September 23, 2004

One More Cat Stevens Note

It’s sort of ironic that, even though Stevens converted to Islam 25 years ago and hasn’t performed any of his ‘70s music in nearly as long, while all the while he’s supposedly been supporting Hamas and other Jew-killing organizations, his songs are still regularly sung around late-night campfires at Jewish summer camps to this day. Or maybe just until yesterday.

Then again, renouncing his music didn’t stop Stevens, a couple of years ago, from suing the band Flaming Lips because one of their songs was directly ripped off from “Father & Son.”

Posted by Stephen Silver at September 23, 2004 06:17 PM

Only related in the most tangential manner, I crack up to think that his chosen name is basically Joe Islam. The nerve.

Posted by: Joe at September 23, 2004 06:21 PM

Cat Stevens songs are also played somewhat regularly on Galgalatz, a radio station run by the IDF.

Posted by: Matthew :) at September 23, 2004 06:46 PM
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