Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Enough already.

I don't know about all of you, maybe I'm alone on this one. I feel like a traitor because I'm so pleased to see them doing so well and I wish them no ill, but for crap's sake...

STOP PLAYING THE ARCADE FIRE AND BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE ON THE CBC!!

For real, yo. I LOVE both of these bands. I think they're brilliant. They can bring tears to my eyes and make me scream out loud. But when you play them five times a day on the CBC and point out to us each time how we should start paying attention to them (even though it's the billionth time you've told us so) you make us very unhappy. There is a lot of good Canadian indie music out there...grow a spine and play something that we haven't heard 200 times in the last week.

Note: I know, I know - "indie" is such a dead term now, it's been subverted like "alternative" was in the 90s, but I don't have another good word to use at this point.

Also: As I'm writing this, I'm listening to Jian Ghomeshi (check out his site, it's vaguely hilarious how many pictures of himself he has available, and also that he has bought both www.jian.ca AND www.jianghomeshi.com to point to the same site). To his credit, he's using Sounds Like Canada to play a decent selection of interesting Canadian music. Bravo Jian. That said, guess what the second band that he played was?

3 Comments:

Anonymous sarah. said...

At least it wasn't Moxy Fruvous (he used to be the King of Spain you know)

3:15 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

If only now he would just learn to savour the taste of that humble pie.

3:22 PM  
Anonymous sarah said...

i am very embarrassed to say that that made me laugh out loud.

3:32 PM  

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