Kathleen Edwards gets her guitar back

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Back in August 2015, Kathleen Edwards posted on Facebook that her rare and valuable 1957 Les Paul Junior guitar was stolen from her house in Stittsville, Ontario. Today, the Ottawa singer-songwriter posted a picture of the instrument on Instagram, with the message “Today I got an early birthday present. Story to follow”. So… eventually Edwards herself will update us on the details of the happy news.

“If the guitar is returned, I can accept a ‘no questions asked’ agreement,'” Edwards said on her August 2015 Facebook post. “I can promise you that the instrument will not make you money, it will not go unnoticed and you will at some point be caught. Do the right thing”.

Update: According to CBC News, a Good samaritan came into Quitters, Edward’s coffe shop in Stittsville, ON, to let her know he found a garbage bag with guitars while he was out walking his dogs. The songstress later confirmed the guitars were hers.

“They were dumped in Stittsville, a kilometre or so from the shop. Undamaged. I am over the moon,” she wrote.
Info from CBC News
Picture taken from Kathleen Edwards Facebook page

 

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258 thoughts on “Kathleen Edwards gets her guitar back

  1. Yay!
    1-commenting from phone=:)
    2-This news makes me so happy for Kathleen
    3-Hii fellow basement dwellers!
    🙂

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  2. Good Morning!

    Garf, I hope your journey home is all good and stress free.

    I also hope you had a nice trip. 🙂

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  3. Plans are being made for a road trip to Home County and then a ferry ride from Tobermory to Manutolin Island for a few days! Woo hoo!

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  4. I will be sulking a little with ROMO . I wanted to be at a show at Red Rocks, CO but it didn’t happen. I will probably go to the park for a bit. We have Doug and the Slugs here so not too interested. Regina, always stuck in the past and way behind things.

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  5. For Canada Day I am going to Three Dog Winery and drinking mimosas and eating bbq hot dogs. Maybe. Or I might go to the beach and go for a swim. Or perhaps both. If there are fireworks about I would like to see those too. I like fireworks.
    What about Tiffy?

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  6. I’m taking a break from the city and I’m staying in Burlington with my mom right now. Not sure what my plans are, but it won’t be much. Downtown Burlington always has lots of things going on. I’ll probably take a walk down by the lake front (Spencer Smith Park)

    But other than that – keeping a very low profile.

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  7. Hellooo
    Plans for Canada day.
    Spend a lot of time picking a t-shirt. Pick a crappy pouting and a crappy pseudo-beavertail from a food truck. Feel ROMO.

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  8. @Shonica – If you are going up to Tobermory, you are of course welcome to stop and see us in Meaford. We are not to far out of the way and would love to see you!

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  9. Alberta has a province wide radio station CKUA. It has repeaters all over the province and can be reached pretty well all over the province. It is run by volunteers and has live hosts that play music they love. There was a management problem years back and the community banded together to save the station. They have funding drives annual like the college radio stations. That’s where I envision my R3 going. Unless that’s what they are already doing at indie88

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  10. shufle: yes.
    Speakers don’t get forgotten except for a moment. I’ve been trained on muting R3, lately. Sad trombone

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  11. Well, let’s try this. Bonus: I’m not blocked on my office computer! Now to get an icon to go along with it!

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  12. @shufle HOW DARE YOU! :-p

    I am far more than Black Mountain. Diversity is what I crave and is what I listen to.

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  13. R3 isn’t playing for me again today Benoit. I am sure it will work at some point if I hold my tongue just the right way.

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  14. @Shufle HOW DARE YOU. I’d play you 140 minutes of Rah Rah. 30 minutes of Library Voices and 10 minutes of the Weakerthans.

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  15. @Lee and anyone other new people – The page doesn’t refresh on its own, you have to manually refresh it.

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  16. @darBarSpecial – we are working to fix that for the proper launch. As well as some other things. This is just a temp site while we put together the more permanent one.

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  17. Re this page: I’m sure autorefresh and thumbnails will be organised. Garf’s on his way home (via how many countries…) (I think he came over through Germany!)

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  18. And you can’t edit either.

    @Tiffy – I am aware and I am thankful for what you guys are doing.

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  19. Finally got the stream going in another browser. Is it just me or is it more guitars (i.e. more like it used to be?)

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  20. the jazz festival is on, so i’ll go catch some music, and I think I’ll go see Ben Caplan at Amigos that night. Might even have to give the fireworks a miss this year

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  21. Ha! Yes, Darb, I found out I had to refresh the page. But if it can be done, it would be great if our posts would be numbered for reference! Remember that when the original CBC Music page dropped, they didn’t have numbering either.

