There’s been much written on the ineptitude of whoever is choosing the music for Donald Trump’s campaign rallies. For example:
- “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”/Rolling Stones: Wait. What message are you trying to send with that?
- “Fortunate Son”/CCR: A song about the son of a famous person who managed to dodge the Vietnam war because daddy made some calls? How are those bone spurs, Donnie?
- “Rockin’ in the Free World”/Neil Young: You do know that Neil hates you, right?
- “Rocket Man”/Elton John: What does this song have to do with anything Trump is selling?
- “In the Air Tonight”/Phil Collins: I can’t even…
- Guns N’ Roses, REM, Rihanna, Adele, Ozzy, Tom Petty’s estate, Prince’s estate, Leonard Cohen’s people, Panic! At the Disco, Eddie Grant, Pharrell Williams, Queen and more have all demanded that Trump stop using specific songs.
Most inexplicable to me is the continued use of the Village People’s “Macho Man.” No one has apparently pointed out the origins and use of this iconic gay anthem.
Pierre Derks, a visual artist from The Netherlands, sent me his new construction which uses original audio from Trump appearanecs. He’s got it set up so that it begins with Trump’s bad dad-dancing to “Macho Man,” but if you need be, scrub the video back at to the beginning.