I know this is not a political blog, but I’m pretty blown away by the inspirational energy and phenomenal creativity of the music videos, original songs and down right brilliantly edited videos that have appeared on behalf of Barak Obama. It’s a grassroots energy that lifts my soul and gives me, yes, hope.
I was asked to put together some of my favorite videos for some friends, so I thought I’d share them with you. Some of this is really state of the art Internet video production. Of course, in the case of Dave Stewart (formerly of the Eurythmics, who co-wrote the first song below with Bono), this is new work from some of the top rock musicians in the world. But there are a number of much lesser known artists below that are also sensationally original. I offer these links with sincere appreciation for the way these folks are using the new media to make a difference. Thanks!
My American Prayer by Dave Stewart
This is just awesome. Taking inspiration from the 40 years since we lost MLK, and using top acting talent as well as top music making, this multi-layered montage takes us back to “the mountain top.” Yes, to many, Obama is an answer to a prayer.
Vote for Hope by M.C. Yogi
A young rapper whose uplifting message and visual style are first rate.
Respondele a Obama by Jose Conde
Infectious Latin rhythms and Latinos on the streets of NYC make me want to dance with joy. Obamanos!
Hockey Mama for Obama
One mama whose voice is worth hearing. I like the moose too. Hysterical.
A Message for Sarah Palin from “the Young Girls of America”
These young women speak for themselves. Touching & motivating.
The American Promise by the Obama campaign
Is there anything that this campaign does that isn’t first class?
The original “Yes We Can” video by will.i.am
from February just in case you didn’t see it:
and for good measure, how about a little
Bruce Springsteen in Philadelphia
YES WE CAN.