Saturday, January 4, 2014

Miley, Phil Everly and an Apology for Outrageous Behavior

After a long period of deep soul-searching, amounting to at least 20 seconds over coffee this morning, I have been feeling contrite about that picture of Miley Cyrus' tongue in my last blog post.

Yes it was gross and disgusting. It may have put you off breakfast, lunch and dinner and was possibly linked to the execution of someone's uncle in North Korea.

I could very happily go the rest of the year, not to mention the next 20 years, without ever seeing Miley's tongue again.

Unfortunately, Miley seems to be a fad of our age in the same way as the Black Death was the in vogue trend of 1398. Miley's new song Adore You (ick we don't) has almost 35 million views on YouTube in a week and features her writhing around semi-naked for an utter change. Call in the originality consultants.



In contrast All I Have to Dream by the Everly Brothers has 530,000 views, is a fresher and more memorable sound that may move you, even though it's been around for four decades.

Sadly Phil Everly, half of the duo died this week. In their heyday in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the Everly Brothers were labelled "the most important vocal duo in rock," having influenced the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel and many other acts.

And they did it without sticking their tongues out at anybody...

15 comments:

  1. Well that was back when music was really music and not sweetened by way of special effects. You actually had to have talent in 'the old days'. That's what was so awesome about the Grateful Dead. It was pure jam music, nothing fancy....no pyrotechnics (great lights though), no half naked dancers, no costume changes. They'd stop between songs to retune their instruments and decide what to play next. Good times.

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    1. Ah the Grateful Dead not so familiar with their stuff - think they may be Brits tho

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  2. Do I find a lot of music over produced, these days.
    Have you heard the album "Foreverly" with Nora Jone and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day fame.. pretty good

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    1. Nope have not but will check out, I do like Norah Jones

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  3. I was sad to hear that he had died. Love that song and more.

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  4. She just had to focus on her songs because they really are not bad, but she had to go weird. Can we now promise to never mention Miley again?

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  5. I am not one of the 35 million. I just hope she survives the faddy hype with her mind intact.

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  6. How about we just don't mention her again and maybe she'll vanish or at least stop feeling the need to be so over the top? I'd much rather listen to the Everly Brothers. :)

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    1. One can live in hope Jean - sadly, I fear not mentioning her may not do the trick

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  7. I laughed out loud about the Black Death trend. :D Never would have guessed you were the one responsible for the execution of the North Korean uncle.

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    1. I know Julie - feel bad re that North Korean thing

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