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MikeV
#1 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

Hey all!

Craig I bet you been getting and giving a lot of thumbs up with that jacket it you know I mean? You are like an Owen Sound Sex Machine in that jacket.*

 

*No I don't know what that means. 

MikeV
#2 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

I will ask this why isn't Owen Sound Sex Machine a band?

Old Abe
#3 posted by
Old Abe
on Mar 09, 2012

As a person living only about 20 min from Owen Sound...I agree that there HAS to be a band named Owen Sound Sex Machine!! OSSM FTW!!

StephRamsahai
#4 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

Good morning!

I guess it's a good thing is over the past 12 months because I haven't been able to "thumb up" a song in a while!!

Also, I'm so glad it's Friday... Just so damn glad! 

Also! I think I'm gonna drive a car today! I'm scared.

daa1982
#5 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 09, 2012

Good Morning Owen Sound Sex Machine

gruvn
#6 posted by
gruvn
on Mar 09, 2012

I don't "thumbs up" songs much.  If I like something, I want to be able to find it again, so i add it to my playlist.  Is there a way to see all of the songs I've thumbed up?

Also (and I know this may sound negatve), but has there been any discussion about a "thumbs down" button?  It would be nice to have some feedback into songs that we feel are getting too much airtime.

daa1982
#7 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 09, 2012

Why is Pedro shuffling papers...is his whole pesona scripted?

MikeV
#8 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

@OldAbe OSSM 4 Life! 

@Steph Driving isn't hard! You will get the hand of it

@daa1982 Pedro keeps files on all of us. That is probably what you heard. 

MikeV
#9 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

@Steph hang of it rather! You steer with your hands though.

zoot aloors
#10 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 09, 2012

Hey guys, you heard about this cool new band? I've been real into them lately, Owen Sound Sex Machine. You probably haven't heard of them yet.

gruvn
#11 posted by
gruvn
on Mar 09, 2012

Owen Sound Sex Machine Hipster

I liked them when they were still just Craig's jacket.

daa1982
#12 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 09, 2012

@Steph - Be sure to win the cars confidence first before getting in.  They can be skittish, just relax, don't show them fear and give them an apple or two to win their trust.

zoot aloors
#13 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 09, 2012

This thread is over! I mean, really, who's gonna top that???

StephRamsahai
#14 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@Mike - Thanks! I'm sure it'll be fine. The one and only time I drove a car I almost hit a tree... I was in a forest though so that might be why. I'm "lucky" enough to work right beside where the ministry used to hold driving tests though, so there's a nice little track out there! Heh!

StephRamsahai
#15 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@daa - Transformers eat apples!? Weird.

MikeV
#16 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

@Steph I was hit a basketball pole and the car wasn't even running. It just coasted into the thing. Car was fine, basketball pole not so much. 

zoot aloors
#17 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 09, 2012

@ Steph, try and spend some time tooling around in an empty parking parking lot with painted lines for parking. Use the lines for reference and maneuver around them, as though the parking spots were full of cars, it might help you get a feel for tighter driving techniques! Have fun, relax!

EricR
#18 posted by
EricR
on Mar 09, 2012

Good morning everyone.

It's Friday.  That's good.

StephRamsahai
#19 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@Mike - Haha! That's kinda funny... but only because the car wasn't running. Poor basketball net! Was it at least your own?

StephRamsahai
#20 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@Zoot - It is soooo very difficult to find an empty parking lot, but the driving course outside my place of employment is always empty since they don't use it anymore. Woo!

MikeV
#21 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

@Steph Oh yeah this was all in my driveway! 

daa1982
#22 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 09, 2012

@MikeV - were you driving an Owen Sound Sex Machine?

MikeV
#23 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

@daa1982 Would I drive anything else? No I wouldn't. 

EricR
#24 posted by
EricR
on Mar 09, 2012

@StephR -- finding an empty lot on a Sunday morning isn't too hard; most malls and such won't be open before 11am giving you lots of time out there.

StephRamsahai
#25 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@Mike - Heh! Well... you don't seem like a basketball kinda guy anyway...

StephRamsahai
#26 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@EricR - Sunday.... morning? What the hell is that? Sundays don't have mornings!! Don't be so silly, EricR.

EricR
#27 posted by
EricR
on Mar 09, 2012

Oh, sorry, StephR.  Especially this coming Sunday "morning" wherein you'll have already "lost" and hour of sleep to the time change.  So, yes ... my apologies for spreading this obvious 'un-truth' about Sunday's and their mysterious, rumoured "mornings".

MikeV
#28 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

@Steph I'm not really! But I had a net nonetheless. 

StephRamsahai
#29 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@EricR - There's a time change?? What? And I was just being silly... I'm pretty bad at sleeping period, let alone sleeping in. Heh!

zoot aloors
#30 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 09, 2012

 It is soooo very difficult to find an empty parking lot

a Walmart on Nascar Sunday?

TGIF's on Pimento Loaf Night?

My funeral?

 

StephRamsahai
#31 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@Zoot - I don't know what any of that means. 

Either way... I meant in London. There are cars everywhere all the time. It's terrible really.

zoot aloors
#32 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 09, 2012

just a dumb gag, 3 places where the parking lots would be unpopular, or low priority, with folks, never mind just joshing...

daa1982
#33 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 09, 2012

@Steph - Just drive around on TB3s front yard, he won't mind.

marie_curious
#34 posted by
marie_curious
on Mar 09, 2012

I got my G1* when I was about 22. Then five years later, I got my G1 again. Now, if all goes according to plan, this year I will be a 30 year old with the licence of a 16 year old.

*Onatrio Licencing goes G1, G2, then "full" G.

MikeV
#35 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

Craig isn't getting my 10 cents! That is going towards Kony 2012. 

StephRamsahai
#36 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@marie - I fear I'm headed in the same direction (I'm 22 right now) but the price of the damn thing is what's gonna drive* me to get the full thing asap so I don't have to pay again.

