Covidiots in music

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Noel Gallagher
Aphex Twin
Ian Brown.

Who else?

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

Mutya Buena

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

Jim Corr

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

Madonna

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

Rev Horton Heat

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

oh yeah in that case add Smashmouth

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

M.I.A.

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

Wiz Khalifa

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

Great White

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

Sammy Hagar

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

and jim corr is right at the top of the tree

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

Renaud

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

Julian Cope

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

not really

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

Vanilla Ice

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

Tech N9ne

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

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

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

I’m just gonna say Kid Rock

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

Tom MacDonald

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

Mike Stock

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

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

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

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

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

To no great surprise, Ted Nugent

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

"covidiots"? ay ay ay

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

Wiley

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

Van Morrison has always had a few screws loose, unfortunately

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

Boomers gonna boomer

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

got nothing to do with being a boomer

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

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

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

some esoteric cover art for you to decipher:

https://cdn-resident-music.com/image/cache/data/max/mar21/evan-500x500.jpg

building a hole (NickB), Monday, 22 March 2021 20:41 (one month ago) link

I'd actually like to hear that album — Alexander Hawkins on piano, John Edwards on bass, Paul Lytton on drums — and obviously the music (which was recorded in 2019) won't reflect any of Parker's views, even though the track titles are apparently all taken from Daniel Defoe's Journal of the Plague Year. But nope.

More info here.

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 22 March 2021 21:13 (one month ago) link

xpost

Not Big Boi :(

It wasn't straight covidiocy, I think it was more pseudo-Trumpist "stop the steal" disinfo or something but the one that hit me in the gut was Nightmares on Wax.

It was in a tweet sometime mid-last year -- I can't find a link now, I assume it's been deleted.

recovering internet addict/shitposter (viborg), Monday, 22 March 2021 21:59 (one month ago) link

Joey Bada$$: https://www.dummymag.com/news/joey-bada-social-distancing-inhumane/

Oh the humanity

recovering internet addict/shitposter (viborg), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 21:51 (one month ago) link

Nena has now gone over fully to the dark side, supporting the German anti-lockdown, coronavirus-skeptic 'Querdenker' movement and endorsing music by conspiracy theorist Xavier Naidoo.

https://www.rnd.de/promis/nena-solidarisiert-sich-mit-querdenkern-und-postet-verschworungssong-von-xavier-naidoo-D75Z6WYCPNA55GV3PPQRI2SLYA.html

Portsmouth Bubblejet, Wednesday, 24 March 2021 00:52 (one month ago) link

That is 99 Luftballons Nena right?

recovering internet addict/shitposter (viborg), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 01:31 (one month ago) link

Yup, that's the one. Nena had dropped hints before about her coronavirus skepticism, but this is much more clearcut.

Portsmouth Bubblejet, Wednesday, 24 March 2021 01:40 (one month ago) link

99 Red Bull loons

...actually that doesn't work in context but I like it, so in it stays

a sad robot dancing alone in the corner of a suburban disco (Matt #2), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 01:42 (one month ago) link

Thanks for the heads up on the new Parker record, unperson. Sprang for that one immediately, not going to let his obnoxious views get between me and the music.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 09:03 (one month ago) link

Is there a non-music version of this thread?

peace, man, Wednesday, 24 March 2021 10:58 (one month ago) link

As we approach the covid singularity we find that Ian Brown and Ben Garrisson are in fact the same entity

my May tour of Ireland is cancelled as both our islands are currently medical experimental prison camps and we are being held hostage by GOVT for big pharma

— Ian Brown (@ianbrown) March 24, 2021

Bastard Lakes (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 11:55 (one month ago) link

If I was you , I wouldn’t get vaccinated I would wear a mask & take vitamins

— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) March 26, 2021

global tetrahedron, Friday, 26 March 2021 13:32 (one month ago) link

is that being an idiot or is that shade

Dana Jel Pey (DJP), Friday, 26 March 2021 13:34 (one month ago) link

ha ha

armoured van, Holden (sic), Friday, 26 March 2021 20:08 (one month ago) link

you say no to COVID, juicy j can’t

JoeStork, Friday, 26 March 2021 20:39 (one month ago) link

Dammit now I have Bandz stuck in my head.

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Friday, 26 March 2021 23:08 (one month ago) link

I was going to say oh ffs not now juicy j, but he's deleted it!

calzino, Saturday, 27 March 2021 00:14 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

Ted Nugent tests positive for coronavirus after calling pandemic a ‘scam’ https://t.co/3CFZ37XqY3

— Independent Arts (@IndyArts) April 20, 2021

Portsmouth Bubblejet, Tuesday, 20 April 2021 15:01 (three weeks ago) link

Is it wrong for me to wish fuckers like Nugent would drop dead and leave folks like Adam Schlesinger and John Prine to live.

Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 20 April 2021 15:19 (three weeks ago) link

It would take a saint not to wish death on Nugent.

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 20 April 2021 15:22 (three weeks ago) link

Or a devil.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 20 April 2021 15:27 (three weeks ago) link

Come and Take Him!

peace, man, Tuesday, 20 April 2021 15:32 (three weeks ago) link

Wang Dang Sweet Quarantang

bookmarkflaglink (Darin), Tuesday, 20 April 2021 18:21 (three weeks ago) link

lol

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 20 April 2021 18:45 (three weeks ago) link

As mentioned elsewhere, we have two wishes left.

