someone needs to set some Clone High senses to this song (Joan Of Arc)

Sless
#147 posted by
Sless
on Sep 02, 2014
Benoit from Ottawa
#148 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

On the other hand, "totally" isn't totally gone I see.

It used to be toootallé thee word. It totally supplanted "completely".

Kawabunga.

Benoit from Ottawa
#149 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

132    Languages evolve, agreed. And so, now, the meme "literally means literally" is countervailing against the for-emphasis use, however established it may be.

fresh ginger
#150 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 02, 2014

awesomesauce is, well, awesomesauce. Sofa King Awesome is another excellent place to find awesome.

 

 

 

fresh ginger
#151 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 02, 2014

I hope you're all ROCKIN" OUT wherever you are. Because, why not.

Benoit from Ottawa
#152 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

Now I like the following "literally", which is close to the perfect marriage of "figuratively" and the word in question. It's in a comment about Dr Who.

"Watched it as a kid. Thought it was lame even then. Couldn’t touch Blake’s 7, The A Team, Space 1999, Star Trek, Knight Rider and all the other great shows of childhood. Who has always been a strange mix of pretension, bad writing, melodrama and poor VFX. People watch it because you could literally film a turd for an hour and it would get a couple of million viewers on Saturday night."

Benoit from Ottawa
#153 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

I've just learned that "whelmed" and "overwhelmed" basically mean the same thing.

Which is underwhelming, somehow.

Lana Gay
#154 posted by
Lana Gay
on Sep 02, 2014

Oh hi, R330 time, y'all.

deiru
#155 posted by
deiru
on Sep 02, 2014

SO I shouldn't say this Rival Boys' song is literally killing it, totally my jam 

fresh ginger
#156 posted by
fresh ginger
on Sep 02, 2014

bring on the hits, Lana. I'm ready to rawk.

JonDixon
#157 posted by
JonDixon
on Sep 02, 2014

@Lana Gay #154, I'll be listening soon, I just have to finish up this Sloan playlist.

Also, the R330 is the 30 best Sloan songs this week, right?

Right?

Benoit from Ottawa
#158 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

#155     It's a hangin' offence.

krib
#159 posted by
krib
on Sep 02, 2014

hang on, this ISN'T Purity Ring?

evensteven
#160 posted by
evensteven
on Sep 02, 2014

Hi Lana :)

Unpacking the product for tomoro's EPIC New Comic Day.

It includes the first 10 of DC's 41 September 3-D motion covers

deiru
#161 posted by
deiru
on Sep 02, 2014

For those interested the "Dude Chillin' Park" sign has just been replaced with a new one after it was stolen last week.

Benoit from Ottawa
#162 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

The individual (United) States and the Eighties. Go for an interesting scan of various graphs, stay for the picture of Mrs Ronald Reagan* on Mr T's lap.

 

*The traditional way of referring to a married woman.

krib
#165 posted by
krib
on Sep 02, 2014

hokey smoke, Bullwinkle, it's quiet in here today

Benoit from Ottawa
#166 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

I don't know if I would play Holy Fuck very often, if I had their albums, but h.f. they make a catchy tune, every single um single.

Benoit from Ottawa
#167 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

#165    Where the heck is Professor Peabody when we need him?

Benoit from Ottawa
#168 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

Would you consider getting a small (10 cm?) image of a can of Red Bull, or of Monster Energy Drink, etc., tattooed on your face? And keeping it on for five years...

a) for $10,000?

b) for $100,000?

c) for $500, after they got you good and drunk?

Benoit from Ottawa
#169 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Sep 02, 2014

Stream dropped at 18:01 ET

evensteven
#170 posted by
evensteven
on Sep 02, 2014

Dinner time on the East Coast! Have a nice night.

littlegammaray
#171 posted by
littlegammaray
on Sep 04, 2014

"She Says What She Means" is certainly among the best of Sloan songs, as is "G Turns to D." I do enthusiastically appreciate the inclusion of "Follow The Leader," as it too is awesome.

binsy
#172 posted by
binsy
on Sep 05, 2014

Top 20 Sloan songs is kind of like the 2014 Team Canada in that all the choices are solid, but you could also make a very respectable list from songs/players that didn't make the cut. 

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