Wednesday, April 29, 2020
I Sat On This All Day. Okay, Here It Is.
A choral group consisting of Toronto physicians, "Voices Rock Medicine" - men need not apply - singing "Rise Again." (the Rankins, 1993)
And, Vancouver's offering, the Phoenix Chamber choir.
Is it just me or does this seem the moment for some anthemic music just to keep the magic of civilization from extinction? Seriously, anybody else see that?
Maybe a few songs to remind us of what most of us, no matter the side, revere in this country is a crucial first step. We do write these really great songs. We just have to make them "our" songs. Canada 2000, Covid-19, what better time for those fed up with the past 30-40 years of neoliberalism, for a worthy anthem?
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Thank you. Yes, our country will rise again!
e.a.f. I hope so but that depends on making Canada "ours" again. We've arrived at the point where the public interest has to be the focus, the government's first responsibility. We can't allow the public interest to yield to "the economy."
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