The Sound of the Crowd

Still I’m sure that you can Rock the cynics if you try

CNN has an article about the “Concert For Change” last night that has a couple of points I missed. Quotes below, comments in bold:

“We’re here tonight with a mission, we’re here tonight with a purpose,” Springsteen told the crowd near the end of his hour set, the longest of the evening. “When I hear all the talk about swing voters,” he continued, “It’s October 11th. What the hell are you waiting for?”

They leave out his next line: “Man misleads his country into war, man loses his job. It ain’t rocket science.”

The Dixie Chicks sang with James Taylor, who uttered perhaps the evening’s harshest dig toward President Bush. “I hate it when they say ‘Don’t change horses in midstream’ … if your horse can’t swim and he’s way over his head,” Taylor said.

Again, that’s only a partial quote. The rest of it was: “…and you never wanted to cross this particular stream in the first place.”

Democrats have no lock on the music world.

A number of performers have expressed support for Bush, including Reba McIntyre, Wayne Newton, Pat Boone, Alice Cooper, Lee Ann Womack, Britney Spears, Kid Rock, Toby Keith, Ricky Scaggs, Brooks and Dunn, Martina McBride, Travis Tritt, Clint Black, Randy Travis and the Gatlin Brothers.

No, we just have a lock on the good music world.

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