The obligatory “Aerosmith guitarist endorses McCain” post

posted at 4:35 pm on October 30, 2008 by Allahpundit

Did anyone else expect the news during the final week to be more … exciting? If you’d told me back in February that I’d be blogging the endorsements of 60-year-old guitarists five days out from election day, I’d have said, “Why? Is Ted Nugent going to endorse Hillary?” Instead, this.

Don’t get me wrong, we’re happy to have him. Even if he wouldn’t make the cut of that new “Don’t Vote” video.

“We pretty much stay out of it, but seeing so many people come out for Obama, I just felt like ‘What the hell, I might as well raise my hand for this side,” Perry said from his Duxbury home…

“I’ve been a hardcore Republican my whole life,” he told the Herald. “My mother and father drilled into me from the very start that if you work hard and be positive, you’ll get what you’re working for. I guess I’m living proof of that.”

Of criticism about McCain’s age, Perry said: “My mother’s in her 80s and she does aerobics. My manager’s 70 and he’s right there. That doesn’t bother me.”

And despite lopsided polls, he urged his fans to get out and vote.

“I’m an optimist. It ain’t over till its over,” he said. “I think that he’s got a chance.”

The boss looks forward to playing “Dream On” on “Guitar Hero” but I have other plans. Exit question: If McCain wins, Perry and the Nuge hook up for a blistering cover of “Barracuda” at the inauguration?


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Mr. D on October 30, 2008 at 4:57 PM

I liked that story, that was good, some guys are just guys.

right2bright on October 30, 2008 at 5:08 PM

How ’bout Perry plays Toys in the Attic while TedWhite&Blue comes down a ladder from the ceiling, with an armload of Garands and M4 Carbines!!

innominatus on October 30, 2008 at 5:07 PM

SECOND!

seejanemom on October 30, 2008 at 5:08 PM

How ’bout Perry plays Toys in the Attic while TedWhite&Blue comes down a ladder from the ceiling, with an armload of Garands and M4 Carbines!!

innominatus on October 30, 2008 at 5:07 PM

PRINT THAT BABY!!!

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 5:09 PM

I can remember going to several of the TexxasJams, but not very much of what actually went on during them. Good times… ;)

Damn, but it was hot in the Cotton Bowl during those things.

techno_barbarian on October 30, 2008 at 5:09 PM

Leonidas Hoplite on October 30, 2008 at 5:01 PM

LOL… have been playing for 35 years… mainly acoustic…

But this is somthing I can do with the kids, and their freinds.

Romeo13 on October 30, 2008 at 5:09 PM

PS upinak:

Whoever was supposed to be on the other half of that photo is a very lucky gentleman. :)

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 5:10 PM

Grue, he may have been… but he wouldn’t know since he isn’t around.

Single life again…. oh joy.

upinak on October 30, 2008 at 5:11 PM

If McCain wins, Perry and the Nuge hook up for a blistering cover of “Barracuda” at the inauguration?

They can use Gretchen Wilson for vocals. She does Barracuda in her live show and she absolutely has the pipes for it.

TexasAg03 on October 30, 2008 at 5:11 PM

Damn, but it was hot in the Cotton Bowl during those things.

techno_barbarian on October 30, 2008 at 5:09 PM

Oh man, nothing like being amongst a crowd of 80,000 sweaty and drunk people for several hours in Texas August heat.

carbon_footprint on October 30, 2008 at 5:12 PM

upinak on October 30, 2008 at 5:11 PM

That sucks.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 5:12 PM

OT: CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) – Shawn Turschak of Chapel Hill was tired of someone stealing McCain-Palin campaign signs from his yard. Turschak, with a degree in electrical engineering, hooked up a third sign to a power source for an electric pet fence Monday and also put up a surveillance camera.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that a 9-year-old boy with an Obama-Biden sign grabbed the McCain-Palin sign and got a jolt on Tuesday.

The boy’s father, Andrew Noble, upset that his son had been shocked, showed up at Turschak’s door. Soon an Orange County sheriff’s deputy also showed up at the Turschak’s home.

Noble said his son just wanted to see how the sign was put together. Turschak said the boy intended to swap out the signs.

Sheriff Lindy Pendergrass said he doesn’t plan to file charges.

ROTFLMAO

hawkdriver on October 30, 2008 at 5:13 PM

Guitar Hero and Rock Band are fun. Know what’s more fun? buying a real guitar and taking some lessons. Try it. I haven’t used my consoles, for anything, in months. Except Ace Combat…and Brothers in Arms…

Leonidas Hoplite on October 30, 2008 at 5:01 PM

As someone who’s done both and who was very musical for a decade, I’d have to say that no, it’s not more fun to play the real thing.

