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2012-01-04 04:21:20 PM

stoli n coke: jj325: Conservative. Cool. Rock and Roller. I know only one

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/Would probably offer up Ramones songs to the GOP candidates just to piss Joey off

What songs? Bonzo Goes to Bitburg? 53rd and 3rd? Lobotomy? We're a Happy Family? Commando?

I can't think of too many of their songs that fit the mold for conservative politicians.


Today your Love, Tomorrow the World.
 
2012-01-04 04:23:46 PM

TV's Vinnie: Maybe it has something to do with the fact that conservatives tries to ban rock & roll in the first place:


I bet there are record collectors and Beatles aficionados who simply weep seeing that picture.
 
2012-01-04 04:26:29 PM

facisto: stoli n coke: jj325: Conservative. Cool. Rock and Roller. I know only one

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/Would probably offer up Ramones songs to the GOP candidates just to piss Joey off

What songs? Bonzo Goes to Bitburg? 53rd and 3rd? Lobotomy? We're a Happy Family? Commando?

I can't think of too many of their songs that fit the mold for conservative politicians.

Today your Love, Tomorrow the World.



Beat on the Brat, aren't Republicans in favor of corpol punishement?
he is not scary like Sideshow Rahim
 
2012-01-04 04:27:27 PM
I suck at spelling today.
 
2012-01-04 04:28:20 PM
If I ever run for office my campaign song will be Guile's Theme.
 
2012-01-04 04:28:22 PM

Ringshadow: funk_soul_bubby: Barricaded Gunman: I pity you for thinking of any Toby Keith song.

I LOVE YOU RED SOLO CUP

I HATE YOU. I hate you so hard. Goddamn I heard that song ONCE and I had it stuck in my head for a week straight!

/let's have a party let's have a partyyyyy


I thought "She thinks my tractor's sexy" was kind of a catchy song.

/late to the party
//i'm drinking rum punches in puerto rico, give me a break.
 
2012-01-04 04:40:35 PM

you are a puppet: If I ever run for office my campaign song will be Guile's Theme.


It'd work. Guile's theme goes with everything.

/I'd go with Kurt Angle's WWE theme, myself.
 
2012-01-04 04:42:33 PM

1morerun: SOPA is going before congress in a few weeks, and GOP candidates are at this moment expressing butthurt about songwriters and artists not being happy with politicians using their songs on a whim and without rights or permissions to campaign on? I'm sure there's a word for that feel, I just haven't found it yet.


Don't you get it? The GOP gets to do whatever they want, and rules are for everyone else. Why? Because they say so.
 
2012-01-04 04:54:13 PM

Mnemia: Don't you get it? The GOP gets to do whatever they want, and rules are for everyone else. Why? Because they say so fark you, that's why.


FTFY
 
2012-01-04 04:58:00 PM
How about this, you dumbfarks:

Don't use anyone's property without first asking them! If they agree, you're golden, Pony Turds.
 
2012-01-04 04:58:29 PM

TV's Vinnie: What about your ol pal Ted Nugent. Surely a guy like him is so coo-coo for Nazi Puffs that you can get permission to play a few of HIS songs.

Herman Cain: "Put up or shut up" Wang Dang Sweet Poontang

 
2012-01-04 05:02:48 PM

Jake Havechek: Nobody has used the Horst Wessel Song yet.


images.wikia.com
 
2012-01-04 05:09:41 PM
Well, if the Republicans need music, and are having trouble getting it from contemporary artists, maybe they should go back farther in time.
I understand that Woodie Guthrie's entire catalogue is in the public domain.

And a good theme for them to use on election night in November might be Robert Johnson's "Rollin' and Tumblin" :

Well, I rolled and i tumbled,
Cried the whole night long.
Rolled and I tumbled,
Cried the whole night long.
Woke up next morning, all I had was gone.
 
