Skip to comments.Bonnie Raitt Dedicates Song, 'About to End' to Bush
Posted on 07/21/2004 2:30:23 PM PDT by O.C. - Old Cracker
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Winding up her summer tour across Europe, Bonnie Raitt (news) drew thunderous applause at the Stockholm Jazz Festival for dedicating a classic to President George Bush.
"We're gonna sing this for George Bush because he's out of here, people!" Raitt crowed Tuesday night before she launched into the opening licks of "Your Good Thing (Is About to End)," a cover that was featured on her 1979 album, "The Glow."
Bonnie and Joan Baez visit Julia Butterfly Hill on her
100-foot high platform during her historic two-year
tree-sit in Luna, a 1000-year-old Redwood.
The song, written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter, has been sung by several notable performers, including Mable John and Lou Rawls.
Raitt's comments resulted in a round of applause and even whistles from among the estimated 3,000 concertgoers at the Swedish capital's annual jazz event held on the banks of the downtown Skeppsholmen island.
Swedes are skeptical of Bush, and the Scandinavian country refused to support his efforts in the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq (news - web sites) in 2003.
The Grammy-winning singer is no stranger to political activism. Her Web site urges fans to learn more about preserving the environment and she was a founding member of MUSE, or Musicians United for Save Energy.
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President Bush is picking up where his father left off, hellbent on protecting access to Iraqi oil, and seems willing to risk the lives of thousands of Americans and Iraqis to keep gas-guzzling SUVs on the highway.
"We're gonna sing this for George Bush because he's out of here, people!" Raitt crowed Tuesday night
Yes, Bonnie, the president is indeed out of Sweden.
Youre a genius.
Well...at least she didn't dedicate it to Michael Moore.
I dont suppose...she could just.....stay there?
What is Ms. Ingraham's book title, dedicated to Raitt?
"Shut up and PING!"
Add another to the list. So many idiots who think that their "talent" comes complete with wisdom. It ain't necessarily so.
....Julia Butterfly Hill....
Who needs that support?
I was operating under the assumption that the United States hasn't had a presence in Sweden since we rescued them in World War II.
Look folks, we have enough socialist scumbags here, we don't need any more, thanks!
These entertainers just can't help farting an anti-Bush comment wherever they go.
And how much energy does it take to transport a recording artist, her entourage (musicians, roadies, various toadies and attendants), and her equipment across the country/world so that she can sing about how the rest of us really ought to quit wasting energy? G-d, these idiotic, arrogant pricks really do live in a bubble, don't they?
Spot on, randog.
Bonnie is still singing. A crowd of 3000. Wow. Yawn.
We must assume that Bonnie rowed herself to Sweden in a solar-powered corracle.
Who the heck is Bonnie Raitt?
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