Sigh, I am really struggling today. I found out some upsetting news and I am not sure what to do. At work right now and am having a hard time concentrating on anything else. Recently most of my good friends got transferred elsewhere and my one remaining close friend is out today.
In short, I am at a loss.
Sorta loath to put this out there with all the online privacy stuff as of late, but I don't how else to deal with this.
It's a long story and I can't get into all of it right now (trying to keep it together here at work), but the long and short of it is that something that matters a lot to me seems to have been treated with utter disregard and near abject hostility. And I just found out a few minutes ago.
Most of you who "know" can probably guess what I am talking about.
Yes, the brush off given to Aserejé
better known to some as The Ketchup Song
by Las Ketchup.
This chart busting, iconic theme of wondermonths of mid 2002, has not been included in the CD / MP3 package Die Ultimative Chartshow - Hits des neuen Jahrtausends (2000-2009)
although it held the number single position in Germany (and most of Europe) for months and even ended up winning the eighth position for most popular single on the German airwaves for the entire decade.
People can argue whether to include the combined sales of the Spanish, Spanglish, and Portuguese version in the final result, but no matter how you count its sales volume, who in those halcyon months wasn't doing the Ketchup Dance to music so transcendent that the gibes of cynical critics about its "gibberish" chorus didn't matter during the many moments moving in synch with strangers become one crossing race, nationality, sex, creed, and general common sense?
My only solace in this moment is that the top review on amazon.de points out this travesty:
Wie immer fehlen Songs aus der Show, dennoch klasse!* http://www.amazon.de/Die-Ultimative-Chartshow-Jahrtausends-2000-2009/dp/B0044ES45G
Las Ketchup, The Ketchup Song
Eminem, Without me
Schnappi, Das kleine Krokodil (zum Glück!)
Silbermond, Das Beste
Madonna, Hung up
Kid Rock, All summer long
Katy Perry, I kissed a girl (weil sonst zwei Songs von ihr auf der CD wären)
Shakira, Hips don't lie (aus demselben Grund)
Nelly Furtado, Say it right (und wieder der gleiche Grund)
Whether we speak German or not, I am sure we can all agree with the above statements, which I attempt to render into English at the end of the post.
So in perhaps a gesture more symbolic than practical, I ask all those who care about me or about justice for one hit wonders throughout history to join in boycotting the purchase of what can only be conservatively described as a hate crime.
*As always, some of the songs are missing from the show [in the CD release]. Still, great!**
**Moment! Zum Teufel mit dir! Speinst du oder was? dennoch klasse
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***Wait a second. I'll see you in hell! Are you insanse? Still, great!
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