Posted Nov 02 2016

Song Of The Week - Bonus, Bonus Track - Loudon Wainwright III - I Had A Dream

“His little finger on the button…” and My Ding-A-Ling as the new national anthem?? You’ve got to love the Loudo. We saw him the other night and his power is by no means diminished. Here’s his contribution to the Dave Eggers’ 30 Days, 40 Songs Playlist (please see Aimee Mann, earlier) and it is, as you would expect, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. (See what we did there?)

Here’s what the great Mr Wainwright had to say himself, about, well, himself, and the state of his nation – “Initially I didn’t want to write a song about Donald Trump but, sometimes, in the course of human events, things get so weird that you can’t look a gift horse in the mouth, especially if the horse has a real mouth on him. In the past, I’ve taken pot shots in song at political figures of fun like Jesse Helms, Newt Gingrich, Bill & Hill, Bush, Cheney, et al., but folks—this is serious. We hold some truths to be self-evident and apparently Mr. Trump does not.”

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