Still Pissed Off About the Hawley-Smoot Tariff

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

The Politics of Rock N' Roll

Hans has it absolutely right. The only thing I would add to his commentary on the ramifications of Nine Inch Nails and geopolitics is this: Mr. President, you've pissed of a man who has been fellated in public by Marylin Manson. You must be doing something right.

On another note, Wish was a great song, back in the day. The new single, Hand that Feeds, starts out sounding like it's going to rock and ... well, then it doesn't do anything. For several minutes it doesn't do anything. And then the song is over.

In other rock n' politics news, I heard on the radio that System of a Down and Audioslave recently did a free concert/anti-war rally in L.A. and a riot broke out. As Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello (formerly of Rage Against the Machine) insisted in playing one final song while fans tried to kill each other, I wonder if he reflected on the irony of that his music was inspiring such violence at a rally for peace.

I suspect he reflected on no such thing.

Update: Another Tom Morello pic that is worth a thousand words. I reiterate: Mr. President, you're doing something right.

Update: For more on how Tom Morello is a giant douchebag, see here.