The Electric Commentary

Monday, October 25, 2004

What once ruined the careers of Milli Vanilli is now the norm.

Jessica Simpson's sister, who is somehow a singer, had some technical difficulties durring her performance on SNL this weekend. It seems that her drummer hit the wrong button and played the wrong voice track durring her second performance on the show. She had been (gasp!) lip syncing. Now I realize that Rob and Fab were playing a recording of different guys when they were busted but is that really any different than playing a recording of your own voice that has been completely alterred with computers by your producers? Whether you blame it on the rain or your drummer, it's still not you.


  • But if you blame it on the rain,
    well the rain won't mind.

    By Blogger PaulNoonan, at 8:47 AM  

  • Look at what's being sold: it's not the music, it's the person. It's commodified into this neat little inoffensive package that fits into a simple oblivious lifestyle. Music exists as a rhetorical device and can prop up certain modes of thinking. The mode of thinking that Jessica Simpson's sister is part of has nothing to do with critiqing musical, artistic, or political talent. To those consumers, I'm sure it doesn't even matter that she's lip-synching.

    By Blogger RyanSimatic, at 12:28 PM  

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