Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Talking Heads cut a deal with Crist

Charlie Crist had used Talking Heads music without permission in a political advert.

Now we get a grovelling apology from a former Florida governor:

Do you suppose David Byrne signed off the line "for using his famous song and unique voice"? He wouldn't have actually suggested that wording, would he? It can't have been the record label, though, as the phrase "available at Target, FYE and online record stores" would have been jackhammered in, too.

I guess that's just about the most humiliating thing a politician has done since... well, Nick Clegg popping up on Daybreak this morning.