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Video: Jay-Z gets out the vote for Obama

[the rap up]

Progressive bands plan ProVention Concert in St. Paul during RNC

The Provention Concert, slated for September 2 at St. Paul’s Midway Stadium, is a rock-based attempt at drawing attention to “People, Peace and the Planet” during the Republican National Convention. Several local bands have signed up to be part of the counter-programming initiative, including such Twin Cities as Dan Wilson, Kid Dakota, The Alarmists, Chris Koza, Charlie Parr, and the Honeydogs. The politically progressive rock concert has been in the works for several weeks now, but it’s site has been down until recently.

Also worth a gander is the Poster Offensive, an aesthetic attempt to promote “peace and democracy,” while drawing on the media attention and foot traffic that will be concentrated in the city during the Republican National Convention.

Video: Jonathan Coulton’s “Washy Ad Jeff”

A mnemonic device (in the form of a jingle) that helps you remember the names, order of, and number of terms served by United States presidents.

[waxy]

Video: McCain Girl

more about "Video: McCain Girl", posted with vodpod

Video: Barack Obama’s “Dirt Off Your Shoulder” moment

[viral video chart]

Video: Soulja Boy – Presidential Debate remix

from blip.tv posted with vodpod

Video: “I Want Barack” – Twisted Sister’s guitarist backs Obama

To the tune of his band’s famous “I Wanna Rock,” Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French throws his considerable political clout behind Senator Obama.

[metal sucks]

Video: Singing John McCain girls

There is screeching.

[huffpo]

DMX on the presidential race

XXL interviews rapper DMX, covering many topics, including the current American presidential race:

“Are you following the presidential race?
Not at all.

You’re not? You know there’s a Black guy running, Barack Obama and then there’s Hillary Clinton.
His name is Barack?!

Barack Obama, yeah.
Barack?!

Barack.
What the fuck is a Barack?! Barack Obama. Where he from, Africa?

Yeah, his dad is from Kenya.
Barack Obama?

Yeah.
What the fuck?! That ain’t no fuckin’ name, yo. That ain’t that nigga’s name. You can’t be serious. Barack Obama. Get the fuck outta here.”

[the sound of young america]

Eliot Spitzer, what’s on your iPod?

Eliot Spitzer, what’s on your iPod?

Links for 3.8.08: Naughty librarians, PowerPoint Karaoke, the Power of the Pearl…

*Study says dancehall music leads to sex. Or seizures. [getty images]

*Read Barack Obama’s thank you letter to Shepard Fairey for the posters he designed. [good]

*Lil Wayne is pimping Strapped condoms. [idolator]

*I have been on the receiving end of much denigration for my purchase of a Blackberry Pearl. But what will my detractors be saying after I join Will.I.Am’s social network, Dipdive.

*Dead Buddy speakers. The perfect complement to the Voodoo knife holder.

*200k musicians are using iLike’s Universal Artist Dashboard? High.

*The Future of Music Coalition has lined up Wilco and Bright Eyes, among others to rock for Net Neutrality. [peefork]

*PowerPoint karaoke: Present a random deck of slides to a group of bored onlookers. It’s like every week of my job, but for fun. [adverlab]

*San Francisco readers: There’s a Naughty Librarians’ Convention happening today in your city. Just saying. [laughing squid]

Video: Will.I.Am + Obama = We Are The Ones

Jessica Alba, Ryan Phillipe, Theo from the Cosby Show, some dude from Friday Night Lights, George Lopez, and chanting.


[nah right]

Video: Barack Obama “Ice, Ice Baby”

AKA “Under Pressure.” AKA Barack vs. Deval

[fimoculous]

Video: Making Our Dreams Come True

Difficult to listen to pro-Clinton Laverne and Shirley theme song satire.

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