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New York Times describes Moxy Fruvous as ‘witty’

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Jian Ghomeshi, far left, in early 90’s with his band Moxy Fruvous. Bernard Weil/Toronto Star via Getty Images.

The New York Times on Moxy Fruvous

Invariably, every Sunday I scan the New York Times. I’m always on the look-out for Canadian content, especially in the Arts section.

In today’s edition, I was rewarded with two finds.

The first was pleasant—a q-and-a with Megan James and Corrin Roddick of the band Purity Ring. This was gratifying partly because I saw the duo perform last fall with YACHT here in Vancouver.

The shoe dropped however with a feature story on CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi. I won’t go into this piece any more than to quote the author of the piece, John Schwartz, who writes that Ghomeshi’s former band Moxy Fruvous “specialized in wordy, witty and often political songs…”

I’m afraid I have to take exception to the word “witty.” From the group’s name to this song and video, I’m not sure “witty” is the word I’d use.

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