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Not my family specifically, but Timmins is nearly 50/50 French/English and there’s certainly cultural spillover, which led to my über-English family eating hot chicken sandwiches.
Really? Oh man. That’s so exciting. If end up articling with LAO and have to move every two years to another part of small-town Ontario for the first decade, I could totally deal with Timmins, then. Part of why Toronto makes me feel so out of place is the total lack of French.
Hot chicken was a staple at my dinner table growing up. Franco-Ontarian communities!
Your family is Franco-Ontarien? I did not know this!
Again, I repeat, HOW have you not come to eat good food and party with me in Montréal. I have a couch.
Reading these reminded me that the one I’m most excited for is definitely Sugar Jones. DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN DAYS WERE LIKE THAT?
Oh, yes. Both of their singles will indeed be covered. Never fear.
'Days Like That' was a cover of a British girl group from 1999, where it was called 'Dayz Like That'. True fact.
The real debate is how much of the mediocre Canadian alt-rock can I good faith ignore? There was a lot of it.
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Aren’t all of Mariah’s music videos basically Mariah’s breasts? (from Rainbow on, at least)
Only until Glitter. Then there are sporadically other things!
Emancipation of Mimi had that whole random multi-part storyline thing where she marries Wentworth Miller, or leaves Wentworth Miller or something.
Yeah, this one towers over the entire album, although I also really enjoy “Ghost Tonight” and the “Frigid Spring”/”Turning” duo.
Is it just me or is there something kind of ‘Ageless Beauty’ about it? I’m not sure why I’m thinking this because they have very little in common so far as I can tell.
I know you are. This is like the Album Made For Jamieson Cox and His Notions of Big Gay Romance.
(But the last album is really good too. Even if it’s super sad.)
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Strangely enough, I didn’t eat any burritos while in NYC. I did, however, have a burrito bowl… at Chipotle. But yes, you need to come to Waterloo and head to Burrito Boyz with us. I know it’s a little out of the way, but it’s worth it!
You just need to both come to Montreal and we’ll find quality burritos somewhere here. We’re more fun.
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I’m also existing, just not on the Internet. Apparently I have no time for the Internet.
That’s a good thing, sometimes! Tell us about your irl adventures when you return.
If it makes you feel any better, I’ve listened to only seven Canadian albums this year: Destroyer, Drake, Fucked Up, Feist, Sam Roberts, Sandro Perri, the Weeknd. (I think that’s it.)
There are a hell of a lot of things we are probably both missing, but before the year’s out (and before I write my 2011 What’s What, because exams will be drowning me until the 19th) you need to listen to Young Galaxy’s Shapeshifting. And also Braids’ Native Speaker which is the most beautiful thing that happened this year.
I can’t find your ask box anywhere! I’m glad you’re doing this, it’s fun. So, a question: do you have a favourite bar in Montreal? If so, what/where is it?
I’m not sure where my ask box is either, now that you mention it. Is it something that’s supposed to happen automatically?
Anyway, favourite bar in MTL? Depends for what. So I’ll dodge the question and provide a list.
Favourite hipster dive bar/favourite bar: Casa del Popolo. Awesome grilled tofu/pesto sandwiches. Best nachos in town. 3$ beers all night Tuesdays. On St. Laurent, but has a patio behind the bar. Plus, the back room is one of the best small-bands music venues (Grimes, How to Dress Well, etc.) and they throw the best Labour Day/Hallowe’en/New Year’s Eve/etc. parties in town.
Favourite Gay Bar: The best gay nights in town actually take place in not-specifically-gay-bars that have queer dance nights a couple times a month to fundraise for various causes/organizations, but Royal Phoenix opened over the summer and it’s the first one outside the Village. More or less a neighbourhood bar that just happens to have a mostly queer clientele and slightly glittery countertops. They project Habs games on the walls a couple times a week, and have really good po’boys.
Favourite Karaoke Bar: Taverne La Remise. This is a sketchy Quebecois dive that exists at the end of an alley behind an elementary school. It’s filled with gambling machines and five or six nights a week they have bilingual karaoke that my friends and I go to for birthdays. Drunk 40-somethings mangling Charles Aznavour and lyrics that are mistranslated twice over.
Favourite micro-brewery: Dieu de ciel. Amazing cherry beer. Amazing every beer.
Micro-brewery with the best weekly pub quiz: Brutopia. They also have an awesome chocolate stout.