Covidiots in music

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Noel Gallagher
Aphex Twin
Ian Brown.

Who else?

Oor Neechy, Thursday, 17 September 2020 22:34 (four months ago) link

Mutya Buena

好 now 烧烤 (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 17 September 2020 22:35 (four months ago) link

Jim Corr

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Thursday, 17 September 2020 22:36 (four months ago) link

Madonna

hey, trust the fungus! (pomenitul), Thursday, 17 September 2020 22:38 (four months ago) link

Rev Horton Heat

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Thursday, 17 September 2020 22:38 (four months ago) link

oh yeah in that case add Smashmouth

Oor Neechy, Thursday, 17 September 2020 22:39 (four months ago) link

M.I.A.

hey, trust the fungus! (pomenitul), Thursday, 17 September 2020 22:39 (four months ago) link

Wiz Khalifa

hey, trust the fungus! (pomenitul), Thursday, 17 September 2020 22:39 (four months ago) link

Great White

Oor Neechy, Thursday, 17 September 2020 22:40 (four months ago) link

Tbf there are different tiers of covidiocy. Each is characterized by a particular fixation: face masks, vaccines, 5G, microchips, etc.

hey, trust the fungus! (pomenitul), Thursday, 17 September 2020 22:42 (four months ago) link

Sammy Hagar

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 17 September 2020 22:43 (four months ago) link

and jim corr is right at the top of the tree

Oor Neechy, Thursday, 17 September 2020 22:44 (four months ago) link

Renaud

hey, trust the fungus! (pomenitul), Thursday, 17 September 2020 22:45 (four months ago) link

Julian Cope

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Thursday, 17 September 2020 22:49 (four months ago) link

not really

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Thursday, 17 September 2020 22:51 (four months ago) link

he might well be, list is depressing enough already

好 now 烧烤 (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 17 September 2020 22:55 (four months ago) link

M.I.A.

― hey, trust the fungus! (pomenitul), Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:39 PM (fifteen minutes ago)

Really?

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Thursday, 17 September 2020 22:56 (four months ago) link

Technically she's an anti-vaxxer, but she revealed it in reaction to the pandemic. Counts in my book.

hey, trust the fungus! (pomenitul), Thursday, 17 September 2020 22:58 (four months ago) link

Julian Cope? Really? That one makes me sad

Brown and Gallagher have always been fucking chavs, although the former has written some great songs at least

beamish13, Thursday, 17 September 2020 23:03 (four months ago) link

Vanilla Ice

beamish13, Thursday, 17 September 2020 23:03 (four months ago) link

M.I.A. is just the worst. She practically wanted a parade for getting an MBE, which seemed to nullify everything she once appeared to stand for

beamish13, Thursday, 17 September 2020 23:04 (four months ago) link

Tech N9ne

Neanderthal, Thursday, 17 September 2020 23:04 (four months ago) link

Kaitlyn Arelia Smith is anti-vaxx, so she should possibly go here, too

beamish13, Thursday, 17 September 2020 23:05 (four months ago) link

I’m just gonna say Kid Rock

frogbs, Thursday, 17 September 2020 23:07 (four months ago) link

Tom MacDonald

hey, trust the fungus! (pomenitul), Thursday, 17 September 2020 23:08 (four months ago) link

Mike Stock

piscesx, Thursday, 17 September 2020 23:15 (four months ago) link

Tbf there are different tiers of covidiocy. Each is characterized by a particular fixation: face masks, vaccines, 5G, microchips, etc.

― hey, trust the fungus! (pomenitul),

Aphex Twin said we were a police state. I think that puts him ahead of noel gallagher refusing to wear a mask. It puts him in the ian brown category,

https://www.residentadvisor.net/news/72357

Oor Neechy, Thursday, 17 September 2020 23:18 (four months ago) link

He was always a low level 9/11 truther but this was still a kick in the nuts

https://www.coronavirusworldnews.com/coronavirus-uk-the-thes-matt-johnson-spreads-bill-gates-covid-19-conspiracy-theory/

piscesx, Thursday, 17 September 2020 23:20 (four months ago) link

All weed-heads aren't they? Not judging just saying.

piscesx, Thursday, 17 September 2020 23:22 (four months ago) link

It's not easy to think outside of the hotbox.

hey, trust the fungus! (pomenitul), Thursday, 17 September 2020 23:24 (four months ago) link

xxxp RDJ also posted a bunch of covid truther links to his soundcloud when he uploaded that batch of tracks (I assumed that he uploaded them mainly to draw eyes to the links). Think he later removed the links.

