Monday, April 21, 2008

Tempest in a D Cup

Is usually estimable New York Times pop music critic Jon Pareles chanelling the mercifully departed Kelefa Sanneh?

Cast as the daring rock rebel in the Simpson family reality-show empire, Ashlee Simpson is hardly less plastic than her nice-girl sister, Jessica. Her debacle of a “Saturday Night Live” appearance exposed her as a lip-syncher, and when she’s not singing about her rocker-girl independence, she’s working on Broadway. Lately, she and her fiancĂ©, Pete Wentz, of Fall Out Boy, have been teasing the tabloid media by refusing to confirm or deny pregnancy rumors.

But for Ms. Simpson as a pop contender, none of that matters. On her third album, “Bittersweet World,” the defiant pose — “I just wanna color outside the lines,” she pouts in “Rule Breaker,” sounding about as dangerous as an unruly kindergartner — gives her fertile songwriting territory.

Well, at least he didn't feel compelled to mention Ms. Simpson's Billboard chart history. The song still sucks, of course...


The Kenosha Kid said...

Didn't 'Missing Persons' do this song 20 years ago?

steve simels said...

You noticed.

danny1959 said...

Man does that blow!

TMink said...

Real Drek. Why notice it? You don't write about the gum or worse that gets stuck on your shoe.

Missing Persons had killer players, they were Zappa Alumnae.

This sucks ass.

Trey (who needs a shower after hearing some of it)