Sunday, February 10, 2008

Musical Meltdown in McCainland

Everyone says one of the best ways to get to know a person, or a candidate--are candidates people?--is to get him or her to disclose the contents of his/her IPod. So far, we haven't discovered much about the Clinton or Obama playlist, beyond the fact that HRC must have a lot of Celine Deon and Obama probably has a copy of the famous "Obama girl" vid. But we know for a fact that John Cougar Mellencamp, the bard of Bloomington, friend of beseiged workers and farmers everywhere, isn't long for John McCain's MP3. Mellencamp was indignant that his songs were on McCain's playlist and a feature of his rallies since McCain has now embraced the Bush tax cuts and war-without-end foreign policy, so he directed his publicist to send a letter to the presumptive Republican nominee and tell him to cease and desist with Mellencamp music. Read the whole story here.

There's plenty of theme music he could use to replace Mellencamp..."In the Navy," by the Village People; "the Merry Minuet," by the Kingston Trio(you remember: "But we can be thankful and tranquil and proud...that man's been endowed with a mushroom-shaped cloud"), theme from "Top Gun," the soundtrack from the TV series "Flipper," "Barbara Ann," transformed by McCain into "bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb bomb Iran...," "Money," by Pink Floyd, in honor of his tax cut me with this, there's gotta be more...

And what about Obama and Clinton-centric soundtracks? What should be on their Ipods and/or at their events? The possibilities appear to be endless.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does remind me of when Springsteen asked the Reagan campaign to stop using "Born in the USA" (which they wouldn't have been using if any of them had actually understood the lyrics past the chorus).

11:48 AM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

I do not understand where McCain has come from in this primary and any song that fits his champagne would be over the edge for Mr. Comeback Kid. What about that old TV theme song Maverick is his name, from James Gardner old TV series?

12:35 PM  
Blogger moville said...

i forgot the obvious...the Beatles' "MICHELLE" for obama. duh.

10:38 PM  

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