Black Friday is usually a big deal in the United States but it has been catching on in Canada. Let’s say that it was a eventful day as I tried to get a new laptop at the Apple Store but they did not have the right model. In a way, Black Friday in Canada was a dud as I did not get anything that was worthy of a great sale.
To forget about the unfortunate event, I had the opportunity to go to Magpie Jewellery in Westboro for Arts Nestat night. It was organized by Creative Mornings and part of Support Local by Apartment 613. There were local designers, local musicians, and an artist.
There were free food in the form of tacos by Taco Lot and cupcakes! Plus, there was a free swag bag included at the event. All in all, being at Arts Nest certainly erased the frustration from shopping early this morning for Black Friday deals.
I did not to stay very long but got to take photos and a few are posted on my Instagram.
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Actually, I didn’t get a chance to take a photo during Winchester Warm’s set from the Raw Sugar Cafe show because I had to leave early due to the cold and the zipper from my jacket broke. The photo above is from Andy Swan’s set as he and a band (consisting of The Acorn’s Rolf Klausener and others). Now, onto Winchester Warm, I had the opportunity to finally chat with them because they recently concluded their Winter tour across Ontario and Eastern Canada. It aired on my radio show at CKCU-FM for Wednesday morning. I was groaning humourously in having to deal with the interview because some parts were light-hearted from the questions they answered.
Onto the radio show, as usual, the new co-host is getting used to the tracks being played and being comfortable on the air. Also returning were the former hosts of Horses Spilled Milk and it was almost a reunion. It was all in great fun as I surprised the three co-hosts with some new music. I still can’t stop playing several UK music and Two Door Cinema Club. I’m pleased that I have gotten good response to the interview. To conclude the month of January, I played a few songs that were considered disappointing to 2010. One of the songs I played, let’s say that I gave up playing in its entirety because it was becoming a nuisance. You will find it funny how I ended the song prematurely.
Unfortunately, the live Internet stream was down on Wednesday morning. For anyone who doesn’t live in Ottawa, they will have to listen on here for what was missed.
To check what was played, the playlist is at this link.
The Wild 10 Countdown entry will be up later.
I forgot to mention during the radio show in thanking Bravestation as they gave me a shoutout at their concert from Friday.
Audio – Radio Show and Interview
The January 26, 2011 edition – press play to listen.
The Winchester Warm Interview
Press play to listen or download it.