• 05-09-2006, 10:23 AM
    Swish
    The Swishes visit the United States of Canada.
    After a short Friday flight on a big shiny aircraft carrying almost 20 people, we arrived in the land up north and proceeded to our hotel. The cabbie was a pleasant fellow, uttering at least 8 or 9 words during the 20 minute ride. He then charged me a reasonable $44 US and nodded a thank you or f.u. or something like that.

    We met the RR crew at a local school where they also serve alcohol. What kind of strange people are these Canadians? Audio Bill and his wife, Forever Autumn and her husband, and Barry L. were there, and they proceeded to foist strong beer and prog cds on us, even though we had peace offerings of cigars and Snow Patrol cds. Enough of that, I thought, as they led us to the subway for dinner. No, we didn't eat on the subway, but it took us to where we were going. But I was concerned about that for a few minutes since these people are hard to understand with their thick Canadian accents. At least they didn't pull any of that French drivel on us!

    We ended up an area called Danforth and the Greek restaurant they selected seemed ok at first, but we were forced to eat something called moose caca. I was scared, but somehow was able to eat most of it. Then the next thing you know a bunch of strippers were parading up and down the aisles! "What kind of eating establishment is this?" I wondered. Next thing you know, the waiter tried to steal my Visa card afterward, but I was onto him and recovered it the next day. We then headed across the street to a local watering hole for a nightcap before returning to our hotel and saying so long to the RR people.

    Our trip didn't end there, thankfully, as we explored more of this city called Toronto. A very interesting trip to say the least.

    Swish :ciappa:
  • 05-09-2006, 01:39 PM
    audiobill
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Swish
    moose caca.

    Classic!! Never heard it called that, before.

    You forgot to mention the belly dancers. What's up with leaving that part out??

    Great time had by all,

    audiobill
  • 05-09-2006, 01:51 PM
    ForeverAutumn
    C'mon Bill, you can see why Swish would have left that out can't you? Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. And what about the Buttery Swish shooters? :lol:

    I'm glad that you enjoyed the Moose Caca. It's a Canadian specialty...made from real Moose.

    It was a real blast to meet the Swishes. I highly recommend it to anyone else who gets this rare opportunity. Swish was a lot of fun and not at all the creepy internet predator that I had thought he would be.

    And how did you like that Flower Kings disk? You left it behind in your hotel room, didn't you? :p
  • 05-09-2006, 06:13 PM
    Swish
    Oh crap! Now I have to edit the thing. Give me a sec!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by audiobill
    Classic!! Never heard it called that, before.

    You forgot to mention the belly dancers. What's up with leaving that part out??

    Great time had by all,

    audiobill

    How could I forget the strippers?

    :confused5:
  • 05-09-2006, 06:16 PM
    Swish
    The Flower Kings cd is now supporting my beer glass.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn
    C'mon Bill, you can see why Swish would have left that out can't you? Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. And what about the Buttery Swish shooters? :lol:

    I'm glad that you enjoyed the Moose Caca. It's a Canadian specialty...made from real Moose.

    It was a real blast to meet the Swishes. I highly recommend it to anyone else who gets this rare opportunity. Swish was a lot of fun and not at all the creepy internet predator that I had thought he would be.

    And how did you like that Flower Kings disk? You left it behind in your hotel room, didn't you? :p

    It's a coaster of just the right size.

    Thanks for asking!

    Swish
  • 05-09-2006, 10:19 PM
    Dusty Chalk
    Lies! CD's make terrible coasters.
  • 05-10-2006, 09:07 AM
    Snowbunny
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dusty Chalk
    Lies! CD's make terrible coasters.

    Oh, but I beg to differ, Sir.

    They make lovely coasters if you do this to them:
  • 05-10-2006, 09:11 AM
    Snowbunny
    You know you guys are gonna have to start posting some pictures or people are going to start thinking that Canadians are butt-ugly! :wink5:


    Snowbunny
  • 05-10-2006, 09:18 AM
    ForeverAutumn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Snowbunny
    You know you guys are gonna have to start posting some pictures or people are going to start thinking that Canadians are butt-ugly! :wink5:


    Snowbunny

    ...and have nothing better to do with our time than crochet awful CD coaster covers. I'd rather let them think that I'm butt-ugly. :p

    Please tell me that you didn't make that yourself.
  • 05-10-2006, 10:04 AM
    Snowbunny
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn
    ...and have nothing better to do with our time than crochet awful CD coaster covers. I'd rather let them think that I'm butt-ugly. :p

    Please tell me that you didn't make that yourself.

    Well, I had to find something to fill my time when I stopped hanging around here so much. And I had lots of RR "coaster's" handy, as well. :)

    Anyone want to order some? I can even personalise them with your very own compilations!

    Snowie
  • 05-10-2006, 10:41 AM
    Dusty Chalk
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Snowbunny
    Oh, but I beg to differ, Sir.

    They make lovely coasters if you do this to them:

    Well...okay, that works.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Snowbunny
    You know you guys are gonna have to start posting some pictures or people are going to start thinking that Canadians are butt-ugly!

    All but at least one, anyway.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Snowbunny
    Anyone want to order some? I can even personalise them with your very own compilations!

    LOL...Hey now...Actually, those would make very neat coasters for music geeks like us...how much for a set of 8?
  • 05-10-2006, 11:01 AM
    GMichael
    Pics pics... I vote for pics.
  • 05-11-2006, 05:54 AM
    Swish
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    You want a picture? Ok, here's one for you.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GMichael
    Pics pics... I vote for pics.

    I'm the devilishly good looking one on the left, then Fall Girl, Audio Bill, and Barry L.

