A few montha ago we told you about Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold’s new project, Feintunes. Between pushing his support for health-care reform and Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation and opposing the deployment of more troops to Afghanistan, Feingold solicits suggestions from the public for new tunes to program into his iPod and posts his monthly artist pick on his website.
In past few months, he’s spotlighted Bon Iver, Calexico and Wilco, and posted a little video introducing each. He introduces his latest pick saying, “We have some wonderful young artists chosen for Feintunes, but some people are saying what about the older people.”
So on the suggestion of an old high-school friend of his, he’s recommending the Van Morrison album Astral Weeks: Live at the Hollywood Bowl, which was released in February and features music from his classic 1968 album recorded in concert last year.
Click on the page and you’ll find a form to make your own suggestions for Russ, and tell him what you like about the music. Help keep a good progressive senator sane in the face of crazy howling teabagger mobs. —Anastasia Pantsios