Tuesday, October 26, 2004

I Want My Anti-Bush T.V.

One of my favorite artists, Eminem, just released a must-see video for his song "Mosh." (Link from DrFrankLives posted on Daily Kos.) The song is as anti-Bush as you can get. The video contains groundbreaking animation by Guerilla News Network's Ian Inaba. The album Encore hits stores on November 16th.

And this ain't the first time that Slim Shady has spit lyrics about Iraq and Bush. "Square Dance" from his smash 2002 record The Eminem Show contained this incredible verse:

The boogie-monster of rap, yeh, the man's back!/With a plan to ambush this bush administration/Moosh the senate's face in, push this generation/O' kids to stand and fight for the right to say somethin'/You might not like, this white hot light that im under/No wonder i look so sunburnt/Oh no, i won't leave no stone unturned/Oh no, i won't leave one goin' nowhere/Doh-si-soh oh! yo! ho! hello there!/Oh yeh! don't think i won't go there/Go to Beirut and do a show there/Yeh you laugh til your motherfuckin' ass gets drafted/When you're in bed here thinkin' the draft cant happen/'Til you fuck around gettin anthrax napkin/Inside a package wrapped in sarandrap wrappin'/Open the plastic, and then you stand back gaspin'/Fuckin' assassins hijackin' Amtrax crashin'/All this terror, america demands action/Next thing you know, you've got uncle sam's ass askin'/To join our army, or what you do for their navy/You just a baby gettin' recruited at 18/You're on a plane now eatin' that food and that baked beans/I'm 28, they gon take you 'fore they take me/Crazy insane or insane crazy?/When i say hussein, you say shady!

One last note about Eminem. I know that many gay rights activists have targetted him in the past for certain lyrics that - shall-we-say - are politically incorrect. But if Marshall Mathers was really homophobic would his smash hit "The Real Slim Shady" contain this line: "But if we can hump dead animals and antelopes then there's no reason that a man and another man can't elope." That's more than most elected Democrats would publicly say.

The alternative rock band A Perfect Circle have two recent music videos which should be of interest to most of my readers: a cover of John Lennon'sImagine and (check out this title) Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums. Their new album eMOTIVe drops on election day.

Robert Taicher, producer of the legendary Jodorowsky film Holy Mountain has spent the last three years working on a documentary that "examines the issues surrounding September 11th and American foreign policy." The title: Rush To War. The subtitle: Between Iraq and a Hard Place. Check out the trailer here. The DVD is only ten bucks, so buy one and host a viewing party.

And if you happen to be the only person on the planet who didn't catch John Stewart on Crossfire then I'll be your monkey. Here's a link just for you.


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