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Arcade Fire + Montreal = True love forever

Posted by Margot / February 14, 2011

Arcade Fire Montreal Grammys Valentine's DayOur collective Montreal heart grew three sizes when we heard that Montreal's Arcade Fire won the Grammy for Album of the Year with their third album, The Suburbs. And they thanked us (yes, each and every one of us), Montreal.

It was fitting that on this day, the day of commercial love, the band should profess their love for this great city. The man himself (Win Bulter) said in his speech: "I just want to say thank you, merci, to Montreal, Quebec, for taking us and giving us a home and place to be in a band." God knows there are enough musicians out there, rubbing two nickels together hoping it will turn into platinum. But Montreal artists are set aside -- we live in a city where you can live, work, play music, and have a half-decent bottle of wine at the end of the day (no more dep wine for me!)

Actually, there was a documentary made a few years back about how Montreal has such a vibrant indie music scene because people can actually afford to live here while not making a million dollars (thanks, New York, but I'd rather not pay 87% of my minimum wage income on that shoebox apartment). Of course, I can't remember the name of said documentary, so I'll just trust that the blogosphere will help me out.

So here's to us, here's to the Arcade Fire on their well-deserved win, and here's to spreading the love on Valentine's Day.

Photo by Flickr member Man Alive!

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Jer / February 14, 2011 at 09:56 am
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Cheers to that. You beat me to the congratulatory note, but yay for the band and yay for our city.
Joy / February 14, 2011 at 12:27 pm
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So happy for Arcade Fire for winning Album of the Year! The Grammys finally got something right!

I hope someone can comment with the name of the documentary you mention, I would love to check it out.
scott odell / February 15, 2011 at 05:33 pm
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is the documentary called what is indie ?
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kanchipuramsarees / January 18, 2019 at 11:30 pm
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herbal powder / January 18, 2019 at 11:30 pm
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