Tuesday, August 26, 2008

NO, I CAN'T: You shouldn't be surprised about our decision not to blog about either of the party's national conventions -- the No Politics rule helps protect all the things we like about this community.

But pop culture about politics always remains within our bailiwick, as do all-star recordings and if we can mention the unveiling of the "Yes We Can" video, then I ought to acknowledge its polar opposite. Former Eurhythmic Dave Stewart has assembled a cavalcade of B- and C-list celebrities like Macy Gray, Joss Stone, Barry Manilow, Forest Whitaker, Margaret Cho, Whoopi Goldberg and the Jason Alexander who didn't briefly marry Britney Spears have banded together to record a song titled "American Prayer" (which Stewart co-wrote with Bono), and oh my goodness is this video the suck.

This video is to "Yes We Can" what Chill Factor was to Speed. It is the Stacey Q to will.i.am's Madonna. It is the Morry Taylor of campaign-related videos. Etc. But you can't look away.

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