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These days it's wiser to let music journalists describe how a band sound than to let the band themselves try and do it. Most people in bands these days can barely reference Dinosaur Jr. or Mudhoney, let alone preceding alternative nation luminaries.

This is why when reading this week's piece on Brampton, Ontario trio, Junction by Shannon Webb-Campbell (Junction Yard) I cringed at her description of the band. Referencing Meligrove Band, By Divine Right and Moneen? Is Ms. Webb-Campbell's musical trough that shallow? Surely as fine as these acts are there is a whole entire world of groups to name-drop and reference other than those three. It seems like Shannon Webb-Campbell's record/cd collection begins at Nirvana's Nevermind, and now refuses to journey outside the province of Ontario.

I'm glad she seems supportive of Canadian music, but I don't think she should be writing about music, Canadian or otherwise.

Duane Yow

By Duane Yow

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