Monday, June 18, 2012


Politico reports:
Liberty Plaza Events has signed on musical acts Lynyrd Skynyrd (Aug. 26), Trace Adkins (Aug. 28) and Kid Rock (Aug. 29) for the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.
So wait -- Mitt Romney, the guy who once forcibly chopped off the hair of a long-haired prep school classmate, is going to be serenaded at the Republican convention by a band named after a teacher who disciplined the band members in high school for having long hair?
In 1970, [Ronnie] Van Zant sought a new name. "One Percent" and "The Noble Five" were each considered before the group settled on "Leonard Skinner", a mocking tribute to a physical-education teacher at Robert E. Lee High School, Leonard Skinner, who was notorious for strictly enforcing the school's policy against boys having long hair. [Gary] Rossington dropped out of school, tired of being hassled about his hair. The more distinctive spelling was adopted before they released their first album.
(Full story here.)

The members of Lynyrd Skynyrd mended fences with Leonard Skinner after they became successful. Before he died, Skinner said nice things about them:
"They were good, talented, hard-working boys," Mr. Skinner once told The Florida Times-Union. "They worked hard, lived hard and boozed hard."
It would have been nice if Romney and his target, John Lauber, could have had a little reconciliation. Never happened, though, did it?


Ten Bears said...

Lynyrd Skynyrd has been dead since 1976.

Candy-assed cock-suckers got nothing to do with the world we live in today.

YO! ASSHOLE... I'll say what I damned well please - I was there, "I got that right". Back then, Lynyrd Skynyrd wasn't the war-monger band the are today. I would venture the dead ones are rolling in their graves.

Ten Bears said...

I'm seriously pissed: All child molesters, all baby rapers, claim to be “Christian”. Hence, all “Christians” are child molesters… are all baby rapers. Say’s it’s OK right there in their book.

This world will never know Peace, until every god-damned Jew, every god-damned ”Christian”, every god-damned Muslim, and every god-damned Mormon, is dead. Animals, bow down to their blood-thirsty god of war; Human Beings, do not.

Kill 'e all, let their common dog sort 'em out.

Victor said...

What, Johnny and Edgar Winter too white for them?

Or too Liberal.

And what's going to be the ongoing Convention theme this year?

Brown Band-aid's, signifying Obama's wounded?
Or little outhouse-shaped stress-toys they can squeeze on Election Night, waiting for the results.

After Friday, don't take any time-off Conservatives - you've got even MORE votes to suppress.

So many votes, so little time...

Bulworth said...

Has anyone from the god's own party listened to Kid Rock's music? I can't wait to see the fanboys from YAF moshing to the sounds of Bawitdaba.

Victor said...

Well, apparently no one on "Baby Doc" Bush's team vetted Colbert - and much hilarity ensued.

So, I look forward to the convention of old white and blue haired fogeys getting entertained by long-haired Kid Rock.

"Martha, is this crap what young people are listening to nowadays?"

"No dear. He's who they listened to 10 years ago. He's now 'classic rock.' Things are much worse now!"

Steve M. said...

I guess Kid Rock isn't going to do any of those "special" songs from his early years....

Steve M. said...

(I linked one of my old posts above. The links in that post don't work, but this Wikipedia entry for an early Kid Rock album is proof I'm not making those song titles up.)

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I would be so funny to see them share teenage hair stories. I'll like to hear that than those mumbo jumbo issues.

BH said...

Looks like tryouts for Branson, Mo, to me. I mean, Andy Williams and Wayne Newton can't live forever.

Steve M. said...

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Branson? Funny you should mention that....

Steve M. said...

Also, too.

BH said...

Hah. Once again I've been outrun by reality. Thanks, Steve.