Rockcritics Podcast: Talkin’ Election Blues


November 3, 2008 by admin

Actually, not a podcast so much as a broadcast: Phil Dellio invited me on to his Sunday morning college radio show yesterday (at CKLN in Toronto) to talk about Obama and the U.S. election and to play some music and sound clips (think of us as the Gergen and Blitzer of Canadian rockcrit). The audio in the first eight minutes got completely mangled, so there’s unfortunately no context provided up front, though I don’t think it’s particularly complicated to follow what’s here. (Each of these segments is approximately 20 minutes.)

Part 1 Theme: Discovering Barack
Music: DJ Shoe, “The Simple Things You See” (theme music); Jan & Lorraine, “Number 33”; Figghole, “Red, White and MILF” (YouTube); Bob Dylan, “It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry”

Part 2 Theme: Controversies (Samantha Power, Rev. Wright, William Ayers, Ludacris, Joe the Plumber)
Music: Ron Clark Academy students, “You Can Vote However You Like” (YouTube)

Part 3 Theme: Sarah Palin/the Republican schism
Music: Stevie Wonder, “My Cherie Amour”; Google Dolls, “Mr. Obama Save My Planet” (MySpace)

Part 4 Theme: Media Heroes & Villains/Electoral Predictions
Music: Neil Young, “Cripple Creek Ferry”; Fleetwood Mac, “Landslide”

One thought on “Rockcritics Podcast: Talkin’ Election Blues

  1. Finally got a chance to listen to this today; astute and very amusing political commentary, for sure (not to mention Jan & Lorraine and visions of a Rev Wright ‘house mix’).
    Thanks for posting it

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