Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Revolution Will Be Televised...from Canada

Imagine you're a lonely kid in Ottawa in February 1965, confused and bored. Just after local wonders Ian and Sylvia do a few subdued numbers, this young man (yes, man) is introduced, and you will forever see the world and your country in a new way.

Until about 10 a.m. today I'd never heard of Jackie Shane, and apparently this is the only available video performance in a decidedly short career. There's no Wikipedia page on him, but this entry from Jezebel Music gives us a little insight into his life.

I am now compelled to learn more about this revolutionary, visionary, sensual creature. Canada really is about more than Mounties and Joni Mitchell.

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At 5:51 AM, Blogger Elaine Banks said...

Bonjour Ladrón!

As I posted after Erin's article on Jezebel, I made a one-hour radio special about Jackie Shane for CBC radio that will be broadcast in early 2010. Lots of great interviews, and Jackie's awesome music, both studio and live recordings, feature heavily. I'll also be posting a bio online in the next couple of days that should help satisfy your jackie curiosity!


At 8:31 AM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Merci, Elaine! What a gift to the world that radio documentary will be. I heard that it was coming, and I'm honored that you dropped by. I'd love to help spread the word, since several of my friends have already become fans.

At 5:59 PM, Blogger Elaine Banks said...

Hello again, Ladrón

Here are the details of the show:

I Got Mine: The Story of Jackie Shane
CBC Radio's Inside the Music
Sunday, February 28th: 3:00 p.m. EST on Radio 2; and 9:00 p.m. EST on Radio 1

How to listen:
In Canada:

On FM radio: find your frequency here:
or on sirius satellite 137:

Everywhere else:
or: - go to "listen now" in the right-hand column


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