Originally posted by KJames199I've only ever heard "harmless little [ ]" on the radio here.
Back to the Dire Straits issue, it should be noted that the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council is NOT a government agency - it is an independent body which oversees the content of privately-owned radio stations, established by said stations.
It's also worth nothing that according to Jian Ghomeshi (who non-Canadians probably know best as the interviewer during that whole Billy Bob Thornton flap), the radio edit of the song is the version on Dire Straits' own greatest hits album.
...and Canadians will probably remember Jian for being a member of Moxy Fruvous in the 90s. At least I do.
I'm tired of radio censorship. If someone finds anything offensive, change the station. There are about thirty stations here in Edmonton, and most have a twin..er..clone somewhere on the dial.
Originally posted by ekedolphinI can only assume, then, that Eminem's epic "Cleaning Out My Closet" (and I use the word "epic" without irony) is banned in Canada.
"...my faggot father must have had his panties up in a bunch..."
Not that there was a lot of radio stations playing Eminem around that time up here; It was only the radio edit. Why any regular AM/FM station is not using edits is beyond me. When I was in radio one of the thing that was pounded in to our heads was to doublecheck the track we were using on the CD to make sure it was the edit
If anyone here is into blues/jazz/jam stuff, check out the website of Mountain Jam. They have a streaming media player with tons of great tracks. I've been hooked on this all week so far, and I'm not even close to done with it.