Monday, August 04, 2008

Short Rant

I am sure I Wanna be Your Joey Ramone is a fine, worthwhile book, but I don’t give a fuck. I am tired of the goddamn Ramones and all references to them. I love the (mostly) dead bastards as much as the next guy, but I am sick of seeing Ramones T shirts, purchased from Urban Outfitters, worn by the latest crop of fashion-challenged kids. I'm sick of seeing this one-trick pony of a band being endlessly flogged. I'm tired of hip and camp holding sway in popular culture. We're too self-reflexive and incestuous. We're the snake swallowing its own tail, culturally speaking. Let's just stop already.

Thanks. I had to get that out.