Thursday, May 11, 2006

Wow man, protest music is like cool again.

The problem I have with pieces like this is that they're just shitty.

I mean, that's great that Neil Young finally got the idea that Things Are Bad Enough To Write Songs About. But you know, he's kind of a Johnny-Come-Lately. People have been protesting this situation since the moment it started. Back in 2000. And they did so long before the media ever got the notion that Bush might be something other than a Resolute Leader (TM). In fact, some bands faced harsh criticism for stating the obvious, like the Dixie Chicks. They got called some of the worst names imaginable and their careers were widely predicted to be over. Now that this is obviously not the case, the media is ready to tell us that protesting is kewl.

Well, fuck you. It's part of the problem I have with the music industry in general, which is that it thinks that if it didn't market it first, it's not music, and it's not important. It's a repugnant attitude.

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