It took a while to find someone who irked me so much that I had to post about them being a goddamn poseur. Once I accepted it, I found I had this disgust for Lenny Kravitz that I had been repressing for years. Wait, I love this guy's music. It's incredibly grooving, timeless and always has a good beat. I even like his depressing stuff like the entire album dedicated to his mother's death. He even got down with Lisa Bonet, and they gave the planet a hot daughter. What is wrong with this guy and what did he do to push me over the edge? He is headlining this gawd awful advertising campaign for the 'new love revolution' ads for Kohl's.
This sent me on a google search for Lenny Kravitz ads on "the Google". This man has amazing talent, and it is obvious he can write music, sing and play instruments well. Why is he selling out to everyone under the sun? Money? The guy was born to a music industry man and an actress that anyone who grew up in the late 70s and early 80s knows. Nissan used his big comeback hit "Fly Away" within a year of Fly Away being released as a single for an SUV advert. Tommy Hilfiger, Absolut, Gap, Kohl's, and Levi's jeans have all used his stuff. All the while, this cocksucker writes music about love and peace for 20 fricking years. That's a great theme, and love might be the greatest feeling of all time, but can you progress a little and write a different tune? Stop writing about peace & love and railing against corporations while simultaneously taking millions in by whoring yourself out.
You are a product. You are no longer a musician. You are the output of a system wonderfully described in "Welcome to the Machine" and "Have a Cigar" by the immortal band, Pink Floyd. Stop pretending, and admit what you are: a marionette that they put costumes on and use to sell non-durable goods.