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Ninjas Ski as They Please

Ninjas Ski as They Please

The girls and I love to go skiing and on the way up we tend to listen to either some Gilles Vigneault’s Un Dimanche à Kyoto, The High School Musical 3 sound track or my personal favourite the Barenaked Ladies kids album SnackTime. This week we made our way up to Vallée Bleue listening to Snacktime so it became the soundtrack in my to my whole ski day.

When I saw “Thing 1″ get off the chairlift, all I could think of was Ninjas.  Stylish blond Ninjas, but still Ninjas!

The lyrics to the song are truly awesome:

I woke up this morning and everything was different
Something was strange in the air
I woke up this morning and everything was different
I knew that the Ninjas had been there

I looked all around my bedroom
Underneath the dresser
Behind the bed, but nothing could be found
There was nothing left behind them
No way that I could find them
No fingerprints or crumbs on the ground.

The Ninjas are deadly and silent
They’re also unspeakably violent
They speak Japaneses; do whatever they please,
And sometimes they vacation in Ireland.

The Ninjas are deadly and silent
They’re also unspeakably violent
They speak Japanese; do whatever they please,
And if you tear off their masks, they’ll be smiling.

Special Thanks to Gracenote  for not letting me copy these lyrics and force me to relisten to the song on repeat (many many many times) in order to post them here and possibly give the Barenaked Ladies a better mention. (#WhenDRMKillsMarketing&FairUse)
NOTE: Gracenote does not get a free link or tag due to their obvious “suckage” in this matter.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULES!

Moved by the Music

Jules turned 40 last night, and we had a great party at the French Canadian House. As usual I took far too many pictures, but this one stood out as it kind of reminds me of the painting "The Scream". Join us on Flickr to view the full, make sure you mark me as your firend to see them all.

What the hell is wrong with the Brits!!!

Everyday I download news and various web pages from Avantgo, a kind of precursor to RSS & Podcasting. Three of the major channels that I subscribe to are BBC: News, Sports, and Radio One. But sometimes even the Beeb manages to amaze me. For one the Radio One channel has not updated their play list since: 03/06/2004 and then their is the charts; how the hell can anyone say that the BBC and the British Music scene are at the forefront of new music when last weeks charts included music spanning almost 5 decades… DUDE THAT IS ALMOST 50 YEARS!

Let me show you what I’m talking about, this is last week UK Singles Chart according to the Beeb.

Radio 1 – Top 40 Singles

Official UK Top 40 Singles – 09/01/2005

1 – Elvis Presley – ‘Jailhouse Rock’

2 – Steve Brookstein – ‘Against All Odds’

3 – Iron Maiden – ‘The Number Of The Beast’

4 – Erasure – ‘Breathe’

6 – Band Aid 20 – ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’

13 – Ronan Keating feat. Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens)- ‘Father And Son’

25 – Christina Aguilera feat. Missy – ‘Car Wash ‘

27 – Merrion/McCall/Kensit – ‘I Got You Babe/Soda Pop ‘

Ok Presley would of been 70 recently so it is understandable but what the hell is going on with the Iron Maiden comeback? Seriously, I’m a huge fan of Eddie and the Maiden but what’s the story? Somebody please enlighten me… Have I been gone from Blighty that long that I don’t even know why 80′s metal rockers are suddenly back on the scene?

As for the Phil Collins and Rose Royce remakes, well that is only normal for British pop. Half the pop producers are old rockers trying to re-ignite the royalties on some of their old projects. Ok that might just be my own conspiracy skepticism but the are very few pop producers in the in the UK charts and far to many covers. Actually I had tried to get a show commission on UK radio that would solely play covers. After discussing it with a few Programme Controllers, I was told that the show would sound too much like a normal radio hour. Which made me think back to an old high school project where a classmate had predicted that we would run out of notes and all songs would simply be resamples and covers. This guy was heavily into thrash and speed metal and could not imagine too many new kinds of music. Even after all the drum and base and hard house stuff that is coming out, I can’t help think back to this guy and what he was thinking.

When I see Radio One charts like those of last week, I can’t help but think that my old metalhead classmate might have been onto something.