For one, it’s much, much harder. For another, you don’t sound even half as good when you first start out, so you don’t even get to listen to good music while learning. And last, with the plastic guitar, your fingers don’t bleed when you play too long.

South Park did this one too. Guitar Queer-O.

Esthier on October 30, 2008 at 5:13 PM

They can use Gretchen Wilson for vocals. She does Barracuda in her live show and she absolutely has the pipes for it.

TexasAg03 on October 30, 2008 at 5:11 PM

On YouTube and she does an awesome job. There is one version with Jerry Cantrell (from Alice in Chains) that is fantastic.

carbon_footprint on October 30, 2008 at 5:13 PM

Crazy on You and Magic Man or the other two.

carbon_footprint on October 30, 2008 at 5:01 PM

I loved Heart’s early albums. Hell, in 1977 we had Boston, Heart, and Peter Frampton on a continuous loop in the man cave.

Ahhh… the days of my youth…

techno_barbarian on October 30, 2008 at 5:15 PM

Saw REM perform in a room smaller than my den…..under the cover name “CAT BUTT” so they didn’t draw a crowd.

This was in PRE-CELLULAR college days.

seejanemom on October 30, 2008 at 5:06 PM
Awesome! In Athens?
They were my favorite group in college and much of my young adult life. I saw them in 1995 and Radiohead opened for them. Radiohead blew them away and I have never liked REM much since. Michael Stipe is a big lib.

carbon_footprint on October 30, 2008 at 5:08 PM

Me too…LOVE REM. Saw them on the green tour and monster in 95 with Radiohead.
I have to concur, though, that I got sick when they started on the whole lib train. Still like their music.

HornetSting on October 30, 2008 at 5:15 PM

hawkdriver on October 30, 2008 at 5:13 PM

I heard that on Mike Gallagher this morning. I laughed.

carbon_footprint on October 30, 2008 at 5:15 PM

carbon_footprint on October 30, 2008 at 4:58 PM

They had a couple of great songs musically. But I always thought their lead singer (Nancy?) killed them with her drama queen voice. She has a good voice, just not as good as she thinks. Maybe if she knew how to use it…

sloopy on October 30, 2008 at 5:15 PM

ROTFLMAO

hawkdriver on October 30, 2008 at 5:13 PM

LMAO! Stupid kid!

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 5:16 PM

techno_barbarian on October 30, 2008 at 5:15 PM

Yes, Boston was my inspiration music when I was pulling all-nighters in architecture school. Nothing like Don’t Look Back to get the blood moving.

carbon_footprint on October 30, 2008 at 5:16 PM

It’s a sad reflection of reality that just a single entertainer endorsing Mccain makes the news.

Xolom on October 30, 2008 at 5:17 PM

I like this free-flow type threads. Hot Air should have open threads a few times per day.

carbon_footprint on October 30, 2008 at 5:17 PM

Allah and Beatles music? Colour me surprised.

I’m digging into this right now. Preparing for the Communist takeover…

linlithgow on October 30, 2008 at 5:18 PM

On YouTube and she does an awesome job. There is one version with Jerry Cantrell (from Alice in Chains) that is fantastic.

carbon_footprint on October 30, 2008 at 5:13 PM

Agreed. That is a terrific cover.

DeweyWins on October 30, 2008 at 5:19 PM

linlithgow on October 30, 2008 at 5:18 PM

I’m playing fable 2, killing trolls and robbers (democrats)

Soon, I’ll play fallout 3 and prepare for the post nuclear nightmare.

lorien1973 on October 30, 2008 at 5:20 PM

Single life again…. oh joy.

upinak on October 30, 2008 at 5:11 PM

I imagine a woman with intimate knowledge of the earth moving is a highly desireable thing ;)

LimeyGeek on October 30, 2008 at 5:20 PM

DeweyWins on October 30, 2008 at 5:19 PM

This pic is apropos to your moniker. Gilda made it.

carbon_footprint on October 30, 2008 at 5:21 PM

I’m playing fable 2, killing trolls and robbers (democrats)

Soon, I’ll play fallout 3 and prepare for the post nuclear nightmare.

lorien1973 on October 30, 2008 at 5:20 PM

How appropriate… I’m playing WoW and spending most of my free time making and hoarding weapons and wealth. :P

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 5:25 PM

I imagine a woman with intimate knowledge of the earth moving is a highly desireable thing ;)

LimeyGeek on October 30, 2008 at 5:20 PM

Umm no, not really.

