Did You Know Rosie Didn’t Do A Six In The A.M. For Two Weeks? Yeah, Neither Did He

1 FSIN: THE CRACK-UP Much like his FNUC takeover five years ago, Morley Watson’s coup to drive Guy Lonechild out as FSIN Grand Chief had almost nothing to do with Lonechild’s wrongdoing, and probably a lot more to do with Watson’s desire to get his hands on the FSIN patronage machine. Take a good look at Jason Warwick’s great series of articles on the payments to the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority board of directors in the Star-Phoenix.

2 THE TEA PARTY’S FAVORITE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IS FOUR ALABAMA SLAMMERS AWAY FROM STARRING IN A MILFHUNTER VIDEO EVEN I WOULD PAY TO DOWNLOAD Sex with an NBA player, an affair with her husband’s business partner, cocaine snorting … Holy doodle, Caribou Barbie has entered the Lindsey Lohan sweepstakes. (The Guardian)

3 IRONY MUCH, YQR? A city where private radio stations refuse to play music from Juno-nominated acts because they’re bad for business is set to welcome the Junos because the hangers on and celebrity-watchers are good for business. Surprised? (Newstalk980)

4 MEMO TO THE MAYOR OF TORONTO: IF CARRIE FISHER IS WEARING A BRASS BIKINI, CARRYING A LOGGING CHAIN AND IS SNEAKING UP BEHIND YOU, THIS ISN’T GOING TO BE YOUR DAY Less than a year after becoming Toronto’s mayor, not many Torontonians are owning up to admitting that they voted for Rob Ford (Toronto Star).

5 A WHOLE NEW MEANING TO ‘GOD SAVE THE QUEEN’ Johnny Rotten begins his campaign for an OBE. (Toronto.com) Hey, better him than Conrad Black.

6 DOES SASKATOON HAVE TOO MANY CARS? The City of Saskatoon is considering adding a special plate tax to people who drive cars in the city to help pay for its antiquated and inadequate infrastructure. (CBC Saskatchewan)

YOUR MUSICAL MOMENT OF ZEN Since The Sex Pistols would be too obvious, how about … The Queen Haters?

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Author: Stephen LaRose

2006 winner of the Canadian Association of University Teachers's Award of Excellence in Journalism for a bunch of prairie dog stuff. Invited into the best homes in Regina. Once.

3 thoughts on “Did You Know Rosie Didn’t Do A Six In The A.M. For Two Weeks? Yeah, Neither Did He”

  1. Regarding point 3, it’s pretty obvious that commercial radio is pretty lacking in terms of the music it plays… for ALL sations. However, the fault doesn’t necessarily fall ont the stations themselves. It’s all about ratings. In Regina, if a station decides to try something a little new, 9 times out of 10 it bites them in the ass and their ratings go down. If ratings go down, ad revenue goes down, etc.

    Regina obviously has a lot of positive qualities, but unfortunately it is pretty much a Nickelback / AC/DC / Pilsner kind of town. If The Wolf or Jack played cool Canadian bands like Metric, Arcade Fire, New Pornographers, etc, their ratings would drop. It’s sad, but Regina is generally really lame when it comes to music. That is why Saskatoon gets most of the cool shows. And that’s why I’m embarrassed to be from Regina sometimes.

    Case in point, a few years I was DJing at a bar that shall go unnamed. I played DJ Champion’s “No Heaven” less than a week after he closed out the Junos. Great song, and you would think people would know it. But it went over about as well as a fart in church.

    So don’t place the blame on the stations. Trust me, if DJ’s/radio personalities/music directors could get away with playing better music without ratings dropping, they would. The fault lies with the people. Most Regina people just want to be spoon fed shite.

    So the moral of the story for Regina radio listeners is: Don’t freak out if you hear something new on the radio! It actually might be good! There IS other music besides Nickelback, AC/DC, Katy Perry and Lady Ga-Ga.

  2. I actually love that Palin snorted coke, allegedly, BUT, I want to know how old she was. Was this, like 5 years ago, or was this in 1986?

    I ALWAYS think that all untoward behaviour can be explained away with Paul Newman’s line in Cool Hand Luke: [Why he was cutting the heads off parking meters]
    “Well, you know, small town, not much to do in the evenings…”

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