Did you ever see George W. Bush rock out the Rolling Stones cover?! NO!
Bet if he had a killer iPod like President Barack Obama though, they would have considered it!
Stones magazine got a sit down with the Prez and asked what kind of music "speaks to him"? Our leader listed off some goodies, evertything from classical to Bob Dylan! He explained:
My iPod now has about 2,000 songs, and it is a source of great pleasure to me. I am probably still more heavily weighted toward the music of my childhood than I am the new stuff. There's still a lot of Stevie Wonder, a lot of Bob Dylan, a lot of Rolling Stones, a lot of R&B, a lot of Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Those are the old standards.
A lot of classical music. I'm not a big opera buff in terms of going to opera, but there are days where Maria Callas is exactly what I need.
Thanks to Reggie [Love, the president's personal aide], my rap palate has greatly improved. Jay-Z used to be sort of what predominated, but now I've got a little Nas and a little Lil' Wayne and some other stuff, but I would not claim to be an expert. Malia and Sasha are now getting old enough to where they start hipping me to things. Music is still a great source of joy and occasional solace in the midst of what can be some difficult days.
Did you ever meet a world leader who just so "hipping"?! Ha!
We kid. We kid.
Good stuff, Mistah Prez! Solid!
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