Dear The Rest of the World,
I’m sorry for the closing ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. As a Canadian, I can assure you that no one who lives here listens to that garbage. So, if you want, pretend that the closing ceremonies contained the following.
Yours in love,
The Canadians who didn’t organize the Olympics.
From Newfoundland & Labrador, we’ll go a bit cliché, and give you Great Big Sea (is there any good Newfie music?).
From Nova Scotia, Joel Plaskett:
From New Brunswick, Julie Doiron:
From Prince Edward Island, Paper Lions:
From Quebec, Local Rabbits:
From Ontario, The Inbreds:
From Manitoba, Neil Young:
From Saskatchewan, Joni Mitchell:
From Alberta, (one third of) The Rural Alberta Advantage:
From British Columbia, 54 40:
HAHA! don’t worry, you wait til you hear the crap we will no doubt subject the world to here in the UK in 2012.
Uh…. the problem is that most people in Canada DO listen to that music. Hence it’s “popular” enough to be chosen for performance as a representation of Canadian “culture.”