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John Jacobson: Composer, Choreographer, Congressman

John Jacobson, composer of “Planet Rock” and choreographer of the accompanying “Double Dream Hands” dance is also a would-be politician. Here is his campaign commercial for the congressional election of 2008:

Huh. Wonder why he didn’t win. All the pieces were there: the music, the black backdrop, the plastic head. Could it be that his hands were not DREAMY enough? Hard to tell since you couldn’t even see them. GET THOSE HANDS UP TOWARDS THE SKY, SIR, now DOUBLE PUNCH. Better. Now you run the country, congratulations. (Thanks for the tip, Dawn.)