Unholy trinity: sex, drugs, and rock and roll (part III)

Unholy trinity: sex, drugs, and rock and roll (part III)

There is no doubt the following shall rankle the emotional sensibilities of classic rock fans everywhere.

So be it.

But it is those deeply embedded emotional sensibilities that always serve to preclude a more sober, objective, and even detailed analysis of the perception of reality manufactured and sold to the public through the spectacle of professional entertainments. As indicated in the last installment of this ongoing series of articles, the true nature of the pop music industry does not at all resemble the general public’s misinformed impressions.

Much like narcotics addicts, most rabid fans of popular music merely crave their emotional hit – in depth analysis be damned. Caught up in the glittering spectacle of light and sound, critical thinking is an afterthought, if not wholly sacrificed. Reason is often a foreign concept to fanatics. Many fail to realize the music business is not predicated on merit or talent index, but nepotism, and many of those stars idolized and even worshiped are often found portraying the role of more than one celebrity personality. The wholesale monopolization of an entire industry by an elite group of ruling families allows for such a practice to not only exist, but persist.

This installment shall deal with one of classic rock’s most iconic performers, a performer who during the heyday of their career was idolized and worshiped as New Jersey’s favorite son.

But, it was all a lie.

And no folks, we’re not talking about Bruce ‘the boss’ Springsteen.  Continue reading “Unholy trinity: sex, drugs, and rock and roll (part III)”

All in the game: NFL fixed or legit? (Part VI)

All in the game: NFL fixed or legit? (Part VI)

Are you ready for some football?

While most are enjoying their chips and dips, ice cold six packs, and donning the official jersey of their favorite NFL franchise or star player, here at Newspellcom.org., one shall continue to pose the one pertinent question most fans never seem to consider:

Is the NFL fixed, or is it legitimate?

Yes, it is that time again in America, when a large percentage of the public becomes fixated on the minute details of every play, every pass, even the dramatic human interest story lines developed to maximize the entertainment quotient of the slate of games offered every Sunday, and Monday, and yes, sometimes even Thursday. Because, professional football has displaced baseball as America’s favorite pastime, and Americans just can’t seem to get enough. But, little does the average NFL fan seem to be aware, the games are scripted spectacles, and not, as the prevailing perception would have it, legitimate sporting contests.

Oh, but one doesn’t think conspiracies exist in the NFL?

Well, think again, folks.

Not only do NFL owners conspire with mainstream television network presidents and Las Vegas gaming interests, but this practice isn’t novel. In fact, conspiracies are just business as usual. Truth is, it would be completely surprising if all of these elements did not conspire with one another to ensure profit margins for their stockholders.

The product inventory marketed by the NFL represents the result of perhaps the tightest quality control of all the professional sports leagues. And, with nearly six billion in annual revenues on the line, the league does anything in its legal control to ensure the highest rated teams and the most popular players make it onto American television screens during prime-time viewing hours.

However, what if one were to discover, the games one watches religiously every Sunday afternoon were scripted like a Hollywood movie, or perhaps even a reality television series? What if some of the head coaches, and most famous, and heralded players, to have ever suited up to play the game of professional football, were merely actors operating under pseudonyms, and were not who one thought they were?

Stay tuned folks, for this installment of Newsspellcom.org, may be just as rough to take as if one were to suit themselves up, and step out on the field, to play what is reputedly the most violent professional sport ever conceived by the mind of man. So, tighten your chin straps, and fasten your shoulder pads, because for the average NFL fan encountering this information for the first time, one offers a word of caution before proceeding; this may be rougher than any good old smash mouth football contest ever played. Continue reading “All in the game: NFL fixed or legit? (Part VI)”