Lawyers, Guns and Money takes note of former Mitten Stater Ted Nugent, as part of its Worst American Birthdays series.
Snerk: Rising to fame in the 1970s with a string of somewhat well-regarded, jizz-splattered albums, “The Nuge” has spent the last two decades descending the evolutionary tree with artistic and political statements that grate against the ears with equal degrees of intensity.
Sue said on December 13, 2007 at 12:31 pm
Nugent’s mom was well-liked in the northwest Chicago suburban area when they lived there, supposedly a den-mother type to aspiring musicians. She was memorialized in Palatine earlier this year by the placement of a large rock (get it? rock’n’roll?) outside Durty Nellie’s pub. Ted showed up, apparently. I would laugh at Ted if he didn’t scare me. Of course, since I don’t like his music I don’t have a favorite song, but I think he should get a special award – I don’t know what award, but there’s got to be one out there – for his Fred Bear tribute song, which includes Fred’s spoken monologue on how much better the world would be if we got all the young whippersnappers out there huntin’.
beb said on December 13, 2007 at 1:07 pm
Just as bad writing is celebrated with the annual Bulwey-Lytton contest, there ought to be contest for snarkiest snark. And I would nominate that line about the Nugg. Gotta love the snark.
Andrea said on December 14, 2007 at 11:11 pm
I don’t post much here, because I live far from the world of Nancy and most of her readers. Permit me this one insight for the year???
I attended an event put on by “Uncle Ted”, and it was actually very inspiring. I don’t believe in everything he says and all of his rants, but he does some great things for hunting, habitat and kids. This one was more of an outdoorsy speaking gig, but he opened with an incredible presentation of the national anthem, and was convinced to give us a really cool stripped down rendition of Fred Bear after he told us the story of Fred, his widow, and how the song was written.
Peace all… 🙂