Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Screw the Election, Here's some CanCon!

As my faithful readers and data harvesters will attest, I don't care much for politics these days.  After closely (read obsessively) following civic, domestic, and foreign (US, Europe) politics in the 90s and early 00s, I am still quite burned out on the subject.

Suffice it to say, I'm not following the US election tonight.  Or tomorrow.  Or the inevitable controversies during the next few weeks.

Instead, I took to the 'net to search out some music.  And you know what?  I'm glad I did.

I had a song in my head earlier this evening, and something told me to check YouTube to see if anyone had finally posted the video. Sure enough, someone had...



T'é Qui Toé was one of my favourite tunes in rotation on MuchMusic back in the early 90s, and I was quite excited to see it again after twenty years (unfortunately, nobody has posted his other song Vise Le Top yet).  Pining for a past that exists only in my head, I hit eBay to see if anyone had Dédé Traké's eponymously-titled CD for sale. Usually a futile effort on my part, a quick search turned up two copies for sale! Needless to say, I snapped it up without hesitation.



Another video in rotation during the same period was About to Drown from Ottawa band Furnaceface.  The song grew on me after a week of heavy rotation, and I was compelled by my corporate masters to seek out their appropriately-titled album Just Buy It.

Purchased initially for the aforementioned tune, the album occupied a slot in my 5-CD changer for nearly a year after purchase.  As much as I liked About to Drown, two other songs on the album became my favourites:  Unemployment satire Government Cheque, and the album's title track - Just Buy It -  which I embed for your viewing pleasure.



I'll leave off here.  I think I hear my CD racks calling me...

Anyone (around) my age have a favourite Canadian song from the same time period (early-to-mid 90s)?  Let me know in the comments section!