Following up on Michael Miner’s recent post , another campaign musicology update. Daniel Larison is awesome:

“The strange thing is that duduk music is not menacing, so it is lousy accompaniment for an attack ad that is supposed to instill fear.  Very often, duduk music is very melancholy and sad (as is so much Armenian folk music), which puts it almost entirely at odds with the images used in the video.  The ad is part of the last, dying gasp of the McCain campaign, which does not even seem to know how to instill fear properly anymore.”

Here’s the ad. Do not drop shrooms before watching.

Following the McCain campaign is starting to feel like watching the end of Old Yeller.