Dan Mangan – About as Helpful As You Can Be Without Being Any Help At All

Dan Mangan lives in Vancouver, British Columbia and this is his third album.  His second album “Nice, Nice, Very Nice” was released in September 2009, Mangan was awarded “Artist of the Year” from the Verge Music Awards.  In September 2010, the album was shortlisted by a jury of 200 Canadian journalists, music critics and media personnel for the Polaris Music Prize, which seeks to award the “best full-length Canadian album based on artistic merit, regardless of genre, sales, or record label”.  This same album was produced by John Critchley, a classmate of mine from high school who used to front the band “13 Engines”.

The song of the week is off his new album “Fortune” released September 27, 2011.  The name of the song is a classic name “About as Helpful As You Can Be Without Being Any Help At All”.

Also check out Robots and Sold from his first album.

As for the competition my son Max was the winner…thanks Max.  I would normally give the prize to second place but there was no second place.  I think the fact that almost everyone on the list already has a “Things Game” may be the reason for the poor response.  We will try again in October.  So encourage someone to sign up, then send me their email and you are entered into the draw for a FREE GAME OF THINGS.

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  • Comments (4)
    • max
    • October 3rd, 2011 6:03pm

    So I don’t get a Things game?

      • Mark Sherry
      • October 5th, 2011 5:37pm

      Yes you can have one.

    • max
    • October 3rd, 2011 6:04pm

    Also I’m seeing him on the 15th!

      • Mitch Bechard
      • October 28th, 2011 11:13am


      How was the concert? Wish I could have been there…


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