Sunday, May 30, 2010

What my kids are listening to

Yes, they own Silly Bandz. They love Percy Jackson and Harry Potter. They dabble in pop culture from time to time. But what my kids are entranced by this weekend is this:

 Presidential Campaign Songs: 1789 - 1996
Not only are they singing about getting on a raft with Taft, they've waited for the Millard Filmore wagon, and know all about Tippecanoe (and Tyler Too).The Bill Clinton campaign's variation on the Fleetwood Mac song, "Don't Stop Thinkin' About Tomorrow" is like nothing you ever imagined. But my vote for worst campaign song is split between Gerald Ford's "I'm Feeling Good About America" and the Lyndon Johnson variation on "Hello, Dolly".

2 comments:

  1. Don't forget also "Keep Cool and Keep Coolidge", which is just as boring as the guy himself.
    And Kennedy's song rhymes "going down" with "Washington" somehow.
    We've also got Madison rhyming "huzzah" with "America". It's a bit painful really.
    Makes you wonder who came up with these songs and how much time they spent on it.

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  2. I must take offense, however, to the statement that we kids "dabble" in pop culture. I am quite fluent in pop culture.
    Uh...Star Trek counts as pop culture, right?

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