Friday, May 26, 2006

talk to the band

Pretty fantastic things going on over at Arthur Magazine that deserve your attention today. Jay from Arthur called up Sully from Godsmack, obstensibly to chat him up about his band's new record, but what happened instead was Sully was questioned on his band's seemingly pro-war, pro-military stance nowadays, culminating with their choice to allow the US Navy to use one of their jockrock hymns for recruiting purposes.

Now at first I thought running the transcript of this interview was a bit unfair. Of course Jay's matching wits with Sully about the Iraq war was going to be a lot like trying to swat a fly with a Buick. But now that I think about it and now that I've read the whole thing I've come down on the side of thinking this was a good thing, this is what needs to happen to people who--thoughtfully or no--lend their names to a product (in this case the military) that is causing harm. The frustrated activist in me loves this shit, and I love Jay for doing it. What do you think?


At 7:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We have a lot of respect for the military and stuff like that."

If you ever find yourself ending sentences with "...and stuff like that" you should fully expect to be hit in the head by an empty beer keg.

At 10:09 AM, Blogger chris said...

Absolutely. And, chances are, there'll be one nearby.


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