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Velvet Underground's Moe Tucker Plays For The Tea Party Now (libs consider her Judas now)
IFC (Independent Film Channel) ^ | 10/05/2010 | Brandon Kim

Posted on 10/06/2010 8:18:20 AM PDT by a fool in paradise

I'm still in shock from reading this news on Stereogum about primitivist drummer and doll-voiced Velvet, Moe Tucker being a Tea Party fanatic. Say it ain't so Moe.

It's like finding out that Henry Rollins has just been wearing a fake muscle suit all these years and he's really a skinny, mild-mannered pushover. Moe's strayed a long way off from being in a band at center of 1960's and 70's American counter culture. She's best known for her unrelenting, tribal drumming style of the time -- opting to take her bass drum, turn it upright and pound away on it with mallets like a maniac.

Now she's out at rally's with poorly dressed people who can't get their facts straight, yelling about socialism. This is one of the farthest falls from grace in music history.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 2010electionbias; blacklist; drummer; hollywoodblacklist; ifc; maureentucker; moetucker; motucker; music; reddiaperdoperbabies; socialism; teapartiers; velvetunderground; yellowjournalism
The author's subtitle to this article uses the homophobic "teabagger" epithet to slur the tea partiers.

Yellow journalism is alive and well among the lavender mafia.

1 posted on 10/06/2010 8:18:23 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; ßuddaßudd; bassmaner; Bella_Bru; Big Guy and Rusty 99; Brian Allen; ..

From Stereogum (I guess they also have the youtube clip but I can’t see it here):

Finally, if you watch the news on WALB, the local NBC affiliate for southwestern Georgia, you might’ve caught an interview with Tea Partier Maureen Tucker, who tells the camera that she’s tired of how the country is being led toward socialism. (The broadcast is a few months old, but has been making the rounds only recently.) Maureen Tucker is better known as Moe Tucker, the drummer for the Velvet Underground, who moved to Georgia to raise her family. She joins the small list of right-leaning musicians like Sammy Hagar, Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, Meatloaf, and Kid Rock. Watch her interview on WALB (starts at 2:40):


2 posted on 10/06/2010 8:20:12 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: a fool in paradise
The better informed Mr Brandon Kim:


3 posted on 10/06/2010 8:22:59 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...

The same red diaper doper babies who elevated The Vichy Chicks to celebrity status with “Shut Up And Sing” are now here to blacklist any entertainer who speaks out against socialism.

I saw this article posted on facebook with scores of catty comments.

Maureen worked for IBM. She actually had a desk job and she returned to her old life as the band went away.

Sterling Morrison left to teach and work on a tugboat.

Lou Reed, John Cale, and Nico lived the life of a lesser grade rock stars.


4 posted on 10/06/2010 8:23:57 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: a fool in paradise

“For All Tommorrow’s (Tea) Parties.” It is a shame Nico is still not alive - they could preform.

Henry Rollins is a coward. I heard a story about him and he is a total coward.


5 posted on 10/06/2010 8:24:43 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: skeeter

http://www.ifc.com/contributor/Brandon%20Kim

Bio: Brandon matriculated from the Iowa Writer’s workshop and took a circuitous path into the music business, promoting recording artists and booking shows for years until moving to NYC, the city of his dreams. There, he pursues his other two passions, writing and film (and occasionally DJing really dusty records in Brooklyn).


6 posted on 10/06/2010 8:26:35 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: a fool in paradise

Lou Reed is a real POS. John Cale at least did interesting stuff and is not an idiot like Lou. Poor Nico just fell off a bicycle and died. Sad.

Lou Reed wishes he was half as interesting as say Iggy Pop aka James Osterberg. Lou is a legend in his own mind.


7 posted on 10/06/2010 8:28:48 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: a fool in paradise
Now she's out at rally's with poorly dressed people who can't get their facts straight, yelling about socialism.

...What she was at that leftist 10-20-10 rally? ;>

8 posted on 10/06/2010 8:30:06 AM PDT by tophat9000 (.............................. BP + BO = BS ...........................Formula for a disaster...)
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To: a fool in paradise

A lot of counter culture music rebels are right wing. The Ramones were Republicans and if you watch Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld he has a constant string of punk rock and rollers who are conservatives or libertarians. It is more rebellious to buck the lib mainstream in the entertainment industry than these losers like Sean Penn and Oliver Stone going along with their mindless following.


9 posted on 10/06/2010 8:30:53 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA ("Forces of Evil" member in good standing)
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To: Frantzie

John Cale won’t do anything VU related anymore.

Lou Reed, Mo, and Doug Yule gathered at the New York Public Library last year to play (and make librarians go Shhhussshhhhhh!). Actually there was a book release and they did a Q&A and I think some brief performance.

John Cale did do the 1990s reunion tour (which Sterling Morrison was alive to play) but I don’t think Doug Yule was in that (he came into the band after Cale left).

The band seemed to lose a member every album. Nico after the first, Cale after the second, Reed after the third although he still contributed a lot to Unloaded...

