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I'm not quite sure of the proper greeting for 4/20. Whatever it is, if you observe this day, I offer the appropriate greeting to you!

Throughout the show, besides counting down this week's top songs on CBC Radio 3, I'll also be counting down the songs that you voted as your Top Songs To Celebrate 4/20. The R3-30's producer, Pedro Mendes, seems to have no real idea what this day represents.

He's a square, obviously.

There will also be five debuts on the chart, resulting in a chat with David Prowse from Japandroids who answers The R3-30 FunClub Question of the Week. Paul Saulnier from PS I Love You will also be on the line, chatting about his 4/20 tradtions!

On next week's show, our countdown within a countdown will be the top songs that recently only made it to number 2 on the chart; "Second Bananas", as it were. We want you to help by voting on those. Head to The R3-30 FunClub and make your voice heard!

Um, I suggest you do it before 4:20 today. Otherwise, it might not get done. Just sayin'.

The R3-30 airs Fridays @ 9am ET and 9pm ET and Saturdays @ noon ET. The R3-30 Podcast drops on Saturdays!

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daa1982
#1 posted by
daa1982
on Apr 20, 2012

Good Morning Pedro.  Do you have to give Craig his hamstring massage before he'll start the show?

StephRamsahai
#2 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 20, 2012

Morning all.

It's not a good one for me, but I'm sure you folks will help change that! 

I love that photo of PS I Love You! Miss those guys.

 

MSteve
#3 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 20, 2012

No mornings are good mornings.

daa1982
#4 posted by
daa1982
on Apr 20, 2012

@Steph - Don't put that kind of pressure on us.

StephRamsahai
#5 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 20, 2012

@daa - All I ask is that you be yourself. Haha! :)

laurenelizabeth
#6 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 20, 2012

Steph: I'm just so happy its friday. I'm exhausted!

StephRamsahai
#7 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 20, 2012

@laurenelizabeth - Yay! What are you plans this weekend? I'm in Driver's Ed all weekend so I'm not really that stoked. Haha! Plants and Animals tonight though, and possibly Wildlife tomorrow!

laurenelizabeth
#8 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 20, 2012

Steph: there are absolutely no shows this weekend in Fredericton! I am going to a party tonight and then rest and relaxation. Maybe read a book?

MSteve
#9 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 20, 2012

I take back my comment, saturday mornings are usually pretty good.  Thanks for reminding me its friday!

zoot aloors
#10 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 20, 2012

"High!" (traditional 4/20 greeting)

 

hedgeway
#11 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 20, 2012

I'm here at working wearing my stupid business casual outfit and I'm pouting about it. I still don't see what dressing up proves to anybody.

Also my roommate had a bunch of people over last night and my whole house smeels like beer.

Oh, and hi everybody :D

laurenelizabeth
#12 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 20, 2012

Hedgeway: For the smell, Febreeze is your friend, and open the windows. 

Business casual outfits make you appear professional and make a good first impression (sorry, I've been brainwashed.)

hedgeway
#13 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 20, 2012

"Oh, hey he's dressed well. He must do a lot of work around here"

Hahaha, I'm just in a complainy mood today.

StephRamsahai
#14 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 20, 2012

@hedgeway - Hahah! I only laugh because I know exactly how you feel right now. Except for the house smelling like beer thing. I hate business casual. :( If I lived in Waterloo I would suggest going to expensive martinis after work... just cause wearing this bullshit makes me feel like that's what I should do.

MSteve
#15 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 20, 2012

Its important to have a job where talking to people outside of co-workers about your job is frowned upon.

MSteve
#16 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 20, 2012

Also you can take care of the beer smell by drinking a bunch of beer, then everything just smells like you.

laurenelizabeth
#17 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 20, 2012

@hedgeway: I get how you feel. I was the same way at first with my job, but then I realized that I have to be 'suited up' for the rest of my career so I embraced it. 

Silver lining: It's only one day! :) 

hedgeway
#18 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 20, 2012

@steph - It's really weird seeing everybody around the office dressed up. Everybody here usually looks like slobs all the time.

@msteve - My job requires no outside interaction but apparently some customers are going to be here for some kind of open house :/. I'll probably take care of the beer smell your way.

@lauren - Haha, you're right. I even wore a tuie today to make it look like I really do A LOT of work.

MSteve
#19 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 20, 2012

They don't let customers anywhere near us.  We've literally built walls so they don't accidently see us.

hedgeway
#20 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 20, 2012

Hah, that's awesome. Apparently random people are just going to be walking around my workspace all day. It's going to be like I'm in a zoo or something. 

MSteve
#21 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 20, 2012

See if you can get one of them to feed you.

hedgeway
#22 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 20, 2012

I'm actually already getting fed today for free, but I suppose one can never have enough free food.

rebbey
#23 posted by
rebbey
on Apr 20, 2012

Ohhhh heyyyyy everyone.

Old Abe
#24 posted by
Old Abe
on Apr 20, 2012

High Everyone!

StephRamsahai
#25 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 20, 2012

@hedgeway - Yeah, same here! I'm almost always in jeans, a hoodie/t-shirt and chuck taylors. Today, nice pants, nice shirt, weird flat shoes that can't be good for my feet. It's ridiculous. 

Also, it's awesome that people will just be creepin'. You could easy make that hilarious by putting funny things on the screen. Do you have two monitors. You should put a hilarious picture of a cat or something on one while your work is on the other.

daa1982
#26 posted by
daa1982
on Apr 20, 2012

We're far to friendly and cordial on the blog.  

Pedro Mendes
#27 posted by
Pedro Mendes
on Apr 20, 2012

@hedgeway May I humbly suggest you check out this blog/video series - it has greatly inspired me to not only dress better, but feel good about it too: http://putthison.com/

Getting men to dress like grown ups is a pet project of mine.

StephRamsahai
#28 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 20, 2012

re: 27

It's true! Pedro always looks dashing. Love your style, Pedro!

Pedro Mendes
#29 posted by
Pedro Mendes
on Apr 20, 2012

Thank you Steph.

MSteve
#30 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 20, 2012

Something can be said for dressing better, although I enjoy not having to do it everyday I usually 'dress up' a lot more whenever I go out, even if its just to supper at a pub. Makes me feel like a big man.

daa1982
#31 posted by
daa1982
on Apr 20, 2012

@Pedro - how do you feel about dress overalls?  With a bum flap.

