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It may be an impossible task to accurately quantify the greatest, but we’ve given it our best: CBC Music presents the 100 greatest Canadian albums. Ever.

The talent in this country is unparalleled, the scope of our music as vast and diverse as the landscape. A strong foundation of musicians and bands have worked hard and continue to work hard; they are known and proven quantities who hold their own on an international scale, making Canada one of the biggest and most exciting music hotspots in the world. Need proof? Look no further than the gallery above.

We’ve asked a diverse array of musicians, writers, actors and artists to write about each album on the list. From Oscar Award-winning actor Russell Crowe to R&B singer Zaki Ibrahim to graphic novelist Bryan Lee O’Malley to playwright/author Carmen Aguirre, it’s a star-studded list of contributors who will help us roll out the 100 greatest Canadian albums over the course of the next five weeks. Make sure to check back every Monday, as we’re counting down from 100, 20 albums at a time, until we get to number one!

What would your number one Canadian album be? Tell us in the comments below. And discuss the first batch on Twitter using #CBC100, or leave a comment on our Facebook page.

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garfielduk
#1 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

Good Morning and Happy Canada Day

dempstergirl
#2 posted by
dempstergirl
on Jul 01, 2013

Good morning and Happy Canada Day, Garf! Is this where we are? I'm a bit lost.

teabart51
#3 posted by
teabart51
on Jul 01, 2013

Neil Young:  Harvest

garfielduk
#4 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

@dempstergirl #2, The current show is a rerun of Rainas

CDNz1
#5 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 01, 2013

Good Morning!

dempstergirl
#6 posted by
dempstergirl
on Jul 01, 2013

Thanks Garf and good morning CDNz!

Anyone else at work today?

garfielduk
#7 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

@DG #6, Work?

dempstergirl
#8 posted by
dempstergirl
on Jul 01, 2013

@Garf: "work"

garfielduk
#9 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

@DG #8, Oh "work" nudge nudge wink wink say no more, a nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse, etc. etc.

WormsandVers
#10 posted by
WormsandVers
on Jul 01, 2013

Greatest Canadian album? Arcade Fire's Funeral, hands down.

garfielduk
#11 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

How long do you think it will be before we get told we are "so far off topic it hurts"?

garfielduk
#12 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

please exchange "get told" for "are informed that" before BfO arrives to chastise me.

dempstergirl
#13 posted by
dempstergirl
on Jul 01, 2013

@ Ha - will do! I say we've got a good hour left before we are really scolded.

garfielduk
#14 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

Why is it we only seem to do our best proof reading after we click post?

dempstergirl
#15 posted by
dempstergirl
on Jul 01, 2013

It's this era of instant gratification. Or something. Totally post modern.

hotpatch
#16 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 01, 2013

Arugula

Shonica
#17 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 01, 2013
Good morning and Happy Canada Day!
dempstergirl
#18 posted by
dempstergirl
on Jul 01, 2013

Speaking of arugula, it's lettuce season in QC and the arugula is awesome and super spicey this year! Mmmmm produce....

hotpatch
#19 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 01, 2013

tomatoes coming in season too, woot!!

hotpatch
#20 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 01, 2013

yesterday while driving up to the lake me and Irina where wondering how many different combinations of tomato sandwiches we could come up with and the possibilities seem endless

garf, to your #11, this should derail the 'on topic train" pretty significantly eh

hotpatch
#21 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 01, 2013

btw, i don't like to say irina and i cause there's too many i's in there

dempstergirl
#22 posted by
dempstergirl
on Jul 01, 2013

@hotpatch: ciabatta toast, mayo, fresh sage, fresh tomatoes. SO DELICIOUS. Sage can be replaced by any garden herb - dill, basil, mmmmm. We ate those for weeks a few summers ago when we had a bumper tomato crop!

tea&cartography
#23 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 01, 2013

Happy canada  day!

 

hotpatch
#24 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 01, 2013

dempstergirl, sounds good, and i'm thinking about experimenting with a mayo with celery salt and rosemary mixture , something like that

hotpatch
#25 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 01, 2013

t&c, you would have been proud of me on Saturday Irina , my friend Andy and i went to Meehan's pub to a Canada day party, the bands where lame, but we got 5 Molson's on ice for $15 and had some smoked brisket pountine!

Keith J Fletcher
#26 posted by
Keith J Fletcher
on Jul 01, 2013

Among this list RUSH Moving Pictures is only rated 100 ...  this already is starting to smell fishy. Absolutely criminal.

Benoit from Ottawa
#27 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 01, 2013

I'm here for you to get told by.

Hah.

Slangier than thou, O Garfield!

FloridaGator
#28 posted by
FloridaGator
on Jul 01, 2013

Happy Canada Day, y'all

onlytony
#29 posted by
onlytony
on Jul 01, 2013

glen gould

goldberg variations 1955

oh canada 

we should be better

LYRITA
#30 posted by
LYRITA
on Jul 01, 2013

Happy Canada d'eh, Everyone!

Bruce Cockburn's 1973 release 'Night Vision' must be somewhere in that 100, methinks?

Bernie Brule
#31 posted by
Bernie Brule
on Jul 01, 2013

Biber Mystery Sonatas by Saskatoon's own and Tafelmusik's gem Julia Wedman.

evensteven
#32 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 01, 2013

On behalf of the garden State of New Jersey, USA, I'd like to wish all our Northern Neighbors a very Happy Canada Day! #BACON

Grizzel
#33 posted by
Grizzel
on Jul 01, 2013

The Hip Fully Completely, The Headstones Smile and Wave, Tom cochren mad mad world, Sara MacLachlan Solace, 54-40 Smiling Budah Caberia, Big Sugar Digging a Hole, The Skydiggers Restless, Cowboy Junkies Trinity Sessions, Watchmen In the Trees, Neil Young Harvest Moon, Wow, these albums are all really old... Can you guess what years I went to high school.. Arcade Fire and Fiest and metric all should make the list too

evensteven
#34 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 01, 2013

Happy Canada Day, Lana:) Everytime I listen to CBC3 it's Canada Day for me!

garfielduk
#35 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

Happy Canada Day to you too Steve

FloridaGator
#36 posted by
FloridaGator
on Jul 01, 2013

Is Lana live today? #34+1. I feel the same. Its a privilege to have CBCR3 on line and on Sirius

garfielduk
#37 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

@FG #36, I would be very surprised if Lana is in the studio as R3 hosts are often off (or covering for hosts on other CBC stations) during public holidays.

evensteven
#38 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 01, 2013

You too GARFIELD!!!

GATOR... Not sure if it's live or not, guess we'll find out.

evensteven
#39 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 01, 2013

Hey, where are all the Canadians O_o? LOL! Is there a hockey riot that I was not informed of?

garfielduk
#40 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

I think they have gone.... outside!

binsy
#41 posted by
binsy
on Jul 01, 2013

We  heard that evensteven!

garfielduk
#42 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

@Steve #39, quick act innocent

evensteven
#43 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 01, 2013

Also, as far as the best Canadian albums go...

I have to say that I can not get enough of my personal favorite, YOU SAY PARTY's XXXX.

I was listening to it AGAIN last night and still had to stay in my car listening after I had gotten home and parked. That album is TIGHT and AWESOME and BECKY is AMAZING. I'm predicting TOP 20 at least (hopefully TOP 10).

That is all!

garfielduk
#44 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

I wonder how the chart would have looked if they had polled CBC Music listeners and users.

keithkcummings
#45 posted by
keithkcummings
on Jul 01, 2013

any day I'll go to  Cohen's "Songs of Leonard Cohen" except if its Tuesday and I'll go Perth County Conspiracy "Does Not Exist",  or on Thursday "Lightfoot" by Gordon Lightfoot, or Saturday it would be Brave Belt's (early BTO sorta) Dunrobbins Gone, Sunday got to go to Harmonium's "Harmonium"... but the best Canadian album of all of them is Harmonium..

Benoit from Ottawa
#46 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 01, 2013

Hello everyone!

(Lana's picture's legend says this show was previously enjoyed.)

garfielduk
#47 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

@BfO #46, I though I recognised some of the links.

garfielduk
#48 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

*t

hotpatch
#49 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 01, 2013

BfO,46, not sure but i don't think it's appropriate to say that about a lady

Shonica
#50 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 01, 2013
Binsy, you are in the city! TRH, Canadajanes and his lovely wife are heading down to the Forks for some music Under the Canopy this afternoon!
Benoit from Ottawa
#51 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 01, 2013

hotpatch, you may have been reading too quickly. The show.

AND NO FURTHER COMMENT ON THE SUBJECT!, he added in capitals.

hotpatch
#52 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 01, 2013

right :)~

Benoit from Ottawa
#53 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 01, 2013

Some of these are too funny.

No respect, about body functions, NSFW, hilarious.

Benoit from Ottawa
#54 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 01, 2013

Tidbit (as we spell it in N. America)

Beware of southpaws: According to researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia, dogs that show a preference for using their left paws are more aggressive toward strangers than dogs that are right-pawed or show no preference. But they also found that left-pawed dogs were no more excitable or attention-seeking than other dogs. Only about 10 percent of humans are left-handed, but there’s an even split between left-pawed, right-pawed, and ambilateral canines.

