Sunday, November 11, 2007

John Mellencamp: Shut up and sing-Des Moines style.

The problem with singers and actors, who are usually themselves both poorly educated and poorly read, and whose lives have little in common with the day to day lives of the average Americans, boring us with their typically infantile opinions is the diminution of their value as artists.

TFS has dug John “Cougar” Mellencamp since he needed a lover who wouldn’t give him rug burns (o.k., a little artistic license for an old friend and his friend). The last few years have dramatically diminished the pleasure we derive from listening to Mellencamp music. Every time I hear one of Johnny Cougar’s songs, I think of the knee jerk liberal diatribes that the singer imposes on his captive audience. Talk about your bait and switch. The ticket buyer shows up, having spent their money on “Jack and Diane”, and the concert turns into a Democrat political rally. So, if you like the music but hate the politics, I guess you just got scammed, eh?

Just last night we rolled back into Des Moines on waves of “The Authority Song”, slipping back into nostalgia for more, I read the
CNN “review” of Mellencamp’s Des Moines concert. Needless to say, my nostalgia was abated. Like millions of others, every time I hear a Mellencamp song I first think of the Mellencamp's need to unburden his adolescent political urges, and I frequently change the station. I haven't dug out a Cougar CD in years.

Mellencamp began to drift into politics and the crowd began booing. Cougar brought the Breck Girl to the stage, officially making the concert a political rally (I wonder how that get’s reported on the Edward’s FEC filing?) that the overwhelming majority of the audience rejected.

The Mellencamp flop is reminiscent of the Dixie Chicks cancellation of the Des Moines venue of their

Maybe we’d rather hear about putting an American boot up the ass of Usama or Ahmadinejad instead of some prattle about the evil George W Bush putting Khalid Sheik Mohammed under a little water boarding?

John, please, dig the music but hate the politics. Shut up and sing.

11 comments:

all celebs should just shut up said...

Nothing pisses me off more than celebs who voice their politics.

Yea yea yea, I know they have the right to, they have the right to say what ever they want.

Just sing, act or do what ever you do best Lend you name to a great charity or cancer research, very nice, do that.

As a proud Republican, I mean that to the celebs who support our candidates as well.

I just don't want to buy a great sounding new album, see a great movie or watch my favorite TV shows and think about what idiotic stance, candidate you support or some lame ass bashing of candidates on boths ides of the isle. Just entertain me, that's what you are here for.

R. L. "Bobby the Sack" Saccamano said...

By God I'm with you on that one too! From Jane Wyman (who fucked Ronnie) to Monica (who sucked Bill) I just wish all these liberal bitches and bastards from Streisand to Redford (whose movies Mark Klein likes and endorses) wouls shut the fuck up. Entertain me, damn it, that's all I ask! Oh and then there's Ted Nugent, let's trot that piece of shit out at our next rally.

Anonymous said...

yea, who cares what actors or singers think.

i'll tell you one thing they think. they think they have a right to say whatever they want and still makes us buy their albums and see their movies.

Anonymous said...

I wish Ted Nugent would just shut his pie hole and sing too. That dude embarrasses the hell out of most decent Republicans.

Anonymous said...

And while we're at it... kick that tranny Ann Coulter out as well.

R. L. "Bobby the Sack" Saccamano said...

Ann Coulter is a tranny? That explains why a good friend of mine, who's also a raving Moderate Democrat, is always talking about how he'd "like to fuck that bitch in the ass". Well, that clears that one up, thanks for the enlightenment.

What is it, now; Twenty days and counting since Klein made his phony threat claim?

Anonymous said...

Coulter is a tranny, bitch has an Adam's apple...

Anonymous said...

Coulter is a Columbia graduate. Honors Law School Graduate and Constitutional law expert.

Plus, she wears dresses.

She does not sing, dance or act.

Having an education actually qualifies her for an opinion. Most of the Hollywood celebs didn't even graduate from high school.

While Johnny can sing, Johnny has no brain, no education and his opinion matters NOT. I think he's on his 4th marriage. He has other things he ought to worry about.

Here's from Johny Couger's bio:

As a teenager, he was rebellious, often getting in trouble with the law. He formed his first band at the age of 14, and continued to play throughout his teens.

When he was 17, he eloped with Pricilla Esterline, his pregnant girlfriend, and proceeded to try to support his family by working a series of blue-collar jobs.

Anonymous said...

Hey, right on Anonymous with that bullshit about Coulter versus Cougar. Is it safe to assume you also support Mark Klein?

Ken Hoyle said...

Coulter wears dresses? No shit, who amongst us hasn't laid eyes on those thighs? Unlike the Sack's friend, I'd like to make sweet love to her - start at midnight and finish in time for her to fry me up a stack of wheats. Hey Klein, what does this make me, other than a flaming heterosexual? You're a "Doctor", correct? A ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. What exactly is the correct pronunciation of coitus anyway, "Doctor" Klein? Sound it out for us, would you? And what decade was it you last engaged in that act with something other than your hand?

And another thing, who is this "Iguana"? Man, that joker sure does have your lunch ticket. Damn! Does anyone like you?

austin powers said...

Ann Coulter is a MAN baby! A MAN!!!

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