Dear Tara Thorne,
Loved the Juno article ("It's all your fault," Juno Guide). Thanks for telling it like it is! Quit voting with your dollars, folks, and support stuff that's for real. Keep your dollars local. The more support we all give local indie artists and the less attention we pay to huge international bands, the more attention we'll all draw to this fine region. Can you imagine the Juno jurors looking at album sales and saying, "Well, so and so has the highest sales—except for in the Atlantic provinces. And the same for so-and-so. And such and such. Wonder what's going on in that region?!" The place would be crawling with scouts and record companies trying to figure out what we were all listening to!
By Cath Bray