At first I was going to play it up: I just found out that Maureen "Moe" Tucker, drummer for that aging-hipster icon band Velvet Underground showed up in the crowd at a Tea Party rally in Georgia. And indeed, 'tis a shock to the Lefties.
But once you know the backstory --- she'd relocated to a small-to-medium Georgia town years before, in order to raise her kids -- it's unremarkable. 60ish small-town Mom shows up at Tea Party event, expresses support? Yeah, her and a million more just like her!
It is good to be reminded that not every famous musician has a train-wreck private life and gets her opinions off the same rack as Streisand; but to be stunned by it is to live in a cartoon version of the real world.
YANKEE RADIO TOOL KIT, #106
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