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Greetings From Newt-Hampshire

Let’s hope Newt Gingrich bought his New Hampshire volunteers a tuning fork for Christmas.

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 READ MORE



Flickr / John Attebury (CC-BY)

I’m Dreaming of a Right Christmas

A new take on an old song to help make Christmas and all our days bright with what’s right.

Posted on Dec 23, 2010 READ MORE


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David Byrne Hits Charlie Crist With Suit Over Song

Let it be understood that Talking Heads’ 1985 classic tune “Road to Nowhere” was not intended for use in political campaigns. Embattled Florida Gov. Charlie Crist found this out the hard way after setting a campaign ad to the song without singer/composer David Byrne’s permission—which he clearly wouldn’t have gotten anyway.

Posted on May 27, 2010 READ MORE


Rock Out With Your Schlock Out

Ambassador Tom and the Mortgaged Youth are sick and tired of your black president talking down to little girls and the Supreme Court. They just want their freedom back, America.

Posted on Apr 25, 2010 READ MORE


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White Stripes Clash With Air Force Over Super Bowl Ad

The White Stripes are crying foul over what they call the unwelcome and unauthorized use of their song “Fell in Love With a Girl” by the U.S. Air Force Reserve during a Super Bowl ad last Sunday. The band, consisting of singer Jack White and drummer and ex-wife Meg White, issued a statement on their website ... (continued)

Posted on Feb 10, 2010 READ MORE


Orrin Hatch’s Hanukkah Song

Can someone explain how ├╝ber-Mormon Sen. Orrin Hatch came to write a Hannukah song? Oh wait, Jeffrey Goldberg just did and took all the fun out of it. Better to not know, and watch the video after the jump.

Posted on Dec 9, 2009 READ MORE


‘Born Again American’

TV legend Norman Lear is no stranger to philanthropy. His latest venture is an interactive music video that celebrates the “rebirth and re-expression of citizenship through informed and thoughtful activism.” Give it a gander after the jump, then make your own version.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009 READ MORE


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John McCain Battles Jackson Browne in Court

This is the story of how Jackson Browne’s 30-year-old song “Running on Empty” became the unlikely catalyst for the singer’s lawsuit against Sen. John McCain—and what Yoko Ono has to do with McCain’s response.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008 READ MORE


Jackson Browne
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Jackson Browne Sues Team McCain, Republican Party

Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne is not thrilled that his song “Running on Empty” was co-opted by the Ohio Republican Party and used as an anthem for a commercial that Browne believed made it seem as though he supported John McCain’s presidential campaign. Au contraire, Ohio GOP.

Posted on Aug 14, 2008 READ MORE


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Worst. Campaign. Song. Ever.

Let’s just put it out there that this is not a critique of Hillary Clinton the candidate. Having said that, we’ll also say that it’s quite possible that this is the worst campaign song/video of all time. Somewhere, the members of the Jackson 5 are cringing. No parody necessary.

Posted on Feb 14, 2008 READ MORE


Stars Sing for Obama

Pop star and producer will.i.am and director Jesse Dylan (son of Bob) put together this independent, star-filled tribute to Barack Obama’s New Hampshire concession speech. Whether it’s inspirational or just cheesy is up to you, but we’ve got nothing bad to say about Herbie Hancock on the piano.

Posted on Feb 3, 2008 READ MORE


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It’s the End of the World and Bush Feels Fine

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more appropriate karaoke singer for this cover of the R.E.M. classic.

Posted on Dec 26, 2007 READ MORE


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Pink’s Plea to Bush

The pop star Pink stretches a bit from her standard fare with this protest song about Bush—which includes the lyrics, “How can you say no child left behind? We’re not dumb and we’re not blind…. What kind of father would take his own daughter’s rights away? What kind of father might hate his own daughter if she were gay?”

Posted on Apr 23, 2006 READ MORE


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