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Hear Ry Cooder's New Song, "Going to Tampa," Following Its Premiere Via The New Yorker

  • Tuesday, February 14, 2012
    Hear Ry Cooder's New Song, "Going to Tampa," Following Its Premiere Via The New Yorker

    Ry Cooder has unveiled a new song: "Going to Tampa." The song, which premiered via The New Yorker's News Desk blog, follows in the spirit of his recent song "Wall Street Part of Town" (made available to stream and download on the Nonesuch Journal last fall) and his latest album, Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down, which was inspired by a news headline about the Wall Street bailout. "Going to Tampa" looks ahead to the Republican National Convention, which will be held this August in Tampa, and paints a picture of what could come as only Cooder can. Listen to the song below.

    Among the familiar figures to make an appearance in the song, including Sarah Palin, is Willie Horton, the subject of a still-infamous campaign ad unleashed during the 1988 Presidential election. "Willie Horton now has his own pop anthem!" exclaims The New Yorker's Jane Mayer in posting the premiere of the song. "Cooder turns out to be a New Yorker reader, and after seeing this week’s story in the magazine about Larry McCarthy, the creator of the original 1988 Willie Horton ad, who is now making attack ads for the pro-Romney Super PAC, Cooder sent me his Horton number." Read more at newyorker.com.

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on February 14, 2012 - 12:49pm
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Ry Cooder has unveiled a new song: "Going to Tampa." The song, which premiered via The New Yorker's News Desk blog, follows in the spirit of his recent song "Wall Street Part of Town" and his album Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down, and looks ahead to the Republican National Convention, painting a picture of what could come as only Cooder can. Listen to the song here.

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Ry Cooder has unveiled a new song: "Going to Tampa." The song, which premiered via The New Yorker's News Desk blog, follows in the spirit of his recent song "Wall Street Part of Town" (made available to stream and download on the Nonesuch Journal last fall) and his latest album, Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down, which was inspired by a news headline about the Wall Street bailout. "Going to Tampa" looks ahead to the Republican National Convention, which will be held this August in Tampa, and paints a picture of what could come as only Cooder can. Listen to the song below.

Among the familiar figures to make an appearance in the song, including Sarah Palin, is Willie Horton, the subject of a still-infamous campaign ad unleashed during the 1988 Presidential election. "Willie Horton now has his own pop anthem!" exclaims The New Yorker's Jane Mayer in posting the premiere of the song. "Cooder turns out to be a New Yorker reader, and after seeing this week’s story in the magazine about Larry McCarthy, the creator of the original 1988 Willie Horton ad, who is now making attack ads for the pro-Romney Super PAC, Cooder sent me his Horton number." Read more at newyorker.com.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 09:45
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Ry Cooder w/ guitar by Vincent Valdez

Comments

Thank you Ry for calling out the clowns int he middle of their parade. Another classic tune that will forever be a reminder of how things went off the rails and who was riding the train when the disaster occurred.

Great to hear Ry being so busy making music.Come back to Scotland soon please buddy!

I'll be buying your new works... Man you have only gotten better Ry. Kicking azz and keeping all the flies off the good food. Tks

If only..............

I suggest somebody gives John Stewart a hint about this, so Ry could be invited to his show to sing the song, preferably when the Tampa convention begins. Please, somebody: do so.

Keep up this fight.... we love your music and your words.... you are with us and we are with you!

Always on the button, the wonderful Ry speaking the real story of America. Thanks for the songs and thanks for the stories - loved the book!

Ry did it again. I hope this new one 's as good as "Pull up some dust..."
He's getting better and better and he reminds me of Woody.
Would be great to see him on the Colbert Show????
Thanks!

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