According to a press release we just received, Dr. Bruce Thiessen is a conservative singer/songwriter/psychologist who doesn’t like Neil Young.

In 2001, Neil Young swallowed his cynicism long enough to come up with a song tribute to the heroes of United Flight 93. His tribute, a song called “Let’s Rolled” [sic] earned him sharp criticism from some of his most loyal liberal fans.

Now he’s in the studio again, reportedly working on his Bush-bashing CD that is to include a song called Impeach the President. Well, unlike Lynard Skynard [sic], I’m not waiting for the song to come out. Neil Young (Have You Forgotten) represents my preemptive strike.

I think this guy’s for real.

Comments (34)
  1. nick  |   Posted on May 9th, 2006 0

    im just stoked on “Dr. BLT”

  2. bebacker  |   Posted on May 9th, 2006 0

    I’m telling you that anyone who still supports this administration has serious mental problems. This is just another example. I would bet this guy lives far away from the cities that got hit. I bet he lives farther away from reality.

  3. Ryan  |   Posted on May 9th, 2006 0

    1. The Neil Young song is titled “Let’s Roll”
    2. Even your average Southern Joe with a 6th grade education knows how to properly spell Lynyrd Skynyrd.

    Here’s my preemptive strike…

    Ryan – “Dr. Bruce Thiessen (Have You Forgotten How To Properly Edit Your Press Release)”

  4. KingHarvest  |   Posted on May 9th, 2006 0

    put that on repeat for about 15 minutes and you get a glimpse of what hell must be like.

  5. dane  |   Posted on May 9th, 2006 0

    i’m glad that i now know what calvin johnson would sound like if he had a lobotomy and decided that badly produced mid-90′s electronica would be the catalyst for his next musical phase.

  6. Gargamale  |   Posted on May 9th, 2006 0

    This guy is kidding, right? There is no way anyone is this completely clueless. I refuse to believe Dr. BLT is that retarded.

  7. x.  |   Posted on May 9th, 2006 0

    On his website, intentionally or not (I assume not, he doesn’t seem that clever), he calls himself a SONGWRITHER.

    Which, after hearing this, is the best description I can think of.

  8. so you can’t write a song about heros saving more destruction AND be against this admin? fuckin’ morons.

  9. memememe  |   Posted on May 9th, 2006 0

    This is a case of King of the Dipshits. Kook vs. Pathological Old Crank.

    I might actually have to go with the kook. That’s how much I cannot freaking stand that overrated Neil Young.

  10. This guy is obviously, painfully, for real.

    There are many people who are this absurd, in reality. Dr. BLT is one of them.

  11. Everybody please! If this same exact song was done by Miss Kitten, we’d all be falling all over ourselves.

  12. Crap. I hate it when Carstensen’s right.

    But I bet Miss Kittin is a better speller than this Thiessen douche.

  13. arguably one of the worst songs of all time.

  14. buzz  |   Posted on May 9th, 2006 0


  15. tinyjudas  |   Posted on May 9th, 2006 0

    I love the fact that despite the fact he is ‘singer (ahem) songwriter (wtf?)’ first and ‘psychologist’ second he still insists on being “Dr” Thiessen. Stinks of the same kind of superiority complex douche-baggery that makes me loathe Dr Phil.

    Anyone calling themselves doctor in any context outside of your field of doctory expertise is a A-hole of the highest order. So says I.

  16. memememe  |   Posted on May 10th, 2006 0

    The only problem with your theory is that it’s universally accepted that people are called by their title. Just because you meet a Rear Admiral in the military at a luncheon for boy scouts, you don’t just call him “Bill.” He’s still Admiral Whoever. That’s just the way it is.

  17. youamericansarenuts  |   Posted on May 10th, 2006 0

    Neil Young and Lynyrd Skynyrd were great friends, in fact one of them was buried in a Neil Young T-shirt I believe (according to the “Shakey” biography).
    I’m sorry, but being from the Uk I have to tell you the rest of the world is really growing more anti-US by the day. Although I know this is really just anti Bush and the more right wing/god fearing type of US citizen, it is increasingly hard to convince people that there are huge numbers of great people over there (hardly anything we get filtered down to us in popular culture suggests this is the case).
    So by this token, any statement like the one Neil is making is good, if only to remind the world there is another (seething) side.
    Because most of what we see is closer to what this cretin has to say.

