Pre-Debate Thread: What Would You Be Listening To?

Do candidates, like athletes, use music to psych themselves up for the big event? I bet they do.

So what would Hillary be listening to? (I wouldn't be surprised if Trump is tone deaf and listens to nothing but his own voice, so I'm not including him.)

Since she's no millenial, I think the music on her smart phone is going to reflect her generation.

I'm picking three songs for her: One to pump her up, one to watch on her phone and inspire her right before she's introduced, and one to listen to during the break when she thinks she can't stand another moment of being on stage with Donald Trump.

I'd like to hear your choices in comments. My picks below.

To pump her up:

"I feel so good I'm gonna break somebody's heart tonight.
I feel so good I'm gonna tear someone apart tonight."

To inspire her right before she goes onstage: Bon Jovi's We Weren't Born to Follow (watch the images of world leaders, protesters and athletes and humanitarian acts)

During the break, to unleash her anger at Trump with no one else hearing:

You wave it like a flag
you wear it like a crown
you got your mind in the gutter
bringing everybody down
You bitch about the present
you blame it on the past
I'd like to find your inner child and kick it's little ass
Get over it

This is meant to be an inspirational thread, so Hillary haters needn't bother posting negative songs in this thread.

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    I read that this is (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Sep 26, 2016 at 01:24:41 PM EST
    Projected to be the most self medicated American debate audience in history. And it's really no fair that I have a full day tomorrow so I'm going to be watching this event completely sober

    I can't find anyone saying that (none / 0) (#3)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Sep 26, 2016 at 01:34:01 PM EST
    are you reading that on Twitter? I don't believe that.

    I read it this a.m. Jeralyn and I can't find it (none / 0) (#6)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Sep 26, 2016 at 01:42:14 PM EST
    Now. Bars all over the country are holding "debate" events, it's a party.

    The Warrior-Wife and I are going (5.00 / 2) (#10)
    by Peter G on Mon Sep 26, 2016 at 01:52:13 PM EST
    to watch tonight with her "Drinking Liberally" gang at a local tavern. Private room reserved, starting at 8:30. Hoping this will make it fun.

    YES! (none / 0) (#11)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Sep 26, 2016 at 01:53:08 PM EST
    I'm very jealous

    They had a link to (none / 0) (#7)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Sep 26, 2016 at 01:48:54 PM EST
    Andy at the New Yorker, along with debate parties all over the country.

    Here's a link to The New Yorker


    It's a satire piece (none / 0) (#24)
    by CST on Mon Sep 26, 2016 at 03:22:02 PM EST
    That is making the rounds:



    Perhaps... (none / 0) (#25)
    by kdog on Mon Sep 26, 2016 at 03:33:31 PM EST
    the overall theme song of the debate should be a little Muddy Waters...Champagne & Reefer.

    Or The Feat, Willin'.  

    And if you give me...weed, whites, and wine.  I'll be Willin', to tune in.


    I really don't want to watch it (none / 0) (#4)
    by CST on Mon Sep 26, 2016 at 01:34:28 PM EST
    I feel like I have to, probably won't be completely sober.

    Honestly, this whole election season is making me sick to my stomach.

    I guess we'll find out who the American people really are in November.


    Disgusted to report (5.00 / 1) (#15)
    by Peter G on Mon Sep 26, 2016 at 01:58:47 PM EST
    that a Tr*mp sign (two actually) appeared on a neighbor's front lawn this morning. First and only on the block. And much to our frustration, the local HRC headquarters has no signs to give out, and won't. They said (unhappily) that we would have to go on the website and buy a lawn sign (for $40, iirc) if we want one. If you ask me (which no one did), this is NOT the way to create an appearance and atmosphere of growing excitement and enthusiasm, which imho we need.

    Wow... (5.00 / 1) (#19)
    by kdog on Mon Sep 26, 2016 at 02:25:30 PM EST
    is Team Clinton trying to get in on the Team Trump election profiteering action?  Forty bucks for a lawn sign?  I thought that's what the never ending fundraising was for...sh*t like tv ads, lawn signs, posters, buttons, consultants, cold cuts, yada , yada, yada.

