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The Nation Triangulates Obama's 'Fantastic Groove Machine'

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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STRIKE UP THE BAND Obama by Grossman; Frantz (inset) Sometimes it takes a Head case to lead a Nation. In the January 8 double issue of the progressive bible, Chris Frantz, drummer for math team house band Talking Heads (as well as synth-poppers Tom Tom Club), writes a passionate letter to the editor (sub. req.) defending Barack Obama and his triangle. A December 4, 2006, cover cartoon by Robert Grossman depicts Obama tinkling a triangle in celebration of the Democrat's victory—an image some deemed a veiled insult against the freshman senator from Illinois.

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Far from a weak instrument—"trivial" in the words of a previous Nation letter writer in the January 1, 2007 issue—the noble, soft-spoken triangle is an essential part of any music group:


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