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Libertarians – rough and smooth

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to make too much of this. But here it is anyway.

In a report about successful pop entertainer Frank Turner meeting successful pop entertainer Josh Homme, Turner is quoted saying, about Homme, this:

“One of the other things about him which I really enjoyed was that – without going into too much discussion about it – I’ve obviously copped a fair amount of shit for being a Libertarian in the press, and he was aware of this and said ‘I’m a fucking hardcore Libertarian, stick to your guns and fuck them’. It’s not very often that people say that to me, so that was nice – I enjoyed that.”

Thanks to Turner and Gigwise, and google sending me an email about it, I get to enjoy it too.

The shit in question is referred to in this earlier posting here by me, and I wrote some more about Turner here.

5 comments to Libertarians – rough and smooth

  • CaptDMO

    “But…well…um….it’s complicated”
    No, it is not.
    (lets seeeeee….Aesop, nah…Brother’s Grimm, uh uh…ummmmm Art of war, nope…Emily Post? HELL no..OH! Here’s one..)
    Star Wars-
    Do, or do not. There is no “try”.(Well, except for feigned depreciation)

  • ” It’s not very often that people say that to me, so that was nice – I enjoyed that”

    THAT is why I love doing meetups.

  • Paul Marks

    Good post and sentiments.

  • Bill B.

    Oh fuck yeah, if you never meet like minded folk, you end up thinking you’re the crazy one, not the crazy people around you who get their “truth” from the Mail or the Guardian or the Smellygraph. That’s why I read blogs like this really.

  • Dale Amon

    All though those years are well over a decade in my past, I can understand the comment Brian made on one of the other postings about Turner, about how he was off to a tribute to Pete Seeger, that politics is not the basis on which you admire a fellow musician. Absolutely. To this day most of my closest friends are fellow musicians, bonds that were built up over years of shared experience and understanding and love of our art. Whether a song is good has nothing to do with its politics. It has to do with the emotion it carries, and its ability to say what it intends to say, and that it gets your foot tapping with the beat and your mind repeating the hook line endlessly in the shower. It’s the ability to see and to have your listener share the images and feelings… or the humor or satire or sarcasm.