The Fired Up Team

Seattle Obama Supporters Create Popular New Music Video

SEATTLE, WA - Is it in the coffee, or is it something hotter? Presidential hopeful Inspires a united grassroots effort to compose, perform, and record a song and music video that is getting lots of attention. An idea born from Bergevin Brothers Music in Kirkland Washington (a suburb of Seattle) that became a reality in ten days by invoking the name of Barack Obama. It seems that many on the web agree. In its first full day posted to YouTube, it became the 75th "Top Rated" song and 91st "Most Favorited" by YouTube viewers.
Joe Bergevin watched Senator Barack Obama tell a story about one person, Edith Childs, who energized others with a "fired up, ready to go," chant at one of his campaign stops. Inspired by Obama's "One voice can change the world" speech, Joe wrote some lyrics and rough chords then called his brother Jon to help him compose and arrange the song. They named it after Edith's chant. After many phone calls, emails, and sleepless nights, they had assembled the team. Ten days later an epic recording was born with the intention of spreading Obama's hopeful message. Contributors include lead singer Reverend Pat Wright and her renowned Total Experience Gospel Choir, drummer Matt Cameron from Pearl Jam, lead singer Jake Bergevin, other top studio musicians, sound engineers, video teams, photographers, caterers, local news teams and a renovated theater with recording studio. From the first word written to the last note performed, this entirely donated and collective effort demonstrates Senator Obama's unifying message and Americans' desire to act on it. We were in awe of how freely people said, "Yes!" to this project. His words "For that is our unyielding faith-that in the face of impossible odds, people who love their country, can change it" demonstrate that great leaders motivate others. Barack is a great leader.
"I would have never imagined participating in an event like this, suddenly having a bunch of people come together on behalf of a political candidate; contributing immediately, so fully and unconditionally," said Stephan Schier, one of the project contributors.
Edith Childs said in South Carolina's Greenwood Index Journal, "I just had no idea that something done spontaneously would go this far -- in a good way," Childs said. "But as far as the song, I think it's cool. And I'm going to go on-line and see the (music) video when it comes out. But look, I did (the chant) in June, and I had no idea this is where we'd be on January 25."
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Recorded at Columbia City Theater, Seattle. WA on January 21, 2008.
Fired Up in Seattle!
Jon, Joe and Jake Bergevin
Bergevin Brothers Music

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