Saturday, January 01, 2005

New Year's observation...

The local newscasters stated that the organizers for the big party wanted to "go younger with the music this year." Their selections to go with the fireworks: "New Year's Day" by U2, "R-O-C-K in the USA" by John Mellencamp, and "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince. It's good to know that I'm "younger," but younger than what? "How Much is that Doggie in the Window?"

Then, the local singer (winner of a recent talent contest) rang in 2005 by singing "Auld Lang Syne." God as my witness, not once, but repeatedly, she sang "Should all appointments be forgot..."

Kinda changes the meaning of the song. Makes it into a commercial for a PDA. And damn funny. I've been singing it all night.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

God as my witness, not once, but repeatedly, she sang "Should all appointments be forgot..."Where are you? In the one I watched of Seattle, the singer sang well and properly, but the closed-caption transcription was a laugh riot and a half. It said "should all appointments be forgot." Repeatedly. Among other bastardizations from someone way too illiterate to be doing that job.

But that would be part of your job, wouldn't it? :)

TeacherRefPoet said...

It was in Seattle. And I assume we were watching the same woman. I rewound the TiVo to make sure. She did in fact sing "appointments." More than once. If it was on the closed captioning, that person was doing his/her job.