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December 12, 2007 8:25 PM   Subscribe

George W. Bush covers John Lennon's War Is Over (If You Want It) in a collaboration with Wax Audio. Another coverversion of John Lennon's God is included on the B-side of the new limited edition 45. On the other hand, Yoko sez, "Vote Kucinich!" (previously on Mefi)
posted by jonp72 (23 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
So... you're saying hippies like John Lennon and his widow likes 'em right back? This is big news!!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 8:40 PM on December 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


The Love Song Of Dennis J. Kucinich
posted by chunking express at 8:42 PM on December 12, 2007


It is worth pointing out (cos I was going to do a post on this), that the Wax Audio link will take you to a new free album of his stuff (in addition to a previous album and EP), including a challenging piece on the Cronulla riots, for the Aussies out there.
posted by pompomtom at 9:00 PM on December 12, 2007


Massmurder in the name of the Lord
posted by growabrain at 9:01 PM on December 12, 2007


The "previously" link was a remix of one of rx's works.
posted by delmoi at 9:02 PM on December 12, 2007


What better way to fight the 'War on Christmas' than with a war on Christmas?
posted by HotPatatta at 9:09 PM on December 12, 2007


Occasionally I forget what a prick Bush is.
posted by PHINC at 9:23 PM on December 12, 2007


How depressing.
posted by Pants! at 9:39 PM on December 12, 2007


See also Sunday Bloody Sunday.
posted by aeschenkarnos at 9:59 PM on December 12, 2007


Amazing collage.

Like, 15 years ago I had this program that ran on super-old Macs called SimBush that eerily replicated Bush I's weird speech and could babble on and on by stringing together a bunch of phrases. Is there a flash or similar out there that does it for his son? I've seen the text generators, and the user-driven soundboards, but I'm looking for something more iterative and acoustic.
posted by meehawl at 10:00 PM on December 12, 2007


My god, I remember SimBush also - it's sad to think that the Bush legacy has existed for so long... Why can't the Bushes all just go quail hunting with Cheney? I'm including G.W's father Barbara as well.
posted by newfers at 11:15 PM on December 12, 2007


Hey! I'm cheering for Dennis Kucinich because he is pro-peace!
posted by humannaire at 11:42 PM on December 12, 2007


That was very well done. And very depressing.
posted by homunculus at 12:34 AM on December 13, 2007


thank god it's not christmas
posted by bruce at 12:53 AM on December 13, 2007


Bush-43 makes me positively nostalgic for Bush-41.
posted by pax digita at 5:35 AM on December 13, 2007


Good. I thought it was only Ecuador that had singing presidents.
posted by micayetoca at 7:19 AM on December 13, 2007


Is this going to be another one of those stupid things where they splice together George Bush from different speeches to make him speak the words of a song that somehow seems ironically inappropriate for him to be singing?

Because those things are fucking stupid.
posted by koeselitz at 9:00 AM on December 13, 2007


waitasec, bruce. Is It Christmas??


oh, okay.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:02 AM on December 13, 2007


Well, there went my will to live. Happy Christmas indeed.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 11:15 AM on December 13, 2007


That was very well done. And very depressing.

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posted by rooftop secrets at 11:17 AM on December 13, 2007


Thanks for posting this - that 'Imagine' track was one of my favorites, last year, but I was unaware of the entire EP. There are several, great Bomb-Squad-like tracks in there. Thanks again!
posted by vhsiv at 11:22 AM on December 13, 2007


Because those things are fucking stupid.

The only thing that's stupid is the grin on my face every single time I hear George Bush say the word "duty" over and over and having it morph into the "doot do-doot do-doot" from "Take a Walk on the Wild Side" (mashed into rx's mix of George Bush doing "Imagine").
posted by straight at 1:29 PM on December 13, 2007


That made me a little sick :-(
posted by WaterSprite at 5:28 PM on December 13, 2007


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