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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Post Election Tune: Living Colour - "Cult of Personality" live, Aresenio Hall Show

Time will tell if President-elect Barack Obama will usher in the winds of change he has made a literal platform upon, but the resoundingly loud rejection of the current administration (albeit the popular vote was closer than meets the eye) by Americans seems to justify a spin of this hard rock classic.

A hefty thumbs-up to John McCain for having the class to exit the race with dignity and unnecessarily taking blame unto himself. Unfortunately he inherited a losing cause from the gate. Congratulations to Obama; this unprecedent shift of racial enlightenment in American politics has the potential for something special if handled appropriately.

May the United States once again find the bouncing, confident rhythm of Living Colour's pivotal tune here and may it be as declarative in optimism as Vernon Reid's spellbinding solo in this performance from The Arsenio Hall Show. Remember we are one unit within a global society...

2 comments:

countshockula said...

Living Colour are definitely #1 in the list of bands whose musical talents are inversely proportional to their fashion sense.
Thanks Ray.

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

hahahahaha, nice