Monday, February 10, 2014

Doo Wop Cops

I had every intention of  writing a post about my favorite new music group, the Russian Police Choir.  Their rendition of Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" at the opening Olympic ceremonies in Sochi was hilarious.  I was going to pass on the YouTube video.  Of course, my plan was ruined by corporate greed.  EMI Music has blocked the video based on "copyright" concerns.

A year or two ago, this would have been enough to set me off on a 1000 word tirade about the over the top greed of American business and the assholes who run the companies.   The tirade would have gotten off message quickly and then the post would be all about how the Right is ruining our country.

Now that I have relocated my center again, I just stepped away from the 'puter, poured another cup of coffee, and took some deep breaths while repeating Mr. Natural's good advice, "Keep your sunny side up".

It is easier to let things make me mad than to let them go.  I am not sure when this became part of my persona.  I am guessing it is one more sign that I am getting older.  I suffer fools and dickwads  with less tolerance than I used to.  I have to constantly remind myself that I do not have to suffer them as long as I ignore them.

So EMI, you go ahead and protect your corporate profits by blocking a YouTube video of a cop choir singing one of the songs you consider yours.  I don't even like the song.  Just more Pop Music garbage.



Mr. Charleston said...

Congratulations. You are now a member in good standing of the Give A Shit Club!

Tom Harper said...

Give A Shit Club members live longer and healthier lives.

susan said...

Well I'm still wondering why Walmart hasn't gone bankrupt since I've been boycotting them for decades.

MRMacrum said...

Mr. Charleston - I am trying my hardest to leave the club. But I guess once a member, always a member.

Tom Harper - Ah, that's just a Liberal myth.

susan - Yeah, they don't seem to miss my presence either.

Ol'Buzzard said...

Intolerance of stupid and greedy people increases with age. Maybe we have nothing more pressing to do then rave at the machine.
the Ol'Buzzard