eminem vs bush
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.
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…)