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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

No Age, Obama, and CBS

posted by on October 8 at 12:42 PM


Via Sub Pop:

Late last week our friends in No Age taped a performance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, to air later this month, on October 27th. Between the band’s rehearsal and when this taping was to take place, No Age’s guitarist Randy Randall was asked to wear something other than the Obama t-shirt he had on (which you can see and admire in the associated photo here – he looks good, right??). The folks working at the show explained that due to the Equal Time Rule, allowing No Age to perform on TV in an Obama t-shirt would force them to allow similar, equal time for that other, elderly fellow who is running in the upcoming Presidential election. So, after a whole lot of wrestling with his conscience and conversation about the situation, Randy decided to go on with the show, and having hand-written the words “Free Health Care” on the inside of his t-shirt, performed wearing it inside-out.

Read the whole story, including some clarification about the Equal Time Rule, a note from Randy Randall and a response from Arthur Magazine’s Jay Babcock here.

Also, wouldn’t “This is Not an Obama T-Shirt” have been a funnier way to go?

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No Age is the new REM.

finally, the weight can be lifted...

Posted by Stipe's Burden | October 8, 2008 2:43 PM

what about all that time that letterman gives shit-talking mccain?

i think they erred on the side of caution. this seems pretty silly.

Posted by tyler | October 8, 2008 4:07 PM

this story is fake. craig furguson is too lame to have live music on his show.

Posted by yapman 2000 | October 9, 2008 9:31 AM

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