 

 

*no pun intended.

StephRamsahai
#37 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@daa - If only he had a front yard! Haha!

Also, how was Q last night?*

 

 

 

*I hate you for being able to go by the way.

StephRamsahai
#38 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@Zoot - I'd be at your funeral.* 

 

 

 

*Wow, what a morbid start to the day!

tb3
#39 posted by
tb3
on Mar 09, 2012

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

Arthur Craigarelli

daa1982
#40 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 09, 2012

Q was good.  Great Lake Swimmers was good. Laura St. John, the London violinist was amazing. 

MikeV
#41 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

@daa1982 How was the veal? 

zoot aloors
#42 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 09, 2012

I only said Me because I couldn't name anybody else even a guy like Limbaugh for the sake of a joke..God did i ever shit the blog! so sorry totally just horsing around. 

daa1982
#43 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 09, 2012

@MikeV - The veal was put in hamburger helper....delicious.

StephRamsahai
#44 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@Zoot - Bahah! Don't worry! We all know you're just kidding around... I just like to fuel the fire sometimes! I'm also really tired so humour may take a while to sink in today....

ANYWAY!

IT'S SUNNY OUT! YAY!

EricR
#45 posted by
EricR
on Mar 09, 2012

@Zoot -- are you kidding me?  I totally LOL'd at the "Walmart on a NASCAR Sunday" line... !

tb3
#46 posted by
tb3
on Mar 09, 2012

Lara St. John was insanely fantastic.

Especially when she did the second Bach piece with Mrianda and 3/4 of the Swimmers.

MikeV
#47 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

@zoot You can always use "Hitler's funeral." Nobody likes that guy. 

TheRadioHead
#48 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Mar 09, 2012

@Craig

That is a very handsome picture of a very handsome man.

zoot aloors
#49 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 09, 2012

 *note to self* when in doubt, go with Hitler.

Cool Mike, thanks!

gruvn
#50 posted by
gruvn
on Mar 09, 2012

@ Zoot

Don't apologize - I got it too.

daa1982
#51 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 09, 2012

His Lordship has finally graced us with his presence.

StephRamsahai
#52 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

I HAVE SONG INFO!!! AND STREAMING! AT THE SAME TIME!!!!

gruvn
#53 posted by
gruvn
on Mar 09, 2012

Craig - sing more!  That was awesome.

daa1982
#54 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 09, 2012

@Steph - You're making me jealous.

zoot aloors
#55 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 09, 2012

Is the Artist's name in a nice blue font? That's new! Also the little chain-linky box is different today.

StephRamsahai
#56 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

Actually... the player at the top isn't changing.. it's stuck on "Host: Pedro Mendez - CBC Radio 3" but one on the right is changing and the artist name is in red..

EricR
#57 posted by
EricR
on Mar 09, 2012

re: Kony2012 -- I first heard about this just this morning, and I haven't watched the video (in full or in part), but there is a long article on The Guardian UK http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/reality-check-with-polly-curtis/2012/mar/08/kony-2012-what-s-the-story ] that is looking at the facts presented in the video and around the subject matter.  They have a number of people contributing who have been, or are still in, Uganda and are familiar with issues -- including the LRA and SPLA, there 'on the ground'.  It paints a very different picture than what I understand the video to present.

I certainly don't know enough about this issue to have an opinion yet, but this looks to be an interesting 'companion' piece to the video.

EricR
#58 posted by
EricR
on Mar 09, 2012

On a lighter note ... I can't get enough of Memoryhouse.  So, so, so, happy to have been introduced to them.  Thanks Radio3!

zoot aloors
#59 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 09, 2012

Also, I finally found an easy way to an R3 Artists A-Z library, it's as simple as the Artists Link in the Browse column towards the bottom right of this page.

adry_q
#60 posted by
adry_q
on Mar 09, 2012

Morning all!

Young Galaxy - perfect start to the work day!  I think I will forever love this song :)

zoot aloors
#61 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 09, 2012

Steph, either hit the play button on the radio dial, or refresh the page. new cookies coming in, I'd guess...

MikeV
#62 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

@zoot You baked cookies? Sweet! 

tb3
#63 posted by
tb3
on Mar 09, 2012

Have I mentioned yet how MUCH I LOVE THIS DIRTY GHOSTS track????

Like. Like. Like. Like. Like. Like. Like. Like. Like. Like. Like. Like. Like. Like. Like. 

X Infinity

zoot aloors
#64 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 09, 2012

oh! now you're just having me on! humph!

MikeV
#65 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

Dirty Ghosts!

 

YEAHHHH!

Brant Rumpel
#66 posted by
Brant Rumpel
on Mar 09, 2012

Young Galaxy

Has everyone seen Young Galaxy's  video for Blown Minded? I think it's really great, they had someone animate the video my hand painting each frame on a light box and then taking a picture of it, the effect really works with the song. the link is below and if you like it make sure to read the description under the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rumNQRfCoqw

EricR
#67 posted by
EricR
on Mar 09, 2012

I'm hearing lots of stings today ... fingers crossed that somehow Pedro "accidentally" plays a town jingle today for some reason!

theninjasquad
#68 posted by
theninjasquad
on Mar 09, 2012

Looks like the song title streaming is working correctly today! Very very happy to see that. Good work web team!

marie_curious
#69 posted by
marie_curious
on Mar 09, 2012

That Chains of Love song sounds like they are REALLY fond of bananas.

MikeV
#70 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

@marie_curious - Bananas are great source of potassium and gorilla saliva. 

Craig Norris
#71 posted by
Craig Norris
on Mar 09, 2012

@EricR [67] - Uncross your fingers, Eric. There will be no town jingles for a while. What with the cutbacks and all.

gruvn
#72 posted by
gruvn
on Mar 09, 2012

universe juice.  That is all.

 

marie_curious
#73 posted by
marie_curious
on Mar 09, 2012

Did you know the "right" way to open a banana is bottom-up?

zoot aloors
#74 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 09, 2012

@Brant Rumpel, that was a seriously impressive video! All finger-painted, eh? so wild. Must have taken a long time to produce in the medium.

Craig Norris
#75 posted by
Craig Norris
on Mar 09, 2012

@marie_curious [73] I usually peel them sitting down.

Your way seems kind of strenuous.

EricR
#76 posted by
EricR
on Mar 09, 2012

@Craig [#071] ... :(

 

I'll just have to include them in my blog posts then.  Such as, "Thanks for playing Memoryhouse, from Guelph, ON -- cue:the sound of birds, then, in a 'royal' -sounding voice, "The Royal City..." followed by a snarky comment from Pedro and a witty comeback from Craig Norris... Hi-O -- earlier today.  As I said before, I can't get enough of that new album!"

Brant Rumpel
#77 posted by
Brant Rumpel
on Mar 09, 2012

@Zoot Aloors

I don't know if it was finger painted, I know she used oils so it wouldn't dry on her. She could paint a frame, take a picture and then move the paint around. I think I read it tooks months. So wild and impressive. Now if only that could get on TV.

fowlerb
#78 posted by
fowlerb
on Mar 09, 2012

Where do we find the new R3-30 list on the new site?  I was wondering if the blog post would have the list, but it doesn't appear to.  The old site had it riding along a sidebar.  Anyone know where it's moved to?

garjoh
#79 posted by
garjoh
on Mar 09, 2012

@Brant: I saw it around year's end, as it made a top 40 list for best videos and came through on YG's twitter feed.  That said, I forgot what a beautiful video it is and the song has grown on me since.  Thanks for sharing!  :D

@Craig: tee hee! We had a blast even with the re-airing of the LCHI last night.  Pushed the comments from 400 to over 600!  Speaking of which, did @garfielduk survive his blog all-nighter? 

gruvn
#80 posted by
gruvn
on Mar 09, 2012

Oh my sweet lord - the cover of this trst album - http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/16342-trst/ horrifies me.  Is she in the band??

 

Webfolks - my hyperlink icon is broken - empty box with title of {#advanced_dlg.link_title} and url of http://music.cbc.ca/lib/tinymce/themes/advanced/link.htm?v=8573  (Chrome, Win xp)

MikeV
#81 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

@Craig We were all wondering earlier if you can play some Owen Sound Sex Machine on the show? 

zoot aloors
#82 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 09, 2012

Now if only that could get on TV

maaaaaaaaaaybe The Wedge on MuchMusic, if it isn't cancelled by now, hope not....

MikeV
#83 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

@zoot There is also AUX 

Craig Norris
#84 posted by
Craig Norris
on Mar 09, 2012

@gruvn [80] - Yes, that Trust album cover looks like what Marilyn Manson would look like as a guy. A guy who's a steelworker.

@MikeV [81] - No.

zoot aloors
#85 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 09, 2012

@garjoh, garf said on the rerun that he heard the morning birds chirping!

flannel tom
#86 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 09, 2012

Good Friday morning everone. It's such a fine forecast here that I believe I'll wear a sweater-vest today.

StephRamsahai
#87 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@Marie - I did know that! It's how the monkeys* do it...You just have to make sure you get the little pit dude... he's not fun to crunch on!

 

 

*the animal.

marie_curious
#88 posted by
marie_curious
on Mar 09, 2012

@Craig [75]: I have no idea what to say to that.

On an unrelated topic, why do I hate D-Sisive so hard?

zoot aloors
#89 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 09, 2012

@ Mike, i have no Aux on my cable cogeco, tho I do like the website!

adry_q
#90 posted by
adry_q
on Mar 09, 2012

Question:

Where do we go on the new site to see the R3-30 chart?

flannel tom
#91 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 09, 2012

Take this quiz to find out why you hate D-Sisive:

1. Do you like rap?

If your answer is "no" than the reason you hate D-Sisive is because he plays the rap music!

zoot aloors
#92 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 09, 2012

#86, You heard him folks, get your sweater vests on, now!!

hello, flannel tom!

marie_curious
#93 posted by
marie_curious
on Mar 09, 2012

@Steph: have you ever opened a banana that had a seed in it? I did once. It was horrible! It's crunchy and chalky and runs the entire length, thus ruining the whole banana.

Craig Norris
#94 posted by
Craig Norris
on Mar 09, 2012

@adry_q/flowerb re: R3-30 List. We're exploring different ways to present the R3-30 list. Agreed, it was easier to find on the old site, and we're working to figure it out for the new site!

StephRamsahai
#95 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@marie - Really??? That sounds like not a banana! I've only ever eaten the pit at the bottom of the banana.

marie_curious
#96 posted by
marie_curious
on Mar 09, 2012

@flannel tom: That's the thing, I do like rap. By that logic, I can only assume that whatever D-sisive is doing is anything but rap.

MikeV
#97 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

The best way to eat a coconut is to bite right in. 

flannel tom
#98 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 09, 2012

BANANA TALK

Has anyone seen and touched a blossoming banana tree because that shit is off the hook crazy! The flower is huge and feel like rubber!

flannel tom
#99 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 09, 2012

@Marie (96) Hrmmmm... perhaps my quiz needs a reworking.

MikeV
#100 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

@flannel tom (98) I am trying to decipher how much of that was euphemism? 

dempstergirl
#101 posted by
dempstergirl
on Mar 09, 2012

@98 Flannel Tom

I am going to assume none of that was a euphemism because they are AWESOME! I have a picture somewhere....

flannel tom
#102 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 09, 2012

Hello Zoot Alors, thank you for joining me (ethically at least) in my crusade for Sweater-Vests!

 

loweeda
#103 posted by
loweeda
on Mar 09, 2012

Banana talk?  Off the hook crazy?

This sounds like my kinda place.  

Good morning.  

zoot aloors
#104 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 09, 2012

hey, I think I found Owen Sound Sex Machine on tour! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypQseHTjCNE

zammachus
#105 posted by
zammachus
on Mar 09, 2012

I've only missed last week's #1 artist (Master's Thesis, right?) for the Sporcle quiz, right? It's The Kids Were Wrong before that?

flannel tom
#106 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 09, 2012

HAHA, oh my. "BANANA TALK" contained absolutely no euphemisms but it sure has the potential to be a good one!

dempstergirl
#107 posted by
dempstergirl
on Mar 09, 2012

<----- Picture found

BANANA TIME!

daa1982
#108 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 09, 2012

Owen Sound Sex Machines new video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLghT4cNiug

loweeda
#109 posted by
loweeda
on Mar 09, 2012

PS.  I frequently mis-type "good" as "godo."  

so I guess I wish you a slightly mis-spelled 70s Canadian rock band morning.

flannel tom
#110 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 09, 2012

Post #104 - A Russian Motorcyle band!?!?!? That's a little bit awesome!

zoot aloors
#111 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 09, 2012

speaking of B-A-N-A-N-A-S, what's the good word on Taggy666? Has he toblogganed lately?

StephRamsahai
#112 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@flannel tom - 98 - I like everything about that comment.

zammachus
#113 posted by
zammachus
on Mar 09, 2012

Pedro sounds like every character from Teen Girl Squad when he impersonates us.

canadajanes
#114 posted by
canadajanes
on Mar 09, 2012

Getting caught up... Morning!

Is Owen Sound Sex Machine the new Diamond Space Ants?

MikeV
#115 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

Sounds like Craig and Pedro are breaking up yet again. 

Craig Norris
#116 posted by
Craig Norris
on Mar 09, 2012

@zammachus [113] - I have no idea what "Teen Girl Squad" is, yet strangely I have to agree with you.

StephRamsahai
#117 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@ZAMM!!! TEEN GIRL SQUAD!!!! THE UGLY ONE! Hahaha! Awwwww... memories.

flannel tom
#118 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 09, 2012

@dempstergirl - sweet banana flower pic! I just looked for one but alas, don't seem to have a picture, just mental memories...

zammachus
#119 posted by
zammachus
on Mar 09, 2012

Craig

Educate thineself. http://www.homestarrunner.com/tgsmenu.html

flannel tom
#120 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 09, 2012

I am my own Teen Girl Squad

CDNz1
#121 posted by
CDNz1
on Mar 09, 2012

@m_c [73] - You are correct. I thought I was the only one who did that.

zammachus
#122 posted by
zammachus
on Mar 09, 2012

Steph

Did you just call me 'The Ugly One'?

I'm hurt, Steph. Wounded, even.

canadajanes
#123 posted by
canadajanes
on Mar 09, 2012

re: Bananas - I spent a year of my life living in the middle of a giant banada plantation. The flowers are crazy, they look big enough to eat people, and often get heavy enough to pull down the whole banana tree if it isn't supported with braces and stuff.

(I got so sick of eating bananas that year I haven't had one since)

Old Abe
#124 posted by
Old Abe
on Mar 09, 2012

@Zoot 104 & DAA 108 - FANTASTIC!

zammachus
#125 posted by
zammachus
on Mar 09, 2012

Old Abe

The site did something funky w/ the cropping on your photo dere.

flannel tom
#126 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 09, 2012

What song do the Owen Sound Sex Machine Attack (sponsored by the band) warm up to?

StephRamsahai
#127 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@zamm! NOOOO! I was just saying the thing from the... ahhh nevermind. It's too late. I'll leave now.

Also, @flanneltom - I laughed out loud at 120.

kathyjean
#128 posted by
kathyjean
on Mar 09, 2012

".....does anyone have a juice box....or maybe a lunchables?" 

Morning!

zammachus
#129 posted by
zammachus
on Mar 09, 2012

127

Now that Steph is gone we can finally stop paying her lipservice and say what we really think of her.

...

She's all right, I guess.

flannel tom
#130 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 09, 2012

@Steph - you haven't been on the ROFLCOPTR have you? I understand it makes you delerious which would xplain how you'd laugh at one of my wisecracks.

zoot aloors
#131 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 09, 2012

Tom, that's easy! http://r3.ca/0Mjk tb3 Approved(tm)!

StephRamsahai
#132 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@flannel tom - Haha! Well.. I think it was more the image of a "Flannel tom Teen Girl Squad" that made me laugh... but yeah maybe I should check my humour meter.*

 

 

*Yup. Humour meter.

MikeV
#133 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

So I am thinking about getting into ice kayaking? 

flannel tom
#134 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 09, 2012

RE: #131- today I learned that Toad Toilet is my new favourite song. I'd like to hear the Russian Motorcycle band do a cover actually.

zammachus
#135 posted by
zammachus
on Mar 09, 2012

With his latest self-portrait you can really see MikeV's CHUD lineage.

zoot aloors
#136 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 09, 2012

#108, damn, I gotta go watch again!

flannel tom
#137 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 09, 2012

@Ste[h - your humour meter is fine, it's mine that is questionable.

MikeV
#138 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

Royal Canoe

 

 

YEAAAAAAHH!

loweeda
#139 posted by
loweeda
on Mar 09, 2012

I realize you're probably done talking about it now, but regardless:  Teen Girl Squad!  

Brett Bretterson! 

Old Abe
#140 posted by
Old Abe
on Mar 09, 2012

@Zammy - 125 - Yeah, I noticed...not sure why that happened...

Shonica
#141 posted by
Shonica
on Mar 09, 2012

Good morning everyone! 

Still unable to post comments on my iphone! 

zammachus
#142 posted by
zammachus
on Mar 09, 2012

Ahhh Jill Barber. I loves me some cello pluckin' in tha mornin'.

StephRamsahai
#143 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

Oh My My - Jill Barber

This song is wonderful. Really, it's the only JB song I like.... just being honest.

jdurley
#144 posted by
jdurley
on Mar 09, 2012

@Craig [94] - does that mean that the R3-30 list is not available anywhere on the new site at this point?  Man, that was some good corportate-speak, anyways...

loweeda
#145 posted by
loweeda
on Mar 09, 2012

Steph re 143:

(me too. Don't tell Grant!)

