If you had a neighborhood with a lot of teenagers causing a lot of trouble, what would you do? One neighborhood in Syndey Austrailia thinks they are going to get rid of the souped up cars and general rabble rousers by piping Barry Manilow music over loud speakers. Click HERE for a link to the article.
It might work or it might not work. But I think I should warn them. When I think of Barry Manilow, I think of my mother and her friends who would sometimes drive carpool BLASTING Barry Manilow’s “Copa Cabana” while peeling out of the parking lots in wood paneled station wagons. These were some of the same ladies who I remember getting pretty rowdy at the bar sometimes. I am talking 70’s moms here. Not really exactly 50’s moms if you know what I mean. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the home movies that showed the neighborhood adults hanging out had to be edited just to make them PG-13.
All of these ladies would be in their late 50’s and early 60’s now. Certainly the grey haired little old lady types right? Well they might have grey hair but they can still get pretty rowdy. I don’t know why but part of me kind of hopes that once they start piping in the Barry Manilow, the streets will be overrun with drunk women belting “I write the songs” while puking in the gutter and calling everyone “ASSHOLES.” Oh and I REALLY hope that their designated drivers drive some really loud classic 1970’s souped up wood paneled station wagons.