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Monday, October 20, 2014

Sorry Not Sorry, Lorde: SF Radio Bans "Royals" During the World Series

Posted By on Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 9:47 AM

click to enlarge Nothing personal, we just can't abide by this: Lorde holding a jersey sent to her by '70s Royals third baseman George Brett. - VIA THE ROYALS' INSTAGRAM
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  • Nothing personal, we just can't abide by this: Lorde holding a jersey sent to her by '70s Royals third baseman George Brett.

Ahh, the post-season. Is there anything better than watching San Franciscans who might normally never make eye contact with one another high-five at random on public transportation because they're both wearing orange and black? For one all-too-brief month, we're united by all things Gigantes — which this year includes, quite naturally, collectively shitting on the Royals. 

SF radio stations KFOG and KOIT announced this morning that they won't be playing Lorde's inescapable 2013 hit "Royals" for the duration of the World Series. Reps from KOIT said the decision was prompted by "listener complaints." And KFOG program director Jim Richards told NBC Bay Area, "Why send any positive vibes to Kansas City? Why not give the song a rest? No one is going to get hurt over it." 

True that. The 17-year-old chanteuse demonstrated a decent sense of humor last week in response to South Park's perhaps inevitable Lorde-skewering episode, which birthed the song "Push (Feeling Good on a Wednesday)," actually sung by Australian pop hit-maker Sia. 

So yeah, we think she can probably take it. And everyone else — look, a little break won't hurt you. We're interpreting it as an opportunity to listen to more of this gem from 2012. (At least until E-40 gives us an updated version for this year. Mr. Stevens?)

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