A Playlist Full Of Optimism (And A Little Bit Of Weirdness)

Maura / January 20, 2009

Songs used on MSNBC during the cable net’s run-up to this morning’s Presidential inauguration: John Mayer, “Waiting On The World To Change”; Steve Winwood, “Back In The High Life”; the Who, “My Generation.” (That last selection was, in fact, played through to its lyric about dying before one gets old, which seemed, um, kind of odd.) Meanwhile, its broadcast parent is using the ever-uplifting Arcade Fire to score crowd shots of the teeming masses in D.C. Feel free to post any other notable uses of music in this morning’s barrage of news packages (or, heck, what you’re listening to as mood music) here.