Oh, no. With each day I’m more and more at odds with the culture around me. The old-fart thing is creeping in in a big way. I lament a time when there were different genres of music. When I was a kid, there were a whole bunch of different styles. Now everything is dance music.Don’t get me wrong, I quite like a lot of electronic music. But I’m 35 years old, so for me the artistic and cultural apex of Western culture was 1998 or something. That’s when all my favourite shit happened. The Hip was the first concert I went to. You don’t ever forget that stuff.The Hip have put out so many amazing albums over the years. Why Up to Here?Up To Here I can play A to Z, start to finish, on repeat all the time. I dig how young they were when they made it, and I think history’s already been quite kind to it—but it will ultimately be viewed as one of the more important albums in Canadian music history. Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement You may recognize Jay Baruchel as the Zeppelin-crazed, fast-mouthed fan in Almost Famous, or in Judd Apatow’s prototypical geek in Undeclared, or as any one of the often-idiosyncratic characters he’s played over the years. The Ottawa-born, Montreal-raised actor got his start nearly two decades ago, and has continued to make his hometown(s) proud ever since.We called up the NDG native to find out which albums, films and books he’s most proud to call Canadian—all of which you can find on iTunes.ALBUMSRemission, Skinny PuppyYanqui U.X.O., by Godspeed You! Black EmperorWatch Out, by AlexisonfireOld Crows/Young Cardinals, by AlexisonfireThe Audio of Being, Matthew Good BandUp to Here, The Tragically HipTactical Neural Implant, Front Line AssemblyI take it, from this list, that you’re not a big fan of mainstream pop?
It was last Wednesday that Hedley first responded to the allegations that had been posted online. By Friday, the group was dropped by its management team, blacklisted by scores of radio stations, and abandoned by the bands who were booked as its tour openers. “Thank you for sticking with us through the good times and the bad, the ups and downs, the highs and the lows, you’ve been there and that’s the only reason why we’re still here,” Hoggard said, although he did not reference the allegations the band faces. “We want to ensure that everyone understands our collective commitment to change, and to do better, is real. Saying a rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle was to blame — or saying certain things happened because we were younger — isn’t good enough. We owe it to our families, our crew, our friends — and most of all, our fans — to do and be better,” the statement reads, adding that the band will be saying more “in the coming days.” In a statement released Monday, the band said it wouldn’t be cancelling the shows it has booked through March 23 because “the easy thing to do would be to cancel the tour and hide.” The band — which has a total of 31 Juno nominations dating back to 2006 and two wins — said in a statement Monday that it was soldiering on with its cross-Canada tour but preparing “to take responsibility and talk about how we have let some people down and what we intend to do about it.” Hedley performs during the Much Music Video Awards in Toronto on Sunday, June 19, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young Facebook “Thank you for your support, thank you for your love, we need it and it means the world to us.” A spokeswoman for the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences said no one from the organization was available for an interview. She said votes already registered for Hedley will be thrown out, but voters will not be asked to submit a new ballot. The band’s members previously called allegations involving young fans “unsubstantiated” but acknowledged they “engaged in a lifestyle that incorporated certain rock ‘n’ roll cliches.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement