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Dropkick Murphys: We're not out to sue Scott Walker

Don’t expect Dropkick Murphys v. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on a legal brief anytime soon.

The Celtic punk band posted a statement Monday night on Facebook to explain the cease-and-desist tweet to Walker for using… 401 more words


Music: 'Election Time' anthem has universal theme

No, the Grammy award-winning Haitian hip-hop artist has nothing to do with the 2014 municipal election.  Except that Wyclef Jean’s election themed anthem is a perfect example of the type of music that shows up during campaigns. 171 more words


Obama 2012 and Campaign Music for Marching Forward

My last post covered the history of political campaign music used by Republicans, related controversies, and what Mitt Romney’s musical selections said about his campaign. If you haven’t read that yet, I recommend checking it out… 1,829 more words


UPDATED: R.E.M. Wants Obama To Use Song, President Making Two Stops In Ohio

UPDATE: President Barack Obama wrapped up Monday’s two-city campaign tour of Ohio. Most of his speech was in relation to China’s auto industry exports and tariffs. 330 more words


The Campaign, Politics, and Music

With the campaign crawling to an end and the election close on its heels, politics have been on everyone’s minds, and that includes musicians.  As Obama and Romney tour the nation drumming up funds, votes, and supporters both have used music to back their rallies and speeches. 371 more words

Romney/Ryan 2012 and the Nostalgia of Republican Campaign Music

The intersection of music and politics is of particular interest to me, and I always enjoyed giving the lecture on music in political campaigns when I taught pop music. 2,270 more words


Barack Obama's Occupy Wall Street Anthem

The campaign-rally soundtrack is typically as stale as one of those radio stations that promises the hits from each decade. More often than not, the opening bars of U2’s… 521 more words