Jeremy Spunkle, an open mic musician from Chattanooga, Tennessee, has decided to remove his only song from Spotify in protest of Joe Rogan. Spunkle joins Neil Young, Jodi Mitchell, and some guy from Bruce Springsteen’s band in solidarity against people talking to each other for three hours.
“It’s just terrible,” said Spunkle. “He has these guests on and they talk about things for two, three, sometimes even four hours. Nobody should be allowed to talk that long. I’ve never listened to an episode myself, but it’s just so upsetting to know he’s out there speaking like that. I know for a fact he’s saying things that are harmful, dangerous, and downright hateful. Why else would he talk that long? Why else?”
It’s another powerful statement by an influential artist, sure to cause a tornado of strife for music listeners around the globe. Spunkle had three streams on his hit song “living in the basement,” uploaded to Spotify in 2019. It’s a big risk to take, but Spunkle believes in the message he’s sending.
“This is more important than any song I could ever produce. This is real life we are talking about here. People are dying. People are dying because they’re listening to Joe Rogan. They’re taking horse de-wormer and shoving it up their buttholes, they’re injecting themselves with DMT and overdosing in the streets, they’re throwing kettle bells out the windows of their cars… it’s just really sad, honestly.” Only time can tell what the effects of these massive protests will be, but you have to applaud these brave musicians for their courage. Public speaking has gone too far and too long, and somebody has to stand against it.