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Howdy, folks! Happy Tuesday to you all. Oh, and Happy Gordon Lightfoot Day too.

Yes, you heard me right. It's Gordon Lightfoot day here at CBC Music. Why? Well, today marks the release of Gord's new album Massey Hall Moments: All Live which features a selection of songs he performed in concert between 1988 and 2001, each handpicked by the man himself.

So, we're celebrating.

If I asked you to name one or two Lightfoot songs, would you be able to? Would you need to read my mind, love, or wait until sundown to think of one? That's okay. Heck, to some of you, Lightfoot is probably "adult" music, music that your parents listened to growing up. Right? 

On the other hand, I wonder if the lines that once separated "parent's music" and "kid's music" have started to blur. After all, Feist did win the Juno for "Adult Alternative" this year. Sounds to me like she's got something for everyone--she's both adult AND alternative. Which brings me to our poll question...

IS THERE ANY SUCH THING AS "YOUR PARENT'S MUSIC" ANYMORE?

Do you listen to what your parents listen to? Do they listen to what you listen to? Own some of the same records? Share MP3s? Do you go to concerts together? When it comes to what's good music and what isn't, do you agree or not? 

Post your comments on the blog or Tweet us @cbcradio3 or email me, tariq_hussain@cbcradio3.com and we'll discuss your views throughout the show.

And if you ARE a fan of Gordon Lightfoot, what's your favorite song of his, anyway?

Plus, Top 50 voting continues until noon Pacific today for Tracks on Tracks.

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iamRobSmith
#1 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 24, 2012

Parents music?

No, which only means I am in my 30's oh dear lord...but Gordon Lightfoot is not somone I am a fan of.

On another note, my bloddy speakers are crappin' out on me, yargh!

mandypants
#2 posted by
mandypants
on Apr 24, 2012

Hi guys- Is this a Super Mario song?

tea&cartography
#3 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 24, 2012

who is this?

the player won't tell me

iamRobSmith
#4 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 24, 2012

Could this possibly be the worst song I have ever heard on R3? Yes.

kirkofdoom
#5 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 24, 2012

PDF FORMAT - Waiting For M1D1 Interface

Which is a pretty fitting name...

Christine McAvoy
#6 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 24, 2012

one or TWO?! Sundown, The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald, If You Could Read My Mind...i can name LOTS!

iamRobSmith
#7 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 24, 2012

YES!

tea&cartography
#8 posted by
tea&cartography
on Apr 24, 2012

Thank you!

smalliebigs
#9 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 24, 2012

OOOOHHHHHH HHHEEELLLLOOOOOO. 

Tariq Hussain: a nice introduction to your impersonation repertoire. What's next...?

centropomus
#10 posted by
centropomus
on Apr 24, 2012

Grant, you sound 'normal' today. What gives?

hotpatch
#11 posted by
hotpatch
on Apr 24, 2012

what was that...sounds like you have ferrets in you pants

zammachus
#12 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 24, 2012

Did someone say ferret?

marie_curious
#13 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 24, 2012

Well, my mom listens to Evenescence, so.... yeah, we don't like eachother's music. My mom also likes Twilight and Harry Potter and only ever dresses in black. I think she's actually a 14 year-old goth-girl from 2002.

flannel tom
#14 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 24, 2012

You're a Gordon Lightfoot day.

doug the canuck
#15 posted by
doug the canuck
on Apr 24, 2012

I like Gord. Grew up with my older brother collecting all of Gord's stuff, so I got into Lightfoot early on. Was super excited to actually see him perform live two years ago. The guy still rocks the skinny jeans and belted out the hits with a decently strong voice( for his age)

Christine McAvoy
#16 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 24, 2012

Parents music? Yes!

Dad rock! I've always listened to what my dad listened to. He does NOT listen to much of my music. but rocks The Light Is You by Said The Whale some times.

Dad always says my music doesnt rock hard enough haha.

alsace lorraine
#17 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Apr 24, 2012

Parent's music? I actually listen to a lot of the same music as my parents. My dad introduced me to a lot of the 60's and 70's music I love. My mom intoduced me to some other music I like, and I introduced her to a lot of radio 3 artists she likes (such as Two Hours Traffic and Sam Roberts).

I have "borrowed" most of my record collection from me dad, so we totally share music. On record store day, we both seperately bought the same record that I'd been looking for for quite some time and me dad says he owned at one time in the past.

I totally go to concerts with my parents. I went to Blackie and the Rodeo Kings with my dad a few months ago, and I went to Sam Roberts with my mom in the fall.

hotpatch
#18 posted by
hotpatch
on Apr 24, 2012

oh zammy, i love that little guy

mandypants
#19 posted by
mandypants
on Apr 24, 2012

My mom used to listen to cool music, like Black Sabbath for one.  Now however she says that she gets flasbacks when I put it on :)  She doesnt really listen to music much at all anymore...country if anything. 

Christine McAvoy
#20 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 24, 2012

Tariq, isnt your email tariq.hussain@cbc.ca now?

westcrunch
#21 posted by
westcrunch
on Apr 24, 2012

i've been listening to my dad's music since I was 14. We used to have Mott the Hoople dance parties. 

@Marie -- your mom sounds both hilarious and frightening

hotpatch
#22 posted by
hotpatch
on Apr 24, 2012

zammy, do you know that technically a ferret is an albino polecat?

smalliebigs
#23 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 24, 2012

IS THERE ANY SUCH THING AS "YOUR PARENT'S MUSIC" ANYMORE?

I feel like there is a lot of stuff that is NOT their music (I can't picture them rocking out to Holy F, or grooving to Cadence Weapon) but I don't think that I'd dismiss "their" music automatically...except for maybe Nana Mouskori. No thanks. 

hotpatch
#24 posted by
hotpatch
on Apr 24, 2012

tariq you calm my tattered nerves

iamRobSmith
#25 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 24, 2012

That is one helluva blog photo today:)

kirkofdoom
#26 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 24, 2012

My mom's taste in music kind of stalled in the 70s and 80s... and most of the new stuff she liked is generic mainstream stuff... but I had two weird moments recently. (Well, recently-ish)

Last summer, I borrowed my mom's van to drive people to a festival, and I accidentally left a Portage & Main CD in the van. Next time I saw her, she said she liked it and made me burn it on her laptop (but said some songs were "too slow, like Bob Dylan")

and then more recently, she was telling me she just started listening to local radio station The Peak, and one of her friends from Kelowna burned her a CD of this band she liked... Yukon Blonde.

Which is all very mind boggling, considering the last few CDs she bought were things like Il Devo and Adele and Pink and Michael Bubbles. 

Tariq Hussain
#27 posted by
Tariq Hussain
on Apr 24, 2012

#20 @ Christine

Hmmm, I don't think so. email me at tariq_hussain@cbcradio3.com and we'll find out...

Atrian
#28 posted by
Atrian
on Apr 24, 2012

My mom was introduced to Deadmou5 during the Junos this year. That is outside of her comfort zone, for sure.

Tariq Hussain
#29 posted by
Tariq Hussain
on Apr 24, 2012

#24 Thanks! @hotpatch

jdurley
#30 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 24, 2012

My teenager calls Lightfoot "Old people music".  I remember him from when I was growing up in the '70's.  I like the Lightfoot tribute album that came out a few years ago.  It has Blue Rodeo, the Hip, Ron Sexsmith and others I can't think of right now.

I guess I am the parent in the parent / child poll question.  Last June I took my kid and her friends to see Sam Roberts at Massey Hall.  Zeus opened for them.  That was pretty awesome.

I'm trying to get my mom to listen to music I like - the best vehicle for introducing her to Canadian indie music is Stuart Maclean's show.  Yay for Stuart!  Mom recently admitted liking Whitehorse, but is not quite on board with Hawksley Workman yet.  But I'm working on her.

Peplerspray
#31 posted by
Peplerspray
on Apr 24, 2012

My mother mostly listened to Enya and Mike Oldfield, so I'm quite pleased that my music tastes have broken from that New Age trap...

I can still sing every willowy word to Orinoco Flow, I'm told it's a strange sight to behold.

marie_curious
#32 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 24, 2012

@westcrunch: That's pretty much how I feel about my mom, too. She's endearingly bizzare.

mcfflyer
#33 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 24, 2012

Hmmm.  In my case, it's a question of the music I grew up with versus the music I listen to now from Radio3, which I listen to at about a 5%-95% ratio.  However, until I discovered Canadian music, I was stuck in the 60s. 

