So what do I watch on these channels. The big man on the small screen these days is The Donald. Watching Donald Trump on television has become second nature these past few months. I find him an enigma. Love him or hate him, the Trump is on the *POTUS campaign trail and I was following his Race for the White House. Since I am no #politikus, I would not like to discuss the subject on this blog , so this posting is just about the kind of music Mr Trump appreciates. Nothing more.
When I found him on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine on a You Tube video, it featured a taped interview about his favourite pop artistes. Being a television celebrity himself, Trump has many top gun friends that he mentions on the video.
According to his brief chat, Trump has been reading Rolling Stone for a long time and respects the talent of the Beatles, Elton John and other pop singers. He has many friends in the popular music field and mentions Aerosmith with Steven Tyler as people he appreciates. He is a big fan of the group and noticed that Tyler attended one of his debates recently.
Another fan of his is Bon Jovi and acknowledges the famous tenor Luciano Pavarotti. Another mega star that he used to keep in touch with was Michael Jackson (1958 - 2009). According to Trump, the singer who had passed away used to live at Trump Towers and the billionaire believes that MJ lost confidence in himself for different reasons.
Paul McCartney, according to Trump, is another star he knows. McCartney is often seen in New York City and feels that the former Beatle is a terrific guy. Trump has also spoken well of Neil Young saying that the singer's voice is, perfect and haunting.
Young's song, Rocking In The Free World (1989) was used by Trump in his presidential candidacy announcement. Trump also used The Rolling Stones, Brown Sugar (1971) and Twisted Sister's, We're Not Gonna Take It (1984) during his rallies. Apparently he is familiar with the members of these groups although they took objection to his using these songs.
The billionaire has been attending Broadway shows often, mentioning that the place is one of the great things about New York. Going to Broadway is one of his reliefs since he was himself in a tough business.
Two of Trump's favourite musicals are, Chicago (1975) and Evita (1976). He has seen the Andrew Lloyd and Tim Rice extravaganza Evita at least six times and said the show was riveting. Don't Cry For Me Argentina, a truly beautiful composition, gripped the musical world when Elaine Paige sang it. Madonna came on with a movie version and the song has been covered by multiple artistes.
Trump loved the darkly cynical musical, Chicago too. The hit became a 2002 Oscar winning movie that starred, Richard Gere, Renee Zelwegger and Catherine Zeta Jones.
I found this musical entertaining and gripping. It is the second longest running show in Broadway today. My favourite piece is, All That Jazz.
"Wall Street may be tough but the theatre business is tougher. Making it to Broadway is no easy feat," said Donald Trump.
But even in show biz the real estate mogul has no problem. In Los Angeles, this side of the US, The Donald has a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in L.A. and it shines the brightest among the thousands of stars on the well-renowned walk area. In fact his has become a major tourist attraction.
Some of his fans, who frequent the area near the Chinese Theatre, remarked that it was sometimes decorated with graffiti, "They either love it, or they hate it."
^Come on babe, we're gonna brush the sky
I bet you Lucky Lindy never flew so high
Cause in the stratosphere
How could he lend an ear
To all that jazz...
So what do you say dear readers?
*POTUS: President Of The United States
#An Indonesian term for a political being.
^Lyrics/Music: All That Jazz: John Kander/Fred Ebb.
Latest: 20th July 2016.
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2) Donald Trump won the Republican nomination for the next POTUS candidacy and knocked down how many contenders on the way?
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