HERMANN MISSOURI OKTOBERFEST 2010

HERMANN MISSOURI OKTOBERFEST 2010
HERMANN MISSOURI OKTOBERFEST 2010 - CLICK ON PHOTO FOR THIS YEARS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Hermann Missouri 175 Year Anniversary 1836-2011

Hermann Missouri 175 Year Anniversary 1836-2011
Hermann Missouri 175 Year Anniversary 1836-2011

Search This Blog

Breaking News Videos (mouse-over click-to-open)

Wall Street Protest Live Stream

News Archive

Weather Radar - Interactive - Zoom-in to Your Location

Donate To Keep This Site Alive

Friday, January 14, 2011

CLASSIC DIRE STRAITS SONG BANNED FROM CANADIAN AIRWAVES (Music Video - Money For Nothing)


___________________________________________________________________________________
Dire Straits were a British rock band, formed by Mark Knopfler (vocals and lead guitar), his younger brother David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion), and managed by Ed Bicknell, active between 1977 and 1995. Although the band was formed in an era when punk rock was at the forefront, Dire Straits played a more conventional style, albeit with a stripped-down sound that appealed to audiences weary of the overproduced stadium rock of the 1970s. In their early days, Mark and David requested that pub owners turn down their sound so that patrons could converse while the band played, an indication of their unassuming demeanor. Despite this oddly self-effacing approach to rock and roll, Dire Straits soon became hugely successful, with their first album going multi-platinum globally.
___________________________________________________________________________________

1/14/2011

Dire Straits' 1985 classic "Money For Nothing" has been banned from the airwaves by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council for its use of the word "faggot." Despite the fact that the word is used by a character in the song described as a "loutish store worker ridiculing a pop star as a 'faggot,'" following an official complaint 25 years after the song's release, the word is now deemed too inflammatory. The Standards Council stated in its ruling: "The panel concludes that, like other racially driven words in the English language, 'faggot' is one that, even if entirely or marginally accepted in earlier days, is no longer so."


Helen Kennedy, the executive director of the gay-rights group Egale, said, "It's the word that is used most often in hate crimes motivated by sexual orientation, which we know are the most violent, against gay men."


Canadian radio station general manager Don Neil said he will continue playing a previously released sanitized version of the song released by the band: "I feel that this is a form of censorship. What they're saying is that the word was acceptable 25 years ago and it's not acceptable any more. But music is an art form." (The Globe And The Mail)


Knopfler, who these days does not use the offensive word in his live renditions of "Money For Nothing," tries to honor his past as best he can in concert: "You respect that, that the songs have become people, they've grown up and they've all happened in the world. They mean different things to different folks. I enjoy all that, y'know I'm glad the music's out there and being used in so many different ways. I respect that when I'm playing those songs. That's one of the reasons why the people have come." now working on preparing for a shoot later this year, and a release in the late Autumn of 2012."

.

____________________________________________________________________________________
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing

Lyrics:

Now look at them yo-yo's that's the way you do it
You play the guitar on the MTV
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Money for nothin' and chicks for free
Now that ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Lemme tell ya them guys ain't dumb
Maybe get a blister on your little finger
Maybe get a blister on your thumb

We gotta install microwave ovens
Custom kitchen deliveries
We gotta move these refrigerators
We gotta move these colour TV's

See the little faggot with the earring and the makeup
Yeah buddy that's his own hair
That little faggot got his own jet airplane
That little faggot he's a millionaire

We gotta install microwave ovens
Custom kitchens deliveries
We gotta move these refrigerators
We gotta move these colour TV's

I shoulda learned to play the guitar
I shoulda learned to play them drums
Look at that mama, she got it stickin' in the camera
Man we could have some fun
And he's up there, what's that? Hawaiian noises?
Bangin' on the bongoes like a chimpanzee
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Get your money for nothin' get your chicks for free

We gotta install microwave ovens
Custom kitchen deliveries
We gotta move these refrigerators
We gotta move these colour TV's, Lord

Now that ain't workin' that's the way you do it
You play the guitar on the MTV
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Money for nothin' and your chicks for free
Money for nothin' and chicks for free

__________________________________________________________________________________

Reciprocal links:
http://HermannHearsay.blogspot.com/(Hermann Area News, Commentary & Discussion)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Area Gas Prices Hermann and New Haven

HERMANN MISSOURI WEATHER 65041

Enter Your Locaton (below map) for Interactive Current Radar Map

Donate To Keep This Site Alive

NEWS

World News

Business News

...........

Top Ten Viewed Stories / Last 7 Days

Donate To Keep This Site Alive

.........

Hermann MO News TOP 10 Stories/ Last 30 Days

Donate To Keep This Site Alive

Top 10 Stories - All-Time (Oct. 14,2010 Inception)

Donate To Keep This Site Alive

Hermann Missouri Videos

Loading...

Hermann MO Videos

Loading...

Hermann Oktoberfest

Loading...