As winter lingers, it only seems fitting to bring you some songs from and about our neighbors to the north.
“One Great City” – The Weakerthans
“And in the dollar store the clerk is closing up / And counting loonies trying not to say / I hate Winnipeg.”
“Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)” – Arcade Fire
“And then our skin gets thicker / From living out in the snow.”
“Your Ex-Lover Is Dead” – Stars
“We drove in silence across Pont Champlain.”
“Club Paradise” – Drake
“I swear, you don’t know this city anymore.”
“Canada vs. America” – Broken Social Scene
I hate to end on such an adversarial note…
Bonus track! This is a long one. My personal favorite Canadian (OK, the only Canadian I actually know), Emma Hooper, under her nom de musique Waitress for the Bees, plays a set that includes an ode to her hometown dinosaur, Edmontosaurus.