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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 26 March 2005 11:58 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Here's the list (I've quoted it, but the link contains numbers of votes)

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1. ‘Four Strong Winds' by Ian and Sylvia (1963)
2. ‘If I had $1000000” by the Barenaked Ladies (1992)
3. ‘Heart of Gold' by Neil Young (1971)
4. ‘Northwest Passage' by Stan Rogers (1981) 5. ‘American Woman' by The Guess Who (1970)
6. ‘Canadian Railroad Trilogy' by Gordon Lightfoot (1967)
7. ‘Both Sides Now' by Joni Mitchell (1969)
8. ‘Suzanne' by Leonard Cohen (1967)
9. ‘Big Yellow Taxi' by Joni Mitchell (1970)
10. ‘Early Morning Rain' by Gordon Lightfoot (1966)
11. ‘Lovers in a Dangerous Time' by Bruce Cockburn (1984)
12. ‘The Hockey Song' by Stompin' Tom Connors (1973)
13. ‘Life is a Highway' by Tom Cochrane (1991)
14. ‘Try' by Blue Rodeo (1987)
15. ‘The Weight' by The Band (1968)
16. ‘New Orleans is Sinking” by The Tragically Hip (1989)
17. ‘Summer of '69' by Bryan Adams (1984)
18. ‘Takin' Care of Business' by Bachman-Turner Overdrive (1974)
19. ‘Snowbird' Anne Murray (1970)
20. ‘Angel' by Sarah McLachlan (1997)
21. ‘Constant Craving' by k.d. lang (1992)
22. ‘Home for a Rest' by Spirit of the West (1990)
23. ‘These Eyes' by The Guess Who (1969)
24. ‘Rockin' in the Free World' by Neil Young (1989)
25. ‘Sundown' by Gordon Lightfoot (1973)
26. ‘The Universal Soldier' by Buffy Sainte-Marie (1964)
27. ‘Courage' by the Tragically Hip (1992)
28. ‘You Oughta Know' by Alanis Morissette (1995)
29. ‘Wondering Where The Lions Are” by Bruce Cockburn (1979)
30. ‘Mon Pays' by Gilles Vigneault (1965)
31. ‘Raise a Little Hell' by Trooper (1978)
32. ‘Hasn't Hit Me Yet” Blue Rodeo (1993)
33. 'Tom Sawyer' by Rush (1981)
34. ‘I'm Movin' On” by Hank Snow (1950)
35. ‘Echo Beach' by Martha and the Muffins (1980)
36. ‘The Safety Dance' by Men Without Hats (1982)
37. ‘Crabbuckit' K-OS (2004)
38. ‘High School Confidential' by Rough Trade (1980)
39. ‘Brother Down' Sam Roberts (2001)
40. ‘Diana' by Paul Anka (1957)
41. ‘Sonny's Dream' by The Wonderful Grand Band (1981)
42. ‘Tower of Song' by Leonard Cohen (1988)
43. ‘Sh-Boom (Life Could Be A Dream)' by the Crew Cuts (1954)
44. ‘Rise Up' by The Parachute Club (1983)
45. ‘Coax Me” by Sloan (1994)
46. ‘Let Your Backbone Slide' Maestro Fresh-Wes (1990)
47. ‘I'll Never Smile Again' by Ruth Lowe, performed by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (1940) 48. “Fly By Night” by Rush (1975)
49. ‘Disco Sucks ' by D.O.A. (1978)
50. ‘My Swiss Moonlight Lullaby' by Wilf Carter

Comments?


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posted 27 March 2005 12:51 AM      Profile for Ginger   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Jian stated that about 100,000 votes were cast....but each one could be a double from one person, so for arguments sake 75,000 people voted.... as far as ratings go, I am really curious, is 75,000 - 100,000 people a large audience in radio, in Canada? I have listened to CBC forever.... it is a family trait - so to speak - in my genes.... I thought more ears listened to those CBC land voices (as my husband calls them).
The list - OK.... all depends on what each person considers essential, and how 'canadian' they let themselves feel.

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I've been listening off and on but never got around to voting. There's a lot of good ones; some I don't know, at least not by name. I've never liked kd lang's Constant Craving but like many of her other songs. They played Life is a Highway, just as I was driving somewhere, and it did make me speed more than usual; I would have put it nearer the top.
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Reminds me how much I don't like "top" lists.
I think there's too many artists(7)listed with more than one song. I do think Kate and Anna Mcgarrigle should have been granted a spot. And Red Rider over Cochrane. Jane Siberry maybe in there. And he doesn't fit into the eras, but I would have liked to have seen Wade Hemsworth in there.

