Tuesday, December 02, 2008


I read a review in the newspaper today for Lips, the new Xbox version of Playstation's hugely successful Songstar range. It was only four short paragraphs, but that was apparently enough space for reviewer Stuart Kennedy to unintentionally demonstrate everything that's wrong with modern fatherhood:

"As a Cold Chisel tragic from way back, I was pleased to find Khe Sahn on the basic content pack we tested including the original video clip. My 11 year old songstress was soon wailing, "the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone" along with Jimmy."

If you don't know it, 'Khe Sahn' is a song about a emotionally numb Vietnam veteran looking for fulfillment in drugs and empty sex. Am I the only one who is sort of alarmed that Stuart considers this an appropriate song to be sung by an eleven year old girl?

Perhaps I'm being unfair. Perhaps he just fast forwarded the song when it got to lines like these:

There ain't nothin' like the kisses
From a jaded Chinese princess
I'm gonna hit some Hong Kong mattress all night long.

Stay classy, Stuart, and help yourself to a Father of the Year award.


Anonymous Matthew Jarvis said...

Cold Chisel is like mull - it doesn't count if you don't inhale

8:09 AM  
Anonymous Katie Perry said...

Us girls we are so magical
Soft skin, red lips, so kissable
Hard to resist so touchable
Too good to deny it
Ain't no big deal, it's innocent

I kissed a girl and I liked it

8:13 AM  
Anonymous fishgosquish_gill said...

I've always found the following lyrics from Khe Sahn a little concerning:

And I've travelled round the world from year to year
And each one found me anus, one more year the more for wear

What kind of cheating chinese princesses was he seeing?

10:56 AM  
Blogger Blandwagon said...

In the realm of misheard lyrics, that's a pretty impressive one.

8:59 PM  
Anonymous Ian Moss said...

And I've travelled 'round this world from year to year,
and each one found me AIMLESS, one more year the WORSE for wear...

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fish go squish, I thought we weren't reading this blog for moral reasons!


8:10 PM  

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