Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Michele Bachmann was a guest on tv show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: her walk-on music from the Roots? Fishbone - ‘Lyin’ Ass Bitch’. Genius

Watch it over here

UPDATED: Michelle Bachmann has demanded an apology over The Roots' use of this song. "Questlove, the band's drummer who tweeted about the song before he played it on Monday, gave a semi-apology to ABC News on Tuesday, saying, "The performance was a tongue-in-cheek and spur of the moment decision. The show was not aware of it and I feel bad if her feelings were hurt. That was not my intention."

The beauty of this controversy is two-fold - one, it gives The Roots a blast of publicity right before their new album drops in December, and two, it returns Fishbone to the headlines, with a song they first released 26 years ago.

ADDED: clip has turned up on youtube so I can embed it...

ADDED Maura Johnson of Village Voice weighs in:  excerpt... "...Sure, this was an attempt to turn a title/hook into a 15-second punchline (leaving out the lyric about the titular character also being a slut), but the fact that this woman was obliquely being called a "bitch" on national television, and that it's an insult that would probably not be flung at her competitors, curdled any mirth that I might have felt..."

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