World keeps getting hotter Ice falls in the sea We buy a bigger engine and say it isn't me.
Et tu, Bob? Seger not only badmouths the big engines that kept the royalty checks coming during the lean years, he went out of his way today to praise Mr. Inconvenient Truth himself: "I really admire Al Gore for doing all of those lectures, for years â€¦.The overuse of oil is just wrecking our economy."
Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep, sensing the obvious tension, asked Seger whether he felt bad about "Like a Rock" being used by a big, bad polluting car company to (one assumes) sell more carbon dioxide emitting trucks. In a response worthy of Emerson, Seger replied: "No, not really, because, you know, the great thing about that is — I really helped my home town. I saved a lot of jobs."
So which is it? Are powerful, domestically manufactured vehicles with rock-like construction standards good because they employ members of Detroit's battered workforce, or are they bad because they are melting the Arctic like an ice cube on a hotplate? Rock's Beautiful Loser has yet to clarify.