Happy President’s Day Everyone!
Personally, I love random holidays with no real significance. What exactly am I supposed to be celebrating today? That the bank is closed? That I don’t get my mail? To be fair I DID get the day off. This extra time is giving me the chance to make this mega-post inspired by
George Washington –
John Adams – My Winding Wheel by Ryan Adams (mp3). Possibly a distant cousin?
Thomas Jefferson – Volunteers by Jefferson Airplane (mp3). TJ what happened here? Yeah.
James Madison – 15 Step by Radiohead Live from
James Monroe – Doctor Monroe by Casey Dienel (mp3). Last I checked he wasn’t actually a doctor, making Casey a liar.
John Quincy Adams – Theme from
Andrew Jackson – Jackson Cage by Bruce Springsteen (mp3).
Millard Fillmore – Blue Moon Rising by Gomez Live from the Fillmore Auditorium (mp3). I can’t claim I really heard of Millard Fillmore…but I have heard of the famous Fillmore West.
Abraham Lincoln – Sucker by
Andrew Johnson – Cripple and the Starfish by Anthony and the Johnsons (mp3).
Ulysses S. Grant – The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down by The Band (mp3). The greatest song ever written about the South and Southern pride in honor of the man who led the charge to destroy it. I live near
Teddy Roosevelt – Teddy Boy by Paul McCartney (mp3).
Woodrow Wilson –
Dwight D. Eisenhower – Even Rats by The Slip (mp3) off their album Eisenhower.
John F. Kennedy – Halloween by Dead Kennedys (mp3)
Richard Nixon - Rhythm King by Luna (mp3) with the line “Nixon’s in a coma and I hope its gonna last”. Apparently it did.
Jimmy Carter – Jimmy Jazz by The Clash (mp3). Though I don’t know if Jimmy Carter really is all that jazzy.
Ronald Reagan – Airport Song by Guster (mp3). Since they renamed
George H.W. Bush – Machinehead by Bush. (mp3). Obviously.
Bill Clinton – Freak of the Week by Funkadelic (mp3). “George Clinton…Parliament / Funkadelic….. Dude, aren’t you supposed to be a music major?”
George W. Bush – Christ for President by Billy Bragg & Wilco (mp3).
And for all of those who didn’t get a song – Peaches by The Presidents of the