I HOPE WE’RE NOT TOO MESSIANIC, OR A TRIFLE TOO SATANIC: Grammys Go With Devil Worship In Primetime.
Related (From Ed): Everything old is new again! The Rolling Stones performed “Sympathy for the Devil” in 1968. Jimmy Page spent the late ‘60s and much of the ‘70s putting Aleister Crowley references into Led Zeppelin artwork and for Led Zep III, even in the LP’s run-out grooves. AC/DC released “Highway to Hell” in 1979. Ozzy Osbourne released “Mr. Cowley” in 1981. So many heavy metal groups spent the ‘80s using devil worship as a pose that VH-1 has an article headlined, “6.66 Hot Points Of The ’80s Heavy Metal Satanic Panic.”
Find something controversial from the 21st century to actually épater les bourgeois rather than a sub-genre of rock that’s over 50 years old to bore them, Grammys!
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UPDATE (FROM GLENN): Heh.
“Listen, folks, I enjoy demonic sexual perversion just as much as the next guy, but this is just too much,” said the frustrated Father of Lies. “I’m the god of this world! I appear as an angel of light! It’s supposed to be sneaky and subtle! Has Hollywood lost its ability to be subtle? What on earth happened to this town?”
“And how am I supposed to corrupt the next generation when no one watches this garbage anymore?” he lamented. “At least I still have TikTok.”
Did I say “heh?” Yes, yes I did.
UPDATE (From Ed): John Nolte: Fat Satan Grammys Deliver Ratings Catastrophe of Just 12.4M Viewers.