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Thursday, July 16, 2015

5 Thoughts For Today

5. Whilst frankly acknowledging that Celine Dion's remake of Eric Carmen's "All By Myself" is deservedly a career highlight, am I the only one who thinks Celine just isn't believable singing a song about being a lonely fornicator?

4. "Because You Loved Me" is a terrible song. Diane Warren. That figures. I don't hate every song she writes by any stretch, but if I say you're too mushy, you are.

3. I don't like Robert Redford, either. Can we just have a moratorium on selling our pop songs of fairly recent vintage to movies?

2. Your art will never be just itself; if that other thing becomes iconic, and you don't really mind, or you wrote it for that, well and good. Otherwise, way to go, dummy. Every time I hear that song, I'm like, "Gah! Robert Redford!" Sorry.

1. Original scores for movies should therefore be mandated by law, and soundtracks for movies, if including pop songs, should only be those songs which cannot possibly be ruined if this movie is terrible.

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