Anyway, I mention this because, thanks to the time change last night, the movie theater wasruning an hour late and I got to sit in the theater listening to MovieTunes. And everything was fine---or rather, it was MovieTunes, so it was sucky but mostly ignorable---until the voice announced, "And now here's [some Irish performer or other] singing an arrangement of 'Ding Dong Merrily on High' in time for the holiday season." And sure enough, I heard my first Christmas carol of 2006.
But it got worse: two songs later---and I wish I could express how much this depressed me---they played Mannheim Steamroller. "Deck the [Fucking] Halls." Unbelievable.
Oh--and at one point, between songs, the announcer said, "MovieTunes is now heard by over 3 billion people worldwide. Thanks for listening!" And I wanted to yell back, "Since when did we have a choice, you giant-voiced monster?"
P.S. By the way, one of the reasons I wanted to see "Shut Up and Sing" is that NBC won't show ads for the film. First they're censored by country radio, and now by one of the big three networks. Now that the President has 36% approval, it's really time to give them a goddamn break.
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