The Ballad of John Brummett

You can't start a fire without a spark.

Arkansas News Bureau columnist John Brummett looks at musicians supporting presidential tickets—country music has-been Hank Williams Jr. is for McCain-Palin, while arena rock has-beens Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel are for Obama-Biden—to divine the cultural significance thereof. Naturally, since Brummett is a baby boomer, he examines it through the prism of a bunch of baby boomer musicians who had their break-out hits in the 1970s, all of whom are bordering on being nostalgia acts, and are … [Read more...]