Monday, December 05, 2005
Monday Lite: Pops Music
A couple of things I was taught today via my reader-stalking services provided by the good people at Sitemeter.

::The Bucket is the #1 search result via Google for arsenio monologue hamburger. I don't think it has anything to do with hamburgers and more with the fact that I'm the only person since the invention of the internet who has bothered to mention Arsenio Hall.

::We now have a theme-song. Apparently in 1980 there was some musical act associated with some damned foreign British TV show. Their song: "The Bucket of Water Song". The Group: The Four Bucketeers.

That's right. 24 years before this blog's birth, a children's-show band existed that presaged it's creation. Like John the Baptist before Jesus. They even doused people with water (hence the buckets, yes?). Some might think it was to do with religous purity, a physical cleansing to go along with the metaphorical spiritual one. Me, I just think it's funny to throw stuff at people. If you haven't sat in the first three rows of a Gallagher show, don't come to me with your "religion" because you don't know what you're talking about.

This is bad news for people like Rita and MPH and Steph and SJ who were laboring under the misconception (unbeknownst to me, even) that they were amongst the original Bucketeers.

Sorry kids. Second generation at best, as it turns out. I will have to ask you all to mail back your "I'm An Original Bucketeer" solid copper commemorative tongue-studs. There are four aging British men who were in line ahead of you, alas.

The song, apparently, went Top 30 in England in 1980. A testament to my nascent power of pop-cultural persuasion, no doubt. It sounds like bragging, but after you hear the song, you'll know it doesn't have a whole lot else going for it.

Listen in horrified wonder, if you dare.

Remember: this is England. The current #1 song there is by the Pussycat Dolls.

Once you get past the first 15 seconds or so of the song, you've pretty much heard the whole thing, so you can stop.

It does include a lady saying "We take it in the face" about 3/4 of the way through, however. So it's not like there's nothing to look forward to.

Enjoy, if such a thing can be done.


EDIT: Oh dear. Damn me and my curiosity! Check out the best damn All-Japanese Old Time Country-Western Cover Band working.


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