Left on the dial

No surprise, it’s taken more than one radio station to replace Radio 3. “Replace” is the wrong word, because nothing will replace it. But S2W has assembled a listening roster that gets him through the work day. In the car– after canceling Sirius XM because of their horrendous business practices– N2D has been mostly tuned in to Windsor’s CJAM (99.1 FM). Favourite shows? Indie Guitar Swing and Steel Belted Radio. (N2DS2W)

Broken Social Scene: ‘We have some rock stars, but we are not a rock-star band’

Backstage at the Brixton Academy, Kevin Drew crumples into a battered leather sofa like a balloon deflating. The founder of the Canadian band Broken Social Scene takes off his sunglasses and immediately closes his eyes against the afternoon’s bright summer sunshine. He sighs, stretches his legs along the seats, and looks worryingly as though he might fall asleep. (iNews)

Terri Clark might know some Gauthiers

Born in Quebec and raised in Medicine Hat, the singer known for her hits Girls Lie Too, Poor Poor Pitiful Me, and Emotional Girl, could have some family connections to the Lac La Biche and Plamondon area. Her grandparents were Ray and Betty Gauthier — pretty good country singers themselves back in the day, based out of London, Ontario. (Lac La Biche Post)

The chills we get from listening to music are a biological reaction to surprise

By one estimate, about half of us feel a tingling when we hear certain songs. It’s a sensation sometimes referred to as a “skin orgasm,” but known as “frisson” in the scientific community. Songs can also bring a lump to the back of our throat, send our heart rate up, and make our skin clammy. All interesting physical responses to something we’re arguably doing for pleasure. (Quartz)

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