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Once upon a time, "electronic" was a dirty word. Rock purists wouldn’t dare taint their sound with a synthesizer, no matter how vintage and warm. Those who did listen often indulged after the midnight hour.

Today, there’s a whole ecosystem of artists that openly borrow from electronic music’s best practices — its sonic innovations and carefully crafted sounds — and marry them with those of traditional songwriting, using harmony and the human voice to convey emotion.

Even orchestral-rock champions Arcade Fire are utilizing the rich sonic palette of synths and glitch to expand the possibilities of their songs. 

Still, as much as electronic music has evolved into something bigger, garnering a much larger audience, not everyone's convinced. For those not quite ready to plunge deep into the electronic music scene, but who may be willing to get their feet wet, here are 10 artists that could lure you to the other side. 

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This playlist moves from more groove-focused moveable tunes by Jessy Lanza and Arcade Fire to more atmospheric, contemplative songs by Ev Ree Wuhn and Rhye. 

Has this list turned your hate into love? Discuss why they may or may not have sold you on electronic music, in the comments section below. Do share any artists you feel should've made the list.

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garfielduk
#1 posted by
garfielduk
on Oct 01, 2013

Hello, hello, hello.

tea&cartography
#3 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

morning garf.

looks like a slow morning on ze blog

garfielduk
#4 posted by
garfielduk
on Oct 01, 2013

@T&C #3, How are you?

tea&cartography
#5 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

@garf

a bit sleepy. it's dark in the morning when I go to work now, so that makes motivation a little shitty.

how are things holding up on your end?

Old Abe
#6 posted by
Old Abe
on Oct 01, 2013

Good Morning Folks.

Shonica
#7 posted by
Shonica
on Oct 01, 2013

Good morning!

stevierayk
#8 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

Hey Hey Hey. It is dark in the morning now. Bleech...

 

Oh well, 24 degrees on Oct 1st ain't half bad.

Graham Wright
#9 posted by
Graham Wright
on Oct 01, 2013

Am I the only one who digs that it's dark in the morning? It makes me feel like I'm getting a real jump on the day without actually having to get up earlier...

Benoit from Ottawa
#10 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Oct 01, 2013

Good morning!

Electronic components are pervasive in today's pop music. Often, recorded human voices are so processed, autotuned, smoothed out and generally "audioshopped", that they sound part electronic, part human.

Welcome to the future.

garfielduk
#11 posted by
garfielduk
on Oct 01, 2013

@T&C #5, I'm not too bad thanks.

Benoit from Ottawa
#12 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Oct 01, 2013

Graham, 9, no, I'm like most of the rest: the sun spurs me into action. Later sunrise (or a dull day) = longer stay in bed.

Yours is however a very satisfying course of reasoning. You have an actice imagination, I have a sensitive pineal gland.

Benoit from Ottawa
#13 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Oct 01, 2013

active

stevierayk
#14 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

@Graham - Yes you are the only person. Freak.

Benoit from Ottawa
#15 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Oct 01, 2013

Back in 40 minutes or so. Cycling.

 

 

14  Hahahahahahahaha

tea&cartography
#16 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

@graham.

i like that idea in theory.

but i never feel that way biking to work at 7.

i feel damp and sad.

whereas if the sun is out, things feel more pleasant

tea&cartography
#17 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

buck 65 cover?

who is this?

stevierayk
#18 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

@BfO - RE: 12 - there are ointments for that

tea&cartography
#19 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

wait

im not listening to the stream.

i understand.

jdurley
#20 posted by
jdurley
on Oct 01, 2013

Good Morning.

#14 + 1 - Graham is a freak. No one else likes dark mornings. Except for when you're a little kid and it means  you're going on a trip, but then you get to take your pillow with you and go back to sleep in the car.

stevierayk
#21 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

I got some swag Raptors tickets one year. We sat about 7 rows back from courtside; it’s pretty cool from that close and they give you free shit like Hagen Das bars, because rich people who can afford courtside seats shouldn’t have to pay 8 dollars like the rest of us. They also get sushi. Bizarre. 

 

jdurley
#22 posted by
jdurley
on Oct 01, 2013

#21 - ha ha, I've had the same experience with raptor's tickets. It IS really cool that close, and there are waiters that come to your seats and bring you food and drinks! (albeit very slowly....)

I also find it really weird that the richer you are, the more free stuff you get, in general.

travis813
#23 posted by
travis813
on Oct 01, 2013

good morning everyone:)

StephRamsahai
#24 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Oct 01, 2013

I got up early to make a pot of coffee and have time to drink it before heading out to work but when I went to pour myself a cup I discovered we don't have any milk!! Ugh! The horror.

How is everyone!?

stevierayk
#25 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

@Steph - Black coffee is better, bumper stickers should be issued. And I'm fine, how are you?

travis813
#26 posted by
travis813
on Oct 01, 2013

@steph i agree black coffee is the way to go, and i am doing well how are you

tea&cartography
#27 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

@steph

I hope you didn't feed it to the sink monster.

Drink it!

Once you go black you never go back!

jdurley
#28 posted by
jdurley
on Oct 01, 2013

Yep, just drink it black!  If you can't quite handle that right away, put a tiny bit of sugar in to cut the bitterness, but pure black is the way it's meant to be drunk!

MSteve
#29 posted by
MSteve
on Oct 01, 2013

Now now, it has to be decent coffee before you can drink it black.  Not some foldgers crap.. or Tim Horton's.

Shonica
#30 posted by
Shonica
on Oct 01, 2013

Steph, just try drinking it without milk, you may be surprised how good it is! 

zammachus
#31 posted by
zammachus
on Oct 01, 2013

Hello internet people

Shonica
#32 posted by
Shonica
on Oct 01, 2013

ZAMMY! Welcome back!

jdurley
#33 posted by
jdurley
on Oct 01, 2013

Ha ha, Steph, you just stepped on the hornet's nest of black coffee drinkers!  Come to the dark side!!

jdurley
#34 posted by
jdurley
on Oct 01, 2013

Yo, Zam, my man!

zammachus
#35 posted by
zammachus
on Oct 01, 2013

Raph Stephsahai

 

I only ever drink my coffee black unless it's some crap budget stuff like Cinnabon.

It's easier to clean up, too. Just rinse.

zammachus
#36 posted by
zammachus
on Oct 01, 2013

Durlz

I am nobody's man. Slavery has been abolished.

garfielduk
#37 posted by
garfielduk
on Oct 01, 2013

Hi Zammy!

StephRamsahai
#38 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Oct 01, 2013

Hhaha wow, so I'm the odd man out, eh!? Well, you'll all be happy to know that I'm drinking it black... it's uh.... alright.

Shonica
#39 posted by
Shonica
on Oct 01, 2013

I have only recently started drinking my coffee black in the morning! Started a medication that I can't have dairy for one hour after! I need to drink my coffee and cannot wait that long : )

Alanna Stuart
#40 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Oct 01, 2013

I'm with you, Graham

tea&cartography
#41 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

Pro-tip from sir T&C's granny:

She carries cinnamon in her purse to add a shake to shitty coffee.

It makes things better 90% of the time.

The remaining 10 it's like putting lipstick on a pig.

 

jdurley
#42 posted by
jdurley
on Oct 01, 2013

#40 - Are you the real Alanna, or just Graham hacking Alanna for some fake support?  TRUST NO ONE.

jdurley
#43 posted by
jdurley
on Oct 01, 2013

@Zam - WRONG!  Now do my bidding!!

Shonica
#44 posted by
Shonica
on Oct 01, 2013

#42 hahaha

zammachus
#45 posted by
zammachus
on Oct 01, 2013

durlz #42

One of the first things I was taught in my new education as a journalist was this:

If your mother tells you she loves you, verify it with another source.

TRUST NO ONE!

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

Some song has the lines "only my mother loves me, and she could be jivin'..."

stevierayk
#47 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

@Alanna - then you can scrape my car at 6 AM in February. While Graham shovels the driveway.

Alanna Stuart
#48 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Oct 01, 2013

why of course...I'm...Alanna Stuart...

yeah, it's me

Alanna Stuart
#49 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Oct 01, 2013

I grew up in Ottawa. Been there, done that!

Benoit from Ottawa
#50 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Oct 01, 2013

Ahem. Ottawa is still doing. "Done that" indeed. < Harrumpf >.

tea&cartography
#51 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

Ottawa

The city I discovered the joys of wearing multiple pairs of pants on the morning commute.

Old Abe
#52 posted by
Old Abe
on Oct 01, 2013

@steph - I used to be a Double Double drinker.  Lactose intolerance forced me to drink coffee black.  First few were not so great, but now I'm used to it and love it.  Generally easier now when people ask if I want a coffee.  Yup, black. Easy Peasy!

Shonica
#53 posted by
Shonica
on Oct 01, 2013

I have never lived in Ottawa, but I can tell you a few things about how to dress for cold weather ; )

stevierayk
#54 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

My favourite part of winter is my flannel lined jeans. And red wine, no better time for red wine than winter

zammachus
#55 posted by
zammachus
on Oct 01, 2013

I like to say I drink my coffee neat. It usually elicits dumbfounded stares at first but when I explain it's nearly-universally "I like that!" or something to that effect.

Benoit from Ottawa
#56 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Oct 01, 2013

Coffee drunk black tastes stronger, sure, but also cleaner. Especially if it's no sugar.

tea&cartography
#57 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

@shonica

my uncle (and family) live in winterpeg. They always used to come visit and give us a hard time about only needing 2 prs of pants.

