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former1dog
10-06-2010, 12:14 PM
http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/9417/strangebrew.jpg (http://img101.imageshack.us/i/strangebrew.jpg/)



This thread is long overdue.

:D

WeSayZed
10-06-2010, 12:42 PM
And for the musical accompaniment:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot70G4wSQi0

HOOTER
10-06-2010, 12:47 PM
http://www.emofaces.com/en/smilies/c/canada-flag-waving-smile-animated.gif

ZagNative
10-06-2010, 07:09 PM
ZN's homage to our Canadian Zags (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/eIckEfWT8giukbTEgNsYCwXEuRm-pyB63zIF1E6MpQI?feat=directlink)!

Radbooks
10-06-2010, 07:56 PM
Very nice, ZN!!

TheZagPhish
10-06-2010, 08:18 PM
Very nice, ZN!!

+1

WeSayZed
10-06-2010, 08:56 PM
ZN's homage to our Canadian Zags (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/2Yqk54V8XkPgtciu0J-YmAXEuRm-pyB63zIF1E6MpQI?feat=directlink)!
Very cool! :D

NorthoftheBorder
10-06-2010, 08:58 PM
That was great! Well done ZagNative.

sittingon50
10-06-2010, 09:31 PM
Good effort Native, eh?

Player
10-07-2010, 03:13 AM
Well done, eh!

Birddog
10-07-2010, 03:16 AM
I think all the Canucks should sport a toque for the team photo. Well at least for a fun photo.



BTW, in many parts of the good ol USA, a "toque" is known as a "toboggan" but that's a whole nother discussion.

Player
10-07-2010, 04:08 AM
A 'tobaggan' is a sled not a hat

I think they should sport a toque and a Molson (or Blue);)

zagzealot
10-07-2010, 10:12 AM
obligatory hoser response

ZagNative
10-07-2010, 11:12 AM
ZN, doing what she can to perpetuate cliches about Canada!

I know that you want to be Canadian, Please. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWQf13B8epw).

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_UkLNCxT74w4/TK4bg3Fcv7I/AAAAAAABKjs/AFO6kBmFwB0/I%20know%20that%20you%20want%20to%20be.jpg

P.S. Up there in Colville, Sittingon50 can see Canada from his front porch! And make a run on his lunch hour to pick up a couple of bottles of 222's for ZN.

SWZag
10-07-2010, 12:18 PM
ZN's homage to our Canadian Zags (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/2Yqk54V8XkPgtciu0J-YmAXEuRm-pyB63zIF1E6MpQI?feat=directlink)!


Very well done!!
What is the track?

SWZag

ZagNative
10-07-2010, 12:26 PM
Very well done!!
What is the track?

SWZagFrom Classified, here (http://radio3.cbc.ca/play/band/CLASSIFIED/OhCanada).

sittingon50
10-07-2010, 12:58 PM
Native. I CAN see Canada from here & am actually 1/2 Canadian. My Mom lives in Nelson. And, I have been known to transport those 222's across the line, but never for personal consumption (honest)!

WeSayZed
10-07-2010, 01:18 PM
ZN, doing what she can to perpetuate cliches about Canada!

I know that you want to be Canadian, Please. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWQf13B8epw).

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_UkLNCxT74w4/TK4bg3Fcv7I/AAAAAAABKjs/AFO6kBmFwB0/I%20know%20that%20you%20want%20to%20be.jpg

P.S. Up there in Colville, Sittingon50 can see Canada from his front porch! And make a run on his lunch hour to pick up a couple of bottles of 222's for ZN.
I’ll give you a hand. The Arrogant Worms is a band you need to know about for this project.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FUI8k-Z0PM

Here’s a very popular Canadian indie band doing a song about curling:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQF5xuLrjpY

And here’s a song about people who always gripe about their home town, which can be a very Canadian thing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq_s_q0u2DA&feature=related

A couple of iconic Canadian animated shorts:
http://nfb.ca/film/blackfly/
http://nfb.ca/film/log_drivers_waltz

Hinterland Who's Who is a well known and often joked about series of PSAs which started maybe 40 years ago. This is one of the old ones.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-aoWSpFor0
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinterland_Who%27s_Who

For a much darker version of Bob and Doug Mackenzie see the mockumentary FUBAR. There are some clips and a trailer on YouTube, but they’re not family friendly so I won’t post them here.

And, of course:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRI-A3vakVg

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And what's that about 222s? You can't get them over the counter in the US? I think you can get stronger ones that that over the counter here, but I haven't bought them in a long time. The drinking age in Alberta is 18 as well, so I guess we're less regulatory when it comes to all kinds of drugs.

WeSayZed
10-07-2010, 02:03 PM
It's not really a cliche, but I'll throw this one in too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrA4V6YF6SA

ZagNative
10-07-2010, 02:43 PM
Great stuff, Zed.

