Friday, February 15, 2008

Tom Scholz to Huckabee - Back Off!

So, I am not really following the primaries/caucuses too much, although I am liking what I am seeing on the Donkey side.

But this caught my eye. Apparently, right-leaning Republican candidate Mike Huckabee has been using some rock songs at his rallies. One of these is Boston's More Than A Feeling. And former Boston guitar player Barry Goudreau has been showing up, showing his support.

All of this is pissing off Boston founder Tom Scholz, who is about as 'left' as it gets. In this AP story, Sholtz says:

"Boston has never endorsed a political candidate, and with all due respect, would not start by endorsing a candidate who is the polar opposite of most everything Boston stands for," wrote Scholz, adding that he is supporting Democratic Sen. Barack Obama. "By using my song, and my band's name Boston, you have taken something of mine and used it to promote ideas to which I am opposed. In other words, I think I've been ripped off, dude!"

"Whenever a campaign publicly exploits a well-known song, there is some inference of support" by the band or artist, he added. He recommends that Huckabee "stick to music recorded by far-right Republicans."

Check out the whole AP story for more deets.

And, wait a minute, did I get it right that Huckabee plays bass (see photo)? I wonder if he's any good? He kinda looks like Gene Simmons, but with less makeup and probably a shorter tongue.

4 comments:

Dr. John said...

Ah, music by far right republicans...

Uhhh...

Ummm, oh! How about???....

No....

Okay what about??....

No, forget that...

Errr....

I'll get back to you...

VoxMoose said...

There's John Ashcroft, of course! He's got a CD and everything. Indeed, Ashcroft resembles Paul Stanley a bit, and he sings too. Not endorsing here, just informing.

With a photo op like that, I'm guessing Huckabee is just trying to court the 3 or 4 influential republican bass player votes. With PR and a strong, rumbling, subsonic message conveyed during his bass solo, I'm guessing he's got the nomination pretty much wrapped up.

H said...

I saw Huckabee's band at the Ames straw poll in August and was surprised that he is actually a really good bass player.

For the record, I was at the straw poll covering it with my journalist boyfriend, not because I am a Republican. I may lean a little bit to the left. Just wanted to put that out there.

Further on up the road said...

Nice bass shame about the candidate... :-)