From the mouths of musicians


 

CBC.ca asks several dozen Canadians to say nice things about the country. Andrew Whiteman doesn’t play along.

Canada is an experiment in possibility. And as any gambler will tell you, don’t bet on potential. At least not while we seem to lack the political heave-ho to put vision into practice.


 

From the mouths of musicians

  1. He's in Broken Social Scene, so it's okay.

  2. Canada has been one of most stable countries in the world for over a hundred years but I guess we have yet to live up to Andrew's lofty ideal. Whiteman sounds like a pretentious wanker.

  3. Is there any particular reason why we should care what this Whiteman dude has to say?

    • The fact that he's spot-on?

      • The "experiment in possibility" thing seems condescending, especially when it is compared to the statements of all the other Canadians interviewed by CBC. Also, it's irritatingly vague, which reinforces my suspicion that he's just another guitar jockey copping an attitude.

      • The "experiment in possibility" thing seems condescending, especially when compared to the statements of all the other Canadians interviewed by CBC. Also, it's annoyingly vague, which reinforces my suspicion that he's just another guitar jockey copping an attitude.

        • I agree, it's either a euphemism for something very unpleasant or rather meaningless. I took it to mean that our future is undefined.

        • Results 1 – 10 of about 20,500 for "experiment in possibility". (0.70 seconds) ….just saying.

          I think the latter half of his quote is more interesting, salient and important. we have a lot of potential that we are not making the most of. I am not big on forgetting that for a day of annual revelry.

      • The "experiment in possibility" thing seems condescending, especially when it is compared to the statements of all the other Canadians interviewed by CBC. Also, it's annoyingly vague, which reinforces my suspicion that he's just another guitar jockey copping an attitude.

  4. Lookin' for love in all the wrong places.