Friday, August 22, 2008

Bad Timing? Bad Taste? Hey

English glam rocker Paul Gadd, way better known as Gary Glitter, has all but destroyed his life with recent problems due to convictions and jail terms for child abuse and child porn in Thailand and Vietnam, from which he was recently released and kicked out of this week, heading back to England for possible further court action. He is best known musically for his hockey arena chant classic "Rock and Roll, Part Two."
So it made me sit up in recognition when, during the men's beach volleyball Olympic gold medal match, between the U.S. team of Todd Rodgers and Philip Dalhausser and Marcio Araujo and Fabio Magalhaes of Brazil, won by the U.S., 23-21, 17-21, 15-3, the between-point music played at one point was Gary Glitter's "You Wanna Be in My Gang." Seeing China is very close to Vietnam and Thailand (and likes to fill its gymnastics team with young females), someone must have know that this would be noticed by geeky music types like me.


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