How surreal is this? President Barack Obama presented Paul McCartney with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Wednesday, and in near-”We Are the World” fashion, they join in a “Hey Jude” singalong with almost the entire world.
President Barack Obama, right, presents Paul McCartney with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Listen here to “Power” from Kanye’s upcoming “Good Ass Job”. Suffice it to say that Mr. West is over his “808s and Heartbreak” phase but unfortunately it sounds like there’s no return to the brilliance that was his earliest work.
Also, the suicide chorus at the end kinda worries me. Somebody keep an eye on that kid.
I walked into The Oklahoman’s north branch for my second day of work wearing grey cords, a T-shirt baring the state flag and a pair of sandals, proper outdoor festival-coverage attire but far short of typical office casual. Editor Ed Kelly -always of immaculate dress- strode past my new desk and I swung my chair around in such a manner to prevent him from having to see an intern’s toes.
About three hours later, toting enough camera equipment to film Avatar, I arrived (in the lime green, Wimgo-wrapped PT Cruiser company car, no less) with fellow interns Nathan Poppe and Miranda Grubbs at an enormous field some 151 miles from our office to spend the day covering the Rocklahoma, Pryor, OK’s most newsworthy annual event and perhaps one of the greatest opportunities for people-watching I’ve ever experienced.