Staggering Genius, Indeed.

September 19, 2005 at 6:15 am (Uncategorized)

Dunno if you’ve seen it yet, but over at the David Eggers’ helmed McSweeney’s site, there’s this: an open letter from “The Power” to “Public Enemy”, as envisioned by the brilliantly funny John Moe.

All of his “Pop Song Correspondences” are pretty brilliant (“Attention Mr. Axl Rose: We Did Not Feel Welcome In The Jungle”) but this one is in a league of its own.

A quick sample, courtesy the McSweeney’s folks: “Among the problems, I think, has been your clarity of precisely why you were fighting me and how you intended to wage that fight. Like when you say: ‘As the rhythm designed to bounce / What counts is that the rhymes / Designed to fill your mind / Now that you’ve realized the pride’s arrived / We got to pump the stuff to make us tough / from the heart / It’s a start, a work of art.’ Pardon my frankness but what the hell are you talking about there? It rhymes, but what are people supposed to do with that information? If you’re trying to fight someone, especially someone like me, you need clear action items. Maybe ‘Carjack The Power’s limousine after an important board meeting’ or ‘Expose The Power’s malfeasance in a national publication’ or maybe ‘Propose a better alternative to The Power and let the people decide.’ Those are just off the top of my head!”

It takes a blogosphere of millions to hold us back, yo.

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