Opinion: Obama can rock it in the White House record library


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By now, we’ve all heard about what’s on President Obama’s iPod -- Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z.

But if Obama wants to unplug and kick it old school, he’s inherited a catalog of records stored in the White House library, according to an article in Rolling Stone.

The White House record library contains an array of vinyl classics, from bands like Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, the Talking Heads and the Ramones. It even has some of Obama’s known favorites, like Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood on the Tracks’ and Springsteen’s ‘Born to Run.’


Head over to the original post for a historical look at the president’s musical treasure trove.

It’s unlikely we’ll hear about Obama sneaking away to spin some vinyl records any time soon, though. He should have his hands pretty full with this new job.

But while he’s working on having the archaic White House computer systems upgraded, maybe he’ll also add some new technology to the music library -- like an iPod Touch with the latest Radiohead and Modest Mouse CDs?

-- Mark Milian

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