Strangeways, here we come

[maybe if I wrote this two weeks ago when it first occurred to me, it would have sounded half-way original.  but instead a quick Google brings up my exact thoughts as written by The Zone Blitz…]

the NFL network is using Morrissey’s “Everyday is like Sunday” to promote their “NFL Replay” service/option/channel (something).  it’s (almost) brilliant — with NFL Replay, you can watch any game any day of the week, so everyday IS like Sunday!! kind of like if you pumped a Tivo full of steriods, enabling it to record 15 games every weekend…

but aside from the title/refrain, this song is the antithesis of the NFL.  it’s mopey, dark, artsy, and unapologetically nihilistic.  lyrics:

Trudging slowly over wet sand
Back to the bench where your clothes were stolen
This is the coastal town
That they forgot to close down
Armageddon – come armageddon!
Come, armageddon! come!

Everyday is like sunday
Everyday is silent and grey

Hide on the promenade
Etch a postcard
How I dearly wish I was not here
In the seaside town
…that they forgot to bomb
Come, come, come – nuclear bomb

Everyday is like sunday
Everyday is silent and grey

no joke.  the video is below.  Mouth Piece Sports rightly called the NFL usage ‘bastardized’:

Morrissey, one of the saddest vocalists of the 20th century, writing a postcard to no one and wishing for nuclear death because life is just that miserable. Wooo! Are you ready for some football?!

Violent Femmes “Blistered in the Sun” for Wendy’s, Stone Roses spread the love for Cadillac, Iggy Pop was used to convince boomers to fulfill their “Lust for Life” on (royal) carribean cruises.  we live in weird times.

[Headline reference; I always thought Strangeways was a mental institution, go figure; and Strangeways was Moz, not The Smiths, I realize that.]


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