The Music Sell-Outs
Snoop-Dogg – played at David Sacks’ “Let Him Eat Cake” Birthday party, which had an 18th Century pre-French Revolution Theme - powdered wigs, tights and all. Sacks just sold his small software company, “Yammer” for $1.5 billon to Microsoft, and figured he’d order up some ‘edgy’ entertainment. Fake thug Snoop-Dogg always valued the Do-Re-Mi over anything else. At least he didn’t wear the powdered wig. Evidently there were no guillotines about, but perhaps there should have been.
Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Elton John – for being knighted in the first place, and then for playing Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday Bash concert last weekend at
. Of course, pop music always had a weakness
for the Queen - or was it being a queen, or was it for the pop group Queen? No? Are these two musicians democrats
with a small d? No. Royalist pop tarts?
Yes! “God Save the Queen – the Fascist Regime,” sang another band that
we know. They did not get invited. Buckingham
Bob Dylan – awarded the ‘Medal of Freedom’ by Barack Obama. Showed up wearing dark sunglasses, with a smug look on his face. He’s one of ‘those’ guys – the ones who wear dark glasses inside. Another aging millionaire more concerned with himself than a fake award obviously given to capture a certain music demographic in an upcoming election. Come on, the ‘medal of freedom?’ What did he do, jump out of a plane and seize some town in
? Dylan has not written a political song since 1975 when he released the great song, "Hurricane" about the false arrest and imprisonment of Hurricane Carter, a black New Jersey boxer. Since then? Nada. Afghanistan
Stay tuned for the review of "33 Revolutions Per Minute - A History of Protest Songs" from musicians that have a spine.
June 20, 2012