Songs to spy on all of us by ...
From President Obama's Facebook timeline:
Barack Obama: Hey everyone, guess what? My two terrific daughters, Malia and Sasha, got me a new iPod for Father's Day! Any suggestions as to what songs I should load on it? (9:15 a.m.)
FBI Director Robert Mueller: Mr. President, what about a tune we've been playing a lot lately over the bureau's sound system — Frankie Valli's oft-covered 1967 hit, “Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You”? (9:22 a.m.)
Obama: I like the song, Bob, but I think I prefer Lauryn Hill's 1998 version. With the way her sultry voice interacts with the keyboard, she really makes that song her own. (9:27 a.m.)
Mueller: I'll have to give that one a listen on Pandora, Mr. President. (9:32 a.m.)
Obama: Pandora? Is that another one of our electronic surveillance programs, like PRISM? LOL. (9:43 a.m.)
The National Security Agency likes this.
Mueller: LOL. Good one, sir! Uh — you are aware that Pandora is an Internet radio service, aren't you? (9:45 a.m.)
Obama: As aware as I am of where the nuclear codes are stored, Bob. (9:53 a.m.)
Vice President Joe Biden: Mr. President, I'm going to suggest a song from the early '80s that brings back fond memories of when I was the ranking minority member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. What do you think of the signature song by the Police, the chart-topping classic, “Every Breath You Take”? (10:15 a.m.)
Obama: Hmmm. I've kind of forgotten how that one goes. (10:22 a.m.)
Biden: “Every breath you take/every move you make/every bond you break/every step you take/I'll be watching you.” (10:26 a.m.)
Obama: Ah, now I remember. Sting's lyrics sure are timeless, aren't they? (10:33 a.m.)
Biden: Oh, for sure! (10:34 a.m.)
Attorney General Eric Holder: Mr. President, you need something a little more modern on your iPod. I'm thinking maybe that 2010 smash by Lil Wayne (featuring Drake, Jay Sean and Trey Songz), “Give Me Your Number.” (10:51 a.m.)
Obama: Or we'll take it anyway, won't we? LOL. Thanks, Eric. (10:54 a.m.)
Biden: Mr. President, what about another memorable track from the '80s, Tommy Tutone's “867-5309”? (11:15 a.m.)
Obama: Tommy Tutone?
Biden: They were one-hit wonders, but that song still gets played all the time on oldies stations.
NSA Director General Keith Alexander: Mr. President, you might be interested to know the number in the title belongs to a woman named Jenny. (11:27 a.m.)
Obama: Let me guess how you know that, general. LOL (11:30 a.m.)
Alexander: Our good friends at Verizon are extremely accommodating, Mr. President, Reviewing the records, Jenny seems to get an awful lot of calls from one particular bar near her residence. (11:33 a.m.)
Obama: Is that cause for concern? (11:36 a.m.)
Alexander: Certainly seems suspicious to me. Perhaps we should start keeping her under surveillance. (11:41 a.m.)
Eric Heyl is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7857 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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