The DCeiver would like to wish all of the good people of Canada a Happy Canada Day. We have always been big fans of your country, your job-providing media bloggers like Rachel Sklar, your hockey and poutine and rational health care policies, your picturesque cities as shot by Douglas Coupland, your Atom Egoyan movies, your comedy legends, your Cadence Weapons, Arcade Fires, Broken Social Scenes and Stars (and even your Glass Tigers!). But most especially, we thank you, Canada for your beautiful and magical spirit guide, Saint Alanis Morissette. Even if she is a Sens fan. We sort of thought she'd back the Leafs. That's okay, though. Have a great day, and a great year, Canada. We're sorry we keep accidentally bombing you guys in Afghanistan. Please keep a light on for us, in case the worst happens.
And now, some special Canada Day Mandychatting!
DCeiver: I have just finished listening to the new record by Thee Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra and Tra-La-La Band.
Blogs t r e t c h: ...and 8 hours later...
DCeiver: and really, that was more or less what I expected from a band called Thee Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra and Tra-La-La Band. I would say that if you hear just one record by Thee Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra and Tra-La-La Band this year, make it the one that Thee Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra and Tra-La-La Band just put out!
Blogs t r e t c h: ok, deal! i saw them in london. it was a good show, but they literally played 8 songs in 2 hours
DCeiver: Seeing as it's Canada Day, I really should have been listening to Godspeed You Black Emperor.
Blogs t r e t c h: ooo, good point
DCeiver: My friend went to see Godspeed You Black Emperor...at GALAXY HUT. Which isn't the ideal place for a nine-piece band to play.
Blogs t r e t c h: hahaha! no. not.
DCeiver: He said that they were building to one of their many crescendoes, with everything blazing, and they hit this moment when everyone, on a dime, dropped out, leaving only the drummer. and the whole thing just left my friend amazed at how tight they were, until a second later, when he realized that the band managed to blow the fuse and kill the power.
Blogs t r e t c h: which, to be fair, doesn't take a terribly large effort to do at g hut. but that is pretty damn impressive.
DCeiver: and now there are of course, 14-member Canadian bands, which tells me that government funded arts work.
Blogs t r e t c h: YES! I love it when our conversations have a moral to the story.