Happy Election Day

2 Nov

Note: The song starts at one minute but I suggest listening to Roger McGuinn’s great opening talk.

November 2nd. A great day for democracy. Where every citizen of the United States has a chance to vote for the candidate they believe will represent their beliefs the best. And, as people from the gargantuan skyscrapers of New York City to the bucolic prairies of the Midwest make it to the polls, I am about to get dressed and go to class.

But, not before I post this fabulous piece by Roger McGuinn and Jacques Levy. Little fun fact. Jacques Levy also co-wrote “Hurricane” with Bob Dylan. Is that important to this post? No. But, in case you were wondering, there you are. McGuinn and Levy pulled “I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Politician” from a failed Broadway play that the two were writing. It tells the tale of Gene Tryp and his running for president of the United States. Byrdmaniax, which was released in 1971 with a line-up of McGuinn, Clarence White, Gene Parsons and Skip Battin, also features “Kathleen’s Song” a song about Gene Tryp’s lover waiting for him to come home from his travels.

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