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Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?

Little Hawk 14 Sep 00 - 07:43 PM
Mbo 14 Sep 00 - 07:45 PM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 14 Sep 00 - 07:51 PM
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Subject: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 07:43 PM

I figure it's time to regale them yanks, brits, etc. with some real down home Canadian content. Anything will do as long as it's Canadian. Whatcha got? Don't hang back, eh?


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Mbo
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 07:45 PM

Parental Warning
Explicit Canadian Content


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 07:51 PM

I am drinking Tim Hortons coffee and eating a donut in Nova Scotia; and I was born in England. Does that count as regaling a Brit??? Yours, Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 07:57 PM

Okay. Didja know that the following great folk singers all came from Canada?

Ian & Sylvia Tyson

Leonard Cohen

Joni Mitchell

Bruce Cockburn

Gordon Lightfoot

Buffy Sainte-Marie

Stan Rogers

The Band (mostly)

Neil Young (is he a folksinger? Well sometimes.)

Pretty good for a nation that had less than 22 million people at the time.

Bullwinkle is also almost certainly from Canada, and so are Dudley Doright and sweet Nell. I'm not so sure about Snidely Whiplash. I think he may have been from Schenectady...


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 08:01 PM

O Canada, home of the donut shop
Your coffee cup will keep you on the hop
A daily dose...of raw caffeine
To be zapped into your veins
Your teeth will rot...your guts will knot
You'll try to sleep, but in vain
O Canada, coffee and tea
We're all addicted and we're proud to be
O Canada let's raise a cup for thee!

Sing it to the tune of Canada's national anthem...


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 08:06 PM

Cowboy Junkies
Rick Fielding
Garnet Rogers
Rita MacNeil
Rankin Family
Barra MacNeils
Lennie Gallant
Susan Aglukark
Anne Murray
Loreena McKennitt
Great Big Sea
All Canadians too!


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Metchosin
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 08:11 PM

and Mandolirium and The WalterBodega band!

Don't know of them yet?

You will!


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: keltcgrasshoppper
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 08:15 PM

Don't leave out Natalie MacMaster, Ashley MacIsac, The Celtic Tide, The Chassion Family, Beautiful Prince Edward Island and The Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival, The ECMA'S this year in Charlottetown, PEI.. J.P.Cormier, Richard Wood. Really GOOD BEER!!!!!! Shall I go on??? KGH


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 08:20 PM

I'd rather leave out Ashley if you dont mind...


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 08:20 PM

Most of the French language material on the DT claims to be Canadian.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: keltcgrasshoppper
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 08:23 PM

Oh come on now Dave Ashley is really on the road back to health. And he is one of the BEST Fiddle players around.KGH


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: GUEST,Bud Savoie
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 08:27 PM

My grandparents, them.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Metchosin
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 08:35 PM

so as not to appear entirely ethnocentric
Jean Carignan


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 08:41 PM

22 million people sounds like a hell of a lot of people to me. There's 4 million or so in Ireland. And that's a hell of a lot of people too. (And the best music comes from the parts of Ireland with the fewest people.)

That's not in any way knocking Canada, but when it comes to folk music I tend to feel small is beautiful. As witness Newfoundland's contribution. (Or south of the border, as witness Appalachia.)


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Mbo
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 08:51 PM

Don't forget
Barachois
Orealis
La Bottine Souriante
Martyn Bennett


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 09:00 PM

Also, don't forget Montcorbier (incredible trio from Quebec!).


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 09:12 PM

And...

Marie-Lynn Hammond

Grit Laskin

Murray McLaughlin

Pauline Julienne

Kathryn Wheatley

Wendell Ferguson

J. K. Gully

Erin Benjamin

Eileen McGann & David K.

Kathy Miller


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Mbo
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 09:18 PM

And Mary Jane Lammond!! WOO!


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Marion
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 09:22 PM

Is anyone familiar with Aengus Finnan, a singer-songwriter from near Toronto that also does some trad songs? I've been to a couple of his wonderful concerts and have his wonderful CD "Fool's Gold" (he thanks Rick Fielding on the album notes, so obviously he can't be all bad).

