Apparently Heinz are in trouble because their advert might cause people to beat razor edged tins with their hands until they bleed. While this is unlikely, and is simply a great opportunity for a) Heinz to get some free publicity and b) little Englanders to froth about ‘elf’n’safety gone mad’, I’d like it to be kicked into a pit and molten lead poured on it for completely different reasons.
One: It’s the soft-focus, grab-a-ukelele, twee guff that really boils my soup. Two: It’s close to theft. Theft of another theft, really. Remember Lulu and the Lampshades and their ‘Cups’ song? It was championed by David Hepworth in his blog some years ago, and in the old magazine. It’s quite charming. LATL even played a Word in Your Ear gig. Here’s the original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWCOYJg9ps4
This was then borrowed (ahem) for the film Pitch Perfect, in a scene starring Anna Kendrick. Here it is, at 1:22: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmSbXsFE3l8
A few months ago, I was at some arts centre evening of entertainment (a freind dragged me), and a shit-awful ‘Glee’-style acapella group did their turn. You can probably guess what their centrepiece of the set was. The most annoying thing was they didn’t say » Continue Reading.