Follow up to the last post, the benefit concerts for Jay Smith’s family raised over $140,000. This was the episode on Friday before that weekend’s events.
Open the show with Gianna Lauren who was playing Kingston that weekend.
After I play Jay Smith’s solo CD in its entirety. He passed away after a gig in Edmonton in March and a benefit concert for Jay’s children was held in Nova Scotia the weekend this episode aired. You can also donate online.
Thanks to Stephanie Beaumont and her website ‘Sea and Be Scene’ for keeping up to date with the info on the concerts. Used her blog during the show to read from.
To conclude the show another song from Gianna and 2 songs from Don Brownrigg. Found out on Twitter before the show began they were roommates at one time. Complete luck I grabbed those discs for the show that night.
Should touch on the bombing in Boston.
The world is a dangerous place. The good people outnumber the bad, however the dark side can pop up anywhere. Even next door.
Years ago I was living in another part of Kingston and there was an attempted murder next door in the front yard. The neighbour’s boyfriend must have gotten involved with some nasty people. Saw the story in the paper a couple of days later.
Two guys beat up the boyfriend in the yard, stabbed him and put their attack dog on him. They ran into their car as he crawled back into her house bleeding all over the ground. Thankfully he lived and the police caught those men within 3 days. Sounded like a drug deal gone bad.
Where was I when that happened? In bed. I did hear a commotion outside but I was on the opposite side of the building and went back to sleep. Next morning was a Sunday and I see police tape outside and blood stained grass. Realized that going to bed early that Saturday was a lucky decision.
Does show how you never know where something bad can happen.
With my Dad being in the Army 23 years I always watched news from an early age. Felt like I should keep tabs on the world since he might get sent somewhere. Since he ended up doing 3 peacekeeping tours of Bosnia I was right on that front. So in the 1980’s I recall seeing reports of the IRA bombings in London. Then I was watching Yugoslavia in a civil war, a country that held a Winter Olympics in 1984 and 7 years later was killing each other in the streets. Not many people in high school was reading a book on the Yugoslav Wars like I was.
The town near the base was deserted after the war. I remember seeing a home movie one of the guys my Dad was working with shot of them driving around a town. It looked like a small town in Canada except every house looked like swiss cheese from the mortars and bullets. Ended up being a drought in the area. Luckily they didn’t shoot footage of the river. A river started drying up which usually isn’t newsworthy. Except at the bottom of the river were countless bodies that had been killed and tossed in during the civil war.
Side effect for me is “evil” acts don’t shock me as most people. Whether that’s good or bad? Depends on your point of view.
I knew there was a back log of episodes to put online, didn’t know it was as far back as July. Had some time off in August then football season came early before September and it snowballed from there.
Music of Matt Anderson, some Stan Rogers on vinyl and Jill Barber who was playing Kingston that month.
Music of Jill Barber, Ryan’s Fancy, David Myles, Chris Kirby, Hey Rosetta! and Ian Foster.
New music from Great Big Sea. Also tracks from Don Brownrigg and Neil Dobson.
Neil Dobson, Gulliver’s Spree, Stan Rogers, Ross Neilsen
So with that, a quick version of the picks. Plus I worked on a little NFL related blog post that will be a long one. Part NFL, part TV and mostly just a funny comparison that worked out well.
Texans over Chargers. San Diego won again and Houston didn’t show up against the Colts. Have to stick with the Texans one more week. They lose this they’re going back to choke artists at 4-4.
Cardinals over Vikings. Just on principle I’m not picking Brad Childress this week. What an idiot. Would’ve been idiot coach of the week but my team is the Redskins. [The topic for the long blog post]
Saints over Panthers. Saints with a good win against the Steelers. Could be a trap game but Panthers are 2nd worst in the league.
Patriots over Browns. New England quietly 6-1. Some games they haven’t been their best and still win. Either worrisome for some fans or a good sign. You win playing badly I’d say that’s a good thing.
