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S.S. Khandalla unveils new tracks

Posted by Zahra Sethna

Resize 7.JPGLast month, School of Rock champs S.S. Khandalla spent a weekend collecting their prize.

Ryan Langdon, Justin Tousignan, Evan Stoney and Danaan Pederson won a chance to record two songs in CBC's Studio H with ECMA-winning producer Karl Falkenham.

We've got the long-awaited premiere of those tracks, 'Sleep' and 'Ruffio'.

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Stephanie chatted with Ryan Langdon and producer Karl Falkenham about how recording in the CBC studio was different from recording in a basement.

"We had no idea what to expect going into a studio that nice," Ryan said. "The electrician who did Studio H probably did a better job. We get shocked by our gear pretty often."

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Watch the band in an audio slideshow, featuring their song 'Sleep'.


S.S. Khandalla was one of three bands that made it to the finale of the inaugural School of Rock contest.

All three bands performed for our judges and a live studio audience.

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The members of Jailyn Cry, from Antigonish, are students at Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High.

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The Trips, from Mahone Bay, were first runners up in the contest.

Washmill underpass - a modest proposal

Posted by Zahra Sethna

washmill-loop.jpgSeems like a shame. Taxpayers in Halifax are spending $15.5-million on the Washmill Lake Court Underpass, and even the city councillors voting for it aren't happy.

It got us wondering: what would it take to get people excited about this project? Is there some way this project could put Halifax on the cutting edge of something? Make all those millions feel like they were really worth it? Well, here's our proposal.

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Listen in as Stephanie talks to an architect at Dal about what this loop would cost to build, and how it would work. And vote in our poll, below. Or if you have a better idea, show us! Download a picture of the construction site and work your magic designing a new concept. Submit your ideas to us at mainhfx@cbc.ca