Today, I am parked in Akron, Ohio, where Mitt Romney is set to campaign later today. Akron is, of course, the former home of The Black Keys, a band that has made many appearances on my campaign 2012 playlist. For your viewing/listening pleasure today: “I Got Mine” from their excellent album, “Attack and Release”
For decades, when you slid into a booth at a diner or a local coffee shop, the waitress probably arrived with a standard-issue, off-white mug. More than likely that mug came from the Ohio River town of East Liverpool, which calls itself “The Pottery Capital of the Nation.” A lot of that city’s pottery business is long gone. Now, one of the few remaining pottery factories in the battered town is pinning its survival on a major corporation.
Feel good story from Tuesday’s Morning Edition (Via NPR)
There’s probably no band I’m listening to more on the road these days than The Black Keys. Their latest album, “El Camino,” is amazing—and was pretty much on repeat in my rental car and on the bus all through Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. (“Stop Stop” is just awesome.) But today, we’re in Ohio, where the band is from, and it’s gloomy and foggy, so I’ve been listening to their moodier stuff, including “She’s Long Gone.”