Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Fishbone, Official Band of the WAAGNFNP...and Barack Obama?

We've known for a long time that Fishbone is the official band of the We Are All Giant Nuclear Fireball Party:

But now I'm hoping that Barack Obama is taking a page out of their songbook. "Change," a beautiful acoustic number that closes their brilliant album Truth and Soul, could well be the Obama campaign's theme song. Unfortunately, it's not on teh U2bes, so the closest I could get for non-fans (in theme if not in style) is "Sunless Saturday":

Here's hoping Obama shows a bit of Fishbone's passion, range, versatility, and ability to bring together multiple traditions and audiences in his campaign. (For the record, I'm still torn between him and Edwards in NY's February 5th primary, but seriously, some Obama supporter had better put something up on YouTube soon with "Change" as the background music.)

[Update 1 (8/29/08, 12:27 pm): Hey, it took about 7 months, but someone did it! With this kind of rapid response from Obama's supporters, he should be President...in 2016!]

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