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Foreign songs about Canada - Which is not unduly obvious, as I am about to explain
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Foreign songs about Canada
My main source for audio oddities this year has been the second incarnation of the 365 Days Project (not all work-safe). In its first incarnation, they'd post an interesting, oddball or cultural remnant mp3 each day. This year, they're sometimes posting entire albums! It's been great for industrial musicals (e.g., plastic wrap from Goodyear) and for individual songs. One of my favourites is an off-kilter rendition of What kind of fool am I?

Given that today is Canada Day, by coincidence they posted songs from a less-than-mediocre British charity fundraising album. My ghod, if you're going to sing an incredibly boring, useless, drawn-out song about Canada and have nothing to say except you like its islands and dogwood trees, please sing about something else. Mind you - it's sung by Sabalom Glitz.

BJ Snowden also did a song about Canada, but frankly it's not to my liking. Much better is her song about New Brunswick, which also has little to say besides what must have been gleaned from some travel brochures, but at least it's short and up-tempo. And when I sent it to my friend Marlos who's from New Brunswick, he replied, "I - am - going - to - keeeel - you." So all was, um, good.

Happy Canada Day, everyone!
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dakhun From: dakhun Date: July 1st, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I Googled for Sabalom Glitz and found a Wikipedia entry about an old Doctor Who character of that name which had a note at the bottom about SabaloN Glitz who sang UFO music 12 years ago.
zrath From: zrath Date: July 2nd, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)


Take off, heh? :)

There's an old French song called "Ma Cabine Au Canada", but I'm too lazy to Google it.
That's all I can think of when it comes to French songs about Canada.


zrath From: zrath Date: July 2nd, 2007 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)


"Ma Cabane", not "Ma Cabine".


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