A coalition of mega-bands is protesting the use of their music to torture uncooperative detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The Boston Herald
I’ll admit it–I’ve never been into politics. I’d much rather play music for our many disaffected fans, like all the people who came out to hear us on our Sounds of Irritation Tour this summer. A big shout-out to you guys! I know you’re not really happy unless you’re miserable, and nobody spreads the misery around like Maggot Puke!
“We only want to annoy people who want to be annoyed!”
Unless it’s Fingernails on the Blackboard. Man, those guys are laying down some heavy sounds these days. I like what Scar, their lead guitarist is doing lately. I mean, Pete Townshend started a revolution when he smashed his guitar on the stage, but Scar–he’s started to smash them on the heads of the dudes in the mosh pit–it’s awesome!
Peter Townshend: So old school.
Those guys are at the top of their game, but then so is Sandpaper Q-Tips, who may just be my favorite group right now. I say “may” cause I’m not really sure myself–I drank a lot of cough syrup last night. But I’m not sure who else you’d ask besides me to find out.
Anyway, we’ve all come together to rise up in righteous anger–assuming we can get off the couch in time–to protest the use of our music as torture. That is so cruel! The people who come to our concerts and buy our CD’s–they want to annoyed. Those guys at Guantanamo Bay, they’ve done nothing to deserve such a fate.
I was talking to this guy yesterday who told me it’s right there in the Geneva Conventions. He gave me a copy–here’s what it says in Article 27:
“Protected persons are entitled, in all circumstances, to respect for their persons and their honour, and shall not be exposed to garage band, punk, post-punk, proto-punk, thrash metal or other crappy music with anti-establishment themes by musicians who have never registered to vote.”
“Are you gonna talk, or do we have to use Nine Inch Nails on you?”
So we’re not gonna take it anymore! We’re gonna protest, and we’re not gonna stop until Gitmo is shut down!
Or they pay us royalties, whichever comes first.