1995: I was subscribed to the SloanNet mailing list, which, despite the name, was all about East Coast music. (This was before mailing lists were destroyed, as by Ebola, through top-posting and HTML mail. In other words, by assholes using Outlook. Like you? Oh, wait, you’ve got it even worse: GroupWise.)
We were younger then, were we not? The kids on the list were putting together a compilation tape (tape!) of cover songs under the title of Les amis du Sloan. (Yes, du. We couldn’t talk them out of it.) In the present day, I see members of Sloan pushing a stroller (along Queen West) or exiting the Spadina streetcar (at Queen West).
But wait a minute here: You can’t imagine I’m about to leave that MVP tie-in to die on the vine, can you? Especially after the “nod” from Eustace Tilley (q.v.)? (If you’re joining us late, “Who Taught You to Live Like That?” by Sloan is the MVP theme song.)
They don’t even caption the song lyrics. Typical
After various wranglings, I got ♥ADORABLE♥ moppet JÄŸ FËRGÜSÖN on the E-mail. (It was either E-mail or... MSN!) After untangling his top-posted E-mail (another reason not to do it), I am now able to present a superspecial, ultra-exclusive INTERVIEW WITH SLÖÄN.
No... yet even though it had little to do with the subject matter of the song, I think the chorus worked well over the montage.
Hmmmm... I hold both in esteem... but perhaps New Yorker wins by a nose due to their font. OK... well... just listened to the Fresh Air review... nice... the NPR font/logo is not too bad either... so maybe it’s a tie. Although we had a cartoon of us in the New Yorker in 2007 , and that might just be the highest accolade.
I thought it was touching. And appropriate... I mean, who really listens to “verses”?
It’ll be a close race between that and licensing “Flying High Again” to America’s Funniest Home Videos.
Hmm... well the forementioned AFHV... various MTV shows like Cribs, etc. Umm... Undergrads... DeGrassi... another show that was an O.C.-style classic with Beach in the title . I think they used “False Alarm”... More over the years that I can’t remember... quite a few... And a number of films as well... The Virgin Suicides is probably the most well known.
We can only hope.
On the subject “How to Rip Off Bob Dylan and T-Rex Boogie Woogie in Around Three Minutes.”
I loved hockey growing up. Never played. Had season tickets to the Nova Scotia Voyageurs and still have my photos of me and Moe Robinson (Larry’s younger sibling)... but then John Lennon died and music wiped the slate clean of all other interests.
Our groupies are the moms who drop their puck-bunny daughters off at the hockey game before coming to our show.
That they should show The Beachcombers reruns more often. I honestly miss that show... and will also miss season 2 of MVP.