CNN has election time, ESPN has the Super Bowl, and CBC Radio 3 has the Polaris Music Prize. Today marks the kick off of real Polaris-mania, as the shortlist will be announced this afternoon - live on air!
Since 30 of the 40 albums on the long list will no longer be Polaris nominees soon, I thought it would be nice to play as many of them as possible today. In a way, they're all winners! So I'll be playing lots of Polaris stuff leading up to this afternoon's live broadcast of the short list announcement.
BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! It's also Tuesday, which the ancient scrolls of Radio 3 command we recognize as New Release Tuesday. I don't want to anger the vengeful indie deities, so I'll be adding a few brand new jams into the mix as well.
Phew! It's going to be a doozy, but together we can do it.
SO! Who's going to win the big prize this year?
on Jul 17, 2012