SOUNDTRACK:CBC Radio 3
I listened to CBC Radio 3 briefly when I had Sirius Radio, but I just learned that I could listen streaming online. In addition to playing (as they say) Independent Canadian Music, they also have a really multifunctional website where you can input any band’s name, read about them and listen to bands’ tracks. And of course, you can also listen to their live streaming station as it happens (you can even play recently played and even upcoming songs).
Since it’s a CBC station there are no commercials. And since they are from the CBC they focus exclusively on Canadian bands. I’m not sure how literally to take the Independent part; however, they don’t include Neil Young, Rush or The Tragically Hip. But you can get City And Colour (and even AlexisonFire) and even Vancouver’s own 3 Inches of Blood!.
So let’s say you want to hear some tracks from Metric, a band you’ve heard good things about. Type in their name, get to their page, and play away. As far as I can tell, the band uploads songs and videos for you to stream. And, unlike other streaming sites, you can listen to the same tracks multiple times.
If you like your music Canadian and independent, this is the place to be. Check it out!
[READ: January 29, 2010] Festering Romance
Recently I complained that the Oni graphic novel Wet Moon had the worst title I have ever heard. And then I found out that “wet moon” is actually an astronomical phenomenon, and I retracted that complaint. Regardless, this graphic novel now replaces that one as the single worst title in the history of books. Festering Romance? Surely not.
Merriam Webster gives us this: 1. To generate pus 2. Putrefy, rot 3. To cause increasing poisoning, irritation, bitterness.
So, okay, the 3rd definition might work, but you have to overlook those first two really radically inappropriate definitions first. (And if you’re afraid to read a book with that title, rest assured, there is no festering pus of any kind in the book).
This terrible title does a huge disservice to what is a really, really great comic, and apparently the first self penned releases by Renee Lott. The artwork is fantastic (more on that in a moment) and the plot was really moving. I enjoyed it enough to have already passed it along to someone else. (more…)