Something Will said this Summer boomeranged and smacked me into thinking about Federalist songs.
What would make a song distinctively Federalist? I began to brainstorm characteristics which I thought Federalist in nature: SCIENCE, FUTURE, HOPE, FREE, WORLDLY, REGENERATING, OPEN-MINDED, and so forth. Many songs are upbeat, and do convey multiple aspects of Federalist thinking. In fact, I think that when some people think about the spirit of ROCK, they do so with a very Federalist ideal: think Jack Black in School of Rock or Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny.
I’m going to withhold my favorites in hopes that we get some traffic going here at the site. PLEASE (you know you love it when I beg) respond and leave your ideas for the most Federalist songs. Additionally, feel free to add comments on the nature of Federalism in music, as I tend to focus on lyrics. (Yeah, I’m tone deaf.)
There can also be submissions for songs that are ANTI-Antifederalist, as I believe “Signs” to be. You remember that one: “Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign…”, right?
If I can find a way to post music, as I think I might be able to at MySpace, I can do some of that, too.