Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Derek Lynch vs Crazy Frog

It finally happened: two weeks ago "Crazy Frog" jumped into the Musica Chart. So will the annoying tune, which started life as a tadpolish ringtone before spawning a massive hit, take over Mzansi? Not if music journo Derek Lynch has anything to do with it! Here Derek declares war on the Frog...

I saw it coming, and, while I suppose it was inevitable, I felt a sickening lurch in my stomach when it arrived nonetheless. If I were you I'd switch off the radio, turn off the cathode drip and head off to a nice, quiet, soundproof room for the next couple of months. The "Crazy Frog" has invaded our pleasant land.

These freaks of music sweep across the world like a sonic plague every few years. Who can forget (try as we might) classics like the "Fast Food Song" or even the perennial wedding favourite - "The Macarena" (or the "Margarita", as one tannie once asked me to play during my DJ days). Go back even further and you will find entries such as the "Clap Clap Sound" and the "Birdie Song" rotting away in the Musical Hall of Shame. "Crazy Frog" is doubly bad in that it steals its riff from another novelty record: Harold Faltemeyer’s abysmal "Axel F", which was, in a maddening circularity, the "Crazy Frog" of its time. Groundhog Day, anyone?

The tragedy in this whole thing is this: people are going to actually buy this record. No, really. People are going to fork out serious cash to own the "Crazy Frog". The record has been advertised to death on radio (you even get Schnappi Das Kleine Krokodil as an added bonus track). It's a sure sign that the marketing ponytails from the record company are expecting big chunks of change from this particular nonentity. And who can blame them? We're the fools who will buy it.

So we have "Crazy Frog", we have the new Coldplay, sounding pretty much like the old Coldplay (Mr Martin - you're rich now - time to invest in a new piano sound) and a quick scan around the musical landscape reveals a pretty barren land of one-hit wonders and tried and trusted staples like U2 and Dave Matthews plodding along. In fact, the only really fresh and original international track I can remember hearing in the recent past is a hip-hop track called "1 Thing" by Amarie, and when hip-hop starts sounding good you know you're in trouble.

It was in the heights of my current musical depression that I stumbled across a TV programme on the Go Channel last night. "Gillman, make us famous, dude!" is a 5FM competition for school-aged South African bands and musicians - with the eventual winner getting a slot at this year's Oppikoppi bash. It's a brilliant concept and congrats to 5FM and the sponsor Levi's for showcasing real South African music - a refreshing change from the karaoke calamity that is Idols.

Last night's show featured three bands; punk-ska anklebiters Timmy The Pope, Odious (who sounded like a cross between Nine Inch Nails and Joy Division on helium) and Grounded, who didn't actually perform on the show, but the pimply youth of Fish Hoek assured us that they were indeed the Dog's Privates. Timmy The Pope won last night's round - they had the advantage of having a charmingly cheeky little kilt-wearing geezer on lead vocals. In truth, the bands were not exactly musically brilliant, but hell, they are young, and there is a vibrant talent there that seems to be permeating the local music scene at present.

We have some truly great bands coming through at the moment. Bands like The Parlotones, Running With Scissors and Wickhead are all making the right noises and deserve to reach a wider audience than what they currently do. It can even be argued that the local hip-hop sound is much fresher than its bloated and jaded US counterpart, and international breakthrough must be surely close for some of our local artists.

So at the end of the month, when The Man eventually relinquishes his slimy grip on your hard-earned paycheque and you skip to your local music store to stock up on some fresh sounds to get you through the winter - walk straight past the big "Crazy Frog" display, head for the SA music rack and do the Proudly South African thing and support your local favourite.

And let's make that frog croak once and for all.

7 Comments:

Blogger sarakline9768 said...

='Brand New News Fr0m The Timber Industry!!'=

========Latest Profile==========
Energy & Asset Technology, Inc. (EGTY)
Current Price $0.15
================================

Recognize this undiscovered gem which is poised to jump!!

Please read the following Announcement in its Entierty and
Consider the Possibilities�
Watch this One to Trad,e!

Because, EGTY has secured the global rights to market
genetically enhanced fast growing, hard-wood trees!

EGTY trading volume is beginning to surge with landslide Announcement.
The value of this Stoc,k appears poised for growth! This one will not
remain on the ground floor for long.

KEEP READING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

===============
"BREAKING NEWS"
===============

-Energy and Asset Technology, Inc. (EGTY) owns a global license to market
the genetically enhanced Global Cedar growth trees, with plans to
REVOLUTIONIZE the forest-timber industry.

