First up, in recognition of the Democratic sweep in last week's U.S. elections we heard Willie Nelson's fantastic "Blue Skies" from his 1978 classic album Stardust (iTunes, Amazon). Next we heard new material from Melbourne, Australia's amazingly great, ska/rock/pop/rap/latin/etc. band The Cat Empire doing "Hello" from their recently released self-titled EP (iTunes, Amazon). Then a fascinating "reworking" of a the classic Beatles tune "Strawberry Fields Forever" from the forthcoming, totally great, album Love (Amazon) which is a soundtrack of sorts for the new Cirque du Soleil-meets-The Beatles show in Las Vegas. Next, with Joe Lieberman holding on to his seat in Connecticut I thought it was a good time to play what will probably be my mom's least favorite song she's ever heard on my show... but I love it. It was a local NYC band called Jesus H. Christ & The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse doing "Connecticut's for Fucking" from their self-titled debut album (iTunes). And finally another quality track from The Cat Empire, we heard "Lullaby" from the same EP as before (iTunes, Amazon). This week's show features clips from PBS's NOW hosted by David Brancaccio (subscribe); HBO's Realtime with Bill Maher (subscribe); and Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (watch).