Do-Goody-Good Bull —

I’m listening to WXRT right now (don’t ask why) and they’re playing “Money” by Pink Floyd. All my life I’ve heard this song, so many times, I never need to hear it again. But I listen anyway, because it’s been a while and I’m curious. It rolls around, cash register, ching ching change, and up comes the line “money/it’s a hit/don’t give me that do-goody-good bull…” and then the dreaded blank space comes in to block the word “shit.” All my life I’ve been hearing this song played on radio stations in Chicago and always the word “bullshit” was kept in. What the fuck happened? What kind of bullshit is this?

I know there hasn’t been any consistency in this over the years because they used to play the “Who the fuck are you” line in the Who song sometimes and sometimes not, and it seems that all newer songs are bleeped without question, like Green Day, but “Money” always had the “bullshit” line in it, I thought. Now I’m curious as to whether the Drive plays “Money” uncensored or not, or the Loop. Or has the world just gone completely mad?

Goddamn, this shit really pisses me off!

6 Comments so far

  1. Marty (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2006 @ 10:31 am

    This is all a result of Nipplegate. After Janet’s wardrobe malfunction, the FCC has been very severe in its monitoring, fines and penalties for “indecency and obscenity.” It sucks, its stupid and that’s the world we live in.

  2. Scott (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2006 @ 10:33 am

    For complex reasons, profanity depresses me (and frightens me a little), so I hate hearing it all the time. At the same time, though, I’m for free speech, especially when it comes to things like songs. Either they should play the song as performed or not play it at all. I can cringe when the bad word happens…I’ll get over it.

  3. Danny Doom (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2006 @ 10:51 am

    I can’t tell if you’re being serious or not, but…I kind of agree with you: I think everyone can handle it, whether or not they agree with profanity in a song. (If you think the occasional swear word in a song is depressing then don’t listen to Howard Stern’s satellite radio program!)

    I hope I didn’t frighten you, Scott. You will get over it, just like everyone somehow managed to get over seeing JJ’s nipple for a tenth of a second. Oh, what would we do without the FCC to guard us?

  4. Bill V (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2006 @ 11:12 am

    “this shit really pisses me off!”

    Hmmm. Politicians stealing, high taxes, war and no good candidates to vote for should be pissing people off.

    Classic rock songs, with or without certain words, shouldn’t depress or frighten anyone. Shame on you for checking in with WXRT, now that in itself is depressing and frightening :)

  5. Danny Doom (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2006 @ 11:34 am

    You know I have the ability to multi-task — but it is true that over-the-top sarcasm is difficult to properly display over the internets.

    But first they take our swear words away, and then…? Our freedom!

    More sarcasm.

    I believe we should be able, as a people, to find war, taxes, and those Hollywood couples breaking up (what’s their names?) all distressing in their own special ways. Except that I do not watch American Idol, and find it unacceptable to do so! As for XRT,it was a shower situation and the choices were slim.

    Anyway, you will find plenty of distress over politics on my personal blog, as well as pictures of beer.

  6. Dave! (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2006 @ 12:42 pm

    Oh, c’mon bill… sometimes we have to check in with XRT… LUW has a really limited coverage area! :)

    Now, what was that Danny was saying about pitchers of beer? ;)

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