Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR06 - (Cold-Weather-Parody)

OAK LAKE, Manitoba. x-07s. A part-time Manitoba musician has released a video parody of Toto's 'Africa'. 'I froze my brain up in Canada' has already had 171-thousand views on Rob Thiessen's Facebook page. He included a Tim Hortons cup as a drum, and along with his African-born brother-in-law Joe Paonga, even played night-time snow volleyball in their shirtsleeves. Thiessen says he's never felt more Canadian.

("...that around.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Thiessen says he will release other parodies if inspiration hits him in the future.

PR05 - (Cold-Weather-Parody)

OAK LAKE, Manitoba. x-20s. A Canadian parody of the Toto song 'Africa' is generating a lot of online attention. Rob Thiessen, a part-time Manitoba musician, and his African brother-in-law used the song to poke fun at Canada's frigid climate with the lyric 'I froze my brain up in Canada'. …

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