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 20 April 2021 19:36 (three weeks ago) link

Not a musician but still a covidiot.

Take back your freedom and civil liberties. They belong to you.#londonprotest#NoVaccinePassportsAnywhere

— Gillian McKeith (@GillianMcKeith) April 24, 2021

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Saturday, 24 April 2021 15:12 (three weeks ago) link

Right Said Fred have already appeared upthread but FFS:

This 👇 See you there https://t.co/bJ3t1yGCID

— Right Said Fred (@TheFreds) April 20, 2021

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Saturday, 24 April 2021 17:36 (three weeks ago) link

... Laurence Fox, Lee Hurst, Ian Brown, some guy called Zuby...

Authoritarian Steaks (Tom D.), Saturday, 24 April 2021 17:51 (three weeks ago) link

Was a bit worried there when I saw the Lotus Eaters Twitter handle but it's not the band

groovypanda, Saturday, 24 April 2021 19:00 (three weeks ago) link

Yes, I had to check that one!

Authoritarian Steaks (Tom D.), Saturday, 24 April 2021 19:05 (three weeks ago) link

I'm too sexy for my shot

Jurassic parkour (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 24 April 2021 19:18 (three weeks ago) link

Presumably these fuckwits never consider the awful company they keep

PaulTMA, Saturday, 24 April 2021 19:38 (three weeks ago) link

Deeply Derpy when they post a tweet

Filibuster Poindexter (Neanderthal), Saturday, 24 April 2021 20:54 (three weeks ago) link

Matthew Marsden, they're really pulling out all the big names

boxedjoy, Saturday, 24 April 2021 21:39 (three weeks ago) link

Matthew Marsden, they're really pulling out all the big names

― boxedjoy

Former Destiny's Child collaborator though.

kitchen person, Sunday, 25 April 2021 02:09 (two weeks ago) link

the heart's lone desire is to... not mask up

boxedjoy, Sunday, 25 April 2021 08:36 (two weeks ago) link

not a covidiot, just a multimillionaire tory who resents having to pay his musicians and road crew during a pandemic

Aww how sweet of @NoelGallagher to pay his crew and band mates despite all the gig cancellations... pic.twitter.com/ZqY7nRoZ1r

— Absolute Radio (@absoluteradio) April 29, 2021

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 29 April 2021 17:00 (two weeks ago) link

‘you don’t need a pandemic, just the fear of one to get everyone to take the vaccine’ utopia (uk) channel 4 in....wait for it....2013 🤔 a great way to rehab big pharma post oxycontin 🤔and keep everyone isolated and wanting more ‘security’🤔 drc

— Dylan Carlson (@drcarlsonalbion) April 29, 2021

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Thursday, 29 April 2021 17:58 (two weeks ago) link

I like Dylan Carlson a lot, I did a phoner with him once and he was more than amiable. But… yeah, disappointing.

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Thursday, 29 April 2021 18:00 (two weeks ago) link

Honestly I think his habit of signing his fucking tweets is the worst revelation here.

emil.y, Thursday, 29 April 2021 18:06 (two weeks ago) link

also those smileys

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 30 April 2021 09:08 (two weeks ago) link

Least surprising covidiot yet

irked at the fact I know who Jordan Rudess is (Matt #2), Friday, 30 April 2021 09:20 (two weeks ago) link

quoting an outrageously daft channel 4 dystopian fiction series for truth!

calzino, Friday, 30 April 2021 10:03 (two weeks ago) link

not a covidiot, just a multimillionaire tory

delete thread and restart

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Friday, 30 April 2021 10:06 (two weeks ago) link

Jesse Rae :(

"I stood as MSP Candidate in 2007 tae warn the Borders that ye were going tae lose a' yer bank Branches.
In 2021 I have tae tell ye something worse. ALL SCOTTISH YOUNG BORDERERS DAE NOT TAKE ANY MANMADE VACCINE INVENTED BY SCIENTISTS .... FOR A MANMADE DISEASE INVENTED BY SCIENTISTS IN CHINA. IF YER UNDER 60 and in guid health...AND DEFINATELY NOT CHILDREN" thank ye

https://www.facebook.com/jesse.rae.56/posts/5500520146688733?__cft__[0]=AZUEa8zxmGTmMOfCrT0b5_MN_sB8ChDQUPNfqhGy_ndPWZZzJnSkp7Ml9a2wwi8yrX9yIbQocsrXc0kqQrNink2IhJsyVHGxWah9DIXBn7973wv0xRZFzakbYJBjUPxr2Twuodc2niRThlSo9TSYQk7-&__tn__=%2CO%2CP-R

Chewshabadoo, Wednesday, 5 May 2021 21:01 (one week ago) link

Someone pointed me to Charles Hayward's FB page which is full of conspiracy / Great Reset / anti-lockdown bollocks, honestly I blame weed for half of this

Oof. That one smarts.

emil.y, Saturday, 8 May 2021 18:42 (one week ago) link

did nuge die yet

unknown or illegal user (doo rag), Saturday, 8 May 2021 19:39 (one week ago) link

if not can it be expedited

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Saturday, 8 May 2021 20:33 (one week ago) link


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