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O Canada

Not too long ago, a close friend of mine became a Canadian citizen. Today we celebrated that fact. I told her and her husband that I would provide the music for the party…   Blue In Yr Eye – Amy Millan Snowbird – Anne Murray Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) – The Arcade Fire The Power – Army Girls Sleepy Maggie – Ashley MacIsaac Tall Tall Shadow – Basia Bulat Two Girls From Montreal – The Bicycle Somebody Waits – Blue Rodeo Hasn’t Hit Me Yet – Blue Rodeo Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl – Broken Social Scene Lovers In A Dangerous Time – Bruce Cockburn Pop Goes the World – The Burning Hell Golden Baby – Cœur de pirate Claire – Cuff The Duke Sold… Read More »O Canada

Music Roundup

I’ve been buying records like crazy over the past month or so, and I haven’t written about any. HERE WE GO… Belmundo Regal by Radio Radio This hip-hop trio from Nova Scotia rap in the Chiac dialect of Acadian French. Chiac mixes French with words and phrases of the more prominent English. This leads to lyrics such as: Canned tuna, caviar ∙ Michelina, superstar ∙ Marcher sur la Main ∙ Ou marcher sur la ∙ I don’t know ∙ Ini mini miny moe ∙ C’est qui c’qui veut du Jello ? ∙ Si ton sport c’est du vélo ∙ Ben come on baby hello ∙ Saute, danse autour de la… Read More »Music Roundup

Polaris Prize 2010

Today’s a two for one day, you get two posts in one day. For those who didn’t notice1, last night was Polaris night, an evening in which 10 bands gather to perform, while judges sit in a room and decide who’s album was the best. The prize seemed to instantly be seen as the greatest measure of good music in Canada. The policy is that genre and sales don’t matter, all that matter is the music. Past winners include (and are limited to) Final Fantasy2, Patrick Watson, Caribou, and Fucked Up. There’s lots of criticism over who has been picked in the past, but I don’t think anyone in Canada can… Read More »Polaris Prize 2010