using “My Hero” without permission.
By Randy Harward
In an ever-desperate attempt to be hip, the McCain-Palin
campaign has stopped ripping off classic rock artists like Van Halen and Heart—they’ve
moved on to alternative rock, namely the Foo Fighters. In a press release
today, the band blasted the McPalin campaign for using “My Hero” at campaign
rallies—again without seeking permission.
Said the Foos: “It’s frustrating and infuriating that
someone who claims to speak for the American people would repeatedly show such
little respect for creativity and intellectual property. The saddest thing
about this is that ‘My Hero’ was written as a celebration of the common man and
his extraordinary potential. To have it appropriated without our knowledge and
used in a manner that perverts the original sentiment of the lyric just
tarnishes the song. We hope that the McCain campaign will do the right thing
and stop using our song—and start asking artists’ permission in general!”
Fat chance. Once their clean-cut, doughy handlers realize
there was music made after the 1990s, they’re gonna start perverting other
songs. In fact, here are some BLURT predictions:
Death Cab for Cutie –
“I Will Follow You Into the Dark”
The sweet song from DCFC will be twisted to show McPalin
Andre Williams – “Can
You Deal With It?”
The new soundtrack for the Straight Talk Express!
Jenny Lewis – “Acid
A little ditty from Palin to her Officer/Gentleman. “I can
fix that hole in you.”
Juan Maclean – “Find
Anything to be president! “I can see the light/I can feel
the love!” How does a 52% to 41% Obama-over-McCain edge feel, Juanny McCain?
White Denim – “Paint
Well, maybe if it was “Paint Turds Gold”…
The Spinto Band –
“They All Laughed”
…when I said I was gonna run again.