Kathy Shaidle guest blogging over at Small dead animal.
In other news: Pope calls "Peace Train" "self-indulgent, second rate"
"In an interview with BBC television, [Cat Stevens] said that he went to a Catholic school, ‘so at one point I used to believe that the Pope was infallible.’
"But he added that the pope’s comments on Islam showed he was fallible, ‘because of the kind of interpretation he had of Islam, he should read Gandhi and find out what he said about Islam,’ the singer said, adding that the Indian leader had a more peaceful interpretation of the faith."
Wow, that must’ve been some craptastic Catholic school, because, as everyone else learned in, like, grade 4, the Pope is only infallible when speaking ex cathedra on matters of faith and morals.
But I guess those big words confounded the man behind such profound compositions as "Wild World".
As for Gandhi, I for one have always been way more interested in what he said about daily enemas as the path to enlightenment, sleeping with naked teenage girls, and how Jews should let Hitler kill them.
But I’m funny like that.
I do keep waiting for him to update some of his old classics like "Hard Headed Inman", "Spanish Peace Train Bombing", "But I might die tonight (if my suicide belt works properly)", or "Crecentshadow" In fact if you read some of the lyrics of the original Moonshadow they do have a suicide bomber bent. Such as:
And if I ever lose my hands…
And if I ever lose my eyes.., And if I ever lose my legs,
And if I ever lose my mouth, all my teeth, north and south,
Well I am all for his losing his mouth part.