pain is the staff of life

The Log Driver’s Waltz (NFB short 1979)

Posted in Uncategorized by ruthanzo on June 20, 2008

June 20 2008

John F. Weldon did the animation for what has become Wade Hemsworth’s best-known song. Kate & Anna McGarrigle and the Mountain City Four did the soundtrack. If you were an English-speaking Canadian schoolchild in the 1980s with a TV you probably saw it. Arguably the most popular of the NFB’s Canadian Vignettes that aired on the CBC. It was already uploaded to



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  1. Shiv said, on June 26, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Quite, quite lovely!

  2. Killer Kane said, on July 1, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    I am seriously flashing back here. Ready to watch “The Forest Rangers” now.

  3. Jeremy said, on August 1, 2009 at 1:21 am

    wow this is a MAJOR flashback,…. i loved this song so much

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