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We're continuing with our countdown of the 100 greatest Canadian albums ever. Last Monday we revealed 100-81, and now we're ready to move on to 80-61, featuring writeups from Oscar Award-winning actor Russell Crowe, author Joseph Boyden and hockey hotshot Don Cherry. 

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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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hedgeway
#1 posted by
hedgeway
on Jul 08, 2013

I'm curious (maybe I missed it before somewhere) about how this list was compiled.

stevierayk
#2 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 08, 2013

I'm going with random draws from a bucket.

garfielduk
#3 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 08, 2013

Good Morning

I'd also be interested in the the process behind the chart.

Raina Douris
#4 posted by
Raina Douris
on Jul 08, 2013

Howdy y'all

hedgeway
#5 posted by
hedgeway
on Jul 08, 2013

2 - Bucket is a good guess. My first thought was a hat,

hedgeway
#6 posted by
hedgeway
on Jul 08, 2013

I love the the Godspeed blurb was written by PS I Love You... As if I didn't already love both bands enough that somehow makes them both more awesome.

garfielduk
#7 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 08, 2013

Howdy Miss Raina

tea&cartography
#8 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 08, 2013

what about a bucket hat?

hedgeway
#9 posted by
hedgeway
on Jul 08, 2013

T&C - Mystery Solved. Good work everyone.

CDNz1
#10 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 08, 2013

Good Morning! It was the dartboard in Craig's former office.

Raina Douris
#11 posted by
Raina Douris
on Jul 08, 2013

@teaandcartography When are bucket hats coming back into style you guys?

stevierayk
#12 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 08, 2013

Bucket hat? Genius, now I know what I’m gonna do with all these extra buckets I have. Yup, I’m going to recycled them, then I’m off to buy a bucket hat.

 

tea&cartography
#13 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 08, 2013

@raina

dunno

I always wanted one when I was younger but have a fucking massive head so was stuck with either a cap or a tilley hat. i usually went for the cap.

garfielduk
#14 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 08, 2013

I think they used the Wheel of Freedom™.

Raina Douris
#15 posted by
Raina Douris
on Jul 08, 2013

@teaandcartography Aw, man, that's too bad. I always thought bucket hats would fit anyone! I had a reversible yellow one that I would wear with matching yellow Modrobes. It was surely something to behold. 

Shonica
#16 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 08, 2013
Good morning!
tea&cartography
#17 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 08, 2013

@raina

i was going through my shit on the weekend and found my orange modrobes. i was really happy.

garfielduk
#18 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 08, 2013
tea&cartography
#19 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 08, 2013

someone gifted me a lindt dark chocolate bar with wasabi this morning.

it is super delicious, but noone has owned up to it.

laurenelizabeth
#20 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Jul 08, 2013

Stars & Thrush Hermit! This is a great list of 20 today.

Raina Douris
#21 posted by
Raina Douris
on Jul 08, 2013

I went to Roswell last year, and it was one of the weirdest places I've ever been. 

Benoit from Ottawa
#22 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

Good morning one and all.

 

It's disappointing to find a Nickelback album at number 69.

 

 

That means one fewer N. album for the top ten, where they all deserve to be, surely.

(I mean, this top 100 stuff, sigh: Timber Timbre or Céline Dion? Or maybe Fucked Up?

It's like cucumber salad or ballbearings. Or a 20' X 20' tarp.)

garfielduk
#23 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 08, 2013

I wondered how long it would be before someone used the N word.

Raina Douris
#24 posted by
Raina Douris
on Jul 08, 2013

Part of the fun of a Top 100 list is debating it! So if you don't agree, give us heck!

tea&cartography
#25 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 08, 2013

@benoit

has bluesfest gotten to your head?

cucumber salad? ballbearings? tarps?

stevierayk
#26 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 08, 2013

With Moving Pictures at 100 and The Hip Day For Night not in the top ten. I can't even what's going to follow.

Why do people hate NB so much? Not better than Celine? or Jann Arden?

Definitely better than Celine

stevierayk
#27 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 08, 2013

Somewhere in there it should say 'imagine'

tea&cartography
#28 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 08, 2013

11 days till home cunty!

tea&cartography
#29 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 08, 2013

no

no no

*COUNTY

Old Abe
#30 posted by
Old Abe
on Jul 08, 2013

Good Morning!

#28 - I think you opened the flood gates with that one ;)

hedgeway
#31 posted by
hedgeway
on Jul 08, 2013

inappropriate typos are the best kind.

Benoit from Ottawa
#32 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

Um, t&c, I guess it wasn't as clear in the rendering as in my head. Cukes, ballbearing and tarps were my attempt at metaphoring the very notion comparing and ranking vastly dissimilar things.

 

Raina, I realise it's a device. Useful as it may be for radio purposes, it's still hokum, in my opinion.

Benoit from Ottawa
#33 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

28, um, misspelling, or no?

 

Freud wants to know.

Benoit from Ottawa
#34 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

Oh, okay, I just saw 29.

zammachus
#35 posted by
zammachus
on Jul 08, 2013

Hey y'all

Benoit from Ottawa
#36 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

Hi, zamm!

xcanuck
#37 posted by
xcanuck
on Jul 08, 2013

Entertainment Weekly put out it's top 100 albums of all time and it's all a load of hooey. Trying to rank subjective stuff in this manner is a load of crock. BfO hit the nail on the head. A useful device for media outlets but ultimately meaningless. Apologies to those that spent time putting it together, but there you go.

xcanuck
#38 posted by
xcanuck
on Jul 08, 2013

In other news, I got to watch CDNz1 and Cathyort snog again this weekend. It's not as disturbing as you might think.

Benoit from Ottawa
#39 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

Bye for now. Out to mow lawn with trusty, unrusty, manual machine.

hotpatch
#40 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 08, 2013

Arugula!

Shonica
#41 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 08, 2013
Two sleeps until HHF, Carrieg, Darbar arrive for WFF!!!!!
hotpatch
#42 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 08, 2013

Raina, 21, i work in Roswell - GA (a suburb of Atlanta), it's weird here but not space alien weird

zammachus
#43 posted by
zammachus
on Jul 08, 2013

There are only 2 ways to create a 'Best Of' list. The entirely subjective personal list or the crowd-sourced list. The latter doesn't really say anything about the quality of the individual entrants but rather their relative popularity. The Polaris Prize strikes the best balance between these two but even it isn't perfect.

zammachus
#44 posted by
zammachus
on Jul 08, 2013

43

 

Edit: There aren't just 2 ways but they are far and beyond the most common.

hotpatch
#45 posted by
hotpatch
on Jul 08, 2013

nice mug zammy 

flannel tom
#46 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

teandcarto - That's the best typo I've seen all day

jdurley
#47 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

@Teacart - usually the mistake word for "Home County" is "Home Country" but way to take it to the next level!  Thanks for the laugh!!

flannel tom
#48 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

I'm just going to start saying Home Cunty all the time now.

Some people have a real problem with that word.... they will say "the C word" and not actually say it.

jdurley
#49 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

Zammy is here!  Hello!!

flannel tom
#50 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

It is a weird word. The Brits throw it around like nobody's business from what I understand.

stevierayk
#51 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 08, 2013

@FT - People who won't say it are pussies.

Sorry I had to.

flannel tom
#52 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

dear GarfieldUk:

Do you think you could compile the slideshow into a hand written list for those of us who are slideshow impaired?

Thanks.

smalliebigs
#53 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 08, 2013

That word seems to have a lot of appeal in certain circles because it's, seemingly, one of the the few words left that actually gets a rise out of people. 

Also, good morning. 

flannel tom
#54 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

You don't have to hand write it, I meant to say Handy List.....

garfielduk
#55 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 08, 2013

All those in favour of adding comment #28 to the R3wiki language page say aye

 

@FT #52, Give me a second.

CDNz1
#56 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 08, 2013

*spits coffee*

tea&cartography
#57 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 08, 2013

 i have no problem with the word cunt.

but i don't think i like the sound of 'cunty'.

'She's a bit of a cunty lady'

smalliebigs
#58 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 08, 2013

Also: two of my favourite things to get going on the dance floor at weddings are the "Apache" dance (as in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air) and a good ole fashioned sing-along of Don Mclean's American Pie. Did both of these things at a reception this weekend. Solid fun. 

zammachus
#59 posted by
zammachus
on Jul 08, 2013

Garf 55

Maybe if it reaches common usage. Otherwise, no.

jdurley
#60 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

@FT - you are right. We have no choice but to henceforth refer to HC as "Home Cunty".  

My family homestead is but a 40 minute drive from London, so I'll be staying there (and unfortunately needing to be sober to drive home) but I am really hoping to get my daughter to come on Saturday (the craft area is a good draw for her) and also my brother, who lives on the other side of London.  I've been gradually inculcating him with Canadian Indie music ever since he moved back to Canada last year (after 15 yrs in Seattle).  He's always liked Blue Rodeo, so I'm thinking he'll like The Sadies.

flannel tom
#61 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

When wondering if people will like the sadies; one must ask "do you like really good guitar players? How do you feel about old tymey suits? Large Sideburns?"

If you responded positively to those questions, you like The Sadies.

StephRamsahai
#62 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Jul 08, 2013
Hi friends! I'm stealing wifi at a Starbucks in North York right now. Ha! How are all y'all??
jdurley
#63 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

@Sterph - hi!  I'm planning to go to the free Elwins show tomorrow night.  You in?

zammachus
#64 posted by
zammachus
on Jul 08, 2013

Steph

Is it really stealing if they're giving it away for free?

jdurley
#65 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

FREEEEEEEEE 

ELLLLLL

WINNNNNNNS

flannel tom
#66 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

I missed RAA last night and I missed SNFU on Friday night but I plan on seeing BDR tomorrow night. THat's too many acronyms.