2012-01-04 05:38:08 PM

theorellior: TV's Vinnie: Maybe it has something to do with the fact that conservatives tries to ban rock & roll in the first place:

I bet there are record collectors and Beatles aficionados who simply weep seeing that picture.


Imagine how that kid now all grown-up today now feels, once holding an original press release of Meet The Beatles in his hands, which now sells for around $1200-$1600, and knowing that he tossed it into a bonfire in 1964.

Assuming of course that the kid didn't grow up to become a right wing d-bag who's now head of some poor state's Republican state party. In which case he probably has a copy of this photo on his desk as one of his proudest moments.
 
2012-01-04 05:40:02 PM

TV's Vinnie: Imagine how that kid now all grown-up today now feels, once holding an original press release of Meet The Beatles in his hands, which now sells for around $1200-$1600, and knowing that he tossed it into a bonfire in 1964.


I bet he grew up pretty happy in the knowledge that he didn't waste his time listening the the most overrated band in history

/no hate like Beatles hate
 
2012-01-04 05:41:57 PM

skullkrusher: I bet he grew up pretty happy in the knowledge that he didn't waste his time listening the the most overrated band in history


OK, now you're just trolling.
 
2012-01-04 05:49:03 PM

HeartBurnKid: skullkrusher: I bet he grew up pretty happy in the knowledge that he didn't waste his time listening the the most overrated band in history

OK, now you're just trolling.


Most likely a troll, but, if it is only worth $1200-1600 now... that isn't a life changing amount of money for most people, so, unless he's some crack addict, I don't think he's worrying too much about the monetary value of the record. Maybe after he got away from the crazies and probably did like rock and roll, he wishes he had it because it would be cool to have.

Honestly, considering that $1400 now is equivalent to $190 1963 dollars..... I wouldn't even say that is much of an investment, unless you have 500 of them stacked up in your closet.
 
2012-01-04 05:58:52 PM

stoli n coke: jj325: Conservative. Cool. Rock and Roller. I know only one

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/Would probably offer up Ramones songs to the GOP candidates just to piss Joey off

What songs? Bonzo Goes to Bitburg? 53rd and 3rd? Lobotomy? We're a Happy Family? Commando?

I can't think of too many of their songs that fit the mold for conservative politicians.


What do Conservatives know---Reagan and his cronies thought Born in the UDSA was a patriotic song
 
2012-01-04 06:03:03 PM

HeartBurnKid: skullkrusher: I bet he grew up pretty happy in the knowledge that he didn't waste his time listening the the most overrated band in history

OK, now you're just trolling.


well, yes, said for trolling effect but I have always hated the Beatles.
Don't know why.
 
2012-01-04 06:04:31 PM

jj325: stoli n coke: jj325: Conservative. Cool. Rock and Roller. I know only one

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/Would probably offer up Ramones songs to the GOP candidates just to piss Joey off

What songs? Bonzo Goes to Bitburg? 53rd and 3rd? Lobotomy? We're a Happy Family? Commando?

I can't think of too many of their songs that fit the mold for conservative politicians.

What do Conservatives know---Reagan and his cronies thought Born in the UDSA was a patriotic song


well "Bonzo Goes to Bitburg" WAS written about Reagan.
 
2012-01-04 06:12:31 PM

theorellior: I'm sure Benny Hill would license "Yakkity Sax" to any Republican who asked.


Probably not, since he passed away. Worse, he got the song from someone else.
 
2012-01-04 06:17:30 PM

RandomExcess: This is so Mitt, he is in touch with working class Americans more so than any other candidate. Want a beer? Mitt is the person you want to do that with (or a coffee, not sure if he drinks or not)


If he's observant, beer and coffee are forbidden. A nice glass of milk, lemonade or water would hit the spot.
 
2012-01-04 06:31:50 PM
Considering how much the GOP is constantly whining how mistreated they are their campaign song ought to be Guess I'll eat some worms (new window)
 
2012-01-04 06:39:57 PM

Ajanu: Some 'Splainin' To Do: dletter: Mostly it is because when GOP candidates use songs, they don't even pay attention to the lyrics which contradict what they are trying to say.

