My mentor at work is amazing. I’ve had a great time working with her. She’s given me fun projects to work on, has shown me the ropes, and become a good friend. It’s because of her I’ve enjoyed working at Microsoft.
She’s a huge music fan, and when I first started working at Microsoft she kept asking me questions about Canadian music – as if Canadians listen to music destinct from Americans. And although a lot of music on the radio is by American artists, there is also a lot of Canadian artists that are awesome and have become popular in Canada but don’t have a big profile in the United States. There do seem to be some distinctly Canadian artists. Maybe Canadians do have distinct tastes for music, or maybe the CanCon rules are actually working.
I decided to compose a mixed CD to give her a taste of Canadian music. I found this year’s Juno CD had many of the songs I was planning on using, so I bought her that CD and also created my own CD.
Grade “Eh” Canadian
|The Tragically Hip||My Music At Work|
|The New Pornographers||Mass Romantic|
|Hawksley Workman||We Will Still Need A Song|
|Sam Roberts||Hard Road|
|Tegan and Sara||Walking With a Ghost|
|Doc Walker||The Show is Free|
|The Chieftains & Great Big Sea||Lukey’s Boat|
|Barenaked Ladies||For You|
|The Weakerthans||Left And Leaving|
|Sarah Slean||Sweet Ones|
|Soul Decision||Kiss the walls|
|Melanie Doane||Wilma Or A Betty Man|
|Sum 41||The Hell Song|
|The Trews||Not Ready To Go|
|Vanessa Carlton||White Houses|
|Sarah Harmer||Silver road|
|Shania Twain||I’m Gonna Getcha (Good)|
|Theme||Hockey Night In Canada|
Feel free to critique the choices I made. I think it’s a healthy mix of music popular in Canada.