The Opposite of a Bushy Tale

Bright Eyes on the Tonight Show. The song is called “When the President Talks to God.” You have to see and hear this to believe it was allowed to air on network television.

Thanks to Mark Evanier, who posted the link on his “news from me” blog.

4 Responses to “The Opposite of a Bushy Tale”

  1. Travis Johnson Says:

    Thanks for the link. I’m as astonished as anyone that Bright Eyes was invited on to network TV with such a scathing commentary on the Bush administration. It’s a bit heartening to see that not all protest music is being swept under the carpet. Though I wonder, being such a cynic, how many of the people watching at home didn’t simply forget about it the next day and go on with their lives. Like it never happened.

  2. Steve Gerber Says:

    That’s okay. People probably forgot about “The Times They Are A’Changin'”, too, after the first time they heard it. The reaction was different after the second time.

  3. Travis Johnson Says:

    True. It would be nice to see more media outlets willing to broadcast these kinds of views instead of bowing prostrate to commercial advertisers who are hesitant to support anything that goes beyond typical network tv fluff.

    Maybe Jay Leno, in all his mighty power, is impervious to any sort of backlash? Bill Maher of Politically Incorrect was obviously not. Perhaps its simply a question of who is the messenger. As long as Leno doesn’t say it, he’s in the clear.

  4. Dillinger Says:

    If you haven’t read up on Oberst’s history, you should. He’s 24, and has already released something like 15 albums.