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Hello, dear listeners, and welcome to Hump Day on The Craig Norris Hour!

Around these parts, we refer to it as Water Cooler Wednesday; the day when this blog entry becomes the outlet for all of those topics that astound and/or confound you. Arsenio Hall used to call them "Things That Make You Go Hmmm". Arsenio Hall makes me go "hmmmm", actually.

But here are some topics that caught my eye. Feel free to expound on them, or take us off in an entirely different direction!

:: Didja hear CBC has a new music site?
:: Lost "Here Comes The Sun" solo
:: Justin, Justin, Justin...

But it's not all about the Water Cooler! In the final hour I'll be chatting with Joel Plaskett as we celebrate the R3 premiere of the sixth song in The Joel Plaskett Emergency "Rock & Roll in Record Time" initiative! It's a short, trippy little thing call "Somewhere Else"!

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MikeV
#1 posted by
MikeV
on Feb 15, 2012

Good Morning! 

Happy Wenzdee all! Hey I see the tech crew added and update comments button the the bottom! Good job! 

 

Can't wait to hear another Plaskett tune. The man is on fire. 

Craig Norris
#2 posted by
Craig Norris
on Feb 15, 2012

@MikeV..first of all "button at the bottom", Hi-o!

Second, pretty cool, eh?

daa1982
#3 posted by
daa1982
on Feb 15, 2012

@Craig.  What's with all the Arsenio Hall references?

MikeV
#4 posted by
MikeV
on Feb 15, 2012

@Craig It appears they can do anything. Except bend space and time. Wynnzie has got to stop playing with physics like that. 

Craig Norris
#5 posted by
Craig Norris
on Feb 15, 2012

I miss Arsenio. What can I say.

He's a role model of mine. In case that wasn't obvious.

Fashion-wise, mostly.

MikeV
#6 posted by
MikeV
on Feb 15, 2012

@Craig When is Bill Clinton coming on this show? 

Craig Norris
#7 posted by
Craig Norris
on Feb 15, 2012

Truthfully, MikeV, Wynnstar and the web team have been burning the midnight oil fixing this stuff.

daa1982
#8 posted by
daa1982
on Feb 15, 2012

@MikeV - As soon as Wynnzie wants to buy some more illicit drugs from him.

daa1982
#9 posted by
daa1982
on Feb 15, 2012

Re:  Cub.  They better not say Satan Sucks! too loud, Craig (a known satanist) might get offended.

laurenelizabeth
#10 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Feb 15, 2012

Good Morning everyone! Happy Wenzdee!

Contributions will be lacking since the work has piled up, but I'll be listening and may stop by and contribute when I need a 5 minute breather. 

Also, breakfast this morning is delicious: cheese & herb bagel with feta & spinach cream cheese (I know you're all jealous)

tb3
#11 posted by
tb3
on Feb 15, 2012

Arsenio?

I would have pegged you as a Sinbad man.

Both in clothing and humour.

MikeV
#12 posted by
MikeV
on Feb 15, 2012

@Craig I know Wynnzie and everyone are working hard and they should know its paying off because I am already seeing improvements only a few days in. 

Craig Norris
#13 posted by
Craig Norris
on Feb 15, 2012

Sinbad? Too mainstream, guy.

tb3
#14 posted by
tb3
on Feb 15, 2012

Too mainstream?

Next you're going to say that Larry The Cable Guy's comedy routine is too derivative…

Craig Norris
#15 posted by
Craig Norris
on Feb 15, 2012

BTW, there's a Plaskett graphic in the slideshow up there.

Craig Norris
#16 posted by
Craig Norris
on Feb 15, 2012

Larry The Cable Guy, Lenny Bruce, Gallagher. Best comics, ever.

MikeV
#17 posted by
MikeV
on Feb 15, 2012

@Craig I saw that. I guess now that you can have slideshows we will be seeing way more slides from your family vacations? Can't wait to see all the fun you had at Epcot.

garfielduk
#18 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 15, 2012

Good morning Canada, happy hump day to you all

suckamc
#19 posted by
suckamc
on Feb 15, 2012

Good morning all. Happy Wensdee! 

Personally, the Coneheads are my big inspiration. One day when I'm a parental unit I'll consume mass quantities of bacon.

Craig Norris
#20 posted by
Craig Norris
on Feb 15, 2012

@suckamc

The Coneheads were a little to racy for me.

dempstergirl
#21 posted by
dempstergirl
on Feb 15, 2012

Hoooooeeeee. I ran in from the car to catch the Wenzdee song but I missed it! Now I just feel old and out of shape :)

Shonica
#22 posted by
Shonica
on Feb 15, 2012

Good Morning! Happy Flag Day to my fellow Canucks!

suckamc
#23 posted by
suckamc
on Feb 15, 2012

oh yeah, flag day! My wife and I are trying to come up with a house flag. So far we have a dog in the classic lion reared up pose, being ridden by two cats. Colours are being debated.

MikeV
#24 posted by
MikeV
on Feb 15, 2012

My flag has Hector Elizondo's head on it. 

daa1982
#25 posted by
daa1982
on Feb 15, 2012

Flag Day...that's just an excuse day to rest after all the steaminess from Valentines Day.

tb3
#26 posted by
tb3
on Feb 15, 2012

Did anyone see that news item that Jamie Oliver discovered Joy Division and New Order master reels in the basement of a restaurant? That's pretty amazing and cool.

garfielduk
#27 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 15, 2012

<--- @shonica, is this OK for flag day?

EP
#28 posted by
EP
on Feb 15, 2012

Here is another water cooler topic:

wtf is with everyone re-releasing movies in 3D? First starwars, and I just heard Titanic 3D.  Is hollywood all out of ideas?  Is this the end of creative movie making?

Where is CBCMovie_3.ca  when you need it?  :)

daa1982
#29 posted by
daa1982
on Feb 15, 2012

What if you had a flag of someone holding a flag that had another flag on it?

taggy666
#30 posted by
taggy666
on Feb 15, 2012

happy Wenzdee! only 2 more days till Friday! woowoo!

Fridays rule

MikeV
#31 posted by
MikeV
on Feb 15, 2012

@daa1982 That's the flag of Flagtown. 

Shonica
#32 posted by
Shonica
on Feb 15, 2012

@garfielduk

Looking good! 

Craig Norris
#33 posted by
Craig Norris
on Feb 15, 2012

@EP, I'm just floored that you thought Hollywood still had ideas.

daa1982
#34 posted by
daa1982
on Feb 15, 2012

@EP - That website just made me angry and sad..it confirmed they are re-making The Evil Dead.  Have they no shame?

Craig Norris
#35 posted by
Craig Norris
on Feb 15, 2012

There was an Evil Dead musical, for crying out loud.

EP
#36 posted by
EP
on Feb 15, 2012

@Craig:  well, to be honest Ive known it for quite some time.  I havent been to a commerical theatre in years, and have gotten my fix of movies watching foreign netflix films.  There are some really good (and odd) ones out there.  Very entertaining!

