Friday, February 15, 2008

More Tales From The “Who Gives A Rat's Ass?” File

From the Associated Press
CONCORD, N.H. - The chief songwriter and founder of the band Boston has more than a feeling that he's being ripped off by Mike Huckabee. In a letter to the Republican presidential hopeful, Tom Scholz complains that Huckabee is using his 1970s smash hit song "More Than a Feeling" without his permission.
A former member of the band, Barry Goudreau, has appeared with Huckabee at campaign events, and they have played the song with Huckabee's band, Capitol Offense.
Scholz, who said Goudreau left the band more than 25 years ago after a three-year stint, objects to the implication that the band and one of its members has endorsed Huckabee's candidacy.
"Boston has never endorsed a political candidate, and with all due respect, would not start by endorsing a candidate who is the polar opposite of most everything Boston stands for," wrote Scholz, adding that he is supporting Democratic Sen. Barack Obama. "By using my song, and my band's name Boston, you have taken something of mine and used it to promote ideas to which I am opposed. In other words, I think I've been ripped off, dude!"

He recommends that Huckabee "stick to music recorded by far-right Republicans."

Stick to music by far-right republicans, eh?

Let’s see, that would include Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, Charlie Daniels, Foghat and the surviving members of Lynyrd Skynyrd (we won't count Tom Selleck, even though I hear he plays one hell of a mean Pan Flute!)
Boy, what a creepy concert that would be, eh kiddies? Let's see what kind of possible campaign anthems Huckabee would have to choose from should he decide to pick songs from within his own party:

"Is It My Body?", "Muscle Of Love" or "Welcome To My Nightmare", by Alice Cooper

"Funk You", "Love Grenade" or "Bridge Over Troubled Daughters", by Ted Nugent

"What This World Needs Is More Rednecks", "Drinkin' My Baby Away" or "The Devil Went Down To Georgia", by Charlie Daniels

"Slow Ride" or "I Just Wanna Make Love To You", by Foghat

"Free Bird", "Gimme Back My Bullets" or "What's Your Name", by Lynyrd Skynyrd

I dunno, they're all so appropriate.

If I were the Republicans, I think I'd stick to John Phillip Sousa marches.

1 comment:

Phil Fountain said...

You know, yesterday I would have sworn that I would never, ever, under ANY circumstances approve of ANYTHING to do with Tom Scholz or his band. I would have bet the farm that I would never utter the words, "RIGHT ON SCHOLZ!" I love ya man! But, that's what makes life so freakin' funny, ain't it?
Speaking of 'bets,' thanks for throwing me to the wolves...your poker pals had cleaned me out by 10:30. Brutal, man.