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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Silversun Pickups To Mitt Romney: "We Won't Bite. Unless You're Mitt Romney!"

Posted by on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Via press release:

Seems as if the GOP is once again whimsically ignoring our great nation's laws to do whatever it wants to do, and shooting itself in the foot in the process. Without any regard for copyright or intellectual property laws, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has, without permission, begun to use Silversun Pickups' 2009 smash "Panic Switch" at campaign stops across the country. Neither the band nor its representatives were contacted to gain permission for the use of the song and the band has no intention of endorsing the Romney campaign. The band's attorney issued a cease and desist today.

"We don't like people going behind our backs, using our music without asking, and we don't like the Romney campaign," said Silversun Pickups lead singer/guitarist Brian Aubert. "We're nice, approachable people. We won't bite. Unless you're Mitt Romney! We were very close to just letting this go because the irony was too good. While he is inadvertently playing a song that describes his whole campaign, we doubt that 'Panic Switch' really sends the message he intends."

Let's hope the song's lyrics do inevitably fit Romney's the campaign:

I'm waiting and fading and floating away
I'm waiting and fading and floating away
I'm waiting and fading and floating away
Waiting and fading and floating

 

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The least Moneybags Mitt could do is to pay the kids a royalty... sheesh. Romney is a rich pariah who simply can’t identify with ANY average American through his fog of lies and network of havened money. He’ll only continue to get booed out of the room by every group of minority and middle class voters he comes across. His religion and wealth is highly elitist and everyone in this country has had it with his kind. We’re telling Mitt he can’t buy this election! Read about the role of his money and his Magic Mormon Underwear are playing in the polls at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/…
Posted by dregstudios on August 15, 2012 at 5:48 PM · Report this
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The least Moneybags Mitt could do is to pay the kids a royalty... sheesh. Romney is a rich pariah who simply can’t identify with ANY average American through his fog of lies and network of havened money. He’ll only continue to get booed out of the room by every group of minority and middle class voters he comes across. His religion and wealth is highly elitist and everyone in this country has had it with his kind. We’re telling Mitt he can’t buy this election! Read about the role of his money and his Magic Mormon Underwear are playing in the polls at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/…
Posted by dregstudios on August 15, 2012 at 5:50 PM · Report this
Cephalodude 3
Great fucking band is now even fucking greater. I <3 you, Silversun Pickups.
Posted by Cephalodude on August 15, 2012 at 8:56 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 4
The man didn't get rich by not screwing his social inferiors.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on August 15, 2012 at 9:45 PM · Report this
More, I Say! 5
At least he'll always have Dave Mustaine.
Posted by More, I Say! on August 16, 2012 at 9:44 AM · Report this
pointy 6
Way to go, Christian Bale!
Posted by pointy on August 16, 2012 at 12:38 PM · Report this

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