-M.Aurelius

It’s that time again. If you hadn’t noticed, there is an election going on and it’s overshadowing just about everything in the world. It’s a fairly obvious choice to most of the people in the universe save a few zillionaires and some hardcore racists (but they are too even voting for Obama). But what I want to talk about today is change. It’s such a simple, fluffy word, but damn if it hasn’t taken new meaning this year. This man, from an unimaginable background, is on the brink of changing the way the world works. If the polls are right and AmeriKKKans don’t funk this up, then anyone…anyone can do anything. A friend the other day told me a simple thing, ‘If you want to do something, find a way.’ So the celebration doesn’t start till McTaint’s concession speech, but here are three uplifting songs about change that you should be listening to all day on Tuesday. They are not new but each is amazing in its own way.

Sam Cooke-A Change Is Gonna Come

The O-Broz started one of their CDs with this song just as I was really getting into Pandora Radio Service (RIP) and that showed me how close people from different places can come. I was never a Sam Cooke man as I thought he was just that “Sitting By the Dock of the Bay” guy that Michael Bolton had raped. But this song changed all that. 1964 to 2008. Sam, the change you are looking for is here.

Lauryn Hill-A Change is Gonna Come (Unreleased)

I don’t know much about this song except it sounds real good. I remember when The Fugees were selling 20 million and a friend of mine told me, ‘They just take everyone’s songs and re-do ’em.’ Oops. About a year later, he told me, ‘Damn, Wyclef is DOOOOPE.” This is a nice version and a hope that L-Boogie can take some of those demons that she has inside of her for the past 10 years and get into a recording studio and just blow it out. There has never been a female with the skill to rap and sing like this woman and she’s about due for a second coming.

Wyclef-Obama For President

You might have known that I have a thing for The Fugees, and it’s true. They were ill. Wyclef takes his ‘If I Were President’ and goes for it on the Green Lantern mixtape. (trying sharebee for this download…see if it works any better)

2Pac-Changes

How could any playlist be complete without a track from 2Pac (RIP, young soldier)? I swear that I play this track a lot and every time, someone comes up to me and wants to talk about Bruce Hornsby while I’m trying to mix to the next song. But for real, after today (tomorrow Taiwan time) THINGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.

And for the gamblers out there, I’ll lay my ass on the line and give you my prediction–Obama 375 Electoral College Votes and 52.5% of the popular vote to Old Sad GrandPa’s 45.8% with Dems getting 57 seats in the Senate and +25 in the House. But I only really care about one number…270 270 270 (like A Millie A Millie A Millie)

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