Friday, April 07, 2006

One for the Canucks



Remember this?

Update for the non-Canucks — This is a National Film Board animated short that used to run on CBC television during the late 1980's, featuring a Canadian folk song, Wade Hemsworth's Log Driver's Waltz sung by Kate and Anna McGarrigle.

It is, indeed, a classic. What? We can't all be James Blunt, you know.

11 Comments:

Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Color me clueless...

April 7, 2006 at 6:37 a.m.  
Blogger nanuk said...

NFB's animation of the McGarrigle's Logdriver's Song?

April 7, 2006 at 8:13 a.m.  
Blogger Gary J. Wood said...

A classic!

April 7, 2006 at 8:26 a.m.  
Anonymous Ricardipus, filmy said...

Absolutely classic.

I went to a movie in the 80's - might have been some Schwarzenegger (sp?) flick, can't remember - anyway, they ran this as the opening short.

You should have heard the cheers. Almost as loud as for the Popeye movie they showed at a Yes concert I went to.

Now, of course, I will have the song stuck in my head all day.

April 7, 2006 at 11:06 a.m.  
Blogger Quack said...

I used to absoultely hate this song when I was younger, but then it just grew on me and now I love it. I ended up picking up a dvd from Amazon that has all these NFB shorts on them and it's just great. :)

April 7, 2006 at 11:24 a.m.  
Blogger mmat said...

HEY!! jen stole my comment. evil jen.

i too have found a DVD with all of these classic canadian short animated films on it. it rules my skool.

April 7, 2006 at 12:27 p.m.  
Blogger Quack said...

I stole it eh? Whatcha gonna do about it?

But then I'm a self-confessed post stealer, searching everyone else's blogs for cool stuff and ideas to put on mine, so I deserve whatever I have coming to me.

April 7, 2006 at 1:52 p.m.  
Anonymous Ricardipus, existential said...

jen - you should try stealing from everyone's blogs and then putting it on your own non-existant blog. Much more (or less, who can tell?) satisfying.

April 7, 2006 at 6:19 p.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Has everyone not seen Ricardipus' non-existant blog? It's ace!

April 7, 2006 at 10:30 p.m.  
Anonymous Ricardipus, blogless said...

I myself have also not seen such a non-existent [sic] blog what doesn't exist and isn't there either.

This is my theory, and it is mine too.

R'pus.

April 10, 2006 at 11:52 a.m.  
Anonymous Kat said...

Well, I have to admit that I stole your content... Although I did give credit where credit is due. :P I hadn't seen that short in years! I love it!

April 11, 2006 at 3:50 p.m.  

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