I dunno - maybe it's a knee-jerk reaction to the general din of the holidaze muzak (too many years spent in the retail arena, I'm afraid) and the unavoidable end-of-year lists/awards/tributes, etc. - but I'd like to mention a song that, IMHO should receive an award for "The Most Energetic Twenty Seconds Witnessed in a Pop Record" (METS-WIPR), of late. The song, "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" by a young (barely out of H.S.!) Power Punk/Pop band (makeup by Green Day?) from Las Vegas, Panic! at the Disco, contains what maybe the perfect chorus in a Pop Song:
"I'd chime in with a "Haven't you people ever heard of closing a goddamn door?!"
No, it's much better to face these kinds of things with a sense of poise and rationality.
I'd chime in, "Haven't you people ever heard of closing a goddamn door?!
"No, it's much better to face these kinds of things with a sense of . . ."
The band gets a minor award, of sorts, for including the phrase "sense of poise and rationality" in the lyrics to this frantic composition (and, is that a Glockenspiel in the mix, as well!?).
Pour the champagne, Pour the champagne! - Pure Pop for Now People.
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