Friday, September 05, 2008

You lying so low in the weeds, I bet you gonna ambush me

Anne and Nancy Wilson of Heart are the latest to send 'cease and desist' requests to McCain in conjunction with his 'maverick' abuse of copyright protection. They point out, in their letter, that having their song "Barracuda" used as a theme for Sarah Palin is particularly repellent (and ironic):
Sarah Palin's views and values in NO WAY represent us as American women. We ask that our song 'Barracuda' no longer be used to promote her image. The song 'Barracuda' was written in the late 70s as a scathing rant against the soulless, corporate nature of the music business, particularly for women. (The 'barracuda' represented the business.) While Heart did not and would not authorize the use of their song at the RNC, there's irony in Republican strategists' choice to make use of it there.
I've got to think the list of rock artists that McCain can use is going to be pretty limited (I don't hear Journey complaining about the use of "Don't Stop Believing," but I have a feeling the song could get played at a NAMBLA convention, and they wouldn't turn down the royalties.)

Meanwhile, Bon Jovi plays a benefit concert tonight for the Obama/Biden ticket.

McCain/Palin - A Bridge to Nowhere

Update: Walter Reed Middle School -- the building mistakenly used instead of Walter Reed Army Medical Center as a backdrop in McCain's speech last night -- is making a similar complaint today.

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