Vantage point

Saturday, October 19, 2002

Long long time ago I can still remember
how that music used to make me smile

I love this song. American Pie by Don McLean. Did you know the meaning of the song? It supposedly talks about Buddy Holly and rock 'n roll music. There is a little debate on this, but the song is dedicated to Buddy Holly for sure. Maybe George can tell us more.

Oh yes, I hate Madonna for butchering this song. It's almost like she walked into a male bastion and defaced one of a guy's most reverred symbols. There are some songs that guys sang and only guys should sing their cover versions. No sexism here. It's just what the ear and the heart dictate.

I remember a month ago, when I was watching Star World at home, and in the 5 minutes between two songs there was an absolutely revolting girl band called "A-Teens" singing a remix of "I can't help falling in love with you". Elvis will definitely return if he gets to hear the remix, he'll return to kill the group. And maybe he'll be assisted by UB40 in the job.

So Women, please leave some songs as they are. I know that over the centuries, men have suppressed you and continue to do so in many countries, but please, isn't this revenge too harsh?

There are many such songs that women should leave alone. Here are a few-

Right here waiting - Richard Marx (Imagine Jennifer Lopez doing this song....yuchhhhh)
Neele neele ambar par - Kishore Kumar
Yesterday - Beatles ( in fact throw in all the Beatles songs)
Sacrifice - Elton John
Winds of Change - Scorpions
We will rock you - Queen
Always - Bon Jovi

Very soon, all such songs will have been re-sung by women. And the day this happens will be..

.......the day the music died