I love Canada. Great people - probably the best senses of humor on earth - and it's such an astoundingly beautiful place - at least British Columbia is, which is as far as I've ventured.

75Zag
10-07-2010, 03:23 PM
I have loved Canada since I was a young lad. Who wouldn't, what with their drinking age set at 19 (and not all that picky about ID), their tolerance policy toward "green" products and, more recently, the incredible influx of spectacularly beautiful women to Vancouver in connection with their TV and Film industry. I can take or leave their beer, as I think US microbrews are better, but What a Country!

basketballzag
10-07-2010, 08:22 PM
Everyone knows that there is only one real band in Canada.....BLUE RODEO.

"The Rolling Stones of Canada"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrrLUZO6c1U

Kiddwell
10-08-2010, 07:33 AM
Kiddwell drinks (and is absolutely giddy about) Canada Dry.


http://www.canadadry.ca/








<OK, drank it once..."tingle-ee" nose sensation, not really giddy.>

WeSayZed
10-08-2010, 09:27 AM
Great stuff, Zed.

I love Canada. Great people - probably the best senses of humor on earth - and it's such an astoundingly beautiful place - at least British Columbia is, which is as far as I've ventured.
Thank you! You should come see the Alberta Rockies as well. The Frank Slide, Banff, and Jasper are all quite spectacular. And if you want to venture out onto the flat lands Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology are well worth seeing as well.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Slide
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head-Smashed-In_Buffalo_Jump
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Tyrrell_Museum_of_Palaeontology

WeSayZed
10-08-2010, 09:39 AM
I have loved Canada since I was a young lad. Who wouldn't, what with their drinking age set at 19 (and not all that picky about ID), their tolerance policy toward "green" products and, more recently, the incredible influx of spectacularly beautiful women to Vancouver in connection with their TV and Film industry. I can take or leave their beer, as I think US microbrews are better, but What a Country!
The drinking age in Canada is set by each province. In BC it's 19 and in Alberta it's 18. I believe they're all currently at 18 or 19.

Tolerance towards the green products varies by province as well, and perhaps even by region. BC is the most lenient and you probably shouldn't try some of the things you can do there in other parts of Canada, because you might get arrested.

You should try the Canadian microbrews. Unibroue is one that all the beer lovers I know love. You might even be able to get it in Spokane.

WeSayZed
10-08-2010, 09:45 AM
Everyone knows that there is only one real band in Canada.....BLUE RODEO.

"The Rolling Stones of Canada"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrrLUZO6c1U
Glad you like them, but I've never heard them called the Rolling Stones of Canada before. Musically maybe the Rolling Stones of Canada would be a band like The Tragically Hip. In terms of popularity maybe it would be Neil Young or Joni Mitchell.

The Tragically Hip - Little Bones
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPJ2rcYQC88&ob=av2e
The Tragically Hip - Blow At High Dough
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGRNEJiD3PY&feature=channel
The Tragically Hip - New Orleans Is Sinking (This song is from 1989, long before Katrina.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAZUsCONjIQ&feature=channel

TheZagPhish
10-08-2010, 11:02 AM
The Canadian bands that enjoy permanent parking on my iPod:

The Weakerthans
Broken Social Scene
Oscar Peterson
Gordon Lightfoot
Neil Young

With much respect for:
The Dears
Cowboy Junkies
The Band
The Guess Who
Skinny Puppy

Angelo Roncalli
10-08-2010, 11:34 AM
The Canadian bands that enjoy permanent parking on my iPod:

The Weakerthans
Broken Social Scene
Oscar Peterson
Gordon Lightfoot
Neil Young

With much respect for:
The Dears
Cowboy Junkies
The Band
The Guess Who
Skinny Puppy

Good list. I'd add KD Lang

gamagin
10-08-2010, 11:59 AM
Leonard Cohen
steppenwolf (some members)
Paul Anka
The Four Lads
The Band (some members)
BTOverdrive
Rush
Barenakidladies

etc.

kitzbuel
10-08-2010, 12:46 PM
Good list. I'd add KD Lang

Dude, what about Corb Lund and the Hurtin' Albertans?

TheZagPhish
10-08-2010, 01:18 PM
Would someone please let Bryan Adams and Anne Murray know that they're up next?

OZZY
10-08-2010, 03:41 PM
Just my 10 cents worth.........

Loverboy
Chilliwack
Alanis Morissette
Bruce Cockburm
Tom Cochrane
Dan Hill
Sarah McLachlan
Alannah Myles
Shania Twain
Joni Mitchell

And on the Jazzy side of the street.

Michael Buble
Diana Krall (married to Elvis Costello)
Guy Lombardo
Maynard Ferguson

Blues

The late great Jeff Healey.......RIP
Colin James

and one out in left field...

