Saturday, January 17, 2015

Misunderstatement

Oh, Mike. What exactly don't you get about popular culture? This is the bassist of "Capitol Offense" we're talking about here. It's not like he is totally ignorant of the inner workings of show business. Or is he? This is a guy who hangs with such acts as Charlie Daniels, REO Speedwagon, .38 Special, and Dionne Warwick. Mister Daniels' politics certainly seem to be in line with Mike's. .38 Special? Well the connection there seems pretty obvious. Kevin Cronin and REO Speedwagon? That one begins to stretch the bipartisan bounds, I should think. Dionne Warwick?  I'm not sure I get that one at all.
But isn't that what makes music and the rest of the arts so very interesting: collaboration. Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga comes to mind, but they still  might be the kind of different that Mike Huckabee and Willie Nelson are. I guess Ms. Warwick put it best when she sang, "That's what friends are for."
Even in the hurly-burly world of the music business, Mike Huckabee probably won't be performing any duets with Jay-Z or Beyonce'. In his new book, "Guns, Grits and Gravy,"  Huckabee describes the Grammy Award-winning Beyoncé's lyrics as "obnoxious and toxic mental poison." He also accuses Beyoncé's husband, of "exploiting his wife" like a "pimp." Okay, so maybe he's got a point, or maybe he's on his way to make an even more insidious point. Promoting his new literary effort in People Magazine, Mike added this little swipe at the First Family:  I don’t understand how on one hand they can be such doting parents and so careful about the intake of everything – how much broccoli they eat and where they go to school and making sure they’re kind of sheltered and shielded from so many things – and yet they don’t see anything that might not be suitable for either a preteen or a teen in some of the lyrical content and choreography of Beyoncé, who has sort of a regular key to the door [of the White House].”
Now here is where I add the obvious connection between Mike Huckabee and Ted Nugent. You remember Ted? The author of such family-friendly anthems as "Wang Dang Sweet Poontang" and "Cat Scratch Fever." I wonder if we should worry about how Mike is pimping Ted? 

1 comment:

Krs10 said...

Um, hate to say I agree with Mike. I always wonder how Beyoncé can keep her wholesome America's sweetheart image going to the places she does...