Impress me with your song choice. Leave a comment.

O.K. So I use to be one those folks who took music very seriously, and even though I’m an old fart now, I still like to hear about interesting music that’s out there.

Suggest something in the comments! Maybe even let me know what that song is good for (for studying, being mellow, being forlorn-like, for parties, over dinner, etc).

Here’s my suggestion. I stumbled across “Camillo the Magician” by local band Said the Whale a few months ago. Maybe one of the catchiest tunes I’ve heard in a while.

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David (@ng_dave) is Faculty at the Michael Smith Labs. His writing has appeared in places such as McSweeney's, The Walrus, and He plans on using Terry as another place to highlight the mostly science-y links he appreciates. In fact, if you liked this one, you might also like his main site generally - this can be found at

12 Responses to “Impress me with your song choice. Leave a comment.”

  1. Nicholas FitzGerald

    I agonized over picking one song to post here, but right now I’m loving anything in which Alice Russell sings. Here’s one one produced by one of my favourite DJs, Mr. Scruff, with a hilarious video to boot:

  2. Camille

    I’m just gonna go ahead and pledge my undying love for the Avett Brothers by posting “I and Love and You” …

    I, my roommates, my upstairs neighbour and anyone who has listened to me belt it at the top of the lungs when driving, oh, anywhere all have intimate knowledge of this song and how awesome it is. Time to pass it on.

  3. Matt

    The new Califone album is pretty special. ‘Krill’, ‘Bunuel’ and ‘Funeral Singers’ are the big highlights, but its solid throughout.

    Nice little pop song, with some dirt thrown on it.

  4. George

    I absolutely love the music vid, and a good song too:
    Greg Johnson “I Got Opinions”

  5. Julie

    I love Glee! Is that cool? Or uber uncool? Who cares – I think the show tunes are brilliant!

  6. David Ng

    This is great – keep them coming. Jill: I’ve heard of Brooke Fraser before because my all time favourite musician (Neil Finn) has sang with her.

    On that note – when you get Neil Finn asking folks from Wilco, Radiohead, the Smiths, Pearl Jam, etc to form a jam band, you get this piece of awesome.

  7. Camille

    Wait a minute Dave … Neil Finn is MY all time favourite musician! The Finn Brothers in general, really, which is a good segue into posting this awesome awesome Tim Finn/Richard Thompson song:

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