S: Political Issues All Over the Place
BC: Warning: all of these songs contain Satire, and after listening to them and reading my excerpts and relations to Huckleberry Finn, just may change your outlook on society and exploit the hypocrisy of our countries constitution.
FC: Political Issues All Over the Place | Creighton Hardy
1: How do Musicians use satire to bring out political issues in Society?
2: We Didn't start the Fire Billy Joel | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m50p-XScreM&feature=related | I chose this song as the first song because, to me Billy Joel is giving credit to every one who has come before him. For my purpose I'm trying to say that Mark Twain started the fire inspiring all of these tremendous artists, and how you can directly relate some of these songs to Mark Twain, and since my project is about how Mark Twain has brought about a whole new kind of satire, i found it only fitting.
3: American by Macklemore | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqDu47GbQWk | I chose this song because It brings up the irony of the people in America. It uses dialog of the people in America, like Mark Twain did, and brings up everything in a humorous and sarcastic way. He shows the hypocrisy and the misunderstandings of people in America. As soon as I heard this song I thought of how Pap would try and persuade people, and make it look like everyone was against him. Which they definitely should have been.
4: Another Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd | I think this song can completely relate to how Mark Twain used the illiteracy of Huck and Pap. I consider it satire because of though their saying "we don't need no education" , its obvious we do, I mean listen to their grammar for god's sake. Mrs. Mac would have a heart attack. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR5ApYxkU-U&feature=related
5: I feel like I'm fixin' to die rag by Country Joe and the Fish | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Soy3PHV3RiM&feature=related | This song is talking about the Vietnam War and how the U.S. was just sending 18 year olds over there with hardly any experience. This song doesn't directly relate so much to Huckleberry Finn, but the satirical nature of it is practically identical. It's quite humorous in my opinion and if I was from that era, it would with out a doubt inspire me to make a change.
6: Wings by Macklemore | This song is absolutely perfect for this topic. I think of that the brands of today are creating a whole new kind of slavery. We work our tails off to buy these over priced items, making it a never ending cycle. If Mark Twain lived in today's society I guarantee he would write something along these lines. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAg3uMlNyHA
7: And We Danced by Macklemore | Macklemore talks about how all of the popular pop songs are influencing kids in a negative way, making them want to party and just dance, and how they are basically pushing sex on our generation, presenting it in a creative and ironic way. This kind of made me think of this as present day feuding as explained in Huckleberry Finn, in the sense that parents of feuding families would push the views on the children. Our popculture pushes drugs on today's children almost exactly the same way. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhf5cuXiLTA
8: Only a Pawn in their Game by Bob Dylan | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEAV6KeI-oo | This songs talks about how Medger Evers was a civil rights leader and he was shot by a racist who Bob Dylan was saying is just a pawn in their game. Mark Twain also thought racism was pointless, and that is why he wrote Huckleberry Finn, to exploit the evils of it.
9: Where is the Love by The Black Eyed Peas | This song is talking about how we need peace in the world, and I think this refers back to Huckleberry Finn when Mark Twain was talking about the pointless feuding. The feuding is like the gangs in America and the war in the Middle East. I think if we had more influences like this, instead of influences like the Grangerford's in today's society we would see the love | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpYeekQkAdc&ob=av2n
10: Imagine by John Lennon | This song is talking about how we could have a perfect society if we would just be peaceful with everyone. Mark Twain also brought up the need for peace in his book Huckleberry Finn,with the violence that was involved in the book. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRhq-yO1KN8
11: Who Killed Davey Moore? by Bob Dylan | Bob Dylan is talking about how Davey Moore was killed in a boxing match, and how our animal like behavior of cheering the violence on led to it, and how naturally no one wants to take the blame for it. This made me think of how the conmen just sold Jim completely throwing Huck and Jim under the bus, which is still relevant in today's society and is still, a horrible horrible thing. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaqmA9U4gmg