06 July 2010

Weather Or Not: Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder - "Ebony and Ivory"

Location: Santa Monica, CA
Weather: 60 degrees, wind from the SW at 11mph
Song: Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder - "Ebony and Ivory"

Does this song piss you off?

Well, it should.

Just like this weather pisses me off.

Los Angeles is barely pushing a high of 70 degrees today while other parts of the country are going through a heat wave.

I call bullshit.

Just like this song.

On the surface, you're thinking to yourself, "Paul McCartney. Stevie Wonder. Collaboration. What could go wrong?"

Everything. Everything can go wrong. Apparently, those two got together and said to each other, "Forget it. Let's not rock 'n' roll."

You think of LA in early-July and you're thinking to yourself, "Los Angeles. Early-July. What could go wrong?"

Apparently, everything because I can only barely see patches of blue sky and the roads are damp with rain. RAIN.

Maybe I should get over it. "Ebony and Ivory" was released in 1982 and there is no reason to hold on to anger for that long (OR IS THERE? I mean, it's a really bad song) and in two weeks I'll probably be complaining about how goddamn hot it is.

Whatever. Doesn't change the way I feel about "Ebony and Ivory" and the weather right now: Old Testament-style rage.

On YouTube you can add some vuvuzela sounds to the "Ebony and Ivory" video by clicking the little soccer ball next to the "pop out" button.

It doesn't help.

Apparently, One Annoying Thing + Another Annoying Thing does not equal Funny.