MUSICIANS RALLY AGAINST TRUMP WITH ’30 DAYS, 30 SONGS’

MUSICIANS RALLY AGAINST TRUMP WITH ’30 DAYS, 30 SONGS’

Musicians including R.E.M., Death Cab For Cutie, Aimee Mann, Jim James of My Morning Jacket and Thao Nguyen have joined forces for “30 Days, 30 Songs,” which is “an independent project in support of defeating this year’s Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump” led by writer David Eggers, according to a press release.

The project is releasing one track per day, starting Tuesday with DCFC’s “Million Dollar Loan.”

“Lyrically, ‘Million Dollar Loan’ deals with a particularly tone deaf moment in Donald Trump’s ascent to the Republican nomination,” Death Cab frontman Ben Gibbard said. “While campaigning in New Hampshire last year, he attempted to cast himself as a self-made man by claiming¬†he built his fortune with just a ‘small loan of a million dollars’ from his father. Not only has this statement been proven to be wildly untrue,¬†he was so flippant about it. It truly disgusted me. Donald Trump has repeatedly demonstrated that he is unworthy of the honor and responsibility of being President of the United States of America, and in no way, shape or form represents what this country truly stands for. He is beneath us.”
The “30 Days, 30 Songs” playlist will be updated each day with a new song, so come back to this post every day and make sure you refresh.

The impetus for the project, explains Eggers, came when he attended a Trump rally in Sacramento, California, for The Guardian.

“While the audience was waiting for Trump to appear, I was pretty surprised to hear music by Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and Queen,” Eggers said in the release. “None of these musicians support Trump, of course, so it occurred to me that this election would benefit from the timely resurrection of the political protest song. From Woody Guthrie to Public Enemy, we know that songs can change minds, and particularly now, we need to motivate voters to stand against bigotry, sexism, hatred and ignorance.”

In short order, dozens of songwriters were contacted, “and those who had the time and inspiration wrote songs for what became ’30 Days, 30 Songs,'” according to the release.

All proceeds raised by the project will be donated to the Center for Popular Democracy and its efforts to achieve Universal Voter Registration for all Americans.

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