I occasionally go off on The Man. We all know about The Man, right? If not, I was watching The School of Rock, and this scene rocked it. That's one great movie, and this is one of the reasons why.
Everybody loves sticking it to The Man. Even The Man likes to stick it to The Man. Do you remember this commercial? It was a classic.
I was recently reading where a motorcycle magazine called Easyriders used a tagline that said "California residents: Add 6% sales tax for The Man." That was in 1979. While the government is clearly the best example of The Man, I use it for anyone in a position of authority. And sticking it to authority figures is the stuff of rock legend. But authority always wins, right? Maybe, but that doesn't mean you don't fight it anyway. I love the end of this video!
Rock music was born to stick it to The Man. How many great songs are there that basically are all about sticking it to The Man? Here's a smattering of some of the best.
I watched all of those back-to-back-to-back, etc. I feel like rampaging against … shoot, anything right now. Yowza.
This all started so sweetly with Jack Black lecturing about The Man, and ended up with Rage Against The Machine just ripping into authority. You gotta love it.
Go forth and take this advice: Keep calm and stick it to The Man! And if you have the time, watch the rest of School of Rock. That movie is good for the rock 'n' roll soul.
My name is Bill, and I live in the greater Philadelphia area. I love music, and I have a lot of opinions. This site is primarily focused on music, but sometimes I get off track. I hope you enjoy.