WE HAD THE BETTER ANTHEM I DON'T CARE WHAT THE SCOREBOARD SAYS.
I think it's pretty impossible to be from Canada and have bad taste in music. The indie stuff that's been brewing north of the border has been consistently top-notch for years now. It is the land that has given us Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Metric, Feist, Stars, The Stills, New Pornographers, and of course, one Ms. Celine Dion (SHUT UP I LOVE HER WITH ZERO IRONY).
Since the boys and girls are in Canada for the week, I figured I'd hand over the wheel to Vancouver's own, and Canadian #1, Rebecca Marino. She's going to start doing her own 2ne Tuesday on Twitter so be sure to follow her at @rebecca_marino. Thanks for taking the time, dude!
The player curated Tuesday Tunes continues this week with Britain's own Laura Robson. The precocious 17-year old is back in action this week at the 100k ITF in Vancouver. That's her in the picture. You can tell by the nametag. #nerd
Or by the fact that her smile has. not. changed. at. all.
And a bonus track:
Every Forty Deucer knows how much I love music. I'm not all that great about telling people what I'm thinking or what my mental or emotional state is at any given time, but if you ever want to know where I'm at, just look at what I'm listening to that month, that week, that day, that minute. I don't think everyone is like this, obviously, so musical selections can only carry so much weight. For some, music is pure escapism. I can only assume this is why the Black Eyed Peas are so popular, to which I can only say, why the hell would you want to escape TO THERE.
With that in mind, introducing a new off-shoot of Tuesday Tunes, wherein I ask a player to curate the list.
This week, the incomparable Marion Bartoli.
I've handed the reigns over for the day to @132_bpm because I've basically been listening to the same 20 songs for the past two months and unless you want me to just keep linking to Bon Iver, Sleater-Kinney, Rilo Kiley, LCD Soundsystem, and Arcade Fire, you're going to have to put up with these.
Alrighty. Got a good night's rest, will make it a point to find me a tasty burrito today (the one thing Europe and GB will never come close to doing right), and I'm relatively sober (it's 6:45am). Time to hit the blogging machine in earnest.
Let's kick it off with some quality jamz.
Instead of 5 YouTube videos, I simply ask that you read and download the "mixtape" here. You will thank me later. TRUST ME.