My parents' music?  What do I do with these scratchy old 78s?

hotpatch
#34 posted by
hotpatch
on Apr 24, 2012

reckon i'm out for lunch

OSUChE
#35 posted by
OSUChE
on Apr 24, 2012

@ Christine Mc and Westcrunch: Haha, thanks for that, my 23 yr-old daughter loves going with me to Rush, Waters, etc...I'm 54 and I even took my Mom to a Rush concert in Portland a few years back with us...three generations were rocking!

Just the same... My mom's music? Hmmmmmm....Rogers and Hamerstien musicals....

flannel tom
#36 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 24, 2012

My dad is a major John Prine fan. As a teenager, he'd play the Prine in the old Ford Ranger as we drove to hockey games and due to me being an uncomfortable teenager and my dad not being the most talkative guy ever, we'd sit in silence mostly driving through winter conditions with the John Prine tapes going. I hated it, I 'd get on the ice and I'd have all these John Prine lyrics or melody's going through my head... it annoyed me to no end (maybe that's why I always got so many penalties?)

Anywho, now that I'm a little more grown up (relatively speaking) I now find myself being into John Prine... and I even have seen him in concert after which I called my dad and we compared notes! (he's seen him a bunch of times, including a legendary performance at Massey Hall in the 70's).

 

centropomus
#37 posted by
centropomus
on Apr 24, 2012

My mom listens to classical, which I can appreciate for its longevity if nothing else.

smalliebigs
#38 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 24, 2012

@jdurley: some of Hawksley's stuff is fairly accessible...other tracks--not so much. The live show (at a folk fest) sealed the deal for a few people in my life in the 60+ category. 

MrFussyfont
#39 posted by
MrFussyfont
on Apr 24, 2012

Tariq, hope you're going to play Rheostatix version of Edmund Fitzgerald...

nvp
#40 posted by
nvp
on Apr 24, 2012

IS THERE ANY SUCH THING AS "YOUR PARENT'S MUSIC" ANYMORE?

Well my parents put more Emeralds, Lawrence Welk, and James Last into the mix than I would, but I get where you're going.  They also listened to CCR, Johnny Cash and The Band before I clued in.

As for Gord, definitely The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.  I can remember being both haunted and fascinated with that song from a very young age.

Though I do have a soft spot for both Gord's original If You Could Read My Mind and the Stars on 54 (?) version.

jdurley
#41 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 24, 2012

@smallie:  yeah, I'm pretty sure I could get her to go for "3 Generations" but not so much "Striptease"  ha!

flannel tom
#42 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 24, 2012

To add to 36 - My parents hated the music I listened to growing up - loud, angry, snarly, screamy... punk rock to the max. It was weird when we started finding common ground on music... I can't remember when that happened but it definately did. I'd go to a feist or Dave Myles show with my mom, why not!?!

jdurley
#43 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 24, 2012

Stop teasing me with Tony Dekker!

 

OSUChE
#44 posted by
OSUChE
on Apr 24, 2012

@ Flannel Tom #36: 'There's a hole in daddys arm where all the money goes..." or "your flag decal sticker doesn't get you into heaven anymore, we're already overcrowded from your dirty little war!"

OMG did I just quote JP??? Ack!!!

 

marie_curious
#45 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 24, 2012

I used to think my dad only listened to Scottish bagpipe and Christmas music, until one day we had to borrow his car and found all kinds of Jimmy Hendrix and Fleetwood Mac in the CD player. I think my dad wants his kids to think he's not cool. Then when we're not looking, the 70's guy in him comes out to play.

deeglowbot
#46 posted by
deeglowbot
on Apr 24, 2012

Btw, CBC.

I like a variety of music. So, when i come now to the new site, I just click play on whatever is on the player by default.

 

Right now, that's "Tempo". But actually it's always "Tempo" that is there by default.

 

It would be nice if it would change the default randomly, or cycle through the stations.

That way, people who don't feel like searching through the site to try to find the station that they were looking for, could just press play and get a random assortment.

 

It would be a nice new feature.

Thanks.

fictionjunkie
#47 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Apr 24, 2012

My parents always listened to 50s & early 60s music in spite of the fact that they met/attended UBC at the end of the 60s/ early 70s. Somehow a whole generation of music passed them by. I went through a phase of hating their music but I don't feel that way anymore. I have a growing appreciation for Lightfoot I didn't have before. My parents have been branching out more and I bought them Jill Barber's Chances for Christmas. I think they'd really like Michael Rault and now that I have a copy, will play it for them this week when they're visiting.

MrFussyfont
#48 posted by
MrFussyfont
on Apr 24, 2012

I loved and still enjoy some of my Dad's music including Gord Lightfoot, ABBA, Boney M, Thelma Houston, The King's Singers, some weird 70's electronic stuff ... Anne Murray, not so much!

I always thought I would be so open minded when it came to my kid's music, but now my 14 year old son is into Eminem which I hate, but also Deadmau5 and Skrillex which I like...

kirkofdoom
#49 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 24, 2012

at jdurley

heh, i said yesterday, i'm never sure if it's going to be the song or the promo...

in radio school, we learned never to start a spot like that with the beginning of a song, because it creates that exact frustration/confusion.... haha

Tariq Hussain
#50 posted by
Tariq Hussain
on Apr 24, 2012

#39  @Fussyfont

I didn't know the Rheos did that one--I'll check. Not sure if we gots it in da system.

westcrunch
#51 posted by
westcrunch
on Apr 24, 2012

My dad is dead set in his rock music (these days we call it "classic rock" but he refuses to accept that his dearly beloved are now so old they are considered classic) and although he's showed interest in some of my Canadian music tastes, he's pretty dedicated to spending the rest of his days singing The Stones, Genesis, CCR, AC/DC and The Big Brother Holding Company. 

I don't complain about it though. At least I'll always have someone to rock concerts with. The tipping point was when he took me to Doobie Bros. when I was 12. Since then it's become a tradition that we go to rock shows together (when we can, obviously, as I now live in a different city)

My mom, on the other hand, is hopeless: Michael Buble, any of the American Idol winners, David Guetta, Il Divo...she eats it all up. And refuses to listen to anything else. I've tried. Maybe if I slip a nice Jill Barber record on she'll start to change her mind...

mandypants
#52 posted by
mandypants
on Apr 24, 2012

jdurley - don't tell me Tony is your musician crush too?!  I have competition??  :)

Benoit from Ottawa
#53 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2012

JESSICA WILLMS (In case you're here) Got your message, but my email system effed up: SENDING FAILURE whether I simply try and answer you, or to send a new message.

Here's the message I've been trying to send:

 

Dear Jessie,

I could wait for you where I picked you up last time, on Somerset, close to that crosswalk and whatever street it was you walked down.

On the other hand, I could pick you up closer to home, seeing I'll be coming from (say) Elgin at the Rideau Canal, towards Somerset. (Avoiding Bronson!)

So tell me your preference! We should meet around five to eight (---> 8:30 show).

 

Benoît

p.s. I'm also going Wednesday: The Once, with Sound of Lions opening.



MrFussyfont
#54 posted by
MrFussyfont
on Apr 24, 2012

@Tariq, Wreck of the EF is on Melville and Double Live. Haven't heard the live version.

MusicSoop
#55 posted by
MusicSoop
on Apr 24, 2012

Back in the day my parents gave me a pretty high dosage of Abba, John Denver, Neil Diamond, and the early Olivia Newton John, when she was a country artist.  I'm still recovering.  No idea what they listen to now. But I bet they loved the Buble Xmas album. Though it must've been hard for my Dad to take his beloved Mannheim Steamroller out of the CD player.

Elephant McGee
#56 posted by
Elephant McGee
on Apr 24, 2012

My supposed formative years were the wasteland that was the late 90s, so most of us actually listened to our parents' music.  I think people my parents' age always assume that people their kids' age won't know/like their music because they rebelled against their parents' music, and I always find it funny when they're revelling in their old fogeydom and it blows their minds that we confound even that expectation.  Reverse cultural rebellion.  On the other hand, I've had trouble convincing my parents that music got better again.  My mom made a comment once that she liked banjo music, even though she was sure it was totally uncool, so I told her that we were both so old that both of our notions of cool were completely out of date but that there was some genuinely good music out there right now, and tried playing her some Old Man Luedecke.  It's exactly the sort of thing I think she'd like, but I think she's always worried that anything current is secretly being ironic and is making fun of her for liking it, so she's always very hesitant.