Read more: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/ideas/2013/06/are-dogs-now-just-furry-kids/#ixzz2XojLNRMN

Follow us: @SmithsonianMag on Twitter

hotpatch
#55 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 01, 2013

newsflash - i hate to break it to you on Canada day but Canada my not be perfect after all

 

For decades, the world has thought of Canada as America's friendly northern neighbor -- a responsible, earnest, if somewhat boring, land of hockey fans and single-payer health care. On the big issues, it has long played the global Boy Scout, reliably providing moral leadership on everything from ozone protection to land-mine eradication to gay rights. The late novelist Douglas Adams once quipped that if the United States often behaved like a belligerent teenage boy, Canada was an intelligent woman in her mid-30s. Basically, Canada has been the United States -- not as it is, but as it should be

hotpatch
#56 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 01, 2013

BfO, 53, the best of those is about the ass flapper / mouse on a motorcycle that's let loose to linger on the elevator

garfielduk
#57 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

It's quiet here today

nvp
#58 posted by
nvp
on Jul 01, 2013

 

[57]  yes.

garfielduk
#59 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

Here is what the BBC thinks of Mark Carney the new Canadian head of the Bank Of England

hotpatch
#60 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 01, 2013

where's flanneltom today?

i need to tell him that John Stamos (and his entourage) had dinner at the table right next to ours saturday night..i didn't have the inclination to ask him for a picture of us together but it would have been interesting just because i was wearing my I <3 R3 shirt 

garfielduk
#61 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

@hotpatch #60, I see Stamos is back on TV in Necessary Roughness.

hotpatch
#62 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 01, 2013

garf, yes, i'm not sure if they're filming that in ATL or if it's a different project. i can tell you he did seem very nice an receptive to the folks that asked him for a picture together

hotpatch
#63 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 01, 2013

funny that the first thing i thought of when i saw Stamos was flanneltom

garfielduk
#64 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

@hotpatch #63, FT was the third thing I thought of when I saw Stamos on NR (After "that's John Stamon" and "He was in Full House" pushing "He's aged well" into a close fourth)

garfielduk
#65 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

I just checked IMDB and it is filmed* in Atlanta.

 

 

*Shot seems like a bad choice of words to me.

garfielduk
#66 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

I wonder if there should be a website listing playground games from around the world so they can be shared and not forgotten (so quickly).

hotpatch
#67 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 01, 2013

garf, 64, thanks for looking into that (you're more curious than i am)..

BTW are we "painfully off subject" yet

garfielduk
#68 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

@hotpatch #67, It's very rare for me to be found on subject

hotpatch
#69 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 01, 2013

Whale Music by the Rheostatics needs to be in the top 20 that's all i can say 

garfielduk
#70 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

I plan on using this top 100 as a "must listen to" list

hotpatch
#71 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 01, 2013

wonder how far out we need to extend the list to include the Smugglers... best 10,000?

garfielduk
#72 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

Beboom!!

garfielduk
#73 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

or even Baboom!!

hotpatch
#74 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 01, 2013

kind of a fizzler when it's just you and me on the blog, but i'm glad your'e impressed!

garfielduk
#75 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

I have low standards (I like The Smugglers)

hotpatch
#76 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 01, 2013

are we moving? i don't think do, sound's like grant's show is in the can too

garfielduk
#77 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

I think they just change some of the links in a show from last week to mention Canada Day.

hotpatch
#78 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 01, 2013

Smugglers music sticks to you like bitumen

garfielduk
#79 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

I should be careful, I mailed a flier I found in a Smugglers ep to Grant for him to sign and I think he is trying to get the rest of the band to sign it as well.

evensteven
#80 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 01, 2013

So, I guess this list is ALL Genres of Canadian Music ever? If so, I am revising my YSP XXXX prediction to TOP 40 to allow for all the popular standards that may likely crowd the top 20 and more of this list.

I could be way off - afterall - I thought WORDBURGLAR would be i the TOP 10 Canadian Rappers and he didn't even make the top 25 list on CBC.

garfielduk
#81 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

So will it be Beiber or Jepson for #1?

evensteven
#82 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 01, 2013

Exactly! Don't forget Buble.

hotpatch
#83 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 01, 2013

it would help to narrow the best 100 category down a bit , e.g. rock, folk alternative

evensteven
#84 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 01, 2013

Will Nickleback crack the TOP 100?

hotpatch
#85 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 01, 2013

for sure

garfielduk
#86 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

Oh please god no!!!!

hotpatch
#87 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 01, 2013

you can't ignore the greatness of Nicklebach 

garfielduk
#88 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

I can't find the greatness of Nicklebach

hotpatch
#89 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 01, 2013

relax, if you love Nicklebach it will love you bach

garfielduk
#90 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

That's what my Mother said when she tried to put her pet piranha fishes in the bath with me

imettaman
#91 posted by
imettaman
on Jul 01, 2013

I don't understand...I can never see the list or whatever it is...8<(

garfielduk
#92 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

@imettaman #91, Click on the large image at the top and a slide show should pop up taking you from 100 to 81

garfielduk
#93 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

For those that are having difficulty with the slide show (or just want a text list)

100 Moving Pictures - Rush

99 Whale Music - Rheostatics

98 Hi How Are You Today? - Ashley MacIsaac

97 We Were Born in a Flame - Sam Roberts

96 A Tribe Called Red - A Tribe Called Red

95 Teenage Head - Teenage Head

94 Predicts the Future - Plumtree

93 Lightfoot! - - Gordon Lightfoot

92 Rhythm of Youth - Men Without Hats

91Celebration Rock - Japandroids

90 54-40 - 54-40

89 Love Tara - Eric’s Trip

88 Mozart Requiem - Les Violons du Roy, La Chapelle de Québec

87 House of Balloons - The Weeknd

86 Hardcore 81 - D.O.A.

85 Close to Paradise - Patrick Watson

84 He Poos Clouds - Final Fantasy (Owen Pallett)

83 Whoa Nelly! - Nelly Furtado

82 Down at the Khyber - Joel Plaskett

81 Take Care - Drake

CDNz1
#94 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 01, 2013

I like Grant's "History Of CBC Radio 3, Now Shut The Hell Up!" shows like this.

garfielduk
#95 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

@Russ #94, I was planning on getting an early night and then Grant started telling us the history of CanCon and R3.

CDNz1
#96 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 01, 2013

It's all factual so far.

Weird, eh?

garfielduk
#97 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

I know!

garfielduk
#98 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

I didn't think he could go this long without at least a small exaggeration.

garfielduk
#99 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 01, 2013

Goodnight Canada, I hope you haven' t already eaten all of the Candy Grandma gave you for your birthday.

CDNz1
#100 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 01, 2013

MAPLE BACON!

AudioBlood
#101 posted by
AudioBlood
on Jul 02, 2013

This list is interesting so far. Excited to see what is next/what the top 5 are! Can't yet decide what my favourite Canadian album of all time is though. 

garfielduk
#102 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

Good Morning

Is this the place for Rainas show today?

Old Abe
#103 posted by
Old Abe
on Jul 04, 2013

Hello, No blog new blog post for Raina this morning?  Bummer.

Hey Garf!

garfielduk
#104 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

Hi Abe

garfielduk
#105 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

sorry I was playing around on the facebooks

tea&cartography
#106 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 04, 2013

THE FACEBOOKS WILL STEAL YOUR SOUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

garfielduk
#107 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

@T&C #106, It can't, the Ceeb already has my soul.

Old Abe
#108 posted by
Old Abe
on Jul 04, 2013

So really no new blog? Regurgitating the Canada Day blog?

garfielduk
#109 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

@Abe They may have planned on using this post for today but we jumped on it early.

tea&cartography
#110 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 04, 2013

But it's THURSDAY, and that is awfully nice.

Old Abe
#111 posted by
Old Abe
on Jul 04, 2013

#110 - Agreed!

garfielduk
#112 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

Happy July 4th

EricR
#113 posted by
EricR
on Jul 04, 2013

So... so... confused today.  Moreso than usual here in the 'upstairs'.

Hello?

garfielduk
#114 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

@Eric, At least being confused means you are paying attention to what's going on.

EricR
#115 posted by
EricR
on Jul 04, 2013

@GarfieldUK -- yes, I am still committed enough to the CBC to be committed.  Wait, is that right?  Probably...

jdurley
#116 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 04, 2013

Where am I?

Old Abe
#117 posted by
Old Abe
on Jul 04, 2013

@jdurlz - You are celebrating Canada Day again!

garfielduk
#118 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

@jdurley #116, Toronto?

Shonica
#119 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 04, 2013
Good morning, Is it Groundhog Day are we in a movie?
jdurley
#120 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 04, 2013

thanks guys.  I was a bit disoriented there for a minute.

Speaking of Toronto, if you happen to be here during the summer GET THEE TO SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK and see an absolutely stunning production of Macbeth.  I saw it last night for opening night and it was superb.

jdurley
#121 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 04, 2013

<--thanks for the idea, Shonica!

tea&cartography
#122 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 04, 2013

Poor Kate Middleton.

I'm sure she's thrilled that the world knows 'the royal gynocologist is standing by'

garfielduk
#123 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

Singer Bernie Nolan dies aged 52

I know this won't mean much to most of you but I grew up with Bernie and her sisters singing on TV.

