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Did Obama Violate Copyright?

By now, you’ve all heard that President Obama gave the Queen of England an iPod. Turns out there were 40 songs pre-loaded on it. Showtunes to accompany a coffee table book he also gave her. When I heard about this, the first thing I wondered was whether or not the RIAA was going to go … Continue reading Did Obama Violate Copyright?

Ticketmaster/Live Nation vs. Senate Judiciary Committee

Obama‘s Non-State of the Union wasn’t the only action on Capitol Hill yesterday. Executives from Ticketmaster and Live Nation (formerly Clear Channel) went before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights to discuss their proposed merger. Jim DeRogatis recaps the hearing for the Chicago Sun-Times: All of the … Continue reading Ticketmaster/Live Nation vs. Senate Judiciary Committee

His house is all white!

Video: Young Jeezy and Jay-Z – “My President is Black” (remix, live on January 18, 2009) My President is Black, in fact he’s half white So even in a racist mind he’s half right Even in these racist times we alright My President is Black but his house is all white Rosa Parks sat so … Continue reading His house is all white!

GLONO's Upright Standing Man of the Year 2008

2008This year’s award goes to a man who hit the campaign trail dressed in a gorilla suit and tripping on acid; has gone undercover as a GOP operative and then as a born again mega-church member; and detailed the crimes and malfeasance of our most dangerously inept president…all in the name of freedom and journalism. Can you imagine Morley Safer doing any of that?

Macca: I was the Political One

In the latest effort of his never ending campaign to reposition his own legacy, Paul McCartney claims to have been the catalyst for awakening the Beatles‘, and most importantly John Lennon‘s, political conscience. In an interview with the intellectual journal Prospect (interview not yet online), McCartney said that he persuaded Lennon to oppose the war … Continue reading Macca: I was the Political One

Recent Headlines from POLJUNK: Blago Edition

It certainly is an exciting time to be a politics junky in Chicago these days! Here are the latest headlines from POLJUNK: • Blago in Court, December 9, 2008. • Blagojevich is one FUCKED potty mouth!, December 9, 2008. • Blago Goes Down, December 9, 2008. • GOP’s oogedy-boogedyness problem, December 9, 2008. • Bush … Continue reading Recent Headlines from POLJUNK: Blago Edition

Will Barack Obama Change Hip Hop?

The Chicago Tribune calls Barack Obama “The first hip-hop president” in an article that examines the President-Elect’s sometimes reluctant love of the genre. We’ve heard plenty about the forthcoming changes in economic policy and foreign relations, but we haven’t heard much about how the presidency of Barack Obama will affect music. Rev. Al Sharpton told … Continue reading Will Barack Obama Change Hip Hop?