Shonica
#146 posted by
Shonica
on Mar 09, 2012

Hey! Is that the Fonz in the blog photo? 

dkh
#147 posted by
dkh
on Mar 09, 2012

Anybody else notice that the "what others are listening to" stops scrolling & goes blank after about 2 minutes? (no, I don't have a life, I just sit & watch what others are listening to, non-stop...well for 2 minutes at a time anyway)

loweeda
#148 posted by
loweeda
on Mar 09, 2012

Shonica:

I believe tb3 referred to him as "Craigerelli," which seems accurate.

MikeV
#149 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

Rhyme O'Clock! 

 

 

YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Shonica
#150 posted by
Shonica
on Mar 09, 2012

@ loweeda/tb3

"Craigerelli" Haha ok that works!

zoot aloors
#151 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 09, 2012

@ Steph, I double-dog dare you to dislike this Jill Barber song!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrb-mxK95v8

StephRamsahai
#152 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@loweeda - Ha! Soooo glad I'm not alone on that one! :)

krib
#153 posted by
krib
on Mar 09, 2012

re: way back at M_C's #34

Ontario would be way cooler if they called it a "straight-up G"

StephRamsahai
#154 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@Zoot - Which one is it? I can't access YouTube at work.

MikeV
#155 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

I like my Craigarelli with alfredo sauce. 

zoot aloors
#156 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 09, 2012

it's her version with Mamma Yamma!

loweeda
#157 posted by
loweeda
on Mar 09, 2012

zoot;  i think both Steph and I have claimed that Oh My My is the only Jill Barber that we DO like.  it is a great song.

(Steph, that link is another version of it)

flannel tom
#158 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 09, 2012
@MikeV: For your enthusiasm of Word Burgler, here is a video by him that is most enjoyable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo5SudpANHg

StephRamsahai
#159 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@Zoot & Loweeda - Yeah... what loweeda said in 157.

MikeV
#160 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

Is it me or is being the number two song pretty much insure you will not make it the number one spot? 

canadajanes
#161 posted by
canadajanes
on Mar 09, 2012

Woah, weird stream/interent issues. I blame the sun.

AlexOfAnders
#162 posted by
AlexOfAnders
on Mar 09, 2012

Guten Tag fine people!

my mind hasn't booted fully yet but I'll try to jump in, haven't gotten to listen to a live case of the R3-30 in ages

zoot aloors
#163 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 09, 2012

erm, the new tune on the Evaporators w/ Jill Barber, Bring It On Home?

krib
#164 posted by
krib
on Mar 09, 2012

whoa, Alex. Mr Early Riser!

zammachus
#165 posted by
zammachus
on Mar 09, 2012

Canada Janes

Accursed Daystar...

MikeV
#166 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

@flannet tom Yeah love that video! 

Fiasco22
#167 posted by
Fiasco22
on Mar 09, 2012

Timber Tambre is uber depressing and I would like to know where the thumbs down button is..?

Maybe it is located next the pill bottle?

krib
#168 posted by
krib
on Mar 09, 2012

are you all serious? That's the only song you like?

jdurley
#169 posted by
jdurley
on Mar 09, 2012

@dhk re: "others are listening to" going blank - yes, this was happening to me a lot yesterday.  I had to keep refreshing the page. 

MikeV
#170 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

@alexofanders You might be shocked to hear the show has switch formats to smooth jazz. 

StephRamsahai
#171 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@Zoot - was 163 to loweeda and I? You should try to specify. Also! Yeah, I like that song... but it's an Evaporators song... not a Jill Barber song. I like her voice, just not her style of music so much.

dkh
#172 posted by
dkh
on Mar 09, 2012

Jill Barber & Mamma Yamma, that was fun.

<----- I'll play it for my son.

loweeda
#173 posted by
loweeda
on Mar 09, 2012

krib:

you're asking about Jill Barber, i assume?  Ya, I mean her voice is pleasant and all, and the songs are very well-done and I can appreciate that about them, but "appreciate" is about as far as I can go with her stuff.  

She's really cornered the market on the pseudo-jazz diva/neo-torch song thing now (and it's been a great career move for her) but if I want to listen to women singing jazz - or in a jazz-influenced style--there's a lot of people I'd choose before Jill Barber.  

flannel tom
#174 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 09, 2012

Kids, don't do as Joel Plaskett did and sniff permanent markers. Go for Elmer's Glue instead.

flannel tom
#175 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 09, 2012

I'm staying out of the Jill Barber conversation. Not gonna touch it with a ten foot pole. Nope.

zammachus
#176 posted by
zammachus
on Mar 09, 2012

The smart glue smellers reach for Elmer's.

krib
#177 posted by
krib
on Mar 09, 2012

Loweeda,

if I ask who, you're not going to say Diana Krall, are you?

StephRamsahai
#178 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@loweeda re: 173 - Amen, sista! That's actually exactly how I feel about her songs. I did enjoy her live show but that's mostly because I'm friends with her bassist Steve and he's hilarious to watch.

kathyjean
#179 posted by
kathyjean
on Mar 09, 2012

Bend Sinister.. May have to go see them next Thursday. 

EricR
#180 posted by
EricR
on Mar 09, 2012

@MikeV [#160] -- looking at the 2011 R3-30s...

