Most Rap and Rock stars who get busted with weaponry at airports usually have similar excuses, along the lines of, “Damn, I was rushing and thought I grabbed my wallet but accidentally picked up my back-up Uzi!” During an ordeal in China recently, the singer for Vancouver Indie Rock band Behind Sapphire had a like-minded excuse, though with a decidedly “Vancouver Indie Rock band” twist. After a flight from Canada to Shanghai, the musician was detained and placed in jail for six days for what he claims to have “accidentally” hidden in his luggage. A glock? Hand grenade? Snacks from Panda Express? Nope — the vocalist was reportedly jailed because his suitcase contained collectible antique bullets from World War I.
Nevermind Nirvana, R.E.M. Broke Up!
Don’t Take This Job and Shove It
The latest horrible “protest” song, a Country novelty ditty called “I Need A Job” by duo Burns & Poe, has been earning press cheers and jeers this week. The twosome is careful to not explicitly take political sides — in the song, when they blame “the government” for unemployment, maybe they’re referring to George W. Bush’s expensive, pointless wars or all those cock-blocking Republicans who are purposefully trying to tank the economy so they can take over, completely decimate the middle-class and make the rich richer? Still, the song is clearly pandering to (and taking advantage of) the misguided, unemployed Tea Party marketplace (which doesn’t seem particularly lucrative, but OK). We’re still waiting for confirmation that when Obama was told of the song, he muttered something like, “I’ve gotta job for them,” then gestured towards his crotch.