August 26, 2005

A Point of Order --

I'VE DECIDED that out of all the songs performed in human history, the song most deserving of having its vocal tracks re-recorded with silence is Europe's "The Final Countdown." I mean, come on.

What? No, no, that was all. I'd heard it on the radio going to work yesterday, and the lyrics got stuck in my head, and I was annoyed that a perfectly good and upbeat synthesizer/drum-machine melody got ruined thanks to some of the most pathetic vocals I've heard in my life.

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at August 26, 2005 11:29 AM | TrackBack

Mr. Kepple,

Have you no hope for mankind?!! How can so intelligent a man as you cruelly and unthinkingly dismiss this visionary rock band's visionary vision for humanity? It was a beautiful vision, a vision of men standing tall and inhabiting the planet Venus, which incidentally is physically impossible, but darn it, they weren't about to let that stop them! If only NASA had listened, Mr. Kepple! If only they had listened!

Posted by: Thaddeus T. Whipple at August 27, 2005 02:45 PM

There are far worse Stand by REM...well anything by REM for that matter.

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge at August 31, 2005 12:18 PM