Okay, so it’s arguably the most dangerous city in North America, and I wouldn’t set foot there if Sleep, Kyuss and Saint Vitus were playing halftime of the inaugural North America Bowl pitting the Seattle Seahawks against the Calgary Stampeders. (Okay, so that would be awfully tempting–and so not gonna happen!) But my hat’s off to Detroit tonite as their petition to prevent Nickelback from performing at halftime on Thanksgiving has almost hit 19,000 signatures. Of course, I’m sure not everybody who’s signed it lives in the Motor City. I wonder how many signatures a petition asking Nickelback not to perform anywhere ever again would garner?
The petition itself asks such soul-searching questions as “Do we really want the rest of the US to associate Detroit with Nickelback?”, “Does anyone even like Nickelback?” and “Detroit is home to so many great musicians and they chose Nickelback?!?!?!” I’m not sure that stacking all that punctuation at the end of the last one necessarily turns it into a question, but I digress. I think that this actual “professional music producer/engineer/songwriter” (which I hope means more than making beats on his computer) sums it up best:
Hmm, what genre does this nasty hybrid of the worst manufactured music on the planet fall under? Remind me to avoid that section at HMV. Mind you, I am also happy to offer a suggestion…
No thang says Deetroit like the I-C-muthafuckin’ P, beeyatch!
Not only are they the perfect representation of music and culture in Detroit, but they also have their own nationwide fanbase, which is more than the Detroit Lions can say. GOTJ 2011 Pt 2–the remix, yo! (I would not mute my TV for that halftime show, lemme tell ya!)