Marion


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: sophocleese
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 09:35 PM

Marion, I saw him at a concert here in Orillia last spring and then at the MAriposa Festival. I also have Fool's Gold. Very nice stuff indeed.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Barbara
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 09:50 PM

Finest Kind
Three Strong Winds
Zeke Hoskin
Virgo Rising
Wade Hemsworth
all four of my grandparents, eh?
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Ebbie
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 09:57 PM

Robert Service so far as I know never set food in Alaska. He was a bank clerk in Yukon Territory, Canada. When no one is looking, though, we like to claim him.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Metchosin
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 10:13 PM

Bob Bossin
Angel Arsenault
Pied Pumpkin
Daisy Debolt
Edith Butler
Kate and Anna McGarrigle
Mad Pudding


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Mbo
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 10:18 PM

BNL with their samurais, Chicketty China The CHinese Chicken, Brian Wilson and old apartments. WOO! If you call, I will answer.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: catspaw49
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 10:44 PM

Y'all have great beer ads........love the bear. The beer on the other hand............"Phantom" has played more there than anywhere else...............yeh, well, skip that...........Lessee now.......You used to have Tim Horton until Dave screwed up............Hey!! You have some weird looking money!!! Interestingly enough, I had some of it when I got back last year and tried to pay with it at Tim Horton's as a joke. They failed to see the humor and wouldn't take it.................Hmmmmmm.....Oh yeah...You did have a boat entered in the America's Cup a few years ago....'Course they had to shovel snow out of it to practice, but that WAS a first for an 12Meter Cup boat (truth)...................But you DO have Jean Larrivee which makes up for Tim Horton's!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Metchosin
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 11:06 PM

and Linda Manzer.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 11:26 PM

And so many others. Amazing lot of luthiers in this country.

Now, let's see, how about actors...

William Shatner

Lorne Greene

and that guy in "Naked Gun" Leslie Neilsen, isn't it?

Geez...what a bunch of stiffs! Oh well, at least our musicians are good.

Here's a Canadian content limerick:

Joe Clark had not much of a chin
But don't worry, said Brian to him
I can take up the slack, and lead the attack
Cos mine's long as the road to Berlin

Here's another:

Bob Stanfield could sell underwear
And Trudeau could certainly swear
But Brian Mulroney just gave us the loonie
Aside from a lot of hot air

I can see all the Americans scratching their heads over those...heh! (hint: they are all former prime ministers our would-be prime ministers of Canada)


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Metchosin
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 11:37 PM

ooh ooh! Don't forget Lorne Greene
and the Friendly Giant

Loved the limericks Little Hawk


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Metchosin
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 11:46 PM

and Mr. Dressup (and Finnegan) he may have been stuffed but he was a great Canadian, most of us are, stuffed that is.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Metchosin
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 11:50 PM

now how did I miss Lorne....hmmm...thing blindness?


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Metchosin
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 11:58 PM

Jim Carey and John Candy....miss that guy


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: GUEST,shotgun_dog
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 12:05 AM

Stompin Tom Connors; Rita McNeil; Gordon Lightfoot; Dick Nolan; k.d. lang; Roy Payne;and the Molson Canadian "Joe"


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 12:23 AM

Getty Lee,Lethbridge Beer,Bi-lingual Signage,Yukon King,Allen Thicke,Bachman Turner Overdrive,Cold Fronts,Scott Thompson,Felt Boot-liners,Larivee Guitars,White Food,Canada Dry,"We Always Get Our Man",Nelson Eddy and Jeanette McDonald,Blackout Curtains,Geese,Seagrams Seven,Gordie Howe,Marguerite "Where's the Party?" Trudeau,thermal socks that require 9volt batteries,Maple (Trees,Leaves,and Syrup),Potato Hot Dish,Larry Walker,Rick Moranis,Eugene Levy,the Midnight Sun,the Mid-day Moon,the All Day Hangover.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: katlaughing
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 12:30 AM

Ferron

Little Hawk, give us a little credit for knowing something about that big huge snow-covered space just north of us, eh?


