Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Scat or Scat?

I came across this article on MTV.com concerning the new Beastie Boys album.

In the article, The Beastie Boys are quoted as saying:

"It's a very wordy record, in a good way," Mike D told us. "It's pretty scatological, to be completely honest. There are probably more scatological lyrics on this particular album than ever before," MCA added. "If you don't know what that means, go home and look it up."

Well, writer James Montgomery, with reporting by Tim Kash, completely missed the entire point of what The Beastie Boys were talking about when they reported that they're writing an album about poop.

Correct me if I'm wrong but - in addition to animal excrement - doesn't scat refer to a type of singing? And, the last time I heard, The Beastie Boys are a group of singers?

Wordy record?

Scatalogical lyrics?

I also remember another popular singer who also starred in the movie The Shining that went by that particular name (see above picture).

Although I think there are a lot of talented young writers out there, this is just another example of lazy writing by a bunch of lazy new generation reporters.

Blech.

2 comments:

Kameron D Kiggins said...

Yes, lazy writing.

But here's the newsflash for me: Scatman Crothers was the voice of Jazz in the '80s Transformers television show!

Your Finest Eimer said...

Thanks Kameron. That's a great factoid.

And I hope he didn't just do it for the money.