I'm staring at a set list from Blackalicious on my mantle, framed and all that. “Alphabet Acrobatics” through “Chemical Calistenics.” Go try to get one of your own in Oakland, Sunday, assuming you're not getting sodomized on Folsom or listening to sodomy jokes in Golden Gate Park, and maybe show some love for Barack.
Obama's gonna get creamed in California without a whole lotta help, so as a reader service, we present a note to the Obama team.
“Thanks for Blacka, yo. Now snag The Coup and fly Keisha Cole back for Sunday. Then get:
2) A track on Dr. Dre's “Detox”
3) an entire C-Bo record to lock up enough counties. -ed
From the PR caught by listings editor John Graham:
Free show this Sunday, 9/30, featuring Blackalicious and other musical guests.
It's a “Barack” Party–we're closing 1 block of 14th St. at Broadway in downtown Oakland to celebrate the opening of Barack Obama's first office in northern CA. The Bay Area is home to thousands of dedicated grassroots volunteers working to elect Barack Obama and bring about the change this country so desperately needs.
This event is NOT about politics. All are welcome. We wish to promote community, connection, and inclusiveness.
There will also be food, activities for kids and families, and opportunities to learn more about Barack Obama.
Please join us!