Reed, Nico, and Cale did an accoustic reunion in France in 1972 that was filmed.

Also from what I read, even when they were both still in the band, Reed or Cale would back up Nico at some of her solo gigs in New York because otherwise she was singing to a recorded band on tape.


10 posted on 10/06/2010 8:31:50 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: a fool in paradise

Now she’s out at rally’s with poorly dressed people who can’t get their facts straight, yelling about socialism.

Here is a fact for you douche bag. Your time has come and gone. The American people are taking the Country back this November and the next Presidential Election. Many of the weak and spineless bought into the socialism but they have since found put that it sucks and they got screwed. Now they are crawling back into their holes.


11 posted on 10/06/2010 8:36:12 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: a fool in paradise

Pssst - Brandon! You’re the establishment now, son. They’re still counterculture. They didn’t sell out, you did.


12 posted on 10/06/2010 8:36:52 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: mylife

ping


13 posted on 10/06/2010 8:38:10 AM PDT by ozaukeemom (Is it 2012 yet?)
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To: a fool in paradise

Left-wing rock. I may like the music, but I could care less about the political opinions.


14 posted on 10/06/2010 8:38:11 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Class warfare is Obama's thing.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
In Leggs McNeils' "Please Kill Me - An Oral History of Punk", it is openly stated that punk began (at least in NYC but also as a subculture in other cities) as a response AGAINST liberal hippie political correctness. The same damn "you can't do this, you can't do that" with regards to eating, consumption of consumer products, smoking, feminism, etc etc irked them.

The MC5 were "considered" to be left wing radicals because of their manager (John Sinclair) and because they'd played the 1968 Democrat Convention in Chicago (when the crowd had been promised The Beatles or The Rolling Stones). REAL left wingers called them out as not being fellow travelers and almost killed them at one New York gig. This too is addressed in the above book (begins with accounts of the VU, Stooges, MC5... then moves into NY Dolls, Dictators, et all which are years before The Ramones).

The revisionist take is that Johnny was a Republican (or a fascist if you are to accept the red diaper revisionist take) and that all of the rest were die hard liberals. Except Johnny was able to convince Joey to vote for Reagan in 1984 (which is one reason that Joey was upset by Reagan going to the SS cemetery).

Liberals are sold a socialist Utopian lie that is just as false as being promised 72 virgins in the afterlife.

15 posted on 10/06/2010 8:41:13 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Question, will the hipster douchebags suddenly become “teabaggers” when the A-list names are tied to the movement?

They will follow any fad like lemmings and trash talk those who don’t adopt their same “indie” mindset.


16 posted on 10/06/2010 8:43:23 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: Frantzie

And what makes Henry Rollins a total coward?


17 posted on 10/06/2010 8:47:04 AM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: a fool in paradise

I always thought they were overrated. A couple of tunes Nico sang were interesting but she really could not sing. Cale, Nico, Mo and Sterling were interesting but Lou Reed was such a negative that it was a turn off.

I never really liked most NY bands. The Ramones were good, Blondie’s first 2 albums were okay. The Talking Heads were really a Boston band plus David Byrne is English. They became arty tedious. Our Daughters Wedding a synth band was okay.

Too many NY bands were so busy being hip that the music was nothing special. Calif bands also ss*cked with the exception of The Beach Boys and The Byrds. The Doors were okay.


18 posted on 10/06/2010 8:47:39 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: a fool in paradise

Please don’t blacklist me
Leave me as you’d wish to find me
Don’t analyze me, sacrifice me
Please don’t Judas me.


19 posted on 10/06/2010 8:48:01 AM PDT by uddaudd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: popdonnelly

” Rock journalism is people who can’t write interviewing people who can’t talk for people who can’t read. “-Frank Zappa


20 posted on 10/06/2010 8:52:36 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Frantzie

About 5 years ago, I saw Lou Reed at a festival in Seattle. Not sure what I expected, but it wasn’t him reading Edgar Allan Poe. And he didn’t even do that well. People were walking out, pissed off that they’d spent the $50 bucks to see an aging hipster read his favorite poems. You could see Reed’s jaw twitching as people were screaming, “Wild Side! White Light!”


21 posted on 10/06/2010 8:55:44 AM PDT by ponygirl (TEA people: First we take out the RINOS. Then we finish off the Socialists.)
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To: a fool in paradise
They will follow any fad like lemmings and trash talk those who don’t adopt their same “indie” mindset.

Exactly.

22 posted on 10/06/2010 8:57:02 AM PDT by ponygirl (TEA people: First we take out the RINOS. Then we finish off the Socialists.)
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To: ponygirl

I forget who it was exactly, I want to say Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, said people shouldn’t idolize rock stars, a lesson he learned the day he met Lou Reed.

He has made some really good stuff, but definitely not one I would want to meet, and his concerts are probably too erratic to spend money on.


23 posted on 10/06/2010 8:59:02 AM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
Now she’s out at rally’s with poorly dressed people who can’t get their facts straight, yelling about socialism.

