He’s played drums with Modest Mouse, The Black Heart Procession, The Magic Magicians, Bare Minimum, and All Smiles. He was even one of the 88 drummers that participated in the Boredoms’ 88 Boadrum Performance, taking place for 88 minutes on August 8, 2008, at you guessed it 8:08PM. But last night the journeymen drummer finally got his due as Presidential hopefuls John McCain and Barack Obama shouted out Joe Plummer about 88 times during their final Presidential Debate.
(left: Last night was Joe Plummer’s moment in the spotlight.)
During the discussion of America’s future, Joe Plummer became bigger than a percussionist, last night he symbolized the American people. Joe Plummer will walk in the shadows of Isaac Brock and Johnny Marr no more. Joe Six-Pack and Joe Biden move aside, Joe Plummer is the new Joe in town!
Note: I’m only assuming, of course, both John McCain and Barrack Obama are big fans of indie music and were talking about Joe Plummer the drummer, not Joe Plumber the plumber.