Mad Avenue Blues and the mysteries of American Pie

This video is being used as supporting material in MBA courses in digital marketing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CqRcCHk_Pc

Even if it didn’t make much sense to you, you would remember the original:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGJqo_bkAuM

This is well known as one of the most incomprehensible pieces of pop music. The Wikipedia article has something on this and (in Further Reading) some links to scholarly articles trying to explain the nuances:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Pie_%28song%29

though it oddly gives a lot of importance to Madonna’s version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQVieEO6GuU

Anyway, if you found this worthwhile you might like to hear a similar song by the same person about Wall Street-this time using Billy Joel. And the same song cropped up unexpectedly in Indian politics. More tomorrow.

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