Get it while itâ€™s hot. Hot like pancakes! Episode #101 is ready, just for you.
An all artist submission episode of the Six Song Donut Spectactular! People often email me with suggestions and submissions for songs to be played on the podcast, so this episode makes up for lost ground.
Located in the Blue Horizon block [map], it looks like a regular college-y type bar from the outside. A nice patio sprawling East to West – parallel to the side walk. A picture of a leprechaun in the window, and ALWAYS a hefty line up outside.
This ain’t just a nice little queue of a dozen people lined up next to the building waiting to get in, this is more like a MOB of people – everywhere, all over the sidewalk, around the side of the building – not really a ‘line up’ at all. Try maneuvering your way down the sidewalk past Shenanigans on a Saturday night, it’s the closest thing to a mosh pit outside of a concert.
The music blaring, smokers and drinkers out on the patio shouting things at passers-by and at each other… now tell me – what goes on in there? Is it really THAT fun? Should we try it out sometime? I’m really curious.
Having a raining mid-week day off was kinda sucky, but having access to a car for this one day, was pretty great.
After we stopped for TimHo coffee, filled up on gas for $1.03/L in Abby and enjoyed a drive through the valley, we were then on our way up to Cultus. Driving past fruit stands, dairy cows and pastures, the tiny heritage city of Yarrow reminding John of ‘Anytown, Iowa’ minus the mountains.
I haven’t mini golfed at Cultus in YEARS, I can’t believe the cartoony renovation to the place! After a brief discussion (to golf or not to golf) we got out in the rain and played 18 holes. The BRIGHT blue water kinda freaked me out though… I asked “Is that where blue slurpees come from?”
Despite the water, the freakishly lumpy course (seriously things rolled UP hill) and the rain, we really made the best of a gloomy soggy day.
When Laura started working here she went to Toronto for training. Awaiting her flight home she ran into a very tired-looking Linden, who had no doubt been in town for lock-out talks. A man approached him, saying what a fan he is, how much his son looks up to him etc. Laura got her bording pass signed when she talked to him as well. I’m completely jealous.
Everyone’s got a Linden story – he’s one of ‘those players’, a buddy, an ironman, a quiet force, community volunteer – he is Mr. Hockey Vancouver for my generation (sorry Steamer). Hopefully he’ll be here for another season come the fall…
I’ll have my first taste of Canadian baseball action with John this summer (post) and even though it will be no where near the level of play I’ve come to watch over the past months (well I dunno, the Vancouver Canadians are single ‘A’ and we’ve been watching the CUBS soo……haha (sorry… sorry… this from the Canucks fan right?) I’m sure it’ll be a blast!
I was checking out the forum (.org) and found a NEW official Holly site is in the works at www.hollymcnarland.net. It has a bio, forum and news updates. Check out some of her new tunes on her myspace page as well.
Holly McNarland is one of those rare female vocalists, whose voice isnt breathy or cute, but packs a wallop that can literally affect your body. While her whisper-to-a-scream voice may soothe on some songs, it can send shivers up your spine at the same time. The Vancouver-based sirens voice is so intense yet vulnerable that it stirs emotions in listeners they didnt know they had (HMN.net)