 - More or Les was #2 on Jan 21, #1 on Jan 28

 - Born Ruffians was #2 on Feb 4, #1 on Feb 11

 - Jenn Grant was #2 on Feb 11, #1 on Feb 18

 - Destroyer was #2 on Mar 4, #1 on Mar 11

 - Braids (March)

 - Rural Alberta Advantage, Memphis (April)

 - Sam Roberts, Timber Tambre, Sloan (May)

 - Sam Roberts (again), Fucked Up (June)

...and so on, so no, being #2 (or even #3) doesn't mean that your shot at #1 has been cursed.

flannel tom
#181 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 09, 2012

@theZAMster - I am so smart, I am so smart. S-M-R-T smart!

krib
#182 posted by
krib
on Mar 09, 2012

KJ,

I haven't seen them. I've been told earplugs are a necessity for one of their shows

loweeda
#183 posted by
loweeda
on Mar 09, 2012

krib:

Could you throw me a bone next time and phrase your questions so that I don't have to read your mind a bit when i answer them?  thanks.  much appreciated.

I assume you're asking me who I would listen to in lieu of Jill Barber, so here's some names:  Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Holliday, Nina Simone, Blossom Dearie.  et al.  and there's lots of al.

I don't mind Diana Krall, actually.  she's alright. 

zammachus
#184 posted by
zammachus
on Mar 09, 2012

Just had a thought. (Yes, it hurt.)

Are the 'Most Thumbs Up' and 'Most New Fans' now garnered from across CBC Music as opposed to being exclusively R3-sourced?

marie_curious
#185 posted by
marie_curious
on Mar 09, 2012

*GASP* :D

Dave Shumka next week!

zammachus
#186 posted by
zammachus
on Mar 09, 2012

Escher (Haven't written that in a while)

Don't forget to exhale again.

StephRamsahai
#187 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@loweeda re: 183 - I'd like to add Joan Osbourne.

garfielduk
#188 posted by
garfielduk
on Mar 09, 2012

Hello matey peeps

jdurley
#189 posted by
jdurley
on Mar 09, 2012

Hey, EricR, if  you're here, would you be so kind to post that link again that shows the previous 5 tracks?  I forgot to book mark it yesterday, and the thought of finding your post in the 900-odd comments from Grant's show yesterday is making me feel faint.

flannel tom
#190 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 09, 2012

@Steph - RE a converstaion about Vans from a week or more ago:

I'm back on the Vans. I got a really great pair of slip ons for 40 bucks and just like that I'm back on the Vans-wagon after being off it for 4 years.

loweeda
#191 posted by
loweeda
on Mar 09, 2012

Steph:  oh ya. there's so many names we could add to that list.  

And that would probably really annoy krib (hee heehee)

Shonica
#192 posted by
Shonica
on Mar 09, 2012

@ garg

Good day to you!

Shonica
#193 posted by
Shonica
on Mar 09, 2012

@Garf

Sorry about that spelling error!

krib
#194 posted by
krib
on Mar 09, 2012

loweeda,

now, where's the fun in that?

no, you wouldn't annoy me. I'm just askin' is all.

Honestly, I really like Chances. I found Mischievous Moon to be a little too smooth sounding for me. 

And, when I'm in the mood for female jazz, I'll about 90% of the time turn to Holly Cole

 

flannel tom
#195 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 09, 2012

192 - GargamelUK

krib
#196 posted by
krib
on Mar 09, 2012

Steph,

is Joan Osborne doing jazz now?

StephRamsahai
#197 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@flannel tom - Nice!! They're so affordable, eh! And last a really decent amount of time! Glad to have you back, tom! :)

@loweeda - We'll have to have sofisticated jazz talk over a pint one day! Hahaha!

TheIceman
#198 posted by
TheIceman
on Mar 09, 2012

I'll let you haunt the world, when I write my Master's Thesis.

I love that line. Although I'm not sure I know what it means.

StephRamsahai
#199 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@Krib - She's always been on the jazzier side of Motown. There's Jazz in everything so technically I could say I'd rather listen to Mick Jager sing than JB... Y'know?

kathyjean
#200 posted by
kathyjean
on Mar 09, 2012

@krib: Earplugs are definitely a neccessity. I may have been the one to tell you that. There was almost blood last time.

To each their own about the JB., and I've dug her since the Hali days when her music was a little more acoustic then jazzy.

flannel tom
#201 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 09, 2012

JB... since when did we start talking about Jack Black's jazz careeer? Oh wait. Nevermind.

loweeda
#202 posted by
loweeda
on Mar 09, 2012

krib:  

I like Holly Cole, too.  See, we agree on some things!  

and steph, there will be many reasons to have pints.  don't you worry.

EricR
#203 posted by
EricR
on Mar 09, 2012

@Jdurley -- certainly!  Here you go:

Last Few Tracks Played on Radio3

[ http://shoutcast.cbcradio3.com/played.html ]

 

(sorry about the link ... the pop-up link widget isn't working for me either today; also using Chrome, as the previous person who was also having trouble was...)

kathyjean
#204 posted by
kathyjean
on Mar 09, 2012

It's that contralto jazzy voice of hers.. ;)

StephRamsahai
#205 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@loweeda - "Hey! I'm done classes for the day! Let's have a pint!" or "Hey! It's sunny out! Let's have a pint!" or "Hey! It's Tuesday! Let have a pint!" Hahaha!

krib
#206 posted by
krib
on Mar 09, 2012

steph,

I'd say that's stretching it, but as KJ just said, "to each their own"

Craig Norris
#207 posted by
Craig Norris
on Mar 09, 2012

@zammachus [184] - Yes! The new metrics for "Most Thumbs Up" are generated by the entire CBCMusic.ca site!

zammachus
#208 posted by
zammachus
on Mar 09, 2012

Craig

What does Metric have to do with it? I haven't heard them all day.

marie_curious
#209 posted by
marie_curious
on Mar 09, 2012

Number two, eh?

... You broke my heart.

krib
#210 posted by
krib
on Mar 09, 2012

geez-loweeda loweeda,

you make it sound like we disagree about everything.

canadajanes
#211 posted by
canadajanes
on Mar 09, 2012

I prefer the version of this song that has Grant "wooing" in the background.

MikeV
#212 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

Grant should probably stop spending his days thumbing up The Stand all day. 

kathyjean
#213 posted by
kathyjean
on Mar 09, 2012

That Mamma Yamma vid with Jill is pretty awesome. :) I love that Yam!

StephRamsahai
#214 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@Krib - I'm just saying that many things are jazzy... but especially Motown... so Joan Osborne counts. :)

Check out The Creekside Strays! They're pretty aggressive alt rock but there's definitely jazz in there.. and mad funk, yo!

krib
#215 posted by
krib
on Mar 09, 2012

Creekside Strays? Have you mentioned them before? :P

jdurley
#216 posted by
jdurley
on Mar 09, 2012

@MikeV212 - that sounded dirty

@EricR - thanks so much!  I have now bookmarked the link.  Hopefully CBC music gets the real deal working soon.

krib
#217 posted by
krib
on Mar 09, 2012

I get a kick out of the fact that Joan Osborne's record company is called Womanly Hips

 

kathyjean
#218 posted by
kathyjean
on Mar 09, 2012

This Portage and Main has a Deep Dark Woods feel, just a little faster.

canadajanes
#219 posted by
canadajanes
on Mar 09, 2012

Rattle your cage - man, the start of this song really made me think Weezer was being played.

flannel tom
#220 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 09, 2012

If people are looking for Canada's version of the 1990's era Red Hot Chili Peppers, look no further: MLSF - This Windsor band has been around for a while, they just released this video of a cover of a Notorious B.I.G. song...I grew up with their bass player and while I find their style to be a little too 90's rap rock for my tastes, they are quite good live. And thy do an interesting cover of Hypnotize.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TexDfkoETt8

garfielduk
#221 posted by
garfielduk
on Mar 09, 2012

@shonica, Hi, sorry for the delay, I was talking football Soccer with Pedro.  Don't worry about the spelling, just add it to the list of names I answer too.

MikeV
#222 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

@jdurley (216) Half of that was dirty. 

kathyjean
#223 posted by
kathyjean
on Mar 09, 2012

@TheIceman: Your pic from last NxNe is making me have ROMO.. I need to get to NxNe and more events to meet more lovely bloggers (and hosts!!)!!!

MikeV
#224 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

Sounds like Pedro brough his dog Fluffy in with him to word today? 

marie_curious
#225 posted by
marie_curious
on Mar 09, 2012

@Zammy: I just disovered a hatch pattern in AutoCAD called "Escher"

loweeda
#226 posted by
loweeda
on Mar 09, 2012

krib:  haha, I don't mean to imply that.  you're just the one who seems to notice if I mention that I don't like something, and call me on it (*cough* Duck Sauce*cough*).  

Craig Norris
#227 posted by
Craig Norris
on Mar 09, 2012

@kj [223] Oddly enough, MikeV's blog pic is from last year's NxNE, too.

flannel tom
#228 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 09, 2012

I would like to go duck hunting with this song (lose it) and accidently shoot it in the leg in a hunting accidednt

garfielduk
#229 posted by
garfielduk
on Mar 09, 2012

@Craig #227, I told him it wasn't your best side

zammachus
#230 posted by
zammachus
on Mar 09, 2012

I know why this song is the most thumbed up.

It includes the lyric 'Hold her by the thumbs.'

Also, it's amazing.

TheIceman
#231 posted by
TheIceman
on Mar 09, 2012

@flanneltom- agree . Although I find Austra the least objectionable of the electro pop-ee songs.

 

@Craig 227 - You were there for the picture, towering over us like a Greek god.

loweeda
#232 posted by
loweeda
on Mar 09, 2012

MikeV:

I was pleased to discover while channel-surfing one day that there is actually a movie called Troll Hunter.  I have to admit that I initially credited that to your fertile imagination.

krib
#233 posted by
krib
on Mar 09, 2012

loweeda,

haha...I think it was the way you "mentioned" it that caught my attention. A bit more visceral than I expected :P

 

Gibsonguitarist77
#234 posted by
Gibsonguitarist77
on Mar 09, 2012

Sooo....

I just added like 20 some Canadian indie songs for next weeks "IRA forever" R3-30 countdown within a countdown.

canadajanes
#235 posted by
canadajanes
on Mar 09, 2012

@ioweedee - Haha, I just added that movie to my netflix queue! Is it any good?

TheIceman
#236 posted by
TheIceman
on Mar 09, 2012

@GG77 - What does the Irish Republican Army have to do with R3 30?

loweeda
#237 posted by
loweeda
on Mar 09, 2012

krib:

Ya, I don't often use the "hate" word, it's true. It probably just struck me that strongly because I was hearing it after a day of folk festival music - the juxtaposition was a bit too jarring, I guess.

canadajanes:

I have to admit that I didn't actually watch much of Troll Hunter when I came across it. You'll have to give us a review once it comes up in your queue.*

*I'm a poet.

 

garfielduk
#238 posted by
garfielduk
on Mar 09, 2012

@GG77 #234, pardon?

flannel tom
#239 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 09, 2012

There hould be a countdown within a countdown highlighting the best facial hair by Canadian indie artists... Mike O'Neill # 1. Sorry ladies, I guess to offset the male centric facial hair list there could be a lady themed countdown too...?

canadajanes
#240 posted by
canadajanes
on Mar 09, 2012

@loweedy - Will do, but probably won't for a while. It's pretty low on the to watch list, and will probably be viewed while drunk.

StephRamsahai
#241 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@flannel tom [239] - I like it! And no worries... women like facial hair too!

loweeda
#242 posted by
loweeda
on Mar 09, 2012

canadajanes re drunken Troll Hunter-viewing:

I would expect nothing else.

kathyjean
#243 posted by
kathyjean
on Mar 09, 2012

@craig you just made me laugh out loud. people in neigbouring office are going to start talking...

MikeV
#244 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 09, 2012

@loweeda I am not familiar with Troll Hunter. Sounds like a quality program.

jojodillon
#245 posted by
jojodillon
on Mar 09, 2012

Who's #1 this week?

loweeda
#246 posted by
loweeda
on Mar 09, 2012

MikeV:

I think you are pulling my proverbial leg.