Scam Likely (morrisp), Thursday, 17 September 2020 23:25 (four months ago) link

what did Julian Cope do?

this tweet suggests he's being responsible but it's old

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Julian Cope has – with great sadness – felt obliged to cancel the remaining five dates of his Winter 2020 tour. pic.twitter.com/o4q6EWumdn

— Julian Cope (@JulianHCope) March 16, 2020

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 17 September 2020 23:38 (four months ago) link

Cope hasn't done anything. A poster decided to post his name as a 'joke'

Oor Neechy, Thursday, 17 September 2020 23:51 (four months ago) link

To no great surprise, Ted Nugent

\\\\\\\\0||||0//////// (Matt #2), Friday, 18 September 2020 00:00 (four months ago) link

"covidiots"? ay ay ay

DT, Friday, 18 September 2020 00:54 (four months ago) link

Nobody's mentioned Van Morrison yet?

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/van-morrison-fight-the-covid-19-pseudoscience-and-speak-up-1.4338343

mirostones, Friday, 18 September 2020 00:58 (four months ago) link

Chuck D was posting conspiracy-flavored stuff a few months back; don’t know what his current line is.

Scam Likely (morrisp), Friday, 18 September 2020 01:17 (four months ago) link

Wiley

hey, trust the fungus! (pomenitul), Friday, 18 September 2020 01:19 (four months ago) link

Yes Ivan, let’s bring back all those audiences that you clearly relish playing for any other time

Master of Treacle, Friday, 18 September 2020 01:33 (four months ago) link

Van Morrison has always had a few screws loose, unfortunately

beamish13, Friday, 18 September 2020 01:41 (four months ago) link

Timely:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/entertainment-arts-54194498"> https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/entertainment-arts-54194498

Sir Van Morrison has accused the government of "taking our freedom" in three new songs that protest against the coronavirus lockdown.

In the lyrics, he claims scientists are "making up crooked facts" to justify measures that "enslave" the population.

"The new normal, is not normal," he sings. "We were born to be free".

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 18 September 2020 02:45 (four months ago) link

Boomers gonna boomer

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Friday, 18 September 2020 03:21 (four months ago) link

got nothing to do with being a boomer

Scam Likely (morrisp), Friday, 18 September 2020 03:31 (four months ago) link

yeah, almost all of these people are Generation X, not boomers

The list has a lot of people who have been known to be kind of gullible fools for some time, or people who generally have a reputation for ~not being very bright~ (Gallagher and Brown in particular) - but I've been struggling with my inner fanboy over the RDJ thing for some time, since he resurfaced around the time of Syro and started up with various truther discourse - so the covid stuff is not a surprise, but it's still v v depressing.

There are people where it kinda goes with their schtick, but with RDJ, I really wanna grab him by the shoulders and go "you are actually *smarter* than this?" He's bright, he's sciencey, he was educated, in that he got halfway to a degree in electrical engineering, this man is not a fool?

But I guess that's sometimes the thing with conspiracy thinking, that conspiracies can *be* especially flattering to people who have experienced being brighter than most people around them, (not hard in the music industry!) and this is one of those stereotypes I hate reinforcing, but Autists, especially ones with Aspergers, like RDJ, in particular are very susceptible to it - that if you are constantly noticing weird shit that neurotypicals just *don't*, that it leaves you very susceptible to believing that you have access to special truths that neurotypicals don't or can't see.

And for a conspiracy brainloop to really take hold, it's like it has to piggyback on something you already care a LOT about. (Like how anti-trans ideology can canibalise both feminist activism AND virulently anti-feminist activism, because these are issues that people care about very deeply!)

