One of the tricks of country music song writers that are out of fresh ideas is to write a song that does nothing, but drop proper names, such as people (Conway Twitty rhymes with so much), places (Cabo is a fav) and things (happy hour). You don’t even need to be a country music fan, and I’m sure you have a jukebox of bad music in your head right now.
Well, I’m going to test one of the worst offenders of this: a song called Southern Voices that is sung by Tim McGraw and was written by Bob DiPiero and Tom Douglas — to make sure the blame is spread fairly. The opponent Zemanta and their semantic web publishing tool. I’m afraid to paste in the lyrics, because this thing will explode. The song is nothing but a name dropping brain dump in the hope that somewhere ol’ Tim will be able to hit the right note with the music public to make you, yeah you, want to buy this drivel.
(Now, before some heads explode, please note that I am not condemning the names in the song, which range from Charlie Daniels to Jesus. I’m a big fan of these people. It’s the shameless use of their names that is bad.)
Ready… time to hit ctrl-v, and I’ll tag the names that Zemanta finds:
Hank Williams sang itNumber 3 drove itChuck Berry twanged itWill Farmer wrote itAretha Franklin sold itDolly Parton graced itRosa Parks rode itScarlett O chased itSmooth as the hickory windThat blows from MemphisDown to AppalachicolaIt’s hi ya’ll did ya eat wellCome on in I’mSure glad to know yaDon’t let this old goat crossIn this Almond Brothers t-shirt and throw yaIt’s cicadas making noiseWith the southern voiceHank Aaron smacked itMichael Jordan dunked itPocahantas tracked itJack Daniels drunk itTom Petty rocked itDr. King paved itBear Bryant won itBilly Graham saved itSmooth as the hickory windThat blows from MemphisDown to AppalachicolaIt’s hi ya’ll did ya eat wellCome on in I’mSure glad to know yaDon’t let this old goat crossIn this Crimson Tide t-shirt and throw yaIt’s cicadas making noiseWith the southern voiceJesus is my friendAmerica is my homeSweet iced tea and Jerry LeeDaytona BeachThat’s what gets to meI can feel it in my bonesSmooth as the hickory windThat blows from MemphisDown to AppalachicolaIt’s hi ya’ll did ya eat wellCome on in childI’m sure glad to know yaDon’t let this old goat crossIn this Charlie Daniels t-shirt and throw yaWe’re just boys making noiseWith the southern voiceYeah, yeah, yeah, yeahI got a southern voiceA southern voice
Now, let it be said that I’m a big fan of Zemanta and their publishing tool is great for making the blogging process easier. However, Zemanta tried, but it was just overwhelmed by the country music hit formula. 10 of the 24 proper name references that I found as ‘in-text links’, but it did much better finding 20 of 24 pictures, and it offered a wide range of related articles to choose from.
To the Zemanta people and power users: If there is a way to request more in-text links, let me know and I’ll send it through again. This song should become the benchmark for all future improvements.
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