Saturday, January 26, 2008

Obama Fight Song



I first heard Otha Turner's "Shimmy She Wobble" in the dazzling film Gangs of New York (Daniel Day-Lewis far outshone Leo DiCaprio). The fife and drums got more flava than that crap they play for the tourists down in Colonial Williamsburg; more patriotic than the nonsense on Rush Limbaugh's website. Makes me want to jump up and fight. Win? Hopefully. But the fight's the thing. For as Satan said in Paradise Lost, "And what is else not to be overcome?" Go Barack. Go!!!

5 comments:

lance williams, sr said...

True that...

This was at the beginning of the movie when the Irish immigrants were fighting the "Know-Nothings," yes? Awesome flick. Make you want to take up a homemade axe and go after Hillary, then Mitt and then Rush Limbaugh. When do we march?

Snowman said...

I'm not an "Obama voter" (yet I could be convinced if the GOP short-shrifts John McCain!) but I do recognize the tune. It was indeed used very effectively by Scorcese in that opening sequence with Liam Neeson and Daniel Day-Lewis. I ahd no idea it was a composition by this elder black man. I went on Google and saw that he had died, and left behind quite a following in American folks music.

You need more blog posts like this. You have been getting crass and parochial lately. That is constructive criticism!

P.S. The marching music used to be on G Gordon Liddy's show as well.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

I thought Daniel Day-Lewis was great in that movie. Cameron Diaz was miscast and took me out of the movie.

Obama was on fire last night. The Clintons were sore losers and very tacky. Why did we hear from Bill first anyway? Isn't Hillary the one running? I wrote an open letter for our former president today on my blog. His behavior is unacceptable.

Natalie said...

The 5th will be a very very interesting day. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Lisa said...

If he picks it the Swift Boaters and the Rove folks and Fox News will find this blog and quote it as inciting the "race card." They have done worse.

I have not seen Gangs of New York yet but I heard it was great. I apologize but I thought it was about the Latin Kings, etc. Seriously!