t Double Yellow's Musings: Ministry of Pop Culture
The warped mind of Double Yellow craves for humor everyday. His daily dose comes from The Straits Times, The Sunday Times, Today, Channelnewsasia, etc. He also thinks that because of this preamble, this blog will never get featured in the local media. And of course, please read the Disclaimer before embarking on the journey.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Ministry of Pop Culture

I also read a report about giving the rock ‘n’ roll industry a jumpstart and that it would add to the buzz that is supposedly lacking in Singapore. There is one quote that is hilarious…

“…I believe that society has to recognize that decision-makers in Singapore frequently lack the knowledge, vocabulary or awareness to properly deal with pop culture in a way conducive to its growth and development.”

For a moment, I was not sure if he was talking about pop culture or something else! But still, how can he say things like that? Our gahmen very on the ball you know. Don’t be surprised if we have a new Ministry of Pop Culture. We will become a hub for rock ‘n’ roll in the region and many pop bands will relocate their headquarters here. It will create many jobs for budding singers and musicians here. Speaking about budding singers, maybe the Minister for Pop Culture should be the next Singapore Idol. Mebbe we should also have a rule that nobody above the age of 30 can qualify to work for the ministry. Somehow the moment you cross 30, you will lose the knowledge, awareness or vocabulary to deal with pop culture. All staff at the Ministry will also be required to learn all Eminem’s song by heart. They can bring their electric guitars to office in line with the Ministry’s goal of making Singapore a pop culture hub. In order to encourage the heartlands to take to the arts, pop bands may also be allowed to play in HDB void-decks. Think about it...Linkin Park in the void-deck of Blk 6313, Toa Payoh St 43! Before you know it, all the aunties in your neighborhood will be rocking to pop tunes. Trust me, this will add more buzz to Singapore than you can ever imagine.


Blogger Cowboy Caleb said...

Dude, the editors at Tomorrow.sg have discussed and agreed that your submissions should not be published because you should not be using us as a medium to respond to the newspapers. Such matters are better suited to being aired on discussion forums.

Do keep posting though. I've looked through your blog and damn you've got great stuff.

6:07 PM  
Blogger doubleyellow said...

hey caleb,

thanx 4 e note...appreciate it. Did not really see myself as 'responding' to the newspapers but i see ur point. Well, if i probably write something that is not picked up from the local media, i'll send it over 2 u guyz...

Need a favor though...u mentioned online forums...could u direct me to some of them...u can say i am pretty much a newbie 2 this stuff...

thanx mate...cheers!

6:45 PM  
Blogger Heavenly Sword said...

Haha...a Minister of Pop Culture would be cool. I suggest that the Minister of Pop Culture should have a music, film, or television related degree (or all 3 degrees). He should also be a blogger :)

9:44 PM  
Blogger doubleyellow said...

heavenly sword, cannot agree wif u more...:p

10:56 PM  

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