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Old 03-29-2012, 05:26 PM   #1
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Default Blue Rodeo - Juno awards - kudos to Lightfoot

http://www.spinner.ca/2012/03/29/blu...arah-mclaclan/

Blue Rodeo will finally get their due as one of Canada's most iconic rock bands when they're ceremoniously inducted into Canada's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the Juno Awards this Sunday (April 1). Many expected this day to come a lot sooner since Jim Cuddy and crew have long since proved themselves as rock titans in their native land. Interestingly enough, Cuddy, who co-founded the group in 1984, claims that had this prestigious honour come at another time, Blue Rodeo wouldn't have known what to make of it.

"I think it really depends on the psychological temperature of the band," he tells Spinner."A couple years ago, if they'd offered this to us we'd have thought it felt weird. But this hits us at a time when we're engaged with what we're doing in the future so we don't feel like we're stalling by looking back -- and everyone is allowing themselves to enjoy looking back because we have a lot to look back on.

"And this is not a band that celebrates milestones," he continues. "I do, but they just don't. Like, I go, 'Hey, 20 years ago we performed here and then I went there for a drink.' But the rest of the members of Blue Rodeo aren't like that."

But when Canada's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opens up its doors to you there's no better time to get sentimental.

"Taking your place with all those other Canadian artists that we know and love, it's a unique prize," says Cuddy.

It's joining the ranks of legends like singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot that has Blue Rodeo's leader so pleased.

"He represents the real icon of Canadian music. We love his music, who he is and how he operates and represents Canada. So taking our place next to him is exciting."

Blue Rodeo -- who are also marking this year with the silver anniversary of their debut, Outskirts -- will take the stage in Ottawa during the televised Juno Award ceremony to perform a number with another national treasure, Sarah McLachlan.

"Having Sarah with us is very special because she came and did 5 Days in July and that was a seminal record for us, it really changed our band," says Cuddy. "So we're glad she's going to do a song with us, a song that will be a real celebration."
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:12 PM   #2
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Didn't Blue Rodeo get another big award a couple of years ago, with Gordon serving as their presenter? Or is my aging brain acting up again?
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:36 PM   #3
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maybe this: http://www.corfid.com/vbb/showthread...ght=blue+rodeo
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:46 PM   #4
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Or did I get things reversed? Was Blue Rodeo somehow involved when Gordon was inducted? Seriously, my brain is turning to mush
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:00 AM   #5
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[url]http://www.spinner.ca/2012/03/29/blue-rodeo-juno-awards-sarah-mclaclan/[/ Canada. So taking our place next to him is exciting."

Blue Rodeo -- who are also marking this year with the silver anniversary of their debut, Outskirts -- will take the stage in Ottawa during the televised Juno Award ceremony to perform a number with another national treasure, Sarah McLachlan.

"Having Sarah with us is very special because she came and did 5 Days in July and that was a seminal record for us, it really changed our band," says Cuddy. "So we're glad she's going to do a song with us, a song that will be a real celebration."
Sarah could join them for Dark Angel or What is this Love from their 1993 album where she got great exposure. Both are Keelor gems

But for an uptempo celebration song it could be Cynthia

I have video of them doing it with her back at his farm, north east of char.

People here should probably acquire that 5 Days in July album if they want to have a dose of artistic Canadiana. No filler on that cd.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:39 AM   #6
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2009 - Lightfoot presents Blue Rodeo with their Canada Walk Of Fame induction at Toronto gala in September.

http://www.canadaswalkoffame.com/ind...2009/bluerodeo
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:14 AM   #7
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2009 - Lightfoot presents Blue Rodeo with their Canada Walk Of Fame induction at Toronto gala in September.

http://www.canadaswalkoffame.com/ind...2009/bluerodeo
That's it!!! I can get on with my life now. Thank you!

JJ - I love 5 Days in July!
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:01 PM   #8
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JJ - I love 5 Days in July!
Nifty stuff, niffer! Glad it exists over in your world

That album contains my favourite song

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Old 03-31-2012, 07:01 PM   #9
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Keelor looks like Dylans long lost brother...lol

but Cuddy is fine..just fine. yep...just fine. thankyou.
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:20 PM   #10
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Charlene likes Jim....lol
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:09 PM   #11
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Charlene likes Jim....lol
A lot of us do

JJ, thanks for posting the YouTube clip. That's my favorite too, along with English Bay.
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:42 PM   #12
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yep it's true. I like Jim. And he's aged very well since that video...Seeing him a couple of years ago @ the CBC Songwriter event with Ian Tyson was lovely..2 rows from the stage...oh my. My friend and I were very happy. yep...happy happy.
Back in 2004 in Hamilton after the Lightfoot 'come-back' concert at the meet and greet he came into the room. The same friend and I were like schoolgirls. He has quite a lovely smile.

Hey JJ - niffer is a big Barenaked Ladies fan too...
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:14 AM   #13
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It's true...I do seem to have a thing for Canadian musicians
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