While it is true that Canadians care about those who share our planet, it appears that we are also a bunch of whining complainers.
We bitched about not being included in the Live 8 roster, so they included us at the last minute. And when we finally get included in this global history making once in a lifetime, don't we feel good about ourselves now event, we bitch about how crappy the line-up is; how it is filled with a bunch of has-beens. I am not impressed.
Alright, so I won't lie and say that my first reaction upon hearing that the likes of Gordon Lightfoot and Bruce Cockburn would be there was that of serious excitement. I would venture to bet that even on their heyday, they did little to create excitement among the masses. And there are some other artists who no longer bask in the glow of superstardom, but come on... given less than 2 weeks notice, who did you think you were going to get?
I, for one, am thankful that one of our country's most beloved recording artists will only be making an appearance via satellite from Las Vegas. I don't think I could handle Celine on the same stage as Motley Crue and Deep Purple. That would just be too much for this old girl.
Let us not forget that our two most popular bands will be there, BNL and The Hip. Australian band Jet just got added. Simple Plan, Our Lady Peace, Sam Roberts??? Nothing to sneeze at.
Suck it up Canada.