Annie Palovcik: CHANGES
featuring ILLINOIS BOY (A Barack Obama Song)
Barack Obama inspired the release of this 5-song Extended Play CD called CHANGES. I first heard about the Senator while on one of my annual holidays in Honolulu, where he grew up. Some of our Hawaiian friends'' children had gone to school with him. They told me of their pride in this Senator from Illinois. And that he believed in a Dream. And he titled his autobiography THE AUDACITY TO HOPE.
I thought I would put out this song, ILLINOIS BOY, sometime when he next ran a campaign. I guess this is that time. Hope it helps get him elected. This really is the time to make our dreams reality. All the songs in this collection are about CHANGE.
ILLINOIS BOY is witty, whimsical and fun, with a slight country flavor. A few friends have suggested that you can’t refer to a black man in America as a boy. But it’s not unusual in country music to call a youthful man a boy, and I think they are overlooking the change in race relations that Obama’s candidacy so clearly embodies. The title of my CD is CHANGES.
So, boys and girls, as it says in the last verse of ILLINOIS BOY, “Nothing’s ever gonna be the same!"
P.S. Practice random acts of Daring and Hope today to make CHANGE happen. Listen to ILLINOIS BOY. Vote OBAMA.
P.P.S. Digitally download CHANGES. Save the planet from plastic. That''s your first act of hope.
(FREE AUDIO CLIP IS ONLY THE FIRST 2 MINUTES OF EACH SONG)
ILLINOIS BOY(A Barack Obama Song) has received 650 hits in the first ten days.
BRS at Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"Very well done Great Composition and great performance. Congratulations!"
RS at NBC Universal, CNBC
"Thanx annie reallllly enjoyed it!!!"
SC at Hartford Courant
"Hey, cool song!"
ERD/Sound Check https://www.tradebit.com
"earnest acoustic number with folky leanings" "an allegory of sorts".
Thanks to all the blogs, including https://www.tradebit.comimes/2008/02/06
Obama Girl Didnt Vote - City Room - Metro - New York Times Blog:
"The real Obama Girl, and the best Obama song, is the somewhat allegorical “Illinois Boy” by Annie Palovcik. Check it out at https://www.tradebit.com ...Tom Koppel"
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