Once Again…Damned if ya do, Damned if ya don’t (and how bout a playlist from 40 years ago)

And this time not just to use a band name in a clever headline, but a headline with sudden meaning! Meaning whichever way you decided to go a few days ago – left, right, or neither – welcome now to Trumpworld. So to ease the pain why don’t we settle down – or get up and dance – and enjoy a bunch of 40-year-old songs.

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Election Day 1976! Jimmy Carter, Democratic peanut farmer from Plains, Georgia, is taking the whole eastern half of the country! Gerald Ford, Republican replacement for the impeached Richard Nixon, is fading fast! Now here’s one by the band Spirit, title cut from the Farther Along album…

FARTHER ALONG – Spirit (Farther Along)

CRAZY FEELING – Lou Reed (Coney Island Baby)

GEORGIA – Boz Scaggs (Silk Degrees)

LIVIN’ THING – Electric Light Orchestra (A New World Record)

LONG HARD RIDE – Marshall Tucker Band (Long Hard Ride)

IT’S OK – The Beach Boys (15 Big Ones)

SHAKE SOME ACTION – The Flamin’ Groovies (Shake Some Action)

MOZAMBIQUE – Bob Dylan (Desire)

NEW ROSE – The Damned (single)

CHERRY BOMB – The Runaways (The Runaways)

BLITZKRIEG BOP – The Ramones (Ramones)

DREAMBOAT ANNIE – Heart (Dreamboat Annie)

I WANT YOU – Marvin Gaye (I Want You)

JAILBREAK – Thin Lizzy (Jailbreak)

POOR POOR PITIFUL ME – Warren Zevon (Warren Zevon)

SERENADE – Steve Miller Band (Fly Like an Eagle)

MORE, MORE, MORE – Andrea True Connection (single)

I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU – Bay City Rollers (Dedication)

ASK THE ANGELS – Patti Smith Group (Radio Ethiopia)

EVERYBODY’S STUPID – Sparks (Big Beat)

COYOTE – Joni Mitchell (Hejira)

LONG MAY YOU RUN – The Stills-Young Band (Long May You Run)

IN THE SUN – Blondie (Blondie)

I DON’T WANT TO GO HOME – Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes (I Don’t Want to Go Home)

YEAR OF THE CAT – Al Stewart (Year of the Cat)

I CAN’T WAIT TO GET OFF WORK – Tom Waits (Small Change)

Link to playlist:  https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify%3Auser%3Amscholl345%3Aplaylist%3A2ppCeslFSWnD6WZL1Qc7PF

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