PRS Operatives were able to get a few minutes of Senator Barack __ Obamaâ€™s time while he was taking a break from preparing for his appearance at the Democrat Convention.
PRS: Senator Obama, do you have time for a few questions?
B_O: Iâ€™d rather not. Iâ€™m on a protein bar break.
PRS: It will just be a few questions, and no politics. I promise.
B_O: No politics?
PRS: Thatâ€™s right. No politics. I wanted to ask you a few questions about music.
B_O: OK. I like music.
PRS: Great. Youâ€™ve anticipated my first question, which is, what kinds of music do you like?
B_O: Letâ€™s see â€¦ I like classical, jazz, New Age, hard rock, soft rock, oldies, pop, soul techno, disco, Motown, big band, folk music and rap. Oh, and donâ€™t forget country. I really love country music.
PRS: Country? Iâ€™m a little surprised â€¦.
B_O: What are you tryinâ€™ to say? Because Iâ€™m bl——-
PRS: No! I just figured you being from Chicago and all. I didnâ€™t think country music was big in Chicago.
B_O: I have been an avid country fan for years.
PRS: Great. Most of America is into country music. What is your favorite country song?
B_O: Thatâ€™s easy. My favorite is that song â€œGoofy.â€
PRS: â€œGoofy?â€ I donâ€™t believe Iâ€™ve heard of that one.
B_O: Sure you have. It goes, â€Goooofy, Iâ€™m goooofy for feelinâ€™ so lonely. Gooooofy, Iâ€™m goooooofy for feelinâ€™ so blue.â€
PRS: â€œCrazy.â€ The name of the song is â€œCrazy.â€
B_O: Oh yeah, right. It was written by Merle Nelson. Heâ€™s fantastic.
PRS: No, that would be â€œWillie.â€
B_O: Oh, right.
PRS: Any other favorites?
B_O: I love that one called, â€œIâ€™m A Opie from Jamokey.â€ I love the way Merle Willie sings that one.
B_O: Damn straight Iâ€™m haggard. My Hawaii vacation didnâ€™t help much.
PRS: I think weâ€™re about done here, Senator.
B_O: Hey, wait! Thereâ€™s Joe Biden, my running mate! Iâ€™ll bet heâ€™d love to answer a few questions.
PRS: That would be great. Senator Biden, PRS here. May I ask you a few questions about music.
Biden: Absolutely. Go right ahead. Did I mention that I invented the electric guitar? I taught McCartney how to play bass. I coached Pavarotti, and I sang the harmony parts on six cuts from the Beatlesâ€™ â€œWhite Album.â€
PRS: Interesting. Thank you for your time, Senator Biden.
Biden: Hey, wait! Iâ€™ll bet I know more about music than you do,
Biden: Did you know that I wrote â€œWhite Christmasâ€ and â€œStardust?â€