Thu, 23 October 2008
The past two episodes I have started the show off with a message to encourage you to vote. So it’ll come as no surprise then that with less than 2 weeks before one of the most important elections in US history that is exactly how I will begin this one. I will continue to stay non-partisan so I’ve included links to both candidates websites where you can read more about their stances on key issues which hopefully will be how you are making your decision this November 4th.
Another good resource is factcheck.org which is a great website that monitors the factual accuracy of statements made by the candidates and their campaigns. Please check it out before taking those attack ads on TV at face value.
For this episode’s music I am featuring a Canadian band that was recorded in 2005 and isn’t currently touring so you might not think there is a political connection. In fact I downloaded this concert while searching for political songs for my last episode. In search of anything Bruce Springsteen, I came across a concert by the Arcade Fire playing a cover of his song “State Trooper”. It is the eighth track on the set list in case you are listening for it. My apologies go out to those listeners that are getting sick of this political stuff and I thank you for staying with me.
Follow the link below to listen to the full concert
The Arcade Fire - Las Vegas, NV - 10/30/05
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1) Wake up
2) Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
3) No Cars Go
5) Age Of Consent
6) Neighborhood #4 (7 Kettles)
7) Rebellion (Lies)
8) State Trooper
9) Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
Check out Arcade Fire's homepage
For more live Arcade Fire here is the link to the NPR Live In Concert Episode from February 27, 2007.