MikeV
#37 posted by
MikeV
on Feb 15, 2012

When Hollywood moves to 4D then call me. 

daa1982
#38 posted by
daa1982
on Feb 15, 2012

Ugh...the Evil Dead remakes script was written by Diablo Cody...

garfielduk
#39 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 15, 2012

@daa1982 (5:20) something like this? (done in a hurry)

tb3
#40 posted by
tb3
on Feb 15, 2012

Diable Cody writes like a high school girl in grade 9 drama that dots her letter i with hearts.

laurenelizabeth
#41 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Feb 15, 2012

@EP: OF course its Star Wars and Titantic coming out in 3D ... George Lucas and James Cameron are some of the biggest money grabbing sell-outs in Hollywood.

garfielduk
#42 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 15, 2012

@tb3, or smiley faces

daa1982
#43 posted by
daa1982
on Feb 15, 2012

That's good Garf.  But I don't know if it really is Canadian enough.

marie_curious
#44 posted by
marie_curious
on Feb 15, 2012

Good morning! Who is Diablo Cody?

EP
#45 posted by
EP
on Feb 15, 2012

Re: Valentines day yesterday: you know you are loved when you get a bouquet of meat.

MikeV
#46 posted by
MikeV
on Feb 15, 2012
hotpatch
#47 posted by
hotpatch
on Feb 15, 2012

garfielduk, your flag looks very different in the basement

laurenelizabeth
#48 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Feb 15, 2012

re: bouquet of meat - that's disgusting.

daa1982
#49 posted by
daa1982
on Feb 15, 2012

@MikeV I think that's one of the first signs of the apocalypse.

garfielduk
#50 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 15, 2012

@daa1982, damn, you're right, I forgot the poutine and maple syrup didn't I!

@hotpatch, the basement is the site it was designed for, I'll change it a bit for next year.

rebbey
#51 posted by
rebbey
on Feb 15, 2012

I'm gonna go check out the new site again today and see what improvements have been made. I know everyone's been working hard to fix the little bugs! 

 

@Craig/MikeV - I'm going to Orlando next week, so personally I would like to see what all the Epcot fuss is about and decide whether I actually want to go there... 

hotpatch
#52 posted by
hotpatch
on Feb 15, 2012

EP, thanks for the meat flowers, that's gross

MikeV
#53 posted by
MikeV
on Feb 15, 2012

@rebbey I have never been but Epcot seems rather lame.  

mandypants
#54 posted by
mandypants
on Feb 15, 2012

Morning Craig and everyone! 

I am officially on the new site.  We have another update button!  Nice work CBC programmers! 

EP
#55 posted by
EP
on Feb 15, 2012

@Rebbey: Epcot is the city of the future, as imagined from the 1950's.

At least you can 'drink the world'.

CDNz1
#56 posted by
CDNz1
on Feb 15, 2012

WENZDEE!

Coffee!

Old Abe
#57 posted by
Old Abe
on Feb 15, 2012

Good Wenzdee morning to all!!

MikeV
#58 posted by
MikeV
on Feb 15, 2012

Hey why isn't there a CBC Land? An all CBC themed theme park. Who wouldn't want to take in the Vish Khanna Experience? Or ride on the official The Fifth Estate rollercoaster? Or get your picture taken with a Craig Norris lookalike? 

Craig Norris
#59 posted by
Craig Norris
on Feb 15, 2012

@rebbey re: Epcot.

Went a few years ago. Really cool, actually. With equal doses of creepy. (Mickey Mouse head-shaped watermelons).

You'll see.

MikeV
#60 posted by
MikeV
on Feb 15, 2012

@Craig At CBC Land there will be Lyndon MacIntyre shaped watermelons. 

EP
#61 posted by
EP
on Feb 15, 2012

@MikeV: Yes!  CBC Land is a great idea. mickey mouse would be replaced with a 24/7 deadmau5 rave.

StephRamsahai
#62 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 15, 2012

Good morning!

I really like the Water Cooler Wednesday graphic! I also like the update comments button at the bottom of the page! Also! It's pay day!! What a great Wenzdee!!

EP
#63 posted by
EP
on Feb 15, 2012

@Steph re:payday.  Its still too early to plant your magic beans.

Benoit from Ottawa
#64 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

Hello everyone.

 

Technical note, the new site did not offer me this blog when I first came on; I had to refresh the homepage to even get the possibility of accessing this page.

The only possibility, previously, was Pedro's recent blog. No others were listed, once I had requested the full list.

Did my puter grab a cached page?

Craig Norris
#65 posted by
Craig Norris
on Feb 15, 2012

BfO...

I'm guessing that must have been the case. When I came on to the site this morning, my graphic with "On Air" was right at the top of cbcmusic.ca/radio3. I clicked on it and my blog entry came up.

Shonica
#66 posted by
Shonica
on Feb 15, 2012

Do you think some of the Jets should be concerned they could be replaced! Brand new Winnipeg Jet But can she score goals? 

garfielduk
#67 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 15, 2012

For anyone that is interested I created a Joel Plaskett themed wordsearch here

Benoit from Ottawa
#68 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

Thanks, Craig. Techie note on the plus side, the Update Comments button at bottom works!

 

 

(I still say this Danielle Duval song sounds like Boats! quite a lot.)

daa1982
#69 posted by
daa1982
on Feb 15, 2012

@ BFO - I get an early Tegan and Sara vibe from it.  But I hear what you're saying too.

EP
#70 posted by
EP
on Feb 15, 2012

@Shonica: [66]

I think that a robot-hockey game would be an interesting intermission or pre-show! Teams battle over the best robots and skills of controlling them. 

Benoit from Ottawa
#71 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

And this Ben Wilkins sounds a bit like a young Ben Folds -- his voice, I mean.

marie_curious
#72 posted by
marie_curious
on Feb 15, 2012

Did anyone see Elizabeth May's respose to the Public Safety minister's remarks about the Internet surveillance bill?

Benoit from Ottawa
#73 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

Off subject, FWIW...

President Eisenhower had three secret meetings with aliens, former Pentagon consultant claims

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2100947/Eisenhower-secret-meetings-aliens-pentagon-consultant-claims.html#ixzz1mSXLpC6W

EP
#74 posted by
EP
on Feb 15, 2012

@marie_curious [72]

Why do certain politicians always try to divide people and say you are either THIS or THAT.  Nothing in life is that clear cut.  Divisivness seems to work for these people by making one side look sinister to push their agenda. 

Benoit from Ottawa
#75 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

Elizabeth May:

"Apparently if you care about civil liberties in this country you obviously side with child pornographers, murderers..."       EXCELLENT.

She's wrong in getting personal, though, with "You're the worst form of scum if you believe the Charter’s an important instrument for the rule of law in this country." She sort of recoups, or resteers, in the next sentence, but she should rise above personal insults.

Also, I'm not sure she makes much sense in that sentence -- IMO, the Charter does plays a huge role in the rule of law in Canada!

Benoit from Ottawa
#76 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

LIGHTS: I have to go back to the old site to thumb it down???

How will we survive in the future?

MikeV
#77 posted by
MikeV
on Feb 15, 2012

@EP Because the Conservative Party is clearly pandering to morons and simpletons who refuse to see the world as anything but black and white

rebbey
#78 posted by
rebbey
on Feb 15, 2012

@Craig - We're gonna have an infant and a 2 year old with us, and my friend I'm going with has been to all areas of Disney several times, so we may just pass on Epcot and do Magic Kingdom one day, then Sea World on another day and leave our theme parks at that.

Craig Norris
#79 posted by
Craig Norris
on Feb 15, 2012

@EP

It's an age-old tactic, sadly. And really quite a shrewd one. Building that frame of "protecting our children" as an argument is a difficult one to counter. Sure, more logical and cooler heads can dissect this and realize that it's a specious stance.

Unfortunately, logical and cooler heads are in short supply out there.

CDNz1
#80 posted by
CDNz1
on Feb 15, 2012

Benoit re: 5:59

I've been saying that since I first heard it.

daa1982
#81 posted by
daa1982
on Feb 15, 2012

I let the conseravites go through my garbage and compost whenever they want.  They're like raccoons.

Craig Norris
#82 posted by
Craig Norris
on Feb 15, 2012

rebbs,

I'm not sure that Epcot would be ideal for an infant and 2 yr old. Magic Kingdom would be a must, I think. The water parks pretty much rock, too.

Benoit from Ottawa
#83 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

MikeV: yes, true, but you (one) don't gain anything by being as two-dimensional as they are. I miss people who, okay, they're pols, but people who know how to speak as people, intelligently, as Pierre Trudeau did many, many years ago, as René Lévesque did in his time.

But, of course, good guys often lose.

marie_curious
#84 posted by
marie_curious
on Feb 15, 2012

@Benoit re: May - Agreed, she could have stayed cool and pointed out how illogical it was without the "worst form of scum" low blow.

Craig Norris
#85 posted by
Craig Norris
on Feb 15, 2012

@BfO..

Agreed, re: pols.

I think that Vic Toews and the Conservatives knew PRECISELY the sort of reaction that they were going to get on this.

rebbey
#86 posted by
rebbey
on Feb 15, 2012

@craig - yeah, that's why we were gonna skip epcot haha and Ben (my fake-nephew) isn't quite old enough for a lot of the water park stuff so that's being saved for him for a few years :) (They have a condo down there so are there often)

EP
#87 posted by
EP
on Feb 15, 2012

@Craig/MikeV/M_C

well if its going to be like that, im moving to justin's quebec. :)

The scary thing about all this, is that if this crime bill goes thru, and whoever can monitor whoever they want:

(1): who watches the watchmen? (because we all know that law-officials are always squeeky clean 100% of the time)

(2): with the latest info-sharing border security agreements, does this mean that foreign interests can be searching our internet histories? - without a warrant.

(3): if 1 and 2 come true, is this one step further to canada becoming the 51st state?

Im worried for our country, our heritage, our culture, and our future.

rebbey
#88 posted by
rebbey
on Feb 15, 2012

Really digging the graphic for water cooler wenzdee today! (not sure if it's been there before... but me likey. either way.)

garfielduk
#89 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 15, 2012

I'm staying away from Canadian politics as everything I know came from 22minutes, Air Farce and Rick Mercer!

Benoit from Ottawa
#90 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

SUBJECT: Page colour design

Craig: it's gray. ;)                 Three tones of grey. Silver is the colour of an Acura (and 40% of all cars, it seems).

COLOUR DESIGN FEEDBACK: Incidentally, I feel that the reason given for changing the look of the R3 page -- visual similitude with other linked pages -- may be valid, but has been pushed too far. I don't see why a greater variety of looks cannot be accommodated within common design guidelines. In other words, I think it is going too far to condemn all the pages to the same, colourless, uniform gray look.

daa1982
#91 posted by
daa1982
on Feb 15, 2012

I proclaim The Basement (former CBC R3 site) as a sovereign state.  

You may apply for citizenship.  

 

EricR
#92 posted by
EricR
on Feb 15, 2012

Woah ... too early for this much politics (for me); I'll chime in soon enough, but not as a first comment.

Happy third-day-of-the-work-week everyone.  It's already been too long a day for me.

EP
#93 posted by
EP
on Feb 15, 2012

@daa1982:  Can I be appointed commissioner of cookie rations?

Craig Norris
#94 posted by
Craig Norris
on Feb 15, 2012

rebbey, re: WCW graphic.

It's all Ben Didier's work! I'll let him know that you (and Steph) approve. I love it, too!

daa1982
#95 posted by
daa1982
on Feb 15, 2012

@EP - The wonderful thing about the Basement Nation is that there will be no rationing of cookies.  Let the cookies flow freely!!!

StephRamsahai
#96 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 15, 2012

Just a heads up....

Mixed Berry bagel from Tim Horton's - Delicious!

EricR
#97 posted by
EricR
on Feb 15, 2012

@daa1982 [9:25am EST] - I would like to first know what the currency of the state will be called, and if you'll have stamps with your picture on them or not.  Also, please let me know what the national flower, song and vegetable are.

Benoit from Ottawa
#98 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

Hah, I spelled "gray" two ways in the same posting. (I like "grey", but it's not standard in N.A.)

MikeV
#99 posted by
MikeV
on Feb 15, 2012

@EP Also I don't corporations like Rogers and Bell should be acting like arms of law enforcement. This huge db of info they will be holding will be a prime target for any hackers out there. 

rebbey
#100 posted by
rebbey
on Feb 15, 2012

@craig

Can we keep it, craigger? can we? can we? can we?

garfielduk
#101 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 15, 2012

@daa1982, how does one apply for citizenship of this young nation?

EP
#102 posted by
EP
on Feb 15, 2012

@Craig:  Add me to the list of people that love the new WCW graphic! 

Did Ben Didier do the design for CBCMusic too?

daa1982
#103 posted by
daa1982
on Feb 15, 2012

@EricR.  There is no currency...there is no stamps.  There will be voting later to decide which legume will be our national symbol.

StephRamsahai
#104 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 15, 2012

Anyone else read "WCW" as "Dub See Dub"? Ha!

daa1982
#105 posted by
daa1982
on Feb 15, 2012

You simply have to be in the basement and not be scared of spiders.  

EricR
#106 posted by
EricR
on Feb 15, 2012

@MikeV [10:28am AST] -- Agreed.  And, to be fair to them, they're not set-up to be 'defenders of data' at that level.  Yes, I know they have everything encrypted and secured and built on n-tier architecture, etc., etc., (I'm not saying it's not secure now...), but I don't imagine they're prepared for the amount of 'interest' such a resource would require.

An excellent point.

rebbey
#107 posted by
rebbey
on Feb 15, 2012

@Steph - hahah i certainly did not. But will from now on. Gah

Craig Norris
#108 posted by
Craig Norris
on Feb 15, 2012

There was an awesome CBC Radio 1 show that aired last summer that delved into the legalities behind right to access IP info...

Forget the name of that show at the moment...

StephRamsahai
#109 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 15, 2012

@rebbey It must be because I'm from the Kay-Dub*...

