[March 30 update: JT's wonderful b'day gift of a video for this piece. Please ck it out here: youtu.be/tDDGKSTzBxk
President's Day for US (2.20.17): Seemed most appropriate to post this freedom anthem on this particular bank holiday. My acoustic Guild is featured here in my performance of the '63 Madara & White melody, strumming aggressively through the piece twice, with one take from the R and the other from the L speaker. I also played some synth piano parts and the choral "Ahh" part on my Yamaha keyboard.
My title, by the way, is very much directed also to the toadies in Congress allowing our Democracy's checks and balances to bounce on a daily basis. My lyrics (click top track) aimed at 45 were posted in an earlier version at my Under a Bushel blog back in January. Given the pace of crazy antics from our part-time resident at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, I could revise them with new additions weekly but had to put down my red pencil finally to get this recorded. I may update them periodically at kat330.tumblr.com
JT's visual uses my high school senior class photo from the tail end of the same decade Lesley Gore's "You Don't Own Me" was released. Gore's grrrrl anthem had quite an impact as an early proclamation of female emancipation for me as a preteen, so please check out her performance somewhere on YouTube if you're unfamiliar with it. A few months after this senior photo was taken, I was marching in D.C. against the actions of another White House mad man and criminal whose ultimate fate foreshadows 45's. What goes around comes around. March on, good people of the planet!! xoxoxo
Lyrics are posted at Track #1, which is a combination spoken word / vocal version. Next is an all-instrumental version, followed by spoken word and all singing versions.