Listen to the raucous and politically-charged @BobSeger cover “2+2=?” by Spokane, WA’s @iamHEwas

HEwas, “2+2=?”

It reminds me of that Mel Gibson movie, “Forever Young”, in which he is a pilot who is cryogenically frozen in 1939 and wakes up in 1992. The latest Cosmic Wire release by new Spokane, Washington performer HEwas is a cover of Bob Seger’s “2+2=?”, originally released on Seger’s Ramblin’ Gamblin Man album in 1968.  Despite today’s technology, it’s like the song has taken an intentional step forward in time as recorded by HEwas. Written as a protest song against sending young people off to the Vietnam War, it’s politically charged message is still extremely relevant today.  The sound is unkempt raw rock ‘n roll, a nice tip of the hat to Seger’s original, the kind that you’d hear and dance to in a dive bar.  Knowing that it’s all about the song and message, HEwas’ vocal blends seamlessly into the mix.  Produced by BLAZAR, about whose own song “Enough” I recently wrote, “2+2=?” is an interesting and appropriate tonic for college and alternative rock stations.

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Today’s iTouch Shuffle Mix

Here’s what my iTouch shuffled for me today on my way home from work:

Pet Shop Boys “So Hard”

Breit Brothers “Feel My Body Shakin'”

David Usher “We Are Wolves Here (Electric City)”

Bob Seger “Hollywood Nights”

Demi Lovato “Here We Go Again”

Hugh Masekela “Don’t Go Lose It Baby”

Level 42 “Starchild”

Cyndi Lauper “She Bop”

Run-DMC vs. Jason Nevins “It’s Like That” (video below)