The Vestibules

The Vestibules

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The Vestibules are a Canadian sketch comedy group that have been around for many years. They're funny.

Other Info

Cover band: 
No

Lyrics

The Ballad of Marshall McLuhan

Written By: The Vestibules

Once upon a time there was a town
A town where chaos reigned
Lawlessness was everywhere
And there was no cohesive theory existing which properly explained the mass media and their impact on society and man's thinking.
And then one day a stranger came riding into town
And all the townsfolk gathered 'round and asked him his name.
Well he tipped his hat, and he said "Marshall. Marshall McLuhan".

Well they gave him a star and put it on his chest
And gave him his own office with his name on the door.
Well wouldn't you know, the very next day a fight broke out in the Last Chance Saloon
It was an argument concerning the externalization of the senses
And its subsequent effect on man's psychological makeup.
It was about to come to blows, when Marshall stepped in and he said "Boys, a theory of cultural change is impossible without knowledge of the changing sense ratio effected by various externalizations of our senses"

CHORUS
Marshall McLuhan
You're such a groovy thinker
And we really dig what you say
Cuz you've got the best insights into mass media
This side of the Rio Grande.

Well then came the fateful day when a tall dark man all dressed in black came riding into town
All the townsfolk ran inside and locked their doors and hid
And the bad man stood in the town square and he called out for Marshall McLuhan.
He said "Marshall, I don't agree with your description of television as a tactile medium in the context of a visual notion of causality".

So Marshall shot him.

CHORUS
Marshall McLuhan
You're such a groovy thinker
And we really dig what you say
Cuz you've got the best insights into mass media
This side of the Rio Grande.

Discography

We have two CDs out, and several "downloadable albums". For more info, go to www.thevestibules.com

Set List

Our sets are a mixture of sketches and songs, with the majority of material being sketches. At one point, we take a break and eat a snack, usually granola bars.