The River's Badge

Saturday, January 5, 2008

The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Is A Farce

I mean, face it, if Neil Diamond isn't in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, what in the world does it take? You can quibble all you want, but Neil Diamond wrote some KILLER songs, and a bunch of 'em. Does "Solitary Man", "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon", "I Am, I Said", "Thank The Lord For The Nighttime", "Holly Holy", et al, come to mind? How about, "I'm A Believer"? "Sweet Caroline"? "Kentucky Woman"? I could go on and on, and on.

Take a gander at this:








So, I hear Madonna and John "Cougar" Mellencamp are getting in. What the ....??

So, I don't put much stock in the R&R Hall Of Fame. Hey, I can't be responsible for anyone's lack of taste or judgment.

But at least, The Dave Clark Five is FINALLY getting in.

Geez, what the hell? Is it because the voters were all born in the 1970's or what? Guys...and I'm talking to you that are in your late twenties/early thirties.........don't be taken in by the so-called "music" that they're playing on the Gen-X radio stations. THAT'S NOT MUSIC. They want you to think that it's music, but in actuality, it's just a bunch of people feeling sorry for themselves. It's pathetic.

Really, it's okay to actually ENJOY music. Seriously.

Music is supposed to be FUN. It's not supposed to be something that depresses you.

Why the heck do you think music was created in the first place? To make us feel bad? Why in the world would that be? That's just stupid.

So, as cool as you think you must be, watch this video. And then all you Madonnas and LL Cool J's, or whatever the hell you are, can sit back and WISH that you were as cool as someone like this:



P.S. Yes. I remember when this song first came out. I was going to the YWCA at the time with my best friend, Cathy, for the dances they held there. I was about 10 or 11 years old. My friend, Cathy, remarked, "Are they saying, 'I went to a dance just the other night; everybody there was "there'"? I thought that probably wasn't the case, but, to this day, I hear it that way: "Well, I went to a dance just the other night; everybody there was "there",

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