Here’s a smiler to end the week. I’m not really sure what to make of Hamilton, Ontario’s B.A. Johnston. A Canadian cult hero (so I’m told), he’s more droll than Jonathan Richman, and more self aware than Daniel Johnston. I prefer to think of him as the Leonard Cohen of the local foodcourt. Produced by Paul Linklater (The Pinecones), Johnston’s new release, Thank You For Being A Friend, is a desperately romantic pop culture mélange that runs the gamut from sweet to decidedly creepy, often within one breath. According to his bio, the last six years have witnessed B.A. alternating between touring Canada in his mom’s prized minivan, and squatting in her basement, but don’t think for a second that our corpulent, Canadian Bojangles doesn’t dream big. Nope, in true high school yearbook fashion, Johnston declares that the future will witness him finally wearing a suit, driving a car built in this century and finding a girl who “doesn’t view him as some kind of kryptonite.” Sounds like a shoo-in for Most Likely To Succeed.