may 7

He's Got Swine Flu

I read somewhere that M.I.A. was making a song about swine flu, but I guess Mike Skinner beat her to it: He's Behind You, He's Got Swine Flu. The zombie thing is interesting, but what intrigues me is this kind of real-time media creation: songs around news events. New genre? [via]


I'd rather get swine flu than listen to the terrible, overhyped M.I.A.

posted by Opinion at 9:39 PM on May 7, 2009

Not a fan of Mr. Skinner, but this is pretty cool. The video, not the song =)

posted by ShellMedia at 11:49 AM on May 8, 2009

Never heard about it

posted by Four at 3:13 PM on May 8, 2009

songs around news events. New genre?

Not really. Maybe it's time to start work on another collection of these.

posted by J at 6:40 PM on May 8, 2009

Composers get inspiration from anything and anywhere, including news. But these songs won't probably get good air play.

posted by Angela W. at 4:32 AM on May 13, 2009

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