In the eye or ear of the beholder

The trouble with polls on best/worst movies [Chuckles] or James Bond themes [Lord Somber] is that it depends very much on what you’ve actually seen or heard.

For example, Manos is generally acknowledged as possibly the worst movie ever and yet it hardly rates here with a new generation of techies:

Also, what were the criteria?  The James Bond themes awful list rightly lists A-ha with “The Living Daylights” but where is that Jack Black [or whatever his name was] atrocity in Casino Royale?    Graphics great, music zero.

Music

Not into post 2000 music but in looking for a song to put with the post More on Tits, Bruno Mars was obvious, if only for Nathalie Kelly.  Actually, it’s a great song and so, when I read up on Bruno Mars, it was a surprise to see him vilified.  As far as I can see, people are down on his lyrics as schmaltzy and saccharine, whilst praising his talent and his voice.

I thought about this because “Just the way you are” was quite a song. Then it hit me – with kids totally ruined as kids these days, a generation of hardnosed little whatsits and with Bruno Mars the age he is and appealing to a young audience, his lyrics are too nice.  In an atmosphere of twisted psychologies these days, something like a simple love song is just not going to cut it.

This comes through in Grenade:

OK, lyrics a bit off but the passion was there. Sheesh, who’d be young and go through all that again? I was co-running a school camp once and there was a lake with canoes. Two girls were in one canoe and a boy who was a bit of naughty lad had ripped some flowers from a garden and now handed them to one of the girls. She struck him on the arm and the flowers fell in the water.

He paddled away, crestfallen. I had a word with her later that it was fair enough if she didn’t want his attentions but knocking flowers into the water was just offensive to nature. Never do those things to people. She was haughty, that one.

Seems to me that Bruno Mars is out of his time.

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