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porkbone1
= Cult of Ray =

USA
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Posted - 03/24/2004 :  07:20:52  Show Profile  Visit porkbone1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice thing is, though, if Black Francis wants to come, now he's on the list. Lucky him!

Hey thanks for this list it's a nifty idea!

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speedy_m
= Frankofile =

Canada
3581 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2004 :  10:53:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've signed up and I'm starting to feel important already. I just can't wait to get in line and tell the big chested bouncer in the bad suit with the little earpiece to "check the list". Then I'm going to rock the house like it's a home.
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hammerhands
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
1577 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2004 :  13:14:07  Show Profile  Visit hammerhands's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Cult_Of_Frank

I like looking at unique pubs, or with an interesting theme and/or interesting ideas. As well as that brew their own beer. Sort of the same thing with restaurants/food. Any suggestions? Do the places listed fall into any of the above categories?


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Neither place would fall into that category, visually.

The only Brew Pub closed where the Osbourne Freehouse opened. It was a great place to get green beer.

The Albert has some history on it's side, you would have to know the history to appreciate it, as does the Windsor. The King's Head has a good (British) football theme but is mostly attractive for the people who frequent, for example I just met audiotapedog, video artist, amateur physicist and philosopher.

If you really want to be blown away by decor, walk in to the Bank Of Montreal building at the South East corner of Portage and Main (it looks like a Greek temple from the outside) or what is now Vital Statistics (where you apply for a new Birth Certificate) at the South West corner of Portage and Fort.

And if you want to drink with scenery there is the Empire and a club on the other side of Main, although the name escapes me, both carved out of old bank buildings. There is a mural inside a bar/restaurant called Johnny G's, although I can't recomend the food. Tucked in behind the Richardson Building on Lombard is the Liberty Grill, which also has some financial background.

Maybe the most beautiful room in the city is at the Hotel Fort Garry, a few years ago they peeled back a curtain that hid the ceiling to reveal what I think would be termed a fresco. You have to imagine the room before there was an apartment block and barber shop out the two story circular window, say 80 years ago when there was a garden that went from the hotel down to the Assiniboine River.

Most of the bars with themes are owned by CanadInns. They have a tropically themed one out by Polo Park, complete with more security than a Las Vegas Casino (I haven't been). A little more escapism can be found at the tropically themed Casino in Transcona (with walk-through aquarium) or the train themed Casino on McPhillips.

As for train themes, Le Veille Gare restaurant on Provencher is "The Old Train Station".

Edited by - hammerhands on 03/24/2004 13:24:03
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audiotapedog
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Canada
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Posted - 03/24/2004 :  14:51:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the glowing description hhands. I thought I was just drunk and weird :)
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hammerhands
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
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Posted - 03/24/2004 :  19:00:14  Show Profile  Visit hammerhands's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Anyone who can discuss Complexity and Chaos after a dozen pints has an impressive intellect!

I came to the realization this morning that, as usual, when I disagree with Holly she proves to be right and we both owe her and Robert Downey Jr. a huge apology.
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jackanapes
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237 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2004 :  19:02:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chaos and complexity usually come hand in hand after I've had twelve pints. Can I discuss them? So I've been told.
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The Passion Of El Diablo
= Cult of Ray =

258 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2004 :  19:15:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jicky Jacks is extremely intellectualistic.
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jackanapes
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237 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2004 :  19:17:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How the hell do I keep getting these wacky nicknames? For the record the user name Jackanapes is because of my son who we called Jack. A Jackanapes is a wild and unruly child. Self fulfilling prophecy I guess.
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Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11666 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2004 :  23:09:47  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hhands

quote:
Originally posted by Cult_Of_Frank

I like looking at unique pubs, or with an interesting theme and/or interesting ideas. As well as that brew their own beer. Sort of the same thing with restaurants/food. Any suggestions? Do the places listed fall into any of the above categories?


"Join the Cult of Frank / And you'll be enlightened"


Neither place would fall into that category, visually.

The only Brew Pub closed where the Osbourne Freehouse opened. It was a great place to get green beer.

The Albert has some history on it's side, you would have to know the history to appreciate it, as does the Windsor. The King's Head has a good (British) football theme but is mostly attractive for the people who frequent, for example I just met audiotapedog, video artist, amateur physicist and philosopher.

If you really want to be blown away by decor, walk in to the Bank Of Montreal building at the South East corner of Portage and Main (it looks like a Greek temple from the outside) or what is now Vital Statistics (where you apply for a new Birth Certificate) at the South West corner of Portage and Fort.

