Saturday, May 28, 2016

F*!#in' up

Neil Young seems to be going a bit senile in his old age. First, he issued a cease and desist against Donald Trump for using 'Rockin' In The Free World' on the presidential campaign trail. Then he said he was OK with it because Trump's got a licence: "Once the music goes out, everybody can use it for anything." And now he's once again expressing disgruntlement on account of Trump's misogyny and racism. As someone who wrote a song called 'Let's Impeach The President' about George W Bush, surely it's not that hard to take a principled stand on Trump and stick to it?

Perhaps I'm being unfair, though, and he was briefly entertaining the idea of angling for an invitation to play the song at a rally and then doing what Cheap Trick planned to do if ever they found themselves in the same circumstances at a Republican convention: get some swastika guitars made...

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