And now for something completely different: the first installment of Changeover Music! Here we let loose on our dream of being the stadium DJs during tennis matches. Of course, nobody will hire us.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is playing Julien Benneteau in Paris today. Hence, we have to go with a French band, right? And why not start our series with a track from a classic album? Easiest choice ever. Today’s track is Air’s “Sexy Boy”, from their 1998 classic Moon Safari.
If I were a stadium DJ, I’d use the changeover music as a tool to comment on the match at hand. Or to mess with the players. Or to mess with the crowd. And the umpire. The possibilities are endless. So in this particular case, as two Frenchmen battle it out on the main court in Paris-Bercy, why not try to see what happens when they both hear the song? What happens when Mo Lahyani, who is the chair umpire for this match, hears this song?
For additional comedy points, I’d get the camera people to do a splitscreen showing Tsonga, Benneteau and Lahyani, side by side, as the song starts. Surely they’re all familiar with it. And probably they all think the song applies to them. Well, maybe not Benneteau, who is not the most confident person in the world. He might just be confused. Or he might get depressed, thinking that the tournament is playing an ode to Jo-Willy only.
Anyone dare to bet against Tsonga smiling broadly, bobbing his head and thinking this song is for him? He’ll probably lose at least a couple of points fantasizing about it.
However, there’s also the chance both Tsonga and Benneteau look at each other, laugh, and start lip-synching. With Mo Lahyani doing his best to keep his composure. And failing.
That would be epic.
Just wanted to congratulate you all on a terrific new blog!! I know JJ a bit from my tennis.com days, and look forward to coming here every day to read! Shout out to Jewell for the recommendation.
Thank you, Neil! Nice to “see” you around here – many kudos to Jewell indeed!
Great idea, I’ll be waiting for next installments!
Judging by the reports, that match was anything but sexy, quite frustrating affair. How about choosing walk-away music too? “Don’t Look Back in Anger” could be quite fitting. If one could stand Oasis, that is.
That’s a great idea, Jesna. And yes, the match was awful. I even fell asleep for most of the 3rd set.
Oasis is forever banned from The Changeover, though.
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