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Watch Neil Young’s Acceptance Speech At The Canadian Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

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Neil Young was inducted into the Canadian Songwriter’s Hall of Fame at a ceremony at Massey Hall in Toronto over the weekend. The legendary Canadian-born musician was introduced by singer Randy Bachman. Young gave a long speech, thanking the Hall of Fame and his fans over the years. “I’m terribly proud to be Canadian,” he said. “I […]
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Wild, Dangerous, Imperfect, Wounded Grandeur: 18 Double Features About America

The United States is “my country, right or wrong,” of course, and I consider myself a patriotic person, but I’ve never felt that patriotism meant blind fealty to the idea of America’s rightful dominance over global politics or culture, and certainly not to its alleged preferred status on God’s short list of favored nations, or that allegiance to said country was a license to justify or rationalize every instance of misguided, foolish, narrow-minded domestic or foreign policy.

In 2012, when this piece was first posted, it seemed like a good moment to throw the country’s history and contradictions into some sort of quick relief, and the most expedient way of doing that for me was to look at the way the United States (and the philosophies at its core) were reflected in the movies, and not just the ones which approached the country head-on as a subject.
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10 Incredible Overlooked Songs By Famous Artists

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If you’re a music lover, there’s no excuse for you not to have Sirius-xm Satellite Radio (unless you’re broke) – the service, and its brethren are basically a necessity. Not only do you get radio programs hosted by legends like Bruce “Cousin Brucie” Morrow, Randy Bachman, and Nancy Sinatra, but there’s also a radio station for every musical niche in existence.

One of the best of those “niche stations” is Deep Tracks, which takes its programming from non-single album tracks, B-sides, and other obscure songs by famous artists. While we were dancing to no. 1 hits by legendary bands like The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and The Rolling Stones, other good songs faded into the background, and crucially, Deep Tracks is helping music lovers to discover these classic tunes.

As music buffs, we should all feel a responsibility to help introduce fellow fans to our own musical discoveries,
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7 songwriters, 22 tunes set for Canadian hall

7 songwriters, 22 tunes set for Canadian hall
TORONTO -- The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame on Tuesday named veteran musicians Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings and Canada's national anthem, O Canada, as among its latest inductees. In all, 22 songs and seven songwriters are to be welcomed into the Canadian songwriters pantheon during a Feb. 8 salute. They include two Winnipeg-born members of The Guess Who, Bachman and Cummings, whose song credits include Let It Ride and American Woman. Other pioneer songwriter inductees include Shelton Brooks, a ragtime piano player who wrote jazz standards like Some of These Days in 1910, and two Al Jolson hits, You Ain't Talkin' to Me and Honey Gal. Also to be inducted are Quebec songwriters Claude Leveillee, whose lyrics have been sung by Edith Piaf, Julie Arel and Andre Gagnon, and singer-songwriter Raymond Levesque, best known for his 1956 hit "Quand les hommes vivront d'amour."

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