Benoit from Ottawa
#58 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Oct 01, 2013

Lovely Gord Downie song.

Benoit from Ottawa
#59 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Oct 01, 2013

58      He really mines the original vampire myth: "Talking to you in the voice of your mother"

Benoit from Ottawa
#60 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Oct 01, 2013

They could have used any number of old Hip songs in Breaking Bad.

Shonica
#61 posted by
Shonica
on Oct 01, 2013

T&C,

I will never forget the time my brother came to visit from Oshawa at Christmas one year with his down vest for a coat! He wakes up one morning and it is a gloriously sunny day and the sky is bright blue and decides to go out for a walk on such a nice day! He was back in five minutes looking to borrow a coat with sleeves. Hahaha it still makes me laugh some 20 plus years later.

tea&cartography
#62 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

@shonica

yeah, Oshawa winters are another thing entirely. I would have thought them to be similar to PEI (home), as they are both around big fucking bodies of water.

But they can be best described as soupy. Whereas in ch'town you get the wind off the north atlantic, which blows right through you.

stevierayk
#63 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

Oh well at least I don't get 500+ dollar electric bills in the winter.

jdurley
#64 posted by
jdurley
on Oct 01, 2013

This song is pretty cool.  Is this something new? Or something old I didn't know about? "Polar" by Aqua Alta

Shonica
#65 posted by
Shonica
on Oct 01, 2013

SRK,#63 woah I would not want those either!

tea&cartography
#66 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

@jdurley

new side project from jenn grant.

Graham Wright
#67 posted by
Graham Wright
on Oct 01, 2013

@jdurley Something new with a sprinking of something old - it's the new Jenn Grant project. 

Graham Wright
#68 posted by
Graham Wright
on Oct 01, 2013

Not that she's old, but she's not new to you guys.

jdurley
#69 posted by
jdurley
on Oct 01, 2013

Ah...thanks guys!  I thought that voice sounded familiar!!  Well, I like it. 

zammachus
#70 posted by
zammachus
on Oct 01, 2013

Ugh... Reading my interviewing textbook and just came across a very poorly kerned heading. Put me off the whole thing.

TheRadioHead
#71 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Oct 01, 2013
I wish I could open the gallery on my phone, I'd love to see who they consider electronic. Putting a synth in music no more makes it electronic than putting a saxophone in music makes it jazz.
Shonica
#72 posted by
Shonica
on Oct 01, 2013

TRH, The gallery list!

Akua

Daphni

Jessy Lanza

Rhye

Arcade Fire

Jai Paul

Ev Ree Wuhn

A Tribe Called Red

Braids

Mozart's Sister

 

stevierayk
#73 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

I’m not really down with electronic music at all. The most ‘electronic’ thing I listen to would be post OK Computer Radiohead, which I’m sure no one considers to be electronic per se, but the influence is there.

 

Graham Wright
#74 posted by
Graham Wright
on Oct 01, 2013

Sounds pretty electronic to me.

Michael Wynn
#75 posted by
Michael Wynn
on Oct 01, 2013

@theradiohead, did you go to the mobile site?  i.e. http://m.music.cbc.ca/ ?

hotpatch
#76 posted by
hotpatch
on Oct 01, 2013

I Sing the Body Electric

I sing the body electric, The armies of those I love engirth me and I engirth them, They will not let me off till I go with them, respond to them,And discorrupt them, and charge them full with the charge of the soul.

hotpatch
#77 posted by
hotpatch
on Oct 01, 2013

this is the first thing that came to mind....i had to go there

tea&cartography
#78 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

@hotpatch

was that a walt whitman reference?!

hotpatch
#79 posted by
hotpatch
on Oct 01, 2013

t&c, yea, if you follow the link the whole thing's there

tea&cartography
#80 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

Poetry foundation.

I get their 'poem of the day' email.

 

TheRadioHead
#81 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Oct 01, 2013
Thanks Shonica! I'll ponder that list. Thank also Michael Wynn, I had forgotten about the mobile site. I'll try it when I have a chance.
garfielduk
#83 posted by
garfielduk
on Oct 01, 2013

I eat my peas with honey, I've done it all my life

It makes them taste quite funny, but it keeps the o the knife.

 

Is about as much poetry as I know.

stevierayk
#84 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

whoa freak show link. It's my first day in the Matrix.

hotpatch
#85 posted by
hotpatch
on Oct 01, 2013

t&c, you're ahead of the curve

jdurley
#86 posted by
jdurley
on Oct 01, 2013

The first poem I ever memorized BY CHOICE was this gem culled from my Childcraft poetry book:

I never saw a purple cow

I never hope to see one

But I can tell you anyhow

I'd rather see than be one.

jdurley
#87 posted by
jdurley
on Oct 01, 2013

It was accompanied by a PHOTO OF A PURPLE COW. Which totally freaked out my 6 yr old self.

zammachus
#88 posted by
zammachus
on Oct 01, 2013

How do companies not get that they have to treat the people selling the products as well or better than the people buying them?

tea&cartography
#89 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

@stevie

my first time in a canoe was at bon echo.

it was windy, there were lots of speed boats, that lake is fucking deep which makes for some crazy wave action.

i nearly crapped my pants.

walt whitman is bad-ass.

darbarspecial
#90 posted by
darbarspecial
on Oct 01, 2013

Morning all!

I am drinking my coffee black this morning, because I am out of milk.

garfielduk
#91 posted by
garfielduk
on Oct 01, 2013
Shonica
#92 posted by
Shonica
on Oct 01, 2013

Darbar, I like your photo! Did you do that?

hotpatch
#93 posted by
hotpatch
on Oct 01, 2013

darbar, 90, nice bit of poetry there

deiru
#94 posted by
deiru
on Oct 01, 2013

Who are the 10 artist listed for those of us that can't open the gallery?

Shonica
#95 posted by
Shonica
on Oct 01, 2013

deiru see comment #72

deiru
#96 posted by
deiru
on Oct 01, 2013

@Shonica thanks.

personally I won't include Arcade Fire, even though the new track has some electronic quality to it

Graham Wright
#97 posted by
Graham Wright
on Oct 01, 2013

@deiru The gallery talks about that - they're a gateway band.

JonDixon
#98 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

Coffee is meant to be drunk (drank? fuck grammar) black.  Although I do enjoy an afternoon latte.  

Also - "you engirth me" isn't that kind of....forward?  Doesn't it mean the same as "you cause my penis to become engorged?" no?

lounge_act
#99 posted by
lounge_act
on Oct 01, 2013

Pretty excited for a new CFCF album.

flannel tom
#100 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

10 Electronic artists for people who hate electronic music 

Hey! I'm a guy who "hates" Electronic music!

I feel like this show was built for me. Win me over.... (although I have a feeling it's the electronic artists that get played here every day)

darbarspecial
#101 posted by
darbarspecial
on Oct 01, 2013

@Shonica - It was done with bitstrips, a facebook app.

@deiru - There was some explanation in the gallery about Arcade Fire inclusion and how we will have to wait and see how electronic this album gets.

hytumb69
#102 posted by
hytumb69
on Oct 01, 2013

Hi!

Who here lives in Saskatoon?  Is the Broadway Theatre a swell spot to see a band?  Is it licensed?  Imma gonna send my boss there next business trip to see the Sadies I think.

tea&cartography
#103 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

I dunno about Daphni being on that list if it is a 'gateway list'.

Wouldn't Snaith's other stuff be a little easier on the newcomers ears?

deiru
#104 posted by
deiru
on Oct 01, 2013

@graham I see, I suppose the makes sense. It would be hard to just jump right into full techno if you don't like EDM in the first place.

flannel tom
#105 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

ok I just went through the "gallery". Never mind my comment about the usual same old same old.

I like some of those acts, haven't heard some of them and honestly, just plain old dislike some of them.

So there we ave it.

darbarspecial
#106 posted by
darbarspecial
on Oct 01, 2013

@hotpatch - Poetic I am not.

stevierayk
#107 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

Engorge - filled

Engirth - surround

flannel tom
#108 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

@t&c - I really enjoy Caribou and totally can't stand Daphni.

Funny it's the same "person". The many sides of a musician in full display there.

Shonica
#109 posted by
Shonica
on Oct 01, 2013

hytumb69, Krib lives in Saskatoon

JonDixon
#110 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

Huh, I would have thought engirth meant to make more girthy, like to fatten up.  Shows what I know.

flannel tom
#111 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

Broadway Theater is a nice place to see a show although I can't speak from personal experience but those in the know seem to enjoy it.

deiru
#112 posted by
deiru
on Oct 01, 2013

My gateways were Paul Oakenfold, Tiesto, Orb, and others. Did start listening to Canadian DJ's until MSTRKRFT and Deadmau5.

krib
#113 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

JD,

it's the other way. engirth is to wrap around.

like a hand in a glove, or a sword in a sheath, or an upright basketball pole into the ground sheath that holds it, or...

darbarspecial
#114 posted by
darbarspecial
on Oct 01, 2013

@hytumb69 - I saw a couple shows at Broadway Theatre. It was a lovely venue and it was licensed.

stevierayk
#115 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

Looking through my playlist - I'll include Holy Fuck and Shout out out out out in my electronic likes

krib
#116 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

hytumb,

yes and yes. It's an old theatre. A sit-down place with good acoustics. They sell beer and have their own red ale made locally by Paddockwood

JonDixon
#117 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

So wait, its the catcher that does the engirthing?

hytumb69
#118 posted by
hytumb69
on Oct 01, 2013

Sweet... thanks all

flannel tom
#119 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

Shout Out Out Out was probably the first Canadian techno band that I ever got into and bought a CD of. I saw them at The Seahorse many moons ago and it was, as they say, a parrrrr-tay!

