Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I found a dream...that I could speak to...
I'm a sap, I admit it. Not the biggest Beyonce fan, but I thought she did good here. And how great it is to see their undiluted happiness? Won't last long as the pressures of one of the toughest jobs on the planet makes itself manifest. But I gotta say as a selfish citizen, I feel a lot better with Barack Obama at the helm than anyone else at the moment.
The other landmark for me:
Oh man. The thing that kills me about this is that Seeger mostly doesn't *sing* the song--he's more busy listening to everyone else singing it, and feeding the audience the lines. So great.
In the squares of the city
By the shadow of the steeple
by the relief office
I saw my people
as they stood there hungry
I stood there whistling:
"This land is made for you and me."