Today, we have an item for the schadenfreude file- Ted Cruz asked for free tickets to see Nine Inch Nails and Trent Reznor told him to fuck off:
The weird thing here is that Ted Cruz is a Nine Inch Nails fan in the first place- the band was often picketed by fundamentalist Christians like Cruz purports to be. The one reason I could possibly think for Cruz' desire to see the band is to indulge in some 80s nostalgia. Reznor released his first album in 1989, but he has always worn his influences on his sleeve, often performing with artists who inspired him- here's a live performance by Mr Reznor collaborating with 'goth' godfather Peter Murphy, the frontman of the post-punk band Bauhaus:
A while back, I binge listened to a lot of Gary Numan's music, and Mr Numan and Trent Reznor have performed live together on multiple occasions:
Gary went through his embarrassing Tory phase back in the 80s, but he got over it. I have no doubt that he'd also tell Ted Cruz to fuck off.