Saturday, April 16, 2005

W's iPod

It never occurred to me that George Bush would be hip enough to even have an iPod, much less use one. Turns out he does.

One of his aides—I guess in an appeal to make him seem like a normal human being—released the contents of his playlist. Ohmigod.

From an article in the New York Times: "First, Mr. Bush's iPod is heavy on traditional country singers like George Jones, Alan Jackson and Kenny Chesney. He has selections by Van Morrison, whose "Brown Eyed Girl" is a Bush favorite, and by John Fogerty, most predictably "Centerfield," which was played at Texas Rangers games when Mr. Bush was an owner and is still played at ballparks all over America. ("Oh, put me in coach, I'm ready to play today.") The Times expresses surprise that the president listens to musicians like Fogerty, who definitely "don't like him".

The London Times takes a somewhat more critical view of the playlist. Caitlin Moran notes, "The playlist does reveal a rather narrow range of babyboomer tunes. No black artists, no gay artists, no world music, only one woman, no genre less than 25 years old, and no Beatles."

No shit?


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