With apologies to the Pagans for the above headline, I’m sure we all remember exactly where we were when Sen. John McCain introduced Susan Lucci, sorry, Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate on the GOP ticket. Sammy Hagar certainly does, and in the words of the cannot-be-stopped Maura Johnston, “he may not be able to drive 55, but he can reach across the aisle”and promote his new song while he’s at it.” From MarketWatch.com :

“When I wrote the lyrics to “Right Now” I intended them to inspire people to not sit around and wait for something they believed in but to go out and get it — to make a change however they needed to,” said Sammy Hagar. “Whether it was McCain who used the song or if Obama had chosen to use the song, with the current political climate, the lyrics still have the same meaning, and we all need to do something to make a difference, every action counts. In fact, I still feel so strongly about this that I wrote a new song “Cosmic Universal Fashion” with a young Iraqi musician in an attempt to motivate a new generation to the same affect. I am pleased to be associated with the lyrics to my original song and the new one in hopes that both will make people move to make a difference.”

I might not be a fan of Sammy’s parachute pants or sickening watering hole, but I’m sooo down with him on the awareness/world-changing tip.  That’s why I’ve collaborated with a young Iraqi middle-aged American musician in an like-minded attempt to inspire the electorate.