Waltzing With Moby

March 25, 2005 at 4:11 pm 4 comments

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Newsflash! The asexual Moby apparently makes Joe Levy want to drink Red Bull and fuck. That sentence alone makes me wonder if it was written by Rolling Stone’s frequent stroke material Britney Spears. But the thing that got me was Molly Ringwald-as-stripper. I don’t take issue with the countless dudes of a certain age and sensibility who probably share that fantasy, but in Levy’s sticky hands, it sounds like the review was written by Steph instead of Ducky. And in the bigger picture, Rolling Stone marginalizes or flat-out ignores the Molly Ringwalds of the music world, from the sausage party high atop its masthead to articles about Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan instead of women with actual guitars, making up for it once a year by jamming a bunch of disparate female artists into their annual apology, “Women Who Rock” issue.

One of the most interesting thing about 80s revisionist nostalgia in middle-aged male culture critics is the fetishization of women they would have ignored and then ogling the 22-year-old version of that fantasy, who has no history or baggage, only fashion. Grown-up Stephs who want to slum with barely legal nu wave girls have a multitude of outlets. The Voice is usually one of the few places, above ground, where we can hear from the Andies of the world.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. fifty nine cent  |  March 25, 2005 at 8:51 pm

    excellent ideas. The riff on old guys reprising the 80s/their fading libido puts me in mind of a quote:
    “history repeats itself. the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce”.

    –Karl Marx,
    The 18th Brumaire of Louis Napoleon


  • 2. Amy  |  March 26, 2005 at 3:20 am

    wow, you are so right. that is so true. maybe girls who wear the same cordouroys and hoodie every day (like me) will be hot in 20 years!

  • 3. Miz Tanya  |  March 27, 2005 at 1:00 am

    Speaking from personal experience, I know that Joe Levy is pissed that he never got further than RS, and all he really wants to do is hang around Butter and Marquee and bang C-list catalog models. He’s about as deep as the tap water in the IC Light branded plastic pint glass (Go Steelers) I’m drinking from. He’s a boring ass clock puncher. People like him are the reason people with any depth flee the “music industry.” I’m not mad at him though, music criticism is a thankless, shitty paying job.

  • 4. Miz Tanya  |  March 27, 2005 at 1:01 am

    I forgot, Moby is just as bad. With the model humping. Depressing, really.


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