× My Say News & Politics Life Sports Cars Motorcycles Bicycles Cameras Technology Money Travel Entertainment Health Fashion Relationships Stories About Scrivinor
Learn about Scrivinor


Ole Boys Owned


Art Mickey
Join to follow...
Follow Writer: Art Mickey
By following, your Scrivinor Digest will include notifications when this writer publishes new articles.
x
Art Mickey
Culture it is

    Sometimes you feel like a duck. Sometimes you don't.

Latest published articles:
  • HBO Chernobyl: MAGA on Fire
  • Game of Thrones ♥ Game of Thrones
  • Taylor Swift - ME! - Yeah Baby!
Latest comments:
  • Zaira Wasim Biography and facts
  • URI Full Movie & Box Office Collection
Don't wait! Sign up to follow this writer.
Scrivinor is a privacy-oriented writing platform. Unleash the power of your voice. It's free!
Sign up. Join Scrivinor now! Already a member. Login to Scrivinor.
Culture it is
2019/04/13
23   0  


Lil Nas X - Old Town Road (8D Audio)
Image property of the creators of Red Dead Redemption.

Lil Nas X - Old Town Road (I Got The Horses In The Back) [Visualizer] Lil Nas X — YouTube

No wonder the country music establishment is up in arms. They've been owned. The music is one thing, but the video is something else entirely.

As a song, Old Town Road is catchy, if innocuous. It succeeds terrifically as an earworm. The lyrics are playful and not too sharp.

My life is a movie
Bull ridin' and boobies
Cowboy hat from Gucci
Wrangler on my booty

But its the video where Lil Nas X lays the dynamite. He casually co-opts the mindless violence at the core of cowboy culture. That he uses video game footage to do it is even more delicious. Video games are the refined white sugar of abstract representations of fantasy. They are the very definition of irreality. Giddy-up lil' ponies!

At its core, country music believes that it's the white guys who get to have the guns.

Lil Nas X says, nah, guns want to be free. And that makes the country music crowd very, very nervous.

No wonder they are telling him to stay in his lane.


Scrivinor™ is a unique multiple pen name blogging and forum platform. Protect relationships and your privacy. Take your writing in new directions. ** Join Scrivinor **
Scrivinor™ is an open writing platform. The views, information and opinions in this article are those of the author.
About the Author

Sometimes you feel like a duck. Sometimes you don't.



Share this article on:


Join the discussion now!
x
Don't wait! Sign up to join the discussion.
Scrivinor is a privacy-oriented writing platform. Unleash the power of your voice. It's free!
Sign up. Join Scrivinor now! Already a member. Login to Scrivinor.