Shonica
#120 posted by
Shonica
on Oct 01, 2013

Email I just received!

Free Toque (with purchase) for the first 500 shoppers on the CBC Shop! The newsletter shows the R3 and the 70s gem toque.

flannel tom
#121 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

@Jack Disco - Have you started hockey yet?

stevierayk
#122 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

@Jon - yup. You get engirthed. If you're lucky.

jdurley
#123 posted by
jdurley
on Oct 01, 2013

I will also give a Shout out to Shout Out Out Out Out.

darbarspecial
#124 posted by
darbarspecial
on Oct 01, 2013

<------Me and Garfy at The Shaggy Pony, in case you didn't see that.

krib
#125 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

anyone remember Bull Durham? probably the best movie that had Costner in it.

Susan Sarandon ties up Tim Robbins and he thinks they're about to get all kinky, and then she starts reading Walt Whitman to him

JonDixon
#126 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

@FT not yet, this weekend is the first ice time.  My team folded though and now I'm a sub on another team, so I'm waiting to get the call up.

JonDixon
#127 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

I could use a good engirthing.

JonDixon
#128 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

I'm going to try that one on the missus.  hahaha

krib
#129 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

well, Mozart's Sister isn't impressing me from a name perspective

flannel tom
#130 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

@graham - I hope some lame "music journalist" somewhere along the way asks Carrie Pratt where they got the name for Prairie Cat.

Because that is probably the worst question ever... "how did you get your name?"

krib
#131 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

a good engirthing embiggens the smallest man

- Jebediah Springfield

:-)

flannel tom
#132 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

@JD - ahh, too bad about your team. We played last night, lost 6-4. we are now 0-3-1, worst start ever. But we're playing in a tougher league and all the games have been respectable and close so far. Except the first game we got spanked. But we probably should have won the other 3.... we are really bad at blowing our leads! The best part is we have a web based stats site!! It's fun.

 

Also, Hockey Night In Canada tonight!! Excited.

mcfflyer
#133 posted by
mcfflyer
on Oct 01, 2013

Good morning.

darbarspecial
#134 posted by
darbarspecial
on Oct 01, 2013

Electronic music, some I like some I don't. I love percussion and lower tones, so if it includes that chances are I will like it. If it is too bleepy, chances are I won't.

Graham Wright
#135 posted by
Graham Wright
on Oct 01, 2013

@tom BUT "it's my name with the letters reversed" is the BEST answer...

Graham Wright
#136 posted by
Graham Wright
on Oct 01, 2013

is there a name for that thing?

flannel tom
#137 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

@graham - in that situation, absolutely the best answer. To see the look on the face of the interviewer would be priceless.

jdurley
#138 posted by
jdurley
on Oct 01, 2013

@Graham - I don't know if there's a name, but this was a signature move of my dad's.  Some fan favourites:  Beeping Slag, Bumminghird

verborgen
#139 posted by
verborgen
on Oct 01, 2013

#136: anagram

krib
#140 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

it's a spoonerism

garfielduk
#141 posted by
garfielduk
on Oct 01, 2013

@Lee #133, Good Morning Sir

 

@Graham #136, I think it's a Spoonerism

Graham Wright
#142 posted by
Graham Wright
on Oct 01, 2013

@garf Yeah!!! One of my fav word play styles for sure.

pjrocksmb
#143 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Oct 01, 2013

how much $$$ does Nirvana get from this track?

kirkofdoom
#144 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Oct 01, 2013

Electronic, eh?

Well, there's Holy Fuck aaaannnd... that's about it.

Wait, maybe Bear Mountain.

And I liked BT's album This Binary Universe. Kind of ambient electronica stuff.

flannel tom
#145 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

It's not just Pig Latin?

JonDixon
#146 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

@Tom 1.25 pts/gm!  Nice!

We track all our stats on the web too - but I normally end up with about 5 points by the end of the season.

krib
#147 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

pig latin is different, or I should say ifferent-day

krib
#148 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

anagram is rearranging the letters to make a new word

spoonerism is shifting around sounds. supposedly a guy named Spooner did this regularly and unintentionally

flannel tom
#149 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

Anybody tune in to CJTR.ca this morning to hear me and Jennelle on the radio? It was fun. I think we actually did a good job.

R3 blogger @QCbusdude called in and pledged!!! (It's Radiothon fundraiser time for CJTR and campus/community stations across the land)

tea&cartography
#150 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

ah man.

so i checked out purchasing a pen from cbc to get the free toque. pen is 7.99, but with shipping comes to 19.95!

WHat the heck?!

pjrocksmb
#151 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Oct 01, 2013

@150

Canada post is broke that's it

flannel tom
#152 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

@JD - Yeah, I have to earn my keep around there somehow! Haha, I finally got the monkey off the back last night with a goal. The best part: I didn't have any contacts to wear so I was playing "blind"!

jdurley
#153 posted by
jdurley
on Oct 01, 2013

I dunno, $19.95 seems like a pretty good deal for a penis.

krib
#154 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

Tom, if you were superstitious, you'd start playing without contacts all the time

pjrocksmb
#155 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Oct 01, 2013

@153 does that come with lube, if not don't order

mcfflyer
#156 posted by
mcfflyer
on Oct 01, 2013

Morning Garry.  How are you holding up?

tea&cartography
#157 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

@jdurley

mind out of the gutter lady!

Old Abe
#158 posted by
Old Abe
on Oct 01, 2013

Electronic Music - I can dig it.  I always anticipate releases from The Russian Futurists.

tea&cartography
#159 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

well

so it's 3$ more expensive to buy a tshirt than a pen.

JonDixon
#160 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

@jdurley sucker, mine was free.

jdurley
#161 posted by
jdurley
on Oct 01, 2013

@teacart - there's an "out" of the gutter now?

Lana Gay
#162 posted by
Lana Gay
on Oct 01, 2013

Favourite electronic artist....go!

jdurley
#163 posted by
jdurley
on Oct 01, 2013

@Lana - Diamond Rings!

JonDixon
#164 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

I don't think I really have a fave.  I don't like too many on that list.

Does Michael Jackson count?  He's not too bad.

flannel tom
#165 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

@lana - When I think of electronic music I think of Rave Pants and Glow Bracelets and dumb Rave Hats

krib
#166 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

Venus Hum

that's not related to JDurley's gutter mind, either. It's an actual band

flannel tom
#167 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

I like Caribou for Can-Con Techno.

 

kirkofdoom
#168 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Oct 01, 2013

Funny thing is, while I don't like electronic, I like electro-pop.

Sidney York, Royal Canoe, Adaline, that kinda thing.

pjrocksmb
#169 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Oct 01, 2013

Caribou

CDNz1
#170 posted by
CDNz1
on Oct 01, 2013

Good Morning/Afternoon!

smalliebigs
#171 posted by
smalliebigs
on Oct 01, 2013

@Ftom: Dumb Rave Hats is the name of one of my many, many bands. 

CDNz1
#172 posted by
CDNz1
on Oct 01, 2013

Holy Fuck

jdurley
#173 posted by
jdurley
on Oct 01, 2013

Holy Fuck seconded

TheRadioHead
#174 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Oct 01, 2013
Wow Lana, you nailed it in your introduction. Most of these bands aren't electronic, but have borrowed electronic elements. Most electronic music does not have singing in it, singing is an element of music needed to draw in a lay audience. So, yes adding singing makes the electronic elements more accessible. Right on.
flannel tom
#175 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

Bran Van 3000 was maybe my first ever techno "like".

@smallie - they are very good.

flannel tom
#176 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

a new radio season should include new radio spots and stings, promos etc.

Those ones that have been on for months... they grow old.

garfielduk
#177 posted by
garfielduk
on Oct 01, 2013

@Lee #156, I'm not too bad at the moment, slowly getting better.

kirkofdoom
#178 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Oct 01, 2013

So I just got some press release from Last Gang records, saying that they hired a new GM blah blah. But there was one thing that stood out:

Last Gang’s fall schedule includes hotly anticipated releases from Ryan Hemsworth, Sebastien Grainger, and Lindi Ortega with releases on the horizon for Death From Above 1979 and Tre Mission.

I think that is the first official thing I've seen about a new DFA1979!! Before it's just been guesses and speculation, right??

stevierayk
#179 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

Where do you draw the electronic line? Devo? Kraftwerk? 1920 and a theramin?

smalliebigs
#180 posted by
smalliebigs
on Oct 01, 2013

I'd like to see a theramin battle. Throw down your best theramin. What what!

Christine McAvoy
#181 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Oct 01, 2013

Why is Bear Mountain not on that list?!

Sofa King good.

 

Also, good morning.

Also also, hockey.

flannel tom
#182 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

GO HABS

AMIRITE?

carlyg
#183 posted by
carlyg
on Oct 01, 2013

Oh, hockey! I just spent a ridiculous amount of money on two tickets to a Leafs vs. Jets game.

