Saturday, March 2, 2013

Gun Control: Come And Get It (μολὼν λαβέ)

Little did I know that this song would be so appropriate when I first heard it in 1970. I'm sure Paul McCartney didn't have gun control in mind when he wrote it, but hey, I will repurpose anything.


This is actually a pretty good live performance by Badfinger (I can't tell if it's lip-sync - Mike is hammering pretty hard on the drums to be faking).

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Okay, one of my cohorts tells me that "come and get it" isn't as provocative as "come and take it". I'll grant you that. But until we raise a generation of good classical liberal songwriters, we have to repurpose and make do. Ray Stevens is good, but he isn't exactly tearing up the airwaves these days. 

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