Friday, July 01, 2005

Happy Birthday Mocking Music!

Casey Dorrell

Perhaps you've heard. Today is one of Canada's biggest holidays, Mocking Music Day (sometimes referred to as Canada Day).

One of Many Mocking Music Trucks
In a confusing Historical Anomoly, M&M's Truck of Booze Arrives for the Charlottetown Conference in September of 1864

In celebration of over 100 years of us, cities all throughout Mocking Music's home country, Canada, are holding huge concerts, fireworks shows, and basically consuming massive quantities of alcohol. The annual sacrificial ritual of lowering the national iq through alcohol consumption replaced the crop burning and livestock sacrifices offered to Mocking Music that were the norm until the early 1920s. Depleting brain cells is performed in recognition of the country's collective intellectual inadequacy when compared with the sheer brilliance of national folk-heroes, Casey and Geoff.

Mocking Music, of course, has only been a website for a short time, but our cultural influence began long ago. On June 20, 1868, a proclamation was signed by then Governor General, Lord Mock (sometimes mistakeningly remembered as Monck). The proclamation demanded all Her Majesty's subjects throughout the country to celebrate the anniversary of the union of British North America (dubbed Canada) on July 1st. Something made possible by the duo then known simply as M&M who provided liquor both in Quebec and Charlottetown meetings.

Mocking Music Candy in the 1940s
Casey (left) and Geoff (right) in Their Early Candy Representations

As the fame of M&M grew, the original intent of celebrating both Canada and Geoff & Casey was soon dilluted as our cultural significance ballooned beyond that of the state. Though Mocking Music continued providing alcohol until the end of the prohibition years, we also branched out creating countless corporations (The candy being the most famous) and mocking innumberable bands. The celebrations, naturally, have changed throughout the years and were officially changed from "Canada Day" to "Mocking Music Day" on October 27, 1982, July 1st.

Here's to several hundred more years of basking in our brilliance (and accidential alliteration).

Download (All Canadian & Mocking Music Certified):
Neil Young - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (Live 2000)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - The Buildings, They Are Sleeping Now
The Hidden Cameras - Boys of Melody
Sloan - Same Old Flame
Buck 65 - 50 Gallon Drum
Metric - Combat Baby
The Unicorns - Les Os
The Super Friendz - Rescue Us From Boredom
Arcade Fire - Neighbourhood #3 (Power Out)
Pony Up! - Marlon Brando's Laundromat
The Russian Futurists - Goodbye Razors, Hello Lazers
The Summerlads - Spent the Weak

Comments on "Happy Birthday Mocking Music!"


Blogger Geoff Trainor said ... (2/7/05 2:41 pm) : 

Ahh, the good old days. When I had a giant M tattooed on my face, and wore female clothing.


Blogger Casey Dorrell said ... (2/7/05 10:29 pm) : 

yeah, you've since ditched the dresses in favour of skirts


Anonymous uao said ... (3/7/05 12:23 am) : 

Happy birthday, guys.


Blogger nin said ... (3/7/05 12:19 pm) : 

thanks for the urls.....
nice blog....


Anonymous mOe said ... (6/7/05 10:33 pm) : 

oh, it seems i had forgotten to wish Mocking Music a happy birthday.

i can guarentee that i did, however, drink copious amoutns of alcohol that may or may not have been in celebration of said event, but were drank anyway.


Anonymous mOe said ... (6/7/05 10:34 pm) : 

it also seems that said celebrating has affected my spelling abilities.
not that they were exactly great before.


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