by Michael dEstries
Categories: Music.

gore.jpgIf you’ve been wishing for guidance from Al Gore regarding your next music purchase, wish no more. After cruising Melissa Etheridge’s site, I found that both she and the former V.P. have playlists up on iTunes with recommended music. Here’s a small sampling of what Gore has to say regarding his selections,

Track One: I Need To Wake Up (From An Inconvenient Truth)
“There are many of Melissa Etheridge’s songs I could choose to be a part of my list but this one is more meaningful to me than all of the others because she wrote after seeing Davis Guggenhim’s first rough cut of “An Inconvenient Truth” and I am so grateful for the passion and “truth-force” that she poured into this song.”

Track Two: Gone Going
“I love this music and the feeling this song gives me, and I love the message about materialism. I also love the fact that the Black Eyed Peas wrote such a great song and wrapped it around a hook that comes from Jack Johnson, who is one of my all-time favorite songwriters and singers. Johnson’s gift with poetry has inspired Black Eyed Peas to echo in this song the message of his original song, ‘Gone’.”

Track Three: This Land Is Mine
“Tipper introduced me to this song from Dido’s second album, which brought confirmation of the sparkling talent she displayed on her first album, with songs like “Here With Me” and “Thank You”. For some reason — maybe because it wasn’t on iTunes right away — the song hasn’t yet gotten the attention it deserves. But now it IS on iTunes. See if you like it as much as I do.”

That’s pretty cool that Gore is such a big Jack Johnson fan. I really dig his music as well. Hit up the iTunes link for some more selections from artists like Mos Def, Neil Young, Kim Richey, and Jesse Winchester. Mos Def? Who would have thought? I wonder if President Bush would ever find insight in a Mos Def song? He’s pretty open to new things, right?

UPDATE: President Bush and Mos Def…no, just kidding — Linton over at Hugg pointed us towards a sweet video of Gore and Mos Def chatting. Check it out.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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