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Meanwhile, at the Hard Rock Cafe...

On a little weekend getaway, I ate at the Hard Rock Cafe. It's touristy, cliche, and my husband and I enjoy the food and the loud music.

During this particular visit; however, I was more than dismayed when I heard the unmistakable hook to Will Smith's hit single "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It." Since when did this chain, known for playing ROCK music, start opening the doors to all things pop, rap and country?

I was even more annoyed to hear a Seal song. To make matters worse, the song was accompanied by a video of the star performing during "Hard Rock Live" concert.  For goodness sake, what is rock about Seal? Just because he's rich and married to a supermodel doesn't mean he can plug into a Marshall stack.

Once again, this convergence of popular culture brings up two never-ending questions:  "what is rock; what is metal?"

I'm not sure I know the answer to either, but I'm pretty sure rock has nothing to do with songs that include the word "jiggy" in the title.







Reader Comments (1)

Well, all those rap artists are called rockstars... so i guess that does it for the purists like us
April 1, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRockfighter

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