MusicSoop
#57 posted by
MusicSoop
on Apr 24, 2012

Is Hotpatch going to Arkells tonight?

marie_curious
#58 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 24, 2012

A Night With the World's Most Hated Bands: We take in a concert doubleheader with Creed and Nickelback

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7846322/taking-concert-doubleheader-creed-nickelback-world-most-hated-bands

Christine McAvoy
#59 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 24, 2012

@OSUChE :) 

There are several concerts that I'd go to with my dad if we lived in the same province. Actually I think my dad and my brother saw Rush recently!

My first concert ever was John K presents Steppenwolf because they came to Port Colborne haha.

It was terrible. the openers were terrible and they didnt play born to be wild OR magic carpet ride til the encore. 

StephRamsahai
#60 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 24, 2012

Hello!

I went to a Hawksley Workman concert with my mum! We both had a great time! She listens to a lot of CBC Radio so she knows a lot of the bands I know but is generally into folky stuff where as I'm more on the rock n roll side of things. She's the one that got me into music in the first place, most notably The Beatles and The Doors and such... but it was my dad who got me into Jazz, Funk, Soul etc... 

kirkofdoom
#61 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 24, 2012

wait.

Steppenwolf has songs that aren't born to be wild or magic carpet ride???

flannel tom
#62 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 24, 2012

hip hop is the new punk rock for parents

flannel tom
#63 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 24, 2012

@61 - Don't Step on the Grass, Sam

Benoit from Ottawa
#64 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2012

61: The Pusher

nvp
#65 posted by
nvp
on Apr 24, 2012

Steppenwolf - Happy Birthday

mandypants
#66 posted by
mandypants
on Apr 24, 2012

The Pusher is a great song!

Christine McAvoy
#67 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 24, 2012

Seriously I love almost ALL of my dad's music...from disco to Bryan Adams to ZZ Top

My mom has been all over the place with what she listens to...but she also doesnt listen to music often. I'm trying to convince her (either with my dad or her lady friends) to go see Jill Barber when she's in town.

 

My parents also LOVE that they've hosted bands before. STW back in 2007 and Treelines last year. :)mom always likes when there is music in the house! 

Tariq Hussain
#68 posted by
Tariq Hussain
on Apr 24, 2012

#62 @ Flanneltom

 

Haha, nicely put

Peplerspray
#69 posted by
Peplerspray
on Apr 24, 2012

I'm not a big fan of Feist being labelled as Mom-rock and Wilco as Dad-rock. But then again you can label and categorize music all you want, if you like it then listen to it. 

If the Arkells were labelled poop-rock I'd still love em ;)

Feist is going to be a good mother's day present methinks.

mcfflyer
#70 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 24, 2012

When I was a child or teen, the current music of the 1960s was clearly something far different than what my parents had in the 1930s and 1940s.  I can remember watching TV and the Fifth Dimension was singing the song Aquarius one some variety show in the late 1960s.  Well, Acquarius is a really pretty song, but Mom turned up her nose at it.  Hardly the Rolling Stones.  And I swore I'd never be like that.

Yet, as my own children developed their own musical tastes - I couldn't stand it!  Got into Metallica, and bands like that, but not much rap at all.  Eventually, I had no clue whatsoever what the current music was.  Then I discovered Radio3 and my musical world changed.

OSUChE
#71 posted by
OSUChE
on Apr 24, 2012

@ Westcruch: Your dad sounds a lot like me except I was kinda getting sick of "classic rock."

Really, I was going to puk if I had to listen to another AC/DC cut on the radio. Those were great days musically. The late seventies and eighties were the lost music days; Disco and Arena Rock (big hair). It was the beginning of rock's commercial domestication and the advent of MTV. Music was being pumped out for making musics' sake... We older folk were getting more and more disappointed with what was out there. Not to say there weren't quality people/groups out at the time but you had to work really hard to find the good stuff and well life gets busy..

Thank goodness for R3!

OSUChE
#72 posted by
OSUChE
on Apr 24, 2012

'Morning Lee!

Benoit from Ottawa
#73 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2012

Ya, Steppenwolf; at the time, no other group sounded like them, either in their songs or with regards to the voice of the lead man, John Kay.

robin_m
#74 posted by
robin_m
on Apr 24, 2012

My dad wasn't a huge music guy, notably I recall a love for Elvis.  My mom and I have a mutual appreciation for Marvin Gaye, and she's expressed some interest in "The Mangan".  She's a jazz kind of person, which I don't always mind.  I like Coltrane a lot, but I have to draw the line at contemporary jazz.  Yuck.    

I presently listen to classics that were big in and around their time (and before I was born) like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Stones, Velvet Underground, Nick Drake, etc... but I got into all that on my own, and not because of my parents.  

Elephant McGee
#75 posted by
Elephant McGee
on Apr 24, 2012

A friend's dad is a musician, and he mentioned that he'd worked with Burton Cummings, "if I'd heard of him".  I said yeah, my mom listens to him.  He made a face at this--to him saying something is your parents' music was an insult, or at least dismissive, which isn't at all what it means to someone my age with taste.  I don't know if I managed to backpedal convincingly, though.

westcrunch
#76 posted by
westcrunch
on Apr 24, 2012

OSUChE -- :) that's very similar to what my dad says as well. You give me hope that I can one day covert him to r3 tunes



 

flannel tom
#77 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 24, 2012

My Uncle went to high school with some of those Steppenwolf guys, they're from the Oshawa/Whitby area I think? Steppenwolf was always one of my fave "classic rock" bands... also, they are the original Wolf band - all those other hipster wolf bands of the 00's are jsut copycats.

kaydeela
#78 posted by
kaydeela
on Apr 24, 2012

@Westcrunch -- Dad really did open our eyes at a young age to rock music. I foundly remember a King Crimson cassette tape that was in the van with the most terrifying album art (terrifying to a 10 yr old of course). And then there was Dad's Disney phase, where I would bust him cooking pancakes to the Aladdin soundtrack on a Saturday morning.

westcrunch
#79 posted by
westcrunch
on Apr 24, 2012

@kaydeela --- KING CRIMSON! That's what the band was called. I was just trying to remember what cassette tape had the open mouth and tonsils on it. 

kaydeela
#80 posted by
kaydeela
on Apr 24, 2012

@westcrunch .... yeah! Super badass artistic abilities, but like ridiculously frightening!

Elephant McGee
#81 posted by
Elephant McGee
on Apr 24, 2012

@71: It's that culture that I blame for the music associated with my generation, which I'm not sure had anything to do with anyone my age.  I certainly never got into the manufactured bands of the late 90s, but people maybe 5 years younger did if you convinced them that we were.  I remember all the "them kids these days" articles from when I was one of those kids, and always felt resentful that my generation was considered shallow just because the record companies (run by people who weren't of my generation either) had found a lowest-common-denominator formula that made money, and self-publishing was prohibitively expensive back then.  I'm glad that better music has reappeared (often made by people of my generation), and that as an old person I can listen still listen to R3.

OSUChE
#82 posted by
OSUChE
on Apr 24, 2012

@ Westcruch: Just bait him (dad) with some Darcy's Asa, Erin Passmore, Lioness or one of the Beer-thirty sets!

Christine McAvoy
#83 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 24, 2012

Also my mom knows of many of the musicians I know to and will tell me when she see's them in the paper (Hannah or Mangan or STW etc) or hears them in a commercial! Parents love the juice one.

 

My brother has always liked heavy rock (At The Drive In etc) or my dad's music, but also likes STW. He and his gf went and saw them in Hamilton a few weeks back.

 

I'll admit it right now, there isnt a genre of music I havent listened to at some point and probably enjoyed.

(Used to listen to Garth Brooks in the car with Mom...I still know most of the words to Aint Goin Down)

Christine McAvoy
#84 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 24, 2012

wow, I can't type. Time to get out of bed and make some tea.

MusicSoop
#85 posted by
MusicSoop
on Apr 24, 2012

@marie_curious [58] - Great read!

kaydeela
#86 posted by
kaydeela
on Apr 24, 2012

@CMac, little Davey & I have definitely gone through our share of country ... just dont tell anyone.

