My birthday on Jan 20th coincides with the unhappy inauguration of Trump this year, and it seems like music for it will be thin on the ground, musicians being understandably reluctant to take part. Caitlin Moran in The Times yesterday said it could come down to the entire inauguration concert consisting of Ted Nugent, Charlie Sheen and Hulk Hogan playing kazoos. So I think we should make a Trump Playlist and an automated giant jukebox could pump out appropriate music.
So far I have:
From Russia With Love – Matt Monro
In A World of Make Believe (where Donald seems to live) – Dusty Springfield
Desperate and Depressed – Margo Price (how half of the US electorate is currently feeling)
China In My Hand – T’Pau (what Donald thinks he can achieve)
Gold – Spandau Ballet (his favourite building material)
Don’t Fence Me In – Ella Fitzgerald (A message from Mexico)