Beatport asks an interesting question: Are there any McCain electronic music supporters out there?
With this whole Presidential Election going on we’ve received a ton of Obama-supporting DJ mixes and singles, but not a pip squeek from the McCain camp.
We decided not to repost any of these mixes until we had received some McCain sponsored mixes and tracks in order to remain fair, but up until this point we’ve received nothing. Absolutely diddly squat.
Synthtopia isn’t about to become another political rah-rah zone – but we’d noticed too that there seems to be diddly-squat support for McCain from electronic musicians and fans.
We know that Moby can’t seem to get enough of slagging McCain on his blog, lately. Here’s a bit of his latest post:
yesterday the right-wing news media released a story wherein it was alleged that a white john mccain volunteer from texas
was attacked by a black obama supporter. the mccain volunteer claimed that she was beaten and robbed and that
he carved a ‘b’ into her face with a knife.
drudge report and fox and etc all ran with the story without actually checking it out(aka-doing research).
then today people noticed some things, like the “b” was backwards, and was more of a scratch.
the police investigated thoroughly and found that her story was completely fabricated.
the right wing media were quick to pounce on this without doing any investigating, the right wing and the gop
were quick to pounce on this because they thought it would incite people to racist fears about obama.
the right wing media screwed up and are now tucking their collective republican tail between their legs
it was a completely made up story and fox and matt drudge fell for it.
now the mccain volunteer who made up the story is facing police charges for making utterly false claims.
hey, republicans, if you want to win, why not try to win honestly?
can you republicans even conceive of trying to win a campaign based on the issues as opposed to lies, slander, and racism?
Moby’s got a point, but you’d think after licensing every track from Play for commercials that he’d at least be able to afford a “Return” key.
The Crystal Method have released a new remix of their dance anthem Now Is The Time.
The Vote ‘08 Remix features samples from Obama’s DNC acceptance speech, and is available as a free download from the band’s website. An email address is required to download the free track.
“We don’t often revisit old songs but we’ve been spending so much time looking forward as we work on our new album it seemed appropriate to take a minute to look back at the beginning. Plus, right now no American could be hurt by hearing another inspiring message.”
So where are the McCain supporters in the world of electronic music? Is there no one willing to “take a chance” on this ABBA-loving hero?