Tariq Hussain
#87 posted by
Tariq Hussain
on Apr 24, 2012

Here's the link to the story about Feist and Wilco being "Adult Indie" http://nymag.com/arts/popmusic/features/wilco-feist-2011-10/

OSUChE
#88 posted by
OSUChE
on Apr 24, 2012

Time to get to work for me...I'll have to settle for just listening in for a while.. enjoy!

@ Tarig:

Great topic; interesting reading everyone's responses! What generation gap?

And; I think i KNOW those people in the photo!!!

smalliebigs
#89 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 24, 2012

@Christine McAvoy: my mom does the same thing--any time there's a write-up on Dan Mangan she emails me a notice. I got an excited message from her after his Juno win! My sister and I are big fans and we think she might be catching on...

mcfflyer
#90 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 24, 2012

@OSUChE - Morning, Ricky!

flannel tom
#91 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 24, 2012

This is almost like the convo we were having on the TCNH blog about Rufus Wainwright. My feeling about him is that he's adult contemporary/adult indie - whatever you want to call it... I'm not a fan and feel it's better suited for R2 but as I discovered, there are Rufus fans out there (on here) and hey, to each their own... I can always take my headphones off, listen to other stuff etc. Moods are the ultimate determinator* of what I listen to.

*is that a word?

marie_curious
#92 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 24, 2012

Cuff the Duke at the Casbah?

... should I go to that?

StephRamsahai
#93 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 24, 2012

You should play some Cuff The Duke now! Count on Me!! :D Ha!

OSUChE
#94 posted by
OSUChE
on Apr 24, 2012

@ Lee: LOL! I sent you some pic's of my daughter and I at at Beavs game...did they look familiar?

flannel tom
#95 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 24, 2012

@M-C - yes no doubt about it althoguh i wonder if they will be Dale Murray-less? That would suck if they were but stillyou should go.

mcfflyer
#96 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 24, 2012

@Rick - I have mine that I'll get to you - at football, basketball and baseball.  Dad and daughter, including the awesomely exciting 2006 Dad's Weekend where the final score was OSU 33-USC 31.  My chest hurt afterward from screaming so loud and so long.  :)  Go Beavs!

flannel tom
#97 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 24, 2012

http://www.thecoast.ca/imager/the-heavy-blinkers-w-mike-oneill/b/original/3137656/ccdc/MikeONeill.jpg

 

If you click that link, there is a picture involving Mike O'Neill and a kitty.

Tariq Hussain
#98 posted by
Tariq Hussain
on Apr 24, 2012

@#88 @ Osuche--Great to have you on the blog today--thanks for your input! Don't work too hard.

Benoit from Ottawa
#99 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2012

JESSIE WILLMS, see, my 53!

iamRobSmith
#100 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 24, 2012

All right, I have been loving thie tune!

flannel tom
#101 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 24, 2012

RE97 - and possibly Mike's phone number?

Christine McAvoy
#102 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 24, 2012

@smalliebigs mine was pretty excited about the STW win - they like to say that they housed a juno-award-winning band! :)

OSUChE
#103 posted by
OSUChE
on Apr 24, 2012

We were there! Go Beav's

StephRamsahai
#104 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 24, 2012

@flannel tom [97] - Ha! So cute. Ima call him and tell him.

Benoit from Ottawa
#105 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2012

(91, usually, it's "determiner", but others have been tempted to go your way.)

MusicSoop
#106 posted by
MusicSoop
on Apr 24, 2012

Boo.  Go Trojans!  Hahahaha

marie_curious
#107 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 24, 2012

@Flannel Tom [97]: No way, I'm not falling for your Rick Roll.

OSUChE
#108 posted by
OSUChE
on Apr 24, 2012

OOOOOOOoooooo! A rivalry! Sweet ;)

OSUChE
#109 posted by
OSUChE
on Apr 24, 2012

@ musicsscoop: At least we share the same Music Team! Go R3!

mcfflyer
#110 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 24, 2012

Rick - When I was in LA last spring, MusicSoop took me on a drive around tour of USC.  You could just smell the arrogance in the air.  :)

flannel tom
#111 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 24, 2012

@BfO 105 - I must have Terminator on the brain...

MusicSoop
#112 posted by
MusicSoop
on Apr 24, 2012

Lee that's called confidence, not arrogance.  Okay enough Pac 12 talk on the blog.  How about that Sand Man Viper Command, eh?

Benoit from Ottawa
#113 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2012

Easy Come, Easy Go: it's time it Easy Went.

zammachus
#114 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 24, 2012

You guys talk too much.

Benoit from Ottawa
#115 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2012

flannel: I guess! "-Ator" words are fun, like the Governator of California, frinstance...

iamRobSmith
#116 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 24, 2012

Listen to pilot ferret.

flannel tom
#117 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 24, 2012

@M_C - No Rick Roll! When I declare eviednce of a photo of a kitty and a Mike O'Neill, I speak trufe.

westcrunch
#118 posted by
westcrunch
on Apr 24, 2012

Hahahaha pilot ferret

Chopz87
#119 posted by
Chopz87
on Apr 24, 2012

work sucks!

zammachus
#120 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 24, 2012

The name's Polecat. Ace Polecat.

Benoit from Ottawa
#121 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2012
Speaking of fun words (this one's American, mostly): gubernatorial.
Benoit from Ottawa
#122 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2012

band name: Ace Polecat and the Rotary Engines

StephRamsahai
#123 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 24, 2012

I'm so sleepy!!!!!

pinky_leigh
#125 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Apr 24, 2012

im pretty sure i am in love with ace polecat

hedgeway
#126 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 24, 2012

Hellooo, just got back from the lunch :D

IS THERE ANY SUCH THING AS "YOUR PARENT'S MUSIC" ANYMORE?

In short no. There is just about zero overlap between what I listen to and what my parents listen to.

iamRobSmith
#127 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 24, 2012

Does ace tie his own scarf? I didn't think ferrets had opposable thumbs #confused

flannel tom
#128 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 24, 2012

Ace Polecat sounds so dirty, but then, my mind is most likely in the gutter where it tends to reside 93% of the time.

pinky_leigh
#129 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Apr 24, 2012

@kirk

i was expecting real hamsters

StephRamsahai
#130 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 24, 2012

@hedgeway - How was your super long meeting?? And how was lunch?

CDNz1
#131 posted by
CDNz1
on Apr 24, 2012

Giggle inducing name: WANKEL

kirkofdoom
#132 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 24, 2012
pinky_leigh
#133 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Apr 24, 2012

@kirk 

YES!

so cute

zammachus
#134 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 24, 2012

Ace Polecat is accustomed to ladies swooning. He has hired several strong men to catch the ladies so as to prevent falling injuries.

MusicSoop
#135 posted by
MusicSoop
on Apr 24, 2012

CDNz1: As in Mazda?

garfielduk
#136 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 24, 2012

@FT #128, only 93% of the time, mine is there at last 97.5% of the time

flannel tom
#137 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 24, 2012

Speaking of Gubernationals (WTF is that?) What's up with American politiians names'? i.e. Mitt Romney...Mitt? What? There are plenty of others as well I just can't think of them at the moment.

mcfflyer
#138 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 24, 2012

@Tariq - Yes, I'll be on the train.

CDNz1
#139 posted by
CDNz1
on Apr 24, 2012

@Soop - Das right.

garfielduk
#140 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 24, 2012

@CDNz1 #131, Wankle comes around every so often

StephRamsahai
#141 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 24, 2012

I just got really excited about NxNE! Mostly because I need out of this city for a few days and because I remembered Brasstronaut will be there!!! I can't wait to finalize plans! :D

pinky_leigh
#142 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Apr 24, 2012

Let's all get up and dance to a songThat was a hit before your mother was bornThough she was born a long, long time agoYour mother should know (Your mother should...) Your mother should know (...know) Sing it again

Tariq Hussain
#143 posted by
Tariq Hussain
on Apr 24, 2012

@Lee

#138. Cool. I figured you would be. Those sleeper cars look pretty cool actually. Well, tomorrow we'll be revealing 2 more bands that are going to be joining you on the rails....

hedgeway
#144 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 24, 2012

@steph 130 - Meeting was boring. It's essentially me sitting there and listening to people talk while I have nothing to contribute. I had a buffalo chicken wrap for lunch, so that was a waste of another hour and a half. I've accomplished nothing so far today... hah!

pinky_leigh
#145 posted by
pinky_leigh
on Apr 24, 2012

thanks Ace Polecat for thinking of the ladies

rebbey
#146 posted by
rebbey
on Apr 24, 2012

Tariq - Have you played Hawksley Workman's Not Your Parent's Music yet? Seems fitting.

