Monday, January 26, 2015

Politicians: Watch the Songs You're Using

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker apparently likes The Dropkick Murphys more than the Murphs like him.

The Boston Celt -punk band took to Twitter to call Walker for using their song "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" at his political events -- most recently at the Iowa Freedom Summit over the weekend.

“@ScottWalker @GovWalker Please stop using our music in any way. We literally hate you. Love, Dropkick Murphys,”
You can read more HERE (Thanks, Elena)

Walker should heed the story of another governor, ex-Florida Gov. Charlie Crist who appropriated a song from a rock band The Talking Heads' "Road to Nowhere," without permission. (Warning: The following video is painful to watch.)


Notice Crist didn't use "Psycho Killer" when he ran for governor of Florida last year.

I know know how these artists feel. I hated it when Lyndon Larouche used my song at the campaign rallies. (Just kidding, just kidding ...)

Here is the Dropkick song that started the fuss:



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