RDJ has always had a very serious anti-authoritarian streak. And this idea that 'Britain is a police state' - the thing is, there are many ways in which Britain already *is* very like a police state. All the jokes about 'rainy fascism island' are getting at something - the abuse of Stop and Search, the suppression of protest, the absolute impunity of the police to murder citizens with no repercussions, the wholesale deportation of the Windrush generation, etc. etc. etc. - but his established anti-authoritarian special interest doesn't seem to fixate on those genuine abuses. It leaps sideways onto something tangential which affects him (he can't leave his house) and instead of landing on something with a basis in fact (the Tory government is absolutely mishandling the epidemic) it leaps into 'being quarantined = oh noes here is the police state'.

Sorry to bring politics into ILM, if this was intended to just be a list thread. 'Why do people get caught up in weird conspiracy theories' is one of my long-term special interests, for obvious reasons.

Grebo Jones (Branwell with an N), Friday, 18 September 2020 08:08 (four months ago) link

you'd think maybe the group of absolute foolish poltroons (who most of you'd cross a road to avoid) who make up th C-19 truther gang might make RJD pause for thought somewhat? I find it unforgivable that ppl who are otherwise silent about genuine human rights abuses committed by the British state are jumping on the Icke bandwagon ffs!

calzino, Friday, 18 September 2020 08:25 (four months ago) link

Wiley's rep is so done in now he could become the official PIE spokesperson and it wouldn't be newsworthy!

calzino, Friday, 18 September 2020 08:52 (four months ago) link

Van Morrison already was affiliated with PIE as evidenced in his passive pedophilia song, Cypress Avenue!

calzino, Friday, 18 September 2020 09:57 (four months ago) link

maybe one for the PaedIdiots in Music thread where lots of legends of the delta blues who otherwise are treated with upmost reverence get brutally cancelled!

calzino, Friday, 18 September 2020 10:00 (four months ago) link

Is wealth and age the main factor (for musicians)?

xyzzzz__, Friday, 18 September 2020 10:07 (four months ago) link

touchin', coughin', fuckin', can't make up my mind

fat ass deep state operative (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 9 December 2020 14:26 (one month ago) link

Pete Rock.

Vaccine shit is real stupid. How you giving vaccine to people who arent sick??? 💉🚫

— PETEROCK.COM (@PeteRock) December 10, 2020

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 10 December 2020 13:36 (one month ago) link

noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo goddamn

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 10 December 2020 13:37 (one month ago) link

He doesn't know the difference between a vaccine and a medicine?

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 10 December 2020 13:37 (one month ago) link

lol

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 10 December 2020 13:42 (one month ago) link

Varg Vikernes

SHOCKAH

pomenitul, Wednesday, 16 December 2020 23:05 (one month ago) link

Never mind, he's 'only' an anti-vaxxer.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 16 December 2020 23:33 (one month ago) link

please don't sully the good name of varg

Babby's Yed Revisited (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 16 December 2020 23:39 (one month ago) link

It's cool, I said Varg Vikernes, not Louis Cachet.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 16 December 2020 23:40 (one month ago) link

Lol good name of Varg. Top ten assholes in music list, if not top five or three

"Bi" Dong A Ban He Try (the table is the table), Wednesday, 16 December 2020 23:57 (one month ago) link

hmm now I'm wondering

GG
Varg
The Nuge

??

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Thursday, 17 December 2020 00:21 (one month ago) link

Graeme Garden?

that's a hard e-no from me (Matt #2), Thursday, 17 December 2020 00:23 (one month ago) link

John Phillips

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Thursday, 17 December 2020 00:36 (one month ago) link

Didn’t realize the Clapton/Van M. track had such hot lyrics:

”Do you wanna be a free man/ Or do you wanna be a slave?/ Do you wanna wear these chains/ Until you’re lying in the grave?” Clapton sings.

Other lyrics include: “Magna Carta, Bill of Rights/ The constitution, what’s it worth?/ You know they’re gonna grind us down, ah/ Until it really hurts/ Is this a sovereign nation/ Or just a police state?/ You better look out, people/ Before it gets too late.”

