Every once in awhile, something strange comes over a band, and it decides to write and record a song about reading. At best, these songs look something like Belle and Sebastian's "Wrapped up in Books:"
Is it just me, or does that one owe something to a the Tears for Fears video for Head Over Heels?
At their worst, "reading songs" look something like Moxy Fruvous' "My Baby Loves a Bunch of Authors:"
As the talkbacker says on YouTube, "Once in a while I get embarrassed to be Canadian. This is one of those moments. Ugh."
It's hard to believe that this was a real single, and not a PSA that CBC was forced to play by the Canadian government, or a parody outtake from A Mighty Wind. How much do you figure Margaret Atwood paid for the product placement/shout-out?
Still, it's not a complete loss to see a pre-CBC Jian Ghomeshi in all his crimped hair and acid-washed jeans glory.
See you in the library.