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Saturday, April 20, 2013, is Record Store Day! Music nerds around the globe will flock to record stores for in-store performances, deals and the good ol’ record shop experience. Surely you might pick up a new album or two, but when it comes to your music collection, what was the first record you ever bought?

Was it something you’re now ashamed of? Or perhaps it was an album that became a huge musical influence. (Or maybe you picked up a Mini Pops cassette at a Becker's like I did, whichever!)

We asked some great Canadian artists about the first record they bought and what it means to them. Flip through the gallery above to see which albums left their mark and which albums are likely in a box somewhere in their parents’ basement. 

This post will be Radio 3's editorial focus for the day. Hosts Lana Gay, Graham Wright and Raina Douris will be talking first records all day long.

Related:

CBC Music's definitive list of Canadian Record Store Day events

Arts & Crafts: 2003–2013: full album stream

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dempstergirl
#1 posted by
dempstergirl
on Apr 18, 2013

First album (cassette...) owned: Richard Marks

First album (cassette) purchased: Depeche Mode Violator. Still have it, too!First CD - Midnight Oil, I think.

Lana Gay
#2 posted by
Lana Gay
on Apr 18, 2013
@dempstergirl I may or may not have 3 Richard Marks cassettes on my desk...
Old Abe
#3 posted by
Old Abe
on Apr 18, 2013

Good Morning! 1st album I bought with my own money - Earth & Sun & Moon - Midnight Oil

tea&cartography
#4 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 18, 2013

off topic but it's punny!

and good morning!

EricR
#5 posted by
EricR
on Apr 18, 2013

Good morning,

I really couldn't tell you for sure ... I'd think it was probably either Sports by Huey Lewis & the News or Abacab by Genesis; something from that era (on vinyl).  I remember getting the Wayne's World soundtrack on CD as a Christmas gift; this might have been my first CD.

dempstergirl
#6 posted by
dempstergirl
on Apr 18, 2013

T&C - I want one!!!

Shonica
#7 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 18, 2013
Good luck this morning Binsy!
Shonica
#8 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 18, 2013
Good morning!
marie_curious
#9 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 18, 2013

That was weird. I couldn't get my stream to start. I eventually broke down and sat through the advertisement, and it worked. Could it be that my free ride is over?

marie_curious
#10 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 18, 2013

Oh and good morning, my R3tards!

zammachus
#11 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 18, 2013

Is this thing on?

Shonica
#12 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 18, 2013
Hi Zammy!
zammachus
#13 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 18, 2013

I'm suddenly feeling awfully gloomy... I wonder why.

marie_curious
#14 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 18, 2013

S'amatter, Zammy?

markgage
#15 posted by
markgage
on Apr 18, 2013

Good Morning, My dad was a huge music fan and bought me records from a young age but i'm pretty sure U2's Joshua Tree was the first album I purchased.

zammachus
#16 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 18, 2013

Suuns is gloomy, Escher.

zammachus
#17 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 18, 2013

City and Colour isn't much cheerier. Could we get some Hey Ocean or Maylee Todd?

marie_curious
#18 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 18, 2013

@Zammy: I didn't even know it was on. Suuns falls outside of my auditory range.

erinev
#19 posted by
erinev
on Apr 18, 2013

First album I purchased was Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill.

 

Also, ZAMM!

jdurley
#20 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 18, 2013

Re: Jagged Little Pill - Not my first album, but I distinctly remember the first time I saw the video to "You Outta Know" and being blown away by its raw emotional power.

marie_curious
#21 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 18, 2013

You Outta Know is still the best song she ever wrote.

nvp
#22 posted by
nvp
on Apr 18, 2013

 

my first album may have been Bob and Doug's Christmas album.

but i was listening to the collections of my 5 older siblings anyway, and didn't buy a lot of stuff myself.

Old Abe
#23 posted by
Old Abe
on Apr 18, 2013

@Zammy - Hi!

@M_C - Free ride is still working for me, so don't loose hope!

zammachus
#24 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 18, 2013

Hi Abe and Erin and Shonica.

hytumb69
#25 posted by
hytumb69
on Apr 18, 2013

Morning!  At home today on this gloomy rainy spring morning... Hank and I are doing my husbands business taxes.  I know I know... down to the wire (as always!).  First CD I remember buying with my own money was Tom Petty.

tea&cartography
#26 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 18, 2013

oh man,

off to find a place to stream jagged little pill.

my parents were pretty religious so I wasn't allowed Jagged little pill (that must have been grade 5 or 6?) but I got my friend to tape it for me, and i labeled it as Amy Grant. I felt so nervous the first couple of times I listened to it on my walkman

marie_curious
#27 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 18, 2013

I think the first album I bought for myself was the soundtrack to The Craft. I still think it's pretty... "wicked"

jdurley
#28 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 18, 2013

I don't remember what my first record I bought was, except that it definitely would have been a cassette, and is probably something embarrassing like Howard Jones or A-ha or some such.  Or it might have been U2.

The first album I received as a gift, that I loved, and played over and over and over on our cheesy plastic turntable was the audio recording of "A Charlie Brown Christmas".  Man, I loved that thing.

garfielduk
#29 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 18, 2013

The first Album I ever bought with my own money was Babylon and On by Squeze

 

(Good Morning)

jdurley
#30 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 18, 2013

#26 - ha ha ha!  I can totally relate!  I wish I'd been smart enough to try that "Amy Grant" ruse.  

marie_curious
#31 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 18, 2013

My Jagged Little Pill story:

My stepdad bought a Madonna CD (I don't remeber the name of it, I think it had the song "Frozen" on it) for Christmas. He listened to it for the first time in the car on the way to a New Year's party. Something seemed weird when Morrisette's "You Oughta Know" came on. Not thinking anything of it, I started to sing along and said, "Larry, I didn't know you liked Alanis Morrisette." He looked confused and pulled out the disc. The label said Madonna, and listed all the tracks from Madonna's album. He put it back in the CD player and started skipping through the tracks. Sure enough, it was Jagged Little Pill, but had apparently been mislabelled at the factory. It quickly became mine.

I think still have it somewhere.

garfielduk
#32 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 18, 2013

@MC #31, I wonder if missprinted CDs have any extra value like stamps and bank notes (or it may just have been a stupid person pirated it.

garfielduk
#33 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 18, 2013

)

marie_curious
#34 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 18, 2013

@garf: Someone once mentioned that it might be worth something, but I can't imagine why. But I am reasonably sure it wasn't pirated. The CD was bought cellophane wrapped from Costco in back in '95(?).

CDNz1
#35 posted by
CDNz1
on Apr 18, 2013

Good Morning!

Benoit from Ottawa
#36 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 18, 2013

Interesting: m_c, it's all your fault, I (literally) Googled what follows

"alanis morissette" +jagged +labeled +madonna

and got zero result; from Google, I repeat; I then used Yahoo, and am now looking at the first group of ten pages of results...

That goes to say something, I suppose how Google's "automatics" now screw up websearches.

garfielduk
#37 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 18, 2013

@MC #34, because it is rare for a misprint to get out of the pressing plant and anything rare has extra value to collectors.  I think you should at least get it valued.

jdurley
#38 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 18, 2013

 Off topic:  have you guys seen the train wreck that is awkward pregnancy photos?  There are no words.

Benoit from Ottawa
#39 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 18, 2013

36: no useable result, though. I've also looked with "mislabeled".

tea&cartography
#40 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 18, 2013

@jdurley

jeeze louise.

Benoit from Ottawa
#41 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 18, 2013

jdurley, yow, now I need some post-traumatic counselling!

JosephLeafs
#42 posted by
JosephLeafs
on Apr 18, 2013

Thanks jdurley, my life will never be the same again!

dempstergirl
#43 posted by
dempstergirl
on Apr 18, 2013

I'm not looking, jdurley!!! You can't make me!

Benoit from Ottawa
#44 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 18, 2013

jdurley, skip the first item, go straight to Golden Girls Zombies, and the additional piece of fickery that follows...

Jesse Kinos-Goodin
#45 posted by
Jesse Kinos-Goodin
on Apr 18, 2013

It was Use Your Illusion I from Guns N' Roses, on cassette. I was 12, and that was the beginning of my maybe two year obsession with G N' R. I'm not even ashamed of that one. Volumes I and II are still pretty good albums, if that's your thing. 

TommyO
#46 posted by
TommyO
on Apr 18, 2013

Peter Criss' solo record...purchased at K-Mart when I was 4. Over the next 3 weeks I bought the next three. 

JosephLeafs
#47 posted by
JosephLeafs
on Apr 18, 2013

My first album, KISS - Destroyer, just great rock'n'roll.  Probably influenced a lot of my musical preferences afterward.

jdurley
#48 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 18, 2013

@BfO - people are weird.  and I love them for it.

hytumb69
#49 posted by
hytumb69
on Apr 18, 2013

@jdurley - I'm so tempted... so very tempted to look!

tea&cartography
#50 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 18, 2013

Later, probably grade 9 or 10, I found my father's own collection of illicit  Payola$, KISS, Guns N'Roses, Neil Young and Tragically Hip cassettes in the garage, and I then slowly started bringing home whatever I felt like, and not hiding it. I went through a System of a Down/ Pantera/ Slayer/ Beastie Boys phase.

That one was fun.

JosephLeafs
#51 posted by
JosephLeafs
on Apr 18, 2013

do it!

Benoit from Ottawa
#52 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 18, 2013

hytumb, it's not that it's not bad, but you will survive. A succession of "My God, why???"s

Shonica
#53 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 18, 2013

My first album, it was likely something from the early 70's like Bobby Sherman, The Jackson 5, or the Osmonds and it would have be purchased for me by my mom. She worked in a shop that sold magazines and she would bring home all the Teen Beat, Tiger Beat magazines for my sister and I. We would have asked for albums from those popular teen artists of the day. Thankfully, having three older siblings, and parents, who had huge record collections, I had access to a lot of great music growing up. 

