April 26, 2005
Seems some people just don't learn.
I was disgusted to find out that Disco music had been played at the Gallipoli Service at ANZAC Cove. As I mentioned earlier, modern music, particularly party tunes like Stayin' Alive, have no place at such a sombre occasion.
The whole point of such and event is to break people, especially young people, out of their comfort zone and confront them with one of life's unfortunate realities. As such, the event has been growing and become a pilgrimmage for Australians and Turks alike - I'd like to go at some stage. Trying to "improve" it by playing disco, even if it was "only as fillers in a wider, more sombre program" demonstrates the worst tastelessness possible from a culture of tasteless marketing.
It's a disgrace and someone must be held accountable for it.Posted by Hughie at April 26, 2005 2:10 PM