"Fear the Feel and Do It Any Old Way"

2009
Apr
28

The ongoing battle over what is copyrightable goes on as the ZenHabits blog came under fire for using the phrase “Feel the fear and do it anyway”, which happens to be the title of somebody’s book… somebody who was the 87,357,219th person to use the phrase (that’s a rough estimate). Well, I feel the fear and do it anyway. I also feel the heat, feel the beat, feel the burn, feel the chill, feel the rhythm of the night, feel the pain, feel the love, feel the knife in my back, feel slightly nauseous, feel your fingers running through my hair and feel like making love… and do it anyway. Although not all at the same time. I hope I’ve made this perfectly clear, and if not, here is the AmIRight.com collection of song titles belonging to more than one different song. To no one’s surprise the list of the Top Ten Recycled Song Titles include 5 one-word titles (Home, Heaven, America, Angel and Believe), 4 two-word titles (My Love, Hold On, Call Me and Without You) and the only entry with more than two words, “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor On The Bedpost Overnight”

By the way, feel the fear and do it anyway, feel the fear and do it anyway, feel the fear and do it anyway, feel the fear and do it anyway, feel the fear and do it anyway, feel the fear and do it anyway. Neener neener.

1 Comment (so far) about

"Fear the Feel and Do It Any Old Way"

  1. David Cain Says:

    Hah! Awesome to see so many people talking about this issue.

    I know we need trademarks to exist, but we should voice our opinion about the lack of etiquette with which Ms Jeffers’ lawyer/husband handled this. Lawyers-first is just plain rude.

    Here’s my take, I think you’ll enjoy it: http://www.raptitude.com/2009/04/get-up-stand-up/

    My goal was to get as many people talking about it as possible, and make it resoundingly uncool to be so lawyerly with other bloggers. It concerns all of us.

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