Tuesday, November 4, 2008

President Obama

The Lonely Seagull is glad that Mr. Obama won the presidency tonight. Congratulations to him, and compliments on his fine acceptance speech.

Happiness prevails right now. The happiness is hard to define, but the videos below go to some length toward that goal, if obtusely.

Elvis Costello, "Radio, Radio"

(A metaphorical narrative: "They're saying things I can hardly believe / They really think we're getting out of control / Radio is the sound salvation / Radio is cleaning up the nation / They don't give you any choice becaue they think that it's treason")

Eric B. & Rakim "Eric B. is President"

(another metaphor: "I make it easy to dance to this")

Jonathan Richman, "I'm a Little Airplane"

(expression of joy: "I'm a little airplane")

Pixies, "Here Comes Your Man"

(it took a long time: "You never wait so long")

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