And when it comes to why Mann decided to join the 30 Days, 30 Songs campaign in an effort to dissuade people from voting for Donald Trump, she had this to say:
“I wanted to write about Trump in the first person because I think it’s more interesting to speculate on what people’s inner life might be. I had heard a theory that Trump’s interest in running for President was really kicked off at the 2011 White House Correspondent’s dinner when President Obama basically roasted him, so that’s where I started. And my own feeling was that it wasn’t really the job itself he wanted, but the thrill of running and winning, and that maybe it had all gotten out of hand and was a runaway train that he couldn’t stop.”
And I have to say, I completely agree with Aimee Mann, as I have felt for a long time that Donald Trump has no interest in being president, knows he would make a terrible president, but just got in the race to prove that he could win.
What Trump didn’t bargain for, though, was how much he would have to watch what he said once he got on the campaign trail and how, once one small negative comment he made was scrutinized and then blew up in the news media, the wheels were off the train and it was all downhill from there. The shock must have been enormous.
And, as Aimee Mann sings in ‘Can’t You Tell?‘ — “Isn’t anybody going to stop me? I don’t want this job. I don’t want this job, my god, can’t you tell, I’m unwell”.
Listen to Aimee Mann’s ‘Can’t You Tell?‘ in the video below.
And don’t miss the first song released in the new 30 Days, 30 Songs campaign — Death Cab For Cutie’s ‘Million Dollar Loan‘ released yesterday.
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