Tuesday , May 17 2022

Stamey and Yo La Tengo Ge Out the V.O.T.E.

As we just reported, an army of hempy jam banders are registering voters with an intensity usually reserved for hacky sack. Springsteen and some other A and B-listers are railing against the Bush administration in an ambitious concert series that starts Friday.

But I like the charm and modest scale of this little Chris Stamey/Yo La Tengo get out the V.O.T.E. project for radio and TV. The groovy Flash video PSA is here. The audio version is here.

Stamey says:

    What does “V.O.T.E.” stand for? One camp feels that it’s the same kind of non-acronym as “R.O.C.K.” (“. . . in the U.S.A”). “Very Obvious Total Emergency” might get my vote. Hey, you can pick your own slant–on the way to the polls, see you there.
    – Chris Stamey, Sept. 2004

Those polls are going to be one musical, happening place this year.

“V.O.T.E.” Lyrics:

If you don’t get out and vote this year,
You’re really not groovin’
It takes every one of us
to keep the country movin’

You can make it to the polls,
you can get it together
Won’t you meet me there?
we’ll vote,
we can make things better
V-O-T-E: Vote!

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About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected], Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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