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CIVL Shuffle — May 2, 2018

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As we quickly approach the dog days of summer, CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy has some advice, some news, and some fun to address in this week’s shuffle!

MIA – “Amazon”

To celebrate Vancouver’s supposed victorious acquisition of Amazon’s new 3000-job-creating headquarters downtown in the old post office, here’s an original MIA track from the Piracy Funds Terrorism mixtape she produced in 2004-ish along with, you guessed it, the dippest of dippers: his decent name is Diplo.

The Eagles – “Hotel California”

This song is one that I heard covered this past weekend by a full band with a lead acoustic guitar player in a dingy little basement set, at a venue potentially familiar to some, or perhaps even many readers. Bands: do not do this. No one needs to revisit it.

Kenny Loggins – “Danger Zone”

Another song provided the same treatment as that from above. It persists as a favourite of H. Jon Benjamin’s classic cartoon character Archer (who looks NOTHING like Benjamin, which I thought he would), and is another song you don’t have to cover at a local show with your band.

Raffi – “Bananaphone”

“Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring, banana phone / Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring, banana phone!” I enjoy the banana bread from Fair Grounds, your SUS-operated local cafe, located right here in the Abbotsford SUB’s first floor atrium. I’m eating some now, and so should you!

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