Print Edition: December 7, 2011
Kirk Van Houten – “Can I Borrow A Feeling”
Can you lend me a jar of love? That’s all most people want, doubly so for CIVL right now. We won’t even sing off key, we have great pitch. Especially myself and Johnny K, The Vinyl Spinner, who sings Oh Canada to start every show Wednesdays at noon. Consider it.
Joe Cocker – “A Little Help From My Friends”
There’s one particular version of this song where Cocker is wearing this yellow t-shirt, and in the breakdown, after the “Do you need anybody” chorus from the backing vocalists, Cocker just goes into some sort of seizure-like growl. Far superior to The Beatles’ version, the keys, drums and stars align.
By Divine Right – “5 Bucks”
One of the first live shows I saw in university, at the end of my second semester, in the bar I would end up working at for four years. My only time seeing one of the fabled Canadian independent bands. Feist was in it! So much soul, gonna lose control.
Pink Floyd – “Money”
This is the part in the Darkside of Oz where the house falls on the witch, and Dorothy gets out, and one by one the Munchkins start popping up out of the shrubs on cue with the coin drops and cash register from Waters, Gilmore and Co. New car, caviar.