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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Loudon Wainwright premieres new single imagining a Donald Trump presidency

Posted By on Thu, May 26, 2016 at 2:49 PM

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Today acerbic singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III premiered his new single, a bleak (as fuck) and funny look ahead to a Trump presidency.

Titled simply, "I Had a Dream," and premiered on Salon and the Story/Sound Records' soundcloud, it's packed full of black humor poetics like: "It wasn't even close, It was a landslide / And our new hot first lady was beaming with pride / If you think that's cool don't fool yourself / He made Ben Carson our new secretary of health." All against a deceptively languid and pleasant guitar and harmonica backing. Like hardcore punk for the NPR set. Not bad.



Stream on Salon today. The song hits iTunes tomorrow. 

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