Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Drowning Pool Gets It

Seriously: Musicians protest use of songs on detainees

This is the good part of the article:
Some musicians, however, say they’re proud that their music is used in interrogations. Those include bassist Stevie Benton, whose group Drowning Pool has performed in Iraq and recorded one of the interrogators’ favorites, “Bodies.”

“People assume we should be offended that somebody in the military thinks our song is annoying enough that played over and over it can psychologically break someone down,” he told Spin magazine. “I take it as an honor to think that perhaps our song could be used to quell another 9/11 attack or something like that.”
Meanwhile, Rage Against the Machine is having "minutes of silence" at their concerts for the detainees at Gitmo because they are forced to listen to their music. Oh wait, the minutes of silence are because they feel for the poor detainees at Gitmo. I'm so glad I never liked their music because if I went to one of their shows and had to put up with that crap, I'd be going home early and out way too much money for the ticket.

It seems there are a handful of bands protesting the use of their music on detainees. Well, at least we know whose side they're on...

And as for the guy who wrote the Barney song, (“It’s absolutely ludicrous,” he wrote in the Los Angeles Times. “A song that was designed to make little children feel safe and loved was somehow going to threaten the mental state of adults and drive them to the emotional breaking point?”) I hear three notes of that whiny drivel and want to shove skewers into my eardrums. You, sir, are probably the only person over the age of five who isn't driven to an emotional breaking point listening to that song, and probably only because you're still getting royalty checks.

And now, a little brain bleach for anyone who got the Barney song going through their head because of that last paragraph (or Chuck's last YouTube video post for that matter):

-Code Monkey

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