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07 April 2007

"I'm a man of wealth and taste."

In the Living Room, Toronto, ON, 07-Apr-07

"And I laid traps
for troubadours."

A song isn't "conservative" just because a conservative likes it and chooses to believe what he wants to believe when he "listens" to it. If lyrics are taken out of context, as Amelie Gillette points out, they can mean anything.

It may not be a stretch to include Lynyrd Skynyrd's music in a list of conservative tracks, and I've heard that Neil Peart's politics fall right of center (though he'd likely call himself a Libertarian), but to include a song by The Pretenders? The band with a lead singer who is a notorious animal rights and anti-war activist, and who reportedly advocated ridding the world of "all the economic [shit] [America] represents"

How about the inclusion of "Bodies", a song spit out of the mouth of a man known for "anarchist politics"? Here is a man who publicly declared himself pro-choice, probably in order to stop organizations like the National Review from interpreting "Bodies" as an anti-abortion rant (though maybe he was just being his usual contrarian self). These examples, unfortunately, are merely the tip of this iceberg of a list.

I can't believe Rush Limbaugh uses "My City Was Gone" as his radio show's theme song! What a douche. John J. Miller does know that Chrissie Hynde donates her royalties from Limbaugh's use of this song to PETA, right?

TRACK LISTING: The Rolling Stones, "Sympathy for the Devil"

*It should be noted that, thus far, the only sources that claim Chrissie Hynde recommended an economic takedown are conservative blogs. Furthermore, I can't find a single source that provides any concrete information about the concert at which she allegedly made the statement. However, I don't doubt she made it, and I won't vilify her for doing so.

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