And if you want to drink with scenery there is the Empire and a club on the other side of Main, although the name escapes me, both carved out of old bank buildings. There is a mural inside a bar/restaurant called Johnny G's, although I can't recomend the food. Tucked in behind the Richardson Building on Lombard is the Liberty Grill, which also has some financial background.

Maybe the most beautiful room in the city is at the Hotel Fort Garry, a few years ago they peeled back a curtain that hid the ceiling to reveal what I think would be termed a fresco. You have to imagine the room before there was an apartment block and barber shop out the two story circular window, say 80 years ago when there was a garden that went from the hotel down to the Assiniboine River.

Most of the bars with themes are owned by CanadInns. They have a tropically themed one out by Polo Park, complete with more security than a Las Vegas Casino (I haven't been). A little more escapism can be found at the tropically themed Casino in Transcona (with walk-through aquarium) or the train themed Casino on McPhillips.

As for train themes, Le Veille Gare restaurant on Provencher is "The Old Train Station".



Thanks for that reply, there's definitely a few places I'll have to check out. You say NO brew pubs in Winnipeg at all, though?! I find that hard to fathom.


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roomloo
= Cult of Ray =

USA
710 Posts

Posted - 03/25/2004 :  07:43:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Anyone going to both Winnipeg and Saskatoon, do me a favor and read my recent post in the Buy/trade tickets thread. This might interest people whether or not they have tickets to Sask ... pretty good deal, I think.
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The Passion Of El Diablo
= Cult of Ray =

258 Posts

Posted - 03/25/2004 :  14:22:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Cult of Chazz Thompson,
I know you're incredulous about the no-brewpub thing, but Winny really does blow in a major way. It's true.
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Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11666 Posts

Posted - 03/25/2004 :  14:30:05  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Saskatoon has... hmmm... well, almost ten (that I can think of) with a third the population. That's really strange... is there some provincial law that discourages this somehow?

I'll see if there's anyone I know that wants those S'toon tix, Roomloo. Most of the people I know that wanted to go got tickets when I told them about it anyway, but I'll try for 'ya.


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roomloo
= Cult of Ray =

USA
710 Posts

Posted - 03/25/2004 :  14:49:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks man.
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hammerhands
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
1577 Posts

Posted - 03/26/2004 :  00:23:38  Show Profile  Visit hammerhands's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Is El Diablo a famous thoroughbred, a famous rodeo bull, or both?
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georged
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3 Posts

Posted - 03/27/2004 :  09:53:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Has anyone heard anything about an opening act yet?
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roomloo
= Cult of Ray =

USA
710 Posts

Posted - 03/27/2004 :  10:39:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think someone earlier mentioned that the opening act would be their mom. I haven't heard any solid confirmation on that, though.
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porkbone1
= Cult of Ray =

USA
390 Posts

Posted - 03/29/2004 :  17:51:19  Show Profile  Visit porkbone1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Okay it is obvious that everyone going to this show is in some sort of meditative state. Time appears to slow down, like the coming of Christmas day to a young child. Hopefully everyone wakes up and remembers to go to the show. Hey! It's almost April!

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Ediger
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Canada
46 Posts

Posted - 03/31/2004 :  17:55:00  Show Profile  Click to see Ediger's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I wonder who from the music industry and media will be at the Winnipeg show. If I find someone from Rolling Stone, do I have everyones permission to boot him in the ass?
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jackanapes
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237 Posts

Posted - 03/31/2004 :  17:58:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good question Ediger. I haven't read a rolling stone in years. Apparently they still suck.
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gunner
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Canada
128 Posts

Posted - 04/03/2004 :  18:39:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've added a couple of pictures of the Burton Cummings Theatre to my website. I took them this afternoon. They have put up the marquee with the Pixies date....cool.

I tried to post them here, but I couldn't get it to work. Any suggestions??

http://ca.geocities.com/kpgordon17/
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jackanapes
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237 Posts

Posted - 04/03/2004 :  19:01:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice pics. I'm hoping that it's that sunny and warm on the day of the show.
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Manny
= Cult of Ray =

Canada
252 Posts

Posted - 04/03/2004 :  19:14:05  Show Profile  Click to see Manny's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
How exciting.

That bottom one is now my background.
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gunner
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Canada
128 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2004 :  08:57:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think I've got it.





http://ca.geocities.com/kpgordon17/
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Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11666 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2004 :  09:40:35  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the new background. I've put it into black and white, though.


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obijohngordon
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Canada
34 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2004 :  12:51:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sweet!!!!! I've been driving by almost every day waiting for the marquee to change! Awesome!

Who wants to be a radio star for a day? I'm doing a live Pixies Preshow Tribute at UMFM (campus radio at the U of M in Winnipeg) on April 13th from 4-5pm. I'm inviting anyone going to the show to come on the air with me and we'll spin our favourite tracks and discuss the upcoming show and Mad Pixie Disease.

RSVP at: obijohngordon@hotmail.com.

See my photo and show description at: http://www.umfm.com/show_descriptions.shtml
Just scroll down to "Pop Infusion"
(Gunner, perhaps you could add this to your site? )

Also, those on the road (Jackanapes, I'm looking at you) can phone in at (204) 269-8636.

> Check out my show! "Pop Infusion" Tuesdays, 4-5pm CST on 101.5 UMFM, Winnipeg or umfm.com <
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gunner
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Canada
128 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2004 :  14:40:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ObiJohn,

You have been linked.

http://ca.geocities.com/kpgordon17/
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jackanapes
- FB Fan -

237 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2004 :  14:52:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Obi, I grew up with a 269 prefix in my phone number. Definately phone in on the way home. This is getting way too near. Je suis Freakin' out!
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Ediger
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Canada
46 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2004 :  14:58:50  Show Profile  Click to see Ediger's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by gunner

I think I've got it.





http://ca.geocities.com/kpgordon17/



I'm honestly going to find a place that will print custom posters...

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jackanapes
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237 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2004 :  15:01:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How is it possible that the opening band is still such a secret. Maybe they aren't but please clue me in.
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Petkau
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3 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2004 :  23:12:00  Show Profile  Visit Petkau's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey, I don't know if any of you out-of-town guys are sticking around town for a day or two after, but if you're looking for something to do, my band is playing at the Bella Vista on Maryland on Apr 15-17.

www.mikepetkau.com

re: Brewhouses -- I'm not sure why there aren't any here. Winnipeggers like their beer as much or more as the next place, maybe its just seen as yuppie marketing bullshit so we'll just stick with a pitcher of Fort Garry over at The Toad.

re: John Gordon/UMFM -- hey dude, I'd love to come down and spin Pixies tunes.

There's also been talk with my band and Sixty Stories about doing a Pixies-cover night party. I'll let you guys know if its happening...
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Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11666 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2004 :  07:52:19  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I wonder if it would be the Weakerthans? I don't know anything, to be sure, that was just my guess...

I heard the name of the band opening in Regina but can't remember the name at the moment... but they're a local Regina band that was just signed recently...

Oh, and Obijohn, I won't be able to join you on the 13th, though that could be fun, so be sure to play a track from Hey for me. :)


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Edited by - Cult_Of_Frank on 04/05/2004 07:53:22
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kromkamp
= Cult of Ray =

289 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2004 :  07:58:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I saw a band from Winnipeg last month at CMW called the VaGiants. Maybe its them
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Manny
= Cult of Ray =

Canada
252 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2004 :  11:37:39  Show Profile  Click to see Manny's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Is anyone going to try to bring their camera into the Burton Cummings theatre? Do any of you from Winnipeg have a sense of their routine for checking people for cameras?

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obijohngordon
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Canada
34 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2004 :  12:43:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
re: John Gordon/UMFM -- hey dude, I'd love to come down and spin Pixies tunes.

There's also been talk with my band and Sixty Stories about doing a Pixies-cover night party. I'll let you guys know if its happening...


Mike, I'd love to have you on the show. Consider yourself RSVP'ed. I just finished recording tomorrow's show (April 6). To show my appreciation, I included a track from your Parapet album. I also put on something by Sixty Stories (great band). A Pixies cover night would definately be fun. let me know if you need help with promotion.

For those just tuning in, I'm doing a Pixies Preshow Tribute on my radio show April 13th (see below). All are welcome to join me on-air and spin tunes and talk Pixies. Just RSVP at obijohngordon@hotmail.com or through this thread.

Only 9 more sleeps!

> Check out my show! "Pop Infusion" Tuesdays, 4-5pm CST on 101.5 UMFM, Winnipeg or umfm.com <
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jackanapes
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237 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2004 :  17:10:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maybe you can get them to broadcast it at the kings head?

/I'm such a slut
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