There is a silver lining, I suppose…

…to Rolling Stone magazine being yet another PR firm for the Democratic Party.

You’ll recall my musing in this space before about Rolling Stone’s (and publisher Jann Wenner’s) cluelessness vis-a-vis rock music and who should be recognized in a Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame worthy of the name. Well, the 2011 nominees were announced this morning — and it looks like cock-rockers extroadinaire Bon Fucking Jovi, dance music gurus Donna Summer and Chic, and punk-rockers-turned-hip-hoppers the Beastie Boys get nominated this year while the greats of the ’70s and ’80s still get the finger. (Can anyone explain to me why, for example, Bad Company and Rush are still not in the Hall of Fame? Rush put out some of the most intelligent and thought-provoking music of all time, and their influence on the rock genre and several subgenres is pretty much undeniable. As for Bad Company, they put out some of the most enduring, timeless straight-ahead rock of the decade — AFTER forming from the ashes of several defunct bands.) And of course, there was that letter, which is pretty self-explanatory…

With as clueless as these people are about American rock music, their declared area of expertise (the Hall of Fame nominating committee consists of — among others — Wenner and several current and former RS writers, IIRC, with Wenner exerting substantial influence over who ultimately makes the cut), why should anyone give a shit about what they say about anything else?

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One Response to “There is a silver lining, I suppose…”

  1. southtexaspistolero Says:

    Sabra (71.21.100.23)
    Can anyone explain to me why, for example, Bad Company and Rush are still not in the Hall of Fame?

    ‘Cause Rush sucks?
    September 29, 2010, 9:11:08 PM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    BL (207.235.20.43)
    Everybody likes Red Barchetta and YYZ.

    Rush sucked when they were pretending to be Led Zep, Their contributions to complicated prog-rock were likely as influential as YES.
    September 30, 2010, 3:09:35 AM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    thepistolero (71.21.100.23)

    ‘Cause Rush sucks?LOLOL. I love you.

    Everybody likes Red Barchetta and YYZ.

    Ahhh, “Red Barchetta”…that song all by itself should be enough to get Rush into the HOF. (Can you tell it’s my favorite from them?) “Working Man” was great too, even if it WAS Rush trying to be LZ.

    September 30, 2010, 11:32:34 AM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    BL (207.235.20.43)
    Boomer Lad Hops the Turbine Freight…
    September 30, 2010, 12:43:13 PM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    BL (207.235.20.43)
    Thanks, I have now spent the later part of my Friday afternoon figuring out how to play it in C6 (you BASTARD!)

    Gleaming alloy aircars are every bit as cool as telecasters, in a different way!
    September 30, 2010, 5:11:52 PM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    thepistolero (71.21.100.23)
    To far outside the wire, where his white-haired uncle waits?
    September 30, 2010, 6:06:55 PM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    BL (207.235.20.43)
    Perhaps.

    Fun thread at nearing nappers time.

    I promise I may have posted on the thread.

    Now I can say “SEE! Other reasonably vaguely normal humans shoot rodents with .500BPE!!!”

    Rodents get grumpy when I miss my senile middle aged nap time!

    Heehee. There’s some good ones on there. Cars are fun, bikes are fun, guns are fun, books are very important, doing good work is fun, and blasting little things with big things can be pretty entertaining!
    September 30, 2010, 10:37:03 PM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    BL (207.235.20.43)
    Dammits

    http://forums.accuratereloading.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/4711043/m/1881001211

    It’s FUN!!!!!
    September 30, 2010, 10:39:01 PM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    BL (207.235.20.43)
    Your fault.

    Midnight.

    I have more Zappa and Sinatra and Willie than RUSH.

    But I have a lot of RUSH.

    And Camilla Barker Jowls Got to lay back on the couch and get her belly scratched while we listened to a LOT of it. Dang You! On vinyl, back when they sold that down at the record stores on San Pedro that aren’t there anym

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