Tuesday, February 05, 2008

The Super Tuesday Soundtrack

Since Indiana doesn't take part in Super Tuesday (our primary is in May), I have the time to read various connections between music and politics.

Barack Obama has an ad that sets one of his speeches musically by Will.I.am, involving many celebrities including Herbie Hancock. Gabriel approves, as does Elaine.

Our favorite canine composer thinks we should look to artists to lead the country, demolishing arguments against government funding of the arts in the process.

Two violins have been made in honor of Daniel Pearl, and given to students of Mark O'Connor's fiddle camp for one year. The luthier, Jonathan Cooper, is making a viola now and hopes to find a sponsor to fund the making of a cello to complete the quartet.

Musicologists are voting, are you?

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