Monday, April 29, 2013

Same Title, Different Song XIII

As you can see, one of the contestants this evening is none other than PK mainstay The Killers so it would seem as if this were a one-sided affair and indeed it is, though ironically, not in favor of Brandon Flowers & Co.

XTC - Runaways
The Killers - Runaways

There are two reasons for this. First, XTC's Runaways has a crazy, sexy, cool slow-burn effect going on. Second, I tend to hold grudges when it comes to music.* If that divulgence blew you away, I'll give you a moment to get your face back in working order. Ready? Okay, here's the deal. Way, way back in 2010 (like, back when I contributed to mediocre music blogs), The Killers canceled the Asian leg** of their world tour. They had their reasons, sure, but that isn't the issue anyway. The problem is the bullshit line they fed ticket holders of "We'll reschedule as soon as possible." No you fucking didn't, and you never will; but what you were more than happy to do (or allow someone else to do) is refuse to refund the tickets and they weren't exactly cheap.

Long story short, I say the Killers lose. Maybe I'm wrong.

* Is that a thing? If not, it is now.
** Not to be confused with fried chicken or Harumi Nemoto.