Thursday, August 28, 2008

DNC Rocks Denver

The Democratic National Convention rocked Denver for four days from August 24-28, 2008 and many of our favorite recording artists flocked to the city to support their favorite causes and candidates.

Monday night, Rock the Vote hosted "The Ballot Bash" at the Opera House with Jakob Dylan, N*E*R*D and Fallout Boy. Mariah Carey's new hubby Nick Cannon DJ'd the afterparty. previously released two star-studded music video tributes to Obama and he, Fergie and the rest of the Black Eyed Peas performed at one of the many benefits held in Denver during the convention. Other performances during the four day Demfest included: Kanye West, Jamie Foxx, Ashanti, John Legend, Sheryl Crow and Stevie Wonder. Also in attendance at the convention was RRL friend and original Song Lesson Contest artist Melissa Etheridge, True Colors tour founder Cyndi Lauper and new mom of twins Jennifer Lopez.

Democratic candidate Barack Obama requested Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson sing the National Anthem at Invesco Field on the final night of the convention before his acceptance speech.

But when all was said and done and history had been made on the 45th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and the first black nominee of a major party had accepted the nomination for President of the United States of America in front of a crowd of 80,000 and Barack Obama's family joined him on stage as did Vice-Presidential candidate Joe Biden and family, it was Country artist Brooks and Dunn's "Only in America" that filled Invesco Field.

"Only in America"
Sun coming up over New York City
School bus driver in a traffic jam
Starin' at the faces in her rearview mirror
Looking at the promise of the Promised Land
One kid dreams of fame and fortune
One kid helps pay the rent
One could end up going to prison
One just might be president

Only in America
Dreaming in red, white and blue
Only in America
Where we dream as big as we want to
We all get a chance
Everybody gets to dance
Only in America

Sun going down on an LA freeway
Newlyweds in the back of a limousine
A welder's son and a banker's daughter
All they want is everything
She came out here to be an actress
He was the singer in a band
They just might go back to Oklahoma
And talk about the stars they could have been

Only in America
Where we dream in red, white and blue
Only in America
Where we dream as big as we want to
We all get a chance
Everybody gets to dance
Only in America

Yeah only in America
Where we dream in red, white and blue
Yeah we dream as big as we want to

-Lyrics by Brooks and Dunn

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Obama just texted me, he picked Joe Biden

I just got a text message from Obama's campaign letting me know that the Democratic Presidential nominee selected Joe Biden the Senior Senator from Delaware as his running mate.

I thought that it was very interesting that Obama chose this medium to announce his VP but I was disappointed when more than 3 hours ago I read at multiple sources online that Biden had been selected. After keeping it a secret this long, the Obama campaign should have been better about keeping a lid on it or sending out the text earlier.

What I really want to know is what's his theme song going to be?

More later,


McCain doesn't use computers much less send out texts so I guess I'll learn who wins the GOP Veepstakes the old fashioned