Saturday, July 02, 2005

Live 8

So it's Saturday and I'm waiting for my friend, SS, to come into town. She is the one that is always in a shitty relationship with a shitty guy. Sometimes I think she wants to be in love so desperately, she is willing to settle for alot less than she deserves. She always claims to be lonely when not in a relationship and hasn't learned to just like herself enough to be alone sometimes (at least that is what I think).

Anyways, I'm waiting for her twice delayed flight to come in and I'm watching some coverage of Live 8. First of all, everything is getting bleeped out on the coverage I'm seeing. Bleeping out Dave Matthews singing "Too Much"? I'm pretty sure I know the lyrics to that song and I don't recall any explicit swearing that would merit bleeping as heavily as ABC is pulling.
Dave spouting off his "filth" enough so to get bleeped on TV!!!
Next, who still thinks Sting is great? I mean, he's this weird middle aged guy now who is a much better actor than his recent music (I still long for the days of The Police and that stupid "Desert Rose" or whatever crappy song he sold to Lexus still haunts my acid reflux nightmares). Third, who keeps telling the Black Eyed Peas they're cool? Just because you've done a Best Buy commercial doesn't make you the epitome of cool (although Fergie from the band is hot). Isn't it about the 15 minute mark for them yet? And finally, The Who. Pete Townshend can still rock, but Roger Daltry is looking a bit slow. Yeah I know they're all like in their 50's. I'm just glad they're not trying to start a big tour like some other old band I know ... ahem .... Rolling Stones. There comes a point where you need to acknowledge that you are just too damn old to rock out; whatever happened to aging gracefully and bowing out to let the youngsters come up?

Anyways, I felt like such a dick on Saturday. There I am bitching because I had to wait to get into my airconditioned Jeep to drive over to the airport to pick up a friend with enough disposable income to simply fly in for a weekend while today in Africa, there will be 30,000 deaths. What an ingrateful prick I am!! I'm bitching about having to sit in my apartment waiting while someone is dying homeless somewhere tonight. It's disgraceful that 30,000 people die in Africa everyday ... yet in the States when one kid gets killed at a Costco because a 200 lb. box wasn't perfectly secured, we have to get all up in arms creating new laws. We have one American go missing from a Carribean nation and every news station in the States is there ... yet no one mentions one word about poor people dying everyday. After watching a bit of this program and taking time to reflect, this is one grateful Devil.


yournamehere said...

The Black-eyed Peas suck.

Carry on.

BeckEye said...

I'll second that the Black Eyed Peas suck. I'll also second that Fergie is hot.

But Roger, I love that guy. I don't mind some of the old folks sticking around to show the young'uns how it's done. (Not all of them are learning.) I can't listen to mainstream radio for more than 5 minutes these days without getting violently ill.

Brookelina said...

Pink Floyd rocked. They totally showed these young talentless pissants how to play.

I don't know if you saw when Bob Geldoff brought the young African girl out who had been saved from the original Live Aid. Her original picture was posted, and it was a horror - starving, covered with flies, almost dead. Now she is an incredibly beautiful educated young woman. It was truly inspirational.

Cincysundevil said...

Thank you sir. If I have to ever see that damn Best Buy commercial with them again, it'll be too soon.

Cincysundevil said...

I'm glad The Who aren't whoring themselves out trying to cash in on that last little bit of nostalgia. You're right about mainstream radio; it's very crappy these days. Try ... awesome internet radio station!

Cincysundevil said...

I saw Geldoff with that girl. I'm such a sap; I thought I might start tearing up a bit at that. I think that he was nominated for a Nobel Peace prize if I'm correct.

A. Estella Sassypants said...

I'd do Fergie.

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