A letter for CanCon.
Last Fall, I wrote a short e-mail to a U.S. video channel, The Cool TV. At that time I had been tuning in for a couple of months and hadn't seen any Canadian music videos. Virtually none at all - save once for Bryan Adams sharing the stage with Tina Turner, that Glass Tiger song, and a current song by Cuff the Duke. So I simply listed a whole bunch of potentials.
They replied briefly and politely.
Then a few weeks continued... and heck yeah, there were - and more readily apparent - a few videos within their overall mix from Canadian Artists. Every few days now, even if just channel surfing, I might land across a Canadian sourced music video, on occasion. Major U.S. charted 'middle of the road' songs such as Ironic by Alanis Morrissette, and Black Velvet by Alannah Myles, are present. Yet I've also seen a number of other acts as well, such as; Saga, Fefe Dobson, and the Cowboy Junkies.
Tonight they've just played a Fall 2011 video from Diamond Rings, right at 9 p.m. That artist wasn't even on the music list I had drawn up! Very cool, indeed.
Apr 20th UPD:
Sure enough, (during the 80s hour) I have finally surfed unto a Rush song. It was Limelight - one of my favourites. So what followed immediately after? Another "trio" band, The Thompson Twins, with a backup mini-orchestra and the woman - after Neil Peart's display - drumming along a xylophone (plus the other guy playing a uniquely styled full-length bass). That's called fitting two songs together; there's always some form of connection.