Monday, June 19, 2006

a howard dean of an mp3

Last week the song God Save the Internet was released online by Broadband, a folksie trio--Kay Hanley (pictured here), Jill Sobule and Michelle Lewis--now poised, if the swiftly climbing number of downloads is any measure, to rob the heart of America from the Dixie Chicks. Or not. The song seeks to inspire direct political action, demanding listeners to rally around the Internet Freedom Preservation Act, which seeks to ensure continuing fair access to the web for all. Problem is it's a terrible song, even as a mocking tribute to... who exactly, Joan Baez? Clearly the song is tongue-in-cheek, and it is good for a laugh, but really, can't we get Radiohead to contribute for chrissake? We need a musical heavy-hitter behind this fight! Wasn't that the lesson of Howard Dean: Right strategy, wrong guy?

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