Illustration by Ricky King

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

Rant by Gus


  1. pippipowpow · July 13, 2012



  2. Darcy Fitzpatrick · July 13, 2012

    I love the Harbour Symphony!

  3. Sarah Smellie · July 13, 2012

    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 · July 13, 2012

    International *Women’s* Film Fest. Yikes.

  5. Shiza · July 13, 2012

    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 · July 13, 2012

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

  7. Elling Lien · July 13, 2012

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

  8. Michelle · July 13, 2012

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

  9. Sean · July 13, 2012

    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 · July 13, 2012

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

  11. kevin · July 13, 2012

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

  12. Lauren · July 13, 2012


  13. beans · July 13, 2012

    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 · July 13, 2012

    You listen to it.

  15. yeah · July 13, 2012

    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 · July 13, 2012

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

  17. Blackstrap · July 13, 2012

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

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