Sunday, August 19, 2012

Johnny O'Bloggin's Musical Monday......(Early Edition)

A fellow blogger named Squatlo http://squatlo-rant.blogspot.com/ has done a few posts on musicians, and their on-stage tirades against Obama. I commented on one post, that I would be irate if I paid to see a concert and got some political lecture.
This post is dedicated to Sqautlo.
Anyone who has followed this blog for awhile, knows that one of my favorite bands is Machine Head. The singer/songwriter, Rob Flynn has his political views, as we all do. He does not like our involvement in the Middle East, and he does not like our dependency on Foreign oil. But if you were to see Machine Head in concert, you would never hear Mr. Flynn go off on a political tirade. You would probably hear a story about hanging out with Darrell 'Dimebag' Abbott after a concert, or the different places they have toured. I've never heard him utter a word about Bush's war on terror, or Obama's energy policy. That's where his songwriting comes into play. Flynn knows what his fans want. Seems like Hank Williams Jr., Megadeth, and the Dixie Chicks can learn a lesson.
This song is entitled "Farewell to Arms". It is off of "The Blackening" Even if you don't like what the song means, it is still a great fucking song. Hope you enjoy SQ.

2 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the opening couple of minutes and every quiet harmony segment of this song. And I agree, it would be sweet if artists used their art to send their messages instead of lecturing us from the stage (which we paid for...)

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