Tell me about it. My local station has The Tragically Hip in heavy rotation- now that's torture. I'd rather listen to Nickelback.Canadian government torturing it's own citizens is nothing new. TV and Radio have been require by law to have certain percentages of "Canadian Content" since the late 60's.
Glad to hear I'm not the only one that doesn't like Tragically Hip. Our radio station plays them every third song. Their alternate band is AC/DC which is another one I can't stand.Tell me about it. My local station has The Tragically Hip in heavy rotation- now that's torture. I'd rather listen to Nickelback.
And you're one of the lucky ones if I remember correctly where you've said you're from.Tell me about it. My local station has The Tragically Hip in heavy rotation- now that's torture. I'd rather listen to Nickelback.
Nice. That's very typical of my home State of NH. They found a playlist in 1985 and are sticking with it.
I may have gotten lucky (or your tastes in music aren't quite as pop-sugary as mine) but years ago on a trip to Montreal, they were having a Francophile music fest outside my hotel, and I got to see these fellows, and they were terrific:And you're one of the lucky ones if I remember correctly where you've said you're from.
My exposure to this cruel torture technique is from tons of driving around Quebec.
It's bad, real bad.
Music is definitely absent from the otherwise impressive list of cultural contributions from French speakers around the world and no where is it more absent than Quebec.
I get that rural radio is pretty lame just about anywhere but the thing in Quebec is once you get within range of Montreal it gets even worse. At least French wannabe Bob Dylan is easy on the ears whereas you know you're getting close to Montreal when that electonica/crap/house/whatever stuff comes on and you're not sure if it's the radio or if you need to get to a car repair shop really quick.
The trade off, though, is I get to see plenty of hockey news on TV at night even in the middle of July and I like that. Although, a third line left wing tapeing up shin pads before a summer workout isn't all that exciting.