Pedro Mendes
#32 posted by
Pedro Mendes
on Apr 20, 2012

@daa1982 Bum flaps are another pet project of mine.

Hi oh.

hedgeway
#33 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 20, 2012

@steph - Hahaha, I do have two monitors, I usually use both of them though. Maybe this afternoon when I've conceeded that I'll get no more work done I'll do it, because that moment is inevitable. 

@perdro - Haha, thanks. This will be a good time waster today. Although I feel like to balance out how I dressed today I'll need to dress like a 10 year old next week. I need to find my old pokemon shirt... lol

@daa1982 - That sounds like something only the classiest of people wear.

 

MikeV
#34 posted by
MikeV
on Apr 20, 2012

Hello!

I'm tired. Went to see Sheezer last night. Fun times.

StephRamsahai
#35 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 20, 2012

There are like 4 chocolate chips in my banana/chocolate chip muffin. What the hell Starbucks!?

daa1982
#36 posted by
daa1982
on Apr 20, 2012

@MikeV - Glad to see you here.  I had meant to send out the CBC Search and Rescue Squad, but I accidentally released the CBC Seek and Destroy team...so watch your back.

pjrocksmb
#37 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Apr 20, 2012

Patrick Watson:

Listened to a live show on radio2 last night.  It was ok but I found the sound a little repeative and little bit of a downer.  Thought?

StephRamsahai
#39 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 20, 2012

@Mike - Nice! Was it at the shitty venue?

MikeV
#40 posted by
MikeV
on Apr 20, 2012

@Steph (35) Government cutbacks.

zammachus
#41 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 20, 2012

Ahoy! Not here long this morning. Too many things to do elsewhere. Just a quick question, though.

Could someone tell me the #1s from last week and, when we get to it, this week?

MikeV
#42 posted by
MikeV
on Apr 20, 2012

@Steph (39) Nope it was the Capital. My favourite place to see a show in town.

pjrocksmb
#43 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Apr 20, 2012

@Steph - buying food from a huge multinational corp and you are complaining about quality.  Go to a local coffee shop or bakery and guy someone homemade / local.

I don't mind Starbucks coffee but there food is rip.

pjrocksmb
#44 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Apr 20, 2012

guy=buy

garfielduk
#45 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 20, 2012

@zammy, Zeus - Anything You Want Dear 

hedgeway
#46 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 20, 2012

@steph re: starbucks

The first time I ever went there I asked for a small hot chocolate, and they asked if I wanted a tall. I was really confused so I just asked for the smallest size they had and then the showed me some kind of childrens sized cup. So I just asked for the normal small one and they asked if I wanted a tall again. I've never been back toa starbucks since.

zammachus
#47 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 20, 2012

Tanks, Garf.

StephRamsahai
#48 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 20, 2012

@pj - I have limited options on my way to work. Please, just let me complain today. Actually, nevermind. I'm just gonna not. 

Have a great day everyone.

axis
#49 posted by
axis
on Apr 20, 2012

I love the Capital too. It has its issues, but it's definitely an intimate venue.

Shonica
#50 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 20, 2012

Good morning! 

 

StephRamsahai
#51 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 20, 2012

@hedgeway - Haha! Yeah.. they're definitely pretentious like that. They have good coffee though. Strong but tasty. I shouldn't talk about coffee though, Zamm is gonna get all angry with me. Haha!

I seriously have to get going though. Lots to do. Talk to you guys later! :)

pjrocksmb
#52 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Apr 20, 2012

@Steph yeah I know limited time in the morning.  I like their cookie but it's like $2 for one!

hey I didn't say you couldn't complain.

rebbey
#53 posted by
rebbey
on Apr 20, 2012

Re: dress code at work... i generally stick to stretchy pants.. joggers, leggings, tights with a dress or skirt... comfort clothes. I love that I can get away with being dressed to the nines or in chucks joggers and a tee. Best.

pjrocksmb
#54 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Apr 20, 2012

BTW - order a short at starbucks - cheapest option.  I'm a decaf guy now.  Caffine does nasty things to my stomach / bathroom times.

Shonica
#55 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 20, 2012

@Steph

I read this in the paper this morning ewww! Starbucks to stop colouring drinks with crushed bugs

axis
#56 posted by
axis
on Apr 20, 2012

@ Craig: Weed love to hear how you're celebrating this fine holiday.

Personally,I prefer 4/13. I celebrate Pi Day with pie for dinner and pie for dessrt. This is not a hi-O!

hedgeway
#57 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 20, 2012

@rebby 53 - At my office people uaully look at you weirdly if you're even dressed up slightly.

axis
#58 posted by
axis
on Apr 20, 2012

I mean 3/14 , not enough coffee in the brain yet :S

rebbey
#59 posted by
rebbey
on Apr 20, 2012

@hedgeway - we don't very often, but every now and again (usually if I'm going out somewhere nice after work hahah). because we can use the "i could have to get on the floor and show someone stretches" excuse, it works out pretty good for my laziness and rushed outfit gathering in the mornings :P

 

Pedro - you do always look dashing! good job.

zammachus
#60 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 20, 2012

Garf

So Zeus climbed back into the top spot again? Impressive.

Steph

Their coffee is the best you can get from a chain of coffee shops. I'm not going to chew you out over that, especially since you're already having a bad day.

Hedge

For the life of me, I can't understand why they felt it was necessary to use those ridiculous names. What's worse is when you get the Baristas whose heads are shoved so far up their bottoms that they refuse to take your order unless you use those names. I'm all for differentiating yourself in a crowded market, but doing it in a way that just confuses customers will damage your reputation instead of build it.

pjrocksmb
#61 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Apr 20, 2012

something to look forward to? Good old technology at it`s worst.

http://metromonctonnews.com/sex-robots-the-future-of-sex-tourism/

axis
#62 posted by
axis
on Apr 20, 2012

@ Shonica- That is so disgusting and bizarre I had to figure out what it was saying. Eww. At least their stopping?

