Featured Blog: Steven’s Space (Barenaked Ladies)


Barenaked Ladies (BNL) is one of my favorite music groups.  Their music lyrics are eclectic, pensive, and subtly satirical–OK, sometimes not so subtly–a bit like I can be.  I love their music and can relate to their offbeat style, which is why BNL is one of the few groups whose albums I will buy unheard, because I know that I’m buying something I will undoubtedly enjoy.  Frontman Steven Page started publishing a blog (http://bnlsteven.spaces.live.com/) on Windows Live to promote the group’s latest album, "Are Me," and the band’s upcoming "BLAM" tour.  I think it’s a fabulous way to reach out to fans, and I’m glad that Windows Live Spaces conned, cajoled, or doused him in bucketloads of moolah to get him to start a blog.  Thanks, Steven!  You are the real frontman–don’t forget that.  Just because Ed gets more airtime…pshah.  You are real deal.
 
I will plug the shameless fan blog comment I posted on Steven’s blog tonight:
Hello Steven, welcome to Windows Live Spaces!  It’s great to see you on the blogosphere, talking about BNL and the tour.  I just bought the BLAM album tonight here in Korea.  (It was really hard to find…wedged between country and rap for some mysterious reason.  You have to come tour here in the Far East and expose Asians to the finest music Canada has to offer.)  BNL’s been one of my favorite bands for years.  I first got hooked on BNL with "One Week," but I ended up buying just about every album you’ve released.  I especially love the live album you did a few years ago.  I laugh everytime I think of the U.S.-Canadian exchange rate on "If I Had a Million Dollars."  I think the new album captures some of the magic from earlier acoustical efforts–great job.  My wife and I saw you in concert in Seattle when you came through town to promote "Maroon."  Hands down, you put on the funnest, and funniest, stage show we’ve ever seen.
 
You guys have been with me on some of my most memorable moments, from singing "Light Up My Yard" (still my personal favorite) on desolate Highway 3 in British Columbia to walking in the snow along the storefronts in Vancouver listening to "Shopping" to laughing at "I just made you say underwear" on "Pinch Me."  The new BLAM album will likely create some new memories now that we’re here in Korea and when we head to Paraguay.  Thanks for helping me remember the best of times and giving me a welcome alternative to cheesy Korean pop music! 
 
P.S.  Did you ever find that old lady in Montreal Ed encountered a few years, the one who was lost and asked stopped him to ask for directions to the Bryan Street Theater?  I always wondered what happened to her.  🙂  She’s probably still lost, wandering around somewhere.
I had to one shameless step further in the vain hope that Steven will actually click on the link to this web site and stop by for a visit.  That’s the best a poor, shameless fan could expect!
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