Saturday, September 06, 2008


The Florida Sun Sentinel reports on the party atmosphere at the Democratic National Convention, listing the numerous bands that graced convention parties, including:

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is host of an outdoor indie music festival Wednesday evening at the Manifest Hope Art Gallery. The event includes such bands as Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Cold War Kids, Nada Surf, Death Cab for Cutie and She & Him. (No, the band wasn't named after Hillary and Obama.)

The L.A. Times columnist, Joel Stein also notes the presence of the band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah:

I was at a party thrown by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom featuring a bunch of indie bands, including Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, which played its catchy new song "Satan Said Dance." The chorus goes like this: "Satan! Satan! Satan! Satan! Satan! Satan! Satan! Satan! Satan!" And I had my video camera.

So, under huge H-O-P-E letters and alongside giant posters of Obama as Abraham Lincoln, the band started yelling, "Satan! Satan! Satan!" And by the second chorus, the entire crowd of hundreds starting singing along, shouting, "Satan! Satan! Satan!," many pumping their fists in the air. That's when it finally struck me that video of the Democratic Party faithful chanting for the devil was footage Sean Hannity would love to broadcast over and over. Even the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. would not approve of this tape.

Unfortunately, I am not very good with video cameras. Also, altitude makes beer more potent, as does drinking a vast quantity of it. So my video is dark, the H-O-P-E is out of frame and I missed the audience chant altogether. But I did capture the band yelling "Satan! Satan! Satan!"

The L.A. Opinion blog offers the video on YouTube and suggests that it isn't possible to hear what Stein claims is there. I agree. I couldn't hear the word "Satan" in the YouTube video either.

I can, however, hear the word Satan quite clearly at technorati.com where a clip of the "Satan Said Dance" video is available for your listening pleasure.

If you want to know what else in in the song besides the Satan chorus, check out the lyrics.

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