Filed under:Language Barrier,Music,Not Cool,Priorities — posted by Anwyn on November 9, 2007 @ 10:08 pm

Why are the Eagles selling their new album exclusively through Wal-Mart? Not that I mind, but it doesn’t seem to track with Henley’s annoying politics. Maybe those are only about speech, as in his and his fellow performers’, and not about his money, though.

Oh, and here’s a hint, Don: It ain’t “debate,” civil or otherwise, when people pay to hear you sing and you treat them to your views without them being able to “debate” back. See how that works?

“Given what my good friend Linda Ronstadt —” Henley started telling the crowd, but he was cut down as the audience erupted in boos, reports the Orange County Register. Henley responded: “Whoops — Orange County, we used to be able to have civil debate in this country. Not anymore.”

If concerts were supposed to be give-and-take, I’d have been on stage with both Billy Joel and James Taylor by now, politics be damned.


  1. I really like Don Henley’s music, but his politics make me want to Henry David Thoreau up. He should move to Walden Wood and fondle himself.

    /ok, I’m better now
    //I’d still like to find his inner child and kick its little ass

    Comment by Daddyman — November 10, 2007 @ 11:38 pm

  2. I’d love to see video of one of Henley’s civil debates, where a rock star spews his obnoxious, ill-informed opinions, and the audience responds civilly, by agreeing with him.

    Comment by Xrlq — November 11, 2007 @ 2:56 pm

  3. The funny thing is that prior to the 2000 election Henley was pretty much an equal-opportunity slammer when it came to societal trends he didn’t like. (See in comparison “Life in the Fast Lane”, “Dirty Laundry”, “End of the Innocence”, “In the Garden of Allah”.) Henley even wrote an eulogy to the Sixties activist movement with “Sad Cafe” and “Hotel California”. But hating on Dubya is cool, so he is on the Leftward trend again. Ah, aging leftist Boomer nostalgia….

    I got the album recently, and it has 2 disks and over 30 track for $11.98. Say what you want about the anti-war stuff, the Eagles know how to reach out to the fans. Disc 1 has no political songs on it, so you may listen & enjoy without regret, and use Disc 2 as an Eagles-themed coaster if you want.

    Comment by fallohide — November 11, 2007 @ 5:26 pm

  4. Really good and really interesting post. I expect (and other readers maybe :)) new useful posts from you!
    Good luck and successes in blogging!

    Comment by HeavyGod — November 27, 2007 @ 1:36 am

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