At 9pm Eastern time and 6pm Pacific time today (Jan 20th, 2015) President Barack Obama
is scheduled to give his State of the Union (SOTU) speech that can be viewed on various TV stations as well as via the White House website stream
. His sixth SOTU address and his first State of the Union address since Republicans took control of Congress, this evening's address is likely to touch on such topics as the rebounding economy, increased taxing of the wealthy, the latest developments with Cuba, and the recent subject of the push to make community colleges free for students - as well as references to the many specially invited citizen guests in the house.
For more SOTU info visit the White House SOTU website page
or check out the video below of the interview Obama on what to expect tonight - "Behind The Scenes: Sit Down with President Obama
" that was uploaded yesterday. But ahead of that video are the Top Five "State of the Union" video song list with lyric excerpts from each song to get take on where they're coming from that range from punk to classic rock to folk and dub.
#1: Rise Against's "State of the Union"
Rise Against "State of the Union (Live)"
song, which was the opening track off the Chicago hardcore punk outfit's 2004 album Siren Song of the Counter Culture
, was - as the intro to the live performance above indicates - a vehemently anti George W Bush
and his war song; a fact further proven by such no holds barred song lyrics as: "Reads war torn country still a mess The words, power, death, and distorted truth Are read between the lines of the red, white, and blue Countdown to the very end Equality, an invitation that we wont extend Ready aim, pull the trigger now Its time you firmly secure your place in hell