Friday, November 18, 2005

In Light of Today's News...

... I'd like to make a formal request to all stadium owners/operators:

STOP PLAYING "ROCK & ROLL PART TWO" IMMEDIATELY.

Thank you.

UPDATE -- 11/21/2005

From today's WaPo:
British glam rocker Gary Glitter was taken into custody by Vietnamese police in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday while trying to board a plane to Bangkok, the Associated Press reported. Police launched an investigation Friday into allegations that the aging rocker had participated in lewd acts with a minor. Glitter, 61, whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, had been living in a rented house in southern Vietnam since March. He was convicted in Britain in 1999 of possessing child pornography and served half of a four-month jail sentence. The singer, who rose to fame with a glam rock act in the 1970s, is perhaps most known for "Rock and Roll (Part 2)," which is often played at sporting events.

Do I have to get on my knees and beg? It's a terrible song! Just cut it out!

6 comments:

Joe said...

Ewwwww, not again! This guy needs help!

Alison said...

Oh ick... The 1999 kiddie-porn thing was bad enough.

Of course, given that the most common song played at baseball games is about anonymous gay sex, I wouldn't hold my breath for the NFL to stop playing "Rock & Roll (Part 2)."

Speaking of which, was there ever a "Rock & Roll (Part 1)?" Or did he just start with 2 to be clever, like Leonard, Part 6?

Hugh said...

. . . and replace it with Gary Puckett's "Young Girl"

Young girl, get out of my mind.
My love for you is way out of line.

TeacherRefPoet said...

Nah. Just play Wagner. Or Michael Jackson.

Hey!

Hey!

tommyspoon said...

Alison, yes, there is a "Part 1". It's as bad as "Part 2".

Hugh, that has to be one of the worst songs ever written. And now it will be in my head for the rest of the evening. Thanks!

TRP, go "hey!" yourself.

Hey.

Hey.

*shudder*

lemming said...

Not at all surprising. A great many people think that they exist outside the rules of society and the norms of cultrual decency. Anyone who might suggest otherwise is obviously suspect, anti-Amercan and delusional.