 

PLASKETTTTT!!!!!! [on the radio]

smalliebigs
#67 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 08, 2013

@Flannel Beige: how did you miss the RAA!?!?! The closest they were coming to Edmonton on this recent swing was the free show in Calgary some time ago. 

flannel tom
#68 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

I always wonder how different my life might have been had my parents had bought the house in Clayton Park instead of Truro back when I was like, 11. [Clayton Park is where this song "Drunk Teenagers" takes place mostly]

StephRamsahai
#69 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Jul 08, 2013
@jdurley - Probabky! Where is it?! I'll message you on Facebook with my number. Blogging from y phone is hard! @zammachis - WOAH! HEY THERE! You're right, I'm just borrowin'!
tea&cartography
#70 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 08, 2013

So i missed the r330 last week listening to other stuff and I see 'ubt' is on the chart. they have no page. is it uncle bad touch, shouldn't they have a page?

flannel tom
#71 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

@smallie - I was playing baseball... I could have gone after but lil' tommy was tuckered out.

flannel tom
#72 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

@t and c - they're too cool to have a page but here is there stuff on bandcamp. and they just go with the acronym now apparently.

garfielduk
#73 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 08, 2013

80 4x4=12 (2010) - Deadmau5

79 Wrong (1989) - Nomeansno

78 Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven (2000) - Godspeed You! Black Emperor

77 Barchords (2012) - Bahamas

76 Play (1997) - Great Big Sea

75 The Look of Love (2001) - Diana Krall

74 The Chemistry Of Common Life (2008) - F--ked Up

73 Starmania ou la passion de Johnny Rockfort selon les évangiles télévisés (1978) - Michel Berger and producer-lyricist Luc Plamondon

72 Surfacing (1997) - Sarah McLachlan

71 Troubadour (2009) - K’naan

70 Living Under June (1994) - Jann Arden

69 Silver Side Up (2001) - Nickelback

68 Solo Piano (2009) - Chilly Gonzales

67 Absolute Torch and Twang (1989) - k.d. lang

66 Day for Night (1994) - the Tragically Hip

65 La Llorona (1997) - Lhasa de Sela

64 Clayton Park (1998) - Thrush Hermit

63 Set Yourself on Fire (2004) - Stars

62 Sleepless (2000) - Jacksoul

61 Les Chemins de verre - Karkwa

tea&cartography
#74 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 08, 2013

@tom

thanks!

zammachus
#75 posted by
zammachus
on Jul 08, 2013

Man... Waiting on hold to talk to Scotiabank is going to be the worst part of my day. Terrible muzak rendition of Time After Time.

zammachus
#76 posted by
zammachus
on Jul 08, 2013

Terrible, staticky rendition, I should add.

flannel tom
#77 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

time after time....

 

ah man, thanks zamaskus, now I've got it stuck in my head!

xcanuck
#78 posted by
xcanuck
on Jul 08, 2013

Well, speaking of Home Cunty, a reminder that there's this Facebook group for R3ers headed to HC. Might be good to have people post their plans there? We're still waffling on whether or not to go.

tea&cartography
#79 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 08, 2013

oh!

blog

it's sir T&C's dad's birthday next weekend.

He loves the Decemberists, John Mayer, Corb Lund, and anything that involves Jesus.

Any ideas?

 

tea&cartography
#80 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 08, 2013

@xcanuck

I have no facebook but was curious to hear who else is going.

Care to enlighten me?

flannel tom
#81 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

I just heard to cocaine references in this song: "hey there girl I'm ready to blow...." and a second later, "I've got a pile of snow"

I think the song is Burn it by T Nile. but the song listings rarely work so I don't know.

flannel tom
#82 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

@t and c - a portrait of jesus high fiving corb lund while john mayer plays guitar in the background, near a waterfall, done on black velvet using glow in the dark paints.

loweeda
#83 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 08, 2013

I used to have a big problem with "the c word" but I'm getting over it. 

And that's what I have to contribute to you nice people this morning.  Except that talking about that word reminds me of Rebbey's ukelele group, the Uke Hunts. is that what it was called? 

jdurley
#84 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

@teacart - a Bible for his dash?

tea&cartography
#85 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 08, 2013

@ft

I wouldn't mind one of those for my livingroom wall.

(I was hoping for a CD suggestion)

loweeda
#86 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 08, 2013

flannel tom: there should be a cat somewhere in that picture you described in 82. Or a unicorn.

Benoit from Ottawa
#87 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

53: hmmm, I don't think "good morning" gets as much of a rise.

 

 

;)

flannel tom
#88 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

ps - thanks GFUK, re the list in #73. You're a peach.

flannel tom
#89 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

@loweeda - you would like the Unicorn In Space portariat on my living room wall then.

flannel tom
#90 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

@Loweeda - ps - Ms. Flannelette and I have bought our tix for BFF, thanks for the earlier offer to grab them for us though!

StephRamsahai
#91 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Jul 08, 2013
Speaking of decor, there's a lot of hilarious art and wallpaper in te house I'm living in right now. It's pretty great.
tea&cartography
#92 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 08, 2013

I hope marie_curious survived her camping trip.

flannel tom
#93 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

rich aucoin makes me jealous as fruck when he's all like "oh,I'm in Lyon" or "oh, I'm in LA"

Not jealous per se, but the ol' itchy travel feet get all worked up in envy.

loweeda
#94 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 08, 2013

Ms. Flannelette!  I love that nickname!  oh, and thanks for reminding me that I have to get a BFF pass for ceebdweeb.

Shonica: are you and Mr. Shonica thinking of coming to the Brandon Folk Festival? I recommend it.

stevierayk
#95 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 08, 2013

Unicorns can't breath in space. C'mon, lets get here.

stevierayk
#96 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 08, 2013

real here.

loweeda
#97 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 08, 2013

unless they are special space unicorns.

I don't understand that picture, but that's what happens when you google "space unicorn."

eff why eye.

stevierayk
#98 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 08, 2013

I hear the Kramdens are doing a workshop at HCFF with Royal Wood and Basia Bulat. Should be cool.

Benoit from Ottawa
#99 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

59 et al., the c word.

I once caused sheer amazement in Craig Norris ("Wow. Just wow." as I recall) when I actually wrote "cunt". Talking about it, you know. Not just thrown about. Goes to show.

That and the other n word (not Nickelback) are the only two left, or at least the two most powerful left. (Sure, there are many other ethnic "nicknames" left too, they're just not used much.)

flannel tom
#100 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

Rob the Viking on the Beats.

reminds me of some mugs I got at ValuVillage this wknd, they're NFLD Viking mugs. Pretty great.

flannel tom
#101 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

@loweeda - I was just copying tea and carto, only reversalizing it.

zammachus
#102 posted by
zammachus
on Jul 08, 2013

BfO

N-word: Nincompoop?

loweeda
#103 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 08, 2013

re 98: I hear the Kramdens are pretty cool. Space unicorn-level cool? I'll leave that for you all to judge.

Benoit from Ottawa
#104 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

57: the word would absolutely destroy the Crosby Stills Nash & Young song ('trilogy') Country Girl.

stevierayk
#105 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 08, 2013

@BfO -surprising see as Craig will say anything, anywhere, anytime. (A good reason to not go to church with him)

Benoit from Ottawa
#106 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

98: you can still hear? Contrats!

erinev
#107 posted by
erinev
on Jul 08, 2013

what up blog??????

CDNz1
#108 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 08, 2013

<--- Home Cunting.

jdurley
#109 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

Hey, festival noob here, 

what are the workshops like?  Are they for people who actually play or write songs?

erinev
#110 posted by
erinev
on Jul 08, 2013

i saw diamond rings last night, i dont know if i've ever seen anything so freakin' fabulous..

stevierayk
#111 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 08, 2013

@Jdurley - just a couple bands getting together to jam it out. 

flannel tom
#112 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

workshops are fancy festival speak for jam session.

it's one of those words I think is dumb and pretentious.

Benoit from Ottawa
#113 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

82: add in a unicorn and it's PERFECT!

Art brought to its apotheosis. Destroy all paints now, it's no longer worth trying.

jdurley
#114 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

@stevierayk - thanks!  sounds cool.

kirkofdoom
#115 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 08, 2013

"I love deadmau5. I put on 4x4=12 when I'm driving my 1993 Ford pickup and I listen for hours."

— Don Cherry

 

That is the best thing I have ever read.

jdurley
#116 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

@FT - yeah, when I hear "workshop" it makes me think I have to do some work at it.  Like a tutorial or something.

flannel tom
#117 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

I don't mute that many songs, but when I do, I mute this one.

loweeda
#118 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 08, 2013

jdurley: festival workshops have evolved over the years. originally they were planned as opportunities to reveal the secrets of songwriting/playing a particular instrument, etc. but now they quite often are just a bunch of people in a line playing songs one right after another. More of a "song circle" kind of thing.

Sometimes, though, with the right grouping of musicians, magic can happen because they will all interact together and create something new and amazing. It's tricky to capture that mix of musicians, but that's why the job of the artistic director is so important.

erinev
#119 posted by
erinev
on Jul 08, 2013

115- hahahaha

Benoit from Ottawa
#120 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

83, dang, that's excellent, and some sneaky!

stevierayk
#121 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 08, 2013

We try to avoid the you play one we play one. Much better when there is collaboration. 

loweeda
#122 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 08, 2013

Vic Toews is resigning! This is a good thing, in my mind.

He was kind of an embarrassment to Manitoba on the political stage, I thought.

hedgeway
#123 posted by
hedgeway
on Jul 08, 2013

Picturing Don Cherry going on drives that last for hours while listening to Deadmau5 is hilarious.

flannel tom
#124 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

MELIGROVESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

xcanuck
#125 posted by
xcanuck
on Jul 08, 2013

@T&C [80] Well, there's nothing pertaining to this years HC but we used it a lot last year to organize things (brunch, get togethers, non-HC shows, etc).

tea&cartography
#126 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 08, 2013

psst..russ...(or anyone)

can you spill the secrets of facebook and tell me who is showing up at victoria park in London?

tea&cartography
#127 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 08, 2013

whoa

that worked.

flannel tom
#128 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

If you can't tell, I'm a big fan of The Meligrove Band and I think the album this cut is from is one of the best albums ever, So it had better be on this list cbc is making. Otherwise I declare OUTRAGE.

So to recap: Planets Conspire by Meligrove Band better be on this list or someones getting slapped with a dirty dish rag.

Benoit from Ottawa
#129 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

(Because of t&c, up there)

Jesus songs: I think the following, classic title cannot be topped (I'm leaving out most of the capitals)

Drop kick me Jesus through the goalposts of life

Benoit from Ottawa
#130 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

SRK, 105, on the air, here, he was always very careful, I thought.

Shonica
#131 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 08, 2013
Loweeda, we are thinking about BFF but we are focusing on the WFF first. We have some potential travel to Ontario in early August as well. We hope to know for sure later this week.
loweeda
#132 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 08, 2013

Shonica: OK, well let me know if you want me to pick up passes for you if you do decide to come (which you should), because it's no problem.

Lana Gay
#133 posted by
Lana Gay
on Jul 08, 2013

Hey, hey! Did anyone read Young Galaxy's write up for Stars 'Set Yourself on Fire"? It's soooo good. 

flannel tom
#134 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

@lana - can you copy and paste it into a blog comment please?

kirkofdoom
#135 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 08, 2013

I am so over "Nickelback bashing", but I do find it amusing how CBC Music couldn't even get anyone that likes Nickelback to write the blurb for Silver Side Up. 

hedgeway
#136 posted by
hedgeway
on Jul 08, 2013

Nickelback being at 69 seems like it was cleverly orchestrated by people with the minds of 15 year olds.

