Monday, August 22, 2005

Angie indeed

BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Stones' Angie in German poll row
If you thought British politicians were desperate to appear hip, check this out. How pathetic can you be? What's more, the major political show on German TV - Sabine Christiansen - routinely introduces its weekly topic to the strains of an apt 60s or 70s hit - frequently the Beatles, as it happens. So this plays into their hands. It's an invitation to be ridiculed. And have you ever seen anyone less rock and roll than Angela (with a hard g, by the way)? It's reminiscent of Kinnock's "all right" in 1992, or Mr Tony's apparent love affair with his Fender Strat. I'm sure Chancellor Schroeder is loving it...

5 comments:

pal said...

Awwwww, she's young at heart :-)

Have I read somewhere that songs come out of copyright after a certain time, 30 years seems to ring a bell. That's why you get those Ads on the TV that use old favourites. Presumably its on that basis that the German politiknics are using the Stones song.

francessa said...

He's loving it tremendously, you can be sure of that :-)!

It's getting a little tighter for her .. Oh Angie, Angie, when will those clouds all disappear?
Angie, Angie, where will it lead us from here? ..

Rob Spence said...

Not sure about the copywright - I think it's a lot longer than 30 years. And yes, Francessa, it's all getting a little too tight for Angie's liking, I'm sure. I keep thinking of the part of the song where Sir Michael warbles, "Angie, you're beautiful..." Now surely even her best friends wouldn't claim that...

pal said...

Music copyright is particularly problematical. John Naughton posted a fascinating link to a decision tree The only trouble is you need to know the initial publishing date, but a rough guess can point you in the right direction.

Can't imagine Jagger would have slipped up and not renewed his licence, but you never know!

pal said...

PS Sorry ! In my last comment please read 'Copyright Registration' for Licence!

But you knew what I meant anyway I expect!