Men want to rescue women. I am a problem solver and a alpha female… so it is like having the plague.

upinak on October 30, 2008 at 5:25 PM

Umm no, not really.

Men want to rescue women. I am a problem solver and a alpha female… so it is like having the plague.

upinak on October 30, 2008 at 5:25 PM

Where is the check box for “exception that proves the rule”?

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 5:25 PM

Limey actually … Allah might get a better chance of scoring.. then I. Sad but true.

upinak on October 30, 2008 at 5:26 PM

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 5:25 PM

Call me when you have graduated college and over 26 yrs. Then we can talk. ;)

upinak on October 30, 2008 at 5:26 PM

Yes, Boston was my inspiration music when I was pulling all-nighters in architecture school. Nothing like Don’t Look Back to get the blood moving.

carbon_footprint on October 30, 2008 at 5:16 PM

To this day Boston is my favorite band of all time. Really disappointed to find out Scholz is a big lib. And sad that we lost Brad Delp recently. But I’ll never stop listening to the music. Lib or not, Scholz is a genius.

FYI, something I’m really enjoying now is Pandora. I’ve got a Boston station that just rocks. Listening to it right now as I’m putting a new floor down here in the house (taking a break at the moment).

Back to work!

techno_barbarian on October 30, 2008 at 5:27 PM

Call me when you have graduated college and over 26 yrs. Then we can talk. ;)

upinak on October 30, 2008 at 5:26 PM

ROFL

I’m not looking for a relationship. Been in two and both ended awkwardly… my first ex is in a psyche ward in Corpus Christi, and my second is now my sister-in-law. I for one am quite happy with being single for now :D

Maybe the fact that I -am- the exception is the problem? LOL

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 5:28 PM

carbon_footprint on October 30, 2008 at 5:21 PM

Thanks carbon and Gilda.

I hope we will all be treated to such a sight next week.

DeweyWins on October 30, 2008 at 5:29 PM

It’s a sad reflection of reality that just a single entertainer endorsing Mccain makes the news.

Xolom on October 30, 2008 at 5:17 PM

I have a friend from my graduating class that is fairly well known in Hollywood. He says in a lot of quarters there is a no-crap “Kiss O Death” if they find out you’re a conservative. Now that’s not the music industry, but the Hollywood that through the years made the stink about black-balling becasue of the Red Threat times… they are “the” worst for doing the same thing.

hawkdriver on October 30, 2008 at 5:30 PM

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 5:28 PM

That’s gotta be a helluva thanksgiving dinner :P

lorien1973 on October 30, 2008 at 5:31 PM

That’s gotta be a helluva thanksgiving dinner :P

lorien1973 on October 30, 2008 at 5:31 PM

Heh. She and I are still very good friends – until recently we were essentially neighbors, and the three of us spent a lot of time together; they’ve recently moved – so it’s not as bad as it might look at first.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 5:33 PM

Exit question: If McCain wins, Perry and the Nuge hook up for a blistering cover of “Barracuda” at the inauguration?

I don’t see Ted Nugent and Perry doing Barracuda, I think it woul be something more along the lines of Stranglehold or Wango-Tango…?

Liberty or Death on October 30, 2008 at 5:36 PM

I like this free-flow type threads. Hot Air should have open threads a few times per day.
carbon_footprint on October 30, 2008 at 5:17 PM

You certainly started a roll with Shamwow last night!

That was much more entertaining than the Obama-a-thon!

tru2tx on October 30, 2008 at 5:38 PM

Get a room, you two. And no eating in bed.

redrock on October 30, 2008 at 5:41 PM

You certainly started a roll with Shamwow last night!

That was much more entertaining than the Obama-a-thon!

tru2tx on October 30, 2008 at 5:38 PM

Gildas Shamwow and Dewey PS were hilarious.

I hate Vince.

hawkdriver on October 30, 2008 at 5:41 PM

Get a room, you two. And no eating in bed.

redrock on October 30, 2008 at 5:41 PM

Prude…

Romeo13 on October 30, 2008 at 5:46 PM

Perry and Nugent… could rock get any sweeter?

lionheart on October 30, 2008 at 4:59 PM

They need a bass player – maybe we could get Gene?

