Karl Rove embraces Maktub

That's not a typo ... but before we get to a fan's Rove/Maktub experience at last week's Minnesota State Republican Convention, can we pause a moment and give props to Barack Obama for winning the Democratic presidential nomination yesterday? Yes we can!

Okay, so here's the story straight from hot tipper Ellen Goode ...

May 31, 2008 @ 12:43 PM
SURREAL MINNESOTA MAKTUB EXPERIENCE: KARL ROVE'S THEME SONG?

We find ourselves living in this small south-eastern Minnesota town which happens to be hosting the Minnesota State Republican Convention this weekend. Guest speaker is that idiot Karl Rove, so we sit in the guest section to heckle and hear what the enemy has to say. After his lies and Obama-hating, the convention adjourns, and we hear "Everybody's got some devotion, hidden somewhere along the way...We stand our ground...You can't hide..."

How could this be? Is this Rove's new theme song? Have Republicans co-opted our beloved Maktub? Are they saying that Obama can't hide? Is this their version of Clinton using Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop Thinking about Tomorrow" in 1992? Is Rove going to
starting rapping again? Has Maktub given permission? What would Reggie et al think? What has the world come to?

We find our way to the AV section to learn that Republicans had nothing to do with this. The most excellent Jeff Taylor of Minneapolis had been hired as part of sound crew. So great to meet a fellow Maktub supporter (provided gear and support for Start It Over album) to reminisce about Seattle shows and the times the band has gotten to the midwest. Other songs from Khronos played on as the convention hall cleared.

So, many thanks to Jeff for bringing joy to an otherwise frightening event. Maktub continues to spread good vibes and bring people together wherever it is played. THANKS!

Ellen Goode and Dave Rider


Karl, please stop. The band is losing precious, hard-earned street cred. However, if someone would like to sneak You Can't Hide onto Obama's iPod, we'd be fine with that.


3 comments

  • rnick

    rnick

    "yes we can" is from the cartoon Bob The Builder. Politics and music need not be mixed. I like Maktub but think Obama is a two bit flim flam man.

    "yes we can" is from the cartoon Bob The Builder.

    Politics and music need not be mixed. I like Maktub but think Obama is a two bit flim flam man.

  • Daniel

    Daniel

    It's hard to argue with inarguable points like Bob The Builder and "two bit flim flam man". I'm personally a fan of John McCain as he's been an effective free thinker for years. His 2004 DOD/Boeing Tanker lease discovery is nothing short of awesome. That said, Obama gets my vote hands down in this election. Yes we can! The only tow bit flim flam man is the one he'll be replacing.

    It's hard to argue with inarguable points like Bob The Builder and "two bit flim flam man".

    I'm personally a fan of John McCain as he's been an effective free thinker for years. His 2004 DOD/Boeing Tanker lease discovery is nothing short of awesome.

    That said, Obama gets my vote hands down in this election. Yes we can! The only tow bit flim flam man is the one he'll be replacing.

  • Big Red

    Big Red

    Hmmmm, me thinks that you all might be somewhat sorely disappointed in the performance of Obama as President of this great nation. He has done a horrible job so far.

    Hmmmm, me thinks that you all might be somewhat sorely disappointed in the performance of Obama as President of this great nation. He has done a horrible job so far.

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