Addictions and Other Vices Podcast 168 - Days Like These!!!

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It’s Holiday Monday (for some) here in Toronto we celebrate Victoria day. We also celebrate the great musicians who sent in their tracks to the Addictions Inbox.
And the ones who didn’t. I still haven’t had my morning coffee so we’ll make this brief. This is Addictions and Other Vices Podcast 168 – Days Like These!!!
Hope You Enjoy.
On The Fix Mix
BB King – The Thrill Is Gone
Early Hours – Smells Like Summer
Hentai Babies – One Potato Two
Talk Talk – Talk talk
The Bad Years – Common Mistake
The Chainsmokers – Let You Go ( the golden pony remix)
Illustrial ft Strobegirl – Dreamscape
The Go! Team – Catch Me On The Rebound
Grown Up Avenger – Now
Ben Folds Five – Song For The Dumped
Temple Velocity – Alice
The Fishermen – Anita
Frankie Bourne – Common Ground
Oh Mothership – Perry’s Song
Great Hare – Call Me Stupid
Silvertrain – This Life
Adam Faux and the Exploding Band – She’s Not My Girlfriend
Best Coast – Heaven Sent
The Icicle Works – Whisper to a Scream
Day Wave – Drag
Parker Bombshell – Karma
Hideous Towns – Pets
The Chase – Freefall
Malka- Mirame
Salme Dalhstrom- Superstar Car Crash
Al Bairre – Bungalow
Ummagma – Kiev
English Beat – Save It For Later

History
The birthday of Queen Victoria was a day for celebration in Canada long before Confederation, with the first legislation regarding the event being in 1845 passed by the parliament of the Province of Canada to officially recognize May 24 as the Queen’s birthday.[3][1][2] It was noted that on that date in 1854, the 35th birthday of Queen Victoria, some 5,000 residents of Canada West gathered in front of Government House (near present day King and Simcoe Streets in Toronto) to “give cheers to their queen.”[4] An example of a typical 19th century celebration of the Queen’s birthday took place on May 24, 1866, in Omemee, also in Canada West: the town mounted a day-long fête to mark the occasion, including a gun salute at midnight, pre-dawn serenades, picnics, athletic competitions, a display of illuminations, and a torch-light procession;[5] such events were common around the colony and,[1] by the 1890s, the day had become a “patriotic holiday”.[2]
Victoria Day, 1854; crowds gather outside Government House in Toronto, Canada West (now Ontario)
Following the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, May 24 was made by law to be known as Victoria Day,[3][1] a date to remember the late queen, who was deemed the “Mother of Confederation”,[6] and, in 1904, the same date was by imperial decree made Empire Day throughout the British Empire.[1] Over the ensuing decades, the official date in Canada of the reigning sovereign’s birthday changed through various royal proclamations until the haphazard format was abandoned in 1952. That year, both Empire Day and Victoria Day were, by order-in-council and statutory amendment, respectively, moved to the Monday before May 25 and the monarch’s official birthday in Canada was by regular viceregalproclamations made to fall on this same date every year between 1953 and January 31, 1957,[3][7] when the link was made permanent by royal proclamation.[3][8] The following year, Empire Day was renamed Commonwealth Day and in 1977 it was moved to the second Monday in March, leaving the Monday before May 25 only as both Victoria Day and the Queen’s Birthday.
Victoria Day celebrations were marred by tragedy twice: In 1881, the passenger ferry Victoria overturned in the Thames River, near London, Ontario. The boat departed in the evening with 600 to 800 people on board—three times the allowable passenger capacity—and capsized part way across the river, drowning some 182 individuals, including a large number of children who had been with their families for Victoria Day picnics at Springbank Park. The event came to be known as the Victoria Day disaster.[9] Then, on May 26, 1896, the Point Ellice Bridge disaster occurred in Victoria, British Columbia, when a bridge collapsed under the weight of a streetcar overloaded with passengers on their way to attend Victoria Day celebrations.[10]
In 2013, a group of prominent Canadian actors, authors, and politicians sent a petition to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, requesting that the holiday be renamed Victoria and First Peoples Day.[11][12]

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