Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Money Shot: Bono's Horrific Ass Takes on 'Cloverfield', A Drunk, Ancient Robert Plant Disses Radiohead, RHCP & Hillary's a Slacker?

Today's news...

Zep ace no fan of new music (The Sun)
MS: “He was drinking with a woman and didn’t like the choice of tunes playing. Radiohead was on and he started complaining. He said, ‘What’s this rhyming c**p?’ The staff were obviously keen to please him so they changed the music. They put on the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who they thought might be more up his street. But he didn’t like their stuff either and said it was like a ‘nursery rhyme.’"

Candidates' Tunes Hit A Few Sour Notes (Washington Post)
MS: Hillary Clinton, for example, whips up supporters at rallies with ear-blasting recordings of Tom Petty's "American Girl" and Bachman-Turner Overdrive's "Takin' Care of Business," among others. The title of the first song suggests a kind of patriotic autobiography. The second is supposed to say something about Clinton's can-do style.

Except that "Takin' Care of Business" is actually about not taking care of business. The '70s-era rock number (which George W. Bush also used in a 2004 campaign video) is from the point of view of a slacker: "People see you having fun/Just a-lying in the sun/Tell them that you like it this way." The lyrics go on to add, "It's the work that we avoid/And we're all self-employed/We love to work at nothing all day."

U2's 3D Concert Film Debuts At Sundance (Billboard)
MS: "It's kind of horrific," to see himself on stage in 3-D, said Bono. "It's bad enough on a small screen. Now you get to see the lard arse 40-foot tall."

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