Without getting too politically charged, we decided to have a little fun with our Election Day playlist and instill some much-needed humor, sarcasm, and reflection into it.
Our Election Day playlist touches on politics, past presidents, persuasion, money and power, lies, the craziness of it all, and some good ol’ American struggles.
For warm-ups I want to highlight three songs for use. Two songs are similar but will appeal to two different audiences—Bruce Hornsby and the Range’s “The Way It Is” and “Changes” by 2Pac, who samples “The Way It Is.” If neither of them are your cup of tea, then check out the House of Cards theme song. At just under 2 minutes and being purely instrumental, it would work perfectly as you review your ride description with your class.
“Mr. President” by LL Cool J and Wyclef Jean is a new find for me and I strongly suggest you give this one a listen before dismissing it. LL takes a non-accusatory look at the reality of Bush’s eight years as president, asking for the truth on where the country stands. His lyrics touch upon the war, the poor, health care, terrorism, and immigration, which will really set the stage for your ride.
And while we’re on the topic of the Bush years, you can use ”Iraqi Oil Production” by Frenz Hessing, who samples sound-bites of George W for a nice, easy flat to ride to.