Monday, August 18, 2008

We Are Mad?


The latest issue of Blender Magazine includes an article titled ''White House DJ Battle'', which features lists of the top ten favorite songs of presidential candidates' own choosing, check it out below:

McCain's Top 10:
  1. Dancing Queen - ABBA
  2. Blue Bayou - Roy Orbison
  3. Take A Chance On Me - ABBA
  4. If We Make It Through December - Merla Haggard
  5. As Time Goes By - Dooley Wilson
  6. Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
  7. What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  8. I've Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra
  9. Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
  10. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - The Platter

Obama's Top 10:
  1. Ready or Not - Fugees
  2. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
  3. I'm On Fire - Bruce Springsteen
  4. Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
  5. Sinnerman - Nina Simone
  6. Touch The Sky - Kanye West
  7. You'd Be So Easy To Love - Frank Sinatra
  8. Think - Aretha Franklin
  9. City of Blinding Lights - U2
  10. Yes We Can -

If I was living in the US, I think that Obama's picks like I'm On Fire, Gimme Shelter, Sinnerman, Touch The Sky, You'd Be So Easy To Love and Think as of his favorite songs could be enough to convince me to vote for him.

And, one more thing that got my attention is that Obama picked song , Yes We Can. It was written for Obama as we all know. Not that I blame him for publicizing it, maybe it is a pretty smart strategic move:)

As far as McCain's picks, they are even more likable likeable. It's clear that he is loving ABBA so much. To what interests me, he does love Louis Armstrong and Frank Sinatra, extra points for that for sure.

Both McCain and Obama find Sinatra 'So easy to love' getting votes of approval. Oh let me add myself to their only commonality, Frank Sinatra. I love Sinatra, too.

Now. Who's telling the truth? Do they really find time to listen music?

I try to find an answer: At least McCain is telling the truth rather than Obama telling me all I want to hear with a bravo music list clearly chosen by his PR man!

It's obvious that we are in early stages of a new creative evolution. At first it was about tv and about image. Although we did not notice it happening, it petered out. Today's is the one that's media driven.

I think that much of the hoopla in the media is on the aspect of the creative media revolution: digital, social networking and even blogging. How the damn thing gets monetized is another matter.

But the revolution is much broader than that, though this is often ignored. The evolution of an interactive, interconnected world around us that is growing so fast! Unbelievably fast! A world at best paying service to client's needs in order to integrate their communications and finding new ways to reach their customers and measure ROI.

It's in music, PR, video, gaming, customer services, design as media.

Everything is media today.

That is not all...

Let's stick to our own values

even when multitouch madness hits high


  1. This is quite interesting, and I had not seen it.

    Aah, if only we knew what is in the heart of each of these men. Politics tends to cloak the truth with what they think we want to hear.

  2. What a wonderful writer you are. Love to read your posts, all your thoughts makes one think. Never lose your curious spirit and your love of life.
    Have a happy and Bless week. Virginia

  3. This was a very interesting post as always, Nihal. I wonder though, if each candidate really chose these songs or did a publicity person really did that for them? It's so hard to know the truth sometimes. I love music of all kinds and both candidates have wonderful songs on their list.

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