Illustration by Ricky King

If the Harbour Symphony was a person I’d punch ’em in the face.

Rant by Gus


Dirty Beachcombers

Has anyone else noticed the absolute STATE that Middle Cove Beach has become lately? Bonfire season and caplin season are bringing out the hordes — and with it their lazy litterbug habits. Just yesterday I brought a visitor there and we were both shocked by the Tim Horton’s cups, fast food containers and other trash […]

30 June 2011

  1. pippipowpow · June 30, 2011



  2. Darcy Fitzpatrick · June 30, 2011

    I love the Harbour Symphony!

  3. Sarah Smellie · June 30, 2011

    Mack Furlong’s composition was actually kind of beautiful. The whole St. John’s International Film Fest office stopped, listened and smiled.

  4. Sarah Smellie · June 30, 2011

    International *Women’s* Film Fest. Yikes.

  5. Shiza · June 30, 2011

    The whole Fortis Building stopped and took an Advil. But whatevs, it doesn’t bother me. If it makes some people happy, barmp away.

  6. Sean · June 30, 2011

    I love the word “barmp” and I hate to see it misused.

  7. Elling Lien · June 30, 2011

    How’s it misused? That was me. Gus didn’t leave a title.

  8. Michelle · June 30, 2011

    By far, one of the best Newfoundland words EVER. BARRRRRRRRRMMMMMMPPP!

  9. Sean · June 30, 2011

    Okay, that was you Elling. I didn’t like to see it used in the context of dissing the Harbour Symphony, which is sort of the ultimate expression of barmp. Barmp truth.

  10. Lauren · June 30, 2011

    Does anyone know whose composition they performed on Wednesday? LOVED that one!

  11. kevin · June 30, 2011

    Wednesday was “Reflection” by Phil Yetman. The works of them can be found here

  12. Lauren · June 30, 2011


  13. beans · June 30, 2011

    I don’t get it, the whole thing sounded like a traffic jam in the harbor. How did you make sense out of it?

  14. Frank · June 30, 2011

    You listen to it.

  15. yeah · June 30, 2011

    if the harbour symphony was a person it would kick your ass, or maybe it wouldn’t resort to violence…but it would kick your ass metaphorically by being more awesome than you

  16. Myrt · June 30, 2011

    I found it comforting. Sounded like when everyone in concert band is tuning at the same time.

  17. Blackstrap · June 30, 2011

    I honestly don’t love the Harbour Symphony, either.