Sunday, March 09, 2008

In The "Admit It, It Crossed Your Mind" Department

Boy, how many times has this crossed through your mind, when it came to John Denver?

John Denver karaoke sparks Thai killing spree

"A gunman in Thailand shot-dead eight neighbours, including his brother-in-law, after tiring of their karaoke versions of popular songs, including John Denver’s Country Roads.

A neighbour said that the karaoke group normally sang Thai pop and southern Thai ballads, but one particular western tune could be heard often - John Denver’s ‘Country Roads’.

Country Roads is a hugely popular song in south east Asia and the neighbour said the revellers had been singing it over and over again."

And how is this for irony;
In 2007, ten years after his death, John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High" was named Colorado's co-official song. It shares the honor with that old ode to the state, "Where the Columbines Grow".

1 comment:

John Tedder said...

John Denver was the greatest singer/songwriter who ever lived. You obviously haven't listen to much of what he did. Since it is now the Christmas season, I would like to recommend an album called "Christmas in Concert." It is a wonderful live performance. It was recorded at Constitution Hall in Washington D.C. with the World Childrens Choir. If you don't at least get teary eyed listening to "A Baby Just Like You", something is wrong. John Denver always stood for peace and non-violence. It's not his fault some people are idiots. Thanks.