Saturday, 31 March 2012

GUEST SPOT #40 - Madonna - 'American Pie'

Madonna - 'American Pie' (2000)

Have you ever had a song that you hated to love or loved to hate? Or how about a song that wore you down so much, you couldn't escape it? My good friend Dave explains in extremely poetic terms that it doesn't matter whether its your favourite song or one that you loathe but it can transport you to that time and that place that you will never forget. 

A long long time ago I was in South Beach Miami the week Madonna murdered American pie. 
I stepped off the plane into the air conditioned terminal, she started singing. 
I hit the beach and the bars, in less than 12 hours I'd heard Madonna's American Pie, the single, the extended version, the rave mix, the techno mix, you get the picture. 
I met a German who sang the blues, I asked for some happy news. Two lonely Europeans in a crowded bar. Maybe I'd be happy for awhile.  
We escaped Madonna & the party scene, hung out in Cuban cafes, drank mojitos (it was still just about cool in 2000). We talked about Hemingway and Thomas Mann. 
The three men Madonna admired the most; the father, son & the holy ghost were probably at the Miami coast when me and the German kissed near by where Versace was murdered. 
I believe in rock and roll and when we fucked on the beach the music saved our mortal souls, we could hear the parties along Ocean Drive. 
In the streets the party scene screamed. 
The lovers cried and the poets dreamed.
We laughed and started singing... Bye bye Miss American Pie....

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GUEST SPOT #40 - Madonna - 'American Pie'
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31 March 2012 at 10:21

One of the worst cover versions of any song ever. Disturbingly horrible in its utter mediocrity and soullessness.

31 March 2012 at 10:29

I second that SB, and the shameful thing is I don't know if this was responsible for me not liking the original. Bloody awful, but fabulous and romantic memory Dave! Miami rules!

31 March 2012 at 10:34

Actually, I just thought of another god awful cover - 'Hey baby' by DJ Otzi. The trouble is, it transports me to one of the best holidays I've had in Mexico when I got married! Why do they murder perfectly good songs!

31 March 2012 at 11:07

Nicely said Dave I liked the bit about shagging....starry starry night!