Bucs over Falcons. Tampa Bay, I still can’t figure them out. 5-2 record and QB Freeman with another 4th quarter comeback win last week. Weird.
Bears over Bills? Nah, I can’t do that. Bills over Bears. Buffalo with two overtime losses to the Chiefs and Ravens is more impressive. I know it’s in Toronto. Neutral site, pretty much.
Ravens over Dolphins. Baltimore should win this one. The next game, is on Thursday so that’s a short week.
Jets over Lions. Detroit beating Washington last week is a whole other blog.
Giants over Seahawks. Seattle has to go to their back up QB, Charlie Whitehurst. Two ways to go. Giants dealing with a QB they’ve never seen or hammering a QB who doesn’t have much experience. I’m going with NYG.
Colts over Eagles. Indy handled Houston so Philly should’nt be that hard.
Chiefs over Raiders. Game of the week, and it’s not a joke. 5-2 KC against 4-4 Oakland. Raiders ahead of San Diego in the division
Sunday night, Green Bay over Dallas. Let’s ignore the Cowboys till end of the season or when they fire Wade.
Monday night, Pittsburgh over Cincinnati. Bengals play their division tough, for whatever reason. Don’t see Steelers losing two in a row.
New music from Emmy Alcorn, The Salty Plains and Sora. Also some of Don Brownrigg’s disc from 2007.
Some live Hey Rosetta! from a variety of sources and places. Victoria, Toronto and St. John’s. Couple of tracks from Joel Plaskett’s solo triple album “Three”. End the hour with some Ryan’s Fancy from 1982 and two more Hey Rosetta! songs from their set at NXNE 2008 in Toronto.
Show for Feb. 27th is up. I’ll have a new post on Sunday. Maybe before the ECMA’s or after I watch them online. Visit the CBC page for the live stream tomorrow at 7pm EST/8pm Atlantic/8:30pm Newfoundland.
Regular CBC has it tape delayed at 11pm in whatever time zone you’re reading this, unless you’re in Newfoundland where it’s 11:30pm. Yep, even tape delayed for the province where the awards show is taking place.
Weekend of the ECMA’s so I talk about that on this week’s show.
This hour included the music of Don Brownrigg, Jim Payne and Fergus O’Byrne, Matthew Magee and In Flight Safety.
Lead off the second hour with lots of ECMA talk. Have a new name for the segment where I talk about news, music, sports or anything on my mind. It’s called “Carnell Knowledge”. Listener named Cat came up with that, so credit goes to her. 🙂
Two artists for the hour, folkartlullaby in the first half. The Lever Pulled for the end of the show, with their new CD Wooden People.
Bit later than usual but here is the show from Friday.
Second funding drive show. So if you’re wondering why I mention the pledge line a lot, that’s why.
The music of Figgy Duff, Allison Crowe, Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers, Don Brownrigg, Dana Parsons, Dayliner and The Slate Pacific.
End of the Funding Drive shows with a mix of music.
Glamourpuss, Great Big Sea, Jessica Rhaye, Haines/Leighton, Share, The Olympic Symphonium, The Lever Pulled and Allison Crowe.
Abbreviated show due to Queen’s Hockey. With The Band, The Fables, Great Big Sea, Ian Foster and Don Brownrigg.
Open the show with ‘Don’t Do It’ by The Band. Cover of a Marvin Gaye song which they did many times. It was the final song from The Last Waltz, their final concert in 1976. Thanksgiving night so you’ll hear Rick Danko saying Happy Thanksgiving.
If you’ve seen the movie you might notice this version is 2 minutes longer. Got it from the Box Set, why they cut out 2 minutes for the film I don’t know.
Quick this week on the upload.
Air Traffic Control, Mark Bragg, Chillin Room, Christa Borden, The Idlers and Ian Foster.
Catherine MacLellan, Allison Crowe, The Fables and Don Brownrigg.