The song ends with Clapton singing, “Dick Turpin wore a mask too,” referring to the 18th century highwayman who wore a mask to conceal his identity while committing crimes.

good karma, my aesthetic (morrisp), Sunday, 20 December 2020 05:16 (one month ago) link

Counterpoint: Spiderman wears a mask, too

good karma, my aesthetic (morrisp), Sunday, 20 December 2020 05:18 (one month ago) link

Dick Turpin didn't cover his breathing holes, and did one accidental killing and one on purpose. Spider-Man is fully masked, and has only ever accidentally killed: his girlfriend (snapping her neck because as a genius-level scientist, he forgot that physics exist); and his wife (cancered up by filling her with radioactive jizz).

huge rant (sic), Sunday, 20 December 2020 05:52 (one month ago) link

Oh god - let’s not do the whole Gwen Stacy retcon forensics deep dive again so soon!! ;)

good karma, my aesthetic (morrisp), Sunday, 20 December 2020 05:55 (one month ago) link

I honestly don't remember doing it before! But okay:

If Clapton had been wearing a mask, he might not have had enough puff to throw his son out that window.

huge rant (sic), Sunday, 20 December 2020 05:58 (one month ago) link

Connor Clapton can rest assured that he'll never have to worry about seeing his dad in Heaven

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Sunday, 20 December 2020 06:05 (one month ago) link

Suprised Sir Van managed to avoid mentioning the Battle of the Boyne in there.

Eggbreak Hotel (Tom D.), Sunday, 20 December 2020 10:18 (one month ago) link

(xp) Tiers In Heaven

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Sunday, 20 December 2020 10:20 (one month ago) link

Dick Turpin didn't cover his breathing holes


hate to do this, but doesn’t that make him... Dicknose Turpin?

I don't think any of the common images of Turpin in action are in any way based in reality, but I guess it would have to be Ballsmandible Turpin.

huge rant (sic), Sunday, 20 December 2020 10:40 (one month ago) link

Iggy not a covidiot...

Good morning! A little surprise track from #IggyPop this morning. #newmusicmondayhttps://t.co/zzd9QNXhL8

— Iggy Pop (@IggyPop) December 21, 2020

Dan Worsley, Monday, 21 December 2020 18:00 (one month ago) link

hmm now I'm wondering

GG
Varg
The Nuge

??

― howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Wednesday, December 16, 2020 6:21 PM (five days ago) bookmarkflaglink

I mean...Nuge is a dickhead but

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 21 December 2020 18:17 (one month ago) link

Nuge is a child molester (but so's Iggy... and apparently everyone who stayed in Los Angeles from 1970-1974 except for Keith Richards somehow)

Joe Biden Stan Account (milo z), Monday, 21 December 2020 23:08 (one month ago) link

SAVAGE

did Clapton come up with the title lmao https://t.co/pO2c2e5J5a

— Matthew Elliot (@matttbastard) December 22, 2020

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 21:21 (one month ago) link

Earlier this year, Morrison referred to preventive measures as pseudoscience, and "Stand and Deliver" marks his fourth anti-lockdown track after "Born to Be Free", "As I Walked Out," and "No More Lockdown." This latest, though, is the first to infect another Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

Van Morrison, whose hits date all the way back to 1964 with the band Them, has written controversial lyrics in the past. His 2005 tune "They Sold Me Out" is one of a series of anti-music industry songs in in repertoire, but repeated references to "shekels" raised some eyebrows at the time. Clapton, during his years of a well-documented drug addiction, went on a notorious racist rant while onstage in 1976, for which he has since apologized.https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2020/12/eric-clapton-and-van-morrison-release-their-anti-mask-anthem"> https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2020/12/eric-clapton-and-van-morrison-release-their-anti-mask-anthem

dow, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 01:31 (one month ago) link

Clapton's apology was terrible IIRC, like "I had so many black friends [what was I doing]!!"

Joe Biden Stan Account (milo z), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 02:35 (one month ago) link

Can’t get COVID if you’re barred out.

Joe Biden Stan Account (milo z), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 03:32 (three weeks ago) link

https://variety.com/2021/music/news/berlin-terri-nunn-apologizes-mar-a-lago-new-years-eve-1234878605/

...Terri Nunn of the group Berlin has issued an apology for the controversial gig, saying she didn’t know it would be perceived as taking a political stand, and expressing shock at the lack of COVID protocols at the resort.

“I am truly sorry I performed at Mar-a-Lago and would not have done so if I’d known what I learned while I was there,” Nunn wrote.... “My goal in performing was not to support a political party. I see now that that’s not the way it appeared and I am apologetic for that as well.”