The first album I actually purchased myself would have been, Neil Young's Comes a Time 

Benoit from Ottawa
#54 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 18, 2013

t&c, "illicit"? What religious affiliation?

tea&cartography
#55 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 18, 2013

RATM's self titled album was the only thing that I was told 'If your mother ever hears that you will be grounded for life'.

tea&cartography
#56 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 18, 2013

@Benoit

Just good ole' bible thumping catholics. Maritime style.

Shonica
#57 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 18, 2013

I asked my husband before he left this morning what was the first album he purchased with his own money his answer was,

Iron Butterfly, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida 

Hahaha and we still it!

hytumb69
#58 posted by
hytumb69
on Apr 18, 2013

Oh gawd... I did it... what's with the clown noses... *shudder*

Benoit from Ottawa
#59 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 18, 2013

Catholics in the Maritimes? Well, I never!

I suppose though, my family being from Québec, where there was little else but Catholics, the basic thought is that all Anglos were some variety of Protestant, with the exception of the Irish, of course...

smalliebigs
#60 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 18, 2013

I can't be certain that there wasn't an "album" before this, but I know one of the very first cassettes I bought with my own money was the OST to the 2nd Ninja Turtles movie. No street cred there, although I guess there's some kind of amnesty for the very youthful purchases? 

Benoit from Ottawa
#61 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 18, 2013

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, anyone here not know what that's a deformation of? (I think it's true, and not apocryphal.)

Benoit from Ottawa
#62 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 18, 2013

smallie, all is forgiven with children. You get a pass.

Shonica
#63 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 18, 2013

still HAVE it!

markgage
#64 posted by
markgage
on Apr 18, 2013

@shonica I have Comes a Time on vinyl.  its a good one!!

Michael Wynn
#65 posted by
Michael Wynn
on Apr 18, 2013

On this day back in 1989 the Pixies second studio album "Doolittle" was released.

This wasn't my first purchased album, but when I re-discovered it in the early 90's it completely revamped my taste in music and what I thought was good vs. bad.  I had a musical re-birth so to speak.

It is a classic, a definite acquired taste, but for me it changed everything.

Nirvana may not have been so huge, if they hadn't listened to this album, and cited it as an influence.

 

 

garfielduk
#66 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 18, 2013

@BfO #61, Do you mean this?

A commonly repeated story says that the song's title was originally "In the Garden of Eden" or "In the Garden of Venus" but in the course of rehearsing and recording singer Doug Ingle slurred the words into the nonsense phrase of the title while under the influence of LSD. Another theory is that the misspelled words are actually Bhagavad Gita, which is the name of a sacred Hindu text. 

http://www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question79520.html

Shonica
#67 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 18, 2013

Mark, I went to look for it this morning, but it's not there! I'm freaking out a little I loved the album so much! I hope one of my kids have it.

Benoit from Ottawa
#68 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 18, 2013

garf, yup, number 1 of the three.

smalliebigs
#69 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 18, 2013

@BFO, @Garf: that's interesting because in an episode of the Simpsons, when that song is played in church the lyrics are changed to "In the Garden of Eden". 

And, naturally it comes back to the Simpsons once again.

garfielduk
#70 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 18, 2013

@Smallie #69, Wait a minute, this sounds like that Rock and/or Roll

Benoit from Ottawa
#71 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 18, 2013

smallie, ya, we're constantly one degree away from The Simpsons.

marie_curious
#72 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 18, 2013

There's no such thing as a soul; it's just something that grown-ups made up to scare kids, like the boogey man or Michael Jackson.

Lana Gay
#73 posted by
Lana Gay
on Apr 18, 2013

@Wynnsie! Nice one!

Benoit from Ottawa
#74 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 18, 2013

72: okay, what brought that on?

StephRamsahai
#75 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 18, 2013

Good morning!

markgage
#76 posted by
markgage
on Apr 18, 2013

@Shonica.  If i could get away with it i might have!  I would be beheaded if i ever took one of my Dad's records out of the house though.  He treats them like gold and never lends them to anyone.  I even had trouble getting the Raffi albums for Alice.  

Benoit from Ottawa
#77 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 18, 2013

Morning, CalgarySteph!

garfielduk
#78 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 18, 2013

@Bfo #74, I think it's something Bart said to Lisa once

Benoit from Ottawa
#79 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 18, 2013

garf, ah. Thanks.

marie_curious
#80 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 18, 2013

Oh Man, you guys are way off on your Simpsons trivia.

garfielduk
#81 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 18, 2013

@MC #80, I have never been any good with TV quotes.  So who was it?

marie_curious
#82 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 18, 2013

In the episode where Bart switches out the Hymn sheets to "In The Garden of Eden," Milhouse is scared into taddling on Bart with threats against his immortal soul. Thus, they are both punished (Milhouse for snitching). Bart tells Milhouse that there is "No such thing as a soul..."

Shonica
#83 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 18, 2013

Simpsons  In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

garfielduk
#84 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 18, 2013

@MC #82, I was half right!

StephRamsahai
#85 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 18, 2013

So yeah.. what's going on?

I'm sitting beside a very important Doctor today so my blogging might be limited.

Michael Wynn
#86 posted by
Michael Wynn
on Apr 18, 2013

@lana thanks!  but to counterpoint that, in the most uncool way,  I think my first purchase ever was Loverboy's first album, which had this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tthd7LJPfmE

Turn me loose!!!

morgana
#87 posted by
morgana
on Apr 18, 2013

good morning lovers of music

smalliebigs
#88 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 18, 2013

@Steph: Dr. Hook?? Dr. Evil?

marie_curious
#89 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 18, 2013

Consequently, "Bart Sells His Soul" to Milhouse for five dollars.

smalliebigs
#90 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 18, 2013

@Marie: classic episode. 

marie_curious
#91 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 18, 2013

@Steph: Dr. Love?

jdurley
#92 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 18, 2013

@Steph - Dr. Who?

garfielduk
#93 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 18, 2013

@Steph, Dr. Who?? Dr.Doctor?? Dr.Pepper??

garfielduk
#94 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 18, 2013

@Jdurley #92, I owe you a Coke

tea&cartography
#95 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 18, 2013

Dr. Strangelove?

smalliebigs
#96 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 18, 2013

Maybe Dr. Pepper's store brand brother Dr. Skip? 

morgana
#97 posted by
morgana
on Apr 18, 2013

@shonica #83 in our family we like nutritional yeast on our popcorn.  some stores call it ingavita yeast but we call it In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Yeast.  this must be sung and not spoken or you don't get a single kernel!

Benoit from Ottawa
#98 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 18, 2013

m_c, now I know what brought that on...

Coincidentally, in an "article" in Cracked today, about debunking 5 myths firmly held by Merkans, the writer mentions In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida in an illustration caption.

garfielduk
#99 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 18, 2013

@Steph, Dr.Nick??  Dr.Hibbert??

marie_curious
#100 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 18, 2013

I heard that Dr. Pepper never actually received a Doctorate.

Benoit from Ottawa
#101 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 18, 2013

He's got an honorary doctorate in thirstology.

Shonica
#102 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 18, 2013

morgana, hahaha that's great.

StephRamsahai
#103 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 18, 2013

ALL THE DOCTORS!!!

garfielduk
#104 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 18, 2013

@BfO #101, I'm working towards a PHTea in the some subject

morgana
#105 posted by
morgana
on Apr 18, 2013

records - in my youth my mom and i lugged around at least five dairyland crates of lp's so every time we moved, which was a lot ... well, i have less than positive memories of those heavy things!  oddly enough the first record i purchased was for my mom. for mothers day i got her was Stings, dream of the blue turtles. 

morgana
#106 posted by
morgana
on Apr 18, 2013

* was 

smalliebigs
#107 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 18, 2013

@Morgana: I feel your pain, not because I have a lot of LPs myself but because I was foolish enough to offer my help to a friend moving in to an apartment...on the third floor...with no elevator. Her 5+ crates of LPs were a real "joy". 

morgana
#108 posted by
morgana
on Apr 18, 2013

@smallie #107 now i am wondering where those lp's are ... do i need to incorporate weight lifting into my routine again?  yes, but really i just want to hear them again!  perhaps i should call you when it is time to move them!

smalliebigs
#109 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 18, 2013

LET YOUR BACKBONE SLIDE!

I did not get this tape, but a much-respected older and seemingly cool cousin put this on a mix tape for me...and I danced around to it in a way that makes me happy video cameras were a lot rarer in the day. 

evensteven
#110 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 18, 2013

Good Morning!

Foggy about my first album purchase but i DO remember PINK FLOYD's Dark Side of the Moon and VAN HALEN's Women and Children first were the first two albums I ever WON at the Jersey Shore (on one of those wheels). That memory has stayed with me for some reason.

JonathanC
#111 posted by
JonathanC
on Apr 18, 2013

The first album my dad ever bought was Bowie's Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. He sold his vinyl years ago, so when I started collecting with my brother, I made sure that it was the first album I bought. I dragged my friends around to 5 different record stores in Toronto before we found it.I go to school in Montreal, and recently went to see Mo Kenney perform. After the show, and an awesome rendition of "Five Years", I was chatting with Mo, and we discovered that it was also one of the first albums she had on vinyl.

jdurley
#112 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 18, 2013

#111 - Cool story!

evensteven
#113 posted by
evensteven
on Apr 18, 2013

#98 BFO... U haZ a Smart!

Brautigan
#114 posted by
Brautigan
on Apr 18, 2013

Who is this?

marie_curious
#115 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 18, 2013

Re my [72]: Next time, I must remember to use quotation marks.

hedgeway
#116 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 18, 2013

Yay Rekkids!

The first ever record I bought was Apologies To The Queen Mary by Wolf Parade. Still one of my fav albums ever.

