sammyg123

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Candid Canada

Side A
Artist Song Buy
Malajube  MontrTal -40¦C  buy on itunes
Russian Futurists  Let's Get Ready To Crumble  buy on itunes
The High Dials  Higher And Brighter  buy on itunes
Feist  My Moon My Man  buy on itunes
Swan Lake  Nubile Days  buy on itunes
New Pornographers  Mass Romantic  buy on itunes
Apostle Of Hustle  My Sword Hands Anger  buy on itunes
Metric  The Twist  buy on itunes
The Unicorns  I Was Born ( A Unicorn )  buy on itunes
Dears  Don't Lose The Faith  buy on itunes
Stars  Sleep Tonight  buy on itunes
Broken Social Scene  7/4 ( Shoreline )  buy on itunes
A Silver Mt. Zion  Sit In The Middle Of Three Galloping Dogs  buy on itunes
Side B
ArtistSongBuy
Death From Above 1979  Pull Out  buy on itunes
Hot Hot Heat  Goodnight  buy on itunes
Tegan And Sara  I Know I Know I Know  buy on itunes
Islands  Rough Gem  buy on itunes
The Hidden Cameras  Ban Marriage  buy on itunes
Wolf Parade  You Are A Runner And I Am My Father's Son  buy on itunes
The Pink Mountaintops  Erected  buy on itunes
Arcade Fire  Keep The Car Running  buy on itunes
Pony Up!  I Heard You Got Action  buy on itunes
The Stills  Still In Love Song  buy on itunes
Zumpano  Here's The Plan  buy on itunes
Ron Sexsmith  Ship Of Fools  buy on itunes
Rufus Wainwright  Cigarettes And Choclate Milk  buy on itunes

Comment:

What is it with Nomates and cassettes
? A real downer on them, he has. And Canada
as well for that matter. So, just to rile him, you've guessed it, I've only gone and posted a mix on Cassette. And all the artists on the mix are.. Canadian. Ho ho.
I expect nothing less than a witty and articulate comment in return Tom. Oh, and maybe a mix or two before the years end?
Thanks to Barry and his Crystal ball for sending me the Malajube track over a year ago ( it's currently all over MTV ), and to Cliff for turning me on to the wonderful High Dials.
Pt1 Pt2

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Barrydali
Date: 5/20/2007
My internet provider and my creaking hard drive thanks you. I don't have to download this as I own the whole shebang which I shall dutifully assemble. Unsurprisingly I love it all with the exception of DFA, I just never warmed to them.
I'm 200% Tom on the cassettes thing but what happened to him in Canada? was he mounted by a mountie. Nomates, we need answers?
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gobi
Date: 5/20/2007
When I read the title, I thought 'not a genre I know' but having read the listing . . . I am so Canadian Indiepop . . . I've surprised myself . . . oh, and I like it a lot . . . esp Death from above, wolfparade, pink mountaintops and Pony Up!
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French Connection
Date: 5/20/2007
Canada's where it's at right now, love this Sammy.
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Rob Conroy
Date: 5/20/2007
This is really great, particularly that absolutely classic Pink Mountaintops track.
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Curtis_Burns
Date: 5/20/2007
I love Canada. There, I've said it. Whew...I feel much better now. (Splendid mix o' stuff Sammy...love the Broken Social Scene pick especially.)
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Mark Petruccelli
Date: 5/20/2007
Wot? No Celine, Alanis, BNL or Gordon? No Leonard, Joni or Neil? Actually, I didn't realize half of these artists were Canucks. Now if I could only figure out how to record on the other side of the CDr....
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Sister ZoT Jarvis
Date: 5/20/2007
I love Canada...and this mix. Another Sammasterpiece on our hands, eh?
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hemizen
Date: 5/20/2007
Very good stuff.
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ofthaltned
Date: 5/20/2007
I'm always in favour of any mix that elicits a comment from Nomates. This one, however, will have to be considered a success even if it fails to bring this about!
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musicgnome
Date: 5/20/2007
Mercy! Love Nomates commentary. It is missed.

This mix is fantastic. Not so surprisingly.
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anthony lombardi
Date: 5/20/2007
i absolutely love montreal, spent some time there last april to which impressed me so much i've been thinking about moving there with my girlfriend in the future. the array of amazing artists assembled for this mix does nothing to diminish my potential plans -- absolutely fantastic work here, sammy
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hevydeth
Date: 5/20/2007
This looks great! I'm excited to hear the pink mountain tops track. Thanks for the download. (And the kind welcome!)
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Nomates
Date: 5/20/2007
Oh ha ha ha and ho ho ho, and if I might make so bold, he he he.Canada sits atop the North American Continent, striving boldly to hold back the Arctic wastes above. A vast, sprawling wonderland of natural beauty and splendour. A nation, divided by culture and a staggering variety of topographic nuances; searching, ever searching, for an identity to call its own. The maple leaf flutters wildly on winds of national pride, bestriding the snowy caps and lofty towers from coast to coast. This country, riddled with indecision and pride. Are they American? Are they French? Are they French-Canadian? Are they Canadian? Oh the debate rages on and echoes through myriad halls of Canadian dissatisfaction, as indeed it always will.There have been, and I presume there will continue to be, many great "Canadians". I will mention but one: Leonard Cohen, a personal hero of mine - the very epitome of a great "Canadian". Born in Quebec (that'll be French-Canadian then) and a fine ambassador for any nation, in my opinion - as if you care.I visited Vancouver once. I approached this beautiful city with an open mind and an open heart. I spoke, at length, with two "Canadians" of righteous stock, staunch representatives of their country; and they broke my spirit. How selfish and short-sighted, you may say to judge a nation by such a simple criteria, I mean it's only two people for pity's sake! Ah, would that it were quite so straightforward. It's a tortuous tale that ended badly. There is no place for such apparent blinkered "silliness" perhaps, but my mind was set, is set, will forever be set. I cannot forgive them and the nation that bred such creatures.It's personal and as such may seem illogical. There are good and bad wherever you may go. I know these things. I am, I believe, a reasonable man, I am not prone to irrational spite, not given to senseless generalisation. However, I stand by my view and I will not be calling upon Canada's hospitality again in this lifetime. I feel sure that this arrangement is agreeable to both Canada and myself.This mix is a smashing collection of music by many fine "Canadians". I like it. I enjoy the music I enjoy and care not where it may have originated. I am sure that all the artists herein are genuine and lovely folks. They are bound to Canada by birth and, no doubt, feel the internal warmth of "home" as much as any of us. I, therefore, recommend this mix to all with a hearty hoorah! I am happy to meet with, speak with, take repast with and enjoy the creativity of any "Canadians" that cross my path; just don't ask me to visit their homeland, as if.Oh and by the way, cassettes are shit! Doh!
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p the swede
Date: 5/20/2007
nice stuff
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Orchid
Date: 5/21/2007
As a young teenager I spent many summers at a bilingual camp on a beautiful lake in rural Quebec and I developed such a love for Canada and Canadians. So it's hard for me to understand how anyone could feel otherwise.
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fritz1
Date: 5/21/2007
nice going, sammy, i like this a lot!
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Salman1
Date: 5/22/2007
Yeah for Canada... my home and native land! Great collection Sammy. Go steal a Young and Sexy CD for some fine Canadian pop brilliance.
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valis
Date: 5/22/2007
Viva the True North! (They're strong and free!) Great mix here sammyg123!!! No Sloan..?
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tornadoZ
Date: 5/22/2007
great concept and mix, Sam. I'm fond of Canada, from what I've seen, and of course you know I think cassettes are just fine. Pony Up threw me off my horse, but the rest of this is tops, and features lots of cool stuff from the Great Country to the north. Arcade Fire, Russian Futurists, Death From Above, Wolf Parade and Swan Lake are the ones I liked the most.
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Bear
Date: 5/23/2007
No Godspeed! Never mind- looks great.
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gobi
Date: 5/23/2007
just a little build for Nomates . . . . . . . . .they're not called septic minors for no reason . . . . . .
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joker und thief
Date: 5/23/2007
Thanks for not including all of the tired stuff. This is fresh and well-thought out.
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Luke79
Date: 6/8/2007
I remember with aspersion the process of making a --stop- --rewind-- --play-- --stop-- --rewind-- --play/record-- --stop-- rewind-- --play-- --stop-- --rewind-- mix tape...
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FoolThemAll
Date: 6/20/2007
I really, really like the second half of your first side. Great Feist pick, too. Canada is underrated.
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marquee_mark
Date: 6/24/2007
i've really realized i like more canadian acts than i thought. props to the pink mountaintops pick, unicorns, and rufus wainwright

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