Free Money Maybe

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Moola!!!I’m not the most organized person in the world, and I’m not alone. As a result there are all sorts of bank accounts in Canada that were forgotten…many with unclaimed balances. About 225 of the accounts contain more than $50,000, but most are under $10,000. All told, there’s over $320,000,000 in unclaimed money under about 938,000 names. It’s kinda fun to enter your name and names of friends and family in the search engine to see if there’s some money just sitting around. Here’s the search form:

Free Money? 

X92.9 Can throw a partay

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The Western X!If you’re a smart advertiser, you likely received an invite to the X92.9 Client Stampede Party. Of course, as with most fun station events, they scheduled it during my show. It wasn’t too bad though, as it went past 7. Everyone seemed to be having a good time, and we even got a mention from The Herald’s Tonya Zelinsky who said it was the best Stampede party she’d been to so far. It was the first Stampede party we’ve thrown and promises to be a pretty sweet annual event. How do you get in? Make friends with our sales team! Read Tonya’s account.

Oh Air Canada

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wait and wait and wait some moreA couple of weeks back at Virgin Fest, I did a long interview with Stars. They spent quite a bit of time detailing their dislike of having to rely on Air Canada. They related a slogan one of their friends had come up with: Air Canada, we’re not happy ’til you’re not happy.

It was amusing, though I figured airline travel in general can be a pain. Last week I travelled to Toronto for my vacation. I flew Air Canada. On the way there, the flight was 10 minutes early. Early! On the way back though, not so much. The flight was scheduled to depart Toronto at 8:40PM. I was there in the lounge about an hour before this time. At about 8:15 after all the passengers from the incoming flight had deplaned, a voice came over the intercom saying that there would be a delay because they had to replace a part in the cockpit, and they had to go retrieve it from the hangar. Half hour later, the part is the wrong fit, and they’re going to find another plane for us. It’s another arriving plane. We’re told to move to the new gate, and then we wait for the plane to arrive, and the incoming passengers to de-plane. Just before we board the new plane, we’re told that the seatback entertainment units in the plane are not functional, and that “maybe” we’ll get some extra Aeroplan miles when we get to Calgary. We board the plane, taxi out, and then wait on the tarmac…for another 40 minutes or so. Because we had changed aircrafts, they needed to get the load information to the new plane and put it in the computers. The flight ended up arriving into Calgary about two hours late. And there was nobody at the gate offering any sort of Aeroplan miles…not that I even collect!

The irony is that the seat I had both ways was front, centre of the economy class…one of only two seats on the aircraft that doesn’t have in-seat units (because there are just two Exec class seats in front). These seats cost me full fare, and no Aeroplan miles. I don’t collect them. How about this: “sorry for your inconvenience, here’s a credit for future travel on our airline.” Maybe next time. Any airline horro stories? Do share. 

Greg is a Weird Dude - Texting

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Textually Active!As everyone has come to understand, Greg Beharrell (X92.9 evening/weekend guy) is a pretty odd fellow. This is especially true when it comes to girls. He is always worried about doing the wrong thing and having a girl not like him. If he is text-messaging with a girl, he gets into a text-fog that doesn’t clear until the girl ends the chat. Have a listen:

Greg is a text addict audio

I Love Cereal

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Boooooberrryyyyyy!It seems to be a guy thing. Guys love cereal. Perhaps it’s the ease of filling a bowl with cereal goodness, then simply pouring in some milk. We talked about the phenomenon of sugar cereals, cereals generally and took some calls. Mmmm. Cereal.

Cereal Talk

Cereal Callers #1

Cereal Callers #2

Josh Holliday’s Facebook Rules

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facebookrules.jpgLast week, British social etiquette advisor Debrett’s issued five “golden rules” for using Facebook. Here are their rules:

1. You don’t have to make friends with people you don’t know. Think before you poke.

2. Wait 24 hours before accepting or removing someone as a friend. The delay will help you gather your thoughts.

3. Birthdays, engagements and weddings are not “virtual” events. Always send cards or phone friends when there is an important event.

4. Think before posting a friend’s photo what you would feel like if it was you.

5. Think carefully about your profile picture. Would you want it to be appearing in your local newspaper?

And, now I present MY rules for Facebook:

Applications. No more than 15 applications! And if you add one, don’t invite every single person on your friends list. I don’t don’t give a sh!t what type of cat I am. The reason MySpace died is partly because there was so much junk on people’s pages that it took forever to load.

Profile Pics. No shirtless pics. Automatic douche. Unless it’s unflattering and/or ironic. If you’re in a couple, this doesn’t mean your profile is shared…you’re still individuals. Profile pics as a couple: ultra-lame. Celebrate your independance! Also, as with any picture, flashing any kind of hand sign (devil horns, the finger, etc.) is tres lame. 

Status Updates. No more than 3 a day. Max! Too many people change them on a second-to-second basis. “Emma is eating candy corn.” 3 minutes later: “Emma enjoyed the candy corn.” 10 minutes later: “Emma feels sick to her stomach.” Also, if you have a gripe with one specific person…email them or write on their specific wall. “Caitlin thinks you are a total bitch” makes no sense to anybody but one person on your friends list. Grammar counts. No “is is.” No “is wants to hang out tonight.”

Tagging. Use your discretion when tagging. If I look terrible in a pic (most of the time) leave the tagging up to me.

Poking. If someone doesn’t return your poke, if you have to try again, wait a week. Poking is like flirting. I always find it a little strange getting poked by guy friends.

That’s it for now, but let’s make this list fluid. Disagree? Post your comments. Add your rules in the comments. Here’s some audio:

The Facebook Rules


Relationship Status

Self Sex Go To

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estella.jpgI was talking about who my go-to-girls were for when I’m alone (or thinking about someone else…see post below.) Celebrity-wise, Scarlett J. comes into the picture. Also Estella Warren, hot Canadian. But there’s also exes and various ladies you meet along the way. What’s yours?

Caller Audio 1

Caller Audio 2

Is It Wrong?

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…to think of someone else when you’re making sweet love to your significant other? I was in a long-term relationship with a girl who had a large sexual appetite…bigger than mine even! Sometimes I’d think of other women while we were in the midst of the fun. Never told her of course. I took some calls, and welcome your comments here.

Caller Audio

I added a poll over there –>


Nice To Meet You

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joshstudio1.jpgCalgary’s New Rock Alternative X92.9 FM is now a year-and-a-half old. You may have been there since the beginning, or perhaps are just now discovering us. If we haven’t been properly introduced yet, I host the afternoon show. It runs weekdays from 2-7PM, which includes the 6 O’Clock Rock Report, an hour of music news, interviews and some damn good music. I love that my show has become a two-way connection and always enjoy interacting with you. You can get in touch a whole bunch of ways:

Phone during the show: 403-238-X929 (9929)

Leave a voicemail: 403-670-0210 x 1851


Social Networking: Facebook, MySpace (let’s be friends!)

Feel free to take a browse through the past years’ worth of blog archives, and make sure you bookmark my blog!!!

You Have Bad Taste In Music

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badmusic.jpgI was in a fast food joint over the weekend and my ears were assaulted by the sounds of the Calgary radio station geared towards teenage girls. The scary thing is, I’ve actually heard this music/station in mens’ cars. These men should go to a vet and get neutered. The station also gives out stickers. Got one on your car? You’re advertising your bad taste in music. Here’s the discussion, including a montage of terrible music. (Please be warned that if you have any kind of taste in music, the sounds might hurt your ears):

Bad Music on the Radio

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