Fiji's military commander, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, announced Tuesday he had taken control of the country from the elected government in the South Pacific nation's fourth coup in two decades.Don't get me wrong, I'm all for democracy, but I can see where a former member of the Commodores ("Brick House", "Three Times a Lady") and Bainimarama ("(I'm Your) Venus", "Cruel Summer") might get a little frustrated by the fall from the spotlight and engage in desperate stunts to regain attention. You can't just expect them to be happy with playing state fairs and bars of dwindling size and trying to work connections to get a gig on The Surreal Life. Besides, what's more retro than a coup? A few more and maybe Behind the Music will move from VH1 to CNN.
Friday, December 08, 2006
somewhere out there, kool & the gang of four are wearing berets and plotting