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The Midnight Poutine Podcast - Jul. 23-29, 2008

Posted by Jer / July 23, 2008

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As summer hustles along, more and more festivals keep rolling into Montreal (Francofolies, MEG, M60). Barely able to keep up, the Midnight Poutine Podcast does its best to give you the lowdown on the shows in town. Speaking of festivals, this week's episode also features an insane giveaway: TICKETS TO OSHEAGA.

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That's right. We said tickets to Osheaga. It's gonna be a killer weekend of rock and we're trying to help get you there. All you have to do is listen to this week's Midnight Poutine Podcast (which I'm sure you were going to do anyway, right?)

Little Foot Long Foot - Isolation Blues
Bon Iver - Lump Sum
Whiteroom - Here Before
Caroline Keating - The Honey and the Shimmy
Adam and the Amethysts - Bumble Bee
Eléphantine - Oublier La Lumiere des Phares
Kill the Lights - Prince Pang
King Khan and the Shrines - No Regrets
Katie Stelmanis - Join Us
Vulgaires Machins - Hey You
Jeune Chilly Chill - Get Down (feat. Krooks Bendy)

**OSHEAGA SPECIAL PREVIEW + CONTEST
Metric - Succexy
Foals - Balloons
Spiritualized - Soul on Fire

photo of jeune chilly chill's orthodontic bling from his myspace page. chilly is one of the many artists playing the francofolies de montreal festival, which kicks off tomorrow and runs until aug. 3.

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jk / July 23, 2008 at 04:43 pm
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Osheaga was a name recorded by Jacques Cartier when he met the Mohawks near the Lachine rapids in what is now Montreal. But so the Mohawk oral history goes the white man was waving with his hands, either offering to shake hands or asking about rapids on the river. The astonished Mohawks looked at each other and said "O she ha ga" which meant people of shaking hands. From the meeting Cartier transcribed the word Osheaga as meaning large rapids while the Mohawks would use the oral phrase to describe where they met the people of the shaking hands.

My definition: Traditional Quebec cuisine consisting of various pieces of seafood covered in cheese curds and topped with gravy. See also poutine.
Keyro / July 23, 2008 at 06:16 pm
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Osheaga is the historical rallying cry of the Rhombicosidodecahedron clan. Used to intimidate enemies, the Osheaga cry was accompanied by a hand posture in which the third and fourth fingers bent towards the palm and were covered by the thumb. The remaining pinkie and index fingers remained erect, whilst the palm was thrust into the air. Although in recent years the term Osheagha has lost its cultural significance (and usage) the hand gesture remains.

Osheaga is a synonym of Hochelaga, a name first recorded by Jacques Cartier when he met the Mohawks near the Lachine rapids. It was one of the first names given to the city we’d come to know and love as Montreal.
Carmen / July 24, 2008 at 09:33 am
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Hey Jer,

So if you skip around on the official Osheaga website you'll find the definition we've seen before:

Osheaga was a name recorded by Jacques Cartier when he met the Mohawks near the Lachine rapids in what is now Montreal. But so the Mohawk oral history goes the white man was waving with his hands, either offering to shake hands or asking about rapids on the river. The astonished Mohawks looked at each other and said "O she ha ga" which meant people of shaking hands. From the meeting Cartier transcribed the word Osheaga as meaning large rapids while the Mohawks would use the oral phrase to describe where they met the people of the shaking hands.

But I'm so glad you asked for another.

Kristopher Montpelier was an intensely superficial man --and besides being entirely fictitious-- also took himself quite seriously. He preferred tactile hobbies like building model airplanes and gardening, often criticizing activities that didn't result in a product of some sort.

He was mostly alone, and yet, entirely aware that this would be The Nature Of Things for the duration of his life. Last week while returning a broken flowerpot to the local nursery the cashier made note of his last name.

"Your last name is Montpelier?" she asked, tapping the embossed letters on his credit card.

"Yes."

"Like the capital of Vermont?"

"Well yes, like that," he replied plainly.

The cashier shrugged her shoulders and gave him back his card.

At times such as these Kristopher wasn't entirely alone, and that is why we say 'mostly' when referring to his very tactile, physical solitude.

Kristopher's old neighbour Belinda Fresgard was also an avid gardener, but her flower beds reflected a different light than his.

"I'm beautiful, I'm yellow, we're clustered and draping!" her flowers seemed to say. Belinda understood it was simply The Nature Of Things.

Kristopher stuck to vegetables --carrots, lettuce, broad beans, and small corn-- things that would give him a product. And it wasn't that a vegetable garden was negative in any way, but rather that it screamed 'utility!'

After 4 years, 7 months, and 3 days of living beside Belinda, Kristopher decided to say hello. Saying hello after not saying it for so long was difficult, and when it did eventually come out his voice sounded dry and hoarse.

Belinda looked up immediately and made her way to the fence that separated their yards.

"Hello young man," she returned his greeting.

Unable to compare gardens any longer, hoping for the radiance of her flowers, Kristopher asked simply,

"Excuse me. What is The Nature Of Things? What is The Nature Of Everything?"

Belinda smiled, looked back at the marigolds and whispered to Kristopher,

"It's fairly intangible and hard to grasp, but if you listen it's in the notes..." She trailed off and looked then to Kristopher's green leafy lettuce, sighing and wondering if he would understand.

"Osheaga," she said affirmatively, without any further explanation. Then she knelt down and held her aching hip, pulling the weeds from around the lavender petunias.

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