Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The best Father's Day song of all time

No, it's not "Papa Was a Rolling Stone."

The best Father's Day song of all time has had precious little airplay here in Canada, but reached number one on the British pop charts in 2005 - it's "JCB" by Nizlopi, a two-piece band fronted by Luke Concannon, who wrote the song about his troubles with dyslexia as a kid, and how great it was to skip school and hang out with dad.

Great video too. Get ready for goosebumps at 3:01, when the song - and JCB - kick into high gear.

"My dad's probably had a bloody hard day, but he's been good fun and bubblin' and jokin' away..."
These words remind me of those long, hot summers as a kid, when dad coached my pathetic baseball team - we lost every game but got more Slurpees than any team in the league. Yay for dad!

Top it off with shout-outs to the Transformers and Bruce Lee, and a credo that even a teacher could love: "I'm so glad I'm not in school, boss!" and there you have it: the best Father's Day song of all time.

(This video was designed by Monkeehub, a freelance digital animation outfit. Check out its awesome video for Radiohead's "Creep" here.)

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