Sunday, April 09, 2006
Just say no
We all know that crack kills. What I am convinced of, however, is that it is not crack killing our society. Rather, what is killing our society is found in the words remix and sequel. Yes my friend these are the killers of our grand society.
I know right now there are some that are calling me an enemy of truth, because I am stating my dislike for sequels by posting an image of Matrix Reloaded. I added the above image with fear and trembling, however, not even the Matrix could escape the world of crappy sequels. Lucas tried to get around the sequel by declaring the last three Star Wars films as "prequels." (I dare not comment on these films lest someone cast some sort of Jedi curse on me.) Still, none can escape the wasteland that is sequel world.
Now, lest you think that I am only against sequels, you are wrong. I am equally against remixes and remakes. Case in point, David Crowder is one of the most amazing musicians out there. However, DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES pick up a copy of Sunsets and Sushi thinking it is a good representation of David Crowder. I know that I really should like this album, after all the subtitle is Experiments in Spectral Deconstruction. I appreciate the thought and I understand that music is just as fluid as language, but I'm sorry Derrida, leave Mr Crowder out of this. Why do this to yourselves artists? The money is not worth it (well, ok I say that as I am writing this being broke). Anyone heard the Kelly Clarkson remix? How about Beyonce? (Maybe she was a bad example because you have to start out with something good in order to ruin it with a remix. She simply took garbage to a whole new level) PLEASE, don't miss understand me here. I LOVE MUSIC! Good music that is, of the non-remix type. So here's the moral of the story: we don't need a Matrix 4, A 50th anniversary remake of Herbie the Love Bug, or Michael Jackson's greatest hits sung by David Hasselhoff. Please, just say no to sequels, remakes and remixes. That is what it will take to save this country.