A Last Look Back Before We Move Forward

Today is an exciting day in America. It is the day we inaugurate Barack Obama as the 44th President of The United States. I, for one, am very excited for the next four years and am filled with a sense of optimism that I have not felt in some time. It will take time to fix many of the problems facing our country, but… for the first time in a long time… I truly believe all of those problems can be fixed.

I had thought of using this space today to post songs that address that feeling of hope and optimism that I am feeling. However, that is currently being done over at Star Maker Machine with “Hope and Change” week.

Instead, my post today will take a brief look back at the last eight years, and say goodbye to President George W. Bush, with Americana’s favorite smart-alec, Todd Snider.

Todd Snider: Conservative Christian, Right-Wing Republican, Straight, White, American Males (Buy Album)
Todd Snider: You Got Away with it (A Tale of Two Fraternity Brothers) (Buy Album)

3 Responses to “A Last Look Back Before We Move Forward”

  1. Hey, Nelson – Oh, I am a Todd-head of the highest degree – great choices to illustrate your point!And… don’t forget his new EP, Peace Queer, one long protest song… but especially the first track, Mission Accomplished (Faith) reminding that “fighting for peace is like screaming for quiet” – brilliant… 🙂http://www.toddsnider.net/?content=music

  2. Susan,I posted “Mission Accomplished” when Peace Queer first came out… That’s the only reason I didn’t post it here.http://fiftycentlighter.blogspot.com/2008/09/todd-snider-peace-queer.htmlI’ve also added you to my blogroll.

  3. Hey, Nelson ~I checked out your previous Todd post – nice recap and writing. Mine can be found here… http://optimisticvoices.blogspot.com/2008/10/mission-accomplished-todd-snider.htmlThanks for adding me to your blogroll (an unexpected honor since I’m not strictly a music blog) – I will return the favor!

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