The Day The Music Died

11 Responses to “The Day The Music Died”

  1. nightfly says:

    Fits rather nicely with that “whiskey and rye” conversation a couple posts down.

    I, however, cannot think of this song without thinking of Fry trapped in the Infosphere with the floating brains:

    Brain 1: Here we are, trapped for eternity.
    Brain 2: We could sing “American Pie”!
    Fry: Go ahead. I deserve it.

  2. Kathy Kinsley says:

    “A long, long time ago. I can still remember how that music made me smile.”

    If there’s a rock ‘n roll heaven, well you know they’ve got a hell of a band.

    @nightfly – sorry, but I like the song…I could think of much better songs to sing in a nightmare.

  3. Kathy Kinsley says:

    That said, it’s an unfortunately apt song for today’s world.

    “I met a girl who sang the blues
    And I asked her for some happy news
    But she just smiled and turned away”

  4. nightfly says:

    @kathy – I never said I disliked it, just that it reminds of that very funny exchange. I too can think of far worse songs to be punished with while trapped for eternity with floating brains.

  5. BlackDog says:

    Like anything sung by the Bern?

  6. Kathy Kinsley says:

    @nightfly – so can I. “Seasons in the Sun” comes immediately to mind.

  7. Kathy Kinsley says:

    McLean should write a new one: “The Year the Music Died” – Bowie, Frye, Natalie Cole (ok – new year’s eve 2015), Maurice White (Earth Wind and Fire),Jeff Kantner (Jefferson Airplane).

    It’s like a “we’re doomed to Whiney 80’s and later voices from now on” notice. Ugh.

  8. nightfly says:

    @kathy – “Billy, Don’t Be a Hero.” Just NO.

  9. JeffS says:

    ‘fly — I *LOATHE* that song. Even the words are whiny.

  10. Kathy Kinsley says:

    @nightlfly – I’d forgotten that one. And I hope I’ll manage to forget it again…

  11. Deserttrek says:

    one of the lamest, worst songs ever written …. he should be behind bars for subjecting the world to such drivel

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