1000 Days Of Protest Songs Set to Mark Next Four Years

If nothing else good comes out of the next four years, at least it will have a great musical soundtrack. A pair of interconnected musical projects have been unveiled that will provide music for the resistance against U.S. President Donald Trump.

Billed as an "evolving playlist" that will have a new protest song added to it each weekday, 1000 Days, 1000 Songs is promising to spend the next four years actively serving up new music that speaks to the many people concerned with the state of America. The first song 1000 Days debuted was a rare live version of R.E.M.'s "It's The End Of The World As We Know It," recorded in Greensboro, NC in 1989.

The 1000 Days project is spearheaded by Dave Eggers, the founder of McSweeney's and author behind A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius. Eggers is also involved in the literacy project 826 Valencia, human rights organization Voice of Witness and ScholarMatch, which gets students funding for college. 1,000 days is an extension of 30 Days, 30 Songs, a voter registration program that ran in the lead-up to the U.S. general election and raised money for the Center for Popular Democracy (CDP).




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