Thursday, February 25, 2010

An Early Clue to the New Direction: Special Duh! Edition

From 1967, please enjoy England's Sweetheart Petula Clark and her winsomely melodic ode to sensible self-preservation "Don't Sleep in the Subway."



I would just like to say for the record that this song, attractive as it is in a "Penny Lane" Goes Tin Pan Alley-ish sort of way, has always baffled me. "Don't sleep in the subway, darling, don't stand in the pouring rain"?

Seriously, lady, if the guy you're boinking is so stupid he needs to be reminded not to do that stuff, you probably need to set your sights higher, if you know what I mean.

In any case, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded the first reader who gleans the clip's relevance to the theme of tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.

17 comments:

geor3ge said...

Campaign songs of the Very Silly Party?

steve simels said...

Heh.
:-)

Peter said...

I think it's a metaphor.

And please, no sad songs. I'm lachrymose-intolerant.

steve simels said...

Heh again.
:-)

Nora Charles said...

A subway in England is not an underground train -- it's a pedestrian walkway, a tunnel that goes underneath a street. Just so you should know where not to sleep if you are both stupid and in Engand.

FD13NYC said...

Songs going out to the soon to be fired MTA people? Nah really, songs about girls telling their guys to straighten up an fly right? OK we'll try again, songs by Tony Hatch?

steve simels said...

Nope.
:-)

FD13NYC said...

Songs about British vagrants? Uhh, woman in their mid 30's becoming worldwide singing sensations?

cyndicat said...

(leaving aside the question about British subways) songs about (public or personal) transport?

steve simels said...

Clue:

It has something to do with the singer's name.
:-)

Sal Nunziato said...

Songs about guys with big petulas?

Songs about animals.

cyndicat said...

I'll raise Sal's songs about animals to songs about pets?

geor3ge said...

Songs that are decidedly un-PC?

Word verification: "puralea", which I haven't been since at least 1991.

TMink said...

British artists with interesting names.

Songs by artists who should have changed their name, but didn't.

Artists whose names are combinations of their father's first two girlfriends?

Trey

dSmith said...

Singers who are petulant?

NYMary said...

People who covered Beatles' songs?

steve simels said...

It's her first name.


Heh heh heh....
:-)