Saturday, March 29, 2008

Anti-War Music Hits A Flat Note

Silent treatment: Anti-war songs fall flat - Richard T. Cullen - "“Yo George,” sneers Tori Amos, outrage flowing from her lyrics. “Is this just the madness of King George?”

“Yo George,” follows the next verse. “Well you have the whole nation on all fours.”

Amos’ bitter indictment of President Bush in “Yo George” is a clear sign of the times.

But so is the fact that — if you are not part of the songwriter-pianist’s loyal cadre of fans — you probably have never heard the song.

An unpopular president, an unpopular war, a restless young generation eager for change — all the elements of a mass protest culture would seem to be present in this election year."

Sorry you dirty hippies...Americans don't need your crap.

1 comment:

Sir Hailstone said...

Where's Cartman to rid us of the hippie infestation?

Next thing you know they'll be holding hippie music festivals.