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CIVL Shuffle: Party edition

Aaron Levy is CIVL’s station manager, and though he doesn’t party too hardy, some people are getting back into the swing of that kinda thing for this time of year!

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By Aaron Levy (CIVL Station Manager) – Email

Print Edition: January 23, 2013

Aaron Levy is CIVL’s station manager, and though he doesn’t party too hardy, some people are getting back into the swing of that kinda thing for this time of year!

You Say Party! – “You Say Party! We Say Die!”

Abbotsford’s most successful indie rockers definitely know how to rock a local party. They also know how to revitalize and reinvent themselves with samples and loops after the tragic loss of their drummer/friend, Devon Clifford, to whom the brand new release Friend is dedicated. Bassist Stephen is a CIVL DJ!

The Constantines – “Some Party”

Great track with jagged guitar strikes imitating the awkward inappropriateness of the negative behaviour some party goers decide to engage in when their inhibitions are lowered and their morals are compromised. It’s kind of a downer if you really get thinking about it, but it’s such a good tune. You’ll live.

Andrew Gold – “Thank You for Being a Friend”

Originally rocketing to Billboard #25 in 1978, this theme to Golden Girls is also the title of B.A. Johnston’s second-to-last
album, songs from which you can see him perform March 17 (St. Patty’s Day) at the pub formerly known as AfterMath! Relevant lyric: “If you threw a party and invited everyone to come … ”

Lesley Gore – “It’s My Party”

Lesley cried. She wanted to. A sad state of affairs; Judy and Johnny kept dancing all night, even though he was supposed to be hers, but there was nothing Lesley could do about the “perfect” surprise she found when Judy was wearing his ring. Hopefully you never experience something similar.

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