Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Task-oriented nerd speakout!

Perhaps my mood is influenced by several recent work-related meetings involving circular "visioning," but when my music player played John Mayer's "Waiting on the World to Change" on the bus home, I became really irritated.

(Yes, I have it on my music player. I also have bagpipes, Ella Fitzgerald, the Magnetic Fields, the New Pornographers, and Eiffel 65. I ain't a hater...)

At first the song seems like it's post-cynical and slightly jaded but still hopeful. But seriously, it's just lazy and passive and capitalizes on legitimate political frustrations, all to a happy tune. Why would you be content to just wait for change? Why not fight for it yourself?

I switched straight to Thalía after that nonsense...

1 comment:

winnekat said...

so... I assume you don't watch So You Think You Can Dance (seriously, I didn't either until a few weeks ago, but now I am addicted!), but all of the contestants danced a solo to that song on Wednesday night. Which meant that I heard it EIGHT separate times. Ugh.

Two of the finalists were complimented by the judges because they "looked hopeful" at the end of the song, while the rest of the dancers just looked mad. Um...yeah?