    Ouch (none / 0) (#18)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Sep 26, 2016 at 02:13:26 PM EST
    The Republican Party did finally open a headquarters here. One of my neighbors made his own Trump signs before they got here. All that creativity for Trump? They were cute, they were orange and green for some reason.

    I wonder if Trump signs are free here because I only count 5 in my uber Conservative subdivision?


    Plus nearly $20 (none / 0) (#26)
    by Chuck0 on Mon Sep 26, 2016 at 03:37:46 PM EST
    for shipping.

    I feel frightened (none / 0) (#8)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Sep 26, 2016 at 01:50:20 PM EST
    It's a bad thing....being in Alabama right now. It's more than a basket around here ;)

    The stakes feel so much higher (none / 0) (#21)
    by CST on Mon Sep 26, 2016 at 03:01:55 PM EST
    Part of that is my life but most of that is the candidates.  Takes all the fun out of arguing about politics when you are legitimately terrified for the fate of the country/world.

    Luckily I'm going to be really busy for the month of October, and hopefully in November we will be legalizing Kdog's favorite plant so in the event that Trump does win I can get too stoned to care.  Come to think of it - the legalization people could probably make that a campaign ad.


    My selections... (none / 0) (#2)
    by kdog on Mon Sep 26, 2016 at 01:31:54 PM EST
    regardless of generational considerations.

    Get Pumped Track...Public Enemy, Welcome to the Terrordome

    Pre Introduction Track...Robert Nesta Marley, Bend Down Low

    Break Track...The Kinks, Death of a Clown

    But my arse will be watching The Mets...I'm going back to New York City, I do believe I've had enough...

    Don't get lost in the rain in Juarez, Kdog (5.00 / 2) (#12)
    by Peter G on Mon Sep 26, 2016 at 01:54:30 PM EST
    Your negativity can pull you through!

    We shall be released Peter... (none / 0) (#16)
    by kdog on Mon Sep 26, 2016 at 02:02:53 PM EST
    any day now, any day now...November 8th to be exact! ;)

    NY Times article on narrowing race (none / 0) (#5)
    by Green26 on Mon Sep 26, 2016 at 01:35:41 PM EST
    One pollster now says the race is too close to call.


    Happens every Presidential election at this (5.00 / 1) (#9)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Sep 26, 2016 at 01:51:04 PM EST
    Time. Not new

    Historically speaking (none / 0) (#13)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Sep 26, 2016 at 01:55:46 PM EST
    The first debate tends to swing to the non-incumbent party also. That is the only dynamic that I think might be in play tonight.

    Because I have to do this (none / 0) (#14)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Sep 26, 2016 at 01:56:44 PM EST
    Sober, I've been reading stats and such

    And Tecate makes (none / 0) (#17)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Sep 26, 2016 at 02:06:22 PM EST
    Kudos on the Richard Thompson... (none / 0) (#20)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Mon Sep 26, 2016 at 02:53:05 PM EST
    but I can't imagine she would like the second verse all that much.

    They put me in jail for my deviant ways
    Two years seven months and sixteen days

    Here's a little of Mr. Thompson for kdog.  

    Cheers Mate! (none / 0) (#23)
    by kdog on Mon Sep 26, 2016 at 03:14:14 PM EST
    Just a wee rewrite would be necessary...

    I put them in jail for their deviant ways,
    but now it don't poll well,
    so my tune has changed.

    I'm partial to (none / 0) (#22)
    by CST on Mon Sep 26, 2016 at 03:06:48 PM EST
    The Dixie Chicks "Not Ready to Make Nice"

    But then again maybe that's just one of many reasons I'd never get elected as president.

    A (none / 0) (#27)
    by FlJoe on Mon Sep 26, 2016 at 03:41:17 PM EST
    Basket on wheels
    I will go with Queen
    I've paid my dues
    Time after time
    I've done my sentence
    But committed no crime
    And bad mistakes
    I've made a few
    I've had my share of sand kicked in my face
    But I've come through