Lana Gay
#137 posted by
Lana Gay
on Jul 08, 2013

@flanneltom, are you having problems accessing the gallery? 

“Set Yourself On Fire is Stars' Rumours — it is the sound of a band both hitting their stride creatively and falling apart at the seams.... At the heart of the album are the voices of Amy and Torquil, best friends and rivals, simultaneously supporting and combating each other, singing of the ache of nostalgia, the fight for love and the f--ked up nature of the world at large. The band swings effortlessly on a pendulum behind them — from the breathless, buzzing 'Ageless Beauty' to the elegant understatement of 'Your Ex-Lover is Dead.' It’s a triumphant album; ambitious, world-weary and wide-eyed, and fully deserves to be considered as one of the greatest Canadian albums of all time.” — Young Galaxy

loweeda
#138 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 08, 2013

Owen Pallet's version of Your Ex-Lover is Dead is one of my favourite pieces of music of all time. Of all time!

flannel tom
#140 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

@lana - Thanks for posting it! I can't really look at them at work apparently. and I find those gallery things really annoying anyway.

 

loweeda
#141 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 08, 2013

is there a mega-blog today, because everyone's talking about the best albums?

That is my hunch, but I await guidance from those more experienced.

flannel tom
#142 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

my prediction is that Bryan Adam's Waking Up The Neighbours will be in the top 5.

I also predict that Janitor of the Blues by Dutch Mason won't be anywhere near this list. 

Benoit from Ottawa
#143 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

Wow, talk about gender-bending names...

Loving mum: Peaches Geldof with her two treasured tots, Astala and Phaedra*

 

These are two boys. Astala, well, alright, maybe; but Phaedra for a boy! See Greek mythology... They should have gone with Susan, or Guinevere perhaps.

 

*Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2358183/Peaches-Geldof-looks-need-sleep-juggles-infant-sons-Astala-Phaedra.html#ixzz2YTD2WcT8 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

flannel tom
#144 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

I hate lists so much you guys. Sorry if I am being a list bum, I need to stop thinking about it, it gets me all irked up!

stevierayk
#145 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 08, 2013

@BfO - A boy named Sue? 

Benoit from Ottawa
#146 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

141, loweeda, no one is more experienced than you.

You are a guide, a docent yea, for novices. Say I.

Benoit from Ottawa
#147 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

145: precisely.

kirkofdoom
#148 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 08, 2013

Ugh, I did have another three day weekend, and I still feel exhausted.

I guess that's what a music festival in stupid-hot weather does to you...

Benoit from Ottawa
#149 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

KoD, pray for us in Ottawa, who are being subjected to the same for 11 days, with only Tuesday's respite!

Oh poor festival goers! feel sorry for us...

 

;)

evensteven
#150 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 08, 2013

Hi Lana, Do you think YSP XXXX stands a chance of making the list (or am I way off with that)?

garfielduk
#151 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 08, 2013

@BfO #143, If I remember correctly Peaches helped pick the name for her youngest sister Fifi Trixibelle Geldof.

kirkofdoom
#152 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 08, 2013

that wasn't meant to be either a bragging or complaining (bragplaining?) but it came out that way. Brain still no on goodly enough. 

Benoit from Ottawa
#153 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

chicken steak

  chicken steak

    chicken steak

      chicken steak

flannel tom
#154 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

Also, if Colin James or wahtever that guy's deal is, is on this list thing... oh man.

Might as well put Tom Cochranes Life is A Highway at #1, right?

nvp
#155 posted by
nvp
on Jul 08, 2013

 

i never had the chicken steak problem before it was mentioned on the blog.

similarily, but more amusing to me is that i can't help thinking dead-mau-five instead of deadmaus since the Shatner thing ..

Benoit from Ottawa
#156 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

151:   !

 

152: oh, don't mind me, laughing at one another is a sport around here...

Benoit from Ottawa
#157 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

(Oh, and KoD, I feel the same way about the stoopid heat. Didn't go to Bluesfest for the last two years because of that.)

Benoit from Ottawa
#158 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Andrew Vincent?

JonDixon
#159 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 08, 2013

Good morning team.  Lists are lists, fun to read but not really worth anything, since in my world daeadmoufive doesn't rank and the hip are much higher than they have them here.  Although, my guess is there will be....three hip albums on this list... or there should be.  I will say that no one should have more albums on this list than the hip.

evensteven
#160 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 08, 2013

Yes, Andrew Vincent... It's America Down here.

Shonica
#161 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 08, 2013
Hot festival weather is forecast for this week for WFF, with Friday 30 C (with humidity it will feel like 38 C) Just kill me now!
JonDixon
#162 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 08, 2013

That socalled song was...interesting.  It didn't grab me right away, but I'd like a few more listens before I decide.

flannel tom
#163 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

please don't complain about the heat and the summer. Remember where we live. Damn place gets down to 40 below for 8 months of the year.

Hot is good.

flannel tom
#164 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

People love this song hey?

jdurley
#165 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

Ah, man, I missed Chicken Steak!

Yeah, the hot weather is what keeps me from summer festivals, too.  Me and heat stroke are old pals.  The experience becomes about handling the weather instead of enjoying the event.

kirkofdoom
#166 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 08, 2013

I sit through seven months of people complaining non-stop about the rain, which I don't mind. I'll complain about the heat if I damn well want to!

I'm far too white, and I don't deal with heat well. 

evensteven
#167 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 08, 2013

Blog men,

Do not sing this BOO HOO HOO song out loud!

loweeda
#168 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 08, 2013

oh hell ya I've had heatstroke multiple times. Still never going to complain about the heat, though, because, as Tom says, we don't get that much of it.  And whenever I've had heatstroke it's usually been my own fault, so I can really blame the sun.

Shonica
#169 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 08, 2013
I am volunteering this year and will have a place to go get out of the sun for a bit thank goodness. When you have sun and heat exposure health issues it is a big concern!
JonDixon
#170 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 08, 2013

People who live in Vacnouver shouldn't complain about the weather at all, since the rest of the country is -20 when they are +5 all winter. (exaggeration + generalization = win!)

Benoit from Ottawa
#171 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

163: hot (28) is hot; with the sun, too hot.

33 (not this year, but last two) is much, much too hot, frying eggs on pavement stuff, and I'll complain about it as long as I want.

Besides, we don't even get real deep cold anymore in the winter (-30 or less); what's this overcompensation with the heat in the summer, anyway?

loweeda
#172 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 08, 2013

Benoit: I'm pretty sure you are speaking for your own geographical area when you say "we" don't get deep cold anymore. and how nice for you, that.

kirkofdoom
#173 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 08, 2013

Jon,

but by that logic, no one should be allowed to complain about the whether anywhere ever. There's always somewhere that's more extreme.

darbarspecial
#174 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 08, 2013

@Shonica - Oh no! I don't do well with heat myself. I was a bit worried about it.

jdurley
#175 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

SAMMY!  Oh yeah!

Benoit from Ottawa
#176 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

172: quite correct. For SaskMan I speaketh not.

jdurley
#177 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

Look, our whole culture is based on complaining about the weather.  It's what we do best, eh?

flannel tom
#178 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

maybe you don't benoit but the prairies are winter 8 months of the year and I want to get as much sun and fun in as I can in the short 4 month blast of summer as I can get. It has been 32ish here lately and that's A.O.K. by me.

If you think 33 is too hot I'm sorry.

I love it. Bring it on.

 

Shonica
#179 posted by
Shonica
on Jul 08, 2013
Darbar, we will hope for a breeze on Friday! Be sure to bring a refillable water bottle, we will all need to HYDRATE!!!
flannel tom
#180 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013
evensteven
#181 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 08, 2013

After a colder than usual Spring, Summer has kicked in big time in here Jersey. Very Hot and Muggy every day (80s and 90s). It was 82 degrees (F) the other night a midnite! Feels like Florida here!

JonDixon
#182 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 08, 2013

@kirk I know - we all complain about it wherever we are.  I'll admit that I don't feel one drop of sympathy for folks that live in a rain forest this far north though.  But, everyone is free to complain away - like jdurley says.

tea&cartography
#183 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 08, 2013

I have home made clam chowder for lunch.

i am happy happy happy.

kirkofdoom
#184 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 08, 2013

my "rule" is, people are allowed to complain about extreme weather in their area, but not common weather. So, for example, in Vancouver no one should be complaining about the rain, but we can complain about last week's heatwave, or when we get two inches of snow that shuts down the city.

None of this "it's hotter/colder/snowier/more apocalyptic elsewhere" stuff.

(and i just realised I used the wrong "whether" above, ugh)

flannel tom
#185 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

I think Saskatchewan is Cree for "Extreme"

darbarspecial
#186 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 08, 2013

@Tom - I will complain, as I don't complain in the winter. I am much more able to handle extreme cold with my heated house and multiple warm layers, than I can handle heat. Like many others here getting sick from sun and heat is no fun for me. You are going to just have to put up with the complaints. I put up with yours about winter and Regina after all.

flannel tom
#187 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

@tea and chowder: How well do you think that would do in an envelope to my house?

flannel tom
#188 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

whatever floats your boat, darbar

loweeda
#189 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 08, 2013

London, ON is apparently the cougar capital of Canada.  I'd like to point out that I just moved away from that city.  That is all.

darbarspecial
#190 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 08, 2013

not trying to float any boats tom.

JonDixon
#191 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 08, 2013

@kirk hmm, I can get behind that rule.  I still won't feel bad for folks in Vancouver that get a bit of snow (a layer of ice that destroys bits of bridges is complaint worthy, IMO)

@darbar the way being a curmudgeon works is that you complain about all kinds of things, no one else is allowed to complain about things!  (this part of this post is obviously a joke) (also, I know this because I am also a curmudgeon) 

evensteven
#192 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 08, 2013

LANA! are U around? If so... please see my post at #150. Thanks!

tea&cartography
#193 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 08, 2013

@tom

it would arrive, but I wouldn't be able to vouch for freshness.

flannel tom
#194 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

So I'm on a Mason kick at the moment... Garrett Mason won a Juno for I’m Just a Man but for me, I really like Love and Sound. One of these albums should be on this Best Albums Ever list. Has to be. Outrage otherwise. Imagine if R3 played his music, instead of say for example No Sinner as it's token blues rock selection.

a taste: ....And Everything

smalliebigs
#195 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 08, 2013

@Loweeda: from WAY up there, there is talk about Toews being appointed to the Manitoba Court of Appeal. The embarrassment could continue. 

tea&cartography
#196 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 08, 2013

@loweeda

i like this quote.