JosephLeafs
#117 posted by
JosephLeafs
on Apr 18, 2013

Not my first, but in my youth when I had a part time job and my own cash I spent a lot on music. My most memorable purchase was Perl Jam's 10.  I had read a little blurb about the band in Rolling Stone.  HMV had the listening stations and I decided to check them out.  I listened to the first 10 seconds of the CD and I instantly knew they were great.  Other than my choice to marry my wife, i don't know if I've ever been so right!  

EricR
#118 posted by
EricR
on Apr 18, 2013

Catching up...

@GarfieldUK, jdurley -- you should never abbreviate "Doctor" when referring to Doctor Who (as Chris "Nerdist" Harwick will tell you).

@Benoit -- have you heard of the DuckDuckGo search engine?  They promise never to track or 'guide' your searches.

@Wynnzie [#065] -- true enough; the Pixies are kind of the modern day version of the "everyone who listened to The Velvet Underground & Nico started a band" thing.

garfielduk
#119 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 18, 2013

@EricR #118, I'm not afraid of Harwick (He has no idea who I am so why would I?)

jdurley
#120 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 18, 2013

@Eric R - I abbreviate what I want.

tea&cartography
#121 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 18, 2013

It is still supposed to get up to 21 degrees this afternoon, even though it is only 12 now.

Come on mother nature, you have 15 mins!

Benoit from Ottawa
#122 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 18, 2013

Eric, no I didn't, thanks, bookmarked!

Cicero
#123 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 18, 2013

Hey Y'all!

Benoit from Ottawa
#124 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 18, 2013

Hi, Cicero!

alsace lorraine
#125 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Apr 18, 2013

Good morning!

garfielduk
#126 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 18, 2013

Good Morning Ladies

alsace lorraine
#127 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Apr 18, 2013

@Cicero. You missed a great show last night!

jakethesnake
#128 posted by
jakethesnake
on Apr 18, 2013

Thanks to cbc for fixing the track listings!

Benoit from Ottawa
#129 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 18, 2013

Even better, Eric, it's addable as a FireFox add-on; so now, it's yet another search engine available to me in a space-saving little rectangle, upper right on the iMac screen. Better than a bookmark!

marie_curious
#130 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 18, 2013

Goddamn this stupid music.

Benoit from Ottawa
#131 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 18, 2013

jake, is it fixed? This morning, it was screwing up still.

Hope springs eternal...

Michael Wynn
#132 posted by
Michael Wynn
on Apr 18, 2013

@EricR, yes and funnily enough that's exactly who they listened to (the pixies i mean), along with peter, paul & mary and the beach boys.

Benoit from Ottawa
#133 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 18, 2013

131:  I think this is A Tribe Called Red, and the listing says...

Benoit from Ottawa
#134 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 18, 2013

ooooh, it DID change!

Graham Wright
#135 posted by
Graham Wright
on Apr 18, 2013

Totes honoured to be sharing the gallery with the man who wrote the first album I ever bought. Dreams DO come true, people!

Lana Gay
#136 posted by
Lana Gay
on Apr 18, 2013

@jonathanC Great story! Also, Mo Kenney is a delight.

Old Abe
#137 posted by
Old Abe
on Apr 18, 2013

I love A Tribe Called Red.

alsace lorraine
#138 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Apr 18, 2013

@Graham. Your first album blurb made me giggle. Did you ever demand reimbursement from your parents for making you over tithe?

TheRadioHead
#139 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 18, 2013
Old Abe---mee too! A Tribe Called Red is playing WFF this year. AND playing the cool indie-no-holds-barred stage, so I have a feeling it could be pretty intense. Just the way I like it.
Graham Wright
#140 posted by
Graham Wright
on Apr 18, 2013

@alsace I feel like the Church has fallen on tough times and can probably use the extra $30 in total I donated over the years... I'm nothing if not charitable. 

alsace lorraine
#141 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Apr 18, 2013

@Graham, I guess that's fair.

PhilipST
#142 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 18, 2013

First albums I bought: The Mothers of Invention's "We're Only in It for the Money," Cream's "Disraeli Gears," and Credence Clearwater Revival's first album.

Benoit from Ottawa
#143 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 18, 2013

(Creedence; lotsa e's)

Old Abe
#144 posted by
Old Abe
on Apr 18, 2013

@TRH - I heard they were CRAZY at SXSW! I think you are in for a treat.

PhilipST
#145 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 18, 2013

Thanks, @BfO. 

laurenelizabeth
#146 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 18, 2013

My first musical purchase: Spice Girls.... 

My first vinyl purchase: Chances - Jill Barber

Benoit from Ottawa
#147 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 18, 2013

Headphones is insufferably catchy. It repeats far too much, but, well it's catchy, really catchy. Insufferably, have I mentioned?

alsace lorraine
#148 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Apr 18, 2013

@Lauren. My first musical purchase was probably also the Spice Girls!

morgana
#149 posted by
morgana
on Apr 18, 2013

just in time!  i needed something good to tap my toes too as i attempt to deal with aeroplan and missing points.  thanks for the headphones!

laurenelizabeth
#150 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 18, 2013

Graham: Really enjoyed your "double tithing". haha. I'm very involved in my church and the 10% tithe is something I strive for, but boy, its hard.

laurenelizabeth
#151 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 18, 2013

Alsace: Yes! I am not ashamed that to this day I know all the lyrics to all the songs.

kirkofdoom
#152 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 18, 2013

I've never actually bought vinyl. I really only have two 7" albums (The Dears and Immaculate Machine) and I was recently given the new LP from The Crackling on vinyl. But I have no way of listening to any of them. 

The first CD I bought with my own money was, I think, Weird Al's Bad Hair Day. The first cassette I bought with my own money was either Green Day's Dookie or Soul Asylum's Let Your Dim Light Shine.

garfielduk
#153 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 18, 2013

@Graham (shirt) What, this old thing.  It's just something I threw on this morning.

Cicero
#154 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 18, 2013

The first "album" I ever recieved was a CD. It was Anne Murray. The first CD I ever bought was - and it pains me to admit this - Britney Spears' first album. Yup. I hang my head in shame.

TheRadioHead
#155 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 18, 2013
My nephew is traveling from Chicago to Winnipeg today for a funeral....via Las Vegas due to storms. Needless to say he's Not going to get Here on time.
Graham Wright
#156 posted by
Graham Wright
on Apr 18, 2013

@garf Well, it's JUST the thing.

laurenelizabeth
#157 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 18, 2013

Cicero: If it was one of Britney's first two albums don't be ashamed! You were a 90s kid and you know what, I like those albums! 

Cicero
#158 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 18, 2013

@LaurenE - You know, you're right! It was fun. I still sing along to the Backstreet Boys!

laurenelizabeth
#159 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 18, 2013

158+1

morgana
#160 posted by
morgana
on Apr 18, 2013

@cicero #154 you have come a long way baby!

Cicero
#161 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 18, 2013

@Benoit (belated) hi!!

@Alsace - Well, considering I didn't get out of the office until like 9:30, I'm okay with that. Frustration abounded. I called my momma and we complained to each other until midnight. Then I fell into bed. Today, I came in to timbits on my desk from grateful coworkers, so I guess, all is good? I'm glad the show rocked! I'm sad I missed Rah Rah, but I was just not up for it.

Cicero
#162 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 18, 2013

@Morgana: :D Punk Rock changed my life.

morgana
#163 posted by
morgana
on Apr 18, 2013

did you know that if you buy a flight and don't actually take the flight you don't get your aeroplane reward miles?  double slap in the face!!  i love throwing money away):grrr

morgana
#164 posted by
morgana
on Apr 18, 2013

@cicero #162 i wonder what music will make me crazy but changes my daughters life?

kirkofdoom
#165 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 18, 2013

Come to think of it, the soundtrack to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Ooze may have been the first cassette I purchased with my own money.

Go ninja, go ninja, GO

Benoit from Ottawa
#166 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 18, 2013

TRH, from Chicago to Winnipeg via Las Vegas makes no sense to me. Surely you forgot a winkie...

PhilipST
#167 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 18, 2013

I'm not familiar with Mac Demarco whose song "Cooking Something Good" was just on. FWIW, his voice and production reminded me of a British rocker I enjoyed in the 80s, Al Stewart, who put out a song and album called "The Year of the Cat." Anybody remember him? I still have that LP, and enjoy playing it from time to time. 

Cicero
#168 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 18, 2013

@Morgana - That's a good question...maybe metal? or dubstep? Do you dislike metal or dubstep?

alsace lorraine
#169 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Apr 18, 2013

@Lauren. I still know all the words andI still know the 'Stop Right Now' dance!

Shonica
#170 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 18, 2013

PST, Yes I remember him!

Cicero
#171 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 18, 2013

@Lauren and @alsace - WAIT! ARE WE TALKING ABOUT THE SPICE GIRLS?!!!!!

morgana
#172 posted by
morgana
on Apr 18, 2013

@cicero #168 yikes, either would do the trick!  worse would be opera or country - eep, now i have sealed my fate!

i am just going through concert listings for vancouver for may 9-12, hopefully i will find something out of the above mentioned genres to enjoy while i am there.

alsace lorraine
#173 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Apr 18, 2013

@Cicero. That sounds like a rough night. I'm glad that people appear to be appreciating you with tim bits! Hopefully things will get better. You'll have to keep me posted about your work stuff.

We'll have to make up for it next Thursday at Royal Canoe! Rah Rah was really great, I would happily see them with you the next time they go through town.

Shonica
#174 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 18, 2013
Cicero
#175 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 18, 2013

@Kirk - I loved the turtles sofa king much. My big brother and I tried to make turtle coms. It turned out badly for all involved, especially the action figures.

smalliebigs
#176 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 18, 2013

@KOD: see my post 60 above. 

Embarrassment loves company. 

morgana
#177 posted by
morgana
on Apr 18, 2013

@shonica #170 good day "early bird"

Cicero
#178 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 18, 2013

@Morgana - Ha! hopefully! I wish you were going down just a touch later, so we could hang out!

 

@Alsace - yes! Next thursday! Royal Canoe!!! Yeah, it was nice of them :-).

flannel tom
#179 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

Graham - I suffer from Wanderlust like it's going out of style. Doc says the only cure is more travel.

PhilipST
#180 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 18, 2013

Thanks, Shonica, I've never seen Al Stewart on video!

Benoit from Ottawa
#181 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 18, 2013

Hah! (Off subject, about Trudeau)

gmbutts "Trudeau is seeking [to be] PM w/o ever demonstrating his qualifications for the office"

Charles Lynch on Pierre Trudeau, 1968 

kirkofdoom
#182 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 18, 2013

smallie, 

maybe you're embarrassed by it...

I had a few soundtracks on cassette. As well as TMNTII:SOTO, I had Mortal Kombat MOOOOORTAL KOMBAAAAAAAAAAT and Batman Forever.

The latter of which is actually really good, Seal and U2 aside. It had both Nick Cave & The Flaming Lips on it before I was a real fan of either! 

flannel tom
#183 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

this is the first Cadence Weapon song I remember hearing... I always say "the youth crew's back" at various situations now too.

I always thought Cadence Weapon should be as big as Dizee Rascal. They've taken different [aths now but at this time, CW was kind of the Canadian version of Dizzee.

morgana
#184 posted by
morgana
on Apr 18, 2013

@cicero #178 too bad about the timing, that would have been fun.  right now i wish i was going at a different time too.  i have yet to find a show ... or three, to see.  you seeing anybody while there?

alsace lorraine
#185 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Apr 18, 2013

@Kirk. That's a step up from the first Batman movie, that had an all Prince soundtrack with... the Batdance

marie_curious
#186 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 18, 2013

I had the Batman Forever OST on cassette tape. I remember listening to it a lot, but I can't remember much about it, oddly.

Cicero
#187 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 18, 2013

@Morgana - Sigur Ros! And whoever happens to be around. I might see if I can find a Drink and Draw with a friend of mine one evening :-).

flannel tom
#188 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

just went and picked up my wristband for this weekend. tomorrow night will be going to see corb lund et al then on saturday probably will go see pack ad, monster truck etc OR Classy, Kayo etc. Not sure which right now. It probably won't be both though because I kind of hate venue hopping... although we'll see.

smalliebigs
#189 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 18, 2013

@Tom: have you ever heard Dizee's version of "That's Not My Name" by the Ting Tings? It's really great. I think it was from a live BBC recording. 

Graham Wright
#190 posted by
Graham Wright
on Apr 18, 2013

Anybody else miss the days when movies had super badass OSTs?? The soundtrack CD from Emmerich's Godzilla was legit one of the best albums of the 90s.

smalliebigs
#191 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 18, 2013

Tarantino brought OSTs to a whole new level, in my opinion. I could listen to the Pulp Fiction soundtrack again and again. 

kirkofdoom
#192 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 18, 2013

Graham

The Godzilla OST was definitely in high rotation when I had it. As was Songs in the Key of X.

(which, again, had some Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on there before I really got them!)

((also, it was the first CD I had with a pre-gap))

Snarf
#193 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 18, 2013

I assume OST = origonal soundtrack?

If so, I have said before that the Trainspotting soundtrack was one of the crown jewels of my highschool music collection.

garfielduk
#194 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 18, 2013

@Smallie #191, I love that album

TheRadioHead
#195 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 18, 2013
@ BfO. Yes, I should have added one! The story gets even stranger, because the reason they are going to Las Vegas is because they need catering, no food was available in Chicago. Maybe picking up some Free casino food?
flannel tom
#196 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

@smallie - Nope I never.... google here i come.

@graham - I miss the days when movies (and pretty much every single movie) had an original theme song... one of my favourites, or classics of the genre, would be the theme from the John Candy, Eugene Levy major motion picture Armed and Dangerous

Graham Wright
#197 posted by
Graham Wright
on Apr 18, 2013

I think we'd all like to see Will Smith droppings raps for ALL his films. "uh, uh, the pursuit of happyness, uh"

Cicero
#198 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 18, 2013

@Graham - I'm still totally an OST nut. I have every LoTR soundtrack. and the Tudors soundtrack, and a bunch of others. I listen to them when I write! But mostly they're the instrumental ones. The Romeo +Juliet sountrack was really good too. it had a wicked radiohead track on it.

flannel tom
#199 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

ok I'm listening to the link I posted in # 196 and it's not the version I had in mind. I think it's the instrumental version or something.

kirkofdoom
#201 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 18, 2013

When the hell do I get to see the goddamn sailboat?!?

morgana
#202 posted by
morgana
on Apr 18, 2013

@cicero #187 still can't find a decent show!  hope you enjoy yours:)

@KOD great Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds performance at Coachella last weekend hey?  i loved his back up singers (the little kids) wearing t's that said "bad seed".  i also enjoyed yeasayer, the xx and hot chip.  what about you?

kirkofdoom
#203 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 18, 2013

Graham, 197

I was thinking that exact same thing the other day, and used the pursuit of happyness as my mock example.

Get out of my head!!!

marie_curious
#204 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 18, 2013

I -cried- when I couldn't see those magic eye things. -Everybody- else could see them, but me. As it turned out, they were all giving really horrible advice.

TheRadioHead
#206 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 18, 2013
@graham are you colour blind? Magic Eyes don't work if you are, we discovered when my son got one for his birthday. Hung in his room for years but he was never able to see it.
alsace lorraine
#207 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Apr 18, 2013

@flanneltom. I still love that song. My favourite line is the one about the invisible man sleeping in your bed.

Graham Wright
#208 posted by
Graham Wright
on Apr 18, 2013

@RadioHead I think maybe it had something to do with my glasses...

Graham Wright
#209 posted by
Graham Wright
on Apr 18, 2013

I also don't do well with binoculars and 3D movies.

alsace lorraine
#210 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Apr 18, 2013

@TheRadioHead. I did not know that magic eyes didn't work for colour blind people. Interesting.

tea&cartography
#211 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 18, 2013

@graham

i can't see them either, and everyone said it was because of my lack of depth perception and glasses.

kirkofdoom
#212 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 18, 2013

Morgana,

I actually didn't watch any of Coachella. I don't really like watching live streams, I find them kind of... hollow.

Plus, I had just seen Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds the weekend before, and was one of the greatest live shows I have ever seen. I didn't want to "taint" that.

flannel tom
#213 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

I'm colour blind I can usually see Magic Eye things.... couldn't tell ya what's going on there.

kirkofdoom
#214 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 18, 2013

I'm partially colour blind I can usually see Magic Eye things.... couldn't tell ya what's going on there either.

Cicero
#215 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 18, 2013

@Morgana - I'm pretty excited! It should be good! Have you pestered Christine or Kirk about shows going on when you're down? I have a feeling they probably know some good stuff.

 

re:magic eyes - I loved them because I used to love crossing my eyes. God I was a weird kid.

tea&cartography
#216 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 18, 2013

whoa kirk and flanneltom, you italicized and ... in the same place.

Shonica
#217 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 18, 2013
I have a vinyl lp of the soundtrack for Saturday Night Fever. I think someone in this house has a vinyl copy of the Good Morning Vietnam soundtrack too.
alsace lorraine
#218 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Apr 18, 2013

@Shonica. The soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever is the greatest thing ever. Out of all my records, I probably listen to that one the most.

markgage
#219 posted by
markgage
on Apr 18, 2013

Re: Magic eye things.  I am not colour blind, i dont need glasses and i cant see them either.  They actually give me a headache and an irrational sense of rage.

morgana
#220 posted by
morgana
on Apr 18, 2013

@shonica #217 i have the lp of saturday night fever too ... mine is the sesame street one.

Graham Wright
#221 posted by
Graham Wright
on Apr 18, 2013

@Shonica Good Morning Vietnam soundtrack OWNS. Introduced me to a ton of great music.

Benoit from Ottawa
#222 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 18, 2013

On a Magic Eye page, they say to print out the image (works better on paper than on screen, take that, computers), but that it'll also work if all you have is a b & w printer.

Cicero
#223 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 18, 2013

@Graham and @Shonica - I still need to watch that movie!

marie_curious
#224 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 18, 2013

I'm told my eyes work very well together, dispite being ridiculously nearsighted. I remember, as a kid, I would stare at the wallpaper in my parents' bedroom and get the little white hearts to "pop-out" of the blue background. My brother thought I was crazy. So did my parents, for that matter. But 10 years later, the magic-eye craze shut them up nicely.

Graham Wright
#225 posted by
Graham Wright
on Apr 18, 2013

@Cicero Oh, I've never seen the movie, my parents just had the CD...

alsace lorraine
#226 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Apr 18, 2013

@Morgana. I also have Sesame Street Fever, and it is also pretty fantastic. Aside from being pretty hilarious, I;m not going to lie, I genuinely enjoy the music on it.

TheRadioHead
#227 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 18, 2013
The mom that bought it for my son also couldn't see magic eyes. She picked out one called "The Bird", assuming it was a picture of a bird. Imagine my surprise when I saw a hand with a raised middle finger. I didn't tell my kid that it Wasn't a bird with feathers for years.
flannel tom
#228 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

I'm trying to remember the first record I (h)owned. I guess as a wee lad, there were Raffi, Sharon Lois and Bram LP's , etc. There was definately a WHAM! LP in our house that I couldn't get enough of. At some point, my sister and I got a Milli Vanilli tape (Blame it on the Rain, the advise sticks with me to this day) and also the TMNT soundtrack. The first CD I think that I remember buying with my own money in like, grade 6 was Jimi Hendrix Have you Ever Been Experienced? Mostly influenced by my love of Wayne's World, which my friend had, so I didn't need it. I taped it off him. Feed My Frankenstein remains one of the coolest songs ever in my mind.

alsace lorraine
#229 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Apr 18, 2013

@Marie. I do that all the time. I 'magic-eye' patterns all the time! I guess some of us just have more dexterous eyes.

flannel tom
#230 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

@t&C - it's like we're italian brethren

alsace lorraine
#231 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Apr 18, 2013

@TheRadioHead. Oh man, that is hilarious. I guess it is a good thing your son couldn't see it!

kirkofdoom
#232 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 18, 2013

@t&C - it's like we're italian brethren

Cicero
#233 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 18, 2013

@Graham - Shame, sir! :-P

flannel tom
#234 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

The Forrest Gump soundtrack is credited with me getting turned onto a lot of great music.