 

 

 

*Kitchener-Waterloo

Benoit from Ottawa
#110 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

Off subject, an arresting headline: City of Montreal to Honour Hanged Slave

http://www.canada.com/news/City+Montreal+honour+hanged+slave/6153515/story.html

garfielduk
#111 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 15, 2012

@CN(6:31), I think I heard about that show, but the host put me off it

laurenelizabeth
#112 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Feb 15, 2012

shameless plug Craig! But honestly I love all of your shows on all CBC radios.

Craig Norris
#113 posted by
Craig Norris
on Feb 15, 2012

re: WCW graphic. Yes, keeping it!

re: Ben designing CBC music. No, I don't believe so. The design involved many, many people.

MikeV
#114 posted by
MikeV
on Feb 15, 2012

@Craig I have to say that might have been the least funny episode of Laugh Out Loud. 

EP
#115 posted by
EP
on Feb 15, 2012

@MikeV: [99] agreed.  scary amounts of info in those databases.

Also scary: the amount of info and net tracking that google/facebook do.  The scary thing there is that people freely give them the info!

 

@Craig [108]: awesome!  I will be downloading the shows and listening in for certain!  I didnt know about these until recently!

Craig Norris
#116 posted by
Craig Norris
on Feb 15, 2012

@laurenelizabeth...

Yes, shameless. I know! You'll come to see that I hardly ever promo anything that I do outside of R3!

EP
#117 posted by
EP
on Feb 15, 2012

First world problems:

I just got mistakenly pocket-emailed.  (garbled characters - sent by my whateverphone)

marie_curious
#118 posted by
marie_curious
on Feb 15, 2012

In a year, I am going to think back on this fondly.

Benoit from Ottawa
#119 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

2 TECHIE COMMENTS: The new Update Comments Button at bottom: It is now working well, usually returning me to where I was, with new comments added. (Earlier, its use was sending me back up-page, tho' new comments were being added.)

However, posting a comment has the effect of sending me back to the top, afterward; IT WOULD BE BETTER if one was returned to the bottom, or even better, to the "old comment -- new comment" point.

(Nat. Cap Freenet, DSL, iMac OS X running FF10.0.1)

garfielduk
#120 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 15, 2012

@EP, bummer man!

Craig Norris
#121 posted by
Craig Norris
on Feb 15, 2012

@EP re: Know Your Rights

It was a killer experience and - if I may be allowed a moment of pride - one of the highest-rated summer shows last year. And 3rd most downloaded podcast.

There.

EP
#123 posted by
EP
on Feb 15, 2012

Since canadians like to talk weather:

Here is how they do it in the usa. (Alpena, MI) youtube

marie_curious
#124 posted by
marie_curious
on Feb 15, 2012

@Craig: You deserve to be proud. Own it!

EP
#125 posted by
EP
on Feb 15, 2012

@Craig:  Moment of pride well deserved! 

I will be adding to your download count, that is certain. 

laurenelizabeth
#126 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Feb 15, 2012

Can't breathe...Craig's ego crushing me in the dark basement...gasp

 

Jokes aside though it was a great series. I was a radio 1 listener before radio 3 and LOL and Know Your Rights introduced me to THE Craig Norris. 

Craig Norris
#127 posted by
Craig Norris
on Feb 15, 2012

Thanks all...

marie_curious
#128 posted by
marie_curious
on Feb 15, 2012

@laurenelizabeth: I like how Utopia literally translates to "no place land"

garfielduk
#129 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 15, 2012

@EP (6:42), this is how we get our local weather from the BBC

laurenelizabeth
#130 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Feb 15, 2012

@Craig: anytime :P

@Marie: I thougth it was fitting.

daa1982
#131 posted by
daa1982
on Feb 15, 2012

Craig...good things are being said about you in the basement title bars just so you know.

canadajanes
#132 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 15, 2012

Morning and happy Wenzdee!

garfielduk
#133 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 15, 2012

I wish I had something good to put in here but I only had a comment for the basement, sorry

laurenelizabeth
#134 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Feb 15, 2012
rebbey
#135 posted by
rebbey
on Feb 15, 2012

@garf - there are no spiders in my basement. is your obsession with them a UK thing? haha

EricR
#136 posted by
EricR
on Feb 15, 2012

I have fully abandonded 'the basement' now that the working Update Comments button is on the new site.  I was running both for the last two days so I could watch the comment stream 'beam in'; but now this site is working well enough for me (comment -wise).

Benoit from Ottawa
#137 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

133: and long shelf-life spider goulash.

Benoit from Ottawa
#138 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

136: turncoat!

(This coming from a double agent.)

canadajanes
#139 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 15, 2012

Very happy the update comments button is working for Chrome now! Thanks web-folks!

rebbey
#140 posted by
rebbey
on Feb 15, 2012

Wait woah. This is live? 

Benoit from Ottawa
#141 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

My 7:01 redux

 

EricR @ 7:00: turncoat!

(This coming from a double agent.)

 

EricR
#142 posted by
EricR
on Feb 15, 2012

@daa -- as for the soverign state of 'the basement', unless there is a commerative plate collection of our esteemed 'national voices' -- Craig, Vish, Grant, Lana, Lisa, MikeV's yak choir, Graham, Tom, Dave, etc. -- I might have to only purchase a summer home there.

garfielduk
#143 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 15, 2012

@rebbey, no we just worry about people having "bats in the belfry" over here

EricR
#144 posted by
EricR
on Feb 15, 2012

@BfO [10:03am EST] -- hey, like I said, "working well enough" ... I agree with all your points about the post-post jump-to-top, the crazy-slanted italics  issue, the too-safe all-grey/gray colour palette ... I also think that the font is just generally too large and that the main page needs to better identify the current blog post vs. featured playlist vs. news item, etc. 

Is there tweaking left to do 'round here?  Certainly.  However, as someone (like you) who streams the station via something other than the browser, the comment (and thus, community) aspect of the site is now working well enough for me to play here full-time, confident in the knowledge that the excellent and talented webteam is working far-too-hard and far-too-long to make this place everything that it can be.

Benoit from Ottawa
#145 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

Dear EricR, righto!

:)

EP
#146 posted by
EP
on Feb 15, 2012

@Craig:

no love for J Oliver?  Im no real fan of his cooking (or semi-reality) shows, but you gotta lend him some props for his work in informing the public drones about pink slime in their food supply. (link)  he has done great things in helping to reform the uk (ans usa) school food systems to ensure that children are eating heathly foods instead of mass-produced garbage.

marie_curious
#147 posted by
marie_curious
on Feb 15, 2012
garfielduk
#148 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 15, 2012

@marie_curious I thought Miss Hart was funnier

slkdsb
#149 posted by
slkdsb
on Feb 15, 2012

@bfo - I agree about the grey question. and I'll take it further. We like to laud our diversity in Canada as a good thing. If we can make diversity work in so many other contexts, why not the cbc music website?

back to lurking now

kathyjean
#150 posted by
kathyjean
on Feb 15, 2012

Morning all. I can finally hear musics!

MikeV
#151 posted by
MikeV
on Feb 15, 2012

How about a white background with yellow text? 

darbarspecial
#152 posted by
darbarspecial
on Feb 15, 2012

Good Morning all!