Pedro Mendes
#63 posted by
Pedro Mendes
on Apr 20, 2012

@hedgeway When I started dressing well to work, people looked at me slightly askance. More then normal. Then it became expected. Now, a few gentlemen in my workspace are starting to dress well. The reason being: makes us feel better about ourselves and our jobs. And, the ladies like it.

pjrocksmb
#64 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Apr 20, 2012

yeah a little JP

zammachus
#65 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 20, 2012

Axis

My favourite is 7/22. Pi approximation day. You can eat tarts and other things that are similar to, but not quite, pie.

7 / 22 ~= 3.18

Shonica

Those bugs are a fairly common source of red dyes. The only reason they're stopping is b/c of backlash from the vegan community. Killing bugs isn't vegan, after all.

pjrocksmb
#66 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Apr 20, 2012

I love when he says he was listening to NY

Old Abe
#67 posted by
Old Abe
on Apr 20, 2012

Best Scrappy Happiness song...IMO

pjrocksmb
#68 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Apr 20, 2012

I would eat a bug if I had to

zammachus
#69 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 20, 2012

All right. I'm out. Back this aft. You all behave yourselves.

pjrocksmb
#70 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Apr 20, 2012

this one would be magic live

Old Abe - yeah it`s pretty rockin`

laurenelizabeth
#71 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 20, 2012

@Pedro: Have you convinced Craig to dress well yet?

MSteve
#72 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 20, 2012

@Pedro

"The reason being: makes us feel better about ourselves and our jobs. And, the ladies like it."

I resisted this for a long time, but there is truth to it.  Although I don't really for work, nice clothes are too expensive!

axis
#73 posted by
axis
on Apr 20, 2012

I heard red lipstick often has that bug pigment. That's really disgusting to think about.

BWill
#74 posted by
BWill
on Apr 20, 2012

I believe the proper greeting is "Hey dude, do you have a light?" Morning all for the none stoners in the crowd

pjrocksmb
#75 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Apr 20, 2012

JP is so much better than JKS

marie_curious
#76 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 20, 2012

I am not a Joel Plaskett fan.

There.

I said it.

laurenelizabeth
#77 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 20, 2012

 PJ is back to his antagonizing ways :P

MSteve
#78 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 20, 2012

Joel Plaskett = Too big for R3.

CVG = Just Right.

marie_curious
#79 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 20, 2012

Molten Light is the creepiest song/video combination in Canada.

garfielduk
#80 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 20, 2012

I'm looking forward to Star Wars day two weeks from today

 

 

May the 4th be with you

Sless
#81 posted by
Sless
on Apr 20, 2012

I'm trying to think of a good song about it being Hitler's birthday, but honestly nothing is coming to mind :/

hedgeway
#82 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 20, 2012

75 - BOMB DROPPED!

pjrocksmb
#83 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Apr 20, 2012

JP deserves every single spin he gets

pjrocksmb
#84 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Apr 20, 2012

CVG is better than JP but we will see if he can keep it up long term

daa1982
#85 posted by
daa1982
on Apr 20, 2012

Really loving this Hondo track.  Nice to hear Becky N. again

pjrocksmb
#86 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Apr 20, 2012

PJ does what he thinks is right

EricR
#87 posted by
EricR
on Apr 20, 2012

High everyone ... it's 9:20am here ... which means that it's 2:20pm for GarfieldUK (I think).  Do we have any listeners in, like, Athens?  It's 4:20pm there right now... 

MikeV
#88 posted by
MikeV
on Apr 20, 2012

@daa1982 (85) Love this track too. It reminds me of your homemade car the Hondo..

pjrocksmb
#89 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Apr 20, 2012

BTW PJ is jetset to London for a buddies wedding (leaving tonight) wedding next week!!!!!!!!!!!!!

daa1982
#90 posted by
daa1982
on Apr 20, 2012

@MikeV - It was pretty bold of me to call it a car when it didn't even have an engine or wheels.

axis
#91 posted by
axis
on Apr 20, 2012

rE. #61 From Moncton, eh? I think Lauren Elizabeth and I saw the prototype at the live Q show in Moncton last Friday.

EricR
#92 posted by
EricR
on Apr 20, 2012

(btw: is anyone else's non-web stream still stuck on The Barmitzvah Brothers?  My shoutcast titles have been stuck like this for days now...)

pjrocksmb
#93 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Apr 20, 2012

loving this song

MSteve
#94 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 20, 2012

@EricR

Someone figured out there were two streams available, an old one and a new one and its the old one that no longer updates the tracks.  That's all I really know since I use the website.

Michael Wynn
#95 posted by
Michael Wynn
on Apr 20, 2012

@pedro re:63

Thanks for noticing buddy!  I do feel good about myself, better than before. And yes the ladies like it, I've been asked on more than one occasion to accompany a lady friend for a casual walk or a coffee.  It's splendid!

Shonica
#96 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 20, 2012

I had to laugh when I read Classes are smoked - Winnipeg Free Press  "It never crossed our minds" Really!!!

rebbey
#97 posted by
rebbey
on Apr 20, 2012

@garf - did you see the rich aucoin may the 4th poster? haha he seemed pretty stoked on it

rebbey
#98 posted by
rebbey
on Apr 20, 2012

@BWill - 'hey man, can I have a draw?' would probably also work well. haha

hedgeway
#99 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 20, 2012

@rebby - I saw that poster, it's so cool. It's also awesome that Michael's are putting on more shows now. I remember being there last summer and thinking that it would be a good venue.

rebbey
#100 posted by
rebbey
on Apr 20, 2012

@hedgeway - didn't even notice the venue! ha oops! what city is it in? rich is here in SJ next week! yay! :)

BWill
#101 posted by
BWill
on Apr 20, 2012

@rebbey (98) Whoa! You're blowing my mind! No but seriously that is very true

garfielduk
#102 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 20, 2012

@Rebbey #97, No I hadn't seen it, thanks

rebbey
#103 posted by
rebbey
on Apr 20, 2012

@BWill - ever think about... like space and stuff... what about if there's, like, space ants up there.....

