It's nice to know Bill Clinton has a second career. His CD is selling well, which means we will probably be treated to others. Notice that Bill leans toward jazz -- people like Miles Davis and John Coltrane -- while President Bush likes a lot of country music. If we judge presidents by the music they like -- hey, it's certainly not the silliest way ever tried -- we might say that Clinton, like a jazz song, just made it up as he went along, going where the mood took him. Bush, like a country song, sees black and white and no shades in between. Of course, if you study their song preferences, you'll see more complexity than that, but what fun would that be?
It's an interesting thought, though. We could probably learn a lot about candidates for mayor or sheriff by asking them about their favorite songs. Think I'll put that on my list of questions for upcoming elections.
Wonder what Tracy Warner's favorites are, by the way?
My current top five (subject to constant change) are:
1. "Imagine" by John Lennon
2. "Secret Gardens" by Judy Collins
3. "The Dutchman" by Michael Smith
4. "Shelter From the Storm" by Bob Dylan
5. "From a Distance" by Julie Gold