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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeOct 8th 2010
     (9027.1)
    So there's this guy who busks outside the Beer Store. (In Ontario, you buy your beer at the Beer Store. Or the Liquor Store. The Beer Store used to be called "Brewer's Retail" but everybody called it the Beer Store and so the name, she was changed.) The thing is, the instrument he uses is a saw. He's got a handle on the end and he bends it to make noise, giving it an ethereal, almost electronic-like quality to the sound. He can only play a few "songs" and they only let him busk there for a limited time, because his "instrument" is kinda ... annoying.

    So I see him a few times. He plays "Somewhere Over The Rainbow", "When You Wish Upon A Star" and a couple of other "tunes". I get to chatting with him and ask him why he doesn't play the Doctor Who theme. "Hmm, I don't know that one", he says so I whistle it for him. He tries it and says he'll work on it.

    Flash-forward a couple weeks later. He sees me ride up on my bike to get some beer (mmm ... beer) and he starts playing the Doctor Who theme song. Pretty well, too. Better than "When You Wish Upon a Fucking Star", anyway.

    Just trying to nerd-up the universe as much as possible, me.
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    /r/equesting some vidya or audio!
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeOct 27th 2010
     (9027.3)
    what. a good. idea.

    (which Beer Store is this?)
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2010
     (9027.4)
    @ allana - Bathurst and Dupont. He also busks at th Loblaws at Christie & Dupont.