Canada Day Jukebox and Open Thread


Jonathan McLeod

Jonathan McLeod is a writer living in Ottawa, Ontario. (That means Canada.) He spends too much time following local politics and writing about zoning issues. Follow him on Twitter.

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19 Responses

  1. Avatar greginak says:

    Rush? Never heard of them, they must be some odd niche band.. But what about Triumph?!?!?!? Now there was a power rock trio with meaningful lyrics.

    What about Bare Naked Ladies?Report

    • Avatar Mike Schilling says:

      What about the Guess Who?

      American woman, I said, get away
      American woman, listen what I say

      Don’t come hanging ’round my door
      Don’t want to see your face no more
      I don’t need your war machines
      I don’t need your ghetto scenes

  2. Avatar Shazbot5 says:

    Canada is its own country now?

    When did that happen?

    Did the Queen decide you weren’t worth owning anymore?


  3. Avatar Glyph says:

    Well, I almost posted “Take Off To The Great White North” by Bob & Doug since there can BE no other Canadian anthem, but since it does feature Geddy Lee I don’t want to break your “no “Rush” rule inadvertently.

    Instead, here’s a scene from their all-time Canadian film classic The Mutants of 2051 AD.Report

    • Avatar Glyph says:

      Now I so want GY!BE to sample Moranis in this clip for their next apocalyptic track. “I was the only one left on the planet after the holocaust, eh.” (Cue ominous strings).Report

      • Avatar Reformed Republican says:

        Just take one of their existing tracks and do a mashup. It’s what all the cool kids are doing these days.Report

  4. Avatar Chris says:

    To celebrate, I watched Intelligence and Continuum on Netflix this weekend.Report

  5. Avatar Jaybird says:

    It’s still “Dominion Day” in *OUR* household.Report

  6. I assume this means that Canada is revoking its official apology for Mr. Adams? This is nothing less than a declaration of war.Report

  7. Avatar Anne says:

    The first time I heard of Bryan Adams he was opening for of all people Adam Ant.Report

  8. Avatar J@m3z Aitch says:

    My disappointment that you didn’t include No Means No is offset by my relief that you didn’t include Anne Murray. (I’d have written “that bitch Anne Murray, but each time I do there are complaints–apparently not everyone gets the South Park reference.)

    I’ll throw a shout out to The Be Good Tanyas, too.Report

    • Avatar Anne says:

      Hey, I only gave you the hard time once, now I get it and in my defense it was personal to me 🙂Report

      • Avatar J@m3z Aitch says:

        Heh, I’d forgotten who had objected, and I certainly bear no grudge at all. And I absolutely get why the word is personal–that, of course, is why the South Park guys used it. (And for all I know, Anne Murray is the world’s nicest Canadian.)Report

  9. Avatar amspirnational says:

    you couldn’t be Canadian.
    If you were, Murray MacLauchlan would be posted.Report

  10. Avatar Wardsmith says:

    Ah Neil Young. The man hasn’t finished a song until it is good and truly shredded. For even more broken strings watch here.

    Happy Canada day to you Jonathan. Had a merry time meself there a few years back and got some of the locals to sing “Oh Canada” for us. Being Westies, they gave up on the French lyrics, just singing “frog, frog frog” for all the lines they didn’t remember from their youth. I’d post the hockey anthem here but have already exceeded my embedded links quota.Report