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  22. one thing that would be nice on the permanent new blog is to have links auto-open in a new window or tab

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  23. Incidentally, as for Further Adventures of the Shaggin’ Wagon, my best friend of 45 years is flying up today, and tomorrow, we hit the road for 10 days of camping in the usual places in northeastern California, something we’ve been doing annually for 25 years now! Peggy won’t be joining us, as the timing doesn’t work, but she and I will be off for a week in September. ROAD TRIP!!!!!

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  24. Wiki sez yes, Doug is dead (cirrhosis-liver); “After a gap of several years, the original Slugs (Baker, Bosley, Burton, Kendall, and Watson) reunited in 2009 and invited singer Ted Okos to be their new frontman. The group still performs live dates as Doug & the Slugs, although now none of them is named Doug.”

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  25. Wiki also sez, just before the part I quoted: (Doug) “Bennett acknowledged the fact that he was a heavy drinker, and eventually all of the years of playing bars and heavy drinking onstage compromised his health. He succumbed to liver cirrhosis[12] after falling into a coma in October 2004, passing through Calgary from Saskatchewan”

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  26. @lee – thanks. That is on our list. We might have to find a new messaging system for this. I was considering one that has user profiles. If that is appealing to anyone…..

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  27. hey, I just thought of something. Nobody from R3 will be sending BfO reprimands for his behaviour on this site, as it’s now out of their hands

    not sure if that’s a good thing or not…

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  28. Hi Krib! Ima try to be more active around here again (ie. more proactive in my work procrastination, I guess. That sounds positive, right?)

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  29. Oh Shonica re Hamilton: alas, due to some subway “switching problem” on another line, we were stuck on the subway for almost the entire first half of the show. I was super-sad about it, but now I can tell people that without getting choked up, so I think I’m recovering. And I did see half of it, and that was wonderful.

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  30. @loweeda Oh, I didn’t end up messaging you in the end, did I… Old Abe told me about Hamilton and I actually felt sick to the stomach. I wanted to DM you but I just didn’t know what to say. I’m really glad you caught the second half and were able to enjoy it. xo (Also, I was so disappointed to miss seeing you at the picnic…)

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  31. @Lee The foothills between Fresno and Bakersfield

    @Krib It is “shuffle” but great grandpa had a fight with his brothers after he went to prison for stealing horses for a lady and the spelling got changed.

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  32. I was disappointed to miss seeing you, too, Samara! But these things happen–missing out on things is part of life, I guess. But I’ve already resolved to go back and see Hamilton again next summer, whenever I can get tickets. I will get my vindication! 🙂

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  33. leaving them behind? why didn’t you just take them off and run them through the scanner with your carry-on?

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  34. Today in Regina Hangs Out For Too Long At Flight Sales Sites, I just saw one to go to Ushuaia (The southernmost city in Argentina, and therefore, the world) for 755 CAD TT_TT

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  35. I may have fixed my Canada Day plans. The ice rink not far from my place is throwing a Hockey-jerseys themed party on Friday. Hmmm.
    I don’t have a jersey ( ._.) But I have a very decent Canucks tee.

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  36. @DarBar …. still listening to the feed off of the old site… I haven’t changed my hosts file yet to see the new site.

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  37. Oh I didn’t check on the old blog. I just have that going there on my laptop I haven’t changed any other computer’s host files.

    I am liking the music on the new R3 stream.

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  38. I am on the programming committee for our Playing for Change Day event. I should get reginula to convince Rah Rah and Library Voices to play and then she could fly in for that. September 24th work for you reginula? 😉

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  39. @Darbar YEEEEEEESSSSS (Although I don’t know what it takes to get them all together since Erin lives in Van and god knows where Mike Dawson hangs most of the time)

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  40. We did have The Whiskey Jerks apply. They have been in Searchlight and one of the bands I voted for. I am excited about them coming to play.

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  41. I can’t get R3 to play. The infinite spin cycle is all I get. Whatevs, there’s music other places and you’re all HERE.

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  42. @fresh ginger – Some times it won’t play for me and then it does. Kinks need to be worked out still.

    @reginula – That would be very cool!

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  43. @Darbs And it must be easy-ish. I see them annoucing solo shows there all the time. Do you book the artists?

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  44. @reginula – Sort of. We are just sending out this form for performers right now. https://pfcsask.wufoo.com/forms/z1v0i1ef1vtvk05/
    Then the committee of 2 of us will look at what we have and plan out the day. It’s a charity thing not a paying gig. We do plan on asking some directly if they would like to be involved but right now just getting the word out via social media.

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  45. I am thinking KEXP should produce a Canadian indie specific show, heck, Grant could be the host of it! If he’d be open to it. KEXP is only 229km down the road. He could do it from a studio in Van.

