Song Of The Day – The Weakerthans – “One Great City”


English: The Weakerthans performing on Decembe...

English: The Weakerthans performing on December 22nd, 2007 at Burton Cummings Theatre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Category:Indie rock groups Category:Musical groups from Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

A Winnipeger is allowed to speak of Winnipeg in whatever way one wants to.  This song, “One Great City”, by Winnipeg band The Weakerthans, is literally a love/hate song of our mutual home town.  The band formed in 1997.  They are an Alt band with some punk roots.  This song is both melodic and ironic.  It was on their 2003 album “Reconstruction”.  A bit different that what I have featured lately, but, heard it on the drive today and had to post it.

 

The Weakerthans Home Page

 

The Weakerthans on CBC

 

The Weakerthans on iTunes

 

 

About John

I enjoy travel, sports, music and anything else that jumps up at me for the moment, which is why I blog. There will be lots of music and travel posts and a smattering of sports and humour. I enjoy promoting Canada and am unabashedly a proud Canuck.

Posted on March 19, 2013, in Adult Alternative, Canada, Canadian Music, Manitoba, Music, Song Of The Day, Winnipeg and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Nice tune. When they tour, I wonder if they’ll rewrite a verse for each city they stop in.

  2. an all time fave! seen them too many times 🙂

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