Friday, March 26, 2004

One Song

Over at Eschaton we've just been talking about the recent Vanity Fair article on blogs and popular culture. To my mind they come close to the 19th and 18th century British broadside ballads and leaflets ... not mainstream journalism, but something more, something "better" perhaps.

It is not governments, but popular social machines that transmit who we are from age to age. Song, art, theater, these and more.

In keeping with those thoughts, this, from this mornings 4 AM on-line meanderings:

Little songs: The Compassionate Conservatives, Skewering George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and the GOP through music.

Among their offering are: "Another War" to the tune of the Beatles' "Drive My Car", and "Chalabi" to the tune, "Volari".

The day I learned that the word "universe" was literally translated: one song, was a stellar day for me. It's helped make things make sense.