the election song and dance
During election season in the Philippines, there’s a long tradition of using popular songs as a means to win votes in the the streets. The catchier the better. As the election season heats up, the frequency of vans, cars and motorcycles armed with loudspeakers broadcasting feel-good slogans increases by the hour.
Walking through the streets, I’ve heard PSY, Queen, Journey, Carly Rae Jepson, and many other popular artist’s songs changed to shout out lightweight messages wrapped around sugar sweet melodies.
I wonder if any of the politicians (and the political dynasties) who speak of reigning in corruption (all of them) have paid to use the music they’ve stolen and revised (copyright laws) as the theme music for their campaigns.
I already know the answer … ;)