I have an unabashed love for Blue Rodeo. They are one of the quintessential Canadian bands, part of my life as much as the Smiths and the Clash are. They write perfect little roots-influenced, country-twinged songs. Their best album, Five Days in July, can stand with any other Alt country album an American can produce. And … More Soundtrack of my Life: “5 Days in May” by Blue Rodeo
Leaving this here. Fight the good fight.
I am way late posting this because life sucks ass. And I forgot. But the Polaris 2013 Short List is as follows:
It is time, once again, for Canada’s Polaris Prize, where a jury tells us what album over the last twelve months has been the peak of artistic triumph or something like that. I’ve had a crap day. This will soothe the troubled soul. 6:02- Grant Lawrence and Lauren Toyota pay tribute to Sam Sniderman, who … More Polaris Blogfest
Once again, the best of Canadian music has come together to celebrate all that is wonderful and perfect about my home and native land’s music. This years short list has ten great records on it. But one is the clear favourite. The ten albums on the Polaris 2011 short list are: Arcade Fire The Suburbs … More Polaris Music Prize 2011- Live Blog
It’s the time of year that has me excited. It’s the Polaris Prize, the Canadian equivalent of The Mercury Prize. It is a cash prize that goes to the band that produces the best CANADIAN album of the year. I have been eagerly awaiting this list announcement, because I firmly believe that one album alone can … More The 2011 Polaris Prize Long List
The 2010 Polaris Prize for Music was handed out tonight in Toronto. Like the Mercury Prize in the U.K., it honors one band’s album for the year as the best in the nation. I watched the live stream on MuchMusic.com like a good little music geekazoid, and I must give props to Sirius for being … More The 2010 Polaris Music Prize