Wednesday, May 16, 2007

In The Blue TV Screen Light I Drew A Map Of Canada

Truly, what is it with the Canadian folk singers? Why my total weakness for them? Lately it's been Joni Mitchell again. Blue, over and over again. Insidious, because I didn't even realize she was Canadian until lately. Always thought she was California-- California! I'm comin' home!-- you know? But no, it's Canada, again.

Maybe really I should move there. I don't know but that the cosmic forces may be speaking to me through my iPod.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great singers to listen to, mountains to climb, oceans to sail and a heathcare system that actually cares for the sick. What are you waiting for? You're changing jobs anyway. . .

5/17/07, 6:19 PM  
Blogger Rach said...

Maybe in your province Anon, but here, I wouldn't want to be a psychiatrist (any MD actually) if my life depended on it.

Turbo: what about Sarah MacLachlan? Does she also fall under the list of canadian rocky-folk people that you care for?

5/17/07, 11:16 PM  
Blogger GirlTuesday said...

canadians are cool. duh.

other folks i heart: neil young, the wailin' jennys, and the be good tanyas.

5/18/07, 3:15 PM  
Blogger Katinka said...

Rach, I have to agree...the health care system in BC sucks. Otherwise, I highly recommend Canada!

5/18/07, 10:24 PM  
Anonymous bill said...

"Look at those jokers losin' that damn hockey game..."

Gotta love Joni!

5/25/07, 5:39 PM  
Blogger Claire Colvin said...

Can't agree with the health care bashing. I'm not saying it's a perfect system, and I know that people screw-up, badly, but sometimes they get it right and it's wonderful.

My niece is completely, (technically profoundly) deaf. Four months after discovering this, she had the opportunity to receive a cochlear implant (and the therapy to learn how to use it) at no cost. In the States the surgery alone runs $45K - $75K. There's no way her parents could have paid the insurance deductable on that. In Canada even the flight for her and a parent to get to one of two hositpals in the country that does the surgery was covered.

Wait lists suck and there's certainly a lot room for improvement, but these days I have to sing the praises of the system.

5/28/07, 3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

one word: Vancouver. It IS the promised land.

5/29/07, 4:22 PM  
Blogger girl MD said...

"just before our love got lost you said, i am as constant as a northern star. and i said, constantly in the darkness, where's that at? if you want me i'll be in the bar."
joni was the soundtrack to my junior and senior years of boarding school. blue, in particular. "all i want" is still my favorite song on that album. a close second is "carey".
i didn't listen to her because she was canadian. she was just amazing.

6/3/07, 2:45 PM  

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