I'm back for a second. One of my duties today was to make an iPod playlist for an inaugural get-together.
Some of it is pure vindictiveness, naturally. "Na, na, hey, hey" by Steam to kiss him goodbye. Also "Go Now" by the Moody Blues. "American Idiot," natch.
Some roots music. "Sweet Home Chicago." Fight songs from Columbia and Harvard
Some stuff riffing off the celebrations and the hopefulness. Pete Seeger on "This Land is Your Land." Leontyne Price doing "America the Beautiful."
Some stretches with a good party feel. "Hold On, I'm Coming." "Soul Man." "Shout."
You get the idea.
What do you say? Republicans may submit dirges, etc., just don't expect them to get added to the mix on my iPod. (Imagine if this had been the Huck's inagural instead of Obama's. Tom Hanks, meet Chuck Norris. Bruce, meet Hank Jr. etc.)
REPUBLICAN HOUR OF BANNED MUSIC: "Hell No I Aint Happy" by the Driveby Truckers.