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Mon Oct 21, 2013, 12:36 PM

Seriously? So much WIN.



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Why does Obama look like he about to drop the best album of 2013
10:28 AM - 20 Oct 2013

http://theobamadiary.com/

Great image for an album cover~

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Reply Seriously? So much WIN. (Original post)
sheshe2 Oct 2013 OP
IrishAyes Oct 2013 #1
Ikonoklast Oct 2013 #24
IrishAyes Oct 2013 #25
Initech Oct 2013 #2
IrishAyes Oct 2013 #3
sheshe2 Oct 2013 #5
Cha Oct 2013 #4
IrishAyes Oct 2013 #6
Cha Oct 2013 #8
IrishAyes Oct 2013 #10
Cha Oct 2013 #11
IrishAyes Oct 2013 #12
sheshe2 Oct 2013 #7
Cha Oct 2013 #9
treestar Oct 2013 #13
sheshe2 Oct 2013 #14
BlancheSplanchnik Oct 2013 #18
sheshe2 Oct 2013 #19
BlancheSplanchnik Oct 2013 #20
Skinner Oct 2013 #15
sheshe2 Oct 2013 #16
freshwest Oct 2013 #17
sheshe2 Oct 2013 #21
stillcool Oct 2013 #22
nikto Oct 2013 #23

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 01:53 PM

1. Dang me if I didn't wake up lucky this morning!

It would have to be a blues album, because blues celebrates victory over adversity. (I maintain that c&w is white man's blues, suffering in proportion to its distance from the original source. I wanted to say, "pales by comparison" but some people wouldn't take it well.)

Now you've set me on a mission to think of the best title for that album. But first I have to conquer this wild jealousy over the unnamed photographer who took the picture. Might take me awhile.

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Response to IrishAyes (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 10:14 AM

24. The sampled opening riff would absolutely have to be...

Muddy Waters.


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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #24)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 01:01 PM

25. Can't argue with that, and wouldn't if I could!

Trying to pick a favorite singer would be impossible for me, because it tends to be the one I'm listening to at the moment. How could I choose between Muddy Waters and BB King? Or, Paul Robeson? Leonard Cohen? SRV? JD Simo? Dylan? Baez? Tracy Chapman? ODETTA? Bono? Barack Obama? The list is almost endless even if highly selective.

Thanks btw for the video.

I've noticed the President seems to favor tenor. That doesn't mean he hasn't got a wider range, though. I'd be curious to know. The cowboy singer from the '30's and '40's, Rex Allen, had one of the widest vocal ranges I ever heard, with perfect pitch too. He had Roy Rogers and that other guy beat flat.

Regardless, you can betcher boots that the 'album cover' pic of the President is going to find itself on my living room wall. It's just too fantastic for the office.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 02:23 PM

2. Seriously that would make an awesome soul or R&B cover.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 02:27 PM

3. I've got it!

Even farther back than the blues to the real bedrock.

"Go Down, Moses... Tell Ol' Pharoah... To Let My People Go...Way Down in Egypt Land..."

Or,

"We Shall Overcome"

Take your pick!

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Response to IrishAyes (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 07:30 PM

5. We Shall Overcome~



Thanks Irish, I like this one!

Together

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 07:14 PM

4. That's an incredible shot of POTUS in the rain, she..

"Got Those World on My Shoulders Ragtime Blues".. just the opposite of this one..



Sunny / Yesterday my life was filled with rain / Sunny / You smiled at me and really eased the pain / Oh, the dark days are gone / And the bright days are here

http://www.metrolyrics.com/sunny-lyrics-stevie-wonder.html

Mahalo for your thread, sheshe~ to TOD


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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 07:35 PM

6. I named my best mare after that song.

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Response to IrishAyes (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 07:50 PM

8. My little friend from 1st grade in Houston, Tx was

named Sunny! I love that name! You don't even want to know how long I remembered her name.

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Response to Cha (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 07:57 PM

10. Well, my Sunny had a yard-long Arabic formal name, of course, which I couldn't even pronounce.

So we pretty much stuck to the pet name. When she dropped her first foal, I hung big birthday banners all over the place. Marked him with chalk on his hindquarters to make sure God knew who he was, and had the priest out for a naming ceremony and blessing on the 8th day. Good grief, you would've thought I was that baby's grandma.

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Response to IrishAyes (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 08:01 PM

11. Sounds awesome, Irish!

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Response to Cha (Reply #11)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 10:16 PM

12. I'm not a lukewarm person.

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 07:38 PM

7. From the Morehouse Choir



And a reminder~

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Thank you for that beautiful picture, with the lyrics from Sunny. That was always a favorite of mine, Cha.

Thank you for the gleam that shows its grace

Read more: Stevie Wonder - Sunny Lyrics | MetroLyrics

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 07:51 PM

9. Thank you for the Vids, she..

I shall see them when I get back later.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 11:05 PM

13. Is there anyone who handles rain better?

It's like he does not even notice it!

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Response to treestar (Reply #13)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 11:23 PM

14. Oh trust me treestar~

I have a file of them!

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With everything that is tossed his way, rain is the least of his worries. He handles the rain the same way he handles the GOPBAGGERS.





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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 08:25 PM

18. love these pics too

And the gif.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #18)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 08:29 PM

19. Hello Blanche~

and thank you!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 08:32 PM

20. hey she!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 09:44 AM

15. Awesome pic.

Can't wait to hear the album.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 11:01 AM

16. It sure is~

I'll put your name in for the first recording, Skinner!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 12:45 PM

17. What a beautiful thread!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #17)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 09:51 PM

21. Thank you freshwest~



Lyrically, "Who'll Stop the Rain" breaks into three verses, with a historical, recent past, and present tense approach. All three verses allude to a sense of unending malaise, pondered by "good men through the ages", "Five Year Plans and New Deals/wrapped in golden chains", and the Woodstock generation. The malaise is not defined, but appears to allude to a sense, that man's problems have to be dealt with by those who wish to fix them, and no ancient philosophers, money promising government, nor Flower Power generation can merely push them off by thought, money nor communal love. The song's universal topical appeal made it unusual in the time of its release and gives it a quality, that helps it maintain its popularity 40 years later.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who'll_Stop_the_Rain_(song)



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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 11:45 PM

22. was that pic..

From the rally right after his grandmother had died?

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 02:05 AM

23. Good album title...

 

Single-Payer Lover

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