Friday, August 17, 2012

"Rally 'Round the Family, With a Pocket Full of Shells"

Tom Morello responds to the news that Paul Ryan loves Rage Against the Machine.

Paul Ryan's love of Rage Against the Machine is amusing, because he is the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades. Charles Manson loved the Beatles but didn't understand them. Governor Chris Christie loves Bruce Springsteen but doesn't understand him. And Paul Ryan is clueless about his favorite band, Rage Against the Machine.

Ryan claims that he likes Rage's sound, but not the lyrics. Well, I don't care for Paul Ryan's sound or his lyrics.

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  1. This is great, I posted it on my Facebook and we had people saying there was nothing wrong with his declaration...then I said what if Obama claimed to be a huge fan of Skrewdriver? Would that not be quite similar, and would he not be raked over the coals? Oddly, not a one had a response. Knock me over with a feather

  2. A (somewhat) more mainstream comparison might be, what if Obama said Ted Nugent or Hank Williams Jr. was his favourite artist?

  3. Nah I like the Skerewdriver comparison. Then I'm arguing with someone who says "Who the hell is Skrewdriver?" and then I can say they do not have enough information to participate in the arguement. For all we know, Obama might in fact like to listen to some Ted, feeling pretty condifent that the Skrewdriver argeument i airtight!


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