These newly enhanced Globa| Cedar trees require only 9-12 years of growth
before they can be harvested for lumber, whereas worldwide growth time for
lumber is 30-50 years.

Other than growing at an astonishing rate, the Global Cedar has a number
of other benefits. Its natural elements make it resistant to termites, and
the lack of oils and sap found in the wood make it resistant to forest fire,
ensuring higher returns on investments.
T
he wood is very lightweight and strong, lighter than Poplar and over twice
as strong as Balsa, which makes it great for construction. It also has
the unique ability to regrow itself from the stump, minimizing the land and
time to replant and develop new root systems.

Based on current resources and agreements, EGTY projects revenues of $140
Million with an approximate profit margin of 40% for each 9-year cycle. With
anticipated growth, EGTY is expected to challenge Deltic Timber Corp. during
its initial 9-year cycle.

Deltic Timber Corp. currently trades at over $38.00 a share with about $153
Million in revenues. As the reputation and demand for the Global Cedar tree
continues to grow around the world EGTY believes additional multi-million
dollar agreements will be forthcoming. The Global Cedar nursery has produced
about 100,000 infant plants and is developing a production growth target of
250,000 infant plants per month.

Energy and Asset Technology is currently in negotiations with land and business
owners in New Zealand, Greece and Malaysia regarding the purchase of their popular
and profitable fast growing infant tree plants. Inquiries from the governments of
Brazil and Ecuador are also being evaluated.

Conclusion:

The examples above show the Awesome, Earning Potential of little
known Companies That Explode onto Investor�s Radar Screens.
This s-t0ck will not be a Secret for long. Then You May Feel the Desire to Act Right
Now! And Please Watch This One Trade!!


GO EGTY!


All statements made are our express opinion only and should be treated as such.
We may own, take position and sell any securities mentioned at any time. Any
statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions,
goals, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, object'ives, assumptions or
future events or perfo'rmance are not
statements of historical fact and may be
"forward,|ooking statements." forward,|ooking statements are based on expectations,
estimates and projections at the time the statements are made that involve a number
of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results or events to differ
materially from those presently anticipated. This newsletter was paid $3,000 from
third party (IR Marketing). Forward,|ooking statements in this action may be identified
through the use of words such as: "pr0jects", "f0resee", "expects". in compliance with
Se'ction 17. {b), we disclose the holding of EGTY shares prior to the publication of
this report. Be aware of an inherent conflict of interest resulting from such holdings
due to our intent to profit from the liquidation of these shares. Shar,es may be sold
at any time, even after positive statements have been made regarding the above company.
Since we own shares, there is an inherent conflict of interest in our statements and
opinions. Readers of this publication are cautioned not
to place undue reliance on
forward,|ooking statements, which are based on certain assumptions and expectations
involving various risks and uncertainties that could cause results to differ materially
from those set forth in the forward- looking statements. This is not solicitation to
buy or sell st-0cks, this text is or informational purpose only and you should seek
professional advice from registered financial advisor before you do anything related
with buying or selling st0ck-s, penny st'0cks are very high risk and you can lose your
entire inves,tment.

7:48 AM  
Blogger wendy78syed said...

Earn between $14.37 & $48.99 per resume writing sold, depending on the type of resume & your affiliate level. Resume Writing is our best-selling service. Click Here for more information.

7:32 AM  
Blogger philfisher22034792 said...

I really enjoyed your blog. This is a cool Website Check it out now by Clicking Here . I know that you will find this WebSite Very Interesting Every one wants a Free LapTop Computer!

7:21 AM  
Blogger tandyericks1323 said...

Make no mistake: Our mission at Tip Top Equities is to sift through the thousands of underperforming companies out there to find the golden needle in the haystack. A stock worthy of your investment. A stock with the potential for big returns. More often than not, the stocks we profile show a significant increase in stock price, sometimes in days, not months or years. We have come across what we feel is one of those rare deals that the public has not heard about yet. Read on to find out more.

Nano Superlattice Technology Inc. (OTCBB Symbol: NSLT) is a nanotechnology company engaged in the coating of tools and components with nano structured PVD coatings for high-tech industries.

