Thursday, May 31, 2007

Western Investment

Rei's latest favourite Canadian indie song is "If You Wanna Go" by Vancouver's The Western Investor. By virtue of its charting on the nationally-compiled top-30 list, it has been a number of podcasts.

Apparently, this band has been the centre of a Wikipedian debate about the merit of the group's entry. One contributor in particular deemed them too obscure and nominated the webpage for deletion. Such is the peril of open-source collaborations and do-it-yourself resourcing: one person's vital truth is another person's triviality.

Canadian artistic pride prevailed and the masses kept the page in the venerable on-line encyclopedia so The Western Investor is safe for now. If only Stephen Colbert could rally to this cause, as he did for the African elephant.

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