Monday, October 16, 2006

S.U.C.K in the USA

Few things are more tragic then when decent songs have terrible music videos. Take John Mellencamp's latest rewrite of "Pink Houses," "Our Country." The soaring harmonies are stirring. Even the Chevy commercial that features it is decent.

Except for those pesky images of Katrina and Rosa Parks.

I don't think it's fair that people blame the Cougar. He had nothing to do with putting in those clips . But I shudder to think that Martin Luther King and all those poor black people in New Orleans died only to end up in a Chevy Silverado commercial.

No worries. If you can't beat them, join 'em. DVpringle put the same soulful song in a more intelligent video.

UPDATE: Thanks for the link BWE!

1 comment:

waiting for my rocket to come... said...

so - the original ad *really* makes me think that it's a republican political ad. there are flags, there are mentions of terror, i'm surprised "stay the course" didn't pop up along side a "vote for ______ (insert republican candidate here)". Maybe that's what the corporate welfare is - an in-kind contribution so that major corporations can shill for the Repubs...