Stuff it, cynics

Back to school to prove to my dad that I'm not a fool.

Back to school to prove to my dad that I'm not a fool.

You know how I feel about the description “twee” anything. In case you don’t, it isn’t favorably. You might also remember how I feel about Marc Cantone’s band, The City and Horses. In case you do not recall, I feel quite favorably about the band. And as it turns out, Cantone discovered a way to take a less-loaded meaning of the word “twee” and turn it into a cute musical offering. This is, as you may guess, quite favorable, though not only for pop music lovers.

You see, Cantone wrote a song to draw attention to Stuff the Bus, an aid project conducted by the United Way of Southeastern Philadelphia that delivers backpacks of donated school supplies to children living at homeless shelters in the region. Really, it’s hard not to like this kind of an endeavor, both for the awareness effort as well as its objective. Plus, the song contains everything a sweet pop ditty ought to have. There are hand claps, of course, as well as tidy mouthfuls of lyrics like, “Calculators make calculations for an A+ year.” The children at Stenton Family Manor provide backing vocals. Seriously, even if you find this sort of novelty song cloying upon first listen, play it a couple more times. Then you will melt under the weight of adorableness.

“Stuff the Bus”

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more about ““Stuff the Bus”“, posted with vodpod

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2 Responses to “Stuff it, cynics”

  1. 1 Marc May 31, 2009 at 3:10 PM

    I give this post an A+!!! Thanks!


  2. 2 Emily June 1, 2009 at 1:35 PM

    Thanks for checking out the song and for giving United Way’s Stuff the Bus project a shout out.

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