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Barbara
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 12:53 AM

Robertson Davies, an amazing author, read him if you haven't, nothing quite like him.
We used to drive over to Windsor to get scones, black currant jam, six packs of hard cider, Labatt's, and then we'd drive down to Point Pelee in Lake Erie to fish for smelt all night (and play music and drink homemade blackberry wine)with with the Scottish-American League ruggers. That's how my first guitar got its first scratches, at one of those gatherings, from the belt-buckle of a rather inebriated man who was playing "Scots What Hae" or maybe it was "Donal, whar's yer troosers".
If that ain't content, I dunno what is, eh?
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Metchosin
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 12:57 AM

touques touques touques


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Metchosin
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 01:04 AM

LeeJ I'm Canajun and I don't know what Potato Hot Dish is! Do I need help?


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 01:16 AM

Sorry,Metchosin,that might be Minnesota. I get 'em mixed up sometimes.:>}


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Metchosin
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 01:28 AM

Stuart Mclean and the Vinly... oops Vinyl Cafe.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 01:34 AM

Jennifer Roland,(her new CD "Wings" has just been released - it's great! produced by Al Bennett), Dave MacIsaac, Hadrian's Wall, the Glengarry Bhoys, the Brigadoons, Frankie Benson, Hugo Stranney. All the best
Seamus


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 12:15 PM

...and the Defranco Family, and Andy Kim, Paul Anka, Robert Goulet...

Oops, sorry about that my fellow canucks.

"Spaw, are you saying that there are Tim Horton's in the U.S.A.? I'm there often and have never seen one. It would be nice to get a real cup of coffee in your fine country, God knows you can't get a beer.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: catspaw49
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 12:26 PM

Hi Steve........Oh yeah.....Even right here in little ol' Lancaster we have a Tim Horton's. Dave Thomas (Wendy's--a good Ohio boy)brought them here for reason's unknown to me. I've tried there coffee.........well, it sure is hot anyway.....kinda' like the surface of the sun. Now if you want great coffee, go to White Castle. Don't eat any of the food of course, but the coffee is dynamo-hum!

You are right about the beer of course. To have any appreciation at all for how bad States beer can be, try Iron City when you visit Wheeling. You'll beg for a Bud.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Naemanson
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 12:37 PM

eh?


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 12:42 PM

One of Mike Scott's birds came from Canada, Crystal or summat. He sent her his love, with a bang on the ear!

Skipjack (who once got disgracefully drunk in St Johns, and had to shin back aboard his square-rigger via the mooring lines to avoid the evil First Mate)


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: black walnut
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 12:48 PM

The Woods Music and Dance Camp

~black walnut


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: GUEST,Mbo_at_ECU
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 12:51 PM

David Clayton Thomas!


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 01:20 PM

Dynamo-hum,eh? Sounds like a spot to get it hot...but I ain't been to it.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 01:41 PM

Two of my favourite Toronto acts. Carlos Del Junco, twice named Hohner world Champion in both the Blues and Jazz Categories. Carlos used to have Kevin Breitt in his band, one of the most innovative guitarists I've ever heard. They still play together from time to time. If you get a chance to see Carlos, go. Especially if Kevin is guesting with him.

www.carlosdeljunco.com

The other is Toronto Mainstay Paul James. Paul's show with his band is always energetic and entertaining, but his solo acoustic is remarkable. He covers Robert Johnson, Muddy, Dylan, Bo Diddley etc very well as well as doing a lot of his own material that is deeply rooted in blues. Paul has played with Bob Dylan on several occasions.

www.seen.com/paul.james

'Spaw, I've always said that there's no accounting for taste or lack thereof, but I didn't mind Iron City and I like the Green Death, Rolling Rock. Bud on the other hand... Any Chance of Blueclickythinging the above two sites for me?

