Saturday, February 09, 2008

5101: Going Postal.

Checking the mail in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…

• When John Mellencamp fights authority, authority doesn’t always win. The rock star’s publicist sent a letter to John McCain’s people wondering why the presidential candidate was playing Mellencamp’s tunes at campaign events. Mellencamp, after all, is hardly a Republican; plus, the singer had supported John Edwards. “Are you sure you want to use his music to promote Senator McCain’s efforts?” asked the letter sent to McCain’s campaign. “Logic says that the facts might prove to be an embarrassment, were they to be circulated widely.” Following receipt of the note, a decision was made to stop playing the songs. And McCain’s popularity will likely skyrocket as a result.

• Hadji Williams wrote an open letter to Nina DiSesa, responding to the McCann Erickson chairman’s recent Adweek column. Wonder if Williams and DiSesa share the same tastes in music.

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