With just a few hours left before we have a
new actual leader in the White House, I'd like to take a few moments to pardon a few people myself.
Mary J. Blige for having a career while never singing on key, either live or in the studio.
Todd Rundgren for every attempt at rap, hip hop and electronic dance music.
Gary Cherone and Van Halen III.
Bruce Springsteen for "Harry's Place" which makes "Outlaw Pete" sound like "Jungleland."
Drake for "God's Plan." (Talk about working in "mysterious ways.")
Van Morrison and Eric Clapton and their lame-ass anti-lockdown song.
The Grateful Dead for the "1969 Fillmore Good Lovin' Massacre."
Aerosmith for all 30 power ballads since 1993 that sound exactly the same.
Every Dave Matthews fan.
Jagger. Richards. "You Got Me Rocking."
Whoever green-lighted "Orange Crate Art."