Monday, June 22, 2009

Styx Plays the White House Briefing Room

Ok. The title may be a little misleading, but Styx did make an appearance today after Press Secretary Robert Gibbs's briefing. My first thought was: It's not Wednesday! Isn't that Party Day?

The band happened to be in town for a gig. And as the long-haired musicians took questions and posed for pictures, a few members of the media could be heard chanting the lyrics to "Mr. Roboto" and "Come Sail Away." One member of the Obama communications team, laughing at the spectacle, whispered: "This is why I love working in the White House." How about for love of your country, you twit!!!

Asked how they thought the president was doing, drummer Todd Sucherman responded with a thumbs up. Of course they did. What did the press corps THINK they would say?

I've always loved the music of Styx, and, even to this day, I always thought Tommy Shaw was hot. Maybe it's because their music reminds me of my childhood. My mother had every Styx 8-track, and my brother and I listened to them for hours. Even now, I still have "Paradise Theater" on vinyl with the group name and two figureheads on the back (you had to hold the album at an angle to see them). Can a true fan of Styx really have a favorite album? I'm not sure. I'm torn between "Pieces of Eight" and "Paradise Theater", though I lean more towards the former. Much more rock and less pop.

I wish this administration had enough R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the White House to not turn it into a celebrity showcase on an almost daily basis. Barry doesn't realize that he's not occupying a frat house. What's next: toga parties???
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Bungalow Bill said...

I hope Ted Nugent disowned Tommy Shaw as a friend. Geez, what a worthless bit of musical crap Styx was. I cringe everytime I hear them. The only bright thing Styx did was provide some comedy relief on South Park. Eric Cartman should be singing for the band.

I am sure Obama had a good conversation with these lads. They seem to be on the same intelligence level watching the interview. I bet the smoked doobs with the wuss in chief.

blackandgoldfan said...

Sorry, Clay. I still dig the music. You're right...Tommy Shaw is no Sweaty Teddy. Ted would've gone there and made Barry look like an idiot!