I’m not sure how this thread/timeline/interweave-of-music-related-ideas got started in my head, but there is a chance I was spacing out while thinking about my thesis.
President Obama gives his 2008 election victory speech, in which he alludes to Sam Cooke’s song “A Change is Gonna Come.”
Wilco’s lead man, Jeff Tweedy, performs a cover of the Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” at a book release party.
Tweedy’s 2006 solo tour spawned a DVD that was directed by Fugazi’s drummer, Brendan Canty.
Fugazi started in Washington, D.C., in the late ’80s, where a kid named Damian Kulash watched them.
Kulash goes on to form what’s been called “the first post-Internet band,” OK Go.
OK Go performs at President Obama’s birthday party this past August.