While The World Burns White House Releases Obama’s Spotify Play Lists

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In a sure sign that the ghost of Nero has invaded the Occupier of the Oval Office or someone within its proximity, the White House released Barack Obama’s big secret: his Spotify play lists.

What in the living H E double hockey sticks is Spotify?  It’s a web platform for purchasing and downloading recorded music.  No Pandora stations for this president.  Oh, no, he has customized play lists.  From Reuters:

Daytime Playlist: spoti.fi/whitehouseday

“Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” – The Temptations

“Live It Up” – The Isley Brothers

“Memories Live” – Talib Kweli & Hi Tek

“Tombstone Blues” – Bob Dylan

“So Much Trouble in the World – Bob Marley & The Wailers

“Paradise” – Coldplay

“Tengo Un Trato” (Remix) – Mala Rodriguez

“Wang Dang Doodle” – Howlin’ Wolf

“Another Star” – Stevie Wonder

“Hot Fun in the Summertime” – Sly & The Family Stone

“Boozophilia” – Low Cut Connie

“Wherever Is Your Heart”  – Brandi Carlile

“Good Day” – Nappy Roots

“Green Light” – John Legend

“Gimme Shelter” – The Rolling Stones

“Rock Steady” – Aretha Franklin

“Down Down the Deep River” – Okkervil River

“Pusher Love Girl” – Justin Timberlake

“Shake It Out” – Florence + The Machine

“La Salsa La Traigo Yo” – Sonora Carruseles


Evening Playlist: spoti.fi/whitehousenight

“My Favorite Things” – John Coltrane

“Superpower” (feat. Frank Ocean) – Beyoncé

“Moondance” – Van Morrison

“Is Your Love Big Enough?” – Lianne La Havas

“How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” – Al Green

“Red & White & Blue & Gold” – Aoife O’Donovan

“Nothing Even Matters” – Lauryn Hill and D’Angelo

“The Best Is Yet to Come” – Frank Sinatra

“You Don’t Know Me” – Ray Charles

“I Found My Everything” – Mary J Blige

“Help Me” – Joni Mitchell

“I’ve Got Dreams to Remember” – Otis Redding

“Suzanne” – Leonard Cohen

“Feeling Good” – Nina Simone

“Stubborn Love” – The Lumineers

“Until” – Cassandra Wilson

“UMI Says” – Mos Def

“The Very Thought of You” – Billie Holiday

“Flamenco Sketches” – Miles Davis

“Woo” – Erykah Badu

Well, at least there’s some Billie Holiday there.  (If you don’t know who Billie Holiday was, listen to this.  Too bad she ended up a junkie.  She was one of the greats.)  The rest of it…yeah, just turn on the radio.  Not all of it is good, not all bad.  Just like everything else, taste is personal.   (What no hair bands from the 80s?  A little Poison goes a long way.)

But, still, with Russia, North Korea, China, ISIS, the Iran Deal, and any number of pressing domestic issues threatening us, what Obama and his minions have on their minds is what sort of music list he can put together.  Wow, are we in trouble.

H/T – Weaselzippers


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A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.