Upon receiving my "medium" coffee (I refuse to indulge in their ugly foreign sizing nomenclature) and before I could object the cashier had pressed a card into my hand saying "Here is your free song of the day! Have a great day!" I grunted something under my breath and moved quickly out of the store, glancing down as I reached the safety of the sidewalk to see what song I had "won"...
Annie Lennox. I seem to remember her music from my youth. In particular, I remember hating it. Oh well. I turned to throw the card away, but my inner-thrift took over; unable to "waste" something of even perceived value given to me ever, I stowed the card and forgot about it.
Upon getting home, I downloaded the song. Totally odious. Odious.
Then I find myself looking on my favorite site, Drudge Report this afternoon and what do I come upon, but this story that reminds one of how great and wonderful America is:
University of Colorado police are looking into an incident at Macky Auditorium on Tuesday night during which a man, dressed in a black cape and wearing a gas mask, approached the stage where British singer Annie Lennox was performing and frightened her into retreating backstage.My only thought: finally, someone appropriately outraged by a bad song of the day!
CU Police Sgt. Gary Arai said the man, a 32-year-old Denver resident, was escorted out of the building by security around 9:30 p.m. and the concert resumed.
"A fellow who was dressed in a black cape, platform boots and a gas mask approached the stage," Arai said. "Lennox saw him coming and threw down her microphone and went backstage."