punk in drublic

May 10, 2006

When I first started hanging out at punk gigs, I kept encountering the same small huddle of drunks who'd interrupt the bands with feeble cries of "The Cause", before collapsing against each other in a faint spray of beer and sweat. At least, that's what I thought they were saying.

It was only a couple of years and a VH1 special later that the real reason for their enthusiasm became clear: The Corrs. Of course. They’d been shouting for The Corrs.

Which obviously has nothing to do with Kid of Doom, Fuzigish and Pestroy’s fine, fine efforts to raise funds for almost 300 children and adults with profound mental handicaps – but I thought I’d mention it anyway. So come on – support the Little Eden Benefit gig at Thrashers Skate Park in Pretoria this Saturday. The kids really need you.

If that doesn’t tug at your purse strings, I hear The Corrs sisters are raising money to buy a better looking brother – now there's a cause worth supporting.

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4 Responses to “punk in drublic”

  1. Heya. Long time no visit.

    the cause/the corrs. i simultaneously love and cringe at revelatory moments like that… most of mine regard embarrassingly misheard word lyrics (a la http://www.kissthisguy.com), I’m relieved to say the ones I mishear are usually misheard by other people too. eg:

    Natalie Imbruglia’s ‘Big mistake’ – I heard: “you lied about Muffy” thinking she was upset her ex accidentally drove over their pet and lied about how it died. She wasn’t.

    Or, my mental image of Monty Python’s “I’m a lumberjack”, in the line that says “I press wild flowers”. I imagined a lumberjack skipping through the forest sticking out his finger every time he passed a flower and literally “pressing” (ie gently pushing) it. D’oh! Too embarrassed to admit how long it took me to correct my understanding of that one…

  2. barbedwire said

    Hell-o! Nice to see you, Ant.

    Don't feel bad – there was a time when I would have bet my fat maiden aunt that the Dexy's Midnight Runners song Come on Eileen was, in fact, all about Muhammad Ali.

  3. Ok, your is FAR worse than mine! My kak day is brightening up already 🙂

  4. barbedwire said

    Hey, it was an easy mistake to make! No, Really. There must be dozens of people out there who start mumbling and throwing punches the minute they hear the song…

    You can’t have a kak day on a Friday.

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