Sporty1946 on October 30, 2008 at 5:48 PM

Get a room, you two. And no eating in bed.

redrock on October 30, 2008 at 5:41 PM

The crumbs in bed make it interesting though!

upinak on October 30, 2008 at 5:48 PM

Get a room, you two. And no eating in bed.

redrock on October 30, 2008 at 5:41 PM

The crumbs in bed make it interesting though!

upinak on October 30, 2008 at 5:48 PM

LMAO…

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 5:49 PM

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 5:28 PM

Wow, that’s rough, Grue, even if you are still friends with your sister-in-law.

My last boyfriend was from when I was 15-years-old. Over ten years later and apparently he still likes 15-year-olds. “I keep getting older and they just stay the same age…”

Esthier on October 30, 2008 at 5:49 PM

Exit question: If McCain wins, Perry and the Nuge hook up for a blistering cover of “Barracuda” at the inauguration?

Wouldn’t be the first time they’d been on stage together. Used to have the same managers in the 70s-80s and toured together a lot. This was during Aerosmith’s junkie days, which was an interesting contrast with Nuge, who did nothing stronger than a quart of chocolate milk before his set.

Alex_SF on October 30, 2008 at 5:50 PM

Wow, that’s rough, Grue, even if you are still friends with your sister-in-law.

It was at the time. She’s coming up on her 3rd anniversary next summer though, so things have calmed significantly and we’ve worked it out.

My last boyfriend was from when I was 15-years-old. Over ten years later and apparently he still likes 15-year-olds. “I keep getting older and they just stay the same age…”

Esthier on October 30, 2008 at 5:49 PM

… Well… I have no response for that…

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 5:55 PM

You really want Ted Nugent–Draft Dodger, Father of at least two illegitimate kids with different mothers, and all around hypocrite–to play the inaugural? Hilarious. Maybe Bill Clinton can play sax.

I’m not as surprised by this because I’ve met the guy on a few occasions and he’s a pretty quiet guy who never says much when Steven Tyler is spouting his far-left idiocy.

Debbie Schlussel on October 30, 2008 at 5:56 PM

This was during Aerosmith’s junkie days, which was an interesting contrast with Nuge, who did nothing stronger than a quart of chocolate milk before his set.

Alex_SF on October 30, 2008 at 5:50 PM

Um, that’s what Nugent claims, but it’s disputed by many rock acts that toured with him.

Debbie Schlussel on October 30, 2008 at 5:57 PM

and my second is now my sister-in-law.
*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 5:28 PM

That sounds like a Jerry Springer story for sure…but then again many of us have a Jerry Springer story we could tell…

Liberty or Death on October 30, 2008 at 5:59 PM

I know everyone and everything about Detroit.

redrock on October 30, 2008 at 5:59 PM

Janie Sarah Palin’s Got A Gun!

Lincoln on October 30, 2008 at 6:02 PM

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 5:55 PM

Three years would help, but it would always be strange for me.

Yeah. It’s actually very sad. He’s not a predator or anything; he’s just that immature and doesn’t see anything wrong with it.

Esthier on October 30, 2008 at 6:04 PM

Debbie Schlussel on October 30, 2008 at 5:57 PM

You’re “the” Debbie Schlussel.

hawkdriver on October 30, 2008 at 6:13 PM

That sounds like a Jerry Springer story for sure…but then again many of us have a Jerry Springer story we could tell…

Liberty or Death on October 30, 2008 at 5:59 PM

LMAO, yeah one of my former roommates said that as well.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 6:15 PM

To this day Boston is my favorite band of all time. Really disappointed to find out Scholz is a big lib. And sad that we lost Brad Delp recently. But I’ll never stop listening to the music. Lib or not, Scholz is a genius.

Rarely a week goes by that I don’t play the old Boston albums. Great, great stuff.

As for Joe the Rock Star: he’s always been hot, but he just got hotter!

Least of These on October 30, 2008 at 6:29 PM

If McCain wins, Perry and the Nuge hook up for a blistering cover of “Barracuda” at the inauguration?

Beyond awsome.
(Bowing on my knees) I’m not worthy! I’m not worthy! I’m not worthy! I’m not worthy!

dentalque on October 30, 2008 at 6:37 PM

Didn’t exist yet. Sorry Dog.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 5:00 PM

Same here.
Well, probably. If we’re not talking too late in ’77.

Count to 10 on October 30, 2008 at 6:42 PM

Same here.
Well, probably. If we’re not talking too late in ‘77.

Count to 10 on October 30, 2008 at 6:42 PM

I wouldn’t be around for another 8 years ;)

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 6:46 PM

This bears no more weight than that a Susan Sarandumb or Sean “Phooey” Combs endorsement.

freedom_nut on October 30, 2008 at 7:07 PM

Did anyone else expect the news during the final week to be more … exciting? If you’d told me back in February that I’d be blogging the endorsements of 60-year-old guitarists five days out from election day, I’d have said, “Why? Is Ted Nugent going to endorse Hillary?”

