Sunday, March 9, 2008
If music be the food of love . . .
A British newspaper report tells us that an enraged gunman in Thailand shot dead eight of his neighbors, including his brother-in-law, after their constant, repeated karaoke versions of pop songs (including John Denver's "Country Roads") drove him into a frenzy.
Needless to say, one can't condone murder for any reason . . . but I've been driven to distraction by idiots playing music over and over again (and far too loudly). I'd imagine that drunken renditions of pop songs in the karaoke style would be enough to drive me over the edge, too!
I'm not sure about John Denver, though. I don't mind his music. However, if it comes to anything remotely resembling rap, I'd be sorely tempted to head for the gun safe!