Its got to be tough being Barack Obama these days: everyone in the media wants to know whats on his iPod. And thats kind of personal, like the boxers or briefs? question.
Even Ludacris is in the act, rapping about being on Obamas iPod in his new song, Politics. Obamas peeps scrambled to denounce the song because it took some shots at Hillary, McCain, Jesse and mentally handicapped Bush. But its a pretty good jam with plenty of bass, drums and heart. If I were Obama, Id start my day listening to it with the volume way up and a cup of strong coffee.
Beyond that, theres no accounting for musical tastes. You can tell a lot about people by the kind of music they listen to, so maybe the media is on to something here.
Recently, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen endorsed Obama, so naturally, Jenn Wenner, the editor of Rolling Stone, asked him what Dylan songs he had on his iPod.
Ive got probably 30 Dylan songs on my iPod, Obama said. I think I have the entire Blood on the Tracks album on there.