The Cute Ears Theory

My ol fren Derrick Ashong continues to grain traction with his impromptu, utterly eloquent explanation of why he supports Obama. The latest to shine some light: the Grey Lady. Pull quote —

Mr. Ashong, with an audience of more than a million so far, thinks he knows what made the difference for him. “My ears, I have really cute ears,” he said.

The video in question has now racked up 900,000 views and counting —

Shameless plug: you can hear me and Derrick on the same track in the following video, a remix I made of his band’s version of the West African classic “Sweet Mother.” Alas, I wasn’t invited to participate in the video shoot in Ghana, but that’s me on the intro. Derrick spits the second verse, in 3 languages —