Illustration by Ricky King

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

Rant by Gus


Music Wednesday Apr 25

Bump, 10:30pm-1am, $5, Martini Bar Con O’Brien, 8pm, no cover, Kelly’s Pub Denielle Hann, 6pm-9pm, O’Reilly’s Epic Acoustic Showcase w/ host Adam Baxter, Distortion Fergus O’Byrne, 10pm, O’Reilly’s Folk Night w/ Trevor Alguire & Tom Thompson, 9:30pm-12am, $5, The Ship Jeff Martin, The Attic Kronik (rock) 9:30pm, Green Sleeves Porn Rain, CBTG’s Steve Edwards (solo) […]

11 April 2007

  1. pippipowpow · April 11, 2007



  2. Darcy Fitzpatrick · April 11, 2007

    I love the Harbour Symphony!

  3. Sarah Smellie · April 11, 2007

    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 · April 11, 2007

    International *Women’s* Film Fest. Yikes.

  5. Shiza · April 11, 2007

    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 · April 11, 2007

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

  7. Elling Lien · April 11, 2007

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

  8. Michelle · April 11, 2007

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

  9. Sean · April 11, 2007

    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 · April 11, 2007

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

  11. kevin · April 11, 2007

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

  12. Lauren · April 11, 2007


  13. beans · April 11, 2007

    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 · April 11, 2007

    You listen to it.

  15. yeah · April 11, 2007

    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 · April 11, 2007

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

  17. Blackstrap · April 11, 2007

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