Catching up with the last 2 episodes, lots of new music on these ones. People still finding the blog from looking up news on Toni Marie in the last week. Maybe people visiting St. John’s for the Junos and catching her on the news. She’s on vacation this week for those wondering where she is on the news.
Bruins pulled off an upset, I picked Buffalo in 7. Glad Boston won. If you’re wondering Bruins-Habs can’t happen till the Conference finals. Boston gets either the Flyers or Penguins in Round 2. Either way not much traveling for the Bruins. Both teams in Pennsylvania.
Back to the music.
Joel Plaskett solo CD from a few years back before he opened for Barenaked Ladies that Tuesday in Kingston.
More music from Price Edward Island. First time on the show for The Danks, Carmen Townshend, The Cashmere Disciples and Racoon Bandit. Meaghan Blanchard to end the first hour.
Open up with a band from PEI, Haunted Hearts. Instrumental track called “The GST Cheques are here” which I had to play just for the title.
Followed by Juno nominee, and eventual winner Amelia Curran from Newfoundland. Stay with the Rock with Chris Picco.
End the show with Nathan Wiley, an unreleased Hey Rosetta! song and Teresa Ennis.
Open the show with brand the new CD from Air Traffic Control. Then back to the mid 90’s with a Greg Keelor solo effort. More new music to end the first hour with a duo from out east called Lazy Bones. Couple of tracks from Allison Crowe too.
Allison Crowe to start the hour then back to a Joel Plaskett CD from a few years back. New music from a female duo, Madison Violet along with some blues from New Brunswick with Ross Neilsen. End the show with Hey Rosetta! who are in the midst of putting together a new album.
Glad the first Canadian Gold Medal went to someone that the media wasn’t expecting. 4th time the charm for Alexandre Bilodeau. Didn’t qualify for 1998, broken neck in 2002 and battling mono in 2006. 13 years on the team and his first Olympics.
As for the reaction I saw where I am in Kingston, one word “quiet”. Mainly because of timing. Here in Ontario, Monday is a holiday. Family Day. It was really quiet due to the holiday. Myself, I woke up after it had happened. I stayed up to watch some afternoon events but I work at 11pm so I did have to catch some shuteye. Men’s Nordic Combined had a great finish. Top 4 raced to the line and all finished within a second of each other and collapsed.
As for the Gold in the moguls a couple of people came by during work and asked about it. Both were from Quebec and had my reaction. Glad but more relieved that we I don’t have to hear all that talk.
Woman I spoke to said “I’m happy I don’t have to hear Canada has never won a gold medal at home anymore.” Not the reaction I think a Gold Medal is supposed to have. Thanks CTV/Rogers for running the ads so much you made us sick of the Gold Medal talk. Bravo. Relief is a strange emotion to have after someone winning something.
I bet if Canada gets a second Gold people will be more excited and happy around here. They’re going nuts in Vancouver but with the holiday it’s been subdued. Saturday night a lot people coming by asking about what medals were won. Sunday I spoke to two people.
Walking downtown after work and the majority of places are closed downtown. Even a convenience store and Indigo Books. Only thing I saw open was the fast food joints.
Wonder if the other sports today had anything to do with it. TSN wasn’t “Canada’s Sports Leader” Sunday. Olympic coverage? Not Sunday afternoon. TSN showed Daytona 500 which you could get on FOX. I change it to TSN2 and get the Pebble Beach Pro-Am which was on CBS. Huh? If I have TSN I have CBS and FOX.
Sunday Night TSN continued with non-Olympic programming with the NBA All Star Game. At least with the NBA case TNT is not available in Canada. But showing all that on Sunday during the Olympics seemed a bit much. I have TSN2 so the NBA could have been put there. I know not a lot of people have TSN2. Basketball fans should since Raptors get bumped to TSN2 a lot.