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posted 27 March 2005 02:21 AM      Profile for Amy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Eugh. It seems that I don't have the same taste in music as most... English speaking Canadians? CBC listeners? I don't know, I only like about 10 of those songs and I certainly wouldn't put more than two of the 10 on my top 50 list.

Raise a Little Hell? Come on, What is that! EW!

*Wishing for a 'shaking the head' smilie*


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posted 27 March 2005 05:48 AM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
‘Crabbuckit' K-OS

just


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posted 27 March 2005 08:50 AM      Profile for Agent 204   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by angrymonkey:
Reminds me how much I don't like "top" lists.
I think there's too many artists(7)listed with more than one song. I do think Kate and Anna Mcgarrigle should have been granted a spot. And Red Rider over Cochrane. Jane Siberry maybe in there. And he doesn't fit into the eras, but I would have liked to have seen Wade Hemsworth in there.


I don't see why Hemsworth wouldn't have fit. "The Blackfly Song" is a true Canadian classic.

Ditto the McGarrigles and Siberry.


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posted 27 March 2005 12:10 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
To understand the list, you have to understand how it was put together (decade by decade, followed by ten more listener suggestions). That's how Gordon Lightfoot got three songs on (once for the 60s, once for the 70s, and one addition). That's also how the Crew Cuts and Slim Whitman made it on.

I don't like every song on the list, but this isn't supposed to be about my favourite songs.

For the record, I would have included at least some of the following:

    Sarah Harmer - Basement Apartment
    Jane Siberry - Love is Everything
    Blue Rodeo - Five Days In May
    Spirit of the West - Far Too Canadian
    Stephen Fearing - The Longest Road
    Barenaked Ladies - Brian Wilson
    Jann Arden - Good Mother
    Blue Rodeo - It Could Happen To You
    Kathleen Edwards - Hockey Skates
    Rheostatics - Bad Time To Be Poor
    Andrew Cash - Boomtown
    Cowboy Junkies - Sun Comes Up, It's Tuesday Morning
    The Tragically Hip - Wheat Kings
    The Tragically Hip - Bobcaygeon
    Emm Gryner - Summerlong
    James Keelaghan - Cold Missouri Waters
    Loreena McKennitt - All Soul's Night
    Sarah MacLachlan - Drawn To The Rhythm
    Mae Moore - Bohemia
    The Odds - Someone Who's Cool
    Neil Young - Harvest Moon
    Oh Susanna - River Blue
    Paperboys - Living Proof
    The Waltons - Beats The Hell Out of Me
    Ron Sexsmith - Nothing Good
    The Rankin Family - North Country
    Skydiggers - You've Got a Lot of Nerve
    Andy Stochansky - 22 Steps
    Spirit of the West - Save This House
    Spirit of the West - Political
    Robbie Robertson - Somewhere Down The Crazy River
    Scott Merritt - Burning Train
    Daniel Lanois - The Maker
    Crash Vegas - Smoke
    Joni Mitchell - Come In From The Cold
    The Grapes of Wrath - All the Things I Wasn't
    Rational Youth - In Your Eyes
    54:40 - Baby, Have Some Faith
    Murray McLauchlan - Timberline
    Ian and Sylvia - Someday Soon

I think the great thing about this excercise is that it has people reflecting on the great Canadian musical legacy. Thirty years ago, you might have been hard press to name fifty Canadian songs, let alone argue about which were the most essential.

Well done, Jian. Well done, CBC Radio.


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posted 27 March 2005 12:25 PM      Profile for spatrioter     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Only ONE Alanis song? And at 28??

And the Parachute Club at FORTY-FOUR?!?!?!?!


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posted 27 March 2005 03:01 PM      Profile for No Yards   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't know, I would only select Stan Rogers, Stomping Tom, Gordon Lightfoot, and Ian Tyson as artists that were "essentially Canadian" ... simply making it onto the pop charts doesn't make you "essential" does it?
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posted 27 March 2005 03:20 PM      Profile for Amy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah, it's one thing to say something sticks in ones' mind as one of the 50 top Canadian pop songs, but it's totally another thing to pick the 50 essential Canadian songs. I just don't think that Alanis Morissette, Bryan Adams, Men Without Hats, etc. count as essentially Canadian. They don't sing about Canada, or if they do, it's certainly not what they're known for. They also don't exemplify Canadian contribution to a certain genre of music.

Bleh.


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posted 27 March 2005 04:23 PM      Profile for Charles   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
These lists are ridiculous. I like a grand total of 2 of the "top 50 songs". These lists hardly speak for a cross section (I liked far more from Scott's list but even then not that many). I guess I just don't enjoy much of any Canadian music, but these subjective lists tell us nothing...
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posted 28 March 2005 03:03 PM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Where's the theme from Hinterland: Who's Who?, or The Log-Drivers' Waltz? Not to *mention* the theme for HNIC?

Huh!


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posted 28 March 2005 03:10 PM      Profile for No Yards   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Fairwell to Nova Scotia, Alberta bound, I's the by, Spadina Bus, Out on The Mira?

[ 28 March 2005: Message edited by: No Yards ]


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posted 28 March 2005 03:19 PM      Profile for angrymonkey     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
The Log-Drivers' Waltz?

That's Wade Hemsworth too.
And no Moxy Fruvous?


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posted 28 March 2005 03:31 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Jian thanked those who rallied round the Fruvous flag, but said that he was disqualifying his own band from the process (not sure how Murray, Mike and David felt about that ). He did make it on the list as part of the Suburban Tabernacle Choir (the makeshift cast of backup singers on "If I Had $1,000,000").
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posted 28 March 2005 03:46 PM      Profile for jeff house     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
But Stan Rogers' song "The Mary Ellen Carter" isn't there?

Must be a misprint.


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posted 28 March 2005 04:09 PM      Profile for Agent 204   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Actually, if you were only going to include one Stan Rogers song, I'd pick "Barrett's Privateers", but that's just me.
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posted 28 March 2005 04:15 PM      Profile for jeff house     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well Mike, the Mary Ellen Carter is my favorite, so I feel entitled to impose it on all Babblers:

quote:
She went down last October in a pouring driving rain.
The skipper, he'd been drinking and the Mate, he felt no pain.
Too close to Three Mile Rock, and she was dealt her mortal blow,
And the Mary Ellen Carter settled low.
There were five of us aboard her when she finally was awash.
We'd worked like hell to save her, all heedless of the cost.
And the groan she gave as she went down, it caused us to proclaim
That the Mary Ellen Carter would rise again.

Well, the owners wrote her off; not a nickel would they spend.
She gave twenty years of service, boys, then met her sorry end.
But insurance paid the loss to them, they let her rest below.
Then they laughed at us and said we had to go.
But we talked of her all winter, some days around the clock,
For she's worth a quarter million, afloat and at the dock.
And with every jar that hit the bar, we swore we would remain
And make the Mary Ellen Carter rise again.

Rise again, rise again, that her name not be lost
To the knowledge of men.
Those who loved her best and were with her till the end
Will make the Mary Ellen Carter rise again.

All spring, now, we've been with her on a barge lent by a friend.
Three dives a day in hard hat suit and twice I've had the bends.
Thank God it's only sixty feet and the currents here are slow
Or I'd never have the strength to go below.
But we've patched her rents, stopped her vents, dogged hatch and
porthole down.
Put cables to her, 'fore and aft and birded her around.
Tomorrow, noon, we hit the air and then take up the strain.
And watch the Mary Ellen Carter Rise Again.

For we couldn't leave her there, you see, to crumble into scale.
She'd saved our lives so many times, living through the gale
And the laughing, drunken rats who left her to a sorry grave
They won't be laughing in another day. . .

-----
And you, to whom adversity has dealt the final blow
With smiling bastards lying to you everywhere you go
Turn to, and put out all your strength of arm and heart and brain
And like the Mary Ellen Carter, rise again.

Rise again, rise again - though your heart it be broken
And life about to end
No matter what you've lost, be it a home, a love, a friend.
Like the Mary Ellen Carter, rise again.


I couldn't find Stan Rogers singing it, but this version is fairly good...it gives a sense of how good the song can be.

http://www.chivalry.com/cantaria/lyrics/mary-ellen-carter.html


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posted 28 March 2005 04:31 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Hephaestion:
Where's the theme from Hinterland: Who's Who?, or The Log-Drivers' Waltz? Not to *mention* the theme for HNIC?

Huh!


Well, if we're going to get into TV theme songs, then how about The Littlest Hobo?*

*Sorry Audra.

*No I'm not.


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posted 28 March 2005 04:35 PM      Profile for No Yards   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Stan Rogers is my absolute favoUrite Canadiana song writer ... Mary Ellen Carter is one of my favourites as well, but I sort of have a soft spot for
Watching the Apples Grow, especially the part:

code:
Ontario you know I've seen
a place I'd rather be
your scummy lakes and city of Toronto
don't do a dam thing for me
I'd rather live by the sea

Of course, that was back when I actually hated Toronto like all good Canadians should.

But I have to agree with Mike on the "Barrett's Privateers" pick ... but "Northwest Pasaage" is certainly a great choice as well ... "Mary Ellen Carter" while certainly a song about Canada (I believe it has to do with an inspiration he got from a story of fishermen from the town of Canso Nova Scotia,) but I don't believe just listening to the song one can't tell it is a song in a Canadian setting ... I'm pretty sure there isn't a real "three mile rock" in the area.

Ah, who the hell am I kidding ... Anything that Stan Rogers wrote is beyond my capabilities to even judge.

P.S. Are you sure about the "birded her around" part? I though it was "girded her around"!


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Yeah, I tend to like Barrett's Privateers best, too. Hey, didn't we do a rendition of Babble's Privateers at some point or other?
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posted 28 March 2005 06:48 PM      Profile for Contrarian     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
fans of Barrett's Privateers might like to check out this thread if they did not already: Link here
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I vote for for the Mary Ellen Carter. It is one of the songs that closes the Winnipeg Folk Fest every year(at least for the last 20 years or so)and though it is lacking any historical markers, I like it's spirit. But Privateers would be good too.
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No Hawksley Workman. No Sarah Harmer. No Kathleen Edwards. No Sarah Slean. No Jim Bryson. Prolly a dozen more artists that are bafflingly absent. And not the best taken from those who are there

I counted 6 songs from the 1990s, 2 from 2000 on. Heavily weighted to "classics" from the 1960s and 1970s. Defiantely skewed to the age of CBC listeners.

Things I'd add:

Greeting Card Aisle - Sarah Harmer
Weight - Sarah Slean
Where does the good go - Tegan and Sara
One cigarette, Somewhere Else - Jim Bryson
Famous Blue Raincoat - Leonard Cohen

On another note, I didn't realize that Andy Stochansky was Canadian - thank for the heads up Scott!


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Oh. My. GOD. No Celine Dion???!???
near, faar, whereeeeeaaaaeeeeeaeeveeeeer you aarrreeeeeaaaaareeee blah blah blah my heart weeel go aawwwweeeeeooooonnneeeee

I cry every time I hear that song. Really.

---------

Please, please people; Will you stop with the "wahhh, they didn't include my favorite obscure band/song! That list sucks!"

Of course it sucks. One in five songs was picked by the public. The public! Those people believe in UFOs, ferchrissakes. And the rest by critics, musicians and hangers-on. And we all know their taste in music sucks.


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quote:
Originally posted by Jingles:
Oh. My. GOD. No Celine Dion???!???
near, faar, whereeeeeaaaaeeeeeaeeveeeeer you aarrreeeeeaaaaareeee blah blah blah my heart weeel go aawwwweeeeeooooonnneeeee


I prefer the Switchblade Kittens' version of that song, myself.

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posted 28 March 2005 09:13 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I could come up with own Top 50 if requested, but it'd still have Ian and Sylvia's "Four Strong Winds" as number One. I've never listened to Celine Dion, except that song about her heart going on and and on and on and on... from the movie that one hears every so often on the radio. There would be quite a few Gordon Lightfoot, Ian and Sylvia, and Murray McLaughlin songs on my list. Maybe a Bruce Cockburn song, too, as well as Stringband, and Perth County Conspiracy.
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La complainte du phoque en Alaska - Les Beaux Dommages

'Crois-moi, crois-moi pas...'


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posted 28 March 2005 11:46 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah, Beau Dommage. Then there's Gens du pays bu Gilles Vigneault. Every time someone has a birthday you hear that one. I can't see how Robert Charlebois was overlooked either.

To me, most of the songs on this list look like they're about half-a-day old. Does anyone remember Lighthouse? They were supposed to be The Great White Northern Hope 35 years ago. The Stampeders were purty big then, too.

And any list of Can-Con that doesn't include Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians is just plain bogus.


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quote:
Originally posted by Amy:
Yeah, it's one thing to say something sticks in ones' mind as one of the 50 top Canadian pop songs, but it's totally another thing to pick the 50 essential Canadian songs. I just don't think that Alanis Morissette, Bryan Adams, Men Without Hats, etc. count as essentially Canadian. They don't sing about Canada, or if they do, it's certainly not what they're known for. They also don't exemplify Canadian contribution to a certain genre of music.

Bleh.


Just wanna stick up for l'hommes sans chapeaux. D'accord, peut etre Men Without Hats ne sont pas distinctivement canadiens sauf qu'ils chantent (hmm, that doesn't look right) en francais. Ils sont plus europeens que canadiens.

