State of the Union

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Jan 252011

Tonight President Barack Obama gives his second official State of the Union address to the American public. Every time I watch these, I can’t help feeling bad for the Vice President and Speaker of the House. Seated behind the Pres, the two remain on camera pretty much the entire time, despite having nothing to do. One errant nose-pick or eye-roll though and it’s all anyone will be talking about the next day. One wonders if their minds are too occupied with proper decorum to even pay attention.

In the spirit of the day (sort of), enjoy this cover of David Ford’s “State of the Union.” Despite hailing from across the pond, Ford has a keen eye for looking past the smoke and mirrors. Zach Weidenbach’s acoustic cover reveals the heart of the song, a loop pedal and emotive delivery putting across the brilliantly cynical lyrics beautifully.

Clever men know all that and all this
And they will talk and they will talk and they don’t fucking listen
It’s a shame, it’s a shame, it’s a shame
Have no fear of the state of the nation
Let the facts have no bearing on public relations
It’s a shame, it’s a shame, it’s a shame

Zach Weidenbach – State of the Union (David Ford cover)


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