Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Free As a Bird!

Friend of Felt Up Robert A. sent out a link to this article in the Wall Street Journal about the annoying phenomenon of people yelling out "Freebird!" at concerts. Here's a wee snippet:
On a recent live album, Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock declares that "if this were the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and you were going to die in 20 minutes -- just long enough to play 'Freebird' -- we still wouldn't play it."

The article mentions that the guy from Soul Coughing is actively trying to get "It's Raining Men!" to replace "Freebird!" Good luck, dude! (Part of me thinks you should be glad anyone is yelling anything whatsoever, because I can't believe Soul Coughing still has concerts, but that's neither here nor there.) I have some other suggestions:

"I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy!"

"Copa Cobana!"

"Autobahn!"

"Warm Leatherette!"

"Free As A Bird!"

Here's an existential quandry: Do people go into Texas burrito chain Freebirds and shriek "Freebird!" while waiting in line? And if they so, do other customers beat them to death with the ginormous burritos?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As le Boo Bear can attest the Freebird thing has been something that's boiled my blood for years. However, I love the idea of people yelling "It's Raining Men."