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Raleigh is not Carrboro

Compare “Shine Raleigh Shine” to “It’s Carrboro”. The difference between uncool and cool.

On YouTube: Raleigh (removed by user) and Carrboro (22,837 views).

Press: David Menconi on “Shine Raleigh.” Ashley Perryman on “It’s Carrboro”

It’s like comparing the Bank of America guy’s “One” with the David Cross/Modest Mouse version of the same song.


  1. What about this random-ish flickr version of the Shine video: ?
    I think it’s cooler, but that’s not saying much.

    /homesick carrboro native

  2. Paul

    2/19/2007 at 10:07 pm

    Funnier because of the serendipity of the images, I agree. Many State Fair animals during the singing about hight tech for example. But still no Carrboro. The music is so baaaad (and unintentionally too).

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