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Barenaked Ladies pillars of the season
[MET Edition]
Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: Wagner, Vit
Date: Nov 25, 2005
Start Page: D.15
Section: Movies
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Their hearts were in the right places. Proceeds from the song are being donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Lewis, the UN's special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, came out and accepted the cheque with characteristic graciousness and eloquence. Somewhat reluctantly, he was persuaded to strum the guitar while [Ed Robertson] thumbed the chords to the Kinks' "You Really Got Me."

As things proceeded, at least as much of the set was devoted to the group's own repertoire. And it's probably fair to assume that the main attraction for fans was not to hear the Barenaked Ladies offer their inevitably inimitable take on "God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman" and "We Three Kings" as it was to catch them in a more intimate setting than their usual home stop, the Air Canada Centre.

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