You can thank Sacramento for writer Dave Eggers new anti-Trump musical project. Well, at least indirectly.
As reported by Jezebel, the McSweeney’s founder and novelist (A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius) attended Donald Trump’s June rally at Sacramento International Airport. Eggers, who was covering the event for The Guardian, says he was struck by the music played as people waited for the GOP candidate to appear.
Eggers explained his inspiration in an interview with FACT magazine.
“While the audience was waiting for Trump to appear, I was pretty surprised to hear music by Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and Queen,” Eggers said. “None of these musicians support Trump, of course, so it occurred to me that this election would benefit from the timely resurrection of the political protest song.”
To that end, the 30 Days, 30 Songs: Written and Recorded by Musicians for a Trump-Free America compilation features the likes of Aimee Mann (whose video is posted above), Death Cab for Cutie, and My Morning Jacket. Proceeds will benefit the Center for Popular Democracy.
Two singles from it have already been released, Mann’s Can’t You Tell” and Death Cab for Cutie’s “Million Dollar Loan.”
Think of the whole thing as the silver lining upside to an otherwise horrible storm that once landed, briefly, in Sacramento.