David Byrne Sues the Governor of Florida

Music and politics have a long history together. In the 60’s songs like “A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke served as de-facto anthems for the civil rights movement. But sometimes politicians and the musicians whose songs they use don’t quite see eye-to-eye, like when Ronald Reagan used Bruce Springsteen’s anti-war “Born In The USA” after misinterpreting the song as a nationalistic ballad. Such was the case when Florida governor and senatorial candidate Charlie Crist used The Talking Head’s “Road to Nowhere” as part of an ad. Former Talking Head, David Byrne is now suing Crist for using the song to promote himself without Byrne’s permission. When will this wacky politicians ever learn? More info here.