28 August 2008

Peter Fonda Makes me Sad

I just saw a commercial for some TimeLife series of 60s psychedelic rock, and I'll be damned if they didn't trot an over-the-hill Peter Fonda out in his little Easy Rider leather jacket and shades to shill for this collection. That's a damn shame. It's on the level of using Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box" on Guitar Hero II. Or Bob Dylan shilling for GAP.

I want to ask if this is what we've been reduced to, but I think I know the answer. It probably has something to do with Foucault, or Zizek, or Althusser, but that doesn't make it any less depressing for Fonda, Dylan, or...Courtney Love or Dave Grohl. Not sure who would control Nirvana songs, but he or she should be ashamed.

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