“She’s most likely not looking for anything serious so just have fun and enjoy the ride.”

jdurley
#197 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

Arcade Fire's Funeral should crack the top 20.

kirkofdoom
#198 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 08, 2013

In other news, I may have just used "confetti" as a music genre when trying to describe Hollerado to someone. 

Fiasco22
#199 posted by
Fiasco22
on Jul 08, 2013

Lana - you mean Weakerthans?

flannel tom
#200 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

You can complain all you want darbar, it's not going to change me from saying I love the summer, I love the heat and there you go.

Benoit from Ottawa
#201 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

Off subject (no, really, trust me)

The US national raisin reserve. yes, you read correctly.

"It works like this: In a given year, the government may decide that farmers are growing more raisins than Americans will want to eat. That would cause supply to outstrip demand. Raisin prices would drop. And raisin farmers might go out of business.

To prevent that, the government does something drastic. It takes away a percentage of every farmer’s raisins. Often, without paying for them."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/one-growers-grapes-of-wrath/2013/07/07/ebebcfd8-e380-11e2-80eb-3145e2994a55_story.html

smalliebigs
#202 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 08, 2013

I quite like Stars. I think the song Celebration Guns doesn't get nearly enough credit for awesomeness. 

Alos, the heat is AOK with me, too--as long as I have ways to give me an occasional respite, like pools, AC, nudity, etc. 

Lana Gay
#203 posted by
Lana Gay
on Jul 08, 2013

@199, nope, Constantines record is called Tournament of Hearts. Also, there is a Weakerthans track of the same name.

PhilipST
#204 posted by
PhilipST
on Jul 08, 2013

Hi Blog--after a week of temps in the 90s/30s, NYC weather has downshifted nicely today and we're having a pleasant, hot, (not beastly) sunny and breezy day. Great voice there, was that Bry Webb, before "Stamp?"

jdurley
#205 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

Since we're going off-topic - anyone know how to get rid of a bumblebee nest in the ground?  I found out the hard way that I have one in my backyard.  Planning a party in August (y'all are invited!) but don't want my guests to be attacked.

loweeda
#206 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 08, 2013

smalliebigs re Vic Toews: yuck. That almost makes me want him to stay where he is (ie. out of our province, directly affecting our justice outcomes). but not really.

t&c:  I hate the part about the "cougar-cub" dynamic on campuses like Western. because I was there and (I guess) saw my fair share of "cubs." ewwww.

flannel tom and darbar: I like you both. don't fight.

Yuletide
#207 posted by
Yuletide
on Jul 08, 2013

Hello all,

This list is fun, it seems to make everyone happy!

I'm just glad to see Plaskett on it twice, if Matt Mays and The Guthries make it I'd consider it a Dartmouth sweep!  

flannel tom
#208 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

DARTMOUTH!!!!

Did the new Propeller location on the darkside open up this past weekend in heatwave-plagued Nova Scotia?

smalliebigs
#209 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 08, 2013

@Loweeda: my favourite Toews moment was when he accused other MPs of supporting child pornographers for not getting behind a ridiculously broad piece of legislation. You stay classy, Vic. 

TheRadioHead
#210 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jul 08, 2013
No one does a sexy beat like Plants and Animals. (My phone almost sent that out as plants and anals)
Benoit from Ottawa
#211 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

jdurlet, I have a BLAST pressure can of hornet killer. Terrible poison, etc.

I would perhaps go to a harware store with glasses, or a magnifying glass, and see if they have instructions for the different kinds of uses. That is of course if tyou want to go all killer.

Then again, maybe read this page, especially the heading How to Control Ground Bees.

loweeda
#212 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 08, 2013

smalliebigs: yup. that's our Vic, representing Manitoba with hyperbole and inappropriate melodrama. Bleh.

Yuletide
#213 posted by
Yuletide
on Jul 08, 2013

@ flannel tom #208 

I'm not sure.  I drove by Windmill the other day but couldn't see it anywhere.  Once Propeller is over here I won't need go to the other side ... except for shows and sporting events.  

Benoit from Ottawa
#214 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

211: the last thing they say is that pesticides are not recommended for the control of ground bees.

flannel tom
#215 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

Is Plants and Anals playing Home Cunty this year?

smalliebigs
#216 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 08, 2013

I find that accusing my opponents (in various arenas) of being child pornographers is a time-tested and effective strategy. 

evensteven
#217 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 08, 2013

BFO #201 American Farmers are raisin hell over that deal.

 

Sorry.

kirkofdoom
#218 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 08, 2013

...When The Angels Make Contact should be on the list, but I am nervous that it hasn't been on it so far.

TheRadioHead
#219 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jul 08, 2013
It's a long, old story but I once spent an evening drinking with Vic Toews in the Manitoba Yacht Club. I was a fish out of water, and his dickishness was already apparent.
loweeda
#220 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 08, 2013

no post today will be better than 215.

Snarf
#221 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 08, 2013

Hello,

Who is going to khatsahlano next weekend?

I was likely going to stop by, but I just found out my friend's band is playing so I will for sure be there!

(I try not to complain about heat, but I am not made for sun and turn into a polka-dot lobster with shocking speed)

kirkofdoom
#222 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 08, 2013

snarf,

rumour has it Eric might be coming up from Portlandia for khatshalahnoh. 

PhilipST
#223 posted by
PhilipST
on Jul 08, 2013

220 + 1. 

Snarf
#224 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 08, 2013

be nice to bees!

If you can just avoid the nest I would leave them alone. I do understand that there are children, pets, and allergies that make this untenable.

related: I think one of my neighbors is using pesticides as I keep finding distressed bees in my house. They act drunk and can't take off.

TheRadioHead
#225 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jul 08, 2013
#220. agreed.
Lana Gay
#226 posted by
Lana Gay
on Jul 08, 2013

@flanneltom Language.

tea&cartography
#227 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 08, 2013

@ftom.

I got jacked into a playlist from your last link.

I am now listening to "Tantric Sexuality - Deep Sexy Chill Out"

Our IT guy is going to be confused if he looks at my history.

jdurley
#228 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

@snarf - the bees were not nice to me.  Not nice at all.

 

flannel tom
#229 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

@Lana - It wasn't me!!!

 

@KoD - I agree with your Angels Make Contact and raise you a self titled, MM+El Torpedo (not the self titled Matt Mays that came out before that one, although it's great too.)

flannel tom
#230 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

hearing Neko's voice reminds me that I need to buy a ticket foir Reggie Folk Fest so's I can see her perform.

hedgeway
#231 posted by
hedgeway
on Jul 08, 2013

I'd probably be willing to bet my life on Funeral being the top 5. I've seen many different lists that put Funeral way up there as the best album ever regardless of geography or genre.

Yuletide
#232 posted by
Yuletide
on Jul 08, 2013

I predict Anne Murray - Snowbird in the top ten.  

PhilipST
#233 posted by
PhilipST
on Jul 08, 2013

I just read the 20+ plus entries in the 100 Best Canadian Albums posted today and want to say how really well-written the paragraphs are by the musicians/fans. Nice to read intelligent and personal music writing. I bet this also had a lot to do with the curation and editing by staff at CBC Music, since things often come in and then need revision and more work. If so, nice job on not settling for just average write-ups.

JonDixon
#234 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 08, 2013

You know what album would make this list if it was made?  "Show Tunes: The Greatest TV Theme Songs Written by Alan Thicke"

I'd buy that tape and put it in my Chevette.

Snarf
#235 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 08, 2013

jdurly - if they are aggressive they are probably wasps, not bees. Also, from what I just read ground bees nest in spring, not summer. More evidence in favor of them being wasps.

I am allergic to wasps and cannot live with them.  Proceed.

flannel tom
#236 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

wasps - nature's little arsehole

JonDixon
#237 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 08, 2013

wasps are assholes.  Kill those little fuckers with extreme prejudice. 

smalliebigs
#238 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 08, 2013

Here's another helpful hint: no noise suggests no bees. 

flannel tom
#239 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

@TandC, 227 - uh, that's kind of amazing. I hope it happens.

Snarf
#240 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 08, 2013

to be fair, solitary wasps are non-aggressive pollinators. But mostly we see yellow jackets and they are jerks.

I will try to stop talking about insects now.

flannel tom
#241 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

we have an old wasp nest in the tree in the back yeard which we keep around as a decoy nest. It works great, we haven't had any around the house at all.

garfielduk
#242 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 08, 2013

@jdurley #205, You could try contacting these guys.

kirkofdoom
#243 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 08, 2013

Is this that Jenn Grant side project? Or am I going insane? (or is it actually Grant and the player is stuck?)

jdurley
#244 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

These are bumble bees.  You know, those big ass ones that sting you really, really hard in the ass when you're just innocently pulling weeds.  (at least that's my experience)

Yuletide
#245 posted by
Yuletide
on Jul 08, 2013

@KoD #243

Side project.  

Lana Gay
#246 posted by
Lana Gay
on Jul 08, 2013

@kirk Jenn Grant's side project Aqua Alta!

PhilipST
#247 posted by
PhilipST
on Jul 08, 2013

Yellow jackets are even a summer problem in NYC. When garbage cans go uncollected for days at a time, with sticky contents like empty soda cans and donut wrappers, the yellow jackets hover by the dozens over the cans, which are located at street corners. You may be standing there, waiting for a light to go green, surrounded by them. They only want the refuse, but it makes for some scary moments.  

kirkofdoom
#248 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 08, 2013

I FIGURED IT OUT! I finally realised what this Courtneys song reminds me of.

We're the kids in america whoa oh!

jdurley
#249 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

<----- 

nvp
#250 posted by
nvp
on Jul 08, 2013

 

i never watched 90210.  but i like this tune.

wasps are jerks.  they get jerkier at the end of summer when the nights get cool.

JonDixon
#251 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 08, 2013

I once watched a yellow jacket land on a caterpillar and, using its little asshole arms, skinned the thing and flew away clutching the head and skin of the caterpillar, leaving a little cylinder of caterpillar goop behind.

That was the day that I went from being scared of wasps to angry with them and hating them.  Because they are assholes.

darbarspecial
#252 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 08, 2013

@jdurley - Did you have a big flower on your butt?

evensteven
#253 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 08, 2013

Lana! Love Love this COURTNEYS!

nvp
#254 posted by
nvp
on Jul 08, 2013

 

[251]  hannibal wasp

evensteven
#255 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 08, 2013

White Anglo-Saxon Protestants?

nvp
#256 posted by
nvp
on Jul 08, 2013

 

also, i'm no entomologist, but i thought bumblebees were super docile, relatively speaking.  you pretty much have to step on one to get stung.

