M.Leddy + music + politics   10

Donald Trump is not a jazz musician
Such comparisons are an insult to improvising musicians, who know what they’re doing. They may be working from a set list (of “tunes”). Or they may be engaged in collective free improvisation. Either way, they’re always working with a high degree of sympathetic understanding, attentive to and responsive to fellow players.
jazz  music  politics 
may 2018 by M.Leddy
Bach, revised
Elaine Fine reimagines The Coffee Cantata.
Bach  music  politics 
june 2017 by M.Leddy
A song for the day
“I’m History,” words and music by Van Dyke Parks.
history  music  politics  VanDykeParks 
january 2017 by M.Leddy
“Seriously”
Featured on This American Life. Composed by Sara Bareilles, sung by Leslie Odom Jr.
music  politics 
november 2016 by M.Leddy
Stand down, Debbie
Inspiration from The English Beat.
music  politics 
july 2016 by M.Leddy
“I Won’t Talk”
Yesterday, in Iowa, Ann Romney declined to answer a journalist’s questions about same-sex marriage and contraception coverage. Elaine Fine responds.
music  politics 
september 2012 by M.Leddy
This is not your song
Musicians asking Republican candidates not to use their songs as campaign themes.
music  politics 
february 2012 by M.Leddy

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