Some blogs about the weekend coverage. Chris Zelkovich from the Toronto Star, once a guest on CFRC Offsides with Tyler King. Julie Stewart-Binks who worked on our CFRC broadcasts. She’s currently in England. Finally William Houston with the same thoughts I had about the “choking” comment during the moguls on Saturday. See yesterday’s blog for that. I’m not the only one who used the “if NBC had done that Canadians would’ve went nuts” line. 🙂
Bad luck so far for these games. Weather causing headaches and they’ve canceled 4000 tickets for events at Cypress. Too bad if you had standing room general admission. Because you will get a refund but no chance to watch. Heavy rains have washed away so much snow they had to cancel tickets. That’s $400,000 in sales that will have to be paid back.
Not the only problems at Cypress. Buses running late and drivers getting lost. Not a shock because Kingston Whig-Standard had a story about Kingston Transit drivers going to Vancouver to drive buses. Drivers from across the country came there to be part of it. Great for those guys. However if you are not from an area and get their shortly before an event that is not a recipe for smooth transportation. You take a wrong turn you might not know how to get back.
Some quotes from Renee Smith-Valade of Vanoc about what’s been going on.
“Cypress is like your special child. Your special child that’s bright and talented and good-looking and causes you all kinds of worries, but they’re still your special child. So that’s what Cypress is.”
That’s strange enough I don’t need to make another comment.
Sounds like they might smarten up about one really silly thing. Having a fence around the Olympic Cauldron keeping people from getting to it. This is where I can blame that ugly design for part of it. Clearly someone who might be intoxicated might attempt to climb it. The way the logs [or whatever you want to call them] are at an angle makes it easy or at least inviting for troublemakers.
Fencing it off though has been bad P.R. The point of the cauldron outside is for the public. The IOC mandates it has to be outdoors. Which has never been an issue till this time. Decision to hold it indoors at a stadium that sucks like BC Place is still mind boggling. See Jody’s article I put up on Day 1. I thought too that Vancouver getting the games meant a new stadium. Wrong.
If you don’t know they are putting $200 Million worth of renovation into BC Place. After the Olympics. Don’t bother trying to figure that out. Call me crazy but I would want to put money into something before the world comes to visit. Not afterwards.
Leave to Atlantic Canada to bring a tonne of talent to the Olympics. Anyone in BC should visit Atlantic Canada house.
Amount of music there is huge. Tonne of people I’ve played on the show since I started. This is the list of ones that have been played on ‘Salt Water Music’ that are playing vancouver over the next 2 weeks. I must have a good memory.
Grand Theft Bus
Tim Chiasson and Morning Fold
In Flight Safety
The Irish Descendants
The Olympic Symphonium
Jim Payne & Fergus O’Byrne
Whew. And there are even more artists. That is a big list.
Luckily I have 3 days off from work so I can watch more of the events live. Saw many things but just replayed on overnights at work. Not quite the same but at least I get to see them.
Both hours from Friday night are now online.
Hour 1 with brand new music from Teresa Ennis’ CD Stars. Then Amelia Curran’s album which is up for some ECMA awards. Including a song called The Mistress, which made for an obvious Tiger Woods reference. End the hour with some songs from Jenn Grant’s recent concert in Kingston.
Hour 2 we move to pop/rock side of things with In Flight Safety and Hey Rosetta!. End the hour with a chat with Neate Sager about the Queen’s Golden Gaels Vanier Cup winning season.
2 weeks from today is August 1st. I don’t know how the summer has gone by that fast either. Last night’s program which might not have been heard outside of Kingston. Heard of problems with the online feed. So for those who missed it here you go. A show with a tonne of different artists.
Lots of music in this hour. This is a packed line up.
First up two singers I met at the Ian Foster concert the previous weekend. Andrea Simms-Karp and Ron Leary. Then a lot of female singer/songwriters from the East Coast.
Sherry Ryan, Rose Cousins, Colleen Power, Amelia Curran, Catherine MacLellan, Kelly Sloan, Meghan Smith and Ruth Minnikin.
Mike Plume Band, Tim Chiasson and Morning Fold, Christina Martin, Norma MacDonald, Jenn Grant.
Brand new music from Teresa Ennis, from her upcoming album ‘Stars’ which will be out in the fall.
End the show with Ian Foster’s first CD as he’s wrapping up his Ontario tour. And about to head out to the B.C. for the first time as part of his summer tour.