 

garfielduk
#124 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

@T&C #122, I thought that was the job of Obstetrics

tea&cartography
#125 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 04, 2013

@garf

that's the CBC headline that popped up in my newsfeed.

garfielduk
#126 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

@T&C, The last story the BBC have about the birth is

Silver penny for babies sharing royal birthday

Old Abe
#127 posted by
Old Abe
on Jul 04, 2013

Black Mountain and Monster Truck BACK TO BACK!!! THIS IS GOOD!!

jdurley
#128 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 04, 2013

Rock.

On.

smalliebigs
#129 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 04, 2013

Buenos dias, all.

jdurley
#130 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 04, 2013

Hola smallie.

Raina Douris
#131 posted by
Raina Douris
on Jul 04, 2013

woop woop woop!

garfielduk
#132 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

Hi Raina

Forged47
#133 posted by
Forged47
on Jul 04, 2013

Nelly fer crapo??  are u kidd n me?

flannel tom
#134 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

I wish this list was in actual list form - these gallery things are hard to be subtle about at work.

I look forward to seeing how this list develops though..... I have a feeling I will be outraged at some point about the rankings and who got left out, etc.

flannel tom
#135 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

oh yeah.... HAPPY AMERICA DAY!!!!

 

USA! USA!  USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! 

garfielduk
#136 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

@FT #135, Please see comment #93 for a list

jdurley
#137 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 04, 2013

Since we're talking about lists, I just saw this buzfeed one on 27 Canadian albums you should know and it was surprisingly not terrible. (exception: #23)

JonDixon
#138 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 04, 2013

Hey everyone, I was confused by the time warp today too.  Currently listening to Canadian Bands cover Springsteen though.

flannel tom
#139 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

Thanks GarfieldUK, List Man!!!

 

[I'm currently listening to one of Tea and Cartography's playlists - hope you don't mind, T&C!]

garfielduk
#140 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

@Jdurley #137, Thanks to the CanCon edumacation R3 has given me I knew 26 of the 27 were Canadian (#25.Buffy Sainte-Marie was the only one I would have been unsure about)

tea&cartography
#141 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 04, 2013

I also am listening to 'killer covers 2'

@ftom

which one?

flannel tom
#142 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

My ONE problem with this list so far is -

there's a classical album on there. I have absolutely no problem with classical music. None whatsoever.

But I would think that putting classical albums on a list with predominantly rock and pop albums isn't giving either a fair shake.

That is all. Sorry, I wish I could expand my thought more but my brain doesn't want o tstart braining yet.

smalliebigs
#143 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 04, 2013

@T&C: how is the killer covers list?

smalliebigs
#144 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 04, 2013

@Ftom: after darn near 30 years I'm still warming up and may start braining in late 2014. 

flannel tom
#145 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

@t&c - "2013"

tea&cartography
#146 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 04, 2013

@smallie

a fair bit of the sexsmith.

(quite similar to 'Killer Covers')

JonDixon
#147 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 04, 2013

@smallie that's a pretty quick deadline - you may want to push that back.

flannel tom
#148 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

@smallie - Godspeed to you on all future braining endeavors!

smalliebigs
#149 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 04, 2013

@JD: agreed. Let's call it mid 2016. 

garfielduk
#150 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

@FT #142, Over here braining means to hit someone hard in the head usually with a hard object.

"she brained me with a rolling pin".

Shonica
#151 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 04, 2013
Blog, what do you think? Should I go see By Divine Right this weekend?
flannel tom
#152 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

@shonica - I'm going when they come here on Tuesday I think. They're playing at O'Hanlons.... weird. But free.

Shonica
#153 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 04, 2013
FT, they are playing at the Windsor, it will be a late night and difficult to get my concert buddy out!
tea&cartography
#154 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 04, 2013

@ftom

my goal is to make a single playlist/yr (2012 needs to be condensed), the problem is that some of the songs have lost their charm (through overplaying by me or R3), so I am debating removing them. But maybe I won't hate them in 2016. Also putting the same song on multiple lists (2013 AND computer crash) is not something I have been doing, but I think I should.

JonDixon
#155 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 04, 2013

@T&C so far I"m enjoying 2013.  I'm resisting the urge to open to see what's on it, so I can be surprised.

Christine McAvoy
#156 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jul 04, 2013
Good Morning! Howz everyone today?
Shonica
#157 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 04, 2013
Good morning CMac your here early today! I saw you new sweater! Very nice!
Shonica
#158 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 04, 2013
*your ( how many times will I do that!)
Christine McAvoy
#159 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jul 04, 2013

@Shonica I'm wearing it right now...before it gets to be a billion degrees again in Vancouver!

JonDixon
#160 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 04, 2013

I'll admit it - I spent a good chunk of my teenage and early 20's listening to a lot of these albums...

bengineer
#161 posted by
bengineer
on Jul 04, 2013

Halifax pop explosion early lineup announcement & early bird passes came out today. Sadly, tickets are up 14% over last year. I'm not overly excited for any of the acts either. I'll probably grab a ticket anyway, the small acts are always fun. Anyway, link here.

deiru
#162 posted by
deiru
on Jul 04, 2013

@JD, thanks for the link. I am in need to some killer tracks to keep me up during night shift.

flannel tom
#163 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

@bengineeer - there's always a million hidden gem bands during HPX, probably it will be a few months before they fully release the lineup anyway. Do you buy a wristband or just pick a few shows to go to? I love two of those "showcase artists" on the poster - ubt and dark for dark. both gold.by chance do you know ashley leblanc?

loweeda
#164 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 04, 2013

Blog, I found you!

thanks to jdurley I found you.  Geez, it's confusing, though, gotta say.

loweeda
#165 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 04, 2013

Shonica, By Divine Right is excellent! You should definitely go see them. I really enjoyed their show in London, although the sound was kind of awful. Great band, though.

garfielduk
#166 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

@loweeda #165, I tweeted and asked if there was a blog post for this show before I tried looking for the "on air" link

flannel tom
#167 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

@JoJoDixy - I can't believe that list was befouled by the likes of New Found Glory and Simple Plan and yet it also featured actual classics on there like Milo Goes to College,

I don't know...there are some greats on that list but really, most of it is the pop punk that is garbagey..... and I love pop punk. Like, a lot. I could make a better list. But I won't, so this will have to do :)

flannel tom
#168 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

@t&c - I support your playlist initiative. I try and somewhat organize mine but it always ends up with the same song on multiple playlists... or well, it sometimes does.

loweeda
#169 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 04, 2013

garfield: i tweeted as well, and that's when jdurley came to my rescue, bless her.

smalliebigs
#170 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 04, 2013

@Ftom: do you like pop punk enough to join Ms. Carly G and I at Sonic Boom September long weekend? Free accommodation in a (by then) non-smelly dwelling! 

jdurley
#171 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 04, 2013

@loweeda - Yay, you found us!

smalliebigs
#172 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 04, 2013

I was looking for the Lord all morning and all I found was the blog. 

loweeda
#173 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 04, 2013

jdurley: yes, thanks to you!

smalliebigs: the blog is close enough. Or better sometimes, I'd hazard a guess.

Cicero
#174 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 04, 2013

@Smallie [re:172] - +1000

garfielduk
#175 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

@FT #167, If I thought enough people were interested (and I wouldn't be shouted at again) I'd create a poll for this.

Cicero
#176 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 04, 2013

@Cmac - Sorry I didn't reply to your text! Was sleeping when I got it :-( I haven't watched the newest SYTYCD!

flannel tom
#177 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

@smallie - Lord have mercy, that's a fun sounding festival lineup!!! And yes, I do want to go to that! Whether or not that's feasible is another story.... it's my gf's birthday on the 31st and I'm pretty sure I'll be in Winnipeg?

Oh boy. Decisions.

loweeda
#178 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 04, 2013

flannel tom: you used the "gf" term! That makes me VERY HAPPY!!

(I bet she'd go to a festival with you. she's cool like that)

EricR
#179 posted by
EricR
on Jul 04, 2013

Totally off topic, but has anyone else heard the new Jay-Z (feat. Justin Timberlake) yet?  First track, Holy Grail, is on SoundCloud now.  Personally, I think it's way better than 90% of the new Kanye album; still not really one to speak on this genre... but I like this track.  Gotta say, JT is really an impressive vocalist.

flannel tom
#180 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

@loweeda - hahah, yep I did! She makes me very happy!

(And she'd totes go to that fest with me for sure except that I already know there are plans in the works for that weekend...)

smalliebigs
#181 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 04, 2013

@Ftom: the offer is on the table! 

hedgeway
#182 posted by
hedgeway
on Jul 04, 2013

I'm extremely tempted to go to HPX, but those first couple announced acts don't do much for me. Plus I'm already voyaging east in a month for Sappyfest, so HPX might have to wait for next year.

EricR
#183 posted by
EricR
on Jul 04, 2013

@loweeda - do we know FT's gf?  Is this a blog-relationship that Grant doesn't know about?

loweeda
#184 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 04, 2013

EricR:  Line of Best Fit has a link to stream the whole album, which I'm going to do shortly. I'm happy to hear you like what you've heard so far.

nvp
#185 posted by
nvp
on Jul 04, 2013

 

a previously enjoyed blog?

loweeda
#186 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 04, 2013

EricR: flannel tom's GF is not a blogger, but she's an extremely cool person who I'm happy to call a friend. 

EricR
#187 posted by
EricR
on Jul 04, 2013

@loweeda -- thanks for that link!  I'll have to take a listen.  It was Vish who turned me on to both Kanye and Jay-Z, and while I find it all kinda hit and miss, the genre is trying new things right now.  It's always interesting...