Cicero
#235 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 18, 2013

@FT and @Kirk - "As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster..."

Old Abe
#236 posted by
Old Abe
on Apr 18, 2013

@Shonica - I too own a copy of Saturday Night Fever on vinyl, thanks again to my Dad's collection.

alsace lorraine
#237 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Apr 18, 2013

@Cicero. Did you know that the man Good Morning Vietnam was based on has a cameo in the classic 1994 hit, Street Fighter? I bet you did not know that. Now you do.

Old Abe
#238 posted by
Old Abe
on Apr 18, 2013

@FT-Feed my Frankenstein is my favorite song off the Wayne's World soundtrack.

Shonica
#239 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 18, 2013
Blues brothers vinyl also, that is a great one too!
Shonica
#240 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 18, 2013
TRH, that is hilarious!
flannel tom
#241 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

If we are talking soundtracks, Old Abe brought it up yesterday - The Easy Rider Soundtrack. Not only could I at one point quote the entire movie, I had that soundtrack on vinyl.

TheRadioHead
#242 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 18, 2013
It was pretty funny. Especially telling him.
Cicero
#243 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 18, 2013

@Alsace - WHAAAAAAAAAT?! CRAZY. Also did you know in 1994, I wanted to be a figure skater who was also a mafia hitwoman? I watch a lot of The Godfather and The Cutting Edge that year.

flannel tom
#244 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

what do people do at a Crystal Castles show? I have no idea how to dance to this kind of music. I would think people there would be stuck in a k-hole, gently swaying back and forth looking for the meaning of the universe without leaving their mind....

flannel tom
#245 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

cicero, 235 - not sure I'm following ya there....?

alsace lorraine
#246 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Apr 18, 2013

@Cicero. Hilarious. I dispise the actress in The Cutting Edge, so I have never seen it.

flannel tom
#247 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

i guess MySpace etc was kind of invented right around 10 years ago... changed the way music gets listened to/distributed....

Cicero
#248 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 18, 2013

@FT [re:245] - well then you are obviously not 'italian bretheren'. The opening Monologue for GoodFellas - Classic Mafia movie about Italian Bretheren. For shame sir, FOR SHAME.

Shonica
#249 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 18, 2013

My kids had a Rock, Rhythm and Blues VHS movie put out by Disney in the 80's when they were toddlers that they loved and remember fondly. It had some great tunes on it.

Cicero
#250 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 18, 2013

@Alsace - it was my favorite at the time. aside from the godfather. Obviously...;-)

flannel tom
#251 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

Ok, well I guess I have seen Goodfellas, it's just been a while. And, full disclosure, I'm a total mutt with zero Italian.... so I guess I'm nobody's italian brethren.

binsy
#252 posted by
binsy
on Apr 18, 2013

Just wrote my first math exam in 18 years and I think I might have reached the 40% I needed to pass.

Wooo!!!

 

 

(when I was 13 or so I bought a cd player and George Michael's Faith with my paper route money. Please never tell anyone. (I still have it, and sometimes listen to it (Don't tell anyone!))).

morgana
#253 posted by
morgana
on Apr 18, 2013

@alsace lorraine #226 rubber ducky you're the one, you make bath time so much fun, rubber ducky i'm awfully fond of you

Snarf
#254 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 18, 2013

We're talking movies now? I was having a bad day yesterday so last night I drank mint tea and watched 'First Position' a documentary about kids in a ballet competition.  I felt like such a bun-head*

 

*Derogatory term for ballerinas that may not exist outside the studio I grew up in.

binsy
#255 posted by
binsy
on Apr 18, 2013

The main character in Goodfellas isn't even Italian!

Snarf
#256 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 18, 2013

the ghost in my computer likes to mess with my font

alsace lorraine
#258 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Apr 18, 2013

@morgana. Rubber ducky, joy of joys, when I squeeze you, you make noise! Rubber ducky you're my very best friend it's true!

That one is my favourite, along the disco-fied C is for Cookie

Cicero
#259 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 18, 2013

@FT - You can be my pseudo-italian bretheren. We could have an online mafia family. We could call ourselves the Blogarellos and have a canadian indie music racket.

smalliebigs
#260 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 18, 2013

If this conversation is switching to Goodfellas I'm in big trouble. One of my top 3 favourite movies of all time. 

Also: such a digression would really piss off our dear friend Infinityloop. 

Cicero
#261 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 18, 2013

@Binsy - He's half Italian!!!

Shonica
#262 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 18, 2013

FT, I saw that on twitter this morning! I liked it too!

binsy
#263 posted by
binsy
on Apr 18, 2013

@Cicero

Are you sure?

garfielduk
#264 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 18, 2013

@Snarf #254, No, it exists outside that studio as I watch Bunheads

TheRadioHead
#265 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 18, 2013
Congratulations Binsy! That was a lofty goal but I had faith in you!
Shonica
#266 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 18, 2013

Congrats Binsy!

flannel tom
#267 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

cicero - I dunno, sounds dangerous. I think I'll just stay home.

Cicero
#268 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 18, 2013

@Smallie - Awww yeah! Get in on the conversation! I haven't watched it in a bit, so I'm pretty sure you could school me pretty good. Poor Infinityloop would have to deal!

flannel tom
#269 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

@shonica - he's the best cartoonist out there in my opinion. My friend Jeff grew up beside him, he's a cool guy.

Snarf
#270 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 18, 2013

Garf - how did I not know about this!!!!! I am going to have to tell my mom.  My first pet was a rabbit nicknamed Bunhead.

Cicero
#271 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 18, 2013

@Binsy (Congrats!!) - I'm pretty sure his mom's italian, but I could be wrong. I'm like, 90% sure.

@Smallie - In Goodfella's, the guy's half italian, right?

flannel tom
#272 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

MUTE!

flannel tom
#273 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

I just remembered Library Voices are playing at O'Hans tonight. Should probably go eh?

binsy
#274 posted by
binsy
on Apr 18, 2013

@TheRadioHead

If you think I had set the bar low, I overheard a gen-y kid on his way in say, "I just want to feel like I tried."

Ha!

Thanks Shonica!

morgana
#275 posted by
morgana
on Apr 18, 2013

@KOD #212 i do recall you being just a tad excited about the show.  i am not a "follower" of anything so thanks for your 3AM link. "he was stalking the front of the stage, back and forth like a sinister preacher"  is an appropriate description for his stage moves that is for sure.

i had no intention on spending as much time live streaming as i did for the exact reason you mentioned but i kept getting sucked back in!

i can't believe that snowblink will be at the railway on the 28th.  i will be in hope.  so close yet so very, very very far away!!  

i have booked my next vancouver trip for may 8-12 and have yet to find any good shows.  thoughts ...

binsy
#276 posted by
binsy
on Apr 18, 2013

@Cicero

You're right, his mom was Italian!

Cicero
#277 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 18, 2013

@FT - yes, you should.

tea&cartography
#278 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 18, 2013

@Snarf

(From the blog the other day)

Sir T&C suggested you check out Ryerson and see if they can make use of some of the courses you did before. They have a solid reputation for being current, AND they do this by distance.

darbarspecial
#279 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 18, 2013

My son's favourite music is from soundtracks and video games. There usually needs to be something that he connects to in that way, not just the music. From a very very young age he could hear just a couple notes of a song and know exactly which movie and which scene it was from. His brain works differently than mine. I remember the feeling but not the details. 

binsy
#280 posted by
binsy
on Apr 18, 2013

I used to drive around listening to the Back to the Future soundtrack. It made my Volvo feel like a Delorean. 

Snarf
#281 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 18, 2013

T&C - oooo, thanks. I will check that out.  

smalliebigs
#282 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 18, 2013

@Alsace/Binsy: Henry Hill in Goodfellas is half Italian and half Irish, although he lies to his soon to be mother in law and tells her he's half Italian and half Jewish ("Only the good half"). 

flannel tom
#283 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

RE burning hell pulling the old 10 countries in 24 hours tick: that's awesome.

marie_curious
#284 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 18, 2013

@FT [273]: It might be your last chance.

Old Abe
#285 posted by
Old Abe
on Apr 18, 2013

@Pedro (if you're around) Is the Megablog a permanent thing?

flannel tom
#286 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

@M_c - Yeah the one dude lives in Vancouver now and the one other dude plays in about 4 other REgina bands now.. the best of which is called THe FLorals... I like them a lot. Hoping they record and stuff.

morgana
#287 posted by
morgana
on Apr 18, 2013

alsace lorraine #258 num num num num!

Cicero
#288 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 18, 2013

@Smallie - Hi-five we win!

@Binsy - I feel like we should play that game from the Nerdist - Doctor Who Creature, Men's Cologne, or Icelandic Rock Band. I feel like things would get heated. :-D

alsace lorraine
#289 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Apr 18, 2013

@Morgana. You don't understand how happy it makes me that someone else understands the awesome that is Sesame Street Fever.

kirkofdoom
#290 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 18, 2013

Morgana, I have nothing in my calendar from may 8-12, but according to pollstar, you can see Sara Bareilles, Kurt Vile, Joe Rogan, or Corb Lund (if you're willing to travel over an hour each way to Mission)

PhilipST
#291 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 18, 2013

#257 @FTom That's a sweet cartoon. Thanks.

TheRadioHead
#292 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 18, 2013
Binsy, maybe hash before math class would have been the ticket for you?
morgana
#293 posted by
morgana
on Apr 18, 2013

off into the garden for me gang.  i have some boc choi that needs planting out.

