Well here’s the Mustaine-Alex Jones interview. I’ve witnessed some real works of nonsensical rubbish, in fact I specialize in it here on this bliggity blog, but man is there some dumb self-serving crap in this interview. The Metal Sucks discussion thread about Ron Paul the other day was War and Peace compared to this dribble. Seriously, the low lights of this bay boy are something else. Dave Mustaine describes his sometimes tumultuous relationship with bassist David Ellefson as a “weird marriage” where the “kids” (meaning the fans) suffered. Good thing this is a figurative marriage, right Dave? Alex Jones then finds a second to hop off Dave’s jock and calls James Hetfield a “poet”. And to further clarify his misspeaking in “endorsing” Santorum, MegaDave says it’s more about him being glad the Republicans are going after Obama and “restoring the ideals” of our constitution. Right…. Because Republicans respect the constitution? For a “hard hitting” political internet show, everything is such generic babyshit that Dave and Alex’s “No, YOU’RE the man” session is one colorful backdrop away from an episode of Blues Clues. Then there’s the talk about the “crazy times” and “blood pacts” and “the satanic bible being everywhere”. Dave is now almost the equivalent of the rapper that only owns guns as props for video shoots. And biggest LOL of all, apparently the god lyrics in “Peace Sells” were totally not tongue in cheek and have always been 100% srs. If you don’t feel like watching, I don’t blame you for saving some braincells. Here’s a summary of what you’ll learn:
1) For his arm injury Dave visited the same doctor as Peyton Manning. The irony of poor people not having healthcare in this country while one millionaire goes to another for the best specialty care doesn’t seem to bother him as he swings on the nuts of the Republican party.
2) Post “born again”, post Metallica reconciliation Dave has some bland, boring shit to say. The adversarial relationship between Metallica and Megadeth really drove these bands to do cool stuff. Now that they are friends, this is like watching women’s curling. I liked it better when they were fighting.
3) Regardless of your perspective, it’s clear Dave doesn’t understand politics, economics, social norms or even how to bullshit on a talk show. Megadeth being a political band is just smoke and mirrors. There’s talk of “America’s direction”, an analogy for America as a chicken, and all sorts of other shit that illustrates why most shows have writers.
It’s officially time to stop paying attention to MegaDave’s off stage stuff. It was always nonsensical but now it has largely stopped being entertaining.