Benoit from Ottawa
#153 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

Justin Trudeau in the news (see Craig's link, up top)

This just in: I sort of agree with Justin Trudeau rocking the boat (oh so little) with his comment about conceivably siding with Québec against a Harper-type government, the way it seems headed.

In the absence of a Liberal opposition (and, right now, what with the NDP being so busy with its leadership race, of any really strong opposition), someone's got to speak for "small l" liberal values, and if he's got to use Québec (and its general liberalism) as ground, it's an alright thing.

To repeat in another way, sure, Canadians don't like talk of separatism, but the tactic of using QC liberal values as a base to countervail against this government seems to me correct, justifiable. Better than to be a die-hard "Canadian" who accepts Harper-Toews values.

EricR
#154 posted by
EricR
on Feb 15, 2012

Clarification:  When I said a few minutes ago that the webteam was working "far-too-long" ... I meant that as an absolute compliment!   I meant that they were working far too many hours -- 'too long' each day, was the intention -- not that this was taking 'too long'.  Really, I think they've done an outstanding job on a project that was obviously a massive undertaking.

Sorry if there was any confusion about that comment!

topangamusic
#155 posted by
topangamusic
on Feb 15, 2012

hey craig/R3 community:

you can get Oceans from our website too!xo

Topanga

daa1982
#156 posted by
daa1982
on Feb 15, 2012

@MikeV  What about a magic eye background

Benoit from Ottawa
#157 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

Last sentence of &:18, redone:

Better than for Trudeau to be a die-hard "Canadian" who keeps silent before Harper-Toews actions, rather than to reach back into his Québec background.

StephRamsahai
#158 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 15, 2012
For the record!! I always like the graphics for Dub See Dub! This one is just fresh and new! :) great job Ben! Also, Craig.... ARE YOU LIVE RIGHT NOW?!?!?!
Michael Wynn
#159 posted by
Michael Wynn
on Feb 15, 2012

@ericr don't worry, I think I understood the first time!  and thanks for the compliments, I'll pass them on to everyone else.

garfielduk
#160 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 15, 2012

@BFO how wrong am I in thinking it's

Le Bloc - If you don't do what we want we will leave Canada

Most of Canada - OK, leave then

Le Bloc - Don't tell us what to do

rebbey
#161 posted by
rebbey
on Feb 15, 2012

@steph - the liveness tripped me out. hardcore. 

tb3
#162 posted by
tb3
on Feb 15, 2012

BTW. Today I get to ride the rails to exotic Oaville Ontario for an over night business trip to be the film director of a internal sales training brag video.

I know that sounds precisely as exciting as it will be.

If I got to create a companion PowerPoint slide show, I might blow a gasket. (thankfully that has not been asked of me… yet.)

StephRamsahai
#163 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 15, 2012
@rebbey I was all "Oh my gosh! Craig just said my name!! Wait....I SAID THAT TODAY... What?!?!?!" Also, blogging from phone =hard!
MikeV
#164 posted by
MikeV
on Feb 15, 2012

@garfielduk - I see more of an indifference towards each other than antagonism. As a rule the two groups only seem to have a passing interest in each other. 

rebbey
#165 posted by
rebbey
on Feb 15, 2012

@garf - i understood none of that. besides bats. i know what bats are. 

 

@steph -- i didn't hear him talk about you! oops. i did hear the comment about the Jamie Oliver article Teebs put up today. weird. 

garfielduk
#166 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 15, 2012

@MikeV, Oh, OK, thanks for the correction, I did say I follow all of this via strange sources

 

@rebbey, Bats in the belfry

rebbey
#167 posted by
rebbey
on Feb 15, 2012

@Teebs - that sounds fancy. minus the train to Oakville. Although I quite liked my time I spent there. Maybe cause of who I was spending it with.... ;)

rebbey
#168 posted by
rebbey
on Feb 15, 2012

@garf - ohhhh! thank youuu!

loweeda
#169 posted by
loweeda
on Feb 15, 2012

argh...sorry to be complainy with my first post of the morning, but it took me about 3 tries to get signed in this morning.  I tried signing in from the tab at the top of the page (which, also:  why is it necessary for me to do that every day?  Can't there be a "keep me signed in" option) and then another full page sign-in thing popped up, which I had to fill in twice before it accepted me.  I don't think I made any spelling mistakes.

I really don't mind the multiple sign-ins that much (I realize it's probably just a glitch) but I'd rather not have to sign in every day at all, because I never used to have to do that.  Fixable?

Oh, also:  good morning.  happy happy and whatnot.

 

Benoit from Ottawa
#170 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

Le Bloc Québécois (now a completely spent force) was a response to and by Québeckers feeling they had "no-one to vote for", among Conservatives, Liberals (then considered not very Québécois on account of Jean Chrétien, very federalist) and New Democratic Party (which hadn't yet done its recent, historic first rise in that province).

A better way to look at the Canadian conundrum from the p.o.v. of Québec is to consider that the Québec electorate is often quite cagey about voting between with the Fed Govt, and against the Fed Govt. That dance has lasted a long time.

The thing is that Québec is generally pretty happy within Canada (to wit the two failed referendums), but indeed is in itself a nation (the French, not English, definition -- an ethnocultural entity), but this within a country that includes more than just it. Hence the left foot-right foot approach.

MikeV
#171 posted by
MikeV
on Feb 15, 2012

@tb3 I think you are a shoe in for a People's Choice Award next year. Very jealous. 

Benoit from Ottawa
#172 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

My 7:35 ------> Garfield

StephRamsahai
#173 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 15, 2012
How is this happening?!?!
canadajanes
#174 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 15, 2012

@Ioweeda re: signing in every day?

What browser are you using? I'm in Chrome and only have had to sign in once!

loweeda
#175 posted by
loweeda
on Feb 15, 2012

Vic Toews is a Manitoba MP.  This embarrasses me.

Benoit from Ottawa
#176 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

loweeda: the systems hates only you. My cookies have sufficed to keep me logged in, although I wasn't initially, at the Monday change.

Michael Wynn
#177 posted by
Michael Wynn
on Feb 15, 2012

@teebs, where in Oakville?  You know I live there right?  @loweeda that my dear sounds like a bug, I haven't experienced it myself.  I'll ask about it.

EP
#178 posted by
EP
on Feb 15, 2012

@steph:

my guess: craig is recording the host breaks, sending the file to Vancouver, and its worked into the stream.  easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy.

marie_curious
#179 posted by
marie_curious
on Feb 15, 2012

@Steph: If you're inquiring about the pseudo-live broadcast, I assume Craig records a segment and then they process it, and do a little voodoo dance and send it to air a short time later.

garfielduk
#180 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 15, 2012

@BFO (7:35), Thank you, I may even have undertood most of it

loweeda
#181 posted by
loweeda
on Feb 15, 2012

canadajanes:  oh...I'm using a weird unknown browser called RockMelt.  It's a Chrome product, so it usually functions in similar ways to Chrome, but it is not doing so in this case.  So it's my own fault this is happening, I guess.  

never mind. Forget I complained.

