Hi Shelby -- I was just surfing the web for stuff about Howard Dean, and was amazed (amused?)when I came accross your school-house rock comment on the people-powered howard phrase. You haven't heard my song, have you, people-powered howard? I was sitting with my friend this summer, reading about the people-powered howard sleepless summer tour, and I suddenly had the feeling that this phrase simply had to be set to song. Funny enough, my first idea was when I said to my friend, "It's gotta be something like... like... fighting hegemony..." and my friend responded, "what, like 'in the twenty-first century?'" and I knew we had struck gold. Then I wrote the rest of the song, around that little rhyme, with the school-house rock theme very much in my head the whole time. I don't even know the song you're referring to, but the cadence must have been subconsciously stuck in my head from when I watched those videos back in school. You might get a kick out of my song, it's at www.geocities.com/shloopfrig -- I'd love to hear what you think, whether or not you're a Dean fan or whatever. You might be one of the few people who actually finds the song semi-humerous, like it was meant to be. Anyway, thanks, Marcus
Hilarious song! No, I hadn't heard it, but I see we're on the same wavelength. Inter-planet Janet is more of a pop-type song while yours struck me as a folk ballad. I loved "He's a doctor, can't you see?/Gonna cure our economy!" Thanks for the laugh.
As for Howard Dean...I'm undecided still. I really liked Dean a lot in the beginning, but I find his behavior in Iowa to be troubling. The negativity really turns me off, and I haven't been too happy about things he's been saying lately. I would like to see him get back to the campaign he was running before all of this.
But I try to stay away from politics on my blog as much as I can. Thanks for reading!
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