If the one thing you're dedicated to in life is music, and are totally committed to remaining totally out of touch with politics, first of all, no. And second of all, turns out Spotify is a good way for your lazy ass to learn about those who you (even by not voting) have elected to office.
Today, for instance, our U.S. Senator Marco Rubio's Spotify track list was posted on Politico Playbook. It demonstrates what a tool he is and makes us wonder if the list is all a setup so that we, the music-loving people, will learn to see him as a human and not a monster.
It's rife with stuff people who hate music listen to, like Coldplay and Will.i.am. It lacks songs of real substance, except for two greats, Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" and TuPac's "Changes." Both seem placed in there just so it seems like he gives a crap about "black people" problems.
Rubio's the kind of
Latino politician who's jonesing to
build an electric fence on the border of Texas and Mexico to, you know,
keep the illegals out. He, btws, the son of Cuban immigrants, but given that they
came over in the 1950s, and also given that Cubans haven't met much
resistance from immigration authorities, what does he care if some
Mexicans fry on a wire?! He's got (the always actually fun) "Fruta Fresca" by
Carlos Vives and Pitbull's (sometimes fun) "Bon, Bon" to show he's in touch with his heritage.
The other articles made note that Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks" -- which was
censored on a few radio stations after the Sandy Hook shooting because it's
about homicidal children -- was on there. But apparently, The Examiner noted that it wasn't actually on Rubio's
awesome jamz mix, even though it appears on his Spotify list. He actually gets props for leaving that one off if he did. Cause, come on.
But, again, why make this information public? It does seem everyone's represented, American Idol
(Phillip Phillips) and Catholic rocker (U2, Newsboys, and Matt Redman)
crowds included. Everyone except maybe the gays. Does Calvin Harris' "Feel So
Close" or "Don't You Worry Child" by Swedish House Mafia count as
Well, one thing's for certain, he's not playing for the
Pitchfork crowd and he's not impressing us much.