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Our friends at Fired Up report further on the rock star escapades of Tom Schweich (r):

EXCLUSIVE: Schweich Camp Contacted The Dandy Warhols Weeks Before Denying Connection To Their Song


Don’t quit your day job (April 7, 2010)

Tom Schweich (r) for Auditor: apparently people give big bucks to rock stars (April 14, 2010)

State Auditor: April 2010 campaign finance reports (April 18, 2010)

From Jo Mannies at the St. Louis Beacon:

Schweich denies plagiarism, admits contact with rock band to inquire about ‘parody’

…I have been an amateur musician for 30 years. In an April 9th interview on KMOX radio, I made it clear that I had intended to do a parody of ‘Bohemian Like You’ by the Dandy Warhols. I first heard that song a few months ago as part of the soundtrack to the movie ‘Delirious.’ I liked it because it sounded very much like the Rolling Stones’ song ‘Brown Sugar’ — and the Rolling Stones are my biggest musical influence…

Dude, we know the Stones, and you ain’t them. Maybe you should ask for your money back.

…The accusations of copyright infringement by bloggers opposed to my political views are, in my opinion, contrary to the law and are nothing more than an unwarranted political attack. Notwithstanding their efforts, I will continue to fight for smaller government, less debt, and more personal freedoms.

Uh, we mocked your rock video because we think it sucks.

And what do The Dandy Warhols think (via Twitter)?:

@buddyhead SCANDAL! http://bit.ly/a3scLm     about 5 hours ago  via TweetDeck

Too funny.