  18. yousunitedkingdomainiansarenuts  |   Posted on May 11th, 2006 0

    Being from the UK you don’t know (the S-word) about Skynyrd or Young. They were like the Tupac and Biggie of 1974 Southern/Canadian Rock. I heard Young was actually in Vegas and had Ronnie Van Zant’s plane shot down. Seriously though, how bad is Crosby Stills and Nash with no Young? Dr. BLT is Hilarious and Awesome.

  19. youunitedkingdomainiansarenuts  |   Posted on May 11th, 2006 0

    Being from the UK you don’t know (the S-word) about Skynyrd or Young. They were like the Tupac and Biggie of 1974 Southern/Canadian Rock. I heard Young was actually in Vegas and had Ronnie Van Zant’s plane shot down. Seriously though, how bad is Crosby Stills and Nash with no Young? Dr. BLT is Hilarious and Awesome.

  20. Thanks for your comments. And, just for the record, I am a big Neil Young fan, the one who wrote this for Neil when his father passed away:

    Father’s Day Song of Sympathy for Neil Young
    words and music by Dr. BLT (c)2006

    I just so happen to believe that Neil’s latest effort is an attempt to distance himself from another song, Let’s Roll, which drew him sharp criticism from the left.

    Here’s my song with the same title that was written, recorded and aired prior to his:

    Let’s Roll
    words and music by Dr. BLT (c)2006

    God bless all of you.

    For those of you who don’t remember me, look up the Cake music video for Short Skirt/Long Jacket.

  21. What, no more insults? Well, let me repeat one then (well, I guess this falls under the category of backhanded compliment).

    “I refuse to believe Dr. BLT is that retarded.”

    Thanks for the vote of confidence Gargamale. I’m glad somebody still believes in me. I know I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed, and yes, my spelling is pretty bad.

    But it just goes to show you that you can be a bad speller, and still make it in this world. My songs have been aired nationally, I’ve had a top 30 download hit at as recently as December of 2006, Irwin’s got me on the playlist at WMFU FM in New York City, my songs have been posted and endorsed at Power Line, named blog site of the year in 2004 by none other than Time magazine. I’ve had a cameo on a music video nominated for Groundbreaking Music Video of the Year at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, and now, thanks to you guys, Neil Young (Have You Forgotten) is becoming so heavily downloaded on the internet that it may also end up being a charting internet hit.

    These accomplishments are only the tip of the iceberg, anything more would probably fall under the category of bragging or shameless self-promotion.

    The fact is, my spelling problem, has kept me humble—that, and merciless critics like all of you. I could complain about the complaints, but the fact is, I’m exceedingly grateful to Scott for bringing attention to my song, and to all of you who actually cared enough to listen to it. God bless you all! God bless America!

  22. PS: December 2006 should read “December, 2005″

  23. People are just bored with your kind of bullshit, Doc.

  24. Based on the activity and all the buzz generated by my song and my badd spellling, apparently not, Erin. However, I’m sorry if what I have to offer is boring BS to you. Of course I’m used to being appreciated and understood only by those with IQs of 80 and higher, so if your IQ falls below that (not that it’s anything to be ashamed of), then I wouldn’t expect anything from you except boredom. But don’t get me wrong, Erin, I do appreciate you taking the time to reflect upon my words and/or my music and I do appreciate your thought ful analysis.

  25. milford  |   Posted on May 12th, 2006 0

    Here’s the problem with your song, genius: what exactly are you accusing Neil Young of forgetting? September 11? Flight 93? Todd Beamer? None of these things have anything to do with Neil Young’s new album, his distaste (along with 71% of the USA population) for our current leadership, or the utter failure of the war in Iraq which I understand is what Young is protesting on his new album.

    What the hell are you trying to say by your references to the left and “liberals”? Do you think Todd Beamer was a conservative? Were conservatives killed by liberals on 9/11? What planet do you come from, BLT? Two of the most “liberal” cities in the country were attacked
    by diehard extremist religious conservatives on that day. And those who fought back, as referenced by Young, were surely heroes to all Americans, and people all over the world. What does any of this have to do with Bush’s misleading march to the ridiculous war in Iraq. You have some reading to do, “Doctor”.

    And by the way, it’s no honor to have your music featured on Powerline, so you might want to leave that out of your future grasps for credibility. Just a suggestion.