Edmonton's own - Tommy Chong (yes he is a musician too)

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

WeSayZed
10-08-2010, 05:53 PM
The Canadian bands that enjoy permanent parking on my iPod:

The Weakerthans
Broken Social Scene
Oscar Peterson
Gordon Lightfoot
Neil Young

With much respect for:
The Dears
Cowboy Junkies
The Band
The Guess Who
Skinny Puppy

That’s a very diverse list of very good bands. The Skinny Puppy reference is a particularly good one. Here are a few bands you may have already heard of, but if not you should check them out. If you’re interested in post-rock you should look up Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Silver Mt. Zion, and Do Make Say Think. They’re all on the Constellation Records label out of Montreal.

Speaking of Montreal, Arcade Fire is another Montreal band you likely know. They along with The New Pornographers were probably the two biggest Canadian indie bands of the 00s. I guess we can share Neko Case, who is an American citizen but came out of the Vancouver music scene.

If you’re interested in the new lo-fi scene then the new album by Women, Public Strain, is very good and likely to end up on a lot of year end top 10 lists. Women are from Calgary and couple of related bands also from Calgary are Azeda Booth and Chad VanGaalen. The Women album was produced by Chad and he is a notable indie musician and visual artist as well. Here are couple of his videos with music and animation by him.
http://www.youtube.com/user/subpoprecords#p/search/4/iKYeCWfXSro
http://www.youtube.com/user/subpoprecords#p/search/4/O5CwHXPp4rU

snebzag
10-08-2010, 06:10 PM
My Grocery distribution company has just received a major order for Gonzaga University for Back Bacon. I was like, OK eh! Good Job.

No sugar tonight in my coffee
No sugar tonight in my tea
No sugar to stand beside me
No sugar to run with me.

This is going to be an awesome year and if you don't think so, then take off.

Once and Future Zag
10-08-2010, 06:31 PM
Rush are the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Queen, Genesis and Pearl Jam of Canada.

Maybe we can replace the very overused Zombie Nation with YYZ.

nonzagzag
10-08-2010, 11:23 PM
+1 for the Tragically Hip

or for medieval tastes: Loreena Mckennit

Martin Centre Mad Man
10-09-2010, 04:11 AM
[QUOTE=WeSayZed;593142]Tolerance towards the green products varies by province as well, and perhaps even by region. BC is the most lenient and you probably shouldn't try some of the things you can do there in other parts of Canada, because you might get arrested. QUOTE]

I thought that leaf on the flag was a sign of universal tolerance toward green products.

tyra
10-10-2010, 05:09 AM
Emerson Drive noticeably absent here.

ronh_pm
10-10-2010, 07:51 AM
Everyone knows that there is only one real band in Canada.....BLUE RODEO.

"The Rolling Stones of Canada"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrrLUZO6c1U

Umm..maybe some era the Eagles but the Stones; No. Not now. Not ever.


Rush are the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Queen, Genesis and Pearl Jam of Canada.

Devin Townsend

What Devin said.

WeSayZed
10-11-2010, 08:03 AM
Dude, what about Corb Lund and the Hurtin' Albertans?
k.d. lang and Corb Lund? Now we’re getting Alberta specific, which is fine by me. :)

Corb Lund (Near Taber Alberta) – The Truck Got Stuck
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCcWzLAcv4o
k.d. lang & the reclines (Consort) – Pollyann
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54BPy_djNSk
k.d. lang & the reclines - Hanky Panky
http://music.aol.com/video/hanky-panky/kd-lang/1725847
Dragon Fli Empire (Calgary) - Ride On (Spokane is mentioned in this song.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztamkXj9f6E
Feist (Calgary) – 1 2 3 4
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8dlu2_feist-1234_music
Tegan and Sara (Calgary)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YE-4ekeMv0Q
Nickelback (Hanna)
-I’ll spare you the video
Woodpigeon (Calgary) – In The Battle of Sun vs. Curtains, Sun Loses and We All Sleep Until Noon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EA8It7lbPUc
Azeda Booth (Calgary) - Big Fists
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nthdVGc9nk
Women (Calgary) - Locust Valley
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEXQNSwrWZI
Chad VanGaalen (Calgary) – Wind Driving Dogs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af5EyCMjn-0

And for the old timers:
The Stampeders (Calgary) – Wild Eyes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V4fVcewWrs
The Stampeders - Sweet City Woman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IRjl3SWC2U
The Blue Shadows (Vancouver then Calgary) - Runaway Train
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBgIHx3RUCU
Jann Arden (Calgary) - Insensitive
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaSDEUITIfk

This ended up being southern Alberta and mostly Calgary list, but I’ll leave it there.

I’ll just throw in one more. Here’s one that could be the theme song for the Gonzaga basketball program.
Paul Brandt (Airdrie) - Small Towns and Big Dreams
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJQu0GEtwQM

kitzbuel
10-12-2010, 06:55 PM
Well, if my wife is watching, I'll be straight home after the meeting.