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Episode 7: Aging gracefully with Gordon Pinsent

gordon pinsent.jpgToday on Being Jann, lessons in getting older - and aging gracefully - from legendary Canadian actor, Mr. Gordon Pinsent.

First up, Jann tells us what she learned from her own great-grandparents about living life to the fullest (hint: it involves lots of cigarettes and large-font romance novels).

In a feature interview with Gordon Pinsent, Jann discovers what keeps the 81-year old young-at-heart.  He tells Jann about his recent musical collaboration with Blue Rodeo, and the joke that got him into trouble with actress Julie Christie

Jann then accosts some strangers on the streets of Calgary to ask, "If you could Tweet your own obituary, what would it be?"

Up-and-coming Calgary musician Elise Roller pops by with her keyboard in tow, and talks about her day job: cleaning the apartments of senior citizens.  She performs a song inspired by those experiences, live in the Being Jann studio.

Jann takes your Twitter questions, live on air, with another round of "Ask Me Anything!"

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And here's this week's playlist:

Keith and Renee - "Best Day"

Blue Rodeo - "Arizona Dust"

Roberta Flack - "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"

The Thermals - "Canada"

Elise Roller - "Old Peepz" (live in studio)

Serena Ryder - "Sisters of Mercy"

 

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