I don't think I saw The Guess Who mentioned. In the early seventies they were the best selling band in the world for a while.

I'm a big fan of Tim Horton's Coffee. I like my coffee strong and I usually find the coffee in the U.S. brewed too weak for my taste. But it seems that that's the way you guys like it. Perhaps we need stronger coffee to recover from our stronger beer.

I'm surprised by how many fellow Canucks don't know who Tim Horton was, they only know his name from the Donut shops. Tim was probably the finest Defenceman in the N.H.L in the sixties right up until a certain Robert Gordon Orr burst upon the scene. He was a mainstay on the Sixties Toronto Maple Leaf dynasty, the last Toronto team to win the Stanley Cup. Of course, this year's team will be the next Toronto team to win it.

Oh yeah and speaking of the sixties Leafs, how about Johhny Bower and "Honky the Christmas Goose" or "Clear the Track, Here comes Shack"


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Metchosin
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 01:50 PM

Chrystal was a rover....

Don Messer's Jubilee

Didn't have the twenty bucks, eh LEJ.

or maybe it was forty can't remember....


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Metchosin
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 01:55 PM

Rocket Richard


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Metchosin
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 02:08 PM

and Whipper Billy Watson....

I've got to cut this out. Promise! this is it.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: SINSULL
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 02:29 PM

Another vote for Robertson Davies and now I can't remember the street that was the Canadian equivalent of Haight-Ashbury. Anybody remember? I think it's a shopping mall now.
Sgt. Preston and Yukon King!
Toronto Blue Jays
Ming Tai's - best Chinese food in the world.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: SINSULL
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 02:32 PM

Wasn't Northern Exposure filmed in Canada?


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 02:42 PM

Wasn't Rochdale the Hippy Hang out.

Of Course there was Yorkville, home of the Riverboat, which closed before I was old enough to go there.

How about the El Macombo, Massey Hall, The Silver Dollar and the Horseshoe?


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: SINSULL
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 05:06 PM

Yorkville/Yorktown sounds right. Thank you for reminding me that I was born before 1965.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Naemanson
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 05:18 PM

It's all right Sinsull, there are a bunch of us born before 1965. The question then comes up how long before? Is it measured in years? Decades? (Ducking and laughing and running)

I don't know if it was Canadian or British but I used to watch Canadian TV and I remember a show called The Pig And Whistle. It was a variety show that featured the Irish Rovers and was located in a pub. It was a bit like Hee-Haw meets folk music and I'm sure it predates Hee-Haw.

Another Canadian TV show I remember was The Salvagers.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 05:50 PM

Renfrew of the Mounties, who used to sing folk sogs while getting his man with biplane or dog team. And Anne of Green Gables. Too bad they never met.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: GUEST,Another Alaskan
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 05:58 PM

Northern Exposure was a caricature of Skagway, AK. It was filmed in Washington State.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 06:14 PM

The Beachcombers
Tamarack
James Keelaghan
Stephen Fearing
Ferron
Another vote for Garnet Rogers
Willie P. Bennette
Ian Tamblyn
Ferron
Oliver Schroer (now THAT'S a fiddle player!!)
The Littlest Hobo
Red Green
History Bites
Prisoners Of Gravity
Rick Mercer!
Don Ross, Guitar GOD!

Just to name a few.... Lenny Gallant
Blackie And The Rodeo Kings


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Barbara
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 06:37 PM

Speaking of old,

Jolly Jingles and Boofland;
"Boofland, my Boofland,
Let us always sing,
And have some fun with Cecil B
Herkimer and Jing...
"

Cecil B. was sea dragon sock puppe (or was that Herkimer?); Jingles was a jester, it was a CBC kiddie show in the fifties a la Soupy Sales or Jimmy Devine. We also got to watch Popeye on CBC, was it on the Jingles show?

Blessings, Barbara


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: keltcgrasshoppper
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 07:35 PM

Did anyone mention Howie MacDonald?? If not I have.And The Rankin Family.. KGH


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: SINSULL
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 08:35 PM

Thanks, AA. How close to reality was the series? I love Maurice. And still tell my boss "There's a call on Line 1".


