Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Eminem goes ballistic for a good reason

Check out Eminem's latest music video, Mosh -- it's something else. And while Wonkette brings it back to earth with a characteristic snark, this is still a pretty dramatic entry into politics from someone who had seemingly washed up on shoals of redundancy. (She also has links to some other mirror sites where you can view the video)

I had written this guy off as effectively a clown from hell after his other recent single, "Lose It." I found the latter to be at once: boring, annoying, dangerously exploitative of children, gratuitously homophobic (no surprise, but it still needs to be said), redundant, poorly produced, tacky, and overly derivative of his other chart-topping hits.

Since when did Clown from Hell become so politically righteous? And do we believe he's sincere? (Isn't it perhaps a little opportunistic?)

1 comment:

:: Tinka said...

Thanks for alerting me to this. It comes as a massive .. shock? surprise? And while I cannot help by be cynical about this, I am also genuinely troubled by the apparent need for someone like Eminem.