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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

London Olympics totally oblivious, ask Keith Moon to play


If I had an event and I needed to book musical performances for it, I would first think of obvious living performers. Well obviously with the people who run the London Olympics, no one did their research. Not to mention these Brits don't seem too keen on British pop culture. Ironically, the name of the event is "Symphony of Rock — a celebration of British pop culture." Ouch. I feel like it bears repeating, that the Who were a famous band, and not just in the 60's. These guys pioneered rock and roll. They brought the house down at Woodstock, and re-claimed their place after The Concert for New York. They still tour, and are Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. Keith Moon, the Who's famous drummer, died just a year after Elvis. You'd think the London Olympics organizers would know this...but no, no they did not. Instead they decided to shoot The Who's long time manager an email asking if Keith could be apart of the ceremony.  Check out the article: Olympics Organizers Ask Keith Moon to Play Closing Ceremony

“I emailed back saying Keith now resides in Golders Green crematorium, having lived up to the Who’s anthemic line ‘I hope I die before I get old’,” said the band’s longtime manager, Bill Curbishley, "If they have a round table, some glasses and candles, we might contact him.”

The London Olympic organizers sound so dumb that they probably would conjure up a Ouija board and try to get Keith to come back from the dead. I hope they are hanging their heads in shame for being so clueless. Next they'll be asking Davy Jones to make an appearance.

Ok, ok, I'll ask it. Why did they ask Keith Moon specifically to be apart of the ceremony? Why not The Who? And if they were looking for a more available English drummer (and by available I mean alive) they should have thought of Ringo Starr, or a few others I could name. And let's say Keith were alive, weren't they aware of his "all over the place" behavior? Not to mention his drug use, which killed him back in 1978. Something tells me if he were booked to play, I think he'd be a no show. I wonder what smart ass said "Hey let's ask Keith Moon if he'll do it!" the only thing worse is the jack ass who said "That's a great idea! I'll send his manager an email."
*head desk*

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