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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Devo 2.0y Vey

Oh my god! Have you heard?! Disney is destroying the legacy of Devo!!! No, wait, Devo did that themselves in 1984 with Shout, which yielded the classic hit, uh, hey look, a shiny object!

Devo 2.0 is a kid-friendly and kid-populated band who play Devo songs with lyrics cheered up and toned down for four to eight year olds. I've laughed hysterically at comments from the cool-crowd mafia either offended or sure it's a subversive plot on the part of of Devo to destroy civilization through the wee ones. "Subversive" is getting thrown around a lot. It's the self-centered ego-hump of paranoia applied to popular culture.

It's a quaint venture with nice songs kids should enjoy. There's nothing else to see, folks. Don't listen to anything Casale has to say about it since he's the king of the hipster doofuses. There's probably no person on this earth who feels his greatness has been slighted more than Gerald. De-Evolution is real, man!

Mark Mothersbaugh is also a general on the psi-ops war against conformity. Without him nobody would think for themselves:

Mark Mothersbaugh, Devo's lead singer, currently at work on a new CD, "When Pigs Fly," has just come forward to admit that he and his fellow bandmates put subliminal messages in their music. They have, he tells Wireless Flash News, instructed people to buy jeans because they're "the uniform of the proletariat."

But that's just the tip of the subliminal iceberg. Mothersbaugh says he's sneaked the message "question authority" onto the soundtrack of "Rugrats, " for which he wrote music. And says it's "entirely possible" that a cereal commercial he worked on secretly featured the phrase "sugar is bad for you," just to be subversive.


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