Talk about a Sad Country, not just SillyThis is utterly sorry. Count on the CBC.
It contains narcissism of the sort that the most insecure narcissists have.
Beginning Monday, January 5, CBC Radio 2 invites Canadians to help select the top “49 songs from north of the 49th parallel” that would best define our country to the incoming U.S. President Barack Obama.
His playlist could definitely benefit from some Canadian content, especially given the depth of our musical offerings – spanning a wide variety of genres and representing our culture from coast to coast.
It also has a happy dose of major windbaggery:
“One of the best way [sic] to know Canada is through the depth and breadth of our artistic expression,” says Denise Donlon, Executive Director, CBC Radio. “We're excited about the new President and we want him to be excited about us, so we're asking our audience to help compile the list of our most definitive Canadian songs!”
I shake my head in dismay. What a lofty goal - getting some songs on Obama's iPod!
Radio 2 used to feature a lot of good programming. Now they have a small amount of good programming surrounded by a clown show.
As an aside, if you follow the links, and check out the comments, we are off to a very bad start. The comments seem more a way to show off than to make serious suggestions.