Friday, November 11, 2011

Shillin'

Hmm..."Beatles or Stones?" Here are Mick and the boys cashing in early on (via Dangerous Minds via Open Culture):



Not a fair comparison, really, because the following isn't "Beatles," it's just Sir Paul, 40 years after the Beatles:



The late, very great Bill Hicks said it quite frankly on the essential Rant in E-Minor: "Here's the deal, folks. You do a commercial - you're off the artistic roll call, forever. End of story. Okay?" Not gospel, but never fails to make me laugh with agreement. (Incidentally, he was talking about Tonight Show host Jay Leno's Doritos commercial...almost 20 years ago!)

Back to the clips. Hot, buttery, "filthy lucre":



Oh, that is rich. But I don't begrudge him. Lydon always did want PiL to be "a company," whatever the hell that meant.

The following clip makes me sad, it's so painfully incongruous:

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