Oh, Carly.

flannel tom
#184 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

And you're taking me, right Carly?

flannel tom
#185 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

I Blame Carly for NOT calling in this morning!

carlyg
#186 posted by
carlyg
on Oct 01, 2013

I TOTALLY FORGOT!!! I went to the gym and was all active and such.

Annnnd sadly, I wasn't planning on taking you, but you should probably buy a ticket for yourself and Lisa and come!

krib
#187 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

179, SRK

don't forget Numan

but Devo and Numan both used real bass and drums in their earlier stuff. Maybe that means they don't qualify :-/

Christine McAvoy
#188 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Oct 01, 2013

@Carly I'm hoping to be GIVEN tickets to the Leafs v Canucks game...its a few days before my birthday too!

deiru
#189 posted by
deiru
on Oct 01, 2013

@KoD DFA1979 were talking about new album during their rifflandia show, I believe they even played a new track too!

Christine McAvoy
#190 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Oct 01, 2013

whoa, why did my profile picture change to that? I tried to change it to the one of me drinking beer out of the stanley cup!

deiru
#191 posted by
deiru
on Oct 01, 2013

One of my all time favorite video games got me into Bran Van 3000!

Christine McAvoy
#192 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Oct 01, 2013

fixed? :)

carlyg
#193 posted by
carlyg
on Oct 01, 2013

@CMac - I am giving the two tickets away for a birthday/Christmas prize. He will be taking me to the game though! :)

flannel tom
#194 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

@carly - Ha! S'all good! Be active, sure why not? But yeah, I do plan on going to a Jets game for sure, just don't know which one. And Lisa will come along and take in her first ever hockey game!

flannel tom
#195 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

193- good deal! (better be taking you!)

JonDixon
#196 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

"singing is an element of music needed to draw in a lay audience."

Can you expand on this for me please?

flannel tom
#197 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

Kessel just signed for big bux, 8 yrs, $64m

kirkofdoom
#198 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Oct 01, 2013

Jon,

pretty sure it means "everyone who likes singing/lyrics is stupid"

smalliebigs
#199 posted by
smalliebigs
on Oct 01, 2013

@Carly: morning workout! WOOK! 

 

JonDixon
#200 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

@kirk that was my interpretation, but before my internet explosion I wanted to see if that was what she really meant, or if it was just a word choice snafu

smalliebigs
#201 posted by
smalliebigs
on Oct 01, 2013

I like Kessel even less in light of certain recent events. 

JonDixon
#202 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

Alright, so Jessy Lanza sounds like a cardio video in 1985.

JonDixon
#203 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

I can't successfully get Akua to play.

ohfer so far CBC...

Graham Wright
#204 posted by
Graham Wright
on Oct 01, 2013

@Jon Where I come from, that's high praise!

TheRadioHead
#205 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Oct 01, 2013
Think about it, very instrumental music is popular. In order for people who are less familiar with the elements of music to connect with it, they need a human voice to relate to.
deiru
#206 posted by
deiru
on Oct 01, 2013

@Cmac, I gave up on ever seeing an NHL game since moving here. Tickets are way too damn expensive and every time someone in the office is giving up their tickets one of the many Canucks fans snap them up before I can get to them.

fresh ginger
#207 posted by
fresh ginger
on Oct 01, 2013

Hmm. 'Twould be better if the "intro to electronic" songs were listed or playlisted somewhere besides the photo gallery. Just sayin.

flannel tom
#208 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

I wish this was a NEW Shad song that hasn't already been played a million times a day... even though, yes, I like Shad and I like this song. Just that if you're going to say "Her'es some brand new music from Shad" it would be nice if it was actually a fresh track.

kirkofdoom
#209 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Oct 01, 2013

the new Shad album might have my favourite lyric ever on it.

Christine McAvoy
#210 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Oct 01, 2013

@Kirk NO SPOILERS...

or actually, do it.

that song is my favourite on the album.

ugh, so good.

flannel tom
#211 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

The Streets 104.7 Winnipeg's Best Urban music station was playing a different track off this album so I won't accept the "this is the single we got" argument.

krib
#212 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

you're on your high horse today, aren't you TRH?

that totally discounts the fact that there are lyrics out there that tell incredible stories and are some of the cleverest bits of poetry you'll find anywhere

I don't think Lou Reed wrote Street Hassle to create a hit, and he certainly wouldn't have been able to tell the story he did without lyrics.

Old Abe
#213 posted by
Old Abe
on Oct 01, 2013

Re: Kessel - WOW that is a lot of dough.  8 Mill a year?  Not sure he's worth it.  Plus, I guess he didn't feel much like helping the Leafs out with their cap situation.

Christine McAvoy
#214 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Oct 01, 2013

@deiru why didn't you go to a preseason game? Eric got a ticket for $30.

Also, during the regular season, depending on who they are playing, i've been able to to get tickets for $50 each.

I've only been to one Van v Tor game, and that was two years ago (not last year, for obvious reasons), and we got slaughtered...as per usual. I would have liked to see them play last year (the teams in general)...but I'm excited for this one...

Lana Gay
#215 posted by
Lana Gay
on Oct 01, 2013

@christine I'll get to Bear Mountain for you!

deiru
#216 posted by
deiru
on Oct 01, 2013

preseason would've been the way to go. I kinda missed the boat on that one. But I will keep that in mind for next year. Hopefully tickets will be cheaper this year.

JonDixon
#217 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

So if I like lyrics in my music, a wonderfully told story to music, I don't understand music?

I suppose ignorance is bliss.

Or I don't want to listen to someone smash the keys on their macbook pro to no discernible rhythm.  Tomato tomahto I suppose.

flannel tom
#218 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

@cmac/deiru - Pre-season is the worst. It's not good hockey and there's no names to care about, per se. A pre-season split squad game btwn the isles and flames here in Regina a couple weeks ago was $90 for the cheapest seat! Brutal.

Went to a Leafs-Kings game for my birthday a couple years ago.. we spent a small fortune on tix but it was worth it.

krib
#219 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

Lightning Dust sure has changed over the years...

flannel tom
#220 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

...and not necessarily for the better.

flannel tom
#221 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

Hey! I'm a former angsty teen! I feel like you may have dedicated this one right at me, Lana!

hedgeway
#222 posted by
hedgeway
on Oct 01, 2013

I didn't even watch a pre-season game this year.

I'd much rather watch regular season junior games than pre-season NHL games.

flannel tom
#223 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

222 - truth. The first pre-season game, you're really excited that NHL is back... but then you grow very apathetic to it and just wish it would hurry up already. I liked the old days when they didn't even bother to televise the pre-season games.

So excited for Coaches Corner tonight!

krib
#224 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

when work and love failed to make a man outta me, I turned to Italian suits

 

 

 

(that's a reference to an old Bowser & Blue song. Can't find a useful link)

smalliebigs
#225 posted by
smalliebigs
on Oct 01, 2013

So sorry to all of you Jets fans tonight. I am hoping for a blowout by my (kinda) new look Oilers. 

Benoit from Ottawa
#226 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Oct 01, 2013

 Off subject: depolluting streams of dyes with (mostly) a natural fibre.

deiru
#227 posted by
deiru
on Oct 01, 2013

@smallie it's going to be a good game.

I didn't follow much of the pre-season, basically find of forgot about it. Oh well, I did see some of the highlights though, like Bernier vs Miller.

krib
#228 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013
Lana Gay
#229 posted by
Lana Gay
on Oct 01, 2013

@krib @flannel I really like the new Lightning Dust! Less folk, more electro-rock. For some reason it seems right to me.

krib
#230 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

well, I can say I'm already anxiously awaiting the end of June, so the hockey talk will cease

Lana Gay
#231 posted by
Lana Gay
on Oct 01, 2013

@kirk WHAT IS THE SHAD LYRIC!?! Clearly I'm curious.

krib
#232 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

Lana, yes. and less warbly vocals. I don't do so well with warbly vocals. small doses only

flannel tom
#233 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

@lana - that's kind of where they are losing me :)

smalliebigs
#234 posted by
smalliebigs
on Oct 01, 2013

@Krib: ha! This will get forwarded to some of my colleagues/opponents. 

evensteven
#235 posted by
evensteven
on Oct 01, 2013

Cadence Weapon in the hizyouse! for realz Yo!

tea&cartography
#236 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

What was the guy's name who used to do a noon time comedy show on the cbc radio and often had bowser and blue on?

tea&cartography
#237 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

he had red hair, and it was a weekend show.

 

flannel tom
#238 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

I started making this hockey playlist

Bar Down Puck Rock

open to suggestions, everyone.

evensteven
#239 posted by
evensteven
on Oct 01, 2013

There's a well-known BEAR MOUNTAIN pretty close to me.

krib
#240 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

Lorne Elliott? Madly off in all directions?

krib
#241 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

240 was for TeaCart

darbarspecial
#242 posted by
darbarspecial
on Oct 01, 2013

Hockey erotica with The Five Hole Band is my fav.

krib
#243 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

and shouldn't have question marks in it. It was definitely Madly off in all Directions

tea&cartography
#244 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

@krib

yes!

exactly.

 

tea&cartography
#245 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

I preferred his show to 'the debaters'.

