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Last week, I totally blew it by not tagging along with JRDN for the local Vote For Change concert in St. Paul. Apparently it was un-fu**in-believeable & I missed out big time. While I can't truly make up for that, I can tune in tonite to the Sundance Channel, which will be broacasting the final show of the tour from the MCI Center in Washington D.C. starting at 6:30pm ET.

The show will feature performances from many artists that participated in the 33 city swing-state tour, including Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M., Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, Jurassic 5, Dixie Chicks, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, John Fogerty, Keb' Mo', John Mellencamp & Babyface.

Sundance's broadcast will also feature National Anthem: Inside the Vote for Change Concert Tour, a behind-the-scenes documentary directed by legendary filmmakers Albert Maysles & D.A. Pennebaker. For those of you without the proper cable connection, the concert is also being webcasted, and can also be heard on many PDF radio stations across the country, including XM (ch. 200) & Sirius (ch. 18) satellite radio.

A few more political items today, & with any luck I'll blow my election-related load today & be able to discuss more pleasant topics as the week goes on (I make no promises). Majority Report alerted me to a gutsy speech given by democratic Ohio congressman Tim Ryan on the floor of the house last week, in response to a "internet rumor" about a possible reinstatement of the draft. Daily Kos came up with some quality video:

MOV Rep. Tim Ryan (OH) 10.5.04 (5.5mb)

Kos also pointed me to an amusing "live" response to last friday's debate by Wonkette. If you watched the debate, it'll make perfect sense. Oliver Willis also has video of what may be the President's most shrill moment of the nite, as he had no patience for moderator Charles Gibson:

WMV George W. Bush flips out 10.8.04

Yikes. This guy is the president? Of the United States of America? Is that how he deals with global leaders, or just anybody who disagrees with him? Take a moment & consider how frightening that is. Whoa.

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