Whoa, Romney!

Well, the Gregory Brothers inevitably beat me to the first musical response¬†to the election results, but I’m not far behind.¬†Speed-written in the spirit of NaNoWriMo, here’s a coy rebuke of the policies that lost the Republicans this election. The world’s most advanced political analysis, distilled down to two minutes. Enjoy!


A few things I like about this:

– the crap recording quality had a neat effect on the vocals: quite by accident, I hit on something like the Strokes/Arctic Monkeys distorted-vocals sound. It’s kind of nice, I think — it adds some edge, and it helps the two voices blend.

– the leap upwards into the bridge! I’m really happy about that. That, and the rather baroque 9-8 suspension on the words “supply-side”. It’s all about the classical techniques, people.

Other than that, it’s just a bit of fun. Whee! It’s nice to post a recording again. It’s been almost a year.

Cheers,
Arden

———-

Whoa, Romney! Your election’s all gone wrong.
Whoa, Romney! Time to sing a different song.
You told us we should ease the rich and tax the poor,
But man, this ain’t the 1980’s anymore!
Reagan had his time in the spotlight; now it’s time to settle the score.

Whoa, Romney! Bet you’re feeling pretty small,
Whoa, Romney! Now the writing’s on the wall:
A new demographic means you need a newer plan,
So take that old white thing and toss it in the can —
A multicultural country needs a multicultural man.

Whoa, Romney! Try to let go of supply-side!
Take a chance, take a leap — try to see yourself on my side!

Whoa, Romney! Bet you’re feeling pretty small,
Whoa, Romney! Now the writing’s on the wall:
A new demographic means you need a newer plan,
So take that old white thing and toss it in the can —
A multicultural country needs a multicultural man.

Whoa, Romney! (repeat to fade)

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