Thursday, November 17, 2005

Thursday Morning Comedy Hour

Well, it certainly isn't the "Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin-to-Die Rag", but it is a new kind of "protest" song, with a tip of the hat to "We Didn't Start the Fire". Some conservatives who call themselves The Right Brothers have a song called "Bush Was Right", and they're pushing for its inclusion on MTV's playlist. Apparently, this is legit - it's not a satire; but the song is so bad it's actually hard to believe that. I wonder if people who agree with the message will think it's a good song, or if trying this hard will even embarrass them. The people behind the song claim that if it doesn't get played on MTV, it will be because of political-artistic censorship. The story, with links to the lyrics, can be found here. And a hilarious spoof video by Keith Olbermann can be found here, which I am commanding you to watch. It will make your day.

ADDENDUM: This is just further proof that newsreels in song format almost always suck. "We Didn't Start the Fire" may be the exception that proves this rule, but songs that try to force rhymes and syllables using names from the news just don't work. I cringe every time I hear Tim McGraw sing "I Like It, I Love It" on Monday Night Football with the references to Peyton Manning's passing game and how many sacks the Eagles had on Sunday. Awful. Can anyone think of a good song with lyrics that consist of essentially reading the headlines of the newspaper?


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