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11/03/2020 08:59 AM
DJ: John Richards

Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello has joked that the band is “karmically entirely responsible” for the election of Donald Trump. In 1999, the “Killing in the Name” group released the music video for “Sleep Now in the Fire”, a song about greed, imperialism and war. The music video made headlines again in the run up to the 2016 US election, after it was noted that one shot sees a man holding a placard that reads: “Donald J Trump for President.” Speaking to Interview Magazine, Morello said of claims they “predicted” Trump’s presidency: “I would say that we are karmically entirely responsible, and my apologies.” https://bit.ly/34VxCbc
11/03/2020 08:56 AM
DJ: John Richards
(79 plays) | (0 fans)

Faye writes: I am terrified for this election. It hit me this morning like a gut punch that depending on the results, the 3-5 y/o that I am teaching will have to clean up the mess. I have to teach them the things that my grown ups left out. That all of those conflicts in history are still happening today. It breaks my heart how selfish adults can be. -- IDLES performing "Grounds", recorded exclusively for KEXP. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios. Filmed and edited by Ground Work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5Kjolg-HlY
11/03/2020 08:52 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Levellers
(13 plays) | (0 fans)

Ran 10 miles in this mess. Cleanse the soul before the hopeful national cleanse
11/03/2020 08:47 AM
DJ: John Richards
by The Chemical Brothers
(25 plays) | (0 fans)

Meredith: I’ve never felt LESS ALONE IN MY LIFE than I do listening to this fucking set this morning. THANK YOU @loserboy and @kexp. Never been more proud to be an amplifier. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. -- Thanks for being you John! Enjoying the show from Spokane. It's my birthday- what a day! (Loved hearing Bruce, as I have been listening to him read his autobiography) Christine in Spokane ------- This track samples El Coco’s 1977 Network-inspired single “I’m Mad as Hell,” hence the “MAH” song title
11/03/2020 08:44 AM
DJ: John Richards
by The Chemical Brothers
(67 plays) | (1 fan)

This song features a string sample from Moroccan pop singer Najat Aatabou's song "Just Tell Me The Truth" and vocals by Q-Tip.
11/03/2020 08:43 AM
DJ: John Richards
Revolution (Beatles cover)
by The Beatles
(1 play) | (0 fans)

In a 1998 interview with Uncut, Yoko One gave her thoughts on Lennon's approach and how he expressed it in this song: "John's idea of revolution was that he did not want to create the situation where when you destroy statues, you become a statue. And also what he means is that there's too much repercussion in the usual form of revolution. He preferred evolution. So you have to take a peaceful method to get peace rather than you don't care what method you take to get peace, and he was very, very adamant about that."
11/03/2020 08:36 AM
DJ: John Richards
The Rising
by Bruce Springsteen
(8 plays) | (0 fans)

Bruce Springsteen responded to the attacks on September 11th with this song and album. "One of the most powerful images of the 11th, that I’d read in the paper, some of the people coming down were talking about the emergency workers who were ascending,” said Springsteen on “Nightline” at the time of the album’s release in June of 2002. “The idea of those guys going up the stairs, up the stairs, ascending, ascending. I mean you could be ascending a smoky staircase, you could be in the afterlife, moving on.” You are not alone. There is such goodness in this world. Donate to KEXP today: https://www.kexp.org/donate/
11/03/2020 08:26 AM
DJ: John Richards
Election Day
by Area Code
(10 plays) | (0 fans)

Today we vote like our democracy depends on it. We remember those who are unable to vote: those who died this year from COVID-19, those killed by state violence, those who fought and still fight for voting rights. Put on a mask, call your friends and family, give rides to those who need rides, ask for a ride if you need one, get to your local polling places, and do your part. -The Bitter Southerner
11/03/2020 08:23 AM
DJ: John Richards
Things Can Only Get Better
by Howard Jones
(16 plays) | (0 fans)

In an interview, Howard Jones, said he decided to write this positive song for the audience he had garnered following the success of his debut album, Human's Lib: "We're talking about the second album, now, and I'd had great success with the first one. I thought, People are listening to me, so what can I give them that is really going to help? And everyone goes through s--t. Everyone goes through bad times. Every single person on the planet goes through bad times. And it's great sometimes to have somebody say to you, 'Come on, even if it gets so you lose everything and everything goes horribly wrong, you can still pick yourself up and go forward, and you can make it right, you can make things get better.'"
11/03/2020 08:18 AM
DJ: John Richards
Don't Dream it's Over
by Neil Finn
(26 plays) | (0 fans)

"Don't dream it's over". I'm not crying you're crying. Chuck from Mountlake Terrace -- Crowded House bass player, Nick Seymour said at the time of release, "You think the song is gloomy? The record's about not giving up hope and succumbing to the effects of the mass media and consumerism, but there's an over-riding positive view in all our songs."
11/03/2020 08:14 AM
DJ: John Richards
Wise Up
by Big Red Machine
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Justin Vernon’s home state of Wisconsin is one of those crucial swing states, and he’s heavily involved in an initiative called ‘For Wisconsin’ that’s been persuading people to get out and vote. For today’s final push, Vernon’s Big Red Machine have released a cover of Aimee Mann’s highly apposite “Wise Up”, fronted by Aaron Dessner and featuring most of the rest of The National, as well as Mina Tindle. Here's the video: https://youtu.be/cS5PnBx_k7E
11/03/2020 08:13 AM
DJ: John Richards

Arriving near the end of the Reagan Era, the singer-songwriter's classic, self-titled 1988 debut opened with a purposefully strummed blast of righteous indignation called "Talkin' Bout a Revolution" — a song about class warfare punctuated by a clear warning that "poor people gonna rise up / and take what's theirs." Late Monday night, in the midst of the most momentous election of her life, Chapman gave her first TV performance since 2015, appearing on Late Night with Seth Meyers to sing "Talkin' Bout a Revolution" again — solo, acoustic, unadorned. She might not wait much longer for those tables to turn. Read more and see the video of the performance here: https://n.pr/361g5NP
11/03/2020 08:02 AM
DJ: John Richards
Black Steel
by Tricky
(323 plays) | (2 fans)

How Topley-Bird and Thaws crossed paths was fate. On the way to the studio one day, Thaws and producer Mark Saunders saw her waiting at a bus stop and asked her if she could sing.
11/03/2020 08:00 AM
DJ: John Richards

Hey John and good morning from the shop! Since your doing American and election themed stuff I was wondering if you could play Fortunate Son by CCR. Enjoy your day! -Zachary in Charleston SC -----------------------------------------