blogPrimary Election Playlist

June 14, 2016

Taking that turning lemons into sweet, sweet lemonade game to the extreme.

2016 on it’s own has been rough, but add in the primary election season that led us into it and will eventually bring us near its end, the year so far has been almost unbearable. Each day, I have felt as if I was still in a bad dream. Every facet of society that frustrates or confuses me has been brought to the forefront, amplified exponentially, and dangled in my face daily. The closest thing I can use to explain how I feel would be like Blanka in the Street Fighter movie. It has brought out the worst in people and I will be thankful when it’s all over. Although the end result may prove more hellish than the current situation, I will remain optimistic that some good will come of all this hullabaloo. Until that good comes along, I will try to find amusement in it.

Disclaimer: All candidate names have been changed to Gilligan’s Island-esque titles. I will not be mentioning any candidate by name and songs/candidates are not listed in any particular order. I have my opinions, strong ones at that, but I will try to keep this as neutral as possible. I refuse (usually) to have political arguments via internet and rarely have them face-to-face. It’s a waste of time as my views will probably never sway another’s. Debating politics on the internet is brick wall syndrome times a billion. Also won’t be integrating any links to candidates as I will not assist in the their trending ability.

In honor of trying to keep my head up and things light, here comes the Sawyerfresh Primary Election Playlist…

The official theme song of this election:
La hipocresia y la falsidad by Ray Barretto
In my opinion, this is a theme song for most of what is going on in the world. All about hypocrisy, lies and how, inevitably, those who work in such ways with be found out. One the flip side, this song also speaks of learning to appreciate sincerity and those who care about unity. No song has spoken more to me in recent months than this one has.

The Woman
She’s a Lady by Tom Jones
Why? Well, because she’s a female, duh. Under no circumstances can we forget this. You know, just looking at her doesn’t make it obvious. We have to be reminded, over and over and over again. Got this on loop in my brain when I see her.

I’m Different by 2 Chains
Again, we CANNOT forget. She’s different, yeah, she’s different.

The Master of Disguise
Why the name? This Texas gem had everyone confused. There were reports of him being the Zodiac Killer, a British TV show contestant and confused with a Duke basketball player.

Brilliant Disguise by Bruce Springsteen
If a serial killer responsible for decades old killings can resurface as a Senator turned Presidential candidate or TV show contestant, he must have a brilliant disguise.

Mommy, Can I Go Out and Kill Tonight by The Misfits
Come on, if he IS the Zodiac Killer, what better theme song?

Creep by Radiohead
I’m pretty sure I’m not the first person to make this connection. Sorry, but I get the total heebs. Not super neutral here, but an undeniable fact of my life.

The Rebel
Or Communist, depending on which side you’re on.

Rebel Rebel by David Bowie (I’ll settle for Iggy Pop too)

Revolution by The Beatles
Kind of a no-brainer, he wants a political revolution. I do believe that is one of the first 2-3 sentences of any of his speeches.

We Take Care of Our Own by Bruce Springsteen
Kind of a standard for his rallies, but mainly on the list because every one of my playlist should have as much Bruce as possible.

The Billionaire
All We Do is Win by DJ Khalid
Because he wins, all the time, by, like, a lot.

Tell it Like it T-I-Is by The B-52’s and/or Tell it Like It Is by Aaron Neville
Well, I’ve heard he tells it like it is. Sometimes I can’t decide if I’d rather hear that at an upbeat pace or a more chilled out tempo, so I do both because I do what I want.

The Heartthrob
He’s young, exotic and conservative. He had all the ladies going crazy.

Only in My Dreams by Debbie Gibson
Totally not because I have the hots for this guy. This came from his vibe near campaign’s end. He seemed frustrated and fed-up with all of the antics that had been going on. For a brief moment, I thought he would try to help or motivate parties to find some common ground. Then, I realized that was only in my dreams.

The Brain Surgeon
Crazy by Gnarls Barkley
Read any number of quotes and this explains itself. Then again, some geniuses were put off as being crazy.

The Charm City Charmer
It’s Not Easy Being Green by Kermit the Frog
This song has nothing to do with political position, but all to do with mannerisms. To me, he had the calm, borderline glum demeanor as Kermit. Come on, I can’t be the only one that could see him singing this.

The Little Rhody Lightweight
Betty Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes
Those eyes, that’s all I can say. Soul stealing potential there.

For most of the other candidates, and a few mentioned above…
Who Dat by J.T. Money feat. Sole
Because I repeatedly asked myself who the hell these people were.


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