“The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again.”—
7. Isn’t the rapper a little old to be going to this party? He has a mustache.
Ive not weighed in on Rebbecca Black, or her “song” yet. and, truthfully, I didn’t plan to have an opinion. I have heard it once. Ive seen blips of the video. and screen shots all overthe Internet. Its annoying, and whatever else its been labeled. There have been no exaggerations about the pure and base lack of substance and intelligence that this song embodies. Whatever. None of that matters. I can live on.
What does matter is this article by Rob Sheffield on RollingStone.com. The man hit the nail on the head. Read it. Laugh. Cry. See doomsday positioned conveniently (albeit forewarning you of its impending arrival) in a YouTube video. Then go check out a band that is a band and doesn’t use computers. any band. just something real and genuine. and American. i suggest middle brother. or glossary. or the fucking replacements.
Rebbecca Black is a child. she doesn’t actually know any better. shame on her parents, though. they are old enough to remember vinyl and therefore to remember analog - even if they were depeche mode fans.