ChookVote – the Ultimate Cultural Question

I know my personal style guide avoids the use of initial capitals in post titles apart from where required for proper nouns, but this is a big question. I’ve posed this one before, but here is the previous post in all its faded glory to explain the reason for the latest ChookVote poll:
I was listening to the biography of Jimmi Hendrix being read on Radio 4 this morning and it reminded me of the Ultimate Cultural Question which has been fermenting in my mind for the last few days. You know the sort of thing, supposed to enable you to define your position in modern culture by a simple forced choice. The Ultimate Cultural Question, as proposed by Pat the Chooks is this: Hey Joe or Hey Jude?
Okay, which is my preference and why? Simple; Hey Joe every time. I’ve always been a rocker at heart and once even had the hair to enable me to do some proper head-banging at the student union disco. Hey Joe is for the rocker in me. Funnily enough, much though I love the Beatles’ oeuvre, I’ve never liked Hey Jude; it’s soppy, sentimental, musical mush and a turgid dirge. I simply cannot understand why it has been adopted as some sort of universal emotional anthem, unless, of course, it is truly representative of the spiritual and intellectual void that characterises the modern British society. Hence, no doubt, why it so perfectly encapsulated the empathy-at-a-comfortable-distance that was the gruesome Live8 fiasco. “Give us your gullibility!”
Go on, have your say and vote in the sidebar – I’m going to.>>>

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3 Responses to “ChookVote – the Ultimate Cultural Question”

  1. The Blind-Winger Jones Says:

    Lennon & McCartney are guilty of plagiarism of the highest order I’m afraid. “Hey Jude” was originally penned by the Sootfield singer-songwriter, Ukelele Colin and his Instrument of Joy back in 1906. A few wax cylinder versions were still knocking around jumble sales in the Merseyside area in the early 1960s.

  2. robin Says:

    With you on that one. Hey Jude is my least favourite Beatles’ song. However Hey Joe is not my favourite Hendrix moment either. What to do, eh?

  3. BondBloke Says:

    Hey Jude – well let’s just say that if I wrote what I think of this piece of mindless drivel you would be instantly deleting this comment – so I think I had better keep my lysdexic fingers well and truly under control…


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