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When Barack Obama’s campaign rolls into town, the DeeJays get ready. Here’s a sampling of some of what played at the Obama rally last week in San Francisco.

What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye

Family Affair – Sly and the Family Stone

Ain’t No Stopping Us Now – Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes

Waiting On The World to Change – Jon Mayer

Takin’ Care of Business – Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Think – Aretha Franklin

We Are Family – Sister Sledge

Funky President (People It’s Bad) – James Brown

Pick up the Pieces – Average White Band

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell

Posted by Chris Nolan at 12:49 PM | Permalink

Slummer of Love Edition


As we celebrate the last gasp of Summer of Love’s 40th anniversary, I thought it’d be nice to check out some lesser known tunes from that era. You know, the ones you haven’t heard in an elevator or grocery store in the last fifteen minutes.

Society’s Child – Janis Ian

Tobacco Road – Lou Rawls

Mystery Train – The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Hip Hug-Her – Booker T. & The MG’s

Venus in Furs – The Velvet Underground & Nico

Stoney End – Laura Nyro

Dear Mr. Fantasy – Traffic

I Feel Like I’m Fixin to Die Rag – Country Joe & The Fish

Carrie-Anne – The Hollies

Astronomy DominĂ© – Pink Floyd

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Posted by rcooper at 6:05 AM | Permalink

Songs You Won’t Hear at Jenna Bush’s Wedding Reception iMix


This week’s iMix: Songs You Won’t Hear at Jenna Bush’s Wedding:

PBR Vacation – Amish Love Child

The Chemicals Between Us – Bush

Go Home, Your’e Drunk – Big Daddy Project

The Logical Song – Supertramp

Love Child – Diana Ross & The Supremes

Laura’s Bush – Pretty Flowers

Your Secret Love – Luther Vandross

Lies – Thompson Twins

Don’t Cry for Me Argentina – Sarah Brightman

Satan’s Daughter – Daktari

Posted by rcooper at 9:05 AM | Permalink

Because What This Country Really Needs is More Yellow Journalism iMix


File this week’s iMix icon under “Uh …no shit, sherlock.” The bit about William Randolph Hearst makes it look as though the journalist once known as “Mr. Sharon Stone” has kinda lost the plot.

Xanadu – Electric Light Orchestra

Reality N’ Facts – Citizen Kane

The Journalists Revenge – The Pleasure

Lights, Camera, Action! (Remix) – Missy Elliott, Mr. Cheeks, Petey Pablo & Puff Daddy

How to Build a Life With a Lemonade Stand – Justin Trawick

Unreachable Love (P.I.M.P. Remix) – Kimodo Dragons

Vertigo – U2

Watch Dog – Etta James

Fightin’ In The War With Spain – Wilmer Watts And The Lonely Eagles

Raze The City – Snow Patrol

Posted by rcooper at 11:15 AM | Permalink

Age is No Longer Relevant iMix


week’s iMix
iconreeks of an aging hipster trying to keep up with teh kidz.

Toxic Girl, Kings of Convenience

July, July!, The Decemberists

Birdie Brain, The Fiery Furnaces

Foxymusic, Super Furry Animals

Science Vs. Romance, Rilo Kiley

Falling Man, Blonde Redhead

Drill Me, Portastatic

Until the Morning Comes, Tindersticks

Lover’s Spit, Broken Soc ial Scene

Porchlight, Neko Case & Her Boyfriends

Posted by rcooper at 6:04 AM | Permalink

BlogHer iMix


iconA little something
icon for the ladies holed up this weekend in the Windy City for BlogHer 2007.

Them Heavy People, Kate Bush

Bridges and Balloons, Joanna Newsom

Feeling of Gaze, Hope Sandoval and The Warm Inventions

The Sweetest Eyes (When You Laugh), Julie Doiron

Us, Regina Spektor

La Vida Es Una Carnaval, Celia Cruz

We Got the Beat, The Go-Go’s

Slave to the Rhythm, Grace Jones

Ray of Light, Madonna

Little Bird, Annie Lennox

Posted by rcooper at 7:09 AM | Permalink



At long last, Roxanne Cooper, founder of one of the best of the popculture/political blogs out there, the late great RoxPopuli has agreed to help Spot-on readers with their cultural needs.

Every Friday, Roxanne’s gonna hit “shuffle” on her new iPhone and send us a list of what shows up. She calls it the “Friday Random Ten” but you should warned: Sometimes she cheats and arranges things to suit her mood.

This week, she’s in a good mood. Here’s Roxanne’s iMixicon over at the iTunes store. And here are the songs:

My Happiness, Powderfinger

Goodbye Girl, Squeeze

Extra Special Guy, Gomez

The Guitar Man, Cake

Tell Me Something Good, Chaka Khan and Rufus

These Days, Joy Division

Posted by rcooper at 11:10 AM | Permalink

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