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Hunter Hayes – I Want Crazy … OK, You Got it!

Published May 29, 2013 - 7 Comments

I can’t stand country music.  There, I said it.  OK… I can’t stand 99.9% of country music.  Sometimes something slips through the cracks… I’m ok with most Shania Twain songs that are on the radio, although I can’t get through an entire CD of hers without having to jump to the next track a few times.  Then there’s that infamous Tim McGraw song that would just cut me to pieces… but we won’t go there.  In general though, country music makes me want to jab sharp objects into my ear drums.

So I’m walking home a few months ago, and from a block or two away I can see a large mob of people on Princess Street.  I can’t tell what they’re doing, but they’re basically blocking the intersection.  There’s a truck parked there.  Curious.

Then they start shouting to me.  I have my headphone on, and have no idea what they’re saying, but they’re kinda making me a little nervous now.  I stop, and look at my phone.. make a couple of texts… and I see someone running toward me from a block away.  Finally when he gets close enough he shouts “You’re in our shot!  Would you mind moving?”


Why they didn’t have a guy at this end of the street to warn people of that, I have no idea.  But I moved over and watched see what happened.  I saw a guy pushing a girl in a shopping cart…  huh?  Whatever.  I left and walked home a different way.

Flash forward to a few weeks ago and someone sent me a link to the music video below… It’s country music, so I couldn’t listen, but I clicked through it… and then I saw a girl being pushed in a shopping cart!  Wait a minute…

Turns out that this video was shot entirely in Saint John.  There are several shots of Princess Street in there, and you can get an idea of the style of the old uptown core, and the building that I lived in for the last year.

If you dare to watch this video, you may want to turn the speakers down… and hide the scissors…

I so wish that I could have photo bombed the shot….  🙂


Relish Coming to Saint John?

Published July 6, 2010 - 12 Comments

Scanning through my Twitter feed yesterday, and I noticed something interesting.

Big day for Relish. Just sold the franchise rights for Saint John and Moncton. First location in SJ at old Reggies on Germain St

I have to admit, I’d never heard of Relish until somewhat recently.  The topic came up in May, while chatting with someone from Fredericton.  Had I ever eaten there?  No… I’d never even heard of it before.  Gourmet burgers?  Go on, I’m listening…

I have it on good authority that this is a place that I need to check out.  Sooner, rather than later.  I probably would have taken a drive to Fredericton by now, but things just didn’t work out that way.  Still, I hadn’t forgotten the recommendation, and when I noticed the above-mentioned tweet, I smiled.  The old Reggies location is directly across the street from work, so finding time to stop by shouldn’t be a problem.

Looking at the menu, it’s obvious that this is no ordinary burger chain.  I wish that they had prices for the burgers listed, but I’m guessing that I’m going to need more than my standard $6 or $7 for a burger, fries and pop.  But that’s OK, because I’m looking for something a little better than my usual quarter-pounder combo.

Now if only they’re open at 3am when I’m working night shift!