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thepilot

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I wrote this song as a total joke for my friend in high school.. Turns out people really like it, and he was really gay... Awkward....
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Comments: 42
Fans: 6
Plays: 273
Downloads: 91
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Uploaded: Oct 13, 2009 - 01:32:52 PM
Last Updated: Oct 13, 2009 - 01:32:52 PM Last Played: Nov 25, 2016 - 06:10:08 PM
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rsorensen said 2719 days ago (October 13th, 2009)
hah wow
this song is going to stir things up here a little methinks! what'd your gay friend think of it?
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thepilot said 2719 days ago (October 13th, 2009)
hah
Yea, people are pretty touchy these days huh? And at first my friend just shrugged it off like the joke it was... he didn't come out of the closet for a few years and I've never had the guts to bring it up around him...
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awigze said 2719 days ago (October 13th, 2009)
catchy little tune as well
thanks
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tempie said 2718 days ago (October 14th, 2009)
what a gay song
the "you're so gay" chorus makes this. hilarious and strangely sweet, if i'm allowed to say that without being gay. i'd try to work this into a more realized tune. could be a great camper van beethoven type song.
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thepilot said 2718 days ago (October 14th, 2009)
gay pride
I've thought about doing some more with this, but I'm afraid of losing the original luster that makes it... also I'm afraid of gay rights activists..
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MarkHolbrook said 2718 days ago (October 14th, 2009)
Heh...
Well... gay is as gay does right!? I liked this... wished it was a bit longer!
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thepilot said 2715 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
It does feel short...
But a good song always leaves you wanting more...
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Lennon714 said 2716 days ago (October 16th, 2009)
Gay
Every gay friend I've ever had used the term as loosely as I do. But that might have more to do with the goofy, loosy group I hang out with. I bet he loves the song.

ANYWAY, this song is fun. Sounds great to me. Love the call and response ending.
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thepilot said 2715 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
Yes...
He was laughing just as hard as the rest of us
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Moviz said 2716 days ago (October 16th, 2009)
What's this
all about? Is it about deflecting aspersions cast your way if so, I'm sorry you had to go through that. I can't believe in this day and age people think this is GOOD and 'like it'. Where have they been living in a cave? I think I'l write another song and call it 'You're a Tw*t' and dedicate it to you.... and your 'friends' who like it......... get some lyrics for crying out loud.... and if you're wondering; NO I'm not; I'm a grandfather and a nice human being. M
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thepilot said 2715 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
Did you forget what it's like to be in High School?
Kids joke around. And that's all this was. Kids call each other gay all the time. I just happened to put it in a song.
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Moviz said 2715 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
No I didn't forget
there were ignoramuses then as well, but were talking NOW and this is supposed to be a more enlightened age than when I was at school. We didn't have the enlightenment maybe, but we had respect. You put this up NOW, not when you were at school, so it's pointing at a whole load of other people today and saying that they're fair game for a bit of bullying. He probably was laughing to cover his embarrassment; what else could he do with a laughing mob around him. You've already said that you're scared of the Gay right activists, so how do you think Gay's feel with people like you making mock and taking the P*** day in day out. I've had friends commit suicide because of homophobia as well as knowing people who've been badly beaten and why? because small minded people think it's OK to indirectly or directly incite others into belittling other human beings for fun..... and your scared of the Gay activists? so you should be writing statements/ words like that. Why didn't you write something derogatory about yourself, then you might get some praise for being humble instead of arrogant. Write about the goodness of people and life; be positive and not negative and recognise the goodness in ALL people as well as their potential vulnerability. I do think you have musical talent having listened to a couple of your other songs, but come on.... admit when you've gone over the top with poor lyrics, or we might have people going down the road of writing derogatory lyrics about cripples and other minorities next. If you don't understand what I'm meaning here, then you've learned nothing. I would have PM you with this subject but you seem to want it out in the open and now's the time to be counted. I've never blown my top like this before at MJ, but I hate injustice and bigotry and your lyrics are both. Sincerely M
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thepilot said 2713 days ago (October 19th, 2009)
I respect your opinion...
I however do not respect the way you voiced it. The fact is we still live in a free country and we are all entitled to voice what we think, and I'm cool with that. I disagree with you whole heartedly, and I'm ok with you disagreeing with me. I like to joke around, and I think you've taken my song and my comments to other artists out of text. Don't worry I don't hate you, and I don't hate gay people... But I still think it's gross.
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Moviz said 2713 days ago (October 19th, 2009)
Well it's not an opinion
It's the truth and I'm certainly not worried and I truly don't dislike you; not at all. I just dislike your naivety and your sense of what's right. If you can't understand the suffering that it causes after my explanation, then I don't know what else to say. I'm astonished that after this song and your further comments, you are offended by what I'VE said; it's almost laughable. This is my last word on the matter anyway, except that people will read what you say and what I say and we'll both be judged accordingly.... I wish you well. Again I say I don't dislike you at all, just the callous attitude, which leaves me feeling sorry, M
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TobinMueller said 2593 days ago (February 16th, 2010)
Well said, Moviz
I first noticed this song due to the "Homophobic" thread in the forum. I'm glad Moviz mentioned his objections early on. Perhaps if this song would have had some depth, more length, something like Ur So Gay by Katy Perry, then it would have come across more like a song and less like a punch line meant to simply insult and point fingers.