 

@alsace lorraine #289 glad to share a smile with you today.  

@KOD #290 are you bloody kidding me?!

binsy
#294 posted by
binsy
on Apr 18, 2013

@TRH

No, that's meth class.

Switters
#295 posted by
Switters
on Apr 18, 2013

I can't remember the first tape I bought, but I remember my first CD.  It was a collection of entrance songs for WWF wrestlers...

binsy
#296 posted by
binsy
on Apr 18, 2013

@Switters

Coooooooool!

flannel tom
#297 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

Kurt Vile would be worth checking out, he's making waves. I like his vibe.

@PSTNYC, not a prob. It was a friend of mine who drew my attention to it in the first place, thought I'd share here.

Cicero
#298 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 18, 2013

@Switters ....and your favourite was for?

Switters
#299 posted by
Switters
on Apr 18, 2013

@binsy - That's pretty much the only way to describe me as a kid, "cool."  Yup, no other way at all...

kirkofdoom
#300 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 18, 2013

One of those WWF entrance music albums was not among the first I bought, but one of the first I downloaded and burned onto a blank CD and printed off a front & back cover to make it all official looking.

Switters
#301 posted by
Switters
on Apr 18, 2013

@Cicero - I think my favourite was the Undertaker, gotta love those funeral bells.

flannel tom
#302 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013
StephRamsahai
#303 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 18, 2013

Why does it sound like Nickelback is on right now?

kirkofdoom
#304 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 18, 2013
Switters
#305 posted by
Switters
on Apr 18, 2013

@FT - Long enough that I had almost forgotten about it haha

flannel tom
#306 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

@steph - I don't know I'm listening to Real American at the moment.

marie_curious
#307 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 18, 2013

[286]: That could not be any more more depressing. I think I'll go slink into a corner for a while.

Cicero
#308 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 18, 2013

@Switters - Nice. When I was a kid my brothers and I played WWF wrestlers. My older brother Andy was always Yoko Zuna, I was always Hulk Hogan. I don't think the Hulk has had his (her) ass handed to him (her) so many times!

TheRadioHead
#309 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 18, 2013
I can't listen anymore. How many slow tempo songs is That in a row? Six? The public tax dollar is being wasted on 2 Radio 2's. one is plenty.
flannel tom
#310 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

"eat your vitamins, be true to yourself"

flannel tom
#311 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

don't worry pat, they got one more for ya coming right up.

 

StephRamsahai
#312 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 18, 2013

Awww some Born Ruffians, that's better!!

darbarspecial
#313 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 18, 2013

I am trying to remember the first LP I bought. I remember buying 45s a lot when I was young. It isn't just the digital age that people bought just singles. The Knack may have been one of my first LPs.

I do remember my first 2 cassette tapes were Eagles Hotel California (yup) and U2 Unforgettable Fire. I can't remember what the first CD I bought was. Hmmmm.

Switters
#314 posted by
Switters
on Apr 18, 2013

Bah, I just remembered I have a meeting.  Talk to you guys later.

flannel tom
#315 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

UNRELATED

I was watching TPB last night and this scene cracked me up. Rick telling Randy that everybody "gets stoned and goes to work" ,including, "...cbc employees..."

flannel tom
#316 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013
binsy
#317 posted by
binsy
on Apr 18, 2013

@flannel tom

I forget who else he lists there, but there's a few good ones. CBC employees is the one that stands out though. 

darbarspecial
#318 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 18, 2013

Do people still do hot knives?

tea&cartography
#319 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 18, 2013

in university the fire department was called to our townhouse because of an incident from the sketchy subletter in the basement doing hot knives.

binsy
#320 posted by
binsy
on Apr 18, 2013

A funny thing happens at our house sometimes that the knives that the kids can use for play-doh are the ones with the burn marks on them. 

darbarspecial
#321 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 18, 2013

@Tom - There is also Bison BC/Black Thunder tonight at The Exchange.

darbarspecial
#322 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 18, 2013

@binsy - Funny thing indeed.

darbarspecial
#323 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 18, 2013

I just wasn't sure if it was still a thing. I am having some flashbacks now...back in a few.

Cicero
#324 posted by
Cicero
on Apr 18, 2013

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I love this song!

kirkofdoom
#325 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 18, 2013

New Louise Burns out July 9

Listen to the first single rite hurr.

binsy
#326 posted by
binsy
on Apr 18, 2013

I should say that those knives have only been used for play-doh for the past few years, but I hear it is still a thing. 

MusicSoop
#327 posted by
MusicSoop
on Apr 18, 2013

Kiss - Double Platinum.  Or was it Chipmunk Punk?  I forget, one or the other. First single I owned was Cheap Trick - I Want You To Want Me (THIS was the B Side). First single I bought was J Geils Band - Centerfold. But only because the store had run out of Joan Jett I Love Rock n Roll.

darbarspecial
#328 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 18, 2013

@Soop - I loved B sides. You just reminded me my brother bought me Kiss - Love Gun. I think that was my first LP, but it was a xmas gift.

Brautigan
#329 posted by
Brautigan
on Apr 18, 2013

Good choice.  Inbreds/Mike Oneil should be played more.

flannel tom
#330 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

@Brautigan, 329 - YUP! AGREED.

also, Mike O'neil worke on TPB and was even Piladelphia Collins' son for a season or two.

MusicSoop
#331 posted by
MusicSoop
on Apr 18, 2013

Darb - Love Gun was my second Single.  I think it had God Of Thunder on the B-Side.

tea&cartography
#332 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 18, 2013

Do the Americans have anything like the Polaris/Mercury prize?

Brautigan
#333 posted by
Brautigan
on Apr 18, 2013

@flannel TOm - Awesome!  I didn't know that at all. Seemed a few months back where all these old canadian bands were getting back together and I was really hoping for a return of the Inbreds, but as of yet no dice.  Kombinator is very high on my list of favorite albums of all time.

flannel tom
#334 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

Actually, didn't the Inbreds do a few shows around this time last year? In toronto and halifax specifically? I think so...

flannel tom
#335 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

@darbar - re Bison BC - nice, although if I do go out tonight, it will be Library voices because it's free and that's how I roll haha

Brautigan
#336 posted by
Brautigan
on Apr 18, 2013

Probably...and i just missed out?.. Poo!

EricR
#337 posted by
EricR
on Apr 18, 2013

@Tea&C [#332] - not that I'm aware of.

@binsy - the number of 'questionable' things that I google for, here at work, as a result of this blog, would make someone very curious if they ever checked into that sort of thing!

garfielduk
#338 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 18, 2013

@T&C #332, Shortlist Music Prize from 2001 to 2007  (currently on hiatus)

EricR
#339 posted by
EricR
on Apr 18, 2013

@Flannel T [#335] - it seems weird to me to consider a two-piece 'getting back together'.  I mean, if they bumped into each other on a GO train one day, would that be a "reunion tour"?

MusicSoop
#340 posted by
MusicSoop
on Apr 18, 2013

FlannelT [335]: Jealous!  Give LV big hugs from me if you go. They are the best people.

binsy
#341 posted by
binsy
on Apr 18, 2013

@EricR

What's your list of Googles items today?

Brautigan
#342 posted by
Brautigan
on Apr 18, 2013

@339 - If they start singing it should would be.  

darbarspecial
#343 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 18, 2013

@flannel tom - That is mostly how I roll as well. I am not sure I will get myself to either. That is more how I have been rolling lately.

Shonica
#344 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 18, 2013
Running out for bit!
Old Abe
#345 posted by
Old Abe
on Apr 18, 2013

Anyone see that post about Canada's 10 Greatest Fictional Bands?

Oh man, CATWALK...the band with the full time dancer.

Yes, I used to watch it :P

darbarspecial
#346 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 18, 2013

I have my pass for Junofest though, so I have to get my ass out there.

Snarf
#347 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 18, 2013

Listening to jazz again today: is it weird that the version of Black Coffee I am most familiar with is KD Lang's?

darbarspecial
#348 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 18, 2013

@Snarf - I am thinking no it is not weird. (Haven't got a clue here)

flannel tom
#349 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

@soop - will do! (probably minus hugging the strangers, although their bass player likes to hug everyone. He work(s?)( ed?) at O Hans and he gives everyone high fives, hugs, shoulder pats, what have you.

@darbar - fair enough, are you going to any shows this wknd? Odds on a live duet performance between Classified and Dafid Myles happening on Saturday night?

darbarspecial
#350 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 18, 2013

I am just listening to Ella Fitzgerald's Black Coffee. Sounds familiar. :- /

garfielduk
#351 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 18, 2013

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, then have we found the perfect location for a Nickelback concert?

Adam Sandler

darbarspecial
#352 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 18, 2013

@Tom - I plan to be at The Exchange Friday night. Classified for sure Sat and hopefully The Matinee and Monster Truck. We shall see how it goes. My boss got me a ticket for the Songwriters' Circle on Sunday. That should be cool.

MusicSoop
#353 posted by
MusicSoop
on Apr 18, 2013

TOM: Cool, high fives then. Especially to Bass and Sax. And both Mikes.

Snarf
#354 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 18, 2013

Darbar - yeah! That is what happened.  Ella's version came on and I realized that Black Coffee was not a KD Lang original. I also had a flashback to my childhood home.

kirkofdoom
#355 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 18, 2013

garf,

and by "Adam Sandler" you mean random person pretending to be Adam Sandler?

tea&cartography
#356 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 18, 2013

@snarf

i am now on a KD Lang youtube spiral.

garfielduk
#357 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 18, 2013

@KoD #355, I only posted it because I thought it was funny.

flagpole music
#358 posted by
flagpole music
on Apr 18, 2013

holy hell, that picture of Dean Baxter with his Chuck Mangione album is just the best.

Morning all! Hope you're well. Happy Patton Oswalt on Parks & Rec Day!!!

ok. first records? well, my mom bought of tons of disney & sesame st but the first thing I bought with my own cash was a 45 of the Who's "Who Are You". & album was the CSN&Y "So Far". honestly, partly because I loved the cover photo. but I still love. & have that album. there were probably a few K-Tel compilations shared with my brother in there first.

PhilipST
#359 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 18, 2013

Off-topic, but interesting:

A new psychological study has found that people taking tylenol may feel existential dread eased and may also feel more lenient toward lawbreakers, such as prostitutes and hockey rioters in Vancouver. I said it's a weird one, from Smithsonian magazine, but not a long report.  

kirkofdoom
#360 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 18, 2013

garf, i wasn't saying it wasn't funny. just that it isn't adam sandler.

 

flagpole, did you see his full, 8 minute star wars filibuster? best thing ever.

flagpole music
#361 posted by
flagpole music
on Apr 18, 2013

@KoD - Thanks. yep - saw it yesterday & promptly sent to Vish:) god it's a thing of wonder. even amy's couple interruptions at just the perfect moments. were you creeped out by the non-ginger Simon Pegg lookalike in the crowd? near Patton's right hand.

<----CSNY cover

StephRamsahai
#362 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 18, 2013

Grant is back tomorrow, right?

flannel tom
#363 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

I thought this was Alannis Morisette playing lolz

flannel tom
#364 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

wait

*scrolls to top and checks player*

nope, it's not

deiru
#365 posted by
deiru
on Apr 18, 2013

This is my favorite Sarah Harmer song. Reminds me of when I lived in a shitty basement apartment up Dunbar in Vancouver.

PhilipST
#366 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 18, 2013

#362, I think so, @Steph, but I'm not positive. 

darbarspecial
#367 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 18, 2013

@Phillip - That is weird. I particularly liked the comment at the end "Whether or not the participants of this bizarre study were totally weirded out by this whole experience, whether aided by Tylenol or not, was unfortunately not addressed by the study’s findings."

I am also glad I take Tylenol almost daily. I can just shrug at life and go whatever man.

Graham Wright
#368 posted by
Graham Wright
on Apr 18, 2013

@Steph tomorrow you'll get to enjoy a very special guest host.

StephRamsahai
#369 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 18, 2013

@Phillip - Thanks, I'm really feelin' Beer o'clock already and would be crushed if it didn't happen.

@Graham - I don't know what that is (blocked here) but I bet it's hilarious. 

kirkofdoom
#370 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 18, 2013

flagpole,

ha, I didn't even notice. I was at work, so I just had it on the the background, listening but not watching. I'll keep an eye out for him tonight (well, I'll probably won't be able to watch it til tomrrow)

smalliebigs
#371 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 18, 2013

"Looks like those clowns in Congress did it again. What a bunch of clowns."

Brautigan
#372 posted by
Brautigan
on Apr 18, 2013

@Graham - Can the DJ 3000 do beer o clock?

 

MusicSoop
#373 posted by
MusicSoop
on Apr 18, 2013

deiru's photo is giving me horrible flashbacks to winter in New York and the walk to school. Of course there were sidewalks but otherwise it looked just like that snowscape. Which is why I live in LA, haha.

darbarspecial
#374 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 18, 2013

@Graham/Steph - It was funny, but for the record I prefer Graham to DJ 3000. :)

PhilipST
#375 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 18, 2013

#359 #362 @Darbar, maybe the placebo effect is so potent that taking anything at all just disposes people more generously toward their fellow humans. 

flagpole music
#376 posted by
flagpole music
on Apr 18, 2013

@KoD -:) understood. something about him just caught me & then a part of my brain spent that 8 minutes thinking how much I'd love seeing Pegg on P&R.  doubles eps tonight. can't wait!!

do you follow Ken Tremendous on twitter? it's Mike Schur, the show runner. I get great stuff via him.

flannel tom
#377 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

YES MELIGROVES!

darbarspecial
#378 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 18, 2013

@Flannel Tom - Also tonight Q with Jian Gomeshi, but I am guessing you won't be trying to be one of the first 50 with wristbands get in free people. :p

flannel tom
#379 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

Darbar - Not a chance!

@graham - you know the Meligrove dudes right? Are they doing any shows/tours/records or anything these days?

flagpole music
#380 posted by
flagpole music
on Apr 18, 2013

Yeah! Whitehorse are coming back to LA!!  bad part for me is it's the same night as my pals Victor & Penny. This is a really tough call for me. seriously. wonder if I can do both.....

Whitehorse tour dates

 

Yuletide
#381 posted by
Yuletide
on Apr 18, 2013

Hello,

My first memory of a cassette that I considered mine was Glass Tiger, thin red line.  But it could have been stolen from older sisters.  

I also have memories of buying Bob Marley cassettes on a school trip to Quebec City.  I'm still infected with reggae-mylitis!  

Brautigan
#382 posted by
Brautigan
on Apr 18, 2013

Who ever this Graham guest host is, he is playin' some solid tunes this afternoon.

binsy
#383 posted by
binsy
on Apr 18, 2013

@Yuletide

I had that Glass Tiger album. 

flannel tom
#384 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

Not my first albums that I got but  I remember getting Rancid ...And Out Come The Wolves in about '95, which in a way was like getting a first album. It opened a whole new world of records for me, Minor Threat, Sex Pistols and a whole whack of so-cal stuff came soon after. TSN Turning point, really.

binsy
#385 posted by
binsy
on Apr 18, 2013

Cadence Weapon's dad was a hip hop DJ?!!!

Can someone tell me what year this is?

flannel tom
#386 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

....and thoughts on this Prince Nifty Double Double song...?

flannel tom
#387 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

binsy what are you talking aboot? Not doubting you....

binsy
#388 posted by
binsy
on Apr 18, 2013

@ft

Feels like we're the last two guys at the party. 

I just went through that slideshow up there of people's first albums. Cadence Weapon mentions that his was was a hip hop DJ!

jdurley
#389 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 18, 2013

@binsy - I had a dream the other night where I was filling out a form, and I didn't know the correct value to put in the box called "Age"  #ignoranceisbliss

smalliebigs
#390 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 18, 2013

@Binsy: it would have been a while ago because he passed on. I don't think he was just a hip hop DJ, either. 

smalliebigs
#391 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 18, 2013

His dad's name was Teddy Pemberton, if memory serves. 

flannel tom
#392 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

Yeah I guess we're closing this thing down.

ahhh gotcha.I haven't looked at the slideshow, I find them an annoying way to look at pictures!

jdurley
#393 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 18, 2013

@binsy - (I was just hiding in the kitchen)

 

darbarspecial
#394 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 18, 2013

Just staring at my hands while I listen. ;-)

Brautigan
#395 posted by
Brautigan
on Apr 18, 2013

I love how Grant alone can get to 500 posts by 2:30 and yet a double blog hasn't reached 400 by 3:30

flannel tom
#396 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

It's a Hurtin' Unit without ringleader Lawrence.

jdurley
#397 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 18, 2013

FT - Haven't heard the term "hurtin' unit" for a while.  Nice.

Yuletide
#398 posted by
Yuletide
on Apr 18, 2013

I feel bad you those of you who don't live near or visit Halifax.

<-------Because this beer is so dope!! Bridge Brewing Co

A demain! 

Snarf
#399 posted by
Snarf
on Apr 18, 2013

on my way out, but wanted to share that the other night I had a dream that I was part of secret mission to take down North Korea..... with Dave and Taylor from the Foo Fighters.  They jumped out of the boat and swam for it when they saw the size of the guns trained on us.

binsy
#400 posted by
binsy
on Apr 18, 2013

Glad to see people haven't passed out yet. It's probably that time of the night/morning to crack open one more beer and listen to some ridiculous album, like WWF music or the TMNT soundtrack. 

Old Abe
#401 posted by
Old Abe
on Apr 18, 2013

Lurking between doing kitchen cabinet layouts. BUT I'M HERE!

kirkofdoom
#402 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 18, 2013

Brautigan,

it's a lack of Lawrence, a lack of live/interactive host (Graham was on earlier, but he's not usually around for the whole show), but I also maintain it's the megablog.

With separate posts, we have a new thing to start talking about three and a half hours ago. With a megablog, we're collectively talking about the same thing for 7 hours and counting

It slows stuff down and we end up on more tangents than usual...

Old Abe
#403 posted by
Old Abe
on Apr 18, 2013

Anyone here use 2020?

binsy
#404 posted by
binsy
on Apr 18, 2013

@smallie

It's just so crazy to me to put that in context. The idea of my dad being a hip hop DJ when I was a kid is just so absurd. It seems impossible on so many levels. So then I just assume that no adult could have had a dad who did that. 

darbarspecial
#405 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 18, 2013

I also blame it more on the mega blog one subject all day thing.

 

 

darbarspecial
#407 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 18, 2013

I grew up listening to all my dad's records on one of those big cabinet record player things. I loved it and I wish I had that collection.

flannel tom
#408 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

@yuletide - where is the storefront/brewery? I didn't get to test it over the Xmas holidays when I was there but I've heard good things!

flagpole music
#409 posted by
flagpole music
on Apr 18, 2013

#402 - agree. also, it can be tough to catch up if you're like me & don't get here til mid day or early afternoon.

i miss you guys but it's tough to focus on catching up & i tend now to just listen & get other work done:)

not a mega blog fan. at all.

Brautigan
#410 posted by
Brautigan
on Apr 18, 2013

@theradiohead - Not only is it the music (which I actually like), but kids I find are also neutered.  I will be with younger friends and their g/fs and everything is completely a-sexual with no to little passion. 

flannel tom
#411 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

ya just gotta dig deeper than mainstream media outlets, like always. The self proclaimed "imdie music" sites (this one included) aren't playing true independant music. I think it's the way it's always been, really, just the medium has changed from 20 years ago or whatever.

flannel tom
#412 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

ignore my spelling, it's probably annoying that I don't proofread,

Yuletide
#413 posted by
Yuletide
on Apr 18, 2013

@ flannel tom; The store is across from the Agricola LC.  65 m from Gus' Pub, hence the name of their session beer.  

