Dr. Lauren Onkey: Dumbest person since Douglas Feith
I was checking to see if Emerson Lake & Palmer had made the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and found this blog post at the official website of the organization by a woman named "Dr." Lauren Onkey. The "Dr." stands for an English PhD, not anything about music theory or anything about musical knowledge on her part.
The blog post, written in January 2010, "explains" why the Yes is not in the R&R HOF. It is such a sad and stupid commentary it must be read to be believed. Prog rock fans "implied" rock was not good enough is one reason. Another is prog rock went too far in theatrics and musical wanderings.
These are reasoned arguments? When Donna Summer, the Queen of Disco, was inducted into the R&R HOF a couple of years ago? When Madonna was inducted earlier?
A prominent general once called Bush II adviser Douglas Feith, one of the architects of the poor planning that went into the Iraq War II invasion, "the dumbest f--- guy on the planet." He must be related to "Dr." Onkey.
I mean, really, this song (Knife Edge) by Emerson Lake & Palmer is not rock? Or this one (Karn Evil No. 9)?
This is from Donna Summer.
And remember, that blog post from "Dr." Onkey is from the R&R HOF's official website.
Pathetic. And, again, dumb.