Sunday, January 20, 2013

Prime-Time Face With A JoCo Booty (or "Baby Got Back-gate")

Wired (and at least a dozen other websites): "Did Glee Rip Off a Jonathan Coulton Cover of ‘Baby Got Back’?" Me (and hundreds of #whoisjohnnyc hashtagers): "Yes. Now can we move on to the penalty phase? Because that's my favorite part."

I made this half-JoCo, half-Glee monster to please you,
But I get the feeling that you don't like it.
Why are you clutching your head?
You liked "Code Monkey", you liked Chord Overstreet.
Maybe you don't like rip-offs so much?
Maybe I used too much of his arrangement.
Isn't it enough to know that I ruined a Mix-A-Lot cover making a gift for you?
Oh, and the show's so musical,
But ethics? We're way too good for them.
Even the writers think it's mercenary.
We're not surprised that you agree.
If we could just put this thing to bed
Without subpoenas to the head,
You'd see the voices that control me from the board room
Say I shouldn't screw you.

(Well, not much, anyway.)