Tuesday, June 13, 2006

OK, fine, no more lyrics quizzes

So no one got the underrated Elvis Costello song Beyond Belief. I guess it is a little obscure.

I have been a little distracted by the World Cup lately, so I have no idea what's going on in all the things about which I normally blog. Does today's music still suck?

I did catch a little bit of MTV2 while I was watching Italy-Ghana in the gym. They were in the midst of a Puerto Rico block. I didn't have the sound on, but from what I can gather, Puerto Ricans are proud of their gold chains and ample cleavage. The videos looked pretty much the same as any other hip-hop videos except that some people displayed a Puerto Rican flag on or near said cleavage.

The good news is that I do have one musical find to report -- the new Weird Al song, available through his site, is decent. Not one of his very best, but he has a few good lines. Those of us who are tired of hearing from "gamers" about the superiority of reality as constructed by The Simpsons' Comic Book Guy will appreciate his line about Halo 2. The parody target, James Blunt's You're Beautiful, is a good choice -- it's a listenable song even when Al takes it in another direction.

2 comments:

Lex said...

I *knew* that one, too. That's what I get for being so busy.

Neel Mehta said...

"No banging your head on the display case, please. It contains a very rare Mary Worth in which she has advised a friend to commit suicide. Thank you."

Weird Al's song has a one-joke premise. I wished he'd made fun of James Blunt. And I wished Weird Al would blog.