BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 12, 2004 — Parents and students say they are outraged and offended by a proposed band name and song scheduled for a high school talent show in Boulder this evening, but members of the band, named Coalition of the Willing, said the whole thing is being blown out of proportion.Once again, the world is safe from Folk Music! Ok, fine I understand how its the Secret Service's job to protect the president and they have to investigate every allegation seriously because bla ba blablabla. Fine. Investigate. I just find it telling that the allegation came from calls to a radio talk show. I can see it now. Right wing tightass listening to talent show: "Who are these rock hooligans? Why do they have to play such loud music? What's wrong with a nice polka or waltz? What is their name... Coalition of the willing??? Why... they are making fun of Dear Leader's Grand Plan (c)!!! Grrrr.... what is this insolent song they are singing.... *GASP* Whatwhatwhaaaaaat??? OMG they wants to murder our Lord, erm, President!!! (hits speed dial on the cell phone) RUSH! Ruuuuush!!! DO something! Teenaged hoodlums are going to hitchhike to Washington and force W to ride a Segway while eating pretzels and then play horrible ROCK music at him until he goes up to Jesus!"
The students told ABC News affiliate KMGH-TV in Denver they are performing Bob Dylan's song "Masters of War" during the Boulder High School Talent Exposé because they are Dylan fans. They said they want to express their views and show off their musical abilities.
But some students and adults who heard the band rehearse called a radio talk show Thursday morning, saying the song the band sang ended with a call for President Bush to die.
Threatening the president is a federal crime, so the Secret Service was called to the school to investigate.
Jeez. If you're gonna get hassled by the SS at least play some Sabbath.