But then, think about major Canadian cities for a moment. What would be a distinctively Canadian city? I'd rule out Vancouver - it's more like a film set. Likewise Montreal - it's really a slice of old Europe in Canada. So, maybe Halifax? Toronto? Winnipeg? Regina? Calgary? Now what's your favourite Canadian city? For me, it'd be Montreal hands down (as long as I don't have to live there).

MWH may not exactly sound like they're from Canada, but I don't think they sound like they could've come from anywhere else. Where else would electronic music, folk music, eccentric lyrics, and mock-pomposity collide in such a successful combination?

I think the 50 Canadian Tracks list struck a decent balance between music that sounds "Canadian" (which I like, but would get sick of if I heard nothing else) and Canada's major contributions to pop music. Scott P.'s list contains a lot more quintessentially Canadian music - perhaps "far too Canadian" in the words of one of the Spirit of the West songs he includes.

(Geez, who else but Canadians would make fun of themselves for sounding too much like themselves?)

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posted 29 March 2005 02:00 PM      Profile for brebis noire     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Oliver Cromwell:
La complainte du phoque en Alaska - Les Beaux Dommages

'Crois-moi, crois-moi pas...'


I love that song! (but the group is called simply Beau Dommage). As well as "Harmonie du soir à Châteauguay" and "Les blues de la métropole" And what about Robert Charlebois...I like a lot of his older stuff.


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Yay! Beau Dommage!

Dimanche au soir à Châteauguay
Les pieds pendant au bout du quai
Les pieds pendant au bout du quai
Les pieds pendant au bout du quai

...love that group. Great lyrics, great vocals.


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posted 30 March 2005 12:07 AM      Profile for Amy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I didn't know that Men Without Hats sing in French. Hmmm...

Also, I know it's rather a generational thing, (and I'm actually more inclined toward another band from Winnipeg) but "one great city" by The Weakerthans is a freaking cool song.

[ 30 March 2005: Message edited by: Amy ]


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posted 30 March 2005 12:21 AM      Profile for brebis noire     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
And from Charlebois (L'indépendantriste, 1992 I believe it was):

Elle l'a aimé, son bel Ottawa,
Des Rockies en passant par Moose Jaw
Je me souviens: ne croyez pas qu'elle pleure
D'un océan à l'autre des larmes de bonheur.


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posted 30 March 2005 12:40 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Charlebois sang a great Canajan working-class song:

Ça arrive à manufacture les deux yeux fermés ben durs
Les culottes pas zipper en retard
Ça dit que ça fait un flat ou que le char partait pas
Ça prend toute pour entrer sa carte de punch dans slot de la clock

Envoie envoie grouille toé donne-z-y dépêche
Les deux pieds dans la même bottine
Les mains pleins pouces les mains dans ses poches
Ça joue avec son petit change toujours a coté quelque part
Ça passe ça fume ça mâche de la gomme pis ça lâche pas
Yak et ti yak

Qui c'est qui a gagné hier soir
Rousseau passe jamais le puck y fa le tour du Forum avec
Pis y vas s'écraser sa bande
Anover pique-nique dans troisième
Ça zigonne ça fuck le chien maudite pâte molle

Envoie fly patine pédale fa ça vite plus vite que ça
Tu fournis pas les autres attendre après toé
La ligne est encore bloquée
Je vas t'en faire des augmentations de salaire
Maudit flanc mou

Ça arrive à manufacture les deux yeux fermés ben durs
Les culottes pas zipper en retard
Ça dit que ça fait un flat ou que le char partait pas
Ça prend toute pour entrer sa carte de punch dans slot de la clock

Envoie patine pédale toffe endure
C'est les coffee breaks qui te fatigue une demi-heure dans avant-midi
Une demi-heure dans près-midi
A mangé des chips des palettes de chocolats des lifes savers des maywest
A boire du coke du seven-up du chocolat au lait
Planté devant le truck de la cantine
C'est lire le Montréal matin qui t'éreinte
Assis sur les toilettes une heure dans avant-midi un heure dans près-midi
Je te watch watch toé
Tes mieux de te remettre sur tes track
Maudit que t'es vache

T'es mieux d'y voir d'être moins slow que ça moins branleux que ça
Moins lambin que ça on endure pas les loafeux icitte
On les renvoies chez eux on leur donne leur petit livre d'assurance chômage


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apparently a triple post. I need a blushing, embarassed smiley.

[ 30 March 2005: Message edited by: m0nkyman ]


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posted 30 March 2005 03:52 AM      Profile for m0nkyman   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Glad to see D.O.A. made the list.
Just to bitch, Barrets Privateers really, really belongs on that list.

