30 Days 30 Songs
7 November 2016 Music
Musicians come together for political music project 30 Days, 30 Songs
Scribed by: Dylan Reynolds
Image courtesy of fugitivesounds.org.
Musicians have discovered a new platform to voice their political opinions- 30days30songs.com.
The 30 Days, 30 Songs project was created by writer Dave Eggers as a showcase for musicians’ best anti-Donald-Trump protest songs. The website functions as a playlist, featuring a list of songs with links to lyrics and quotes from the artists.
And because musicians, like the entertainment industry in general, lean strongly Democratic, there are a lot of big names on this project. Among the best-known contributors are Death Cab for Cutie, R.E.M., Moby, Cold War Kids and Jimmy Eat World.
So many musicians want to contribute, in fact, that the project was recently expanded to 50 songs (but still 30 days, apparently).
Some songs are serious and doomsaying, such as Kyle Craft’s “Before the Wall.” Others take a lighthearted and cheeky approach, like Ledinsky’s “DonaldTrumpMakesMeWannaSmokeCrack [Remix].” There’s even a Bob Dylan parody on here in Wesley Stace’s “Mr. Tangerine Man [live].”
Get it? He switched the word “Tambourine” with “Tangerine”… because Donald Trump kinda looks like a tangerine…
Of course, the 30 Days, 30 Songs project is not a fair and balanced source for political information, but that isn’t the point. The point of this collection is to offer a set of satisfying diss tracks for people who are tired of Donald Trump’s antics. And it does accomplish that.
Here are some standout tracks:
Cold War Kids, “Locker Room Talk”
Aimee Mann, “Can’t You Tell?”
Death Cab for Cutie, “Million Dollar Loan”