Moby checked in with fans on his official web site’s blog, talking about his itinerary and the conservative outrage over U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech on Tuesday to children about the importance of staying in school. The electronic musician writes:
In Brussels getting ready to play at the a.b.
and last night played Studio 69 for Studio Brussel.
and day before was playing at Rough Trade in London.
and tomorrow is Little Idiot art show at Tokyo Art Club in London.
and we’ll play some songs there, too.
and Friday is Taratata.
and Saturday is the show in Porto.
and then the North American tour starts.
and I’m ready for a nap.
In other news, the loonie right wing Republicans in the U.S. are upset because President Obama wants to give a speech to school kids wherein he encourages the schoolkids to work hard and stay in school. Oh, and President Obama is also going to talk about how important education is in order to succeed in life. So you can see why the right wing Republicans are upset… I mean who wouldn’t be upset about a speech wherein the President of the United States espouses the virtues of hard work and education?
I’m kidding (to be clear). But seriously, maybe Republicans and the right wing are genuinely afraid of education, seeing as the world of facts contradicts almost every aspect of the Republican agenda. Like the inconvenient ‘fact’ of evolution. And global warming. And the lack of WMD’s in Iraq. And etc. So maybe Republicans have figured out, rightly so, that the more educated people are the less likely they are to be Republican. So I understand their concern at Obama encouraging kids to stay in school and study hard. It’s only through ignorance and fear that the right wing Republicans exist at all.
Ok, time to go perform.