Music Monday – "Past old crooked dykes/Through Yorkshire's green fields/We were flung into dance/As the train jigged and reeled" – February 9, 2009

If I had to pick a single song to define my time as an undergrad, it would likely be this one.  The song only took on more relevance after I went to York, England in 1995 for a four-month exchange. 

I post it today in honour of Chris McG., one of the American exchange students who I hung out with way too much during the semester and who just found me on Facebook the other night.  Chris, his then-girlfriend (and now wife) Kelly and a guy named Brian Smith (good luck finding somebody with that name on Facebook!) formed a folk-punk group called “The Banned” which was probably one of the single most enjoyable experiences of my life.  (I would post some lyrics but I'm aware that my mother-in-law reads this site so I'll take a pass on that.)


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