Monday, September 18, 2006

The Inanity of the Banality

To paraphrase what Atrios said mockingly, "who'd have ever associated rock music being anti-authority?"

And who on earth ever thought Roger Waters was non-political? I mean "The Wall" or "Dark Side of the Moon" they are so, so, milquetoasty and all about bland things like child abuse, authoritarianism, corporatism, greed, and chasing a scottish girl around in scuba gear on your all-terrain vehicle (what a minute, that latter one might be "Big Country").

So it is with incredible "shock" that I read stuff like this from Newsbusters Noel Sheppard:

As a huge Pink Floyd fan who was considering going to see Waters when he comes to my area, I long for the days when one could go to a concert without being lectured about politics by the performers.

Ah yes, the blatantly apolitical monster albums "Dark Side of the Moon"; "Animals"; "The Wall" and "The Final Cut". Sounds like a "huge Pink Floyd fan" doesn't he?

So is he a "dog" or a "sheep"?

I'm sure Mr. Sheppard was just as quick to criticize Toby Keith when he sang: "You'll be sorry that you messed with the US of A; Cause we'll put a boot in your ass it's the American way"


I can only imagine what DeDurkheim would say about this were he still alive, because stuff like this would kill him.

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