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But more than all of those I am an entertainer. I carry around a ukulele with me for the same reason a gangster carries a gun; better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. Stage or sidewalk, Your Pal Pete shows are just where they happen.
Currently, I'm working on a musical, RagnaPOP(or she's got the bomb), set to premiere at this year's Capital Fringe Festival. I'm also working on music, comedy, and musical comedy; for kids and/or adults.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Save Us, Celebrities!

Make no mistake, other than telling you how to wipe your ass,Sheryl Crow doesn't give a shit about you. I wonder how she would react if, at some self-congratulatory dinner that she was responsible for, I came up to her and assaulted her for her crimes against music. "You work for me, Ms. Crow! You owe me for "Soak up the Sun!" I guess it would be similar to the headline making scrape she got into this weekend.

Don't get me wrong, I think Rove is evil too, but accosting the guy in that context just makes more unnecessary grist of the "what's wrong with Liberals" mill.

The rich and famous think that because people ask them their opinions and print them in magazines, and we are unnaturally interested in who they sleep with, we look to them for guidance. They're wrong.

They speak out against the objectivication of women then objectify themselves, they tell us to "vote or die" then don't vote. They tell you how to "Save the Earth" with tips that they themselves are unwilling to do or are in the financial position to do much easier than us regular folk.

Carbon offsets are bullshit, by the way. One of the things I've learned from the interactions I've had with the wealthy in my life is that a lot of them are more than willing to throw money at something instead of doing it themselves.
"Do as I say, not as I do!" It didn't work when your parents said it, why is it going to work when Sheryl Crow does?

3 comments:

Melissa said...

So true, I thought this was really rude. Plus, after the fact, Sheryl and that other chick were actually doing the press circuit talking about their "encounter" with Rove.

If you want us to admire your politics, celebrities, how about presenting your views with some dignity and poise?

Katherine said...

To set the record straight: Sheryl Crowe was trying to be funny when she wrote that. Obviously comedy is not her thing, and I'm not a big fan of her music either, but if you read subsequent interviews she's said a few times that the "limiting toilet paper comment" was a lame attempt at humor.

Your Pal Pete said...

I appreciate the comment, but the whole "it was a joke" thing smacks of back pedaling. If you check the link to the original comment written by Ms. Crow on the Huffington Post, it is one of a couple suggestions on how to live your life with our anything qualifing it as (attempted) humor.