Monday, August 20, 2007

By their works shall ye know them

Via Simon Brunning:

A Coldplay fan was beaten up after performing a Karaoke rendition of the band's song, 'Yellow.'
The assault happened last week (August 9th) at Changes Karaoke bar in Seattle.
After taking to the stage to perform the famous Coldplay number, the unnamed man was verbally assaulted by a woman in the crowd.
The woman shouted: "Oh no, not that song. I can't stand that song!"
A Seattle police report then states that the twenty-one year old woman jumped onto the stage and punched the singer in the face in a bid to stop him singing the song.
We can only salute this valiant woman, and note that Cyrano de Bergerac dealt with the odious Montfleury in Scene 4, Act 1 of Edmond Rostand's immortal play in exactly the same way. It might be fun to produce a modern feminist Cyrano by rewriting all the subsequent scenes around this feisty heroine.

I object to "Yellow" for both what it is, and what it has wrought. The sound of the "World's Sexiest Vegetarian" whining over a mind numbing bass part consisting of bar after bar of eight quavers of the root of the chord is bad enough in itself, but it seems to me that the template is also responsible for the abominations that are Snow Patrol singles. "And that I do not forgive".

It is good to see someone in Seattle with the gumption to draw the line.
I drew a line
I drew a line for you
Oh what a thing to do
And it was all yellow

1 comment:

chris said...

where's sundays post!
I feel abused