Saturday, December 06, 2008

And here I thought rock was the Devil's music

People, from beyond the grave, John Denver continues to stalk this planet wrecking mayhem:

"A gunman in Thailand shot-dead eight neighbours, including his brother-in-law, after tiring of their karaoke versions of popular songs, including John Denver’s Country Roads.

Weenus Chumkamnerd, 52, put his gun to the head of a respected female doctor and seven of her guests as they partied at her home in Songkhla Province, South Thailand....

A neighbour said that the karaoke group normally sang Thai pop and southern Thai ballads, but one particular western tune could be heard often - John Denver’s ‘Country Roads’.

Country Roads is a hugely popular song in south east Asia and the neighbour said the revellers had been singing it over and over again."

For more karaoke issues in Asia see here.

Hat tip to LeBron.


Anonymous said...

There is no way, in Thailand or anywhere, that this dude's name is really Weenus Chumkamnerd.

Angus said...

Yeah, that's pretty much the best part of the story innit??

Anonymous said...

Nice blog~