Jeez, it appears that every organization established for honoring actual achievement has become what George C. Scott referred to the Oscars™ as: “a meat parade.”
Yep. Fucking Al Gore. For that Global Warming
Scam that he’s made beaucoup bank off of.
Exhibit # 2:
Some current nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame:
Yes, Deep Purple, and Link Wray (the inventor of the fuckin’ POWER CHORD, the cornerstone of rock guitar), which means these artists are currently NOT in the Hall of Fame.
Some past inductees:
Ahmet Ertegun (Founder of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Ohhh, I get it.)
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five (I yield to no one in my enjoyment of “The Message,” GF&TFF’s seminal rap hit. But …, they are a rap group. Rap. Should Led Zeppelin be nominated for a Rap Industry Award? In 2007, Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner used a technicality on the vote dating procedure to deny induction to The Dave Clark Five, because he felt the Hall couldn’t go another year without inducting a rap act. Starting to see how things work here?)
Madonna (Oh for fuck’s sake.)
Bill Monroe (I loves me some Bill Monroe, but he was a bluegrass player, not a rock n’ roller, despite being called an “Early Influence”™ by the Hall of Fame panjandrums.)
Jelly Roll Morton (Seriously? The self-proclaimed inventor of jazz?)
Notables who are NOT in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame:
Chicago (A rock band with a horn section, with a guitarist – Terry Kath – that Jimi Hendrix considered way better than himself. Think about that for a moment.)
Grand Funk Railroad (WTF? Can you say The Red Album, people? The group that sold out Shea Stadium quicker than the Beatles did? You’re killing me here.)
Iron Butterfly (In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, baby. Who didn’t get stoned in the 70’s listening to this?)
Robin Trower (Too Rolling Stoned, Bridge of Sighs, and on and on … .)
I’m done with all this. Any organization that would give me an award is not one I respect enough to accept an award from.
The Sex Pistols refused to attend when inducted, calling the museum “a piss stain.” That’s the rock n’ roll attitude, my friends.