Longtime friend-of-TAS and Alarming News proprietor Karol Markowicz has a typically feisty column up over at the WYNC website arguing Republican candidates should stop licensing songs by the “already-successful rock stars” who hate them and instead look to the “entrepreneurs of the music world” — struggling independent musicians — for muscial accompaniment.
She also makes a good point about the true nature of the now de rigueur self-righteous denunciation of X Republican politician using Y’s anthem at political rallies:
I don’t stop listening to musicians because of their outspoken opinions, though I’ve been known to roll my eyes and mock them, but it is annoying. When a musician asks a politician to stop using their music, despite the politician having purchased all the necessary licenses and rights to that music, it becomes a statement that those who don’t think the same as the musician are not welcome. It’s just mean and spiteful.
Since I don’t often get an opportunity to cite Night Ranger on this blog, I have to ask: Can you still rock in America? Or, as Triumph put it back in ‘81, “You’re thinking it over, but you just can’t sort it out/Do you want someone to tell you what they think it’s all about?”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online