Have you seen Eminem’s Mosh yet? Yeah, I know, I’m slow, I only just did. It’s a pretty cool piece of rhetoric, a hugely compressed and intensified Fahrenheit 911, basically a very political music video raging at Bush, listing his errors, showing a narrative of individuals’ suffering under Bush and ending in wonderful storming of the White House that turns out to be the people turning out to vote him out of office. Unfortunately the single’s not being released until after the election (how pathetic) but you can watch the video online, or read the lyrics, but go, watch the video if you’re all able. The video’s no. 1 at MTV (says mtv.com), so I guess it’s getting airtime. Cool.

storming the white house vote!

I try to pretend I don’t like Eminem (I mean, he’s a rude, violent, sexist prick) but still fondly remember going to see his movie with three of my girlfriends, all of us mothers with degrees in literature, explaining to each other how though he’s obviously misogynistic we were really watching the movie for the poetry, you know, that battling is our contempary Shakespeare. It was pretty awesome, actually, the poetry. I kind of like him even better seeing Mosh. Despite the crutchcrotch-grabbing. Why do they do that? (I know, I’m sounding like a grandmother…)

13 thoughts on “eminem vs bush

  1. Anthony

    Extraordinary and cool indeed!

  2. David

    hard not to like em – even if you don’t like the entire culture around him. Hope he makes some people move, to the polls rather than out to the dance clubs.

  3. Gina

    Nice to see Em’s rage aimed at GWB instead of his mother and ex-wife.

    Personally, I love him, raw, angry young man knows no shame.

  4. andrew

    Despite the crutch-grabbing. Why do they do that? (I know, I’m sounding like a grandmother…)

    Well of course grandmothers disapprove when their crutches are grabbed from them. 😉

  5. Jill

    Oh. Crotch. Tut tut.

    😉

  6. Daisy

    I’m with Gina on this one. And like you, Jill, I’m in a state of disbelief that I’ll have 4 more years of Bush. I didn’t think it could happen and don’t know how it happened…
    I’m just getting to the Eminem video tonight if you can believe it, but have you seen this one about the 2000 election and Katherine Harris? http://www.ericblumrich.com/gta.html

  7. Jill

    Pretty cool video – I like the way facts are presented with such foce and you’re bombarded with images. And having watched Unprecendented (shown on TV here on election night) – well, Unprecedented basically says the same stuff only more calmly with a lot more documentation.

    It’s unfathomable. And I guess this is why a lot of people think there was bad play involved this year too.

  8. A&E

    Excellent! It shows that there are many of us, while unspoken in public, have the same beliefs about GWB and the war. We don’t feel so alone anymore. Oh, and we love Eminem even more!

  9. Thaddeus Clayton

    Eminme said it all he was trying to warn us, but i guess the world could not take that warning. Now lets see what happens

  10. Fredevils

    This song had to be published a long, long time ago. ( that sounds bad english,
    Oh, yeh, hehehe, i’m french, well, hem, enjoy).

  11. Mary

    With MOSH Em proved for one more time how clever he is.
    It’s one of my favourite songs. I still hope that someday things will change.
    Ang guys the man isn’t misogynist or homophobic!!!
    He said that A MILLION TIMES!!!
    In an interview he said: “If I’m mad to my girl I’ll write the most misogynistic lyrics, but it’s just how I feel at the time. Not generally!”

  12. Mary

    With MOSH EM proved for one more time how clever he is. It’s one of my favourite songs.
    I still hope things will change. And guys, the man isn’t misogynist or homophobic!!!
    He said that A MILLION TIMES!!!
    In an interview he said: “If I’m mad to my girl I’ll write the most misogynistic lyrics,
    but it’s just how i feel at the time. Not generally!”

  13. Mary

    With MOSH Em proved for one more time how clever he is. It’s one of my favourite songs. I still hope that someday things are going to change.
    And guys, the man isn’t misogynist or homophobic!!!
    He said that A MILLION TIMES!!!
    In an interview he said: “If I’m mad to my girlfriend I’ll write the most misogynistic lyrics, but it’s just how I feel at the time. Not generally!

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