Snarf
#257 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 08, 2013

I CAN'T RESIST TALKING ABOUT INSECTS!

nvp - know why? the queen leaves to find an over wintering nest sight and the hive, now leaderless, run amok until they are killed by the onset of winter.

Jon - did you know adult wasps are vegetarians? The reason they carry off insects (or bits of your bbq salmon) is to feed to their young back in the hive.

jdurley
#258 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

@darbar - ha ha, no, but now I have a couple of big, angry welts!

kirkofdoom
#259 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 08, 2013

You know what insect sucks?

Mosquitoss. 

jdurley
#260 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

@nvp - or pull weeds near the opening of their nest, apparently.  Then you're in trouble!

Snarf
#261 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 08, 2013

#256 - most bees die if they sting you, so they pretty much only sting if their life or the hive is being threatened.

Yellow jacket wasps on the other hand can sting multiple times.

Also, I heard that dead wasps (and maybe bees?) emit a chemical that attracts other wasps (and bees?) to avenge their death.  I may have crossed into anthropomorphism at the end there.

flannel tom
#262 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

I got mangled by mosquitos last night. but i'm over it. it's bad for like 5 minutes.

RE: the Heat: this is a status update from somebody I know but I don't understand this joke.

Guys, it is so hot out this morning that I just cut the sleeves off my homemade "I survived watching Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing" shirt.

smalliebigs
#263 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 08, 2013

@JD: I had a similar turning point with crows when I realized that they are just evil, incarnated in creepy flying form. Why must you attack helpless dogs and helpless Smallie, crows? Whassa matta for you, ah?

Benoit from Ottawa
#264 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

YEAH, JonDixon, it was simply being a good mother, a good provider! "Oh yum, caterpillar skin! Can I have the ass, canIcanIcanI???" "I want an eye, says the other baby insect..."

 

Incidentally, I was reading just a few minutes ago that almost every pest insect has its parasitic wasp. I'm sure you already know about those. They are our friends...

jdurley
#265 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

I would now like to formally apologize to the blog for bringing up the top of insects.

I'm sorry.

JonDixon
#266 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 08, 2013

But the asshole wasp left behind all the goo!  Maybe they don't need the insides (which should have lots of good stuff for the young wasps)

Anyway, project meeting - none of your science will diminish my hatred for wasps!!

Benoit from Ottawa
#267 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

Snarf, that may be related to "killer bees", as they let off some olfactory substance that immediately attracts thousands of colleagues.

evensteven
#268 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 08, 2013

JDurley...

Don't apologize. Just mention another blog de-railer (please don't make it recipes).

flannel tom
#269 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

@EVENSTEWVEN - LIQUOR

nvp
#270 posted by
nvp
on Jul 08, 2013

 

oh, the other night i took a walk over to the local "lake" which is really a goose poop pond, but which looks nice at dusk, and i was watching bats flutter over the top of the water, presumably eating bugs, hopefully mosquitoes.  it was cool.

evensteven
#271 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 08, 2013

I hope Gary gets here soon so he can take over posting silly comments for me.

kirkofdoom
#272 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 08, 2013

Every once in a while I feel bad for non-blog-regulars who come here wanting to talk about the top albums (or whatever), see a whole bunch of stuff about wasps (or whatever) and then get confused and wander off. 

jdurley
#273 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

@nvp - #270 - cool!  I also love watching dragonflies hunt mosquitoes!

Snarf
#274 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 08, 2013

You know how there is a lot of news these days about all the good things bacteria do for us, including as an important of our digestive system? Well I think insects are due for similar good PR.

darbarspecial
#275 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 08, 2013

I failed to distinguish the difference between bees and wasps to my son when he was little. I had told him to just ignore the bee and it will go away. So another day when a wasp landed on his nose and he just stood still until it stung him. He was very mad at me for giving him wrong info.

Benoit from Ottawa
#276 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

Going on an inscet binge (um), to jdurley's great chagrin, I was told that the black fly population, well, the bite rate anyway, goes down quite a bit in the country when the dragonflies come out.

jdurley
#277 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

@darbar -  yeah but once a wasp lands on you, you're pretty much getting stung no matter what you do.

kirkofdoom
#278 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 08, 2013

Snarf, 

Not an insect, I know, but I think the Misunderstood Spider image macro is good for their PR.

Benoit from Ottawa
#279 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

inscet = you can guess

flannel tom
#280 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

90's era CanCon albums that may or may not be on the list

Rusty - Fluke

13 Engines - Perpetual Motion Machine

Treble Charger - Red

 

evensteven
#281 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 08, 2013

Actually, I was stung by a Yellow jacket on Thursday. I got too close to a nest under the rim of my sisters above ground pool. I kind of embraced the moment because it hadn't happened since I was a kid.

TheRadioHead
#282 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jul 08, 2013
Yellow jackets = Benzedrine (I may be dating myself)
Snarf
#283 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 08, 2013

kirk - heehee, I like that spider.

When I was in landscaping I often walked into spider webs in the morning.  I would freak out and flail about miming 'get it off! get it off!' But then I would feel bad for destroying their home when they were just trying to eat mosquitoes.

flannel tom
#284 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

I'm not sure what Benzedrine is but I have been putting polysporin on my cougar wound

darbarspecial
#285 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 08, 2013

True jdurley, but he was still mad at me. haha. Another time he had a bug fly in his ear canal and was flapping around in there driving him crazy. I took him to a clinic and it finally came out just before the doctor came in. A tick in his belly button another time. He really hates bugs to this day.

evensteven
#286 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 08, 2013

Gotta run,

Lana, if U can comment on my #150 at some point? I'll read thru the posts later. Thanks!

C everyone later.

kirkofdoom
#287 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 08, 2013

I couldn't agree more with everything YG said about this album. And last time I saw them live, I actually got for reals chills during this song. 

Benoit from Ottawa
#288 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

jdurley, not so sure; if you're around a nest, well, maybe so, but otherwise...

I've often been buzzed by various wasps or hornets and I just swiped them away. I think often they may simply be attracted to one's various odours, especially given the beer-and-sweat season, and then there's shampoo, or maybe sunblock. Let's say we smell like yummy flowers.

stevierayk
#289 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 08, 2013

Yellow Jackets - Bennies. Benny and the Jets? Speed.

Snarf
#290 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 08, 2013

ok - last insect comment.

You know when you are hiking and that one bee/wasp buzzes around your head? That is the sentinel marking the edge of the territory around the hive.  If you just keep walking you will exit the territory and it will leave you alone. It is kind of amazing.  You will get to a certain tree or rock and the bee/wasp just turns around and leaves.

evensteven
#291 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 08, 2013

I'm still here.

Sucked in by BRAIDS.

I was mocked the other day by my assistant as I tried to do the high notes of this tune.

flagpole music
#292 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 08, 2013

@Stevie - #289 - have you ever heard either Stephen Fearing or Tom Wilson tell the driving from Nashville story that prompted the song title Yellowjackets?  there was a purchase of 'trucker's helpers' & coffee at a truck stop.  geezus it's hilarious. 

mcfflyer
#293 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 08, 2013

Wow.  Insects?  I love how these blogs take on a life of their own.  I take it you've all had fun, while I was off having fun camping. 

 

flagpole music
#294 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 08, 2013

also good morning everyone!

stevierayk
#295 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 08, 2013

@Flagpole - can't say I have. Although I'd listen to any story told by Tom Wilson.  

Yuletide
#296 posted by
Yuletide
on Jul 08, 2013

@Snarf #290.  Amazing!  

How come those long legged wasps seem so mellow compared to the super aggro yellow jackets?  

flagpole music
#297 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 08, 2013

@stevie - haha. i would maybe say SF tells that one better tho they're both champs.  it's not much more complicated than that. Truckers helpers (Yellowjackets), coffee, rain & a 10 hour drive.  There were tears for sure. But told well, a classic for sure.

darbarspecial
#298 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 08, 2013

Speaking of stories, I have been enjoying Buck 65's stories he has been telling on his FB page. Quite entertaining and I am sure the book he is writing will be as well.

TheRadioHead
#299 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jul 08, 2013
Yes, bennies were yellow and black capsules hence called yellow jackets. My early girlfriends were the youngest in big families so their older sibs were veritable pharmacies. We moved when I was 14 and I think that was a good thing. I never think of insects when I hear yellow jackets.
flagpole music
#300 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 08, 2013

@TRH - yep. they're somewhat legal here some spots in the states under that guise of 'trucker's helper'. crazy eh?

garfielduk
#301 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 08, 2013

@FT #269, But I hardly know her!

stevierayk
#302 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 08, 2013

She goes runnin for the shelter of Mommies little helper

PhilipST
#303 posted by
PhilipST
on Jul 08, 2013

Nice to hear Lana's shout-out to @evensteven!

Snarf
#304 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 08, 2013

Yuletide - hmmm.  Well you are probably describing parasitic wasps. They are solitary.  Solitary bees and wasps are VERY gentle (no hive to protect). You can usually tell a parasitic wasps by their long ovipositor

If you are talking about 'mud daubers' I find if you stay calm they stay calm. Very scientific.

tea&cartography
#305 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 08, 2013

bees and wasps make my body stop working.

the neighbour has yellowjackets under the porch and doesn't understand why I don't come visit anymore.

stevierayk
#306 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 08, 2013

We have solitary wasps around our house, they seem peaceful enough. The bees that make hives under my deck railing, not so friendly.

 

Benoit from Ottawa
#307 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

304, are long ovipositors SFW?

stevierayk
#308 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 08, 2013

Anyone from Ontario ever been to Tew's Falls? It's in Dundas (Hamilton) and only a couple of meters short of Niagara Falls, very cool.

garfielduk
#309 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 08, 2013

Just in case anyone is looking for a stupid European boyfriend I am stupid, European and available.

 

flagpole music
#310 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 08, 2013

@stevie - well, i'm not from Ontario but I've been there.  with trevor.  pretty damn amazing.

tea&cartography
#311 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 08, 2013

@stevie

I've been told it's fucking awesome in the winter.

MusicSoop
#312 posted by
MusicSoop
on Jul 08, 2013
All time #1? Hard to say. Probably something by Hayden or Library Voices or Yukon Blonde or Les Breastfeeders or...
stevierayk
#313 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 08, 2013

I went last Wednesday, with the heavy fog it was like.....mystic or something.

 

BUT - If you're the stupid shitheads that left a bunch of garbage on Dundas peak, throw yourself off it next time assface.

Benoit from Ottawa
#314 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

Somewhere in the 100 should appear, but won't (and I'm not sure both languages should be represented here, but I digress), the album Beau Dommage by the group of the same name. Here's Tous les  palmiers.

It was a wonderful album in 1974, so much so that anglophones who heard it tended to agree. (One of its members, Michel Rivard, would go on to be one of Québec's better songwriter-singers.)

In case someone's interest is piqued, here's a live version of Harmonie du soir à Châteauguay; it shows how tight they were.

evensteven
#315 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 08, 2013

#303 Thanks Philip! What did she say? Stepped out and missed it :? 

Yuletide
#316 posted by
Yuletide
on Jul 08, 2013

@ Snarf #304 Thanks for that .  We have these lanky paper wasps. They start little nests and never seem to finish them but they don't get all up your face like those stubby wasps.  I'll call them slacker wasps! 

Yuletide
#317 posted by
Yuletide
on Jul 08, 2013

Turn up the good!! 

jdurley
#318 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

@garf 309 - ha ha !!

Snarf
#319 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 08, 2013

Kirk - delayed response to #222 - I will be at 'Peak Performance Stage A' at Balsam St 5pm for Towers and Trees.

Likely lots of other stuff, too, but there for sure.

evensteven
#320 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 08, 2013

@GARY... THANKS :D! (see my #271)

kirkofdoom
#321 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 08, 2013

snarf,

they still don't have the schedule up (ugh) but I'm hoping to catch T&T as well. I'll be back and forth from the peak stage all day, probably. 

Cicero
#322 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 08, 2013

hey Y'all! Sorry I'm late - my headphones broke and I had to wait until lunch to go buy a new pair. They are shiny and magenta.

 

 

flagpole music
#323 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 08, 2013

well, it's a little glee club-y but anyone know Toronto's choir!choir!choir! ?  Free download here of their recent cover of Blue Rodeo's "Hasn't Hit Me Yet"

garfielduk
#324 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 08, 2013

@Steve #320, You're welcome. (I think)

Benoit from Ottawa
#325 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

O.k., she's good: Aoife* O'Donovan. The song, Beekeeper.

(Link to YouTube, but courtesy of Deus Ex Malcontent.)

 

The guy at DeM says: "By the way, in case you're curious, it's pronounced EE-fuh."

Cicero
#326 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 08, 2013

@Benoit - I love that name. I'm a big fan of Gaelic names though - Siobhan, Saoirse. So different, so cool.

Snarf
#327 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 08, 2013

kirk - the schedule tab/page is blank, but if you go to the artists page and click on a picture the set times are listed in the bio.  E.g. Pack AD on the main stage at 7.  Peak Performance artists are on this page with same set up.

loweeda
#328 posted by
loweeda
on Jul 08, 2013

Aoife O'Donovan is excellent. Benoit is correct.

kirkofdoom
#329 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 08, 2013

snarf,

well… that's entirely too much work.

The entire peak stage schedule is here, though:

flagpole music
#330 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 08, 2013

@Benoit - she is great. She plays with Crooked Still & has worked with Ollabelle (with Amy Helm) & works with the fab Chris Thile & other Punch Bros guys a lot. There's tons of good material around for her.

Snarf
#331 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 08, 2013

Kirk - haha.  It is WAY too much work.  If one of my best friends wasn't taking to the stage I would not have bothered. Thanks for the link!

evensteven
#332 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 08, 2013

GARY (#324)...Meant as a true compliment. I love ur posts Garf!

Benoit from Ottawa
#333 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

I acknowledge the posts about Aoife. Now I must be off in the real world to do stuff before going back to the Fest for Grace Nocturnal and the Potters <----> Cadence Weapon DJ set, the lovely-named The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, and also Mother Mother, these two opposite, opposite...

 

 

opposite...

 

RUSH.

 

I'll probably only take in a few songs of theirs, but thst's not intended to put sour grapes into others' elixir.

evensteven
#334 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 08, 2013

Another Solid afternoon of music, Lana. Really cool!

Benoit from Ottawa
#335 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

Hannah Georgas was great last night! CMac, I thought of you.

I even enjoyed Diamond Rings, whose energy, musicality and genuine showmanship make far more interesting in person than recorded, in those few songs I've heard. I thought he was excellent, even if it's not necessarily my fave style of music.

evensteven
#336 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 08, 2013

BFO... have I confused U with my Profile pic? CMac used to use the same one.

flagpole music
#337 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 08, 2013

Ok, kids.  off to the store.  i got a ton of eggplant & squash yesterday at the market so it's ratatouille for dinner.  just need an onion & a pepper.

i bossed Grant a bit so if he manages to wish Thompson from Harlan Pepper a happy 21st birthday, whoop extra loud from me for sure.

catch ya laters

darbarspecial
#338 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 08, 2013

@evensteven - I always have to check with that profile pic.

Cicero
#339 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 08, 2013

@Flagpole - See you! Have a great dinner!

garfielduk
#340 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 08, 2013

@Steve #336, It's not as bad as when Stephie and Wapuche were both using the same picture at the same time.

Cicero
#341 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 08, 2013

@Flagpole - I think I'll steal your ratatouille idea for a party I'm going to on saturday :-)

evensteven
#342 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 08, 2013

Garf... I sometimes get your current pic confused as NVP. He is another minimalist.

kirkofdoom
#343 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 08, 2013

this should be fun.

Cicero
#344 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 08, 2013

@Kirk - You're a cruel cruel man.

Cicero
#345 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 08, 2013

@Kirk - also people are gonna get weird on you when I wax poetic about my celebrity boyfriends. Just FYI.

kirkofdoom
#346 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 08, 2013

not as weird as when i start talking about the book i'm writing.

Cicero
#347 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 08, 2013

@Kirk - That's true. Considering your book is very probably different than my book...I highly doubt imaginative YA fiction is your style...

carrieg
#348 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 08, 2013

all these blog photos are confusing me!

oh, hello, mega blog!

 

@Peak performance  - really enjoyed Greg Drummond at Golden Spike days, but have to say they did remind me of yet another 'Mumford' band.

Cicero
#349 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 08, 2013

@Carrie - Blame kirk.

carrieg
#350 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 08, 2013

@cicero - LOL - I think I have that t-shirt!

Cicero
#351 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 08, 2013

@Carrie - Ha! That's awesome! It's a fantastic shirt!

darbarspecial
#352 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 08, 2013

Hello carrieg and Cicero.

kirkofdoom
#353 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 08, 2013

carrie,

i think this year's Peak Performance Project is the weakest yet. It's the year of boring folk.

I want Hannah Epperson to win, but a solo female violin looper will never make the top three, sadly :(

Laura Beth
#354 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 08, 2013

Hey all, happy Monday! Just tuning in and was on vacay all last week, I have to get caught up on the countdown.

JonDixon
#355 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 08, 2013

Can you imagine the yarn old man Lawrence would be spinning if he saw you two with the same blog photo?

carrieg
#356 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 08, 2013

Hey @Darbar! 

....so excited to be seeing you in a couple of days!

 

Cicero
#357 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 08, 2013

@Carrie - how do you feel about dishing advice at the moment, lady? I need some advice.

@Blog - y'all can get in on the 'give cicero advice' train too, if you want...

 

So there's a guy I was seeing long-distance-ish about 2 years ago. we fell out of touch about a year ago, give or take a bit. I just found out (after a year of not speaking to this guy) moved to Calgary, and was going to surprise me on the weekend (I was super busy and fully booked and couldn't make any time), but he keeps on suggesting we get together for dinner and stuff to talk and I know I'm the only person he knows in the city...I've sort of moved things to just coffee at the moment, but I might be freaking out slightly, in the "does he want to pick things up where they left off? does he just want to hang out?" kind of thing.

I'm pretty sure it's just a friends thing, right? There's probably no residual feelings or anything on his end - it's been a year, right?

Cicero
#358 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 08, 2013

@JD - Oh man, that would be one to listen to, that's for sure!

Cicero
#359 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 08, 2013

@Darbs - hey lady!

stevierayk
#360 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 08, 2013

@JD - sharing blog photos leads to holding hands, and that leads to an eternity of damnation or dancing. Take your pick. Of course if you're a baptist they're the same thing.

Snarf
#361 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 08, 2013

disclaimer: I suck at advice

my advice: why not ask him?

stevierayk
#362 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 08, 2013

Ask his intentions and let him know yours.

garfielduk
#363 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 08, 2013

@Cicero, I agree with Snarf.

Cicero
#364 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 08, 2013

@Snarf - Because he's kind of a player by nature? And it's scary? Like, I would rather face down a monster than ask a boy if he likes me.

JonDixon
#365 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 08, 2013

@Cicero - what snarf said. No one here knows what longdistanceishdude wants besides him.  Unless one of us is him.

In which case - fess up longdistanceishdude!

Whoa, derailed.  Anyway, the only way to find out is to ask him.  

carrieg
#366 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 08, 2013

At Kirk - sadly, I haven't paid much attention to the lineup this year, but I adore Hannah!  I've seen her a few times now and each time I enjoy her more.

 

I was kind of disappointed at Greg Drummond when I saw them.  I was excited and then with each song, as entertaining as they were, I kept thinking "this reminds me of someone else".

 

I'm pulling for Good for Grapes as well as Hannah.

CDNz1
#367 posted by
CDNz1
on Jul 08, 2013

I'll second the damnation and dancing thing.

Cicero
#368 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 08, 2013

@Blog - damn all you people with your reasonable and mature courses of action! Where are the insane plans I was hoping/looking for? litmus tests based on word choice and clothing color and an over analysis of "see ya later" or "See YOU later"??! come on guys! :-P

garfielduk
#369 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 08, 2013

@Cicero, What do you want from him?

Cicero
#370 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 08, 2013

@Blog - I hate it when you make me be braver than I want to be. and also, I love you guys because you make me be braver than I want to be.

 

@JD - He's not on the blog. He's (sadly, oh so sadly) into top 40...

JonDixon
#371 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 08, 2013

@Cicero ok, here is a plan.  Go have coffee with him.  Stress before and after about "what does coffee mean?  Does he want to have babies?  Could I have babies with him?  What would they look like?"

Then go out for dinner with him. Stress before and after dinner about, "what did dinner mean?  What was going on when he touched his face like that while we were talking about monster truck races?  What would our dual live in monster truck look like?"

Continue this trend until either of you find someone to date or you end up in bed together.

