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It's actually “Plea From a Cat Named Virtute”, from the Winnipeg motto “Unum Cum Virtute Multorum” (one with the virtues of many). But yeah, I think John Samson and Colin Meloy (and perhaps Conor Oberst) are among the greatest lyricists of this decade.

Posted by antiuser | September 1, 2008 1:51 PM

the song about curling is actually called "tournament of hearts". "elegy for gump worsley" is about a hockey goalie. the weakerthans- doing their part to reinforce canadian stereotypes! it really is too bad they didn't play outside, but a great show nonetheless- the highlight of the weekend for me.

Posted by tillymonster | September 1, 2008 10:55 PM

Seeing the Weakerthans was the only indoor event I saw at Bumbershoot the entire weekend. And yes, kids (at 27 I was probably in the 99th percentile age-wise) do not attempt to clap along to "Left & Leaving". Rhythm-impaired is right.

Posted by dutch | September 2, 2008 9:31 AM

You're right. Goalies, curlers—it's hard to keep up. Fixed. Thanks.

Posted by Eric Grandy | September 2, 2008 9:37 AM

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