Saturday, August 02, 2008

Star Wars Song of the Week: "The Palestinians Are Note the Same Thing as the Rebel Alliance, Jackass" by Atom & His Package

This week's Star Wars song is "The Palestinians Are Not the Same Thing as the Rebel Alliance, Jackass" by Atom and His Package.

Hear a sample at the Amazon link: Attention! Blah, Blah Blah by Atom & His Package

Here is how Atom described the song in the liner notes:

Explanation: It's disturbing how many people I've come into contact with who have blindly embraced the Palestinian side of the current (Sadly, I assume it will be current, even when this record comes out months down the road from when I write this.) Middle East conflict. Certainly, there are also tons of folks who blindly support the Israeli side of the issue. Those who blindly support the Israelis are are also disturbing, but these are not the folks who I come in contact with regularly at shows, etc., hence the title of the song. While I certainly have feelings on the issue, the situation is too complicated to go into here (especially while rhyming & singing. Holy #$%@!). The song is about certain people and
their willingness to latch onto a side of an issue without comprehending the
issue (NOT about those who do not agree with me who DO understand the issue). But suffice it to be said that it's frightening and trivializing when people simplify complex issues as if they're Star Wars-esque, and pick a side (either side) to root for as as if it were a football game. And yes, that is my dog, Books barking during the
youth crew shouts at the end.

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