The Polaris Short List VS. Kathleen Fucking Edwards

1x1.trans The Polaris Short List VS. Kathleen Fucking Edwards

Photo Credit – Polaris Music Prize – Polaris Founder Steve Jordan and 2013 Gala host Kathleen Edwards.

Rewind to September 24th, 2012. I’m at home listening to the live broadcast of the 2012 Polaris Gala where they would eventually award the annual prize to Feist. After her live performance, Kathleen Edwards makes an inspirational and heart felt speech about something I can’t remember and uses the phrase ‘shit parade’ and the word ‘fucking’. I know this because I was so impressed that I updated my Facebook status with the news.

Yesterday at the Drake Hotel in Toronto the Polaris Short List was revealed. When it was announced that Grant Lawrence would no longer be the host and face of the Polaris Music Prize, Kathleen Edwards took the stage to fill his spot. Upon setting foot in front of the microphone, Kathleen threw out “Fuck you Grant Lawrence. Suck it!”. I smiled.

But wait, there’s more. During the reading of the 10 short listed nominees, Kathleen managed to fit in “Get your fucking wallets out people”, and “I’m going to wear a one-piece leotard at that mother fucking show.”

Although I am going to miss the charming and clever Grant Lawrence over the next two months as I follow the inevitable debate of the 10 worthy finalists, Kathleen Edwards was an excellent choice as a replacement. Not only do I love her music, I enjoy listening to her speak. Shad is also helping Kathleen co-host, but he didn’t have anything nearly as entertaining or elegant to say today…

…and the 10 Polaris finalists for 2013 are:

Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Album: ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!

Zaki Ibrahim
Album: Every Opposite

Metric
Album: Synthetica

METZ
Album: METZ

Purity Ring
Album: Shrines

Colin Stetson
Album: New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light

Tegan and Sara
Album: Heartthrob

A Tribe Called Red
Album: Nation II Nation

Whitehorse
Album: The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss

Young Galaxy
Album: Ultramarine

Let the debate begin. Every time Kathleen Edwards swears, take a shot.

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