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3 Questions for FOUI: ‘Confessions of a Radio Guy’

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‘Foui in the afternoon’ a phrase you’re sure to have heard over the last several years…

Wait though, lets dive in and peel back the layers of this unique and exceptionally well dressed ‘Hummus King’ that makes up the voice of the great FOUI. Well at least a couple of the layers…

Ive personally had the pleasure of working with Foui on so many levels. Comedy, Radio, Podcast, Live Taping, Writing and the list could go on. Foui has a way of keeping me in check lol (wait, did I just write ‘lol’ in the news? does it matter?) It’s true if you know me you know that there are certain people in my world that keep me level. Foui being one of the few. The guy is just crazily talented and all around inspiring.

“Music is my mental health.”                                                                                     – Jason Foui

Did you know that at one point he had the most downloaded Podcast in central Alberta? If you don’t know what ‘Death By Foui’ is, you do now. You’re welcome. Foui is on air every afternoon at 106.7 FM The Drive from 2pm – 6pm Monday thru Friday. You can catch him on the weekends with ‘The Drive Top 20’ a weekly countdown that has some pretty great tunes. What makes the Top 20 show really cool is that they focus a spot in the show on indie bands. SO COOL. I’ve been very grateful for the support of that show many times over the years.

Did you know that Foui is basically the ‘Hummus King’ of the west? Humble Hummus is one of the most amazing local companies ever. Foui makes more hummus every week than most of us will ever see in our lifetime. Every Saturday for years Humble Hummus sells out at the local markets. The perfect summertime snack companion for all occasions. SO GOOD!

Any way the bottom line here is that Foui is a super cool and creative guy, we could write a book or make a movie on all the things about Foui that I’m leaving out. Lets be real though, this is supposed to be a 5 minute read. What will his answers to ‘3 Questions for’ reveal? Here you go:

1. What’s your number one on air pet peeve?

Look whenever there’s a question like this I think hmm what can I blame on listeners? The truth is, if you’re complaining about me or correcting me on something silly or mundane or maybe I just made a mistake, I’m simply honored you’re listening. Please never stop telling me how to be better. Because when that stops I’m out of a job. By the way my biggest pet peeve is unpreparedness. 

2. How does it feel talking on air, never sure if anyone is listening?

This is a great question because in theory it is possible. I think that’s the beauty of radio, it’s unlike any medium out there, nobody truly knows who listening or when. Don’t get me wrong they come up with some pretty creative ways to figure that stuff out but in general nobody actually knows. If you are facilitating what goes on-air (a DJ, announcer, programmer etc.) you have to have something to say. You could think “is anyone listening?” But even worse, “does anybody actually care?” The best radio people sell a product you didn’t even know you needed. So how do feel about not being sure? I feel fine about it. 

3. How has music affected your mental health during COVID-19?

So music for me is all about feelings. Moods and vibes. Being a radio DJ is like a wet dream for a music lover. You’re surrounded by it and there’s always new stuff on the way. The day I die I’ll be thinking about missing ‘so and so’s’ new record and how I just missed it. I love new music equal to the classic’s but it’s the music I grew up with that puts me to a place of nostalgia, innocence and comfort. Beastie Boy’s, Pixies, Jane’s Addiction, Dandy’s, Beck, especially Beck because he’s still producing new music at the highest of levels, this music is my friend, my flag and my voice. I’ve actually bought more music over the last two months than I have in years. Music is constantly on in my house these days, cooking, cleaning, on the deck, yard work, if I’m not making it, I’m listening to it. Music is my mental health. 

3 Questions for Edmonton Comic LARS CALLIEOU (Just For Laughs, Comedy Network, CBC)

 

Jesse was born in the city of Lethbridge and raised to his teen years in the southern Alberta farming communities of Raymond and Fin Castle, AB. Jesse's early inspirations include the hypnotic sounds of big-name artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Black Crowes, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, City and Colour, Jack Johnson, Guns 'N' Roses, and Pink Floyd. Jesse is a Blues/Rock/folk/Indie performer who has done his fair share of "paying his dues" opening and touring with such acts as: The Lazys, One Bad Son, Doc Walker, The Odds, The Northern Pikes, The Grapes Of Wrath, Monster Truck, The Age Of Electric, The Wild, Holly McNarland, Econoline Crush, Coal Creek Boys, Wild T & The Spirit, Cara Luft, Carson Cole, Clayton Bellamy (of The Road Hammers), Tupelo Honey, Retrograde, The Smalls, and Mcquaig to name just a few. In 2015 Jesse was awarded the title "Master of Blues Folk Rock" for the 6th Annual Black American Music Awards. Jesse is known for his funky heavy jam style guitar. Big riffs, an impressive vocal sound all his own and the ability to captivate the crowd with ease. His fans have coined the term "no string solo" as he can be consistently found ripping strings off the guitar like they aren't supposed to be there in the first place.

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Carnival Cinemas = movie theatre and virtual reality complex open again!

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After 3 months of cinematic silence, digital projects will again come to life at Carnival Cinemas on Friday night.
“It has been a tough 3 months,” said theatre owner Bill Ramji. “This weekend, we come back to life!”
Movie goers can choose from Trolls World Tour, Sonic the Hedgehog, I Still Believe and the classic 1970s
film E.T.
Carnival Cinemas has kept prices steady at $5 and still offers the same snack bar and games arcade center in addition to Ctrl V, their virtual reality entertainment complex.

“We will still offer the same services as before, for meetings, birthday parties, and other rentals to serve our customers,” said Ramji. “We are ready to be central Red Deer’s entertainment hub.”
Over the last weeks, the Carnival parking lot has been home to food trucks, a move which was initiated last year.
“Having food trucks in our lot gives us good visibility,” added Ramji. “Last year we even had a small collectors market day for local comic book and card collectors.”
Ramji noted that movie goers can go online at https://carnivalcinemas.ca/ to view their current film slate and view online trailers.

 

 

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#RedDeerStrong – Reduce your pain, improve your movement, function your best with Pursuit Physiotherapy

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What does your business do?

Pursuit Physiotherapy helps people in Central Alberta to feel their best, move their best, and recover from injuries.
Our compassionate, highly skilled therapists help you to pursue the activities that you want to do. Reduce your pain, improve your movement, function at your best!

Some of the things that we can help with:

Chronic neck/back pain or injuries
Sports injuries
Joint sprains and Muscle strains
Vertigo
Pelvic Health issues like incontinence or pain
Motor Vehicle Accident recovery
Pain and Stiffness that prevents you from doing the things that you love

How has COVID-19 affected you?

The clinic was closed for about 7 weeks because of the pandemic. It is now open at a reduced capacity to ensure the environment is safe for all of our clients. We are pleased that all of our staff are now back working and have availability to treat you. We appreciate your referrals as we rebuild!

What are you doing to adapt?

At Pursuit Physiotherapy, we have always treated patients on a “one-on-one” basis and minimized wait times. This has allowed us to transition into the “new normal” without disrupting your care plan. We have treatment zones and safety measures in place, including masking, to minimize the potential for virus spread. Also, we continue to offer Video Treatments, also known as Telehealth or Virtual Health. This allows our clients that need to stay home to access treatment. Physiotherapists provide a lot of education and exercise so you’d be surprised how much can be accomplished virtually!

What kind of help do you need?

Help us spread the word: We are open and we want to serve our community. We can see you for in-person treatment or via video. Do not hesitate to reach out to us with questions to determine your best plan for physiotherapy.

Our New Look at Pursuit Physio

Meet our new Staff!Just kidding. Same great team. Same great treatment. Different look. Longer hair and masks. This is us for the next while!For some information on procedural changes, check out our website: https://www.pursuitphysio.com/pursuit-physiotherapy-relaunch/

Posted by Pursuit Physiotherapy Corp. on Wednesday, May 6, 2020

What do you want the community to know?

Being unable to treat patients for almost 2 months really spelled it out for us:
We missed our patients!
Helping you is what we do. We love to offer help to make you feel better, do better, and pursue your goals. This has been a stressful time for our entire community. Do not suffer unnecessarily because of muscle tension, changes to your workplace environment, or new injuries – We would love the opportunity to help you!

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