The information of Child Rock’s potential Senate candidacy has raised a number of questions: Would he be sworn in below his stage identify? How does his jobs agenda examine with present and three-time Michigan senator Debbie Stabenow’s? And eventually, is he being fucking critical?
There was another query, nevertheless it was posed by the would-be lawmaker: “Are you scared?” It’s not totally clear if that’s his marketing campaign slogan, or only a common question about Michiganders’ private ranges of safety. However there have been many who took the information with a grain of salt, since Rock’s announcement included the addition of a “Purchase Now” web page on the marketing campaign web site. It appeared like he was selling one thing, and never simply democracy.
Effectively Rock, whose actual identify is Rob Ritchie, has kind of cleared up issues—he posted a video that’s half Rock ‘n’ roll reverie, half tour announcement. Titled “Biggest Present On Earth,” the video is stuffed with previous live performance footage, and ends with the phrases “Biggest Present on Earth Tour. Coming to a metropolis close to you. 2018. Are you scared?”
Now “tour” might imply marketing campaign, although that may imply that “a metropolis close to you” ought to embody a reference to Michigan (in any case, why would he marketing campaign outdoors of the state?). However it appears like he actually might be happening tour in some unspecified time in the future, as a result of Rock launched an extra video, this time for his music “Po-Dunk.”
Even then, the ladies, beards, and ammo of the “Po-Dunk” video might simply make up Rock’s platform, however in a publish on his marketing campaign web site, the musician wrote that “like politicians write books throughout their campaigns, I’m planning on placing out music throughout mine and all of it begins tonight at midnight.” That is apparently his opening salvo, whether or not it’s in politics or a return to music. And he doesn’t recognize all of the skepticism about his civic mindedness: “It’s not a hoax, it’s a method and advertising and marketing 101! No plans for an album or the rest that has been the standard norm within the music enterprise or politics.” So it appears the information right here is that Child Rock plans to depart his home in some unspecified time in the future this yr or the subsequent, when he might marketing campaign or simply sing, which the general public would possibly discover scary. Sounds legit.
[by way of Rolling Stone]
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