Four Jacks and a Jill (morrisp), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 04:35 (two weeks ago) link

Taylor Dayne was there, too(!)

Dayne, for her part, had tweeted and then deleted her own statement earlier. Screenshots show that Dayne wrote, “I’m saddened by all this. I have a 30-year career that (includes) many diverse friendships. And I try to stay non political and non judgmental and not preach. I sing from my heart purely and from Source (sic). I wish for all to be who they need to be… and find their way.”

Four Jacks and a Jill (morrisp), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 04:38 (two weeks ago) link

either incredibly naive or (more likely) completely disingenuous

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 04:48 (two weeks ago) link

that vaguely passive aggressive, new agey tone that Taylor Dayne has adopted (she's far from the only one) there is one of the most infuriating things to me

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 04:52 (two weeks ago) link

That Nunn apology reads more sincere, but what size rock would you need to be living under to get hired for a gig at Mar-A-Lago in 2020/1 and not consider the potential political implication before you got there?

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 05:31 (two weeks ago) link

is there footage of the maskless Mar-a-Lago crowd roaring along ironically wirh “Take My Breath Away”?

That Nunn apology reads more sincere, but what size rock would you need to be living under to get hired for a gig at Mar-A-Lago in 2020/1 and not consider the potential political implication before you got there?

― soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, January 4, 2021 11:31 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

honestly they should just say "i needed the money" which is probably the case

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 15:00 (two weeks ago) link

A vivid, stunning look into the underground party scene that rages on as LA experiences its darkest moments of the pandemic. Read the whole piece from @cerisecastle but these passages, I’m agape...https://t.co/Wv9JdnTOcl pic.twitter.com/Fepb7r71p9

— Josie Huang (@josie_huang) January 6, 2021

Four Jacks and a Jill (morrisp), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 07:34 (two weeks ago) link

Discussing the Future of Malawi with His Excellency—President Chakwera! 🇲🇼. @RaisingMalawi pic.twitter.com/DOKWgigrsn

— Madonna (@Madonna) January 2, 2021

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 10:24 (one week ago) link

Bruce Willis asked to leave pharmacy for refusing to wear a mask https://t.co/V4kcyxUwy3 pic.twitter.com/SORhCJwfEU

— New York Post (@nypost) January 12, 2021

The Rejection Of Bruno

shivers me timber (sic), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 22:31 (one week ago) link

xp Oh shit Malawi covid numbers actually spiking since just after that...

maf you one two (maffew12), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 22:45 (one week ago) link

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/clm1wxp5pert/malawi
Malawi's President Lazarus Chakwera has taken personal blame for being among those responsible for the recent rise in Covid-19 cases in the country.

There's been a "collective sense of relaxation in adherence to Covid prevention measures among many Malawians including myself," Mr Chakwera said in a radio address on Sunday.

The president was heavily criticised last week when images and videos circulated showing him and visiting pop musician, Madonna, shaking hands and posing for pictures without wearing masks or observing social distance.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 23:04 (one week ago) link

covid makes the people come together
covid makes the bourgeoisie and the rebel


#thegreatequalizer

can someone plz read this and summarize? couldn't get past the first sentence i'm afraid

pic.twitter.com/BNybmHdALD

— Ian Brown (@ianbrown) January 15, 2021

kieth chagrin (NickB), Friday, 15 January 2021 18:37 (one week ago) link

oh sorry, it's the same bollocks he posted before - IGNORE

kieth chagrin (NickB), Friday, 15 January 2021 18:40 (one week ago) link

FACT

mark e, Friday, 15 January 2021 19:09 (one week ago) link

I got as far as "my scepticism with the medical mafia began when my sister was diagnosed with cancer and given just 12 months to live. me and my mam scoured the internet for a cure but she died anyway."

shivers me timber (sic), Friday, 15 January 2021 21:20 (one week ago) link

was reading article in the guardian on marianne faithfull's new album and her near death from covid and remembered reading years ago that she and van morrison lived in the same village and used to sit in each others kitchens drinking whiskey. was wondering if they still spoke and if she'd be upbraiding him right now

H in Addis, Saturday, 16 January 2021 09:53 (one week ago) link


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