In the Loop

People you don't expect to meet on MySpace

Posted at 3:04 PM on December 2, 2007 by Jeff Horwich

So...we capped off our political-themed "Flip Flop Fever" episode by talking with former Congressman Tim Penny the other night. Great way to end, and he was gracious to come and sit in front of a live audience with a show he'd probably never heard of. Seemed to enjoy the show and really get what we're about.

As I thanked him after the taping, he mentioned how much he dug the music. Maybe everyone knows this, but I didn't: Tim Penny plays in a rock band. Of course, I had to look them up on MySpace (or "the MySpace-dot-com" as we're fond of calling it on the show).

It's kind of a family affair -- a band called Led Penny.

The former Congressman and gubernatorial candidate (on the right) sings and plays rhythm guitar (looks like there's a 12-string in the arsenal, according to the pics on the MySpace page.) They play "classic rock and oldies ranging from the early 60s all the way through the 90s."

Rock on. If you can mix music and journalism, you can certainly mix music and politics.

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