 

TheIceman
#247 posted by
TheIceman
on Mar 09, 2012

@JoJo - Alright The Who - I didn't even know they are Canadian.

marie_curious
#248 posted by
marie_curious
on Mar 09, 2012

@flannel tom: I don't know how you could make a female centric list of the same calibur. Best Boobs on a Canadian Indie Artist would be too chauvanist.

jojodillon
#249 posted by
jojodillon
on Mar 09, 2012

@Iceman, greatest band ever!

loweeda
#250 posted by
loweeda
on Mar 09, 2012

how about Best Left Thumbs?  Gender-neutral!

TheIceman
#251 posted by
TheIceman
on Mar 09, 2012

@JoJo - Can't argue with personnel in the original lineup.

blueval
#252 posted by
blueval
on Mar 09, 2012

As a Toronto listener new to the blogs, I'm curious - is the R3 online community predominantly Vancouver residents? I really love an enormous roster of Vancouver bands, but I can't grasp bands like "Said The Whale" always doing so well. Have you seen them live? Eek!

I know music tase is personal and objective, so I mean no hate. But I really don't get it. I want a countdown of the actual best songs!

jojodillon
#253 posted by
jojodillon
on Mar 09, 2012

@MikeV: Rice Krispies for lunch!

taggy666
#254 posted by
taggy666
on Mar 09, 2012

hello everyone!

just checking out the new site...it's ok. Looks kinda bland, and it doesn't make me feel instantly happier like the old colorful, rich and luxurious site looked like, but...as long as everything is still here for me and everyone to enjoy like we are used to, then I guess I can deal with it :P

also, HAPPY FRIDAY everyone! :D

darbarspecial
#255 posted by
darbarspecial
on Mar 09, 2012

/swoon

zammachus
#256 posted by
zammachus
on Mar 09, 2012

Taggy!!!

You're back! Just letting you know in case you weren't aware.

loweeda
#257 posted by
loweeda
on Mar 09, 2012

Blueval:

Welcome to the blog!  We're from all over, pretty much, and we like all kinds of things.  It's pretty hard to nail down what the "actual best songs" are, though, wouldn't you agree?

Gibsonguitarist77
#258 posted by
Gibsonguitarist77
on Mar 09, 2012

listen to Pedro.

garfielduk
#259 posted by
garfielduk
on Mar 09, 2012

@bluval #252, this may give you a idea of where we reside around the world http://bit.ly/r3mapped

jojodillon
#260 posted by
jojodillon
on Mar 09, 2012

@bluevall:  You didn't like Said The Whale live?  I've seen them twice, thought they were pretty amazing!

flannel tom
#261 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 09, 2012

@blueval - I think Said the Whale is getting a lot of play these days on R3 (I can't stand 'em either) but these things go in cycles. There's a lot of Dan Mangan love, STW, etc... oddly enough both those examples are Van bands.... hmmm...

canadajanes
#262 posted by
canadajanes
on Mar 09, 2012

Blueval - Not just Vancouverites! I'm in Houston, but am from SW Ontario. It's definitely true there is a strong Vancouver group/artists, but lots of others too!

blueval
#263 posted by
blueval
on Mar 09, 2012

@loweeda

Truth. I don't even know what I mean, exactly. I am just surprised with some bands being such a big deal on here! People like what they like, I guess!

StephRamsahai
#264 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 09, 2012

@Blueval - Also, the R3 HQ is in Van. so that helps the Van bands get mor eplay etc. They have friends in higher places! Heh!

flannel tom
#265 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 09, 2012

@GG77 - I just added The Mahones, The Stanfields and The Real MacKenzies to that list... ye olde Canadian Celt-Punk!

zammachus
#266 posted by
zammachus
on Mar 09, 2012

The backing for bands does cycle. The impetus for this is when a new record/single is released. It's not geographic.

marie_curious
#267 posted by
marie_curious
on Mar 09, 2012

@Blueval: Yeah, I definitely don't get some of the top songs; The Stand for example. I like Said the Whale though. Seeing them next month!

Welcome to the blogs.

TheIceman
#268 posted by
TheIceman
on Mar 09, 2012

@blueval - As loweeda said people on R3 are from all over the world. Most people from all points seem to like Said The Whale. However everyone is welcome to their opinion, and while we often debate things online, nobody is ever flamed for holding an opinion contrary to popular opinion.

Oh, and based on research done by R3 staff, most bands are from Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal with lesser contributions from many other locations.

blueval
#269 posted by
blueval
on Mar 09, 2012

@garfielduk  

 

That's awesome!

Fast and Bulbous
#270 posted by
Fast and Bulbous
on Mar 09, 2012

@blueval

The short answer is that the R3-30 isn’t real.  R3 used to be about 90% real and about 10% industry spin, but recently it’s been maybe 70/30, or even 60/40, so you have to filter what you get from this site.   Look at Bahamas, for example.  He was recently a heavily promoted artist of the week, and he’s been at the top of the Featured Artists list in the Music On Demand tab for weeks.  His popularity here is due to heavy promotion, iow.  He’s nowhere near as popular in the real world. 

http://www.earshot-online.com/charts/index.cfm

http://canadiancampuschart.com/wordpress/

On the plus side R3 is more real than any other part of the CBC, or any other national media outlet.  If you want to know who the real top bands are you do need to follow the independent media and the campus charts, however. 

SomeGuyinB'moreMD
#271 posted by
SomeGuyinB'moreMD
on Mar 10, 2012

i miss being able to just scroll through the list of songs and see what made the list for the week....sigh.  Damn suits ruining everything.  Now cbc radio is deemed a "service" by the blurb at start of stream... And you know what a "service" means, $$$.  Expect portions of this site to cost $$ in the coming months.

spennasaurus
#272 posted by
spennasaurus
on Mar 10, 2012

I kind of miss the old cbcradio3 layout for the r3-30s. Easier to know who's playing when, still great stuff though :)

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