As someone who has worked most of his life with talented theatre people who are often either Jewish or gay, or both, I am aware of how disappointing it is when "kids joke around" - or adults - thinking that the cloak of being "funny" somehow makes it all ok. In fact, this sort of action may be more hurtful the straightforward bigotry, since it is more insidious. I can't think of one of these colleagues who would laugh at this, or find it worth sharing with others... Growing up gay, and coming out of the closet (closets meant to protect them from jokes like this) often makes a person more courageous than those of us who have never had to fight for who we are with such self-contained integrity. I am glad your "friend" is on that path. (Awkward, that?)

I am glad you are able to express yourself in song. I've enjoyed many of your other posts. I hope you continue to find ways of expressing yourself that can add to the complex tapestry of life.

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paddler said 2592 days ago (February 17th, 2010)
Originally
I took this song as I think you had meant it to be taken - a joke for a friend.Ive worked with chefs some gay some straight in a close hotel environment who use all kinds of humour to get them through and they would appreciate this song as they often dig fun at each other.However due to the issues its raised,I'm jumping off this train.

I hope you have got something positive from the experience.I think if you are going to post a song like this,you either need to be quiet and let people argue the issues out among themselves or have a more dynamic and sensitive point ready to make.Good luck with that.

RG
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digitalnirvana9 said 2716 days ago (October 16th, 2009)
Sound to me...
Like someone is unsure of their own sexuality to be so threatened by another's proclivities....
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thepilot said 2715 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
Hopefully...
my sexuality doesn't matter to you...
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digitalnirvana9 said 2716 days ago (October 16th, 2009)
Sounds to me...
Like someone is unsure of their own sexuality to be so threatened by another's proclivities....
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Alannah said 2715 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
I LOVE IT .......
..... I'm thinking tho .... that gay people aren't offended by being gay ..... so your joke aside ..... I like it.
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thepilot said 2715 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
Why thank you..
I'm glad you like it
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hackneybloke said 2593 days ago (February 16th, 2010)
you're a gay
your song isn't really offensive because you're just a kid and you're writing about things you don't understand and we always poke fun at things we don't understand - it makes them easier to deal with. when you grow up a bit you'll realise that name-calling can be hurtful. some people also poke fun at gays because they are unsure of their own feelings and want to be seen to distance themselves from what it is they are afraid of. i'm sure you didn't mean any harm, but every time someone takes a pop at a minority group humanity stops in its tracks...and personally i would prefer to live in a world where we all just get along and accept everyone for who they are.
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egobandit said 2593 days ago (February 16th, 2010)
Funny
Ya know Frank Zappa did a song like this years back, I like the joking quality this has. Some good rockin on the guitar.
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VicDiesel said 2593 days ago (February 16th, 2010)
So what can we say about you?
It has to be something you have no control about. Your daddy is fat? Unemployed? Ha ha, it's only a joke.

Sorry, I'm not amused. Gay people have been discriminated against, hurt, killed, just for being the way they were born.

It's a free country and you're entitled to voice what you think? Try this: it's not a free country because some people are not entitled to be what they are. (Actually, things are improving. Just not in Idaho.)

