Here’s what all the fuss is about.
Click pause on the music player before playing the YouTube.
OK, so somehow you can rig “Guitar Hero 5″ to have Kurt Cobain singing Bon Jovi.
Courtney Love may be insane, but whether she signed the contract or not, I’m sure there was no agreement that Kurt could sing “You Give Love A Bad Name”. Bon Jovi is everything Kurt stood against. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” killed hair metal, now you’ve got him singing this pop tripe in a video game?
You might say it’s only a video game, but that’s disrespectful. We must honor our heroes. And you may not care, but Kurt Cobain is still a hero to millions, the icon of a generation. Why not have an animatronic JFK spewing Richard Nixon lines?
“Icon of a generation”…”voice of a generation”…here’s the problem with that. No one person can really represent a generation. That’s a marketing tool, a P.R. tool, a propaganda tactic.
Locate a group of people who are dissatisfied or, that can be made to think they are dissatisfied and find a guy with some charisma and say; “this guy represents you” and take the group of people’s money or freedom.
Kurt Cobain wasn’t trying to be an “icon of a generation”. And, I’m not discounting what his music meant, or means, to people.
John Lennon got shot because he was a symbol. He symbolized something to a nut with a gun. He didn’t get shot because of what he said or, what king of guy he was; he got shot because he was elevated to icon/voice of a generation status.
Ironically, what we have above, is an actual symbol or, icon, of Kurt Cobain singing Bon Jovi. It’s not Kurt up there.
And, it wouldn’t be difficult at all for someone to create an “animatronic JFK spewing Richard Nixon lines” as Lefsetz suggests.
And, just maybe, that’s a good thing. Maybe the technology actually serves the purpose of pointing out the false premises of “icon” and “voice of a generation”.
Check out JRefleX93 as he plays Guitar Hero on expert (“Mr. Crowley” and gets 77%) while simultaneously solving, not one but two, Rubik’s Cubes.
As always, concentrate and click pause on the music player located in the side bar before playing the YouTube.