In this Sunday’s New York Times – Purity Ring, Jian Ghomeshi and the mighty Moxy Fruvous
Invariably, every Sunday I scan the New York Times, alert for Canadian content, especially in the Arts & Leisure section.
In today’s paper (Sunday July 22) I was rewarded with not one but two finds. The first was pleasant - a q-and-a with Megan James and Corrin Roddick of the band Purity Ring. This was gratifying partly because I saw the duo perform last fall with YACHT here in Vancouver, and also because we have a set of photos from that show on my own “arts & leisure” site, The Snipe News.
The other horn of this Canadian content is a feature story on CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi. I won’t go into this piece anymore than to quote the author of the piece, John Schwartz, who writes that Ghomeshi’s former band Moxy Fruvous “specialized in wordy, witty and often political songs…”
I’m afraid I have to take exception to the word “witty.” From the group’s name to this song and video, I think witty is the last word I’d use.
Video – Moxy Fruvous, “Baby Loves a Bunch of Authors”: