Monday, November 3, 2008

Noted


A statement from Mickey Leigh:

"It has been brought to my attention that Linda Cummings, using the name 'Ramone,' has recently been in the media joining with the Palin family and the McCains to attempt to aid their campaign for the Presidency. As a President of Ramones Productions, and brother of Joey Ramone, I just want it to be clear that Linda Cummings does not represent the political views of the Ramones. Surely, as for Joey Ramone, the only Ramones song he would sing at a Republican campaign event would be 'Glad To See You Go!'" (Brooklyn Vegan)

Ohh..."Glad to See You Go." Yes!

1 comment:

Alex in NYC said...

Yeah, I read about this this morning. Sad as it is to say, though, the Ramones were more Johnny's band than Joey's, and Johnny was strenuously unrepentant in his knee-jerk Right Wing espousement (those U.S. pins on the lapels of his leather jacket were very decidedly NOT ironic). Can't imagine Dee Dee would have had a political opinion one way or another. Where's Tommy Ramone? (i.e. the only surviving actual band member -- with all due respect to Marky, C.J., Richie & Clem/Elvis)