/"Born in the USA"

Exhibit B has to be "American Woman".

Every time I see it attached to some quasi-patriotic event I want to shout, "Have you listened to the farking lyrics, you idiots!?"

Some songs are subtle, and I miss the meaning of them. I also tend to listen to the tune more than the words. Even I managed to get the jist of "I don't need your war machine" and "stay away from me."

/Wonder if Lenny Kravitz is anti-american, dumb, or just got paid well to cover the song.


My understanding is that the song isn't anti-American, rather it's a criticism of the Military-Industrial complex.
 
2012-01-04 06:41:00 PM

spongeboob: Mormons aren't supposed to drink hot beverages or they can't drink anything with caffeine depends who you ask. So coffee is out. But they can drink Postum Link (new window) and will share lime jello with you, no not jello shots.

Alchohol is out because it isn't the Bible that was actually fruit juice and alcohol didn't even come about until Louis Pasteur invented it. Actual argument a Mormon used with me.


No caffeine in any drink and no alcohol from what my sister told me. Also the black people are the result of a war in Heaven,they were the ones that didn't choose a side. She's Mormon and told me I don't know how many times "What would be so wrong about a president with strong family values like Romney?"
She also told me that Obama would win because you could register to vote at the food stamp office therefore he's going to have a shiatload of illegal immigrants voting for him. She also said anchor babies should be deported.
/So much vile crap from that apparently came from watching Fox News and Glenn Beck.
//Yeah she also attended the Beck rally.
 
2012-01-04 06:53:13 PM

Some 'Splainin' To Do: Ajanu: Some 'Splainin' To Do: dletter: Mostly it is because when GOP candidates use songs, they don't even pay attention to the lyrics which contradict what they are trying to say.

/"Born in the USA"

Exhibit B has to be "American Woman".

Every time I see it attached to some quasi-patriotic event I want to shout, "Have you listened to the farking lyrics, you idiots!?"

Some songs are subtle, and I miss the meaning of them. I also tend to listen to the tune more than the words. Even I managed to get the jist of "I don't need your war machine" and "stay away from me."

/Wonder if Lenny Kravitz is anti-american, dumb, or just got paid well to cover the song.

My understanding is that the song isn't anti-American, rather it's a criticism of the Military-Industrial complex.


I always heard it was criticizing Canada's tight relationship with America (hence, in bed with the "American Woman").
 
2012-01-04 07:04:03 PM
Perhaps music, like policy, requires an artistic creativity that conservatives seem to lack.

Country music, Christian music - gosh could anything be worse or more inbred?
 
2012-01-04 07:06:55 PM

edmo: Country music, Christian music - gosh could anything be worse or more inbred?


I swear one night I heard a song on KLove that pretty much sounded like it was about having sex with Jesus. It was like that one episode of South Park came to life.
 
2012-01-04 07:23:12 PM

mitchcumstein1: Kid Rock anally raped both Werewolves of London AND Sweet Home Alabama, IN THE SAME MOTHERFARKING SONG.

He should be poisoned, stabbed, shot, hung, stretched, disemboweled, and drawn and quartered.


You're too kind. I can't grasp why the Zevon estate hasn't sued his lame ass into poverty.
 
2012-01-04 07:26:03 PM

A Terrible Human: edmo: Country music, Christian music - gosh could anything be worse or more inbred?

I swear one night I heard a song on KLove that pretty much sounded like it was about having sex with Jesus. It was like that one episode of South Park came to life.


These guys would sing about sex with Jesus.....

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-01-04 07:43:33 PM

Some 'Splainin' To Do: My understanding is that the song isn't anti-American, rather it's a criticism of the Military-Industrial complex.


