October 1st, 2006

going native

Sunday evening dissertations - because it only just got dark..

The other night I was at a friend's house and the television was on. It was just going in the background and we were in the kitchen when I heard a song come on that sounded sort of familiar. "OMG," I thought, "They are butchering a Bob Dylan song." And I went for a look. It was an ad for Mitsubishi BFS (Big Fuckoff SUV). The song was Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, a Dylan classic. And oh boy did they butcher it. For a start, the singer had a lounge-type voice. Urk! And, they only selected certain lines from the song..

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In other news, I've been listening a lot to Third Inversion Jazz Cafe, which is a live recording of a jazz ensemble playing a set or three at Burning Man in 2005. I was given this on the playa this year (Giving music as playa gifts? Damn good idea. I gave some and got given some and it's all good) The jazz is quite good, but the best part is the snippets of conversation you hear in the instrumental parts:

Guy: No, I'm straight.
Girl: Yeah. I'm straight too. That's weird. This is the playa and everyone here is gay except us.