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Interview with John Ondrasik: Five for Fighting

a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000G6BLFG?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlink_code=as3camp=211189creative=373489creativeASIN=B000G6BLFG”img style=”float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;” src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_6XsGr86A1rs/RdOpfOgmasI/AAAAAAAAAAM/XCYlcYZQgXU/s320/twolightscov.jpg” border=”0″ alt=””id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5031551562638846658″ //abr /John Ondrasik, the singer of the band, emFive for Fighting/em, is an amazing artist not just for his terrific music, but for his ability to take a risk and (gasp!) actually write songs that are pro-American. He talks with us today about how he made it in the music business, his new album, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000G6BLFG?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=B000G6BLFG”Two Lights,/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=B000G6BLFG” width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / (get it here a href=”http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=172809976s=143441″from iTunes/a) and how he felt when his song, emSuperman (It’s not Easy)/em, became the anthem after the September 11th attacks. emSuperman/em is just one of the songs from his first album, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004YC29?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=B00004YC29″America Town,/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=B00004YC29″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / that is appreciative of this country. br /br /If you typically do not listen to podcasts, listen to this one just to hear some samples of the wonderful songs John has written such as emTwo Lights/em, emThe Riddle/em, emWorld/em, emFreedom Never Cries /emand em100 years/em–a song you probably know from the JP Morgan Chase commercial. You can visit John’s new charity website at a href=”http://www.whatkindofworlddoyouwant.com/”www.whatkindofworlddoyouwant.com./abr /br /You can listen directly — no downloads needed — by a href=”http://politicscentral.com/2007/02/14/the_glenn_and_helen_show_five.php”going here/a and clicking on the gray Flash player. You can download the file directly by a href=”http://richmedia.pjmedia.com/audio/politicscentral/glenn_helen_show/20070215-Ondraisik.mp3″clicking right here. /a You can get a lo-fi version suitable for download by going a href=”http://politicscentral.com/2007/02/14/the_glenn_and_helen_show_five.php”here /aand selecting lo-fi. And, of course, you can get a a href=”http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=116559643s=143441″free subscription via iTunes/a — and you should!br /br /This podcast is sponsored by Volvo automobiles ata href=”http://www.volvocars.us/” Volvocars.us/a.