Me and Herbie go to the Derby in our Old Kentucky Home

August 18, 2009

Blog Guy, you follow the European music scene closely. I heard Bono blew them away in London on the U2 world tour.

Yes, but the real star of that show was Erik Tysse, the warm-up act from Norway. Erik came out of nowhere to do a Susan Boyle sort of show-stopper, singing ”My Old Kentucky Home.”

I’m telling you, there wasn’t a dry eye in the stadium! “The sun shines bright in My Old Kentucky home, ‘Tis summer, and people are gay…”

You bonehead! I don’t even know where to begin. Erik Tysse was in Berlin at the athletics championships, not London, and he’s NOT singing “My Old Kentucky Home.”

Oh yeah? Then what IS he singing?

Nothing! He’s drinking water from a fricking bottle!

You know, I WONDERED why a Norwegian dude was singing about gay people in Kentucky!

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Left: Bono of the Irish rock band U2 performs at Wembley Stadium in London, August 14, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Right: Erik Tysse of Norway drinks water during the men’s 20 km walk at the world athletics championships in Berlin, August 15, 2009.  REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

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Robert, haven’t you been following the latest gadgets? The thing Mr. Tysse is holding is really a microphone made to look like a bottle, as yet another visual gimmick for the stage. That’s why he’s wearing shades and precisely why you put him next to Bono… although musically I’m not sure they are in the same league… or race?

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If the German athletics are anything like the ‘Tour de Farce’, I’d say the drugs have well and truly kicked in. Ole Erik is gonna miss his mouth by a mile.

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