Hah! Try criticizing the military to any right-wing crazy and you'll see how America and the warmonger industry are indistinguishable in their minds.
 
2012-01-04 07:57:18 PM

EyeballKid: What the author is trying to say, in his rough, roundabout fashion, is Rob Halford, please let Rick Santorum use "You've Got Another Thing Coming" for his campaign.


Perhaps a medley done by the Butthole Surfers?
 
2012-01-04 08:34:51 PM
What I wouldn't give to see Huntsman to come on stage just once to something off of Trout Mask Replica.
 
2012-01-04 08:50:45 PM

Doc Daneeka: culebra: I heard "Send in the Clowns" was available. They could use that, it's available and appropriate.

I thought the theme music to this Republican primary season was Yakety Sax.

That's what I've been hearing in my head when watching it, anyway.


The best the Dems did was using the Liberty Bell March as part of their convention music (I think it was for 2000 or 2004) and I spent all my time glued to the TV waiting for the big foot to come crashing down onto the stage.
 
2012-01-04 09:11:02 PM

dennysgod: Well as soon as more famous musicians start writing songs lamenting about having their tax dollars go to help those less fortunate, or how they only made $11.2 million instead of $11.3 million last year because of excessive taxation, or how they are forced to have health insurance, then the GOP will have more music to steal for their campaigns.

I will give a kudos to Romney for actually asking first instead of just stealing the music like most other candidates do.


I wonder if Joe Walsh would license "Life's Been Good" to them?
 
2012-01-04 09:20:40 PM

Brandyelf: stoli n coke: I can't think of too many of their songs that fit the mold for conservative politicians.

Ooo, ooo, I'll play!

"Unanswered Prayers" by Garth Brooks. ("Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers")


any version of this one; Link (new window) Depeche Mode, Marilyn Manson or Johnny
 
2012-01-04 09:29:06 PM

jso2897: Well, if the Republicans need music, and are having trouble getting it from contemporary artists, maybe they should go back farther in time.
I understand that Woodie Guthrie's entire catalogue is in the public domain.

And a good theme for them to use on election night in November might be Robert Johnson's "Rollin' and Tumblin" :

Well, I rolled and i tumbled,
Cried the whole night long.
Rolled and I tumbled,
Cried the whole night long.
Woke up next morning, all I had was gone.


Now that song done in a electric Chicago band version could keep an election night party going for HOURS!
 
2012-01-04 09:43:52 PM

Knara: king_nacho: I don't see why they just don't go to the clearing house places and license the music in a way that the artists can't stop.

Because Republicans can't figure out how to use the Harry Fox website in order to get the license?


That's something I never want to hear in the same minute as "Santorum"

/I know about HFA
 
2012-01-04 10:01:32 PM
Actually, on further review, I think the Republicans would do well to dig out some nice straightedge, or better still some American skinhead music and use that. I think that would fit right in with their general ethos and overall message of benign tolerance and Christian love for all mankind.
 
2012-01-04 10:05:36 PM
As a card carrying member of the musicians guild, I would like to take this moment to dispel the rumors and secure fact... we do indeed conspire in secret meetings to keep the Republicans down. Last night's meeting looked something like this:

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-01-04 10:08:26 PM

GreenSoundz: As a card carrying member of the musicians guild, I would like to take this moment to dispel the rumors and secure fact... we do indeed conspire in secret meetings to keep the Republicans down. Last night's meeting looked something like this:

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 640x480]


Which one are you?
 
2012-01-04 10:12:03 PM
 
2012-01-04 10:38:17 PM

gshepnyc: So, the concept of property rights are a total mystery to Republicans when it involves other people's property?


While they may retain copyright, haven't they put these songs out in the public domain so that anyone who pays a royalty can play them?
 
2012-01-04 11:51:20 PM

TV's Vinnie: What about your ol pal Ted Nugent. Surely a guy like him is so coo-coo for Nazi Puffs that you can get permission to play a few of HIS songs.


could probably get some johnny rebel songs too, which will make rick perry happy
 
2012-01-04 11:58:21 PM
ARE YOU F*CKING KIDDING ME, FOX NEWS?