Next time your here you'll have to taste it ... or funnel it.  Up to you.  

jdurley
#414 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 18, 2013

@brautigan - because smallie is apparently asleep at the wheel:  kids these days

hedgeway
#415 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 18, 2013

re: blogs/finding music/neutering

It is sort of true that a lot of blogs post and talk about the same stuff and it makes for a kind of stale culture. But like Tom said, ya just gotta dig deeper and you'll find A TON of stuff that is awesome and that you've never even heard before.

Bandcamp is basically a godsend for finding new music, a lot of which you can download for free.

kirkofdoom
#416 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 18, 2013

I understand the logic behind the megablog; I, for example, usually miss most of Lana's show and don't get a chance to discuss whatever the morning topic was, so (as far as I can tell) they want to open it up for all time zones to discuss.

Which is great in theory, but in practice by an hour into Grant/Graham/afternoon host's show, the conversation pretty much dries up, which causes people to trail off, which causes less conversation, which leads to... well, you get the picture.

flannel tom
#417 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

@yuletide - awesome I surly will! (is it in this building?) I always liked that building, since it got built.

Old Abe
#418 posted by
Old Abe
on Apr 18, 2013

Agreed about the Megablog...the eastern folks all post their answers to the blog topic, then by the time the westerners get here, the topic is a bit stagnant.

Brautigan
#419 posted by
Brautigan
on Apr 18, 2013

JDur - Nailed it. The most awkward moments these days is when I get pasionate about something.  It really seems my love of books, music and film is out of place. I think the new trend is traveling, but when I hear people talk about it, it like they are making check marks on a list.

binsy
#420 posted by
binsy
on Apr 18, 2013

That's a great little commentary TheRadioHead. 

The only thing is, I worry that if I start thinking that way that I'm basically one of those old guys who is stick in the idea that my generation/decade was the best. I didn't like the 90s at the time and now I'm nostalgic for that time? How did that happen?

That said, I am pretty disappointed in kids these days and their self-satisfaction. 

kirkofdoom
#421 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 18, 2013

on one hand, I have read too many blogs where "this band is good, that band is good, every band is good, i love everyone!"

on the other hand, i am getting so sick of these blog posts that are "I don't like popular music and therefor everyone that likes popular music is an idiot and wrong and instead of finding something I like I am going to complain about it BLARGH!"

flannel tom
#422 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

I for one, love pop music. Not all of it mind you (not such a top 40 guy), but give me Tom Petty or whatever any old day.

flannel tom
#423 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

and if you are lurking Graham Wright, good show today. A pleasure as per the norm. (but answer my question about the Meligrove Band if you know the answer)

Yuletide
#424 posted by
Yuletide
on Apr 18, 2013

@ flannel Tom #417.  That is a cool building.  Close, just two more doors up towards Gus'.  

flannel tom
#425 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

@yuletide - wow, if I still lived where I used to, that would be less than 800m from my flat. I'd probably be a Bridge Brewing enthusiast to the max.

binsy
#426 posted by
binsy
on Apr 18, 2013

Written 12 years ago! So maybe current times/music are always a letdown:

 

What have we here?

15 years later it still reeks of swill and Chickenshit Conformists 

With their fists in the air 

Like-father, like-son "rebels" bloated on korn, eminems and bizkits. 

Lord, hear our prayer: 

Take back your Amy Grant mosh-crews and fair-weather politics. 

Blow-dry my hair and stick me on a ten-speed

Back to the Motor League.

kirkofdoom
#427 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 18, 2013

If that blogger dudes like that used the time it took him writing up that post to instead discover and share something that they liked, maybe the music blogs he hates would be a much better place.

binsy
#428 posted by
binsy
on Apr 18, 2013
flannel tom
#429 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

@kirk et al - I just figured out what it is: R3 is less geared towads the website listeners and more focused on the satellite radio listeners. Who are typically driving. Not blogging.... boom! Mystery solved!

flannel tom
#430 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

hence no need for live to air hosts etc...

binsy
#431 posted by
binsy
on Apr 18, 2013

@flannel tom #429

And once again cars have fucked everything up for everyone else. 

hedgeway
#432 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 18, 2013

Yeah, a lot of blogs that are more about discovery than criticism are fantastic.

flagpole music
#433 posted by
flagpole music
on Apr 18, 2013

amazon's understanding of my twitter is ....well...skewed at best. do I need to FB/Tweet/instgram that I just bought socks? really?

sorry. off topic. just made me laugh.

 

TheRadioHead
#434 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 18, 2013

I am specifically referring to Radio 3.  I came here because it was a place that wasn't boring.

I was a strong supporter of the implementation of CBC Music as I felt it would be a good promoter of all Canadian music and musicians.  But that is clearly becoming less and less true.

A narrow band of safe, bland, dead centre music and musicians are being advanced, including on Radio 3. Which would be satisfactory for a private broadcaster and they could do what they wanted, but as a public one CBC needs to do it's best to represent all of the talent we have. And that had been successful.  Radio 3 was the model for CBC Music. 

Radio One-Arts talk, news, current events     Radio Two-classical, jazz, adult contemporary, roots, Strombo.

Radio 3-rock, pop, hip hop, electronica, rap.

As I said earlier, it is a waste of tax payer resources to have 2 Radio 2's which Radio 3 is becoming. Or Radio 2.5 as I have taken to calling it.

 

I am reading the blog, but not listening.  I am listening to A-Trak's Fools Gold monthly podcast.  I learned of A-Trak from Radio 3 many years ago.  I know that that kind of discovery would not happen on Radio 3 now. 

 

 

flannel tom
#435 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

If Wintersleep were a dog, I'd be like "who makes good little musics? Who does? You do! Yes you do!"

kirkofdoom
#436 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 18, 2013

Tom, it's also geared towards people who listen to 8 minutes at a time, not 8 hours. Also known as, 98% of listeners. 

I always say R3 shouldn't cater to "us" because we are such a tiny group of listeners, but the megablog still makes me sad.

StephRamsahai
#437 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 18, 2013

@flannel tom [435] - HAHA!

binsy
#438 posted by
binsy
on Apr 18, 2013

Also this other song aboot music:

"I like the message it sends: With a Rebel™ yell, Just Do Exactly What You’re Told. One million douche bags can’t be wrong?“When did punk rock become so safe?” You’ll excuse me if I laugh in your face as I itemize your receipts and PowerPoint your balance sheets. I hear this year’s Vans Warped Tour is “going green!” I guess they heard that money grows on trees." 

So basically the answer to everything is Propagandhi. 

flagpole music
#439 posted by
flagpole music
on Apr 18, 2013

#435 - *LOVE*

flannel tom
#440 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

THAT'S IT BUNSY, I'M GOING TO LISTEN TO PROPAGHANDI FOR A MINUTE

flannel tom
#441 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

also, I'm sorry I called you Bunsy, I guess it's my "pet name" for you.

Badum ching.

binsy
#442 posted by
binsy
on Apr 18, 2013

@flannel tom

Oh man it's good for what ails ya. 

binsy
#443 posted by
binsy
on Apr 18, 2013

I can handle bunsy. 

StephRamsahai
#444 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 18, 2013

Someone in my office yesterday said something about "big buns" when talking about sandwiches and I busted out a little "I like big buns and I cannot lie" and no one laughed. WTF!?

#StephsNewJobAdventures 

kirkofdoom
#445 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 18, 2013

Sounds like people in Calgary are pretty boring, Steph. 

flannel tom
#446 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

@the readiohead - please don't take this the wrong way, it's merely a thought, an observation.

you come from a generation (I think?) that holds the CBC on a different level than anything else. My parents are similar... they will listen all the time and yet, half the time, they are commenting on what a load of baloney it is, or the show they are listening to is, etc.

I come from a generation where we just change the channel.

Perhaps the answer for you is to vote with your remote control, so to speak?

binsy
#447 posted by
binsy
on Apr 18, 2013

Hip Hop wasn't allowed into Alberta until 2003, so they probably just haven't heard that track.

flagpole music
#448 posted by
flagpole music
on Apr 18, 2013

off topic again. i've been ignoring my yahoo account. there's 919 items in my inbox. guess that's my project for the day.

flagpole music
#449 posted by
flagpole music
on Apr 18, 2013

now i'm singing "Delete Delete Delete" to the tune of Joel Plaskett's "Rewind Rewind Rewind".  that makes it on topic right?

also, really? people didn't change their profile pic to the album cover they were talking about? huh.

flannel tom
#450 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

I have a great "I Like Big Butts" song story but it's not fit for print. If I ever meet you though ask me about it.

StephRamsahai
#451 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 18, 2013

@Kirk - Only a few of them are! The office I'm in today (just me and one other person) is much less boring.

StephRamsahai
#452 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 18, 2013

@flannel tom [450] - I can't wait to hear that story.

Raina Douris
#453 posted by
Raina Douris
on Apr 18, 2013

HELLLLLOOOO

 

garfielduk
#454 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 18, 2013

Hi Raina

smalliebigs
#455 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 18, 2013

Oh, Raina. Funny seeing you here. 

jdurley
#456 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 18, 2013

@smallie - Where the hell ya been, man?  I had to fill in for  you back up at #414.  You're welcome.

flannel tom
#457 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 18, 2013

426 IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW

darbarspecial
#458 posted by
darbarspecial
on Apr 18, 2013

Hiya Raina!

flagpole music
#459 posted by
flagpole music
on Apr 18, 2013

@koD - umm....amazon has instructed me to buy an 'Onion King".  it's a restaurant level onion slicer but it's giving me massive game of thrones giggles. it's the only thing that would make them think I need an Onion King.

flagpole music
#460 posted by
flagpole music
on Apr 18, 2013

oh, Hi Raina!!