The Ballad of John Brummett

You can't start a fire without a spark....
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 largely irrelevant today.

Because if you’re a damn baby boomer, there’s nothing that’s ever happened in the history of the world that’s as important as the damn baby boomers, and baby boomer fave musicians are the only damn music that has ever mattered. Don’t get me started on the damn baby boomers.

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  • October 21, 2008 at 10:13 am
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    One thing Obama probably has in common with all of the baby boomer rockers….they all did coke back in the day.

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  • October 21, 2008 at 7:19 pm
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    “Because if you’re a damn baby boomer, there’s nothing that’s ever happened in the history of the world that’s as important as the damn baby boomers, and baby boomer fave musicians are the only damn music that has ever mattered. Don’t get me started on the damn baby boomers.”

    AMEN! I was wondering if anyone else got so feed up with their sanctimonious crap that they could gouge their eyes out in frustration.

    What is it with that generation and their obsession with their youth? Seriously? Does the rest of your life suck so bad that you just long for when you were a stoned teenager?

    Even feckin’ American Express has commercials geared toward them. I don’t give a hoot in hades about the 60’s, the only thing good the 60’s spawned was the Punk revolution of the 70’s…and that was a revolution against the 60’s and their crappy music.

    Seriously, get over it. You are grown ups. You are not teenagers anymore and the majority of us really get tired of you boring us with your longing for your youth. Hell, I miss the 80’s, but I don’t pine for it like the babyboomers do with the 60’s.

    Bruce Springsteen sounds like he’s trying to pass a kidney stone and his songs sucketh much. Billy Joel…Pshaw. Sing us a song, Piano man…so we can get back to ignoring you.

    If you vote for a candidate because these two turds support them, well, then you are too stupid to vote. Seriously, we should challenge the ballots of anyone that votes because of these two. In Arkansas Idiots cannot vote by law. I think we’d have grounds to challenge their vote in court and win.
    ARRRRGGGGHHHH! ANGER!!!

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