Friday, July 29, 2016

Music Friday: Balloon Drop

Since a key feature of Music Friday is analyzing major party candidates' balloon drop song choices, let's take a look at Hillary last night.

She went with a Girl Power mix, starting with Sara Bareilles' "Brave," which is certainly more upbeat than Donald's "You Can't Always Get What You Want." LOOK OUT MILLENNIALS, WE'RE COMING FOR YOU!!!

(It was extremely hard to find embeddable video of this moment, so I had to steal it from LA Times reporter Mike Memoli.  Thank you Mike Memoli.)

If you're old, you couldn't help but remember the First Clinton Balloon Drop.

Man, everybody looks a lot younger. But come on, even if you're not old, that is some pretty good shit.  Those Clintons know how to get nominated for president, that's for sure.  By the time it's Chelsea's turn, her song will probably be "What If The Mirror Is Real And We Are The Reflection" by Jaden Smith.

Speaking of political music, here's "DonaldTrumpMakesMeWannaSmokeCrack." (Donald Trump also apparently took my space bar.)

This song, which actually isn't nearly as bad as it should be, is currently #2 on Spotify's "Viral 50" chart.  Here's a boring article about how Spotify determines what goes on the Viral 50 chart.  Here's a more interesting article about the actual human people who compose playlists for Apple and Spotify and Google Play.

Hey, guess what?  My friends in the Morning Line are making music again. Woods is playing at the Chapel tonight. And next weekend, of course, is Outside Lands.  This year I'm finally doing what I threaten to do every year and leave town so I don't have to listen to Outside Lands in my living room when I'm just trying to watch Dateline.  We're going to Guerneville for the weekend, so will there even be a Music Friday next week?  I don't know.  I don't know.

From the archives, but still relevant: Your Guide to Complaining About Outside Lands.

Haha, remember one year when Outside Lands had the Dave Matthews Band and the Black Eyed Peas on the same day? Haha.



Lewis Clark said...

Good post, loved the music, thank you for sharing it with us. Looking forward to more good posts from you

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