Monday, June 04, 2007

Sick Day XIV

(I almost titled this article Sick Day XIIII just to piss off Jeff.)

Anyway I’m sick of all the musical stars from the 60s and 70s who have been elevated to the status of god, but frankly they always sucked. I’m talking about Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Rod Stewart, Gordon Lightfoot, Joan Biez.

Next, I hate the song, Kodachrome. It makes me sick. The premise is so stupid. It was like Paul Simon was looking around his house for an object to write a song about and there it was, a roll of film. And I want to know what he did with that one hit wonder, Eddie Brickel? She suddenly has a music career, Simon marries her, and she’s never heard from again.

Next, what the hell does anyone see in U-2? How is it Bono is suddenly an expert on everything, just when we got rid of Bob Geldoff. And what’s up with those stupid wood shop glasses he wears? I just don’t get it and it’s all making me sick.

I also think that Paul McCartney and Ringo should just stop it all right now. They’ve made enough money, so why ruin our fond memories with your geriatric material. How can we miss you if you won’t go away? We miss John and George, so please give the world a little break and let us miss you, too.


Anonymous gearhead said...

How about Tom Waits?
OH YEAH! Nothing better than listening to someone regurgitate into the mike.
And who forgot to remind Elton John to give the polyester pant suits back to the old ladies?
Michael McDonald? I always liked Him.
I'm starting to feel a twinge in my stomach,.... Blllleeach...pewey!

8:10 AM  
Blogger Auntie said...

Gearhead, leave Waits alone! Some of us like to listen to a guy singing with gargeling gravel in his throat when we too are in the throes of a deep depression.

Guy - this sick day post could be one of my favorites that you have ever written. The photo as usual hit me just in the wrong way this morning. I should have expected it today, but didn't. Silly me.

8:25 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Waits gets a pass from me as well. His work on Nighthawks, especially, "Better off without a wife" and "I never talk to strangers" with Bette Midler on Foreign Affairs are two perfect musical moments. Also the cool thing about Waits is that he has been living in character so long that it is totally authentic.

8:59 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Also, Elton is an old lady...

Auntie knows the pattern. First Monday of the month is a sick day

9:02 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Love your rants!
But Gordon Lightfoot?? He's a Canadian icon and I've loved him since day one...

(I also love Tom Waits - not only his voice but his imagery.)

10:51 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Beth, I'm glad you mentioned that because I have a problem with most Canadian musicians I come into contact with, namely Lightfoot, Dianna Kroll, Fiest, Kings of Convenience... They are kind of on the booring side. I mean they have what it takes, but they tone it all down. Like they aren't excited about anything. Come on Canadians, belt one out! We can handle it. Fiest almost had a good thing going, but that ended with Mushaboom. Kroll did some jazzy little Xmas ditties for Target commercials years ago, that was her last up-tempo thing she's done. Kings, their Latin beat gives a glimmer of hope but it lulls me to sleep. And Gordon Lightfoot doesn't seem to have a light side. There, I've said it...

11:16 AM  
Anonymous pam said...

Okay Guy - be prepared for the 'Great White Northern Can of Whup-Ass' thats about to come your way after that last statement.

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Pierce said...

My favorite cannuks: The Band.

1:20 PM  
Blogger Mom of Three said...

I feel the same way about the Stones. I mean, they look awful, it's uncomfy just to watch them.

3:20 PM  
Anonymous auntie said...

The Band does indeed Rock, Pierce.

And Mom....I am shocked!!!

3:43 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Pam, no worries, they don't know where I live.

Pierce, what about Rush? Actually I didn't like them either.

Mo3 I agree, they have become parodies of themselves.

4:21 PM  
Anonymous pierce said...

I do like the 'RUSH IS A BAND' bumper stickers as apposed to 'RUSH IS RIGHT' ones. Rush just came out with a new album, our local station played side one. It was quite good I thought, modern day classic rock that stands up on its own.

5:06 PM  
Anonymous gearhead said...

The Guy Who Writes This said...
>>>Also the cool thing about Waits is that he has been living in character so long that it is totally authentic.<<<

Well, I guess. :-/
If it's cool to be authentically sucky.

You know, maybe I am in the wrong here for dissing the regurgitator on sick day.

What a perfect official "artist" mascot for Sick Day.

How about including a wav file of Waits garbled, choking, blather with upcoming Sick Days?

If the picture and the topics don't transend the gastric, metabolic and mental objections, the noise surely will.

7:53 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Pierce, I think they were once called Mahogany Rush.

Gearhead, now I didn't pick on you when you paid tribute to Buck Owens last year, did I???

10:35 PM  
Blogger Mike S said...

I just wanna know how they make Keith Richards look like he's still alive, barely:)

11:15 PM  
Anonymous nemo said...

Keef Richards is the messenger of the Gods.

1:17 AM  
Anonymous Pierce said...

Guy, Rush and Mahogany Rush are both Canadian and sold a lot of albums in the 1970's. I think that is as far as it goes.

8:44 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

You mean they weren't the same group? Somehow I thought they were.

9:18 AM  

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