Saturday, February 12, 2005

OH LORD, WON'T YOU LET US EXPLOIT OUR DEAD RELATIVE TO GET A MERCEDES BENZ?: It's incredibly just how far some people are prepared to whore the family silver round when there's a few bucks on offer. For example, Janis Joplin's estate have just signed a deal to turn Joplin into a reality TV show. Apparently the idea is to find a singer who "embodies the spirit of the 1960s rocker." Although we'd never claim to be an expert on Joplin, we can't help but feeling one of the defining parts of her spirit would be that she'd be hugely unlikely to go on a TV beauty paegent, much less one designed to find someone exactly like someone else rather than a unique voice and artist in their own right. But then again, if someone was prepared to offer us a whole bunch of dollars, we'd happily sign a piece of paper saying "it's exactly what Janis would have wanted... oh, and she said something about a range of bobble-heads with her face on, too..."

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