Keira first showed us a Russell Peters video and although it takes a lot for a stand-up comedian on TV to make me laugh, we were literally rolling on the floor with tears in our eyes when first introduced to his humour.
This weekend he’ll be hosting the 2008 Juno Awards in Calgary and our good friend Duane Storey will be there on behalf of Vancouver Bloggers everywhere with his fancy media pass. You can catch all of his coverage on here:
Duane’s 2008 Canadian Juno Awards page
Duane’s Flickr Photos
Duane’s Twitter Feed
The Urban Vancouver Juno Aggregator
Duane’s Blip.Tv page
Arieanna will also be in Calgary and you’ll be able to catch her Twitters, and anyone else’s by looking for (and posting your Twitters with) the #Junos08 tag that can be tracked using Twemes.
Artists performing at the Junos include: Anne Murray, Aaron Lines, Avril Lavigne, Feist, Finger Eleven, Gord Bamford, Hedley, Jann Arden, Johnny Reid, Jully Black, Measha Brueggergosman, Michael Buble, Paul Brandt, Sarah Brightman, Shane Yellowbird.
Vancouver-based artists nominated for Junos include:
Sandy Scofield NIKAWIY ASKIY for Aboriginal Recording of The Year
Jeremy Fisher GOODBYE BLUE MONDAY for Adult Alternative Album of The Year
Michael Buble CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE for Album of the Year
Michael Buble for Artist of the Year
Jeff Harrison (Director/Designer/Illustrator); Clinton Hussey (Photographer) ORNAMENTAL ETHERWORLD Performer: VONNEGUT DOLLHOUSE for CD/DVD Artwork Design of The Year
James Ehnes, Bramwell Tovey, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra KORNGOLD, BARBER & WALTON VIOLIN CONCERTOS for Classical Album of The Year: Large Ensemble or Soloist(S) With Large Ensemble Accompaniment
Jeffrey Ryan QUANTUM MECHANICS for Classical Composition of the Year
Rhys Fulber “WEAK IN THE KNEES”, “JUST ANOTHER DAY” – IF YOUR MEMORY SERVES YOU WELL â€“ SERENA RYDER for Jack Richardson Producer of the Year
Michael Buble for the Juno Fan Choice Award
Pierre Seguin, Jesse Cook, Darrell Gilmour ONE NIGHT AT THE METROPOLIS Performer: JESSE COOK for Music DVD of the Year
Jeremy Fisher for New Artist of the Year
Michael Buble CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE for Pop Album of the Year
Shad THE OLD PRINCE for Rap Recording of the Year
Matthew Good HOSPITAL MUSIC for Rock Album of the Year
Pride Tiger THE LUCKY ONES for Rock Album of the Year
(Vancouver Island/Salt Spring) Harry Manx & Kevin Breit IN GOOD WE TRUST for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group
Michael Buble EVERYTHING for Single of the Year
Jodi Proznick Quartet FOUNDATIONS for Traditional Jazz Album of the Year
Kyle Davison, MARIANAS TRENCH SHAKETRAMP for Video of the Year
Go Vancouver! Seems like we’ve always been a great city for musical and production talent. The Junos will air live Sunday night at on CTV. Good luck to everyone and be sure to check out the local blogger coverage for some behind the scenes action.