54 Responses to “hey – train played our song at the white house tonight ;-)”


  1. July 4, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    I know!

    I was like OMG that’s Chipsticks song! πŸ™‚

  2. 3 meta
    July 4, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    REALLY GORGEOUS FIREWORKS!!!!

  3. 4 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    July 4, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE SONGS…MERCI’ CHIPS!!!!!!

    • July 4, 2011 at 9:26 pm

      You are tres, tres welcome Sue!

      • 6 utaustinliberal
        July 5, 2011 at 12:43 am

        Oh Chips I never ever tire of this song/video combo. I heard the song on the radio the other day and I immediately began yelling in my car… “That’s Chipsticks song!” and then I added… “Oh yeah and it’s Train’s song too.” Hahaha.

        For any TOD’er who loves the Hey Soul Sister song, you should check out their other fantastic song, “Save me San Fransisco.” It’s a love song to their hometown and is absolutely delightful.

  4. 7 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    July 4, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    THE VIDEO IS PRICELESS!

  5. 8 gc
    July 4, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Not clear – you mean that neat video was created by Chips? She does the blog AND makes videos (ie, is creative with visuals and musical timing) Holy shit!

    • July 4, 2011 at 9:40 pm

      πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

      GC, I’m very lucky to be able to work from home, but sometimes when I miss my deadlines by ….. oooooh ….96 hours, my boss calls and politely asks: “WTF do you DO all day?”

      If only he knew πŸ˜†

      • 10 GGail
        July 4, 2011 at 9:42 pm

        Oh, that is toooo funny Chipsticks!!!! We’ll never tell πŸ™‚

      • 11 gc
        July 4, 2011 at 9:51 pm

        I am so impressed. I use youtube often to discover new music (backgrounds for movies, TV, figure skating) and then transfer to my ITUNES library. I adore melodies/beats tied perfectly to movement. Maybe because I can’t dance worth a damn, I appreciate other ways to synchronize this. I just finished adding one in fact. (Lacrimosa, someone put to a Robin Hood sequence) But I get the impression these contributers are fanboys/girls, not genius blog owners as well like you! Well, I am EXCELLENT at napping….ah well, I can also do advanced Yoga. Ommm. (when I’m not napping)

        Seriously, you are awesome!

      • 13 m
        July 4, 2011 at 11:21 pm

        Chips, that is really funny! πŸ˜‰

  6. 14 Byo
    July 4, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Does anyone have the mailing address for The Obama 2012 hq? I want to mail in some money for the campaign, as I have no credit cards to use. I will check back here later.

    • 15 embee
      July 4, 2011 at 9:35 pm

      send a check to: Obama for America, P.O. Box 802798, Chicago, IL 60680

    • 16 meta
      July 4, 2011 at 9:38 pm

      Byo, If you’d like to donate by mail, send your donation to Obama for America, P.O. Box 802798, Chicago, IL 60680. You can also call 312-698-3670 for questions about your donation.

      Thank you for supporting President Obama.

  7. 17 GGail
    July 4, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    I fell in love with that song thanks to Chipsticks and then to hear it played live by the artist – WOW!!!!!!

    • 18 Joy (Barbados)
      July 4, 2011 at 9:33 pm

      I too fell in love with this song having heard it here. Then watching it live I said, that’s Chipsticks song.

      • July 4, 2011 at 9:35 pm

        πŸ˜† Hiya Joy, it was hilarious, when I was watching Train and they started the song my reaction was “HOW DARE YOU STEAL OUR TUNE!!” Before reminding myself it was, well, um, actually their song. πŸ˜† Hope you’re keeping well Joy.

        • July 4, 2011 at 9:53 pm

          Joy? You know, I still feel some anger towards you ….. I mean, it’s just not fair that some people on earth get to live in Barbados. When I try to picture paradise, I see your home place. Would you like to do a house swap??

          • 21 Joy (Barbados)
            July 4, 2011 at 9:57 pm

            Yes Chipsticks I am. Have not been commenting much but I do check a zillion times each day. Must say I am learning so much about US politics and politicians. Before 2008 I could not tell you what a Primary was. Thanks to your site and your amazing followers I now feel like I am ready to vote.

            only in the summer then you can have your house back.

            • 22 LunarSea
              July 4, 2011 at 10:54 pm

              ‘only in the summer then you can have your house back.’ lol What’s the saying? “Her momma didn’t raise no fool.” lol

    • July 4, 2011 at 9:35 pm

      The thieves!!!!!! πŸ˜† Hiya GGail πŸ˜‰

  8. 27 Doris
    July 4, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Awwwww, that was so cute. I’m laughing, smiling and crying. I hate it when I do that!

  9. 28 theo67
    July 4, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    πŸ˜€

  10. July 4, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    I love that song too. It is the very first song I downloaded on my iPod when I got it. It is much better with the video though. What a wonderful President and First Family we have been blessed with.

  11. 30 Tracy
    July 4, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    My favorite song/video. Thanks for reposting! Imagine that they sang it tonight.

  12. 31 Karen Sr.
    July 4, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Best compilation ever. Thank you so much. Now I have to watch it again….

  13. 33 GGail
    July 4, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Hey Chipsticks, you’ve posted that video at our request more times than I can count and we never never get enough of it. Bless you Soul Sister!

  14. 35 chiara
    July 4, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Seeing them together as a couple and as a family just makes my heart soar. So happy they are our First Family!!!

  15. 38 Ladyhawke
    July 4, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Absolutely spectacular Macy’s fireworks display in New York City. This has to be the best fireworks display I have seen. The backdrop of the Statue of Liberty was just stunning. The songs were great and very emotional.

    • 39 dotster
      July 4, 2011 at 10:30 pm

      It was pretty amazing—–on and on from 6 coordinated launching stations. Spec—tacular. All of the celebrations have been great tonight— Boston Pops now——I’ve noticed I’m much more appreciative because of who’s in the WH. Makes a big diff.

    • 40 LunarSea
      July 4, 2011 at 10:51 pm

      I grew up with the NY harbor fireworks. Was so let down when I moved to rural America. lol Has taken years to get over and I still try to be in NY for the fireworks on july 4th. It helps that my sis’ b-day is july 2nd. Did they set them off from the barges in the river, timed perfectly? Always a site to see,

  16. 41 Byo
    July 4, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Embee and Meta, thanks.
    Of course, is there anyone else to support and work toward re-electing? This is a continuation of what we started in 2008 primaries in VA. I will call the # to know when the campaign offices will be opened here for canvassing.

  17. 42 P
    July 4, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Awwww I love this video and could watch it like a million times without getting tired!!! I smile everytime I look at this video!!!

  18. July 4, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Heeeeeyheeeey heeeyheeeyheeeyheeeeyheeeey………..tonight! I need to download to my mp3 asap.

    That video was perfection….the footage from the balcony during the Nobel Prize visit was magical, almost fairy-tail-like….. LOVE my First Family πŸ˜€ .

  19. 45 Suzette
    July 4, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Chipsticks, you just put my heart at peace. Another wonderful creation.
    Goodnight all.

  20. 46 majii
    July 4, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    I never tire of hearing that song and watching this video!

  21. 47 Bobfr
    July 4, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Very, very special!!! Thank you, Chipsticks, and I can imagine how delighted you were when they sang this tonight.

    Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

  22. 48 LunarSea
    July 4, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Okay, I’m bummed. I just watched the WH celebration and they didn’t play Train doing the song. I guessed I missed it.

    Thank goodness for Chipsticks’ video! My favorite part (well, one of) is when then Sen. Obama is sitting on the chair in the middle of the room looking centered and grounded and all the females are practically running circles around him. It’s how he’s been dealing with the petulant congress and disfunctional press, whiney electorate, etc.

    • 49 NewCenturyWoman
      July 4, 2011 at 11:20 pm

      That’s my favorite part, too, LunarSea. Good explanation too for what you think the scene symbolizes. πŸ™‚

  23. 50 LunarSea
    July 4, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Post gremlins doing their mischief again. Don’t know how my post wounded up above an earlier post!?

  24. 51 Obamaperson
    July 4, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    i especially enjoyed the “Sing” video, and played it twice. I felt so much emotion watching all these semi-familiar scenes of hte President in interaction with the people. I believe there is no one like him anywhere on earth, with his particular brand of talents and his appearance and values and family, and I intend to enjoy him on your blog every day possible to the last day of his presidency. Then I think I’ll go into an eclipse.

    But first, we must work as hard as we can as citizens to help him in his reelection campaign.

    Thank you for making this a special national birthday.

  25. 52 AnitaW
    July 5, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Awesome Chipsticks. Thanks for all you do.

  26. 53 Titti
    July 5, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Love the video, warms the cockles of my heart, but I’d never heard the song until I became a TODer. I’m sure the performance was dedicated to ‘soul sister’ Chips πŸ™‚ 😎

  27. 54 Carla S
    July 5, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Tried to watch this on UTUBE but it gives me sorry this is a private video? Why is that?
    Loved this and would like the outside world to see it too!


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