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(NPR)   How a random tweet caused Toto to denounce CBS   (npr.org) divider line 115
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2013-12-11 02:32:04 PM
They should have used a real South African song, like Fatty Boom Boom.
 
2013-12-11 02:35:31 PM
It showed up on Fark's video page cause of Deggan's tweet. I submitted it when it only had 300 pageviews.

/why yes I follow Eric Deggans
 
2013-12-11 02:39:10 PM
I mean they could've at least used music from Paul Simon's Graceland!
 
2013-12-11 02:50:00 PM
Can you imagine what would have happened if they had used a racist headline?
 
2013-12-11 02:51:59 PM

Ennuipoet: I mean they could've at least used music from Paul Simon's Graceland!


Or maybe the live video version of "In Your Eyes."

\still love it
 
2013-12-11 02:53:54 PM
That was pretty ham-handed of CBS.  It's basically stating "we only know one song about Africa, and it was written by a couple of guys from LA and Connecticut."
 
2013-12-11 02:57:15 PM

FriarReb98: Ennuipoet: I mean they could've at least used music from Paul Simon's Graceland!

Or maybe the live video version of "In Your Eyes."

\still love it



Definitely a better choice.  It reminds everyone of the time that a broken-hearted Nelson Mandela stood outside of Winnie Mandela's bedroom window holding a boom box over his head.
 
2013-12-11 03:00:28 PM
 
2013-12-11 03:01:55 PM
Johnny Clegg's Great Heart was the obvious choice.
 
2013-12-11 03:02:45 PM
Should have went with this African favorite....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQqs-Cno5Bc
 
2013-12-11 03:07:37 PM

FloydA: FriarReb98: Ennuipoet: I mean they could've at least used music from Paul Simon's Graceland!

Or maybe the live video version of "In Your Eyes."

\still love it


Definitely a better choice.  It reminds everyone of the time that a broken-hearted Nelson Mandela stood outside of Winnie Mandela's bedroom window holding a boom box over his head.


You're thinking of Adam Savage.
 
2013-12-11 03:08:07 PM

FloydA: That was pretty ham-handed of CBS.  It's basically stating "we only know one song about Africa, and it was written by a couple of guys from LA and Connecticut."


The Today Show is even worse. If it's a piece on some fashionista, you'll hear Uptown Girl. Rapper in trouble? Bad Boys.Politician busted? Would I Lie to You? Whoever picks their music just mails it in with the most obvious choices.
 
2013-12-11 03:09:13 PM

FriarReb98: Ennuipoet: I mean they could've at least used music from Paul Simon's Graceland!

Or maybe the live video version of "In Your Eyes."

\still love it


...which, coincidentally, was written about/to Rosanna Arquette, just like Toto's Rosanna.
 
2013-12-11 03:10:48 PM

FriarReb98: FloydA: FriarReb98: Ennuipoet: I mean they could've at least used music from Paul Simon's Graceland!

Or maybe the live video version of "In Your Eyes."

\still love it


Definitely a better choice.  It reminds everyone of the time that a broken-hearted Nelson Mandela stood outside of Winnie Mandela's bedroom window holding a boom box over his head.

You're thinking of Adam Savage.


No, you're thinking of Fred Armisen.
 
2013-12-11 03:26:39 PM
Oh the humanity!  Good grief.
 
2013-12-11 03:29:22 PM
I don't see the big deal. It's a song about Africa, from a report dealing with a story in South Africa. I'd rather have Die Antwoord playing, but honestly, I was kind of hoping for Ministry.
 
2013-12-11 03:30:16 PM
You think that's bad, just wait until CBS gets on the wrong side of Journey.
 
2013-12-11 03:30:31 PM
fixnation.org

DENOUNCE! DENOUNCE! WOOF!
 
2013-12-11 03:32:18 PM
You could've used the band Seether, they're South African.
 
2013-12-11 03:33:34 PM
www.wendyswizardofoz.com
What's all this crap about Africa Toto? We's from Kansas!
 
2013-12-11 03:34:03 PM

EJ25T: You think that's bad, just wait until CBS gets on the wrong side of Journey.


"Next on 60 Minutes: Benghazi: Don't Stop Believin'"
 
2013-12-11 03:37:14 PM
Eric Deggans probably has better things to do than waste his time on complaining that a music bed on freaking "CBS This Morning" isn't sufficiently authentic.

This reminds me of the time I wrote a scathing 6-part NY Times piece exposing the shameful fact that NBC's "The Office" was actually filmed in Hollywood, not Scranton, Pennsylvania.
 
2013-12-11 03:37:39 PM
Has anybody ever actually noticed the interstitial music that brings CBS in and out of commercials? Whoever programs that stuff has his head stuck firmly in the eighties; it's pretty funny. Try it for a week, and see what I mean.

Does this mean I've become the demographic for morning news programming now? How depressing...
 
2013-12-11 03:41:03 PM

lake march: I don't see the big deal. It's a song about Africa, from a report dealing with a story in South Africa. I'd rather have Die Antwoord playing, but honestly, I was kind of hoping for Ministry.


I Fink U Freaky...?  Baby's on Fire...?
 
2013-12-11 03:42:12 PM
This isn't the first time CBS has done this.

When Ghandi died they used Rock around the Clock

\Totally Truish i swears
 
2013-12-11 03:44:11 PM

varmitydog: [www.wendyswizardofoz.com image 658x345]
What's all this crap about Africa Toto? We'sre from Kansas Harlem!