I dare you. Write a song saying "funny" things about your sister. See if it's still funny when it hits home.
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Go_Turtle_Go said 2593 days ago (February 16th, 2010)
The problem
with the tune can't be the music, it surpasses a lot of crap i hear, even though the vocals are a bit dull. What the problem is here, is the fact that there is no undercurrent of parody to be found in this song. You are just badgering the gay community. Thus, the Zappa reference is off-mark. He was able to use instruments and his voice in such a way it became apparent that he was doing a parody (like Jewish Princess from the epic Sheik your Bouty or Shake your booty album). Be glad that you weren't kicked off the site, showing your lack of wisdom (knowing others) and enlightenment (knowing yourself) is appalling. Get some life experience, because up till now, you certainly had nothing interesting to tell this community. As my wife says, who the fuck are you? Do you think it would be interesting to hear you sing about how disgusting it is to see someone "tappin some skank"? Since you are apparently disgusted by acts of love or lust by homosexuals. All in all, your talent for music is apparent, your choice of subject is disgusting. Get a real life, son. You could be a star!
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Gaylen75 said 2593 days ago (February 16th, 2010)
If you were Gay
Then this would be rude still. It isnt that you might not have meant well but the fact that you meant anything at all. Take it down and grow up.
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billykirsch said 2593 days ago (February 16th, 2010)
High School joke
(Coming here because of the homophobic thread, and after listening to the song and reading Moviz notes).
Because everybody jokes about it you don't have to do it too, right? You are smart enough.
And about freedom of speech you need to know that there are limitations on the freedom of speech (google specifically for "hate speech").
And if you are taking cover on the parody genre (as somebody suggested), well, the song needs to be funny enough so everybody can see the joke.
High school, hate, jokes... check the father of your "friend" is not member of the NRA... don't know why that thought crossed my mind.
This is a quite old song, so the damage is done.
Please, use your gift responsibly. Next time.

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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2593 days ago (February 16th, 2010)
Ironically...
... it's only the outcry that's drawn me to this song, and I love it. Nice little humorous piece and like Craig says, kinda CVB edge. Funny and controversial. I like.
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2593 days ago (February 16th, 2010)
I guess I should add...
... that homophobia is not something I tolerate, but neither is positive action/discrimination, which many people where I live are victims of, just as many are beneficiaries. The freedom to express an opinion which may offend is something to be cherished. The day I know there's nothing anyone can say that might offend me will be the day I know we lost any hope we have of freedom.
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AlexSanchez said 2592 days ago (February 16th, 2010)
Kudos to the truth
Way to just put the song up anyway, forget all the stupid politics that surround WHATEVER you're writing about. I have mad respect for you for being true to yourself this way. That's a rare true quality that too many musicians need but don't realize. Not trying to take a side or anything, I respect all peoples of today's society, but I'm a believer, and if history teaches us anything, just look at the burning of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Also, from the non-biblical point of view, Nature gives us the "nonverbal hint" within the "human anatomies" that "clues" that reproduction isn't meant to work this way. Another thought...what if it's YOUR child? Anyway, I guess I am taking a side now, so I apologize to anyone who is offended by this, but at least you've been warned, if you even care at all. Anyway, fun song, you can't deny the truth no matter how society tries to dress it up!
crissew said 2592 days ago (February 17th, 2010)
You should have stopped at realize
The nature argument doesnt really hold up, animals in the wild frequently display homosexual behavior, are they sinning and going to hell too?
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Outtaorbit said 2592 days ago (February 16th, 2010)
Fuck it......
your song isn't offensive at all......
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crissew said 2592 days ago (February 17th, 2010)
Doh
I guess there is no bad publicity is there? This song went from like 21 plays to 153 inside of a couple days, lol. The positives are that the vocals are pretty good. The music is simple but effective. I didnt find the song to be as offensive as some did but then again, it isnt referring to me. Just sounded like a song seeking shock value. Mission accomplished apparently.
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AlexSanchez said 2587 days ago (February 21st, 2010)
Ahhh ya got me!!!! haha
Great advice! Thanks for the open minded perspective!
Joanna said 2592 days ago (February 17th, 2010)
Life lessons
By now you know what it feels like to have a lot of people proclaiming how disgusted they are of you, attacking you, and dragging you from the closet of obscurity into the harsh light. If you have any self-awareness, you'll understand why it's good for you to feel this pain.

You claimed this was "humor". I'm a professional comedy writer and have also been teaching an online comedy class that is offered worldwide in thousands of colleges. I've said this to show this is more than a "dude, lol" or "pwned" response.

If people are immature enough, and have enough hatred bred into their hearts, they might find this song funny because it espouses a point of view with which they agree. They can also laugh because not laughing might mean exposure (very possible in the case of your gay friend. It's either laugh or be found out). Some will claim to enjoy it simply because so many people are now against it. Some will sidestep the issue of it not being funny and start blathering about "freedom of speech" -- blathering because this song has nothing to do with Freedom of Speech. That particular right has only to do with government censure in the USA, not about posting hate songs on a privately owned website on the World Wide Web. Has the American government tried to take down this song? No? Then take freedom of speech off the table because that doesn't apply here. You should also take parody off the table because parody has to be based on a specific work and this is not. And finally, take any hope of genuine humor off the table because there needs to actually be an attempt at humor for that to apply. This is merely a narrow mind attacking a strata of humanity.

