Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Somebody Stop Me ...

"Solzhenitzin feels exposed
Built a barbed-wire prison
Nietzsche's six feet under
But his babies' still got rhythm
Einstein's celebrating ten decades
But I'm afraid philosophy is just too much responsibility for me

I Do the Rock"

2 comments:

K. Silem Mohammad said...

Oh my god, I totally forgot about that song.

That heavy production, like sonic sludge....

rodney k said...

Yes! Heavy and forced and so NOT rock, no good times really rolling, all the gestures of rock scooped out and refilled with gooey sub grad student-y showboating.

The awareness too of the naughtiness, or maybe just cheek--someone who knows (and knows he's SUPPOSED to know) of the Sitwells, Solzenitzin, Al Fatah, et al.--and in fact cares enough about them to seemingly reject them-- championing this semantically amorphous, indifferently produced "rock," DOING THE ROCK so badly that the song becomes the inverse of everything the lyrics assert, or that rock might be ...

I think I love it.