Supreme court justice Antonin Scalia has been in the news quite a bit lately, mostly on the losing end. The conservative justice and judge that’s the longest-serving member of the Supreme Court is conservative, and with both Obamacare upheld and gay marriage being ruled legal in the past few days, the 79 year-old is having a terrible, horrible, no good very bad week. Adding fuel to the fire is Coheed and Cambria. It turns out the four-piece are pretty good at playing acoustically, and also coming up with songs consisting of justice Scalia’s dissenting opinions, which they did for Funny or Die.
Coheed and Cambria have written concept albums and comic books about a fictional world, and Scalia also wants to live in a world that doesn’t exist anymore. Perhaps that’s why it feels so natural to hear the band say phrases like “jiggery pokery” and “ask the nearest hippie” that sound like they’re torn from the pages of recent Supreme Court rulings – because they are.