Wednesday, September 16, 2009
IMMA LET YOU FINISH MICHAEL, BUT BOB GELDOF HAD THE BEST WELL-MEANING MESSIAH COMPLEX OF ALL TIME
For the record, Jarvis Cocker is a useless twat and Pulp were always terrible. He's much more reasonable of late, as the lower clip illustrates, but there's still a sense of needlessly embarrassing and mocking an easy target and having a well-presented, but not totally valid reason (As if Christ iconography hasn't always been a part of rock imagery?) Running up and taking the piss out of Michael Jackson in 1996 as a drunken 30-something fool doesn't take any balls.
Now jumping onstage and shitting on a 19-year-old beloved and white popstress as an already half-reviled/half-beloved 33-year-old black man with everything to lose (including a public empathy only recently regained by your mother's death and an endearing blog epiphany following a South Park parody) and a publicly bisexual white girlfriend with a buzzcut? Balls.
For actual thought out assessments of this meme:
-Quite Possibly the Most Brilliant Hipster Runoff Post Ever, on the Subject of Kanye, Taylor Swift, and What Makes Life Worthwhile
-Brandon Cruelly Cuts Through The Bullshit. Applaud This Man.