Enjoyed watching the Junos tonight. I really don't think I have missed them since I was about 10 years old...okay maybe 15...haha.
Feist was great tonight. So glad to see her get more and more awards, recognition, money....happiness (let's hope)
Her live tune tonight was easily the funkiest, most creative thing on the show...they went for it, they rocked and the crowd responded. I did like Jully Black at the end too and was looking forward to her only because I saw her video earlier on during a commercial break and thought it was quite something.
Seeing Ben Mulroney interview the host; Russell Peters before the show was quite embarrasing, but a typical Canadian thing...he got his name completely wrong...the host of the show (!) and he called him Russell Jones or something. To tell you the truth I had to google his name too even after watching the whole show. This is the Canadian thing though...we don't really HAVE stars or celebrities here!! I have lots of favourite Canadian actors...can I remember their names...NO.
Ok...Anne Murray is a star...but...who else, really...Michael Buble?...I just think we need to find our own way through this whole award thing in our own way...my son Dylan suggested they change the red carpet to a skating rink...I was suggesting give everyone a fishing pole and put them on the side of a lake, see how they do and interview them while they fight for the big pike.
I love Canadian music, Canadian art, Canada, its people, its history, the whole deal...but we DO NOT need to be like Americans to be successful...or to sell records. (not that I know much about selling records)
The tribute to Triumph was cool too as that is SO...my roots. I loved those guys with every muscle in my brain and body.
Nice to see banjo player Jayme Stone win Instrumental Recording of the year too. Way to go Jayme.
Go Flames Go!!