Tuesday, May 27, 2008

MUSIC & POLITICS

Here's a fascinating little story to appeal to both of this blog's major constituencies: music geeks and political junkies.

It's the tale of Mark McKinnon, former media adviser for George W. Bush, who recently resigned from the John McCain campaign because, as he put it, "I just don't want to work against an Obama candidacy."

My friend Peter Blackstock of No Depression, recall's McKinnon's former career as a songwriter, musician and Kris Kristofferson crony. Last night I was going through boxes of dusty old cassette tapes looking for a Kerrville Folk Festival compilation -- which included a song by McKinnon -- that Peter had sent me about 10 years ago. (As you'll see in his story, Peter was doing the same thing with boxes of CDs at his home.)

Neither of us found the song, but enjoy Peter's story HERE.

WACKY WEDNESDAY: A Musical Tribute to Dennis Hof

Dennis Hof, brothel owner / GOP legislative speaks at a campaign rally hours before he died. That's porn star Ron Jeremy backing him...