Song of the Day, July 30: My Baby Loves A Bunch of Authors by Moxy Früvous

MoxyBargainvilleToday’s song is a bit of literary fun. Energetic Toronto buskers Moxy Früvous made a name for themselves with rapid-fire vocal delivery, smart lyrics, a sense of wonder, and an ability to blend in the serious effectively. Their debut album, Bargainville, is a perfect snapshot of their wide tastes and talents.

One of the standouts is My Baby Loves A Bunch of Authors. It’s the story of a man who just wants to go dancing but can’t interest his girlfriend, who wants to stay home and read. With a jaunty chorus, great harmonies, and funny but not silly lyrics, it’s a true delight of a song. It also features a great Dr. Ruth impersonation — really. The quartet manage to namecheck an impressive array of Canadian authors and make the case that literary pursuits may not be as low-key as they seem.

Enjoy this delightful romp today. Added bonus: it’s a live for TV performance that really shows off the band in action.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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