Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Me & Jian Ghomeshi

The Roundness of Things
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I always find it oh so interesting to discover what other artist's are listening to while working in studio. I once knew an artist who couldn't work unless the television was on but that really wouldn't work for me. John and the girls are generally gone at around 7:30 a.m. so I spend the next hour cleaning up, throwing some laundry in, checking out my other favourite blogs and maybe, just maybe checking in with Facebook. When 8:30 rolls around I'm in my studio listening to The Current on CBC Radio with Anna Maria Tramonti. It's 90 minutes of current (hence the name) events that are taking place in Canada as well as all over the world.

But come 10:00 a.m. that slot is especially reserved for Q and my guy Jian Ghomeshi. I love Jian Ghomeshi in a secret crush kind of way. He's kind of like that cool guy in high school that you really wanted to be friends with but rather than say "hi" you just kind of hid in corners and stalked him in the hallways. Wow, that reveals a lot about my high school years doesn't it? Anyway, his show Q is edgy, smart and hillarious with just a touch of sarcasm that keeps it all totally interesting. He interviews everyone from musicians to actors, writers, comedians and just about anyone who has anything to do with the arts. I think you can catch it online too. Almost ten so I gotta run......................


Ellen said...

I have got to listen to CBC radio more, everybody keeps talking about the great shows on there.
I so had the same kind of crush on Evan Solomon when he hosted CBC's literary show Hot Type a few years back, then he put on a suit and did serious news and meh, it went away.
Nice piece, you added extra embellishments to it? it's interesting, what are they?

Melody said...

Yeah, CBC in general is great listening even without Jian... but don't tell him I said that. The new piece?.... no embellishments as the circles are just made with thread.

andrea said...

I'm a big fan of Jian Ghomeshi, too, though I find the newer 10 a.m. slot more difficult to listen to. When it was on at 2:00 I was painting and then doing the carpool run so caught it just about every day!

PS I blogged about it once, too: