Celestial Weasel (celestialweasel) wrote,
Celestial Weasel
celestialweasel

There's a satirical novel I needn't bother writing

Returning to the subject of the Tenori-on, behold the Tenorions http://www.thetenorions.com/biog.htm
Not at all a lame Yamaha stunt, oh no.
The misogynistic and misanthropic Idiot Toys featured them yesterday http://www.idiottoys.com/2008/07/celebrity-holding-girl-band-tenerions.html
Read the PR text and weep. One of the commenters said 'The Last Sane Man Alive said...
Let this day be remembered as the day I realised humanity must die and began the greatest Killing Spree in history.'
And I can kind of understand that response.

The trouble with doing satires of the music industry (and I would, of course, not let my total ignorance of it stand in my way) is that these things end up as a one note thing e.g. 'sickening quantities of drugs, egomania and wasted money, success pretty much a lottery' - see Kill Your Friends by John Niven (link to The Man's bookselling site: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kill-Your-Friends-John-Niven/dp/043401799X ), all the good jokes in which I read in a review, although there was one funny scene in it.

Of course, once we have the band created to publicise the expensive music device, what do we do with them? A Scarlett Thomas style searing indictment of modern capitalism with No Logo thoughtfully included in the reading list in the appendix, or a late Gibson style novel aimed squarely at Monocle http://www.monoclemagazine.com/ readers? (I always think of it as Mon Oncle and think it should have a sister magazine Ma Tante - they could even sell pens as a sideline, ha ha).
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments