Wednesday, February 22, 2012

White House of Blues

As the US presidential election approaches I can only hope that none of the weirdo right wing bigots standing for the Republicans get anywhere near the White House. It just has to be Barack Obama for the sake of America and the world, and Obama didn't do himself any harm in my eyes with his blues event at the White House which was reported on TV news.
B B King kicked the event off with Let The Good Times Roll and Mick Jagger rocked his way through I Can't Turn You Loose before Buddy Guy reminded Obama that he had recently sung a line or two of Al Green's Let's Stay Together and he was persuaded to sing a few bars from his home town blues song, Sweet Home Chicago. Also taking part was Jeff Beck,Keb Mo, Trombone Shorty, Shemekia Copeland and Susan Tedeschi, with Booker T Jones acting as musical director.
Obama stands head and shoulders above any of the would-be candidates from the Republicans. Looking at the Republican race from across the Atlantic it's hard to understand how Americans could possibly choose any of the dangerous and downright barmy people who are standing, many of whom seem intent of turning the US into a sort of ultra far right Christian version of of Saudi Arabia.


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