Friday, July 27, 2007

Peter Fonda ironically promotes "the album"

So I'm flipping around the boob-tube late at night and what do I see, but a skeletally geriatric Peter Fonda (with some lady I don't recognize) hawking the "Flower Power" sixties and seventies compilation.

Of course they're promoting nostalgia of sex, drugs, and rock & roll. Incense and Peppermints and all that. The general "rebellion" phase of a generation - man, those days must have been really groovy! But in between six-second clips of super sounds from the seventies Peter Fonda slips into nostalgia for the "album", a whole new art form, to be listened to like one would read a book.... and he indulges in this nostalgia for album-oriented rock while promoting what might be the most extensive collection of singles from the era of album-oriented rock.

I think I'll go put on NIN's "The Fragile" now - the best double album that Peter Fonda's never heard of. (Damn you iTunes music store, and your single-oriented business model!)

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