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.