(which definately has it's moments of hilarity)

Shonica
#246 posted by
Shonica
on Oct 01, 2013

FT, Hockey songs, CBC has made a list here if your interested.

flannel tom
#247 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

Can't Hardly Stand Jasper Sloan Yip if this is what Jasper Sloan Yip is all about. Just my 5 cents.

flannel tom
#248 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

I don't mind the debaters... I wish there was more comedy programming on CBC Radio... it's the best to listen to while driving.

flannel tom
#249 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

@shonica - I just saw that! Too bad it's in the form of a gallery to have to see what songs they are talking about. I thought it was an all right list, I will need to listen to some of those more obscure ones I don't know.

flannel tom
#250 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

Gold & Youth is a highly Mute-able sound for me, electronica-wise.

krib
#251 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

every time this subject comes up, I throw out this link. It was possibly the most brilliant comedy show on CBC, ever. They were bumped because the powers that be thought it was making people have to work too hard on a Saturday morning. It was either just before or just after Basic Black, which would've been quite the gear change.

under the Episodes link, you can listen to or download all the episodes

flannel tom
#252 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013
deiru
#253 posted by
deiru
on Oct 01, 2013

I hate writing macros, but when they work it is so nice. Just sit back and watch the computer do it all for you... ah so nice.

flannel tom
#254 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

@krib - What was the one that was on in the 90's and they did all the impressions of Canadian politics etc... It was pretty funny from what I remember. I especially liked their Don Cherry.

tea&cartography
#255 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

what the shit is in energy drinks.

i had 2 mouthfuls of one at lunch and now my hands are jittering and my brain is in overdrive spinning out of control land.

I drink enough coffee an d tea.

is it just the sugar?

what the cock?!

kirkofdoom
#256 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Oct 01, 2013

Wait, really? I thought A Tribe Called Red's Polaris set was boring. Aside from the dancer, it was just three guys standing behind laptops on a table...

deiru
#257 posted by
deiru
on Oct 01, 2013

@Lana play more Holy Fuck, seeing as they are everyone's favorite Can-Con electronic act (or at least that is the vibe I am getting from the blog).

krib
#258 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

FT

I think that's Double Exposure

there was also the Dead Dog Cafe; it had its moments

darbarspecial
#259 posted by
darbarspecial
on Oct 01, 2013

The point would be for you to get up and dance not to sit and watch them.

flannel tom
#260 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

Yep, Double Exposure! My folks listened to that one religiously, so I did too by default.

stevierayk
#261 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

THe thing about Holy Fuck is they play their instruments, no laptops allowed. 

smalliebigs
#262 posted by
smalliebigs
on Oct 01, 2013

@T&C: maybe it is the sugar? I drink a lot of coffee and don't get those reactions from the sugar free energy drinks--which I, admittedly, also rely on way too often when I need a boost and coffee is not desirable/practical. 

deiru
#263 posted by
deiru
on Oct 01, 2013

I still have to finish watching the rest of the Polaris prize gala. I am glad A Tribe Called Red had a hoop dance, a good friend of mine in high school was a hoop dancer, it was amazing to watch him.

kirkofdoom
#264 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Oct 01, 2013

and that's why I love Holy Fuck.

stevierayk
#265 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

@Kirk - agreed.

krib
#266 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

teacart,

it's the guarana extract, from the gall bladder of a bull

I'm assuming that's why one of them is called Red Bull, and is that awful colour

krib
#267 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

just like DEVO and Numan did :-)

tea&cartography
#268 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

so sugar and bull extract.

i think it was called monster revolt or something.

it was a very unnatural green colour.

stevierayk
#269 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

Oh yeah Gary Numan and The Tubeway Army. De do do doot doot doot.

darbarspecial
#270 posted by
darbarspecial
on Oct 01, 2013

I am still loving Bathtubs.

nvp
#271 posted by
nvp
on Oct 01, 2013

 

so .. are bathtubs in the hallway a metaphor that's too sophisticated for me to get?

or is it a European hotel thing?

i saw them open for .. uh  .. Alt-J.  they were good, but the sound seemed pretty bad for the Orpheum.  unless that's their style.

JonDixon
#272 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

Ugh, energy drinks are the devil.  I had one once I could hear my heart beating while just sitting at my desk.  No thank you.  I wonder if anyone has had a look at what a couple of years of drinking those things has done to teenagers.

Laura Beth
#273 posted by
Laura Beth
on Oct 01, 2013

Hello all! Just tuning in and the first blog post I happened to zero in on while scrolling to the bottom was "I dunno, $19.95 seems like a pretty good deal for a penis."..... looks like you guys are off to a good start! 

Benoit from Ottawa
#274 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Oct 01, 2013

The word guarana comes from the Guaraní word guara-ná, which has its origins in the Sateré-Maué word for the plant, warana,[5] that in Tupi-Guarani means "fruit like the eyes of the people"

 

So says the Wiki...

 

t&c see the bolded part:

According to the Biological Magnetic Resonance Data Bank, guaranine is defined as only the caffeine chemical in guarana, it is identical to the caffeine chemical derived from other sources, for example coffee, tea, and maté. Guaranine, theine, and mateine are all synonyms for caffeine when the definitions of those words include none of the properties and chemicals of their host plants except the chemical caffeine.[10] Natural sources of caffeine contain widely varying mixtures of xanthine alkaloids other than caffeine, including the cardiac stimulants theophylline and theobromine and other substances such as polyphenols, which can form insoluble complexes with caffeine.[11] The main natural phenols found in guarana are (+)-catechin and (-)-epicatechin.[12]

 

Maybe it's one of the other compounds you're sensitive to.

JonDixon
#275 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

edit to #272 I had a couple of drinks of one once.

JonDixon
#276 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

Also - I hate the taste of redbull and I hate the taste of jagermeister, but something happens when you put them together and I love it.

flannel tom
#277 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

Guarana is a Brazillian thing, if I remember correctly from my time there a decade ago. They had a ginger ale-esque pop there that was guarana based. It was good, not overpowering like these energy drinks.

flannel tom
#278 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

Jag byitself is a delicious elixer of awesomeness

tea&cartography
#279 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

they have jag flavoured energy gum at the corner store

darbarspecial
#280 posted by
darbarspecial
on Oct 01, 2013

@Laura Beth - There was also talk of engirthing as well.

MusicSoop
#281 posted by
MusicSoop
on Oct 01, 2013

Good Morning! Sorry I'm a little late but it was a late night partay with the electronicky stylings of Bear Mountain in Hollywood last night. 11:30pm set time. So late for a Monday! Great show, of course, and now they're off to ACL Fest and CMJ.

tea&cartography
#282 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

i don't know what would happen if i drank a whole can.

would it be like being drunk or would i just feel like death?!

evensteven
#283 posted by
evensteven
on Oct 01, 2013

I Saw ARCADE FIRE on SNL. I like some of their music but they are a little too foofoo for me (I don't know what that means but it sounds like it describes how I feel about them).

darbarspecial
#284 posted by
darbarspecial
on Oct 01, 2013

I am still preferring the then of Arcade Fire more than the now.

Laura Beth
#285 posted by
Laura Beth
on Oct 01, 2013

@darbar - engirthing? Should I scroll up or google this? 

JonDixon
#286 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

jag on its own tastes like cough syrup.  I might as well just drink the cough syrup and get the trip out of it too

evensteven
#287 posted by
evensteven
on Oct 01, 2013

Also... Does everyone know Godspeed You Black Emperor  is opening for NINE INCH NAILS on their U.S. tour?

flannel tom
#288 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

Has the hill that the famous Hollywood sign is on been renamed to Bear Mountain?

JonDixon
#289 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

@LB that catcher does the engirthing, that's what I learned today.

The more you know.

Benoit from Ottawa
#290 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Oct 01, 2013

even, quite right, they've gone from indie to foofoo.

Ooooooh, shiny costumes!

 

 

One word: lots of money. (Hey, that's three!)

flannel tom
#291 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

No JD, you are wrong and I am right. Red Bull tastes like cough syrup, Jag tastes like flowers.

darbarspecial
#292 posted by
darbarspecial
on Oct 01, 2013

@Laura Beth - Haha! Probably scroll up.

flannel tom
#293 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

@evensteven - I did not know that but I did know that I can't stand the new NIN.

krib
#294 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

I still don't understand the hub-bub around AF

krib
#295 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

now OR then

Laura Beth
#296 posted by
Laura Beth
on Oct 01, 2013

@JD thanks, that's helpful. I'm going to have to refer back to truly understand.

JonDixon
#297 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

@FT I refuse to accept your statement, thus you are wrong and I am right.  Redbull tastes like ass, jag tastes like cough syrup.  Together they taste like awesome.

MusicSoop
#298 posted by
MusicSoop
on Oct 01, 2013

Tom: Not yet. It's still, um... Mount Lee.

 

 

 

 

Shaggin Wagon. Haha.

evensteven
#299 posted by
evensteven
on Oct 01, 2013

I actually really like this particular ARCADE FIRE Reflector song. it's Poppy and upbeat! And it features the female singer more than their usual.

evensteven
#300 posted by
evensteven
on Oct 01, 2013

FT... I've heard lots of complaints about the new 9"N. I only heard them on the radio so I'm out of the loop on them.

Yuletide
#301 posted by
Yuletide
on Oct 01, 2013

Is Lana around?  Is there a link to the Arcade Fire TV special?  

 

flannel tom
#302 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

298 - Hahaha, amazing. I like to, one day, mount Mount Lee.

Steve Venegas
#303 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Oct 01, 2013
stevierayk
#304 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

Went and saw NIN and Soundgarden many years ago (Downward Spiral)

Crazy show. I had no idea who NIN was at the time.