Nano utilizes Arc Bond Sputtering and Superlattice technology to apply multi-layers of super-hard elemental coatings on an array of precision products to achieve a variety of physical properties. The application of the coating on industrial products is designed to change their physical properties, improving a product's durability, resistance, chemical and physical characteristics as well as performance. Nano's super-hard alloy coating materials were especially developed for printed circuit board drills in response to special market requirements

The cutting of circuit boards causes severe wear on the cutting edge of drills and routers. With the increased miniaturization of personal electronics devices the dimensions of holes and cut aways are currently less than 0.2 mm. Nano coats tools with an ultra thin coating (only a few nanometers in thickness) of nitrides which can have a hardness of up to half that of diamond. This has proven to increase tool life by almost ten times. Nano plans to continue research and development into these techniques due to the vast application range for this type of nanotechnology

We believe that Nano is a company on the move. With today�s steady move towards miniaturization we feel that Nano is a company with the right product at the right time. It is our opinion that an investment in Nano will produce great returns for our readers.

Online Stock trading, in the New York Stock Exchange, and Toronto Stock Exchange, or any other stock market requires many hours of stock research. Always consult a stock broker for stock prices of penny stocks, and always seek proper free stock advice, as well as read a stock chart. This is not encouragement to buy stock, but merely a possible hot stock pick. Get a live stock market quote, before making a stock investment or participating in the stock market game or buying or selling a stock option.

3:27 PM  
Blogger lewiskline5383 said...

I read over your blog, and i found it inquisitive, you may find My Blog interesting. So please Click Here To Read My Blog

http://pennystockinvestment.blogspot.com

1:09 PM  
Blogger ttpw9imvg88 said...

Get any Desired College Degree, In less then 2 weeks.

Call this number now 24 hours a day 7 days a week (413) 208-3069

Get these Degrees NOW!!!

"BA", "BSc", "MA", "MSc", "MBA", "PHD",

Get everything within 2 weeks.
100% verifiable, this is a real deal

Act now you owe it to your future.

(413) 208-3069 call now 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

3:34 AM  
Blogger EmmaAnderson said...

Th' hull house, http://startso11.info/KGP.html replied Billy, and then he somewhat sternly added: Paid me spot cash fer it, too.. We have had to separate the dream-work from this activity as being something entirely different and far more http://startso11.info/internet+eksplorer.html restricted.. A girl dreamt that she saw lying dead before her the only surviving child of her sister amid the same http://rebestal.info/boi%40um.szczecin.pl.html surroundings as a few years before she saw the first child lying dead.. Again he was http://rebestal.info/rezerwacje+biletow+lotniczych.html in his element.. As if it were at all necessary that http://startso11.info/wwwwielun.pl.html they should! And her lover, like a boy who finds a pearl in the public street, and wonders as much that others did not see it as that he did, will tremble until he knows his passion is returned; feeling, of course, that the whole world must be in love with this paragon who cannot possibly smile upon anything so unworthy as he.. Your client? Do you mean http://startso11.info/www.text.plusgsm.p%2Cl.html you have taken her case? You, the counsel for the Ditch Company? said Mr.. Podington; and, as with a great splash he came heavily upon the seat, the water rose to http://startso11.info/szombi.html his waist.. The dream http://startso11.info/kurzajka.html exhibits my friend as behaving like a general paralytic, and thus riots in absurdity.. He would say that the house was not a hotel but a private residence http://storyah44.info/przydworze.html during the period for which he has rented it.. At last, with the crowning threat, http://startso11.info/www.isekp.mg.gov.pl.html up went the spear for an astounding thump, and down came a large piece of the ceiling, and with it--a shower of letters.. I just http://rebestal.info/cd+na+sprzedaz.html knew it would be like this! chirruped Miss Evelyn.. Elise L----'s example shows me that http://startso11.info/otwock.pl.html I should have been able to get a husband later; indeed, one a hundred times better if I had but waited.. Podington smiled, and http://startso11.info/www.motory-poltal.pl.html leaning backward, he looked up at the beautiful blue sky.. Among these we particularly find associations of the sound and consonance http://startso11.info/gulczas.html types.. And I, meanwhile, who had before been losing caste among my friends, as http://startso11.info/www.naildresingn.pl.html holding myself aloof from the associations of the body, began to rise in everybody's favor.. He was accounted the http://startso11.info/drzwi+nowoczesna.html most successful and most unspoiled of men.. For it is her own wish that http://startso11.info/mmpc.era.pl.html a wish of her friend's--for increase in weight--should not be fulfilled.. We are reminded of subjects hypnotized by Bernheim, who carried out a posthypnotic order, and who, upon being asked for their motives, instead of answering: I do not know why I did that, had to http://startso11.info/www.disnejchanel.pl.html invent a reason that was obviously inadequate.. I could http://startso11.info/auchan+gda%C5%84sk+autobusy.html easily spare the three hundred.. These ruminations had lately taken a definite direction, and it was after several conversations which he had held with his friend http://startso11.info/Led+zeppelin.html Matt Pike...

6:33 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home