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    I am so not his target audience

    Okay, stick with me on this one.

    I live in Denver and for the most part, it is a very homogeneous town. Very white bread, vanilla ice cream, lots of upper and middle class white people running around exercising and talking about skiing.* The radio stations here are the same way; it's all Nickelback, The Fray, Rob Thomas over and over and over. As a result, I had heard of Kanye West but had never listened to his music, just thought he was an a-hole with a big ego and an even bigger yap and a misguided sense of fashion. Example:

    But then last week I happened upon this new radio station and I heard Gold Digger. Kanye? Are you out there, honey? I love you. This song is glorious. For real. It is lewd and degrading in many ways, but it makes me so happy for some reason.

    I understand that this song came out forever ago and that I am way behind the times, but I urge you now to shut the door to your office, listen to (more than watch) the video below and shake your moneymaker. I think you will feel compelled to do so. **

    *which is not to say that I don't like it, because I do. What it lacks in cutting edge culture, it makes up for by being beautiful. Have you ever been to a concert a Red Rocks? Nothing better, I tell you.

    **Note to self: idea for future post--deconstructing the lyrics of Kanye West. Just kidding! But not really.

    Reader Comments (4)

    Kanye is one of our hometown heros--well there are so many rappers from Atlanta. Agreed. "Golddigger" is great.

    October 24, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBrilliant Asylum

    Thanks Brilliant A. Rock on (or rap on?) Atlanta!

    October 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSGM

    SGM - you're killing me. You need to go buy all 3 Kanye albums now (ok, maybe just #1 and #3, as #2 was imperfect).

    He's brilliant. Fucking brilliant.

    October 28, 2007 | Unregistered

    Decorno, I'm afraid to listen to any more Kanye for fear it will not live up to Gold Digger. With your recommendation, I will brave it. Off to itunes.

    October 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSGM

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