Benoit from Ottawa
#305 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Oct 01, 2013

Apparently, Jaëgermeister is fernet sweetened. My interpretation of what this short article says.

flannel tom
#306 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

If you don't think about music too much, everything is pretty enjoyable. Just, uh, feel it or something? I don't know. Even the stuff I claim to "hate", I will listen to, by times. Not always. But I mean, if you ignore Arcade Fires apparently supernatural status and just listen to the song, it's good.

Yuletide
#307 posted by
Yuletide
on Oct 01, 2013

@303 Thanks man.  

flannel tom
#308 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

@evensteven - as a disclaimer, I've never really been a NIN fan however I do like some of their stuff.

Laura Beth
#309 posted by
Laura Beth
on Oct 01, 2013

This may have already been discussed on the blog, but, Grant released all the tour dates for his book- are any Torontonians going to go to the Nov 27th Release Party with Matthew Barber?  I'm not sure how to get tickets yet but I am IN! 

evensteven
#310 posted by
evensteven
on Oct 01, 2013

Thanks for the STW! I know I just saw them but I seriously can't wait to see them again. They were THAT Good!

krib
#311 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

Grant released SOME of the tour dates. He made it sound like it was all of them, but Toontown is only mentioned in the "we'll get to ya later" category

kirkofdoom
#312 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Oct 01, 2013

Laura,

pretty sure almost all of Grant's book events are free. Just show up. 

tea&cartography
#313 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

@ft

your 306 pretty well sums it up.

relax. it's just music.

flannel tom
#314 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

@lana - WOOL SOCKS SEASON IS A COMIN!

Benoit from Ottawa
#315 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Oct 01, 2013

wow

http://www.cracked.com/article_18896_10-mind-blowing-easter-eggs-hidden-in-famous-albums.html

Haven't read them all. The Radiohead one (no 8) is amazing. As is the Tool one.

flannel tom
#316 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

whoa live version of Snowwed In?

JonDixon
#317 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

Hey, what the crap is going on in the states anyway?  Is another civil war on the horizon or what?

stevierayk
#318 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

@Benoit - two of the greatest records of all time. (Those two Radiohead albums)

Alanna Stuart
#319 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Oct 01, 2013

just wanted to say @TheRadioHead...I wrote this blog post with you in mind, my dear...and Zisou's techno comments, too

stevierayk
#320 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

@Jon from what I understand the Democrats think the Republicans cheated, now they're sucking out, taking their net and going home. 

stevierayk
#321 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

@Alanna - the squeaky wheels get the grease. Way to go Uncle Jesse

flannel tom
#322 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

you're the tops, Alanna!

flannel tom
#323 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

My pinky finger on my left hand is all fucky, I think it got all bunged up last night during hockey.

darbarspecial
#324 posted by
darbarspecial
on Oct 01, 2013

@flannel tom[306] - That has always been my stance. I don't analyze, I just listen and feel. Some people enjoy analyzing everything. I am not one of those people.

TheRadioHead
#325 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Oct 01, 2013
Ah see? there's where we differ. I think music is important and want to think about it. I signed up for a course in November about music and it's place in history, politics and pop culture. Unfortunately it's short, I hope it will lead me to something more.
TheRadioHead
#326 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Oct 01, 2013
Thank you Alanna! I am still on the job, I'll give it a better read on my own time. You are a love for that, though.
himymothra
#327 posted by
himymothra
on Oct 01, 2013

@FT awwww your pinky hurt? baby needs his bottle?

 

it's hockey season, dehumanize yourself and submit to bloodshed.

 

:p

MusicSoop
#328 posted by
MusicSoop
on Oct 01, 2013

I just can't wait for the next Presidential election. Republicans trotted out a hilarious group of clowns last time and their current front runner just spent 21 hours reading Dr Seuss to the rest of Congress. Should be entertaining. Just hope the Dems have some choices who aren't named Hillary. Don't think she can actually win. And then we'll end up with another clown prez. Funtimes.

kirkofdoom
#329 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Oct 01, 2013

hack the bone

HACK THE BONE!!!

Laura Beth
#330 posted by
Laura Beth
on Oct 01, 2013

@KoD ohhh even better! Thanks.. I will just show up! 

darbarspecial
#331 posted by
darbarspecial
on Oct 01, 2013

@TRH - Because I don't analyze every note of the song, does not mean I don't think music is important. It is tremendously important! For me it is how it makes people feel and how it can have such positive effects on people and communities.

Alanna Stuart
#332 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Oct 01, 2013

I know, Zisou, I know :P

flannel tom
#333 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

325 - I say that but I dooooo think about music, but I try not to over analyze. I like thinking about music's place in culture, etc. that course does sound pretty cool. But yeah, we probably do differ in that regard mostly :)

Alanna Stuart
#334 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Oct 01, 2013

really, though, curious to hear how these artists sound to folks who just can't get into electronic music. 

I also agree with TRH that the voice plays a huge role in connecting these electronic artists to the listener.

flannel tom
#335 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

@mothra - Is there whiskey in the baby bottle? If so, yes. Yes, I would like a bottle.

Lana Gay
#336 posted by
Lana Gay
on Oct 01, 2013

@flannelT Wool socks eh? Aren't they just itchy? Is that a former Vancouverite just not getting it?

JonDixon
#337 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

You know who can fucking play guitar?  Prince.

There's no lyrics in this little snippet, does that make it electronic music?  If so, I like electronic music of this variety.

flannel tom
#338 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

@lana - Itchy at first but after a wear or two, they become they comfiest tings ever. Just maybe don't wear them with birkenstocks ;)

himymothra
#339 posted by
himymothra
on Oct 01, 2013

people not getting electronic music, people not getting wool socks...

 

today is learning tuesday

krib
#340 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

was electronic really a dirty word for the artists? I think there were a lot more artists who like to dabble in that stuff; it was their cement-headed fans who didn't like the bands doing that

case in point, Turbo by Judas Priest. Fans hated that album because they started fiddling with synths - not even bleepy bloopy synths, but guitar-stuff. I thought it was all right. Definitely not their best album, but had some decent stuff on it

Da Da by Alice Cooper is another one. Although he was drunk at the time

himymothra
#341 posted by
himymothra
on Oct 01, 2013

@FT yeeeeeahhhh thats the pregame spirit, you are gonna be first line centre!

deiru
#342 posted by
deiru
on Oct 01, 2013

@lana I see a lot of people in Vancouver wearing wool socks. Though most of them are also wearing birkenstock are either going to yoga or are geologist. I am current wearing wool socks (but no birkenstock).

deiru
#343 posted by
deiru
on Oct 01, 2013

*and are going

Alanna Stuart
#344 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Oct 01, 2013

@krib sure, it's often fans. but, i hear many musicians (won't name names) talk about "real music". the argument gets tired. we can live in harmony (pun intended)

JonDixon
#345 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

Jai Paul - not really for me but I wouldn't turn it off if it came on (like I just did to Daphni)

Lana Gay
#346 posted by
Lana Gay
on Oct 01, 2013

@deiru Suuuuure. ;)

darbarspecial
#347 posted by
darbarspecial
on Oct 01, 2013

You get that debate in almost anything. Purists are often not happy when you mess with the "pure" form of anything.

JonDixon
#348 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

@Alanna I've been listening to some of them throughout the morning and then put up what I thought.  The ones that I know I already don't like anyway.

I'm undecided about reflektor, which is the only new AF I've heard

MusicSoop
#349 posted by
MusicSoop
on Oct 01, 2013

Krib: Whoa whoa whoa, the problem with Turbo was that Judas Priest went Glam. Which is the most wrong thing. Thank goodness they redeemed themselves with Painkiller.

JonDixon
#350 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

ev ree wuhn sounds like a wall of sound (which I'm not opposed to, like a wall of drums and guitars I can get into).  Not bad background music, but not something I'd actively seek out.

Plus, this 8 bit nintendo sounds I always find distracting and not to my taste

evensteven
#351 posted by
evensteven
on Oct 01, 2013

#317 JD... Sorry stepped out for a minute. had to go get gasoline, food, water and guns for the government shutdown.

stevierayk
#352 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

Whoa whoa whoa. The problem is Metal sucked post Screaming for Vengeance until Reign in Blood came out.

JonDixon
#353 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

@ES wait, you don't already have your "the government is collapsing" guns?  What kind of american are you?

stevierayk
#354 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

I heard the next presidential debate will end with a sissy style slap fight.

JonDixon
#355 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

I already know I dislike Braids and A Tribe Called Red, so the last kick at the can here is Mozart's Sister

MusicSoop
#356 posted by
MusicSoop
on Oct 01, 2013

SRK: True

tea&cartography
#357 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

there was a slap fight on the street in front of my house last night. 2 young moms.

they left their kids on the sidewalk.

 

krib
#358 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

you didn't like Defenders of the Faith?

JonDixon
#359 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

@T&C was there any hair pulling or clothes tearing?

CDNz1
#360 posted by
CDNz1
on Oct 01, 2013

Welcome To The Shwa...

himymothra
#361 posted by
himymothra
on Oct 01, 2013

i have seen the best fights on weekend nights from mine, and my friends, balconies in downtown hamilton. the best was one between two guys over this nasty girl, the police came and everything, split them up, then they all ended up back about 20 minutes later, repeat x2. so rad.

JonDixon
#362 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

Mozart's Sister also just sounds like the eighties to me.  My mind explodes with visions of leg warmers, body suits over tights, and crimpy hair

tea&cartography
#363 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

@jon

it was pretty civil, just slapping, fake nail gouging and yelling.

cops got here before things escalated too much.

