Thursday, March 24, 2011
THIS IS REBECCA BLACK. SHE’S 13 AND 42 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE WATCHED HER VIDEO
And most of them claim to hate it. The pop media, however, are fascinated by the viral numbers. Simon Cowell is fascinated by the numbers. I suspect they believe there is some mystic secret in this kind of social network generated mass response that they would love to tap into. Wikipedia have a long analysis. Me? Hell, I’m not fascinated. This is ultra-dumb pop music. There’s always been ultra-dumb pop music, although this may be dumber than most. I also don’t believe there is any secret for Cowell and his ilk to glean from all this. Viral internet responses of this kind are, I figure, the result of some wholly unpredictable Jungian electronic consciousness. Next week it will be a another hamster eating popcorn.
Click here for the video
Click here for Wikipedia
The secret word is Thursday
Pinetop Perkins – RIP
Posted by Mick at 3/24/2011 03:56:00 AM