Sunday, April 6, 2008

Juno what?

I had the pleasure of attending the Juno awards tonight, thanks to Vas at Fraser Milner Casgrain. As a lover of Canadian Music, red wine and having fun, I was especially thankful to get the invite. Memorable moments from the evening include:

  • Watching the Canadian equivalent of the Madonna-Britney-Christina stunt, which involved Anne Murray, Jann Arden and Sarah Brightman. Let's just say it was not quite the same - and I'm thankful for that. I appreciate that Canada still seems to reward musical talent over exhibitionism.
  • 'Triumph' being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. My first reaction was to mock the absurdity of the long hair and moustaches...just the sort that inspired movies such Fubar. I had flashbacks of earning my maroon swimming badge at shouldice pool as 'Lay it on the Line' played in the background. I have to admit that I was impressed with the clarity with which the band members expressed themselves in accepting the award. I take back my mocking words and am thankful to see evidence that a hard-rocking glory doesn't necessarily end in burn out (though somebody seriously needs to call the fashion police).
  • Watching Feist clean up on the awards. She's fantastic. If you don't have her albums, I highly recommend a trip to the music store.
  • Being home by 9:00pm. Now that's a good night!!


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