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Sun Kil Moon (Mark Kozelek) and Jesu Share New Anti-Donald Trump Song

"The Greatest Conversation Ever in the History of the Universe" Part of the Anti-Trump "30 Days, 30 Songs" Project

Oct 24, 2016 Jesu Bookmark and Share

Sun Kil Moon (the project of Mark Kozelek) and Jesu (British musician Justin Broadrick) released a collaborative album together, Jesu/Sun Kil Moon, back in January. Now the duo have shared a new song, “The Greatest Conversation Ever in the History of the Universe.” The song is part of the “30 Days, 30 Songs” anti-Trump campaign put together by author/publisher Dave Eggers and Death Cab for Cutie manager Jordan Kurland. Listen below.

The song isn’t a full on anti-Trump song, as usual from Kozelek, it’s a bit of a stream-of-consciousness track. But one part of the song references the Donald. “This year has been a strange motherfucker,” Kozelek sings. He later continues: “And Trump is all over the TV/Let’s face it we asked for this fuck because we’ve been surpassed by technology/We’ve have our head sup our asses sending selfies around the planet/and getting run over by cars while we jerk off to Pokeman mon/So here’s this motherfucker spouting off and if you think you took no part in his place in this world/then you’re fired because you’ve not been paying attention and your apprenticeship expired.”

Kozelek had this to say about Trump and the song in a statement: “I wrote the words to this one in the early morning hours of August 2nd in a New York hotel room, a few nights after I played a Lou Reed tribute concert at The Lincoln Center. A lot of things were happening at once. I remember turning on the TV and seeing that two 12 year old girls were being tried as adults for something to do with a video game, and I had a dinner with friends where the subject of Pokemon came up. Trump wasn’t just all over USA television at the time. I’d spent June and July in Europe and his face was on news stands all across Europe (not Hillary’s). I don’t like Trump, but it’s my opinion that we all have to look inward and ask ourselves how we got here in the first place. We’re all in this together, we all took part in the platform he’s been given, and if you don’t know what I’m talking about, then YOU’RE FIRED!”

The “30 Days, 30 Songs” project will feature one song a day until election day. It was launched with Death Cab for Cutie’s anti-Trump song “Million Dollar Loan,” and includes Jim James’ video for “Same Old Lie,” Franz Ferdinand’s “Demagogue,” Thao’s “Before You Vote,” EL VY’s “Are These My Jets,” and two songs by Moby (“Trump Is on Your Side” and “Little Failure”).


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