Friday, September 05, 2008

More Politics - and Barracudas




I Fucking LOVE this

"On Thursday night Heart’s “Barracuda” was blasting through the Republican National Convention hall in tribute to vice presidential candidate Sarah “Barracuda” Palin, who was up on stage with presidential nominee John McCain following his speech.

Earlier on Thursday, Heart had e-mailed out a statement in response to an earlier usage of the song, saying:

"The Republican campaign did not ask for permission to use the song, nor would they have been granted that permission. We have asked the Republican campaign publicly not to use our music. We hope our wishes will be honored."

After “Barracuda” was played Thursday night, Heart guitarist/songwriter Nancy Wilson called Entertainment Weekly to complain: “I feel completely [expletive-d] over.” She and sister/singer Ann Wilson then e-mailed the Web site a new statement:

“Sarah Palin's views and values in NO WAY represent us as American women. We ask that our song 'Barracuda' no longer be used to promote her image. The song 'Barracuda' was written in the late 70s as a scathing rant against the soulless, corporate nature of the music business, particularly for women. (The 'barracuda' represented the business.) While Heart did not and would not authorize the use of their song at the RNC, there's irony in Republican strategists' choice to make use of it there.”

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4 Comments:

Blogger Noah said...

I heard it's a reference to her high school nickname "Sara Baracuda", which rhymes only when you say it in an Alaskan accent.

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Jay said...

Pretty apropriate, since she probably smells like fish.

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Nancy Wilson's Gine said...

I'm now gonna dig out my old Heart cds.

6:44 PM  
Anonymous nancy wilson's gine said...

and eat an entire container of breyer's rocky road ice cream.

8:36 AM  

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