We tend to stay away from politics at HT, but with the presidential election rapidly approaching we thought it was finally time to jump into the fray. Let’s welcome Jennifer Kirk who will provide a weekly column discussing politics and music. Here’s Jennifer’s first column, which is about her experience with HeadCount:
Since 2004, I have been involved with HeadCount. HeadCount is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that’s primary purpose is to register
Teams of HeadCount volunteers in several major cities across the country register concertgoers before, during and after shows. Recently, the
There is a reason that I have been involved with HeadCount so long — passion. Not the passion I possess (though it is required to work the long shifts at Bonnaroo in June) but the passion and excitement that I see in the faces of the people that we register. It’s an exciting feeling to empower these people to make their voices heard; not just in Tennessee but all across the country.
Read on for more of the debut edition of Land of Confusion…
Now, that’s not to say that everything is always ‘
Glossary’s keyboardist registers to vote:
Ironically, one of the people we registered ended up being in
Now, this was my first Drive-By Truckers experience, but it won’t be my last. I will admit that I’m not the most well-versed with their catalog, but it was nothing short of powerful straight-ahead Rock ’n Roll. Highlights for me include: Dead, Drunk & Naked, Two Daughters and a Beautiful Wife, Ronnie and Neil as well as the anthem Let There Be Rock!
March 15, 2008
Set: 3 Dimes Down, That Man I Shot, A Ghost To Most, Tornadoes, Where The Devil Don’t Stay, Puttin’ People On The Moon, Hell No I Ain’t Happy, Home Field Advantage, Checkout Time In Vegas, Sinkhole, Self Destructive Zones, Dead, Drunk & Naked, Guitar Man Upstairs, The Company I Keep, I’m Sorry Huston, Marry Me, Two Daughters And A Beautiful Wife, Daddy Needs A Drink, Lisa’s Birthday, Zip City, I’m 18, Ronnie & Neal, Shut Up And Get On The Plane, Lookout Mountain
Encore: The Righteous Path, Women Without Whiskey, 18 Wheels Of Love, Let There Be Rock
Buttholeville > State Trooper > Buttholeville *, People Who Died *
* with crew member on Patterson’s guitar and crew member on Neff’s pedal steel