Monday, November 13, 2006

Two Quick Questions...

...inspired by listening to the music in a pizza joint tonight.

1. When people first heard "True" by Spandau Ballet, do you think they said, "Oh, those guys are just ripping off Tears for Fears"? Because it hit me tonight, for the first time: that might have been what they were doing.

2. If you hear someone cover and butcher a good song, but then the good version is the one that sticks in your head after you hear it, should you be mad at that person? I wondered this after listening to Rod Stewart damn near euthanize CCR's "Have You Ever Seen the Rain."

(No, Rod wasn't performing in the pizza joint, but I imagine such gigs are not far off for him... Tonight at Joe's Pizza on 4th Avenue: Rod Stewart sings the Steve Perry songbook!)

OK, I guess a third question presents itself, this one not music-related:

3. Should I be concerned that my diet at this point is a solid fifty percent pepperoni?

3 Comments:

Anonymous Sarah said...

"More cheese on your pizza means more crust in your arteries," says Center for Science in the Public Interest nutritionist Jayne G. Hurley, RD. Which is to say, don't worry about the pepperoni...worry that you're killing yourself for mediocre pizza.

4:41 PM  
Blogger JMW said...

Wait, this is New York. Who said anything about the pizza being mediocre?

4:45 PM  
Anonymous sarah said...

I know where you eat...

4:52 PM  

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