Vinyl Cafe Stories from CBC Radio
Summary: CBC Radio presents the stories and misadventures of Dave, the owner of the "Vinyl Cafe", the world's smallest record store, where the motto is "We may not be big, but we're small." The show also features Dave's wife, Morley, their two children, Sam and Stephanie and assorted friends and neighbours.
Join host Stuart McLean and special musical guest Polaris-Prize-winning musician Patrick Watson from Place Des Arts in Montreal. When Dave agrees to look after the Turlington's dog, Tissue, over the spring break, word gets out. Before he knows it, Dave is looking after six dogs. Originally broadcast: May 15th, 2010
Join host Stuart McLean and special musical guest Harry Manx from Medicine Hat, Alberta. When Dave and his little sister, Annie, find a stray dog stranded on a chunk of ice in the lake, they hatch a rescue plan to save the dog, before he tumbles over the falls.
Today on the show we have stories about things lost and things found. We have a story about a man who lost his way, and then his car. About a woman who lost a diamond and about the time Dave lost his wedding ring.
Stephanie goes to visit her Cousin Dorothy in London, England. When Stephanie arrives, it is clear that Dorothy has intended that the visit be an introduction for Stephanie to both London's past and her own family history.
Morley is asked to house sit for the new, young couple in the neighbourhood. She is amazed by their newly renovated modern home…so amazed that she slowly starts spending more and more time at the house each night. Originally broadcast March 20th, 2011.
Today's show comes to you from Place Des Arts in Montreal, Quebec. Montreal is Stuart's hometown and he tells us all about what it was like to grow up there, and he attempts to pay tribute to the city that will always be 'home'. Originally broadcast June 5th, 2010.
Dave overhears Morley talking about her stale relationship with her hairdresser and he assumes Morley is talking about their marriage.
Today on the show we have two stories about Dave and his neighbour and arch-nemesis, Mary Turlington.
Dave inherits some money and decides to buy himself a 1948 GMC panel truck - the same car his father and grandfather drove when Dave was a boy. Originally broadcast February 28th, 2010.
Every New Year, Dave sits down to write out 'The Davies,' his annual awards and New Year's resolutions. This year Dave resolves to clean up the storage space above his record store. While he is cleaning up, he finds a letter he wrote thirty years ago. The letter outlines his life goals. When Dave realizes he has contradicted all of them, he questions the choices he has made in life. Special musical guests: Jenny Whiteley and Joey Wright. Originally broadcast: February 19th. 2011
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