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Patrick Watson Win 2007 Polaris Prize


My prediction was wrong.  I thought Chad VanGaalen would win the 2007 Polaris Prize, awarded on the basis of artistic merit, regardless of musical genre, profile or record sales.  Instead it went to Montreal's Patrick Watson.

To prove how little I know about Patrick Watson, I thought it was a him and not a them.  It turns out Patrick Watson is a four-piece band that performs and records under the name of its singer and chief songwriter.

As with last year, better known acts like Arcade Fire, Feist and Joel Plaskett Emergency got shut out.  There's something cool about that.

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