According to Editor & Publisher (hat tip to Drudge), rock singer Neil Young recently recorded a song entitled “Impeach the President” which is to be included on his new CD. Apparently, there have been rumors on the Internet that Young was working on an anti-Bush album for some time. These were somewhat confirmed by a blog entry made at Last Turn Left B4 Hooterville on April 7. The blog is the work of Alicia Morgan, a Sherman Oaks, California, musician with a devout hatred of the current administration (emphasis mine):
“On Wednesday, I was at work when I got a call for a Neil Young session the next day. Needless to say, I was excited about it - Neil Young is one of my musical heroes. When my husband and I got to Capitol, we found 98 other singers, a collection of L.A.'s finest. All I knew was that we were singing on a new Neil Young record, but when the lyrics we were supposed to sing flashed on the giant screen, a roar went up from the choir. I'm not going to give the whole thing away, but the first line of one of the songs was ‘Let's impeach the President for lyin'!’"
Isn’t that special? Nothing brings out the music in me more than a good impeachment. Mercilessly, Morgan continued:
“Turns out the whole thing is a classic beautiful protest record. The session was like being at a 12-hour peace rally. Every time new lyrics would come up on the screen, there were cheers, tears and applause. It was a spiritual experience. I can't believe my good fortune at being a part of this.”
Ah, yes…a classic beautiful protest record. I can just imagine Dionne Warwick singing, “What the world, needs now, is a classic beautiful protest record.” Can’t you?
Alas, Morgan saw this whole thing as being a religious experience: “I've never been at a recording session that was more like being at church. Heck, I've never been to a church that was more like a church than that session.” Yes, singing vitriol about one’s president will certainly bring one closer to God. I can see that. And, I bet it felt patriotic as well: “We finished the session by singing an a capella version of ‘America the Beautiful’ and there was not a dry eye in the house.”Yes, there’s nothing that makes liberals more teary-eyed than the thought of impeaching a Republican president. All together now – “Oh beautiful, for the impeachment process.”