Or just ask him and avoid some stress.  Totes up to you though.

jdurley
#372 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

@cicero - draw a picture of what you think your babies with him would look like, and then gauge his reaction when you show it to him.

 

Ha ha, but no, just go have coffee and see how it goes!  Have fun!

Cicero
#373 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 08, 2013

@JD - the dual monster truck question is a big deal. I want one with sparkly flames. But in all seriousness, you're right. I know you're right. And I'll probably suck it up and just do it when we go for coffee. At least it'll get the awkward out of the way.

@Garf - Frankly, I am not sure. It's...a difficult question to answer.

Laura Beth
#374 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 08, 2013

Do you guys remember when the CBC did a top 100 songs a few years ago? If so, do you remember what won? I *think* it was Four Strong Winds, but I'm not sure. 

kirkofdoom
#375 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 08, 2013

carrie,

they have a set of the whole top 20 on soundcloud

There's maybe five I actually like? I want either Hannah or Rykka to win, but I just don't think I am going to care as much this year. 

 

cicero,

oh, you want irrational advice? Disguise yourself as someone else, then accidentally bump into him somewhere and strike up a conversation and mine him for data that way.

He'll never know.

Cicero
#376 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 08, 2013

@Jdurley - I feel like this could spawn a wonderful montage of "things not to do on not-quite-dates with guys that are kind-of ex-boyfriends"

Snarf
#377 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 08, 2013

Cicero - well maybe I have a skewed sample set, but most of my guy friends are soft hearted romantics when it comes to girls.  The ones you want to be in a relationship with don't take kindly to mind games.  The ones who spin you a yarn you really don't want to be in a relationship with (at least until they grow out of that stage).

carrieg
#378 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 08, 2013

@OhCicero,

I am certainly not one to ask.  I am a wounded heart.  it sucks in every way possible.

 

how did you / he end things?  Amicable ending or did one of you just stopped all contact? 

 

I'm with the others - come out and ask.... I know it's hard, but you're a strong beautiful woman. 

Best to know than stress.  You still interested in LD Dude?

jdurley
#379 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

You guys, I've hit the wall, and can't go any further without caffeine, but it's too late in the day for coffee.  HELP ME.

Laura Beth
#380 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 08, 2013

@Cicero - I am in a situation sort of similar to this right now. I have a guy friend who I am not interested in, and he asks me to shows all the time, and I just have never gone because I'm always afraid he thinks it's a date and it would be so awkward.  But at the same time I often don't have people to go to concerts with so I'd love to just clear it up once and for all. 

Snarf
#381 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 08, 2013

jdurly - go for a walk! That is what the blog always tells me to do.  Hey wait, maybe the blog is trying to get rid of me....

Cicero
#382 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 08, 2013

@Snarf - You're right...He's kind of a messy and flawed person with a really good heart. At least, previously. I don't know if I could deal with all of his random drama, but if all of that (or even most of it) was being dealt with, I think I could attempt it. Its all very strange.

garfielduk
#383 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 08, 2013

@jdurley #379, Tea? Doughnuts?

Laura Beth
#384 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 08, 2013

@jdurley - DANCE AT YOUR DESK!

carrieg
#385 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 08, 2013

 Kirk - thanks for the link.  I'll take a listen.

 

@jdurley - dance at your desk then go for a walk and get donuts & coffee!

JonDixon
#386 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 08, 2013

@jdurley yell.  At your desk, just yell at the top of your lungs.  Bonus points for cursing.  

@cicero well that sounds reasonable, what does he want in a dual live in monster truck?

Yuletide
#387 posted by
Yuletide
on Jul 08, 2013

YESS!! 

jdurley
#388 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

@cicero - give him a really really long hand-knitted scarf in varied shades of blue, and tell him that you knit one row for every day you were apart, and the shade of blue each day corresponds to how blue you were feeling without him.

Analysis:

If he puts it on - you're in like Flynn

If he looks frightened, and then bolts for the door, leaving the scarf behind, he's probably not that into you.

carrieg
#389 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 08, 2013

@jdurley - I like your style!

Cicero
#390 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 08, 2013

@Carrie - our communication dropped off a lot prior to, but I cut off contact. He wasn't speaking to me too much, except for the occasional middle of the night phone call and stuff. He was dealing with some things at that point, and I couldn't be an emotional crutch for a one-sided relationship, so I just sort of stopped. Now he's here. It's all fairly abrupt and weird feeling. From where he was? Not good boyfriend material. Now? I don't know if he's changed at all.

 

Yeah. I'll go, I'll see what happens. It'll be fine. :-)

Cicero
#391 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 08, 2013

@Carrie - our communication dropped off a lot prior to, but I cut off contact. He wasn't speaking to me too much, except for the occasional middle of the night phone call and stuff. He was dealing with some things at that point, and I couldn't be an emotional crutch for a one-sided relationship, so I just sort of stopped. Now he's here. It's all fairly abrupt and weird feeling. From where he was? Not good boyfriend material. Now? I don't know if he's changed at all.

 

Yeah. I'll go, I'll see what happens. It'll be fine. :-)

jdurley
#392 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

Ha ha, you guys thanks for all the advice!  I will go for a walk and report back!

Cicero
#393 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 08, 2013

@JD - I can only guess. I assume probably a set of long-horns on the front, but you know what they say about assumptions....

stevierayk
#394 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 08, 2013

@Jdurley - yellow jackets

flannel tom
#395 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

How high on the list of Greatest of all Time Ever do you think Avril Lavignes Sk8er Boi will rank?

I'm really pulling for top ten.

flannel tom
#396 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

Is this a dating website now? Sorry I think I'm in the wrong place.

Laura Beth
#397 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 08, 2013

@FT Ugh.  I'm from her hometown. No Avril. No. 

Cicero
#398 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 08, 2013

@FT - sorry, I'm done. No more about boys and stuff.

Cicero
#399 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 08, 2013

@Blog - Advice taken, now, how about them Eskies?

flannel tom
#400 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

Also, where is Grant Lawrence? Seriously.

@LB - Have they built a memorial statue to her greatness yet? Please let it be yes.

kirkofdoom
#401 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 08, 2013

pretty sure it's been a dating website since Grant first got the idea for blog schnogs

garfielduk
#402 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 08, 2013

@Cicero #399, How do they manage to lose at home but win on the road?

Cicero
#403 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 08, 2013

@Garf - ouch. I wish I knew man, I wish I knew. Also - have you seen The Heat yet? HILARIOUS!

flannel tom
#404 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

That's kind of what I meant, I though Lawrence was heading up the sex life advice column here but nope it wasn't him.

That's why it's mysterious that he's not here.

JonDixon
#405 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 08, 2013

@FT I'm sure whenever they do, the statue will have plumbers crack.

carrieg
#406 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 08, 2013

@Cicero - please report back to us -  double garage for matching monster trucks?   coffee buddies?

 

@JDurley- please report back to us!  - dancing? screaming?  cursing? donuts? coffee?

flannel tom
#407 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

I'd like to point you're attention to the only team that's 2-0.

Samskatchewan Rough Riders.

jdurley
#408 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

@Laura Beth - I will go to concerts with you and I promise it will always be as just friends.

Laura Beth
#409 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 08, 2013

@FT No statue.  There was her "favourite" pizza place that had a lifesize poster of her, but it's shut down now.  This is That did an episode about an Avril statue and people became enraged and it was glorious.  http://www.cbc.ca/thisisthat/news/2012/09/05/avril-lavigne-or-sir-john-a-macdonald-to-get-statue-in-napanee/

garfielduk
#410 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 08, 2013

@Cicero #403, I have not seen it (yet)

Laura Beth
#411 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 08, 2013

@Jdurley- sounds like a plan! We really need to get a CBCR3GTA thing up and running! 

flannel tom
#412 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

...and if I can play along on the sex life advice column without having previously rad any of the comments, my advice is: sleep with him. If it's good and if you still want to talk after that, Boom! There ya go. If not, it wasn't meant to be.

Cicero
#413 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 08, 2013

@FT - I'm diametrically opposed to the rough riders. As an Albertan, my only alliegances lie with the Eskies and (grudgingly) the Stampeders, with a third spot open for the Alouettes (Because I was born in La Belle Province).

jdurley
#414 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

REPORT

The owner of the company is standing at my co-worker's desk talking to him, and I'm afraid that if I do any of your suggestions, it might attract undue negative attention.  But that's kind of woken me up any ways...

darbarspecial
#415 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 08, 2013

@carrieg - I am excited too and not getting near enough work done here. 2 days to go! :)

 

 

Benoit from Ottawa
#416 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

evensteven 336, no, it was just in case CMac was here.

Cicero
#417 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 08, 2013

@Laura beth - if you were here you could go to concerts with me and alsace totally platonically. But we could still talk matching monster trucks. it's important.

flannel tom
#418 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

@laura beth - wow, that's kind of amazing. I'd go with Avril over John A any day. I mean, how many statues does that guy need!??!

carrieg
#419 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 08, 2013

@jdurley - LOL!! 

@darbar - most importantly, did you fix the droopy eyed woman?

 

also, you are bringing me a short legged chair...correct?

darbarspecial
#421 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 08, 2013

@carrieg - Ha! Yes I fixed droopy eyed woman and yes I will throw in a short chair for you. They are just the cheapie ones, but better than nothin.

evensteven
#422 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 08, 2013

Gah! Step away from the blog for two minutes and I can't keep up now.

CARRIEG... Hi!

KIRK... Funny Blog Pic Doppleganger

CICERO... Things can be rekindled after a year and even longer. Sometimes all you need is time apart to come to that conclusion.

evensteven
#423 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 08, 2013

#416.. BFO... I kinda thought U were too astute for that.

carrieg
#424 posted by
carrieg
on Jul 08, 2013

@darbar  - that's awesome (for her). 

as for the chair....are you suggesting I stay away from donuts while in Winnipeg?

 

@evensteven - dreamer.   oh, Hi!  :)

kirkofdoom
#425 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 08, 2013

In other news, The Strumbellas are playing the Railway tonight and I am super stoked. 

I think I have been waning on folk because there is just so much bad/boring stuff lately, but Strumbellas are pretty badass. Especially live. 

flannel tom
#426 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

Glass Tiger - The Thin Red Line - in the top ten of Greatest All Time Ever's?

stevierayk
#427 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 08, 2013

@FT - you may know the 'drop the needle' sample in The Maestro Fresh Wes song of the same name. It’s from Dance Desire by Haywire, possibly one of the worst songs of all time

 

evensteven
#428 posted by
evensteven
on Jul 08, 2013

#396... Someone put out Flannel Tom. He's on fire today!

