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Maybe I’m missing the CanCon rules, maybe it’s a result of seeing too many good Canadian musicians play for tiny audiences in music-friendly American cities; maybe I’m horrified that a Nickelback song is seen as something that can add value to anything. Or, maybe, just maybe, it’s because it’s Canada Day, but herewith is a list o’lists devoted to Canadian music:

If you’re curious about the Canadian mood beyond the music world, there's a good 12-point summary of the annual survey of the country’s zeitgesit. The whole thing was ironically summarized by the asking of this perennial question: “Will Canada join the United States?

With that, I’ll wish you all peace, order and good government and end with a new Jason Collett track: “Love song to Canada” (via CBC Radio 3).