Guest Blog Entry
Anyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following entry earlier today.
Quite surprised was I, when I was switching channels and caught the live performances of the 2006 Juno Awards - the first of my lifetime - shown on VH1, albeit a few weeks late. I enjoyed the show and found the sets & stage quite wonderful. Besides Pam Anderson was hosting and who does not admire her big...er eyes. I watched it from the performance of "Saving Me" by one of my favs Nickelback. I must say Mike, that I was looking forward to Broken Scocial Scene, having heard & read a lot about them on the net and in your site. But I did not really like it. I felt that there were too many guitarists on stage and way too many musicians as well to really appeal to me. They had a kinda, I dunno bohemian look to them. Also, I felt that the band members especially the women, looked very British (all pale & pasty skin) and did not strike me as being from Canada at all. The two drummers did rock though, I was totally into it. Didn't like the song and was kinda dissapointed. Enjoyed Bryan Adams & Michael Buble and although the Hedley song is cool, I couldn't stand the antics of their singer(they are new to me as well)! It was a nice show and devoid of over the top showmanship we get at the Grammys.
Let me get this straight. You love Nickelback but felt BSS was too "bohemian". I think it's safe to say BSS isn't your cup of tea, and that's cool. I don't like the Dave Matthews Band, so I know what it's like not to like something you think you're supposed to like.
Might I suggest giving BSS another shot. Judging a band on a single performance of one song on live television isn't fair. Have you heard their albums? Did you download "Cause = Time" and "7-4 (Shoreline)" when I shared the MP3s?
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