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  46. Well, I have listened to the stream for a few hours now. It is OK. I am actually finding that it seems to repeat less than the old one. However, except for the fact that it is called “radio3” and that is plays only Canadian music, it is exactly like any other stream. The announcements on it that I have heard so far only say “CBC music” and it looks like all the little things they did when they scrapped hosting (features on new songs, some vignette from a band about some adventure) are also gone.

    Conclusion? Radio3 is dead in all but name. It is an OK stream that I will listen to occasionally but not that much. Back to NPR podcasts, CKUA and BBC. Might mix in a little KEXP so I have something to talk about here.

    I am going to write a letter though, as little impact that will have, but I want them to know how disappointed I am. I think CBC seems to be forgetting that they are here to promote Canadian culture these days.

    Sigh.

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  47. Call any vegetable, call him by name.
    Call any vegetable, the vegetable will respond to you…

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  48. My previous: both because it’s, I feel, appropriate to the response one will get from CBC; but more to the point, because CKCU is playing some live Zappa & friends.

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  49. @Russ –

    In regards to CKUA, if you like the Grateful Dead and classic country and folk, I highly recommend “Dead ends and detours” and “wide cut country” on Saturday mornings and “Folk Routes” on Sundays.

    They have a lot of good stuff on demand as well

    http://www.ckua.com/

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  50. I was about to post that I haven’t had any problems with the stream then just realized I’ve been listening to the same song for the last hour. “I don’t mind” how apropos

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  51. People here are laughing their butts off at the pictures from the North America summit. Our president is waaay shorter than Trudeau and Obama.

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  52. I have been listening to the R3 stream and not finding it repetitive yet, other than Male Gaze yesterday which has been fixed. I am still testing it out but so far I am liking it. If I switch to this and am not listening to Spotify I will probably go to KEXP and some Indie88 and some CJTR our local community station.

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  53. Dan Mangan released a new EP a week or so ago, I have no idea. CKUA is playing a song from it right now. I really like it.

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  54. Holy shit, they did, for Weber!! Wow. Well, they need him. Pissed though because I love Subban and Edmonton was trying really hard to get him.
    But we just traded Taylor Hall! Zounds. Heard he was poison in the dressing room though….

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  55. On more hockey, I just ordered a Canucks jersey ’cause it was $40, haha. It’s youth size, and the logo is printed… But that’s what I can afford ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

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  56. Oh hooray! Look at all these comments to catch up on!
    Oh hey! Look at the 110 emails telling me so!
    Off to fix that:)
    Wait…Suuns is pronounced Soons, not Suns?!
    Couldn’t even make it through the day without a dunce cap…
    <:)

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  57. The first (and only) NHL game I attended was in Montreal and Subban was the best player of the game. I’ll always remember him because of that.

    (Having my US visa will mean chances to see games in Dallas, Arizona and California… hmmm)

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  58. @Tiffy, when I tried to get on wifi with my iphone it wouldnt connect but I only have 15 minutes of my 30 free minutes left on this device so I will try again when this gets booted

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  59. Hi Top of our lungs, did you go by a different name on the R3 blog or maybe our paths never crossed?

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  60. Maloo

    I was Zammachus. Top of our Lungs is my blog on WordPress and the likely name of my freelancing business so it made sense for me to use it in my official capacity here

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  61. well i have the time and day indicated on my screen but where are you all finding the number of posts?

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  62. It only updates the number at the end of the url when you *post*; it doesn’t when you simply refresh. Go figure.

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  63. If you click on the datestamp of any comment, the url will change and the page will recenter on it.

    This functionality is there so you could send/email some one a link to that direct comment.

    So Darb’s comment above this one is #522

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  64. Taking requests!!! I need three song picks for each the following artists:
    Mounties
    July talk
    Whitehorse
    Sam cash
    PUP
    Hannah G
    Black mountain
    Grimes
    Darcy’s

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  65. OH MY GOD. The guys who run social media for the Mexico City subway just posted that a possum gave birth there and we’re all making “Did they call the big one Bitey?” jokes. It’s a good day for my people.

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  66. Yep yep. Working on future posts and I am not 100% familiar with those artists, and the last thing I would want to do is pick the wrong Black Mountain song!!!!

    I think I would get a HOW DARE YOU lol

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  67. It’s the band that sounds like Black Mountain. I keep getting excited then disappointed. Then excited again cause it is really good. Tiff I request the new Public Animal song.

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  68. so busy getting the grubber ready to leave for work/camp and now i must leave for work. sorry that i can’t chat with you all today …

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  69. Yay for Kathleen Edwards!!
    Hey y’all, if we’re thinking of all the folks who make themselves known as R3ers, are there some outside of North America (inc. Mexico) and the UK? What countries?

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