I don’t know if I would have ever said this…
Wait, lets clarify that’s probably not a good idea to ever use the word never. It almost ‘never’ works out. As an example. I was once told by a friend that he would never sell his company. Two days ago, he made the announce that he sold it. WHAT?!?
Ok, back to the idea I was getting at. I don’t know if I would have ever been impressed with something Paris Hilton doing something. Sure Paris Hilton is pretty to look at. Sure Paris Hilton has made some stupid moves. Sure Paris Hilton is famous solely for the act of being famous. Wait, maybe it was that video of her talent relating sucking chrome off of a trailer hitch. As Paris would say: “That’s Hot.” If there is one thing Paris is capable of doing – it’s generating media interest over absolutely nothing.
All that changed in the past 48 hours. Of course it wasn’t all her own doing, but what does it matter. She agreed to do it. What am I referring too? A political spoof campaign created for the Will Ferrell backed website FunnyOrDie.com. Paris Hilton Responds to McCain’s Ad. If you haven’t seen Paris Hilton doing this response ad, I actually recommend that you follow that link.
She didn’t write much of the ad, but she did memorize it all and did it in four takes. Which is actually fairly impressive. What’s even more surprising is that it paints her in a rather intelligent light. Where even political pundits are thinking her energy policy is better than what either front running candidate is proposing. In case you don’t know who those two are: Obama and McCain.
I seriously considered eschewing a song for today and running that spoof here on the blog. It’s really that funny, and that poignant. I think it’s safe to say the Paris Hilton may not be entirely stupid and actually has the potential to morph into a person who has something to offer beyond a pretty face.
All that said, if you’re still here for today’s selection, congrats!
You’ve heard one of my early songs that garnered my first nomination for a music award. The perfect song for a Paris Hilton actually. Publicity. It’s what she was all about. Actually, the recent comments by the Los Angeles police about a lack of Paris, Brittney and Lohan was pretty spot on. What are tabloid peeps focusing on these days now that those three are no longer on ever cover and such, one has to wonder if the idea of being famous for nothing has finally come and gone.
What did I particularly like about this song? First, the lyrics are pretty ironic. Especially since it’s about a person wanting to be famous. Being a rockstar includes that need for publicity. The guitar sound actually sounds so much bigger than the amp I used to record it. If there is something I’m not overly happy about it at it looking back on it, I’d have liked to have used live drums. It was a live drummer, but playing an electric kit. It works. But that’s all.
Little production tricks like double the guitars with two tracks each played slightly differently help to pump up the riffs. It was a big learning experience. In the outro of the track you can hear names of bands I had been flirting with, and spoofing on MTV news. I think the real thing about it is that I was experimenting with drum loops and having fun. That clearly shows. It makes the song fun. I wasn’t thinking about it so hard. Unlike now.
Enjoy and go get the whole CD – legally. I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy it!