Friday, May 30, 2008

Jim Corr - Moron or marketing genius?

Jim Corr. Remember him? It took me a few minutes, but then I remembered who he was. He's the brother of the three attractive sisters and they were a nice pop band a good few years ago, if you like that sort of thing. Anyway, Jim was the one nobody took much notice of.

Until today. Today all the papers here feature Jim because he said some ridiculously stupid things.
Corrs guitarist Jim Corr has claimed that there was overwhelming evidence that the 9/11 attacks in America were carried out by "rogue elements" of US President George Bush's "neo-con administration".

In a rare intervention into the political arena, the male singer with The Corrs band also came out against the Lisbon Treaty claiming that it is " tip-toe totalitarianism in the West".

In an interview with Matt Cooper on Ireland's Today FM's 'Last Word', Corr made the case for voting 'No' to Lisbon, claiming it could introduce the death penalty to Ireland and contribute to a "new world order".

Corr's opposition is based on his three years "studying the New World Order which the European Union is a part of".
This is sheer lunacy or idiocy, right? But wait. What if you're a member of a band, one that hasn't sold a lot of records lately? What if you find yourself troubled by the fall-off in income?

Well, saying stupid things and getting in the news is better than not being in the news at all, right? And, let's face it, even the truthers have money to spend and there are probably enough of them to make it worthwhile to be their favorite band, right?

I hope Corr is cynically playing for those chumps' change because morons are a dime a dozen these days.