Eminem has a new song out, Mosh. And you can view the video here. I’ll be the first to say it’s not a “great” song, but it’s angry and pissed-off, and it’s one of the best “go-vote” videos I’ve ever seen put before the Eminem target audience. It’s really pretty.
And very, very angry.
I love it.
I do want to say something about Eminem – believe it or not, I’m a big fan. Yea, he’s got a lot of misogyny in his songs. Lots of rage and anger, particularly directed at his mother and the mother of his daughter. There’s at least one song on the three CDs of his that I have that’s so incredibly woman-hating that I have trouble listening to it.
Eminem speaks to something right in my gut. That passionate anger against a society that wasn’t made for me. He’s trailer trash. White, yes, but no son of money. He’s pissed off at everybody and doesn’t know who to rail against. And he speaks right from his gut. With anger. And you can hear it in his voice.
I have respect for people who do what others believe they can’t do, and do it because they love it – and use those powers for “good.” Usually.
The video’s a great build-up of rage against Bush, and Eminem fuels it right into the best weapon we’ve got next week.