Monday, January 19, 2009

The Obama celebration

Did you see any of the inaugural concert yesterday? I caught it late Sunday night on HBO and thought for American cheese, it was pretty decent. I found this part on the Youtubes and am surprised it's stayed up for almost a day, by virtue of some tweak of the copyright rules due to editing. It's U2 doing MLK: Pride and then, of course, just prior to Obama's speech, City of Blinding Lights. At about 5:15 Bono says a few words to Obama about his having used the song for the campaign. Kind of a satisfying and fitting bookend: