Several municipalities in Ontario have declared domestic violence and femicide an epidemic in response to the fact that lockdowns during the pandemic greatly increased the incidences of DV.It's the social commentary about why that we are discussing. What do you make about the increase in DV?
Perhaps not on its own and for someone who enjoys Tom Jones, but it does have importance in the context and venue of which the song is being sung. It is not a TJ concert but a sports venue. It is in this context it needs to be questioned as to what message is being conveyed.That it has absolutely nothing to do with Tom Jones' great song.
She stood there laughing
I felt the knife in my hand and she laughed no more
Except, here, if I understand it correctly, the article is regarding the practise of using rap/drill music or involvement in a video as evidence of a crime for prosecution of a person. Based on the allegation that gangs are using social media and drill (I have no idea of what that is) to promote gang culture. Slightly different.Good old Guardian - never fails to demonstrate double standards!
Whilst they were all for the cancelation of Tom Jones' Delilah, today's Guardian argues that rap and "drill" songs which, let's face it are orders of magnitude nastier, should have a get out of jail free card. This is because such material "wins critical acclaim" and "first‑person lyrics [should not] be taken for confessions".
Wonder if The Guardian has listened to any Nick Conrad material? That is jaw-droppingly vile.
I thought it was widely reported that there is an increase in DV whenever a home team loses? Perhaps someone should drill down the figures to find out whether the incidences of DV also correlate to Delilah being sung and/or home team losing?It's the social commentary about why that we are discussing. What do you make about the increase in DV?
Bottom line - complain about songs that promote or support criminal acts, but you shouldn't ban songs that merely involves awful subject matter; you may as well prosecute protest singers for incitement to anti-government riots.
Reminds me of a session down the gym many years ago.I find it's the beat. If I'm out running I will often get an earworm from a song that has the same beat that I'm running to.
Yes, it sometimes makes me laugh. I can't listen to music when I run (I've got the dog with me on an exercise lead and I need to keep an ear open for approaching cars or tractors so I can reel her in), but I will often find myself singing something in my head as I go along. Then I will realise that I'm hitting the ground on each beat and it was simply the speed and 'beat' of the run that has put the song into my head in the first place!Reminds me of a session down the gym many years ago.
We were all on the bikes, cross-trainers or whatever, exercising to some upbeat tune - think it was either Eye of the Tiger or The Final Countdown. Then the next song started - it was the slow version of Clint Eastwood by Gorillaz and I was amused to notice that everyone's work-rate dropped by about 50%.
Check out Madam Misfit's cover of the theme on You Tube.I do get a lot of earworms. Most of the time they are nice classical music that I don't mind hearing. I even hum along sometimes.
But lately it's been - gak - the 'Inspector Gadget' theme!
It's a bit odd because I haven't seen that program since my son used to watch it, and he's almost 40 now, so it's been a long time! I wonder why it's decided to resurface now?