 

if the blog were a burnout today, things would be more out of control and off topic than usual haha

pjrocksmb
#104 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Apr 20, 2012
hedgeway
#105 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 20, 2012

@rebby - It's in Halifax, they've been putting on a bunch of shows with some really cool local artists around there. It makes me sad that I live nowhere near Halifax though :( (but I still like to stay in touch with the music coming out of there)

Have you seen Rich before? I saw him about a month ago and it was soooooooo much fun! Just be prepared to dance your ass off.

zoot aloors
#106 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 20, 2012

4/20 Events

...are annually based around a small stretch of highway serendipitously numbered Highway#420, in Niagara Falls ON. http://hwy420.ca/

 

laurenelizabeth
#107 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 20, 2012

Axis: [91] oh dear God. That thing was terrifying and creepy.

rebbey
#108 posted by
rebbey
on Apr 20, 2012

@hedge - yeah a couple of times! so so fun. saw him open for Hey rosetta and hot hot heat in toronto.. he played early (6pm early) and it was still the biggest dance party ever haha im so stoked on it. worth being tired at work the next day (it's on a thursday. womp)

MikeV
#109 posted by
MikeV
on Apr 20, 2012

Why isn't Moncton Sex Bot a band name?

garfielduk
#110 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 20, 2012

@MikeV #109, Who told you my adult forum user name?

zoot aloors
#111 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 20, 2012

@ Garf, You're MSB?? Dude, so not cool! *erases hard drive*

Craig Norris
#112 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 20, 2012

@MikeV [109] - Because you haven't started a band, yet.

Old Abe
#113 posted by
Old Abe
on Apr 20, 2012

@MikeV - #109 - Probably the same reason Owen Sound Sex Machine is not a band name.

Old Abe
#114 posted by
Old Abe
on Apr 20, 2012

Cutbacks

Paul Fisher
#115 posted by
Paul Fisher
on Apr 20, 2012

Hello and happy international relaxation awareness day!

Paul Fisher
#116 posted by
Paul Fisher
on Apr 20, 2012

@Old Abe [113]: We have the technology to solve this problem.

MikeV
#117 posted by
MikeV
on Apr 20, 2012

@Craig The only instrument I know how to play is the alphorn.

boders
#118 posted by
boders
on Apr 20, 2012

Was already later for work than I meant to be....and now new Japandroids is on...I'll be that much later....They can go to hell for trying to slow me down!

zoot aloors
#119 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 20, 2012

@ MikeV, do an Alphorn/Rainstick 'duets' LP with Edwin.

MikeV
#120 posted by
MikeV
on Apr 20, 2012

@Zoot Mind blown.

boders
#121 posted by
boders
on Apr 20, 2012

@Zoot - your photoshop or a real life job?

zoot aloors
#122 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 20, 2012

^^^Happy 4/20, buddy!^^^

zoot aloors
#123 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 20, 2012

@ Boders, it's a real photo! I plucked it from a gallery in [#106]

boders
#124 posted by
boders
on Apr 20, 2012

samesies! As much as stoner stereotypes are fun, talking about the serious real world aspects of prohibition is a good exercise! See ya'll on the other side of the commute

axis
#125 posted by
axis
on Apr 20, 2012

Where does Highway 420 go?

 

zoot aloors
#126 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 20, 2012

@ axis, To hell in a handbasket!!! Think of the children!

axis
#127 posted by
axis
on Apr 20, 2012

Oh, Niagara Falls, I knew it looked familiar.

hedgeway
#128 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 20, 2012

not that anybody has been talking about hockey so far. but this is too funny, so I'll just leave this video here... http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=onFvwBuaM80

axis
#129 posted by
axis
on Apr 20, 2012

# 126 How do you get back from that?? Doritos probably isn't going to do the trick.

Craig Norris
#130 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 20, 2012

@axis [125] Besides Niagara Falls, Hwy 420 also goes to a place where your perceptions are reality and where nothing is as it seems and everything is as it isn't.

No, wait...that is Niagara Falls.

pjrocksmb
#131 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Apr 20, 2012

Manitoba used to have PR 420 but people kept stealing the signs so the road number was changed

MikeV
#132 posted by
MikeV
on Apr 20, 2012

Hey did everyone know there are waterfalls in Niagara Falls?

garfielduk
#133 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 20, 2012

@MikeV #132, I thought the Americans claimed them

axis
#134 posted by
axis
on Apr 20, 2012

#130 Whoa, Craig, there really is not enough caffeine in my brain for that sentence.

CDNz1
#135 posted by
CDNz1
on Apr 20, 2012

@MikeV - On the New York side, right?

Craig Norris
#136 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 20, 2012

@axis...same here.

MSteve
#137 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 20, 2012

@axis

caffeine isn't the answer. I think you know what is.

pjrocksmb
#138 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Apr 20, 2012

this song is irritating

zoot aloors
#139 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 20, 2012

The 4/20 frivolity in Niagara Falls combines with an interesting contigent of Nicola Tesla devotees, as well. Think 'burnt-out steampunkers' for a particularly pungent subspecies of roadside activists...

(Tesla designed and built the first hydro-Electic generating stations in the Falls,circa 1900, turning Alternate Currents into the North American standard for the first long distance transmission of electicity.)

marie_curious
#140 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 20, 2012

@PJ: At least it's not on high rotation anymore... ugh.

garfielduk
#141 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 20, 2012

@EricR #87, sorry for the delay, here's a listener/time zone map to help you keep track of who around the world is hitting 4:20 when

http://g.co/maps/yn8dz

 

laurenelizabeth
#142 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 20, 2012

PJ, Marie: I missed it, what was the song that is irritating?

pjrocksmb
#143 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Apr 20, 2012

yeah I haven`t heard it in awhile

EricR
#144 posted by
EricR
on Apr 20, 2012

@GarfieldUK [#141] - woah! Nice map! More importantly, it's gonna be 4:20pm for a bunch of R3 listeners in about 70 minutes...

axis
#145 posted by
axis
on Apr 20, 2012

Did someone say hockey? My beloved Seadogs are kicking off the semi-finals for the President's Cup. And I just found out the Halifax Mooseheads upset Quebec to get into the other semi-final. There's a matchup I've got my fingers crossed for!

marie_curious
#146 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 20, 2012

@laurenelizabeth: I think it was a Russian Futurists song that I don't know the name of.

OSUChE
#147 posted by
OSUChE
on Apr 20, 2012

Good morning all! Why's everyone's eyes red? Where are my Doritos???

And; did anyone else notice how slow everyone was driving today?

 

hedgeway
#148 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 20, 2012

@axis 145 - I've watched every Mooseheads game this year, so I was so excited to see them comeback from 0-3. I don't think anybody is beating SJ but Halifax will get some really valuable experience for next year.

garfielduk
#149 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 20, 2012

@EricR #144, thanks, it's just a mashup of the listener map and a time zone map

laurenelizabeth
#150 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 20, 2012

Now I find THIS song (Trust, Sulk) irritating....

MSteve
#151 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 20, 2012

The important thing is they stuck it to Roy!

The 67's are also on the to semi-finals in the OHL.

OSUChE
#152 posted by
OSUChE
on Apr 20, 2012

#150 Lauren, Ditto.

axis
#153 posted by
axis
on Apr 20, 2012

@ hedgeway I'm sorry I said they were getting played by the Remparts. It wasn't looking to good for them then, but WOW what an upset! I'm totally won over by that team.

hedgeway
#154 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 20, 2012

I really hope to see Mackinnon and Drouin just run all over the Q next year. Those two are something special.

canadajanes
#155 posted by
canadajanes
on Apr 20, 2012

Morning, busy day to day, won't be around much. Big projects this weekend...

zoot aloors
#156 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 20, 2012

It's a fine line between irritating songs and earworms.

/Topanga, anyone?

pjrocksmb
#157 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Apr 20, 2012

looking forward to the day that K`naan fizzles out

marie_curious
#158 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 20, 2012

Mmmm... I love this song.

MSteve
#159 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 20, 2012

yeah this tune is classic.

EricR
#160 posted by
EricR
on Apr 20, 2012

@PJ - I kinda know how you feel, but I think this is more of a case of Olympic -sized over-exposure.  This song is pretty good; so is the "flag" song... when you haven't heard it 50x a week for four weeks.

MSteve
#161 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 20, 2012

The original "flag" song, I wasn't a fan of the remixes and re-do's.  That includes the Olympic version.  I havn't listened to his new album... I feel like I won't like it. (don't like the Furtado single)

MSteve
#162 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 20, 2012

sorry, World Cup version.

rebbey
#163 posted by
rebbey
on Apr 20, 2012

It's finally nap time.. errr, lunch time. right. that's what it's called as an adult.

Craig Norris
#164 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 20, 2012

@MSteve [162] During the World Cup, there was an event here at the CBC Broadcast Centre in the Atrium, where viewers and fans of the WC could interact with games, events, etc...it was a kick-off to our coverage.

Wavin' Flag (the WC version) literally played all day. No hyperbole: ALL. DAY. NON-STOP.

Michael Wynn
#165 posted by
Michael Wynn
on Apr 20, 2012

Wait a sec @craigger, about wavin' flag, I heard from others (mostly Radio Digital) that it was you and Pedro playing it all day, what say you?

marie_curious
#166 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 20, 2012

I don't think I've ever heard this "flag" song of which you speak. But I remain blissfully ignorant of all "Cups" except the one that holds my tea.

Craig Norris
#167 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 20, 2012

@Michael Wynn [165] As I'm sure you know (or have guessed by now), pretty much the entire Radio Digital are filthy liars.

Although, Pedro and I did play along with the song on our autoharps.

markgage
#168 posted by
markgage
on Apr 20, 2012

Hello All.  Best first line of a song for 4:20

Michael Wynn
#169 posted by
Michael Wynn
on Apr 20, 2012

Thank you @craig norris for your honest answer.

jojodillon
#170 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 20, 2012

So Craig, you went out to Winnipeg to tape an episode of TCNH with PJRocksMB.  Whould you ever consider coming out to New Baltimore, MI to record with me?  I can put you up in the Green Roof Motel and you wouldn't even have to plug it!

garfielduk
#171 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 20, 2012

Does the person that posts comment 420 get a reward today?

Craig Norris
#172 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 20, 2012

@jojo [170]

I have cousins in New Baltimore!

And, as I'm sure you know, I wasn't in Winnipeg for R3. I was there for my R1 gig. Just decided to kill to birds with one recording!

MikeV
#173 posted by
MikeV
on Apr 20, 2012

@jojo Save your money! All Craig needs is a green tarp to keep dry.

CDNz1
#174 posted by
CDNz1
on Apr 20, 2012

Good thinking, Garfy!

flannel tom
#175 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 20, 2012

I totally forgot to "vote" on the facebook group for this week's songs. That's ok, I forget to vote every time.

EricR
#176 posted by
EricR
on Apr 20, 2012

I think that if the Ceeb starts giving out ... um, "rewards" like that, it would be viewed unfavourably by the establishment.

However, as a potential income source ... no, no, no ... that would be wrong.

Craig Norris
#177 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 20, 2012

@flannel tom [175] I'm sure that your forgetting to vote only applies to The FunClub, right?

Right?!?

Craig Norris
#178 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 20, 2012

@EricR [176] - Ha! And further to that point...I'm not sure if you've all been paying attention to the news about CBC's situation, but all we're giving out for a reward is a firm handshake and our respect.

flannel tom
#179 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 20, 2012

Mooseheads talk! Sweet! That was quite the comeback from what I heard and read, I mean down 3-0 in the series and then to come back in game 7 and win it in OT! That Mackinnon kid is going to be good, he's already a doozie at age 16!

@craig 177 - absolutely! I don't spend a lot of time on the book so extracurriculars like that sometimes slip by the wayside but when it comes to real life election voting you can count on me to cast a ballot. There's nary an election I haven't voted in!

garfielduk
#180 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 20, 2012

@Craig #178, I take the respect, it would be interesting to see what that feels like

hedgeway
#181 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 20, 2012

@Tom 179 - go Bearcats? hahahaha

hedgeway
#182 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 20, 2012

re Mooseheads

it's not just MacKinnon, he gets all the hype but I'm completely confident in saying that Droiun and Fucale will be first rounder NHL picks in 2013.

hedgeway
#183 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 20, 2012

Also, how can you not cheer for a team that is named after a beer?

flannel tom
#184 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 20, 2012

Basically, for 420 songs, there is a rapper who does the hippity hop stuff down Dartmouth way who goes by the name of Jay Mayne and he doesn't have a cbc music page but he has free mixtapes elsewhere on the internets. Anyway, Jay Mayne raps about pot in nearly every song he has... not the widest topic base but he is quite good. I shall post a video of his and you shall click it and decide for yourself. Warning: there is a lot of pot in this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FervwBatej4

 

axis
#185 posted by
axis
on Apr 20, 2012

Re. Mooseheads

I'm really hoping they make the next round. Selfishly, because I want to see them playing while they are peaking this year, and before the NHL cleans out my home team.

