Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A short geography lesson

Mrsdiscopop went blue with rage when Jennifer Lopez popped up on So You Think You Can Dance this Saturday past. "THIS SONG MAKES ME ...MNNRNGGGHHRRR," she seethed through gritted teeth, before exploding in a blur of spit and hair. It was quite a sight.

After soothing her with tea, biscuits and prescription drugs, I discovered the cause of this uncharacteristic diatribe: The lyric "Brazil, Morocco, London to Ibiza, Straight to LA, New York, Vegas to Africa".

"Doesn't she know," pleaded my wife, "the difference between a city, a state, a country and a continent?"

I didn't know it was possible to get so worked up about a 42-year-old American Idol judge's knowledge of geography. But apparently an accurate grasp of cartography is a key element in Mrsdiscopop's enjoyment of pop songs.

She's not going to be pleased, then, with the new Metronomy single, The Bay, which incorrectly lists Hong Kong (an administrative region of China) in a list of capital cities.

Oh dear.

Metronomy - The Bay

(Nice video, all the same)

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