Kudos should also go out to the festivals and clubs that supported those bands as well. I know when my mom founded Mariposa Folk Festival, she really wanted to help out Canadian music, giving them a stage. Literally...

CBC and CanCon didn't do it alone.


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double post ignore me
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I think 50 tracks served a similar purpose to that of the 'greatest canadian' contest recently run by the cbc. The 'end results' such as they are are not nearly as valuable as the debate sparked by the selections. I don't agree with much on the list as essentially 'canadian' [except that the list itself is a result of 100 compromises] but I did learn something from listening to it.

For myself, I'd put Veda Hille's 26 Years on there but, truly Canadian song that it is, no one's heard of it.


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posted 30 March 2005 11:13 AM      Profile for sock puppet   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Obviously many of the 'winners' are debatable, but there's one that sticks out like a pustulent and gangrenous thumb: #17 - ‘Summer of '69' by Bryan Adams.

Pure pop pap written for the American market, by a man barely out-of-diapers in 1969.

A man who, by the way, has expressed his utter distain for his fellow Canadian artists, claiming that if they were any good, they'd compete in his 'global market', and not need the support of CanCon regulations.


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posted 30 March 2005 12:01 PM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Mike Keenan:
Actually, if you were only going to include one Stan Rogers song, I'd pick "Barrett's Privateers", but that's just me.

I was hoping for more Stan, but Northwest Passage is a great choice (for only one song). IMO, Barrett's Privateers, Bluenose, Mary Ellen Carter may have been too Maritime-centred to do well on a top-50 Canadian list. Or rather, not Ontario-centred enough.

I'm surprised that one of the following didn't make the cut, though:
Forty-five years
Field Behind the Plow
The Idiot

I like K-OS, but Crabbuckit? Essential? Wowza. Other issues: Neil Young? Canadian? Not so much since the late 60's, as much as I enjoy his music. BNL at number 2, ahead of Stan, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Cockburn, or more contemporary bands like the Tragically Hip or (ptui) Bryan Adams? That surprised me. Four Strong Winds at number one didn't surprise me, though.


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posted 30 March 2005 05:09 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by sock puppet:
Obviously many of the 'winners' are debatable, but there's one that sticks out like a pustulent and gangrenous thumb: #17 - ‘Summer of '69' by Bryan Adams.

Pure pop pap written for the American market, by a man barely out-of-diapers in 1969.


a) Jim Vallance (former member of Prism) wrote the lyrics for the song, and he's considerably older than Bryan Adams.
b) I don't like the song, or have much respect for the artist, but I have to admit that lots of other people do. As popular, but annoying artists go, we could have done a lot worse (think Celine Dion).
c) Who told you the song was about a year?


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posted 30 March 2005 06:03 PM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
I got my first real computer
Bought it at the five-and-dime
Posted on babble 'til my fingers bled
It was the summer of '05

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posted 30 March 2005 11:33 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Jim Vallance (former member of Prism)

Lemme guess; "I've got a solar-powered laser-beam guitar" was his idea?

quote:
Who told you the song was about a year?

Vallance ain't no Serge Gainsbourg, and Bryan Adams ain't no Jane Birkin


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posted 31 March 2005 12:38 PM      Profile for swirrlygrrl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
For myself, I'd put Veda Hille's 26 Years on there but, truly Canadian song that it is, no one's heard of it.

I have! I have!

Though I prefer the stuff on "Spine." (My fave of her albums).


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quote:
Originally posted by Amy:
I didn't know that Men Without Hats sing in French. Hmmm...
De temps en temps. They sort of switch in and out of French in a few songs, dans un facon that leads me to suspect that English is their langue maternelle: "Nous sommes les nous, nous sommes les autres"; "It's tres facile a dire and it's easy to say"....

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posted 01 April 2005 11:32 AM      Profile for Paul Gross   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
How many of these artists have supported the NDP and/or Jack Layton?


> 2. ‘If I had $1000000” by the Barenaked Ladies

Band member Steven Page was at Jack's leadership launch and BNL played a benefit during the 2004 federal election.


> 11. ‘Lovers in a Dangerous Time' by Bruce Cockburn
> 29. ‘Wondering Where The Lions Are” by Bruce Cockburn

I am not aware of any NDP link but his politics are explicitly left. Googling "NDP Bruce Cockburn" yields a range of positions supported by Cockburn and the NDP. (I am not listing other artists like Joni Mitchell with progressive songs but less involvement in current Canadian political issues.)