And Re. 183 And, of course, the Seadogs' main sponsor is Moosehead, so it's all beer all the time!

flannel tom
#186 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 20, 2012

Bearcats! Now we're talkin' dynasty.

zoot aloors
#187 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 20, 2012

@ Garf, re[#180], the best respect is self-respect. http://youtu.be/6ldAQ6Rh5ZI

flannel tom
#188 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 20, 2012

@hedgeway - admittedly I don't know the Moose all that well this year, as I am in the 'Gina so we have our Pat Canadians out here. They did pretty well this year, overachieved and made the playoffs but the much better Moose Jaw team beat us out in the first round.

pjrocksmb
#189 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Apr 20, 2012

crazy eyes and cool photo on my profile!

hedgeway
#190 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 20, 2012

@axis 185 - Yeah, lots of firepower will be gone from SJ next year, but for the rest of this year no team in the Q comes close.

@Tom - I spent many a saturday ngiht at the colchester legion stadium, haha! I always like haivng a Junior team to follow wherever I am. It's great because the cycle for major junior teams is so short. You'll have a good team every 4 years or so.

axis
#191 posted by
axis
on Apr 20, 2012

@ Pjrocksmb Your mug from yesterday's blog was the first thing I saw when I clicked to R3 this morning :)

axis
#192 posted by
axis
on Apr 20, 2012

I'M SO HAPPY SHAWINIGAN TANKED!!!!!

axis
#193 posted by
axis
on Apr 20, 2012

Jerks, they should just withdraw from the Memorial Cup now. They don't have a chance.

 

MikeV
#194 posted by
MikeV
on Apr 20, 2012

Pedro is the lord of the rings.

 

Onion rings that is.

pjrocksmb
#195 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Apr 20, 2012

axis - yeah seeing my ugly mug first thing is even hard for my wife!

flannel tom
#196 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 20, 2012

I'll take any excuse to hear some Black Mountain!

hedgeway
#197 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 20, 2012

@axis - Any team with Kiril Kabanov on it is doomed to fail

axis
#198 posted by
axis
on Apr 20, 2012

I want to be lord of the purity rings.  I'm not sure I have a noble enough background.

flannel tom
#199 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 20, 2012

@hedgeway - somehow the 'Cats have almost always had one of the top teams in the league, they play a super defensive style but they're always right there in the mix. For a while, I was living in Halifax by the Forum and would go to games there featuring the always fledgling Halifax MJAHL team (who now is in Bridgewater I think) but yeah, they were so bad and nobody went to their games... you think of the teams in smaller towns like Truro and the Stadium is packed and the team is always competitive. It's a fickle business I'd imagine.

hedgeway
#200 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 20, 2012

@Tom - My dad still goes to all the games in Truro. From what he says there aren't many that show up, maybe 500 is average for a game. I believe the new civic centre is supposed to be completed for this fall, so that should at least initally draw some crowds.

As far as The Forum goes, worst place to watch a hockey game ever but the building still has an odd charm to it. 

mcfflyer
#201 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 20, 2012

Morning, Craig.  Hope all's well in Guelph.

Craig Norris
#202 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 20, 2012

@Lee [201] 'Tis. And it's nice to be here for an extended period of time, finally!

centropomus
#203 posted by
centropomus
on Apr 20, 2012

Really looking forward to seeing this band at Osheaga.

laurenelizabeth
#204 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 20, 2012

Ok, R3 friends (many of whom live in Southern Ontario) I'm bored at work and planning my trip to southern ontario this summer. What things should I do? (I have never been anywhere). 

flannel tom
#205 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 20, 2012

@laurenelizabeth - find yourself some peaches from the niagra region and eat the heck right out of them.

hedgeway
#206 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 20, 2012

@lauren - My only advice is that you shouldn't visit KW.

laurenelizabeth
#207 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 20, 2012

Also Craig, I just realized how far away Guelph is from Toronto. Holy shit that's quite the commute!

mcfflyer
#208 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 20, 2012

Well, Craig, you know you're welcome if you wife hadn't changed the door locks while you were gone! 

BTW, very nice job done with the co-hosting with Andrew from a hotel business center.  Your talents continue to impress me!  I'm glad you got him to co-host. 

Have a great weekend!

centropomus
#209 posted by
centropomus
on Apr 20, 2012

@lauren --- Prince Edward County is really nice, especially if you like wine and good food.

laurenelizabeth
#210 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 20, 2012

I am writing this all down! Hedgeway, the people I despise most in the world are finally leaving Fredericton and moving to KW, I'm never stepping inside those city limits :) 

Craig Norris
#211 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 20, 2012

@lauren [207] On the train, it's about an hour. Driving, off-rush-hour, it's about 45 minutes. Not bad at all!

@mcfflyer [208] heh. I guess so...

laurenelizabeth
#212 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 20, 2012

@Craig. Oh ok then. Google Maps made it seem much longer. (1 hour and a half)

hedgeway
#213 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 20, 2012

@lauren - It's not bad to live here, there is just nothing very touristy at all here.

flannel tom
#214 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 20, 2012

@lauren - if time and travel allow it, I would highly recommend heading up to the Kawarthas and even over to Gravenhurst if you can. It's super nice lake country up there.

Speaking of Ontario and lakes - ever notice all weather in Ontario can be chalked up to "Lake Effect"? I don't even know what it means anymore.

Also, a commute of an hour ain't no thang to a Southern Ontarioian whereas a maritimer could barely imagine having to do such a horrendous thing every day. Way she goes.

mcfflyer
#215 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 20, 2012

Craig - which part of my 208 garnered the "I guess so..."?  A little from Column A, a little from Column B?

MikeV
#216 posted by
MikeV
on Apr 20, 2012

@Craig Is this your train?

http://englishrussia.com/images/weird_train.jpg

flannel tom
#217 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 20, 2012

@hedgeway - KW does have the largest Oktoberfest celebration in Canada... although that's in the fall...

jojodillon
#218 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 20, 2012

@Craig:  Are your cousins Norris's?

axis
#219 posted by
axis
on Apr 20, 2012

Leaving Toronto, you could be in your car for an hour and a half, and barely make it through Mississauga if you leave at the wrong time of day.