Just the other day I was making my dad listen to the Mountains and The Trees and he actually approved of it... surprising since he usually hates my music. Mom is okay with Hey Rosetta, but a big part of that came from me taking her to a concert they played in a church. After that she became much more apprciative of them being played in the car.

Normally we don't agree on music though. Especially with my dad. Momma Glads is a little more understanding, and tries to get into stuff by letting me update her phone's music supply for trips every time she comes home with whatever I've bought since seeing her last.

 

jojodillon
#147 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 24, 2012

You know what I love?  The Elvis Country compilation...the King does a great cover of Early Morning Rain!

CDNz1
#148 posted by
CDNz1
on Apr 24, 2012

@Steph - We made hotel reservations yesterday. All is green!

iamRobSmith
#149 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 24, 2012

What does Ace Polecat have to say about music?

Christine McAvoy
#150 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 24, 2012

either I'm crazy or the blog is justified to the left instead of center now (you might not be able to tell, my screen is gianormous though)

Tariq Hussain
#151 posted by
Tariq Hussain
on Apr 24, 2012

#141 @ Steph

Looking forward to seeing you at the gig, Steph. Should be fun. We're looking forward to playing TO again after so long.

alsace lorraine
#152 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Apr 24, 2012

@flannel tom. Yeah, with names like Mitt and Newt they really sound like gubers.

rebbey
#153 posted by
rebbey
on Apr 24, 2012

NxNE FOMO and ROMO are growing significantly since these last 10 blog posts...

laurita.snow
#154 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 24, 2012

Oh man, My parents' music was DEFINITELY mine  when I was growing up! I listen to more of my own stuff now, but they brought me up on their old records and gave me this crazy informal music education. I remember this one Christmas where my mom sat me on the couch, played 'after midnight' by john cale, and then spent an hour explaining what this song meant for rock and roll music and everything! She still calls me to make sure I'm up to date on the latest music stuff!

zammachus
#155 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 24, 2012

Ace Polecat is a ferret of the people. He always does what's right. He is very supportive of music. Music, like Ace Polecat, only travels by air.

hotpatch
#156 posted by
hotpatch
on Apr 24, 2012

aaarrgggh matey

MusicSoop
#157 posted by
MusicSoop
on Apr 24, 2012

CMac - Looks left to me.

hedgeway
#158 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 24, 2012

I start to get NxNE FOMO when people start talking about it but then I remember I'm going to see Radiohead and all is good :D

Benoit from Ottawa
#159 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2012

I had no idea so many companies had wankeled around...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wankel_engine

StephRamsahai
#160 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 24, 2012

@hedgeway - Hahaha! Sounds like a decent day to me! Today would be a perfect "do nothing but seem like I'm doing something" day.... I'm sooo tired! it's crazy. 

MusicSoop
#161 posted by
MusicSoop
on Apr 24, 2012

Rebbey:  Do it.

kirkofdoom
#162 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 24, 2012

are you perhaps... still drunk from the VanMag awards yesterday, Christine? 

StephRamsahai
#163 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 24, 2012

@Russ - NICE! I have no even though about accommodations yet... eek! I wanna discuss with Donna first... see what she's plannin' and whatnot!

fictionjunkie
#164 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Apr 24, 2012

When we were little, my brother and I used to listen to my parents' collection of 45s - they had several dozen singles and we'd put them on and dance, favourites included Roger Miller's "King of the Road" and "Little Red Riding Hood" (forget the artist or if that's actually the title...goes "hey there little red riding hood, you sure are looking good..."). I actually want to see if I can get my hands on those again.

StephRamsahai
#165 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 24, 2012

@Tariq - I'm sooo excited to see you guys! And meet you! I think I've told you this before but Brasstronaut was one of the first bands I heard on Radio 3 so there's a special spot in my heart for you guys. Haha!

hedgeway
#166 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 24, 2012

@steph 160 - I've been wanting to do nothing this week (since it's the last of ym work term). But it seems like I'm actually going to get a bunch of work in these last couple of days. :/

hotpatch
#167 posted by
hotpatch
on Apr 24, 2012

Musicsoop, you're freaking me out i just got back from lunch and almost missed your post - #57

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

Christine McAvoy
#168 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 24, 2012

haha Kirk, I'd hope not.

I went to bed at 10pm ha :s

 

 

 

Ooooo! are we talking NXNE? I might have got a press accred email yesterday!

StephRamsahai
#169 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 24, 2012

@Rebbey - What Soop said! (161)

Benoit from Ottawa
#170 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2012

fiction: Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs

StephRamsahai
#171 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 24, 2012

@hedgeway - Oh no! That's not good... but maybe it'll help the week go by a little faster? 

Tariq Hussain
#172 posted by
Tariq Hussain
on Apr 24, 2012

#146 @ Rebbey

Thanks for the tip on Hawksley--you're right, how could we NOT play that?! We'll get it in later in the show..

PhilipST
#173 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 24, 2012

Growing up in the 60s and 70s I shared almost no music with my parents. Too many years divided us--they matured listening to Sinatra and Bing Crosby and Louis Prima, and I just didn't dig their stuff. I grew up on Cream, Creedence, Buffalo Springfield, blues, etc. My folks are both deceased now and I am a parent, of a 15-year old guitar-playing male teenager. Happily, he and I share a lot of the same musical enjoyments nowadays. His personal repertoire has more Dylan than any other songwriter, and he's loving the songs. Not just Blowin' in the Wind' and 'Mr. Tambourine Man,' but deep into the whole catalog. He also shares many others of my enduring faves--The Band, Neil Young, New Riders of the Purple Sage, a group from Philadelphia called Marah, a Scottish group called Runrig, etc. He also enjoys a lot of the artists on Radio 3--Dan Mangan, Cuff the Duke, K'Naan, and others.  

Benoit from Ottawa
#174 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2012
OSUChE
#175 posted by
OSUChE
on Apr 24, 2012

@ Flannel Tom #137:

Obama???

stevierayk
#176 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 24, 2012

I saw Gordon at Massey Hall just last year. Black Day in July and the Wreck of the Ed. 'natch.

I was also lucky enough to see Levon last year at Massey as well.

I love your parents music.

MusicSoop
#177 posted by
MusicSoop
on Apr 24, 2012

The Record Collection: My parents did have some gems in their record collection, they just never listened to the good stuff.  I dug into it when I was 11ish and had a brief infatuation with the Kingston Trio. And found some classical records I still wish I had today, Tchaikosky March Slav and Katchachurian Gayne Ballet suite (Think Sabre Dance) and best of all Grieg and THe Hall of the Mountain King. Awesome music.

hedgeway
#178 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 24, 2012

@steph 171 - yeah for sure, knwoing I'm done at the end of this week makes me really not care that I have to do work haha

MusicSoop
#179 posted by
MusicSoop
on Apr 24, 2012

5 bucks says Rebbey is looking up flights to NXNE right now.

flannel tom
#180 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 24, 2012

@osuchE - No, I was thinking more of Newt and Mitt and... there's another one on the tip of my tongue but I can't recall what it is.

garfielduk
#181 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 24, 2012

The only album both my Mum and I have a copy of is The Incredible Plan by Max Boyce

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEjGFQ7-23g

StephRamsahai
#182 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 24, 2012

@hedgeway - Woo! Also! I might be in Waterloo in the next couple weeks... beer? Ha!

fresh ginger
#183 posted by
fresh ginger
on Apr 24, 2012

My dad is pretty loyal to his extensive vinyl big band jazz collection, thinks pretty much everything else is "noise". I listen to "parent music"... at least according to my 14 year old. 

 

(living with a 14 year old is proving extremely entertaining.)

hedgeway
#184 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 24, 2012

@steph 182 - All you had to do is say the word beer and I'm there!

