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Set lists and a little bit of Rock

Friday, 20 April 2007

She loves me, she loves me not*

I guess it's my turn to add a different aspect to the burgeoning chorus of discontent.

Colour me the black sheep of the bunch but I don't like GNR. I never have and no doubt I never will. I don't hate them, I just don't enjoy them or their music. Whenever C4 airs Welcome to the Jungle or November Rain (you should be mightily impressed that I can name two GNR songs), I'm left scrambling for the remote to change the channel.

I mean, what would the neighbours think?

JJ seems to think the neighbours would think me a scholar and a gentleman. I'm inclined to think the neighbours wouldn't think too much once they'd called in noise control to restore order to that rarefied suburb of leafy green side streets, stately homes and girls high schools (for those not in the know, that suburb would be Thorndon).

Given an obvious lack of appreciation for GNR, you too might be left wondering why I'm contributing. Well, someone needs inject a little variety into proceedings.

And on that note I give you, the much-lamented Death From Above 1979 with their seminal track Romantic Rights. This was my entree to the short-lived cllaboration between Jesse Keeler and Sebastien Grainger. Keeler has since gone on to form the too-cool-for-vowels MSTRKRFT while Grainger has disappointingly gone quite soft and folky in his solo efforts.

I've never felt more proud to be a Canadian *wipes a tear from the cheek, puts the moosecock back in the fridge, and pours maple syrup on the pancakes*

* Forgive the use of lyrics from songs by someone other than GNR, but I can't quite bring myself to google lyrics to songs I don't enjoy.

1 comment:

Jimmy Jangles said...

C4 would love this shit.

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