JonDixon
#364 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

@Alanna - don't take my comments the wrong way, I very much appreciate the list, sadly I just didn't discover anything that was to my fancy.

I'm just a stoopid head that likes guitars and real drums though.

stevierayk
#365 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

@Krib - yes and no. I was pretty much done with metal for the time.

JonDixon
#366 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

@T&C I love how a civil evening in the 'shwa is "just slapping, fake nail gouging and yelling"

Alanna Stuart
#367 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Oct 01, 2013

@JonD, I disagree with some of what you're saying, but like to hear you talk. It's kind of entertaining (as condescending as that sounded).

I quite like Akua. Such a rich texture to her voice. Just really warm.

Also, JD, is there any electronic(ish) that you DO like? curious to know who we should add to the list next time.

krib
#368 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

I was never all that much into metal. Had a lot of friends who were, though. Priest and Maiden were about the only two I bothered with. oh wait, Sabbath, too

Alanna Stuart
#369 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Oct 01, 2013

@JD I don't care. I still like em. We can disagree and still be buds.

So "Canadian nice" of us!

Wait...are you Canadian?

krib
#370 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

re: 362

like, oh....I dunno, maybe Shakespears Sister?

Mozart's Sister is some seriously unoriginal naming. It's like if Grimes had called herself the Other Cocteau Twin or something

garfielduk
#371 posted by
garfielduk
on Oct 01, 2013

@Alanna #369, I thought we were all Canadian on here, just some are more Canadian than others,

kirkofdoom
#372 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Oct 01, 2013

the ONLY disappointment about the BROOD show at the Media Club Sunday was that they didn't play this song. But they played about two dozen others, so I can't complain can only complain a little. 

flannel tom
#373 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

I saw that Cancer Bats are playing Wpg Oct 10 with "Bat Sabbath"... or maybe that's what their show was being called..? I didn't look at the poster close enough obvi.

But to say anything other than the first 4 Black Sabbath albums (S/T, Paranoid, Master of Reality and Vol.4) are absolute timeless masterpieces is heresy.

smalliebigs
#374 posted by
smalliebigs
on Oct 01, 2013

Trying to avoid wearing wool socks with dress shoes to work. Not a good look. 

flannel tom
#375 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

@smallie - but if you are wearing pants how will anyone know? Unless.... you're not wearing pants?

I've heard of Lawyers without Borders but not Lawyers Without Pants.

krib
#376 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

Sabbath did an album called Born Again, with Ian Gillan singing, that was pretty fan damtastic

JonDixon
#377 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

@Alanna lemme dig through my itunes and see if there is anything electronic-ish that I like, but my first reaction is no.

I'd like to give this akua a try, but couldn't get the soundcloud link to work, as the man has blocked it on my work computer.

Is it my comparison of some them to 80's music?  I just have a hard time getting past it - just about anything with overdriven synth, that's right where my head goes and i have a hard time hearing anything but.  

smalliebigs
#378 posted by
smalliebigs
on Oct 01, 2013

Also, to reopen one of my favourite blog can o worms: I am having a housewarming in a couple of weeks and I was recently convinced that most people would know to take off their shoes. All I could think of was some Grant-esque fellow waltzing in and dragging dirt all over the place, but apparently there really is a consensus that we need to take off our damn shoes. 

Alanna Stuart
#379 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Oct 01, 2013

@Garf, thou speaketh the truth, my friend

krib
#380 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

although lyrically, kind of weak. Must've been Gillan's influence because Deep Purple wasn't exactly stellar in the lyrics dept

JonDixon
#381 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

also - I am indeed Canadian!

JonDixon
#382 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

@smallie - my response to the whole shoes thing is: if you are a man and you have worn those shoes at a urinal, you must remove them at the door.

Alanna Stuart
#383 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Oct 01, 2013

@JonDixon , Akua is more soulful music that happens to use synths to accomplish its sound. Some jazzy (non-cheesy) inflections in there, too.

Dunno if you'll love it, but I think you'd appreciate the sound

deiru
#384 posted by
deiru
on Oct 01, 2013

@smallie the trick is to have black wool socks.

@Lana no birkenstock. Black wool socks + dress shoes = the only to keep warm in my office.

smalliebigs
#385 posted by
smalliebigs
on Oct 01, 2013

Lawyers without pants is an anti-establishment group of barristers and solicitors who provide pro-bono assistance to a variety of clients-in-need, all the while flipping the bird to the establishment and the oh-so-incorrect assumption that one's profession dictates what one wears below the waist. 

krib
#386 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

Akua's got way more R&B influence than 80s, IMO

tea&cartography
#387 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

I promised myself I would be more positive when talking about the 'shwa this year, but have been failing miserably.

it's the shitty things that make it memorable apparently.

JonDixon
#388 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

Oh wait, there was that one dude - the jai fella, he sounded more....R&B?  I didn't mind that too much.

smalliebigs
#389 posted by
smalliebigs
on Oct 01, 2013

@JD: I think that's a great, logical take on the issue. No pee floors!

JonDixon
#390 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

"pro-bono"

hi-oh!

Benoit from Ottawa
#391 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Oct 01, 2013

373: that's them both times; they're doing a B. Sabbath tribute under that other name.

Benoit from Ottawa
#392 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Oct 01, 2013

378: place a small sign to that effect in your entrance somewhere, remembering to add in "thank you".

darbarspecial
#393 posted by
darbarspecial
on Oct 01, 2013

I spend FAR too much time on the computer!

JonDixon
#394 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

@smallie exactly - It's my opinion that generally shoes are much more a part of women's overall look than men's.  Men's shoes (typically) are more function than fashion.  

Unless some dude rolls in with platforms and live goldfish.  Then he needs to share his cocaine with everyone.

MusicSoop
#395 posted by
MusicSoop
on Oct 01, 2013

Trying to picture Lana in socks and Birkenstocks. I really can't imagine that happening.

JonDixon
#396 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

@Alanna well shit.  Akua is pretty good.  I could support more of this such "electronic" music around these parts.

smalliebigs
#397 posted by
smalliebigs
on Oct 01, 2013

@BFO: not a bad idea, although maybe I'll just let the outliers do their thing and passive aggressively follow them with a broom for a few moments.

@JD: what with that party be without THAT guy? 

krib
#398 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

JD, now move on to the Weeknd

stevierayk
#399 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

@Krib - Zero the Hero. When people talk about Sabbath singers Gillian doesn't come up too often.

danielle-m
#400 posted by
danielle-m
on Oct 01, 2013

Hi everyone! I want to listen to the electronic list, but I don't want to turn this music off yet! Maybe I will listen later this evening. I'm very glad that Braids was included!! I love them.

 

I love the post, though. I was having an "argument" with my coworker about electronic music. He doesn't quite understand why I wouldn't appreciate our electronic music festival... where everyone dresses in white and gets close to death that evening, but I can listen to Beach House. I get it, but apparently I'm the only one who sees a difference in the music, despite categorizing it as electronic. 

krib
#401 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

no, he is forgotten. only did the one album.

it was great, though. different guitar sound from Iommi on that one, too.

JonDixon
#402 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

@Alanna although, to be honest, I prefer Monsters to Gravity.

krib
#403 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

SRK, well, he only did the one album, too. It was a great one, though. Different guitar sound on it, too

JonDixon
#404 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

@krib alright, sure.  Lets see how far this experiment will go.

Although it kinda sounds to me like someone dubbing MJ unreleased lyrics while smashing their casio

pinky_leigh
#405 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Oct 01, 2013

hung over yet can still get things done...  the painting i have been working on

darbarspecial
#406 posted by
darbarspecial
on Oct 01, 2013

I am enjoying the Daphni tracks.

stevierayk
#407 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

Shoes are important for a man as well. You need at least three pairs to cover all events. 

1.Nike

2.Addidas

3.Converse.

 

that should cover it.

JonDixon
#408 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

@krib nope, the weeknd just doesn't do it for me.  Too many sound effects for my taste.

flannel tom
#409 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

@SRK - I'd throw in a pair of Vans and Lakai's personally. That's about all you need.

MusicSoop
#410 posted by
MusicSoop
on Oct 01, 2013

I've been a fan of electronic music ever since I first heard it, which I think happened with Art of Noise. Love Shout Outx4 and Holy Fuck and Braids and Moonking. If you guys want a real challenge for your ears listen to Coil or Squarepusher, if you haven't already.

JonDixon
#411 posted by
JonDixon
on Oct 01, 2013

I need a new pair of vans, mine are just about cooked.

flannel tom
#412 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

Are DJ's who scratch and play house and hip hop, are they part of this electronic argument we are having?

Because there are many great DJ's out there, Canada laying claim to a few. Skratch Bastid, Kid Koala............................ to name two.

pinky_leigh
#413 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Oct 01, 2013

i love my vans they're sparkly

flannel tom
#414 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

Is eaches electronica? I remember when I first heeard her and I was all, "ohhh shit"

flannel tom
#415 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

*PEACHES*, not eaches

MusicSoop
#416 posted by
MusicSoop
on Oct 01, 2013

Vans. Every day.

Steve Venegas
#417 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Oct 01, 2013

@414 http://i.imgur.com/yVQ57.jpg

garfielduk
#418 posted by
garfielduk
on Oct 01, 2013

@Soop #410, I love Art of Noise.

