While we all have an opinion on certain things, few individuals in recent times have been and are proud to be as outspoken with their views as song-writer David Poe. His latest track “What The President Said” is, as the title suggests, a lyrical ‘tirade’ at Mr. Trump, addressing the fact that so many of his tweets are disrespectful and offensive to the people he’s meant to look out for. While the song and its video continue to gain huge momentum and support from the likes of Jane Fonda, Poe spoke to ThisIsTheLatest about his early ambitions, the upcoming midterm elections and his hopes for more bands and artists to start speaking up about issues that matter.

click here TITL: First of all, who is David Poe? How would you sum yourself up in a few words?

David Poe: I’m a songwriter.

http://documentalqueridowatson.es/pizdyhov/8035 TITL: Who or what most inspired and encouraged you to get into music? Have you ever had any other career ambitions or has this always been your goal?

DP: All my novels clocked in at three minutes, 30 seconds long. Song-writing was the next obvious choice.

watch TITL: Your latest track “What The President Said” is considerably outspoken towards a certain Mr. Trump. Why did you decide that now was the right time to write and release it?

DP: I’m against racism and inequality, you see.  But not every day can be one of outrage. I recorded the “This is what democracy looks like” chants on my phone at the Women’s March and at the LAX protest against the first, failed Muslim ban. The song was built around the voice of the people. Both song and video are designed to inspire voters as we head towards midterm elections, and beyond.

http://www.romagnamotorsport.it/?binarnewe=segnali-vincenti-trading-binario&4e8=7a TITL: Can you recall any of his particular tweets that angered or infuriated you, fuelling your need to write the song?

DP: Where to begin? I came of age in New York City, where he is commonly despised. Couldn’t even carry the vote of his neighbors who lived on the same block. From the pink and gold, Saddam Hussein-inspired decor of his buildings to his forays into fake wrestling to his stint as a game show host, he was the punchline to several jokes. An oaf, but back then, only that.

From the racist opening salvo of his campaign to the revelations provided by Access Hollywood, I was one of those who believed that no self-respecting person could ever vote for him. The complicity of Republican lawmakers in his rise is unlikely to be forgiven.

But if I had to locate the turning point from simple disgust to fear of endangerment, I would have to say the sympathy and false equivalency he expressed towards neo-Nazis after the Charlottesville incident. No person of any conscience will ever spin that comment.

dating the enemy 1996 dvdrip TITL: How did Sister C get involved in the project?

DP: Sister C is one of the finest voices for which I’ve ever had the pleasure to write. Her recorded efforts are rare, so I was fortunate that an artist of her caliber felt moved to contribute to this project. Together, we became a choir.

http://vagnvagensbygg.se/firmenit/5094 TITL: How much of an impact do you think, or hope, the song will have in terms of encouraging people to vote in the November midterm elections?

DP: Music is a rallying point unlike any other medium – it travels with us, and confirms our commonality. I hope to hear someone singing it from a voting booth when I head to the polls: “Don’t let ‘em get away with it …”

source link TITL: The song has already had over 10,000 views on YouTube and been championed by the likes of Paste Magazine and shared by the likes of Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem. Did you ever expect it would get the reaction and response it has?

DP: It is humbling when anyone, especially innovators of their pedigree, respond to it. But most of us feel like the song sounds.

see TITL: What would be the nicest and best thing someone could or has said about the song?

DP: Some people who attended the Women’s Marches and engaged in the “This is what democracy looks like” chant have said they hear themselves in the song. And they’re right, they can.

http://wolontariatsportowy.com/fioepr/bioepr/2896 TITL: Do you have any upcoming performances planned where fans and those who have had the song brought to their attention can hear it live? 


http://www.selectservices.co.uk/?propeler=recensioni-siti-trading&5f5=68 recensioni siti trading TITL: Given how much attention WTPS is giving you and your career, where do you go from here?

DP: I now have written enough songs to offend an audience of NRA supporters for at least an hour.

http://huntersneeds.net/rigaro/6269 TITL: Finally then, do you wish more people, especially bands and artists, and those who have the power to reach an audience of millions with their music and messages, would be bolder in speaking out about things that matter to them, as you have done? 

DP: Yes, and I’ve got new songs for them to sing! I’ve got one for Bruno Mars and one for Chance, one for Taylor Swift and Rihanna and P!nk. I’ve got a duet for John Mayer and Frank Ocean, and one for Bette Midler and Barbara Streisand. I’ve got more songs than I can sing myself. I would be grateful for the help of like-minded colleagues.

But what I really wish is that radio, especially indie and public radio, would have the guts to play some of these songs. Perhaps radio and some artists are concerned about alienating their audience. They shouldn’t be. Protest songs are created in the most grand tradition of rock & roll and hip hop.

Imagine if radio had refused to play “Ohio” by CSN&Y after Kent State, or if the band hadn’t recorded it because they were concerned about offending their fan base! The world would be different. But history bore them out, and radio still plays that song, and they play it far more than any current protest songs.

YG & Nipsey Hussle, Milck, A Tribe Called Quest, Fiona Apple and Eminem are a few who have released protest songs. Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers did one with Springsteen. Carole King, Billy Bragg and Chicano Batman have done pertinent covers. I wish every artist would raise their voice, as well as their Twitter accounts, and any artist of note who wants to do so can connect with me there. It’s clearly time for all of us to stand up, with our songs as well as our votes. Don’t be afraid. Art is made to reflect the world, not just to entertain it; artists always point us towards the future.

Check out “What The President Said” below and for more information on David Poe, visit his website or follow him on Twitter.

