Saturday, September 02, 2006

Let's see what you're REALLY made of. Part II - Everclear

ART ALEXAKIS was on O'reilly the other day, supposedly being grilled by Bill on his new video "Hater," which is dedicated to Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and all others who hate in the name of Jesus.

OK, I'll agree with Art's nominal premise that anyone who hates in the name of Jesus is, uh, evil. But in this video, Art was clearly using provacative imagery designed to offend Christians in general. And why not? It's a safe target, and by now really quite a banal message. Yet I'm sure in his mind he can claim some sort of solidarity with somebody somewhere who whines about all of that "oppression" and "hate" by televangalists (not that their liberty or freedoms were actually impinged by said televangelists).

It's the same as I mentioned before in this blog: people like Art, and bands like Everclear (and others) will absolutely - for a buck - wipe their ass with anything that people will hold sacred - as long as those people won't in any way threaten them! I am absolutely positive his tune would (literally) change if he were asked to write about another major religion that has proponents who absolutely preach hate - and then follow through on that hate.

So c'mon, Art. Let's see a video with some loser walking the streets who is obviously Mohammed. Make sure you show him drinking, whoring, and just generally doing mean and crass things. While you're at it, sing some cute little song about how maybe folks shouldn't blow shit up in his name.

Don't worry, I already know your answer. I'm sure it will have something to do with your artistic freedom this, and your creative license that, and our problems really come from some amorphous "religion in general," and oh by the way the whole Islamic terrorism thing is not your bag and blah blah blah.

And I know why that's your answer, like all of the other lickspittles in the "edgy" music world: you're all PUSSIES! Limpwristed, feckless, fearfull, fat PUSSIES.

Ah, well. Maybe I'm wrong. I'm sure that, in his mind, Art feels like he's a bold defender of...something.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know Art. You're correct--pure pussy.

8:13 AM  

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