Oh, yeah, I see his point:

The Hipster crowd is MUCH better dressed. And yelling FOR socialism.

24 posted on 10/06/2010 9:04:34 AM PDT by ponygirl (TEA people: First we take out the RINOS. Then we finish off the Socialists.)
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To: a fool in paradise

LOL, another kid fresh off the Daily Collegian weighs in.


25 posted on 10/06/2010 9:07:47 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: stylecouncilor

ping


26 posted on 10/06/2010 9:10:00 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: a fool in paradise

Here’s the clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEt-IaRbcVY


27 posted on 10/06/2010 9:21:28 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: a fool in paradise
It's like finding out that Henry Rollins has just been wearing a fake muscle suit all these years and he's really a skinny, mild-mannered pushover.

No. But I did see him at a Trader Joe's once, and was totally disillusioned.
28 posted on 10/06/2010 9:35:10 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: ponygirl
LOL! Hilarious. It was probably worth $50 bucks seeing people abuse him and walk out. “I'm Lou Reed and I am so cool plus I am from Manhattan.” Pretentious twit.
29 posted on 10/06/2010 9:47:49 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: a fool in paradise

my comment on the page of the story:

Yeah, because the counter-culture is about how you dress and not thinking independently.

Holy shit - get a grip. The Tea Party - for individualism and freedom - is not the enemy.


30 posted on 10/06/2010 9:50:09 AM PDT by Tigercap
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To: a fool in paradise

my comment on the page of the story:

Yeah, because the counter-culture is about how you dress and not thinking independently.

Holy ####- get a grip. The Tea Party - for individualism and freedom - is not the enemy.


31 posted on 10/06/2010 9:50:18 AM PDT by Tigercap
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To: a fool in paradise

I should but that book. Johnny convinced Joey to voted for Reagan? I remember reading a NY Times review of The Filth & The Fury video by Julien Temple about the Sex Pistols and Malcolm McLaren. The NY Slimes said “it was a backlash against Thatcherism” which is total nonsense. The first 3 minutes of the film/documentary - John Lydon is bashing the British Labour Party.

The Pistols were working class or really poor kids lashing out at the “elites” almost like the Tea Party.

John Lydon said that “Bodies” was neither a pro or anti abortion song it was more about personal responsibility. Sure sounds anti abortion to me. It starts as a song about a mentally disturbed girl he knew who was a fan of the band/groupie but goes into the horrors of abortion. All written by poor kids in London around age 18 to 20. 30+ years later the songs hold up.


32 posted on 10/06/2010 9:56:03 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Mr. Blonde

The murder of Joe Cole and how Rollins ran away leaving Joe Cole.


33 posted on 10/06/2010 9:59:01 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: a fool in paradise

The dreadful old union guys and washed up poverty pimps who put on the dem rally is Washington are really cool... yeah. Right...


34 posted on 10/06/2010 10:02:47 AM PDT by GOPJ (Liberal violence against Tea Party: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFeUhSlHiUQ)
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To: Frantzie

Did you hear something different from this story:

“He and Cole were headed home from a grocery store in Venice, California when they were held up by two armed men. After taking their money, the thieves forced Rollins to unlock the door to his house. As Henry finally reached the main hallway, Joe turned around and attempted to flee. Cole was shot in the face and Rollins escaped through a back entrance of the house.”

What was the brave thing to do? Stay where you are unarmed after the person you were with has been shot? That isn’t bravery it is stupidity.


35 posted on 10/06/2010 10:09:49 AM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


36 posted on 10/06/2010 10:16:37 AM PDT by nutmeg (27 days 'til Election Day...)
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To: a fool in paradise
Somewhat related: from No Depression. Don't think he is right on all of it, but I agree with the general idea.
37 posted on 10/06/2010 10:42:39 AM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: a fool in paradise

Hey Moe, don’t let those lefties get you down. I’M STICKIN’ WITH YOU!


38 posted on 10/08/2010 12:44:57 PM PDT by murdoog (...'cause I'm made out of glue)
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To: a fool in paradise
Lou Reed, John Cale, are not lesser rock stars.
39 posted on 10/08/2010 12:48:25 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker

They didn’t live the life of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant and Roger Waters and David Gilmour and Eric Clapton.


40 posted on 10/08/2010 1:05:18 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: murdoog

“...Why arent I entitled to my own opinions? I wouldnt judge anyone according to his or her politics of all things!! Your honesty, your compassion, your generosity? yes. Your politics/religion or lack of/your skin color/your sexual preference? no. And why the hell anyone cares what I think is a mystery to me. I looooved Bo Diddley as you may know, but I couldnt care less who he might vote for!!!!”

For the record, I think that Bo Diddley was a Rush listener as was/is Clarence Frogman Henry.


41 posted on 10/08/2010 1:09:41 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: GOPJ

“yeah, its true. I have the gall to NOT AGREE WITH PROGRESSIVES.” - MT


42 posted on 10/08/2010 1:10:29 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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