Sunday, February 1, 2009
Bob Dylan & Will.i.am - A Sign of the End Times
You're kidding. Before and after the awesome 12 minute Bruce Springsteen concert yesterday a pretty great football game was played. Here's what we took from the telecast in it's entirety.
1.) Bruce & E. Street Kick Ass.
2.) There's a cool-ass G.I. Joe Movie coming out.
3.) I feel bad for Kurt Warner.
4.) Transformers II looks cool.
5.) The Cardinals are who we thought they were!
6.) Hulu ad = We're in the right business.
7.) The Subway ads kinda suck.
8.) Cash for Gold?! Really? Huh?!
9.) Laughed My Ass Off? Pretty funny!
10.) We loved McGruder. Ah, i Mean McGruber. Oh, we mean Pepsuber.
11.) Gina Carano is the new, and HOT! Bruce Lee -- that's true.
12.) And finally - in a world where Bob Dylan has already used his music in a Victoria's Secrets ad - Did anyone see the Pepsi spot where it's explained that Will.i.am is the new Bob Dylan? What the fuck? Really it's almost a sign of the demise of civilization as we know it.
Of all the New Dylan', and in that I include Jessie Colin Young, Steve Forbert & Donovan - Can there be a more lame artist to compare Bob Dylan to than Will.i.am?
Why not compare Bobby D to someone cool like Wyclef, a ground-breaking artist and spokesman for Haiti who combines rock and rap and smashes concepts of what rap and rock n roll should be. Or LL, who, while not exactly Dylan, is still an icon, a guy who has been a part of Hip Hop for 20 years and left a mark on a generation or two. Or Chuck D or KRS-ONE or Melle Mel or even Jay-Z? Or Rev Run? Or ...damn man - Will.i.am? I know he wrote a song for the inauguration or something but, what!
How bout Q-tip? Or the fat guy from De La Soul? How bout Bird Man?
Not Common cause Common is kinda secretly a tool. But anybody woulda been better -- Masta Ace? Skee-Lo? Was Coolio too busy? Did anyone try calling Tone-Loc?
We won't make a million easy comparisons among artists and growing up gracefully and blah blah, we're bored already. There's not a court in the land that would convict us if we punched whatever ad guy came up with that one.
Bob Dylan wrote Blowin' in the Wind. Will.i.am co-wrote My Humps.
It's All Over Now Baby Blue.