February 16, 2010

"It was beautiful to see the people who paid him respect on his deathbed — the people who he was the biggest fan of. It was absolutely sinister."

So said Sharona Alperin — My Sharona.

That's a strange quote, isn't it? It makes you wonder if Sharona knows the meaning of the word "sinister." Assuming she does, what is she saying? That Doug Fieger wanted the respect of his peers and was denied it?

22 comments:

AllenS said...

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Digory said...

Maybe all his fans were left-handed.

rhhardin said...

Going for creepy, maybe.

rhhardin said...

Moping with intention to creep.

Pogo said...

Always suspect a misquote.

Forget it, Jake, it's Journalism.

Pogo said...

Things Sharona might have actually said:

It was absolutely sinister.

It was about Mister Mister.

It was absolutely his sister.

It was after the prime minister.

It was hard to resist her.

It was not Joseph Lister.

I am staying at the Pfister.

It was about the third trimester.





Sorry.

JAL said...

I'm trying to think of what word she meant.

Pretty sure she didn't mean sinister. But maybe the reporter misheard her? ('beautiful' 'respect' 'biggest fan' 'absolutely' and then 'sinster?' No way.) Context contex context.

Instead of clarifying (who queries a grieving friend?) they let it go by, and then quoted it
(without any question?)

Ahh, journalism.

HKatz said...

Another possibility:

She was using 'sinister' the way people can use 'wicked' or 'sick' to convey that something's pretty cool?

AllenS said...

She used sinister in a phat kind of way?

peter hoh said...

With that kind of command of the English language, she should run for office.

Gahrie said...

Given the lefty politics of most entertainers, (and Califonia) the gathering could indeed have been sinister.

prairie wind said...

When My Sharona was a hit, one of the Omaha radio stations (Sweet 98?) played nothing but that song again and again...all day, if I remember correctly. I have no idea what the point was; to be funny? It was also terribly annoying and drove many of us to other stations that day. We'd check back once in awhile to see if they were still at it and they were. Still can't hear the song without fear that I'll have to listen to it again.

PatCA said...

Sinister, LOL. I guess she felt she had to come up with a big word for the media.

bagoh20 said...

If she imagines him smiling in heaven at the sight, then "sinister" is perfectly gnarley.

jk said...

That part of the quote seems to be missing now.

EDH said...

I was just thinking how, ahem, hard it must have been for Feiger to write a song with that theme called "Sharona" and refrain from using the word boner.

BTW, EW has scrubbed the "absolutely sinister" sentence from the article.

“It was beautiful to see the people who paid him respect on his deathbed — the people who he was the biggest fan of.” Alperin, who had kept in touch with Fieger until recently, commented on the frontman’s undying zeal for his genre up to the present.

Nomilk said...

They paid him respect from the left-hand side of his death bed?

Methadras said...

Clearly a case of the English language eluding her. She still looks good.

Kirby Olson said...

I thought he was singing,

"Rice-arona!"

I thought the song was about his favorite dish.

AllenS said...

Sorry, Kirby, but he might have been singing "nice aroma."

lyssalovelyredhead said...

Maybe it's some kind of slang. Kind of reminds me of "A Clockwork Orange"- remember how really cool things were "real horrorshow"?

MagicalPat said...

Sinister might be correct. I am acquaintances of two members of the band. Bruce Gary, the drummer, who passed away a few years ago, and Prescott Niles, the bass player.

Bruce called Feiger sinister many times.They hadn't spoken for years, ever since Doug cut him out of any royalties. My Sharona would not be as popular without that drum beat.

Prescott always tried to have a kind word to say about everyone. He would never comment on Feiger.

I'm guessing sinister...