Archive: August 24, 2008 - August 30, 2008

Obama Goes Country: Only In America!

'They played what, where?!' I was curious to know what Brooks & Dunn thought about the use of "Only in America" after Barack Obama's acceptance speech last night. After all, the country stars have been big supporters of President Bush, even performing at an important Bush rally in Wisconsin...

By J. Freedom du Lac | August 29, 2008; 11:47 AM ET | Comments (3)

The CNN Graphic I'm Still Waiting To See

"Only 4% of Democrats like country music." Great live-blogging line, by the way, from The Guardian's play-by-play during Barack Obama Day in Denver: "In accordance with US law, they play him out with this horrible country rock song."...

By J. Freedom du Lac | August 28, 2008; 11:19 PM ET | Comments (1)

Did Daddy Yankee Offer To Endorse Obama?

Democratic Party sources say yes. Daddy Yankee's camp says no. Over the past couple of days, Democrats in Denver have been floating the story to reporters from The Washington Post and other media outlets that before Daddy Yankee endorsed John McCain, his reps contacted Barack Obama's campaign -- and that...

By J. Freedom du Lac | August 27, 2008; 4:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

From The Dept. Of Huh: Hillary's 'American Girl'

Before Hillary Clinton's speech in Denver last night, there was a video celebrating her achievements. And it included a bunch of songs, including Tom Petty's classic "American Girl." Looks like somebody didn't read my colleague Paul Farhi's excellent story earlier this year, in which he noted that political campaigners weren't...

By J. Freedom du Lac | August 27, 2008; 8:50 AM ET | Comments (3)

Sorry, Conventioneers: No Bruce For You

There's been plenty of speculation (wishful thinking?) in recent days that Barack Obama supporter Bruce Springsteen is going to perform either just before or after Obama's speech in Denver on Thursday. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Sunday that it was a done deal: "Bruce Springsteen will follow Obama with a...

By J. Freedom du Lac | August 26, 2008; 8:04 AM ET | Comments (20)

Please Explain to Me ... Rage Against The Machine

Bore, bore, yes ya gonna bore me. It's convention time, so why not try to find some cross section between politics and music? In this case, I'm going see if anyone can convince me that Rage Against the Machine isn't one of the worst bands in the history of...

By David Malitz | August 25, 2008; 2:04 PM ET | Comments (16)

The Photo Malitz Doesn't Want You To See

From L to R, Kevin, David, Joe and Nick Jonas. (Kyle Gustafson for TWP)...

By J. Freedom du Lac | August 25, 2008; 11:18 AM ET | Comments (10)

 

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