Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Canada's gift to Obama

Canada's CBC public radio has plans to teach US president-elect Barack Obama a little more about his northern neighbor, with an inaugural compilation of 49 Canadian songs.

Some "49 songs from north of the 49th parallel" were chosen on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Friday.

Obama's "playlist could definitely benefit from some Canadian content, especially given the depth of our musical offerings -- spanning a wide variety of genres and representing our culture from coast to coast," CBC mused on its website.

Obama will get an eclectic earful. The list includes Leonard Cohen's "Democracy," Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World," and Gordon Lightfoot's "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald."

"Night Train" by famed jazz musician Oscar Peterson, folk rock singer Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now," "The Hockey Song" by Stompin' Tom Connors, as well as a song by leading indie rock group Arcade Fire and some French-language selections are also on the list.

"One of the best way to know Canada is through the depth and breadth of our artistic expression," CBC Radio executive director Denise Donlon said in a statement.

"We're excited about the new president and we want him to be excited about us, so we're asking our audience to help compile the list of our most definitive Canadian songs!"
(Yahoo News)

Malajube's Montreal -40 song is in the top 49. I am posting it's video here, not because I would choose this specific song for Obama, but because it is winter here, and it is cold as hell, and that's what the song is all about. And I am also posting it because I like the very creative video.


sonoio said...

es malajube? está bárbaro el video de esta banda, y sabés? por aqui hay muchos artistas con la estética de los dibujos, es como si fuera una escuela de ilustración global, saludos

Le zèbre bleu said...

Me gusto el video de malajube... no pienso que es bàrbaro...

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