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February 08, 2006

Backslide

On the heels of the previous post is the whole "Did the Stones self-censor at the Super Bowl or not?" controversy. Which is pretty sad because it seems clear from the quotes that the Stones did agree to be censored and are now acting indignant to save face.

But check this out: I'm watching Sky High (the Disney movie about teenagers with super powers). And the soundtrack is mostly covers of 80s classics like "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" and "She Was". There's even a cover of "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" about which the less said, the better.

In any case, the finale takes place at the Homecoming Dance. And the final shot is a triumphant scene of superteens cutting up on dance floor to Bowling for Soup's milquetoasty pop-punk cover of "I Melt With You". Except in this version the opening lyric has been changed from "Moving forward using all my breath / Making love to you was never second best" to "Moving forward using all my breath / Being friends with you was never second best".

So I ask you, honestly, what about the children? Who will stand up for the innocents when crimes like this are being committed against them by media conglomerates?

Up to that point, I must say, Sky High's not all that bad. A little unimaginative in the superpowers department, but all around serviceably funny.

5 comments:

dgcopter said...

Dude, you're watching Disney movies now? And not even the classic Disney flicks, but the new crappy ones?

I ask you: Honestly, how is this better than playing WoW?

Jason Goldman said...

I'm telling you - Sky High is not all that bad.

And it's got Kurt Russell.

Jam Jam said...

Your cool

accomplice said...
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accomplice said...

I'd take Hasselhoff over Kurt Russell anyday...
Hmmm. Make that, I'll take Hasselhoff in a speedo and a hot leather jacket.

Please forgive me.