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CIVL Shuffle: Cold weather edition

CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy spent a day at Cultus Lake with the CIVL Board of Directors this weekend for visioning, so here are some cold weather songs! Get it?

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By Aaron Levy (CIVL Station Manager) – Email

Print Edition: November 19, 2014

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CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy spent a day at Cultus Lake with the CIVL Board of Directors this weekend for visioning, so here are some cold weather songs! Get it?


The Neighbourhood

“Sweater Weather”

They’re from L.A., where I don’t think there’s a tonne of sweater weather on a regular basis, but the thought of putting your hands in the arms of my sweater when you’re cold is kind of totally romantic. Good song with a singer whose sweet silky vocals warm you up.

Weezer

“Island in the Sun”

Hip, hip, hop. This video was famous for its cute, cuddly animal characters, I’m sure none of whom benefited financially from warming the hearts of MTV/Canada viewers for months in the aftermath of 1999’s Weezer comeback green album. “And it makes me feel so fine I can’t control my brain.”

Gob

“Soda”

I feel like I’ve included all of these songs in shuffles before, but when you’ve been around as long as Gob has, and you’re from Langley, and you have a new album, and people like your “Paint It Black” cover more than the Stones’ original, you’ve earned repeat visits. Jumpina Lake.

Modest Mouse

“Beach Side Property”

This song is actually about politics, despite Modest Mouse’s commercial aquatic theme through their last few years (Florida, sinking themes, etc.) “We’re going union like they say, we’ll buy the congregation, then one day you’ll find us sitting in your chair with big ideas of stocks and shares.” Long drive.

The Lonely Island

“I’m On A Boat”

T-Pain recently sang sans-vocoder, and was awesome. Also, I know a guy working at a pub in town who looks exactly like Mr. Newsom himself, Andy Samberg. (He’s married to Milk-Eyed Mender’s baby-voiced chanteuse Joanna Newsom.) Remember, mermaids are subject to the same consent laws as humans.

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