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

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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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