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A walk in the Park, Volume 224

WARDEN TRACKS... Here's one from the 90s that you may've heard, but it didn't necessarily break through to the mainstream like so many other "alternative" artists did at that time, and maybe that's one of the reasons this band always seemed so damn cool to me.  Plus, seeing them live at the Republik in Calgary during their "peak" was a wicked experience!  I'm talking about Cracker, the brainchild of David Lowery, who was also responsible for the not-very-well-known band, Camper Van Beethoven.  From their second album, "Kerosene Hat," which contained the underground classic, "Euro-Trash Girl," enjoy some Cracker, with "LOW."

Topic Of The Day: DO YOU WORK WITH A SLACKER?  Call 780-451-8666, or click our Twitter, Facebook & Text (SMS) links at the top of this page.

SLACKERY, PART ONE... Why a low-paying job may be better for you in the long run, according to TIME, click here.Pink Laptop Slackin' Ho

SLACKERY, PART TWO... That lazy co-worker might just be a "hidden leader" who's bored at work, click here.

ROCK 101 AT 1:15PM... WIN two tickets to the MOTORCYCLE & ATV SHOW, January 17-19 at the Edmonton Expo Centre.  Just answer the daily Rock 101 question correctly at 1:20 this afternoon if you're caller ten at 780.451.8666!  Get today's info to win here.Kirk Von Hammett

KIRK HAMMETT LEAVING METALLICA... For three days!  Guitarist, surfer dude, and horror fan - Kirk von Hammett from Metallica - will be joining Death Angel and Kirk's pre-Metallica band, Exodus, on stage at Kirk's upcoming horror festival next mnonth, read about it here.

FLU OUTBREAK IN ALBERTA... So, uh, like five people have died in Alberta so far, and hundreds are confirmed to have the H1N1 Influenza bug, so Alberta Health officials are urging people to get vaccinated.  Do what you want, but just make sure you wash your f*cking hands!  Read about the bug here.

EPIC TUESDAYS AT EDEN... Hey ladies! DO YOU LIKE FREE MONEY?  Then join me every Tuesday night at Eden Exotic Entertainment and you could win $600 cash!  Rockstar Energy presents the Wet T-shirt Contest, and the ridiculous action returns to the Eden stage in just two days!  Click here for this week's entertainers, upcoming events, & more.A force to be reckoned with

EDMONTON OILERS... Finally got a win, beating the Tampa Bay Lightning last night 5-3.  Their next action is tomorrow with the St. Louis Blues wheeling back into town.  Faceoff from Rexall Place is at 7:35pm Mountain time, watch it on Sportsnet West.

EDMONTON OIL KINGS... Feasted on some tender, delicious Seattle Thunderbird Saturday night with a 7-0 shutout!  Next up, is the Kelowna Rockets visiting E-Town Wednesday.  Faceoff from Rexall Place is at 7:05pm Mountain time, catch every game live on our brother station, TSN 1260.

EDMONTON RUSH... Had a huge 13-10 win over Colorado to kickoff the 2014 National Lacrosse League season last weekend.  They're back in action again on Saturday night, with the Mammoth visiting Edmonton.  Faceoff at Rexall Place will be at 7:05pm Mountain time.White Shades Fluffy Coat Ski Ho

Winning Weekends With The Warden... WIN FREE LIFT PASSES FOR JASPER'S MARMOT BASIN every Saturday & Sunday between 10am & 4pm (Mountain time, of course).  Experience Marmot's 50th birthday season with all the events, parties, riding, and other "Celebrate Jasper" fun hereJASPER IN JANUARY is coming too, with reduced rates on lift passes, hotels, restaurants & more!  And plug into all the Rocky Mountain fun with the following links for MARMOT BASIN, Banff's Sunshine Village & the rest of Western Canada.

FUN, FESTIVALS, ETC... Deep Freeze Fest (January 11 & 12), JASPER IN JANUARY (January 17 - February 2), Ice On Whyte (January 24 - February 2), Canadian Birkebeiner (February 7 & 8).

From yesterday... FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT STEAMING, here, here, here, or a billion other spots on the web.

From yesterday... FROST QUAKES IN ONTARIO, here.

Comments?  Suggestions?  Contact me by FacebookTwitter, or email.  Thanks for checking out today's blog, and I'll be on the air again next weekend from 10am - 6pm Mountain time, have a great week.  This weekend I'll be out at Marmot Basin in Jasper!

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