EricR
#188 posted by
EricR
on Jul 04, 2013

@loweeda [#186] (and, I guess, F/Tom) -- that's awesome!  Way to go you two!  (FT+gf, not FT+loweeda).

Wow, that was way too confusing and involved too many non-alpha characters...

JonDixon
#189 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 04, 2013

@FT I listened to a lot of New Found Glory back in the day.  I tried to listen to some again recently and it was, in fact, garbage.  I was never a fan of Simple Plan or Good Charlotte though.

I'll say this though, Blink 182 is what I started listening to when Master P became what hip-hop was about.

loweeda
#190 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 04, 2013

EricR:  ya, I like Tom and all, but not in that way. Pretty sure the feeling's probably mutual ;)

garfielduk
#191 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

@Eric #183, As if there could be anything Grant doidn't know about. (even if he has to make it up)

Benoit from Ottawa
#192 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 04, 2013

Do half blog shnogs get rounded up, or down?

 

Deep philosophical considerations abound.

JonDixon
#193 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 04, 2013

@smallie is this lineup for real??

JonDixon
#194 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 04, 2013

@BfO what's a half blog schnog...one blogger schnogging themselves?

garfielduk
#195 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

@BfO #192, It's like asking if you can have half a hole.

loweeda
#196 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 04, 2013

JonDixon: if that's what a half blog schnog is, I think we probably all qualify. At least I hope we do.

JonDixon
#197 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 04, 2013

@loweeda oh, wait, is half a blog schnog when a blogger is schnogging a nonblogger?  I'm so confused.  I should put some booze in my coffee, get my brain braining this morning

loweeda
#198 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 04, 2013

JonDixon: I think it means whatever you/we want it to mean, but your last definition sounds reasonable to me.

Shonica
#199 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 04, 2013
Correction, By Divine Right is playing the Pyramid not the Windsor, but still a late night start at that location!
tea&cartography
#200 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 04, 2013

I am happy that other people enjoy 'brain -->braining' as much as I.

flannel tom
#201 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

holy moly! I turn around for a second and the gossip gets flying!

yeah, she's not a blogger type but she's pretty musically inclined and is pretty great. I'm meeting her for lunch a little later on.

@hedgeway - colour me jealous about you going to Sappy! Snackville is a wonderful town for all night street dance parties.

flannel tom
#202 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

@t&c - I read your profile pic..... pretty great.

Is that from that song "c'mon feet... don't fail me know"...? You know the one? By Saul something or other....

Benoit from Ottawa
#203 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 04, 2013

Ah, you guys got it!

CDNz1
#204 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 04, 2013

Shon - BDR are worth seeing no matter when they start.

garfielduk
#205 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

@FT, Please let your GF know that the R3 blog says hello.

Benoit from Ottawa
#206 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 04, 2013

Good forenoon, Lana!

(Somebody, Tariq perhaps, played your theme yesterday afternoon. The whole thing. It was great!)

Shonica
#207 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 04, 2013
Okay thanks CDNz1, loweeda, and FT I will try to get out to see them!
loweeda
#208 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 04, 2013

so, is there just one big blog today, or are we moving elsewhere now? 

 

(forgive me asking this constantly, but I iz confused sometimez) 

tea&cartography
#209 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 04, 2013

@tom

it's from here

Cicero
#210 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 04, 2013

@Lana - holy CRAP. Thank the lord you came on. I was just about to leave because I couldn't handle the electronica. I've been listening to the Dropkick Murphys most of the morning - it just nearly killed me. DFA I can deal with. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

kirkofdoom
#211 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 04, 2013

"props" to the person that picked which musician talked about which album.

Devon talking about MWH and Hannah talking about Final Fantasy makes complete sense, knowing them/their music. 

Benoit from Ottawa
#212 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 04, 2013

loweed, here, and now!

CDNz1
#213 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 04, 2013

Recycled MegaBlerg?

Wow...

bengineer
#214 posted by
bengineer
on Jul 04, 2013

FT (from way back, I went to lunch). I'm not excited for Dark for Dark because she's a local act. I've seen her a bunch. An act I can see any week isn't going to get me to spend $65. That said, the small bands do round out the show.

I received some info from the HPX team, there's now a "fan bus" doing the rounds (for lazy people) and early bird buyers get a free poster. On top of that, they now include free access to the expo for all pass holders. They're touting bike valet as another perk of buying a pass, but it'll be Clean Nova Scotia doing it and they always do bike valet for free.

Anyway, I'll be buying a pass soon.

loweeda
#215 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 04, 2013

ok got it. we're here for the duration. thanks, Benoit.

Benoit from Ottawa
#216 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 04, 2013

(and low, it's not you: sometimes they say megablergh, other times not, and what with not infrequent mislinking... a very understandable state of semi-confusion.

I myself was wondering, until I stopped.)

tea&cartography
#217 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 04, 2013

or here

http://www.paulandwendyprojects.com/typing001_012.html

smalliebigs
#218 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 04, 2013

@JD: that lineup is for real. For MAD real. I'm told that's what the kids would say. It's a fun mix of current indie-ish stuff, folk with a little pop punk throwback for good measure. 

Benoit from Ottawa
#219 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 04, 2013

This is DFA 79? really?

kirkofdoom
#220 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 04, 2013

when did R3 start playing Daft Punk?

JonDixon
#221 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 04, 2013

@smallie the urge to purchase is growing....must consult with my better half.

loweeda
#222 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 04, 2013

Oh, speaking of buying tickets for things, if any of you lovely people are planning to come to the Brandon Folk Festival (and you should because a) the lineup is awesome and b) I live here, duh) I would be happy to pick up weekend passes for you. Just let me know.

Looking at you, Shonica, Flannel Tom et al.

smalliebigs
#223 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 04, 2013

@JD: you folks are also welcome to crash. If all my invitations are accepted I might need to have people bring air mattresses but that's fine. 

Old Abe
#224 posted by
Old Abe
on Jul 04, 2013

That lineup for Sonic Boom does look STELLAR!!

JonDixon
#225 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 04, 2013

@smallie we have some friends in edmonton, but they all have kids...

I wonder if I could somehow get work to send me down there for a week or something...at a convenient time...

TheRadioHead
#226 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jul 04, 2013
Since Loweeda is talking BFF planning, I will bring up WFF plans! Could who ever is coming from out of town and needs accommodations please send me an email? There is an address on my profile page if you don't have it. I'll get a group mailing list as some people aren't on FB
Cicero
#227 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 04, 2013

Love this weird Punk-doo-wop combo!

smalliebigs
#228 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 04, 2013

@JD: I have no kids and a love of the drink. 

flannel tom
#229 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

@bengineer - Right on! Sounds like it's shaping up to be another gem. I know a couple people that work(ed?) for HPX up until last year for sure, not sure what their situation is this year. Hell, I almost was the bike co-ordinator for Clean NS back in 2008.... until I decided to move to Ontario. Whoops!

flannel tom
#230 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

@loweeeda - I'll consilt over lunch what the plans for BFF are, ticket wise. Thanks though!

stevierayk
#231 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 04, 2013

Worst list ever!

 

CDNz1
#232 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 04, 2013

Cicero - Hooded fang are wicked fun live.

CDNz1
#233 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 04, 2013

*Fang

loweeda
#234 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 04, 2013

FT:  Ok, just lemme know. I can buy tix right on campus here, so it's np.

And where's binsy today?  I think the binsys should come to Brandon Folk Fest.

kirkofdoom
#235 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 04, 2013

I'm gonna wait until more of the list is out before judging it, but I'm gonna say right now, if Beautiful Midnight isn't on there somewhere, it is completely invalid. 

tea&cartography
#236 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 04, 2013

@stevie

back from holidays eh.

Cicero
#237 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 04, 2013

@CDNz - Yeah, I'm going to have to catch them the next time they swing through town!

stevierayk
#238 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 04, 2013

Nope I'm at home.

flannel tom
#239 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

Gfuk posted this in #93 but I'll do it again because it's what is for dinner:

For those that are having difficulty with the slide show (or just want a text list)

100 Moving Pictures - Rush

99 Whale Music - Rheostatics

98 Hi How Are You Today? - Ashley MacIsaac

97 We Were Born in a Flame - Sam Roberts

96 A Tribe Called Red - A Tribe Called Red

95 Teenage Head - Teenage Head

94 Predicts the Future - Plumtree

93 Lightfoot! - - Gordon Lightfoot

92 Rhythm of Youth - Men Without Hats

91Celebration Rock - Japandroids

90 54-40 - 54-40

89 Love Tara - Eric’s Trip

88 Mozart Requiem - Les Violons du Roy, La Chapelle de Québec

87 House of Balloons - The Weeknd

86 Hardcore 81 - D.O.A.

85 Close to Paradise - Patrick Watson

84 He Poos Clouds - Final Fantasy (Owen Pallett)

83 Whoa Nelly! - Nelly Furtado

82 Down at the Khyber - Joel Plaskett

81 Take Care - Drake



flannel tom
#240 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

I don't know how Tribe Called Red gets on the greatest of all time list but uh,.... sure.

flannel tom
#241 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

Or The Weeknd for that matter. ? That's tough.

