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Jump on his head

Why would someone who tries to position himself as smart say really stupid things like this … and let someone record him doing it? Is he trying to achieve some sort of reverse snob appeal?

Americans can’t handle pop music? The radio has been hijacked by … something other than pop music?

Where does he think most of the world’s pop music comes from? And that’s not because Europeans are buying it (although they are). It’s because there’s a huge market for it here.

“The combined 2001 value of the recorded music industry in the US and Europe [is] (24 billion euros). … Fears of American dominance in music are not entirely unfounded: from 2001 through 2007, 31 artists have appeared simultaneously on at least 18 countries’ charts in at least one year. Twenty three of these artists – Avril Lavigne, Backstreet Boys, Beyoncé, Black Eyed Peas, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Destiny’s Child, Eminem, Enrique Iglesias, Evanescense, Faith Hill, Gnarls Barkley, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Outkast, P!Nk, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rihanna, Usher, and Vanessa Carlton – are American.”

Now me and the wanker don’t know shit about radio music, but I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that at least a few of these qualify as “pop.” Here’s the full article, which concludes that basically people like music from their own country the best. Which may be why you’re not hearing quite as much EuroPop in gay bars stateside, Mr. Sullivan.

I don’t know why I let this get me so worked up.  It doesn’t matter who makes the music or who buys it. It’s simply a matter of personal taste.

Or maybe Kipper’s right and Andrew Sullivan has no soul >

  1. November 28, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Gosh Andrew Sullivan is rong about something. What ARE the odds?

  2. November 29, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Sully, Breitbart & Rock&Roll. Say, you don’t suppose they’re a pair of racists, so dedicated to hating black people they don’t even like blues-based music?

    • BDay
      November 29, 2011 at 9:47 pm

      I am clearly out of my league here…were they talking about Palin’s baby or triangle math? I would say I will have to pay more attention to Sullivan and Breitbart, but I don’t like the little I see, so I’ll just go put my head back in the sand now, thank you.

  3. Big Bad Bald Bastard
    November 29, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Just what the world needs, a right wing Pet Shop Boys fan.

  4. November 29, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    That…”beard”, if you can call it that…can’t be real, can it?

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