Here, the only time there's traffic, you're a block away from a road check.

Craig Norris
#220 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 20, 2012

@mcfflyer [215] I guess!

@MikeV [216] I guess!

laurenelizabeth
#221 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 20, 2012

Thanks Tom!  Basically this trip is me in a car driving and visiting places I've never been for a week or so. I have 7 weeks off work this summer to just study for an exam. I am going to take advantage of it and use it as an excuse to visit some friends in TO I haven't seen in a year.

MSteve
#222 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 20, 2012

@flannel

I remember growing up we'd drive an hour to visit family and it was the longest thing ever.  Now it can take an hour to cross the city in traffic and I don't blink an eye.

Related, we have some friends from Czech and they couldn't understand how far Toronto was from Ottawa.

-- "Its close, only 5 hours by car"

-- "5 hours!?!! We can go through 3 countries in that time!"

Craig Norris
#223 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 20, 2012

@jojo [218] No, Sir.

 

hedgeway
#224 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 20, 2012

@Tom - Oh how I do love oktoberfest, it's always an interesting time!

laurenelizabeth
#225 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 20, 2012

@axis: haha, I totally understand what you mean. My 'commute' to work is an 8 minute drive uphill. 12 minutes if you hit all the lights.

mcfflyer
#226 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 20, 2012

Well, Craig, I hope you have a great weekend!

jojodillon
#227 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 20, 2012

@Craig:  They're not the Bumpuses are they?  Tell me they're not the Bumpuses!

flannel tom
#228 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 20, 2012

@MSteve - yeah, I grew up an hour drive from Halifax and we'd stop halfway in Stewiacke for coffee and a stretch! I get to the prairies and the distances are soooo huge it's like, oh edmonton is only 8 hours drive, it's close!

I've always lived close to where I work because I hate commuting! Sometimes it's inevitable but if I can help it...I like to be able to walk or bike. That said, I have been driving this week because I have a new toy so...

Craig Norris
#229 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 20, 2012

@Lee [226] Thank You, Sir!

@jojo [227] Ugh, you're not talkin' of the bike-thievin' Bumpuses of New Baltimore, are you? No, it's not them.

MSteve
#230 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 20, 2012

I have about a 15-20 min commute now, I think that's about my limit.

centropomus
#231 posted by
centropomus
on Apr 20, 2012

@lauren --- There's a gem of a provincial park between Ottawa and TO called Bon Echo, if you're up for some canoeing and/or camping. It's no Algonquin, but it's probably more convenient, and the area is very nice. There are some neat cliff paintings that you have to canoe out to. The 1000 Islands area east of Kingston is also really nice, and you can rent kayaks cheap in Gananoque. Maybe these things are further east than you're looking for, but, to be completely honest, anything west of TO just isn't very exciting. You should head up to the Bruce Peninsula, too --- very nice there, but can get a little crowded with rich people from TO in the summer.

PS - I concur with the person who mentioned the Kawarthas. Bon Echo isn't far from there either.

laurenelizabeth
#232 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 20, 2012

Awesome. Thanks centropomus. I was thinking about going to the 1000 Islands! 

MSteve
#233 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 20, 2012

Last time I was in Bon Echo we were swarmed with racoons, they just circled around us all night.  Had the get used to a couple thing camping on the mainland.  Still a nice park though, for something that is easy to access.

Craig Norris
#234 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 20, 2012

@centropmus [231] - "anything west of TO just isn't very exciting"?!?

Wow! Except Guelph!

flannel tom
#235 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 20, 2012

Tobermory up at the tip of the Bruce is a nice spot but I can see it being overrun by tourists and the like... luckily I have friends there so I get the local source! The beaches on the Georgian Bay shore around Collingwood and Wasaga are nice too but it's a busy spot, not like east coast beaches where you can have the whole thing to yourself.

As far as in city stuff goes - head to St.Lawrence market, the distillary district (mill street), the ROM, The AGO, walk around the university, get lost in china town... lots to do! Toronto in the summer is great!

mcfflyer
#236 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 20, 2012

Craig, what is it about Guelph anyway?  Is that your childhood home town and did you grow up there?

flannel tom
#237 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 20, 2012

Oh! And Craig! Remind me to send you an email. Thanks.

Craig Norris
#238 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 20, 2012

@Lee [236] All good questions.

@flannel tom [237] Don't forget to send me an email.

garfielduk
#239 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 20, 2012

@FT, send Craig an email

laurenelizabeth
#240 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 20, 2012

Craig, you're so elusive. 

centropomus
#241 posted by
centropomus
on Apr 20, 2012

Craig's right about Guelph...you could spend all day pulling shopping carts and stolen bikes out of the Speed River! And if that gets boring, there's always the Sleeman tour...

adry_q
#242 posted by
adry_q
on Apr 20, 2012

It could kind of be about brain injury?

mcfflyer
#243 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 20, 2012

@laurenelizabeth - Yes, his more than elusive.  He's shifty.  And he won't look you in the eyes when he talks to you.

flannel tom
#244 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 20, 2012

thanks for reminding me guys. I'm composing said e-mail right now.

centropomus
#245 posted by
centropomus
on Apr 20, 2012

Yes, lots of 'coons at Bon Echo, but that's pretty much the case anywhere, unfortunately. In better news, there's a big population of Barred Owls in Bon Echo, and they're a real trip to listen to at night.

Craig Norris
#246 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 20, 2012

@lee and lauren; I'm not even looking at the screen when I type to you!! But, seriously, centropmus' comments aside, the summer in Guelph is incredible. I'm not going to do a commercial for my city, but Hillside Festival, The Contemporary Dance Festival, Jazz Festival, Art On The Street, Multicultural Festival, and so much more all take place in the summer here.

Of course, in the winter, we're all bored because the shopping carts are frozen into the river.

 

 

flannel tom
#247 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 20, 2012

Wait! I can't find your email addy... I thought it would be on your host profile thing but unless I'm not seeing it...

laurenelizabeth
#248 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 20, 2012

Craig. Dates for said festivals? 

laurenelizabeth
#249 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 20, 2012

craig.norris@cbc.ca

OSUChE
#250 posted by
OSUChE
on Apr 20, 2012

@ Lee: Morning Fellow Beaver! If you can, check your email...I sent along something for your R3 Friday.

