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Random Weekend Post: Barenaked Ladies

Posted in Barenaked Ladies, Canadiana Week on February 13, 2010 by AmericanaPulse

This is the start of a special “Theme Week” here at the site.

Canadian folk artists Madison Violet will visit the WDVX studios on Wednesday to perform on the Blue Plate Special and join me in the studio for an additional performance and interview. Couple that with the fact that the Olympics are kicking off this week in Vancouver, and I felt it was time to honors our neighbors to the north with a special week of posts here at the site.

To celebrate… next week will be “Canadiana” week where I’ll feature some of my favorite Canadian Americana acts.

To prepare you for that, here are a few videos from Canada’s own The Barenaked Ladies. Not really Americana… and not really a band I listen to much anymore… but these goofy idiots (I mean that in the best way possible) were one of my favorite bands in college. They just made music fun.

Here’s a live version of the fan favorite “If I Had $1,000,000”

…a public service announcement called “Ballad of Gordon”

…and a slightly bluegrassy version of their biggest hit, “One Week.”