Somebody called the station this week and complained, apparently quite vociferously, about the song "If You Wanna Be Happy" which aired on a show Monday afternoon. Word of the phone call got out and the station's e-mail lists were a-twitter with comments, most of them pretty funny.
People who try to push a viewpoint on others, who try to control and manipulate what others do to fullfil their own agenda, their own world-view, their own sense of propriety, are people I tend to hold beneath contempt. It doesn't matter if they are Islamic mullahs threatening to kill someone for exercising religious choice or some South Berkshire County politically correct knuckleheads worried that a 40 year old pop song is going to corrupt children or (horrors!) upset someone. I can almost excuse the mullahs, though. They were raised that way. They don't know any better.
Puleeze. Listen and laugh and don't think too much. Lighten the hell up. And don't fergit to choogle.
Jimmy Soul, If You Wanna Be Happy
Claude Francois, Si tu Veux Etre Heureux
Kacey Jones, You're The Reason Our Kids are So Ugly
Fiona Apple, Ugly Girl
Danny Kaye, The Ugly Duckling
Richie Valens, Boney Maroney
The Heptones, Fatty Fatty
Antigone Rising, Fat Bottomed Girls
Aqua, Barbie Girl
The Contours, First I Look at the Purse