Tuesday, September 23, 2008
BARACK 'N' ROLL
Regardless of what you think about Barack Obama's politics, you must admit that the man is a pop-cultural phenomenon. Has there ever been an American politician who has had so many tribute songs written for him? I've been collecting as many of them as I can find, figuring they're going to be a weird piece of history. And, believe me, it doesn't get much weirder then this one.
Don't know who Buddy Lewis is, but this tune is the funniest, retarded-est bit of Barack 'n' roll I've heard thus far. Because Obama is of mixed race, he did a parody of Cher's '70s hit "Half Breed." Tasteful, eh? Wait, it gets even better: he sounds like a middle-to-old aged Texas trucker, his karaoke backing track is pure cheese, and the video is ridiculous (I recorded the audio from the video). His lyrics are funny, and he sounds like he's having a good ol' time.
Bucky Lewis "Half Breed" mp3
Bucky Lewis "Half Breed" video
I won't describe this one - you just gotta hear it. Not as "outsider" as "Half Breed," but still very odd and funny:
Clare and the Reasons "Obama Over The Rainbow"
"Half Breed" got me thinking - if Obama is only half black, why is he called "black"? If you're half-white, couldn't we just as easily call him "white"? Let's try it! We'll get everyone asking:
Is America ready for a white president?
Won't he just be pushing the "white agenda"?