Rick

Craig Norris
#251 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 20, 2012

lauren..the Googles will tell you...

centropomus
#252 posted by
centropomus
on Apr 20, 2012

I'm kidding (mostly) about Guelph, but I can talk crap about it since I live here! Lots of good festivals, and not a bad city. Beers on me at the Wooly, Craig?

axis
#253 posted by
axis
on Apr 20, 2012

The Hillside lineup is crazy-good this year.

Craig Norris
#254 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 20, 2012

@centro...The Wooly is the only place I go!

axis
#255 posted by
axis
on Apr 20, 2012

I was pretty disappointed in the NxNE roster. Pales in comparison to the Hillside one.

flannel tom
#256 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 20, 2012

I had to do some digging but I found it. I couldn't remember what the end part was... boom! composing!

Craig Norris
#257 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 20, 2012

@axis [255] Perhaps, but tix for Nx are MUCH easier to come by!

laurenelizabeth
#258 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 20, 2012

The great almighty Googles knows all?

centropomus
#259 posted by
centropomus
on Apr 20, 2012

The Wooly's great! I've been hanging out at the Athlon Hotel more lately, because they have tv's in the bar to watch hockey (and $5 burgers on Mondays don't hurt either).

Craig Norris
#260 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 20, 2012

@centro: Albion, correct? I mean, I know I've been on the road for a few months, but...

PhilipST
#261 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 20, 2012

Off-topic but important. I don't see this anywhere on the blog for Craig's show this morning. Memoryhouse has posted this urgent notice on their site, dated April 19:

There’s no good way of saying that we have had some unfortunate luck. Last night our van was broken into just outside of Washington, DC and most of our equipment has been stolen. To our dismay, we have no choice but to drop out of the upcoming Philadelphia and Boston shows with Washed Out. We are asking for donations to help buy/rent equipment so we can get back on our feet for New York and continue on the rest of the tour. We hate to ask but we suffered a huge loss and anything would really help. Thanks to everyone for your support and I hope to see you all very soon.

Sincerely, Denise 

[list of equipment lost follows on their site, http://www.memoryhou.se/]

 

adry_q
#262 posted by
adry_q
on Apr 20, 2012

Plants and Animals!

Here in Toronto tomorrow.  AND Half Moon Run is opening for them!  FANTASTIC :)

centropomus
#263 posted by
centropomus
on Apr 20, 2012

Re: festival lineups: Hillside is looking like a great lineup, but look at Osheaga. Ridiculous!

The Belleville Big Music Fest has some good shows, too (Metric, Sheepdogs, Arkells).

Still waiting on the Wolfe Island lineup.

MikeV
#264 posted by
MikeV
on Apr 20, 2012

@Craig You forgot to mention the Guelph Vish Festival.

CDNz1
#266 posted by
CDNz1
on Apr 20, 2012

@Lauren - Come on down to Windsor, we'll treat you to poutine & SteamWhistles at

 Phog Lounge <---(R3 Searchlight Best Live Venue) and see a show!

binsy
#267 posted by
binsy
on Apr 20, 2012

Do you mean the Vishing Derby?

centropomus
#268 posted by
centropomus
on Apr 20, 2012

@craig --- ha! Athlon...duh. I'd like to use 4/20 as an excuse, but I'm afraid it's just stupidity. Yes, Albion, of course.

EricR
#269 posted by
EricR
on Apr 20, 2012

@PhilipST -- oh no!  That's terrible news.  Why do people do this sorta thing?  Best wishes and good luck to Memoryhouse.

laurenelizabeth
#270 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 20, 2012

Russ: Deal.

MSteve
#271 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 20, 2012

This song was stuck in my head last night, I don't really like it.

Craig Norris
#272 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 20, 2012

@MSteve [271] Your head, or this song?

mcfflyer
#273 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 20, 2012

Craig - which is a nicer place?  London or Guelph?

laurenelizabeth
#274 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 20, 2012

Russ: Actually, I was considering going to Windsor anyway, my uncle lives in Windsor and is a surgeon in Detriot and I haven't seen him in forever.

flannel tom
#275 posted by
flannel tom
on Apr 20, 2012

Windsor sucks. Sorry Russ.

Craig Norris
#276 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 20, 2012

WOW LEE!!!

First of all, that can't be a serious question?!?!?!?

Second of all, no way I'm answering that, with so many Londoners around!

 

(But, it's Guelph)

binsy
#277 posted by
binsy
on Apr 20, 2012

Whoa Lee! Never bring that up in Canada!

PhilipST
#278 posted by
PhilipST
on Apr 20, 2012

#269 @EricR Memoryhouse is scheduled to play for Record Store Day at Brooklyn's Permanent Records, but from Denise's staement it's unclear if they're going to make it, or what kind of shape they'll be in. 

MSteve
#279 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 20, 2012

@Craig

A little of both.

mcfflyer
#280 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 20, 2012

Well, Craig, maybe I misworded it.  Is Guelph as nice of a city as London is?  That better? :)

adry_q
#281 posted by
adry_q
on Apr 20, 2012

haha, sentimental.  nice one.

Craig Norris
#282 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 20, 2012

Ha!

They're equal.

hotpatch
#283 posted by
hotpatch
on Apr 20, 2012

pass the bong

MikeV
#284 posted by
MikeV
on Apr 20, 2012

@Craig (276) I thought you like Vaughan?

mcfflyer
#285 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 20, 2012

Well, Craig, I really liked London.  Now I'll have to come to visit Guelph.  Am I welcome?

centropomus
#286 posted by
centropomus
on Apr 20, 2012

Bring some waders so you can help get the shopping carts out of the river!

Craig Norris
#287 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 20, 2012

@Lee [285] Of course!

@MikeV [284] Um...

axis
#288 posted by
axis
on Apr 20, 2012

@ Craig, regardless of tix, I haven't seen anyone on the NXNE list that merits al drive to Ontario for. But that's my vacation time, so I'll at least go visit my friends. I'm more likely to go to Radiohead than NXNE though.

pjrocksmb
#289 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Apr 20, 2012

see you in 10 days blog, off to England this afternoon.

make sure someone keeps everyone on their toes when I`m gone.  Don`t just go with the flow.  Swim upstream, it`s harder but worth the effort.

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