29 May 2005

No politics in our music, thanks very much

I've had a fondness for Nine Inch Nails ever since co-hosting a series of great parties which had "Head Like A Hole" as their theme song. If I were in the US, I would have been looking forward to seeing their performance at the MTV Awards show.

Now, they're not playing — MTV apparently became "uncomfortable" with their intention to display a picture of Bush while singing
What if this whole crusade's a charade
And behind it all there's a price to be paid
For the blood on which we dine
Justified in the name of the holy and the divine.
I'm glad that NIN dropped out. I would hate to think that the band that sang "I'd rather die than give you control" would knuckle under.

I wonder what MTV would have made of, say, Crosby, Stills, and Nash singing about "four dead in Ohio"?