Friday, May 1, 2009

EPISODE FIFTEEN

MUSIC CREDITS
Nina Simone - Feelin' Good
The Bees - I Love You
Rogue Wave - Everyday
The Temptations - Papa Was a Rolling Stone

LINKS
Links? Why would you want to spend time on any website other than awkwardsilences.blogspot.com?

4 comments:

D. Shaw said...

Good episode. You guys are awesome. See you later. Have a good summer.

Michael said...

Hey hey,

That episode did fly by...quite enjoyable!

I didn't realize that these comments are liable to be read on air. I will have to try and censor myself....no, not really.

Really enjoyed Alissa's discussion of Hamilton, I felt that your enthusiasm and love for that city really comes across well. I find it pretty inspiring and I've been feeling the same way about Montreal since beginning my degree. The extra attention to detail and all the things that jump out at you now even though you may have seen it a million times before. Gravy!

Quite liked the Rogue Wave song, I have a soft spot for the mandolin...

And finally, in reference to my professional relationship with Alissa, I was gonna go with peer or colleague but then I received a memo noting that I should refer to her solely as Head Mistress. Don't really get why but who am I to question the powers that be?...

Brutus said...

Even at long distance and far apart you two put on a great show. The analyses of both Kingston and Hamilton were thought-provoking. Recently there was an article released in Money Sense magazine that rated the best Canadian cities in which to live. Kingston was rated 6th, Hamilton 22nd. The results are of course subjective and debatable; very much dependent upon the criteria chosen. They showed Montreal at 23rd, Toronto at 12th and Vancouver at 15th. Wow!?

Hamilton is an intriguing city that has struggled to wrestle itself out of the industrial age, and into the modern information age. That skytrain project that Alissa mentioned was a shining example. Nevertheless, in my mind Hamilton has received a bum rap over the years as it has lots to offer its citizens and visitors. After all, it is the home of the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, the CFL Hall of Fame, Dundern Castle, and my beloved TiCats. More importantly it is the birthplace of one Rosemarie Mueller!

Who knows, it may be the next home of an NHL franchise if Mr. Jim Balsillie of RIM gets his wish.

Looking forward to Friday's new episode.

Brutie

mary said...

I love your show even more now than I did before, and I always learn something.

The idea of a gore in a city (yes, the dictionary says it is a small triangular piece of land) is interesting. It brings to mind a few awkward pieces in the city of Montreal, in particular one in Griffintown that has been left as a humble suggestion of a park- that doesn't quite work. And it gets me thinking that I like awkward angles better than grids. I imagine there has been some discussion about that topic with planners.