*SNORT!*

LibertarianConservative on October 30, 2008 at 7:16 PM

LOL….

Sarah’s got a gun…
Sarah’s got a gun…
The Dems are all undone…
Sarah’s got a gun….

What did Obama doooooo…
Gave Rezko an IOUUUUU…

ROFL… gotta get the album out…

Romeo13 on October 30, 2008 at 7:24 PM

If McCain wins, Perry and the Nuge hook up for a blistering cover of “Barracuda” at the inauguration?

And if the Dems get a supermajority, they can play “Stranglehold”.

Alalazoo on October 30, 2008 at 7:30 PM

FYI, something I’m really enjoying now is Pandora. I’ve got a Boston station that just rocks. Listening to it right now as I’m putting a new floor down here in the house (taking a break at the moment).

Back to work!

techno_barbarian on October 30, 2008 at 5:27 PM

I love Pandora! I found it about a month or so ago.

carbon_footprint on October 30, 2008 at 7:33 PM

Debbie Schlussel on October 30, 2008 at 5:56 PM

With all due respect, STFU!
We love Uncle Ted. What about you and your romance with Howard Stern? Trash. Sorry, but you get on my nerves a lot.

carbon_footprint on October 30, 2008 at 7:37 PM

Ewwww Howard Stern? WHY!

I don’t get that one at all!

upinak on October 30, 2008 at 7:42 PM

Sorry, I’m still on NowThatIAm for music. I have to be… that’s my son’s band. [Dad trolling for hits] Any of you rockers out there, I’d appreciate any critiques on the music you can offer.
But Perry and Nugent would absolutely tear up the building if they got to tradin’ 16-bar riffs. And if Gretchen Wilson’s pipes are up to it (and I think they are), McCain could pay whatever campaign debts are hanging around with sales of the CD from it.
They should do it at the Capitol. That would truly be burnin’ down the house.

either orr on October 30, 2008 at 7:49 PM

Ewwww Howard Stern? WHY!

I don’t get that one at all!

upinak on October 30, 2008 at 7:42 PM

Not sure. Perhaps because she once was on his Top Ten Hottest list?

carbon_footprint on October 30, 2008 at 7:51 PM

Most people don’t know that Aerosmith didn’t actually start playing together in Boston-they began in the Lake Sunapee region of New Hampshire. In fact, one of their earlier gig-places is still standing.

Del Dolemonte on October 30, 2008 at 8:30 PM

Her Mom was a Super Model.

upinak on October 30, 2008 at 5:06 PM

And apparently, legally BLIND.

seejanemom on October 30, 2008 at 5:08 PM

Heh to you both.

Jaibones on October 30, 2008 at 8:59 PM

Del Dolemonte on October 30, 2008 at 8:30 PM

Good old Del…hang out here some more!

Domino on October 30, 2008 at 9:57 PM

Perry/Nuge, Awsome!

Viper1 on October 30, 2008 at 10:00 PM

Ted Nugent’s Free For All and Aerosmith’s Toys in the Attic were two of my first albums, along with Led Zeppelin II.

I don’t remember all the words but I love Sweet Emotion because it goes on forever.

And if it isn’t obvious I’m a girl too.

Domino on October 30, 2008 at 10:20 PM

You know these days you find a guy like this endorsing the conservative side and then you run across a stuffy business man w/coifed hair, wingtips and an expensive Armani suit endorsing the socialist. Go figure.
What a breath of fresh air. Thanks Hotair for being the only blog I’ve seen to do this story. DD

Darvin Dowdy on October 31, 2008 at 8:37 AM

Umm no, not really.

Men want to rescue women. I am a problem solver and a alpha female… so it is like having the plague.

upinak on October 30, 2008 at 5:25 PM

I’m an alpha that married an alpha. I don’t want a primping princess, I want a ‘Cuda ;)

And boy, did I ever land the mother of all ‘Cudas!

Don’t settle for second-best, there are real men out there that are not intimidated by alpha females – they positively relish the opportunity :)

LimeyGeek on October 31, 2008 at 10:24 AM

And if it isn’t obvious I’m a girl too.

Domino on October 30, 2008 at 10:20 PM

Ahhh….well…..

I don’t remember all the words but I love Sweet Emotion because it goes on forever.

…..Yep….that’s a big girly neon sign right there ;)

LimeyGeek on October 31, 2008 at 10:25 AM

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