Sunday, January 22, 2012

John K. Samson: When I Write My Master's Thesis (2012)

Weakest Weakerthan (more HERE) John K. Sampson has gone solo, if only temporarily. on Provincial (stream here). About the song's central track,  "When I Write My Master's Thesis" Samson says:

"I went to this bar called The Pit and Bob Dylan’s When I Paint My Masterpiece came on the jukebox. The first lines are, ‘Oh, the streets of Rome are filled with rubble,’ and that’s when I thought of line: ‘Oh the streets of Grand Theft Auto San Andreas are filled with smoke,"’ he says with a smile.
When I Write My Master’s Thesis  — recently featured as a song of the day on NPR — cleverly riffs on When I Paint My Masterpiece almost line for line; Dylan’s "She promised that she’d be right there with me/When I paint my masterpiece" became Samson’s "She said she’d come back home/When I write my master’s thesis," for one example.  (via)

  John K. Samson - When I Write My Master's Thesis by Epitaph Records

On Provincial, Samson delivers a fascinating musical survey of the landscape of his home province of Manitoba and it should offer something for fans and admirers to pore over for years to come.




  1. Zero comments?! That's mighty strange for anything Weakerthan's related...

    Good tune!



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