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: SINSULL
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 08:36 PM

Thanks, AA. How close to reality was the series? I love Maurice. And still tell my boss "There's a call on Line 1".


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: MarkS
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 08:42 PM

Creemore Springs beer. When the contents of those bottles are in me, I am very contented to be in Canada


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: GUEST,Steve Latimer
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 08:52 PM

Am I the first to mention the very talented Canadian Susan Latimer?


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Barbara
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 08:55 PM

And would she be any relation, Steve?


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: GUEST,Steve Latimer
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 09:01 PM

She could be my baby sister, but she has played at Mariposa, Greenbank, Eaglewood and been on Rick's show a few times.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: GUEST,classical
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 09:48 PM

Canada's Haight Ashbury was in down town Toronto, the cafes of Yorkville iAve in the 50's. Now this street is paved in BMW's and Evian.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Oversoul
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 10:17 PM

"Chicken Dinner" candy bars. I almost defected because of those damn things back in '69.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: wildlone
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 10:31 PM

One of my family on my adopted fathers side ran his railroad through a place near Dawsons Creek it now bears the his name Chetwynd .


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 11:07 PM

and none of you REAL Canadians have mentioned Graham Townsend, an amazing fiddle player

or The Swing Geezers


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 11:32 PM

here is interesting page in Canadian Library site...seems to index MUCH musical stuff Library


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Pixie
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 08:03 AM

Don't forget: Bryan Adams Spirit of the West Michael J. Fox Celine Dion the other one........what's her name....oh yeah, Shania Twain, Terri Clark George Fox Kim Mitchell Terry Fox..... Ron Hines Lenny Breau (who taught Randy Bachman a lick or two) Ron Hawkins Hank Snow Valdy .....and 22 million may seem like a lot of people, but how many times would the area of Ireland fit into Canada?

Susan Aglukark


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 10:28 AM

Anyone remember the TV show Seaway? They used a Manchester Liner in one show. Cant remember which one though... Good program. Yours, Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Metchosin
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 11:39 AM

Actually we've grown to a population of 31,281,092 as of July 2000.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: sophocleese
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 04:28 PM

You counted?


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Metchosin
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 05:26 PM

no but somebody at Ask Jeeves did.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Night Owl
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 05:47 PM

Helen Creighton


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 07:02 PM

There's more to life than making lists and adding to them. Any suggestions about whether there are any specific things about Canadian musicians and singers that marks them out from their southern neighbours? Is there a different sense of humour for example?


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: pastorpest
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 08:52 PM

Scholarshp suggests that "Canada" is a first nations term meaning "village" or "community" or something like that. But what really happened is the Fathers of Confederation could not agree on a name so three of them drew letters from a hat. The draw went like this: "C" eh? "N" eh? "D" eh?


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: SINSULL
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 09:00 PM

Kids in the Hall?


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Alice
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 11:11 PM

Another Robertson Davies fan here.
Has anyone already mentioned Leahy?

Alice


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Mbo
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 11:19 PM

Leahy kicks ass!


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 17 Sep 00 - 11:47 AM

Pixie - were you just adding Susan Aglukark to the list...or are you Susan Aglukark?

I saw her at the Orillia Opera House some time back. Great show!

I'm going to throw Pierre Trudeau's hat into the ring. Absolutely remarkable man, whether or not you agreed with his politics.