Benoit from Ottawa
#182 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

loweeda, Toews a Manitoba M.P.: yes and no, because in effect that stops applying (to a great extent) when you become a government minister.

loweeda
#183 posted by
loweeda
on Feb 15, 2012

michael wynn:  thank-you for calling me "dear."  that makes up for any grouchiness :)

kathyjean
#184 posted by
kathyjean
on Feb 15, 2012

@loweeda It doesn't keep me signed in either on Chrome. I liked that feature.

garfielduk
#185 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 15, 2012

@Michael Wynn, Hello Sir, keep up the good work

Benoit from Ottawa
#186 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

Garf., thanks. I had no choice but to go all impressionistic to try and describe things briefly.

StephRamsahai
#187 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 15, 2012
Internet radio is a magical thing. :)
loweeda
#188 posted by
loweeda
on Feb 15, 2012

benoit re Vic Toews:

yes, that is a good point.  So I guess I'm just embarrassed that he's just a MANITOBAN and making such stupid comments.  Or very savvy ones, perhaps, as Craig pointed out.

Aghhh, and now Baby Eagle!  The universe is conspiring to make me grouchy today. I shake my fist at it!

slkdsb
#189 posted by
slkdsb
on Feb 15, 2012

@garf and bfo: I have heard it said that the UK and Canada are both countries that have more than one "nation" in a nation-state.

Discuss.

EP
#190 posted by
EP
on Feb 15, 2012

@benoit: re seperatist.  wasnt harper in an alberta separation movement before his current position? (macleans)

stevierayk
#191 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 15, 2012

Hey! what's wrong with Jamie Oliver? Cooks good, swears alot.

I don't see a problem here.

darbarspecial
#192 posted by
darbarspecial
on Feb 15, 2012

@loweeda/kathy... I had to log in again yesterday on Firefox. I have not made it to work yet to check out the new site yet today. I am at home in the basement right now.

garfielduk
#193 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 15, 2012

@BFO, It's one of many things I need to look into if I want to learn more about Canada

 

@stevierayk I think you may have mistaken him for Gordon "arsehole" Ramsey

canadajanes
#194 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 15, 2012

@ioweeda - I will never forget that you complained. NEVER!!!

Also, don't be grouchy, you are among friends!

StephRamsahai
#195 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 15, 2012
@re: Jamie Oliver: I like when he says he's "pimping" it. Ha! I say that when I'm cooking allthe time now.
stevierayk
#196 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 15, 2012

Nope, I know the difference.

Ramsey - asshole

Oliver - not asshole

slkdsb
#197 posted by
slkdsb
on Feb 15, 2012

I still can't get track listings on firefox on the new site. Is that just me? It works on IE but I don't want to switch browsers...Not having to re-log in, though.

garfielduk
#198 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 15, 2012

@steph, pucka food?

Craig Norris
#199 posted by
Craig Norris
on Feb 15, 2012

re: am i live right now.

Sadly, no, it is nearly impossible for me to broadcast live from Toronto.

One day, maybe...one day...

stevierayk
#200 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 15, 2012

I've got no track listings in FF as well.

EP
#201 posted by
EP
on Feb 15, 2012

@slkdsb : THe track names do not work for me either on FF10.  When that bug is fixed, i will venture out of the basement.

loweeda
#202 posted by
loweeda
on Feb 15, 2012

canadajanes:  ARGHHGHHHHH!  

OK, I got it out of my system.  I won't be grouchy anymore.

Benoit from Ottawa
#203 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

slkdsb: No, not now, you can't get it on FF, BUT: it does show in the CBC Radio 3 selector rectangle, upper right, a little down from the top.

flannel tom
#204 posted by
flannel tom
on Feb 15, 2012

have I missed the Plaskett thinger? I see there is still no track info on the new site. Comments probably don't work right yet either? I was off listening to the new Rock streams - the indie one is pretty goo! So is the Classic Rock one. The main one with the host is ok, some good stuff like old Foo Fighters but then they'll play Simple PLan or whatever. What can you do? The Hard Rock one is also good if you like to have your face melted off first thing in the morning!!

EP
#205 posted by
EP
on Feb 15, 2012

@benoit:  FF on Windows works fine. its seems to be a FF/mac issue.  Also, I dont see the names in the seletor rectangle.

Shonica
#206 posted by
Shonica
on Feb 15, 2012

Re - Signing in

I only had to sign in the first time on the new site.  I created a bookmark right way too if that made a difference I do not know. I'm using Safari. 

Craig Norris
#207 posted by
Craig Norris
on Feb 15, 2012

@flannel tom

Plaskett in 20 minutes or so!

stevierayk
#208 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 15, 2012

FF on Win, not working properly either, at least not here

Benoit from Ottawa
#209 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

EP 7:54: hmmmm

EricR
#210 posted by
EricR
on Feb 15, 2012

Ahh... the "It's Wenzdee" song; I missed it last hour; brightened my day just a little right now.  Thanks Craig!

StephRamsahai
#211 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 15, 2012
@Craig but you're like... Time delayed right?! You're recording as we blog and such? Otherwise you can see into the future and that's cool too!
loweeda
#212 posted by
loweeda
on Feb 15, 2012

ahhh, the Wenzdee song makes everything better.

shonica: yes, I bookmarked the site right away, too, but that did not seem to have any affect on my problem.  It will all work out.  I have faith in the letters C and B.

flannel tom
#213 posted by
flannel tom
on Feb 15, 2012

I use Fire Fox on windows and the comments don't update and the track listing doesn't work so not sure why it would work for some and not others.

darbarspecial
#214 posted by
darbarspecial
on Feb 15, 2012

I could see what was playing on my FF on Mac.

Off to work, back in a few.

daa1982
#215 posted by
daa1982
on Feb 15, 2012

Guys...you know Craig Norris isn't areal person right?  He's just a digital voice program Pedro made.

stevierayk
#216 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 15, 2012

Also, with Chrome the text looks fucked up.

sorry 'effed

The current Here comes the sun solo is fine, who needs a lost one?

EP
#217 posted by
EP
on Feb 15, 2012

@stevierayk:  I tested FF10/WinXP.  worked 100%.  even with all the ad/java blockers.  FF10/OSX doesnt show me the song names.  Ill test more later.

loweeda
#218 posted by
loweeda
on Feb 15, 2012

"did not seem to have any EFFECT on my problem."  EFFECT not AFFECT!  

Dammit, now I've made a grammar error and made myself grouchy all over again.  

Sasquatch451
#219 posted by
Sasquatch451
on Feb 15, 2012

The Ides of February was actually the 13th.  The Ides falls on the 15th of March, May, July, and October.

