Obama praise song – clearly the most compelling transmedia genre of past months.
Greg transcribes Elizabeth Alexander’s inauguration poem “Praise Song for the Day“
All about us is noise.
All about us is noise and bramble,
thorn and din,
each one of our ancestors on our tongues.
Someone is stitching up a hem, darning a hole in a uniform, patching a tire, repairing the things in need of repair.
Someone is trying to make music somewhere with a pair of wooden spoons
on an oil drum.
With cello, boom box, harmonica, voice.
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& Heatwave rounds up Caribbean-leaning Obama praise songs.