I was driving home from work last night and thinking about the election today. After a scan across the many news and political Sirius/XM stations that were all at commerical (on paid radio?)…so I flipped to music.
Station A, song #1: “Nookie,” by Limp Bizkit
Station B, song #2: “Lovin’ Every Minute Of It,” by Loverboy
This is my musical equivelent of the mid-term elections.
Is there a lesser of two evils?
Keep the personal politics out of this: If you had to decide between supporting one of these “candidates” which one would you pick, and why?
Hey, Maybe you really dig one of these songs. Maybe Mike Reno is your cousin and you support him unconditionally. Maybe you chose “Nookie” last time and feel burned.
I voted for Loverboy because I prefer the devil I know to the devil I don’t know. At least I can predict how they’re likely to try and f*ck me over, so my chances of avoiding pain are higher.
Plus, Loverboy’s sins are those of omission, rather than commission. They didn’t invent whole new ways to be stupid — they just perfected ways of avoiding change altogether. A lesser of two evils for me.
Or am I getting them mixed up with Night Ranger?
I voted for Limp Bizkit’s “Nookie” because I see it as more an “agent of change” in times that surely need changing. The election of “Nookie” will likely change things for the worse, but that’s OK, in my book. Sometimes you’ve got to shove it all to rock bottom for things to get better. And who knows, maybe Fred Durst’s work actually may build bridges and lead to new opportunities. Plus, I begin laughing as soon as “Nookie” gets underway. The beginning of any Loverboy song first makes me feel nauseous.
Ow, ow. Holding my nose, and pretty much for the same reasons as HVB, I’m going with Loverboy, despite the absence of Mike Reno’s patented headbands in this video.
Although Loverboy is completely annoying, they lack the malice aforethought that Fred Durst seems to possess in spades. Where Loverboy just seems grossly misguided, Fred Durst seems to be doing exactly what he set out to do.
Come on, look at the way Reno flaunts Loverboy’s campaign improprieties at the 41-second mark! And listen to Durst’s inspiring words to the crowd about 3:15 into the live version of “Nookie.” Taking our personal politics out of the equation, the man’s inspiring – definitely the most articulate frontman in rap-metal! Get off your asses, young Townspeople, and elect “Nookie!”
“the man’s inspiring – definitely the most articulate frontman in rap-metal”
Well, I hate to be the first one to go negative but allow me to run down a short list of other charismatic frontmen through the ages: Adolph Hitler, Idi Amin, Benito Mussolini, Billy Joel…
It sickens me how biased this coverage is. Not a single mention of the way that Loverboy was once shamefully swiftboated by Nirvana, ending their initial run in the political rock arena?
That Limp Bizkit has already received two votes according to early exit polls is just a sign of how old and out of date the Town Hall Constituency really is. I was there for Loverboy, the same as all of you. But I was also out there on the streets, fighting the good fight against Limp Bizkit in the late ’90s. I lived through the Nookies. I lived through the acoustic cover of Behind Blue Eyes. I watched people fall for Fred Durst’s claims of a chocolate starfish in every pot full of hot dog flavored water, only to see this nation saddled with Big Dumb Face, Puddle of Mudd and that time Limp Bizkit made a bunch of dudes audition for them in Best Buy parking lots and then purchased the legal rights to any guitar riffs they came up with. The only stuff Limp Bizkit ever broke was the American public’s belief in the simple midwestern wholesomeness of a red baseball cap.
Reno’s trying to buy the election! It’s all too cynical. Look at the way Durst motivates his audience. It’s the real deal. So the Best Buy auditions didn’t work out as planned, but damn if Durst didn’t at least TRY to take it to the strip malls of this great nation.
I represent the 58% of American voters too ignorant and apathetic to vote in this mid-term election.
Q: What is the difference between ignorance and apathy?
A: I don’t know and I don’t care.
How can Loverboy hold such a commanding lead in this race?
The public has been mislead and history has been rewritten. Much like the Ronald Reagan story, the public has been sold that Journey was somehow important and influental and worthy of greatness. These “puppet masters” can’t get Journey to run so have had to settle for Loverboy. It is a matter of weeks before “Working for the Weekend” is sung by drunk girls at Karaoke bars (thus insuring the vote!)
Now that the election is over, I can admit that after considering 3rd party candidate “Howard Stern Re-run of that morning’ show that I had already listed to” I too chose my 1987 High School Prom Theme, Loverboy’s “Lovin’ Every Minute Of It”. Thankfully I made it home before the final “Whoa–ohha-ohh-ohh!”
I’ll start practicing in a couple of days – and I vote for Loverboy. His ass is hot.
And I saw Loverboy live one or two times back in their hairday. And I was probably drunk.
God, I hope so.