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And the B-Boy Shall Bust Moves To The Bluegrass
October 29, 2008 9:09 AM   Subscribe


 
Dear Obama Campaign,

I absolutely promise to vote for Obama, and would vote twice if I could. That said, this doesn't cross the threshold for a FPP. When Obama is elected, may I please have my 4:09 back? kthx.
posted by mosk at 9:23 AM on October 29, 2008


So that's who screamed "YES WE CAN!" into the phone when I called that day!

No seriously this is really cute. I like it!
posted by SheMulp AKA Plus 1 at 9:42 AM on October 29, 2008


All this awesomeness is making me regret not volunteering...
posted by VulcanMike at 9:48 AM on October 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


Obama aside, the break moves work incredibly well with the banjo tune.
posted by unSane at 9:53 AM on October 29, 2008


I'm not entirely sure if there's a single thing more attractive than an Obama girl who knows her way around the banjo.
posted by The White Hat at 9:59 AM on October 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


That ain't bluegrass, that's old-timey.
posted by interrobang at 10:14 AM on October 29, 2008


Technically, not blugrass, but rather Old Time music. The tune is actually "John Brown's Dream," named for the radical abolitionist (interesting choice, although it's a widespread tune that has roots much older than John Brown). More breakdancing to Old Time music. Seems like the tempo works well for these types of crossovers.
posted by imposster at 10:16 AM on October 29, 2008 [3 favorites]


Technically, not blugrass, but rather Old Time music.

True dat. But "Old-time" doesn't alliterate with "B-boy"...
posted by eustacescrubb at 10:41 AM on October 29, 2008


That ain't bluegrass, that's old-timey.

You have to admit that the distinction is pretty frail.
posted by cortex at 10:42 AM on October 29, 2008 [6 favorites]


I suppose, in hindsight, I could have used "Banjo."

Ah well.
posted by eustacescrubb at 10:42 AM on October 29, 2008


that guy dancing was awesome, BUT FUCKING STOP WITH THE OBAMA POSTS! not every minute cool video needs its own fpp. just put it in an existing thread. this would go over like gangbusters in the charles video thread, i promise.
posted by shmegegge at 10:42 AM on October 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


This one is better, Obama, McCain dance off.
posted by lee at 10:46 AM on October 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


Every election needs a hoedown.
Federal funds need to be set aside.
posted by ...possums at 10:46 AM on October 29, 2008


I love frailing banjo. Thanks.
posted by RussHy at 11:02 AM on October 29, 2008


This clawhammer pandering will not be forgotten by the all-important Scruggs-style demographic.
posted by stet at 11:19 AM on October 29, 2008 [6 favorites]


So that means that Dueling Banjo's is McCain's theme song.
posted by doctorschlock at 11:54 AM on October 29, 2008


Every election needs a hoedown.

A G's up, ho's down while you motherfuckers bounce to this.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:58 AM on October 29, 2008


Also, thread needs more Willie and Snoop
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:02 PM on October 29, 2008


Not Obama related, but a very fun impromptu b-boy hoedown in the subway.
posted by madamjujujive at 12:06 PM on October 29, 2008 [4 favorites]


That made me smile, and not much has made me smile during this election season.
posted by mike3k at 2:21 PM on October 29, 2008


Every election needs a hoedown.

Last month the local (Tokyo) chapter of Democrats Abroad held a fundraiser/get-out-the-vote event which yours truly made a racket at. I think my part qualified as some sort of alternate universe hoedown...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:09 PM on October 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


flapjax: Nice sound you've got there. Love that eclectic mix of instruments! :-)
posted by the cydonian at 5:48 AM on October 30, 2008


its kinda hard being Snoop D O double G

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAgPbkOyB08&feature=related
posted by celerystick at 8:00 AM on October 30, 2008


I've got to say, this song doesn't have very imaginative lyrics.
posted by Mike1024 at 3:11 PM on October 30, 2008


It's almost enough to make you want to vote for McCain.
posted by Lucie at 5:01 PM on October 31, 2008


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