Thursday, May 15, 2008

I Am Still Living With Your Ghost

Apparently, someone needs to draft a memo reminding musicians that Gitmo is the new Sun City, because alt-rock dinosaurs Everclear are planning on doing a Memorial Day show there that's sure to be an extraordinary rendition of their back catalogue:

For the Cuba show, [Art] ALEXAKIS and his bandmates—drummer BRETT SNYDER, guitarist DAVE FRENCH, bassist SAM HUDSON and keyboardist JOSH CRAWLEY—will be performing for a capacity crowd estimated at 6,000 people stationed at the U. S. Naval Station with their families, representing all five of the armed forces—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard—plus Department of Defense and other national law enforcement agencies. Everclear will also receive tours and briefings on the very historic Naval Station, the Joint Task Force Guantanamo detainee operation, fence line operations from the US Marine Corps
Security Force and water borne operations from the US Coast Guard Port Security Unit.

There can be little doubt that immediately following the show, every prisoner at the base will immediately confess to everything, because who can tolerate exposure to choruses like "I will buy you a new car / Perfect shiny and new." However, the confessions will end up getting thrown out at the resultant military tribunals because of the fact that Everclear's cover of "Brown Eyed Girl" is widely recognized as a violation of the Geneva Conventions.

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