The recent Presidential Elections in The United States prompted some thoughts for me. The gentleman who is The President Elect (TPE) has been on Reality TV, I have too. This was in Great Britain for me. I had a nemesis / sparring partner whose strategy seems, on reflection, to have been ATTACK ATTACK ATTACK. This seems akin to TPE's way of being.
So the song came, and it has some angst - on an Epic scale - and I'm making a Short Film to accompany it. Which is Epic too!
A brilliant arrangement by Andrew Smith and superb playing with Zach adding massive energy on the drums and a wonderful appearance by my wife Christiane as 'The Air Hostess.' She did not know she would be dragged in on the day. Great fun.
So maybe we can trend #DATBOD on 20th January (Inauguration Day) featuring this music and the film? That would be fun and possibly thought provoking too?
And maybe TPE might like to read a book I've just finished about Vladimir Putin by Masha Gessen (The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin) written in 2011. Hopefully he will not then adopt the same approach as VP... Or maybe that's why he admires the man? Questions, questions...
So that's two countries I might not be able to visit in the future then!
V1: Oh no The Donald it's Brexit two
The peasants are revolting I'm a peasant too
Attack unrelenting crazy lies insults flow
Rationale debate last seen on the West Wing TV Show
CH: And the pundits tell their stories
And the world now holds it's breath
As a latter day PT Barnum
Has his hands on the button of death
Yes the pundits tell their stories off the battles girls and gold
And is a Snake Oil Salesman calling the Oval Office home
V2: Oh no American dream we've finally come to this
Free speech became Reality TV taking us to the edge
Sidetracks re-inventing our daily media show
Will there be - World War Three - is he stealing all of the gold
BR: Am I dreaming is this a TV Show
(It's a show)
Is something wrong can I change the Channel on my remote
(No you can't)
I must be dreaming news streaming strange tableaus
Will the sky fall in tomorrow if so where should I go
V3: Oh no Mr Nasty now all smiles bonhomie
Can I ever trust again oh what's reality
Words still remembered from prime time election show
Jewish shop - candle outside - and what about Mexico
CODA: What's coming next (x4)
What's... coming.... next...
released December 10, 2016
Nicky Slater: vocals, electric guitar. Christiane Slater: vocals. Andrew Smith: arrangement, guitars, hammond organ, synth, percussion. Zach Smith: drums. Produced, mixed & mastered at Lake Studios, Kelowna/Montreal. www.lakestudios.ca
Image Christiane Elizabeth Slater, christianescards.com.
Cover Design and Image Treatment: Nicky Slater