- An IM conversation with my friend Mike about charity singles (and overwrought opera singers).
MEL: fyi, [Link: Band Aid Dilemma]
MEL: remember “Give Peace a Chance” during Gulf War I?
CMOM: Uuuuuuugh. Thank you for dredging up that memory I’d buried.
CMOM: Still, that record was better than the pro-troops record from GW1: “Voices That Care”
CMOM: …featuring a prominent Michael Bolton.
MEL: what happened to Michael Bolton?
CMOM: He started recording opera (no shit) and then basically retired to play golf
CMOM: …thus sparing the world.
MEL: speaking of opera, i decided what was worse than that Andrea Bocelli number.
MEL: you know the one i’m talking about.
MEL: it’s hearing that god-awful tune being played by a peruvian flute busker in the subway – flat.
CMOM: Wait…the one that plays in every middle-aged housewife’s subruban ranch home? That one? Damned if I know the title.
MEL: yeah, that one.
CMOM: The one with the chest-thumping, swooping trills?
MEL: the one i now have stuck in my head.
CMOM: Sorry, dude.
MEL: well, i brought it up. i can only blame myself.
CMOM: Yourself, and that flautist bastard on the subway.