Hey, Keesup here. Hope everyone is having a pleasant winter and has decided what they will give up for Lent. (Me? I’m quitting the sex clubs.) I hope everyone is voting tomorrow if they have a primary in their area. Specifically on the Democratic ballot. And even more specifically, for Senator Barack Obama. I’m volunteering, and have donated, and it’s not to late for you to do the same. You could even just engage in vigorous, substantive debate with vindictive Hillary supporters. Here are some tunes to get you pumped up, inspired by Obama’s own playlist for his events.
“American Land” by Bruce Springsteen
“New Wave” by Against Me!
“Beautiful Day” by U2
“Waiting On The World To Change” by John Mayer
“Allentown” by Billy Joel
“We’re All To Blame” by Sum-41: Ok, yes, they are clearly aping the basic songwriting dynamics of System of a Down, but I actually think it’s kind of moving to see these sub-blink-182 retards start to care.
“A Rush of Blood to the Head” by Coldplay: Reminds me what we’re fighting against in the first place.
“What’s Goin’ On” by Marvin Gaye
“Everyday People” by Sly & The Family Stone
“Who’ll Stop The Rain” by Creedence Clearwater Revival
“Instant Karma” by U2 (or the original by John Lennon)
“(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?” by Elvis Costello and the Attractions
“I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty
“Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” by Stevie Wonder: The man’s signature song on the trail.
“Move Along” by The All-American Rejects
“Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield: I never really paid much attention to this song until I heard this at an Obama appearance. But it strikes me more and more as the perfect embodiment of Obama’s real message: he isn’t appealing us to buy into his potential, he’s telling us to believe in ours.
“Long Walk Home” by Bruce Springsteen
“A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke: The best song ever?
“Futures” by Jimmy Eat World
“Won’t Get Fooled Again” by The Who
Here’s the Senator’s victory speech from South Carolina.
And here’s a strong rebuke to the identity politics the Clinton’s have engaged in by Andrew Sullivan.
Let’s fucking do this.