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Josh’s Big Box O CDs starts the week with something from Flaming Lips. Lately TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy and The O.C. and movies like Garden State have been responsible for boosting the visibility of many artists who were previously flying under the radar. The Shins, Snow Patrol, Death Cab For Cutie, Peter Bjorn and John are just a handful. The woman who picked the music for the two television shows recently signed a record deal to find and develop artists. Well, back in the 90s there was a little television show called Beverly Hills 90210, which featured a band playing in local hangout The Peach Pit. It was The Flaming Lips and their song She Don’t Use Jelly. It became a bit of a sensation for the band. They’ve been making consistently interesting music before and after, but this was their mainstream break. If you ever get the chance to see them live - do it. Lead guy Wayne Coyne is a master showman, and being in the audience is a surreal experience. If you can’t see them live, there’s a new live DVD coming soon. Filmed at a zoo in Oklahoma, it’s called UFOs at the Zoo.

Bathroom Etiquette

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bearurinal.jpgIf using the stall for a sit down, don’t use a stall right next to someone, and for the urinals this game is a helpful primer:

The Urinal Game

Random Hate

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I’m always amazed at people who take the time to send random hate mail. There’s nothing constructive here, and it accomplishes nothing. Except maybe to help the writer feel better about themselves. Witness Frank. He recently e-mailed me out of the blue on Facebook. Here’s the conversation:

Frank Gimpelj

Today at 12:03am

YOU SUCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BOOKIE WANNA BE !!!!!!!!! AND BURN THAT BOX OF CD”S CAUSE IT SUCKS TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Josh Holliday Show

Today at 2:30am

Ummm…thanks for the kind words. Remember, you can change the station anytime you want douchey.


Frank Gimpelj

Today at 5:51pm

whatever fag nuts, didn’t you get chased out of toronto for the same sh!t?????? like i don’t know if you don’t get that you suck or if everyone here has fallen for the promise that you can be a good dj?


Frank Gimpelj

Today at 5:52pm

and believe me the channel changes every time your on!!


Josh Holliday Show

Today at 5:56pm

Oh Frank.


Frank Gimpelj

Today at 6:00pm

i know flatery will get me no where!


Josh Holliday Show

Today at 6:00pm

Exactly! Have a good weekend.


Frank Gimpelj

Today at 6:16pm

well i would say the same but i really hope you dont ….. because then you will blaber on as always and just destroy what a good thing this radio station is for calgary, and by the way when someone comes tothe r.v and says hey whats up a response would be in orderand not just “the stickers are on the counter” ….. retard


Josh Holliday Show

Today at 7:46pm

Did you come by? Sorry if I wasn’t as responsive as I could’ve been. There’s a lot of stuff going on in there, from taking phone calls to running the board, and unlike the edge, we’re there all alone with nobody to help out. Your anger is generally pretty amusing, as was your comment about Bookie. I worked with Bookie for over 10 years, and always liked him and his energy, though he’s totally unique and I have no desire to be him, or do his style of radio. You also complained about the Big Box. In the interest of constructive criticism, what would you rather hear in there?


Frank Gimpelj

Today at 11:09pm

you just dont get it, i would rather listen to RAFFI do your show then you. i just need to get rid of you period… i think they should just let lynch stay on the air as long as he thinks he can and if there is some time left you can say hi or do some annoucments or something just so that you can say you came here and accomplished something, and call your friends in toronto and tell them yoou are on the radio in calgary!!!

I’ve decided not to respond anymore. Frank has obvious anger (and grammar while we’re at it)?issues, and better not to anger him. Frank Angry, Frank Hit!!! Grrrr. And Frank, I’m sorry my show isn’t up to the high standards of a hit TV show like Married With Children.

Touch Me

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I thought I’d give you some ways to get in touch. When I’m on-air the studio number is 403-238-X929. You can e-mail me any old time you like - weekends and the middle of the night even. I try to answer it all, even though it’s sometimes a little tardy. It’s josh@x929.ca

If you’re using social networking to while away your day, well, me too:



Box De Friday

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OK, OK, I know. Today on Josh’s Big Box O CDs we featured a song from a one-and-a-half hit wonder. I’m not sure if the one we played today is the one or the half. It’s The Bloodhound Gang and the song The Bad Touch from the aptly titled album Hooray for Boobies. My favourite part of the song is the line “gettin’ horny now!” Good times.

Box De Thursday

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Josh’s Big Box O CDs today featured a side project of New Order’s bassist Peter Hook…that sounds exactly like New Order. Monaco put out two albums, though only one is readily available - Music For Pleasure. Hook plays bass on the album, and David Potts (sounding uncannily like N.O. singer Bernard Sumner) was the singer. In the absence of a new New Order album, the similar-sounding Monaco sold over half a million albums. In 2007 there is talk of perhaps some new material and re-mastered and re-released older stuff. Hook and Potts got back on stage in March of this year playing 2 New Order, 2 Monaco, and 2 Joy Division songs. The song we played, and the biggest single from the band was What Do You Want From Me?


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Here are some new ones:

  • Bipodding: Sharing a single set of headphones attached to one iPod. One person holds the iPod and takes the left earbud, the other takes the right earbud.
  • Lockblock: When one person prematurely tries to open the passenger door on a vehicle while the driver simultaneously tries to unlock the door, causing it to relock and keep the passenger outside.
  • Retox: To start consuming drugs and alcohol again after a hiatus in an effort to avoid the effects of withdrawal.
  • Rock star parking: A parking spot right in front of the club.
  • Technosexual: A person, male or female, who is so deeply enthralled with technology they discuss it with a level of passion that most people reserve for sex.?(R-rated definition:?A person, male or female, who is so enthralled into technology that he/she will interact in?sexual intercourse with the device)
  • Vegi-curious: One who is considering the vegetarian lifestyle, but has yet to make a commitment to it.

Box De Wednesday

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Today on Josh’s Big Box O CDs we feature an act spawned out of the same Athens, Georgia scene that spawned R.E.M. Michael Stipe from R.E.M. actually collaborated with Matthew Sweet early on in both their careers. The song we played was a power-pop masterpiece called Sick of Myself.

You Have Bad Taste

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badtaste2.gifStumbled across this site recently. It’s called You Have Bad Taste In Music, and being a bit of a music snob, I can’t help laughing at some of the videos on here. I’m surprised he didn’t get beaten up, going into some of the bad-music danger zones he did. Check out the videos. The Evanescence and Linkin Park ones are pretty funny. Admitting you have bad taste in music is the first step towards recovery. I ordered a T.


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craigslist.jpgIt started in San Fran and has become a sensation in many major cities, but Calgary hasn’t really been very active in embracing the magic of Craigslist. Buying, selling, dating, starting a band, want to argue, etc, etc. Check it out, and let’s make it happen. They even made a documentary on the whole phenomenon called 24 Hours on Craigslist.

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