Thursday, 25 September 2008

Quantum of Solace

Jack White is apparently dismayed that his song for the new Bond film has been used to advertise Coke rather than being reserved for the film world's largest product-placement fest.

In other news, it's sad that Amy Winehouse's effort was dropped. Bravely, perhaps, she wrote the lyrics as a sonnet, but subversively divided it into a quatrain, a quintrain and triplet, before finishing with the tradition final couplet. However, her great coup was what can only be described as a singular rhyme scheme. I have it on very good authority that the lyrics were not:

It's a quantum of solace:
From the Hill of Dollis
Being chased by the polis
With their pack of collies.
A Bolivian bloke called Gonzales
But not being played by Telly Savalas
(actually it's Peter Sallis)
We thought about Miriam Margolyes
But, we realised, she'd have to go bra-less.
Concerning international hauliers,
The story’s desperate and lawless,
The sub-plot’s from Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törleß.
I admit, the song's not flawless
If you can do better, call us!