Yeah, and Tim Horton was a helluva hockey player...but Bobby Orr was incomparable.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: GUEST,Steve Latimer
Date: 17 Sep 00 - 04:29 PM

I'm 100% in agreement with you about Pierre. Can't agree with everything he did, but I believe that anything he did he felt was best for Canada. He had the gumption to stand up for his beliefs.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: GUEST,Steve Latimer
Date: 17 Sep 00 - 04:34 PM

Today is the annual Terry Fox Run. We should all be inspired and humbled by this great Canadian.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: keltcgrasshoppper
Date: 17 Sep 00 - 04:52 PM

I thought of something else that you can only get in Canada "Shreddies" The very best breakfast cereal.. Now this will probably anoy the toothpaste person. Sorry.. KGH LOL


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Alice
Date: 17 Sep 00 - 06:30 PM

How about the rest of the lyrics to Vimy.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Lyrical Lady
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 12:27 AM

Raymond Burr, Raffi, Valdy, Kathy"Auntie Kate"Roland Fred Penner,Connie Caulder,Judith Forest...yes Dave..I remember "Seaway"


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From: GUEST,Lee
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 01:12 AM

Maggie (I wandered today to the hill, Maggie) Gordy Tapp (Clem on Hee Haw) Marilyn Bell -- First swimmer across Lake Ontario Stu Phillips Albert County Champagne: 180+ proof, clear as water, aged 7 days, and guaranteed to gag a maggot! Only in New Brunswick, you say?


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 02:07 AM

The 78th Fraser Highlanders. They became the first ever highland pipe band from outside of Scotland to win the world championship. Some great highland pipe music composers in Canada: Michael Grey, Bruce Gandy, Scott Macaulay.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: black walnut
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 09:52 AM

Sharlene Wallace (international award winner for improvization on lever harp, lives in Toronto)

~black walnut


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: GUEST,Pete Peterson
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 11:01 AM

Did somebody metnion Don Messer? Glad somebody said Graham Townshend. A friend has an album of original fiddle tunes that he wrote, each named for a Canadian Prime Minister; the one that grabbed me hard is "Sir John A. Macdonald's Waltz"-- and nobody knows it! (or of him!)
Let us not forget Screech, the national drink of the Newfies


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Metchosin
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 11:24 AM

or Sunny Boy Cereal (mentioned on another thread) and Red River Cereal>

or Northern Dancer (sired more offspring than any in a three hundred year history, who says Canadians aren't sexy) and Big Ben

or Sir Frederick Banting and Dr. Norman Bethune

We'll make 300,000 today won't we guys?


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Airto
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 11:50 AM

Mike McLeod Arthur Lebeau Nancy McQueen Steve Richards Phil Nathan Anna Roche...


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Davey
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 11:56 AM

I'll add my contributions

McGinty, Friends of Fiddlers Green, Christina Smith & Jean Hewson, Rick Fines, Terry Tufts, Alastair MacGillivray (one of the best writers of Maritime songs)...

Davey... (:>)


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: GUEST,John Leeder
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 03:27 PM

Is it true that you can't get butter tarts in the U.S. and Britain? Or Nanaimo bars? My new British son-in-law had to be initiated into these sacred mysteries.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 03:36 PM

KANATA is a native term meaning Village.. Canada is the bastardisation of that word by dumb European settlers...

And let's not forget who won the war of 1812!
LOL!!!!

{~`


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Metchosin
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 03:47 PM

and giving away a national secret, from right here on the Island from whence they come, the true secret of really superb Nanaimo Bars is to use "unsweetened chocolate" in a thin top layer to complement and counteract the very sweet Byrd's Custard layer and then chill.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 04:07 PM

Ca'Nada (Here Nothing) Marked on the first chart of Newfoundland/Labrador by Portugese Navigators.. meaning the spot they landed on was rock scrub brush and void of people or mineral wealth... They discovered that later further south and west. Dave (the ancient historian)


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Metchosin
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 04:14 PM

Montreal Beef, poutine and a Mae West.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 04:43 PM

ashley macisaac is a great guy. i love the way he tells nigger jokes and insists on smoking in a non-smoking club. he'd be a great mudcatter.

of course, there are those little problems he has with smoking crack and fucking underage boys.

but, hey, what mudcatter hasn't smoked crack or fucked around with underage boys or girls?


