The music industry's mad love-in with Barack Obama continues this week with the Beastie Boys, Norah Jones, Ben Harper and Sheryl Crow now joined by Perry Farrell in Youngstown on Wednesday.
Just announced today is that Jimmy Buffett is making a rare foray into the political scene with a "Last Chance for Change" rally and concert for Obama in Tampa.
Have these musicians not noticed that both candidates right now are targeting Pennsylvania as the key battleground?
There should be one big Bruce Springsteen/Jay-Z/Beastie Boys/Jimmy Buffett/Vampire Weekend/Decemberist concert in Pittsburgh (or at the very least Beaver County) this weekend.
How did we miss out on all this?
In other Obama music news, the very safe-sounding "Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement" CD is available now for download at www.BarackObama.com and will be available in stores on Nov. 4.
The full track list:
Lionel Richie "Eternity"
Stevie Wonder "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours"
John Mayer "Waiting On The World To Change"
Dave Stewart "American Prayer"
Shontelle "Battle Cry
Los Lonely Boys "Make It Better"
John Legend "Pride, In The Name of Love"
Bebe Winans "I Have A Dream"
Suai "Am I All Alone?"
Jill Scott "One Is The Magic"
Ozomatli Love and Hope
Jackson Browne Looking East
Sheryl Crow Out Of Our Heads
Malik Yusef w/Kanye West and Adam Levine "Promised Land"
Yolanda Adams "Hold On"
Keb' Mo' "America The Beautiful"
Ken Stacey "America"
Buddy Miller "Wide River To Cross"
- In McCain music news, I heard them playing the "Rocky" song at a McCain rally on the radio.