Paul Matwychuk came up with the idea of writing up the first Edmonton Canon, an attempt to periodically lay out the foundations of our city's music scene and its history and players. Raymond Biesinger had done this visually with The Chart, but a writeup like the Canon allowed for some details.

As with any such list, there was a bit of hectoring, accusations of nepotism and so on, but I really dug the idea.

For the cover photo, elaborate plans to have a plaster fist rising from a lake of fire gave way to this simpler museum setting. The right hand is Norm Omar's, speaking of museums, which in his delicate care has since shattered to garbage.

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