Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve heard or seen the video footage of Kanye West jumping on stage at the 2009 MTV video awards in the middle of Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech.
Now I’m no fan of Taylor (or the MTV video awards for that matter) but really – let the girl have her moment in the spotlight. Have we lost all respect and decorum as a society? Apparently so, after looking through the lyrics of a few Kanye West songs. Now that I’ve done that and ruined my appetite for the day I’m not sure why I would expect anything less from him.
Which brings me to another point – why does pop music have to be so freakin’ lifeless? I mean, everything that’s out there is just crap icing on top of crap cake. I just can’t stand to listen to it anymore. It probably says something about our culture that we don’t even care to think beyond the shallowest levels in anything that we do. All we want is pithy, nonsensical platitudes in our music and quick pop psychology fixes for the rest of our lives.
But I digress, so let’s get back to Kanye the moronic egomaniac. Should we expect better? Probably not! As long as we reward idiocy with airplay, youtube clips and massive publicity, we’ll get more of the same. Everybody wants their five minutes of fame even if it’s at the expense of someone, anyone (or everyone) else. Why should we even care what these people say, sing or think about? Do they have any qualifications that would make me want to value their opinion?
Of course, the same is true here – why should you care what I say, sing or think about? I love to rant and rave about anything that crosses the circuits in my little brain – whether I’m qualified to comment on it or not.
Maybe I should start writing pop music…