Say it ain't so, Joe

Breaking: Biden resigns the vice-presidency amid Wentzgate scandal
By DAVID THORPE  |  November 14, 2008

081114_biden_main
Can I take back my vote? This new administration has already forfeited my trust. Regard this mortifying quote from PETE WENTZ: "If it weren't for JOE BIDEN, I would not exist as a human being." Pete's parents met while working on a Biden campaign long ago, you see, so Joe Biden indirectly aided in the production of Pete Wentz, which was a disgusting and criminally reckless act. I thought you were cool, Joe.

It hurts. During the presidential race, I even had a dream about Joe: the media were freaking out over a highly publicized series of Biden "gaffes" but it turned out he'd just been casually swearing during speeches. Like, "I'll tell you who's not going to raise your taxes: [points to self with thumbs] this motherfucker." He was also being interviewed on the beach by a terrifying female bodybuilder, and he kept pointing to his biceps and talking about his "guns." Seriously, I had this dream. In fact, I just forgave Joe Biden for the Wentz thing, because he inserted a dream into my brain, and the dream ruled — and I rule.

This was such non-news that it completely slipped by me for more than a month: HARD ROCK PARK, the $400 million baby-boomer jerk-off theme-park travesty, has filed for bankruptcy after losing an assload of money. Oh, really? Nobody wanted to fly to South Carolina and pay $50 to ride your retarded Moody Blues roller-coaster and live out some heinous rich guy's bizarre miscalculation of a rock-and-roll fantasy? Nobody wanted to see "Phonehenge," your Stonehenge made of phone booths? Even though it's really clever?

But of course the flamboyant idiocy of the thing isn't the problem. It's the credit crunch, they say, and gas prices. They're planning to restructure and reopen the park for the 2009 season, and I hope it makes everyone involved even broker. I'm not generally one to wish others ill (snort!), but I really hope Hard Rock Park execs lose their wives and houses and life savings over this shit, and I hope their kids can't go to college and they have to make clothes out of their pets and burn their underwear for fuel, and then I hope their zippers chafe them in sensitive areas.

A delightful little one-way geriatric slapfight ensued this week when CREAM bassist and vocalist JACK BRUCE let loose on rival Yardbirds offshoot LED ZEPPELIN. In an off-the-cuff interview at the Classic Rock Awards, Bruce was asked whether Cream would once again reunite: "Everybody talks about Led Zeppelin," he replied, despite the fact that nobody was talking about Led Zeppelin, "and they played one fucking gig — one fucking lame gig — while Cream did weeks of gigs. Proper gigs, not just a lame gig like Zeppelin did, with all the keys lowered and everything. We played everything in the original keys. Fuck off, Zeppelin, you're crap. You've always been crap, and you'll never be anything else."

"That's a bold opinion," the incredulous interviewer replied. Bruce retorted: "What? You're gonna compare Eric Clapton with that fucking Jimmy Page? Would you really compare that?" Please note that nobody compared Clapton with Page.

1  |  2  |   next >
Related: Flesh and blood, We want a fresh start — and an untroubled election, Obama for president, More more >
  Topics: Music Features , Elections and Voting, Politics, U.S. Politics,  More more >
| More


Most Popular
ARTICLES BY DAVID THORPE
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   THE BIG HURT: LUPE’S CAREER CHANGE  |  March 19, 2013
    You may have already had a big luxurious eye roll at celebrities as "creative directors" of companies ...
  •   WHO CHARTED: SMOOTH JAZZ SONGS  |  March 12, 2013
    If you dig deep enough into Billboard.com's genre charts, past the foreign hits, past the Latin and Christian stuff and the MySpace streaming charts, you'll find one last afterthought: Smooth Jazz.
  •   THE BIG HURT: THIS WEEK IN OFFENSIVE CONTENT  |  March 08, 2013
    In her long career of pushing boundaries, Madonna has run afoul of some of the world's most powerful institutions.
  •   THE BIG HURT: DIVING IN THE PR DUMPSTER  |  February 26, 2013
    I've been dumpster diving in the PR bin, the rankest receptacle of music industry waste, and I've come up with a dripping fistful of the month's hottest garbage.
  •   THE BIG HURT: LEANIN' WITH BIEBS  |  February 20, 2013
    Bieber was allegedly photographed sipping something from a double Styrofoam cup, in close proximity to a big bottle of codeine cough syrup. This can only add up to one thing: lean . That purple drank, the laudanum of Screw, the deadly nectar of Pimp C.

 See all articles by: DAVID THORPE