May 24, 2003


The Dandy Warhols speak for the real people:

"In the '90s it would freak me out that no one would know the Beatles song Blackbird," explains Taylor-Taylor, not usually given to explanations of his lyrics. "Now I have much bigger things to worry about." Seconds later, he is describing George Bush as a "crazy, murdering sociopath who doesn't relate to real people".

Posted by Tim Blair at May 24, 2003 06:48 PM

You see, that's the difference between him and me. I am much more frightened of Beatles songs than of murdering sociopaths.

Posted by: Dean Esmay at May 24, 2003 at 08:00 PM

This genius is easily freaked out. You can't fix stupid.

Posted by: D2D at May 24, 2003 at 08:54 PM

What a stupid name-name!

Posted by: Tony Tony at May 24, 2003 at 10:39 PM

Sophomoric, self-absorbed, cooler-than-you meanderings of rock jerks. Business as usual.

Posted by: Joy at May 25, 2003 at 01:15 AM

So THIS is the guy that rescued the Beatles from obscurity. And just by "freaking out." Now everybody knows that song.

Watch out Bush.

Posted by: Paul Dubuc at May 25, 2003 at 07:41 AM

Darn, and I actually like the Dandy Warhols. It's too bad they seem to have lost their once sharp sense of irony.

Posted by: Flynn at May 25, 2003 at 09:23 AM

You've got to respect Taylor-Taylor's acute analysis of George Bush since his own sense of moderation and broad, carefully cultivated perspective are obvious in the story. After all this is a man who's only tried heroin twice.

Posted by: John Pearley Huffman at May 25, 2003 at 10:21 AM

I really like the song "Minnesoter". I guess that's because I live in Minnesota, and we take every scrap we can get.

There's no need to dismiss Taylor-Taylor as a whiny rock-n-roll political lightweight. Look at this line from the aforementioned song:

I could rock her / like a doctor / if I found a way to get her off first

See? Think about it.

Posted by: Dylan at May 25, 2003 at 12:53 PM

These posts obviously demonstrate that you are not real people, like pimply rock stars - stars are.

Posted by: J Dwyer at May 25, 2003 at 01:39 PM