The Song for Phil Daoust

I’ve been a huge fan of Tim Minchin’s for some time now, but I somehow managed to miss this song. It’s his response to this review, which is as idiotic and unpleasant a piece of journalistic wank as one can imagine.

This is poetry, people. Hilarious, biting, and entirely appropriate. (Yes, I do think the dominance of fatuous critics over the cultural discourse needs to be challenged, and you don’t do that by being nice. You do it by being cleverer and funnier than they are.)

Thanks to Sebastian for letting me know about this song. Who knows how much longer I would have taken to find it? Now I can’t imagine my life without it.

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  1. Sebastian

     /  November 23, 2010

    Oh no. What have I done? I’ve created a monster.

  2. Sebastian

     /  November 23, 2010

    And on top of that I just realised how my memory of Daoust’s article has no similarity to waters memory of onion juice.

  3. Just so you know, I’ve had this (rather enjoyable) song stuck in my head for several days and I blame you.

    In the meantime, that article Daoust wrote was one of the stupidest things I’ve ever read, and I had a guy tell me a certain kanji in Japanese is pronounced “zhen” instead of “shin” because that’s how it’s pronounced in Chinese.

  4. I went to Kongregate, saw ‘The infinite ocean’, played ‘The infinite ocean’, loved ‘The infinite ocean’, went to your Kongregate profile, got here, saw this video, loved Tim Minchin, realized I found two great artists in one day.

  5. Awesome! 🙂