Friday, February 09, 2018

Friday Night Videos

Friday Night Videos

It occurs to me that "yacht rock" is essentially the equivalent of "smooth jazz" for the singer-songwriter era. Some people love it, but there's almost always a heavy dose of irony involved. Rupert Holmes' "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" is the poster child for this particular sub-genre. This song always amuses me because in real life, the guy's girlfriend/wife wouldn't chuckle and say, "Golly, isn't hilarious how we both tried to cheat on each other but got caught out?" No, there'd be screaming, accusations and, quite possibly, bloodshed in a very public arena. I expect police would become involved, and divorce papers served shortly after. Despite all that, I think the real tragedy is that this song popularized the Pina Colada, which really isn't a very good cocktail at all, unless you happen to like alcoholic sugar bombs that might aw well come from a 7-Eleven Slurpee machine.

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