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Current Juror: esc87fan (WV46-WV85, WV93-)
Best Finish: 2nd place, WV60




 
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Re: Canada WV32: Arcade Fire - Keep The Car Running

I can't wait to see what you come up with next
 

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Re: Canada WV32: Arcade Fire - Keep The Car Running

It's not a well known song but I heard it and absolutely loved it, so it's definitely going to be my entry :)
 

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Re: Canada WV32: Arcade Fire - Keep The Car Running

Definitely a different route to Arcade Fire :)
 

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Re: Canada WV32: Arcade Fire - Keep The Car Running

With WV32 closing up and Northeastern USA taking victory, I'm delighted to now announce that Buck 65 will represent Canada at WV33.


Buck was born in 1972 and raised in Mount Uniacke, Nova Scotia. He's a hip hop artist and also a writer: below is my favourite story by him - when he witnessed two people fall in love, on an aeroplane.​

I watched two people fall in love once. It was on an airplane. It happened right before my eyes.

This happened a few years back. I was flying east across the Atlantic. I can’t remember where I started or where I was going. I just know that it was a red-eye and a very long flight. No one sat beside me. I had two seats to myself. I remember being relieved about that. But I also remember an attractive woman in her twenties sitting in the seat directly in front of me and thinking I wouldn’t have minded if she sat beside me. Instead, a young and slightly dorky fellow was assigned the seat next to her. “Lucky him,” I remember thinking.

As soon as he sat down, they started chatting. He was very enthusiastic. Energetic. Charming, I suppose. But I thought he was trying a little too hard. I figured he didn’t have a chance. I also figured that by the time the flight reached cruising altitude, that they would settle into their own little zones with their snacks and movies or that they’d try to sleep. But no.

I can’t sleep on planes. Not even red-eyes. So I always prepare for an all-nighter. I was wide awake and had no intention of even trying to sleep. I figured I’d spend the night writing. But what happened in front of me was more interesting than anything else to which I could have given my attention.

I could hear their conversation clearly. They told each other about where they came from (different countries, as I recall), where they went to school, what they studied and about their travel plans. They hit it off really well right away. They talked and talked and talked. After a few hours, they opened up to one another about their personal lives - difficulties they’d survived, hardships they’d endured. Tears were shed. They drew closer.

They found their way out of their tears the way we always do - with laughter. They joked and wiped tears of each other’s faces. And then they kissed. It happened right when it was supposed to. They didn’t fight it. They just continued to let it all happen. For the remainder of the flight, they talked less and less and kissed more and more. When they did talk, it was almost unbearable. They fawned over each other. They sang odes.

When the night was at its darkest and quietest - when everyone on the plane was asleep (except for me), their passions began to boil over. They became desperate. They conspired on ways they could consummate their new hearts high over the Atlantic. They settled for a careful arrangement of blankets and reckless fumbling. The sparks were blue and smelled like mercury. They spoke in sharp exhales. They explored each other’s clothes. I saw a boob.

The story took another tragic turn as the sky began to turn orange and our approach neared. The flight would land and they would fade into different countries. The world would swallow them. How would they find each other? When? Again, they cried into each other’s mouths.

The serving of breakfast was a sobering cruelty. The lights were up and their faces were red and worried.

“I can’t do it. I’m not going,” he said.

He broke his plans. He decided right then and there to turn his life upside down. His itinerary went into the fire.

“I’m coming with you.”

I’ll never forget the look on her face. I try to remember it when bad news eats away at the world or when the team I’m rooting for loses. It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen.

They went from perfect strangers to runaway lovers in the span of six or seven hours. The last I saw of them, they were navigating baggage claim with an arm around each other’s hips.

What became of them? I wonder from time to time. Could something that wild, that reckless have worked? It seems unlikely, but I hope it did. I want to believe. Let’s decide that they made it. Let’s decide that they’re married now, living in Prague in a two hundred year-old apartment, with a baby on the way. Let’s decide that the fire they built made a mess of their old lives, but that they cleaned it all up in time and that they still kiss like they did on the plane. How about we end it like this:

And they lived happily ever after.

The end.
 