  26. Thanks for your comments, Milford. We have all lost touch with the sentiments of 9/11. After that day, we were all Americans. There were no liberals and no conservatives, just Americans united in the fight against terrorism. Now the country is divided again, and extremist rhetoric, whether offered in words alone, or via the arts or music, has fueled the fire of this divisiveness.

    When Neil Young recorded Let’s Roll, it was clear who the real enemy was in his mind–terrorism. Now he’s jumped on the Bush-bashing bandwagon with a bunch of extremist ranting. Clearly, Bush has made his share of mistakes, but getting rid of George Bush won’t solve this country’s problems or the world’s problems. The main thing that went wrong in Iraq is that terrorists are determined to destroy all efforts aimed at democracy and freedom. Young, whom I otherwise greatly admire for his passion and his talent as a songwriter is really offering no solutions in Living With War. Neil Young (Have You Forgotten) raises a question about Neil Young, it doesn’t form a conclusion about him. If he is has forgotten why we’re engaged in a war against terror, and if he has lost site of who the real enemy is, then he needs a reminder. It is doubtful that such a reminder will come from me, but it may serve as a reminder to some who share his nascent penchant for Bush-bashing or silly calls for the impeachment of the president as a solution to a much broader and more complex problem. As far as Powerline is concerned, I’m sorry, but I think I’ll settle for Time magazine’s analysis. I appreciate your comments, and your perspective.

  27. KingHarvest  |   Posted on May 14th, 2006 0

    For the record, BLT, people only download your ‘music’ for a laugh. It’s ridiculously bad. I can’t even comprehend why you would post something like that on the internet.

    Helen Keller could probably write a better song, for fuck’s sakes.

  28. Kingharvest, for the record, why don’t you speak for yourself and be so arrogant as to speak on behalf of “people.” Judging by the coarse language you use to desperately try to get your point across, I assume that perhaps you do speak for a select group of people–those who have no class, and no taste. In that case, I am pleased that my music did not impress you.

  29. Why don’t you speak for yourself and ‘not’ be so arrogant…?

    Sorry to the rest of you for the typo. Now, does anyone with a little class and a little good taste care to comment? BTW, I don’t insist on receiving only praise. Constructive criticism as opposed to ignorant, arrogant cheap shots is also gladly accepted.

  30. Lee  |   Posted on May 14th, 2006 0

    I wouldn’t worry about it, Doc, getting an insult from a troglodyte is like getting a compliment from somebody with class.

  31. Roxanne  |   Posted on May 14th, 2006 0

    Yes, KingHarvest seems like a troglodyte alright, a real jerk too. I wouldn’t listen to him. He probably didn’t even bother to listen to your stuff. Those of us that visit here that have class love your stuff. Let us know when you record another tune.

  32. Dr. BLT  |   Posted on May 15th, 2006 0

    Thanks for the love, after all, like I said in the title song to the CD, Right-wingers Need Love Too:

    Right-wingers Need Love Too!
    words and music by Dr. BLT (c)2006

  33. dhsaf  |   Posted on May 22nd, 2006 0

    Even though I don’t agree with the sentiments, It does have a good beat and you can dance to it …
    I know that may sound like a joke , but it’s not. Its got a nice groove going.
    still if you want to get into sentiments, especially after hearing Living with War a number of times now, its much more where my head and heart is at . I really don’t think he’s trying to change anyones mind, but more expressing his feelings , his dissappointments, but also his love of the USA. It might be topical as far as where America is at today, but I think its always been about his feelings in his music.

    unfortunately, it seems that nowadays politics is like sports. the other team always sucks no matter how well they play. maybe its always been that way. I know I feel prey to that syndrome at times. I have always been and will continue to be liberal leaning, so they will always be “my Team” no matter how hard the right wing tries to convince I’m wrong … even though I also have conservative feelings at times {which would also fall into the dictionary definition of Liberal}
    Its interesting though,…. although its alright for me to criticise my team, which I also do, I just instinctively defend them against
    just as I know and understand a fan of the other team feels the same way about his.
    But I’m sure from reading the other comments, I’m not saying anything you don’t already know.

    ah well, carry on, I do like your musical thoughts and playing.
    But I gotta say, I’m just loving this LWW CD. Not just the music, It really reminds me how much I Love this country.
    even though some say we’ve forgotten, we haven’t. and I doubt any song lyrics are really going to change what I think.

    thanks for listening ,

  34. I appreciate your compliments on the song, and your reflective, insightful comments.

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