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This week's stop on the Acclaimed Music World Tour is the first north of the U.S-Canada border in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The rules are as follows:
In voting for this week's HEADLINER, voters have 10 points to distribute among as many artists as they like, with a maximum of 6 points for any one artist. The artist with the most points will be the HEADLINER while the runner-up will take the position of OPENING ACT.
In voting for this week's SET LIST, voters have 25 points to distribute among as many songs as they like, with a maximum of 12 points for any one song. The top ten songs will be played at this week's show.
This week will be the first in which an entire region is represented by one city. All artists and songs this week should be associated with any part of Western Canada, which is defined as the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan and the territories of the Northwest, Nunavut and Yukon.
Voting will end at 11:59 PM on Sunday, June 19, 2011.
The most acclaimed artists of/connected to Western Canada according to Acclaimed Music (with their all-time rank in parentheses) are:
Neil Young (18)
Joni Mitchell (51)
The New Pornographers (451)
Neko Case (505)
K.D. Land (593)
Nelly Furtado (707)
Bryan Adams (927)
Bachman-Turner Overdrive (1088)
The Guess Who (1412)
Hot Hot Heat (1432)
I couldn't find any acclaimed songs about Western Canada.
You may of course vote for any artist or song you like provided they have some connection to Western Canada (as defined above). Songs can be about W. Canada, they can be written by an artist from W. Canada or any other link you can draw to the region.
Voting will end at 11:59 PM on Sunday, July 3.
This week's venue is the first "stadium" date on the AMWT, at B.C. Place in downtown Vancouver. Perhaps best known as the Olympic Stadium during the 2010 Winter Olympics, it normally serves as the home for the Canadian Football League's B.C. Lions. It has, however, seen performances by Michael Jackson and Madonna as well as natives Nelly Furtado, Bryan Adams and K.D. Lang during the 2010 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony. (The Closing Ceremony was much more unfortunate, with performances by Avril Lavigne and Nickelback.)
Neil Young (6)
Bachman-Turner Overdrive (4)
Bachman-Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (8)
Neil Young - My My Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue) (8)
Neil Young - Cortez The Killer (9)
Let's hope the show doesn't get canceled due to riots after a hockey game.
6- Neil Young
1- Guess Who
9- Hey Hey My My (The Electric Version, not sure if I put the "Heys" and the "Mys" in the right spot)
4- Rockin in the Free World
4- Heart of Gold
4- You Ain't Seen Nothin Yet
4- American Woman
Joni Mitchell 5
Neil Young 5
Neil Young (4)
Joni Mitchell (3)
The New Pornographers (3)
Neil Young 6
Joni Mitchell 4
"Four Strong Winds" (N Young, J Cash, Ian & Sylvia) ("Think I'll go out to Alberta
Weather's good there in the fall")5
Heart Of Gold 5
Little Green (J Mitchell)3
You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet 3
Cortez The Killer 3
Véronique Sanson "Vancouver" (one of the only songs I know about the city 3
After The Goldrush 3
Neil Young: 5
New Pornographers: 3
k.d. lang: 1
Joni Mitchell: 1
5 points each to:
Neil Young, “Cortez the Killer”
Neil Young, “Hey Hey My My”
Joni Mitchell, “Free Man in Paris”
New Pornographers, “From Blown Speakers”
New Pornographers, “Letter From an Occupant”
Favorite sports team from this region: Two weeks ago, I would have said the Canucks, but the Stanley Cup-loss rioting kind of makes that a distasteful call. So let’s go with the Edmonton Oilers.
Edmonton's not much better, schleuse.
First entry under 2006:
(saw it firsthand)