Thursday, November 20, 2003

Rock and Roll, Part 3
Ubiquity Alert

You know that great tub-thumping song by Gary Glitter, glam rocker and pedophile, called "Rock and Roll, Part 2"? Sure you do. (Just listen.)

Well, a new song has arrived that will be as ubiquitous and as long-lived as it is. It will be used at sports games, probably at least three commercials, and it will play mercilessly for the next year. You will hear this song for the rest of your life.

I'm only telling you this so you can pace yourself and not come to hate it since it will be played to death in the coming year before it takes up permanent residence in our cultural soundscape.

Luckily, it's a great song.

"Hey Ya" by Outkast.

Shake it like a Polaroid picture, indeed.

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