Wow! It’s really late, but finally it’s here: the triumphant return of Iron Clef. This week is a celebration of nonsense, and boy, is there a lot of it in music. There are songs about things that don’t deserve to have songs written about them. There are songs about things which don’t exist. There are songs about things that do exist, but are constructed in such a way that they just don’t make any sense at all. And there are songs that devolve into not using words at all to express their meaning. Not that you can figure out what it is. So let’s see what nonsense this week’s intrepid listeners (and Iron Clef veterans) will unearth:
C. Shaw is a logician from DC who is known by his fiancee’s friends as the guy who went to a big-budget country show and repeatedly complained that Rodney Atkins was singing out of tune. He hopes the fact that he Tivos Iron Chef every week will help him crush the competition here.
David Boyk is an indophile from America who studies history and is a connoisseur of Bollywood, local cuisine and gangsters.
Rich Bunnell is a copy editor from Oakland, California. He received a Pulitzer for writing the following headline: