Print Edition: May 22, 2013
CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy is on the Cycling for Diversity ride from Victoria to Abbotsford as part of BC Cycling for Diversity Week and the UN Day for Diversity, Dialogue and Development. Here are some songs that have reared their ugly heads so far on the arduous and exciting journey.
Selena Gomez – “Love You Like A Love Song”
“I love you like a love song;” and the phrase “beep beep” was discussed as a plausible lyric misunderstanding for this one. Like a car, that you really love, a lot. Does that mean Justin Bieber is a car? I guess … I think he’d be a gas guzzler.
The Moffats – “I’ll Be There For You”
That’s what this ride is all about, supporting one another, being there when you’re needed, whether it’s for a friend, a colleague, an enemy, or a stranger. We want to see people grow, not suffer, and the Moffats knew what that was about at the ripe old age of … !
Tool – “Ænima”
We’ve been talking about the silt in Richmond, Delta, etc., and how the Big One is going to suck it all down. Just like Arizona Bay. One day. And this song is definitely a show of why some people are not embracing diversity. So much hate. So little love. Maynard!
James – “Laid”
Because his middle name is James, and last is Keenan, and this song is a classic that reminds me of him. It’s about people who love hard and don’t care what for or why not to. “Dressed me up in women’s clothes, messed around with gender roles.” Inclusivity what!