During the presidential campaign in 2008, I heard a blurb in the news about Heart not wanting McCain and Palin to use their song "Barracuda" at campaign stops when Sarah "Barracuda" Palin was introduced. Since there were a million other things related to the campaign going on I didn't pay much attention to it.
Click here: Heart Wants McCain/Palin To Stop Using Barracuda
Last night I watched "Behind The Music Remastered: Heart", I had DVR'd this the other night from VH1. The show was going along well, I was enjoying it because, as I said, I have always been a fan of Heart and the music they've produced.
Then near the end that had a short segment on the McCain/Palin stuff and how outraged Ann and Nancy Wilson were that their song had beed used for Palin. Nancy was quoted as saying as soon as she heard it she was on phone screaming: "THEY CAN'T DO THAT! QUIT USING OUR SONG!"
My immediate thought was to wonder if Obama/Biden had used a Heart song would Ann and Nancy be outraged? I seriously doubt they would have been since they are admitted Democrats.
So let's set this up: A female Republican vice presidential candidate is breaking new ground in an election. Meantime, an all male ticket is running on the Democratic side. Two women that made their way by breaking ground in a male-dominated industry would rather support two socialist males based on ideology, than to support a fellow woman in her historic, ground-breaking candidacy.
Here was Ann and Nancy Wilson's official statement:
“Sarah Palin’s views and values in NO WAY represent us as American women. We ask that our song ‘Barracuda’ no longer be used to promote her image. The song ‘Barracuda’ was written in the late 70s as a scathing rant against the soulless, corporate nature of the music business, particularly for women. (The ‘barracuda’ represented the business.) While Heart did not and would not authorize the use of their song at the RNC, there’s irony in Republican strategists’ choice to make use of it there.”Hmmm, seems lots of parallels could be drawn between Ann and Nancy's struggle in the male-dominated rock music industry with what Palin has faced in the male-dominated world of politics.
So much for sisterhood. Yet if Palin was a Democrat, pro-abortion, pro-drug legalization, pro-bra burning, pro-socialist, pro-gay rights, anti-hunting, anti-meat eating, Communist dumb broad, not only would Ann and Nancy gladly let her use their song, but would have showed up at campaign stops to play it live.
Instead, since Palin is none of those things, but is instead a confident, principled, proud, real woman that has made her way in a male-dominated political landscape, Ann and Nancy throw their support behind the most liberal presidential candidate in the history of our country. As well as his idiotic, outrageous-quote-a-minute running-mate.
So Ann and Nancy, not only do you get the Steven's World "You're An Idiot" award, but you also will never see another red cent of this writer's money. Ever again. No matter how many more CDs and DVDs you produce. Come to my town, I am not buying a concert ticket. In fact, this Behind The Music will be the last time I willingly listen to your music, or watch anything you are associated with.
Goodbye to you.......