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CIVL Shuffle: moving on… edition

In honour of his moving on, here are some songs that each relate, in one way or another, to a different Dennis.

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By Aaron Levy (CIVL Station Manager/Red Jacket Wearer) – Email

Print Edition: April 1, 2015

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UFV says goodbye this week to long-time women’s volleyball coach Dennis Bokenfohr, who led the Cascades to a CCAA championship two years back. In honour of his moving on, here are some songs that each relate, in one way or another, to a different Dennis.

Wu-Tang Clan

“Ain’t Nothin … ”

Last name Coles, first name Dennis, Ghostface Killah is one of the most well-known members of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan, along with the RZA (Rizzah), GZA (Jizzah), ODB (Ol’ Dirty Bastard), Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, and everyone’s favourite Baltimore gangster, Method Man (Cheese).

The Beach Boys

“Little Deuce Coup”

The Wilson Brothers included, famously, Brian, Carl and, you guessed it, Dennis, in addition to Al Jardine, Mike Love, and a host of other influential West Coast musicians that changed the way Americans record, listen to, and appreciate records.

Dennis Leary

“Asshole”

“I’m just a regular Joe, with a regular job, I’m your average white suburbanite slob. I like football, and porno, and books about war, I’ve got an average wife, and a nice hardwood floor.” What a classic comedy song about a jerk, which Dennis B. certainly never was to me.

Dave Navarro

“Hungry”

So, what’s this got to do with any Dennis? Well, this song was written, supposedly, for Navarro’s ex-wife, Carmen Electra, who at the time was his current wife, and had previously been married to none other than basketball’s most flamboyant post ever, Dennis Rodman. Great hair, great taste, great guy.

Jimmy Ray

“Are You Jimmy Ray”

And you thought the last one was a stretch? Ex-major league baseball pitcher, Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd, has the middle name Ray. Thus, I selected this self-titled-ish single from the most ’90s of playlists, where a man asks if anyone wants to know about him. Unsure if he’s answered.

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