Fashion Rocks arrived today, as a special add-on to one of my wife’s magazines. It is a Conde Nast promotion for a TV show they present. In it you can “shop just like a rock star”. Many new and old bands show up promoting fashion items or automobiles. This is a truly sad state of affairs and I can only conclude that these musicians are acting as paid shills because they have no way to make a living off selling recorded music. If the digital revolution has brought us to the place where even the youngest musicians are willing to pimp for big business, then we have probably destroyed any notion of rock and roll as authentic culture. It now is just one more division of the Madison Avenue selling machine.
Pardon me while I puke.