Some days ago I have heard a song in the Canada Live Podcast that sticked to my mind. The singer is named Dan Mangan and was just elected as Artist of the Year of the XM Satellite’s Verge Music. I do especially like the end of the song, where the audience is asked to sing the chorus with the singer:
Robots need love too, they want to be loved by you.
Another interesting thing is, that a Weissenborn guitar is used in the arrangement of the song, a special kind of Hawaiian slide guitar.
On Dan Mangans website danmanganmusic.com you can find this:
After two sold out CD Release shows at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Mangan looks forward to bringing his four-piece and new material across Canada in October and throughout Europe in November / December ‘09. To boot, Mangan recently took home “Artist Of The Year” from XM Satellite’s Verge Music Awards, beating out acts like Joel Plaskett and Alexisonfire for the top spot – a high profile award with a $25,000 cash-prize.
Dan Mangan will go on tour in Germany in late 2009, and I think the Germans will like his songs too.
This is the CD version of robots in a video with some drawings of robots:
Dan Mangan – Robots
And this is a live version of Robots:
Dan Mangan – Robots – Vancouver Folk Fest ’09
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