From the Zunerama blog:
As I peruse my Zune's playlists, it reads like a brochure for Canadian content: Barenaked Ladies, Nickelback, Sarah McLachlan, Bryan Adams, Colin James, Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo, Alanis Morissette, Gordon Lightfoot, Bruce Cockburn, Leonard Cohen, Diana Krall, Shania Twain, Neil Young, k.d. lang, Cowboy Junkies...
...and I'm not even fessin' up to the Celine tracks that somehow got synced. Confound that wife of mine - playing with the Zune Pass again!!
I feel a mild sense of irony as I view this very Canuck-ish playlist - in that Zune is not yet available to our northernly neighbors neighbours.
Heck, even one of the better Zune sites (zunethoughts.com) is a Canadian operation, and its editors had to cross the 49th from Alberta - in dark of night, no doubt - to get their hands on their Zune players. And they - like all Canadians - are currently restricted from buying Marketplace content, because you need a credit card tied to a U.S. address in order to sign up.
The latest guidance from Microsoft is that it's on track to sell a million Zunes by June (and I've seen no evidence to the contrary). I have to believe that somewhere in Redmond there's a world map on a war-room wall, with a little sticky over Ottawa that indicates the Canadian rollout date.
Maybe it's my Canadian roots showing (I'm a "dual"), but I think it's high time that Microsoft announce that date. It's time to see a Zune with a 'zed'!