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Old 08-09-2007, 10:03 AM   #61
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PS why do so many Americans rate the Hip? Do most Canadians like them? (really, I don't know, cause I don't know anyone who does) It's college-bar music, with largely unintelligble lyrics, hardly top 10 material in my eyes..

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The 2 "main" members of Arcade Fire are not Canadian.
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The 2 "main" members of Arcade Fire are not Canadian.
Who would you constitute as the two "main" members of Arcade Fire?

For me, and I'm sure for others as well, the two "main" members are the husband and wife duo of Win Butler and Regine Chassagne. In this case, Win is American and Regine is Canadian.
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PS why do so many Americans rate the Hip? Do most Canadians like them? (really, I don't know, cause I don't know anyone who does) It's college-bar music, with largely unintelligble lyrics, hardly top 10 material in my eyes..

We're trying to be nice.

Canadian in Bar: Oh, eh, hoser, ya. You like Canadian music?
American: Yeah sure...like....like that one band...um...with that song?
Canadian: Oh - The Tragically Hip?
American: Uh - YES - The Tragical...those guys. They're great.
Canadian: Funny, eh, you Americans love the Hip. We don't pay em much mind in Canada. Too busy going to the doctor's office I guess. Hear a lot of great music in the doctor's office - and it's free to boot, eh?

Later that evening:American1 to American2: Who the fuck are the Tragicals Hips?
American2: The what?



Isn't Regine Hatian?
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Isn't Regine Haitian?

Her parents escaped the dictatorship of Duvalier and immigrated to Canada where she was born in Montreal.
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We're trying to be nice.

Canadian in Bar: Oh, eh, hoser, ya. You like Canadian music?
American: Yeah sure...like....like that one band...um...with that song?
Canadian: Oh - The Tragically Hip?
American: Uh - YES - The Tragical...those guys. They're great.
Canadian: Funny, eh, you Americans love the Hip. We don't pay em much mind in Canada. Too busy going to the doctor's office I guess. Hear a lot of great music in the doctor's office - and it's free to boot, eh?

Later that evening:American1 to American2: Who the fuck are the Tragicals Hips?
American2: The what?

Cool. I've never seen you quote the bible before. TRUTH.
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We're trying to be nice.

Canadian in Bar: Oh, eh, hoser, ya. You like Canadian music?
American: Yeah sure...like....like that one band...um...with that song?
Canadian: Oh - The Tragically Hip?
American: Uh - YES - The Tragical...those guys. They're great.
Canadian: Funny, eh, you Americans love the Hip. We don't pay em much mind in Canada. Too busy going to the doctor's office I guess. Hear a lot of great music in the doctor's office - and it's free to boot, eh?

Later that evening:American1 to American2: Who the fuck are the Tragicals Hips?
American2: The what?



i just sprayed my fucking coffee out...that was priceless!

The doctor's office jab - NICE (shoulda left the second sentence of that reference out tho, it would have been more subtle and funny that way sicko!! )




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Her parents escaped the dictatorship of Duvalier and immigrated to Canada where she was born in Montreal.
Oh. I thought she grew up there.

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(shoulda left the second sentence of that reference out tho, it would have been more subtle and funny that way sicko!! )
It was a double jab at how we stereotype Canadians as rambling.
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oooooo touche!!!

so what u tryin to say huh? HUH?

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That Canadians....ramble?




<---- Ain't that the (ex-) pot(head) calling the Canadians black?
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I never had any exposure to the Tragically Hip. I'd heard of them once I got older, but never heard any of their songs for years and years.

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<---- Ain't that the (ex-) pot(head) calling the Canadians black?
Um...dont' want to derail this fun thread but....there are many people that believe that idiom has it's origins in racist viewpoints (and yes, I know its from Don Quioixte, which in other translations reads 'and the pot said to the kettle: get away from me, black-face!)....and many more who think that idea is silly, but then again they likely don't realize how many sayings and fundamental concepts in language, society and religion are based on the idea that black = evil and white = good...

not to say you meant it that way, but in case you weren't aware just wanted to give you another take on it..used to use it myself till I read up on it...

Having said that. you can call me black anytime...hell yeah I ramble!!
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Who would you constitute as the two "main" members of Arcade Fire?

For me, and I'm sure for others as well, the two "main" members are the husband and wife duo of Win Butler and Regine Chassagne. In this case, Win is American and Regine is Canadian.
I stand corected about Regine.

Another name that could be added to this thread is all(?) of The Band(except Levon Helm) is Canadian.
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Another name that could be added to this thread is all(?) of The Band(except Levon Helm) is Canadian.

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I am a HUGE Neil Young fan, and own a few of Leonard Cohen's better albums. But there's no way there's any other answer to this question than Joni Mitchell. Second greatest songwriter of all time next to Bob Dylan? Turned her back on mainstream acceptance after a couple hit records and explored alternatives to pop/folk as well as traditional songwriting structure? Featured African musicians on her album 10 years before Paul Simon's Graceland? Created a totally unique form of vocal delivery with her singing? Influenced people from Michael Stipe to Prince to legions of female artists?

I loves me some feedback and pretty ditties, but Neil Young, while a towering figure in music, just isn't as revolutionary or indispensible as Joni.
I have to agree. It's a no-brainer for me, regardless of how much I love Neil Young.
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