I’m not really one to court controversy so I hope that posting this song won’t launch a angry villager-style mob in my general direction. For those who don’t know, Dire Strait’s Money For Nothing has been just banned on Canadian radio for its use of a not-very-nice word which happens to be an anti-gay slur. Being a complete Pollyanna, I’d spent all these years listening to the censored version and thinking it was the full kit and kaboodle. Apparently it wasn’t. Thanks Dad for protecting my delicate young ears.
There’s a raucous, if slightly sarcastic, debate going on over on The Guardian’s website
. Someone’s saying it should’ve been banned years ago for its sheer awfulness. I love the song, it’s a great Dad Music classic. But what do you think about the ban?