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The writing of "Oh What A Day!" was begun by Vic Sadot in November 2008 on the day after the election of the first Black President of the United States, Barack Obama, formerly Barry Sotero. "That in itself was a joyous and uplifting thing, and all over Berkeley the cars were sounding their horns in celebration", said the Berkeley based songwriter. "Having followed the money trail like so many other progressives in the world, I was under no illusions about what the ultimate outcome would be politically. The same or worse 'shock & awe' foreign policy", stated Sadot. According to the songwriter, "The day of jubilation for justice will eventually arrive, with or without the iconic image or involvement of Obama. That's the point of my song, stated Vic Sadot when he posted a new recording of the final version of the song on May 11, 2011 to the Last FM album titled "Berkeley Calling". That version features the viola of Eric Golub. The song was recorded at Robot Envy Studio in Berkeley, California, with owner/sound engineer Sammy Fielding at the sound-board.
Sadot is a long-time member of the Green Party USA who participated in previous campaigns when Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney were the candidates of the party. Cynthia McKinney, 6 term Democratic Party Congresswoman from Georgia and the 2008 Presidential candidate for the Green Party USA, said, "Not only have I found in Vic a new friend who understands my passion for what is right, I've found someone who knows how to artistically communicate the critical issues of our day." Vic Sadot sang this song for the California Green Party State Convention on April 30, 2011.
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