Brian Cauley
#185 posted by
Brian Cauley
on Apr 24, 2012

my parent's music is on CBC Music! http://music.cbc.ca/artists/Paddy-Cauley

smalliebigs
#186 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 24, 2012

@fictionjunkie: ditto re "King of the Road" on 45. It took me a few years to acknowledge how effin' creepy that titular character is...knowing about all the unlocked doors, etc...

hotpatch
#187 posted by
hotpatch
on Apr 24, 2012

Musicsoop, OK i found it, the Arkells tonight at the Loft, yes tha's firkin great!!

(and Great Lkae Swimmers on Friday)

WHOOO WHO!!!!

now i'm going to have a hard time concentrating on my work and i have a lot to do today

Brian Cauley
#188 posted by
Brian Cauley
on Apr 24, 2012

my dad, Paddy Cauley, also listens to a lot of my music. he specifically loves Great Lake Swimmers and Matthew Barber.

StephRamsahai
#189 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 24, 2012

@hedgeway - Nice! I'll tweet you... or DM you or whatever... Woo!

stevierayk
#190 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 24, 2012

Re: King of the Road

Most Hobo + Trucker music seems to come off a wee bit creepy.

flannel tom
#191 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 24, 2012

Tracks on Tracks - couldn't care much who ends up being the bands on thie train, I just want to win tickets so I can be on the train!

MusicSoop
#192 posted by
MusicSoop
on Apr 24, 2012

hotpatch: Cool!  Have fun!

mcfflyer
#193 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 24, 2012

Re: ToT.  Getting space on the train was easy.  Getting to Vancovuer and back from Toronto is a struggle, as every time I put SMF>YVR and YYZ>SMF in one of the travel sites, it might as well be in a random number generator for fares.  What last week was $514, is now $729.  *sigh*

CDNz1
#194 posted by
CDNz1
on Apr 24, 2012

Summer Side Of Life may be the best GL record.

hedgeway
#195 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 24, 2012

@steph - sounds good :D

StephRamsahai
#196 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 24, 2012

Ewwwwwwwwww Jon Janes! ;)

Headwater
#197 posted by
Headwater
on Apr 24, 2012

My dad played in the Headpins (Turn It LOOOOUUUUUUD) so it's usually me who can't handle his volume.

laurita.snow
#198 posted by
laurita.snow
on Apr 24, 2012

also, speaking of different generations...could you maybe play Old Man? an oldie but a goodie:)

 

MusicSoop
#199 posted by
MusicSoop
on Apr 24, 2012

stevierayk [190]: I've gone on here before, far too long, about me, Grampa, long road trips to Schenectady, and his collection of Trucker Music cassettes. You are correct.

iamRobSmith
#200 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 24, 2012

@Lee try Alegiant Air out of Bellingham, cheap and close to Vancouver.  I think Quick Shuttle goes there as well.

garfielduk
#201 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 24, 2012

My Mum is firmly onboard the Standwagon

hotpatch
#202 posted by
hotpatch
on Apr 24, 2012

soop, if i have anymore fun i'll be floating above my herman miller

smalliebigs
#203 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 24, 2012

The lyrics I could not recall from "King of the Road" are as follows (great song...but oh so creepy): 

I know every engineer on every trainAll of their children, and all of their namesAnd every handout in every townAnd every lock that ain't locked when no one's around. 

StephRamsahai
#204 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 24, 2012

Big Men Go Fast On The Water

What is that song about?

kirkofdoom
#205 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 24, 2012

fat guys who water ski. 

stevierayk
#206 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 24, 2012

There is a great version of King of the Road on REM's Dead Letter Office. Plus some great VU covers as well.

fictionjunkie
#207 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Apr 24, 2012

@Benoit - thanks for the artist. Good ole' Sam the Sham. I think they had a few of his/their singles.

@smalliebigs - that's funny, I don't think I ever really thought about those lyrics. I always just picture a stereotypical 30s hobo (with kercheif tied bundle on stick & stovepipe hat).

smalliebigs
#208 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 24, 2012

@fictionjunkie: the kerchief tied bundle thing is called a bindle. It's one of my favorite words so I'm really happy to share it with a fellow R3 blogger. 

erinev
#209 posted by
erinev
on Apr 24, 2012

Folks from Ottawa-surrounding area:

I have two extra tickets for the Wooden Sky show at the Blacksheep inn this thursday. Anyone interested?

TheRadioHead
#210 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 24, 2012

Ha, so interesting as I spend a lot of time thinking about this subject, as some of you may know. 

I would rather have died than be caught listening to my parent's music, the fact that this generation looks backwards rather than creating a culture of their own is puzzling.

As you have also heard me say, art is an indicator of what is going on in society at the time and I do think this trend says a lot about the apathy of this generation.

 

Yes, don't say it.  It was good music.  50 years ago.  It was revolutionary in it's day.  Time to move on.

marie_curious
#211 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 24, 2012

MUTE.

flannel tom
#212 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 24, 2012

Fu Manchu makes good road music - King Of The Road is even one of their albums.If I was a trucker, I would listen to it. Hell, I'm not a trucker and I listen to it!

And now.... lunch!

rebbey
#213 posted by
rebbey
on Apr 24, 2012

@Tariq - Awesome! And thks for the Mountains and the trees! That was actually the song I played for my dad! haha

@steph/soop - only way it's happnening is if i win the TonT tickets, in which case the whole thing is too ridiculous of an opp to pass up. Nx is always in the back of my mind, don't you worry haha

And Soop - currently looking up alberta flights for my Sasquatch adventure, actually :P 

Tariq Hussain
#214 posted by
Tariq Hussain
on Apr 24, 2012

#204 @ Steph Ramsai

I've got an explanation I think...

kirkofdoom
#215 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 24, 2012

I am honestly not sure if this is supposed to be a kind of tongue-in-cheek song, like Odds' Heterosexual Man, or... completely serious.

If it's the former, it makes it a little more tolerable. If the latter....

Christine McAvoy
#216 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 24, 2012

Oh, there's TheRadioHead, finally here to tell us how what we listen to is wrong.

:p

StephRamsahai
#217 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 24, 2012

@Tariq - I sure hope so! I like the song... but the content is so questionable! Haha! I like Kirk's explanation at comment 205. Heh!

fictionjunkie
#218 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Apr 24, 2012

@Smalliebigs - that is so cool, I didn't know there was a word for that! Bindle, bindle, bindle. Thanks!

erinev
#219 posted by
erinev
on Apr 24, 2012

Also- on the topic of my parents' music..... my parents are they ones who got me interested in CBC radio and Canadian independent music (they attend pretty much every music festival in ontario/surrounding areas) and are probably bigger hipsters than i. (they often recount the story of how they saw the Sheepdogs at Zaphods in Ottawa wayyyy before Rolling Stone every happened)

erinev
#220 posted by
erinev
on Apr 24, 2012

wow, so many typos for me today! ignore me!

stevierayk
#221 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 24, 2012

This generation is looking backwards? People have been rehashing music for the last 70 years.

New/cutting edge does not always equal good. Plenty of music made 50 years ago is so much more interesting than the spittle that comes from most bands these days (my own included).

zammachus
#222 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 24, 2012

Erin

I would respond to say that I always did ignore you but that wouldn't make sense. I'd have to be paying attention to know to tell you I ignore you. Damned paradox...

StephRamsahai
#223 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 24, 2012

@Tariq - Ohhhh interesting!! Thanks!! Do you have a link to that write up??

Tariq Hussain
#224 posted by
Tariq Hussain
on Apr 24, 2012

@Steph

#223. Here's the link: http://www.swimdrinkfishmusic.com/item.php?id=97

Benoit from Ottawa
#225 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2012

erinev, Jessie Willms wants to go, and probably already bought a ticket but:

if you want to try her, I've got <willms.jessie@gmail.com> as an email for her (Jessica Willms");

I haven't been able to contact her because of an email failure. (No guff: failure to send).

 

See you there, or then again not?

BfO

StephRamsahai
#226 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 24, 2012

@Tariq - Cool! Thanks a lot! I might have to look into getting those songs! :)

iamRobSmith
#227 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 24, 2012

@erinv - you should ask Ace Polecat for guidance [222}

Benoit from Ottawa
#228 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 24, 2012

I am gone. (future present tense)

mcfflyer
#229 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 24, 2012

@RobSmith [200] - Thanks!  I'll try it during lunch.  I can also fly out of San Francisco, which will certainly save air fare, but right off the bat there is at least $100 in costs - gas, bridge tolls, parking, and not counting the hassle of a 110 mile trip each way.

smalliebigs
#230 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 24, 2012

@alsace lorraine: did you have a celebratory drink last night, as our province avoided (inter?)national embarrassment by not electing a(n even more?) ridiculous government?

erinev
#231 posted by
erinev
on Apr 24, 2012

@ zam [222] just be happy i brought up something other than hockey for once!

@ benoit [225] thanks for the info, i'll send her a quick email.. and sadly I will not be attending the show due to the big game 7 that's happening on thursday. Wishful thinking buying the ticket to the show I guess.

TheRadioHead
#232 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 24, 2012

@stevierayk There is a difference between pure mimicry, absolutely trying to reproduce the sound of the past which I believe many current bands are doing, and using history as inspiration to build on.

Love the spittle reference, I may adopt it if you don't mind.

garfielduk
#233 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 24, 2012

@smalliebigs #230, I am so glad that Wild Rose didn't get into power yesteray.

Paddle
#234 posted by
Paddle
on Apr 24, 2012

Growing up, the household favourites were Anne Murrary, the Rankin Family, the Beach Boys, Gordon Lightfoot, Celine Dion, etc.  My mom has always been fairly open to newer music, but definitely sticks to softer music and likes folkier tunes.  We sometimes share music and she will call me when she hears a song on CBC that she thinks I might like.  I always have to have music playing, whether I am at work, walking home or going to sleep, I am listening to music.  I listen to music from my parents era more so than they do but my main source of music comes from Canadian (especially East Coast) musicians, an interest that my three siblings share as well.  My dad will put on the country radio station when he is driving but has never seemed to be that interested in music.  I cannot picture him buying an album or tickets to a concert.  Once I was listening to a Hawksley Workman album that I had just bought and was very excited about and my dad accused it of not being “real” music.  I am still not certain what he considers to be “real” music, but he often asks me to turn my tunes off.  So in my family there at least seems to be the “kids” music, which apparently isn’t “real” music.   

zammachus
#235 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 24, 2012

Ace Polecat is a hockey fan once more, but only of the Jets.

stevierayk
#236 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 24, 2012

@ the RadioHead - you spittle all you like. 

smalliebigs
#237 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 24, 2012

@garfielduk: here is a short but interesting article on the subject:

http://m.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/john-ibbitson/the-alberta-political-lesson-that-danielle-smith-learned-the-hard-way/article2412026/email/?service=mobile

I thought I could feel your support for more reasonable politicians flowing across the Atlantic. 

Rango Stirr
#238 posted by
Rango Stirr
on Apr 24, 2012

That Said the Whale song makes me hate life.

MusicSoop
#239 posted by
MusicSoop
on Apr 24, 2012

Oh I forgot, my into to Canadian music came courtesy of the parents and their love of The Irish Rovers.  We sang that unicorn song over and over and over

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EPsuOEH1fY

mcfflyer
#240 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 24, 2012

One interesting fact: I'm trying to get my own children into our Radio3 music with a little limited success.  My daughter in Portland has been to Said The Whale twice, and my son and his wife are interested in going to see them next time through Seattle. 

westcrunch
#241 posted by
westcrunch
on Apr 24, 2012

Whew, this has been a busy morning. Not a lot of time to spend with you lovely people, sadly. 

I'm signing off for the day. Too much to get ready for before my Peruvian adventure.

I'm going to try and stop by tomorrow to say hi on my 7 hour layover in Pearson Int'l. But if I don't get the chance, bye for now friends! Talk to you in a couple weeks. 

Wheeeee!

kirkofdoom
#242 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 24, 2012

I was at Zulu, but missed No Sinner. Though I will say, she looked nothing like I expected her to look like.

MusicSoop
#243 posted by
MusicSoop
on Apr 24, 2012

westcrunch: Have FUuuuuuuuunnnnnnnnnnnnn!

kirkofdoom
#244 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 24, 2012

BYE WESTCRUNCH!

bring me back some guinea pig meat!

TheRadioHead
#245 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Apr 24, 2012

Bon Voyage West Crunch!

MSteve
#246 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 24, 2012

I wish I had missed No Sinner.

PhilipST
#247 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 24, 2012

Right, Tariq, that's Marti Sabit of Imaginary Cities. They played in New York on April 10, a record party for their US release. Glad you enjoyed my comment. Radio3, connecting the generations!

OSUChE
#248 posted by
OSUChE
on Apr 24, 2012

Cheers and happy trails westcrunch!

fictionjunkie
#249 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Apr 24, 2012

have a great trip, westcruch, safe & happy travels!

garfielduk
#250 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 24, 2012

@smalliebigs #237, Like Lisa I enjoy watching election results shows

mcfflyer
#251 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 24, 2012

Westcrunch: explore down there, and come back an allay my fears.  My 25 year old daughter is moving to Peru in November.  By herself with no job in hand.  And no, there's no guy involved.  Just her dream to move down there.  It is not her dad's dream however.

kirkofdoom
#252 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 24, 2012

MSteve

I heard mixed opinions on it, but I don't regret going to get seats (and a Bulldog) at Las Margaritas as opposed to staying. 

Tariq Hussain
#253 posted by
Tariq Hussain
on Apr 24, 2012

#242 @ Kirk

Yeah, same for me. I heard a little on my way out--they sounded good. What did you expect her to look like...?

MSteve
#254 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 24, 2012

@kod

yeah I just meant the song, but they have a sound that could be hard to pull off live.  Chains of Love on the other hand.. way better live.

smalliebigs
#255 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 24, 2012

Happy trails, Westcrunch. 

@garfielduk: I normally do, although last night was fraught with more anxiety than I'd like!

MSteve
#256 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 24, 2012

although you can't understand what she is saying, it still sounds good.

StephRamsahai
#257 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 24, 2012

King Khan and the Shrines... is there a new album coming out from these guys... or has it already come out? I want it.

kaydeela
#258 posted by
kaydeela
on Apr 24, 2012

BYE SEEEESTER! aka @westcrunch

kirkofdoom
#259 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 24, 2012

I didn't think she would look so... um... what's a nicer word for "white trash"? Jorts hiked up too high and jean jacket. 

I don't usually judge a bands style over content, but it was just a little... surprising. 

stevierayk
#260 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 24, 2012

@mcfflyer - yikes, that seems like an odd place to just want to move to. She's brave.

Christine McAvoy
#261 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 24, 2012

sorry, I'm catching up on emails...blog neglect.

in regards to no sinner, it was insteresting to shoot. three very sad lifeless dudes (esp after watching siskiyou) and then colleen who sang into her armpit most of the time.

girl's got a voice, that much is true...but I wasnt too keen on the look. it was hard not to get distracted by it :s

mcfflyer
#262 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 24, 2012

@Stevie.  Brave?  Fearless?  Foolish?  I really don't know.  She toured South America, and Peru on her post-university graduation trip in 2008.  (She goes to South America - I toured the US and Canada!)  Loved it, and her dream is to move there.  I'd be better with it if someone else was involved.  But to go down there cold . . .   Gives Dad shivers.  :|

robin_m
#263 posted by
robin_m
on Apr 24, 2012

Steely Dan is a little too much cheese for me.  But I LOVE The Darcys, and I loved what they did with Aja.  It's kind of killing me inside that they are not playing with Ramona Falls in June in Toronto.  Where is the justice?!?!? Why does Montreal get to have both :(

robin_m
#264 posted by
robin_m
on Apr 24, 2012

What's wrong with jean shorts?  

MusicSoop
#265 posted by
MusicSoop
on Apr 24, 2012

robin_m: The Darcy's are playing here May 19.  COme on out!

Tariq Hussain
#266 posted by
Tariq Hussain
on Apr 24, 2012

#259 @kirk

man, you're still er...cracking me up with "jorts"

alsace lorraine
#267 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Apr 24, 2012

@smalliebigs. I've never been so relieved to have a PC government (or actually, relieved at all). I was hoping for a minority government, but as long as the wild rose aren't in power, I'm happy.

fresh ginger
#268 posted by
fresh ginger
on Apr 24, 2012

had to google the No Sinner jorts. Jorts seems appropriate.

 

 

New Wild Everywhere still has beluga taint for me.

