Archive for the ‘Cassidy clap’ Category
Two big albums landed in our laps this month: Metallica’s Death Magnetic and TV on the Radio’s Dear Science, and they’re as different as their album names suggest…
Last week or abouts I was jazzed to hear that Pink Floyd bassist/auteur/main conceptualist Roger Waters endorsed Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois for the United States presidency. This set off a mad scramble by Hillary Clinton and John McCain to find roughly comparable prog rock deities to sing their praises — Hillary, of course, was slammed in the press for pandering when at last week’s debate she cited “Siberian Khatru” as her favorite Yes song unprovoked.
But I think Obama’s failure to publicly acknowledge Waters gesture signals some Floyd neutrality and it set me thinking — if Roger loves Barack so much, why doesn’t he get the Floyd together and put on some non-linear top volume Pink Floyd rallies across the U.S. this summer? Nothing would spell electoral disaster for Obama’s opponents more than a giant Pink Floyd tour, with dry ice, red, white and blue lasers, and a giant helium-filled John McCain with testicles. If Roger Waters really loved Barack, he would be willing to put up the Floyd trademark again.
- Waters to NME: “Hillary Clinton will invade Iran“