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Heart goes completely ‘Barracuda’ on the McCain Campaign.

September 23, 2008

It’s kind of old news that several musicians have been SLIGHTLY.. uh.. miffed that the McCain campaign has been using their music during events supporting the Republican party. In fact, MTV covered this story back on September 10th (link).

For those of you not in the know, according to a press release on behalf of Nancy and Ann Wilson of Heart:

“The Republican campaign did not ask for permission to use the song, nor would they have been granted that permission … we have asked the Republican campaign publicly not to use our music. We hope our wishes will be honored.”

Unfortunately for Heart, the offending [on so many levels] party did obtain a license to play the music during their events, so.. you know. Sorries? It appears this is less an issue of legality, and more an issue of utter humiliation. God knows I’d be friggen embarrassed if my music was being used to introduce the frighteningly moronic Sarah Palin to the world.

But, in a hilarious continuation of the story, Heart PUBLISHED AN AMAZING CEASE AND DESIST ORDER to the McCain campaign, posted in “Seattle’s Only Newspaper,” The Stranger.

Click the photo to see a larger (aka more legible) version.

Click the photo to see a larger (aka more legible) version.

HOOOOLY BUTTS. If ever there was a reason to love Heart, this has got to be it. Granted, word on the blogs is that this whole thing is completely fabricated, but on my end of the innernet, I’m gonna pretend it’s legit and sing the praises of Heart every day until November 4th. I’m also going to bleach the part of my brain that just imagined a John and Cindy McCain bone-a-thon. Ughhhhh WHY GOD WHY?

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In less hilarious (and less disgusting) news, according to La Vie En Rose, NBC has obtained the rights to broadcast the swimming World Championships for 2009, 2010, AND 2011 (link). So, basically, we can all fan ourselves clutch our pearls out of arousing excitement that we won’t have to wait FOUR YEARS to see our hotties in action again. YES.

What’s the word on WorldyVil? Same kinda debauchery as ole’ Trojan City? One can only dream….

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In completely unrelated and irrelevant news, my eye doctor scolded me today for wearing makeup on my waterline. Doesn’t he read Vogue or watch every single makeup tutorial on YouTube? I’m just amazed I got SCOLDED. I’m 24 years old and I got SCOLDED, by my EYE DOCTOR, of all people. Jeez.

But, considering I am.. you know.. blind, I probably should listen to him.

I’m also going to a job fair tomorrow. Weird. WISH ME LUCK.

I AM BEING SUMMONED TO A MARIOKART TOURNAMENT RIGHT THIS VERY MINUTE GOODBYE.

OH. PS PS PS. DEBATES THIS FRIDAY. I will be LiveBlogging ALL OVER THAT ISH, so stay tuned, mf’ers.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 23, 2008 11:47 am

    Here in the UK politicians team up with willing musicians, and they appear live with them singing the song!!

  2. September 23, 2008 2:40 pm

    If McCain depended on only using musicians who willingly wanted to offer their music, he’d have no music at any of his events.

    …OK FINE THAT WAS AN EXAGGERATION BUT STILL.

  3. September 24, 2008 5:17 pm

    Someone sent in a registration for a work called, “John McCain Can!”

    I want to know what it sounds like.

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