Monday, 6 December 2004

Celebrate the pursuits

Having been directed there, I've been perusing the blog called Music Is A Virus. For all intents and purposes they seem to exist solely to turn people on to new music - albeit long forgotten music, but new to most people.

In my search, among the Curve and Ned's Atomic Dustbin entries, I can across one for Canada's highly underrated cult act The Pursuit Of Happiness.

These guys are - or were - bloody brilliant and "Love Junk" was a cracker of a debut album, followed up quickly by the sex-soaked "One Sided Story" (I offer the lyrics to "Food" as way of justifying my claim).

The Music Is A Virus blog offers a taster MP3 for each album/act they feature and the track on offer for "Love Junk" is the band's debut single "I'm An Adult Now", an ode to not wanting to get old but accepting the fate and age that life throws at us.

A site like this is what the internet is all about, creating awareness of the oft overlooked and in the Canadian music, that can be quite a bit.

As a prominent Canadian once said, "Don't judge us by Alanis, Celine and Bryan Adams. We actually produce good music as well."

Update: I offer, as way of example, the track "Lovers In A Dangerous Time" by Bruce Cockburn as an overlooked Canadian classic from 1984.

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