“Warren Kinsella's book, ‘Fight the Right: A Manual for Surviving the Coming Conservative Apocalypse,’ is of vital importance for American conservatives and other right-leaning individuals to read, learn and understand.”

- The Washington Times

“One of the best books of the year.”

- The Hill Times

“Justin Trudeau’s speech followed Mr. Kinsella’s playbook on beating conservatives chapter and verse...[He followed] the central theme of the Kinsella narrative: “Take back values. That’s what progressives need to do.”

- National Post

“[Kinsella] is a master when it comes to spinning and political planning...”

- George Stroumboulopoulos, CBC TV

“Kinsella pulls no punches in Fight The Right...Fight the Right accomplishes what it sets out to do – provide readers with a glimpse into the kinds of strategies that have made Conservatives successful and lay out a credible roadmap for progressive forces to regain power.”

- Elizabeth Thompson, iPolitics

“[Kinsella] deserves credit for writing this book, period... he is absolutely on the money...[Fight The Right] is well worth picking up.”

- Huffington Post

“Run, don't walk, to get this amazing book.”

- Mike Duncan, Classical 96 radio

“Fight the Right is very interesting and - for conservatives - very provocative.”

- Former Ontario Conservative leader John Tory

“His new book is great! All of his books are great!”

- Tommy Schnurmacher, CJAD

“I absolutely recommend this book.”

- Paul Wells, Maclean’s

“Kinsella puts the Left on the right track with new book!”

- Calgary Herald

The Polaris mistake

Look, Feist went to my Calgary high school, Bishop Carroll (as did Alison Redford and Danielle Smith).  She’s amazing.  But Polaris should be about new talent, not people who have already been featured in an Apple commercial.

The Japandroids are the guys who should have won.  And, by the by, this is the song of Summer 2012: bouncing along a backroad in Maine, sun beating down, and four kids screaming along to every word of this amazing, genius anthem.  Joy, it was.  Perfect.  Best Summer ever.

Polaris folks, you made a mistake.

9 Responses to “The Polaris mistake”

  1. smelter rat says:

    Yes! Not to mention that CBC Radio is playing non stop Feist this am, and it’s driving me nuts.

  2. JP says:

    Well, according to the Polaris Website:

    “Polaris Music Prize nominees and winners will be selected solely on artistic merit without
    regard to genre, sales history or label affiliation”

    Nothing about it having to be ‘new’ talent. So, if you want an award for new Canadian talent, perhaps you should establish one.

    • Warren says:

      Well, then let’s give a fucking award to the Guess Who, shall we?

      • JP says:

        Did the fucking Guess Who release an album this year? If you disagree with the winner, fine, fair comment. But to complain that the award isn’t for what you want it to be (Best NEW Artist) is just silly.

        • Warren says:

          Piss off. It’s my opinion, idiot. If you don’t like it, go start your own web site.

          • cory says:

            Meh. He has a point. Don’t be so piqued. Your opinion as started is based on a false premise. There’s nothing wrong with thinking it SHOULD favor nw talent though. It just isn’t what it is.

  3. Elliott says:

    Totally agree. Also thanks for the Menzingers. Never would have heard of them here in Asia.

  4. Glen says:

    Bingo! This album is unbelievable. One of the best Canadian albums ever made. More pure emotion than a million Feist albums.

    But fewer bearded fans.

  5. Derek Pearce says:

    Have never listened to Japandroids before and now will start. Great track, that.

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