Saturday, February 14, 2009
This is really old news by now, but I had this story bookmarked for a while and still wanted to write a few words about it. In the weeks before Obama's inauguration, CBC Radio Two held a poll to determine the 49 songs that best define Canada, all the better for the then-incoming President to know what we're all about. Putting aside the somewhat pathetic loser mentality without which we as Canadians wouldn't feel the need to create these "America, pleeeeeease pay attention to us!!" childish cries for attention, the resulting list is actually pretty awesome. I'm not going to complain about what could have been included, because the songs that did make it are all fairly special and represent a solid cross section of Canadian talent from coast to coast. And considering the President's appreciation for music collecting compared to his last few predecessors, I can even begin to imagine that he'd enjoy having a 3CD box set of these songs in the White House music room!