Monday, July 24, 2006

Steely Dan in Hippy Cliche "Bummer"

In culturally irrelevant news (and with huge apologies to my mum's husband Mark), smug cryto-folkies Steely Dan have been trying to dog Owen Wilson over his role in the undoubtedly shit film, "You, Me, and Dupree", claiming that his character is based in its entirety on "Cousin Dupree" from their song of the same name. The terminally annoying 'Dan of course took their name in its entirety from William Burroughs's Naked Lunch (Steely Dan is a dildo; how apt) but no doubt that was a homage not a "rip-off".

I don't have an axe to grind on behalf of "You, Me, and Dupree". I do however wanted to register my distaste, on the public record, with the use of the following phrases by aging and self-adoring soft-rockers:

Rip-off, uncool, pretty bad Hollywood schlockmeisters, major harsh-ass karma, and apologise to our fans for this travesty

Sod off, Steely Dan. Sod off back to your marshmallow melody condo and get back to trying to trade on faded pop glory for the rest of your insufferable lives.

1 comment:

Mondale said...

Fucking hippy wankers, we should put the in a field with a bunch of bored and hungry Tory wives.