We shouldn’t have to rely on our ex-pats (or fair-chunk-of-the-year-ex-pats) to “nail it” satire-wise, but here’s a comedy song you’re probably more than familiar with by now, and boy does much-of-the-year London resident Tim Minchin “nail it”.
It’s not just the sentiment of Come Home (Cardinal Pell) that we like, it’s that this delivers on pretty much everything you’d want from a song that’s campaigning for something:
All in all, a winner of a song. And even more impressive…
It was written in 1 day
recorded, filmed & mixed in 1 day
and edited & mastered in 1 day
Which makes us wonder a bit about our locally-based satirists, and where they’re going wrong. People say they’re nailing it, but are they?
Feel free to tell us how this made a contribution. Seriously, this is one of the bigger news stories of the moment, and one with a clear bad guy who deserves a kicking – c’mon, even if you think he’s 100% innocent, as the boss of the local branch at the time when some of his priests were molesting children he really does owe the victims of his organisation a face-to-face appearance – and yet the best The Weekly can do is few half-arsed gags about Pell having a drag name, a dodgy doctor, and how the older folks enjoy cruises and don’t get how to use Skype. More like Cardinal SMELL, amirite?
Oh, and that amazing final metaphor about how we should let him tell his story as this (uh, what “this”?) will be with him for the rest of his life. Yeah, that spoke truth to Catholic power. NAILED IT!!!!