Douche-bag of the Week.

Via on Nov 27, 2011

I still don’t get why we idolize sports stars and rock stars and allow ourselves to think its moral that they make ka-millions of dollars. Only people worse are the corporate cronies in the sports racket and music industry who don’t contribute anything but get just as fat off of us.

Still, as a hustling entrepreneur who finds his income questioned all the time on this blog—despite the fact that, like too many of us, I’ve come (successfully) through foreclosure and am even now struggling to make ends meet in an uneven economy etc etc—I love how our society, ie many of you, give a pass to douche bags like this one.

Yes, I’m irey. ~ WL.

Takeaways from NY Times Magazine’s feature interview of Noel Gallagher, formerly of Oasis.

1> He actually really seriously thinks Oasis is in the top 20, possibly top 7, bands of all time.

“I’d probably stay with 7. It would go: the Beatles, the Sex Pistols, the Rolling Stones, the Who. I can never remember 5. Maybe the Kinks. I can’t remember 6, then Oasis…”

2> He feels no shame for reveling in rock star cliches while the world lives in poverty and hunger etc etc:

“I needed a drug habit, a chimp, a Rolls-Royce and a top hat and cane…I got a £110,000 supercar that was built for myself, and I didn’t even have a driving license. They said it would take about a year and a half to build, and I was thinking, Great, I’ll have easily learned to drive in a year and a half…I completely forgot about it and started partying with supermodels, and about a year and a half later somebody delivered it to my house, and I had no idea what they were talking about.

3> His children will be unhappy trustafarian douchebags, unless they get free of his god-awful parenting “wisdom”:

You grew up poor. Are you doing anything to prevent your kids from becoming the idle rich?

I don’t give a [expletive] if they don’t have to work. If you didn’t have to work, would you? I’m hoping they’ll be happy.

The most miserable people I know are those who don’t have to work.

My son ain’t going to be miserable because he’s going to be the child of a rock star, the end.

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5 Responses to “Douche-bag of the Week.”

  1. Jessica says:

    I heard a radio interview with Noel around 1994-95 when Oasis first hit U.S. Noel compared their band to the Beatles even then, after only a few years on the scene. What artist has the nerve to compare themselves to the Beatles? No one I care about. I change the station whenever I here Noel's hackneyed lyrics and predictable melody lines. Artists with giant egos make boring, lifeless art. Ego kills the flow of spirit that strikes a tone of brilliance. Douche-bag is an understatement.

    • elephantjournal says:

      Beautifully put: "Ego kills the flow of spirit that strikes a tone of brilliance."

      Yah, a couple catchy songs…I'm not even sure if Oasis makes top 100 for the last 20 years, speaking only personally of course.

  2. elephantjournal says:

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    Rick G They were great, briefly, about 15 years ago. I'd put them around #70 rather than 7. I think most everyone treats the Gallagher brothers as a sad joke these days, regardless.

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    Waylon Lewis ‎#70 of all-time? Even that I find hard to take seriously. But easier to understand than top #7.

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    Rick G That was a random assignment of a number from me, based on "What's the Story Morning Glory?" One great album. (I think they had an earlier album that was supposed to be good, too). Maybe 107?

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    Waylon Lewis Deal!

  3. Ick. Other than "Wonderwall" (which come to think of it, Ryan Adams' cover is actually far better than the original) I can't even think of any Oasis songs. #7? What a tool.

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