Lana Gay
#419 posted by
Lana Gay
on Oct 01, 2013

@darbar Three cheers for Daphni! I'm a big fan of that record. In fact, Dan Snaith's work in general. I wouldn't mind a new Caribou record, however...

krib
#420 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

JD, yeah I was yankin' yer chain, there. Weeknd does nothing for me, either.

stevierayk
#421 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

Vans? Excuse me Mister Kennedy!

darbarspecial
#422 posted by
darbarspecial
on Oct 01, 2013

@Lana - Woohoo! I wouldn't mind that either.

stevierayk
#423 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

the Weeknd does something for me. It gives me hives.

tea&cartography
#424 posted by
tea&cartography
on Oct 01, 2013

@stevie

not the clap?

pinky_leigh
#425 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Oct 01, 2013

i dont think i have owned nike or addidas shoes since i was a child if ever... they were never anything i picked for myself

danielle-m
#426 posted by
danielle-m
on Oct 01, 2013

Men need a nice pair of Frye boots added to their soft shoe collection.

darbarspecial
#427 posted by
darbarspecial
on Oct 01, 2013

The gallery just quit working for me, I will have to continue later. So far I am coming to the conclusion beats and less high bleeps and less pretty voices are what I like more.

deiru
#428 posted by
deiru
on Oct 01, 2013

What about Chromeo? Those guys gotta be a gateway for some.

flannel tom
#429 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

I think I might start wearing Male Uggs and sweatpants. Fuck it, I'll just wear my jammies all the time.

pinky_leigh
#430 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Oct 01, 2013

@flannel tom the right season for it

flannel tom
#431 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

@deiru - Good call! They gateway'd me. But Gateway is not the right term because it would imply I seeked out harder stuff, which I haven't.

TheRadioHead
#432 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Oct 01, 2013
I have to go into a business meeting (yes even plant ladies have meetings) I'll try and check back later. LANA and ALANNA thanks for a great listening day and stimulating some great thinking and talking!
krib
#433 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

half of my shoe collection is barefoot-style now, including - yes - five fingers. They are the best. Too bad they freak people out so much

kirkofdoom
#434 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Oct 01, 2013

I would drape myself in velvet if it were socially acceptable.

Old Abe
#435 posted by
Old Abe
on Oct 01, 2013

@deiru - #428 - I was JUST thinking that!

krib
#436 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

there are male Uggs?

Benoit from Ottawa
#437 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Oct 01, 2013

436: no

Putting on Uggs turns you into a female within 10 seconds or so.

krib
#438 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

I'm on the hunt for some minimally-soled winter wear. Showhoe boots appear to be the best option, because I don't really want fur-fringed mukluks

Laura Beth
#439 posted by
Laura Beth
on Oct 01, 2013

Male Uggs are actually pretty popular in their native Australia!  

smalliebigs
#440 posted by
smalliebigs
on Oct 01, 2013

@Danielle: I love my Fryes! One of my fave ridiculous purchases ever. 

Benoit from Ottawa
#441 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Oct 01, 2013

Uh-oh. Bunch of brawny Aussies after me now...

flannel tom
#442 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

It's OK, Australians don't make any sense anyway. I think it's because they're upside down, down under.

krib
#443 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

if what you say is true, Benoit, it will be a bunch of brawny Aussie females. That might not be so bad

krib
#444 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

haha....Velvet Kirk

if Hef can do it...

fresh ginger
#445 posted by
fresh ginger
on Oct 01, 2013

pinky_leigh... cool painting!

 

Does this Kinnie Starr track remind anyone else of M.I.A?

Laura Beth
#446 posted by
Laura Beth
on Oct 01, 2013

@Benoit haha, watch out mate! 

jdurley
#447 posted by
jdurley
on Oct 01, 2013

@pinky - cool painting!

 

I just picked up a pair of classic Ugg boots for my daughter when I was in NYC. They were $90 cheaper there.  Ridiculous pricing hike in Canada.  Ridiculous.

deiru
#448 posted by
deiru
on Oct 01, 2013

@FT, Krib, and LB I was about to say on the other side of the world uggs are unisex. and I believe were originally more intended for male surfers.

deiru
#449 posted by
deiru
on Oct 01, 2013

I still think they are silly though, I wish Aussie meat pies were as popular as uggs up here. They are so delicious and will knock years off your life. 

flannel tom
#450 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

Rich Aucoin.... electronic?

flannel tom
#451 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

also, nobody answered my question about DJ's who are into turntableism....

smalliebigs
#452 posted by
smalliebigs
on Oct 01, 2013

@Deiru: I couldn't get over the obsession with pies in NZ and AUS. Ground beef pie, curry chicken pie, etc. Sold everywhere. 

I want one now. 

Old Abe
#453 posted by
Old Abe
on Oct 01, 2013

@deiur - I ATE A LOT OF PIES IN NZ!! THEY ARE AWESOME AND I CAN"T GET ANYTHING LIKE THEM HERE!

stevierayk
#454 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

The only DJ I know is Terminator X

kirkofdoom
#455 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Oct 01, 2013

Aucoin would maybe be electro-pop, but I don't know about electronic...?

His bandcamp has the album tagged as funcore. I like funcore. 

Alanna Stuart
#456 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Oct 01, 2013

oh yeah re: Peaches

@TheRadioHead my pleasure! playlist coming up in a bit

Old Abe
#457 posted by
Old Abe
on Oct 01, 2013

I WANT A BIG BEN PIE RIGHT NOW!

stevierayk
#458 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

you just can't get fresh Koala meat in Canada. Pity

Old Abe
#459 posted by
Old Abe
on Oct 01, 2013

#458 - Frozen just isn't the same.

flannel tom
#460 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

this guy sounds like the guy from the dears and les jupes and what have you

deiru
#461 posted by
deiru
on Oct 01, 2013

My aussie rules teammates have told me that some of the IGA's in Vancouver carry Aussie pies. There is also a food truck here called The Aussie Pie Guy.

kirkofdoom
#462 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Oct 01, 2013

it is the guy from les jupes

krib
#463 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

you play aussie rules? whoa! are you, like, a 6 ft 2 tree trunk?

smalliebigs
#464 posted by
smalliebigs
on Oct 01, 2013

Within days of setting foot in Australia I was pan frying some kangaroo. Seemed like the thing to do. 

Also: I feel like some of those frozen pies you can bake yourself are closer to the NZ/Aussie ones.

Laura Beth
#465 posted by
Laura Beth
on Oct 01, 2013

There are a pair of lady bakers in Toronto who are selling Canadian made Aussie Meat Pies, because they went to Australia and realized we don't have anything of the sort in Canada and they could be a big hit. My Aussie friend says they are possibly BETTER than his favourite Aussie meat pies! And he's ecstatic he can get them here! 

jdurley
#466 posted by
jdurley
on Oct 01, 2013

@laurabeth - Who are these ladies, praytell?

Laura Beth
#467 posted by
Laura Beth
on Oct 01, 2013
jdurley
#468 posted by
jdurley
on Oct 01, 2013

HOLY PIES!  There's a Hot Oven bakery in my 'hood!  I might need to be trying out these pies ASAP.

deiru
#469 posted by
deiru
on Oct 01, 2013

@kirb no... I am just a 6 ft tree trunk.

krib
#470 posted by
krib
on Oct 01, 2013

it's odd that meat pies aren't bigger here, given the UK influence. They have all kinds o' meat in pastry over there

Laura Beth
#471 posted by
Laura Beth
on Oct 01, 2013

@JDurls - yes! In fact, I think it's the Hot Oven in your hood specifically.. you said you were near Royal York, right? 

pinky_leigh
#472 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Oct 01, 2013

@krik who said draping yourself in velvet wasnt socially acceptable?

pinky_leigh
#473 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Oct 01, 2013

@krib its true plus meat in pastry is delicious... i feel the same about quiche.. scrabled egg cheese and meat in pie form

stevierayk
#474 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

Let's wrap our food in a lard based coating! Yup, only the Brits.

fresh ginger
#475 posted by
fresh ginger
on Oct 01, 2013

quiche. That is a good use of pastry. That and apple pie with walnuts.

garfielduk
#476 posted by
garfielduk
on Oct 01, 2013

@krib #470, I think it's because North Americans are too worried about the quality of the filling.

flannel tom
#477 posted by
flannel tom
on Oct 01, 2013

PIGEON PIE FOR ALL

darbarspecial
#478 posted by
darbarspecial
on Oct 01, 2013

mmmm pie

danielle-m
#479 posted by
danielle-m
on Oct 01, 2013

i am concerned about the quality of all fillings. it's true. if i bought a frozen meat pie from costco or something, i wouldn't trust it.

my dog is celiac, and now i have to be concerned about meat in my food and the filler in his food. poor guy.

stevierayk
#481 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013

Costco meat?  No no no no.

darbarspecial
#482 posted by
darbarspecial
on Oct 01, 2013

I like this Filthy Haanz song, just not the chorus as much. It gets too high tones for me. Keep it low and down and dirty.

danielle-m
#483 posted by
danielle-m
on Oct 01, 2013

i'd probably be fine with trying a meat pie from a local bakery. i feel like they care about the ingredients, and that's what makes a tasty treat! 

jdurley
#484 posted by
jdurley
on Oct 01, 2013

@kirk - I, for one, got your Seinfeld reference.

@laurabeth -re: hot oven bakery  YES!  

stevierayk
#485 posted by
stevierayk
on Oct 01, 2013