These dick clowns vote for things like SOPA, yet simultaneously attempt to play copyrighted music AT FUNDRAISING EVENTS without permission OR financial reimbursement? And, somehow, Fox News is blaming it on the musicians? The MUSICIANS?

I hope they all die of AIDS.
 
2012-01-05 02:16:45 AM
Here's the argument in a nutshell, for you republicans:
1. I write a song.
2. Depending on the contract I have with the recording company, or if i put it out myself, I have the final say on how that song is used.
3. The song becomes popular
4. You want to use it in your campaign.
5. I say no, because I don't like your politics, plus you're an asshole and I don't want my music associated with your asshole assholiness
6. You go find some right-wing country western hick like Gretchen Wilson or Toby Keith, and ask them to use their music. The end.

As an artist (computer graphics) unless I'm being paid specifically to create a piece of work for a client (and I choose my clients carefully) I give a crap about what my creations are used for and who uses them. I would imagine musicians are even more sensitive about such things, because a piece of music can easily give the impression of support where it doesn't exist, much more than any other art form.

tl;dr - If I don't like you, you don't get to use my music.
 
2012-01-05 07:14:38 AM
If I were a musician, I wouldn't want a candidate from any political party using my songs. Politics and rock 'n' roll shouldn't mix.
 
2012-01-05 07:36:54 AM
"There's definitely a PR component to complaining about politicians using your music. If you have a hardcore lefty base of listeners and you bash Michele Bachmann, then you score points. Imagine if a liberal tried to use Toby Keith's 'Courtesy Of The Red, White, And Blue.' Keith and his fans would rightly be upset. But that never happens since liberals don't like images of the flag."

That's one of the best encapsulations of Faux News' slimey Orwellian language (even if this is a quote of someone they're "interviewing"). When talking about the other side, use words like "PR" and "complaining" and "hardcore lefty". When talking about your side, use words like "flag" and "rightly upset".

What Faux News fails to mention is that no liberal candidate would ever consider using a Toby Keith song. "Right wing" music presents just a few messages: "I done been wronged," "I'm gettin' me some," and (especially) "I'm an ass-kickin' gun-shootin' whiskey-drinkin' good ol' boy," a message that blows several dog whistles all at once. The titles and lyrics tend to be pretty literal about these themes.

In contrast, those "hardcore lefties" come up with titles and lyrics that have multiple possible meanings. You might call them nuanced. You might call them concepts beyond the mental reach of drunken hillbillies. Whatever the case, they lend themselves far more easily to interpretation, in a pleasant, playful way. There's nothing pleasant or playful in a Toby Keith song, unless you already think that being an ass-kickin' gun-shootin' whiskey-drinkin' good ol' boy is pleasant and playful.
 
2012-01-05 11:14:18 AM

gshepnyc: So, the concept of property rights are a total mystery to Republicans when it involves other people's property?


OPP? Yeah, I know you.
 
2012-01-05 11:18:05 AM

skullkrusher: xrayspx: king_nacho: iStig: FTFA:

"Imagine if a liberal tried to use Toby Keith's 'Courtesy Of The Red, White, And Blue.' Keith and his fans would rightly be upset. But that never happens since liberals don't like images of the flag."

This sounds like a totally rational article. I love you, Fox.

Considering Toby Keith endorsed Obama in 2008, I don't think he would have been too upset about it.

I'm positive that Fox will add an in-line update to this effect with an apology shortly. I'll just hold my breath.

I don't think news outlets make a policy of apologizing for the inaccuracy of quotes by other people


Here is an example(pops) of a news organization making a correction to an article based on an inaccurate quote from another person. The NYT issued a correction based on a quote which mis-identified a particular My Little Pony character.
 
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