. . . Wednesday March 31, 2004

Jessica Simpson, Writer

For the last few years, there has been a movement to return to some of the old values of music. The singer-songwriter is starting to re-emerge and get props for being creator and performer. Fine. That’s a good trend. But can it go too far. Are we really going to judge Britney and Jessica Simpson according to whether or not they wrote (or co-wrote, or typed) the songs on their CD? Next you’ll be telling me that Simpson wrote that Chicken of the Sea bit all on her own.

Couldn’t the focus on merit and art threaten the very idea of pop? It’s time to take a stand. Keep your art out of my pop star.

Concentration is important!