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CIVL Radio: Canada West edition



By Aaron Levy (CIVL Station Manager/Leg Barber) – Email

Print Edition: March 4, 2015


Explorer division teams are 5-4 vs Pioneer division teams in CanadaWest playoffs this season, so here’s a shuffle about surprises.


“No Surprises”

Buried deep within the latter half of Radiohead’s earth-shattering OK Computer, itself named after a brief two words in a sprawling five-part trilogy, just like the two words bought from author Douglas Adams in order to title the album’s first single, “Paranoid Android.” Unfortunately, unquestioning of the answer.

Katy Perry


“Cover your eyes, I’ve got a big surprise.” I’m not only including a Katy Perry song in this surprise shuffle, but unfortunately for Calgary Dino big man Philip Barndt (over fifty per cent rate deep shooter in regular season play), it was his birthday Saturday night after UFV shocked UC’s coach of the year.

Modest Mouse

“The World at Large”

“The days get longer and the nights smell green / I guess it’s not surprising but it’s spring and I should leave. “ And leave this spring, the men’s Cascades basketball team shall, to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Surprisingly, Kevon Parchment and Kadeem Willis played college ball at nearby Lakeland in Lloydminster, SK.

Queens of the Stone Age

“You Would Know”

From their debut record, a killer one at that, QOTSA’s Josh Homme (pronounced like “mommy”) claims that his “girl’s all out of focus, ain’t no big surprise,” and Cascades fans hope UFV is in focus for their final four matchup this weekend! Don’t even mention the following week in Toronto!

Pink Floyd


Unlike this song’s subject, UFV’s fourth straight final four CanadaWest finish is going to ensure that “if you ask for a raise, it’s no surprise” — they’ll probably be willing to hand one out for exemplary performance.

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