Monday, January 25, 2016

Episode 25 - Caucus! The Musical



To download (right click and hit "Save as..."):
https://archive.org/download/IowaMusicShowcaseEpisode25/Iowa%20Music%20Showcase%20-%20Episode%2025_.mp3

I've waiting over a year, since shortly after I first started the podcast, to present this episode!

I just discovered this musical by dumb luck at my local library. When I gave it a listen, I found it humorous and thought it captured the caucus scene in Iowa so well.

And well it should, as it is written by Robert John Ford, a native son of Iowa, who has written other musicals about Iowa such "Six-On-Six", "Utopia - The Iowa Musical Revue", and "First in the Nation", as well as plays and musicals not about Iowa.

And this very musical, which we feature some selections from, is playing right now at The Stoner Theater in Des Moines! With five new songs and other songs updated!

For more information on those performances:
http://www.desmoinesperformingarts.org/events/other/489-caucus-the-musical/

For more information on "Caucus! The Musical":
http://www.robertjohnford.com/#!caucus-the-musical/c21g3

An NPR piece on "Caucus! The Musical":
http://www.npr.org/2016/01/09/462481106/caucus-the-musical-jabs-at-political-process

For more information on Robert John Ford:
http://www.robertjohnford.com/


For more information, click on the link below the song and artists....

Opening - Iowa Music Showcase opening by Dylan Boyle
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2015/01/intro-and-closing-dylan-boyle.html)

Song 1 - "I Declare"
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/01/ep-25-song-1-i-declare.html)

Song 2 - "Anything for a Vote"
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/01/ep-25-song-2-anything-for-vote.html)

Song 3 - "Halliday, Goldman, Jensen, Tate"
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/01/ep-25-song-3-halliday-goldman-jensen.html)

Song 4 - "It's Time to Go to Iowa"
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/01/ep-25-song-4-its-time-to-go-to-iowa.html)

Song 5 - "One Happy Family - Reprise"
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/01/ep-25-song-5-one-happy-family-reprise.html)

Song 6 - "The Tough Question Sidestep"
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/01/ep-25-song-6-tough-question-sidestep.html)

Song 7 - "Goodbye, Good Luck, Good Riddance"
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/01/ep-25-song-7-goodbye-good-luck-good.html)

Song 8 - "Get Off Your Sorry Ass And Vote"
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/01/ep-25-song-8-get-off-your-sorry-ass-and.html)

Closing - Iowa Music Showcase closing by Dylan Boyle
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2015/01/intro-and-closing-dylan-boyle.html)

All rights reserved by the composers and performers. Used by their kind permission.

Next episode: At long last, our retrospective on Peace, Love, and Stuff.

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