Wednesday, November 23, 2005

1, 2, 3, 4 ... Do you like American music? I like American music.
Don't you like American music, baaaa-beee-yyy?
(with apologies to the Violent Femmes)

In recognition of the great American holiday of Thanksgiving (and so smart having it on a Thursday!) and to honour our American sisters and brothers, tomorrow I will only play American music. I mean the genre, not just the Violent Femmes song.

I really quite excited about it - the Pixies, the Violent Femmes, Neko Case, Wilco, the B-52's, the Dead Kennedys, Jane's Addiction, the Replacements, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, the Ramones, Death Cab for Cutie, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, REM - whew, I don't think the day is going to be long enough.


As you may have heard, The Hour will be in Vancouver next Tuesday and Wednesday. Matt Good is going to be on the show! And I am going to shamelessly take credit for this (my lips to George's ear, you know). Here's the letter I sent The Hour when they were in Vancouver in the spring (I'm not sure why I still have this):

I would love to see Canada's most under-rated musician, Matthew Good, on the show when you are in Vancouver. Musical genius aside, I can think of few people who are more passionate, articulate, and outspoken about geopolitics, human rights, poverty, democracy, etc etc. And he writes an astounding blog! There is nothing more entertaining than Matt Good in an all-out full-blown indignant rant. I'd give my first-born to see him on The Hour (sorry Eva).

Please send all tokens of appreciation to this blog. Cash accepted.


Neil said...

That's friggin awesome! Do you think it's because of your letter that Matt Good will be on the show? When will it air?

I'm so excited! I like the hour (not as much as you) but I do enjoy it.

I'll defenitely be keeping an eye out for this program.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Neil! Good to hear from you again! Did you have a wonderful time?
I'm certain that it was my letter and my letter alone which convinced the Hour to get Matt on the show, because I am so influencial, don't you know.
I'm not sure which day it will air - either next Tuesday or Wednesday.
I miss McBain though on the Hour and nobody will tell me what happened to him.

Stephanie said...

Wow you are beyond awesome. That's great great news. Today has been great. hehe . seriously

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Stephanie - I am such a big swinging dick you don't even know. Harhar. I am pumped about the Hour next week though...

Conky said...

how cool...plz gimme a heads up about when that airs!!!!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Jen - are you going to make it into Van to be in the audience? It's free! Next Tuesday and Wedneday - not sure which day MG will be on but I'll keep you posted.