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!