Saturday, March 08, 2008

John Denver kara is not oke

Here's the headline I rejected as too insensitive:

Karaoke victim does what he has to do.

John Denver karaoke sparks Thai killing spree

By Andrew Drummond in Bangkok
Last Updated: 3:50pm GMT 08/03/2008

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.
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.


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