Saturday, January 20, 2007

1/19/07 - Canada

Why we in the United States should be afraid of Canada:

1.) Ninety percent of population is massed within 100 miles of northern American border.

2.) Seems not to mind that one of its provinces has turned almost entirely French.

3.) Excessive politeness only makes sense as cover for something truly sinister. But what?

4.) Citizens seem strangely impervious to cold.

5.) Decriminalization of marijuana and acceptance of gay marriage without corresponding collapse of social institutions indicate Canada may, in fact, be indestructible.

6.) Has infiltrated entertainment industry with singers, actors, and comedians practically indistinguishable from their American counterparts.

7.) Consistently stays just below cultural radar yet never quite disappears.

8.) Parliamentary government and common-law judiciary appear to function acceptably yet remain completely inscrutable.

Why we in the United States shouldn't be afraid of Canada:

1.) In the last 6 years, a lot of great indie rock has consistently come out of there. Way more than Delaware. A little bit of punk. A little bit of post-punk/new wave but mainly, they're all about the here and now in Canada. So my show on this night focused generally on the here and now. Download this, mp3, listen, win, and take a metaphorical voyage up the Saint Lawrence River with Jacques Cartier in search of non-metaphorical beaver pelts and a root-like beverage I call Root Marm:

Oh Canada, Not My Home and Native Land

True Patriot Love in this Playlist Though:

Ain't Got No Sense - Teenage Head
Cause = Time - Broken Social Scene
D.O.A. - D.O.A.
Switching to Glide - The Kings
Bandages - Hot Hot Heat
Letter to an Occupant - The New Pornographers
Fuck the Pain Away - Peaches
Romantic Rights - Death From Above 1979
Still in Love - The Stills
A Stirstick's Prediction - Despistado
He! She! You! Me! They! We! Us! Okay! - You Say Party! We Say Die!
Speak Slow - Tegan and Sara
Living on Video - Trans X
Little Bones - The Tragically Hip
Incision - Skinny Puppy
***Guilty Pleasure*** I Beg Your Pardon, I Never Promised You A Rose Garden - Kon Kan
The Slap - By Divine Right
Rough Gem - Islands
Dead Disco - Metric
Whites Only Party - The Dears
I'm An Adult Now - The Pursuit of Happiness
Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
Underwhelmed - Sloan
Nature of the Experiment - Tokyo Police Club
Elevator Love Letter - Stars
Silent Seven - Controller Controller
Rebellion (Lies) - Arcade Fire


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