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JAIMIE VERNON – WHERE HAVE ALL THE NOVELTY SONGS GONE?

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2013 by segarini

vernon_1997This week Frank & Moon Unit Zappa’s novelty hit “Valley Girl” turned 30 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb21lsCQ3EM. For those too young to remember, that’s the 1982 song…not the 1983 movie starring Nicolas “I’m A Coppola So Fuck YOU!” Cage.  It’s what we old geezers like to refer to as a novelty song. Novelty songs were, and should still be, tunes reflecting social trends and fads – in the guise of humourous observational commentary, parody or satire.

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JAIMIE VERNON – THE UNTOLD STORIES OF CANADIAN POP: EH THRU ZED

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2012 by segarini

Well, it’s finally finished. 14 months, 800 pages and 835,000 words later, the double volumes of the Canadian Pop Music Encyclopedia have been put to bed. Volume 1 was released in March and Volume 2 is off to that magic place that turns Microsoft Work documents into books and Kindle Surprise. It’ll be available for download or sticking under the leg of a wobbly table in the next 10 days or so. And those who are true believers can order both here: http://www.bullseyecanada.com
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