Thursday, February 01, 2007

I can't tell these idiots apart.

I received the latest copy of Rolling Stone in the mail yesterday, and this is what I saw.

This is the "band" called "Panic! at the Disco". Mascara? Check. Haircuts? Check. Blazers? Check. Four privileged white suburbia-raised males? Check. Disaffected looks upon faces? Big goddamn check.

"Hey," I thought, "I've seen this before." Turns out I had — there's a band called The Killers — and here's the original photo that I once annotated as a handy guide for the layperson:

Note the similarities? Namely, everything about them? Yeah, I did too. "But J," my inner voice continued, "didn't these idiots just rip someone else off in the first place?" They sure did.

Now, I'm no musicologist, but I do believe Coldplay called "first dibs" on this look a few years ago (minus the mascara).

This is why I don't listen to the radio anymore.

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