> 22. ‘Home for a Rest' by Spirit of the West (1990)

I saw them play in Ottawa shortly after the Rae government was elected, in the run-up to the BC election which the NDP also won. One of the key band members (I think it was John Mann) said something like "You've just had a change here in Ontario, we need the same change in BC" He got a huge audience reaction (those were the days, sigh).


> 44. ‘Rise Up' by The Parachute Club (1983)

Band founder Lorraine Segato co-wrote "Bringing all the People Together" for Jack's leadership bid. The song sounds a bit like "Rise Up." If you want to hear it, try calling NDP Federal Office. Last time I called they were still using it as the on-hold music.


> 17. ‘Summer of '69' by Bryan Adams (1984)

I heard Adams endorsed the BC NDP in the eighties, appeared in an NDP infomercial or something. I have no confirmation.


Plus there are NDP supporters like Moxy Frovous, Shuffle Demons and Grievous Angels who should have made the list.


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I suspect I should look elsewhere if I hope to find long-overdue recognition of Me, Mom & Morgantaler. But they could have at least included one of Lhasa de Sela's songs.
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Landlord! Lord of the land I belong...
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quote:
Originally posted by Paul Gross:
Plus there are NDP supporters like Moxy Frovous...

Jian was President of the York University NDP back when I was President of ONDY. Which means that he too is approaching 40


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I don't seem to see "Tired of Waking Up Tired" by the Diodes. Definately should be on the list. The Nils definately should be represented there too. The Dream Warriors would have been a nice addition. I would have liked to see Shotmaker on the list as they are a major influence in the screamo/math rock/post hardcore world.
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quote:
Originally posted by candle:
I don't seem to see "Tired of Waking Up Tired" by the Diodes.

It was nominated, but didn't make the top five for its week.


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And there's London Ontario's own, "The Demics" which wrote London's offical anthem "New York City."


Yeah, lists are for starting arguments.

So lets.

I guess what I take exception to with the CBC list is in the parameters. Is it enough that the artist is Canadian to make it a "Canadian" song? I don't think so. I think the song has to speak ot something we can identify as intrinsically Canadian.

Yeah, "Four Strong Winds" mentions Alberta, but I'd put Stompin' Tom's "Bud the Spud" or "Sudbury Saturday Night" or "Tilsonburg" ahead of Ian and Sylvia's classic.

Note; I'm not judging musical abilities or sensibilities here, just the Canadianess.

For that reason The Guess Who's "American Woman" would probably top my list. Like it or Lump it, the song hit the market just as much of Canada was starting to define itself as "Not American". Take issue with that philosophy all you want, the artists siezed upon that and expressed it.


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'Mericans in My Backyard by the Dik Van Dykes should be on the list.
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!

How the heck could they have a Candadian top 50 without "The Farmer's Song" by Murray McLaughlin?

The only thing funnier than these goofy lists is people's reactions to them. Nobody is going to produce a list that will keep everyone happy.


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quote:
Originally posted by ReeferMadness:
[QB]How the heck could they have a Candadian top 50 without "The Farmer's Song" by Murray McLaughlin?[QB]

Or "Child's Song" by MM as well? For leaving Murray McLuaghlin off this list, it makes this list, frankly, a piece of shit.


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personally, i like "honkey red" from murray.
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I LOVE "Honky Red"! MM used to come to Ottawa and play at the original Le Hibou coffee house, and I've seen and heard him do all his standards. Amazing performer, one of the best. I lost track of him after "Whispering Rain" and when he turned bush pilot. I play his albums constantly. Wonder what MM is doing nowadays?

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I haven't heard that song in years - and I didn't even realize that McLaughlin did that one!

Babble is educational as well as entertaining.


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I've got all the Murray McLauhlin record LP's up to and including "Whispering Rain", and a few of his early suff on cassettes. Dunno if any MM stuff is on CD. His first four albums are my favourites of my entire record collection. I loved the guy - completely unpretentious unlike Dylan was when he started. Ugh. (I liked Dylan more when he went electric).
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There' just not enough Trooper being mentioned to keep me happy.
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quote:
Originally posted by Boom Boom:
Wonder what MM is doing nowadays?

Wonder no more.

Lunch at Allen's

quote:
With Marc Jordan, Murray McLauchlan, Ian Thomas And Cindy Church!

'Lunch At Allens' gives fans and friends a chance to experience an intimate experience with Canada's biggest and best known singer / songwriters!

It all happened at Allen's Restaurant in Toronto. Marc, Murray and Ian were chatting over lunch one day and realized that in the course of their three-decade friendship, they had never performed together. Well, no time like the present. Feeling the need for a little yin, the boys invited Cindy Church to join the party with her sweet voice, and just a touch of Maritime sass thrown in for good measure.


