Wednesday, 10 November 2010
The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
Today is the 35th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald (and thanks to Craig & Rita of www.therock.fm for reminding me), and if this song isn't a Canadian classic, i don't know what is...
I'm not a Canadian by birth, of course, but i have embraced this land. I took Canadian Studies at university, gorblimey!
This country has a massive inferiority complex, thanks to living right next door to the colossus that is the U.S.A. I talk to the natives and the impression i get is that they think that Canadian books, films, music and history are all really dull. They couldn't be more wrong.
Canadian history is just as exciting as American history -- although you'd never guess it from the way it's taught in schools here, and -- i don't really want to start ranting, but the arts (or, The Arts) in Canada are (oh god i hate this term, i only use it cos i'm too tired to think of one that's preferable) "world class."