On the national stage this week, most eyes were on the candidates, and while the candidates’ eyes were sometimes crying, the audience’s ears were assaulted with some Psych 101 music manipulation all their own. Just know that the audience could have protested if they had wanted to, so we’re going to just go ahead and assume that U2 tracks are the tunes they want to vote by.
Speaking of civil disobedience, if you’ve never been a contender or you’ve never gotten the respect you deserve for your ability to rock out on the accordion, you don’t have to take it anymore. Personally, I’m wondering about the crossover potential between our Hollywood stars and our classical music icons. Throw in some CGI and a good make-up man, and who knows what kind of havoc a hack director might wreak, no?
Meanwhile across the pond, the prim and proper tweedy folk are flaunting their edgy book covers and playing their crazy classical dancing music till all hours. Maybe it takes an American pop star to sell out the Brits musical heritage, but it looks like when the horsemen of the Apocalypse come riding in, they’re going to be mounted on the Internet, listening to bands on Myspace.
Seriously, we’re on a slippery slope here, and if you thought that thing about the British composer, the soap opera star, and her Facebook revenge wasn’t getting us close to scrapping bottom, you probably haven’t read her blog yet.
And that’s not even taking the you-thought-it-couldn’t-happen Conductor Reality T.V. into consideration. So good luck out there folks. And keep an eye on your IP address.