And, for the record, if you stopped at "Whispering Rain", you missed four of Murray's best albums: "Windows", "Timberline", "Heroes" and "Midnight Break". "Gulliver's Taxi", from the late 90s, is pretty damn good as well.

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quote:
There' just not enough Trooper being mentioned to keep me happy.

There never is. "Raise a little hell" is really more of a cliche than a song but numbers like "General Hand Grenade", "We're Here for a Good Time" and "Two for the Show" were a lot of fun.


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Thanks for the info, Scott. I'll look for the four albums I missed. But it won't be the same as listening to him live at Le Hibou.
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A group of bloggers has come up with a list of The Other 50 Tracks. Plenty to like on this list... and plenty to dislike too

quote:
Those of you who like their dessert first may just be interested in reading the final list (Recounted in order of appearance -- we didn't rank any of our choices -- with the selector's name in parenthesis.)

Hockey: Jane Siberry (Mike)
Helpless: Neil Young (Keith)
I Go Blind: 54-40 (Peter)
Nothing at All: Maestro Fresh Wes (Aaron)
Tired of Waking Up Tired: The Diodes (Carol)
A Case of You: Joni Mitchell (Carl)
Have Not Been The Same: Slow (Mike)
Hallelujah (Live): Leonard Cohen (Keith)
Rags and Bones: Nomeansno (Carl)
One Great City!: The Weakerthans (Mike)
Deeper Than Beauty: Sloan (Pete)
Having an Average Weekend: Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet (Aaron)
I've Been Everywhere: Hank Snow (Carol)
Illegal Bodies: Simply Saucer (Carl)
Secret Heart: Ron Sexsmith (Aaron)
Daylight: The Nils (Keith)
Static: Terrible Canyons of Static; Chart #3; World Police and Friendly: Godspeed You Black Emperor! (Carol)
Blues For Big Scotia: Oscar Peterson (Mike)
Sudbury Saturday Night: Stompin' Tom Conners (Keith)
Little Girl: Death From Above 1979 (Pete)
New York City: The Demics (Carol)
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: Buffy Sainte Marie (Carl)
Blues for Pablo: Gil Evans with Miles Davis (Mike)
Marie: Daniel Lanois (Keith)
Can't You See: The Matt Minglewood Band (Pete)
Put the Blame On Me: Handsome Ned (Carol)
Time to Get a Gun: Fred Eaglesmith (Carl)
Log Driver's Waltz: Kate and Anna McGarrigle (Mike)
Curling: The Dik Van Dykes (Keith)
The Deep End: Swollen Members (Peter)
Theme to Hockey Night in Canada: Dolores Claman (Aaron)
Andy: Mike O'Neill (Carol)
Cool It: Wayne McGhie & The Sounds of Joy (Carl)
Rumours of Glory: Bruce Cockburn (Mike)
Wake Up: The Arcade Fire (Keith)
10lbs: The Super Friendz (Aaron)
Staying in on Weekends: The Grievous Angels (Carol)
Power: Plunderphonics (Carl)
Does your Mama Know About Me?: Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers (Mike)
Satellite: Jim Bryson (Keith)
Bums in the Park: Bob Snider (Peter)
Gaslight: The Ugly Ducklings (Carol)
Body's in Trouble: Mary Margaret O'Hara (Carl)
Proud to be Canadian: Dayglo Abortions (Keith)

Non-Veto Round

Son of a Bitch to the Core: The Headstones (Pete)
Ahead by a Century: Tragically Hip (Keith)
Aria from Bach's Goldberg Variations: Glenn Gould (Mike)
Edmonton: Carolyn Mark (Carol)
Anciens Combattants: Rhume (Aaron)
Gens du Pays: Gilles Vingeault (Carl)



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Bump - just for the hey of it.
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A few more

about Canada stuff
1.Shuffle Demons "The Spadina Bus"
2.The Grapes of Wrath "Backward Town"

general
1.Gordon Lightfoot "Summer Side of Life" (favorite Gordong Lightfoot song)
2.The Waterwalk "Turn Your Face Away" (beautiful little known song)
3.Mike Plume Band "Steel Belted Radio"
4.Lorena Mckennitt "The Bonny Swans"


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Amazon.ca has 50 Canadian Music Essentials - I'd give the link, but everytime I bring up Amazon.ca it takes me to my personal page. It's an interesting list. "Music from Big Pink" (The Band) is their #1, followed by Glenn Gould's "1955/1981 A State Of Wonder". But they've got Hank Snow in their Top Ten.
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