March 31, 2003

IS THE LATEST VIDEO BY “SYSTEM OF A DOWN” being blacklisted — or is the war just popular? I link, you decide.

UPDATE: Reader Kevin Heller offers an alternative theory:

Since I was up very late last night I can tell you that adult MTV (VH1) played Boom! by System of a Down last night between 2 and 3 am I’d estimate.

I think the reason it’s not getting play is because the song sucks, it was released on an album of throwaways and the video’s concept is passe/not original.

I am/was a huge fan of System’s prior albums — especially Toxicity which was the only album I listened to for months after 9/11.

Well, there’s always that. I actually kind of liked Toxicity. I don’t have it, but my brother does.