If you are not a democrat, voting in Chicago can be very disheartening. Usually the ballot consists of the federal races, about 200+ judicial retention choices, and a few dozen uncontested Democrats in local “races.” This year it's even worse. Polls show that hometown candidate Obama has an insurmountable lead in the state, and any other vote is more-or-less statistically irrelevant.
This is all somewhat besides the point. ActualIy, can't really stand by any of the other names on the ballot either.
And now we my choice of a song for Obama. There aren't many songs with "Obama" in the lyrics that aren't sung by a chorus of creepy showbiz wannabe kids. Instead, I have gone with a more opinionated, thematic choice. The song is I Can't Believe That You Would Fall For All The Crap In This Song by Sparks. If you read an Obama stump speech it soon becomes clear that, between the aspirations of hope and change, is an ever expanding laundry list ridiculous, undeliverable goodies to lure various voting blocks.
I have decided to add my own soundtrack to the final days of the Election. We will start with my choice for McCain's theme song. This is La Ballata Di Hank McCain by Ennio Morricone from the film Gli Intoccabili. I kinda want McCain to win simply so I can get four more years of mileage out of this track. I can't believe this song wasn't picked up by some McCain supporter and made into a glowing YouTube video. Oh, well. Enjoy!
Stay tuned, my pick for Obama is coming tomorrow.
My first in a series of posts about Election 2008. Your choice this year: a huge government liberal or a big government conservative—neither of which showed an ounce of leadership skill during the bailout crisis.
Call me crazy, but A-ha's Take on Me has got to me one of the greatest singles ever. Seriously.
Okay, I'm a bit backlogged with these micro reviews, so let us continue, shall we...
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I'm doing some under the hood updates of this site (click the Quick Links title bar. Magical, right?). The first major change is an updated portfolio page. No, no new art—just a fancy new thumbnail browser.
My tribute to Planet Pimp Records has expanded! I finally got my hands on a copy of Neil Hamburger Pays Tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales. Read my insightful commentary and make sure to listen to the audio clip from side B. Prepare to shed yet another tear for Our Fallen Angel.
- Devo - Now it Can Be Told
- Despite being recorded during the waning years of Devo, this live album is actually pretty great. They even make the bad Total Devo tracks seem almost good.
- Devo - Smooth Noodle Maps
- Devo's last release is okay. I bit more consistant than Total Devo. But still nothing close to their glory days.