What a gift to old millennials and young gen Xers! The Network hath blessed us with a sudden and prolific follow-up to Money Money 2020 in 2003: Money Money 2020 Part II: Told Ya So! I feel so in touch with my inner teenager. Who's ready to mosh?
At home! By ourselves!!
Like back in the day, when the scalpers had cleaned out Ticketmaster and you put the radio station phone number on speed dial but still weren't the seventh caller!!!
My husband and I were already listening to our old Money Money 2020 CD earlier this year and laughing about the dystopian year foretold by Billie Joe Armstrong (oops, I mean totally NOT Billie Joe). And now The Network has arisen from vintage obscurity to proclaim NEENER NEENER to the world! It's funny how right they were that 2020 would be a terrible year. But isn't that great?
2020 is a dumpster fire for sure, but not everything is worse now than it was 17 years ago. Unlike in 2003, for example, we don't need illegal file-sharing services to listen to all the new songs and watch all the new videos, on demand, for free! Now we have Spotify and YouTube, and when we start to feel overwhelmed and hopeless, we can headbang our brains out in our basements, alone, just like we did in the good old days.
But this time, to old-sounding new songs like "Ivankkka is a Nazi" and "Jerry Falwell's Pool Party."
God bless 'em, every one!