    Ok, go ahead and make your wisecrack comments you rat bas<a>tards.

    Swish
  • 05-11-2006, 07:34 AM
    Davey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Swish
    I'm the devilishly good looking one on the left, then Fall Girl, Audio Bill, and Barry L.

    Ok, go ahead and make your wisecrack comments you rat bas<a>tards.

    Swish

    Nice job Swish Baby. Not a butt-ugly Canadian in the bunch! Too bad we don't still have the Rave Recs Gallery up. That was fun.
  • 05-11-2006, 08:34 AM
    Bernd
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Swish
    I'm the devilishly good looking one on the left, then Fall Girl, Audio Bill, and Barry L.

    Ok, go ahead and make your wisecrack comments you rat bas<a>tards.

    Swish

    No need to. A picture speaks a thousand words.:cornut:

    Nice photo. A good time to be had by all jugding by the glazed over expressions.:)

    Peace

    Bernd:16:
  • 05-11-2006, 08:50 AM
    BarryL
    It's All True!
    The world is a much safer place now that Swish has returned to America.

    The only thing he forgot to mention was his fear of escalators.

    He tried to pass off taking the stairs as exercise, but no one was buying that.

    Thanks, Swishes, for spending some of your valuable vacation time entertaining us and giving us an excuse to get out of our igloos.

    If I'm ever near Hershey P.A. for the rides and the tour, I'll give you a call!
  • 05-11-2006, 01:15 PM
    Slosh
    You guys are too <s>old</s> vintage for me to post here anymore.

    NP: BHP - The Spell
  • 05-11-2006, 02:05 PM
    ForeverAutumn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Slosh
    You guys are too <s>old</s> vintage for me to post here anymore.

    NP: BHP - The Spell

    As the obviously youngest one in that picture, I have only one thing to say to you...:prrr:

    And I don't recall signing a release for that picture.
  • 05-11-2006, 02:29 PM
    Snowbunny
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dusty Chalk
    Well...okay, that works.All but at least one, anyway.LOL...Hey now...Actually, those would make very neat coasters for music geeks like us...how much for a set of 8?

    Set of 8?

    Well, if I use Sloshy's comps $8.00 U.S. For a set of eight. Vintage! :prrr:

    You know that chip I took out of my tooth when I knocked it on the steel bar of the Sky Ride at the Zoo has completely worn away. Shows how time flies, eh? :biggrin5:
  • 05-11-2006, 02:32 PM
    Snowbunny
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Swish
    I'm the devilishly good looking one on the left, then Fall Girl, Audio Bill, and Barry L.

    Ok, go ahead and make your wisecrack comments you rat bas<a>tards.

    Swish

    NICE! You guys wouldn't have had to tell me you were Canadian! You look like the real thing. But... audiobill looks suspiciously French-Canadian, non?

    Nice to put faces to names!

    Snowie

    And yes, Swish, you're still hot for a vintage guy.
  • 05-11-2006, 02:51 PM
    Swish
    Wha,wh...whaaa,wwwhhhhaaat? Me afraid of escalators?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BarryL
    The world is a much safer place now that Swish has returned to America.

    The only thing he forgot to mention was his fear of escalators.

    He tried to pass off taking the stairs as exercise, but no one was buying that.

    Thanks, Swishes, for spending some of your valuable vacation time entertaining us and giving us an excuse to get out of our igloos.

    If I'm ever near Hershey P.A. for the rides and the tour, I'll give you a call!

    No, you got it all wrong, I didn't trust being in front of you guys on the escalator. Yeah, that's the ticket.

    Swish
  • 05-11-2006, 02:53 PM
    Swish
    You really need to get yourself a new pair of glasses.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Snowbunny
    NICE! You guys wouldn't have had to tell me you were Canadian! You look like the real thing. But... audiobill looks suspiciously French-Canadian, non?

    Nice to put faces to names!

    Snowie

    And yes, Swish, you're still hot for a vintage guy.

    You're obviously not seeing the picture very clearly. :ihih:

    But thanks just the same.

    Swish Baby
  • 05-11-2006, 03:36 PM
    Dusty Chalk
    I can see why someone would be afraid of falling down an up escalator. They'd keep falling...and falling...and falling...
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Snowbunny
    Set of 8?

    Well, if I use Sloshy's comps $8.00 U.S. For a set of eight. Vintage! :prrr:

    Start knitting (or crocheting, or whatever it's called).
    Quote:

    You know that chip I took out of my tooth when I knocked it on the steel bar of the Sky Ride at the Zoo has completely worn away.
    Hey, don't undermine my stories -- I been telling everyone that steel bar was me! Argh, the t(r)uth is out.
  • 05-11-2006, 05:18 PM
    audiobill
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Snowbunny
    NICE! You guys wouldn't have had to tell me you were Canadian! You look like the real thing. But... audiobill looks suspiciously French-Canadian, non?

    Nice to put faces to names!

    Snowie

    And yes, Swish, you're still hot for a vintage guy.


    Mais, non, Snowbunny. I'm from the Dominican side of that little island they call Ontaria-ari-ario.
  • 05-11-2006, 05:24 PM
    audiobill
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bernd
    No need to. A picture speaks a thousand words.:cornut:

    Nice photo. A good time to be had by all jugding by the glazed over expressions.:)

    Peace

    Bernd:16:

    Hey, Bernd.

    You're right about the glaze. This photo (if I recall) was taken after the round-table drinks and ceremonial gift exchange, after the harrowing ride through the underbelly of the city, after the forced feeding session of Moose Kaka, after the belly dancers, after the martinis, after the shooters -- but before the cigars. Nice glazes -- I have to admit.

    Cheers,

    Bill