EP
#269 posted by
EP
on Apr 24, 2012

@ginger: beluga taint?

jojodillon
#270 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 24, 2012

Walls Come Tumbling Down...Love this frickin song!  Sorry.

smalliebigs
#271 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 24, 2012

@alsace lorraine: Agreed! It's also an occasion to celebrate our first elected female premier! Let's just hope she puts her money where her mouth is as far as hers not being the PC party of our fathers' generation. 

robin_m
#272 posted by
robin_m
on Apr 24, 2012

@ Musicsoop -- I suspect that Montreal might be a bit closer to me!  You should go though.  Good god that man has the voice of an angel.  Are they playing with Ramona Falls?  I LOVE Ramona Falls too.  Haven't heard their new one yet, but "Inuit" was wonderful.  

marie_curious
#273 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 24, 2012

What am I listening to??

garfielduk
#274 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 24, 2012

@MC #273, CBC Radio3 I hope

fresh ginger
#275 posted by
fresh ginger
on Apr 24, 2012

EP Great Lake Swimmers were in Vancouver promoting their new/upcoming album. They performed in front of the belugas at the aquarium. The irony of the album title (New Wild Everywhere) in front of captive whales was a bit much for me.

MusicSoop
#276 posted by
MusicSoop
on Apr 24, 2012

They're playing with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.  Skipped Arkells at SXSW to see THe Darcy's.  They were good, but if I had it to do all over again...

lounge_act
#277 posted by
lounge_act
on Apr 24, 2012

Possibly influences Blank Capsule = Nine Inch Nails, anyone?

garfielduk
#278 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 24, 2012

@MC, Blank Capsule - Compulsion

 

EP
#279 posted by
EP
on Apr 24, 2012

@ginger!  ah yes, i remember that...

alsace lorraine
#280 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Apr 24, 2012

@smallie. Yeah!! I quite like Alison Redford (or at least what she has promised). She sounds a lot more progressive than some "progressive" conservatives.

kirkofdoom
#281 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 24, 2012

I am naming my non-existent band Beluga Taint.

zammachus
#282 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 24, 2012

I don't want to be in any way involved with a Beluga's taint...

kirkofdoom
#283 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 24, 2012

at lounge

also, Stabbing Westward. If anyone remembers Stabbing Westward...

robin_m
#284 posted by
robin_m
on Apr 24, 2012

@ soop -- Nooooo!!!! Don't say that.  Maybe Arkells would have been more lively, but I mean come on... musically, you cannot say that the Arkells are better. 

EP
#285 posted by
EP
on Apr 24, 2012

@kirk: do belugas even have taints?

robin_m
#286 posted by
robin_m
on Apr 24, 2012

Maybe I'm just too dark and moody.  

MusicSoop
#287 posted by
MusicSoop
on Apr 24, 2012

robin_m: All I'm saying is it would be a tough choice. Both bands are great.

flannel tom
#288 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 24, 2012

A Beluga's taint pales in comparison to a Sperm Whale's.

robin_m
#289 posted by
robin_m
on Apr 24, 2012

Ok, ok.  I'll retract my claws.  I'm very sensitive when it comes to bands I love.    

flannel tom
#290 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 24, 2012

I was wondering when R3 started playing old tracks from The Boss... that's when I realized I was on the classic rock stream. Parental Tunage!

fresh ginger
#291 posted by
fresh ginger
on Apr 24, 2012

at least Great Lake Swimmers don't have sperm whale taint?

musicjoy3
#292 posted by
musicjoy3
on Apr 24, 2012

Parents' music? Absolutely!

With great pride and respect I say: Connie Francis, Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass (still love them), tons of beautiful classical music (Chopin, Tchaikosky, etc.) and best of all rootsy music like the great song, Home On the Range.

musicjoy3
#293 posted by
musicjoy3
on Apr 24, 2012

There is definitely overlappying of generations. In terms of music tastes and appreciations. I love that I can share my enthusiasm for artists and bands with members of my family that are both alot older than me and younger, too. I think it's the coolest!

Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Willy Nelson, Bruce Springsteen and on the other side: Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, Muse, the Black Keys, etc.

Nothing short of thrilling to be able to do this. I think...

StephRamsahai
#294 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 24, 2012

They're totally playing The Beatles on the Classic Rock stream. Day = made.

flagpole music
#295 posted by
flagpole music
on Apr 24, 2012

I think the 60s mostly missed my parents, music wise. I got some cool stuff, mostly from dad (Johnny Cash 45's) but oy. no Beatles or the like of that around the house.  They did like Gord tho & Buffy St. Marie & I think we had a Maria Muldaur cassette too.  so more 70's stuff. They liked John Denver a lot. But mostly it sent me the other directions. I was just telling Zoot yesterday about the bonus of having a cousin in high school in the 70s who shared the Clash & Sex Pistols & the like with us 'kids'. A much bigger influence.

Now my folks mostly listen to country still & I don't care for most of it. But they both like the Rodeo Kings & mom LOVES Stephen Fearing. She's been out to shows a few times with me & the time she met Tom, he kissed her hand so she has a soft spot for him.  She's liked some stuff she's heard with them. Great Lake Swimmers & she's ok with Luke Doucet & likes Melissa McClelland's "Victoria Day" album a lot. Jann Arden. I think if they'd step outside their country box & be a bit braver they'd like a lot more.God Bless whichever local Dj played the Band on the radio because I sure the hell didn't hear that at home 

hedgeway
#296 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 24, 2012

I'm not even sure what the heck my Mom even likes to listen to. The only thing I know for sure about my Dad is that he loves The Doors.

Christine McAvoy
#297 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 24, 2012

erm, what the crap has this blog become today!? I leave for a 30mins and we're discussing whale taint? ew.

 

Christine McAvoy
#298 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 24, 2012

Kirk, I am STILL reading my posts a second time as if Dexter was saying them because of you...

 

 

*Woof

flagpole music
#299 posted by
flagpole music
on Apr 24, 2012

^^turn it around, miss C-Mac^^  quick! new topic!

kirkofdoom
#300 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 24, 2012

Most excellent.

marie_curious
#301 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 24, 2012

I am not a fan of Rufus Wainwright.

flannel tom
#302 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 24, 2012

I'm out of the game with this one... this song is going to be forced down my throat on every facet of the cbc, I get it. Ciao.

flagpole music
#303 posted by
flagpole music
on Apr 24, 2012

does anyone else remember when Rufus was in one of those Time Traveller stamp collector movies back in the day? it used to here on HBO once in awhile. he was probalby 14 or so. Back then it caught my attention because I knew of his dad.

flagpole music
#304 posted by
flagpole music
on Apr 24, 2012

This thing.  Rufus was in this. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Tricker_and_the_Stamp_Traveller

EP
#305 posted by
EP
on Apr 24, 2012

i think everyone went out of the game....

Tariq Hussain
#306 posted by
Tariq Hussain
on Apr 24, 2012

@all

Thanks for hanging out, everyone.  Tomorrow we talk Tracks on Tracks w/ Green Couch and the list goes to 25 bands for you to vote on. Hope you'll join me.

Peace.

alsace lorraine
#307 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Apr 24, 2012

@flagpole. What? I remember loving that movie as a kid. That is a cool fact.

mcfflyer
#308 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 24, 2012

@Tariq - Will you be serving punch and cookies?  If so, we will be here. 

flagpole music
#309 posted by
flagpole music
on Apr 24, 2012

@alsace - ha. i was too old to be watching it but there's not accounting for what you come across over a bowl of cereal nurturing a hangover.

he's only in it for a bit but i remember thinking he was a decent kid singer & that's why I bothered to look at the name & recognized because of his dad & grandpa

flagpole music
#310 posted by
flagpole music
on Apr 24, 2012

Thanks, Tariq - on my way out for some errands but see you tomorrow!

alsace lorraine
#311 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Apr 24, 2012

@flagpole. When I was watching it, I would have had to clue who Rufus was, let alone noticed his name.

flagpole music
#312 posted by
flagpole music
on Apr 24, 2012

@alsace - i was working in video stores then. I had access to stacks of overstuffed books full of cast info. Plus, I'm a dork.

Tariq Hussain
#313 posted by
Tariq Hussain
on Apr 24, 2012

#308 @ Lee

Sure. I'll bake up a batch tonight. See you here tomorrow!!

alsace lorraine
#314 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Apr 24, 2012

@Tariq. What a perfect song to end the show with!

marie_curious
#315 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 24, 2012

I don't think any two Hawksley Workman songs can be considered the same genre.

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