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It's Canada Day, eh?

Funny how being far away from one's country actually revives a certain sense of patriotism.
Not that I ever was a flag waving type of person. But darn it, I do miss home.
(Thank You Radio-Canada for allowing me to listen to you on the web...when it works).

Thanks to halcyonjazz for posting this a few days ago.
Careful, may be catchy.




Just one week ago was also St-Jean Baptiste day- or the National celebration of Quebec.
In celebration of Quebec and Canada celebration, some music, sketches and stuff from home.

In french:
Claude Dubois et Natasha St-Pier: Laisser l'ete avoir 15 ans
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DWWFdKalRI
(no video value, just the song)

Quebec comedy group RBO makes fun of the Beatles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOgZpl1hCuE
Also RBO- This one may offend some people, but darn it, I still love it <3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyC_b0s29oc

Pierre Lapointe- Le Colombarium (music video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z9aqnmcVhI

Les 3 accords- silly Quebec group with sometimes weird, funny lyrics. Chose this video because of stereotypical Quebec clothes and some snow, ha ha!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtToc5EmSho

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In English:
Arcade Fire, and their interactive video Neon Bible:
http://www.beonlineb.com/

The Kids In The Hall- Too many funny videos, but that's still one of my faves
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zJTNOxV4Qg

Rock And Rule- an old animated film. Not that many feature length animated films were made in Canada. I remember seeing this one on television and being totally fascinated.
Two scenes: first the club one - spot the moose!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0fr0AhsBoo
Interesting bits: there are TWO versions of this film: one had a new voice for the main character, Omar. Changes of dialogues, added bits of animation, all for the American release.
For some reasons I don't know, the canadian version wasn't accepted by the US broadcasters.
Buh?

I guess Triplettes of Belleville would count: a lot of the production was done in Montreal (and elsewhere...but darn it, it's still in good part canadian!)
M, the singer in this clip, is french (France).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJYDXQjk1iU

Continuing with animation, how about the good old National Film Board of Canada?
http://www.nfb.ca/film/the-cat-came-back/
I'm adding Black Fly. Though the setting is North Ontario, I come from the northwest of Quebec and I know about Black Flies! Gah!
http://www.nfb.ca/film/blackfly/

I could keep going on with the canadian stuff, but I better stop there. We've all had enough? Yes? No?
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