CDNz1
#242 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 04, 2013

Speaking of Best Reason To Buy A Concert Ticket , we finally get to see Mother Mother this Friday. Yort did a short interview with Ryan, which you can read here. 

Old Abe
#243 posted by
Old Abe
on Jul 04, 2013

@FT - I know it probably goes against a lot of opinions here, and don't get me wrong, I like the album...but Japandriods - Celebration Rock best of All Time??

Cicero
#244 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 04, 2013

@Lana - This set is making my heart happy.

flannel tom
#245 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

@old abe - yeah, I hear you. Good album but does it stand up to Gob Too Late No Friends which had better be on this list somewhere. It's still gold after 20 years.

stevierayk
#246 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 04, 2013

If Billy Talent shows up on that list I'm going to stop paying my taxes.

loweeda
#247 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 04, 2013

I love Japandroids with passionate fervor, so I am staying out of any debate that questions their greatness.

But y'all can like what you like.

flannel tom
#248 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

And Love Tara is only at #89....? Oh boy.

JonDixon
#249 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 04, 2013

@FT I'm a bit...confused about some of those entries, but lets see what comes of the whole thing.  Perhaps...Celebration Rock will make sense when we see what else they've got on there.  I share your initial misgivings though...

bengineer
#250 posted by
bengineer
on Jul 04, 2013

@FT that's nuts. I don't know the friend you mentioned earlier, by the way.

flannel tom
#251 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

can we add this to the memorable quotes pile?

I have no kids and a love of the drink. 

jdurley
#252 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 04, 2013

Jdurley's Advice Column:

Kids:  Don't let your emails accumulate in your inbox.  Because then you'll have to spend the most boring day ever cleaning it out.

Funhog
#253 posted by
Funhog
on Jul 04, 2013

I like this Ship!

flannel tom
#254 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

@JayDizzy - Lists are always tough, nobody is going to agree on everything. But I am interested to see how high The Tea Party's record will place on this. Or fucking OLP for that matter.

It also depends on who they start claiming as being Canadian for this too.

Like, we all know Neil Young is "Canadian", we get told that 100 times a day, but I mean, is he really? He's American. He has been for 50 years!

Funhog
#255 posted by
Funhog
on Jul 04, 2013

I have never heard of a technocracy before. Yesterday was the first time I've heard the term. Sounds somewhat appealing.

Christine McAvoy
#256 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jul 04, 2013

In case we're not FB friends, this was my status last night:

""or highlight our swagger" was just sent to me in a PR email.

I am doing the Tina-from-Bob's-Burgers groan right now..."

 

and i just got this as a comment response:

"Last week I had a band send me a release defining themselves as "Swag-Rock". Music is dead to me."

 

Cicero
#257 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 04, 2013

@Jdurley - I let my emails accumulate for that day I am gross and not feeling well, and cannot comprehend my life. Then I just delete and sort until the day is done, and I've screwed up nothing and have no need to rework the next day. It works for me :-)

JonDixon
#258 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 04, 2013

@FT That's also true - and I agree about uncle Neil.  He is effectively American.  

I wonder if Snow will make the list...

flannel tom
#259 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

I likeeee boom boom down

kirkofdoom
#260 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 04, 2013

I think if Neil Young's albums* are MAPL certified, they should be included. If not, fuck 'em.

*or anyone's albums, really. I was just using Young as an example from what Tom said.

 

Also, I am pretty sure the entire reason lists like this were made was to make people argue. 

Christine McAvoy
#261 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jul 04, 2013

Oh, in other news, I have to take photos of KISS (in full makeup) in...an hour and a half.

GUESS WHO IS EXCITED!?!?!

JonDixon
#262 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 04, 2013

@CMac have you practised a way to not be seduced by Gene?  He gets more tail than a fox trapper...

Funhog
#263 posted by
Funhog
on Jul 04, 2013

whoop whoop whoooop (echo).

loweeda
#264 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 04, 2013

CMac: don't let Gene Simmons be gross to you. He kind of disgusts me.

But it would be cool to photograph KISS, I admit.

Funhog
#265 posted by
Funhog
on Jul 04, 2013

CMAC wow!

 

CDNz1
#266 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 04, 2013

WHOA!  KISS?

Cicero
#267 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 04, 2013

@JD - Yeah...noooo. His son I would consider, however. A LOT.

@Cmac - YAY! HAVE YOU PAINTED YOUR FACE IN SOLIDARITY?!

JonDixon
#268 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 04, 2013

Is this an auto-tuned hip-hop song talking about the 36 chambers?  I feel conflicted....on the inside

Lana Gay
#269 posted by
Lana Gay
on Jul 04, 2013

Re: KISS

A long time ago Gene Simmons came in for an interview and was being a little funny and flirty. When I told him he was old enough to be my Dad he asked "Is your Mother single?" and I said "Yup!" AND WE THEN CALLED MAMA GAY ON HIS KISS CELL PHONE.

Kid you not.

Cicero
#270 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 04, 2013

I friggin love Kardi so much.

kirkofdoom
#271 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 04, 2013

Isn't it not even the "real" Kiss anymore, though? Didn't two of the guys leave, and they just slapped makeup on two other jokers? 

jdurley
#272 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 04, 2013

#267 - ha ha!  Yeah, CMAC!! you should totally do your face in full KISS make-up and then pretend like that's totally normal, and why is everyone reacting?

flannel tom
#273 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

Is Robin Thicke MAPL certified? CBC music is trying to claim him as Canadian just because his dad used to be......

Cicero
#274 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 04, 2013

@Lana - WOW. That's hilarious and amazing and EPIC. He really commits, hey?

JonDixon
#275 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 04, 2013

@Lana WHAT?!?!  That is awesome.  

I am currently refraining from making any jokes about Gene Simmons being your one night step-dad...refraining......so......hard.......

carlyg
#276 posted by
carlyg
on Jul 04, 2013

@Lana - That is awesome!!! I totally want to meet Gene Simmons!

kirkofdoom
#277 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 04, 2013

re: Lana's 269

And that, kids, is how I met your mother.

jdurley
#278 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 04, 2013

@JonDix - I don't think you're refraining as hard as you think you are. ;)

Funhog
#279 posted by
Funhog
on Jul 04, 2013

I'm really liking the tunes Lana!

loweeda
#280 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 04, 2013

Lana, did your mom flirt with Gene Simmons? That would make her (even more) the coolest mom ever.

smalliebigs
#281 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 04, 2013

That list is odd to me. It feels like there are a lot of seemingly classic acts left off. And as great as Japandroids or Tribe Called Red (etc.) might be it just seems...odd. 

smalliebigs
#282 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 04, 2013

@Kirk: dammit, I was seriously just about to post Bill Pullman's speech on Facebook. A little creepy. 

You heard the story of the wedding CanadaJanes went to, at which someone got up and recited that entire speech in lieu of a best man toast? 

flannel tom
#283 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

 

that d-sisive song that was just on [Brian Wilson], that was about the Giants pitcher, right?

Shonica
#284 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 04, 2013

Go get 'em CMac! Have fun shooting KISS!

Christine McAvoy
#285 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jul 04, 2013

whoa, sorry, got distracted.

 

I've actually met Gene before (around the same time Lana is talking about) because he was in town to see Hey Ocean at the Media Club...it was a bizarre day.

 

Yah, I'm getting paid to shoot this. My job is cray cray sometimes. (it's a press conference, so I'm sure it's all going to be fine haha).

JonDixon
#286 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 04, 2013

@jdurley so many gross metaphors are going through my head right now.....trying so hard to clench them in and not let any slip out....

kirkofdoom
#287 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 04, 2013

smallie,

THAT'S who that was. I remembered hearing that story recently, but for the life of me couldn't remember from whom.

loweeda
#288 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 04, 2013

that canadajanes story with the Bill Pullman speech is officially the best wedding I've never been to. It should be in a movie, or something.

flannel tom
#289 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

USA! USA! USA!

flannel tom
#290 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

I'd put twice removed in the top ten.

hedgeway
#291 posted by
hedgeway
on Jul 04, 2013

I know that I would have Post-Nothing ahead of Celebration Rock.

Cicero
#292 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 04, 2013

MMmmm. The Strumbellas.

carlyg
#293 posted by
carlyg
on Jul 04, 2013

So I totally missed the Strumbellas last night! I attending a birthday party and then forgot until about 9:30, but I was already in PJs on my couch. I couldn't convince myself to get up after that! haha

flannel tom
#294 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

this strumbellas song opens the same way the monsters and men song does. distant cousins, I guess.

Give them 6 months and this song will be selling you a small sedan or coupe in which you can take road trips with your ethnically diverse friends who can't stop smiling.

smalliebigs
#295 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 04, 2013

I love my ethnically diverse happy friends and economical hatchback! 

garfielduk
#296 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

@FT #273 , I wonder if Robin Thicke is certified as human.

Christine McAvoy
#297 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jul 04, 2013

Okay, I have a car from FORD for the week...it's a C-Max (yep!) Hybrid, and its red... I still haven't named it.

It needs to be a girl's name because the voice that talks to me in the car is female...and I'm stuck b/c I want to call it Maxine, but that's Leigh's car's name...

 

Andddddd GO!

(I'm looking at you Lana!)

