Filed under “Who gives a shit” comes this piece from the Huffington Post.
According to an interpretation of a clip of a remastered version of “You’re So Vain,” Carly Simon named David Geffen as the target of the song.
When the song is played backwards, at least as heard in the clip, a voice whispers “David.”
Geffen was the head of Simon’s record label at the time, and was supposedly paying more attention to Joni Mitchell.
That would mean it is not about ex-boyfriends Cat Stevens, Warren Beatty, Mick Jagger or Kris Kristofferson.
The real mystery: How were all those men attracted to the gangly woman with the big Amanda Peet horse teeth?
And seriously. What kind of attention-grabbing nonsense is that, Simon? Recording Geffen’s name backward? You vain twit.
Oh, it worked! Congrats! (And F.U.)