Laura Beth
#429 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 08, 2013

@FT this idiot from highschool on my facebook wrote this whole big rant about how there shouldn't be an Avril statue over a Sir John A statue and I didn't tell him it was satire, and ohhh it felt so good. 

darbarspecial
#430 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 08, 2013

dear carrieg, if I haven't broken it yet I hardly think you will. You have a whole lot of donuts to catch up to me. :p

flannel tom
#431 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

In all honestly, April Wines "Stand Back" sort of needs to be high on the list. It was the first platinum record or some such thing by a Canadian Band. Plus it's April Wine. And they also had shirtless jumpers and great hair.

jdurley
#432 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

SECONDARY REPORT

Boss man left just before I snapped and went all Loki'd.

stevierayk
#433 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 08, 2013

April Wine rocks, their list of hits goes on and on.

Benoit from Ottawa
#434 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

Laura Beth 409: This Is That is, I believe, the only Canadian comedy sow* that's completely pince-sans-rire, what's that in English?, like British don't crack a smile humour.

They revel in reading completely genuine (I'm sure) letters from outraged Canadians who think the show is not fun-ny AT ALL".

 

*"show"; typo too good though, I left it.

Benoit from Ottawa
#435 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

Homage au fromage is being played for the second time today, I believe. And I missed some airtime...

jdurley
#436 posted by
jdurley
on Jul 08, 2013

"Comedy Sow" - not as lucrative as a Cash Cow but still fun to have around

smalliebigs
#437 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 08, 2013

I kind of like April Wine on a non-ironic level sometimes. Sorry to say. 

stevierayk
#438 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 08, 2013

@Smallie - it's no crime to like April Wine. It's just not popular with Hipsters, kinda like Rush.

stevierayk
#439 posted by
stevierayk
on Jul 08, 2013

And a lot of stuff that is great is not popular with hipsters. 

flannel tom
#440 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

April Wine makes a guy feel pretty good sometimes, I agree. And there ain't nothing wrong with that.

But man, those shirtless jumpers.

Benoit from Ottawa
#441 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

smallie, that's okay, a lot of 80s bands wore outrageous hair and clothes, totally ridiculous now, but a lot of their power rock anthems, incredibly popular then, still stand up today -- for what they are: power rock anthems.

garfielduk
#442 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 08, 2013

@jdurley #436, But they can be squealy funny.

flannel tom
#443 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

@stevie - not sure if you know of him but I've been listening to Garrett Mason's Love and Sound on repeat today. It happened by accident but anyway, as a guy who appreciates a good guitar lick, you should gove this a spin.

Benoit from Ottawa
#444 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

Comedy sows the world over think that it's speciesism to think of them as making fat jokes allatime.

Cicero
#445 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 08, 2013

@Smallie - I've never actually listened to April Wine before...they were never really on my radar, sadly. I'm going to have to look into it.

also, guys, have you heard M.I.A.'s new single, Bring Da Noize? It's AMAZING.

Benoit from Ottawa
#446 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

M.I.A. is amazing in general. Such presence, energy, etc.

flannel tom
#447 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

The Stampeder's, another classic Canadian band from the 70's should make an appearance on the list.

They have an album called Rubes, Dudes & Rowdies. That's the best album name I've seen in some time. 

TheRadioHead
#448 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jul 08, 2013

CarrieG and Darbar, you guys are meat eaters, right?  I

'm precooking some food and freezing it as I do every year. Saves a bit of money.

kirkofdoom
#449 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 08, 2013

I was going to say something about April Wine, but then I realised I was thinking about UB40's Red Red Wine. 

darbarspecial
#450 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 08, 2013

@TRH - I am definitely a meat eater.

Cicero
#451 posted by
Cicero
on Jul 08, 2013

@Benoit - The woman is pretty much my absolute hero. So Fierce and passionate and just goddamn BADASS. Love the whole militant sound she rocks. But I honestly think Bring Da Noize is my favourite song of hers, followed closely by Bad Girls.

darbarspecial
#452 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 08, 2013

What? Nobody has mentioned Trooper's Hot Shots? Ha!

TheRadioHead
#453 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jul 08, 2013

April Wine was the first concert my little brother (12 years younger) wanted to see but he was too young to go alone so I took him. 

I was like, 23, but he was embarrassed to be seen with me and pretended he didn't know me.  Geezus. 

So I blame my brother about being ambivalent about April Wine.

flannel tom
#454 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

I blame my little brother for a lot of things too Pat. But I'm a middle child and will look to deflect blae wherever I can.

Wait - is that what middle kids do? Or are we always taking all the blame? I don't remember.

flannel tom
#455 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

Also, @Pat The Radio Head, that band LITE that you showed me, man, they're coooooool. I like them :)

TheRadioHead
#456 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Jul 08, 2013

@Tom

I am just reading Urban Dictionary's definition of Middle Child Syndrome. By the sound of it you can do just about anything you damn well please because no one is going to notice anyways.

I am glad you liked that recommendation, I was anxious about making it.

I hear you had a good weekend.  If you know what I mean.

flannel tom
#457 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

I think I know what you mean.

Benoit from Ottawa
#458 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

456-457; oh god, sous-entendus!

Laura Beth
#459 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 08, 2013

This lead singer sounds like the dude from Stereophonics, eh? 

flannel tom
#460 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

Anybody know baseball chatter? I started saying "party on 2" last night when the play was to second base and I really liked it. I don't know if that's already a thing or if that was an OG thing.

Anyway, I am going to start saying "Party on Two" a lot more from here on in.

darbarspecial
#461 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 08, 2013

This middle child avoids confrontations. I just had a pissed off yard maintenance guy. He came to mow the lawn at work. Another guy was here and mowed it this morning. My bosses are away, I don't know who is suppose to mow the lawn. He didn't say a word to me. I was talking to him and apologizing and not a word. He rode his bike here pulling his mower in a trailer and I felt bad.

Laura Beth
#462 posted by
Laura Beth
on Jul 08, 2013

I'm heading out into the pouring rain, night guys!

flannel tom
#463 posted by
flannel tom
on Jul 08, 2013

Yup see you guys later too. Back to your'e previously scheduled convo's.

kirkofdoom
#464 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 08, 2013

I know Graham has forsaken us, but in case he does come by, I am just going to let him know I caught his subtle Simpsons reference.

Zzzzzap.

smalliebigs
#465 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 08, 2013

I mustn't have been paying attention. 

Benoit from Ottawa
#466 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Jul 08, 2013

Well, I'm off the the Fest, good evening, R3cionados !

garfielduk
#467 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 08, 2013

@Graham, Are you working on anything new for TPC? (Just on the off-chance he turns up)

smalliebigs
#468 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 08, 2013

...blog tumbleweed...

mcfflyer
#469 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 08, 2013

I would swear this blog exists in another dimension.

flagpole music
#470 posted by
flagpole music
on Jul 08, 2013

@cicero - are you still here? just got back & saw your note. ratatouille is great for a dinner party.  I do a sorta rustic one, usually in a pie plate instead of casserole. I'll send you recipe with our couple tweeks:P

also, not to torture you all but i am eating a ridiculous bowl of fresh pluot & apricot & raspberry for lunch that makes me happy to be in California.

mcfflyer
#471 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 08, 2013

If it exists at all.

Thank goodness Grant is back tomorrow.

smalliebigs
#472 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 08, 2013

@Lee: the summer typically seems slower here in blog land, but the inactivity seems even more pronounced in this new era of pre-recorded shows, mega-blerghs and such. 

Snarf
#473 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 08, 2013

Does the blog want to talk about Outlook & Excel? I have a second interview and skills assessment on Thursday and it includes "a 45 minute written test that is based on Outlook and Excel"

If you were testing a prospective employee on Outlook and Excel what would you include?

darbarspecial
#474 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 08, 2013

Sorry Snarf, I can't help you much with those.

kirkofdoom
#475 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 08, 2013

snarf,

I don't know squat about outlook, but for excel, I would probably say ability to use formulas? Maybe macros, depending on how intense it is? 

darbarspecial
#476 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 08, 2013

That doesn't sound like a very fun 45 min.

smalliebigs
#477 posted by
smalliebigs
on Jul 08, 2013

With any luck it's more fun than my "legal skills" component of an interview was last week. Just. Plain. Awful. 

kirkofdoom
#478 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Jul 08, 2013

and if the interviewer asks you about something you don't know in outlook or excel, just say something like "I don't know how to do that exactly, but I do know how to use Google"

(everything I know about excel came from trial & error & google.)

mcfflyer
#479 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 08, 2013

@snarf - Well, I just came back from vacation to find Outlook asking for my password - and I've never needed one to open it before.

As for Excel - what will you be doing with it.  As Kirk said, formulas are what its good at, but I know that formatting of the document is so important, as the better it looks, the more quickly anyone will believe what results are shown.

 

darbarspecial
#480 posted by
darbarspecial
on Jul 08, 2013

@Lee - Outlook must have changed something recently. My mother was apparently having trouble with her Outlook on the weekend.

mcfflyer
#481 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 08, 2013

@smalliebigs [472] - Oh, I agree with you, but my comment really was in response on how the blog is a life of its own, and we all can go off any anything from bees and wasps to Natasha's potential love life. 

I really love this place!

Snarf
#482 posted by
Snarf
on Jul 08, 2013

hmm.... maybe I should look into macros. I already taught myself mail merge. I can make a pivot table.

It would be more fun it it wasn't following 3 half-hour panel interviews.

Smallie - resiting lawyer jokes.....

garfielduk
#483 posted by
garfielduk
on Jul 08, 2013

@Snarf #473, Don't use big words, explain it in plain English but don't talk down to them.

I would start by explaining what each one does and how it should be used, and I would throw in a keyboard shortcut or 2.

Just my 2 pennies 3 cents worth.

 

JonDixon
#484 posted by
JonDixon
on Jul 08, 2013

Outlook trouble shooting: close outlook, re-open.  Has this solved your problem?  No.  Try it again.  Still no?  Restart your computer.  Still no?  Call IT.  Wait for 90 minutes while the IT guy insists that you stay on the phone with him while he spins the mouse cursor around your screen.  Restart your computer.  For some reason whatever was going wrong has been fixed.  Or you're too tired to care and figure out how to work around it.

mcfflyer
#485 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 08, 2013

@Darb - Well, our office had user hostile Lotus Notes, and we finally switched over to Outlook, but I honestly am not sure if it's that much better.

mcfflyer
#486 posted by
mcfflyer
on Jul 08, 2013

@JonDixonoftheNorth [484] - That's how I fixed my Outlook this morning, but I did it in the opposite order -  I put in an IT help ticket th