Christine McAvoy
#298 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jul 04, 2013

I'd esp like it to be a pun if you can...

garfielduk
#299 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

@CMac Scarlet?

smalliebigs
#300 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 04, 2013

To make things just a little bit easier, you cannot name her Darlene Sanchez, as Darlene Sanchez is the name of my car. And there must be but one Darlene Sanchez--the original Darlene Sanchez. 

CDNz1
#301 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 04, 2013

CMac in a C-Max?

smalliebigs
#302 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 04, 2013

Scarlet O'Cara, to jump off from Garf's suggestion. 

Lana Gay
#303 posted by
Lana Gay
on Jul 04, 2013

@cmac Wait a secccond - he was in Vancouver, Gene Simmons, to see Hey Ocean!?!

Christine McAvoy
#304 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jul 04, 2013

@Lana yep! he wanted to sign them to his canadian label thing that he has...(which they said no to in the end)

garfielduk
#305 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

Or for a boy car Robert Red Ford

darbarspecial
#306 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 04, 2013

@smallie - You have a car named Darlene? Nice. :p

darbarspecial
#307 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 04, 2013

@smallie - You have a car named Darlene? Nice. :p

Christine McAvoy
#308 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jul 04, 2013

@Darbar Car-lene might work :)

 

@Russ I know eh? too funny

smalliebigs
#309 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 04, 2013

@Garf: well played! Ha!

@Darbar: sure do :P

darbarspecial
#310 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 04, 2013

@Christine - Ha! It sure would.

darbarspecial
#311 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 04, 2013

@Christine - Ha! It sure would.

flannel tom
#312 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

@garf - absolutely he his. He's all the man you can handle. And then some.

darbarspecial
#313 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 04, 2013

OMG!!!!

Christine McAvoy
#314 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jul 04, 2013

@Garf my last car was Betty (Ford)...last one that had a female voice control thing

the other one I named Liam Nissan

Shonica
#315 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 04, 2013
Darbar, How do you do that?
darbarspecial
#316 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 04, 2013

@Shonica - Double posts? I think it happens when someone else is commenting at the same time and my system is f**king it up. How's that for a technical explanation?

flannel tom
#317 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

AMERICAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

JonDixon
#318 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 04, 2013

Look at me, refraining from making jokes about smallie getting inside darlene on the regular.  Aren't you proud of me jdurley?

Christine McAvoy
#319 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jul 04, 2013

I have a ton of good boy names...

Tom haverFORD would have to be at the top of my list.

 

...maybe I should just go with a boy name. I wonder if I can change the voice to a man's voice...

smalliebigs
#320 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 04, 2013

I'm told that in America first you get the sugar, then you get the power, then you get the women. 

flannel tom
#321 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

You're very right Lana Gay, this Bed Sound song is perfect for all the tender momenders life has to offer!

garfielduk
#322 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

@DBS #316 your technical explanation is better than I could expect from most technicians I know.

garfielduk
#323 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

@Jon #318, Bow not only to you perverted mind (I had not thought of that) but also your superior self control.  Kudos Sir!

nvp
#324 posted by
nvp
on Jul 04, 2013

 

i think Grant or somebody played (or even talked to, on the air .. LIVE?!)  Ashleigh Ball's very diplomatic, but clear comments about the Gene Simmons experience.  it was a great clip.

nvp
#325 posted by
nvp
on Jul 04, 2013

 

also.  i'll be thinking of darbar as dardar everytime that double posting thing happens.

CDNz1
#326 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 04, 2013

What? LIVE interview??

Shut the car door!

stevierayk
#327 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 04, 2013

The only car I ever named was our Chevy Corsica. The Of Corsica.

Car won't start - Of Corsica, I'm late.

darbarspecial
#328 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 04, 2013

Maybe I should sign all my posts with dardar.

 

dardar

Benoit from Ottawa
#329 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 04, 2013

My car is a 2002 Acura (Honda) RSX. Little thing, nimble, silver. (I've just repurchased itto the tune of new front suspension and brakes. Drives great again.)

The kind of guy I am, it's never occurred to me to name my cars. Even though I'm aware that some, perhaps many, people do.

JonDixon
#330 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 04, 2013

I had a ford tempo that we called the temp, but it was mostly because the "o" had fallen off the back.  It was a fuckin sweet ride.

My truck does not have a name.

flannel tom
#331 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

C arly's car has a great name.... I'll let her share it.

Mine is Vivian (or just Viv).

CDNz1
#332 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 04, 2013

I drive a Jeep Compass. I think you knew that.

darbarspecial
#333 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 04, 2013

I remember my dad named is old black Valiant Black Beauty. He would pat the dashboard and say come on Black Beauty while getting it started. I have never named inanimate objects other than calling them names such as "piece of shit".

flannel tom
#334 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

This Luke Lalonde song which has been getting airplay for months and months and months is maybe, just maybe, the worst song I've ever heard.

flannel tom
#335 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

edit on 334 - this is a different Luke Lalonde song than the one I was thinking of but the sentiment remains.

garfielduk
#336 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

@Stevie #327, My Mum had a Vauahall* Viva which kept breaking down so would Vauxhall the way there and Vauxhall the way back again.

 

 

*It's the brand GM used in the UK.

flannel tom
#337 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

and Russell, her name is...?

carlyg
#338 posted by
carlyg
on Jul 04, 2013

I drive a Honda Fit. His name is Hal. We like to "keep Fit and have fun" together!

flannel tom
#339 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

SEE I TOLD YOU CARLY'S CAR HAS A GREAT NAME!

JonDixon
#340 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 04, 2013

umm, did all of those people (in this song) love tits?

kirkofdoom
#341 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 04, 2013

That is fucking brilliant, Carly.

I had three people name my old Ford Mustang, but I can't remember any of them. I think one was Mary Jane.

My "new" car is a 92 Honda Accord that is nameless... for now.

CDNz1
#342 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 04, 2013

Flannel Tomas - Gender neutral, known simply as The R3-Mobile.

stevierayk
#343 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 04, 2013

My two Civics have to live with The Old One and The New One. I obviously don't love my cars enough.

JonDixon
#344 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 04, 2013

Does anyone out there know why, when I type something I want to search into my address bar (this is a feature of Chrome, right?) it actually puts it into the google search bar 3 times?

carlyg
#345 posted by
carlyg
on Jul 04, 2013

hahaha... Hal is a winner!

Funhog
#346 posted by
Funhog
on Jul 04, 2013

My Rides: '84 Norco 14 speed, '05 Blue Pontiac Wave (with booming stereo) , '01 Silver Toyota 4-door Tacoma (with canopy for the huskies).

Christine McAvoy
#347 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Jul 04, 2013

@Kirk i named the new car Tandoori Jones and that's FINAL!

Cicero
#348 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 04, 2013

@Carlg - was it your post I saw on FB saying that Hal and Joanne MacLeod were going to be on the Amazing Race Canada??!

Benoit from Ottawa
#349 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 04, 2013

Vauahall = Vauxhall. 

Vauahall is not a British make. Much as I might like it to be.

(I liked the little Vauxhalls we got here in the sixties.)

I was looking on the web, via images, and Vauxhalls have become quite the racy cars...

tea&cartography
#350 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 04, 2013

Sir T&C has a black malibu whose name is Eulalie. She was used, and a month into owning her he found a tiny piece of paper with the name 'Eulalie' written on it in shaky writing in one of the door pockets. The name stuck.

carlyg
#351 posted by
carlyg
on Jul 04, 2013

@Cicero - I don't know if I posted anything about that, but I was pretty excited when I heard that! I am going to have to start watching Amazing Race. If I was ever going to audition for a reality show, that would be the one!

Funhog
#352 posted by
Funhog
on Jul 04, 2013

The car is called "Blue Snowshoe". The truck and bike do not have names.

Benoit from Ottawa
#353 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 04, 2013

t&c: that's one of the better name stories, IOM. Of course her name is Eulalie!

Old Abe
#354 posted by
Old Abe
on Jul 04, 2013

I have not named my new ride yet, but my old Ford Ranger was/is named Captain Shinysides.

CDNz1
#355 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 04, 2013

Stevie - I bet that you name your guitars...

Cicero
#356 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 04, 2013

@Lana - re: "Hold on when you get love..." would be an awesome couples tattoo. up the forearm and onto the thumb on the hands you hold. The holder's arm/hand "Hold on when you get love..." the hand-holdee arm/hand "And let go when you give it..."

Cicero
#357 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 04, 2013

@Carlyg - I have never watched it, but I'll start for them! I want to see if they are super pleasant and outpacing everyone. It would make me happy.

Benoit from Ottawa
#358 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 04, 2013

Feedback One, Buzzy E, Neck N Neck, Big Black Thing...

 

 

(trying to think of guitar names)

kathyjean
#359 posted by
kathyjean
on Jul 04, 2013

Haha, Carly. That's great!! Hal!

garfielduk
#360 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

@BfO #349, They were called Opal in mainland Europe.

stevierayk
#361 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 04, 2013

@Garf - the only guitar I have that's named is my Les Paul. I broke the headstock off and when i repaired it I put two screws in the neck/headstock therefore he'll always be known as Frankenstein.

