You know, I really didn't think I would have anything to comment on regarding the Ray Rice assault. Guy hits his wife in public (note: I just now noticed that this sentence didn't read the way I intended. What I was trying to say is that Rice assaulted his wife, which is a crime; and it was done in public so the criminal proceedings are likely to be a formality. Whether Rice did something wrong or not isn't really in question). Job done. He's gonna get prosecuted, probably get a big fine and community service, the NFL will slap some silly ethics violation punishment on him, and life goes on. Unfortunately, the media and a sizable minority of Americans have decided it's the NFL's job to police their players and function as judge, jury and executioner in some kind of bizarre twist on The Running Man. So I wrote this earlier today:
Videos below the fold. This is the kind of thing I actually spend a lot of time thinking about. Anyway, in the full post is a list of songs/videos found on Youtube. One can flowchart through these songs explaining what they all have to do with each other. This flowchart also, incidentally, explains the point in time when New Age and Synth Pop started transitioning to a new sound. If you're a fan of 80's music, none of these songs is a prime example of, I guess you would say, the fundament of what people think of with the 80's sound. However, most of this music represents a point at the sharpest part of the curve into a new style. In that, these songs are the most extreme marriage of Synth Pop, R & B and and Hip Hop. Well, in the context of the times, anyway.