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Monday, June 26, 2006

Bill Hicks' State Of The Union Address

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Bill Hicks "Send In Vanilla Ice"

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Bill Hicks was a comedic genius. He straddled that line between comedy and being a spiritual leader with his outspoken opinions (that I almost always agreed with) about everything from shallow lifestyles to women dig asshole guys.

He may have had a hard time dealing with his audiences at times. Typical American comedy club audiences hoping to hear the "why do i always get the shopping cart with the broken wheel?" joke were not ready for Bill Hicks, and was known for tearing into them at times. During one performance he screamed "Hitler had the right idea! He was just an under achiever!" at the crowd. He was fed up with stupid people expecting stupid entertainment.

This particular snippet of Hicks' performance showcases his vile distaste of the state of music in the early nineties. Not much has changed since then, with pop music as bad as ever. Whatever happened to good pop music? I guess it still exists but it doesn't become popular. The only thing that can be force fed to American youth is mindless, sure fire shallow tripe.

I noticed something the other day while watching MTV. It seems that popstress Nelly Furtado has a new image. She's basically doing exactly what every other pop princess singer like Beyonce and Christina Aguilera are doing now, singing retarded r&b garbage with the token celebrity rapper guest appearance. Now I never particularly like Furtado before, but I did a few videos for her in the past so I knew she was somewhat different and creative. It's as if there was a meeting where the suits told Nelly "listen, being creative is just not going to work in the music business. Yr gonna have to act like this if you want people to like you". So she did.

Like i said, not much has changed.

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