Skip to comments.Tom Petty Demands Michele Bachmann Stop Playing His Song
Posted on 06/28/2011 2:46:59 PM PDT by NohSpinZone
The management for rock and roll star Tom Petty didn't waste any time after Bachmann's campaign launch yesterday to send a cease-and-desist letter, demanding that she never use his song "American Girl" at campaign events again. These requests are not uncommon for Republican candidates, and it's one of the things that genuinely sucks for them. They can never use the easygoing, overplayed songs that they enjoy on FM radio, and they learn that their favorite artists despise them. Democrats' problem, on the other hand, is that they have to feign gratitude to all the musicians who write bad songs for them, kind of like accepting the annual box of dirt-flavored hard taffy that grandmother gives you on birthdays.
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He got lucky, when she found that song.
well, guess that takes care of my interest in seeing a Petty concert. f him too.
For some reason never could stand Silly Petty’s music or voice . He never got a dime of my money .
Just think, Heart could’ve re-ignited their careers by allowing Governor Palin to use “Barracuda” - but no. The highlight of their careers now is a mop company using “What about love” on TV commercials. Stay classy, girls.
Who’d a thunk Petty was a coward.
He’s a rebel without a clue.
It is simply embarassing when conservatives do this to themselves.
Even if the music is public domain, just assume that EVERYONE in the music field is a flaming lib, and will deny a conservative the use of their song. If they’re looking for music, try some Christian group or someone with a show out of Branson,MO.
Or go with a Ted Nugent song.
But knock it off with this popular crap - these musicians HATE us, and will NEVER allow the use of their music. And even if there’s a legal right to use it, the artist will come out and bash the candidate anyway, leading to further humiliation.
Absolutely. He certainly should donate his work to candidates he does not like.
I'm sure you'll be donating your own more popular music for her use.
What tunes would those be exactly?
They must be well known, given that you can call Petty untalented.
Considering Petty hasn’t had a hit song in a couple of decades, the exposure might give his long-since-deceased career a boost.
Yeah I don’t think he’s donating jack, idiot. It’s not as if she’s stealing his songs for use in public. But apparently her campaign’s money is too tainted for his sensibilities.
Of Course. Saw this from a mile when I heard the song on the news. All these idiot musicians have something against conservatives. Chrissy Hyde sued Limbaugh over the theme. SO he payed up. John Mellencamp didn’t want McCain playing his song in 08. Other people ranted in the past. Losers.
If you wish to use a song, you contact the Publisher and purchase a LICENSE to play the song in Public. if Michele played this song at a rally, she BOUGHT the Right to do so. Tom is being petty.
I have no problem with what Tom Petty wants and I agree that he's a no-talent clown and a jerk. A producer of a product or service should be able to select his customer base for any reason whatsoever. A free, unfettered market allows such liberty to both the consumer (boycotts) and to the purveyors (selection).
But the liberals would scream bloody murder if a business were to "discriminate" against, say, sodomites. Freedom-depriving inventions such as the "Fair" Housing Act fly in the face of liberty. If I were to have rental property, I would no more want to have it occupied by a sodomite than Tom Petty wants his music used by Conservatives.
The problem is that Tom Petty gets praised for his "principles" and I'd get thrown in the slammer for my freedom of choice based upon principle.
We went through this the last time. Screw their songs and I hope it hits them in the pocketbook.
GOP candidates, just play songs that are American. Believe me, these old farts need your money to stay afloat.
Otherwise nobody pays any attention to them.
I am pragmatic in this respect, I would take what I can get. LOL
Petty. A well-named Lib if ever there was one.
Darn you racist, sexist, homophobic, nazi you! /s
Because that S-O-B wants to either get paid or give permission.
How dare he? Bachmann should be able to rip off anything she wants, by God!
She should adopt a Casting Crowns song “Until the Whole World Hears”. That would cause the liberals’ heads to explode.
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