Democratic Process

I love fulfilling my civic duty.

What a rush.  My polling location is right across the street from work.  So this morning, I pull on my Sunday best, grab my id, a bill, and registration confirmation.  I wasn’t going to get turned away!

I get there around 8 expecting to have to wait in line, but I just walk right in and vote.

I did my civic duty with pride.

I made an election playlist – enjoy:

sidenote:  My actual playlist has 66 songs.  I’m giving you all the sort version

1.  A Change is Going To Come – Sam Cooke

2.  America – Simon and Garfunkel

3.  Jack and Diane – John Cougar

4.  I Feel the Earth Move – Carole King

5.  Revolution – Grandaddy

6. We’re All In This Together – Ben Lee

7.  We Didn’t Start the Fire – Billy Joel

8.  Power to the People – Black Eyed Peas

9.  Love Generation – Bob Sinclar

10.  Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen

11.  How It Ends – Devotchka

12.  Break on Through – The Doors

13.  People Get Ready – Eva Cassidy

14.  Goin’ On – The Flaming Lips

15.  Don’t Stop – Fleetwood Mac

16.  Holding out for a Hero – Frou Frou

17.  Freedom – George Michael

18.  Working Class Hero – Green Day

19.  Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World – Israel Kamakawiwo’le

20.  What a Difference a Day Makes – Jamie Cullum

21.  A Little Bit More – Jamie Lidell

22.  Oh Happy Day – Lauryn Hill

23.  Got to Give it up – Marvin Gaye

24.  The Times They are a Changin’ – Mason Jennings

25.  Mad World – Michael Andrews

26.  This Year – The Mountain Goats

27.  Highly Suspicious – My Morning Jacket

28.  Rockin’ the Free World – Neil Young

29.  Back of The Bus – Outkast

30.  Yes We Can Can – The Pointer Sisters

31.  I Woke Up Today – Port O’Brien

32.  Another One Bitest the Dust – Queen

33.  It’s the End of the World As We Know It – REM

34.  New York, New York – Ryan Adams

35.  Political Scientist – Ryan Adams

36.  World on Fire – Sarah McLachlan

37.  Homeward Bound – Simon and Garfunkel

38.  You, Me and the Bourgeoisie – The Submarines

39.  Flint (For the unemployed and underpaid) – Sufjan Stevens

40.  I shall be Released – Wilco w/ Fleet Foxes

41.  What’s Ging On – 4 Non Blondes


Conspiracy Theory

I think I might be a conspiracy theorist.  Or at least a Rock n’ Roll conspiracy theorist.

There used to be this show on VH1 all about rock n’ roll conspiracies.  However, Google has finally failed me.  There is no information to be had about the show.  It makes me wonder if I maybe dreamed it.  I swear I used to watch it.  There were only like 2 episodes on the show but it was FASCINATING.

How did I recently rediscover my pension for rock conspiracies?  Let me explain:

Jenn and I have been marveling on the wonder that is Sam Cooke.  I’ve been obsessed lately.  He just have the best voice.   It just sends me to such a happy place.  There’s so much soul and life in it.   So, Jenn told me that she thought he was killed by a prostitute.  This led to a big search which revealed that “they” think his murder was actually done by the mafia and record execs.  It’s actually very interesting stuff.

I then remembered the VH1 show.

conspiracy #1

Kurt and Courtney-

She totally killed him.  It was no suicide

Check out this website.  There is some pretty damning evidence right there.

Conspiracy #2

Charles Manson vs the music

From his wikapedia page:

The events that would culminate in the murders were set in motion in late spring 1968, when, by some accounts, Dennis Wilson, of The Beach Boys, picked up two hitchhiking Manson girls and brought them to his Pacific Palisades house for a few hours. Returning home in the early hours of the following morning from a night recording session, Wilson was greeted in the driveway of his own residence by Manson, who emerged from the house. Uncomfortable, Wilson asked the stranger whether he intended to hurt him. Assuring him he had no such intent, Manson began kissing Wilson’s feet.[18][19]

Inside the house, Wilson discovered 12 strangers, mostly girls.[18][19] Over the next few months, as their number doubled, the Family members who had made themselves part of Wilson’s Sunset Boulevard household cost him approximately $100,000. This included a large medical bill for treatment of their gonorrhea and $21,000 for the accidental destruction of an uninsured car of his which they borrowed.[20] Wilson would sing and talk with Manson, whose girls were servants to them both.[18]

interesting huh… the wiki page is actually pretty terrifying.  I don’t recommend reading at night when you’re alone