Just Vote Update – Links to Music By Cat Power, Billy Bragg, Beastie Boys, Mike Watt and others…

Hey!! Stop what you’re doing! You’re not going to find that Arcade Fire live bootleg today, nor will you be stumbling across the b-side to “Hand In Glove”, and there’s no way you’ll be finding that unreleased Pixies album. What you need to do is get ready to vote in the most important election of our lives. Figure out where your nearest polling place is and make sure you are registered. Tell your friends to vote, tell your enemies for that matter. But just vote.

Worried that you’re not informed enough to vote? You’re on the internet – the information is out there waiting for you. Not a U.S. citizen? Then please call or email all your American friends and make sure they plan on voting. Many artists/organizations are stepping up and helping with the Get Out the Vote campaign, and now so are many of us in the music blogging community. Below are some links but please continue to add your own.

Moveon.com

RockTheVote.com

JohnKerry.com

GeorgeWBush.com

MusicForAmerica.org

DeclareYourself

JustVote

MyPollingPlace

GetEducated

And since this is an mp3blog we’ve added a song or two as well.

Vote by Chris Stamey w/Yo La Tengo

From me I’ve added

The Creekdippers‘ (w/Victoria Williams and Mark Olson from the Jayhawks) “Poor GW” [Download]

Compadre Records a new, possibly great americana label sent me the links to these two songs by Billy Joe Shaver “Good Ole USA” and James McMurtry’s “We Can’t Make It Here Anymore [Download]

Just found this song by Tim Prudhomme and Staff called

George W. Hitler [Download]

Bolt.com found our little party and added the post to their website

From PregnantWithoutIntercourse comes Billy Braggs “Help Save The Youth Of America – Thanks PWI

Two fun Dubya cut ups from the Dubya Project (from WFMU by way of Largeheartedboy)

“Der Fuerors Face” [Download]


“Sunday Bloody Sunday” [Download]

RadioBabylon’s participating and has added tons of music and satire to the cause

KingBlind’s got his post up too

Teaching The Indie Kids To Dance is onboard with some new links

The Napkin’s on the ball and will be adding songs all weekend

Tuwa’s Shanty is up and has added Tom Lehrer’ “We Will All Go Together When We Go”



Rummage Though The Crevices
has joined the cause and has added a spoken word piece called “Thank you George Muthaf#$@% Bush and a song by the Compassionate Conservatives

Telephone Thing took the call and added the post

Eric at Lost Bands has found the calling and added “Country Of The Blind” by the Faith Brothers

Enchilada’s Blog has linked to this page with a get out the vote message

Aurgasm adds a couple of songs – Orbital, Cat Power and Antibalas; now he’s updated and added even more

TheBigTicket joins the party with songs from Leonard Cohen And Trey Parker, Thanks Jon!

Something I Learned went old school with the Proleteriat and The Dicks

Bradley’s Almanac from Boston added the post

Largehearted Boy is up now

The Witness Exchange is up too

Our friends at BarsandGuitars have added to the post

Mystery And Misery has editorialized a bit within the post

Alternate Tuning is up

Republic Of Replicants has joined the fray

Moe Rex has added a Freddie McGreggor track at Moebius Rex

ScissorKick gets into the action

Portugal’s in the house Pedacos De Nada (translation please?)

Rock and Roll Report

Close Your Eyes has got a nice version of the post up with an additional song by Dan Bern



10:51 Am Toronto’s
got it too

Our first Australian post by Fat Planet

Silence Is A Rhythm Too has added songs by Paris, Faithless and Sonic Youth

The Naugahyde Life from France has joined in and added Jet Set by Dr. John

Frank from Chromewaves added this to his blog

Oakroom has added the Flash animation of Chris Stamey’s Vote PSA

On the any publicity is good publicity front, the cynics have chimed in with their thoughts here and here

I like this one from Music For Robots (unrelated to our campaign but cute and clever nonetheless)

Eminem’s powerful new video for Mosh

Get Out And Vote On November 2nd. Regular Blogging Will Commence On November 3rd.

Thanks,

Music Bloggers For Democracy

and everyone that has agreed to post

the big ticket :

songs:illinois :

last sound of summer

moerex

pwi

barsandguitars

scissorkick

radiobabylon

Kingblind

TeachingTheIndieKidsToDanceAgain

TheNapkin

Tuwa’s Shanty

RummageThroughTheCrevices

Lost Bands Of The New Wave

Enchilada’s Blog

Aurgasm

Bradley’s Almanac

Largehearted Boy

The Witness Exchange

Something I Learned

mystery and misery

Alternate Tuning

Republic of Replicants

ScissorKick

Pedacos De Nada

Fat Planet

Silence Is A Rhythm Too

10:51 AM Toronto

Bolt

The Naugahyde Life

Chromewaves

OakRoom

4 Responses to “Just Vote Update – Links to Music By Cat Power, Billy Bragg, Beastie Boys, Mike Watt and others…”

  1. mr gilbert says:

    great work, craig! thanks for keeping up the list…

  2. sandra says:

    hi there! :)

    “Portugal’s in the house”. that’s cool ;)

    Well, translation time: Pedaços de nada means “pieces of nothing”. (and you wrote “pecados” that means “sins” :D)

    Go on! Kick Bush’s ass real hard!!! :)

  3. Anonymous says:

    I agree. Any publicity is good publicity. Good luck with the campaign.
    Bedroom Dancing

  4. mr gilbert says:

    good show Craig, linkng “dissenting” opinions. how very democratic of you.