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Re: Canada WV33: Buck 65

I thought this song was perfect, I love it so much. Gutted that evidently most people hated it based on how it did in the semi :/ Ah well. Come back stronger next time I guess
 

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Re: Canada WV33: Buck 65

WV34 entry sent! I'm a really big fan of this one xheart
 

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Re: Canada WV34: Y**** E******

Canada #10 in SF1! Don't forget to vote for Young Empires with Rain of Gold xheart
 

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Re: Canada WV34: Young Empires - Rain of Gold

WV35 entry decided!
 

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Re: Canada WV35: LIINKS - The Break

Another awful display and we miss out by a country mile. Thanks to everyone who voted for Canada though!
 

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Re: Canada WV35: LIINKS - The Break

So WV35 was my final WV as Canada, I believe. I'm going to North-West England now. I'm sad to be leaving after 4 editions here but good luck to [MENTION=11728]Alex1211ander[/MENTION] who will be taking Canada from WV37! Thanks everyone who voted for me over these 4 editions xheart
 

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Re: Canada WV35: LIINKS - The Break

So now I must correct my leaving post :lol:

So WV35 was my final WV as Canada, I believe. I'm going to North-West England now. I'm sad to be leaving after 4 editions here but good luck to [MENTION=10726]FilipFromSweden[/MENTION] who will be taking Canada from WV38! Thanks everyone who voted for me over these 4 editions xheart

Hope you do an awesome job, Filip. xheya xheart
 

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Re: Canada: Good luck FilipFromSweden!

This is my green room now :twisted:tw:isted:tw:isted:
[MENTION=10351]Trece[/MENTION], be a dear and fix it for me? xrose
Thank you [MENTION=13476]Gabe[/MENTION]
 

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Re: Canada: Good luck FilipFromSweden!

xheart [MENTION=10726]FilipFromSweden[/MENTION]
 

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Re: Canada: Good luck FilipFromSweden!

Good luck FilipFromCanada! xcheer

:lol:
 

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Canada: Coming Home in WV46!



A new Canada arrives in WV46!
[MENTION=10351]Trece[/MENTION], could you fix the thread so I can start editing it?
 

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Re: CANADA: A new vision starts in WV46!

A note from esc87fan:

After 30 editions and traveling the world as the Swiss juror... I have decided to come home to "my home and native land"!

What you can expect from me:
My mission is to share the Canada I know and love with all of you. Most of our best-loved classics come from the 20th century, which is where the extent of my knowledge comes from - especially the 70s, 80s and 90s. I hope to take you all across the country and across different genres.

What about songs from the 21st century?
I have a few songs I like from the first part of this century, which I hope you will like too

And Celine?
Maybe, you never know!​
 

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Re: CANADA: A new vision starts in WV46!

You kept the Canada Polandball! xheya xheart
 

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Re: CANADA: A new vision starts in WV46!

First 2 hints for Canada's WV46 entry...

1. It's a 1-word title
2. The title is a city in :susa:
 

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Re: CANADA - WV46 SF1 #08 Amanda Marshall: Birmingham

WV46 REYKJAVIK :ca::is:

Amanda Marshall - Birmingham

Amanda is from Toronto. This song, taken off her 1995 self-titled debut album, tells the story of a girl escaping an abusive relationship with her husband. It remains her biggest hit in Canada and her only single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.


Lyrics
Virgil Spencer's got a 19 inch Hitachi
And many demons lingering
Friday night, he pulled a gun to change the channel
Something that he picked up from the King
His wife remembers well the man she knew
Seems the dreams she had have all turned black and blue
She's wasted years
No time for tears

'Cause there's another chance
A someday soon
Shining like the Alabama moon
She's looking for the promised land
Out beyond the lights of Birmingham

It's 3 am and Virgil's passed out on the sofa
A fifth of Jim Beam on the floor
She's packed her bags, she slips the keys out of his pocket
She's careful not to slam the door
And as she drives she rubs her rosary
She's never been so all alone, she's never felt so free
She got miles to go
Blind faith and hope

'Cause there's another chance
And a someday soon
Shining like the Alabama moon
She's looking for the promised land
Out beyond the lights of Birmingham

As the rain falls down upon the interstate
Any doubts she had are all but washed away
A long look back
At Birmingham

'Cause there's another chance
And a someday soon
Shining like the Alabama moon
She's looking for the promised land
Out beyond the lights of Birmingham

Another chance
And a someday soon
Shining like the Alabama moon
She's looking for the promised land
Out beyond the lights of, yeah, yeah, Birmingham
Birmingham​
 
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