Back in the days when campaign stump speeches were really delivered from the tops of tree stumps, getting out the vote amounted to a slug of whiskey and a plug of tobacco. Participatory democracy had a certain buzz to it. Now the buzz includes free music downloads. Pledge to vote and Wilco will give you an MP3 of “I Shall Be Released.” It’s a live performance with Fleet Foxes recorded last August at a “Rock the Vote Concert” in Bend, Oregon. Here’s a video clip from the same tour but filmed in Spokane:
Need more incentive to vote? Listen to Nina Simone’s covers of Just Like A Woman and I Shall Be Released.