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: GUEST,John Leeder
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 04:52 PM

I've heard the "Portugese map" story with a variation: that "Canada" (wiggly line over the "n" -- what's that called again?) means "canyons" or "valleys". Or it might have been a Spanish map. They both did explorations and kept the results secret for a few centuries. Anybody know enough Portugese or Spanish to verify this?


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: keltcgrasshoppper
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 06:41 PM

Guest, You seem well versed on Ashley.. Did you know that he has been working very hard cleaning up his act. All of what you said may be true, Ashley did suffer from TOO MUCH SUCCESS, too soon, he was swept away made some very bad mistakes. But your disgusting presentation of him can't take away the fact that he is without any doubt one of THE VERY BEST Cape Breton Fiddlers. KGH


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 05:27 PM

In today's papers there are stories of towns in ITALY that are rebelling against the seeming American takeover of their local quisine and culture. These lovely old places have banned the USA's brand of fast food establishments. They are pushing the older way of sitting down with the family for a real and more formal traditional dining experience. (How rustic??)

When CANADIAN CONTENT LAWS were first instituted in the 1970s (from what I recall), it was an attempt to keep the culture of the USA from overwhelming Canada's home-grown arts and music etc. and all that that entails. So many minutes of every hour on television HAD TO BE Canadian Content. So many acts brought in for festivals had to be Canadian ! After playing at the Winnipeg Folk Festival twice, I began to realize the insideous nature of creeping Americanism----the buying of entire ways of life in the name of "progress" and the USA's idea of Capitalist Manifest Destiny.

Looking back, I'm left wondering what effect Canadian Content rules have had over the last 30 years ? Have they done what was hoped ?

Some few here in the USA are truly sorry to see the so-called "success" of our system. Rural America has been destroyed too. Indeed, we have seen our small towns, like the one we live in, Peru, Illinois, developed into grotesque mini versions of the urban sprawl that has turned the concrete cloverleaf into the National Flower. Red Lobster and Hamburger Helper are probably thinking about a merger---out of which the result will be a product like (maybe) "Lobster Helper". Could an alliance between Mark McGwire and McDonalds be far behind ? The'll pool their trillions to buy The St.Louis Cardinals baseball team and re-name the stadium The "McArena" where Michael Flatley will put on huge dance fest extravaganzas from whichever etnic group is in at the moment.

Soooooooo, how is C.C. faring???

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 10:38 PM

refresh

Have the 1970s Canadian Content laws worked to protect Canadian interests??

Art


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 09:56 AM

Art,

I believe that they have, but I'm not as close to them as a Rick Fielding. If there are negative effects, Rick and other performers would know them. But all in all, I feel that the music industry which is dominated by American record companies would be just as happy to market exactly the same material north and south of the border. I believe that CanCon is at least partly responsible for the success of many of the artists mentioned here who may never have had a chance to be heard without it.

And CanCon also spawned SCTV's "The McKenzie Brothers" which started as a lark. There thinking apparently being "If you want CanCon, we'll give you CanCon."


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 10:01 AM

Meant to say "their", not "there."

And I've contributed to the "mangling" thread.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Naemanson
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 10:14 AM

This reminds me that my sisters and I knew more about the political representatives in New Brunswick than we did of our own national representatives when we were growing up in Northern Maine. My oldest sister even met the Prime Minister of New Brunswick before she knew who the Governor of the state was. Of course, this was in an age before cable TV when the only news you got came through the antenna on top of the house (no satellite dishes either). And CBC came in better than CBS. ABC and NBC we vague shapes through the snow. But CBC was clear as a bell.

I remember watching a new British science fiction show on CBC about an old man who traveled the universe in a police box that was bigger on the inside than on the outside. It was years later that I found out what a cult following that show developed.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: GUEST,John Leeder
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 10:32 AM

Re CanCon: Like Steve, I'm not close to the industry, but I believe the rules have had a positive effect. It would be very tempting for radio stations to get their playlists out of LA or wherever and blindly follow whatever continental directives are laid down -- you can bet the US programmers aren't going to pay attention to unknown (to them) Canadians. At least somewhere along the line radio programmers in Canada have to be aware of Canadian performers.

Mind you, I get the impression that the criteria are pretty loose -- maybe someone who knows more about it can give us more details. Also, it would still be easy for programmers to fall back on the likes of Gordon Lightfoot, Shania Twain and Celine Dion. But I suspect people like those three wouldn't be where they are today if it weren't for CanCon.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 11:39 AM

Gordon Lightfoot is the exception, he was a star before CanCon.

There is no question that CanCon has given us some pretty lame music as well, but it has also springboarded some people into international stardom. Would the likes of Celine, Shania, Barenaked Ladies etc. have made it without CanCon? I guess we'll never know.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Metchosin
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 11:51 AM

I have to make one more post just to guarantee Canadian Content on this thread.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: GUEST,Chris
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 12:30 PM

"Guest" Pete Peterson mentioned "Sir John A McDonald Waltz" by Graham Townsend being almost unknown. Actually it's played down east, but under the title "La Rose". It's published in the fiddle book Music of Prince Edward Island, published by Mel Bay. It's also recently been republished in a Graham Townsend anthology. This is one of the staple tunes played by the Hamilton Old Tyme Fiddle Club, also the Niagara Region Fiddle Club, in the group waltz medleys. It's a lovely tune, with lots of variations on the second section.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: GUEST,John Leeder
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 03:04 PM

Not to be confrontational, Steve, but...

To me, the question whether Canadian Content regulations have "springboarded some people into international stardom" is not very relevant, since I've noticed that people who go on to achieve that exalted state mostly cease making music that has anything to say to me. To my mind, the purpose of CanCon is to help Canadian musicians to make a decent living while remaining in Canada and possibly making music that is relevant to Canadians. And I think it does that.

I'm talking about "stardom" in the quasi-pop field, not the folk field, as folk music enthusiasts tend to be willing to embrace music from cultures other than their own. So a folk musician can become an "international star" in the folk world (whatever level of income this implies -- not on a par with Céline Dion's, I guess...) without having to abandon their cultural identity in their music.

I'd like to hear Canadian working musicians comment on this -- anybody listening?


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 05:50 PM

Rick, Paul Mills---where are ya? To hear from you would be REFRESHING .

Art


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: rabbitrunning
Date: 21 Sep 00 - 12:27 AM

Gosh, nobody mentioned Captain Tractor.

For the true Canadophile(?!) I recommend a strange little CD called "Primadonna on a Moose" by Mary Lou Fallis. It's very very late Victorian operatic soprano though, so be warned! She went and found a bunch of old Canadian sheet music (1840's to 1910's) and put the best choices on the CD. Such great and enduring hits as:
Paddle your Own Canoe,
Canadian Sleigh Song,
Le Grand Seigneur,
Andalouse,
Lacrosse,Our National Game
Snowshoe Tramp
Take Your Girl Out to the Rink
Oh, What a Difference Since the Hydro Came
and By the Banks of the Sasketchewan...
Among others.

No, I'm not making this up. And I've got the lyrics sheet if anyone is desperate...


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Subject: RE: Canadian Content, Eh? Got any?
From: quokka
Date: 23 Apr 08 - 07:31 AM

Resurrecting an old but interesting thread - obviously got too much time on hands at moment, can you tell?
Recently saw Ron Hawkins sing - this guy is seriously good - Letter from Bilbao, anyone? Great song. Also Rosy and Grey:

I want to take a street car downtown
read Henry Miller and wander around
Drink some Guinness from a tin
Because my U.I. cheque has just come in
Tell me where have you been because

Everything is coming up rosy and grey
And the wind is cold but the smell of snow
Warms us today
And your smile is fine and it's just like mine
Won't go away...
Everything is rosy and grey

You've been under my skin now for more than eight years
It's been eight years of laughter and eight years of tears

can't remember the rest of the lyrics except for the rude bit
lol

Oh, btw i also had the extreme pleasure of seeing Genticorum!!!!
WOW they are fantastic!
Quokka


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