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The Pursuit of Moe-vember

November 21, 2011

As part of the Moe-vember celebrations, today, I shall be honouring Canadian musician Moe Berg.

Long before indie-rock became a marketing device for music that wasn’t at all independent, the Edmonton-born, Toronto-based power pop band The Pursuit of Happiness took to the air on their own dime, a true independent act. Once a bit of success was had, record companies came calling and eventually the band signed.

As the front man for TPOH, Moe Berg made a name for himself by writing quirky songs that hit home with their humour, bluntness and catchy hooks. Whether it be songs like “I’m an Adult Now” about having to give up the teenage, care-free lifestyle to a life of responsibility; or be a light-hearted jaunty tune about his favourite hockey player “Gretzky Rocks,” Moe has covered the Canadian music landscape with his own flavour of rock and roll.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 21, 2011 12:25 pm

    He’s my favourite Moe so far.
    No more boy meets girl, boy loses girl. More like man tries to figure out what the hell went wrong!

    Good line, but try this one from Looking For Girls

    She might be a Catholic
    She might be a nurse
    She might give me a child or gonorrhea
    Or something worse

  2. November 23, 2011 3:46 am

    Sounds like an interesting Moe. :) Is the band still around and playing?

    I don’t think so.

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