Monday, July 13, 2009

Cause it's stuck in my head

When I heard that there was going to be a show called "Heroes" I guess I just figured that this would be the theme song. It's a no-brainer, really, for the following reasons:
  1. It's David motherflippin' Bowie
  2. The titles are the same
  3. Reason #1 again
I suppose it's possible that the rights are too expensive--it's one of Bowie's most popular songs, of course--and it might be a little too on the nose, but like who cares? I think that giving the show that name in particular without having that theme song predicted the sort of lack of imagination that the show has really been evincing for ages (and that has been a part of making it so unwatchable that it's closer to a so-bad-it's-good mockfest than a good show now).

And, BTW, Bowie still looks good. He looks an awful lot like Jon Bon Jovi in that video, though. Don't know what that's about.

The Man, The Myth, The Bio

East Bay, California, United States
Problem: I have lots of opinions on politics and culture that I need to vent. If I do not do this I will wind up muttering to myself, and that's only like one or two steps away from being a hobo. Solution: I write two blogs. A political blog that has some evident sympathies (pro-Obama, mostly liberal though I dissent on some issues, like guns and trade) and a culture blog that does, well, cultural essays in a more long-form manner. My particular thing is taking overrated things (movies, mostly, but other things too) down a peg and putting underrated things up a peg. I'm sort of the court of last resort, and I tend to focus on more obscure cultural phenomena.