Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Wasteland (Vol. 2)

Between Obamacare, the NSA spying scandal, unrest in the Middle East, Wall Street's financial house of cards, and another season of The Voice, things are looking grim here in the land of opportunity. Then, just when you think it can't get any worse, this happens...

Yep. That really happened. Steve Aoki, the man who elevated selling out to an art form, teamed up with everyone's favorite mall rockers Linkin Park to show how much they wub(step) you. Did you know that Aoki's dad owns the Benihana chain of restaurants? I first heard of this moron through his terrible hardcore band This Machine Kills. I guess you've got to play the part when you're getting your women's studies degree from UCSB. So much for sticking it to the man, eh Steve?
...But then it gets worse.

I really, really dig Lorde. I love what I've heard of the Pure Heroine album. Lorde reminds me of Edie Brickell, which is nothing but a good thing. I even posted the "Royals" video last week. However, we live in a world where the typical hipster shithead would much rather ride the coattails of someone else's success than to even attempt anything original. Attempt? Attempting anything requires effort and the American Hipster ain't going down that road. So what we end up with is garbage like the video posted above. I have no clue who the Pentatonix are but I'll gladly support any effort to lock them in a cage in Gitmo. Do not search YouTube for "Lorde 'Royals' cover" unless you're prepared to cry yourself to sleep.

...But it's not all despair, is it? No, delusion and hysteria still have their places in American life; like this unintentionally hilarious article from The Daily Caller. That logic is stretched tighter than Mickey Rourke's facelift.

Speaking of unintentionally hilarious, I didn't know that Red Bull was in the comedy business.

Speaking of delusional, check out the video for "Rage" by Angel Du$t...

I don't care what Justice Tripp says, this song blows. Dudes who heard U.S. Bombs for the first time last week are stoked.

If the Austin Police don't kill your dog, then they'll probably just shoot in the back of the neck.

One last serious thought: the death penalty is bullshit. Do something about it. I do. Your first step should be to contact these people. They'll get you pointed in the right direction.

...And this week's big finish comes courtesy of Rocky Reidel. Let's take'em all the way back...


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