Benoit from Ottawa
#220 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

On Q, Jian just finished interviewing Gotye (Gaultier, real name, English he is), and although I only heard snippets, he seems very interesting (Jian was much impressed), and his music sounds worth investigatiung.

stevierayk
#221 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 15, 2012

It did work fine on my win 7 computer, not so much on the Xp

rebbey
#222 posted by
rebbey
on Feb 15, 2012

@loweeda -- at least you auto corrected yourself :)

 

 

@benoit - he's an aussie not a brit though isn't he? (unless you just mean he speaks english, not he is English)

laurenelizabeth
#223 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Feb 15, 2012

I'm using Chrome on Windows 7 ...still no song titles.

garfielduk
#224 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 15, 2012

@loweeda see if this makes you feel better

Benoit from Ottawa
#225 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

EP: I must admit that the names appearing in my CBC R3 selector rect. are there while R3 is unselected. Being that I'm getting sound through iTunes. That may be the difference.

loweeda
#226 posted by
loweeda
on Feb 15, 2012

stevierayk:  oh, that could be part of the problems I'm having, too.  My work computer is an XP dinosaur.

MikeV
#227 posted by
MikeV
on Feb 15, 2012

I'm going to stary time delaying my whole life. 

dkh
#228 posted by
dkh
on Feb 15, 2012

Works here (FF 10 / win 7).

rebbey
#229 posted by
rebbey
on Feb 15, 2012

@topanga -- thanks for the tracks. :)

loweeda
#230 posted by
loweeda
on Feb 15, 2012

garfielduk:  yes, that definitely improves the mood.  That cat gots GAME!  that cat's name should be Jeremy Lin.

daa1982
#231 posted by
daa1982
on Feb 15, 2012

@MikeV - Probably a good idea, you can bleep out all the profanity in time to get the CBC Decency Guild to stop fining you.

MikeV
#232 posted by
MikeV
on Feb 15, 2012
Craig Norris
#233 posted by
Craig Norris
on Feb 15, 2012

I'd rather not give away all of my show-recording secrets.

daa1982
#234 posted by
daa1982
on Feb 15, 2012

@MikeV - That's very progressive of a Communist Country.  

Benoit from Ottawa
#235 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

rebbey, you're probably right, that's how little I heard -- I did think he is Brit-English...

stevierayk
#236 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 15, 2012

@MikeV- what's next? the government reading our emails?

MikeV
#237 posted by
MikeV
on Feb 15, 2012

@Craig We already know you record this show from your wine cellar which you haven't left in 10 years. 

marie_curious
#238 posted by
marie_curious
on Feb 15, 2012

@Craig: But... there is voodoo involved, right?

loweeda
#239 posted by
loweeda
on Feb 15, 2012

Gotye is Belgian-Australian, actually.  But he does speak English ;)

MikeV
#240 posted by
MikeV
on Feb 15, 2012

@stevierayk Apparently. After that the no doubt will be following our sheep and deer. 

stevierayk
#241 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 15, 2012

@MikeV - it's for our own good. 

Benoit from Ottawa
#242 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

More annoyance at the new font used in posted entries (not in the text box):

1) as previously mentioned, the italics fall right far too much. Looks weird.

2) New gripe: the underlining can be seen, but is ridiculously thin. What, 0.1 mm, at high zoom???

Please consider going back to the old font, which is still used (I believe) in the Comment Box. It may not change underlining, but it certainly has better italics -- and the two fonts appear almost identical, aprat from the y.

Benoit from Ottawa
#243 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

aprat: another one I like.

flannel tom
#244 posted by
flannel tom
on Feb 15, 2012

last week's Plaskett song could only mean the new one is right around the corner.

EricR
#245 posted by
EricR
on Feb 15, 2012

@Plaskett -- "I have a pencent for the small instruments" ... hi-o?!

stevierayk
#246 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 15, 2012

I'm entirely Plasketted out. 

flannel tom
#247 posted by
flannel tom
on Feb 15, 2012

one question I have regarding Scrappy Happiness is how much did the Ceebs pay for the rights to debut the Plaskett record one track at a time?

Gibsonguitarist77
#248 posted by
Gibsonguitarist77
on Feb 15, 2012

@mikeV  Ooohhh!!! Stary time!  Although I'm not a fan of their religion.

Benoit from Ottawa
#249 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

SRK: ditto

MSteve
#250 posted by
MSteve
on Feb 15, 2012

This is my favorite one so far I think.

flannel tom
#251 posted by
flannel tom
on Feb 15, 2012

@stevierayk

It could be worse, they could be doing this with, say, Austra or something.

rebbey
#252 posted by
rebbey
on Feb 15, 2012

done work for the day! may be back on the blog to listen to Balls and Grant carry on later today :) Definitely have to listen in, Balls has pre warned me haha 

 

MikeV
#253 posted by
MikeV
on Feb 15, 2012

@MSteve So far I think its my favourite too! 

flannel tom
#254 posted by
flannel tom
on Feb 15, 2012

BACKWARDS TRIPPY GUITAR ALL FUZZED OUT IS THE BEST KIND OF GUITAR THERE IS

stevierayk
#255 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 15, 2012

At Tom

I feel they wouldn't do it for anyone other than Plaskett 

Old Abe
#256 posted by
Old Abe
on Feb 15, 2012

Hey!, Try this firefox users...creates a separate window for the blog.

loweeda
#257 posted by
loweeda
on Feb 15, 2012

I really like this new Bend Sinister song!  

Who am I kidding, I really like all their songs.

Michael Wynn
#258 posted by
Michael Wynn
on Feb 15, 2012

@garf: Thanks, @loweeda anytime :-)

Christine McAvoy
#259 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Feb 15, 2012

LOOK AT ME! I'M AWAKE!!! (kinda)

Getting ready to bring Balls into the ceeb...we're not moving fast.

 

Hi Craig! I miss you!

MikeV
#260 posted by
MikeV
on Feb 15, 2012

@stevierayk I don't know I think they would do it for another bigger Canadian group like Arcade Fire for example. 

Benoit from Ottawa
#261 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

Off-subject: Wind turbines' worst enemy: the wind

Well, hurricanes.

Authors of the study "found that nearly half of the planned [shallow water] turbines are likely to be destroyed over the 20-year life of the farms."

stevierayk
#262 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 15, 2012

@MikeV

yes, the select few.

garfielduk
#263 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 15, 2012

@CMac, Please imagine that I made a smutty comment about your Balls (I'm trying to behave today)

Craig Norris
#264 posted by
Craig Norris
on Feb 15, 2012

You miss me, C-Mac!?

I'm right here!

EricR
#265 posted by
EricR
on Feb 15, 2012

@MikeV [12:26pm AST] - I guess the question is, who approached who?  Did Joel come to the CBC and say, "Hey, I have this idea..." or did someone at the CBC hear that Joel was thinking of doing something like this and offer him the 15min/week to promote the album?

I mean, there are a lot of acts for whom I'd love to hear about their inner-workings re: album development, but maybe they wouldn't care to share them; at least not in this detail.

Whatever the case, as a Joel fan, I'm enjoying these short little interview clips and the whole idea in general.

canadajanes
#266 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 15, 2012

@Garf: Why would you try to behave? Where's the fun in that?

Benoit from Ottawa
#267 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

Righto, garf. All cheap Balls shots are off-limits for today.

EP
#268 posted by
EP
on Feb 15, 2012

@Benoit:  Hi-o.

CDNz1
#269 posted by
CDNz1
on Feb 15, 2012

Benoit

I'm walking in a HUGE windstorm...

EricR
#270 posted by
EricR
on Feb 15, 2012

@Benoit [11:30am EST] -- has anyone told Grant that yet??  ;)

flannel tom
#271 posted by
flannel tom
on Feb 15, 2012

@StevieRayK

 

Probably true and it's also probably true that this whole thing has created a new breed of Plaskett haters (I've seen 'em on here) but you know what, to each their own. I'm still a fan of his work and when I get over bombarded with something (anything) I just change it up... so when I hear the same thing or the same type of thing all the time, I go and listen to something I want to listen to... something that suits my mood...

That's partly where all these new music streams are going to be awesome because sometimes you don't know exactly what suits your mood... now if only they'd get these kinks about track listing info and the comment stuff all worked out. Then we'd be good.

MikeV
#272 posted by
MikeV
on Feb 15, 2012

@EricR That's true. I just think its important to remember the the CBC promotes a lot of things. It's kind of part of their mandate. 

EricR
#273 posted by
EricR
on Feb 15, 2012

@Russ [11:30am EST] -- makes sense... the wind is stronger up here in the light, than down in the basement.  :)

Benoit from Ottawa
#274 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

cd woes: I bought this cd from the Yamantaka people, the other day, and it'll only play on my computer! My simple, old home cd player AND the car one don't manage to either latch on, or to read it. And it's not a CDR...

Strange.

It was a good show that they gave at Babylon.

garfielduk
#275 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 15, 2012

@canadajanes (4:29pm GMT), I was a naughty boy yesterday so I am trying to be better today (it's either that or I have to take all the stuff off the naughty step)

Christine McAvoy
#276 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Feb 15, 2012

@Craig, I know...but I can barely wake up for Grant's show at 9am, let alone any earlier...

I do try to help with the Weld though!

Stupid timezones...

loweeda
#277 posted by
loweeda
on Feb 15, 2012

EricR:  I think Joel pitched the idea to the Ceeb.  Think I heard that somewhere.  A savvy promotional/marketing move on his part, I think, although I know some people (the "Plaskett haters" as flannel tom calls them) do not agree.  But I think it's exactly things like this that independent musicians need to do these days.  Out-of-the-box thinking, as it were, and I say good for Joel.

stevierayk
#278 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 15, 2012

@benoit - rip the cd to your computer and re burn in your prefered burner.

garfielduk
#279 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 15, 2012

@EricR, (Basement wind) that depends on how many tins of beans daa1982 has had

Benoit from Ottawa
#280 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

SRK: good idea. Except I'm not even sure I have a burner. This iMac should do that, shouldn't it? Or do I have to get a program??? (Investigates)

garfielduk
#281 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 15, 2012

@BFO, I think iTunes can burn CDs

MikeV
#282 posted by
MikeV
on Feb 15, 2012

Yeah in the grand scale of things Joel Plaskett is doing what every Canadian artist big and small should do by utilizing the national broadcaster. In turn the CBC gets to promote a great Canadian arist. Joel is at level in his career where he simply has enough clout that he can pull off this. But other bands can use the CBC is smaller ways like through Radio 3 and CBC Music and build up from there. 

Shonica
#283 posted by
Shonica
on Feb 15, 2012

@BfO [8:36]

Yes you an do it on your mac!

garfielduk
#284 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 15, 2012

@Shonica, Hi-o?

Benoit from Ottawa
#285 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

Yemen! Too often, and I'm one who likes the song.

It's like with Master's Thesis: a great song, but does one actually want to wear out its welcome by hearing it two or three times every day?

Shonica
#286 posted by
Shonica
on Feb 15, 2012

Ugh correction

an = can

flannel tom
#287 posted by
flannel tom
on Feb 15, 2012

Thanks to this Bidni Band song, I now know more about Yeman and Oman because of going and reading wiki articles and looking at maps.

flannel tom
#288 posted by
flannel tom
on Feb 15, 2012

except how to spell it: Yemen and not Yeman.

EP
#289 posted by
EP
on Feb 15, 2012

I woke to Yemen in my head, and have been singing it at random intervals. People not in the know always ask me WHY yemen, and then tell me about how it would be the worst travel destination! :)

 

loweeda
#290 posted by
loweeda
on Feb 15, 2012

agreed, Mike.  And because someone like Joel - who, as you rightly suggest - has the clout to be able to pull off a long-term album rollout kind of thing like this, he can set a precedent for similar projects in the future, which in turn may benefit lesser-known artists.  And we get to listen.  win-win all around, I think.  

EricR
#291 posted by
EricR
on Feb 15, 2012

@MikeV -- great point.  And, it's nice to see that smaller/lesser known indie bands are getting support from the CBC too.  These whole-show record release things, podcasts and streams (where the label will allow it), concerts, X3 Artist of the Month initiative, etc., etc. I think CBC/Radio3 is doing a great job promoting a variety of upcoming (and established) talent right now.

Shonica
#292 posted by
Shonica
on Feb 15, 2012

@Garf

I had ask my son to message you via FB about hockey did he?

Craig Norris
#293 posted by
Craig Norris
on Feb 15, 2012

I think that, no matter who was taking part in this "Rock and Roll In Record Time" project, there would be people who didn't like it.

It's impossible to have a universally agreed upon artist. I think the fact that Joel is open to this is an amazing thing.

garfielduk
#294 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 15, 2012

@shonica, (hockey) not yet

Benoit from Ottawa
#295 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

Craig, others, re JP's current effort:

It will be interesting to see how well the songs hold up.

Benoit from Ottawa
#296 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 15, 2012

this is (perhaps) comment #296, new blog users.

garfielduk
#297 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 15, 2012

The Joel Plaskett Emergency "Rock & Roll in Record Time"

I'm enjoying it and I am planning on buying the CD when it comes out

Shonica
#298 posted by
Shonica
on Feb 15, 2012

Wow! Where did the time go? 

Time flies when your having fun!

daa1982
#299 posted by
daa1982
on Feb 15, 2012

Who's Joel Plaskett?

Gibsonguitarist77
#300 posted by
Gibsonguitarist77
on Feb 15, 2012

@craig

Personally I like the idea of a song a week from a artist.  If anyone else and the CBC decided to do it, I'd be game to listen.

EricR
#301 posted by
EricR
on Feb 15, 2012

Fun times down in the basement today I see ...  ;)

daa1982
#302 posted by
daa1982
on Feb 15, 2012

The basement is rockin' today.

MSteve
#303 posted by
MSteve
on Feb 15, 2012

I have to say so far, not really impressed with Joel's new album (newest song aside).  I don't know if its the process or just a matter of him having so much great stuff in the past (everybody's new stuff sucks).

But... I also didn't like Three at first... or Ashtray Rock and they both really grew on me so the jury is still out.

CDNz1
#304 posted by
CDNz1
on Feb 15, 2012

No Water Cooler Wenzdee Nights?

*checks basement*

EP
#305 posted by
EP
on Feb 15, 2012

Hey CDNz1... i guess there are not many nightcrawlers today.

CDNz1
#306 posted by
CDNz1
on Feb 15, 2012

Understatement.

They scatter at night because of the light?

Hmmmm...

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