Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The White House record collection

Rolling Stone digs up something I haven't thought about in a while - the White House record collection.

Originally donated in the 1970s by the RIAA to the Nixon administration, it was expanded with more rock and a broader range of artists during the Carter years. Reagan had it consigned to the basement.

I've known about this thing for years, mainly because I found an official White House listing of the records in the collection among the government publications in a library.

Yes, undoing Reagan's policies is Change I'd want, especially if it means digging up Led Zepp, Bob Dylan and Marvin Gaye and putting them back into their rightful place in the White House.

article at Rolling Stone

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