What’s the best way to make narcissists unhappy? Guy Blakeslee, the Los Angeles-based musician behind the band, Entrance, thinks it’s to refuse to pay them any attention. Which is just what his powerful “Not Gonna Say Your Name” invites us to do.
Rush-released to be ready for this week’s inaugural farce in Washington, DC, Blakeslee is donating all proceeds from “Not Gonna Say Your Name” to Planned Parenthood, something that will go down splendidly with the incoming US president and his henchmen. The song costs $0.99 and it’s available from all the standard download sites, including iTunes and Thrill Jockey, Entrance’s label. (UK people: buy now before the pound falls any lower!) Couched in neo-folky choruses, apocalyptic references to the “great storm coming”, rousing verses and wrapped in a cover that represents the latest adaptation of Jamie Reid’s iconic punk image, Blakeslee has penned a damned fine protest song that deserves to become an anthem of the movement against the Orange Id. The temptation for many of us, I know, is to go into an internal exile of extended mourning for the next four years, but that really can’t be an option for the world. This catastrophe is bigger than one that pertains only to the US.
Sing this song loud and sing it often. And wouldn’t it be nice to see this song topping the download charts this week? Let’s get some momentum going.
Thrill Jockey direct: http://thrilljockey.com/products/not-gonna-say-your-name
Spotify direct link : https://open.spotify.com/album/250HKscog2CVeEz9L2XJBg
Apple Music: https://itun.es/us/L0ckhb