the edmontonian presents: Edmontonia

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edmontonia” originally aired Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 9pm. You can see it again Sunday, July 17 at 9pm on Shaw cable channel 10.

If you missed it, or want to watch it again, you can watch the episode whenever you want on YouTube or at our Livestream channel. It can also be downloaded from iTunes right to your iPod or other earbud devices. (Here’s our RSS for anyone not using iTunes.)

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Segments and More Information:

In Gettin’ Around we talked with Stephanie McCabe from the City of Edmonton, Anna Vesala of the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society (EBC), and Brendan Van Alstine from the Transit Riders Union of Edmonton (TRUE).

The City of Edmonton’s 30-year transportation plan, The Way We Move, is online. Remember to tell your city councillor what you think and how you want to get around the city.

If you’re interested in joining the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters, or just getting more into Edmonton’s bike culture, check out the EBC at their website.

For more on the Transit Riders Union of Edmonton, check them out online. The Edmonton Transit System also has a website.

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Deja went “Mall Walkin‘” to try and figure out how many steps it would take to get from one end of West Edmonton Mall (Phase 1) to the other (Phase 4). After a couple of trips we averaged it to about 1,700 steps. But beware the slow-walkers and escalators!

You can plan your own giant mall adventures at WEM.ca

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Things just keep getting Weirder and Wyrder… Weird Canada is Edmonton’s own music website that is taking the nation by storm. It was named CBC Radio 3’s Best Canadian Music Website, and is expanding its summer festival arm – Wyrd Fest – across the country too. Check out a bunch of bands to watch for, or hear for the first time, at WeirdCanada.com.

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We are lucky to walk by Vivid Print’s new(ish) Whyte Avenue location (they used to be in the Garneau theatre building). They’ve always got great Edmonton-related art prints, bus blinds (like the ones in our story), and maps in the window. (Some of the art is Jason Blower’s.)

Even when we’ve seen some of them we still have to stop. Bravo to Vivid Print, for celebrating great images and snapshots of Edmonton!

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What else can we say about the Long John Index Service of Canada that we haven’t already?

It’s an essential part of Canadian winters. (And we are gosh-darned happy to have hosted Colin’s explanation of the Index.) Also, you can stay safe in Polar Bear Alerts by following the Index on Twitter.

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Music

Our show’s theme song is “Ghetto Lung (Get Along Now)” by Brazilian Money – find their songs and albums on bandcamp.

Omar Mouallem – A.O.K. – performed #yegsummer in Churchill Square. We are declaring this our anthem of summer 2011. You can find his music at his bandcamp and on iTunes. You can learn a little more about Omar at AssaultofKnowledge.com.

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The rest of the show was chock full of Edmonton music and unsigned artists. That’s how every episode is going to sound! (Let us know if you’ve got music to include in the show.)

Click on the band or artist’s name to buy or download their song or album in bandcamp.

The Liberators – “Duck Down”

Twin Library – “Shaking Hands” – on iTunes

Souvs – “Connecting Flight”

Service: Fair – “Mosaic Mixer”

Outdoor Miners – “Disgust” – on iTunes

Audio/Rocketry – “Hey Dynasty, Don’t Forget” – on iTunes

The Joe and Jessica Jalbert were the musicians featured in our story on Weird Canada. Both are with Edmonton’s Old Ugly Recording Co.

The Joe’s bandcampon iTunes

Jessica Jalbert’s bandcamp

That makes it 5 out of 5 episodes with an Old Ugly song or two. Wonder if we’ll go 6 for 6…

You can also check out a playlist we built for the show.

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Thanks to our episode 5 sponsors; Live Local Alberta, The Traveling Tickle Trunk, and The League of Extraordinary Media.

A note on sponsorship: Sponsors and advertisers of the edmontonian presents (and theedmontonian.com) are valued local business partners, but hold no sway on our content or production. But, if they wanted to, they could buy us some passes to Galaxyland.