Man… am I a trendsetter, or what? Just the other day I post a
Christmas Happy Holiday carol parody, and today James Vesely publishes a song parody of his own in the Seattle Times: “I’ve got those 2005 blues.”
As a bit of a lyricist myself (I’ve got an Off-Broadway musical flop to my credit), I thought Vesely did an okay job. He was a bit loosey-goosey with the rhyme and meter, but you can get away with that with the blues. Still, he’s no Ira Gershwin, and I suggest he stick to prose if he wants to keep his day job.
There is one verse in particular on which I have a few comments though….
Eyman and Sims,
not exactly twins
each got a kiss,
not always bliss
From the mainstream
Which now consists
of bloggers who twist,
in their own
First… rhyming “media” and “schizophrenia”…? Ouch. That may be a good enough lyric for an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, but no self-respecting lyricist would touch that one with a ten foot pole. I know a place where you can get a really great rhyming dictionary.
Second… are you suggesting that us bloggers are now part of the mainstream media? Is that meant as a compliment or an insult? And if I am now MSM… can I have a job?
Finally… we all know who you’re really talking about here, and I just have to say that I think it terribly rude and inappropriate to describe our friend Stefan as a schizophrenic. The more accurate diagnosis would be a paranoid delusional. (Perhaps with a bit of bipolar disorder thrown in.)