Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Hammers of Misfortune - "Election Day"


Hammers of Misfortune - "Election Day"

Like many others, I get sick of the two-party system costumed as democracy in America, and I'm wary of the media circus that surrounds elections, even (especially?) one as historic as this year's. But I do view voting, alongside constructive dissent, as an essential component of being an American, and one of the few activities in which I participate that makes me truly proud to live in this country. And so I present you with "Election Day," by the San Francisco prog-metal classicists Hammers of Misfortune. The song may be instrumental, but it's got exactly the right amounts of pomp and weedly-weedly organ grinding (think Thin Lizzy and ELP in a bi-partisan bear-hug) to fit perfectly as the soundtrack to your righteous stroll to the voting booth. My friends: Vote early. Vote last minute. Just vote.

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