Friday, November 26, 2004

We don't need no education; money, that's what we want

The chorus of London schoolkids who sang — "shouted" might be a more accurate word — background vocals on Pink Floyd's 1979 hit "Another Brick in the Wall" are attempting to claim back royalties for their performance. Now adults, the erstwhile Floydettes (who, one suspects, today resemble a To Sir, With Love cast reunion) want their piece of the proverbial steak and kidney pie, estimated at several hundred British pounds each.

A spokesperson for Pink Floyd reportedly said, "They still can't have any pudding if they don't eat their meat."

In a related story, Leo, the MGM Studios mascot, is rumored to be seeking reparations from one-hit-wonders the Tokens for mentioning his species (not to mention his personal struggles with narcolepsy) in their 1961 chart-topper, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight."

1 insisted on sticking two cents in:

Blogger Joel offered these pearls of wisdom...

The lawyers who put the folks up to this must be getting desperate. Apparently it's not easy to maintain a million a year lifestyle.

6:57 PM  

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