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In an announcement that many fans had suspected was coming for some time, Tomo Milicevic, the guitarist for US rock band Thirty Seconds To Mars since 2003, took to Twitter last night to announce he had left the group. The 38-year-old posted a heartfelt message that began:

“There’s really not an easy way to say it so I thought, just say it. I am no longer with Thirty Seconds To Mars.”

His post went on to single out his now former band-mates and he expressed his gratitude to them, adding:

“…thank you to Jared and Shannon for allowing me the privilege to be a small part of their dream…I’ll cherish the moments we had together.”

The message also addressed the fans, asking that they:

“…please don’t be sad or angry over this…” and calling for them to:

“Remember something very important, this band brought us ALL together…me included.”

You can read Milicevic’s full post below.

Milicevic hadn’t played with the band since leaving their current tour in March, with the official Thirty Seconds To Mars Twitter account posting the following on the 16th of the month:

Moments after Milicevic made his announcement, fans of the band, collectively known as the Echelon, flooded the social media site with messages of support for the guitarist, many of the tweets ending with the hashtag #ThankYouTomo. You can read just a few of them below.

Remaining and founding members of the band Jared and Shannon Leto have yet to comment on Tomo’s departure from the band and are part way through the US leg of their Monolith Tour, in support of latest album America.



Inspired by artists such as Kenny Chesney and having opened for Thomas Rhett, Cole Bradley has always had a passion and affinity for country music, and now, thanks to releases such as his new single “Happy Hour”, he’s well on his way to being a real star of the genre in his own right. ThisIsTheLatest caught up with Cole to talk song-writing, dream shows, and his ambitions for the next six months and beyond.

TITL: First of all, who exactly is Cole Bradley?

Cole Bradley: Great place to start! I am a country singer-songwriter from Calgary, Canada, who currently lives in Nashville, TN. I love to have a good time, live everyday like it’s my last and put out music that hopefully people can connect with.

TITL: When did you first realise you wanted to make music a career?

CB: I’ve always loved performing and songwriting but the moment I realized that I wanted to pursue a career in country music was when I was twelve years old. It was when I heard my first Kenny Chesney record and I was mesmerized by the way Kenny was able to make people feel through his songs. From that moment on, I wanted to be like Kenny and create music that everyday people could relate to.

TITL: Which three artists or bands would you say you’ve been and are most influenced/inspired by?

CB: Kenny Chesney, Garth Brooks, and Darius Rucker would have to be the top three country artists that inspire me. The reason being is that their songs tell the best stories. Their music makes people feel something!

TITL: What impact do they have on the music you make?

CB: Obviously, Kenny’s beach influence has impacted me in my song writing but ultimately, these three artists make me want to write better songs and push myself to new heights. In my opinion, Brooks, Chesney, and Rucker set the bar when it comes to releasing new and interesting songs, so my hope is that one day I can be on their level.

TITL: Where or how do you most often find inspiration for your songs?

CB: My best inspiration comes from real life experiences. I need to live my songs! If I can “live” and experience different things every day, that’s where I’ll find inspiration and that creates the best songs.

TITL: Tell me a little about your new single “Happy Hour.” Where did the idea for the track come from?

CB: The idea came from my first year of university in Canada. Every Thursday night my friends and I would huddle into my dorm room and we would play a game called “Power Hour” where each of us would do a shot of beer each minute for 60 minutes straight. We had a ton of fun to say the least! In the end, the song is all about just enjoy a few drinks with your best pals and getting into some fun afterwards!

TITL: Are there any tour dates/performances coming up?

CB: You bet! We have some shows planned for CMA Fest in Nashville this weekend. After that we have some real fun shows planned in Western Canada over the course of the summer as well as a few US dates that haven’t been announced just yet.

TITL: You’ve already opened shows for a number of country stars including Thomas Rhett, but if you could share a stage with three other bands or artists, living or dead, who would you pick and where would you play?

CB: Obviously, Kenny Chesney and Garth Brooks would have to be at the top of that list as they are my heroes! From the past, if I was a sixties kid I would want to hang with The Beatles – “Penny Lane” was one of the first songs I ever listened to and probably inspired my love for singing. Is there any band more legendary than them?

TITL: What has been the nicest thing someone has so far written or said about you, and what would be the ultimate compliment someone could give you?

CB: Wow, great question! I think some of the best compliments I have received are from people who have been following my career from the very start. Just to hear those people say that “you get better every time I hear you” or  “you’ve grown as an artist” is such an affirmation that I’m on track. The ultimate compliment someone could give me is that my songs helped them in a tough time or that one of my songs made them think of a special memory. For me, if someone tells me that they relate to my music and connect with it – that’s the ultimate compliment in my books.

TITL: Given that bands and artists today all but HAVE to be on social media, how do you feel about the power the likes of Twitter and other sites can and do have in terms of helping an artist grow their fan-base and keep themselves current? Do you think there’s such a thing as too much of a social media presence?

CB: Social media is a great platform for artists. It has never been easier to build a brand, release new music and build an audience. Social media engagement is huge in helping an artist grow their fan-base. If you can master the art of having great communication with your fans – I believe you will find success. It’s hard to say if there is such thing as “too much of a presence” but I believe if you have quality content and your personality shines through then I think you are doing the right thing.

TITL: Finally then, what does the rest of the year in store for you and where would you like to see yourself five years from now? What do you want to tick off your bucket list?

CB: For the rest of the year, my plan is to keep building my audience, touring in new markets and improving my craft. I think if I can keep improving on my live show, songwriting and in the studio as well as making new fans then I’ll be very happy. My main goal is to able to share my music with as many people as possible and if I can have a career in the next five years where I am still making a living playing music – then that’s a huge win in my books!

Check out Cole Bradley’s latest track “Happy Hour” below and for more information on him and his music, visit his website, give his page a like on Facebook or follow him on Twitter.