@lost in DC'one old man' gave the original lyrics to all
shook up.In this play the words were change so the guy is singing
about being all shook up at being attracted to and wanting to kiss another guy.
I believe that is what the parent found offensive.The
play is shakespeare's comedy "as you like it" (wherein the
girl/princess is hiding her identity by dressing as a guy) with elvis music that
has the lyrics rewritten for the play.
@lost in DC -- I too wondered about the lyrics -- looked up the play on internet
and read through all the lyrics to the songs, but I guess my mind is just now
down in the gutter and looking for filth like the parent's apparently is --
I couldn't find anything objectional. The only one close was possibly the
song "Let Yourself Go", but in seeing the video of the production of
that song, couldn't even see anything wrong with it. But then
there's the "Jailhouse Rock", and it may bring on some homosexual
undertones when it does talk about "jailbirds" enjoying themselves, but
still that's a far reach. I guess anyone could inject any kind
of filth into anything they read if they want, but for a school board to put
their minds in the same gutter to partake of it, totally appals me. I agree
with you Dektol, I too am offended at their censorship, so will their
cancellation be cancelled?I didn't know about this play, but
being an Elvis fan, I would totally suppport going to see it along with my kids
Why don't they produce the play with a waist high barrier in front of the
stage so the impressionable youngsters don't get ideas? That's
basically how Ed Sullivan dealt with Elvis. It would be like the Zion Curtain
in restaurants serving liquor.Can't wait for the next play
melding pop music and Shakespeare-- Jim Morrison as Lizard King Lear. Act III
opens with Riders on the Storm. How could anyone object to that? Or Janis
Joplin in the Merchant of Venice (Come on, come on, come on, take it, take
another little pound of my flesh, now, baby...)
Hutterite,The easily offended – you mean the gays and the lame
stream media who were ready to crucify the Pope and the owner of Chik-Fil-A
because they had the audacity to speak out in support of traditional marriage
(and did not mention gay marriage)?Old man,Thanks for
providing the lyrics to All Shook Up. Too bad the article did not specify if it
was that particular song or if the lyrics had been changed for the show.Unfortunately the article does not fully describe what was found
offensive so we are left to wonder.
After a complaint from "A" parent? How many parents were involved with
this production, or in the school? Why are we giving in to "A" parent
-- meaning a single person representing how many students in the school? and to
"OneOldMan", thank you for the lyrics, but as you can see, there are
mentions of body parts, n shaking and itching, and all kinds of questional
behavior. In High School, we had to memorize and present a
selection from Shakespeare for English class. Mine was the sililoquy from
Macbeth, where Lady MacBeth was going mad from the arranged killing of her
husband -- part of the saying was "Out Damned Spot!" -- I did this (in
High school) and received an exceptional grade for my work/presentation. I am
surprised now, as an adult, that I was actually allowed to do this. How many
person's did I offend, and how has their lives been totally traumatized and
ruined, by my thoughtlessness? For that I totally apologize -- wow, I'm so
glad I was able to get that off my chest, I can now stop feeling quilty after 40
years. C'mon people, get a brain/life. Even the Puritans
weren't this bad.
Other media reports indicate that the alleged offense also included
cross-dressing (female in male disguise, a la the Twelfth Night), not just a
song. Not that this makes the cancellation any more defensible or acceptable or
the complaint any less petty. Let's all bow to the lowest common
denominator and not offend anyone. Is there any play in the canon that someone
in the Eagle Forum would not find offensive? Certainly not Shakespeare's
plays (Romeo and Juliet has that anti-parental authority theme, not to mention
sex and drugs and teen suicide-- although they probably don't mind the
fighting and killing). How about something with Barney the dinosaur-- no,
that's sourced in socialism (PBS) and has trans-species cross-dressing.
Why doesn't the Eagle Forum simplify things and just provide a list of
approved plays to all the school boards ahead of time. After all, how hard is
it to mail in a blank sheet of paper?
The 1950's called, they want their OLD, TIRED, ETHICS back!
They don't want to offend anyone? Censorship is OFFENSIVE. The play was
already approved and now some bluenose finds fault so the district cheats the
kids out of their performance?I am offended. So now will you cancel your
Second half: Read for yourself and decide.She touched my hand
what a chill I gotHer lips are like a volcano that's hotI'm proud to say she's my buttercupI'm in loveI'm all shook upMm mm oh, oh, yeah, yeah!My tongue get
tied when I try to speakMy insides shake like a leaf on a treeThere's only one cure for this body of mineThat's to have the
girl that I love so fine!
Here's the first half of the lyrics of All Shook Up. Second half to
follow.A well I bless my soulWhat's wrong with me?I'm itching like a man on a fuzzy treeMy friends say I'm actin
wild as a bugI'm in loveI'm all shook upMm mm oh,
oh, yeah, yeah!My hands are shaky and my knees are weakI
can't seem to stand on my own two feetWho do you thank when you have
such luck?I'm in loveI'm all shook upMm mm oh, oh,
yeah, yeah!Please don't ask me what's on my mindI'm a little mixed up, but I'm feelin fineWhen I'm near
that girl that I love bestMy heart beats so it scares me to death!
The elected Jordan School Board is afraid of offending the Eagle Forum crowd.
Nice to know we have "fearless leaders" at the helm.
at least sometime before we let them rule the roost, we need to let the most
easily offended among us simply be offended. They almost always will be.
what was the name of the song?
And in other news, Herriman residents heard to bemoan the Russians have been
able to take the lead in the space race with their successful launching of
Sputnick. Seriously folks, Elvis' songs to a story of
Shakespeare is offensive!?Maybe next we should ban the Bible, BoM,
Koran, etc. All that begatting and sacrifices and what not.