I received a phone call earlier today letting me know that my latest record, Fireball had been long listed for a 2014 Polaris Music Prize. Somehow the machinery responsible for tallying the final count last week made a mistake, so rather than a list of 40 records, Polaris will be a list of 41 this year. Amazing! I like the idea of being left off the list and still getting into the party. Suits me just fine.
Either way, I am grateful for this unexpected recognition of my work and to the many music journalists across Canada who gave Fireball this rare distinction. Thanks folks.