A second of your life...ruined for life.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Here is my annual (?) (it's not annual) "Pink Houses" post...

John Mellencamp and band, live on TV, 1983
(If you don't like listening to this, you can add the vuvuzela sound-effect.)
I'm going to go out on a limb here, and guess that the people who work at some high-rise aren't going to vacation at the Gulf of Mexico this year...

The Kurt Hummel character on "Glee" (portrayed by Chris Colfer) performed it in a recent episode; the character is gay, but he decided to butch it up for some reason (I didn't see the whole episode). (Or is it faux-butching?)

(To see Colfer's skill with swords, click on the header.)

If you can't hang with "Pink Houses," this will probably really irritate you:

Too bad it cuts off before the bridge...


David Thomas, in "The Wire:


In Britain, Roxy Music, alongside Bowie, helped British rock break with denim authenticity.


Yeah, well music can certainly wear different clothes, get a different haircut, have a different accent and pretend to be different people and get different scriptwriters. I'm not sure how much that has to do with music. You may be getting the picture that I reduce everything to real simple choices, because that's who I am. It's a desert island question, you get to choose one of two albums -- whichever Smiths album you consider the greatest, or the John Cougar Mellencamp album you consider to be the greatest, I have never met anybody who would take the Mellencamp album, except for myself. But I would kill myself if I had to live out my life on a desert island with a Smiths album. I would rather have John Cougar Mellencamp. I think ultimately that there is a basic blood difference in that Mellencamp in his blood has the music, but Morrissey doesn't. It's not his fault, he's got something else. It doesn't mean he is a lesser human being, it just means that he is not American. As much as people don't want to deal with this stuff you have to come to terms with the fact that some cultural idioms are specific to blood, or whatever you want to call it. If you have got to go see two reggae bands, this one's from Kansas City, the other is from Kingston, Jamaica, which one are you going to go for? It's simple.

(I also would go for the Mellencamp.)



Blogger Waldo Drogulus said...

"Would you rather be six feet tall with a one inch head, or one inch tall wih a six foot head?"

I would go for the knitting needles, one in each ear.

July 4, 2010 at 3:11 PM


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home