What you're left with is pilot error.
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Go_Turtle_Go said 2591 days ago (February 17th, 2010)
i agree
with most of what you are saying. freedom of speech however isn't just about government censorship, it is a bigger concept than just not being allowed to say certain things. secondly, privately owned website or not, it is a publicly and easily available page. that makes it public. what pilot is not doing is broadcasting it, pushing it down people's throat. thirdly, a parody doesn't have to be based on a specific work (of art), it would rather be based on someone's style. Having said this all, I admire you speaking out and in the way you did. I offered Pilot an acceptable (read legal) way out of the perceived problems. I truly hope you are ok, Pilot. Ok? Try to take a step back and try to appreciate the effort people have put into you. You are a gifted musician.
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Joanna said 2591 days ago (February 18th, 2010)
Response to turtle
There was no reply button for you turtle, so I'm doing so here. I must respectfully disagree on both the freedom of speech and parody points. FOS is only a "right" when it fits into the constitutional definitiob, In that case, it is indeed freedom of speech from government censure (and only pertains to the USA). Macjams, however, is a privately owned website and therefore the owners get to make the rules. Being "publicly... available" doesn't matter. Just as a restaurant can refuse service to the shirtless and shoeless, so can a website have a terms of service. That means your "freedoms" fall within the boundaries set forth by the site owners and even then posting here is a privilege, not a right. Simon and Miguel can shut down any account they want and they don't need so much as an explanation. That's not censorship. That's the landlord foreclosing.

As for parody, by definition it needs source material. That can be someone's style, as you stated, but who is that someone? I could discern no source material being parodied here. Granted, I don't know every piece of music ever written, but parody only works if the audience can identify the source material being mimicked. If you can tell me the source, I'll happily concede this point. To me, it sounded like someone attempting to write an original song that espoused his own personal negative view of gays. That's not parody. That's not even humor. That's bigotry.

I appreciate your reasonable approach, turtle, and wish you the best. I won't comment any further about the little pilot boy because of the age-old adage, "If you can't say anything nice..."
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thepilot said 2592 days ago (February 17th, 2010)
First of all,
Might I say that I feel absolutely, positively no remorse whatsoever for this song. None. I don't care how many people attack it or what you call me. Am I ignorant? Maybe. Foolish? Possibly. Retarded? Absolutely. But ya know what? It's who I am, and I'm not the least bit sorry for it. If I cared a little bit more about your negative opinions I might have responded to each of you individually addressing your concerns. But since it doesn't bother me that much this is all you get.

I would like to say however, that it is an honor so many of you have gathered together to try and destroy my sense of self worth. And for what? What is your goal? To get me to never come back? I havent even been on this site in months.. That can't be it.. Perhaps to stop me from writing more incredibly offensive songs?.. I've only got the one.. That can't be it either.. So you're goal must be to just piss me off. Which I gotta be honest, if I personally knew you and respected you on a humane level that may have worked. But I don't know you or respect you. So as far as I'm concerned you can attack me all you want. You're waisting your breath, and your time.

And any of you that actually took offense to this song I have a message for you... You are retarded. A self righteous idiot who has nothing better to do then search the internet and confront those who will never meet you. Don't act like you know me. Don't tell me I'm better then this or that I've surely learned my lesson by now. I am who I am. And I have no desire to be accepted by those of you who think you can change me.

Lastly, no gay person has actually commented on this song. Everyone has said, "I know a gay person, so I feel I can speak for them." Get over yourselves. Douches.
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hackneybloke said 2588 days ago (February 21st, 2010)
i commented on your song earlier
so...what you're saying isn't true because i am 'gay' - well...by that i mean i stand somewhere on a bell-shaped curve representing the demographic for sexual orientation. i say that because as soon as you label people (with anything) then you set them apart...and that is how minority groups are created in the minds of the majority. if you remove all labels then what you are left with is people....just people.
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smokey bacon jnr said 2592 days ago (February 17th, 2010)
this is not a love song...
In fact, it isn't a song at all. Just a peurile string of abuse. But then you don't care. That's why you wrote a long article about how much you don't care.
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awigze said 2590 days ago (February 19th, 2010)
Ryan
Ryan
yes, I commented on this song a while ago. so I get a PM from someone who takes on an accusatory tone with me as if to promote controversy. This person said some other things as well in another private message being critical of other MJammers. Wonder how that would go in the forums? But that ain't me.

Ryan, you said you wrote this for a friend and your friend liked it. That's all I needed to know about it. But I didnt need to be accused of something by someone who has no idea who I am. If this was a song called I Hate Christians, then I would avoid it altogether, but I would know that you are entitled to write and perform in anyway that you wish. I wouldn't go after you in some way and if you bail from this site, I wouldn't blame you.
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Damroze said 2588 days ago (February 21st, 2010)
and how do these lyrics
come across ?
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