Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Eat the Rich

In case you're new here and haven't figured it out based on the title of the blog, I love Aerosmith. My love is pure and true and undaunted by criticism, general or specific. The Bad Boys from Boston rock my world and the Toxic Twins have had featured roles in a dream or two (sometimes even when I was asleep). Love. Them.

When they shared the stage with Britney Spears and N'Sync during the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXV in 2001, I cringed. I didn't approve - I knew it was a joke - I hated it and what it did to their reputation - but I still loved them.

(a long clip which, curiously, does not appall me nearly as much as it did when it originally aired)

When they sold their music and images to Guitar Hero, I knew it was kind of a sell-out, but I also figured it would get their music out there for a whole new fanbase. I got it.

(Yeah, I gave you Mama Kin. Like I had an option...)

Aerosmith's Rockin' Roller Coaster? Well. A band's gotta make a living somehow.

Commercial for Gap? Forgiven. (If only because of how smokin' JoePerry looks in the last couple seconds of the ad.)

Well-documented in-fighting and stints in rehab? They're only human.

I've forgiven my boys a lot.

But lottery tickets? I understand this has been going on up in their neck of the woods for a while now, but my introduction came yesterday when I heard an ad for them on the radio. Thank goodness Tom was driving, because I might have put us in a ditch.

Lottery tickets? With a Dream On second chance drawing because you don't want to miss a thing? (their words, not mine - I promise) Oh, this is a new low. We're heading fast into KISS territory.

Lottery tickets. Man. (Scroll down to the bottom of this link to see the band picture. Nobody is happy about or proud of this.)

I love you guys, but DAMN you make it hard sometimes.

I think the J. Geils band expressed my feelings best:

Love stinks.

Well - that, and:

Oh no, I can't deny it - Oh yeah, I guess I gotta buy it.

Wish me luck.


bassislife said...

Talk to me when they have a casket:

Nancy/BLissed-Out Grandma said...

You are a very forgiving lover, Mommakin. And your boys are definitely testing you.

Ronnica said...

Never been an Aerosmith fan (not that I'm a non-fan, just whatever) but that video made me laugh...I remember *NSync being that cool in high school (or at least for the younger and my friends of course pretended to hate them while secretly buying up their CDs)...but they're SO dorky. Still love their music though (shhh!).

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

We can often look the other way in these relationships, can't we?

We're heading fast into KISS territory. bwahahahahaha

I'm visiting your good state this weekend!

Macey said...

I forgive because they are musical genius personified.
I love them.
But, look back at that link and look at Joe Perry's face. That look says it all.

Macey said...

By the way: the superbowl halftime with BS was, well...BS!
Also, where the hell is that roller coaster?! I wanna ride!

Cheryl said...

Tammy, ya know what stinks most about all of this? That the lottery ticket gig isn't even to promote the Massachusetts (or another NE state) lottery where so much of the revenue goes to help the schools.

They've sold out completely. You are far more forgiving of their transgressions than I would be of my boy Bruce.

Liz Mays said...

Oh you made me laugh with how you incorporated the lyrics in here.

The lottery is ridiculous!!! And when I rode their ride, they had that music blasting SOOOOOO loud that I actually got mad at them.

Joanna Jenkins said...

The lottery is a joke. I guess the music biz really is as tough as they say.

But dang, those guys can SING!

Anonymous said...

That is selling out for sure!! I am not an avid fan like you, but I do have a special place in my <3 for them after my friend, when we were seniors in high school, found out where they were staying when they played in our town; she sent them flowers; they called her house (Steven Tyler did), invited her to the show, gave her front row seats, brought her up on stage and let her come backstage after. Now that's awesome!!

Carma Sez said...

I'd say that definitely qualifies as selling out, yet, I'd probably make a pitstop and pick up a ticket or two- I'm easily swayed.

Claudya Martinez said...

They are just testing your loyalty.

Gibby said...

Eew. So, did you buy one?
My friend named her son Tyler because of her Aerosmith love.

(But have you ever been on that roller coaster? It ROCKS!)

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Badass Geek said...

They've had their hiccups trying to remain in the foreground, but still... It would be an awesome show.

Mammatalk said...

How did you weave the lyrics in so well?? said...