Transcript: Show #23 Graph Nobel Story | Mar 30, 2003

(music plays)

Fast colourful clips show the title: “VOX TV.”

Next, the Host appears on screen. She’s in her twenties. She has short dark hair down to the shoulders with pink highlights. She wears a white and red retro shirt with grey mittens. She’s shopping for clothes as she’s speaks.

She says
COMING UP AT 7, WE HAVE
AN EPISODE OF
TRAIL BOUND,
WHERE WE'LL FOLLOW A BUNCH
OF TEENS AS THEY EXPLORE THE
WILDERNESS AND COME FACE TO FACE
WITH THE ELEMENTS OF NATURE.
BUT FIRST, NEXT UP, VOX TV GOES
ONE ON ONE WITH GRAPH NOBEL.
THIS HOT YOUNG SINGER
SONGWRITER, MC, WHO RECENTLY
OPENED UP FOR THE ROOTS IN
CONCERT, IS BLENDING GENRES
LIKE HIP-HOP, POP AND ROCK,
WHILE CAPTURING AUDIENCES
ALL OVER NORTH AMERICA.
MARK MY WORDS, THIS GIRL IS
GOING TO BE THE NEXT BIG THING.
CHECK IT OUT.

A song plays and the lyrics go
OH, BABY, IT'S CRAZY
I STOPPED, STOOD THERE,
HYPNOTIZED NOW.

The caption changes to “Graph Nobel.” Meeting in a cozy room with the fireplace at the back, The Host interviews Graph. She’s in her twenties. She has short curly black hair and wears a red hoodie.

The Host says
HEY, WE'RE HERE WITH GRAPH
NOBEL, INCREDIBLY TALENTED
SINGER SONGWRITER FROM
TORONTO, WHERE WE ARE
PLAYING BATTLESHIP.
SHE'S GOING TO TEACH ME HOW.

Graph says
TEACH YOU AND
HOPEFULLY BEAT YOU.

The Host says
SO HOW DID YOU GET
YOUR NAME GRAPH?

Graph says
I HAD IT SINCE I WAS 16
YEARS OLD IN HIGH SCHOOL.
A FRIEND OF MINE ACTUALLY
CAME UP WITH THE NAME,
DAVE FRENCH.
HE HAD THIS RAP CREW.
AND HE DECIDED TO CALL ME
GRAFFITI TONE, WHICH IS LIKE
THE REAL LONG EXTENSION.
GRAFFITI TONE, AKA THE NOBEL
PRIZE, WHICH IS TOO LONG TO SAY.

A clip on screen shows Graph performing on stage. The caption changes to “Graph Nobel takes the stage at Canadian Music Week.”

The song plays and the lyrics go
DO YOU EVEN KNOW,
DO YOU EVEN CARE?
IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT YOU.

Back in the room, both the guest and The Host play a game.

The Host says C 6.

Graph sats MISS.

The Host says
DAMMIT.
HOW WOULD YOU
DESCRIBE YOUR MUSIC?

Graph says
I SORT OF DESCRIBE IT LIKE
THE YEAR OF 1978, WHICH IS
ACTUALLY THE YEAR I WAS BORN.
A LOT OF MY FAVOURITE TYPES
OF MUSIC WERE GOING ON, WERE
BEING BORN, OR WERE
HOT AT THAT TIME.
YOU HAVE FLEETWOOD MACK
WAS DOING REALLY WELL.
THE PUNK ROCK SCENE WAS
TAKING OFF, AND RAP WAS
JUST BEING BORN.
THAT'S KIND OF WHAT
I MESH TOGETHER.
IT'S LIKE CLASSIC ROCK,
PUNK ROCK, AND RAP HIP-HOP.

The Host says HOW ABOUT C 8.

Graph says MISS.

The Host says OKAY.
CAN I GET ONE MORE IN THERE?
I WANNA HIT SOMETHING.
H 7.

The Host says IT'S A HIT.

Graph exclaims WOO!

The Host says OKAY.
LET'S TAKE IT.

Graph says I LOVE WINNING.

The Host says
WITH YOUR STUFF, THERE'S A
LOT OF HYPE ABOUT IT RIGHT
NOW, WITH THE NOW
MAGAZINE COVER.
VOTED BEST NEW ARTIST
BY NORTH BY NORTHEAST.
HOW DO YOU DEAL
WITH ALL OF THAT?
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU?

Graph says
IT DID COME AS A SHOCK BECAUSE
IT HAPPENED REALLY FAST.
WE HAD ONLY BEEN PLAYING FOR
A COUPLE OF MONTHS AND...
YOU KNOW, ALL OF A SUDDEN
YEAH, WE'RE OPENING UP FOR
SLUM VILLAGE, WE'RE
OPENING UP FOR THE ROOTS.
IT'S LIKE A LOT OF ARTISTS
DON'T GET IT THAT EASY.
SO I'M REALLY LUCKY, AND I'M
REALLY GRATEFUL FOR THAT.

New clips on screen show Graph performing live and dancing on stage.

The Host says
YOUR LIVE SHOWS ARE REALLY
LIKE ENTERTAINING AS AN
AUDIENCE MEMBER BECAUSE
YOU DO LIKE THIS COOL
KIND OF DANCEY STUFF.
DO YOU HAVE A
DANCE BACKGROUND?

Graph shows
I JUST GENERALLY LOVE TO
DANCE, AND I LOVE TO PARTY.
IF I'M GOING OUT, I WANT TO
HANG OUT WITH MY GIRLS, AND
GET ON THAT DANCE FLOOR,
AND SHAKE THAT BOOTY.
YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?
IT'S ABOUT HAVING FUN AND
BEING ALIVE AND LETTING
EMOTIONS RUN
THROUGH YOUR VEINS.
THAT'S KIND OF
WHAT IT IS FOR ME.

The Host says E 3.

Graph says MISS.

The Host says ALL RIGHT.

Graph says E 9.

The Host says THAT'S SUNK.

Graph says WOO!
I KNEW THE ALARMS WERE GOING
DOWN ON THAT SUBMARINE.

The Host says THAT WAS MY BATTLESHIP.

Graph says YEAH!

The Host says I SUCK.
I OFFICIALLY SUCK.

Graph says JUST TODAY.

The Host says CONGRATULATIONS, GRAPH.

Graph says
THANKS, ANJULIE.

A new clip shows the end of Graph’s show. The audience cheers.

(music plays)

Back in the clothing store, The Host appears back on screen.

She says
UP NEXT, WE HAVE AN EPISODE
OF
TRAIL BOUND,
WHERE WE'LL
FOLLOW A BUNCH OF TEENS AS
THEY EXPLORE THE WILDERNESS
AND LEARN ABOUT NATURE,
THEMSELVES AND EACH OTHER.
TAKE A LOOK.

Watch: Show #23 Graph Nobel Story