Arts in Review

CIVL Shuffle — May 2, 2018



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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