 

 

EricR
#362 posted by
EricR
on Jul 04, 2013

@Cicero -- it's Amazing Race CANADA.  They're going to need cattle prods to get them all off the starting line.  Each team will just be standing there saying, "oh no, after you... I insist".  Someone will hold the plane for another team, someone will help a team get through something tough, someone will pick-up Tim's for all the other players at some point and probably get Timbits for the host.

nvp
#363 posted by
nvp
on Jul 04, 2013

 

my mazda has a name, but i can neither spell nor pronounce it.  it's japanese.  i think it's female.

i always though tina would be a good name for my purple rambler, but i never really got around to calling her that formally.  sadly, these days i refer to her as rusty.

which reminds me, i worked with a guy that had a van that seemed to be composed amost entirely of rust, and he called her 'freckles".  that still makes me smile, years later.

Cicero
#364 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 04, 2013

@Eric - IT WILL BE AMAZING. AND A RACE. IN CANADA. It's inevitable that it'll be the greatest show ever. Especially if everyone is so kind and sweet, I think. It'll be hilarious!

stevierayk
#365 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 04, 2013

@EricR - grand prize - 67 dollars and some lovely parting gifts.

Benoit from Ottawa
#366 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 04, 2013

Iron Maiden Beer Available in Parliament

(Number of the Yeast)

Benoit from Ottawa
#367 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 04, 2013

(Number of the Yeast is NOT MINE. I thought it was darn' clever, though.)

garfielduk
#368 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

@Stevie #365, 67 Canadian Tire money dollars?

JonDixon
#369 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 04, 2013
JonDixon
#370 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 04, 2013

@garf it takes commitment to gather up $67 in Canadian Tire money.

garfielduk
#371 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

@Jon #370, I can be committed!

Funhog
#372 posted by
Funhog
on Jul 04, 2013
Benoit from Ottawa
#373 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 04, 2013

O.k.

Best, um, headline of the day. Maybe of the week.

Oral Sex Study: Can Cunnilingus Ward Off Infidelity?

Own discretion, people.

Old Abe
#374 posted by
Old Abe
on Jul 04, 2013

@SRK - How, may I ask, does one break the headstock of a Les Paul?

stevierayk
#375 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 04, 2013

Years of commitment or you'd need to buy a small country from Canadian Tire (which are half priced this week) to generate that much dough.

EricR
#376 posted by
EricR
on Jul 04, 2013

@JonDixon -- I collect about $50/yr in Cdn Tire $$ just from buying my gas there (and always using the 6x - 10x coupons).  I used to clear CT$100/yr when I was driving from Cambridge every day.  But otherwise, from just in-store purchases, I agree that could be a lifetime's savings.

garfielduk
#377 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

Doesn't Canadian Tire use plastic cards to track how much money customers have rather than printer notes?

stevierayk
#378 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 04, 2013

@Old Abe - with a friggin' vacuum cleaner cord and a basement floor.

Benoit from Ottawa
#379 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 04, 2013

374, what, aren't they meant to leverage cars out of deep potholes?

EricR
#380 posted by
EricR
on Jul 04, 2013

@GarfieldUK - Cdn Tire does have a (sponsored) credit card now that you can use to collect the CT$ with, but they still issue good ol' paper money in store and at the gas bars.

Sadly, I'll often have more CT$ in my wallet than actual money... especially right before pay day.

Old Abe
#381 posted by
Old Abe
on Jul 04, 2013

@SRK - Were you required to make a contribution to the cuss jar?  I would have.

Also, I forgot to ask how the Sod Lifter album release party went.  Well?

Benoit from Ottawa
#382 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 04, 2013

377: nope, still the paper money.

Thing is, where stores ("associates") might offer 3, 4 or even 5% on cash purchases (tells ya how far back that goes: a long time ago), now, it's merely 1% of the purchase, which is pretty piddly.

stevierayk
#383 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 04, 2013

@Garf - up until now. NO, we got the real fake money. They're implementing a card system now, but it will take awhile.

Benoit from Ottawa
#384 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 04, 2013

Mother Mother on Monday next at the Ottawa Bluesfest.

I SHALL ENJOY!

stevierayk
#385 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 04, 2013

@Old Abe - i was crushed and cursey. Very Cursey.

Sod Lifter - the sweatiest, heaviest gig ever. I have booked a return engagement for next spring.

Lana Gay
#386 posted by
Lana Gay
on Jul 04, 2013

RE car names. My friend Ryan had an old beat up Tempo that always broke down. We called it 'The Tempo of Doom'.

 

TheRadioHead
#387 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jul 04, 2013
My red Toyota is called Ruby, and she's a Hot Little Rocket, which uses to make past producer Mark MacArthur happy as that was the name of his band.
kirkofdoom
#388 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 04, 2013

"Temple of Doom" was one of the names I was considering for my new apartment, but I went with "Mt. Doom" (cos it's in Mount Pleasant...)

smalliebigs
#389 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 04, 2013

I would have my hands over my heart the entire time I hung out in a car/apartment called the Temple/Tempo of Doom. 

darbarspecial
#390 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 04, 2013

@Lana - You reminded me, that one of my cars did have a name that a friend had given it. I had a Pontiac T1000 that she called "The Gutless Wonder".

darbarspecial
#391 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 04, 2013

I like Mt. Doom for your new apartment Kirk. Very appropriate.

Benoit from Ottawa
#392 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 04, 2013

Lana, 386, most excellent!

stevierayk
#393 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 04, 2013

@darbar - every car since my '77 Olds Delta 88 has been a gutless wonder.

Benoit from Ottawa
#395 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 04, 2013

srk, me, lucky, I've owned two small Acuras (Integra, RSX) after owning Accords.

Peppier!

stevierayk
#396 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 04, 2013

Whoa the chevette predecessor? I never realised. I still see one around town.

nvp
#397 posted by
nvp
on Jul 04, 2013

 

my Mom had a Chevette "scooter" when i was in high school.  horrible car.  but better than no car.

i also enjoyed telling my friends that i could drive them somewhere in my Mom's 'vette.

Benoit from Ottawa
#398 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 04, 2013

About nothing, I can hardly keep up with the naming rights of the Ottawa Palladium, as it was originally called.

I think it was Bell last year*, now it's apparently Canadian Tire Centre.

There seems to be a "story" about it too, I see. See it for a good summary of the names.

 

*Hah, I just checked, and it just was ScotiaBank Place! Memorable, obviously.

garfielduk
#399 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

@BfO #398, I tend to ignore sponsored place names and use their original names if I know them.

Benoit from Ottawa
#400 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 04, 2013

nvp, 397, hahahahaha! The disappointment!

JonDixon
#401 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 04, 2013

WE are having a bbq to raise money for calgary flood relief.  So calgary, this (these) burger(s) is (are) for y'all.

Benoit from Ottawa
#402 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 04, 2013

399, good for you! Read the article I linked, it's short, and sort of gets around the problem nicely.

Benoit from Ottawa
#403 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 04, 2013

Out for now. T.T.

darbarspecial
#404 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 04, 2013

My T1000, sounded better than me saying I drove an Acadian/Chevette. It was slightly higher on the scale, but it was a crappy car. I did enjoy when it had some weird wiring thing going on and I would ask someone if they needed a light and push the car lighter in and the overhead light would come on. It amused me. I changed a lot of fuses in that car. I also managed to drive through the mountains in it somehow. I also managed to get a couple speeding tickets in it somehow.

tea&cartography
#405 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 04, 2013

slooooow afternoon.

loweeda
#406 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 04, 2013

I just found a leftover NSFW photo from whoever used my loaner phone last, if that little tidbit will pick things up a bit.

kidcauley
#407 posted by
kidcauley
on Jul 04, 2013

applied a macro to my excel spreadsheet and I feel awesome.

took a lot of troubleshooting but I solved a big problem, yay!!!!

darbarspecial
#408 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 04, 2013

@loweeda - Awesome! Ha!

darbarspecial
#409 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 04, 2013

Yay you kidcauley!

tea&cartography
#410 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 04, 2013

woo!

macros are tricky fuckers.

nvp
#411 posted by
nvp
on Jul 04, 2013

 

@loweeda [406]  possibly.  upload it and we'll know for sure ;)

kirkofdoom
#412 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 04, 2013

macros are one thing I refuse to start learning.

I already know way more about excel than I should, and I don't want to waste any more brainspace learning macros (unless it's a job I actually care about)

smalliebigs
#413 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 04, 2013

I can't learn anything new, lest I forget how to drive home by the end of the day. 

nvp
#414 posted by
nvp
on Jul 04, 2013

 

one of my first IT jobs was to take over a whole bunch of important financial automation stuff .. written in word perfect macros!

the author was off on stress leave.  she had no formal computer or programming training.

smalliebigs
#415 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 04, 2013

It's funny when stress leave leads to situations of borderline stress leave for those left behind. Been there. 

Snarf
#416 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 04, 2013

Hello,

I am procrastinating important things by stopping by.

We named our Hyundai Accent Herbert. It started out as Her-bert, but developed an accent and became E-bear.

