....LMB: "Eminem Is a Dirty Smelly Hippy"....

October 20, 2004

The rumored next single by Eminem, "Mosh", looks to be an anti-war, anti-Bush track. The song is being released on the new DJ Green Lantern mixtape Sirius Bizness*, or you can download it here.

[update]

Looks like they've taken down the mp3, but you can hear the track in Windows Media or Real Player here.

[/update]

It's not the greatest song I've ever heard, even by Eminem standards, but some of the lyrics are pretty good. My favorite bits:

Imagine it pouring, it's raining down on us,
Mosh pits outside the oval office
Someone's trying to tell us something, maybe this is God just saying
we're responsible for this monster, this coward
that we have empowered
This is Bin Laden, look at his head nodding,
How could we allow something like this
Without pumping our fist
Now this is our, final hour
...
Let the President answer on high anarchy
Strap him with AK-47, let him go
Fight his own war, let him impress daddy that way
No more blood for oil, we got our own battles to fight on our soil
No more psychological warfare to trick us to think that we ain't loyal
If we don't serve our own country we're patronizing a hero
Look in his eyes, it's all lies, the stars and stripes
They've been swiped, washed out and wiped,
And Replaced with his own face, mosh now or die
If I get sniped tonight you'll know why, because I told you to fight

(I guess he's using the term "mosh" to mean get angry or fight back or something?)

We're getting all this political music these days, but I sadly predict that it won't last much past this next election. Unless, of course, Bush is re-elected and continues fucking everything up.

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* sigh. The title of the mixtape seems to be a blatant plug for Eminem's upcoming channel on Sirius satelite radio.

** This is the 1500th LMB post. Hooray!

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Congratulations on your 1500th post, Jake. You give us all a gift of sharp insight, crafted in darn good storytelling. Thanks for exposing the Sauron's and Cobra Commander's of the world.

Posted by: Juanito Cordova Dolanski at October 20, 2004 10:30 AM

I like those lyrics. Sometimes he does impress me.

Posted by: Amanda at October 20, 2004 01:31 PM

Dirty Smelly Hippy - Jake isn't that a Futurama line?

Posted by: Lafe at October 20, 2004 02:00 PM

Hey, which file is it? I don't see one called "Mosh" in the directory right now....

Posted by: Tom at October 20, 2004 04:10 PM

Eminem is such a rollercoaster ride. Why does he have to follow up every sucky single with a good one? And why does everyone have to sign up with Sirius? I've got XM. :(

Posted by: Me at October 20, 2004 05:10 PM

Hey,

I did a google search for some articles about "Mosh" and I found this blog. This is a very neat blog, Im adding it to my bookmarks now. Keep up the good stuff.

Posted by: yuiol at October 21, 2004 09:58 PM

I like Eminem, but I personnaly think Asia Born is better.

Posted by: inonthekilltaker at October 28, 2004 05:00 PM
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Senate May Ram Copyright Bill- one of the most depressing stories of the day that didn't involve death or bombs. It's the music and movie industries' wet dream. It criminalizes peer-to-peer software makers, allows the government to file civil lawsuits on behalf of these media industries, and eliminates fair use. Fair use is the idea that I can use a snippet of a copyrighted work for educational, political, or satirical purposes, without getting permission from the copyright-holder first.

And most tellingly, the bill legalizes technology that would automatically skip over "obejctionable content" (i.e. sex and violence) in a DVD, but bans devices that would automatically skip over commericals. This is a blatant, blatant, blatant gift to the movie industry. Fuck the movie industry, fuck the music industry, fuck the Senate.

Music industry aims to send in radio cops- the recording industry says that you're not allowed to record songs off the radio, be it real radio or internet radio. And now they're working on preventing you from recording songs off internet radio through a mixture of law and technological repression (although I imagine their techno-fixes will get hacked pretty quickly).

The shocking truth about the FCC: Censorship by the tyranny of the few- blogger Jeff Jarvis discovers that the recent $1.2 million FCC fine against a sex scene in Fox's "Married By America" TV show was not levied because hundreds of people wrote the FCC and complained. It was not because 159 people wrote in and complained (which is the FCC's current rationale). No, thanks to Jarvis' FOIA request, we find that only 23 people (of the show's several million viewers) wrote in and complained. On top of that, he finds that 21 of those letters were just copy-and-paste email jobs that some people attached their names to. Jarvis then spins this a bit by saying that "only 3" people actually wrote letters to the FCC, which is misleading but technically true. So somewhere between 3 and 23 angry people can determine what you can't see on television. Good to know.

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Stay Tuned for Nudes- Cleveland TV news anchor Sharon Reed aired a story about artist Spencer Tunick, who uses large numbers of naked volunteers in his installations and photographs. The news report will be unique in that it will not blur or black-out the usual naughty bits. The story will air late at night, when it's allegedly okay with the FCC if you broadcast "indecent" material. The author of this article doesn't seem to notice that Reed first claims that this report is a publicity stunt, but then claims it's a protest against FCC repression. I'd like to think it's the latter, but I'm not that much of a sucker.

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