The stage version was the original book with black actors, the movie transposed everything to New York.

/you haven't seen anything until you've seen The Wiz on stage with an all-white cast
 
2013-12-11 03:46:09 PM
Sad part is, Sun City would have been the perfect song.
 
2013-12-11 03:47:32 PM

Uzzah: Eric Deggans probably has better things to do than waste his time on complaining that a music bed on freaking "CBS This Morning" isn't sufficiently authentic.

This reminds me of the time I wrote a scathing 6-part NY Times piece exposing the shameful fact that NBC's "The Office" was actually filmed in Hollywood, not Scranton, Pennsylvania.


To the article:

andrewjpatrick.files.wordpress.com
The author sounds like a self-aggrandizing douche.
 
2013-12-11 03:48:27 PM

ristst: lake march: I don't see the big deal. It's a song about Africa, from a report dealing with a story in South Africa. I'd rather have Die Antwoord playing, but honestly, I was kind of hoping for Ministry.

I Fink U Freaky...?  Baby's on Fire...?


The full version of Beat Boy..
 
2013-12-11 03:51:28 PM
I denounce CBS because there is literally not a single watchable program on that entire network. I couldn't give two watery farts what songs they choose to go to commercial break with.
 
2013-12-11 03:55:04 PM
Bondith:
/you haven't seen anything until you've seen The Wiz on stage with an all-white cast

i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-11 03:55:25 PM

Bondith: varmitydog: [www.wendyswizardofoz.com image 658x345]
What's all this crap about Africa Toto? We'sre from Kansas Harlem!

The stage version was the original book with black actors, the movie transposed everything to New York.

/you haven't seen anything until you've seen The Wiz on stage with an all-white cast


I would pay good money to leave my home to see that.
 
2013-12-11 03:58:49 PM
They should have played music from a man of respect, a Knight if you would, such as Sir Mix-a-Lot.
 
2013-12-11 03:59:58 PM
i agree with toto - the BCS is bullshiat. they need a playoff!
 
2013-12-11 04:00:02 PM
While I think this is very important and serious news, where's the thread about that guy's Tweet over the media's reaction to the social media outrage over that one guy who said he didn't like brown rice right after someone that once met Nelson Mandela said she enjoyed it?

WHERE?
 
2013-12-11 04:05:20 PM
The shiat that some people worry about....get a farking grip you whiny farking pussies.
 
2013-12-11 04:07:48 PM

Uzzah: Eric Deggans probably has better things to do than waste his time on complaining that a music bed on freaking "CBS This Morning" isn't sufficiently authentic.


His job title is "TV critic."

So, uh, no. Probably not.
 
2013-12-11 04:10:43 PM
Shoulda gone with Hornsby's "Mandelan Rain"
 
2013-12-11 04:12:59 PM
Well, at least they didn't play "The Circle of Life" from The Lion King.
 
2013-12-11 04:19:23 PM
What, Land Down Under not available?

/Work with a South African.
//Keep implying that he's from England just for fun.
///Love playing the American.
 
2013-12-11 04:27:12 PM
So does that mean we're through with the outrage after the NBC reporters callously mentioned Idi Amin during Uganda's parade into The London Olympics?
 
2013-12-11 04:32:58 PM
you libs are an embarrassment real american patriots like Ted Cruz and me would know how to pick a real song to honor a random African guy that we heard about one time  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULLIw6aox6Q
 
2013-12-11 04:38:18 PM
Should have went with this
images.lolstream.com
 
2013-12-11 04:40:09 PM

ChrisDe: FloydA: That was pretty ham-handed of CBS.  It's basically stating "we only know one song about Africa, and it was written by a couple of guys from LA and Connecticut."

The Today Show is even worse. If it's a piece on some fashionista, you'll hear Uptown Girl. Rapper in trouble? Bad Boys.Politician busted? Would I Lie to You? Whoever picks their music just mails it in with the most obvious choices.


Uh, dude, you're dealing with the audience issue. The market for daytime talk shows is old and or stupid. Not two groups who want anything more subtle than THIS THING HAS WORDS ABOUT THE STORY IN IT AND YOU ARE COMFORTABLE HEARING IT!!

I wouldn't put it on the music people, if they got fancy it would probably turn off viewers.
 
2013-12-11 04:45:35 PM

GameSprocket: What, Land Down Under not available?



Don't be silly.  It's Nelson Mandela who died, not Heinz Fischer!
 
2013-12-11 04:47:10 PM
Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas any more.
 
2013-12-11 04:47:42 PM

perigee: Has anybody ever actually noticed the interstitial music that brings CBS in and out of commercials? Whoever programs that stuff has his head stuck firmly in the eighties; it's pretty funny. Try it for a week, and see what I mean.

Does this mean I've become the demographic for morning news programming now? How depressing...


No. It means you're either on CBS's payroll or trying to make yourself feel better by putting the rest of us through the same hell that you go through every day.

Neither of these are honorable traits.
 
2013-12-11 05:00:03 PM
Ladysmith Black Mambazo: "Rain, Rain, Beautiful Rain."  Love that song. That said, the internet seems to have evolved into an outlet for every sorehead with a petty grievance to air it. And yes, that's mine.
 
2013-12-11 05:05:29 PM
FTA: Toto was quoted as saying "Woof-Woof, bark woof. *growl*....". Truly harsh words.
 
2013-12-11 05:15:01 PM
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson replaced the theme music with an African song about Mandela.

The rest of the opening was unchanged, so it was kind of strange.
 
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