He had a theme song that went "Go, Go Herbert, the mighty Herbert" that got him through the Oregon Cost.  It was deemed inaccurate and rewritten "Go, Go Herbert, the steady Herber"

flannel tom
#417 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

oh lordy, Pure, eh? They sang "Anna is A Speed Freak"

Remember that slice of 90's can con grunge?

flannel tom
#418 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

Also, sweet jebus, it's nice out. I had lunch on a patio and did not want to come back to work. DID NOT want to do it. Yet here I am.

carlyg
#419 posted by
carlyg
on Jul 04, 2013

@tom - I find it best not to go outside of even look out windows while stuck in the office...

flannel tom
#420 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

Hellllllooooooooooooooooo ello ello elloo

Funhog
#421 posted by
Funhog
on Jul 04, 2013

Currently downloading/organizing spatial data for next project. This one is on the West Coast! Yippee.

flannel tom
#422 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

@carly - I was at 13th Ave coffee house and may have thought of no less than 3 "excuses" to call in with for the afternoon. Oh well.... Suck It Up self!

tea&cartography
#423 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 04, 2013

it is very soupy out today in Oshawa, i may stop at a patio on the bike ride home.

garfielduk
#424 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

Sorry, I was playing with sketchup, what did I miss?

flannel tom
#425 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

who;s on air after LanaBanana-o-Rama?

garfielduk
#426 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

I have no idea FT

Steve Venegas
#427 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Jul 04, 2013

Alanna

garfielduk
#428 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

Hello Mr V.

Snarf
#429 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 04, 2013

it is a Raina/Lana/Alanna day

Also, I just asked a prospective landlord to throw in parking ($45/month) and they said yes!

flannel tom
#430 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

Things are really turning up Snarf over there.

 

Where's Lawrence? On Pat leave?

kirkofdoom
#431 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 04, 2013

I think he's still up in Desolation Sound. His diaper leave isn't until the end of this month. 

kidcauley
#432 posted by
kidcauley
on Jul 04, 2013

Bluesfest starts today!!!

flannel tom
#433 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

I hope things aren't tooooo desolate for him up there. I saw a picture of him mangling a crab though, looked fun.

flannel tom
#434 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

Grant Lawrence: Crab Mangler

Snarf
#435 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 04, 2013

oh, like Turning Up Millhouse.  That took a minute. Let's not count our chickens.  I currently don't have a job or a home, just prospects.

flannel tom
#436 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

@snarf - Exactly, just like Milhouse.... or Gil. Only better because it's you.

So you're moving to Calgary or something? Am I correct in thinking that?

flannel tom
#437 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

Apparently Dallas and Boston just made a trade - Seguin to the Stars.

garfielduk
#438 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

@FT #436, I feel bad for Gil sometimes.

kirkofdoom
#439 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 04, 2013

Tonight at the Vogue is probably the best all-around-lineup show this year, at least since Zeus/Two Hours Traffic/Rah Rah:

We Are The City with The Belle Game, Jordan Klassen, and Hannah Epperson. 

Snarf
#440 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 04, 2013

FT - we were thinking about it.  Mr.Snarf was accepted to the Masters of Social Program at UoC.  But it turned out we didn't want to do that.

-not a good time to move to Calgary

-he is not sure about social work (bad stress to pay ratio)

-he has good career opportunities here

So fresh start in Vancouver it is!

stevierayk
#441 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 04, 2013

This is the character Gil is based on. If you've never seen Glengarry Glen Ross, you should.

garfielduk
#442 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

@Stevie #441, I hadn't made the link before, thanks for that.

flannel tom
#443 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

I've never seen Gengarry Glen Ross.... it's going on the list!

stevierayk
#444 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 04, 2013

The first time Gil shows up he's looking for 'the leads'.

 

 

smalliebigs
#445 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 04, 2013

One of the saddest Gil moments is when he mourns for this hot plate (broken by Homer) on which he only owed a few payments. 

flannel tom
#446 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

@snarf - best-o-luck with all the rigamarolling!

garfielduk
#448 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

I wonder what language Bumble Bee Man speaks when The Simpsons are dubbed into Spanish,

stevierayk
#449 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 04, 2013

@FT - Agreed. The Gil blows.

stevierayk
#450 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 04, 2013

the = that

stevierayk
#451 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 04, 2013

Re 448 - it's these important questions that keep me up at night.

Benoit from Ottawa
#452 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 04, 2013

garf (hello), maybe the same, it is such bayseek stoff!

Steve Venegas
#453 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Jul 04, 2013

#448 In the Spanish-language version of the show, the humor of Bumblebee Man (known in this version as hombre abejorro in the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America, or el hombre abeja in Spain) relies on the fact that he wears a gigantic bee costume and frequently engages in physical comedy; there has been no effort made to translate his speech to another language. However, in the Latin American version, he speaks with an over-the-top Mexican accent and in the version that airs in Spain, he does so with a Mexican accent. 

source

flannel tom
#454 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

Bumble Bee man is Croatian in Spanish versions of the Simpsons.

You may sleep easy now Steven the Ray K.

flannel tom
#455 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

Or, you  know, what Steve Venegas said.

Steve Venegas
#456 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Jul 04, 2013

He's already a caricature of El Chapulín Colorado, an famous latin american popculture reference, so there's no need to translate that. 

garfielduk
#457 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

Thank you Mr V.

Steve Venegas
#458 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Jul 04, 2013

No problemo

Benoit from Ottawa
#459 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 04, 2013

"Más ágil que una tortuga, más fuerte que un ratón, más noble que una lechuga, su escudo es un corazón... ¡Es el Chapulín Colorado!

(More agile than a turtle, stronger than a mouse, nobler than a lettuce, his shield is a heart... It's the Red Grasshopper!)"

kirkofdoom
#460 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 04, 2013

Bumblebee Man's real name may or may not be Pedro. 

Benoit from Ottawa
#461 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 04, 2013

farking hilarious

"Chipote Chillón (Squeaky Mallet), also known as Marreta Biônica (Bionic Hammer) is Chapulín's primary weapon. It is a red and yellow hammer, which not only pulverizes his enemies, but also faithfully returns to his hands with a simple whistle, like a boomerang or Thor's Mjolnir."

recommend you read Equipment and weapons in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Chapul%C3%ADn_Colorado

flannel tom
#462 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

I really enjoyed pretending to be able to speak Spanish when I was in Peurto Rico last fall. That's the only Spanish speaking country I've ever been to. I remember when I figured out "Salida" was "exit" and not a city that had multiple entry points off the highway.

No Longer Lurking
#463 posted by
No Longer Lurking
on Jul 04, 2013

Evening all.

stevierayk
#464 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 04, 2013

I can finally complete my thesis on BumbleBee Man. Thank you all.

 

FT - Pretending to know a language is the second best thing to actually knowing it. Bravo (that's French for Awesome)

garfielduk
#465 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 04, 2013

@NLL #463, Good evening Sir

flannel tom
#466 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

It's just mid afternoon here on the Prairies guys. Let's not get ahead of ourselves ;)

flannel tom
#467 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

By the end of my trip there I was reading the story about the Giants winning the World Series in the newspaper and for the most part, got the gist of it. (The Giants won)

smalliebigs
#468 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 04, 2013

I have this annoying habit of taking on bits of an accent when I spend enough time in a place where English is spoken a little differently than the way I speak it at home. It just happens. I think sometimes people think I'm trying to imitate them, which is generally not true, unless they're really funny. 

flannel tom
#469 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

So my mind was slightly blown when I learned about Dresden, Germany whcihc is the setting for Slaughterhouse 5 which is the supposed inspiration for this Hollerado song.

Dresden was a very cool city I visited once, and it got Firebombed like crazy at the very end of the war leaving upwards of 100,000 dead in like, 2 days. Unbelievable.

Benoit from Ottawa
#470 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 04, 2013

FT: It is impossible to get ahead of oneself, Your Majesty.

flannel tom
#471 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

Dresden is also where Volkswagons come from.

Snarf
#472 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 04, 2013

The voice in my head picks up accents from books.  Like the amazing Sisters Brothers I just read.  It was a western and everyone had a drawl like on the show Deadwood.

Benoit from Ottawa
#473 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 04, 2013

smalliebigs, that's a very common thing, if often undetectable to the natives; it is a good thing, as sounding more like "them" facilitates communication.

People have long been observed imitating iheir interlocutor's expression, too.

stevierayk
#474 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 04, 2013

@Smallie - I have to keep myself in check while talking with my English neighbours. I just want to join in, it sounds like fun.

kirkofdoom
#475 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 04, 2013

I took four years of español in high school, and I'd be interested to go to a Spanish speaking country and see how much I can fake my way through.

Probably not much, since by the end it was kind of a joke -- out Spanish 12 class was literally in a supply closet, since there were only 6 of us. And it was at the same time as Spanish 11, so the teacher came in, gave us worksheets, then sometimes came back at the end to go over them with us. 

Switters
#476 posted by
Switters
on Jul 04, 2013

Hey all, hope the day's treating you well.

@Snarf - I read the Sisters Brothers a few months ago, sound like you enjoyed it?

Snarf
#477 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 04, 2013

Dresden: this is photo captures the destruction

 

Switters - very much so, did you?

flannel tom
#478 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 04, 2013

My high school certainly did not have Spanish offered at it. There might have been like 6 Spanish speaking people in Nova Scotia in the 90's. There's probably a few more now.

Steve Venegas
#479 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Jul 04, 2013

@kirk listen to the Latin stream and see how much you get

Benoit from Ottawa
#480 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 04, 2013

FT, Dresden so caught fire that there was a veritable firestorm, i.e.: no air left to breathe, you die asphyxiated wherever you are within it. See wiki, which places deaths at a lower number -- still 25,000

Benoit from Ottawa
#481 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 04, 2013

FT, the bombing of Dresden created a veritable firestorm at one point, consuming all the air; none left to breathe. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Dresden_in_World_War_II

Wiki says others place the deaths at a lower count, small consolation.