If you need a diversion from the stress, just for a moment, here’s one: What would be fitting songs for Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Sting and others performing during tonight’s fundraising concert at 30 Rock?
Springsteen and Joel have the most socially conscious catalogs. “We Take Care of Our Own” would seem a logical choice, for instance.
Chances are good a hymn like “We Shall Overcome” would be the all-voices-on-stage finale.
But what other songs would work?
Might there be a response — say, from Springsteen — to this morning’s claim by “Fox and Friends” that “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together” is really an Obama rally in disguise?
Never mind that Springsteen and Bon Jovi are New Jersey musical icons. Or that Billy Joel lives on Long Island, which also sustained severe damage from Sandy.
“Good intention, raise some money for victims, but the timing is more than suspect,” guest host Eric Bolling said. “Is this more political? Is this more, ‘Let’s get this thing on TV before the election to help President Obama look more presidential?’ Or is it more to help out victims?”
“Where are the conservative performers?” Steve Doocy asked. “How’s NBC going to control what people say?”
You could bet the ranch Springsteen won’t play “4th of July Asbury Park” or (Heaven forbid) “Lost in the Flood.”
But what do you think he will play?
Better yet, what would you like to hear?