Do not tell me the days of the balladeer are over. Technology has just made it possible for the "wandering minstrel" to be a "stay-put minstrel" and regale an even larger audience with their melodic tales of heroic acts and legendary battles.
Without even really looking for anything in particular, I typed "Steven Slater Song" into a YouTube search yesterday afternoon and found no less that 7 songs about our stalwart young righter-of-wrongs. No less than three that were titled "The Ballad of Steven Slater". And even one which took the opposing viewpoint, that Slater was not in the right. Ah, it's a glorious world were even the folks who are wrong get to air their views.
Here's my 2 favorites. If you like them, please check out the respective YouTube channels and see what else these fine creative folks are doing. I'm sure you'll find more you like!
In the media onslaught that has been washing over us since Steven Slater slid down the airplane emergency ramp into our collective consciousness, I see a lot of talking heads on TV that are not seeing the big picture. I've seen commentaries that were all about rudeness of airline passengers and what causes it.
It's NOT about airline passengers, folks. It has to do with the general population being rude. We are existing with 2 generations of Americans who have been told since the cradle, that they are the most important individuals alive and that their shit don't stink! So when the reality of the world crashes in around them (a reality consisting of 400,000,000 other people who feel that THEY are the odorless shit-maker) they become pouting, griping little snot-nosed A-holes.
What Steven Slater did was try to make one feel accountable.
I guess it didn't work.
Accountability is what is most sorely missing from today's American society. If you are a rude dick, you should at least be told so. Lose the righteousness. Don't just wallow in your dick-itude.
And then shut up and let the rest of us get something done.
Talk to you soon.