Sunday, April 5, 2009

They'll Really Be Able To Relate In Aspen

Canadian songwriter Bruce Cockburn, preparing for a show in Aspen, Colorado on Tuesday, tells a local reporter about one of his new songs:
[I]t grew out of an attempt during the George W. Bush years in the White House to “rehabilitate the image of [former President] Richard Nixon. It struck me, what would it mean to really rehabilitate Richard Nixon.”

So he wrote a song, in the first person, about Nixon reincarnated as a black, single mother trying to make it in a white world.

“It’s kind of a personal song,” he said, “and it’s not, really, that dark.” He said he may play it in the Aspen show.

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