Thursday, 25 September 2008

Wilco rocks the US election

In Australia voting is compulsory.

Even though a lot of people sometimes can't be bothered they still make their way to a polling booth on election day.

Not so in the USA.

Yesterday I got a email from the band Wilco plugging a free MP3 download if I pledged to vote in the upcoming US election.

Of course I took the pledge and downloaded my free MP3.

I'm listening to it as I type.

I think this is a very interesting approach. Although I am surprised it's actually necessary given the hype around Obama, Palin, Hilary etc.

It's great to see a band using their influence to get people thinking about an important day in American history.

Hopefully their fans will remember to actually go out and vote on the day.